About This Listing
This victorian style home offers a quaint oasis for most any type of traveler with easy access to the Minneapolis Convention Center, University of Minnesota, Uptown, and other Urban attractions.
One great way to travel around the cities is the cheap, reliable "nice ride" bikes that you can rent at kiosks all over the Twin Cities.
Guests will enjoy a private room with a queen bed and a shared bathroom. While we provide breakfast bars and tea and coffee choices, Maria's Cafe and the Franklin Street Bakery are right around the corner if you are looking for something to start your day off strong. In the summer, our home has AC units in the bedrooms and there is a fan in the guest room and north-facing windows. In the winter, the house is radiator-heated and we are glad to provide a heating blanket to those who would like one. We have free parking on the street and a drive way with plenty of spots. We have coin laundry for guests to use if needed.
For the comfort of our guests, the queen mattress has a 100% hypoallergenic, waterproof mattress protector cover.
Guests will have access to bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, sun porch, laundry room, dining room, living room, wifi, and free parking.
Interaction with Guests
We are two working, full-time grad students with a little daughter, so our life is pretty flexible and fast-paced. We are glad to help point out tourist attractions and give directions but other than that we'll leave you to yourself to explore the cities.
There is plenty to do in the Minneapolis metro area, and our place is just .75 miles from downtown, including the Viking's Metrodome Stadium, Gold Medal Park, and the Guthrie Theatre. We are just over a mile from the Minneapolis Convention Center and favorites such as Global Market and the Midtown Greenway. Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles, Lake Harriet, and Minnehaha Falls are just five miles away to the southwest and southeast of us. If you are coming to the cities for a gastronomic adventure, Hell's Kitchen, Matt's Bar (for the Juicy Lucy burger) or Fogo de Chao for a fancy dinner are just a short drive away.
Public transit, whether bus or metro, is nearby along with NiceRide stations.
Other Things to Note
This place is a perfect stay for those on a business or sight-seeing trip to the cities.
Our apartment is smoke- and pet-free. Please no unannounced, extra guests.
Zach and Betsy have a wonderful home in a great neighborhood. It was very convenient to the places I needed to be while I was in town for work. They provided me with some recommendations for short runs nearby (including the scenic Greenway). They also have all the information you would need whether in town for business or leisure, easily available. If you are looking for a great house near good food with easy access to downtown, this is a wonderful place!
The hosts are a lovely young couple. They are restoring a home that was built in the early days 1900's. The accommodations were like being a guest in someone's home
Zach and Betsy were fantastic hosts. Their home is beautiful in a quiet neighborhood about 15 minutes from downtown. They were kind, helpful, and their baby was really well behaved. I'd definitely recommend staying with them.
Zach and Betsy were excellent hosts - very kind and easy to communicate with, and they gave me some great advice about where to eat in the neighborhood, and maps. Their home is beautiful and comfortable, and a short walk to the convention center and downtown. Would definitely recommend to others!
I was incredibly busy on my stay with the Howard's, but they were incredibly accommodating and kind! Their home is beautiful and the bed was even comfier than my own bed at home! The neighborhood is wonderful and diverse and everyone I saw, met, or bumped into greeted me with a smile. I will definitely be back!
About the Host, Zach And Betsy
Zach and Betsy are a fun-loving, geeky couple trying to fit all of life into twenty-four hours every day. This Bay-area Californian and small-town Wisconsinite are relatively new to the Twin Cities but are loving the exploration that a new city (or two cities) brings. They are still learning to bike when the weather is sub-freezing, but they love these gorgeous summer months. They love travel and ethnic cultures and have loved making a home in one of the most ethnically-diverse neighborhoods in the U.S. They spend what spare time they can find working to restore ever more of their house to its former glory.
We love their pastries and they make a good cup of coffee. Counter pastries are half-off between 5-6pm and Monday mornings you get a coffee and pastry for $1!E Franklin Ave Minneapolis MN 55404
We frequently walk or bike the Midtown Greenway. Its an excellent alternative to driving the Cities and there are fun stops along the way.Midtown Greenway Minneapolis MN
We love eating here! There are amazing selections from authentic Somali to quality hispanic food, along with ice-cream and pastry shops.East Lake Street Minneapolis MN 55407-5449
This is one of the best picnic spots in Minneapolis. There is a great view of the Mississippi River, the old mill district, an ice-cream shop across the street, and a regular farmers market on Sat.Minneapolis MN 55401