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Bill Weller

Member since: 2004
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Lake Phalen Place On Lake Phalen

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Payne - Phalen House Rental Photos and Description

Perfect Twin City Location For For Leisure & Business

Five BR's, 3/5 bathrooms, 3,700 sq ft home on the shore of Lake Phalen. Mall of America & Airport on 15 minutes. Downtown St Paul - 5 minutes. Downtown Minneapolis - 10 minutes. All Twin City sports, theater, museums nearby. Lake Phalen Park offers swimming, gold, canoe, sailboat rentals. Bike & hike the Gateway Trail to Stillwater. Great lake view from house & yard. Professional sports teams -Minnesota Vikings, Wild & Twins play nearby. Owner reserves 24/7/365 access to the separate office & owner's suite in the lower level with separate entry and no cross traffic.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bill Weller (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

About Bill Weller

It is my goal to provide a trouble free vacation for all guests. This is a home away from home, well equipped with all the conveniences.

Bill Weller purchased this house in 2014

Why Bill Weller chose Minnesota

This 3,700 sq. ft. home on the shore of Lake Phalen is located in the heart of the Twin Cities. Nature is your neighbor with the lake and regional park nearby.

What makes this house unique

Great lake views from the kitchen, dinning room, and master bedroom.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The home was clean, spacious, well-appointed and in a lovely area! We found the beds to be comfortable, and everything in excellent condition. The kitchen was stocked with plenty of plates and utensils. The appliances all worked well. Thermostats were easy to use in order to warm the home up! (we were there during a definite "cold snap"!) The snow that fell during our stay was quickly shoveled from the walks, and that was greatly appreciated! The spacious enclosed entry-porch made removing our shoes (to comply with the no-shoes policy of the home) much easier to deal with!

The walking/running path around the lake is well-maintained, and although the lake was frozen during our stay, we enjoyed going for a walk, and can imagine how nice this location would be in the summer as well. An elegant home-away-from-home!
Nov 2014
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Lake Phalen Place On Lake Phalen
average rating of 4.928571 based on 15 reviews

Comfortable, beautiful setting, perfect for our family of 5 siblings and spouses.

  • 5 of 5

Some missing items on arrival but immediate response from owner to rectify it. The 2 single bed rooms were sparsely furnished but the walkin closets provided a lot of shelf space. Loved the walking path around the lake. Convenient location.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My wife's family called it a palace when they saw it. That is an understatement.

  • 5 of 5

This property is fantastic. It has more than enough space for a large group (we had 10) with a huge common/living room area as well as a spacious kitchen. Our group never felt crowded in either space, even when we were all in one of them. The view of the lake is amazing and the access to it for walks was so convenient. The house was clean and very well-kept. All of the instructions for checking in and out were clear and easy to follow and we never felt like we were intruders. It was a great stay and I'd love to use it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and location!

  • 5 of 5

My family was in town for my son's vows and we had events to go to in St. Paul. Was an easy drive and nice to come back to such a beautiful home and relax. The kitchen and living room were huge and beautiful. We also sat outside one night and enjoyed the gorgeous lake view. As a few of us were there for 4 days, it was very nice to have the washer and dryer to use. The house worked out perfectly for our family!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Lafayette, IN

Spectacular home!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home was spacious and very tastefully appointed. Had everything nine of us needed for a comfortable stay for the 4 nights leading up to my son's wedding. Clean and well maintained. Owner was quickly responsive to my questions and needs.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, beautiful location.

  • 4 of 5

The house itself is quite wonderful. Its five bedrooms and the bed arrangements therein suited our extended family perfectly, with appropriate sleeping quarters for three families with four grandchildren. The house is very well equipped, and although we didn't do a lot of cooking during our stay, it would have been convenient to do so. We stayed for only five days, and therefore didn't meet all the neighbors. The one that we did meet seemed very friendly, and his dog had a blast dropping his ball over the fence for our grandchildren to throw for him. We enjoyed our stay, there, and Bill Weller, when we met, seemed friendly and nice. Prior to our arrival, though, our welcome seemed a bit otherwise. I mentioned in an email that a few out-of-town relatives - a Time Magazine editor from New Jersey, a retired occupational therapist from Duluth, a grocery store owner from Staples - would be in the Twin Cities area that weekend, and I wanted to have a cookout for them. The response I received would have been appropriate had I suggested an invasion by the visigoths; violation of the rental contract, possible eviction, etc. Perhaps that is standard procedure for home rentals, but it shocked me. Needless to say, we made other arrangements to enjoy the company of the relatives, but a cookout at the rental would have been convenient and pleasant.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Owner's Response: I'm happy you found Lake Phalen Place a great place to stay. You agreed to have 12 or fewer people including guests occupy my home when you signed the rental agreement before prior to your arrival. Is it really "unfriendly" to say "no" to your request to exceed the occupancy limit by 8-10 people.. having 20-22 people when your agreed in writing to the 12 person limit To then complain when I said "no" to allowing several extra people that would significantly exceed the limit seems inappropriate and retailatory; and to downgrade the rating as a result seems unfair as an overall experience.
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Minneapolis, MN

Beautiful home, gorgeous setting, extremely spacious.

  • 5 of 5

I hosted a group of women from around the country here, and knew that we would need plenty of space, a high end kitchen, and quiet setting. This home was exceptional, and met every need we had. The kitchen has so much room and high end appliances, and two lovely dining room tables. The beds were super comfortable, and I loved that we had choices between single beds and queens. It worked perfectly. The lake is so nice to walk around in the morning, and it is very easy to get to downtown St. Paul from the location. Would highly recommend this property for large families or friend gatherings.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Minneapolis/St Paul Internation Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Phalen Park
Nearest Train
5 Miles
St Paul Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
35 E
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Afton Alps
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Phalen Park
Car: necessary

Lake Phalen Place is central to everything the twin cities has to offer.

10 Minutes to downtown St. Paul

15 Minutes to downtown Minneapolis

20 Minutes to Historic Stillwater

Mall of America & International Airport

20 minutes away

On Lake Phalen you can rent boats, lounge on the beach or enjoy walking the 3 mile path around the majestic lake.


Rates & Availability

Payne - Phalen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rates
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.62%

*VRBO/Homeaway Direct Online Booking credit card payments are subject to a 2.9% credit card processing fee. The credit card processing fee will be deducted from the damage deposit. E-checks are not charged any processing fees.
Standard Rate: Any reservation less than 3 nights =s $495 per night.
Summer: Any reservation less than 4 nights =s $495 per night
All months have a 2-4 night minimum unless 2 or 3 nights are available between existing reservations.
All children one year old or older are counted.
Holidays =s 3 night minimum; Christmas/New Year week 4 night minimum.
Call to discuss weekly & monthly rates: 612-750-887
All VRBO pricing is subject to final review and approval by Manager.
Add 20% for monthly rentals for utilities, internet, snow removal, TV
Call 612-750-8877 to discuss weekly & Monthly Rates.

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Payne - Phalen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Master Bedroom Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Main floor off kitchen
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor hallway
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 2 double
  • Main floor: Bedroom 1:Master Bedroom - main floor - private bath - 2 full beds. Bedroom 2: 1 queen Second Floor: Bedroom 3: 1 queen Bedroom 4: 2 twin Bedroom 5: 2 twin
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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