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Scenic Overlook Cottage

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

One bedroom, full kitchen & bar, living/dining room, shower bath, outdoor patio

Nestled on a hillside in beautiful Stillwater Minnesota, Scenic Overlook Cottage overlooks one of the most beautiful waterways in the Midwest; the St. Croix River. This cottage is attached to a French Normandy-style house and is a very private, ample 1200 square feet. A European immersion experience will enhance this perfect spot for a getaway. This special and memorable home has been highlighted in Better Homes and Gardens. It is a premium property at a preferred location.

It is located within a comfortable 25-minute walk, an 8th of a mile, either through a beautiful historic neighborhood or along the new bike/walking path along the river. At the bottom of your cottage driveway is Stillwater’s southern scenic overlook where you will get the best view of the new St. Croix Crossing Bridge into Wisconsin.

Sweeping French doors into a bedroom, a full kitchen and bar, living and dining room area and a bathroom with shower all on one level makes the cottage easily accessible and livable for short stays or an extended stay. There are a lot of great restaurants, sightseeing and activities within easy reach. Bikers Welcome! The owners are friendly, easily reached and offer prompt service. We look forward to meeting you.

More Details

Owner
Louise Fenner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Louise Fenner

Louise and Martin are both European and their home reflects it. Louise is from England while Martin is from Switzerland. As soon as they found this home set high on the hills overlooking the St. Croix River, Martin felt at home. It was reminiscent of his childhood home in Switzerland. Louise took great joy designing and decorating the home in a European-style familiar to both of them. Better Homes and Gardens took note when they featured the home in their magazine.

Louise Fenner purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Louise Fenner chose Stillwater

The property is in a preferred location just 8/10 of a mile south of downtown Stillwater. It is an easy drive and just a 25 minute walk. It is close to the new river walk into town. There has never been a bad review on this property. You will understand when you see the meticulous attention paid to every detail to make it a premier property and a delightful stay.

What makes this cottage unique

You are welcome to roam the gardens and outdoor areas. There is ample space to enjoy inside and out. Friendly weekly rates are available at a discount. Located in one of the premier locations on the bluffs of Stillwater.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a lovely stay! Comfortable, relaxing, peaceful - just what we needed! You have done a great job decorating and preparing those great "extra's" for travelers. The yard is gorgeous. Stillwater is such a beautiful little town. We loved looking through shops downtown, morning coffee and breakfast at Tin Bins, the Paddleboat cruise and even getting to the Mall of America. Thanks again!
Jul 2014
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Amenities

Stillwater Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Full Bedroom Queen Bed Closet, Dresser and Desk.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

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Scenic Overlook Cottage
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 43 reviews
5

Fantastic retreat

  • 5 of 5

What can I say, this place is lovely. Beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and wonderful views. You can tell a lot of love and creativity went into the construction and decor of this “cottage”. I felt like I was on a mini trip to Europe. We will be staying here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear P and R, It was nice to have you over Christmas. It was so festive to have all of our various visitors and parties. We loved it! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again. L xx
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5

Classic perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Every element of this property is beautifully appointed. The location and decor are breathtaking; Louise is truly an artist with how she fashions everything to be so lovely and historic. I am amazed with how well done this ‘cottage’ on the lower level of their large, gorgeous home is. You will have all the privacy you would like, and if you need anything Louise is incredibly responsive. We could not have asked for more.

Perfection.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks J! I am so glad the cold did not prevent you from persevering to a wonderful holiday. The cottage smelled heavenly with your beautiful custom essential oils!! Thank you for that treat. Lots of love and best wishes for 2018!!
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5

SUPERIOR ACCOMODATIONS!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect lodging. So comfortable, peaceful tranquility, plush bedding.

As you enter the cottage you are instantly aware of how calming the space is.

Loved the Cottage. We highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks P. We loved being a part of your family’s special time!! Look forward to next time ❤️
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West Des Moines Iowa
5

Beautiful Cottage Experience!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful, beautiful and cozy place to stay! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: S. I am so happy it was a good place for such a special occasion! We hope to see you back for your next special getaway. Best Wishes
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5

Beautiful space and views

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Lovely, relaxing, and comfortable space. Hope to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful home base in a fun town

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Stillwater. It is a charming town with a variety of unique stores, restaurants and bars. Plus the cottage is an easy drive to the Twin Cities and the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway so there is plenty to do. I highly recommend staying at this cottage. It is a great place to stay and Louise couldn't have been a more hospitable host.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Minneapolis/St.Paul International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Meisters
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Stillwater Packet Company
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sawmill
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Club Tara
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Afton Alps
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Bayport Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Crew $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.12%

When booking more than 4 days, you may want to consider booking for a whole week as the weekly price will be automatically applied.
Tax rate: State Tax: 7.125%; Hospitality Tax: 3%
50% Refund if canceled at least 30 days prior to arrival. 100% Refund if canceled at least 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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