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Scenic Overlook Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

One bedroom, full kitchen & bar, living/dining room, shower bath, outdoor patio

Nestled on a hillside in beautiful Stillwater Minnesota, Scenic Overlook Cottage overlooks one of the most beautiful waterways in the Midwest; the St. Croix River. This cottage is attached to a French Normandy-style house and is a very private, ample 1200 square feet. A European immersion experience will enhance this perfect spot for a getaway. This special and memorable home has been highlighted in Better Homes and Gardens. It is a premium property at a preferred location.

It is located within a comfortable 25-minute walk, an 8th of a mile, either through a beautiful historic neighborhood or along the new bike/walking path along the river. At the bottom of your cottage driveway is Stillwater’s southern scenic overlook where you will get the best view of the new St. Croix Crossing Bridge into Wisconsin.

Sweeping French doors into a bedroom, a full kitchen and bar, living and dining room area and a bathroom with shower all on one level makes the cottage easily accessible and livable for short stays or an extended stay. There are a lot of great restaurants, sightseeing and activities within easy reach. Bikers Welcome! The owners are friendly, easily reached and offer prompt service. We look forward to meeting you.

More Details

Louise Fenner
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2018

About Louise Fenner

Louise and Martin are both European and their home reflects it. Louise is from England while Martin is from Switzerland. As soon as they found this home set high on the hills overlooking the St. Croix River, Martin felt at home. It was reminiscent of his childhood home in Switzerland. Louise took great joy designing and decorating the home in a European-style familiar to both of them. Better Homes and Gardens took note when they featured the home in their magazine.

Louise Fenner purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Louise Fenner chose Stillwater

The property is in a preferred location just 8/10 of a mile south of downtown Stillwater. It is an easy drive and just a 25 minute walk. It is close to the new river walk into town. There has never been a bad review on this property. You will understand when you see the meticulous attention paid to every detail to make it a premier property and a delightful stay.

What makes this cottage unique

You are welcome to roam the gardens and outdoor areas. There is ample space to enjoy inside and out. Friendly weekly rates are available at a discount. Located in one of the premier locations on the bluffs of Stillwater.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a lovely stay! Comfortable, relaxing, peaceful - just what we needed! You have done a great job decorating and preparing those great "extra's" for travelers. The yard is gorgeous. Stillwater is such a beautiful little town. We loved looking through shops downtown, morning coffee and breakfast at Tin Bins, the Paddleboat cruise and even getting to the Mall of America. Thanks again!
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Stillwater

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Full Bedroom Queen Bed Closet, Dresser and Desk.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Scenic Overlook Cottage
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 50 reviews

Beautifully furnished, spacious, European-style cottage in Stillwater, MN

  • 5 of 5

This spotlessly clean, peaceful English-cottage-themed GEM is in the spacious (1200 sq ft), lower level walkout of a beautiful 2 &1/2 story home situated on a hill in Stillwater MN, overlooking the new St. Croix River bridge in the distance. It was the perfect romantic get-away for us, with a very short, convenient drive to downtown Stillwater which has many fun shops and restaurants, plus it is also close to the St. Croix River hiking trail. Large floor to ceiling front windows, and the front patio of this cottage provide scenic views of expansive green lawn bordered by large trees and pretty flower gardens. We especially enjoyed watching the rabbits and hummingbirds. The old-world European style interior and furnishings made us feel as if we had been transported to an authentic English cottage, although we were only 30 minutes from home. This fully-furnished rental (including washer & dryer), has lovely and comfortable furniture and is furnished with many beautiful English and Swiss items and antiques. It has a luxurious bedroom, bed, and bed linens, with everything you could want - including all the hangers you will ever need. The bathroom was well-stocked with plush bathroom towels and wonderful soaps and shampoos. Even the kitchen had English-cottage themed dishes (and all we needed to bring was our own food). We enjoyed watching DVD's while there, especially the fun selection offered for our use, and the state-of-the-art sound system. No detail was overlooked. Louise and Martin Fenner, our gracious hosts, ensured we had a wonderful, relaxing 4-day stay. This is truly a one-of-a-kind "find." We highly recommend it, and will definitely be back! J & R Thompson, Circle Pines, MN

  • Submitted: 6-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear J, We wanted peaceful for you Janet, I’m so glad you found it. X Thank you for coming and for leaving such a lovely review. Let us know when you’re coming back. L & M
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Charming Cottage & Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our two night stay at the Scenic Overlook Cottage. It was just what we needed to start our vacation. Louise and Martin's place is absolutely amazing and it has everything one might need. We used the kitchen a lot as we cooked in for our meals. We also found the living room area to be super comfy. The parking space was very convenient as well. If we ever make it back to Stillwater, MN this place would be number 1 on the list for us! Thank you, Louise & Martin, for making this a great VRBO experience for us and so many others who stay at your lovely cottage!

  • Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Scenic Overlook Cottage is stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Louise and Martin were lovely host and hostesses. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay of 5 nights. We would highly recommend others to stay in this well appointed cottage. We enjoyed sitting on the patio and seeing their beautiful yard as well as the new Stillwater bridge. We thank you and hope to stay in the cottage again.

Ed and Beth Dorsey

  • Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you B and E! We hope the rest of your journey went well and look forward to seeing you again!
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Beautiful, nice people

  • 5 of 5

Louise and her husband were very accommodating and the home is beautifully furnished with nice amenities, only one mile from town. Very clean accommodations and they thought of the small details too. It’s truly an English cottage!

  • Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks J! We sincerely loved having you. You certainly know how to have fun and make the best of life. Hope our paths cross again. xx
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Beautiful Cottage, Awesome View

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was so beautifully decorated. The view of the new St. Croix River Bridge was wonderful. The neighborhood is quiet despite being just a short distance from a major road. Louise was great and so kind to help me when I had an issue with my travel plans. Overall, a fantastic experience.

  • Submitted: 9-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home and view.

  • 5 of 5

The home was lovely with all the comforts of home. and less then 2 minutes from Stillwater.

  • Submitted: 5-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Minneapolis/St.Paul International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Stillwater Packet Company
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Club Tara
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Afton Alps
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Bayport Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Stillwater

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$111.73

When booking more than 4 days, you may want to consider booking for a whole week as the weekly price will be automatically applied.
Tax rate: State Tax: 7.125%; Hospitality Tax: 3%
50% Refund if canceled at least 30 days prior to arrival. 100% Refund if canceled at least 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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