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Marine on St Croix Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 11 nights


About the property

Spacious 1 Br, Sunny, Village getaway in heart of St Croix River Valley

Marine School-House Garden Cottage apartment unit converted to VRBO. This sunny apartment sits in the quaint, historic village of Marine, which is located on the St. Croix River just 10 miles north of Stillwater, MN. Sample an espresso or latte and chocolate croissant at Marine Cafe coffee shop, grab a burger or beer at the Brookside Bar and Grill, or head south to Stillwater for antiquing and additional restaurants. If you're the outdoor type, check out the many outdoor recreational opportunities of William O'Brien State Park or explore the rest of the St. Croix Valley offerings.

David and Robin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2017

About David and Robin

We are locals in the community and have made this wonderful apartment unit available to people in search of a place to return home for family visits, a stay for local wedding, weekend relaxation or exploration getaway.

Why David and Robin chose Marine on St. Croix

Walk to oldest operating general store in Minnesota, oldest operating Post Office in Minnesota, Brookside Bar and Grill, St. Croix River or the Stonehouse Museum (limited summer hours), or Marine Cafe coffee shop (Thur-Sun limited hours). Drive a short distance to Stillwater shops and restaurants or explore the scenery of the St. Croix Valley heading North from O'Brien state park to Taylors Falls.

What makes this apartment unique

Everything walking, biking, or short drive away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very nice, cute place & town
Jul 2013
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Marine on St. Croix Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bathroom in this unit
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One bedroom in this unit
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
For kids of all ages, 6 minutes to Square Lake swimming beach (best in Washington County), 20 minutes to Trollhaugen Aerial Adventure Park (summer) and ski area (winter).


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Marine on St Croix Retreat
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 25 reviews
Marine on St. Croix, MN

Quaint and comfy

  • 5 of 5

Nice clean and comfortable place right in downtown Marine

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not so great for sleeping

  • 3 of 5

Beds were not comfortable at all. Strong musty smell in bedroom. We cut our stay one day shorter and stayed somewhere else. But it was cute

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sioux Falls, SD

Nice little apartment with everything we needed. Owners very accommodating. Affordable.

  • 4 of 5

Old school house with old building smell. Worse in the hall, maybe the carpet. Had everything we needed otherwise. Good off street parking . Loved the Adirondack chairs. Wished we had time to use the grilling area but admired it. Location is great. Enjoyed shopping and biking in Stillwater and North to Osceola for kayaking. Owners are so right about Square Lake. Were able to call ourselves triatheletes after swimming these beautiful clear waters. The village of Marine on St. Croix is a little gem and worth time spent there also. Had a great time at the school.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Much better than a hotel!!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our home away from home! Nice quiet little town but Stillwater's just 15 minutes away. We really enjoyed the Brookside Grill which is right in town. The Marine on St. Croix Retreat was a great place to stay at a reasonable price.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place, Great People!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for almost a month at the property and had a perfect time. The owners are wonderful people who are very accommodating and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what we expected

  • 2 of 5

We loved the town but not our little apartment style place.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Brookside Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Stillwater (4 courses), Forest Lake
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Marine Cafe
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
River access for your canoe or kayak
Car: necessary

Located on southern edge of William O'Brien State Park, for outdoor activities, or go antiquing 10 miles to the south in Stillwater.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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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