River Home in the Historic Village of Marine on St. Croix

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Last updated: 08/22/2015

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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Maison sans Chèvres, our charming Craftsman style home, has two stories, both with great windows overlooking the St. Croix River.

The main level features a granite countertop kitchen with stainless steel appliances made for enjoying cooking and eating, a dining area that can accommodate 8-10 people; an inviting parlour with a gas fireplace, windows overlooking the river and a queen sized sleep sofa; a guest bathroom, and a master bedroom suite with jacuzzi tub and separate shower stall.

The lower level features a cozy TV nook with a queen sized sleep sofa, a fireplace sitting area, a unique bathroom and a bedroom with a window overlooking the river.

The upper level walks out onto a spacious, wrap around deck. The lower level walks out to a patio with a river cabin feel. Both outdoor areas have furniture for enjoying the sights and sounds of the river and for eating. There is a gas grill on the deck.

As we live only a 10 minute drive away, we will be at the house to welcome you upon your arrival and we will be available by phone if you need questions answered or assistance during your stay.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Families and responsible adults over age 25. Call about child suitability....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master Bedroom Suite with Master Bath adjoining...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Lower Level Bedroom with River View Window...moreless

  • In addition, Queen sleep sofa on main level and Queen sleep sofa on lower level...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Lower level bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    Half Bath for guests on main level....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Master Suite Bathroom with jacuzzi tub and separate shower ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Contact owner if you have questions about amenities not described here....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Cards and a selection of board games provided....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable with some movies...moreless

  • Television:

    HDTV, DVD player in both lower level TV sitting area and the master bedroom on the main level....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    Right in the village of Marine on St. Croix, easy walk to Marine Landing Cafe, Marine General Store, The Marine Café coffee shop, Brookside Bar & Grill, St. Croix Chocolates, village library ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Table comfortably seats 8; additional leaves available...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace on main level. Wood fireplace on lower level....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    Comfortably seats 8....moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway can accommodate four cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line provided as cell coverage is spotty....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Grinder, sugar and creamer provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for at least 8...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped, granite counter top kitchen with stainless steel appliances, separate bar sink area and counter/bar seating area...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Most staples provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Main level wrap around deck overlooking the river. Lower level patio under the deck overlooking the river....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2015
6 night min stay

Christmas Week
Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2015
6 night min stay

New Year's Week
Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2016
6 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$325 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

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55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Minneapolis/St. Paul International
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Brookside Bar & Grill
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Oak Glen Golf Course, Stillwater
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 95
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Olives Pizza, Marine Landing, Marine Café
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
cross-country, William O'Brien State Park
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
William O'Brien State Park

Car: Necessary

• Enjoy this charming Craftsman style house with its many windows facing the river, its sweeping wrap-around deck, its lower patio area, and its mission-style architectural detail.

• Enjoy being part of the charming, historic village of Marine on St. Croix. Once a lumbering town, later a summer residence haven for city dwellers, Marine has maintained the look and feel of its history. Its architecture reflects the New England heritage of its first settlers and the feel of a vacation retreat. Take the short walk to the Marine Landing and Cafe, Marine Café Coffee Shop, the Marine General Store, St. Croix Chocolates, the community library, the Village Hall and Brookside Bar and Grill. Across from Brookside, enjoy looking over the falls rushing down to the river. For a complete look at the village, take the 'Historic Walking Tour' of the village with the guidance of the walking tour map you'll find at the house. From the village center take the short return walk to the Maison sans Chèvres and its sense of seclusion.

• Enjoy the wintertime - cross country skiing and snow shoeing at William O'Brien State Park, 2 miles north.

• Enjoy the spring, summer and fall living along the river. While the house is about 30' up on the riverbank, we have a short flight of deck stairs leading down to the river and our private dock. From our spacious deck you can watch life in its many forms on this quiet river; from Taylors Falls on the north to south of the village of Marine, the river is a 'slow speed zone' ideal for appreciating the unique beauty of the Lower St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.

•Enjoy Stillwater. Travel 10 miles south to the historic town of Stillwater. Often called the 'Birthplace of Minnesota', Stillwater offers many wonderful antique shops, clothing stores, gift shops, and restaurants, museums, the historic Lift Bridge to Wisconsin, riverboat and gondola rides , and marinas for boat rentals to explore the St. Croix River. Winery and apple orchard nearby.

• Enjoy William O'Brien State Park , just 3 minutes north on Hwy. 95. There you can hike, bike, explore, swim at the Lake Alice beach, rent canoes for local paddling, or in winter cross country ski or snow shoe,

• Enjoy historic Scandia, site of the first Swedish settlement in Minnesota. Scandia boasts Gammelgarden Museum and Hay Lake Schoolhouse Museum, historic sites and shops for antiques and gifts.

