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St. Croix River Escape (Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired)

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Facing East towards the river facing side of the house

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Last updated: 07/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Escape for a week to this Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home, an extremely unique, natural, built-into-the-river-bluff setting on a picturesque 3 acre lot with close to 300' of private river frontage. It can accommodate 4 to 5 people and is located on the Wisconsin bluff, looking over to Stillwater. The location is very private, yet just 1.5 miles south of downtown Stillwater and about 5 miles north of Hudson. It is also just down the road, almost walking distance, from The Valley House banquet and wedding facility, making it a choice event location.

Note: If you were unaware, there is a new bridge project going through Stillwater for the next few years with associated detours that change week to week. The project starts about a mile across the river and connects to Wisconsin about 1/3 mile north of the Escape. The lift bridge will be in service for vehicle traffic until the new bridge is complete, then will only allow bike and walking traffic. Here is the link to the bridge crossing information site: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/stcroixcrossing/index.html


Keywords: Nature, River, Amphitheater, Beach, Tree house, Private, Unique, Architecture, Michael McGuire

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Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age limit for renters is 25. Photo ID is required....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) Master bed is a queen and the second bedroom has a queen and a single daybed also., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a full size futon in the living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Multi-tiered natural limestone terrace and amphitheater-type patio

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    TV with over the air digital HD channels. No cable....moreless

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    The property is ~3 acres and has ~300 feet of frontage on a very wide area of the St. Croix River. Although it is right on the water, the house sits in a private cove at the top of a steep, sandy, treed hill. We hike up and down, but it is about 350' of hill and is a strenuous hike. It is only accessible for the fit and adventurous and boots and gloves are recommended....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    There is off street parking for about 5 cars. There is no garage....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    There is a large wood fireplace in the great room on the upper level....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is outfitted with dishes and small appliances including a blender, toaster and mixer....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    The Escape is equipped with a Weber gas grill on the lower back patio....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4th of July
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2015
4 night min stay
$355
$2,000
Labor Day
Sep 3 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$325
$2,000
Winter
Sep 11 - May 19, 2016
2 night min stay
$250
$1,250
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250 $300
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,850

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 5.5%

Notes:

Refund policy: 50% of the rental amount is refundable with confirmed cancellation notification more than 30 days prior to rental. Within 30 days of rental, there are no refunds.

Rates are subject to change until rentals are confirmed. Rentals are confirmed upon receipt of a completed rental agreement and payment.


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Location

This is a truly unique, modern, yet natural setting that is difficult to describe, but somewhere between a chalet and tree house with multi-tier decks and patios will get you close. The property is about 3 acres with approximately 300' of private water frontage on a very wide area of the St. Croix River. The beach lies down the steep sandy bluff. Although the property has private water front, the house sits in a private cove at the top of a steep, sandy, treed hill. We hike up and down a rustic marked path, but it is about 350' of hill and is a short, but strenuous hike. It is only accessible for the fit and adventurous and boots and gloves are recommended.

Please Note: This is just south of Stillwater, but on the other side of the lift bridge.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are river loving couple who want to give our guests the not-your-average-hotel opportunity to stay in this cozy and unique setting and share the beauty of nature and the river.

Why the Owner Chose Stillwater:
The unique private natural setting on the bluff, large lot, and the beach below sold us on this 'escape'. It is very close to both Stillwater and Hudson, two delightful river towns.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
The privacy, architectural harmony, and natural beauty is amazing.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Facing East towards the river facing side of the house

    Facing East towards the river facing side of the house

  • Multi-tier limestone patio /amphitheater

    Multi-tier limestone patio /amphitheater

  • The front looking west towards the river

    The front looking west towards the river

  • Natural landscaping and stairs

    Natural landscaping and stairs

  • The floating pier deck

    The floating pier deck

  • Facing east from inside upper level

    Facing east from inside upper level

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen with new counter top and Thermador cooktop

    Kitchen with new counter top and Thermador cooktop

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Second bedroom with queen, twin day bed, and built in desk

    Second bedroom with queen, twin day bed, and built in desk

  • Beach

    Beach

  • The decks in winter

    The decks in winter

  • Looking up at the house from the patio

    Looking up at the house from the patio

  • Looking over the roof towards the river

    Looking over the roof towards the river

  • The entry way, gently tucked into the bluff and lined with limestone

    The entry way, gently tucked into the bluff and lined with limestone

  • Two tiers of southwest, west, northwest facing decks

    Two tiers of southwest, west, northwest facing decks

  • View of river from down the hill

    View of river from down the hill

  • Facing west from inside upper level

    Facing west from inside upper level

  • Livingroom facing west

    Livingroom facing west

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master bedroom desk and study area

    Master bedroom desk and study area

  • Shared bathroom

    Shared bathroom

  • January

    January

  • .8 mile from the Valley House Wedding and Banquet facility

    .8 mile from the Valley House Wedding and Banquet facility

VRBO #413876

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Date last modified - Sunday, July 05, 2015

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Chalet
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/05/2015
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