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PANORAMIC WATERFRONT VIEW NEAR STILLWATER MINNESOTA IN ST CROIX RIVER VALLEY

Shirley

Advertiser since: 2013
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People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Shirley

Advertiser since: 2013
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Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2014
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PANORAMIC WATERFRONT VIEW NEAR STILLWATER MINNESOTA IN ST CROIX RIVER VALLEY

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Stillwater - Pine View Retreat

Great location to enjoy outdoor sports/activities, historic towns, and wildlife

NOTE: THIS VACATION RENTAL HAS A NO-SMOKING RESTRICTION ON THE ENTIRE PROPERTY. For health and safety reasons there are NO exceptions.

***Cats and dogs have lived in the house in the past, and we occasionally have a guest bring their dog. We can't guarantee there isn't any pet fur in the house, it's a 99% possibility there isn't any. Rooms are deep cleaned before and after each guest.

Individual sleeping accommodations for 6 adults. Maximum: 8 guests or more if some of the guests are children.

The 1,800 sq. ft. house has:

-- an open floor plan, with waterfront views from over-sized windows

-- island kitchen with ceramic-top range/oven and adjacent dining area with an oak table that seats six comfortably

-- spacious living area with gas fire place, a sofa and love seat with over-sized ottoman.

-- full bathroom with tub/shower with medicine and vanity cabinet storage on main floor.

-- full bathroom with jacuzzi tub/shower on 2nd floor.(available after October 15th).

-- spacious 3-season enclosed porch with an exercise treadmill, table for playing cards, games or puzzles

SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS:

-- Queen posture-pedic mattress in the main floor master bedroom (Two large armoires for storage and walk-in closet spacious enough to accommodate a portable crib).

-- Full platform bed in bedroom with a treetop view on main floor. Spacious closet with multiple shelves for storage.

-- Upstairs: Single twin bed and a queen-size, self-inflating air mattress in second bedroom.

-- Upstairs: Full mattress and a single twin in the master bedroom suite.

MAXIMUM number of guests is 8 (or more if children are included). .

Check-in time is 12:00 p.m.; Check-out time is 2:00 p.m.

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Basic amenities included:

- Bath towels, bathing soap and shampoo, hair dryer, toilet paper

- Guest bathrobes (for 1 to 4 guests), bedding and linens

- Gas fireplace in living room

- Ceiling fans in bedrooms, porch and living room

- Central air and heating

- Iron & board

- Kitchen has Coffee maker (inc. coffee & filters), microwave, toaster, ice maker, frying pans, saucepans, utensils, cookie sheets, muffin and bread pan, large crockpot, mixer, waffle iron, dinnerware and silverware, paper towels, plastic glasses, some basic cooking ingredients (herbs, spices, vanilla, ketchup, mustard, vegetable and olive oil), basic pantry supplies for baking (flour, sugar, baking powder and soda); and miscellaneous 'just in case' items: pasta, spaghetti sauce, soup, oatmeal, etc.

No telephone or internet service. Cell phone available for guests if needed.

32' HD television, DVD player, music and DVD library, playing cards, cribbage board, dominoes, books ranging in interest from infant to adult, exercise treadmill.

During your stay on our property:

• Enjoy morning coffee or sip a glass of wind in the evening while taking in the hilltop view

• Enjoy a bonfire gazing at the brilliant nighttime sky and listening to the sounds of nature

• Hike on trails leading to our waterfront

• Due to several summers of drought, cattails have overgrown the shoreline prohibiting fishing from the dock. Swimming isn't recommended as the lake is on the migration path for geese.

• Private grassy area along the waterfront for a picnic.

• Enjoy plenty of solitude and privacy on three-heavily wooded acres located in St Croix County, Wisconsin

35 minutes from the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, 30-minute commute to St. Paul and 12 miles to Stillwater, Minnesota or Osceola, Wisconsin, 15 miles to Hudson.

Year-round activities to suite anyone's interests are within 20 minutes in any direction including.

• Fish for trout or enjoy a picnic on the beautiful grounds at a local trout farm

• Ride a historic train

• Visit an outdoor sculpture garden or historic architectural landmarks

• Take a river cruise surrounded by cliffs on the Upper St. Croix River

• Enjoy a river cruise or romantic gondola ride in Stillwater

• Ride a trolley and tour historic Stillwater

• Spend an afternoon tasting samples at local vineyards, breweries, or distilleries

• Enjoy a unique shopping experience in several historic towns

• Spend an afternoon hiking, biking, canoeing or kayaking in the stunning River valley

• Explore cliffs of Interstate Park

• Golf at several courses within a 15-minute drive

• Enjoy an evening attending a theater production concert in Hudson, St. Croix Falls, Stillwater.

