This 1926 Craftsman double bungalow (duplex) has all the detail and flexibility its architectural style suggests. The hand crafted woodwork that frames the home's interior, goes from dark to light as you move through the house, from a deep walnut framing the sunporch, living room, and dining room, to the original oak cabinetry of the kitchen, to the bright scrubbed pine in both bedrooms.
This property can sleep six quite comfortably, eight with just a bit of imagination. The master bedroom has a queen bed as well as a comfy chair and table for reading or lounging. The second bedroom has a full bed, a functional desk, a chair and bookshelf. We encourage guests to borrow or trade books from the bookshelf as their interests dictate.
The open sun porch has a pullout sofa bed (queen), vintage swivel chair and lots of windows and plants. Perfect for sitting, talking, reading or gazing. We have an additional deluxe queen size air mattress (the double decker) which can fit on the opposite end of the sunporch for larger parties.
The dining room overlooks the flower garden through a horizontal panel of three windows. The dining table (built in the same period as the house) is solid walnut with an Art Deco Sunburst pattern and seating for 8.
The kitchen is functional for cooking and equipped with pots, pans, cutlery and other utensils. There are sufficient tablesettings, plates, bowls, glasses, etc to serve eight. Guests will also find a breakfast basket filled with pastries fruits yogurts orange juice, etc...enough for your entire party's first breakfast in your temporary home. Coffee and tea are always provided.
The backyard is partially enclosed with a privacy fence and has a patio table and chairs with umbrella. Great for barbecuing or just sitting and relaxing from Spring through Fall. There is also an enclosed back porch with screened windows looking out over the backyard.
The house is located a half block off the Bike Boulevard, a right-of-way street for bicycles, and less than ten minutes ride from the Minnehaha Parkway bike trail which follows The Creek to beautiful Minnehaha Falls. We have four adult bikes and two kids bikes for guests to use for leisure or general transportation. 15 minutes ride to The Lakes or downtown via the bike lanes.
If biking isn't your preferred mode of transportation, We are located only one block off the Bloomington Avenue and 38th street bus lines (#14 and 23)) and about 10 blocks from the light rail.
If all other modes of transportation fail we are happy to rideshare with our 2010 Toyota Prius between the hours of 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM and on a case-by-case basis after 7 PM. We are usually working during the day so the car just sits most of the time. We are happy to share with guests who have a valid drivers license and who will take our family pledge not to drink (or text) and drive. We also ask that guests put a little gas in her according to their usage, but it's never much since it's a hybrid.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$15 / night after 2 guests|
|Weekly Price:||$750 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2400 /month|
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Our family stayed 4 nights at Al's Beds Bikes Breakfast over the Christmas holiday. This is a very comfortable older craftsman duplex home in a quiet residential neighborhood (this rental is on the lower level). Al was very cheerful, responsive and accommodating. Al had the snow shoveled and a little mini-Christmas tree on the table when we arrived. The kitchen was well stocked for it's (small) size. I recommend staying at Al's!
We had a great stay at this beautiful Craftsman home. A cozy respite from the cold. It was wonderful to cook and do laundry and practice yoga in the front porch area. Al was accommodating and so friendly. We only wish we were there in the summer to take full advantage of the tandem bike and all the biking trails around the neighborhood. Make sure to do your shopping at the local coöps like the Wedge and the Seward. We had a great time.
Al was a really great host and was always prompt with responding to any emails or texts.
I'd say there are no bells and whistles to the apartment, but it is certainly more than sufficient with a very homey vibe. And again, having a great person to correspond with helps too!
This was our first time using Air B N B, and we highly recommend it to anyone who is considering it! Our experience was so much nicer than staying in a hotel. When we were at Al's, we had a full kitchen, access to a grill and a backyard, and Al was extremely flexible with us! We especially appreciated that he was flexible both with our check in time and our check out time. Now that is something I haven't seen at most hotels. To me, using Air B N B instead of a hotel is a no-brainer and I highly recommend it to anyone!
Our stay was excellent; it met all of our wants and needs. The house was comfortable and pleasant and well situated to events in which we participated. Al Morgan is great to work with. We highly recommend his place.
Our first experience with Airbnb was a winner. My husband and our two twenty-something sons appreciated staying in this South Minneapolis neighborhood instead of a hotel. We enjoyed walking around Lake Nokomis, dining at Al Vento and Sea Salt, and stopping at Matt's dive bar for the renowned Jucy Lucy burger. Al offered 4 bikes, which we intended to use but never got around to. Minneapolis, and especially South Minneapolis, is extremely bike friendly, so this is a great amenity to offer. This neighborhood is also convenient to Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.
A lower duplex that looks exactly like it does in the photo, this accommodation is simply but tastefully furnished. The flower garden outside the dining room window was an August bonus! The kitchen is fully equipped and we made use of the grill in the back yard. Al was an excellent host who went out of his way to be sure we had everything we needed while also respecting our privacy. He started us out with tasty assortment of fruit, yogurt and breads for our first morning-- much appreciated after our long drive.
We'd stay here again!
Our stay at Al's place was amazing, from start to finish. There was more than enough room for the seven of us (with two of us sharing the super comfy air mattress in a romantic sun porch!). The home itself is spotless and beautifully furnished and decorated with tons of windows, air conditioning, beautiful hardwood floors and built-in cabinetry, and a lovely living room which we often gathered in to share drinks and chat. The house is surrounded by flower gardens and is located in a great area - everyone we met on the street was super friendly and it was easy and fun to bike to Uptown or Downtown. Al even went out and bought us extra bike locks!
The fridge was loaded up with breakfast food, which was a big plus and the beds were very comfy. Lots of closet space, as well. We will definitely stay with Al again when we return to Minneapolis!
This is a great find! The house is very clean, equipped with everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable. I also enjoyed the backyard, the flower garden, also took advantage of the bicycles they provided.
Al is super nice, was willing to help with any requests we had. Thank you Al for a wonderful stay, and Aloha from Hawaii!
Had a wonderful week here! House is charming and great for parties. Al and family took great care of us! We didn't bike, but we took lots of walks. Perfect home away from home.