WsYOU – Winona Student Rentals

Showings & Tours

Quality Student Housing & Academic Success

The importance of a student’s housing choices, in terms of both social and academic success while at Winona State University cannot be overestimated. Studies have shown that the quality of housing is correlated with academic success. In order to be successful in college, students need a college “home” where they feel safe, secure, and comfortable. You will want a place with enough room to stretch out (without hitting both walls). Peace and quiet must at least be an option, as it is absolutely vital for sleep and study!
Thank you for choosing WsYou/Bluff City Properties for your housing needs. Through quality, professionalism, kindness, and consistency, we strive to offer our renters the highest level of comfort, security, privacy, and world-class service.

Quad 2.0 Student Housing
Start Your Search Early

To get the place you really want, start your rental search early. 80% of our places are rented during the previous fall semester.

Kitchen area at WSYOU housing rentals
Quality Student Housing & Academic Success

First, go to the Home Page to search by address or type. Narrow down your options and decide on a few places to tour. Feel free to stop by the office any time. Our friendly staff is always happy to answer your questions. Our office is open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Or simply call


Living with Roommates?
​ In Winona, you have the option of living with up to 4 roommates in a house or apartment (up to 8 in Fountain City, WI). Often groups of 8 or 10 friends decide to select a duplex where the group rents two apartments in the same building. Having roommates allows you to share the ups and downs of student life with friends of your own choosing. Roommates often study and socialize together in the community.
Quality Student Housing & Academic Success

WsYou/Bluff City Properties Communities include “The Quad 2.0,  “Shorty’s Greenhouse,” “Isabelle’s Lodge” and other communities of single units where you have the opportunity to be fully a part of WSU Campus Life while having exclusive access to your own private, “quiet” space with full bathroom, sleeping area, and kitchenette just steps from campus. Some students prefer the option of complete privacy for study, relaxation, and sleep.

Fountain City Community Living:

This is a very special option for the student who wants the very best for less. Live in a “vacation-style” rental in the heart of the quiet, picturesque beauty of the Mississippi Valley, less than 10 minutes from downtown Winona, MN and the main campus of Winona State University.

Fountain City
Student housing rentals in Fountain City

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When you choose Homepress to sell your home, you are aligning yourself with the ultimate professional, and assuring yourself the best service and results.

That’s why we go beyond the typical listings, by sourcing insights straight from locals and offering over 34 neighborhood map overlays, to give people a deeper understanding of what living in a home and neighborhood is like.

HomePress and her team’s full-service support allows her business to operate like a boutique firm within a large company. Offering professional floor plans, site plans, surveys, video tours, extensive property brochures both print and interactive, and various social media outlets.

How to Reserve Your Place for Next Year with a “48hr Hold”

48 hour hold

After you have found the perfect place, you may want to reserve and hold the apartment so that it cannot be rented by anyone else (they can rent very quickly at times). You can do this either by signing the lease (at least half of the number of renters for the number of bedrooms must sign and pay the deposit) or, we also offer a “48 hour hold.” To hold your place for 48 hours, you only pay $200 total, (no matter how many renters are in your group) to hold your place for 48 hours. This gives you time to arrange your finances to pay the deposits if needed. You’ll want to be confident in your decision before signing a “hold.” The $200 goes toward your deposit (it is not an additional charge), but is not refundable if you change your mind.

Don’t Have All the Money For Deposits Right Now?

No problem. As long as half of the amount due is paid within 48 hours, the balance can be paid within 30 days.

After You Have Signed:

Take a deep breath, relax and celebrate. Imagine how great it will feel to live in your new place next year!
Did You Know? All of our properties are 20-40% less expensive than university dorms.

Make Your Choice on Quality, Price, and Service


Jenny Mcgee

This rental property was so great, I loved renting from them, and i loved the property lived there for 2 years and everything was great, deposit was returned quickly. I would recommend this rental to students.

Luke Patrice

Shortys greenhouse rocks! Privacy, safety, security. What more do you want?

Ben Schurlan

I love the community! i am so happy i chose the standard as my first apartment! the residents and staff are super nice and always super helpful!

Remember, it’s unwise to decide on price alone. Ask about the location of any landlord’s office and how many employed staff they have available to respond to maintenance and repair issues. You want to know that there is a staffed office during regular business hours near the campus, and that there is a reliable 24-hour maintenance staff. Remember, 80% of off-campus housing rentals are leased during the previous year’s fall semester. City Properties was voted Winona’s best off-campus housing provider by renters signing our leases!

LIVE where you like….LOVE where you live!