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Close to Historic Downtown Stillwater on Bike Trail

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Last updated: 11/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Stillwater studio description

Feel like you’re part of the treetops in this Scandinavian-styled studio of knotty pine and skylights — only a mile from Historic Downtown Stillwater. Bike/Hike the new trail just steps from your door. (Nordic ski in the winter.) Furnished with top-of-the-line king bed, wifi, and cable TV! Enjoy coffee in the nicely equipped kitchenette as songbirds sing their morning serenades. Dine-in or stroll into Stillwater for its wide variety of restaurants. You’re surrounded by gardens here with indigenous plants carefully cultivated by the owner. Your own fire pit, too, so bring s’mores fixings for a quiet evening nestled in the beauty of the St. Croix River Valley. This upper level studio was originally a craftsman’s workshop for making harps. Ideal for writing retreats, cycling weekends or romantic getaways. The office is on the first level, so if you need work space while your honey is watching a movie, you can both have privacy.

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Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 2
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Not Suitable For Children
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 1-2

              • The king size mattress is an iComfort by Serta. Most comfortable bed I have ever slept in by far! Gaze at the stars through the two skylights which are directly above the bed. Also fun to watch lightening during thunderstorms! This is a studio so the bed is open to the living space....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                ...moreless

              • 3/4 bathroom with unique large shower letting natural light enter. The bathroom has a skylight window. ...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • In home massage therapist available with notice.

                  Entertainment

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Downtown:

                    We are situated on the new bike trail which is currently in the process of being paved. Historic Downtown Stillwater is less than 10 minute walk....moreless

                  • Ski-In:

                    Cross country ski or snowshoe right out your front door....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Small bar area with seating for two....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 2 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Window unit...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    Park in driveway...moreless

                  • Towels Provided

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen:

                    Kitchen has basic amenities....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    The basics, salt and pepper, coffee, sugar....moreless

                  Outside

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Rental is available nearby....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Small seating area in OK Corral...moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Afton Alps and Trollhagen, cross country skiing right out the door, Local State and local parks have great cross country skiing...moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter
                  Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $150 $195
                  Fri, Sat
                  $750 $2,000
                  Summer
                  May 1 - Nov 1, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $195 $225
                  Fri, Sat
                  $900 $2,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $150 $195
                  Fri, Sat
                  $750 $2,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 7.125%

                  Notes:

                  If you have unique needs or dates, please ask. We may be able to accommodate.


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                  Last updated: 11/19/2014
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                  Location

                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  MPS International
                  1.2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Pub 112
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Oak Glen
                  22 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrack
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  HWY 95
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Many on Main Street
                  22 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Afton Alps or Trollhagen
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Boom Site on the St. Croix River

                  Car: Recommended

                  Located in what locals call Dutchtown which is on the north side of Stillwater. Dutchtown was considered the wrong side of the tracks back in the day, only being annexed officially into Stillwater in 2005. This property is on the old Zephyr Dining Car railroad track which is currently becoming a new bike trail. Walk the track to downtown Stillwater or hop on your bike and see where you will end up.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: In 1998, I almost purchased the small house across the street. I remember standing in the driveway, pointing at my current home, and saying to the realtor, 'That is the house I want.' Seven years later, I bought it. I think you will find the feeling of 'yesteryear' and see the remnants of the company town this neighborhood has to offer. There is a Bohemian feel with several artists living within walking distance. Several years ago, I remodeled with the desire to appeal to travelers. I am a traveler who enjoys a more provincial experience to a complete touristy experience. If you are similar, I think you will find this in Dutchtown. Additionally, I have been in Stillwater for 22 years (unbelievable!). I would love to serve as your personal consigliere.

                  Why the Owner Chose Stillwater:
                  Natural light pours in from the six skylights featured in the studio. Being up there when it rains gives you the feeling of being in a birdhouse. Stillwater is the most visited place in Minnesota, second only to the Mall of America. BTW, the Mall of America could definitely be a day trip given it is only 32 miles from here. The one mile walk or bike to Historic Downtown Stillwater gives you the feeling of being a local. Wineries and brewies are popping up everywhere which could also make for a fun day trip. The little towns up and down the St. Croix River Valley could provide enough activity for a week and then some. Marine on St. Croix to the North boosts itself as being the Birth Place of Minnesota, although so does Stillwater:) Further north is Taylor's Falls and St. Croix Falls, both having individual charm and worth checking out. Down river is the quant village of Afton were you could easily laze away a day. Further south you will find Prescott which is at the confluence of the St. Croix River and Minnesota river. Lunch and music at Muddy Water's Salon is always worth the drive. Of course, the twin cities is only about a 30 minute drive and has everything a large city has to offer. Fine dining, museums, and urban flair is abundant - yes, even in the winter!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
                  The charm of this architecturally designed home is it's setting. It is located on one of the steepest hills in Stillwater which adds to the allure. The large windows help bring the outside into the living space. I was raised on a hobby farm so I find that digging in the dirt is not only in my blood, but therapy. Slowly, I have introduced many native plants into my gardens. I'm amazed by how many pollinators; such as hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees, I see around since making the transition to natives. Additionally, one of my beekeeper friends has a hive on the back hillside. I thought I should mention this incase you are allergic to bees. The bees are not aggressive and tend to their business of pollinating and are fun to have around, not to mention healthy for the environment.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, American Sign Language - although rusty
                   

                  Photos

                  • This is a shot looking at the green roof and your studio.

                    This is a shot looking at the green roof and your studio.

                  • The bed is high which makes it great for lounging while watching t.v.

                    The bed is high which makes it great for lounging while watching t.v.

                  • Flowers and fruit seem to go well together:)

                    Flowers and fruit seem to go well together:)

                  • Back gardens on owner's side.

                    Back gardens on owner's side.

                  • There's a story behind this sink!

                    There's a story behind this sink!

                  • View from the headboard.

                    View from the headboard.

                  • Nothing like catching rain water for the plants.

                    Nothing like catching rain water for the plants.

                  • I call this the OK Corral

                    I call this the OK Corral

                  • Winter on the hill!

                    Winter on the hill!

                  • Living space for relaxing.

                    Living space for relaxing.

                  • 3/4 bath with ski light

                    3/4 bath with ski light

                  • The office.

                    The office.

                  • Kitchenette complete with gas range.  Small fridge so plan accordingly.

                    Kitchenette complete with gas range. Small fridge so plan accordingly.

                  • Love this shot!

                    Love this shot!

                  • Shot from the 'corral'

                    Shot from the 'corral'

                  VRBO #609140

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                  This listing was first published here in 2014.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                  $150 - $225 per night (USD)
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                  0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 11/19/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                  Speaks: english, American Sign Language - although rusty
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                  • Response rate: 80%
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/19/2014
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