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A Luxury Bungalow Near Mayo Clinic

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,110 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

A brand new offering to Rochester Minnesota's VRBO's list of homes! The extensive renovations of the "Kathy House" have just been completed and the home is now ready for occupancy. Everything is brand new inside and out in this luxurious 3 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow. Main floor living ease and convenience and accessibility. Fully licensed by Olmsted county as a Short-term Medical Stay Dwelling, the Kathy House is uniquely located on a quite cul-de-sac just minutes away from downtown, St. Mary's and walking/biking distance to many shopping and dining establishments. The city bus stop is 2 houses down. The Kathy House is sure to be your new favorite place to stay when visiting Rochester!

House Rules:

- Six guests maximum with a $25/guest/night for more than three guests.

-Quite time from 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM.

- No smoking, burning of candles or incense in the house or garage.

- No pets inside the house (even for a short visit).

- Keep the house clean and orderly during your stay.

- No alterations permitted such as painting, hanging pictures/mirrors or rearranging the furnishings, etc.

- Do not remove items, furnishings, towels, etc. from the house (except for the garage door remote control). There will be $100 charge for a non-returned garage remote control.

- Do not wear high heels on the hardwood flooring.

- Immediately notify Host of water leaks, running toilets, spills that could stain or other serious conditions that arise on the property during your stay.

- Guest agrees to reimburse Host entirely for damaged to the home caused by the Guest during their stay or for damaged or missing personal property. A comprehensive Inventory List is included in the House Manual.

- Cleaning fee covers linens and towels only. Guest will be charged $50/hour up to $250 if additional cleaning is needed after departure.

- For stays over 30 days, Guest agrees to periodic access of the home by Host. In the event Host determines the House Rules are not being followed, Guest agrees to vacate within 24 hours of written notice by the Host.

More Details

Shawn Buryska
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Shawn Buryska

My wife, Shelly and I are native to the area have always loved this community for its world class amenities yet it small town charm. We have two college aged children and a bit of zoo at home with two dogs, a cat and a double yellowed headed Amazon parrot we have raised since a chick in 1992! When we are not working in our full time careers as real estate agents, we enjoy boating in the upper Mississippi river during the summer months and trying to stay warm with activities in the winter months.

Shawn Buryska purchased this house in 2015

Why Shawn Buryska chose Rochester

This was my childhood home growing up in Rochester. In the beginning of 2016 my wife, Shelly and I decided to embark on a comprehensive remodeling project replacing and updating every system in the home with the goal of making it one of the finest and most comfortable places to stay while visiting Rochester. Finalized at the end of 2016, its now ready for you to enjoy!

What makes this house unique

Main floor living with two bedrooms (Master included), bath, kitchen and living room. Amenities include Wi-Fi, cable, three Sony 4K Ultra HD TV's with Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Prime, etc. (personal accounts necessary to view). Two Sono's premium sound bars; Logitech Harmony smart remotes; Powered Flexsteel recliner; KitchenAid appliances; Cambria counter tops; Fully equipted kitchen; Allergy friendly hardwood floors; Two decorative fireplaces; Luxury down comforters and Egyptian cotten, 1,000 thread count sheets, Keyless entry; Four USB charging stations


Rochester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2110 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms are completely new!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Down comforter and 1,000 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Down comforter and 1,000 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms are equipped with a chest of drawers and closet hangers. Both main floor bedrooms also have charging stations with 3 USB ports. The master bedroom has a 45" Sony 4k HD tv and a walk-in closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
- Cheerful and bright four season sun room perfect for that morning cup of coffee or relaxing with a good book! - Powered Flexsteel rocker/recliner chair in the living room. This chair is so comfortable one can spend hours in it at a time! - Smart remote controls make a breeze to watch your favorite TV show or easily switch to internet TV like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc. (Internet TV requires your personal subscription accounts to view). - Main floor bedrooms equipped with quiet and comfortable ceiling fans.


