CHARMING COTTAGE FIVE MILES FROM ST. PAUL CENTER

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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CHARMING COTTAGE FIVE MILES FROM ST. PAUL CENTER

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Zen-like getaway for 1 – 4 people provides a retreat from life's busyness. Big yard and seasonal botanica invite outdoor dining and luxuriating; a fire pit and available firewood offer an agreeable way to release the inner caveman or to allow fire and smoke to ceremoniously boot out old habits and thoughts. (A gas grill stands by to assist the more modern caveman). In cooler months, inspirational books invite quiet reflection and provide a spiritual kickstart—and the calm that encourages visits by resident turkeys or deer. Lay your own tracks in one of two park cross-country ski trails a stone's-throw away.

On warmer days, walk or bike a few blocks to beautiful Lake Phalen and surrounding regional park from which two major hiking and biking trails extend north-south and east-west. (Two bikes available for your use.) Buy bait from the nearby gas station, rent a rowboat, and score some walleye, tiger muskies, northern pike, largemouth bass, crappie or sunfish. Both lakeside and private tree-surrounded picnic sites beckon with historic oaks and beautiful new pavilions (Coolers available to tote your favorite meal or beer--3.2 is the park's limit on alcohol content). For the enlightenment which only little white balls on big grassy expanses can ignite: neighboring Keller Golf Course with its historic course and PGA clubhouse pics (it was a regular stop on the PGA tour for decades) will challenge and delight, 2 other courses less than 2 miles away provide 'backup'.

My bright, comfy kitchen with its whole foods cookbooks and organic cooking staples provides the essentials for quality cooking (and eating) and is the heart of a arty-quirky-cabin-themed home with its collection of interesting antiques and artifacts collected during my stint as a New York-based photo stylist and interior designer.

Listings of local spiritual and inspirational (and just fun) events available. Nearby Phalen beach will give splashy relief from meditative 'seeking'.

Keywords: house, home, bungalow, cabin, maison, gite

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
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I believe that when people are surrounded by the simple beauty of nature and a quiet place to just 'be,' they develop an awareness of themselves and their place in the world. I'm a huge fan of powerful connection--with loved ones, natural beauty, animals, and urban inspiration. My new (pastoral) pastimes are feeding the goats and chickens, pulling weeds from my vegetable garden, and making (and eating) a nice big frittata with the fruits of my labors.

The Owner purchased this house in 2000

--#1 region to be an urban cyclist. (Bicycling Magazine)

--Where you can get a good cappuccino and eat Thai food.

--Where you can hop on a bike, swim in a clean lake, then ride down parkways without leaving the city limits. (Sustainlane)

--More golfers per capita than any other region in America.

--One of the top 10 best cities for young professionals. (Forbes)

--Home to six professional sports teams and the 2011 sports facility of the year. (Street & Smith)

--More theater seats per capita than any other region in the U.S. outside New York.

--#1 most playful metro areas in America. (Sperlings)

--90,000 miles of shoreline. More than California, Florida, and Hawaii combined.

America’s largest mall, Mall of America.

My favorite morning ritual when I lived at the 'Getaway' was to walk my dog Gobo around Lake Phalen, down the Gateway Trail, or though the Gladstone Savannah, followed by a cup of good tea and some hard-core blogging (TheExpertWithin.com).

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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Charming Cottage Five Miles From St. Paul Center
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews
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Charming Cottage Five Miles From St. Paul Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407405vbi
+1 (612) 961-2199
St Paul Minnesota
5

Jan & Bob

Jan & Bob
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We arrived at Judith's cottage in mid-March with snow banks 2-ft high all over St. Paul. The drive and the walks, main and porch entries, were clear, and the house was warm and welcoming. Everything was 5-star, the purposeful kitchen; the decor with its antique accents throughout the rooms; the cushy towels and linens--and even the paper products, which are no small thing! We felt pampered for the price we paid for our 4 nights there. As an over-6-ft tall man, my husband did have to make his usual accommodations to bed length and mirror height. He also appreciated the reading material on gardening, the overall design and carpentry of the house, and the landscaping we could see peeking out of the snow. We enjoyed leaving to spend each day with our granddaughter as planned, but it also seems a shame that we didn't really cook in a cottage with so many distinctive flours, grains, legumes, and spices awaiting a real meal. Judith has created a beautiful retreat, and she is helpful and friendly with every step. I highly recommend staying here.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to have you both! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. --Judy
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Charming Cottage Five Miles From St. Paul Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407405vbi
+1 (612) 961-2199
St Paul Minnesota
5

