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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Barbra and Kirk Ackerman

We are married with grown children so we call that 'empty nested'. We love the St Croix River, Stillwater and 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 Stillwater

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: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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 garage is 700 sq ft w/ A/C but 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.


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(36 traveler reviews)

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St. Croix Riverview Home...Walking Distance to Downtown Stillwater
average rating of 4.6944447 based on 36 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: April 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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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! Home is spacious and well appointed. Plenty of room for a large family to enjoy, including room for privacy. Kitchen is well equipped! Within walking distance to downtown Stillwater. 2 Thumbs up!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of seven women who have been friends since high school - many moons ago. This home in Stillwater was the perfect place for our weekend reunion, one bedroom and bathroom on the first level and four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the second floor. The house is very spacious and nicely decorated, completely updated inside. The beds are very comfortable, the kitchen is well stocked, and the sectional for TV watching is great! One of the owners met us at the home upon our arrival to show us around and genuinely hoped for us to have a good time. One caveat - We didn't feel visiting the downtown area was walkable but it was only a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, spacious and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean, organized and had all the amenities you would need when you are on vacation! Located in a great location made it ideal to take great walks, ride a bike or a short drive to many great restaurants and shops. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone and would also return back for any future opportunity.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandy, You had such a nice friendly group and you all were so easy to work with. I hope you made some fun memories and very glad our home work well for your group size. Thank you for the nice review and we appreciate how well you cared for our home. You all left the home in perfect condition. We would welcome you back anytime. Barb and Kirk
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  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Becky, So glad your group had a nice time in Stillwater and our home worked out for the most part. We did allow you to view the home prior to rental so you could see the condition and space. Sorry if the step ended up being and issue for you. This has only been bought up by a few in our 4 years. This single step from one room to the next always seemed normal to us and did pass our inspection. As for the kitchen cupboards, I can only defend our guests. Sometimes they are unfamiliar so they do at times return items in wrong areas. Some guests move around more visible things so our cleaners have to focus on returning those items into their place while cleaning for the next group. I personally go in putting kitchen items back in place every few rentals since our crew would not have enough time. Thanks for saying we have a very nice home! Barb and Kirk
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Beautiful and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful and spacious. There was plenty of room for my extended family to visit and also have privacy. The modern kitchen is large and there are three sitting areas, including a lovely porch.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonnie, We are so glad our home game your family enough space and it worked for your family gathering. You took great care of the home and I hope you got to do a few walking into town. You are welcome back anytime an thanks for everything. Barb and Kirk
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Phipps Center for the Arts
San Pedro Cafe
Northern Vineyards Winery
Nelson Ice Cream
Nacho Mamas
Not Justa Cafe
Dick's Bar & Grill
Urban Olive & Vine
Mad Capper Saloon & Eatery
The Oasis Cafe
Mama Maria's Italian Restaurant
Barker's Bar & Grill
Stillwater Trolley
Dairy Queen
Charlie's Restaurant & Pub
Marx Wine Bar and Grill
Pier 500
Phil's Tara Hideaway
Lakefront Park
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee-Home $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Bonus room (optional) $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
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.
Parking is limited to 5-6 vehicles and only in our driveway. We are not allowed off-street parking as short term rental. 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.