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Charming 4 BR 2 BA home in Quiet Merriam Park Neighborhood, Near Colleges

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,364 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Great home for family or business team stays. Close to light rail and colleges.


Less than a mile away are St. Thomas, Macalester and Concordia colleges, and in less than 3 miles are Hamline, the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota, and St. Catherine University. The Minnesota State Fairgrounds, hosting one of the best state fairs in the United States (1st place in USA Today 2015 Reader's Choice Award) , is just 2.5 miles away. Via the light rail, which is a short 4 block walk from this home, you have access all of the major sports, concert and special event stadiums the Twin Cities have to offer--US Bank Stadium (Vikings), Target Field (Twins), Xcel Center (Wild), Target Center (Timberwolves), TCF Stadium or Marinucci Arena or Williams Arena (Gophers). Starbucks is at the end of the block, and within 4 blocks, on "happening" Selby Avenue, is Whole Foods, O'Gara's and many great restaurants, bars and shops. If you prefer to navigate by vehicle, you are just 1 ½ blocks to Interstate 94, which will carry you east or west between Minneapolis and St. Paul.

THE HOME: This home was fully remodeled by licensed contractors in the Fall of 2016. Beautifully refinished wood floors and period woodwork, including the original built-in buffet and open stairs, retain the character of this 1919 home, while the new kitchen (new cabinets, new appliances, granite counters) and updated bathrooms provide classy comfort for your stay. The open concept living/dining/kitchen provides a nice atmosphere to entertain guests or watch the kids. The master bedroom on the first floor includes a full on-suite bathroom. Upstairs you will find 3 additional bedrooms and another full bathroom. No cold feet in this Minnesota home--both bathrooms have heated tile floors! All of the mattresses (3 queen and 2 twin) are new with high quality pillow tops, ready to provide a good night's sleep for up to 8 guests. Enjoy morning coffee or evening refreshments on the cozy enclosed front porch. Furnishings are new, with a few vintage pieces added. Free laundry on site. Newly paved off-street parking behind the home.


New stainless steel appliances include a large refrigerator with ice and water dispenser on the exterior of the door, gas stove, dishwasher, and built-in microwave. The kitchen is fully stocked with coffee maker, tea kettle, blender, can opener, other small appliances, pots and pans, dishes, glassware, utensils, linens--you need only bring the food and drinks.

Linens for the bedrooms and bathrooms are provided.

Wall-mounted flat screen TVs are in the living room, the master bedroom, and in two of the bedrooms. Cable is included.


The standard rate applies to stays of two nights. We provide a discount on weekly and monthly stays, which will be automatically calculated into your quote.

FEES: Each stay will be charged a cleaning fee. The home will be cleaned and all linens washed and changed once after each stay. For stays greater than a week, additional cleaning services can be arranged for you at your cost.

More Details

Nancy Tuttle
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Nancy Tuttle

For many years, my husband and I have rented vacation rental homes, on our annual cross-country ventures with the kids, and several times for adult getaways. We enjoyed have the extra space and comfort of home, while being able to enjoy home-cooked meals, play games, or just hang out comfortably together. We've held vacation time share property for more than twenty years. After a long corporate career, I obtained my real estate license and have been specializing in property management and real estate investments using 401K retirement funds. (If you are interested in how to do this, give me a call.) I am partnered with Grand Realty Property Management, so rest assured, we can address any issue that comes up during your stay in a professional manner.

Nancy Tuttle purchased this house in 2016

Why Nancy Tuttle chose Merriam Park

This property is located in a quiet neighborhood, yet so very close to many restaurants and bars (O'Gara's, Starbucks, Neighborhood Cafe, etc.) and just a couple of blocks from Whole Foods, Starbucks, cafes, shopping etc. It is centrally located to the St. Paul colleges, so it is handy for families visiting students. And for those venturing to concerts, sporting events, or other activities in either downtown, metro-transit (bus or light rail) is very close, and the entrance to I-94 is literally a block and ½ away. It's the perfect spot to experience the area, while feeling quite at home.

