10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Stillwater, Minnesota - Updated 2022


Located on the northern end of the midwest in the United States, Minnesota is a beautiful state that shares a border with Canada. That being said, you can expect the sceneries here to be that of lush forests, rolling hills, and serene lakes. Of course, there are also quaint towns and small cities that live amongst these beautiful landscapes. One of these is Stillwater, and it is one of those you shouldn’t miss. Sitting on the other side of the iconic St. Croix River opposite Wisconsin, Stillwater has been voted several awards including one of the “Top 10 Prettiest Towns in America” by Forbes and one of “America’s Most Picturesque Towns” by USA Today Travel. With its charming little town set against a natural backdrop, it’s no surprise why. If you’re planning to visit soon, you’ll find plenty of bed and breakfasts and hotels with pool to accommodate you. For the best stay, consider renting one of these best Airbnb vacation rentals in Stillwater, Minnesota.

1. Stylish loft with views of St. Croix River (from USD 219)

This stylish loft makes rustic and modern styles meet with its design. It has everything you will need in a home including a full bath, a stylish living area, and a complete kitchen. The bedroom contains one king-sized and one queen-sized bed which is perfect if you’re checking in as a big bunch. There is also a rooftop which is accessible from the outside. The location is perfect as it overlooks the St. Croix River and the iconic lift bridge.

Downtown Lift Bridge Loft
Stillwater, Minnesota, United States
404 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire loft 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi is good and the beds are comfortable
but honestly cheris is a terrific host and the space couldn't be more comfortable and convenient
the space is charming and cozy
she provided clean linens kitchen supplies coffee etc
the apartment is comfortable and stylish and it was easy to work with cheris
it was extremely clean and modern looking
it was clean and exactly as described
it great value clean and perfect location
very clean nice that it had a smart tv so we could do our netflix binging
inside the space was clean and had everything we needed
host very responsive and accommodating
host was quick with responses have already recommended this place to friends and family
cheris is a great host and responds quickly to communications
couldn’t have wished for a better host
cheris was an amazing host who was very friendly and helpful i very much recommend this place
super convenient and fun location
perfect location to downtown
great convenient location and spacious suite
incredible style and great location
the convenience of this location was great
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2. Attractive and brightly lit loft in downtown (from USD 256)

This modern loft along downtown Stillwater looks like it was plucked out of a magazine catalogue or a model unit. The interiors and furnishings are pleasing and it provides really good lighting, which is adjustable through the blinds depending on your mood. The loft can sleep up to four guests with its queen-sized bed and pull-out couch. The kitchen is also fully equipped along with a coffee bar. When you head downstairs, several eateries and shops are within walking distance.

Modern Loft in Downtown Stillwater
189 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bathroom is spa-like and the couch sitting chair and bed are very comfortable well chosen pieces
perfect location great amenities comfortable and nicely appointed
the apartment is lovely but be aware of steep steps
it was sparkling clean with quality finishes
very clean and comfortable was a great place to relax
adorable clean apartment with everything you need
the loft was very clean and jeannette has done a wonderful job decorating it
cute clean and fun little touches such as snacks and candy available
owner very responsive
our host was very friendly responsive and helpful
jeanette is an amazing host she was very quick to respond to any questions we had before our stay
our host jeanette communicated promptly with us and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay
beautiful home with a very reachable host
beautiful location close to everything
best location in stillwater
loft in great location
close to everything lively town in summer
fantastic location right in the heart of downtown stillwater
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3. Quirky apartment with nature views (from USD 132)

If you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway, this artistic and quirky one-bedroom condo unit is just the right fit for you. Located in downtown Stillwater, the apartment is located in a building that only has 10 units so you can expect full privacy. The unit itself is a modernly designed haven especially for those who appreciate colors, patterns, and anything artistic. The views are also great from this unit particularly from the living area where you can watch television against the backdrop of lush trees.