Well located, easy access to attractions and perfect for family

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
My family of 5 and a pet golden thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Judy's well-located, well-furnished and a very well-stocked kitchen!! Because we take our pet on vacations whenever permissible, we always look out for rentals. We couldn't have done better! Judy's house was a perfect home away from home for us and Judy was an excellent host!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you had a good stay, Tenzin; please come visit soon!
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Charming Cottage Five Miles From St. Paul Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407405vbi
+1 (612) 961-2199
St Paul Minnesota
Pierre, South Dakota
5

Lovely cottage!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This rental was just lovely - really a charming little spot. It is beautifully decorated and well-furnished, including the kitchen. It is a short drive to everything we wanted to see and do in the Twin Cities and the off-street parking is a perk. The owner went out of her way to make sure we had a good stay, and we especially appreciated the small gifts of warm socks and lotions in the basket on the table. We were very comfortable there and we would stay there again in a heartbeat.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Charming Cottage Five Miles From St. Paul Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407405vbi
+1 (612) 961-2199
St Paul Minnesota
5

Lovely spot for a getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
A lovely and cozy vacation cottage for our family. Judy, the owner, is both thoughtful and responsive, making our visit easy to arrange and manage from start to finish. The house is immaculate and full of nice touches like thick, fluffy towels, kitchen staples and spices, and a fat binder full of information on local restaurants and recreation options. Location is convenient for St. Paul and Minneapolis outings; also offers access to a terrific walking/ running trail around the lake.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Charming Cottage Five Miles From St. Paul Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407405vbi
+1 (612) 961-2199
St Paul Minnesota
Beverly Hills, CA
5

Perfect Summer Vacation at the Lake

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The Charming Getaway met and exceeded the expectations of our entire family-- mom, dad and three children. The grounds were idyllic and beautifully maintained, the home was absolutely clean and beautifully and tastefully decorated, and the well-appointed kitchen made all of our meals easy to prepare and enjoy. Since we arrived in the middle of summer and stayed for the entire month of July, we were extremely happy to be able to sleep, relax and dine in air-conditioned comfort. The house stayed perfectly cool, and when the weather outside cooled down, we enjoyed delightful breezes coming off the lake. We especially remember the evenings spent on the beautiful deck that was easily accessed from the living room. We loved roasting marshmallows in the fire pit and had a wonderful time participating in many of the family-oriented activities offered at Lake Phalen: the dragon boat races, the Asian cultural festival, and of course daily swimming. We did not get around to renting a canoe or a paddle-boat but will be certain to do that next year. It was a wonderful vacation, and I highly recommend this lake-surrounded getaway for short or extended stays in the metropolitan area.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Map

Lake Phalen
Keller Golf Course
Bruce Vento Trail
Phalen Park Golf Course
Gateway Trail
Nearest Airport
13.7 Miles
Minneapolis-St. Paul International
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
Minnesota State Highway 36
Nearest Beach
2.2 Miles
Lake Phalen
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Maplewood Bowl and Entertainment Center
Nearest Ski
27.2 Miles
Afton Alps or Buck Hill (same distance)
Nearest Golf
1.9 Miles
Keller Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1.9 Miles
Keller Golf Course
Car: recommended

The Twin Cities is home to History, Science, and Art Museums, Several highly-rated Theaters, two Zoos, and two world-class orchestras. Festivals abound. Golf Courses challenge. It is rated a top bicycling town. Google Lake-Surrounded Getaway, for my Facebook page listing for places to go and things to see.

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Availability & Rates

St Paul House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Off-Peak
Dec 11 2013 - Apr 30 2014
$90
$130
Fri,Sat,Sun
$650
$1,950
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$155
$205
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
$3,300
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$155
$205
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
$3,300
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Note Special Off-Peak Rates!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

St Paul House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double Beds (2) and an inflatable mattress.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • horseshoes
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • snowmobiling
  • racquetball
  • golf
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • tennis
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