What makes this house unique

Off-street parking is desirable, and we have plenty--we paved a lot off the back alley that will comfortably accommodate 4 vehicles. While this is necessary in the event of a snow emergency in the winter (when the streets need to be plowed), it is also truly a convenience if the street parking gets limited. If you have any questions, call me at 507-837-9225.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Merriam Park around the Union Park

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1364 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The $500 security deposit is not refundable in the event of a cancellation. At 30+ days, refundability of the balance is 100%, and at 14-29 days, 50%.
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1st Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On-suite, heated floors
    Bathroom 2nd Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Heated floor
  • Bathroom floors are heated! Both baths are full baths. All towels are new. Body wash, shampoo and conditioner provided. Toilet paper and facial tissue provided. A hair dryer is provided for each bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1st Floor, TV, on-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2nd floor, TV, shared bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2nd floor, shared bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 2nd floor, bunked twin beds, shared bathroom
  • All new pillow-top mattresses and bedding; lots of extra blankets. The twin beds in bedroom 4 are bunk beds that accommodate children to small adults. Closets in each bedroom. There are alarm clocks in 2 of the bedrooms. Window air conditioners in each bedroom, during summer months.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Baby gate to block off stairs is provided.


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Charming 4 BR 2 BA home in Quiet Merriam Park Neighborhood, Near Colleges
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Nice house, convenient location

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house for a family vacation. The house is great — clean, comfortable and well-stocked — and the owner is very responsive. We really enjoyed our time in St Paul!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Iowa City, IA

Clean, conveniently located.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house for a family reunion. The pictures are accurate, and the space is very clean. There is not central air, but there are AC units in each bedroom, and in the main living space. The bedroom AC units were needed, as there is not much cross-ventilation due to the units. The house is centrally located and parking in back was ample. The children loved the park down the street, which was easy to walk to. The rental manager was accessible and quick to respond to questions. It was another good VBRO stay.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Charming house!

  • 5 of 5

This house offered us everything that we needed for our staycation!

Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Great space for family visit to St. Paul

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely redone house with good amount of space for our group (two couples and three young adults). Communication with Nancy was great! Washer and dryer were very helpful and air conditioning was a blessing in the heat of summer. House is in good shape and well kept. Location is great.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house. Great location. Nancy was great to work with and communicate with.

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for our family get together. There were seven of us and more than enough room. The location couldn’t be more perfect. Highly recommend this house if you’re looking for a place in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property located close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We came to Minnesota to attend back to the 50's car show. The home was terrific, and centrally located. I would recommend it as a really good option for travels to Minneapolis/St Paul.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
MSP - Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Snelling Avenue Station
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Interstate 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Take a walk to the end of the block, to get your mojo on at Starbucks. Or walk a few more blocks to the coffee bar or juice bar at Whole Foods, which opened in 2016. Great food is found at Whole Foods, which is complete with a bar/restaurant, or across the street at O'Gara's or the Neighborhood Cafe.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £102.56
Refundable Damage Deposit £379.85

Rates are subject to change until payment is received in full. This is absolutely a NO SMOKING PROPERTY--no smoking inside the home or outside the home! If evidence of smoking is found in any form (i.e. the smell of smoke, butts in the lawn, etc.), the entire security deposit will be retained by the owner.

 A NON-REFUNDABLE RESERVATION DEPOSIT of $500 applies to all reservations. Under no circumstances will the Service Fee charged by the booking platform or the reservation deposit be refunded. Except as provided for monthly rentals in the following paragraph:
• Cancellations that are made more than thirty (30) days prior to the arrival date incur a cancellation fee equal to the reservation deposit.
• Cancellations made more than (14) days and up to thirty (30) days prior to arrival will forfeit the reservation deposit and fifty percent (50%) of the rental and cleaning fees.
• Cancellations made fourteen (14) days or less prior to the arrival date will forfeit the reservation deposit and one hundred percent (100%) of the rental and cleaning fees.

 Monthly renters must cancel or change a check-in date in writing at least one hundred twenty (120) days prior to check-in. Monthly renters who make a change that results in a shortened stay must make such change in writing at least ninety (90) days prior to the original check-out date.

 Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of the reservation deposit and one hundred percent (100%) of the rental and cleaning fees, and the reserving party will not be permitted to check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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