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St. Croix River Home with Private Waterfront

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Last updated: 06/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Enjoy a week on the water in our river home, a spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located near two quaint towns along the majestic St. Croix River: Hudson, WI., and Stillwater, MN. We are just steps away from the water where a huge 12 foot by 40 foot dock awaits. If you don't feel like being outside, there is a large enclosed porch with huge windows to watch the boats slowly troll by. We have 100 feet of private frontage with a sandy beach and for those of you who worry about current, there is little, as the river is very wide and slow moving. The dock will no doubt provide hours of endless entertainment watching the boats lazily drift by. And the best part is that we are in a no wake zone, so there is no danger of boats speeding past and ruining your precious relaxation time.

Within a two minute bike ride, you can access the Afton bike trail and ride into the historic town of Afton for a huge wafflecone at Selma's or maybe you would prefer a martini at the Sail Away Cafe. You can even ride across the bridge into the state of Wisconsin to Hudson where there is excellent live theatre at the Phipps, or great dining along the river at the Pier 500 Restaurant.

We are also just a 10 minute drive from Stillwater, arguably Minnesota's greatest town, with its steep hills, great views, phenomenal antique shops and breathtaking paddleboats. There is so much to do, and so little time. One of our favorite things to do is have a cheese plate and glass of pinot noir at the Dock Cafe. Amazing food and great views. For those who like a fun place to hang out and listen to a band into the late hours of the night, PD Pappy's provides a great time.

Maybe you are an early riser, and would prefer a kayak ride (we have two). There is some amazing wild life to see. This morning, I saw a group of 12 egrets preening in a bay, and a pair of bald eagles were perched in a huge cottonwood above our home. If you love to fish, rumor has it that the walleyes bite often. We have some poles out on the porch, along with some lures. Best of luck and we can't wait to hear the fish stories.

We are also close to Interstate 94 and within 25 to 30 minutes you can be in St. Paul or Minneapolis where city life awaits. Why not take in a Twin's game, or go and see the new Guthrie Theatre, which is architecturally breathtaking. Maybe your goal is to see the place where Mary Tyler Moore threw her hat into the air. The options are limitless. There are even a couple of great shopping malls close by, either Woodbury Lakes, or the Mall of America.

Our home is definitely comfortable and clean, but not fancy. We wanted it to feel more like a cozy cabin than a city home. However, with 2600 square feet of finished space, you will have ample room to move around and enjoy your surroundings. We do have the kitchen stocked with pots, pans, dishes, etc..., and we hope that you can whip up some great meals to enjoy on the huge lower level porch. We are close by and can be easily reached if there is anything else that you might need. We want your experience to be a pleasant one.

Keywords: waterfront, home, cabin, river, sandy beach, Stillwater, Hudson


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Main level only...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    The upper level master bedroom has one queen bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Second bedroom on upper level has a single & double bunk bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    On ground level and has a queen and a twin bed...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) The master bedroom has a queen bed and so does the ground level bedroom. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There are two futon beds. One is in the lower bedroom and one is in the lower family room., Bunk Beds (1) The bunk in the upper bedroom has a double on the bottom and a twin on top. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable TV is included...moreless

  • Television:

    One television with basic cable is provided in the living room...moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    The garage door height is ~ 6' and will not fit many vehicles. One parking spot can be made available with advance notice....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    There is room for 3-4 vehicles in the driveway. One parking spot is always reserved for us to park while using our boats....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    RV's will not fit in the tight turnaround area we have, but with advanced notice, boat trailers up to 22' could be accommodated on site. Larger trailers than that will need to be parked at a near by marina....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    May through October Comcast cable-based broadband with one Ethernet attachment and a secured WiFi router may be available. Validate if required. 315465 / VRBO315465...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    The upper level has a wood burning fireplace. The lower level fireplace is not functional....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a main level sun porch that is 32' by 12' and is only 22 feet from the sea wall....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two kayaks are available, a single seat and a double seat...moreless



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from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 4
Jun 29 - Jul 12, 2015
5 night min stay
$375 $400
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Labor Day
Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
3 night min stay
Sep 7 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Late Fall/Winter/Early Spring
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 7.125%


Check in/out Times: Standard check in is 4:00pm and check out is 11:00am.

Cancellations Policy: Cancellations made more than 30 days before arrival will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made 30 days or less will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 06/13/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: My wife and I always joke about how we came to own this house. It started with her saying she wanted a boat. That led to me buying a truck, which led to us renting a slip, which led to much frustration and expense, which led to me looking for property, which left her saying, 'All I wanted was a boat.' We bought our home when our boys were young and wanted them to grow up with great memories of life on the river. They spent countless hours jumping on the Rave trampoline, swimming with their friends and learning to navigate a boat on the St. Croix. We have never regretted living in this beautiful river valley and can't wait to share it with you.

Why the Owner Chose Stillwater:
-my grandparents had a cottage in Lake St. Croix Beach, and as a child, there was no place better to be than going to spend some time with them on the river. My uncle continued the tradition and purchased their cottage and we continued the to enjoy the St. Croix valley. When I grew up, and finally had the chance to purchase some waterfront property, I knew there was only once place for me: the St. Croix.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
-life jackets -bike trail -kayaking -fishing -sandy beach -huge dock -option to park your boat -no wake zone -friendly neighbors -quiet road -easy access to Hwy. 94 -children's park one block away

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  • Sun Porch

    Sun Porch

  • View from across river facing west

    View from across river facing west

  • Dock, beach and paddleboat going by

    Dock, beach and paddleboat going by

  • Sun porch at sunrise

    Sun porch at sunrise

  • Children's bedroom

    Children's bedroom

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen table looking in from living room

    Kitchen table looking in from living room

  • Kitchen


  • Main level bedroom / queen and twin bed

    Main level bedroom / queen and twin bed

  • View from dock back to beach and house

    View from dock back to beach and house

  • Main level family room

    Main level family room

  • Winter on the river

    Winter on the river

  • View of cabin from the St. Croix Marina on the other side of river in  Hudson WI

    View of cabin from the St. Croix Marina on the other side of river in Hudson WI

  • front view of home

    front view of home

  • Sunrise view from property

    Sunrise view from property

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Upper living area

    Upper living area

  • View from living room into kitchen

    View from living room into kitchen

  • Kitchen


  • Upper bath, double room

    Upper bath, double room

  • Main level bathroom

    Main level bathroom

  • View across river to the east

    View across river to the east

  • Hudson Birkmose Park Indian Burial Mounds on River Bluff

    Hudson Birkmose Park Indian Burial Mounds on River Bluff

  • Trumpeter Swans and Geese on the shore / ice in the winter

    Trumpeter Swans and Geese on the shore / ice in the winter

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