MSP (Minneapolis-St. Paul) : 5 MILES
Lake Johanna, Lake Calhoun : 10 MILES
Amtrack Station (University & Cleveland) : 1.5 MILES
I-94 : 1 MILES
The Blue Door Pub, Groveland Tap : 0.3 MILES
Como Park : 5 MILES
Town & Country, Highland, Como : 1 MILES
Grand Ave, Selby Ave, St. Clair, Marshall : 0.2 MILES
Our family rented both upstairs and downstairs for 5 nights. It was magical. Our nephew was married. We hosted the grooms dinner in the back yard for 50. The apartment slept 10 and everyone was very comfortable -room for more. Lovely kind neighbors and landlords. One street off of the famous Summit Ave. Spotlessly clean with every amenity. We could get anywhere in St. Paul in minutes. Oh what fun.
This is a marvelous, spacious apartment. Lovely, mission-style interior, nicely kept up and a quiet neighborhood--the weather was forbidding, and we were happy to spend the entire day lounging about. Very charming and thoughtful hosts as well.
Lots of room to relax and spread out for all ages ! So great to have a full kitchen and lots of home touches like games, books and videos for all kinds of family needs - Wonderful neighborhood for walking and biking and hosts are responsive and open.
This is our second stay here and once again we enjoyed ourselves immensely. The neighborhood is a great place to walk and convenient to restaurants, grocery stores, movie theaters, and other amenities that make the apartment a very pleasant place to stay. If you have kids, they will enjoy the copious toys--mine certainly did. The owners, who live downstairs, are friendly and helpful.
We arrived hours after a huge storm blew through the area, and saw tall mature trees littering the roads and lawns as though it was a game of pick-up sticks. All notwithstanding, our arrival was as smooth as possible. The owners had a key waiting for us in the lockbox, and we found the apartment to be clean and ready to move in. We enjoyed the safe neighborhood very much, and walked miles every day during our weeklong stay. There is a nice bookshop, bread bakery, and Dunn Bros coffee house all located on the same corner within a 5-10 minute walk. Also nearby is a WholeFoods Store, and a well stocked wine merchant. The owner/manager was away for the week while we were staying, but her husband was around and we enjoyed meeting him very much. The apartment was very quiet, and well equiped with plenty of kitchen equipment. Plumbing & electrical all worked well, and the bed was comfortable. My wife and I would stay here again without hesitation.
We needed a place to stay with our family of five visiting from CA. This was perfect! Very comfortable and spacious and clean. And the owners were friendly and welcoming. They even let us do our family laundry when we arrived after spending four days at a cabin. Also, the neighborhood is just right when visiting St. Paul. It is walking distance from restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, and Whole Foods. Now we have a place to stay when visiting my family in MN!
We thoroughly enjoyed our return visit. Our kids had so much fun with the inside and outside toys, and the adults appreciated all the space to spread out. It sure beats a hotel. It was great to have the new dishwasher. I'm sure that we will return.
This apartment is in a lovely old St. Paul duplex, and is located in a great area. It's close to colleges, downtown St. Paul and easy access to highways to get around. Like many old houses, it has its creaks and squeaks. The owners were very helpful during our stay, and clearly wanted us to have a good visit. Given that the area received several inches of snow during our SPRING visit, we appreciated that! And after we left, we realized we had forgotten a piece of jewelry. Amber took the time to find it and mail it to us.
I have never felt so welcome in a vacation rental! The owners treated us like old friends. When we arrived late at night with our two year old, one of the owners helped us carry our bags upstairs and offered us some homemade chicken soup! They let us know when there was a snow emergency and gave us the garage door opener, putting their car out in the snow! While we were there, we celebrated our son's 2-year old birthday, and one of the kids from downstairs came up to give him a homemade present. On top of that, the rental was really cozy and stocked with all sorts of toys, games, and books. The location is convenient to St. Paul and Minneapolis. We will try to stay there every time we return.
We loved this house. It was perfect for our group. We had a family gathering at my sister's nearby and we just have too many people to fit. This was the perfect overflow. The living areas are especially large and comfortable. The screen porch room was a little bit crowded for the couple that drew the short straw, but it would be the perfect place for kids. :) Amber was helpful and sweet. We will definitely stay again.
