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Over 45 Five Star Reviews!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spacious, clean, and cozy house. Come stay—we guarantee you'll love it!

-Who can stay? Anyone between the ages of 12 and 99—sorry, we can't accommodate children under the age of 12

-3 Bedrooms—two bedrooms with queen-sized beds and one large bedroom with two XL twin beds

-One and one-half baths

-Fully stocked kitchen, dining and living room

-great screened-in front porch

-full backyard with deck and gas grill

-parking pad at rear of property, right next to side door

-fully connected internet and wifi

-air conditioner in all three bedrooms; the house stays very cool in the summer, and toasty-warm in the winter

-washer and dryer

-full basement for short-term storage

-Diverse urban neighborhood, 5 minutes from downtown St Paul and Harriet Island (a large park right on the Mississippi), 10 minutes from Minneapolis

-on-site professional photo studio—grab a headshot during your stay (search on "The Two Muses Guest House" for more info)

-City of St Paul license #20170004577

More Details

Shelly Campbell
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Limited French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Shelly Campbell

We are life partners (26 years) who decided to buy the house across the street when it came available. Over the course of two years, we gutted and rebuilt it from top to bottom. It comes fully furnished with practical and artistic pieces we created ourselves.

Background: We both grew up trailing our military dads (Army & Air Force) around the world until we grew up and started our adult lives. Still, Shelly calls Michigan her family home and Eileen calls Vermont her home of family origin.

Shelly Campbell purchased this house in 2009

Why Shelly Campbell chose West Side

The interior and exterior of the property is in pristine condition, the neighborhood is richly diverse—white, black, Native, Mexican, Hmong, mixed race, gays, rich, poor, middle-class, democrats and republicans—you name it, we've got it. The location (by car) is 5 minutes from downtown St Paul/10 minutes from Minneapolis (to answer the number one question posed by folks: yes, we are 5 minutes from the Xcel Energy Center). A fully-functioning photo studio is located on the backside of the property—need a new family portait, or a head shot for LinkedIn, Facebook, or hey, an obit photo? Search on "The Two Muses Guest House" for more info.

What makes this house unique

*Parking is right next to the side entrance

*the neighborhood is great for walking

*ten minute walk to the Mississippi

*grocery store is 2 minutes by car

*great eating just down the street

*ten minutes from Grand Avenue shopping

*ten minutes from Macalester/William Mitchell/Hamline College and Universities

*five minutes from major hospitals such as St Joseph's, United, and Regions

* five minutes from I94 and I35E

*video doorbell installed for your safety

*Shelly is right across the street if you need anything or have questions

—You'll walk in and find everything you need for your stay, and if you don't just ask!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Avi Gardner sent two of her best company representatives: Kelly and Katie. The two were great guests at the house—even though they were busy running all over the cities passing out Noosa Yogurt samples, they managed to keep the house immaculate, were very quiet and courteous. And, Noosa gained Twin Cities converts: during their stay Kelly and Katie gave us samples, and we've gotta admit, we're now hooked (little did we know, our neighbors already were hooked).
Aug 2014
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West Side House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Names, ages, and telephone numbers of people staying at the house must be provided.
  • Please let me know an approximate time for your arrival.
  • Why are you visiting the Twin Cities?
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full bathroom upstairs, 1/2 bath downstairs; towels and washcloths, toilet paper, tissues, shampoo, soap, Q-tips, toothpaste, new toothbrushes (if you forget yours)...what you need, we try to provide!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Two XL twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen sized bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , One queen sized bed
  • A queen-sized bed in two bedrooms, and two oversized twin beds in the large master bedroom. All bedroom have large closets. Clean linens, extra pillows and blankets, clock radios, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, walk-in closets with clothes hangers—you name it, the house has it!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
This house is located a stone's throw from downtown Saint Paul, allowing you the option of walking (25 minutes), biking (10 minutes), driving (5 minutes), or, taking a city bus (15 minutes). When you arrive in downtown St Paul, check out who's playing at the Xcel Energy Center, visit the Science Museum, check out a play at the Ordway, visit all the goings-on in Lowertown, or, hit one of the multitude of great restaurants. If you want to head to Minneapolis, you're only 15 minutes away!


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Over 45 Five Star Reviews!
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 59 reviews
Tomball TX

Perfectly charming and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect! The community was quiet allowing for a restful retreat environment.

Quick and convenient access to all major attractions! We loved learning more about the history of St Paul and hopping on the Nice Ride bikes. Short walks to local dining.

Shelley was very accommodating and checked in throughout our stay and willing to provide recommendations if requested.

I highly recommend taking advantage of the photo shoot. Shelley was patient to get everyone relaxed to bring out natural expressions.

I hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great hosting Angela, James, and Stephen. Really nice folks with spunk and sensibility! I hope they return for another visit to escape the heat of Houston—and hey, maybe even in January—just to experience the extremes of Minnesota??
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Nice place...Great Stay...

