Great find in lovely South Mpls!

House - Private room · E 37th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407, United States

The Space

We are two friends (Dan and Benjamin) and we have a guest room in this great 3-bedroom house with a comfortable full-sized bed and writing desk you are sure to enjoy! The room also features a small closet and bookshelf as well as variations of lighting, sure to soothe even the most mild-mannered mood.

You should know that with us you’ll enjoy:
-Breakfast served each morning (to your room or in the dining room, family style)
-Free laundry on site
-Coffee, espresso, and a wide variety of loose-leaf teas
-Wireless internet access

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!

6-minute drive from downtown Minneapolis!

15 minutes to downtown St. Paul, Mall of America, or MSP International Airport!

We are also near major bike paths and bus routes. Check out our Guidebook for details!

Description of our home:

When you pull up, you’ll be received by an adorable white porch, where you may wish to take some time reading on one of the lovely rocking chairs while listening to a wind chime in the key of C. After you are done with a couple chapters of that obscure novel you’d been dying to get your hands on til a couple days before this trip, you’ll walk into the first level of our 2-story home.

To the right you'll see a quaint living room themed circa 1940. FDR is nearing his historical 3rd term, America is coming into its own, and the style of that retro era lasts for decades to come as a pillar in the design community. You may be inclined to play with a 1942 Emerson AM Radio, or read a coffee-table book, all courtesy of Relaxation Jones.

To your left you will see a simple and elegant dining room, tastefully decorated and perfectly finished with a delightful built-in buffet replete with a wide selection of teas that will transport you to one of scores of locations all over the world in a single sip! Also featuring several unique teapots and teacups you’ll enjoy with your eyes we’re sure!

Right behind the dining room, towards the back of the house, you’ll find a great kitchen! You are welcome as our guest to use the kitchen; we just ask that you enjoy it while you are here! In this house we believe in our hot beverages. That doesn’t stop with the tea buffet, but continues into the kitchen, where you will find an exquisite coffee grinder and 5 different ways to brew your joe! We welcome coffee beans from all parts, but will be stocked with local java for your grinding pleasure. Also, feel free to use a waffle iron or pizza maker, or take up a bit of space in the fridge. Be our guest!

Step out of the kitchen and head upstairs to the bathroom and bedrooms, including your personal haven for the length of your stay. Curl up and read your email using our wifi and warmed by the perfectly functioning radiator or the love stitched into the quilt given to Benjamin by his wonderful grandmother! (← you ain’t getting that at a hotel!) When obligations arise, sit in a comfortable desk chair and work away the hours if you like... but don’t let that stop you from enjoying the great water pressure of the shower, or taking a hot bath with epsom salts on us to soothe those travel aches.

Breakfast time:

As suggested, you can ask for your breakfasts to your room or enjoy them family style in the dining room with us when we are available. We love learning about people, but certainly understand if you are looking for more of a quiet reprieve in your room before you have to go back to the hustle and bustle of downtown; just know we are flexible and fully understanding – just let us know!

Neighborhood:

We know all the neighbors on our block and trust them fully. We watch out for each other and take the time to really get to know one another. You are coming to a community that you might choose to enjoy while you are here! There are also some fun locations to walk to while you are here, if you like. We'll continue to update our Guidebook to let you know the best places within a short walk/drive away! There are antique shops, coffee shops, and a couple of art studios just 2 blocks away, and that's just the beginning!

Spring, Summer and Autumn:

We have a fire pit in the back and often have a nice fire going during the evening that you may wish to join us by! We welcome your conversation and encourage you to have a pleasant experience!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $360 /week
Monthly Price: $1400 /month
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Cancellation: Flexible

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  • It's was a great week with Benjamin and Dan ! Two guys very nice and so friendly with me ! A lot of great moments share with us ... It's the perfect airbnb for Minneapolis ! The bus line is very easy to take.
    Thank you very much B&D !

    July 2013
  • I highly recommend Dan and his space. He welcomed me late with tea and conversation and woke up early to prepare and share breakfast, the bedroom and bathroom were spotless with fresh linens, and parking is super easy.