Local services nearby: grocery, natural food products, library, medical clinic, hospital, dentist, ATM/Bank, laundromat, massage therapist, health/beauty spa, recreation centers (including indoor swimming).

Ski resorts: Trollhagen, Wild Mountain, Afton Alps

Golf courses: Bristol Ridge 18-Hole Championship course, St. Croix National. New Richmond Golf Club, Krooked Kreek.

State Parks: Afton, Interstate, Kinnickinnic, Willow River

Activities: antique shops, art galleries, bowling, brewery and winery tours, casino, cinemas, flea market, live theater, museums, scenic drives, scenic river tours, sightseeing, specialty shopping, spa, stock car racing, swimming park, swimming pools, wild life viewing, yoga classes.

Sports and adventure activities: biking, boating, canoeing, cycling, fishing, golfing, hiking, hot air ballooning, horseback riding, ice skating (indoor & out), kayaking, mountain biking, motorcycling, rafting, rock climbing, sailing, snorkeling/diving, tennis, water skiing and tubing. Cross-country and downhill skiing, ice fishing, hiking, sledding, snowboarding, snow shoeing, snow tubing.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Shirley (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2014

About Shirley

We are retired, empty-nesters not ready to leave this beautiful property. My husband and I grew up in the Minneapolis-St Paul area. We are experienced vacation rental travelers, and enjoy sailing, fishing, golfing, motorcycling, hiking, and the arts: theater, musicals, photography, museums.

Shirley purchased this house in 1997

Why Shirley chose Stillwater

We wanted to enjoy the best of rural living (privacy, solitude, a variety of birds and wildlife, wide-open spaces and heavily-wooded areas) with an easy commute to Minneapolis-St. Paul to enjoy everything city-living has to offer and the Mpls.-St. Paul airport.

Being close to Sillwater, Minnesota, a town I visited often before moving here, has so much to offer: a beautiful waterfront, historic architecture, unique shops and restaurants was a bonus.

What makes this house unique

Our home is well-built and maintained. Plush, deep carpeting in living/dining room. Wood floors in the 3-season porch and 3rd bedroom upstairs.

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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Panoramic waterfront view near Stillwater Minnesota in St Croix River Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Stillwater Minnesota
Cadott, WI
5

BEAUTIFUL SETTING - VERY COZY HOME

  • 5 out of 5
My two girlfriends and I stayed here for two nights for a girl’s weekend. The setting is so peaceful and the home is very roomy and cozy. We really enjoyed each having our own bedrooms and the beds were very comfortable. Having two bathrooms is a huge plus. The home is in a great location. We visited Stillwater, New Richmond and Willow River State Park, which are all just minutes away. We enjoyed walking around the property and sitting on the deck with the beautiful view of the lake. We had a beautiful gray cat who visited us who loved attention and as we all are cat owners we enjoyed given it to him. Shirley it was nice to meet you and you were so helpful with offering information about the area. You really have the home stocked with just about anything you might have forgotten to pack. We loved our stayed and would definitely stay again if we are in the area.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As the afternoon sky became overcast the afternoon you arrived, I was hoping the weather would change overnight. And it did! Knowing you definitely wanted to spend time hiking, I was very pleased there were two days of brilliant sunshine for you to enjoy being outdoors. Thanks so much for renting our home. You were ideal guests and hope you decide to return in the future for your annual fall get-together.
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Stillwater Minnesota
5

Even better than it looks!

  • 5 out of 5
Place was very clean and secluded. Host was super organized and had everything nicely laid out for us. Will stay here again if ever in the area, and maybe even if I am not in the area... it was that good!
  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your excellent review. Thanks!
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Stillwater Minnesota
Buellton, CA
5

Wonderful Location-Rural Views with City Amenities

  • 5 out of 5
Our family has history with Stillwater MN. So this was a prime location for our weeks stay. Located near the St. Croix river we took advantage for fishing, scenic paddle wheel tours, and old town shopping and wine tasting. Close enough to St.Paul and Twin cities for a Cher concert as well. House has everything for a very comfortable stay and in relaxing - winding down while there. The host was very attentive and wanted to make sure that you were well taken care of. She had prepared many references for those that may be unfamiliar to the region as well. A delightful Say ... Jan & Whit Skaling
  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We absolutely enjoyed having you and Jan as our guests. Also delighted that you absolutely made the most of your vacation while you were here. After you suggested having a garlic press available, I've searched locally with no luck. Will be heading to Stillwater to get one, which I'm also in need of to prepare a dish called "Drunken Noodles": Italian sausage, peppers, white wine, Italian seasoning, garlic and wide noodles.
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Minneapolis
5

Perfect for a quiet and cozy getaway!