This was our second time to spend Thanksgiving week here. There was plenty of room for our family and a sister. The place was vey clean. We were able to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in the kitchen. Whenever we needed extra cookware the landlords were very accommodating and helpful. We would definitely stay here again. We visited the Guthrie theater, the Mall of America, and the University of Minnesota.
My husband, daughter and two children ages 2 and 4 and I had a delightful few days in St Paul as we stayed in the top floor of this well located home. Nice neighborhood, very roomy and well stocked with everything. Amber went out of her way to provide children's items: toys, beds, rails, and helpful directions. The location is perfect to get to many attractions. A walk around the block or two is delightful. I would highly recommend this rental and look forward to staying there again.
My husband and I and our 18-month-old twins had the pleasure of renting this home during our stay in the Twin Cities. Staying in the flat was truly the highlight of our vacation. Amber was very responsive in communicating prior to our departure and she and her family were so lovely upon arrival. They made us feel right at home and their rental property had absolutely everything that our family needed and more. Our flight out to Minnesota was quite stressful for our young family but the moment we walked in the door we were right at home. The home was stocked with fantastic toys for the kids and tons of space for each of us to enjoy. The kitchen was perfect and complete with toddler dishes and highchairs. The bed in the Master bedroom was incredibly comfortable and there was two pack-and -plays for the kids. We all slept incredibly well during our entire stay (hooray!). The home is located within walking distance to multiple coffee shops and eateries as well as Whole Foods which was perfect for stocking up on toddler staples. The on-site laundry was a lifesaver due to a mishap with raspberries on the airplane and Amber was incredibly helpful with identifying a shaded toddler friendly park nearby. We visit the Twin Cities every year and this was by far the most comfortable and convenient accommodation that we have rented. We will certainly be back. Thank you for all of your thoughtful touches and patience with our noisy/busy family, we appreciate your amazing hospitality and kindness. All the Best - The Hall Family
This apartment is magnificent in space and amenities. We had a family gathering and the apartment was more than spacious for our needs of 7 during the day. The beds were extremely comfortable and the renters were really friendly. I would highly recommend this apartment for anyone. We will rent it again if we have our gathering in this area again without question. The renters met all of our needs including baby equipment and toys for our new grandson. It was so awesome of us. This is a great rental worthy of 5 stars!
We gathered for our son's graduation at Hamline University. With the addition of the sunroom room downstairs, we slept 9 people ages 13 to 79 (with one bathroom). It was an excellent place to stay. The location was convenient. The owners were friendly and helpful with suggestions for eating local and ethnic foods. We were also able to host a few of our son's professors and friends for an afternoon gathering. It was clean and the kitchen was stocked well enough so we were able to make simple meals and snacks there.
We had a truly enjoyable stay. The apartment was charming, clean and very accessible to shops and restaurants.
The owners of this roomy and very comfortable apartment were so hospitable and generous it made our stay memorable - we were in St. Paul for our daughter's graduation from a college nearby and enjoyed the treetop apartment, its' convenient location - near the university and Grand Avenue's restaurants, as well as Summit Avenue and its' lovely walk to the Mississippi. We slept well, ate well and had a marvelous time during our stay, and felt graciously welcomed at the apartment on Portland Ave.
This is the 2nd time I have rented this accommodation to host out of town guests. The space is very comfortable, self contained, and equipped with pretty much anything you'd need for a comfortable, independent stay. Not to mention, it's located in a beautiful neighborhood very close to Grand Avenue, so it's a lovely place for morning or evening walks as well. The hosts are wonderfully warm and helpful without being intrusive. Wonderful place, and looking forward to hosting people here again!
Just got back from a vacation at this duplex and it was great. There is a front room where they keep the kids toys so they are all contained in one room. Then the living room is large and nice. Then you have a large dining room. The kitchen is smaller, but that is how they were built in the day. The two rooms that are considered the bedroom are actually larger than I thought they would be. Then there is a back sunroom where the double bed is. This is a perfect apartment for a family of 4 cause then both kids can get a bedroom, one in the sun room and one in the room with a twin bed. The back sunroom is connected to the duplex and there is no seperation from the apartment. I am not sure if it has heating in that room but we were there in the summer. There are curtains on the back sunroom but if you have a late riser it may get a little too bright for them, we were lucky enough to have some cloud coverage while we were there.
