About this listing
Located in the amazing East Harriet neighborhood of South Minneapolis near Lake Harriet and Calhoun, this arts and crafts condo is the perfect home base for work or play. Hospitable hosts will make you feel at home during your stay. Come and ENJOY!
Our quiet 1926 condo is located less than 1 mile south of lively Uptown Minneapolis with wonderful restaurants, entertainment, shopping and MN largest Apple store! Situated on a transit line in the nice East Harriet neighborhood, the condo is an easy commute from the airport and only a 10-minute bus ride to downtown. On street parking is also available. There is a NiceRide computing bike station around the corner. Beautiful Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun with miles of walking/running/cycling trails are only minutes by foot!
Free high-speed wireless, Internet HD TV, an amazing cooked to order hot breakfast and full kitchen privileges are included. Hardwood floors, oriental carpets, a large book collection, a newly remodeled shared bath, and a back patio with grill and fire pit are further amenities.
The guest room has a new single orthopedic box spring and mattress with organic cotton sheets, a study desk with a scanner inkjet and laser printers, a closet, ironing board and iron, original artwork, and large selection of books.
I have studied, lived traveled and worked around the world, and understand how to be a helpful but unobtrusive host. I share my condo with an uber-friendly and well-behaved British Labrador retriever “Duncan” who also understands hospitality! We look forward to hosting you during your visit to Minneapolis - the city of Lakes!
My guests have included students, professors, artists, business people and visitors from Italy, India, Taiwan, Turkey, Indonesia, Canada, Brazil, and all parts of the USA. Hope to host you soon!
Guests have entire access to the entire condo including full kitchen privileges, living room, dinner room, the laundry located in the lower level, and outside patio.
Interaction with Guests
We will be present most of the time, though we work full time and are involved with community activities. You will be provided with freshly ground coffee, fine tea, and an amazing cooked breakfast. Often times we invite our guest to join us for an evening meal - David is a fine cook! Conversation over drinks is also not unusual. Your space will be honored, but this is a shared living situation.
Walking and biking paths, tennis courts, several lakes, and parkland surround the neighborhood. The excitement of Uptown Minneapolis is less than a mile by foot. This is a special place.
There is bus service less than 100 feet from the from door that connects with light rail to airport and a 12 minute trip to DT Minneapolis via bus. "Nice Ride" bicycles are docked less than 2 blocks from the condo.
You are welcome to use the entire condo: the comfortable living room with HD TV and streaming music, spread out and work on a project on the dining room table, or use the gourmet kitchen to prepare something to eat or drink. Our home will become yours during your stay. Smoking is only allowed outdoors.
My first Airbnb experience set an exceptionally high bar! David, Edward and Duncan were all very welcoming and great company when I had time to stop and chat, whether over a quality cooked breakfast prepared to order by David at the crack of dawn or in sharing a beer at the end of a long day.
The guest room was modestly proportioned but with everything a guest would need - ironing board (and a better iron than one finds in any hotel), desk, wi-fi and printer, plus a selection of travel/general interest books to peruse.
My hosts were also generous in sharing their knowledge of the local area, with several suggestions provided as to dining options which I will continue to explore in future visits.
This was my first time using Airbnb so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. David was there when I arrived after an early morning flight. Within 10 minutes, I was completely at ease and knew that it would be a great stay. A window fan and air conditioner kept the room comfortable, despite the very warm and humid weekend. The room and condo were beautiful, and I was encouraged to make myself at home. Coming in late at night was not an issue.
I enjoyed the conversations with both David and Edward over coffee and a tasty breakfast, and late in the evening after my return to the house. They are gracious hosts and I definitely will return the next time I visit my son in Minneapolis.
"A fantastic experience" doesn't do justice to our hosts. I was totally at home and treated like a king. The food was exquisite and every effort was made to make every experience memorable. David and Edward spent quality time with me sharing their home and took the time to show my son and I a great time in the Twin Cities. Thanks for Everything! Dave
If you're traveling to Minneapolis, do yourself a favor and stay with David. He and Edward were incredibly warm, generous hosts and made me feel right at home. They were funny and interesting, David made me great conference-fuel breakfasts in the morning, and they didn't mind my up early / back late schedule. Not to mention Duncan, resident Lab and total sweetheart - the entire experience could not have been better!
Fantastic experience! Beautiful home, great neighborhood, wonderful conversation, cooking and cocktails!
David and Edward went above and beyond all expectations to make me feel welcome in their home - even helping me out with suggestions/transport & photos for my new retail business in Minneapolis.
I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking to stay in the Twin Cities & very much look forward to repaying their hospitality in England!
David and Edward were fantastic hosts -- they really made me feel completely welcome and at ease. The bedroom was comfortable, with AC and a desk. And the bathroom was impeccable. I did not spend much time in the apartment, but it is very cozy and well located, close to Lyndale Ave to the east and the lakes to the west.
David and Edward are both very interesting people and gracious hosts. And their dog Duncan is adorable! The three nights in their home was my best airbnb experience so far.
David and Edward made me feel like home, they were really kind and thoughtful. The first day they invited my dinner, and after David gave me a tour to the neighborhood. Whatever I needed I ask for David advises and helped me with all that I need.
The neighborhood is very well located, walking distance to Lake Calhoun and all the night life of Uptown.
I definitely recommend staying here and I will do on my return to Minneapolis.
About the Host, David
Active middle-aged professional, well-educated and world traveled. Have lived worked and studied in India, the UK, and Greece, and have traveled extensively. I am married to Edward, a designer and haberdasher. We have passion for learning about other cultures, meeting interesting people, hiking, museums, theatre, and enjoying good food and wine. My motto is "Service is the rent you pay for the space you occupy!" We look forward to hosting you!