A River Runs Near It- Condo downtown Stillwater
Stillwater, Minnesota, United States
94 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities: smart tv shower amenities snacks and beverages
the bed and linens were extremely comfortable and made for great sleeping
the bed was super comfortable
we had a great stay the place is very stylish and comfortable
clean comfortable place to stay
very nice and clean place
the place was very clean and spacious
it was so clean and thoughtfully appointed
the place was very clean and had great decor
thank you for being a great host
kristina is an excellent host
kristina was a great host and very responsive
kristina was a fantastic host
kristina was a very accommodating host i enjoyed my stay
the location is the perfect walking distance from all of the downtown shops
wonderful location for the stillwater area
great location and nice place
this condo is in the perfect location to all the major spots of stillwater
great apartment within walking distance to downtown stillwater
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4. Colorful loft with river views (from USD 204)

The way this loft looks like is as if it was taken from an interior design magazine. The design of the loft is eye-catching with its modern and colorful themes yet somehow retaining its minimalist accents. What is most unique about this loft is not just its look and feel. The loft comes with its own rooftop deck where you can enjoy your meals or even a glass of wine while overlooking the river. The loft is located on Main Street where all the best restaurants and bars are.

Downtown Loft Getaway with Rooftop Deck
202 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lazy morning with coffee on the deck and a great breakfast at mon petit cheri
it also feels very secure with two different keypad-entry doors needed to enter the apartment
very clean and stylish place
it was very clean and stylish
comfy beds clean clear instructions
the space was clean and comfortable
awesome space and very clean
jenny is a wonderful host
jenny was an amazing host that was available to respond promptly to any questions we had
jenny is very responsive and helpful
the host was super communicative and great to work with
jenny was very responsive and had everything taking care of for our trip
awesome location located right dt stillwater
great location with convenient parking options
this is a great location on main street
great loft in a great location
location is perfect as it is right in the middle of beautiful downtown stillwater
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5. Historic retreat best for families (from USD 354)

This little blue house is an eye-catching structure near downtown Stillwater. The historic house was built in 1875 and has been renovated for a better purpose. The design of each section of the house will make you feel like you’re at a hotel. There are three very stylish bedrooms, two of which have king-sized beds while the third one has a queen-sized bed. There is also a parlor for some alone time and there is also the Coral Room wherein you can gather together to play some games available.

Miss Myrtle • Charming House • Blocks to Downtown
Stillwater, Minnesota, United States
63 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
the house was clean and cozy
very responsive hosts
easy walk to main street
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6. Quaint and spacious family getaway (from USD 366)

Don’t be fooled by the size of this house: it’s really spacious inside! Located near Historic Stillwater, the house has three bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and an outdoor patio with a fire pit. Originally, the house was built in 1890 but was preserved and restored in 2004 to the charming haven it is today. Though it has been upgraded, the old charm remains. Guests are also welcome to bring their pets along but must take note that the host’s Golden Retriever may be a regular presence when they’re around!

South Hill home close to historic Stillwater
59 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable beds good amenities and very clean
we loved our stay here plenty of space including great gathering spaces in kitchen and front living room
wonderful house with a lot of room
clean charming and cute
the house is big clean and cozy
amazing hosts sparkling clean home in a great location
excellent host and beautiful home
the hosts were very communicative and we loved the space
the hosts were incredibly quick to respond and great to deal with
cute place owners were very pleasant to work with
it was incredibly clean and the owners responded quickly to any questions we had
cute house in a perfect location
very close to everything so perfect location
what a charming place to stay great location that is quiet but also close to downtown stillwater
great location amenities great house is clean very close to downtown still water
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7. Simple and cozy apartment in downtown (from USD 250)

Fondly named “The Downtown” for its location in downtown Stillwater, this apartment is located above an art studio owned by the host so it won’t be difficult to find. The interiors are simple yet maintain a cozy ambiance. The location is also a plus since many of the restaurants, bars, and shops are within walking distance. The lift bridge by the river is also within the vicinity so accessibility won’t be a problem.

