Vaulted ceilings and redwood cabinetry in large kitchen/social room offset an elegant living room.
Bedroom and bath are charming and reflect an eye for taste.
Owner is a meditation instructor, so the flat reflects adult serenity.
Absolutely charming and chic.
1 bedroom, living room, huge kitchen/social room, full bath. Designed with vaulted ceiling and new bathroom, this little cottage is perfect for a couple or two. One can sleep in the bedroom and the other may use a double high, queen sized air mattress (provided) in the living room.
IT WILL NOT BE PERFECT; IT WILL BE LIVED IN.
Summer offers a gorgeous garden with shaded dining and water installation (You can hear it from the bedroom. It's very relaxing.) In winter, the garden is covered with snow and the blackout curtains in the bedroom cover the quiet scene.
Sally is the caretaker and lives in the apartment next door. You may ask her for rides to or from the airport ($25 for up to 4), emergency laundry or other necessities. Otherwise, she'll be quiet as a mouse.
5 minutes from downtown Mpls and downtown St. Paul, 3 blocks off Hwy 94. 5 Minutes from two organic groceries, a huge park and famous Grand Avenue for shopping and eclectic dining. On street parking across the street from a Mpls policeman, so we're pretty darned safe.
3 block walk to the bus.
Wi-fi, central heat and air-con, full kitchen, laundry for those staying over a week.
Interaction with Guests
I'll be gone, the place is all yours. Neighbor will help if you need anything :)
This flat is 1 mile from historic Grand Avenue - perfect for shopping and dining. It is also close to two organic grocery stores and minutes away from both downtowns (Minneapolis and St. Paul).
2 miles from Macalester College.
The public bus is a few blocks away at Lexington Pkwy and University.
The train is also just a few blocks away and will be running very soon.
Other Things to Note
NEW AIRBNB-ER'S PLEASE NOTE:
This is not a hotel; it is my home.
It will not be perfect; it will be lived in.
I will not make the bed(s) - I will provide clean sheets and towels.
I have left cleaning supplies in case you want to wipe or sweep to your personal taste.
If you are sensitive about cleanliness, consider a proper hotel or be willing to do extra wiping up after the neighbor finishes.
1) This is a quiet, clean, adult household. Please keep the noise down after 8pm.
2) We will provide clean sheets and towels. Please leave them at the house when you go.
3) We provide dishes, cutlery and cookware. Please leave them clean and in the dish rack when you go.
4) You are welcome to use the wifi internet.
5) Outside smoking only.
6) Please leave the apartment as tidy as it was when you arrived. It will not be perfect; it will be lived in.
7) If you generate smelly garbage (especially diapers) please take the garbage (Under kitchen sink) out. Unlock the right side garden gate and you will find a blue bin in the alley.
8) IF YOU HAVE A CHILD PEASE BRING A WATERPROOF MATTRESS COVER AND SHEET. This will ensure no damage to the bed :)
Elegant and comfortable apartment. We enjoyed the proximity to the light rail, about three blocks away.
Glad I found this place, would do again. As described. Cozy and pleasant.
The apartment was just like it looks in the pictures. It is about a block from the Green Line light rail stop, which you can take all the way back to the airport. So, if you are flying in and you don't want a rent a car, it is a good option. I was there in January so it was hard to know what the neighborhood would be like if it wasn't -3 outside! I would say it is a good value for the price, especially if you are looking for privacy. I was there for a week of school so it worked out well. The wifi is super fast. The one drawback for me was that there is no washer and dryer. However, that is clearly stated in the listing so that shouldn't be a surprise.
Everything was as she said. Very clean very nice duplex!
Sarina's place was great! Nice kitchen and living area, and the view out the back was great. I was here during the winter and the place was warm and inviting amidst all the snow. Parking during a snow emergency was not a problem either. Check in / check out was a breeze and everything was set up and accessible. I highly recommend staying here.
Sarina has a very tranquil home with tons of natural light. You can hear a peaceful little waterfall running quietly in the backyard. Lots of balance and interesting decor inside and out. Communication and checkin were a breeze! One small caveat here- If you a person who is sensitive to a certain kind of energy in a house, this might not be the place for you. Other than that, we very much enjoyed our stay!
My experience was great. The apartment was beautiful, clean, and had everything I needed. The neighborhood was safe with plenty of parking on the street.
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