    July 2013
  • Dan and Benjamin's place is nice and the room is small but comfortable. Was perfect for my one night stay and I needed some place close to the airport, this place was perfect only 15 mins away. It was my first visit to Mpls and wasn't expecting it to be that sticky. The desk fan in the room did not provide a huge amount of cooling until late in the night....but hey ho, the weather is not the host's fault! Had a good stay and would happily recommend it to others.
    June 2013

    June 2013
  • What a great cozy little home! I've never been to Minneapolis before, so this was a great gem. Dan and Benjamin were very accommodating. They allowed me to arrive at a different time then originally planned. I sadly only was able to enjoy the delicious breakfast 2 times, that was prepared by them. The other times they made sure I had access to the kitchen foods that were available! It was a drag that we were all really busy while I was there because they are both interesting and loved the conversations that I was able to have with them. The bed was super comfy. I felt right at home staying here. I would definitely stay there again!

    Of note, if you plan on not having a car while visiting, nothing is within walking distance. There is a bus nearby, but I opted to not take it. I did have a ride to and from places though. Both gentleman were great on offering info about the bus!

    May 2013
  • Dan and Benjamin were excellent hosts, welcoming and interesting. The small, clean room was comfortable and nicely decorated, the bed comfortable. Breakfasts were beautifully prepared and delicious. We enjoyed learning about our hosts' work with community youth. We hope to stay with them again.

    May 2013
  • My first airbnb stay. Ben and Dan are wonderful hosts, good communicators, and very helpful in general re: keys, directions to their house, etc. Their house is comfortable with vintage living room furniture and their guest bed is really comfortable. They live on a quiet street in a very hip part of MPLS. They serve a multi-course breakfast and their shower head is luxurious. I'm already a repeat guest.

    April 2013
    Dan And Benjamin
    Response from Dan And Benjamin:

    Thanks, Diana! We look forward to you coming back anytime! :)

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Languages
English, Español
School
University of Minnesota, University of Barcelona, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Work
Translation and Community Development
About
Benjamin and Dan are two friends sharing a house in Minneapolis. Dan is a professional Spanish to English translator from Milwaukee, WI. He has recently returned from doing some traveling in the Middle East. He enjoys a variety of music, is no less than a connoisseur of teas, travels abroad from time to time and is becoming something of a skillful baker of sourdough bread! He also is active in mentoring youth and community building. Benjamin works in community development and has lived in Minneapolis for several years now. He is currently in the final stages of finishing his first novel. His hobbies include singing and playing guitar, writing (fiction and blogging), and also appliance and auto repair. He enjoys time with his two young nephews and family who all live fairly close to the Cities. Personal note from Benjamin: "5 things on my bucket list are: 1) Travel to 50 more countries than the 7 I've been to. 2) Have a four-season tree house that can handle Minnesota winters 3) Have 10 or more novels published. 4) Learn 3 languages other than my own 5) Meet and marry a woman with whom I make many more additions to this list! My favorite book is The Great Gatsby, favorite movie is Karate Kid II (I make no apologies for that) ;-) and my favorite dish is probably Pad Thai with Spicy Peanut Sauce and Scallops. A note from both- We've been friends for a number of years and have always. both individually and together, loved hosting events and guests. We were both raised in homes which took advantage of opportunities to practice hospitality. It's sort of a wonder neither of us ended up in that field professionally- hence being hosts on this site! We actually chose to live in this house because of the spare room that we would be able to list on Airbnb! We love meeting new people, helping them feel comfortable in a new place, or just being able to be sort of "in the background" fixing meals, or making the place clean and pleasant for that guest who is late to get in and early to leave for meetings each morning; either works for us! Through being hosts we have learned more about seeing each guest as not only another client, but also an opportunity to improve our accommodations, and in all honesty, to show them what a great job us Airbnb'ers in Minneapolis can do! Whether you are flying in for a quick visit/meeting, or are looking to stay more long-term (up to several weeks), we'd love to hear from you and let you know what we can offer!
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