The main guest bedroom - just like you've stepped into Paris! A window AC unit, double bed, 3 dressers, immediately adjacent to the main bathroom

Entire home/apt

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1 bedroom

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Isn't it the greatest feeling when you're traveling (especially internationally) to know someone in the place you are going to? That is how I want you to feel when you stay with us. You have a friend in Minneapolis! Complete with chickens!

We are in the center of it all! 10 minutes to downtown and US Bank Stadium, 10 minutes to the lakes, 10 minutes to St. Paul, 10 minutes to Mall of America. All of the above also accessible by public transportation right outside the front door!

The space

Come and enjoy our world famous hospitality and easy access to many popular Minneapolis/St. Paul sites!!

What you can expect:
1) An ubercomfy bed (on the softer side)
2) Clean bathroom
3) Great urban location
4) A welcoming, peaceful space

We love Minneapolis and am excited to share it with you!

You will have the house to yourself as my husband, daughter and I will be on vacation.

I do have a friend of 7 years who lives in the basement with her husband and who can help you with any problems. They have their own entrance to the house. The bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining room and living room are all yours. Laundry is shared in the basement.

There is a bus stop on my block. This bus connects to downtown, Uptown, and the light rail which can take you to the airport, Mall of America, and lots of other wonderful places!

Our house is over 100 years old but it is fixed up about as nicely as can be, so adjust your expectations accordingly :)

FAQs
Is there street parking? Yes, lots of unrestricted parking
Is there a bus that goes to downtown, including US Bank Stadium? Yes, it passes right in front of my house and takes about 15-20 minutes
How much is a cab from the airport? ~$40; Super Shuttle is cheaper; bus is a bit complicated but even cheaper!

***I give you lots of information about myself and my household in my profile to make you comfortable with staying in my home, so please do the same in your profile before requesting a reservation so I know who I am welcoming into my home. Some verifications and reason for your visit are required**

Guest access

Kitchen, two bathrooms, dining room, living room, hammock, garden

Interaction with guests

We will be here to check you in and may share the space with you for a night or two depending on your arrival time but then will be on vacation the rest of the time. Our housemate in the basement can help with any problems or concerns.

Other things to note

This is our home, not a hotel. Therefore, there will be no exceptions to the following guidelines:
-No reservations will be accepted on behalf of another individual or group. The person listed in the profile and making the inquiry must be staying.
-There will be absolutely no additional guests allowed. No visitors or parties either.
-My husband or myself will meet all "check-in"s personally to acquaint you with the space no earlier than 4 PM and preferably before 9 PM. Late arrivals can easily be accommodated. Early arrivals can usually not be accommodated due to our work schedule. When you "check-in" you check in your person AND luggage together. Luggage cannot be dropped off earlier than "check-in" time. There is nowhere to leave it if no one is home.
-No smokers allowed. Obviously no smoking in the house, but I also don't want smoking on my property
-All members of the party must check in at the same time; only one house key will be given

No exceptions to the above. All rules are for everyone's benefit. If for some reason you are not able to comply with any of the above then unfortunately we won't be able to accommodate you.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: 25
Weekly Discount: 22%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Definitely no smoking
Please turn off lights/AC when you leave the room/house - we try to be as environmentally responsible as possible
Please recycle and compost whatever you can, for the above reason :)
No shoes in the house.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

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Wes User Profile
July 2016
Christie is an awesome host. I felt welcome in her home, and loved by her dog. We stayed for a week while we looked for an apartment in the area. The bathroom and kitchen had everything we needed. The WiFi was good. Fit the entire stay Christie was extremely friendly and accommodating. I would stay again!

Alexa User ProfileAlexa is a superhost.
June 2016
We had a great time staying here. Everything was very clean and we loved the animals!

Our stay at Christie's was wonderful! She met us warmly and showed us the house, making us feel most welcome. The whole house, including our private room, was beautiful, clean and tastefully furnished. Bed was comfortable, and there was a nice desk and chair for laptop. Room darkening curtains and air conditioning made the hot summer night very pleasant. Location was great. We'd love to stay at Christie's again.

Peter User Profile
June 2016
Christie is a very friendly person with a nice, cozy house. We felt very welcome and at home there. Even the check-in was uncomplicated. I would highly recommend to have a stqy there.

Michael User Profile
April 2016
I felt very welcome by Christie and her husband. Their home is exceptionally clean and so pleasantly decorated ! Their dog is just the most wonderful dog and senses whether you are a dog lover or not. I am a dog lover and miss my dogs and so greatly enjoyed having a pet whenever I wanted during my stay. Everything is as described. I had the pleasure of an abundance of fresh eggs from very, very happy chickens. Staying in an urban setting and getting such fresh eggs that I could make for breakfast was something that I'll never forget. I had a busy week and so didn't have time to spend with the hosts --I could tell I that I really missed but on some great conversations that I could have had and hope that I or friends / family will stay here in the future.

Oleksii User Profile
December 2015
Christie is a great host, I felt very comfortable in her house. When I forgot my phone in rental car and had no time to return it, she helped me to ship it in Ukraine.

Srinidhi User Profile
December 2015
It was great stay for 2 weeks at Christie's house. I did not get much time to interact with Christie and her husband but the little time we spent for chat was great. The bedroom provided was so good, bed was cozy and comfortable. It was easy to get to my work to downtown with 35 min of walk. Also easy commute to airport with bus and train. Christie was so good to me, checked every time if I am comfortable and also gave me a ride in the morning when I was with luggage. I would say its a super cool stay at Urban Oasis..

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Christie User Profile

I'm a Minneapolis transplant from Wisconsin where I grew up. I went to school in Minneapolis for 9 years (biology and then dentistry). I am now a dentist and have been for nearly two years. I work with mostly special needs patients and the elderly. I work four days a week in different nursing homes and assisted living communities.

My husband Wilger and I bought this, our first house, in 2009 and completely remodeled it.

I love to host and make people feel as if they are at home with all the little conveniences and more! I have travelled quite a bit and my best travel experiences have always occurred when I stay with people who are familiar with the area. In the past two year I've been to Ecuador 10 times with my husband. I've also lived in Senegal (naka nga def?!) and Guatemala, traveled to Bolivia, Mexico, France, El Salvador, Honduras, and Costa Rica and aspire to travel much more. My greatest travel experiences have been with people who know the area. I'm totally willing to pick you up at the airport (if my schedule allows), give you tips on the best places in the city, maybe even take you there :)

I love to play with my dog, get addicted to tv shows, garden, exercise, travel, read, and learn new languages.

The most recent movie that I have seen was Argo and I loved it!
The most recent language I have tried to learn is Portuguese because I want to travel to the World Cup in Brazil to watch Ecuador win!
I used to compete in inline skating marathons
I love dogs! I've always had English Springer Spaniels (including my current dog Molly)
I love wine and cheese (Moscato and goat gouda at the moment) and am always looking for someone to share a cup and a slice with!

Languages: English, Español, Français, Português
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