  • 5 out of 5
We very much enjoyed our stay at Pineview retreat.  The owner was very helpful and communicative, and the property is well taken care of, clean, and comfortable.  There is a great deck and also a fire pit for bonfires.  Thanks for the great stay!  
  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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5

Above and Beyond

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed here because my son had state power lifting in Osceola and staying at the house was cheaper then renting a hotel for five people. It also saved us money by being able to cook at the house rather then going out to eat. The house had everything you could manage, even things we forgot (Butter and a Toothbrush). There was a basket of panda cookies (my kids favorite) and granola bars on the table. Not only was the house equipped with the necessities but items you would not expect (Shampoo, soap, food, sleds, snow pants, etc). My children loved the house and would like to go back when it is nicer out and they can enjoy the pond out back with an amazing view. My daughter had a blast sledding down the hill in the back yard and playing with the neighbor dog Morgan. There was plenty of room for all of us plus. The house is in the country with a great big yard, but has a number of things to do with in an hour or less. On Saturday we took the day and went to The Mall of America which was under an hour drive. Shirley the owner was amazing and very helpful. I would recommend a stay here for anyone. Thank you Shirley for sharing your home with us.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. I've already included in our guest scrapbook the page your family made before you headed home to share with other guests about your stay. Seeing how creative you were, you've given me the idea to have a basket of scrapbook materials handy for future guests to create their own page about their stay.

Vacation rentals that had something special and totally unexpected that made me feel more like being at home instead of just a place to sleep and eat were the places where memories were made for me. I'm happy to do the same for our guests.
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5

Absolutely perfect winter getaway weekend!

  • 5 out of 5
We used this rental for an annual "girls' getaway weekend", which included six women total. From the very beginning, it was clear that this was not your typical VRBO. Shirley is extremely organized and detail-oriented, which was clear in every email message. She responded quickly (sometimes in less than an hour) whenever I had any questions and offered many great suggestions for eating and activities out. Upon arriving (on Valentine's Day), we were surprised with six roses and some cherry heart treats on the dining room table. There were also Valentine's Day towels in the kitchen and bathroom. Such a lovely touch! The view from the living room was breathtaking with the woods and a lake/pond right out the door. Some in our group snowshoed and cross-country skied on the lake and had an amazing time. We visited with the neighbor who owned the ice rink and welcomed us to use that too. He was shoveling it off after a fresh snow. The kitchen was well-stocked with items that the owner invited us to use. This came in handy when we realized we had forgotten an onion and found one in the pantry! Rather than charging a cleaning fee, Shirley asked us to contribute to some of the cleaning before we left. This was very minimal, and things we likely would have done anyway. Her detailed directions about what she wanted done were very helpful. For a group of six people, the only thing we agreed we might look for in the future is a second bathroom. However, that isn't anything wrong with this property. It's just something to consider if you have a large group of adults. We were unanimous in deciding that the single bathroom would not deter any future visits. We'll likely be back next year! I have generally had good experiences with VRBO properties, but this one definitely takes the prize. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway weekend with family and friends, I highly recommend this place! Shirley's attention to detail and friendliness made me care about the house as much as if it was my own. She should be named "rock star" of VRBO!
  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Lisa, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review. We would be thrilled to have your group back. You were excellent guests!
Next year when you return, the full bathroom and master bedroom upstairs will be available, and the twin bed upstairs will be replaced with a queen.

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Minneapolis-St Paul Airport
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Trollhaugen
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday house in Stillwater, Minnesota

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March-June 2015
1 Mar 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
2 night minimum stay
$335
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July-October 2015
1 Jul 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
$385
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$175
 
 
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2 night minimum stay
$285
for 2 nights
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Laundry fee $35
Notes Standard rate is for 2 people plus $35 laundry fee. Additional guests are $25/per person per night. For 5+ guests add a $50 cleaning fee. $50 Pet Fee for 1 Dog. Maximum number of guests: 8.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Stillwater in Minnesota

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On main floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , On 2nd floor in master bedroom suite
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , in master bedroom on main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , platform bed in smaller bedroom on main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , deluxe self-inflating mattress and twin bed upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Spacious master bedroom upstairs with full bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
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