3 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage in the heart of St. Paul
About Kirsten Simning
I love traveling, entertaining and interior design. I'm a former home stager turned vacation rental host and I absolutely love this new gig. Your accommodations will make or break your vacation. With my rental houses, I'm striving to make your vacations in St. Paul a 10!
Kirsten Simning purchased this House in 2017
Why Kirsten Simning chose Macalester - Groveland
I love mid-century design and when I saw the Scandinavian Cottage it was love at first site. It was built by the parents of the seller in 1954 and had been meticulously maintained. It just needed a little love to restore it to its original glory. We retained all of its charm while updating it to meet all of your 21st century travel needs.
What makes this House unique
This house reminds me of my grandparents' house in the very best way.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
1. No parties. A party considered 50% more than the number of guests booked. (For example, if you are a group of 4, 7 people would be a party.
2. Absolutely no smoking.
3. Please kindly remove your shoes inside the Scandinavian Cottage.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The house was perfectly located ! Best little patio out back and Sarah was extremely helpful in working with me to retrieve left behind items
Stylish and Quiet
Only stayed one night at the cottage but it was cute, quiet, and restful. Loved the decor. Extremely clean. Easy to find. Would definitely recommend.
Very clean, nicely decorated, comfortable property. We had a great stay. I recommend the property.
Cozy and clean
Lovely place. Cozy, clean, felt like a little home away from home. Everything you could need was available in the kitchen and bathroom. Decor was fun and homey. Would stay again if there was an occasion.
We very much enjoyed our sisters night together. Thanks for providing such a nice place to stay!
We played ping pong and giggled like silly girls. The beds were comfy and the house was immaculate!
Cozy little bungalow
Kitchen and dining room were a bit tight for our family of 5 but Home was very clean and owner was prompt and friendly. Great location too. Close to three colleges.
Our neighborhood is called Macalester Groveland (Mac-Groveland) and it's just a few miles from downtown St. Paul. Mac-Groveland is a gem! It boasts three colleges, (Macalester, St. Thomas and St. Catherine's) and has so many terrific bars and restaurants (The Nook, Salut, Bar Brigade, - a new personal fave). The tree-lined streets having charming homes primarily built between the 1920s-1950s. Mac-Groveland is bordered by Summit Avenue with its incredibly rich architectural history to the north, and Randolph Avenue and the Highland Park neighborhood to the south. Summit Avenue is one of the best strolls in the Twin Cities - it has more mansions than any other single street in the country. Mac-Groveland's western border is the Mississippi River which has well-maintained, picturesque walking and biking paths.
Grand Avenue runs east to west through the heart of Mac-Groveland and features unique boutiques (Creative Kidstuff, Bibelot, Garden of Eden, The Cheese Shop - yum!) and old favorites (J Crew, Anthropolgie, Pottery Barn), plus innumerable bars, coffee shops and restaurants (favorites: Punch Pizza - best in the world!, Brasa, French Meadow). Maybe you'll want to come back for Grand Old Day?! It's a huge street fair, music festival and family fun fest in early June.
Our house is located right off of Ayd Mill Road (my favorite "secret" road in St. Paul - it's so, so convenient!). Ayd Mill runs diagonally through St. Paul, connecting Interstate 35E at its southeast end, and it feeds into Selby Avenue on its northwest end (Selby Ave. is a fun destination too - Patina Boutique, Whole Foods, Red Cow). Buses run nearby on both St. Clair and Grand Avenues. We're located about 1.5 miles from the closest light rail (Green Line) station which connects downtown St. Paul with downtown Minneapolis. Uber and Lyft rides are always close by. Nice Ride (bike sharing) has a station just 6 blocks away on Grand Ave.