Entire home/apt
3 Guests
2 Bedrooms
2 Beds
Per Night
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Architect built, Frank Lloyd Wright style Mid-Century Modern home. Surrounded by Japanese Gardens. 10 min from dntn Mpls, blocks from U of MN St Paul. Great neighborhood in walking distance to grocery store, shopping, book store, great restaurants.

Front entry with Japanese lantern and Adirondack chairs

Front entry with Japanese lantern and Adirondack chairs

The Space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $40 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $25
Weekly discount: 11%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

Huge wall of windows overlooking gardens, complete privacy, black slate floors, marble floors in kitchen + bath, radiant in-floor heat, passive solar, stainless steel appliances, cement countertops, post and beam construction, all wood ceiling and walls, art collection. Surrounded by large trees and Japanese Gardens.

Guest Access

Whole main floor of house including full kitchen, full bath, large living room with stunning view, treadmill in exercise room, laundry room downstairs, screen porch, patio. You can also use the patio or stroll the Japanese gardens surrounding house.

Interaction with Guests

I will be out of town or at my cabin (the Trade River Retreat Center) when the house is available. Simone, my housekeeper, lives in a separate downstairs apartment, with it's own entrance, and is available if there are any questions or concerns.

The Neighborhood

It's like being in a small town in the heart of the city. 2 blocks to great little grocery store, gift shops, independent bookstore, wine shop, post office and several great restaurants. Small nature preserve across the street behind the seminary. Just blocks from St Paul U of MN campus. Voted best neighborhood for architecture in the Twin Cities.

Getting Around

10 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, 12 minutes from downtown St Paul. Quick access to freeway. Bus stop in front of house on Como Ave and bus hub is 1 block away.

Other Things to Note

Eclectic blend of Japanese and Southwestern Native American aesthetic with lots of art and sculpture throughout. Very private, quiet and tranquil setting nestled in among the trees. Complete seclusion with the summer foliage, unique to an urban setting. Organic cotton sheets and towels provided. Early check in and late check out usually available upon request.

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House Rules

Please remove shoes upon entering (my black slate floors show everything). No smoking inside. This is not a party house! Although children are welcome, it is not particularly kid friendly. This is more of an artist's retreat ideal for single persons or couples.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

1 night minimum stay
Front of house with Japanese gardens. Upstairs entrance is hidden on the left, by carport.

Front of house with Japanese gardens. Upstairs entrance is hidden on the left, by carport.

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About the Host, Douglas

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Member since February 2014


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