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The Berg House - Elegant City Living

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

Description

Summit - University House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 6-8

Centrally located in historic Crocus Hill/Cathedral Hill area this Victorian home, built in 1884 and fully renovated, will guarantee you an unforgettable time in Minneapolis-Saint Paul area.

Just steps from dining and shopping of Grand Avenue and historic homes of Summit Avenue, it will envelope you with all modern day comforts: classy furnishings, fireplace, fully equipped office with wireless Internet, luxury mattresses, highest quality linens, all utensils and appliances in the kitchen, boutique master bathroom, dimming lights, free local calls.

Here you are surrounded by local favorites. Mississippi Market - local organic food store is next door, excellent wine shops, restaurants and bakery. Whether you are in town for work or leisure, you are guaranteed a rich and satisfying experience of city life.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Svein A. Berg
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, russian, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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About Svein A. Berg

We are a family of five, currently living in Manhattan, New York. Olga is born in Ukraine and Svein is from Norway. Our three children Sebastian, Sophie and Ingrid keep us pretty busy.

Svein A. Berg purchased this house in 2005

Why Svein A. Berg chose Minnesota

We bought this house in 2005 when we moved to St. Paul. The house was built in 1889, and has a character and charm that spoke to us. It is in a child friendly neighborhood, with a huge park just and a public tennis court across the street. Mississippi Market, our local Coop with local and organic produce, is just a two minutes walk away.

What makes this house unique

The house has character, and a great floor plan for having friends over.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your house was terrific, and again, big thank you for renting it to us. We had some family over and they all commented on what a great house you have, very cozy and Christmas-like.
Dec 2007
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(127 traveler reviews)

The Berg House - Elegant City Living
average rating of 4.889764 based on 128 reviews
5

Beautiful, comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely perfect for our family of four. The house itself is a charming Victorian, and while the owners have maintained the period style and details, it has been refurbished in a way that makes it very functional and comfortable. The entire house was very clean and well maintained. The attention to detail was wonderful-- the kitchen was actually the best-stocked kitchen I've seen in a VRBO, the linens were very comfortable and high quality, and extras were easy to find (ie trash bags, tissues, etc). It was so nice to walk in to a place that had plenty of dishes, spices, condiments, appliances-- all in great working condition. Our two small children were thrilled to find the play kitchen and a few toys as well as several children's books-- one less thing to pack! The master bath was in a convenient location; it's not attached to a bedroom so everyone on the top floor has easy access to it. There was plenty of closet space as well. I had a question for the owner during our stay and he responded immediately, as he also did for our communications prior to our stay. I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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superb experience!

  • 4 of 5

This older but very well-maintained house was ideal for our group of four adults and one infant. Once we decided the allocation of the three bedrooms, we were on auto-pilot; most supplies and items for daily use were amply supplied. The proximity of a grocery store made obtaining staple items very convenient. Modern appliances, internet and TV access and good quality bedding were all appreciated.

Restaurants of different types as well as parks and the R.C. Cathedral were well within walking distance, and the St. Paul zoo and children's museum were just a short drive away.

I should note that, although there was ample street parking, if we had needed to use the detached garage for our medium sized vehicle, that would not have been possible. However, Mr. Berg had made that fact very clear from the outset, and his other detailed instructions made for a smooth stay. Given the age of the house, creaking floor boards were to be expected and did not really detract from our overall very good experience.

Since our group arrived separately and some members reached the house well before the official check-in time, we were very pleased when Mr. Berg allowed us to get in right away rather than wandering the streets of St. Paul. Since there was no problem at all with the house we did not need to bother the caretaker, a friend and neighbor of Mr. Berg's, but he was in touch and offered any help we might need - very comforting to know that a local resource was available.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, albeit a short one of just four nights, at the Berg house, and would definitely place it high on our list should we visit the St. Paul area in the future. We have no hesitation in recommending the house to anyone considering a home rental in the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable house. Great neighirbood. Well furnished.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Comfortable Older Home with Character

  • 4 of 5

A couple & 2 singles, all family members, shared this house while in town for a family reunion. The house is located in a lovely neighborhood which invites you to take walks & explore. The house has lots of character with original creaky wooden floors and antique furniture, but the bathrooms are remodeled, bright and functional with lovely thick towels. The beds are comfy. It worked well for us, whether we were sharing breakfast of bagels, coffee and fruit from Mississippi Market right down the block around the huge dining room table and planning our day or relaxing on the charming patio in the afternoon sunshine or, our favorite, lounging in the living room with a glass of wine and sharing details of the day in the evening. We did struggle with getting the TV to work & better step by step instructions would be helpful & we did not get a response when we called with questions, (it was during the Vikings/Green Bay football game-so understandable, I guess). However, the owners were very responsive to all my pre-visit questions. We did minimal cooking, but the kitchen appeared stocked with most necessary equipment. . .a couple smaller paring knives would be a nice addition, there were plenty of larger knives. We enjoyed visiting The Muddy Pig right down the street, the Happy Gnome and WA Frost restaurant all walking distance on a lovely fall evening or afternoon. We really felt sharing this charming house in this excellent location made our family visit especially memorable.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Lovely house for a family event!

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay was for the wedding of one of our daughters. It was very convenient for St. Paul and also for the wedding in downtown Minneapolis. There were six of us and we were very comfortable there. We had fun walking to the market and other shops and restaurants as other people have also commented, and enjoyed the beautiful scenery and Victorian houses that were just a short walk away.

The kitchen was large and very well equipped, and would be great for a holiday stay including lots of cooking, and also a nice large dining room, and pleasant patio.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful stay

  • 5 of 5

The Berg House is perfect, it has every amenity you could ask for and the location is phenomenal, just steps away from great bars and restaurants. The house was spotless and very easy to access. Hoping to stay here again at some point!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Very close to Excel center, Minnesota Public Radio's Fitzgerald Theater, downtown Saint Paul, with easy access to UMN campus, downtown Minneapolis, airport and mall of America (all less than 15 minutes drive).

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating

Rates & Availability

Summit - University House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Chistmas
Dec 20 - Jan 4
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,680
 
 
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,680
$6,900
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,680
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,260
$5,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Out-cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $300

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Amenities

Summit - University House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa
  • King size beds (2) Sleep well in our high quality Stearns and Foster King Size mattress, Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleeper Sofa, Queen size (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fully equipped office, designer furnishings and linens, all kitchen appliances, quiet, extremely comfortable home in the middle of the city

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