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1st Floor $150-2BR/Sleeps 5 & 2ndfloor $175-3BR/Sleeps 7. Rent One Floor or Both

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Last updated: 08/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

St. Paul apartment description

St. Paul Craftsman Duplex Near Minneapolis & Universities + Kid Friendly


***Lower- 2 BR @ $150/night: AVAILABLE SEPT 15-25th (ten nights).

***Upper- 3 BR @ $175/night: AVAILABLE SEPT 15- 25th (ten nights).

*** Each level is its own apartment with kitchen, bathroom, dining room, living room, front sunroom and two bedrooms. Upper level has extra back sunroom for third bedroom. Rent both levels ($325/night) or each level individually. ***Current calendar indicates when BOTH levels already reserved.

In Saint Paul's Merriam Park neighborhood, only one block from historic Summit Avenue, and two blocks from lively Grand Avenue, this spacious 1400 square foot per apartment upper and lower duplex with hardwood floors and built-in cabinets is your home away from home. Enjoy the spacious front sun room, living room and dining room with streaming sunlight. Now offering the flexibility of renting one unit (sleeps 5 - 7) or BOTH levels to sleep 12 guests. There are many children's toys and books.

Conveniently located within five miles of both downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint Paul, it is walking distance to either Macalester College or St. Thomas University. Take the Mississippi River Road to University of Minnesota. Hamline University and Augsburg are nearby, too.

Enjoy city life and walk to the grocery store, shops on Grand Avenue, Selby and Marshall, movie theater, bike routes and Mississippi River paths. Free loan of BICYCLES for adults and children (helmets & bike locks included).

UPPER UNIT: Three bedrooms (includes back sunroom with a door & curtains & heater). King bed in first bedroom. Vintage maple suite with Double bed and twin bed in second room. Double bed in private, back sun room with door. Blackout bedroom curtains. Ceiling fans. Window unit air conditioning cools entire house. Mini portable dishwasher.
LOWER UNIT: Two bedrooms. King bed in first bedroom. Double & twin bed in second bedroom. Pull out sofa in living room. Blackout bedroom curtains. Ceiling fans. Full size dishwasher. Window unit air conditioning cools entire house.

ONE larger bathroom with bathtub and shower per apartment. Each bathroom has its own hot water heater. All linens provided.

Each Apartment has Complete kitchen (refrigerator, stove, oven, cookware) including blender, microwave, drip coffer maker and grinder, and toaster. UPstairs has Mini-dishwasher and DOWNstairs has Full dishwasher. Entire house WINDOW air-conditioning units. Use of full-size washer and dryer (in basement) free of charge.

Families and children heartily welcome! There are books, abundant toys, highchair and pack-n-play available. Fenced-in back yard with brick patio and iron patio table and chairs.

- upon request - flexible check in times based on availability

* Complimentary coffee and teas.
* Free use of BICYCLES for adults and children.
* Free laundry on-site.
* Free Secure WiFi Comcast High-speed Internet.
* Free Wireless NETFLIX.
* Free local and long distance telephone calls (upon request).
* Free use of tennis racquets and used tennis balls.

** NEW 2010 entire house window A/C.
** NEW 2011 mini-dishwasher.
** NEW 2011 Brick patio with iron table & chairs.
** NEW 2011 blackout, thermal bedroom curtains.
** NEW 2012 microwave & coffee maker & toaster.
*** additional pictures by request ***

Keywords: Upper, Duplex, Apartment, Condo, lodging, accommodation, Kid Friendly, Family, families, wedding, kid, child, saint paul, minneapolis, university, st. paul, twin cities, child gear, Hamline, Macalester, St. Thomas, St. Kate's, Augsburg, University of Minnesota

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome:

                Toys. Books. Board Games. Bicycles....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 5-12

              • Upper 3BR : 1 king


              • Upper 3BR : 1 double, 1 twin/ single


              • Lower 2BR : 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon


              • Lower 2BR : 1 king


              • Upper 3BR : 1 double

                Small sun room with a door and full size radiator....moreless

              • All beds are Orthopedic Original Mattress Factory High thread count, COTTON sheets (flannel seasonally) Four pillows per bed (two for twins) Child Beds (2) Two pack-n-plays available Roll bar...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Upper: 1 bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Lower: 1 bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Each Level has One bathroom with tub/shower, pedestal sink. Larger size for this vintage Craftsman. Dedicated hot water heater....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Blender. Stove-top espresso maker. Drip coffee maker & grinder....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Upper: Mini-dishwasher. Lower: Full size dishwasher....moreless

              • Dining:

                Each level has own dining area....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Sugar, coffee & tea, misc....moreless

              • Microwave:

                New 2012....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Linens Provided:

                100% cotton linens. Plus, Heavy weight flannel for cooler months....moreless

              • Garage:

                One side of two-car garage (both sides upon request)....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Entire house window unit, air-conditioning....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                FREE in basement. Detergent provided....moreless

              • Parking:

                Street parking....moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • *** Located near Macalester, Hamline, St. Kate's, Augsburg, St. Thomas and University of Minnestoa. ...moreless


                  • Toys:

