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Mansion on Irvine Park, over 5,000 ft of extraordinary space

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this West Seventh holiday house

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 full & 2 half Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Located on beautiful Irvine Park, the 1889 Ohage mansion is a couple of blocks from the Xcel Center, the Mississippi River, and downtown Saint Paul. This is the place for families, wedding guests, groups of friends, book lovers, foodies, writers, or any type of group!

Leave your car in the driveway and stroll to the X, the Ordway, the Fitzgerald, the Science Museum, The Children's Museum and other venues. Fine and casual dining and the river walk are minutes away.

The mansion has two parlors, a dining room that seats 10, a large kitchen with a commercial stove, a basement bar with pool table, bubble hockey, pinball, and a 50' plasma TV. There are four+ bedrooms. Two bedrooms have queen beds and share a full bath. The third bedroom is a suite with a queen bed in one room and a twin/daybed in the adjoining room. The fourth bedroom has two twin beds. Another full bath is on the bedroom level.

The historic Irvine Park neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Take the self guided Irvine Park walking tour or the hosted tour of the Alexander Ramsey house and eat at historic Forepaugh’s Restaurant. See for yourself what preservation looks like in Saint Paul!

You will find freshly roasted Dunn Brothers coffee and breakfast bars in the kitchen. Enjoy your drinks with delicious ice from the ice maker at the basement wet bar. Leave your hair dryer at home and don't worry about wrinkles; we supply an iron and ironing board.

Should you wish to get in your car, downtown Minneapolis, the Mall of America, and the airport are 10-15 minutes away.

The owners or a caretaker may need to access the third floor office or other areas of the house during your stay. They are available to help you enjoy your visit in historic Saint Paul.

visit : ohagehouse dot com

Keywords: Mansion, House, Irvine Park, Xcel Center, Historic, Downtown, Ordway, Science Museum, Mississippi River

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dirk (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your home with us to help celebrate our son's wedding. The last few days have been the best -- your home was a big part of that!
Aug 2009
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based on 34 traveller reviews

Mansion on Irvine Park, over 5,000 ft of extraordinary space
average rating of 4.970588 based on 39 reviews

Memories in the mansion on Irving Park

  • 4 of 5

The Mansion on Irving Park was perfect for our family reunion. Easy access via MSP, loved the riverwalk, plenty of room to enjoy the house and garden for all. Thanks for the memories. The Smith Family

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

It was such a pleasure to stay in this amazing historic home in such a great neighborhood. Walking every day by the river, enjoying the screened porch and basement while also a short car ride to everything we needed to do. There were 7 of us and it was beyond spacious. Great main street with restaurants and coffee and Cossettas is a must do for food and atmosphere. Dirk was easy to work with and very accommodating. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous home base for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely property. We were in town for a short family getaway. Ages ranged from 18 months to 61 years. We took advantage of the great back yard for Frisbee and playing catch. Enjoyed the screened porch early morning and evening. Skeptical of the round dining table at first but found it worked wonderfully for our group of 9. Lower level game and theater rooms came in handy after the little ones went down for the night. Great amenities and location. We could walk for coffee and pastries early in the morning . Very close to museums. Awesome park across the street. Only things we could have used were crib/pack 'n play and a high chair. Very enjoyable!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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35th Reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Dirk and Ruth have a VERY special place that they graciously loan/rent to those who also appreciate a time honored historical home! 6 women enjoyed and basked in the warmth of this "mansion" on Irvine Park. We were comfortable, fine accomadations for us. The Kitchen was more than adequate, as we did blend eating in and dining out! The weather did not cooperate for us to utilize the great firepit, and outdoor/ screened porch social areas. Multiple sitting areas, enjoying conversaton and a glass of red, were available for our choosing. Our group is well traveled and accustomed to luxury accomodations. EVERYONE loved the venue for our every 5 year reunion! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Location - Fantastic Hosts

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a home for a weekend where we could catch up with out of town friends before we ourselves went back home overseas. The hosts were communicative and well-organized, down to providing fresh ground coffee from Dunn Brothers up on West 8th.

It was an exceptional weekend, we saw many wedding groups and families doing photo shoots across the street at Irvine Park itself. The house provided an elegant setting for catching up as well as a central base of operations to walk to the Farmer's Market, up to Cossetta's and other restaurants and watch the fall colors.

Thank you for the memories!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couples Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Eight of us usually go to a lake cabin for a long weekend of walking, talking, cooking and eating. This time it was great to stay in town, as three couples needed to be in town for brief times during the weekend. We walked Summit Ave and the river, took the bus to a Saints game and ate at a couple of restaurants nearby. The kitchen was totally updated and stocked (the stove lighting was a very minor challenge identifying which knob controlled which burner). The house is beautifully maintained and decorated, combining Downton Abbey elegance with modern art and technology and fully updated HVAC. We had some slowness in Wi-Fi (We really shouldn't all be on our phones and laptops during a "getaway!") The yard was large and we were able to eat outside and play games around the large round table. It was too hot for the fire pit, but a great place to sit and enjoy appetizers. We didn't have time to do all there was to do (croquet, bocce ball, etc.), but we made good use of the pool table, pinball machine and large TV in the media lounge. Dirk was accessible and provided instructions for whatever we needed. The historic Irvine Park and houses are magnificent. It was truly a wonderful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Xcel Center, Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Science Museum of MN, Fitzgerald Theater, MN Childrens' Museum, State Capital, Minnesota History Center, Ordway Theater, Park Square Theater, Mississippi River Boat Tours.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in West Seventh, Minnesota

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
29 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$263
Refundable Damage Deposit A$658
Tax Rate 10.62%

10.625% sales & lodging tax

$200 cleaning fee

$500 reservation/damage deposit to secure dates. 50% of rental due 60 days prior to check-in. Balance due upon check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in West Seventh, Minnesota

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Hall - toilet , bath with shower
    shared - toilet , bath with shower , Shared between Park and Green bedrooms
    First floor - toilet
    Basement - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Park - 1 large double bed
    Green - 1 large double bed
    Suite - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Twin - 2 single bed
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Have fun at the bar and game room! Enjoy the large landscaped yard with views of the Mississippi River and a fire pit. Relax by the beautiful fountain in Irvine Park.