About this listing
We have been airbnb hosts for three years & have loved it! We have met amazing people from all over the country and the world. We look forward to meeting more great guests in 2016!
We have a private space w/ 2 bedrooms & your own bathroom!
This first floor suite includes a bedroom with a comfortable (memory foam topped) full size bed, a private bathroom (with a tub and shower), and an adjoining den/office/guest bedroom. There's a queen size futon in the den, so the space can sleep up to 4 people (2 per bed). The suite is furnished with a dresser, a desk, and a bookshelf full of reading options. You'll also have wireless internet access, and space to store your things in the closet. Clean sheets and towels always provided.
We try to be an energy and waste efficient household, we have a compost and recycling system conveniently accessible, and have taken steps to make our house as energy efficient as possible.
Guests have access to wireless internet, all downstairs common spaces (living room, dining room, and kitchen), as well as the backyard deck and patio.
Interaction with guests
Interaction with guests varies depending on schedules and interests. Guests feel comfortable being as private or as engaged as they want to be. We have had guests who simply come for a good night's sleep and we may only have a brief chat with them, to guests with whom we have biked and paddled the city.
We love our neighborhood- it has lots of charm and hosts a number of cool events throughout the year (just (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Powderhorn Art Sled Rally, May Day Parade, or Powderhorn 365 to get a sense of it). Our house is just a few blocks from Powderhorn Park, several great coffee shops and cafes (including the Midtown Global Market!), the Midtown Greenway and several bus routes. The neighborhood is centrally located, with easy access to downtown, the University area, St. Paul, the lakes and the airport.
We are located a couple blocks away from 2 major bus lines that head to Uptown, Downtown, or the Light Rail.
There is a Nice Ride station (the city's bike share program) about a 10 minute walk from our house, which gives you access to over 1,500 bikes at 170 stations in Minneapolis and St. Paul. It's a great way to see the city and you can hop right on the Midtown Greenway (Minneapolis' bicycle highway) and head towards the lakes or the river, with lots of exits in between, and no cars! We're both big bike commuters and are happy to give you suggestion for how to get around the city by bike!
Minneapolis and St. Paul also have a car2go system. If you have a membership (must be signed up ahead of time), you can use their fleet of smart cars to get around the city. Parking is free for car2go vehicles on most cars in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
If you're renting a car or driving here, parking is available on the street or in the alley.
Other things to note
Your hosts are a young professional couple- both working in the energy/sustainability industry- who love to share our city and our home with guests! We have a very friendly black Labrador, who will stay out of your area, but is happy to have your attention if you want to share it.
Checkout: 11 am (we can be more flexible if we don't have another guest coming that day)
No smoking- inside or outside
Keep common areas neat
No food in the bedroom
Energy conscious- we have taken steps to make our home energy efficient, please respect and help us achieve that
Dog rules- He doesn't get people food, even if he begs for it
Parking- Available on street, or off-street if needed
Quiet after 11 p.m.
We recycle and compost- There's a bag in the room for all recyclables (it's a single sort system in Minneapolis), food scraps go in the bin under the sink in the kitchen, then we feed them to the worms!
We're a young professional couple who love to share our city and our home with guests! The third member of our family is a very friendly black Labrador, who tends to be quite popular with guests and enjoys the extra attention from visitors. We've used Airbnb both as hosts and guests and enjoy the experience of meeting new people and exploring new cities. We both love to travel, ride our bikes, grow and cook good food, and take trips up North to the Boundary Waters.