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Marine on St Croix Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spacious 1 Br, Sunny, Village getaway in heart of St Croix River Valley

Marine School-House Garden Cottage apartment unit converted to VRBO. This sunny apartment sits in the quaint, historic village of Marine, which is located on the St. Croix River just 10 miles north of Stillwater, MN. Sample an espresso or latte and chocolate croissant at Marine Cafe coffee shop, grab a burger or beer at the Brookside Bar and Grill, or head south to Stillwater for antiquing and additional restaurants. If you're the outdoor type, check out the many outdoor recreational opportunities of William O'Brien State Park or explore the rest of the St. Croix Valley offerings.

David and Robin
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 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 return home for family visits, a stay for local wedding, weekend relaxation or exploration getaway.

Why David and Robin chose Marine on St. Croix

Walk to oldest operating general store in Minnesota, oldest operating Post Office in Minnesota, Brookside Bar and Grill, St. Croix River or the Stonehouse Museum (limited summer hours), or Marine Cafe coffee shop (Thur-Sun limited hours). Drive a short distance to Stillwater shops and restaurants or explore the scenery of the St. Croix Valley heading North from O'Brien state park to Taylors Falls.

What makes this apartment unique

Everything walking, biking, or short drive away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very nice, cute place & town
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Marine on St. Croix

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • 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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bathroom in this unit
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One bedroom in this unit
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • long term rentals available
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • ski
For kids of all ages, 6 minutes to Square Lake swimming beach (best in Washington County), 20 minutes to Trollhaugen Aerial Adventure Park (summer) and ski area (winter).


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(24 traveller reviews)

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Marine on St Croix Retreat
average rating of 4.5416665 based on 27 reviews

Well kept. Quiet. Comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for a long weekend. Loved the area. The apartment had everything we needed. My only critiques would be the mattress on the pullout wasn't in the best condition. And no wifi. But other than that it was a great stay for the money.

  • Review Submitted: 17/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As expected

  • 5 of 5

Marine is a great little town. Always fun to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 07/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marine on St. Croix, MN

Quaint and comfy

  • 5 of 5

Nice clean and comfortable place right in downtown Marine

  • Review Submitted: 27/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not so great for sleeping

  • 3 of 5

Beds were not comfortable at all. Strong musty smell in bedroom. We cut our stay one day shorter and stayed somewhere else. But it was cute

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sioux Falls, SD

Nice little apartment with everything we needed. Owners very accommodating. Affordable.

  • 4 of 5

Old school house with old building smell. Worse in the hall, maybe the carpet. Had everything we needed otherwise. Good off street parking . Loved the Adirondack chairs. Wished we had time to use the grilling area but admired it. Location is great. Enjoyed shopping and biking in Stillwater and North to Osceola for kayaking. Owners are so right about Square Lake. Were able to call ourselves triatheletes after swimming these beautiful clear waters. The village of Marine on St. Croix is a little gem and worth time spent there also. Had a great time at the school.

  • Review Submitted: 09/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Much better than a hotel!!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our home away from home! Nice quiet little town but Stillwater's just 15 minutes away. We really enjoyed the Brookside Grill which is right in town. The Marine on St. Croix Retreat was a great place to stay at a reasonable price.

  • Review Submitted: 24/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Brookside Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Stillwater (4 courses), Forest Lake
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Marine Cafe
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
River access for your canoe or kayak
Car: necessary

Located on southern edge of William O'Brien State Park, for outdoor activities, or go antiquing 10 miles to the south in Stillwater.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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