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Best Location! Historic & Hip Grand and Summit Avenues-Just Steps Away.

Summit Hill, Saint Paul, MN, USA
  • House1600 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Spacious and stylish, BEST location-two bedroom, w/ two updated baths + kitchen!

** Contact Elizabeth Day directly for best rates at 612-790-6022 or eday@centurylink.net

Location, location, location!

Space, space, space!

Welcome to Summit Hill, the most sought after neighborhood in St. Paul.

Ok, we're a little biased, but it's true!

Check out our reviews and what our repeat guests have to say.

The Location:

Our location can’t be beat for convenience, charm and we're situated on a quiet cul-de-sac!

*We're one short block to Grand Avenue, the premier shopping and dining street in St. Paul and two short blocks to Summit Avenue, the premier avenue in the Twin Cities for historic homes and mansions.

*A plethora of dining options -fancy to dives.

*We're uber conveniently located near the best grocery stores:

-Kowalski's - a 5 minute walk out front door

-Trader Joe's

-Whole Foods

-Natural Food Co-ops

-Target SuperStore

*We're within walking distance or a short drive to all of the area colleges:


-Mitchell Hamline

-St. Thomas



-St. Kate's

-U of MN St. Paul Campus.

-U of MN Main Campus

*Downtown St. Paul is a 5-10 minute drive or convenient by bus or bike

*Downtown Minneapols is a 15-20 minute drive

*I-94 is one mile north so easy access to Minneapolis too.

*35E access is a 2 minute drive

*MSP Airport is a 15 minute drive

*Mall of America and Ikea are a 15-20 minute drive

The Space:

We've loved and renovated this 1909 property over many years and have brought it up to the exacting standards with upscale amenities modern travelers expect and enjoy while retaining the historical character of the house.

It’s all in the details...

House Highlights:

*Space to relax and entertain! You can spread out, put your feet up, nap, cook and there's so much cozy space you won't feel the need to leave the house. Over 1600 sq feet.

*Your Own Private Entrance

*Gorgeous Architectural Details

*Beautiful Natural Woodwork

*Hardwood Floors

*Built-in Buffet

*High ceilings

*Large rooms, very open feeling

*Screened-in Front Porch

*Central Air- The whole house, NOT window or wall units. You have control of the settings/temps.

*Hot Water Heat-The best, even and warmest heat. You have control of the settings/temps.

*Two Finished Floors-Bedrooms on the 2nd Floor:

-A lovely King Bedroom

-A lovely Queen Bedroom

-Professionally laundered linens

-High Thread Count 100% Cotton Sheets

*Newly renovated, roomy walk-in shower adjacent to the bedrooms:

-Heated hex tile floor

-Heated towel bar

-Toto Shower Controls

-Rain Shower & Hand Held

-Comfort Height Toto Toilets

-Warm, fluffy towels

*Main floor half-bath

*Sunny Eat-in kitchen with granite countertops:

-Full size Bosch Dishwasher

-KitchenAid Fridge with ice and filtered water

-Gas Stove and Oven

-Dishes for 8 plus everything else you might need

*Butler's pantry

*Large, open-concept living room with plenty of comfy seating and reading lights

*Smart TV-4K Ultra HD with Complimentary Cable TV, Amazon & Netflix

*Formal Dining room-great for entertaining or catching up on work

*Complimentary, Private Washer and Dryer in the basement

*Ample On Street Parking in front of the property (We're on a quiet cul-de-sac)

**Oh, and did we mention our location?

**Grand and Summit!**


Elizabeth and Rudolf

Member Since 2014
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english, french, german, dutch, japanese
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Elizabeth and Rudolf

We've loved and restored this unique duplex over many years. Elizabeth's a Minneapolis native but a St. Paul convert. Rudolf who hails from the Netherlands, loves the city of St. Paul especially its topography with many hills and vistas. It's a great city for walking and exploring.

Elizabeth and Rudolf purchased this House in 1995

Why Elizabeth and Rudolf chose West Seventh

As avid travelers, we love well-appointed, clean and comfortable hotels and vacation rentals. We hope you'll love ours too! We're perfectly located- one block off of Grand Avenue in the heart of the Summit Hill neighborhood of St. Paul. It's walking or biking distance to a multitude of unique restaurants and shops and less than 10 minutes to downtown St. Paul or a few more to downtown Minneapolis.

