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St. Croix Riverview Home...Walking Distance to Downtown Stillwater

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful 6 Bdrm Home Overlooking the River and close to town. License #2017-01

Enjoy the views from 3 decks over looking the St Croix River.

Walk downtown and enjoy Stillwater’s historic main street with fabulous restaurants, boutiques, antiques stores, charming old pubs and beautiful parks.

There are a number of activities in the area to keep you entertained such as golfing, spas, kayaking, boating (rentals), cave tours, winery & brewery tours, historical tours, bike/hiking trails, segway tours and paddle boat cruises.

Our home has 6 bedrooms with 5 that are in the home and 1 is in the bonus room above the garage. This is a late 1800's home restored in 2005 with a modern flare. Some of the house has original flooring where other areas are newer. This home is full of room with a large kitchen and family room. The home is on a quiet corner lot and little traffic.

Bonus room (6th bedroom) is optional and available beyond 10 guests. There is an additional fee for this room and we require a minimum of one adult to occupy.

You will find our home to be very inviting and we take pride in how exceptionally clean we keep the home. As you will notice each room will have its own flair.


We have parking allowed for up to 5 vehicles only and

No Events Allowed! Our home is for overnight guests only!

More Details

Barbra and Kirk Ackerman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Barbra and Kirk Ackerman

We are married with grown children so we call that 'empty nested'. We love St Croix River, Stillwater and the general area. We enjoy boating and usually stay on our boat most of the warm weather season so our house is vacant and available at least 6 months out of the year. We decided to rent out vs. sell until we decide what we would like to do next. It is a big house for just the two of us so we decided to try VRBO since it is a nationally known site and introduces our home to more parties.

Barbra and Kirk Ackerman purchased this house in 1999

Why Barbra and Kirk Ackerman chose Metro

Quiet neighborhood, beautiful home and views.

Our home is known to be very clean and you will

have all the comforts of knowing this at check in.

The home will be all ready for your stay.

We love our location and Stillwater area is home to us.

What makes this house unique

The views of the St Croix, location and peaceful neighborhood.

Our home has been utilized by many groups but most often times families of wedding parties. Our home allows families to be together with having the comforts of home.

We will be happy to assist with any planning during your stay and have a good list of restaurant recommendations. We would be happy to make any or all reservations needed!


Stillwater House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 6 cars allowed per booking and all must park in driveway. No off street parking.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , private master room bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upper level bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main level bathroom
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , TV in room with full cable
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom w/private full bath, TV , DVD player & cable
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 double , Bonus room above the garage w/ 700 add sq ft/No restroom
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Stillwater is a old historic river town with many things to do and see. This town is very charming and big for wedding destinations.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

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St. Croix Riverview Home...Walking Distance to Downtown Stillwater
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 30 reviews

Awesome Girls weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely. We felt at home during our stay. We were able to make a fire, cook a nice meal one night and enjoy a night on the town. There is also a very nice man who offers rides down town on a golf cart. We had a blast. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly, Sorry we did not get to meet but my husband did and said you all were a great group. It showed in the home as well since you left in perfect condition. We are glad you got to enjoy the home and made memories in Stillwater. Thank you Barb and Kirk
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Girls Weekend!

  • 4 of 5

Great home and perfect for the area! We had a big group of girls and we were all able to have the space to eat together and visit. We had a nice weekend and would recommend it to anyone. It's an excellent place to rent and the owners were really easy to work with! They had a lot of rules which made me nervous at first but once we were there they were really easy rules to follow. It was easy to see they just want people to respect their wonderful home. You can't help but to feel at home while you're here.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sara, We are so glad our home worked for your group and happy to hear you had a nice time. We will review some of our rules as a few are just reminders for some that do not have experience with rentals but most all groups apply many of our rules in their own home. We will have a few set rules added that the city has asked us to include to be licensed so those are necessary to have. Thank you for taking such great care of our home and your group was great! Barb and Kirk
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

The Ackerman's were so easy to work with.

They responded to emails and texts in a timely manner.

The house was beautifully decorated and clean. It had a fully stocked kitchen with spices for our use, crock pots, lot of pots and pans. The living areas and beds were very comfortable.

