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St. Croix River Home with Private Waterfront

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Enjoy a week on the water in our river home, a spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located near two quaint towns along the majestic St. Croix River: Hudson, WI., and Stillwater, MN. We are just steps away from the water where a huge 12 foot by 40 foot dock awaits. If you don't feel like being outside, there is a large enclosed porch with huge windows to watch the boats slowly troll by. We have 100 feet of private frontage with a sandy beach and for those of you who worry about current, there is little, as the river is very wide and slow moving. The dock will no doubt provide hours of endless entertainment watching the boats lazily drift by. And the best part is that we are in a no wake zone, so there is no danger of boats speeding past and ruining your precious relaxation time.

Within a two minute bike ride, you can access the Afton bike trail and ride into the historic town of Afton for a huge waffle cone at Selma's or maybe you would prefer a martini at the Sail Away Cafe. You can even ride across the bridge into the state of Wisconsin to Hudson where there is excellent live theatre at the Phipps, or great dining along the river at the Pier 500 Restaurant.

We are also just a 10 minute drive from Stillwater, the birthplace of Minnesota, and arguably Minnesota's greatest town, with its steep hills, great views, phenomenal antique shops and breathtaking paddle boats. There is so much to do, and so little time. One of our favorite things to do is have a cheese plate and glass of pinot noir at the Dock Cafe. Amazing food and great views. For those who like a fun place to hang out and listen to a band into the late hours of the night, PD Pappy's provides a great time.

Maybe you are an early riser, and would prefer a kayak ride (we have two). There is some amazing wild life to see. This morning, I saw a group of 12 egrets preening in a bay, and a pair of bald eagles were perched in a huge cottonwood above our home. If you love to fish, rumor has it that the walleyes bite often. We have some poles out on the porch, along with some lures. Best of luck and we can't wait to hear the fish stories.

We are also close to Interstate 94 and within 25 to 30 minutes you can be in St. Paul or Minneapolis where city life awaits. Why not take in a Twin's game, or go and see the new Guthrie Theatre, which is architecturally breathtaking. Maybe your goal is to see the place where Mary Tyler Moore threw her hat into the air. The options are limitless. There are even a couple of great shopping malls close by, either Woodbury Lakes, or the Mall of America.

Our home is definitely comfortable and clean, but not fancy. The kitchen and living room were updated in the fall of 2016 with some rustic but modern touches. We wanted it to feel more like a cozy cabin than a city home. However, with 2600 square feet of finished space, you will have ample room to move around and enjoy your surroundings. We do have the kitchen stocked with pots, pans, dishes, etc..., and we hope that you can whip up some great meals to enjoy on the huge lower level porch. We are close by and can be easily reached if there is anything else that you might need. We want your experience to be a pleasant one.

Keywords: waterfront, home, cabin, river, sandy beach, dock, Stillwater, Hudson

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About JT

My wife and I always joke about how we came to own this house. It started with her saying she wanted a boat. That led to me buying a truck, which led to us renting a slip, which led to much frustration and expense, which led to me looking for property, which left her saying, 'All I wanted was a boat.' We bought our home when our boys were young and wanted them to grow up with great memories of life on the river. They spent countless hours jumping on the Rave trampoline, swimming with their friends and learning to navigate a boat on the St. Croix. We have never regretted living in this beautiful river valley and can't wait to share it with you.

JT purchased this house in 1999

Why JT chose Wisconsin

-my grandparents had a cottage in Lake St. Croix Beach, and as a child, there was no place better to be than going to spend some time with them on the river. My uncle continued the tradition and purchased their cottage and we continued the to enjoy the St. Croix valley. When I grew up, and finally had the chance to purchase some waterfront property, I knew there was only once place for me: the St. Croix.

What makes this house unique

-life jackets -bike trail -kayaking -fishing -sandy beach -huge dock -option to park your boat -no wake zone -friendly neighbors -quiet road -easy access to Hwy. 94 -children's park one block away


Hudson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The upper level master bedroom has one queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Second bedroom on upper level has a single & double bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , On ground level and has a queen and a twin bed
  • Queen size Beds (2) The master bedroom has a queen bed and so does the ground level bedroom. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a futon in the family room located on the ground level. Bunk Beds (1) The bunk in the upper bedroom has a double on the bottom and a twin on top.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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St. Croix River Home with Private Waterfront
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews

Charming and convenient

  • 4 of 5

Our family lives in Stillwater and this location is perfect for many reasons. Easy roads to Stillwater, it's on the St. Croix, and it's a beautiful home. We come to visit family once every few years from CA and we always hope that JT's home is available for us to visit. We stayed in the winter pre renovation and loved it, it's a welcoming and warm home. We just left this week and the home was even more beautiful after the renovation, but still had that warm feeling to it. We enjoyed the kayaks, the dock, the fishing poles, and enjoyed the river tremendously. Not sure the next time we will be back, but we will look for this house again as it's great for the price, location and amenities. The hosts are so accommodating and easy to work with. Highly recommend to families with kids (and without) as well as for a nice gathering area.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great house in a great location. Comfy beds and a nicely stocked kitchen. We rented a pontoon from Beanies right down the road, used the kayaks provided, and caught lots of fish (they even provide fishing poles) off the dock. We used their fire pit and made smores every night. Although the river was high and no beach area, it wasn't a problem for us. Very relaxing vacation even though the Twins game we attended went 15 innings and we still lost. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Amazing space, lovely location, great accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent. Would recommend as great venue for river access & Stillwater/Afton area!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Neat and clean updated home right on the river!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this nicely decorated VRBO home. Kitchen is well stocked with everything you need for meals.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful job on the renovations. Wish we could stay longer! Thank you for being so accommodating. Dolores and John Breslin

New York

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house exceeded my expectations...It was easy to find, spacious and supplied with anything you would need or want for your vacation. All we needed to bring was our clothes and groceries!!!

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Bungalow Inn
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Stone Ridge Golf Club
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Amtrak / Twin Cities Light Rail
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Bungalow Inn
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lakeland Public Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
River Home


Rates & Availability

Hudson House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 2017 Gap Weekend
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall/Winter 17-18 - 1
Nov 6 2017 - Jan 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Superbowl 2018
Jan 31 2018 - Feb 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Winter 17-18 - 12
Feb 6 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.12%

Check in/out Times: Standard check in is 4:00pm and check out is 11:00am.
Cancellations Policy: Cancellations made more than 30 days before arrival will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made 30 days or less will not receive a refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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