About this listing
A cozy, welcoming home with all you need, in a prime part of NE Mpls! Home to eclectic artists, lots of new craft breweries & pub crawls, an ethnic eating strip, retro shops, cafes, live music, parks ! Close to downtown, freeways, bus lines, etc !
Colorful, Retro Kitchen. Fully equipped. Coffee maker, espresso maker, grinder, french press, etc.
This is a house with a FULL kitchen, bathroom, living room, sunroom/office, and great backyard garden - not just a room, or apartment in an apartment building.
Plus, I check out when you check in, so you have the place to yourself (some listings on Airbnb are more roommate scenarios).
Before securing your dates, please be sure to read the house rules section, thank you :)
One of the best things about the house is that it's located, very conveniently between Mpls and St. Paul - A few miles from the U of M and just 5 minutes from downtown Minneapolis! Freeway entrance is just a couple blocks away. One block from a major bus route and 15 minutes from the airport and Mall of America. Lots of shops within walking distance and more within short biking distance.
My quiet and cozy one bedroom home can be yours to call your own while you stay in unique and creative NE Minneapolis. The home is fully furnished, including the kitchen, in colorful, retro styling.
This rental includes:
*Full Kitchen, Full Bath, Living Room, Sunroom and 1 Bedroom. Bedroom has a Full-size bed (sleeps 2), couch (sleeps 1 - does not pull-out, though is very comfortable), and a Queen Size Air Mattress and/or Single Cot available upon request.
*Fresh sheets/towels/blankets supplied - sleeping bags upon request.
*Toiletries and hair dryer provided if you've forgotten yours, feel free to use these.
*Free Wireless Internet, Roku player with Netflix and Hulu Plus paid for, Flatscreen TVs, DVD player.
*Free coffee and tea and condiments provided. Full size kitchen, fully equipped - espresso maker, coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, microwave, etc
*Plenty of parking in front of house.
*Picnic table and patio area with seating in beautiful backyard garden.
*Bike (with lock) available for your use by request. Also Minneapolis was rated #1 Bike City by several sources online, including Outside Online! We also have a new bike renting program called "Nice Ride", with bikes that are easily rentable at posts throughout the city, rent by day or month. Check them out online for more locations, etc. Also, there is a great app to plan your bike route called, Ride the City, I recommend checking this out.. as well I have extensive bike trail maps!
*Breweries: It would be a great idea to rent bikes and head over to any of NE Mpls's several breweries (Search the internet for " NY Times NE Minneapolis " or search " NE Minneapolis Breweries ", where we are quickly becoming known as Brewtown and making really incredible beers! (Indeed, 612 Brew, Dangerous Man, and more popping up everyday within a short walk or bike ride from the house). Or take a ride along the river and Minneapolis's many bike paths including the Greenway - I have maps! Check out NE Minneapolis bar hopping by way of one of our local "Pedal Pubs"! (see my pictures) or simply on foot :)
This rental has its own private entrance. The guest has access to the main floor apartment of this house, including kitchen, full bathroom, bedroom, living room and sunroom/office. Also feel free to use the backyard picnic table area.
Interaction with Guests
I generally give guests their peace while renting after the initial greeting and introduction to the house, but they are also free to contact me at any time during their stay with questions.
Welcome to NE Minneapolis! Coming to town to tour our incredible NE Minneapolis breweries? Or for theater, farmers markets, or our great local Arts events? A business convention? Or to visit nearby relatives? NE Minneapolis is a convenient, centrally located, yet safe, residential spot for your homebase. It's artsy, quaint, and full of neighborhood bars and restaurants, many of them with acclaimed chefs and locally raised ingredients! Pub crawls are very popular in NE because it's so easy to walk from one bar to the next, and each has its own individual flavor. :) My house happens to be just over a century old, though you wouldn't know it from looking at it, it does retain some of that great old character.
The neighborhood is all residential with sidewalks, though a short, 1.5 block walk to restaurants and major grocery store, Target, etc. There is a large park with wading pool, tennis courts, soccer/ice skating just one block from the house. Freeway entrances are only 3 blocks away making the location really ideal and quick to get to any other part of the city. It's a 5 minute drive to downtown, and a fairly easy bike ride as well, on surface roads.
