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Mansions, History, and Shops at your doorstep! - Walk to 40+ restaurants & pubs

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

An Entertainment Sized 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath That Can Sleep 1-5. Walk Everywhere

This very spacious main level unit will exceed expectations in detail of comfort and style. Recently renovated and furnished it boasts a charming 1300 sqft.- there is plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your family and friends. The Living Room is in the front and has a large desk in front of the south facing windows - perfect for watching life stroll by as you work. Beyond the living room is the dining area which can accommodate 8. This unit has a full sized kitchen, complete with center island and plenty of counter space to set out a festive buffet! in the very back off of the kitchen is a spacious bedroom with Queen bed. There is a walk-in closet and plenty of room to store luggage. The bathroom is located off of the kitchen area; just a few steps from the bedroom. It has a walk -in shower and is comfortably sized to meet your needs. When the weather cooperates be sure to utilize the charming large front porch; there is a place to sit and visit and a bistro table and chairs to enjoy an informal meal El Fresco! On the colder days click on the electric fireplace in living room to cozy up the space. You will quickly make this place your home away from home while taking in all the unique shops, restaurants, and homes this wonderful historic area offers.

Stacey Johnson
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Stacey Johnson

I'm a house junkie still in rehabilitation........honestly just love old houses, new houses, house ideas, house design and construction. Past 10 years I have been involved in every facet of real estate and renovation, and love more than anything the transformation of homes and spaces. In every house there's a beautiful home wanting to emerge! This in combination with hospitality is a perfect fit for me......the creation of an experience! I hope you 'feel'- cozy, warm, welcome, and at peace when you stay at one of my vacation rentals.

Stacey Johnson purchased this condo in 2012

What makes this condo unique

The location of this unit is so ideal. It allows one to ditch the car and just walk to the best of St. Paul - Grand Ave and it's fun shops, restaurants, and bars. Or head down Summit Ave and gawk at hundreds of some of the most amazing architectural homes in the US. Also right in the neighborhood is the Cathedral of St. Paul; something simply astonishing to see. Just a bit further but still walkable is the Capitol, another amazing architectural feat. For a more livelier walk you can head downtown and take in more restaurants, theatres, and possibly a concert at the Excel Center. It truly is the epicenter of fun!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Stacey for everything! We loved it here!!
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Summit Hill, Minnesota

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Full sized walk-in shower (no bath tub). Single basin vanity with good counter space and storage. Additional storage in built-in wall cabinet. Soft, very absorbent towels! Hair Dryer available.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Generous sized bedroom (12X14) Queen bed with new high end mattress and nice soft bedding. Walk- in closet with plenty of shelving and hooks. Full sized dresser. Large flat screen TV. And wall air conditioning unit.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Mansions, History, and Shops at your doorstep! - Walk to 40+ restaurants & pubs
average rating of 4.8958335 based on 49 reviews

Quiet retreat easily accessible to the Metro area

  • 5 of 5

This is an older home with all modern amenities and updates. The neighborhood is quiet and full af active dog walkers, joggers and bicyclists. The property is amazingly accessible to the whole Metro area despite being in almost private area. The kitchen is stocked with enough equipment and dishes to feed a large group. There was plenty of storage area and the rooms were welcoming.

The bed was very comfortable, but for this short-legged gal a small step stool would have been welcome. Oops maybe it was there I didn't think to look under the bed. An iron would be great to freshen up those wrinkles you find after you unpack - otherwise I was certainly not wanting for anything in this beautiful friendly home..Thanks for your thoughtfulness in preparing for the visitor,

  • Review Submitted: 02/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Pleasure

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this property several times and enjoyed the apartment and its location. The owner is especially accommodating. Even in January, it's a warm spot to return to. Great restaurants in the area and convenient to downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis. Thanks for a delightful visit.

  • Review Submitted: 05/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Hill St. Paul

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays. The apartment was even decorated with a Christmas tree, live ponsietta and other very nice decorations. Nicely done! Everything is very tastefully done and the apartment is very comfortable in a wonderful location between Summit and Grand. It was terribly cold so we we couldn’t take advantage of all the walking we normally would do. There were just a few kinks....electricity off for a short while, modem had to be reset once and for a couple of days there was work going on in the basement that was noisy. Fireplace is a real fireplace but is only an electric that gives off no heat. There were a couple of space heaters in the closet that made it all very warm and cozy, even when the temperature was -15 F. Definitely would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, lovely apartment, comfortable and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Great location between Summit and Grand Avenues; super easy to jump onto the highway to get anywhere else in the Twin Cities! Walking distance to restaurants and shops- and a Whole Foods 5 min drive away.

Surrounded by all the beautiful houses and on the avenues, and close to the Governor’s Mansion!

Very comfortable and cute apartment- nice decor, fully stocked kitchen if you want to cook, lots of space to relax, and comfortable bed.

Stacy was very responsive to our needs/questions, and made our stay very easy. Thanks, and we’ll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 25/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chetek Wi.

Another wonderful stay at the house on the hill!

  • 5 of 5

This was my third time at what I call my "house on the hill". It is all it says it is....comfort, space and oh, so charming. This time I did some entertaining. The kitchen is great to prepare a meal and plenty of room at the dining table as well. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes, pans and serving pieces. Did go to some new restaurants too. Really enjoyed Sunrise Cafe, a small cafe featuring Italian cusine, and delicious porketta sandwiches that you can eat there or take home. Went to Salut American which had very good food and lovely area to eat outside on a lovely summer day. My review wouldn't be complete if I didn't mention the owner, Stacey. She is a perfect hostess and always helpful. I will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 01/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Great bed and front porch with lots of space inside. My sister and I walked the neighborhood admiring all the lovely Victorian homes. Convenient to restaurants and shoppers too. Just wish we had had more time to explore and relax on the front porch. Thanks Stacey for being a great hostess!

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Tavern on Grand
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Como Public Course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
La Cucaracha
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Afton Alps
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Fort Snelling Park

The Summit Hill area is one of the nation's premier collections/concentration of turn of the century mansions and architecture. Less than one block away on Summit Ave is F. Scott Fitzgerald's brownstone he lived in during several of his writing years. James J. Hill mansion is a must see and is walking distance from VRBO unit. Over 14,000 sqft. of splendid finishes and design. Nina's coffee house is a nice walk for a cup of local coffee and people watching; it is in another magnificent building that won't disappoint.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Summit Hill, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
15 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
2019 Final Four
5 Apr 2019 - 8 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$54.2
cleaning AU$67.75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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