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:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
A guest left a wonderful note with colorful drawings of warriors and robots (my interpretation, of course). Here is what it said:



"Thank you so much for sharing your cottage with us. It made our visit to our daughter and family very relaxing--just a few minutes to the other side of downtown!



We hope we'll be able to stay here next time we come. [Our 11-year old] said he wanted to come here again!"



It's so sweet to be thanked for "sharing." I love doing it.
Apr 2014
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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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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Charming Cottage Five Miles From St. Paul Center
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
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Charming Cottage Five Miles From St. Paul Center
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St Paul Minnesota
Stockholm, Sweden
5

Great Location, Comfortable Stay

  • 5 of 5
Judiths cottage was the perfect place to stay for me and my family. The cottage is well maintained, clean, and comfortable. Located in a nice neighborhood and close to Phalen Park which was great for a morning run or afternoon walk. It was a very pleasurable stay and I would not hesitate to stay there again. Thank you Judith!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure to host your family, Travis. So happy I could provide a comfortable home away from your home across the pond.
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Charming Cottage Five Miles From St. Paul Center
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St Paul Minnesota
San Jose, Costa Rica
5

Wonderful stay at a cozy comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5
We needed to be in the Twin Cities area for five days and could not have been happier in choosing Judith's cottage. A great out in the country feel, yet nearby enough to get to our Cities destinations in about 10 minutes each morning. Easy walk to major bike and hiking trails nearby as well as lakes. We had rabbits and even wild turkeys outside daily.

Everything you could need in a well stocked kitchen, books games and dvd/s available as well as solid WiFi throughout the cottage. THe whole place was very nicely decorated, clean and orderly. Central heat and A/C and great outdoor patio and yard area made it very comfortable for our stay.

Judith was wonderful answering any questions and providing clear instructions for all that is available at this great property. If we need to be in the area again, we surely will want to return to this cottage.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Randy! Was a delight to have you. Please come and visit again soon.
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Charming Cottage Five Miles From St. Paul Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407405vb
+1 (612) 961-2199
St Paul Minnesota
5

Delightful cottage with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5
It IS a charming cottage, as the description claims. The house is obviously well-cared for, and the owner has been thoughtful in providing an abundance of towels and kitchen supplies and a binder of local info. Comfy beds and clean rooms and furniture in great shape too. Quiet residential neighborhood; right near main thoroughfares to make it easy to get into St Paul or Minneapolis (maybe 10 minutes). We loved it. Might be a bit "cozy" for 5, but do-able. Big backyard and deck as a bonus.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So happy to have you, Jennifer! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your stay, and hope you'll visit again. --Judy
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Charming Cottage Five Miles From St. Paul Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407405vb
+1 (612) 961-2199
St Paul Minnesota
5

Jan & Bob

Jan & Bob
  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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Charming Cottage Five Miles From St. Paul Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407405vb
+1 (612) 961-2199
St Paul Minnesota
5

Well located, easy access to attractions and perfect for family

  • 5 of 5
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!!
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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St Paul Minnesota
Pierre, South Dakota
5

Lovely cottage!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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

Availability & Rates

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St Paul House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$155
From
$205
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$155
From
$205
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
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

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
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Computer Available
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
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:
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • golf
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • snowmobiling
  • racquetball
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
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