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Location, location! The Johnson House -- Charming 2 bedroom condo

Summit - University, Saint Paul, MN, USA
  • House1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1000 sq. ft. condo in a desired historic neighborhood

Spring special!!--Charming, designer renovated one level condo in the heart of historic Cathedral Hill district. Wonderful eateries within 1-2 blocks, Easy access to light rail, Interstate 94, Metro bus line. Walking distance to Excel Energy Center, Science Museum. Antique Shops, Minnesota History Center, Bookstore, Fitness Center and Coffee Shops, and a short walk to Grand Avenue for a lovely shopping experience.

The condo consists of two bedrooms and a sofa sleeper-all with queen size beds. Kitchen is well equipped for guests wishing to cook and entertain in the dining room.

The sunroom is a cozy area for morning coffee and a nice view of the back patio and yard.

The sunroom opens to the l patio to enjoy after a day's activities. Cozy, warm, and well stocked property with all you'll need to enjoy.

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
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
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 accessible to answer questions or take care of your stay.

Lois Johnson purchased this House in 1997

Why Lois Johnson chose West Side

I have always enjoyed turn of the century architecture and seeing wonderful structures renovated and brought back to their original grandeur, and Catherdral Hill is a lovely example of that. This property is easily accessible to freeways, , light rail, metro bus service, etc. I believe you will enjoy all the condo has to offer.

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. Access to Intetstate 94 (3 blocks) or a 20 minute walk to our new light rail is easy and quick.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1)


        • 1 Bathroom


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Iron & Board
                  • Air Conditioning
                    New Mitsubishi wall unit
                  • Clothes Dryer
                    dryer is in basement available to condo occupants
                  • Fireplace
                    Electric with mantle
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                    Hot water heat
                  • Internet
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Linens Provided
                    quality bedding, towels, etc. are provided
                  • Living Room
                    15x15, flat-screen TV, seats 8
                  • Parking
                    One car fits in driveway
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Towels Provided
                    Ample quality
                  • Washing Machine
                    the washer is not a coin operated unit and is available to condo occupants (located in basement)
                  • Wireless Internet


                      • Oven
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                        wonderful kitchen fully equipped
                      • Microwave
                      • Cooking Utensils
                        cooking utensils, wok, small appliances, microwave
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining
                            The sunroom has a table and three chairs.
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 8 people


                              • Books
                                Nice library to suit all
                              • CD Player
                              • DVD Player
                              • Games
                              • Satellite / Cable
                                (2) flat screen in living room above mantle/smaller TV in sunroom
                              • Stereo
                              • Television
                                TV connected to DVD, have HDTV cable


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    lovely vine covered patio seats 6 plus--also quaint well-maintained garden in the backyard
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                  • Patio
                                  • Wood Deck


                                      • live theater
                                      • arboretum
                                      • cinemas
                                      • health/beauty spa
                                      • library
                                      • churches
                                      • 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

                                                    122 Reviews


                                                    Latest reviews

                                                    great place to stay

                                                    Tanner B.

                                                    comfy great alternative to a hotel

                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                    Thank you!

                                                    Favorite place in Cathedral Hill

                                                    AnneCedar Rapids, IA

                                                    I have been staying at The Johnson House multiple times in the last 5 years. I highly recommend the neighborhood/location. Nina's Coffee is a block away, several wonderful restaurantslike W.A. Frost, Moscow on the Hill, Red Cow, La Grolla, all within walking distance. There is a small market is down the street and a Coop not far away. Easy access to the Interstate. Love it!

                                                    Awesome! We'll stay here again!

                                                    Janelle L.

                                                    Beautiful property, perfect location and very well appointed!

                                                    Recent stay in St Paul area

                                                    Joseph H.

                                                    We had a very nice time while staying in the Johnson House recently. The well furnished home is located in a nice neighborhood and was perfect for our family, at a reasonable price. Very welcoming, comfortable and clean. Location was great - within walking distance of many fine restaurants and other interesting sites to see. We brought our small family dog along and she also enjoyed the many amenities provided. Will certainly try to stay here again next time we visit the Minneapolis-St Paul area.

                                                    Inviting, warm, close to everything in Cathedral Hill.

                                                    Patricia G.

                                                    I loved this apartment! It was perfect for a few nights and close to everything. I highly recommend this spot...and I have stayed in many rentals while traveling.

                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                    Thank you for your review. Come visit again.

                                                    Gorgeous house, incredible location!

                                                    Sarah H.Portland, OR

                                                    We really enjoyed staying at the Johnson House. Lois really thought of everything and made sure we had everything we needed. The house is lovely, and very comfortable, including having access to so many restaurants, shops, and more. The location made it easy to get everywhere we needed to in the MSP area.

                                                    The kitchen was very well organized and we felt very comfortable. My kids loved the sun room and playing chess in the morning light. They also really enjoyed having a yard to play in.

                                                    My suggestions for improvements: The main bedroom was cramped and the bed, while very comfortable, was too high for many to get into, and really wiggly. We ended up sleeping in separate beds because one small movement would wake the other person. Also, the doors on the closet mixed with the 4 poster bed were tough to get around.

                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                    Thank you for visiting the Johnson House. The bedrooms are small since the house is over 100 years and apparently large bedrooms were not done back then.

                                                    I will check the bed and make that correction—sorry about that. It’s important for me to know my guests have a good nights sleep.


                                                    Summit - University, Saint Paul, MN, USA

                                                    Science Museum-St.Paul library-Como Park & Zoo-Children's Museum-Ordway Theatre Xcel Energy Center Landmark Center Minnesota History Center


                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                    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.

                                                    122 Reviews
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