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The cozy north bedroom will provide many days of peaceful sleep.

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Last updated: 12/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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

-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 (Yes, this is a new addition, as of Jan 2016)
-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
-portrait studio on site—free portrait sittings with 4-night stay (search on "shelly campbell studios")
-Diverse urban neighborhood, 5 minutes from downtown St Paul and Harriet Island (a large park right on the Mississippi), 10 minutes from Minneapolis
-Adults (21+) only, please; ages 12-20 are welcome to stay if accompanied by loving parent(s)

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, Limited French
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Only adults over the age of 21. Note to any college students wishing to rent: everyone in your party must be 21 or older, and one member of the party must be at least 26 years of age....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    The two-story house is not suitable for wheelchairs or individuals who have difficulties navigating stairs. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Nope, no smoking allowed in the house!...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Sorry, no children under the age of 12. Children and young adults 12-20 must be accompanied by parent(s)....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    NO pets. We love them; but they leave too much behind wherever they roam. Please, keep them at your home or with a sitter....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Two XL twin beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Queen sized bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    One queen sized bed...moreless

  • 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!...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2

    ...moreless

  • 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!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Plenty of books scattered in the kitchen nook area, as well as the living room. Lots of art books (hey, we're artists, what do you expect?)....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Located next to the tv....moreless

  • Games:

    A shelf of games is located in the living room....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Not a library, but musical instruments: congas, a 6-string guitar, and coming soon—a vibraphone!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    This house is equipped with a roof antennae, which receives the three major network stations and many others. Netflix and Amazon can be accessed through the TV (with a guest's personal account)....moreless

  • Stereo:

    The DVD player is also a stereo for tuning the radio or playing your iPod....moreless

  • Television:

    Large screen, wall-mounted TV with surround sound....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    4 minutes to downtown St Paul, 10 minutes to downtown Minneapolis, 6 minutes to Grand Avenue; 15 minutes from the airport...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Mississippi River front and recreational park are less than .25 miles away; 10 minutes walking, 5 minutes biking or driving....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large dining table seats six. Plates, utensils, cups, are all included....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    A window unit is located in all three upstairs bedrooms....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    ...located in the basement....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Your best fitness? Walking around the neighborhood and down to the park on the Mississippi (10 minutes by foot from the house). The house also has a yoga 'backbender' to help stretch your aching back....moreless

  • Garage:

    Garage parking access is for extreme weather (big snowstorms, hailstorms, end-of-the world events)....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    You have control of the forced air heat - the thermostat is located in the living room. This house is incredibly warm in the winter and very cool and comfortable in summer....moreless

  • Internet:

    Fully connected internet with wireless (new as of Jan 2016)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes, all linens are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room has a large-screen, wall-mounted TV with surround sound, games and books on the shelves, a couch and armchair, as well as a leather chair with an ottoman. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is parking for two cars out back, located right next to the side entrance. Guests can park on the street, too—but, why bother?...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, towels and washcloths provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    A washer-dryer located in the basement....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes, a coffee maker is in the kitchen, as well as a French press....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need, and it's all described in the 'Kitchen' section. Oh— I did forget to mention the kitchen has a corkscrew for wine?...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    A small 18" dishwasher is located next to the kitchen sink and works great for six people....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Pots and pans, utensils, tea pot, coffee mugs, coffee maker and french press, blender, toaster oven, cleaning products under sink, paper towels, sponges, cutting boards, kitchen knives, and more....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Yes, located above the stove....moreless

  • Oven:

    Of course. It's below the stove. Brand new....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    There is sugar, flour, and a few basic spices, e.g., salt and pepper. In season veggies grow in the garden boxes out back....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice cube holders, butter, coffee; and, if you're lucky, whatever canned beverages previous renters have left in the fridge!...moreless

  • Stove:

    An electric stove with a vent hood and microwave located above the stove....moreless

  • Toaster:

    A toaster oven is located on the counter next to the stove....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    One bicycle available; however, 'Nice Ride' is another way of getting around town (Google 'Nice Ride')....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The great place to hang out with a glass of wine and good friends and family....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The backyard has a large lawn to hang out on, if you're not into sitting on the deck....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A gas grill on the back, South-facing deck....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016
Jan 2 - Dec 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$145
$950 $3,200
Xmas/N Year 2016
Dec 20 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$1,100
Slower Season 2017
Jan 2 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$145
$950 $3,200
Busy Season 2017
May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$145 $155
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$950 $3,200
Slower Season 2017
Oct 1 - Nov 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$145
$950 $3,200
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
Slower Season 2017
Nov 27 - Dec 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$145
$950 $3,200
Xmas/N Year 2017
Dec 21 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
$175
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$145
$950 $3,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $85
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Notes:

