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Location! Historic & Happening Grand and Summit Avenues-Just Steps Away...

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Summit Hill - Lincoln Avenue Vacation Home

Spacious and stylish, well-located two bedroom, w/ two updated baths + kitchen

** Contact Elizabeth Day directly for best rates at 612-790-6022 or eday@centurylink.net

Holiday Season 2016 just opened up-call soon to reserve your stay-longer stays preferred. Call for rates.! (9-9-2016)

Welcome to your home away from home! This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Summit Hill property is in an owner-occupied two+story side x side true duplex with private/separate entrances. The apartment has two finished floors and it's own basement space with private laundry for your use. You'll love the furnished front screened-in porch, natural woodwork, hardwood floors and the light and bright, elegant rooms. The main floor features a large, comfy living room with a 4K Ultra HD TV, a formal dining room, a stylish half-bath, a butler's pantry and a spacious, updated, eat-in cook's kitchen featuring newer appliances and granite counter tops. Upstairs there are two bedrooms: the spacious master bedroom features a king-sized pillow-top mattress, a large closet, dresser and bedside tables with reading lamps; the second bedroom has a queen-sized-bed pillow-top mattress, a dresser and reading lamps. Also on the second floor is the newly renovated bathroom with a walk-in tile shower with high-end fixtures (dual shower heads: rain and hand-held), a heated tile floor and a wall mounted heated towel rack/radiator. (Stairway chair-lift available if you need a boost to the second floor.) The convenient and bright laundry room is located in the basement with complimentary use of the washer and dryer for our guests. There is ample on-street parking in front of the building. Central air and hot water heat-the best of both worlds.

We are one block from Grand Avenue and two blocks from Summit Avenue!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Elizabeth and Rudolf
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch, japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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About Elizabeth and Rudolf

We've loved and restored this unique duplex over many years. Elizabeth's a Minneapolis native but a St. Paul convert. Rudolf who hails from the Netherlands, loves the city of St. Paul especially its topography with many hills and vistas. It's a great city for walking and exploring.

Elizabeth and Rudolf purchased this apartment in 1995

Why Elizabeth and Rudolf chose Minnesota

As avid travelers, we love well-appointed, clean and comfortable hotels and vacation rentals. We hope you'll love ours too! It's well located one block off of Grand Avenue in the heart of the Summit Hill neighborhood of St. Paul. It's walking or biking distance to a multitude of unique restaurants and shops and less than 10 minutes to downtown St. Paul.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, location, location! Besides that, our guests have loved the peacefulness of the space. Our wall colors were professionally chosen to create a serene environment. From the separate, private entrance with the screened-in front porch to the light-filled, spacious rooms, updated kitchen and baths, we invite you to make this your next home away from home when in the Twin Cities.


based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

Location! Historic & Happening Grand and Summit Avenues-Just Steps Away...
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Elizabeth couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. The house is beautiful and in the perfect location. Extremely clean, has everything you need, and more.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks so much for your nice review. Hope to see you on your next visit to St. Paul.
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Palm Springs, CA

Elizabeth is a wonderful host and the house is like coming home.

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could possibly need has been thought of. The house was spotless and perfectly appointed. Can't think of a thing we would change.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much!! It's easy when you have awesome guests! We look forward to welcoming you back next time.
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Coppell, Texas

Great House

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter was graduating from Hamline and we decided to rent a house instead of multiple hotel rooms. The location is close to several of the colleges in the area. The house is close to shopping and restaurants in the Summit Ave and Grand Ave area. You can't go wrong here. The house is very nice and Elizabeth, the owner, was really helpful.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review! It was a pleasure having you and your family stay at our vacation rental. We hope to see you back on your next trip to St. Paul!
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Restful, inviting, nostalgic.

  • 5 of 5

At one time, we planned the typical hotel room. But then, we considered VRBO and what a difference it made to our weekend. We had a living room to visit and a kitchen for morning coffee. We were close to the activities in the city, but in our own restful home-away-from home in just minutes. The home was clean, updated, roomy, and quiet. What a delightful place to pause, to renew, to commune. Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We're so pleased you had such a nice experience and hope you'll stay again next time you're in St. Paul! Elizabeth & Rudolf
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southwestern Kansas

Absolutely perfect home-away-from-home

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful home with lovely, historic character. From the front door to the back yard and everything in between, it was comfort all the way. It has everything you need to make yourself at home for a weekend or a week, or more. The owners have provided careful instructions, and are incredibly responsive if needed. The beds were comfy, with good-sized rooms, and the bathroom upstairs is amazing. There are many amenities within walking distance, but parking is plentiful so no need to hoof it!