Our stay here could not have been better! The apartment was very spacious, clean, nicely laid out, and was situated in a great spot (quiet street but within walking distance to busier areas). Beyond the actual apartment, the hosts were very friendly - willing to help us with transit questions, gave us great recommendations for interesting local spots, and even moved our car into a safe parking spot when a snow 'emergency' was called (we would've found out the hard way!!). Our only difficulty was with some new weatherstripping on the front door which made locking/unlocking a bit tricky but otherwise we couldn't have been more pleased! Thanks for sharing your space with us -- we hope to return to St Paul soon!
My husband and I spent 5 nights here in September and really enjoyed it. We cooked in the nicely appointed kitchen. Even hosted a dinner party and pictionary competition for 9 one night in the big dining room. Having bikes was a real plus, too. We walked to Whole Foods and the Blue Door (for deep fried cheese curds, of course). The neighborhood is quiet and pretty and the walk, bike or run along the river is just a few blocks away. Beds were comfortable. Thank you so much for your hospitality.
The home was beautiful with a ton of character. The home was very clean with spotless kitchen, bathroom, linens and bedding. The location was perfect - close to shops, restaurants, walking/bike paths. The owners were very pleasant and accommodating.
this house was very roomy and had everything we needed. comfy beds, an ironing bd & iron, lots of dishes, toaster, coffee maker...all in working, good condition. very pleasant. we stayed at this place when we were in town for my son's wedding. it was just right and the wedding party met to get ready in the house...lots of room & lots of fun! i'd rent it again! good neighborhood & pleasant owners.
The location is convenient, the homey atmosphere is great! We felt right at home and the kids enjoyed the cheery colors. My youngest loved the toys, my oldest the wireless connection and we really appreciated the space, space and more space. A necessity when traveling with children. We really appreciated how nice Amber and Brooke were and they even loaned us a stroller becaue we forgot ours. I would highly recommend this property for anyone that appreciates old houses and a spacious, cheery, clean place to stay while in St. Paul.
Our family stayed here for our daughter's college graduation. It was wonderful--spacious, comfortable, well-located. The owners allowed us to have guests for a small open house after the graduation. We would definitely stay here again!
Our family of six stayed here for 4 days/3 nights. It was a wonderful experince. The duplex is very beautiful. We had plenty of space-even had other family members for the evening. We had full use of the kitchen, which made meals easy. It will make a good memory for our time together. Amber was always quick to return our calls or answer questions-very gracious and accomodating. We would consider this again if we are in the area. D&D from WI
We stayed in Amber & Brooke's "vacation" home for a month & found it to be extremely comfortable & a home away from home. They have gone to a lot of trouble with detail & we didn't want for anything. The bikes were a great source of fun & exercise,& we did many miles on them. This place is a gem & I am hoping if we don't return we will be able to recommend it to some of our friends. Joan We really enjoyed our stay (for almost a month while I worked at U of M) in Portland Av St Paul. The house is great - spacious, reasonably priced and Amber and Brooke were friendly, flexible and accommodating - undoubtedly the highlight of our 2 and a half months travelling around the world. We will certainly come again if we can. Chris (from Australia)
The house was wonderful. The owners were so accommodating and had everything there you could need. We will definitely stay there again upon our return!
Our family loved staying here. It sure beat the hotel room we usually end up staying in when we visit St. Paul. I highly recommed this rental. It's homey, has tons of space and all the amenities we needed. Location is terrific. We'll be back.
Thank you so much for ther perfect location for our mini-family reunion. Everything was great and you are so hosipitable. The kids loved the toys and you left us perfectly equipped to enjoy our stay. Many thanks again!
We really enjoyed stying in this wonderful home! Our children loved it and were so happy to see all the toys and books! Thank you for making our stay so much easier and very pleasant.
Great Vacation. Bike ride, restaurants, walking and outing with son. Great location to St. Paul and Minneapolis.