The Downtown
Stillwater, Minnesota, United States
61 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 4 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds are comfortable plenty of seating in the living and dining room areas
there was plenty of room for us to relax and visit
very cozy and comfortable stay for a small group
very clean and modern
super clean and well cared for
place was very clean and it was a great place to stay while in stillwater
karis apartment was so clean and so spacious
clean and cute place
friendly and accommodating hosts
kari and the hosts were very friendly and accommodating i would definitely stay here again
the loft was bigger than expected and hosted our group perfectly
great location in the heart of downtown stillwater
it is a perfect location walking distance to all the cute shops and stores
great place great location
spacious and a great location for dt stillwater
best of all the location is unreal
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8. Riverfront cottage with private backyard (from USD 535)

The former 19th-century home now sits as a charming cottage welcoming its guests to Stillwater. The house is perfect for families or big groups because of the amount of space it has. There are three bedrooms with plenty of room for a big group to snuggle in. The highlight however would probably be the backyard with its lovely sun terrace, beautiful gardens, and a front-row view of the river. It’s the best place in the house to hang out with your family and friends during your stay.

Cottage in the Alley Historic Stillwater
Stillwater, Minnesota, United States
40 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful views of the water from the breakfast table and master bedroom
missie and rick's house was comfortable with a view of the river and a backyard meant for relaxing
our host missie was kind and responsive
missie is a wonderful host and added personal touches that really shows how much she enjoys her guests
beautiful house great location
so cute and comfy perfect location
loved the place close to docks if-traveling by river as we were
easy walk or bicycle ride into town
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9. Beautiful sanctuary best for couples

This is one of the more unique options in Stillwater. Located out in the woods, Shambala, as it is fondly called, is a perfect getaway for couples or pairs who probably want to get away from life. Set in a uniquely designed structure, Shambala has all the complete amenities a typical house offers. There is also a gazebo and a boat ramp down the pathway which leads to St. Croix River. If you’re an adventurous fellow who wouldn’t mind this kind of getaway, then you should really check this place out.

Stillwater, Minnesota, United States
84 reviews
Entire chalet 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi connection for email and netflix
the memory foam mattress was super comfortable
cozy house with beautiful architecture and views
” it was clean peaceful and had all the amenities that make your stay comfortable
very clean and quite
very clean very affordable
clean comfortable and quiet
nice and clean nice shower
the house was clean maria was hospitable and kind setting was quiet beautiful and felt very safe
maria is a sweet and super responsive host
maria was very kind and helpful
very good location
the location was excellent; very close to downtown stillwater
great location secluded in the woods
great location to downtown of stillwater
very quiet peaceful location just 10 minutes drive from downtown stillwater
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10. Incredibly spacious home perfect for large groups

Located in Historic Stillwater and a few blocks away from downtown, the Myrtle Jackson House, as it is fondly called, is an unexpectedly enormous house. The house is so big that it has three bedrooms, each with a queen-sized bed, a fully stocked kitchen, a covered porch, an entertainment and bar area, and a sauna! It’s like checking into your own private hotel. The place is the perfect option for big groups and families who want to explore Historic Stillwater and the surrounding areas.

Myrtle Jackson House-in the ❤️of Stillwater
Stillwater, Minnesota, United States
66 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i was really appreciative of things like tin-foil and plastic wrap and tupperware in the kitchen
beautiful place with plenty of room
clean and comfortable with lots of communal space to spend time together
the house was very clean and comfortable
the house was absolutely sparking clean and so many nice touches
kim's place was outstanding very clean and up to date
kim's place was very clean and stylishly decorated
modern clean house with lots of nice touches and lots of room for people to spread out
;)she was very responsive with the questions we had
kim is an excellent host
the owners response is the best we have ever experienced
thanks for hosting us
kim's communication was fast and she was so kind
wonderful place great location just a short walk from town
great location and nice house
location was perfect for us to walk downtown
beautiful house in a good location
the sauna was a fun plus to the place
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Get captivated by Stillwater's charm

Stillwater is one of those lovely towns you would picture as a great place to stay in. Imagine living in a charming town set against the backdrop of a beautiful river and picturesque forests. That’s how life is for the residents of Stillwater and by staying at one of these fancy Airbnb rentals, you will be lucky enough to experience it too!

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