There is a major bus route a block from the house and a very handy website for metro transit to help you plan your route. Also, close by are Nice Ride bikes available for rental and a great new bike shop also in NE, about 7-8 blocks from the house. Short term car rentals, sometimes by the hour, are becoming more and more popular here. There is an HourCar, parked 1 block from the house, so very handy! The light rail line is ever expanding and will get you quickly to the airport, downtown, or Mall of America area.. and now to St. Paul too!
Other Things to Note
** For allergy sensitive people, be aware I do have a short-haired cat, though she will not be here.
Requests for being a great guest
** Please have your profile filled in so that hosts have an understanding in advance who they are renting to.
** Please leave the house in the condition you have found it - report any spills, any damages, etc.
Hard and Fast House Rules
** Non Smoking Rental, Please smoke outside in the yard. Please No Bonfires, Grilling or Lit Candles.
** Please make me aware of ALL people that will be entering the house during your stay, otherwise I expect ONLY those on the reservation. Not reporting extras or visitors may cause immediate cancelation of your reservation. Communication is everything!
** Pets, only if negotiated prior to reservation
** Any illegal activities in the house or on the property will be reported to police and will subject your reservation to immediate cancellation.
The place was super cute and had so many wonderful personal touches. I met with the host briefly and she showed me around. She was warm and welcoming and even had an awesome booklet with a map of the cool spots in the area. Great place to stay!
Emily was great! She meet us at the house and checked in on us via email to make sure everything was going well. Her house was clean and very well decorated. This is a great place to stay if you want to be centrally located with so many cool shops near by. I will be looking to stay here again!
Emily welcomed us with a warm smile and loads of maps and info about Minneapolis, NE neighborhood and her clean, cozy and pretty house and garden. We felt at home immediately!
Supplies with towels, linens, spices, olive oil and salad dressings is more than generous and greatly appreciated.
Emily was great and had plenty of info for me about the area. The only issue I had was the upstairs neighbors were occasionally a bit loud at night, but I am also a very light sleeper.
We liked our stay at Emily's.
We have never been before in Minneapolis and we were very glad that location we chose worked very well for us. It is just ten minutes away from some major highlights of the city. At the same time this place is far from the big roads. We enjoyed the peace and quietness.
Emily has very nice library. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to explore more her wonderful books. Maybe next time :-)
We happened to forgot few pieces of clothes after we left.
Emily took her time and mailed them to us. So kind of her!
Emily was a wonderful host! She helped me out greatly in my time of need when another rental fell through and I needed a place to stay immediately. She was fast to respond and very sympathetic of my situation. Emily's apartment was perfect for my stay, easy access to both Mlps and St. Paul, close to shopping and much more comfortable than staying in a hotel. Highly recommended for others looking to stay in the Mlps area.
My husband and I were looking for the perfect home away from home while staying in Minneapolis and Emily's place was just that. It's located in a trendy neighborhood with lots to do and see and close to downtown. She allowed our fur kids which was greatly appreciated. The book full of suggestions on places on to eat and drink was helpful when deciding where to go. We will definitely stay here again, thanks!
About the Host, Emily
Hi, I'm Emily. Being an artist, my house is colorful, eclectic, and full of interesting bobbles from my explorations, near and far. My most recent trip was to Morocco where I was really inspired by the colors, patterns, and everything but the heat! I have a good sized collection of books focusing mostly on art and holistic health subjects. I love to garden and have a good mix of sun and shade to show off some great varieties of hostas and other perennials. I also love to cook, and can never really be held to a recipe!
I live in the Arts District of NE Minneapolis, a quaint, yet funky area of Minneapolis. This is a quiet, residential neighborhood with sidewalks. Nearby there are lots of things to keep you busy, a park with wading pool, a water park with miniature golf - great for kids, tennis courts, baseball diamond, etc. Also just two blocks away are; Target, Cub Foods grocery store, gift shops, cafes, and many other shops for everything you may need. In the house you will find a welcome book with coupons and a list of many nearby restaurants and sights that I recommend and other details on the house, which just turned 100 a couple years ago! oHpe to host you during your stay in Minneapolis!