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very nice...attentive...House is a short drive from everything you need...

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super clean, great location, awesome decor, wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this house was awesome, it was very clean, and spacious. Shelly our host was great, thought of everything, even left us warmers for our toes and hands. The house had everything you could possible need, And it’s located close to resteraunts, and grocery store. I can’t thank Shelly enough for her gracious hospitality. I know where my family will stay when we are visiting St Paul. Thank you Shelly for everything.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have nice, responsible folks staying at the guest house for our big super bowl event. I have to admit, I was quite worried about renting out the house, as all my Patriot and Eagle's friends were warning me of aggressive fan behavior, but no, not Susan and Dennis ( and their fellow travelers)—very conscientious folks who are great at communication, and left the house in perfect shape.
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Fort Wayne, IN

Super clean, superior host, great location, whimsical decor

  • 5 of 5

Our host Shelly receives 5 stars for service, attention to detail and meeting our needs during our 4 night stay. Location is great to downtown St.Paul. House was toasty warm when we arrived. Driveway and sidewalks cleared of recent snow fall (and was maintained throughout our stay). The entire house was immaculately clean. Kitchen fully stocked with all pots/pans/coffee maker and coffee/spices and sauces to boot. The queen beds are extremely firm. Twin beds were softer and more comfortable to us (such a personal preference not really considered a "con" for the property, just observation). Robes and house slippers for everyone made it really feel like home. Plenty of towels, blankets and high end soft linens. Our family of 5 adults enjoyed our stay tremendously and mom really appreciated the family photo shoot that was included with a 4+ night stay! Definitely recommend, definitely stay here again the next time we are in the area. We were in town to see a couple Minnesota Wild hockey games so location was great. One of the best arenas we have been to see NHL game. Super easy in and out.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to Mari and her family for staying at our guest house. They left the house in great shape (they even washed and folded all the linens!), and even survived the coldest temps we've had in years. To balance out the chilly vacation, a return visit in the summer is a must!
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Waco, TX

The house was in pristine condition and so very welcoming during our very cold visit to MN.

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we could have hoped for. Thank you for the meticulous attention to every detail.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeanne, Jay and the boys left the house in perfect shape after their 4-night stay. Hopefully they’ll return for a warm-weather visit someday!
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The home and Shelly were great.

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean, well-stocked with what one needs, delightful to be in with all the artwork. Shelly was very accommodating and responded promptly to any questions before or during. As we stayed four nights, we qualified for a free photo shoot which was lots of fun - she's good at it. It's walking distance to downtown St Paul (though a pretty long walk) and getting to the park on the side of river away from downtown is even easier. There is pretty much nothing close by in the way of coffee shops or restaurants. It's a quiet residential neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Glatz family (and spouses) were great folks to have at the house—and, I should point out that they broke all records for doing laundry and cleanliness! I feel bad that I had forgotten to point out a local cafe, located only 6 blocks away (a breakfast and lunch staple for so many guests). Hopefully they can take advantage of it on their next visit!
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Science Museum of Minnesota
Grand Avenue
St Paul Farmers Market
Xcel Energy Center
Harriet Island
Orday Center for the Performing Arts
Claddagh Coffee Shop
Emmett's Public House
St.Paul's Cathedral
Moscow on the Hill
Capital View Cafe
El Burrito Mercado
Shelly Campbell Studios
Nearest Airport
9 Miles
MSP is fifteen minutes from the house
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Wabasha Brewery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
West Saint Paul
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Union Depot
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstates 94; 35 E -- 4 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Capital View Restaurant - 5 minutes walking
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Afton Alps - 30 minutes
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Chain of Lakes in Minnespolis
Car: recommended

The house is located in a quiet neighborhood just south of downtown St Paul, and 10 minutes from downtown Minneapolis. There are many museums in the Twin Cities, including the Science Museum of Minnesota, The Children's Museum, The Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis Institute if Arts, as well as international theater such as the Guthrie (and a multitude of local live theater options). If you're into sports, the Xcel Energy Center is 5 minutes away. We've also got the Vikings Stadium, Target Field, and the Saint Paul Saint's outdoor stadium within minutes of the house. And shopping? Try Grand Avenue in Saint Paul (10 minutes from the house), or check out the Mall of America (only 15 minutes away). Restaurants are toooooooo numerous to mention—we love to eat, and we've got the whole gamut of fine eateries in the Twin Cities! When you arrive, check the Guest Manual for a list of our favorites.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Deposit $300

The property can only accommodate a maximum of six people: adults (21+) or children and young adults (12-20) accompanied by parents. No pets, no smoking, and no parties or large gatherings (loss of security deposit if any of these three rules violated). Any children under the age of 12 visiting the house during the booking must be registered with the property owners.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.