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We were planning travel to the Twin Cities from here in Southern California to attend our daughter’s graduation from Nursing School. It was also our opportunity to meet with her long-time boyfriend's (now fiance) family for the first time. So we knew we wanted a place where we could both stay comfortably as well host a little family time. This was my first time booking with a VRBO. I’m so glad I did.
We booked our stay with Jeff and Deana in St. Paul and it was just perfect for us. Their place is clean, very comfortable, fully equipped, and had plenty of space for us to host game-night with our future family! We particularly liked the ability to do a bit of our own cooking since most of us are vegan or vegetarian. The kitchen is equipped with everything needed to stay at "home" for several meals. Not to mention milk, juice, and the fresh fruit preserves and eggs that Deana provided. Laundry machines with all the necessary detergents etc. was a real bonus; it’s nice not having to pack as many clothes or travel with dirty laundry! The house was even decorated for Christmas!
DeAnna and Jeff took very good care of us - checking in to make sure we had everything we needed, and even blowing the snow off of our car when we got a dusting! DeAnna even gave Christmas gifts to my daughter’s fiance’s girls. Truely, above and beyond!! Honestly, it’s like staying with friends who want to make sure you enjoy your time there.
The location worked well for us, too. Close to lots of local dining and shopping options, and about 15 to 20 minutes from the downtown areas. There is also a very nice trail just steps away from the house; the Furness Parkway Trail is tree-lined and paved - with park benches along the way. It was a perfect location to take a few outdoor family photos! Just a beautiful bit of nature in the city.
We’ll stay with DeAnna and Jeff next time we’re in St. Paul - no question! :)
We had a wonderful stay here. It is a beautiful home with plenty of common space to gather with friends and family. The kitchen is well-appointed and open to the great room. The home was very clean and inviting. It is quite close to St. Paul yet tucked away on a quiet street with the Mississippi River right out back. We enjoyed watching the bald eagles and the gorgeous sunrises out the large picture windows. Nancy was very friendly and easy to communicate with. We could not have found a more perfect place for our family to meet and enjoy each other’s company.