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Historic Mansion 6BR/4BA - Stunning inside & out.

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Over 5000 sq ft, 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 7 rooms for entertaining, city views

This historic and beautifully renovated 1885 Queen Anne Mansion with over 5000 square feet includes accommodations for up to 12 people with 6 bedroom options on the upper floor. They include the Master Suite (king bed, sitting area, private bath/double shower, bidet, full bed in adjoining room). The West Room (1 full bed) is across the hall from Master Suite. East Room (queen bed and twin bed), Private Room (full bed) and Room With A View (stunning downtown views, queen bed) all share a bathroom. There is a bathroom with a shower on the first floor and in the basement next to the shower. The main floor is a wonderfully large space and includes parlor, music room with grand piano, dining room, kitchen, tv room with 65" screen tv, library and bar. Sauna in basement. Sweeping downtown view from deck. Enjoy exquisite stained glass windows, extraordinary fireplace mantels and stunning woodwork and architectural details throughout. Dearing Mansion is an elegant destination to experience and admire.

The exquisite historic home, built in 1885 and designed by famous Minnesota architect, Augustus Gauger, includes nine working fireplaces with magnificent mantels, 8 gorgeous stained glass windows, stunning original woodwork and beautiful architectural details. The Dearing Mansion is a splendid place to relax and discover.

When renting the whole house, introduction to the home and any necessary visits and information are provided by the owner and host, Scott Kramer of Kramer Restoration. Because of the historic nature of the home it is well suited for adults and children with supervision. Consider Dearing Mansion for luxurious accommodations.

The neighborhood is friendly and safe. There are beautiful parks and great trails nearby for walking and bicycling. Great coffee shops and bakeries are within walking or driving distance along with antique shops and other shopping 5-10 minutes away by car. Historic Summit Avenue as well as Grand Avenue, known for shopping, fine restaurants and eateries, are just 5 minutes by car. The owner is happy to provide restaurant and entertainment recommendations. Also close to Xcel Energy Center, Fitzgerald Theatre, local colleges and universities including: Macalester, St. Thomas, St. Kates. Come visit and enjoy. And like many of our guests, come back again!

Conveniently located 5 minutes from downtown Saint Paul and a 15 minute drive from the airport. Dearing Mansion in Saint Paul is just over the Smith Avenue High Bridge across the Mississippi River. Public transit available.

More Details

Property Manager
Scott Kramer
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Scott Kramer

A note from the owner, Scott: I am a residential remodeling contractor specializing in older homes. As a lifelong resident of Saint Paul, I am rooted to this community and immensely enjoy the opportunity to preserve the character and quality of St. Paul's beautiful homes. Feel free to visit my website for Kramer Restoration.

I love sharing my historic home with guests either during my private gala events or for a cup of coffee or tea in the kitchen or living room in front of a fire.

The house is truly a treasure. It is a very unique homes in St. Paul with an interesting history.

In my spare time I love to travel, sea kayak, and lindyhop swing dance. I'm always game for a canoe trip, a great single malt scotch, a Broadway show, a home improvement project around the house involving hanging any kind of art or a good conversation. As a guest you will be welcomed, given the tour and assisted in any way I can.

Scott Kramer purchased this house in 2004

Why Scott Kramer chose West Side

You can escape into the past, imagine a bygone era while enjoying modern conveniences. The space is grand and elegant as well as intimate and inviting. It is a place to experience and come back to! Dearing Mansion provides a comfortable and intimate location for friends and family to be together while in town celebrating a milestone or gathering. It's more personal than a hotel and more affordable as well. The mansion is large enough to have time together when desired, yet the ability to have places for quiet alone time.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in West Side, Minnesota

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , Double shower with stone floor, heated tile floors
    Hallway Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Shared bath for 3 rooms, claw foot tub, tile shower
    Main Floor Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , Lower Level Bath
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Suite 2nd room - 1 double bed , Adjoins master bedroom with double pocket doors
    Master Suite Main Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , En suite bathroom with heated tile floors, double shower
    East Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Large room with fireplace, shared bath
    Room With A View - 1 large double bed , Downtown Views, shared bath
    West Room - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , Extra bedroom, shared bath, across hall from Master Suite
    Guest Room - 1 double bed , Bedroom with shared bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Historic Mansion 6BR/4BA - Stunning inside & out.
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Beautiful serine property a step into tranquility

  • 5 of 5

The mansion is exceptionally well equipped for an informal evening with friends or a fun cooking and laughing dinner party for 10 in the gourmet kitchen. Everything we needed was available and the new Sauna was wonderful for relaxation. Thank you !

  • Review Submitted: 31/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! We love having you Bill and you are welcome back anytime! We appreciate how clean you left the mansion and how well cared for it was. Cheers to you! Sunnie & Scott
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Elegant, comfortable and historic besides

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, near everything. Perfect for family and friends!

  • Review Submitted: 16/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Historical Experience!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful experience for those who appreciate the beauty and grace of a historical structure. The view of the city of St. Paul from the back-yard was the perfect back-drop for this mansion which is the most unique landmark in the neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great stay at the mansion. We were here for the weekend of our wedding and everything was great! The view was beautiful and the character of the house was perfect for the wedding pictures! Scott was wonderful and accommodating! I would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to have you, and thrilled the mansion set the scene for your wedding week! It's a magical place to start a beautiful journey and we so appreciate how you cared for it as if it were your own. Best to you both! Sunnie & Scott
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A beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

My (now) husband and I rented this place our wedding weekend. We wanted somewhere for the wedding party to stay and also somewhere to take indoor photos (in case it rained!). Well this property was perfect for both! The home is eclectically decorated and incredibly comfy - it's a dream home. And incredibly reasonably priced considering it held all 12 of us. The owner and staff were incredibly responsive and helpful - both when we wanted to scope the place out in the beginning and when my sister had to return after check-out to pick up some things she left behind. This place gets a high recommendation from us! We'd love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 19/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Dearing Mansion is both majestic and comfortable. It’s like living in a home & design magazine. Every room is a delight. And yet it is cozy… hanging out in the kitchen, puttering around on the heated floors in the bathroom, relaxing in the sauna. We rented the entire home to accommodate out-of-town family for a January wedding. We would have spent much more if we all booked hotel rooms. Instead we all had our privacy and could hang-out together. We had the groom’s dinner there – the home’s flow made it a perfect venue. We loved every minute.

  • Review Submitted: 28/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judy, Thank you for the kind words! It was a pleasure to host you and your group. The description that you give of your experience is the exact reason we enjoy sharing it and it is our hope that all guests feel as at home as you did. Thank you so much for caring for the Mansion as if it was your own. Please come again anytime! Sunnie & Scott
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Car: necessary

5 minutes from downtown St. Paul events, restaurants and bars, Xcel Energy Center for hockey and concerts. Grand Avenue eateries, historic Summit Avenue, antiquing, river walks are 5-10 minutes distance. Macalester College, St. Catherine's and St. Thomas Universities. St. Paul's Winter Carnival, Crashed Ice, Harriet Island's Irish Fair --all are very close by. The Mansion is just across the Mississippi river with bike and walking trails available. Enjoy downtown views from the deck. Quiet neighborhood. Conveniences are just 5 minutes away including groceries, gas, restaurants, bakeries and unique shops.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in West Side, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$68 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$339.13 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,356.5

Guests up to 12 at posted price. There is room for 2 additional guests at the cost of $50 per person per night. Sorry - No Events

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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