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Lois Johnson

Member since: 2009
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Charming 2 Bedroom Condo in Historic Cathedral Hill

91 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Summit - University holiday house

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6

Charming, designer renovated one level condo in the heart of historic Cathedral Hill district. Walking distance to Excel Energy Center, Antique Shops, Restaurants, Museums, Historical Center, Garrison Keller's Bookstore, Fitness Center and Coffee Shops.

Large trellis covered patio overlooking the historic Blair House is perfect for entertaining, grilling or relaxing with a glass of wine.

Keywords: Condo

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Lois Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Lois Johnson

I am a semi-retired interior designer and enjoy all aspects of creating lovely surroundings. I have children and grandchildren in my neighborhood and we all enjoy this area. I enjoy meeting people and I believe I am friendly and easy going.

Lois Johnson purchased this house in 1997

Why Lois Johnson chose Minnesota

I have always enjoyed turn of the century architecture and seeing wonderful structures renovated and brought back to their original grandeur.

What makes this house unique

You will be within walking distance of wonderful shops, fine restaurants, downtown St. Paul, fitness center, coffee shops, bookstores. Strolling down beautiful Summit Avenue (blocks of lovely Victorian homes) is a lovely way to end the day.


based on 91 traveller reviews

Charming 2 Bedroom Condo in Historic Cathedral Hill
average rating of 4.89011 based on 91 reviews
Atlanta, GA

Cozy home in walking distance to everything!

  • 5 of 5

This will be my 2nd time staying in this charming Victorian and I plan on coming again. It has everything you need in a beautifully decorated home which shows the owners commitment and love to design and her guests comfort. She has stocked the kitchen with everything you need to cook and entertain if you have friends over. There are 2 bedrooms, but remember the house is Victorian and they didn't believe in large bathrooms nor closets, but it is so charming you barely notice nor care. There also is no bathtub, but you don't need it the shower is perfect. There is also no dishwasher, but you will want to eat out at the restaurants close by. W.A. Frost is around the corner as well as The Red Cow if you want a fantastic burger. When the weather is warmer, she has a delightful deck out back decorated quite lovely and I've enjoyed several evenings outside after class when I'm here in the spring. Of course starting out my week here this November we had warm 60's weather, but by Friday snow came in and the transition to the weather was harsh to this southern lady, but the house was toasty warm inside. You also have a driveway which you can park your car off the street, but know it is very narrow and larger than a mid-sized car will not allow you any room to get out if you pull all the way up in the driveway, but if you stay down by the front door, you'll have plenty of room. The owner is gracious and kind and there for you at any time and I appreciate that so much because I travel alone when I come up to Minnesota. If you want a delightful home away from home with comfort and charm, book this wonderful and classy rental and you, like me, will want to stay here every trip you make to St. Paul.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Restful business trip in a beautiful home...

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in a convenient area to the River Center. We walked each day there and back-perfect. Lois obviously is a talented decorator, and the owner of a green thumb! The yard must be incredible in it's season!!! Thank you. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well Located Property in Cathedral Hill District

  • 5 of 5

I stayed three nights in this downstairs duplex which is located in Cathedral Hills. This is in a terrific location, in a charming neighborhood near numerous restaurants, a natural foods coop, and about a mile from the Mississippi River and closer than that to downtown St. Paul. The unit was nicely maintained and quiet with an inconsequential amount of walking around noise by the upstairs tenants. The owner was very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, yes it is

  • 4 of 5

Two couples sharing this condo found it very adequate and charming. Well appointed, and clean. I would stay here again, parking can be an issue but was resolved by using the drive which was very tight. We were not able to make use of the beautiful yard because of time and weather restraints. We did not meet the owner.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable, nice ambience

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful and Loving

  • 5 of 5

I am thankful to Lois for opening up her gorgeous space for us to enjoy.

There is a wonderful sense of design in the house which made us feel comfy and cozy the minute we entered.

Our experience and treasured memories of the Twin Cities keeps a special place in our heart thanks to you, Lois :)

Much gratitude for sharing your artistic gift and your home!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Red Cowl
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Interstate 94
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Salt Cellar
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Afton Alps

Science Museum-St.Paul library-Como Park & Zoo-Children's Museum-Ordway Theatre

Xcel Energy Center

Landmark Center

Minnesota History Center


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Summit - University, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$20

Rates for up to four guests- $135 per night. - additional $25 for each added guest
Holiday rates - $135 per night
Pet-$20 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Summit - University

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis

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