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Best Location! Historic & Hip Grand and Summit Avenues-Just Steps Away.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Spacious and stylish, BEST location-two bedroom, w/ two updated baths + kitchen!

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"Lincoln Avenue VRBO"

Location, location, location!

Space, space, space!

Welcome to Summit Hill, the most sought after neighborhood in St. Paul.

Ok, we're a little biased, but it's true!

Check out our reviews and what our repeat guests have to say.

The Location:

Our location can’t be beat for convenience, charm and we're situated on a quiet cul-de-sac!

*We're one short block to Grand Avenue, the premier shopping and dining street in St. Paul and two short blocks to Summit Avenue, the premier avenue in the Twin Cities for historic homes and mansions.

*A plethora of dining options -fancy to dives.

*We're uber conveniently located near the best grocery stores:

-Kowalski's - a 5 minute walk out your front door

-Trader Joe's

-Whole Foods

-Natural Food Co-ops

-Target SuperStore

*We're within walking distance or a short drive to all of the area colleges:


-Mitchell Hamline

-St. Thomas



-St. Kate's

-U of MN St. Paul Campus.

-U of MN Main Campus

*Downtown St. Paul is a 5-10 minute drive or convenient by bus or bike

*Downtown Minneapols is a 15-20 minute drive

*I-94 is one mile north so easy access to Minneapolis too.

*35E access is a 2 minute drive

*MSP Airport is a 15 minute drive

*Mall of America and Ikea are a 15-20 minute drive

The Space:

We've loved and renovated this 1909 property over many years and have brought it up to the exacting standards with upscale amenities modern travelers expect and enjoy while retaining the historical character of the house.

It’s all in the details...

House Highlights:

*Space to relax and entertain! You can spread out, put your feet up, nap, cook and there's so much cozy space you won't feel the need to leave the house. Over 1600 sq feet.

*Your Own Private Entrance

*Gorgeous Architectural Details

*Beautiful Natural Woodwork

*Hardwood Floors

*Built-in Buffet

*High ceilings

*Large rooms, very open feeling

*Screened-in Front Porch

*Central Air- The whole house, NOT window or wall units. You have control of the settings/temps.

*Hot Water Heat-The best, even and warmest heat. You have control of the settings/temps.

*Two Finished Floors-Bedrooms on the 2nd Floor:

-A lovely King Bedroom

-A lovely Queen Bedroom

-Professionally laundered linens

-High Thread Count 100% Cotton Sheets

*Newly renovated, roomy walk-in shower adjacent to the bedrooms:

-Heated hex tile floor

-Heated towel bar

-Toto Shower Controls

-Rain Shower & Hand Held

-Comfort Height Toto Toilets

-Warm, fluffy towels

*Main floor half-bath

*Sunny Eat-in kitchen with granite countertops:

-Full size Bosch Dishwasher

-KitchenAid Fridge with ice and filtered water

-Gas Stove and Oven

-Dishes for 8 plus everything else you might need

*Butler's pantry

*Large, open-concept living room with plenty of comfy seating and reading lights

*Smart TV-4K Ultra HD with Complimentary Cable TV, Amazon & Netflix

*Formal Dining room-great for entertaining or catching up on work

*Complimentary, Private Washer and Dryer in the basement

*Ample On Street Parking in front of the property (We're on a quiet cul-de-sac)

**Oh, and did we mention our location?

**Grand and Summit!**

More Details

Elizabeth and Rudolf
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, german, dutch, japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2018

About Elizabeth and Rudolf

We've loved and restored this unique duplex over many years. Elizabeth's a Minneapolis native but a St. Paul convert. Rudolf who hails from the Netherlands, loves the city of St. Paul especially its topography with many hills and vistas. It's a great city for walking and exploring.

Elizabeth and Rudolf purchased this house in 1995

Why Elizabeth and Rudolf chose Summit Hill

As avid travelers, we love well-appointed, clean and comfortable hotels and vacation rentals. We hope you'll love ours too! We're perfectly located- one block off of Grand Avenue in the heart of the Summit Hill neighborhood of St. Paul. It's walking or biking distance to a multitude of unique restaurants and shops and less than 10 minutes to downtown St. Paul or a few more to downtown Minneapolis.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location! Besides that, our guests have loved the peacefulness of the space and the ability to hang out/spread out. Our wall colors were professionally chosen to create a serene environment. From the separate, private entrance with the screened-in front porch to the light-filled, spacious rooms, updated, eat-in kitchen with dishwasher and fridge with filtered water/ice and baths, we invite you to make this your next home away from home when in the Twin Cities.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Summit Hill, Minnesota

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Newly updated, walk-in shower with heated tile floor.
    Bathroom 2 - Stylish, conveniently located main-floor powder room.
  • There is a newly renovated walk-in shower adjacent to the bedrooms on the second floor. The first floor features a stylish half-bath off of the butler's pantry. Both bathrooms feature comfort height Toto toilets. There's a hair dryer for your convenience.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New: a comfy, king-size pillow-top mattress for the master.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Features a comfy, queen-size pillow-top mattress.
  • Bedrooms are located on the second floor. One bedroom has a king-size bed and the other a queen-size bed, both have reading lights on each side. Professionally laundered, high quality linens. Down alternative comforters for the cooler months. Plenty of pillows and extra blankets too. We have an iron and ironing board too.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
House cleaning and laundry service available for guests upon request.