The only drawback about this property is that it will make you want to move to St. Paul immediately.

Often, the properties don't exactly match up to the photos and the hype. I can honestly say that this property is everything you see pictured, and more. Thank you so much to Elizabeth and Rudolf for welcoming us into your home.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melinda, thank you very much! We were super happy to have you stay at our place and look forward to your next visit to St. Paul! Have a fantastic summer.
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Gracious, quiet, and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, idyllic, and tranquil. The home is beautifully yet comfortably furnished. The beds were unusually comfortable as well. The owners provided caring and friendly service, without being intrusive. We intend to stay again on our next trip to St. Paul!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We look forward to having you stay again during your next visit to St. Paul. Have a wonderful summer!
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W.A. Frost & Company
Cafe Latte
Chez Arnaud French Bakery
Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul International (MSP)
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Highland National Golf Course
Nearest Train
4.4 Miles
Amtrack -Union Depot Station
Car: not necessary

Welcome to St. Paul! Voted by USA Today as the 'Best Romantic North American Getaway for 2014', you will love exploring our romantic capital city from your perfectly located vacation home. We're located in Summit Hill, a cozy, walkable neighborhood of beautiful historic homes, colleges, restaurants and unique shopping. Your vacation rental is on a picturesque cul-de-sac but just one block off of bustling Grand Avenue, home to many of the best shopping and dining establishments St. Paul has to offer. You can easily spend your time wandering the immediate neighborhood with its shops, restaurants and historic homes but we're also conveniently located close to downtown St. Paul which is a ten minute bus ride or five minutes by car. (It's also a great walking or biking destination: it's down hill but you can always catch the bus to get back home!) Downtown St. Paul is situated on the Mississippi River and has many beautiful historic areas and also great dining,entertainment and a year round Farmer's Market. In the summer months, you can take a tour of the Mississippi on a paddle boat. In the winter, partake in the Winter Carnival's many events or go ice skating outside at Landmark Center. The Xcel Center (Home of the Wild hockey team and concerts) the Landmark Center, the Ordway (Home of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Minnesota Opera) are all located downtown. We're also close to many colleges: Macalester, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Thomas, St. Catherine's, Hamline and Concordia are all within a ten minute drive. The University of Minnesota campuses are also easy to get to either via the scenic river road or via the freeway. Freeway access is equally easy: we are 1.5 miles to Interstate 94 and less than a mile to 35E. Our new light rail line running between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul is close by. There is a bike rental kiosk one block away in front of our closest supermarket, Kowalski's. If you'd like to explore our twin city, Minneapolis, it's also a short drive or bike ride away where you will find more great shopping, the Walker Art Center, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Twins Stadium. The Mall of America is a short 15 minute drive with free parking. We're also close to golf courses, public tennis courts, parks and lakes. Of course, we're also a fantastic stop before or after heading up north to cabin country or the BWCA!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Summit Hill, Minnesota

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Holiday 2016
18 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £245
Cleaning Fee £78 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.63%

*Contact Elizabeth Day first for best rates @ 612-790-6022 or eday@centurylink.net*

Check-In Time is 4pm and Check-Out Time is 11am.
Damage deposit is 100% refundable if no damage is found. Damage deposits and cleaning fees may vary depending on length of stay.
Standard occupancy for 2 guests is for one bedroom. There may be an additional set-up/use charge or daily charge depending on occupancy, for 2nd bedroom.
This is a quiet, strictly non-smoking unit. No large parties or gatherings permitted without prior consent.
Rates are subject to change without notice until a reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Summit Hill, USA

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Newly updated, walk-in shower with heated tile floor.
    Bathroom 2 - Stylish, conveniently located main-floor powder room.
  • There is a newly renovated walk-in shower adjacent to the bedrooms on the second floor. The first floor features a stylish half-bath off of the butler's pantry. Both bathrooms feature comfort height Toto toilets. There's a hair dryer for your convenience.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , New: a comfy, king-size pillow-top mattress for the master.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Features a comfy, queen-size pillow-top mattress.
  • Bedrooms are located on the second floor. (Chair lift on stairs if needed.) One bedroom has a king-size bed and the other a queen-size bed, both have reading lights on each side. Professionally laundered, high quality linens. Down alternative comforters for the cooler months. Plenty of pillows and extra blankets too. We have an iron and ironing board too.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
House cleaning and laundry service available for guests upon request.

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