Private rooms in quiet Mpls suburb

House - Private room · Buchanan Place, Columbia Heights, Minneapolis, MN 55421, United States

We're blocks from Central Ave, a major street that connects to NE and downtown Minneapolis. There are several scenic parks within walking or biking distance, and the Mississippi river is nearby too.

The Space

Private guest bedroom with a queen-sized bed. Guest bathroom has a toilet, shower, sink. Guest bedroom, bathroom and laundry room are in the basement level. Two cots are available for extra sleeping space if needed as well.

Ample off street parking available year round.

Guest Access

Large living room areas upstairs and down, and plenty of kitchen & dining space to share. We have a fenced yard that can accommodate your declared small dog if s/he is good with other dogs and kids.

We'll share refrigerator space with you, and the kitchen and laundry are yours to share, too.

Interaction with Guests

My wife, daughter, & I live here. We stick to our normal routine but typically are home every evening by 7 or 8pm. We have a regular size poodle.

The Neighborhood

This is a quiet residential neighborhood with low traffic streets. Plenty of dining choices nearby and easy access to Central Ave and I694 for getting around town.

Getting around

Downtown Minneapolis - 8 miles
Mall of America and Airport - 18 miles
University of Minnesota - 8 miles
frequent bus service along Central Ave, nearest bus stop is 2 blocks away.

Other Things to Note

We have a pair of bicycles you can borrow if you'd like to go for a ride around the neighborhood. We're happy to help suggest nearby food, parks, and attractions to suit your interests as well.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $330 /week
Cleaning Fee: $5
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Some pets

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I had a pleasant experience living at your place and a very friendly hosts.

    December 2013
  • I had the privilege of staying with the Kucera’s for a week during a recent visit to Minneapolis. Ryan and Melinda were great hosts, I trust the the whole experience was mutually rewarding.

    The accommodations were clean, well kept creating a quiet environment to stay after a long day of meetings. The room included the whole downstairs, off street parking, access to the kitchen, laundry facilities, and a keyless entry. It was more than adequate for my needs.

    Ryan provided input and a local perspective when answering questions about events or places to visit. Melinda always offered a pleasant smile and greeting as I entered their home.

    The Kucera’s are a wonderful family and work very hard at making one feel welcome in their home. I would not hesitate to stay there again during my next trip to Minneapolis.

    Thanks again Ryan and Melinda for the opportunity to be part of your “Airbnb” community.

    October 2013
  • I just stayed for one night and didn't spend much time around the house but the room was clean and tidy and everything was provided such as shampoo, towels and extra blankets. It was a very cozy stay and the Kucera's were very kind.

    October 2013
  • Our 2nd stay was just as great as our 1st stay. Our hosts were very friendly and accommodating. Again, great communication and preparation by our hosts made our stay very enjoyable. Use of their downstairs freezer was very helpful for us bringing home meat for the long drive home.

    Thanks again for a wonderful stay!

    October 2013
  • Great communication- hosts weren't available when we arrived but we received a very detailed email to let us know everything in order to get settled- everything was very well prepared right down to the dog gate & radio setup as discussed in our initial conversations- very much appreciated! Location is convenient (we were driving) , however there was construction on the 694 which was bothersome when trying to go west. Nice neighborhood with a convenient (and very nice!) park in which to walk our dog everyday.
    Our dog got along very well with Jojo & Misu. Room was very clean. Private bathroom was very nice (great water pressure+ handheld showerhead) Internet connection was fast & reliable.

    Overall- a great visit- we even received homemade cookies!

    October 2013
  • Ryan and Melinda are awesome host, and her daughter is so adorable. BOth of them are very nice and helpful. the room was clean and big enough for two of us. MOreover, we spend time shopping with Melinda and she is really a very good tour guide :) Thank You so much for the Help and Will Wish to see U guys soon:)
    I will definitely suggest this is really a good place to stay at Ryan and Melinda house.

    September 2013
  • Ryan and Melinda being very nice to us. The place is way beautiful and nicer than the photo it shows! Very convenient to get access with public transportation just few blocks away from their house, you also get separate from upstair which get a full privacy bedroom and living room. They also have a cute energetic daughter named Mira, we go to ice skating together and she thought me how to skate for my very first time! I was having so much fun, it just creates a lot of happy moment to keep in my memories, I feel I'm like apart of their family. highly recommend to stay at their lovely house and I'll definitely be back visit them one day.

    September 2013
    Response from Ryan:

    We miss you guys, you are really like a family to us. Will visit you guys if we get a chance to go SFO and of course you are welcome to stay with us. (Tak payah bayar lain kali.)

  • Ryan and Melinda have a great space in the basement of their house that is very private and comfortable. There is a TV in the living room right outside of the bedroom with really comfy sofas to watch Netflix, etc. Ryan immediately offered us a pair of bikes when we said we were interested in exploring Minneapolis by bike. He even spent quite a bit of time fixing one up for my husband. We enjoyed riding these for miles and miles on one day of our trip! This is a very nice and comfortable spot to stay outside of the city.

    August 2013
  • Ryan and Melinda were fantastic hosts. After a long day of driving we arrived to a clean and comfy room for the night. Their house was easy to find, especially because it's so close to the highway. Highly recommended!

    August 2013
  • Nice accommodations. House was clean, everything well organized.

    August 2013
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No surprises here, I'm a fairly reserved, introspective guy, but I speak up when needed. I'm a die-hard DIY-er about many things, from home improvement, car repair, bike-building, etc. I'm married to Melinda, my wife of 13 years, and we have a 5-y/o daughter together. I work at The Nerdery in Bloomington MN leading the Solutions Engineering department. I have a passion for interactive technology, technical communications, and business development. I tend to take a deep dive into relatively few hobbies and interests. I'm an avid cyclist; everything from building custom bikes, commuting to work, occasional races, and participating in the local cycling community here in Mpls. I'm also into photography. I recently made the jump from film to digital, and am already missing the darkroom. One of these days I'll take a deeper dive into writing. I enjoy people who have a passion for something sincere & authentic, and can speak from experience & credibility. I'm not up-to-date about spectator sports or pop culture and don't mingle well with those who live in these genres.
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