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Best Location! Historic & Hip Grand and Summit Avenues-Just Steps Away.
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews

Incredibly comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful and in a great location, walking distance to shops, restaurants and bars on Grand Blvd. The bed was very comfortable, bathroom and shower were easily accessible, and the kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils. I loved the coffee pantry w a keurig and delicious coffees. Elizabeth was very accommodating, friendly and helpful. We love staying here. It's our second visit here, and we will return!

  • Submitted: 1-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, it was wonderful having you stay again! See you next time!
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Charming and spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a stunning property with all of the amenities I could have imagined. It is very clean, charming, quiet, and the perfect location in St. Paul. I will certainly return!

  • Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us! Hope to see you again next time you’re in St. Paul.
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Very comfortable home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a clean, comfortable home in one of St. Paul’s best locations. The owner is extremely friendly & helpful. I look forward to staying here again the next time I am in the Twin Cities!

  • Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well Above Expectations

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house is perfectly located in a quiet neighborhood and walking distance to stores, restaurants, and a grocery store. The house itself is absolutely pristine, gorgeously decorated, perfectly stocked with everything you may need. Elizabeth was the perfectly hospitable host, warmly greeting us and showing us around the house. Her recommendations for local eateries were exactly what we were looking for. She was very conscientious of making sure that we were comfortable. From the beginning of our conversation, she was timely in her responses, making sure that we would have the best stay. Of all my dozen trips to the twin cities, this was the best stay I've had. I will definitely be back to stay at this house. It was a treat and a retreat - far exceding our expectations.

  • Submitted: 4-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so very much for your wonderful review!! It was a pleasure meeting you and hosting you and your family. We hope that you'll be back to stay on your next trip to St. Paul. Best wishes for a great summer!
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Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful turn of the century home with all the updates and modern conveniences. Comfortable, clean and roomy. We were able to entertain out of state friends between our daughters wedding ceremony and dinner reception, they were all impressed at the lovely place we were lucky to find! Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review! We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes for a wonderful summer.
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Gorgeous house on a quiet street

  • 5 of 5

All the rooms were very spacious and comfortable. We especially loved sitting out on the porch at night. The house is beautifully maintained with lots of nice touches- dark washcloths for removing makeup, nice wine glasses and china. We felt very comfortable and slept great!

  • Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us and for this really great review! We hope to see you again next time you’re in St. Paul!
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Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul International (MSP)
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Highland National Golf Course
Nearest Train
4.4 Miles
Amtrack -Union Depot Station
Car: not necessary

Welcome to St. Paul! Voted by USA Today as the 'Best Romantic North American Getaway for 2014', you will love exploring our romantic capital city from your perfectly located vacation home. We're located in Summit Hill, a cozy, walkable neighborhood of beautiful historic homes, colleges, restaurants and unique shopping. Your vacation rental is on a picturesque cul-de-sac but just one block off of bustling Grand Avenue, home to many of the best shopping and dining establishments St. Paul has to offer. You can easily spend your time wandering the immediate neighborhood with its shops, restaurants and historic homes but we're also conveniently located close to downtown St. Paul which is a ten minute bus ride or five minutes by car. (It's also a great walking or biking destination: it's down hill but you can always catch the bus to get back home!) Downtown St. Paul is situated on the Mississippi River and has many beautiful historic areas and also great dining,entertainment and a year round Farmer's Market. In the summer months, you can take a tour of the Mississippi on a paddle boat. In the winter, partake in the Winter Carnival's many events or go ice skating outside at Landmark Center. The Xcel Center (Home of the Wild hockey team and concerts) the Landmark Center, the Ordway (Home of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Minnesota Opera) are all located downtown. We're also close to many colleges: Macalester, Mitchell Hamline College of Law, St. Thomas, St. Catherine's, Hamline and Concordia are all within a ten minute drive. The University of Minnesota campuses are also easy to get to either via the scenic river road or via the freeway. Freeway access is equally easy: we are 1.1 miles to Interstate 94 and less than a mile to 35E. Our new light rail line running between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul is close by. There is a bike rental kiosk one block away in front of our closest supermarket, Kowalski's. If you'd like to explore our twin city, Minneapolis, it's also a short drive or bike ride away where you will find more great shopping, the Walker Art Center, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Twins Stadium. The Mall of America is a short 15 minute drive with free parking. We're also close to golf courses, public tennis courts, parks and lakes. Of course, we're also a fantastic stop before or after heading up north to cabin country or the BWCA!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Summit Hill, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 28 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 20 2018 - Nov 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
Holiday 2018
Dec 20 2018 - Dec 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
New Year's 2019
Dec 28 2018 - Jan 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$124.88 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$394.35

*Contact Elizabeth Day first for best rates @ 612-790-6022 or*

Check-In Time is 4pm and Check-Out Time is 11am.
Damage deposit is 100% refundable if no damage is found. Damage deposits and cleaning fees may vary depending on length of stay.
Standard occupancy for 2 guests is for one bedroom. There may be an additional set-up/use charge or daily charge depending on occupancy, for 2nd bedroom.
This is a quiet, strictly non-smoking unit. No large parties or gatherings permitted without prior consent.
Rates are subject to change without notice until a reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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