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Charming 2 Bedroom Condo in Historic Cathedral Hill

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6

Charming, designer renovated one level condo in the heart of historic Cathedral Hill district. Walking distance to Excel Energy Center, Antique Shops, Restaurants, Museums, Historical Center, Garrison Keller's Bookstore, Fitness Center and Coffee Shops.

Large trellis covered patio overlooking the historic Blair House is perfect for entertaining, grilling or relaxing with a glass of wine.

Keywords: Condo

Lois Johnson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2017

About Lois Johnson

I am a semi-retired interior designer and enjoy all aspects of creating lovely surroundings. I have children and grandchildren in my neighborhood and we all enjoy this area. I enjoy meeting people and I believe I am friendly and easy going.

Lois Johnson purchased this house in 1997

Why Lois Johnson chose Minnesota

I have always enjoyed turn of the century architecture and seeing wonderful structures renovated and brought back to their original grandeur.

What makes this house unique

You will be within walking distance of wonderful shops, fine restaurants, downtown St. Paul, fitness center, coffee shops, bookstores. Strolling down beautiful Summit Avenue (blocks of lovely Victorian homes) is a lovely way to end the day.


Summit - University House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(95 traveler reviews)

Charming 2 Bedroom Condo in Historic Cathedral Hill
average rating of 4.8842106 based on 95 reviews
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Charming, well-appointed home

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

This home is exactly as all the reviews describe it. In addition to its charming architecture and decor, Lois thoughtfully provides the small touches many VRBO homes miss - coffee filters, quality towels and pillows, small extras in the kitchen that make it truly useful. Driveway parking is tight as described, but worth it when on-street parking was crowded. Made coming and going a lot easier. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Perfect Location just off Selby, a couple blocks from the Cathedral. Within walking distance of multiple eating places as well as a great coffee shop. The rental was just as advertised.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly decorated to match home and location

  • 4 of 5
Verified Stay

Easy access to home on first floor, just a few stairs. Great restaurants less than a block away.

Accomadating owner.

Tight parking and small closets for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Mexico

Wonderful Rental

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

The Johnson House was a wonderful rental --- immaculately clean, beautifully decorated, great location, off street parking, well equipped kitchen, owner responsive to our needs and requests. What more could I add? Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Cozy home in walking distance to everything!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

This will be my 2nd time staying in this charming Victorian and I plan on coming again. It has everything you need in a beautifully decorated home which shows the owners commitment and love to design and her guests comfort. She has stocked the kitchen with everything you need to cook and entertain if you have friends over. There are 2 bedrooms, but remember the house is Victorian and they didn't believe in large bathrooms nor closets, but it is so charming you barely notice nor care. There also is no bathtub, but you don't need it the shower is perfect. There is also no dishwasher, but you will want to eat out at the restaurants close by. W.A. Frost is around the corner as well as The Red Cow if you want a fantastic burger. When the weather is warmer, she has a delightful deck out back decorated quite lovely and I've enjoyed several evenings outside after class when I'm here in the spring. Of course starting out my week here this November we had warm 60's weather, but by Friday snow came in and the transition to the weather was harsh to this southern lady, but the house was toasty warm inside. You also have a driveway which you can park your car off the street, but know it is very narrow and larger than a mid-sized car will not allow you any room to get out if you pull all the way up in the driveway, but if you stay down by the front door, you'll have plenty of room. The owner is gracious and kind and there for you at any time and I appreciate that so much because I travel alone when I come up to Minnesota. If you want a delightful home away from home with comfort and charm, book this wonderful and classy rental and you, like me, will want to stay here every trip you make to St. Paul.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Restful business trip in a beautiful home...

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

This is a beautiful home in a convenient area to the River Center. We walked each day there and back-perfect. Lois obviously is a talented decorator, and the owner of a green thumb! The yard must be incredible in it's season!!! Thank you. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Red Cowl
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Interstate 94
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Afton Alps

Science Museum-St.Paul library-Como Park & Zoo-Children's Museum-Ordway Theatre

Xcel Energy Center

Landmark Center

Minnesota History Center


Rates & Availability

Summit - University House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 15 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20

Rates for up to four guests- $143 per night. - additional $25 for each added guest
Holiday rates
Pet-$20 per night

Super Bowl rates to be determined.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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