                    Abundant toys including music table, train set, stuffed animals, mega-blocks....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    100+ DVD selection, including many child choices. Wireless NETFLIX....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    BASIC Cable & High-Speed Internet. Wireless NETFLIX....moreless

                  • Games
                  • Stereo


                  • Broadband Access:

                    COMCAST High-Speed Internet with secure WiFi....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    WiFi Internet....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Bicycles:

                    Enough for the entire family! plus helmets & lock. Also a burley & ride along attachments....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Free loan of tennis racket and used tennis balls....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Brick PATIO. Patio table seats 6....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    small Hibatchi coal grill....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden


                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Hiking
                  • Live Theater
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Photography
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Synagogues
                  • Ice Skating


                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 32 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Upper 3BR only
                  Dec 1 - Dec 3, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $175 $200
                  Fri, Sat
                  Lower 2BR only
                  Dec 5 - Dec 8, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $150 $175
                  Fri, Sat
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $150 $175
                  Fri, Sat

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Cleaning Fee BOTH Levels $125
                  • Cleaning Fee One Level $75
                  • Taxes Included


                  Please indicate ***Upper/3BR Unit $175/night or ***Lower/2BR Unit $150/night or ***BOTH levels $325/night.

                  $200.00 deposit to confirm a reservation. Balance of rental payment due upon arrival. Checks preferred. Credit cards have additional 3% fee to cover service charge. ***NEW online direct bank to bank transfer available***

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                  Last updated: 08/23/2014
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                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  MSP (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrack Station (Downtown St. Paul)
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Lake Johanna, Lake Calhoun
                  0.3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  The Blue Door Pub, Groveland Tap
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Como Park, Afton Alps, Buck Hill
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Town & Country, Highland, Como
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Grand,Selby, St. Clair, Marshall, Cleveland

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Our location is central to all the Twin Cities have to offer:***AIRPORT***: Minneapolis-Saint Paul (5 miles);

                  ***DOWNTOWNS***: Saint Paul (5 miles), Minneapolis (6 miles);***COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES***: St. Thomas (0.5 mi), Macalester (0.8 mi), St. Catherine (1.6 miles), Hamline Univ. (1.8 miles), Augsburg College (3.4 miles), University of Minnesota [U of M] (5 miles), Metropolitan State College [Metro State] (5 miles);****SHOPPING****: Mall of America (9 miles), Grand Avenue shops and restaurants (2 blocks away); Rosedale Mall & Har Mar (6 miles);****GROCERIES****: Whole Foods Market (0.3 miles), Mississippi Coop Market (2.5 miles); Kowalski's (1.5 miles);****CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS****: Best Buy (12 miles), General Mills (13 miles), 3M (19 miles);****SPORTS****: Metrodome (4 miles), Target Center (5 miles), Xcel Energy Center (4 miles);****CULTURE****: Guthrie Theater (4 miles), Ordway Theater (5 miles), Minneapolis Institute of Arts [MIA] (5 miles), Walker Arts Center (9 miles).


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: We are a family of world travelers, now living our travel dreams through our guests. We have two children, ages 11 and 8.

                  Why the Owner Chose St. Paul:
                  We bought this wonderful duplex after taking a year to travel with two very young children. We wanted to be near colleges (I grew up on a campus in California), with walking and biking opportunities (we bike every day we can). We still travel to visit family, and like being close to the airport, as well as both downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  Walking to everything, easy bus access and immediate access to some of the best bicycling in the Twin Cities.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Front view of the property

                    Front view of the property

                  • Lower: Kitchen

                    Lower: Kitchen

                  • Lower: Bedroom

                    Lower: Bedroom

                  • Upper: Living Room with two couches. Dining room visible.

                    Upper: Living Room with two couches. Dining room visible.

                  • Upper Unit Kitchen

                    Upper Unit Kitchen

                  • Upper Unit: Second Bedroom w/Double & Twin bed.

                    Upper Unit: Second Bedroom w/Double & Twin bed.

                  • Fenced backyard and garage.

                    Fenced backyard and garage.

                  • 4 miles down Summit Avenue to Capital and Downtown St. Paul

                    4 miles down Summit Avenue to Capital and Downtown St. Paul

                  • Lower Unit: Dining Room & Living Room & Front Sun Room

                    Lower Unit: Dining Room & Living Room & Front Sun Room

                  • Lower: Kitchen with Full Dishwasher

                    Lower: Kitchen with Full Dishwasher

                  • Lower: Bathroom with Tub/Shower and pedestal sink. ONE bath each level.

                    Lower: Bathroom with Tub/Shower and pedestal sink. ONE bath each level.

                  • Upper view of Living room from Front Sun Room

                    Upper view of Living room from Front Sun Room

                  • Upper Unit: Master Bedroom with King Bed.

                    Upper Unit: Master Bedroom with King Bed.

                  • Upper: one full bathroom

                    Upper: one full bathroom

                  • Back sunroom and garden

                    Back sunroom and garden

                  • Downtown St. Paul from river

                    Downtown St. Paul from river

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                  This listing was first published here in 2007.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, August 23, 2014

                  $150 - $200 per night (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

                  View calendar: Updated 08/23/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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