What makes this House unique

Location, location, location! Besides that, our guests have loved the peacefulness of the space and the ability to hang out/spread out. Our wall colors were professionally chosen to create a serene environment. From the separate, private entrance with the screened-in front porch to the light-filled, spacious rooms, updated, eat-in kitchen with dishwasher and fridge with filtered water/ice and baths, we invite you to make this your next home away from home when in the Twin Cities.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, New: a comfy, king-size pillow-top mattress for the master.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Features a comfy, queen-size pillow-top mattress.
      • Bedrooms are located on the second floor. (Chair lift on stairs if needed.) One bedroom has a king-size bed and the other a queen-size bed, both have reading lights on each side. Professionally laundered, high quality linens. Down alternative comforters for the cooler months. Plenty of pillows and extra blankets too. We have an iron and ironing board too.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        Newly updated, walk-in shower with heated tile floor.
      • Bathroom 2
        Stylish, conveniently located main-floor powder room.
      • There is a newly renovated walk-in shower adjacent to the bedrooms on the second floor. The first floor features a stylish half-bath off of the butler's pantry. Both bathrooms feature comfort height Toto toilets. There's a hair dryer for your convenience.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Both downtown St. Paul and Minneapols are conveniently reached with 10-20 minutes from our very central location.


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                      Free WiFi
                    • Air Conditioning
                      High Velocity Central Air throughout the unit! Separate controls for this unit.
                    • Elevator
                      Chair-Lift to Second Floor.
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Summit Avenue and an Anytime Fitness club is a short minute's walk from the property. There are also several Yoga studios in the area.
                    • Garage
                      Check with owner for availability.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central Hot Water Heat-Radiators. Separate controls for this unit.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Full size dryer in your unit.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Professionally laundered, high-quality linens and towels. Down alternative comforters for the cooler months.
                    • Living Room
                      Comfortable and spacious living room with a new 48" 4K Ultra HD Smart TV and Blu-ray player, complimentary cable TV, Netflix and Amazon. Plenty of seating and great reading lamps.
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of on-street parking. We are located on a quiet cul-de-sac one block off of Grand Avenue. Park your car and walk everywhere! There's also a convenient bus stop at the corner or bike rental.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Professionally laundered bath and kitchen towels.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Full size washer in your unit.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Traditional drip coffee maker as well as a Keurig machine.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          We have dishes for eight plus lots of miscellaneous serving dishes and utensils.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Full Size, new Bosch.
                        • Kitchen
                          An updated, south-facing, eat-in kitchen with granite counters, new appliances: fridge w/ice maker & water, a full-size dishwasher, an additional butler's pantry with plenty of dishware and cookware.
                        • Microwave
                          Large- built-in with outside venting.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Coffee and tea to get you started- salt and pepper. We also have an electric tea kettle/water cooker and, of course, a tea pot.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Side by side with an icemaker and filtered water on the door.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Roomy formal dining room with built-in buffet. Dining room table has extra leaves and seating for six or more.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  An assortment of vacation paperbacks plus some local interest books.
                                • DVD Player
                                  A Sony HD Blu-ray player. There's a DVD rental at Kowalski's Grocery Store-one block away + close by Red Box locations for rental.
                                • Games
                                  Assorted board games and puzzles.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Digital Cable and a Smart HD TV for streaming all of your favorite accounts: Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, Acorn, etc.
                                • Television
                                  There is a 48" 4K Ultra HD Smart TV & Blu-ray player in the living room.
                                • Video Library


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Bicycle rental is located a short one block away in front of Kowalski's super market.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Private, furnished front screened in porch.
                                    • Golf
                                      Golf at either Como Park or Highland National-both just a few minutes drive.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      You will love the spacious, screened-in front porch perfect for a quiet break or for entertaining.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Ski rental is available at Como Park just a few minute drive from our VRBO.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Several public tennis courts nearby.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • museums
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • caves
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • festivals
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • synagogues
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks
                                            • waterfalls
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • House cleaning and laundry service available for guests upon request.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              45 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Loved it and would highly recommend

                                                              Rob Z.

                                                              Great location and great home. We loved it and will recommend and stay again when in the area.

                                                              Picture Perfect

                                                              Aleacia H.Hartington, NE

                                                              The property was immaculately clean, has beautiful design and decor, very spacious, excellent mattresses, plush linens, welcoming atmosphere, easily accessible, and perfect privacy. We hope to stay there again in the future.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We loved having you stay and hope to see you back on your next visit to St. Paul!

                                                              Exceeded my expectations

                                                              Emily G.

