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Beautiful 1949 Gordy Miller Houseboat

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 1-4

Come enjoy a classic stayaboard houseboat on the Mississippi River.

This 1949 Gordy Miller houseboat was originally built in St. Paul. Lovingly restored and updated, the houseboat sleeps 4, 2 on a pull-out sofa and 2 on the built-in platform bed. The houseboat has a new kitchen, living room, dining area, bathroom, and sleeping area. Beautiful hardwood floors and wood paneling lend a warmth to the interior. The large deck above lets guest enjoy river views. Enjoy a peaceful idyll on the Mississippi River. Only minutes to the restaurants and entertainment of downtown St. Paul, yet a great getaway.

One night or special event booking considered by exception for an additional fee.

More Details

Chris Hage
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat rental in Highland, Minnesota

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • Toilet, sink, and shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 1 full size bed, 1 fold down couch
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • tennis


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Beautiful 1949 Gordy Miller Houseboat
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
Center Moriches, NY

A Charming Houseboat on the Mississippi

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here!! A unique take on the Twin Cities!! The boat is lovely and cozy, though a little rustic, which we felt added to the charm. It is secluded yet located close to all, the beds are very comfortable, and our hosts thought of most everything. We had a few small issues at check-in that were quickly remedied. We met some lovely people at the marina, though I do have to say I have never seen more mosquitos!! I think we got the full Minnesota in the summer experience!! Thank you so much for letting your charming houseboat be a part of our travel story!!

  • Review Submitted: 06/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very enjoyable and unique experience

  • 5 of 5

We were very intrigued by the idea of living on a houseboat, so we decided to give it a try. Chris and Rushika were wonderful hosts and were very facilitating in answering all of our questions. Chris met us on the houseboat and made checking in super easy, showing us all the details of the boat--important for us as this was our first experience! It did not take long for us to get settled in and appreciate all the charm and character this historic and well maintained boat has to offer. We particularly enjoyed sitting on the deck and watching all the boats come and go along the Mississippi River. We also enjoyed bicycling and running the path along the river located just out of the front door. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return in the future. It's a once in a lifetime experience!

  • Review Submitted: 19/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A stay to remember

  • 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility after our long journey from Australia, the houseboat was just what we needed. Comfortable and spacious, containing everything we needed.

Lovely to sit on the upper deck for morning coffee or evening drinks.

The friendly local boat folks invited us to their evening campfire.

A short taxi ride into St Paul, which is a beautiful city, or you could walk to public transport only a couple of blocks away..

We enjoyed a paddle steamer cruise along the upper Mississippi from Harriet Island.

The cathedral and Capital building are also great to see.

Would definitely stay here again. The owners were helpful during the booking process and during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A "peace" of history.

  • 5 of 5

The houseboat is a lovely home away from home! Spacious and comfy. Peace and quiet each evening after exploring. Enjoyed the company of local boating folk around the campfire. Would recommend this stay"

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Live in Newton, NC, work in Hickory, NC

Amazing Time in St. Paul and Minneapolis

  • 5 of 5

I flew to Minneapolis for a work conference being held at the convention center. I wanted to extend my stay while I was already there and explore some other parts of Minnesota after the conference ended. I read some articles about locals living on houseboats along the Mississippi River and I was intrigued. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to experience the Mississippi myself just like a local :-) The houseboat was so cute and quaint and the perfect base camp for my adventures. It's just minutes from the airport and very easy to find. It's only about 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis so you can easily experience Minneapolis and St. Paul both while staying here. I even drove to Chanhassen to see Prince's Paisley Park and that was only about 20 minutes away too so it was the perfect location. Chris sent a great recap email the week of my arrival to let me know how to get there, how to access the houseboat and marina and gave me some suggestions of things to do in the area. There is a great hiking trail right next to the marina called Crosby Farm Regional Park. Definitely check out Indian Mounds Park. It's very cool with Native American heritage ties. If you go, make sure you go to the overlook, kneel in the cement circle and talk towards the sign at the overlook. You'll be surprised at what you hear :-) A local was there and walked us through it or we would've never known about it. Pazzaluna downtown St. Paul had the best pizza ever. And definitely go to downtown St. Paul and walk along the Mississippi and check out Harriet Island Park and Raspberry Island. If you can fit it in, check out the Chain of Lakes in the area as well and the Lake Harriet band shell concert performances. And Minnehaha Falls was great for hiking as well. If you go to downtown Minneapolis and love live music, check out First Avenue and Dakota's Jazz Club. Had an amazing time everywhere. Minneapolis/St. Paul was such an undiscovered gem for me. I'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 15/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Really great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 15/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
MSP International
Car: recommended

The Watergate Marina is located in St. Paul, Minnesota on the Mississippi River. Standup boards and bicyles are available for rent, and bike trails and walking trails are nearby. You will be 5 minutes from downtown St. Paul with the Capital, Cathedral, museums, theaters, and restaurants. You will be 15 minutes by car from Minneapolis with its theater, music, and nightlife. The Watergate Marina is 5 minutes from the MSP International Airport. One night or special event booking considered by exception for an additional fee.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat in Highland, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Boating Season
16 Apr 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$404.4
Cleaning Fee AU$40.44

Houseboat is a stayaboard and not available for sailing.

One night ad special events considered for an additional fee.

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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