About this listing
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.
Jesse is the caretaker and lives in the apartment next door. You may ask him for rides to or from the airport ($25 for up to 4), emergency laundry or other necessities.
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 train is just a few blocks away at Lexington Pkwy and University, and public bus is also available.
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 in a pile 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 :)
Sarina's house was so lovely and homey. We stayed for three nights with our four-year-old daughter and had everything we needed. We really enjoyed the calming zen decor and the location was perfect--close to everything we needed. We didn't use the kitchen too heavily, but it was well-equipped. The only thing to be aware of is that there is not a microwave, which was fine for us, but might be tough if you want to heat up something quickly on the go.
It was a very clean and welcoming space in a relatively quiet area of the city. Very close to the highway but you cannot hear it. Living, kitchen and bathroom were great; bedroom was a little bit of an awkward layout but it was definitely still useable. Great value for money.
Sarinas home was a great choice for us. Just off the interstate highway(no traffic sounds though), very Zen with the gardens, water feature and a well appointed kitchen. The bed was quite comfortable and we enjoyed an early morning thunderstorm to make our stay perfect...we would most certainly stay again!
Our experience at Sarina's Dreamy Chic Apartment was outstanding! Communication was prompt and clear. Sarina was out of town but Jesse made sure all of our needs were met. The apartment is is immaculate and comfortable. The neighborhood is residential and peaceful.
Nice place. Great location.
We had stayed in both Sarina's units. This one is more Chic Apartment. Cute backyard with fountain. Nice neighbours. Easy access to public transportation and I94.
Walmart, Target, Cub and others in 15 min. walk.
Sarina's home was very comfortable and welcoming, and we were able to relax. The photos provided gave a great sense of the ambiance of the duplex. The location is right by an interstate entrance, so it works well for downtown activities in either St. Paul or Minneapolis - or getting anywhere in the Metro area, really. I enjoyed sitting out in the back near the fountain eating our Chinese take-out food. Jesse (the caretaker next door) was great - very approachable and willing to help out. The "house rules" provided all the information we needed to settle in. Highly recommended.
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