It is in a very quiet part of Stillwater and has views of the river and the new bridge.

It was just minutes away from the downtown area as well as a Walgreens/Target/grocery stores.

We enjoyed our weekend stay and will return again!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erica, We are so glad our home worked for your family gathering and pleased to hear you all enjoyed your stay. You too were very easy to work with and timely on responses.Thanks so much for staying at our home and you are welcome back anytime. We found our home in perfect order upon our return so thank you for that. Have a great 2017! Barb and Kirk
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Beautiful home, fantastic view, tons of space!!

  • 5 of 5

Barb and Kirk were GREAT! Very responsive and willing to let us check in early as we were arriving before their normal check in time. Very friendly, offered tons of suggestions. You can't go wrong with this place especially if you have a large group. THANKS AGAIN!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emily, We loved your group and enjoyed meeting all of you. I am so glad you all decided to visit Stillwater this time. We love our town and happy to share it with all. We are glad our home worked well for your outing and hope you all come back again! Thanks, Barb and Kirk
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Not Worth the Judgments and Accusations

  • 1 of 5

My group and I were so excited to stay in this beautiful home. We actually did have a fantastic stay and left feeling really good about our weekend trip. Unfortunately, two weeks later we were notified of messes or damages that our group caused. We took full responsibility and were deeply apologetic for a spill on carpet that was not noticed or brought to my attention while we were there. Thankfully it was able to be removed and understandably, $50 was taken from our damage deposit for this. No argument there. There was apparently damage to finish on a mini fridge (which we were notified of two MORE days after we were notified of the spill) that we absolutely do not take responsibility for.

What really irked me is the accusing and judgmental nature of the owner when we were trying to sort things out. I always responded promptly and politely to any communication and did my best to get to the bottom of the issue they brought to us. As anyone can imagine, sometimes with a large group, accidents can happen. Our group of women are respectful adults, professionals and mothers, who would NEVER do anything intentional to damage or leave someone's home in an unacceptable state. The owner called us "dishonest" and said we treated their home with "pure negligence." I can assure you, these statements are not true and I am still very offended by her comments.

It was a clean, beautiful place to stay, but if you are not prepared to be accused and insulted long after you leave, do not stay in this home.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elise, We are glad you had a good stay and enjoyed your group. Sorry if we were going back and fourth but two different staff members did claim one or the other issue on different days. We feel we were more than fair but mainly wanted to find out what stained the carpet to make the clean process successful. We understand accidents are going to happen but many can be avoided if home rules are followed. This is the second review from you group and I think enough said. Damages were done and we tried to get to the bottom of it as quickly as possible and fix for our next guests.
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comfortable home convenient to downtown Stillwater

  • 5 of 5

For the second year our group of eight girlfriends enjoyed a fall weekend at this home. The spacious kitchen allows working room for those who cook and for just hanging out on the bar stools and high top table nearby. We also enjoyed the quiet neighborhood during our afternoon hor d'oeuvres and wine time on the deck.

The home has always been clean and the customer service is great. The owners make the process easy and have always answered all our questions quickly.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, You have the best group and always great to work with. You all take good care of the home as if it was yours. We are so happy you are considering yet another visit next year. Thank you for all! Barb and Kirk
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
MSP Lindberg and Hubert Humpry Terminals
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 36
Car: recommended

Walking distance to downtown with many shops and resturaunts to enjoy!

Stillwater has a Winery and new Brewery available to visit and tour.


Rates & Availability

Stillwater House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer rates
May 1 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Summer
May 1 2018 - Oct 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee-Home $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Bonus room (optional) $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Clean-Bonus (if applies) $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.12%

Our home is a seasonal rental but feel free to inquire on off season dates. We will consider all inquiries.
We encourage long term rentals! Parking is limited to 5-6 vehicles and only in our driveway. We discourage all off-street parking due to narrow roads, blocking two way traffic, respecting neighbors and safety of pedestrians/bikers.The bonus room is available for larger groups with one adult minimum. Rates are subject to change until rentals are confirmed. Rentals are confirmed upon receipt of completed rental agreement. No Parties, Events or extra unclaimed guests including visitors! We discourage day visitors due to parking and liabilities. Some considerations are granted but must seek prior approval.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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