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Charming 2 Bedroom Condo in Historic Cathedral Hill

88 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Summit - University House Rental Photos and Description

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

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Lois Johnson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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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.


based on 88 traveler reviews

Charming 2 Bedroom Condo in Historic Cathedral Hill
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 88 reviews
Black creek, bc

Charming, yes it is

  • 4 of 5

Two couples sharing this condo found it very adequate and charming. Well appointed, and clean. I would stay here again, parking can be an issue but was resolved by using the drive which was very tight. We were not able to make use of the beautiful yard because of time and weather restraints. We did not meet the owner.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable, nice ambience

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful and Loving

  • 5 of 5

I am thankful to Lois for opening up her gorgeous space for us to enjoy.

There is a wonderful sense of design in the house which made us feel comfy and cozy the minute we entered.

Our experience and treasured memories of the Twin Cities keeps a special place in our heart thanks to you, Lois :)

Much gratitude for sharing your artistic gift and your home!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!
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Charming Style

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location to wander the charming streets of the Catherial Hill neighborhood and State Capitol. Since we're avid walkers we averaged about nine miles a day exploring the architecture of the lovely surrounding neighborhoods and people watching.

The rental is decorated in a style that makes you feel you stepped back in time while still enjoying the digital world.

You're just a four minute walk from several very nice restaurants and can easily stroll to the Grand Avenue restaurant district in about 10 minutes.

This is the perfect location to just park your car for days at a time, slow down and live in a vibrant friendly neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly lovely

  • 5 of 5

This property was even more lovely than the photos of it. The apartment was clean, cool, neat and well appointed. We especially loved the deck/pergola space that looked out onto the beautiful yard. It was very quiet and private and peaceful even in an area with so much going on! Lois couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating. She let us store our bikes in her locked shed. Parking worked best for us on the street and was mostly easy. We walked to eateries, coffee shops, exercise in the park, yoga studios, Grand Ave. and grocery. We biked the bike lanes and greenway out to Lake of the Isles area. It was a short walk to James J. Hill house, St. Paul cathedral, MN History Center, and the 21 bus (1 block walk to bus stop) got us downtown for Farmers Market, CHS stadium for a Saints game, and Music on Mears. The light rail to Minneapolis is only 6 blocks away.

We thoroughly enjoyed our 6-week stay and would definitely recommend (have recommended!) this lovely spot to friends. Thank you Lois!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and charming.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location. Great, clean, and beautiful accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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
Salt Cellar
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

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15

Rates for up to four guests- $135 per night. - additional $25 for each added guest
Holiday rates - $135 per night
Pet-$20 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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