About this listing
Our home is a Tudor style 1929 home located in a great Minneapolis northwest location, right off Theo Wirth and Victory Parkway with miles of biking trails literally at the front door. You can bike to the Chain of Lakes (Cedar, Lake of the Isles, Calhoun, Harriet), to a Twins game, to the Walker Art Museum and more!
We are also just 2 miles from the Theo Wirth chalet, where there are trails for nordic skiing, snow shoeing, trail running, hiking, golfing, frisbee golf, snow boarding, and tubing. This Chalet also has weddings, so we are a perfect location if you are in town for a wedding event!
Our home has a lot of lounging space; a sun room, breakfast bistro area outside in the non snowy months, living and dining room, back yard and patio with a hammock.
We have a extra bikes for guests to use or a Nice Ride bike station is located within a few blocks from our home. We have snowshoes as well, if you'd like to give that a go at Theo Wirth!
If biking or snow shoeing isn't your thing, all of Minneapolis' great attractions are also easily accessible by car or bus. We live within 2 blocks from bus stops. If you are getting to our place via public transport, from the airport you can take the light rail to the Twins Stadium and you can take a bus or catch a taxi to our place.
We have one guest bedroom located in a private area on the main floor with a queen size bed that can comfortably accomodate two people. Some previous guests left us a single air mattress, so a small child is welcome! We also have a pack and play available.
We do not have central air due to having radiator heating. This area of the house is cooler in the summer. The guest room has a remote control ceiling fan that also keeps it cool. The bedroom also has a TV and alarm clock with ipod dock. For the winter months, we have an electric blanket with separate settings for each side of the bed to keep you toasty warm. We listen to our guests feedback and we bought darker blinds to make the room darker for sleeping in the morning.
The house has one bathroom that we would share and coordinate weekday mornings. The bathroom is convienently located close to the guest bedroom. The bathroom has a stand up shower and seperate tub.
We have wifi, a DVR and Netflix. You are welcome to use our washer and dryer (also outdoor clothes line) free of charge. We have a dishwasher, microwave, electric kettle and French Press to make coffee. We have plenty of street parking available.
We do not include breakfast. Most guests who stay with us prefer to check out some of Minneapolis' great bakeries. You can help yourself to tea and coffee.
You will have access to use the kitchen to prepare meals, store food and snacks, etc. We just ask that you clean up after yourself. You are welcome to use our condiments and spices. In the summer, I have fresh mint, basil, corriander, chives and oregano in the garden. I like to make fresh pesto from the herbs.
We have one daughter born November 2013. We have two dogs. They are both rescue dogs. Rayne is a German Short Hair Pointer, was abandoned in a card board box in the city. Minnie resembles the Men In Black dog, she is a Pug/Boston or a Pug/ Frenchie (we are still figuring this one out). Minnie was a puppy mill rescue from Kentucky. They are young, fun loving dogs! We do our best to not let the dogs invade your space, but they do make their presence in the home known, especially to greet you when you first come home. You will never experience such a warm welcome any where else! The dogs are not loose while we are not home, so you do not have to worry about them if you are home on your own during the day.
We would be happy to hang out and grill with you and talk to you about Minneapolis sights. Brent loves to sample good beers. Shannyn can take you for a run on the parkway or in the trails of Theo Wirth Park.
We have great access to major freeways, 94 E and W, 694 E and W, Hwy 100 N and S. We are minutes from downtown and uptown Minneapolis, and close to the northern and western suburbs of Minneapolis, such as Golden Valley, St Louis Park, Brooklyn Center. The airport is about 20 minutes away outside of traffic hours.
We are near a lot of tourist attractions, check out our guidebook map. We have a few tourist books on the area for our guests to use while staying with us.
We look forward to having you as a guest!
Kitchen, washer, dryer, bikes, street parking.
Interaction with Guests
Often, depends on their schedules and ours. We love chatting with our guests and sharing stories.
The parkway! The combination of living in the city close to all the attractions and running/bike trails on our door step. Some great local restaurants too! Such as Victory 44, Travail, Pig Ate My Pizza.
Yes! We live less then one block from North Memorial Hospital, which has several buses that run downtown.
No smoking in the house and you must be comfortable around two fun, loving, energetic dogs. If dogs aren't your thing, our home might not be a good fit for you.
We like the occasional glass of wine and beer while hanging out, but are not into partying into the wee hours of the morning (getting too old for that!) We work full time during the week, so Mon-Fri we are regular, working folks that need to get to bed at a decent time in order to function at work!
About the Host, Shannyn
I am in my mid 30's; married, one child. I love to travel! I spent 5 years living abroad and 18 months traveling around the world backpacker style and miss it! So, we want to open our home to those traveling and hear your traveling stories. The best part of our traveling experience, (other than the food) was making life long friends! I wish they all lived in Minnesota with us.
Things we are interested in besides traveling: camping, biking, hiking, running, kayaking, grilling, playing with our two dogs, gardening, checking out Minneapolis' free music scene in the parks in the summer. Basically anything outdoors in the short summer months!
We live across the street from a gorgeous parkway that links to many biking trails around Minneapolis and suburbs. It is great for biking and running! We are one mile north of Theo Wirth Park and Rec area where lots of running, nordic ski, golfing, etc events are held in the summer and winter months. So if you are in town for any Loppet events, our place is perfect for you! We are only 4 miles from downtown Minneapolis and 5 miles from Uptown area.
We work full time, but would be happy to help navigate tourist spots in the area.