About this listing
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.
2nd Living room in the basement. Right outside of guest bedroom, with a small refrigerator. (Basement)
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.
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. ($10 per day per dog-add a person for each). Please get pre-approval.
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.
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.
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.
Please have drivers license/id to show host on arrival for security validation.
$10 per day per dog-add a person for each. Please get pre-approval.
Please do not allow them onto furniture or cover furniture they may damage. Thanks!
You are expected to clean after yourself when using the kitchen.
No smoking inside the house, smoking is okay outside in the backyard, as long as you properly dispose of cigarette butts in the garbage.
No unregistered guests. No weapons. No drugs in the premises.
Ryan was a very helpful and friendly host. It was super easy to find his place and the space was wonderful. He recommended some things to do in and around Minneapolis which was very helpful.
I would 100% recommend this to anyone.
The house was fine and the location was perfect for me. Dogs had a good time in the fenced yard!
Ryan was very nice. The rooms were comfortable. We had a great stay.
For future guests - when you book you get a detailed confirmation email that can save you a lot of questions and time, read it.
Our stay with Ryan was absolutely wonderful. He was even kind enough to offer a ride for me from the airport because we arrived at roughly the same time. His home was extremely convenient from our friend's wedding venue and only a short trip to downtown Minneapolis. Being able to have a private section of the home was a huge plus whilst still having access to the main living area. 'Twas an extremely comfortable stay!
Though I didn't get to meet Ryan and his family, they provided me with exactly what they advertised. Their home was clean and quiet with a private quarters in the basement and access to the kitchen upstairs as well. The neighborhood was quiet and safe, with nearby access to numerous eating establishments. My over all experience was great and I would highly recommend staying with Ryan for anyone traveling to the Minneapolis area!
Ryan and Malinda were great. Very welcoming. The room is as described and more. Private bath, living room area and bed room. Use of laundry and kitchen if needed. Would definitely stay there again!
Melinda and Ryan, have a lovely home in a nice neighborhood. The location was very convenient. We were in Minneapolis for the National Sr. Games, therefore, we drove to U of M & to the Convention Center for 4 days. And we toured the surrounding areas of Minneapolis. The house was in a perfect area for all our activities. Our quarters were very nice just like the photos on the website. We were very comfortable. Ryan is very conscientious; he speedily answered all my questions that I had emailed him before we arrived. He and Melinda were so very helpful. We enjoyed meeting their darling daughter. Even their dog was so cute and friendly. We had a great stay.
Thank you Ryan and Melinda
About the Host, Ryan
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 15 years, and we have a 7-y/o daughter together.
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.