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

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

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

** Contact Elizabeth Day directly for best rates at 612-790-6022 or

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!

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Elizabeth and Rudolf
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, german, dutch, japanese
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
27 February, 2017

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

Location! Historic & Happening Grand and Summit Avenues-Just Steps Away...
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Thanksgiving Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fabulous stay in this beautiful, cozy home in St. Paul. Elizabeth maintains a very clean and well-appointed home. We picked up a delicious Thanksgiving turkey dinner at Kowalski's (the high-end grocer just a few blocks away) and enjoyed the feast with our family in her lovely dining room. The kitchen has everything you need, beds and chairs are comfortable, and we especially appreciated the bright lighting for our middle-aged eyes. The neighborhood is fun with lots of restaurants and shops within close walking distance. We will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We look forward to your next visit!
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An amazing house and location

  • 5 of 5

The house is located in a very quiet neighborhood a block away from Grand Avenue which is a wonderful street full of all kinds of restaurants and shops that are much more interesting than malls. Half of the house is the rental and it offers a complete privacy. It is very roomy and in great condition. The hardwood floors, the radiator heating, comfortable beds, especially the king bed in the master bedroom, and a very comfortable walk-in shower are just some of the things we liked. The living room, the dining room, and the kitchen are first rate. There are also a washer and a drier in the basement. On top of this, Elizabeth and her husband are very welcoming and very conscientious. I would recommend this to anybody who is looking for a wonderful lodging walking distance from many interesting things and yet very quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We loved meeting you both and were so happy to have you stay at our VRBO. We are so lucky to have so many awesome guests like yourselves who choose to stay here. Hope to see you next time you're in St. Paul!
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Immaculate condition and great location.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at this rental home. As before it was in immaculate condition when we arrived. The owners live next door and are available for any questions. It is located one block off Grand Ave in a quiet cul de sac and walking distance to a supermarket and many restaurants.

The amenities are modern and spotless. The bed was very comfortable. There's a washer and dryer in the basement. Overall a great place to stay and we will be looking for this rental when we come back to see our daughter and her family next year.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Your return stay is the highest compliment-we really appreciate it. See you next time!
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The home was a beautifully kept older home on a quite dead end street . The home has lots of space

  • 5 of 5

The home is located just steps from grand Ave in a quaint neighborhood. We could walk to a grocery store and many shops and restaurants . The owner was very friendly helpful and welcoming . We had eveything we needed and were very comfortable. Nice bedrooms and bath! We would love to stay again when we vista St Paul!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We loved having you stay-see you next time!
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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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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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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!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Summit Hill, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
15 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$124 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$390
Tax Rate 10.63%

*Contact Elizabeth Day first for best rates @ 612-790-6022 or*

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.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Summit Hill

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • 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.