• Enjoy Taylors Falls, just 20 minutes north on Hwy 95. Along the way you can take in the free outdoor Franconia Sculpture Garden at the junction of Hwy 95 and Hwy 8. At Taylors Falls you can rent canoes and kayaks, take a riverboat ride or try rock climbing.

• Enjoy other historic nearby towns including Lindstrom in Minesota and St. Croix Falls, Osceola, and Hudson in WI.

• Drive 40 minutes to St. Paul or 45 minutes to Minneapolis for museums, theatres, sporting events and so much more; drive 1 hour to Mall of America for mega shopping


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We have been farming in the St. Croix Valley for over 40 years. If you know anything about farming, you know that there is no 'getting away from work'. You're there 24/7, with all the joys and worries that brings. We never had a vacation home until we bought the river house last year. We purchased it with the intent of allowing us a perfect way to 'get away'. It only takes us 10 minutes to drive there from our farm, allowing us to get away frequently and easily. You may be curious about the name 'Maison sans Chèvres'. Our farm is a large, commercial Grade A dairy goat farm. The river house is our 'home without goats.' We've stated the name in French to honor the river's name and the French voyageurs who explored it. (We originally called the house 'Chateau', but decided to change its name to 'Maison' to more accurately reflect its cottage-like character).

Why the Owner Chose Marine on St. Croix:
In the 42 years we've lived in this area, we've come to love the St. Croix River and the very unique town of Marine on St. Croix. When we were lucky enough to be able to get this architectural gem of a house - not only on the river but also in the village of Marine on St. Croix - we were thrilled. It is the perfect vacation home for us. As we're not able to use it full time, we enjoy sharing it with others.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Maison sans Chèvres is a peaceful, warm, welcoming house. It has an incredible amount of character. Being right on the river allows for a unique connection to nature and the river towns north and south of us. Marine on St. Croix is an historic town whose residents take a great deal of pride in their history, their natural surroundings, and the creative energy of people. There are numerous cultural events that occur here throughout the year: concerts in the historic Marine Village Hall, art fairs and exhibitions - from Fourth of July celebrations to the Christmas Market, taking enjoyment from life is an ongoing theme here. Being in this warm, small town setting but still so close to busier life in the larger towns nearby and even close to the Twin Cities (St. Paul is only a 40 minute easy drive away), gives visitors an opportunity to experience a range of Minnesota life. As for the house itself, remodeling, updating and furnishing this house has been a labor of love for us. We think the results of our efforts reflect our appreciation for quality and for history.

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Speaks: english



  • Entryway


  • Parlour, Fireplace End

    Parlour, Fireplace End

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Kitchen - Stove Area

    Kitchen - Stove Area

  • Front porch entry with porch swing.

    Front porch entry with porch swing.

  • Kitchen counter/bar and stools

    Kitchen counter/bar and stools

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bath Jacuzzi

    Master Bath Jacuzzi

  • Lower Level Wood Fireplace Sitting Area

    Lower Level Wood Fireplace Sitting Area

  • River from Lower Level Patio

    River from Lower Level Patio

  • Lower Level Bathroom Shower Stall with Monet's 'Poplars on the River' tiled wall

    Lower Level Bathroom Shower Stall with Monet's 'Poplars on the River' tiled wall

  • Bistro table on deck. Great for early morning breakfast or anytime.

    Bistro table on deck. Great for early morning breakfast or anytime.

  • Main Floor Parlour through French Doors

    Main Floor Parlour through French Doors

  • River from Parlour Windows

    River from Parlour Windows

  • Winter view of River to the South from Deck

    Winter view of River to the South from Deck

  • Kitchen - Copper Sink

    Kitchen - Copper Sink

  • Kitchen - Bar Area

    Kitchen - Bar Area

  • Main floor guest bathroom

    Main floor guest bathroom

  • Master Bathroom Jacuzzi Tub & Shower Stall

    Master Bathroom Jacuzzi Tub & Shower Stall

  • Hallway and stairs to lower level

    Hallway and stairs to lower level

  • Lower Level TV Sitting Area

    Lower Level TV Sitting Area

  • Lower Level Bedroom

    Lower Level Bedroom

  • Looking up at Deck from Stairs Leading to the River

    Looking up at Deck from Stairs Leading to the River

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, November 09, 2015

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River Home in the Historic Village of Marine on St. Croix

Marine on St. Croix #466324

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