The property can only accommodate a maximum of six people: adults (21+) or children (12-20) accompanied by parents. No pets, no smoking (in the house), and no parties or large gatherings. 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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

9 Miles
Nearest Airport
MSP is fifteen minutes from the house
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Plenty of them...
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
West Saint Paul
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Union Depot
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstates 94; 35 E -- 4 minutes
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Capital View Restaurant - 5 minutes walking
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
Afton Alps - 30 minutes
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
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, we've got the new Vikings Stadium being built, Target Field, and the Saint Paul Saint's newly completed outdoor stadium. And shopping? Try Grand Avenue in Saint Paul (6 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! Check the Guest Manuel for a list and our personal reviews, some with photos.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose West Side, Saint Paul, MN, USA:
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 "Linkedin" photo, or, an update to the ten-year-old family photo? It's free with your 4-night stay! Check out Shelly's photos: search on "Shelly Campbell Studios."

The Unique Benefits at this House:
*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 *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. This house totally beats staying in a hotel—and, it's a lot cheaper!


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Speaks: english, Limited French
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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Photos

  • The cozy north bedroom will provide many days of peaceful sleep.

    The cozy north bedroom will provide many days of peaceful sleep.

  • The south bedroom features two extra long twin beds and two seating areas.

    The south bedroom features two extra long twin beds and two seating areas.

  • Everything you'd need in a bathroom—with perfect lighting for make-up & shaving.

    Everything you'd need in a bathroom—with perfect lighting for make-up & shaving.

  • Stove, microwave, toaster oven—all the utensils you'll need for cooking.

    Stove, microwave, toaster oven—all the utensils you'll need for cooking.

  • The nook area off the kitchen offers inviting southern light.

    The nook area off the kitchen offers inviting southern light.

  • The dining room displays one-of-a-kind artwork.

    The dining room displays one-of-a-kind artwork.

  • A beautiful side table with adorning art.

    A beautiful side table with adorning art.

  • A view looking from the living room into the dining room.

    A view looking from the living room into the dining room.

  • The entertainment room is a space for music and visual arts lovers.

    The entertainment room is a space for music and visual arts lovers.

  • Cookouts? Cocktails after a hard day of play? Let's head for the south deck!

    Cookouts? Cocktails after a hard day of play? Let's head for the south deck!

  • Yes, we have winter here in St Paul. However,  your house is cozy warm!

    Yes, we have winter here in St Paul. However, your house is cozy warm!

  • Our guest house is an extraordinary ordinary house. Clean, cozy, and competent!

    Our guest house is an extraordinary ordinary house. Clean, cozy, and competent!

  • Morning light pours into the East bedroom.

    Morning light pours into the East bedroom.

  • Custom furniture, cozy sitting areas, dedicated internet, large closets—perfect!

    Custom furniture, cozy sitting areas, dedicated internet, large closets—perfect!

  • The kitchen and breakfast nook provide a very homey-feel.

    The kitchen and breakfast nook provide a very homey-feel.

  • The kitchen comes equipped with everything needed for a home-cooked meal.

    The kitchen comes equipped with everything needed for a home-cooked meal.

  • Grab a pair of house slippers off the side door to keep your feet toasty.

    Grab a pair of house slippers off the side door to keep your feet toasty.

  • A closer view of the dining room artwork.

    A closer view of the dining room artwork.

  • A large-screen tv with surround sound in the living room.

    A large-screen tv with surround sound in the living room.

  • A 1/2 bath on the first floor saves a trip upstairs.

    A 1/2 bath on the first floor saves a trip upstairs.

  • The porch—a great place for a cocktail.

    The porch—a great place for a cocktail.

  • Ahh, the backyard. Feel free to run laps, or relax in the grass and enjoy.

    Ahh, the backyard. Feel free to run laps, or relax in the grass and enjoy.

  • 'Moonrise over St Paul'—a beautiful summer view of your home!

    'Moonrise over St Paul'—a beautiful summer view of your home!

  • An onsite photo studio for family photos, LinkedIn headshots, or happy couples!

    An onsite photo studio for family photos, LinkedIn headshots, or happy couples!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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