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The Johnson House -- Charming 2 bedroom condo - Historic Cathedral Hill

Bedrooms 2
Space 92 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Charming, designer renovated one level condo in the heart of historic Cathedral Hill district. Wonderful eateries within 1-2 blocks, Easy access to light rail, Interstate 94, Metro bus line, Walking distance to Excel Energy Center, Science Museum. Antique Shops, Minnesota History Center, Bookstore, Fitness Center and Coffee Shops, and a short walk to Grand Avenue for a lovely shopping experience.

The condo consists of two bedrooms and a sofa sleeper-all with queen size beds. Kitchen is well equipped for guests wishing to cook and entertain in the dining room.

The sunroom is a cozy area for morning coffee and a nice view of the back patio and yard.

The sunroom opens to the l patio to enjoy after a day's activities. Cozy, warm, and well stocked property with all you'll need to enjoy.

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

Keywords: Condo

More Details

Lois Johnson
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

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 accessible to answer questions or take care of your stay.

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, and Catherdral Hill is a lovely example of that. This property is easily accessible to freeways, , light rail, metro bus service, etc. I believe you will enjoy all the condo has to offer.

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.

Access to Intetstate 94 (3 blocks) or a 20 minute walk to our new light rail is easy and quick.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Summit - University

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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
  • 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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The Johnson House -- Charming 2 bedroom condo - Historic Cathedral Hill
average rating of 4.8727274 based on 110 reviews

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed this beautiful apartment with its charming furnishings and voluptuous garden. It was cozy, felt immediately welcoming to be here. Lois is a dear, and helpful whenever needed. A great stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alayne and family-- Thank you for your review and again, for visiting. Come again!
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  • 5 of 5

Lois had a beautiful place that was so cozy and decorated so elegantly and homey. We even forgot our pets eye drops and she so graciously mailed them to us. Lois was a very good host and very friendly. Definitely would love to stay again and will recommend this rental property to our friends and family!! Quite a Gem of a place!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Joy so much!
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Lovely house in a great area

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautiful and in a very nice area. There is a convenience store and gym on the corner of the block. There are a number of great restaurants you can walk to - we chose Red Cow, A Piece of Cake bistro, and Revival. There is also a food co-op and a wine store a little farther walk away. The house was within walking distance (a mile or less) of the Hill House, St. Paul Cathedral, and Xcel Center.

The house itself provided anything you could want - pots, pans, dishes, silver ware, tupper ware, little touches like sandwich bags and plastic wrap were a very pleasant surprise. It was very nice having a dining room, living room, and sun room for everyone and their stuff to spread out in. My favorite part had to be the deck - I saw out every morning and listened to the neighborhood wake up. We even had dinner out there one night along with a few glasses of wine.

The bedrooms each have small closets. One bedroom does have a bit higher bed so if you're older or have mobility issues, you may want to stay in the other one. The bedrooms are a tad on the small side but aside from sleeping we didn't need much space anyway.

Parking on street was crowded but if you can parallel park, you should have no problem. We could always find a spot. Our car was a bit too big to park in the driveway without blocking the sidewalk.

I would not hesitate to book this again - it was a lovely house right where we wanted to be.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice spot and convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

One of the great features of this property is the deck and back yard. It was great for us and our kids to have a little green space while enjoying a primarily urban vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charm abounds!

  • 5 of 5

Oh this place is lovely and magical. Charming decor and gardens behind. As two girlfriends reunited, we loved it. Our only regret was not having more time in the house and backyard. Next time! Spic and span, welcoming, accommodating and so much fun to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overland Park, KS

The Johnson House -- A Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for two nights in the Johnson House. We wanted to stay in the Summit Hill area during our stay in St. Paul, and so this home was perfect for us. It was located within walking distance of many great restaurants and shopping, and is very close to the J. J. Hill Mansion, the Cathedral of St. Paul, and other points of interest. The home is located on a quiet street, was beautifully furnished and the owner has included everything that could be needed for a great stay -- comfortable bedding, a fully equipped kitchen, a beautiful garden area with deck in the backyard, and even a sun porch for relaxing! If you are looking for a place to 'unwind' and enjoy yourself, this is a great place to start!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Red Cowl
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Light rail
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Interstate 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee A$31.6 per person per night
Pet Fee A$25.28

Rates for up to four guests- $143 per night. - additional $25 for each added guest
Holiday rates
Pet-$20 per night

Super Bowl rates to be determined.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.