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The Berg House - Elegant City Living

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Svein A. Berg
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, russian, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017

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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Amenities

Summit - University House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • 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
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.8680553 based on 145 reviews
5

Roomy, quiet, and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my family of 5 adults and a toddler. Great neighborhhod - easy walking to groceries and restaurants. Very quiet neighbothhod. The back patio was perfect for grilling some steaks and letting the toddler throw a ball and work off some energy. I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family friendly and great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family of five (including 3 small boys) was in town for a family wedding and this house was absolutely perfect! It was close to all of the wedding festivities, in a lovely quiet neighborhood. We enjoyed having the extra space for our boys and they were thrilled to discover some toys in the corner of the kitchen. We also enjoyed having the fenced-in patio in the backyard. We would definitely love to stay again if we have another opportunity--I think we all wished we had more time! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and lots of space

  • 5 of 5

We spent several days at the Berg House in July. The main benefits of the house are that it has loads of space. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs that are a good size, plus a futon downstairs. It's more room than we needed, but it was a welcome change from staying with our young children in the same hotel room. The location can't be beat. The neighborhood is rapidly gentrifying. To the south within walking distance is great restaurants and shopping. There are 2 playgrounds within walking distance. And it's less than 10 minutes drive to downtown St. Paul's museums (you could walk if you weren't with young children, or with young children who complain less than ours do about a 20-minute walk).

The house isn't in quite as nice of shape as the pictures might lead you to believe. The landscaping hasn't been taken care of in some time. There was some water damage (which they were fixing and the owner sent us a note about). The kitchen wear could be updated (lots of chipped bowls, cups, etc.) and some things have gone missing (not a spatula to be found).

With that said, it is still a great deal for the neighborhood and the space. I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house with lots of room. And we were happily surprised with the accommodations for our 1 year old! Great location. Svein was very nice and the home was welcoming.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Large, lovely well-appointed home

  • 5 of 5

The Berg House is a large, two-story lovely home with everything we needed for a long weekend in the city. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen large and well-appointed, all the rooms spacious, and everything's spotlessly clean. A lovely back patio for morning breakfast and evening wine, and a nice neighborhood for walking and shopping and drinking great coffee. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Homey and kid friendly

  • 3 of 5

Nice area and good location to local attractions. Good coffee and food in walking distance. Park in walking distance from the house.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Many in the area
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
I-94

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

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.