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A Luxury Bungalow Near Mayo Clinic
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Our stay was absolutely perfect! The house is well-appointed and the hosts are wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We reserved the "Kathy House" for a month while my husband had a kidney transplant. The house was immaculately clean and decorated beautifully! The owners went above and beyond in providing luxury to their guests. All of the linens, towels, appliances, furniture, electronics, and flooring were luxurious just as described, and we enjoyed our stay tremendously! The hosts are friendly and helpful with questions or anything you need. The master bedroom and bath were perfect for my husband's needs with the walk in shower, and the double vanity was nice. The hardwood flooring throughout the first level is very nice, and the granite countertops in the kitchen are beautiful. This house was remodeled with "high-end" in mind. Upstairs we enjoyed the "modern chic" decorating style along with the smart TV and beautiful remote fireplace in the living room. The downstairs has a huge laundry room, large bathroom, nice bedroom with comfortable twin beds, and the living area has comfortable couch recliners, another recliner, and the latest in electronic technology including surround sound and another beautiful remote fireplace. The downstairs is very roomy. I even set up an office down there during our stay using the desk that is provided by the hosts. On weekends when our three daughters visited it was a cozy place for them to watch TV, Netflix and relax. This place also has a sunroom upstairs where we spent a lot of time. The fire pit and grill provided were so nice to use, and the backyard was very tranquil. So tranquil that deer even grazed at dusk to eat pears and apples that fell from the trees. The house is located on a quiet street with no through traffic, so it was easy to get a good night's rest. It is only a five minute drive to doctors appointments at Mayo and it is easy to get to and from the property without having to deal with much traffic. Hy-Vee Grocery, Holiday Gas Station, Kwik Trip, Walgreens, Target and nice restaurants are are only a few minutes drive. I can't say enough about how we enjoyed our stay at the "Kathy House". You will not be disappointed with your stay at this luxury bungalow!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such comprehensive and nice review Karen! We'll use it as our featured review on VRBO! If you can think of anything else that we can do to make the home even nicer for our guest, we welcome any suggestions there as well!
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Beautiful with great location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home in great little neighborhood. Close to Mayo and St Mary’s. Good access to running and biking trails. Good birdwatching from the back deck.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

It was a real pleasure to spend 10 nights in this house. Shelly and Shawn did a great job with the renovation. The house is beautiful and you will find there everything you need.

The location is perfect too. Very calm but not far from downtown Rochester.

We absolutely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, clean, well-appointed, and easy location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here at the Kathy House very much. We had everything we needed, the house was in wonderful condition, and we could easily access the conference center. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week in Rochester with my daughter and grandkids. The Kathy House had every possible amenity we could have asked for. "Luxury Bungalow" is an understatement. This home has been completely updated with the best of everything, appliances, finishes, furnishings etc. The home and yard are immaculate. Every conceivable piece of cookware, utensils, appliances are provided. The location is on a quiet street convenient to everything. We hated to leave. Will be booking the Kathy House again on our next trip to Rochester.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything I needed and then some

  • 5 of 5

I can't speak highly enough about Kathy House. The location was close enough to downtown to be very convenient yet isolated in a quiet, tranquil neighborhood that made me feel like I was farther away. As soon as I stepped inside, I was instantly at ease in this pristine home away from home. The Buryska's have transformed this older home into a very modern and upscale residence with every amenity and perk a guest could need and more. I appreciated being able to use the garage, having the conveniences of the modern appliances, and being able to stretch out in the basement entertainment space with plenty of good movies. I will absolutely be back for my next extended stay.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11.5 Miles
Rochester International Airport - RST
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Cleaning fee only covers linens and towels. The home will be thoroughly cleaned prior to your arrival. Guest agrees to thoroughly clean upon departure. In the event the home is not thoroughly cleaned, a $50/hour cleaning fee will be deducted from your deposit, not to exceed $250 total. Electronic Home Monitoring Disclosure - This home is equipped with door sensors, a hallway motion detector and a front door camera to assist us in monitoring the home between guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.