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 duplex 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, 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 during rental.
** The house is a duplex and there are upstairs neighbors. If you are very sound sensitive please discuss this with me prior to reservation, however this has normally not been an issue.
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.