                                                              What a wonderful house - everything matched the photos, and actually, was even better in person. Super quiet - we slept like lambs. Beautiful home, high quality linens, comfy furniture, high end appliances, I could go on and on. The owner met us there and explained the ins and outs of the house, and provided helpful suggestions for walking routes, restaurants, nearby markets, etc. I will definitely rent this property again. Highly recommend.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to host you. We hope to see you next time you visit St. Paul.

                                                              St. Paul's Best HomeAway!

                                                              Carol D.

                                                              My husband and I have stayed in this home several times and it's definitely become our favorite place to stay in the Twin Cities. The location couldn't be better with plenty of independent shops, restaurants, and bars in walking distance. The hosts ensure that guests have everything they need in terms of amenities and information about the community. The home itself is spotless and quiet; there's a fully appointed kitchen, comfortable beds; and lots of space to spread out. I actually have mixed feelings about providing such a glowing review because I don't want to compete with others in reserving this spot! We will definitely be returning here.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you so very much for taking the time to review our VRBO! We really appreciate it!

                                                              We’re so lucky to have you as guests-see you next time!


                                                              Gorgeous house!! Great location and beautiful neighborhood!

                                                              Joseph D.Where do you live?

                                                              Elizabeth was so warm and friendly and was very informative and helpful with restaurants suggestions and how to get about the city and much more!! She is fantastic with communicating!! The house was immaculate! Although we didn’t use the kitchen, it was very well stocked with all the essentials and more!! The beds were so comfy and the bathrooms were new and super clean!! Wonderful stay!!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We were thrilled to host you and only wish you could have stayed longer to get to know St. Paul a little better! I hope you'll have a chance to come back for a visit, maybe in the summer months?!

                                                              Have a wonderful spring,


                                                              Updated Victorian

                                                              Leanne and Jim W.

                                                              This property was in a great neighborhood close to restaurants, shops & downtown St. Paul. Only drawback was 4 of us had to share one shower, but a little planning took care of that.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We hope to see you back next time you’re in St. Paul.


                                                              Summit Hill, Saint Paul, MN, USA

                                                              Welcome to St. Paul! Voted by USA Today as the 'Best Romantic North American Getaway for 2014', you will love exploring our romantic capital city from your perfectly located vacation home. We're located in Summit Hill, a cozy, walkable neighborhood of beautiful historic homes, colleges, restaurants and unique shopping. Your vacation rental is on a picturesque cul-de-sac but just one block off of bustling Grand Avenue, home to many of the best shopping and dining establishments St. Paul has to offer. You can easily spend your time wandering the immediate neighborhood with its shops, restaurants and historic homes but we're also conveniently located close to downtown St. Paul which is a ten minute bus ride or five minutes by car. (It's also a great walking or biking destination: it's down hill but you can always catch the bus to get back home!) Downtown St. Paul is situated on the Mississippi River and has many beautiful historic areas and also great dining,entertainment and a year round Farmer's Market. In the summer months, you can take a tour of the Mississippi on a paddle boat. In the winter, partake in the Winter Carnival's many events or go ice skating outside at Landmark Center. The Xcel Center (Home of the Wild hockey team and concerts) the Landmark Center, the Ordway (Home of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Minnesota Opera) are all located downtown. We're also close to many colleges: Macalester, Mitchell Hamline College of Law, St. Thomas, St. Catherine's, Hamline and Concordia are all within a ten minute drive. The University of Minnesota campuses are also easy to get to either via the scenic river road or via the freeway. Freeway access is equally easy: we are 1.1 miles to Interstate 94 and less than a mile to 35E. Our new light rail line running between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul is close by. There is a bike rental kiosk one block away in front of our closest supermarket, Kowalski's. If you'd like to explore our twin city, Minneapolis, it's also a short drive or bike ride away where you will find more great shopping, the Walker Art Center, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Twins Stadium. The Mall of America is a short 15 minute drive with free parking. We're also close to golf courses, public tennis courts, parks and lakes. Of course, we're also a fantastic stop before or after heading up north to cabin country or the BWCA!

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Taxes and fees are additional

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

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                                                              *Contact Elizabeth Day first for best rates @ 612-790-6022 or eday@centurylink.net* Check-In Time is 4pm and Check-Out Time is 11am. Damage deposit is 100% refundable if no damage is found. Damage deposits and cleaning fees may vary depending on length of stay. Standard occupancy for 2 guests is for one bedroom. There may be an additional set-up/use charge or daily charge depending on occupancy, for 2nd bedroom. This is a quiet, strictly non-smoking unit. No large parties or gatherings permitted without prior consent. Rates are subject to change without notice until a reservation is confirmed.

                                                              45 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

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