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Marine on St Croix Retreat Unit 5

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bright 1 Bedroom getaway in heart of St Croix National Scenic Riverway

Marine School-house Garden Cottage apartment unit converted to VRBO. This bright 1 bedroom/1 bath second story apartment (with additional sleeping on a queen-sized hide-a-bed couch) has an up in the air, birds nest feel, as it overlooks the cobblestone court surrounded by woods and nature below. Walk to the historic General Store, Brookside Bar and Grill, Village Scoop ice cream (summer), St. Croix Chocolate Company, Stonehouse Museum (summer), local Lutheran Church, or bring your bike to ride some of the Saint Croix Valley's scenic roads and trails. In summer, bring your kids to a really great beach on Square Lake (just minutes away), to any of the river accesses to explore cliffs and river along the St. Croix. Or, bring your kayak or canoe to check out the beautiful river (access just below the General Store, William O'brien State Park, and many other places along the river). On weekends in summer, enjoy live music at the Brookside Bar and Grill (very short walk, see their website), visit Stillwater for antiques, riverfront parks, and additional restaurants (10 minute drive south). To the north check out the Gammelgarden Museum in Scandia (see website), Franconia Sculpture Park (see website), or try the zip line at Trollhaugen Aerial Adventure Park (northeast on Wisconsin side of river). During winter, cross country ski William O'brien Park's trails, venture to Trollhaugen Ski Area (17 miles) for tubing, snow boarding and skiing, or head ten minutes south to Stillwater for shopping and antiquing, great wine (Domacin Wine Bar), food (take your pick of many unique restaurants), or locally brewed beer (Liftbridge Brewery).

David and Robin
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About David and Robin

We are locals in the community and have made this wonderful apartment unit available to people in search of a place to relax, explore, bike, hike, ski, shop, or visit in the scenic Saint Croix River Valley.

Why David and Robin chose Marine on St. Croix

Located in the heart of the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, there is much to explore and do in every direction.

What makes this apartment unique

Short walk to local food and entertainment, short drive to everything else. Village has a New Hampshire meets Mayberry feel to it.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Marine on St. Croix in Washington County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen sized bed in bedroom, Queen sized hide-a-bed in living room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming


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Marine on St Croix Retreat Unit 5
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
Phoenix, AZ

Wonderful getaway in a cute place in a lovely town :)

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay :) The wine that was included was quite a nice bonus!

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marine on St. Croix, MN

Perfect for overflow family

  • 5 of 5

Great place with wonderful owners. Quiet and comfortable with lots of goodies.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chililwack, BC Canada

Exactly what we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home after spending 5 days here and it was lovely! It was clean, well decorated and quiet. Yes, that bathroom is a little rough, but it did its job and it was clean! When we came in the AC was on, there was a bottle of wine and the electric candles were flickering. It was such a nice environment to come into after driving for nearly 3 days. It's far enough from everything to see the stars and hear the cicadas (a new thing for us) and close enough to everything to entertain the kids. I would gladly stay here again. Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A week to de-stress!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a darling place with so much character, and a wonderful friendly community. Dave and Robin are awesome, and so accommodating, too! I came here by myself to get some focused work done outside the office and was thrilled with the experience. Some great walking down to the river and up the hills into old Marine -- loved the church bells at noon and the curfew whistle at 9 pm. The Marine General Store truly has everything you could need from organic buffalo to a swell deli, the library was great fun, the fish fry at the Brookside was terrific -- and yes, the special touches Dave and Robin bring make it perfect -- I didn't get into my car for 5 days and it had cobwebs on it when I got back in -- what could be better??

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Wa

We rode bikes and hiked near by trails

  • 5 of 5

We came out to area for a couple days to ride bikes and hike the trails at O'brien State Park. We have stayed here several times before, in other units, and thought we would try this one as something different. We liked the bright and comfortable feel of it and slept well while there, but found carrying our bikes up and down the stairs each day a bit of an inconvenience -- not the end of the world but worth noting for people bringing bikes or ski equipment. We would happily stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN, USA

Perfect Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfectly appointed unit in quaint Marine on St. Croix. Truly, everything you could possibly need (and more) is at your disposal. We arrived to a warm welcome from the owner along with some surprise touches that were far beyond what I'd ever experienced when renting a property. This is a perfect place to recharge and rest after enjoying the area recreation and sites. It's within walking distance to the local Brookside restaurant and bar and the Marine General Store - not to mention the beautiful St. Croix River. And if you can't completely "unplug" - there is free WIFI.

Thanks for an awesome stay while we were in town for a wedding!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Brookside Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Stillwater (4 courses), Forest Lake
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Marine Cafe
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
St Croix River access .2 or 6 miles to Square Lake

Also visit: Gammelgarden Swedish Museum (Scandia), Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway(ride the historic train from Osceola to Marine and back), Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours, Franconia Sculpture Park (short drive north on 95), Stonehouse Museum (in Marine), William O'Brien State Park (north edge of Marine), Andiamo Enterprise (scenic riverboat tours daily in Stillwater), Marine Mill Site (in village), Square Lake Park (6 miles, great sandy summer swim beach for kids), Trollhaugen Aerial Adventure Park (zip lining in summer and ski area in winter)


Prices & Availability

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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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