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Scenic Overlook Cottage

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


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 (will soon be on the new Stillwater City path which will follow the river to town). At the bottom of your cottage driveway is Stillwater’s southern scenic overlook . Take your picnic hamper right out your door and enjoy the life this beautiful river has to offer.

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

Louise Fenner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2017

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 style similar to her Grandparents farmhouse in Cheshire, England. 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 Metro

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. By the end of 2016 it will be on the 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.

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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Stillwater Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Full Bedroom Queen Bed Closet, Dresser and Desk.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Scenic Overlook Cottage
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 38 reviews

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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Nice feeling open floor plan with great view.

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to stay in or around Stillwater, Mn. I have heard it was a good weekend trip, that is true go to Stillwater, Mn. good food good fun.

The cabin is in the lower level of the owners home. They have it setup very professional. We didn't stay in the cabin only to rest, when we were there it was very quite and really enjoyable. We did get to meet the owners the last night we stayed they seem really nice.

Thank you

Carl Cisler

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to run away!

  • 5 of 5

Gave this VRBO spot as a gift to my son and his girlfriend. They haven't had a vacation in more than a year. It was only a few days, but they said the cottage was charming and quiet, with just the right amount of space for the two of them. They found everything they needed to cook a wonderful meal in the sweet kitchen. They also took advantage of how close it is to Stillwater, and took in the shops and dinner at a local restaurant.

The owner was incredibly great about communication and made sure everything they needed was available. Fantastic place to stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patricia, It was so fun to be part of your surprise gift. It was such a pleasure to have "the kids" and I was glad they had such a perfect weekend. Hope to see you all soon, Love Louise and Martin
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beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Truly enjoyed my weekend stay...wish I had stayed longer. Hope to book again sometime in the spring/summer.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Valencia, We were so glad to be part of your nice weekend and we really hope to see you in the spring! Love, Martin and Louise
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Wonderful space

  • 5 of 5

We were so thrilled with our stay at Scenic Overlook Cottage. We wanted a CLEAN and HOMEY atmosphere for our Christmas Holiday with friends and family. Everything we needed was available for our use. Kitchen had a nice supply of dishes and cooking materials. Loved to have the dishwasher as an extra perk. The bed and bedding were very comfortable. The open plan for living and dining was a true delight. We couldn't have asked for better accommodations. We're hoping to rent the cottage in the future. Fall would be amazing.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peg and Ben, So Happy to have you over Christmas. We were glad to "share" the holiday with such nice, fun-loving folks such as you and look forward to next year. <3 Much love, Louise and Martin.
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Perfectly Lovely Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Stay at Scenic Overlook Cottage. The rooms are beautifully decorated in antique English decor. There is an expansive view toward the St. Croix River valley and it is just minutes from Stillwater. We had an exceptionally comfortable stay an the hosts we very accommodating. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joe, We were so happy to have you for your exciting (weather-wise) visit to Minnesota. So glad to see you enjoying friends and relatives. We hope you come to visit us soon and your home away from home. Love, Louise and Martin
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Minneapolis/St.Paul International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Stillwater Packet Company
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Stillwater Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Crew $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.12%

Cancellation policy:
50% Refund if canceled at least 30 days prior to arrival. 100% Refund if canceled at least 60 days prior to arrival.
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%

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.
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