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Our Victorian home,  in a neighborhood of stately mansions, is surrounded by majestic oaks. Your private entrance to the 3rd floor apartment - gardens beyond.
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Private Getaway in Historic Home

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Private Getaway in Historic Home

4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
Sparkling clean11 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Through your own private door, then upstairs to a sunlit hideaway high among majestic oaks. Your apartment is the third floor of Carson House, an 1870s Victorian home. It's sumptuously appointed for your stay of three nights or a month. With a queen, a futon and an airbed, it's comfortable for 1 to 4. It's your "tree house" in Cathedral Hill, the mansion-filled historic district of St Paul--an easy walk to grocery, hospital, history center, restaurants, shops, buses, and colleges, and more.


Wireless Internet
Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 couch, 1 air mattress
Common spaces
1 couch, 1 air mattress

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12) and pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in time is 9AM - 10PM and check out out by 10AM
Self check-in with keypad


128 Reviews

Nancy User Profile
November 2016
Another wonderful stay in the loft apartment. Tess made me feel very welcome, and kindly left a jar of her homemade currant jelly in the kitchen. It was the perfect calm, quiet base as I helped my sister prepare for her daughter's wedding.
Nancy User Profile
April 2016
Tess was a very kind, welcoming host. She was accommodating on my arrival time, which was much appreciated, and answered any questions quickly. The space is lovely, light and self-contained. With multiple skylights, it feels a bit like a treehouse! Highly recommend for anyone …
Matthew User Profile
October 2018
This was a great place to stay. It’s a very cozy apartment in a charming area of town. Tess was thoughtful and communicative.
Emily User Profile
October 2018
Everything was as-expected based on the listing. A good space for a single, couple or friends to share. Tess was very hospitable and reached out to me throughout the visit to ensure I had everything I needed.
Haley User Profile
October 2018
Tess’ home is fantastic. It is cozy, has extra amenities that speak to her being a Super host including coffee, tea, and cold water available in the fridge. She had bathroom essentials for those of us who are forgetful. The stairs are steep, so consider that if you’re of limited …
Tess User Profile
Response from Tess:
Funny! What you had in the apartment was wasps, not bees. I killed one today, and then I found where they were getting in, so no more if those nasty creatures.
October 2018
Laura User Profile
October 2018
Tess was super helpful with booking, check in, etc. She followed up on check in day and the day after to make sure we got in and everything was as we expected. She was super responsive and easy to get a hold of. Her house is in a beautiful and safe neighborhood with lots to walk …
Ernest User Profile
September 2018
Spacious with lots of nice little touches. Great location and easy check in process. Tess was a great host.

Hosted by Tess

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United StatesJoined in August 2014
Tess User Profile
228 Reviews
Tess is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I'm a Ph.D. in language and literature who did extensive post-doc work in psychology, taught university level, founded a college counseling center, and wrote several books on writing. If that calls up an image of a hag with her head in a book you've got the wrong woman. My passio…
Languages: English, Español, Ελληνικά
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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