About This Listing
This private space in our home includes 2 bedrooms and a bathroom all to yourself! Located in the Powderhorn neighborhood in South Minneapolis, we are convenient to the lakes, river, University area, airport, uptown, downtown and St. Paul.
The main guest room has a full bed, lots of natural light, and a selection of books and brochures for visitors
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.
The room is available for $60/night, additional guests will be charged $10/person after the first guest.
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 (website 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!
Julian and Abby were great hosts; their place was easy to find and the rooms were lovely!
Julia and Abby were warm and welcoming, as was lovely, waggy Puck. They were also very helpful with directions and recommendations: restaurants, markets, parks etc. The Powderhorn neighbourhood has much to see and do.
They have a beautiful little house with a separate area for guests and a great backyard they didn't mind us sitting in.
I would recommend staying with Julia & Abby to anyone.
Julia and Abby were very welcoming and easy to work with. The description of the place and neighborhood were accurate. It's a lovely space.
We loved this place! Julia and Abby were great hosts and made us feel right at home. We found the house easily and it was within a 15 minute drive of everything we wanted to do. We definitely recommend staying here!
Julia and Abby's place was just as advertised. They made us feel very welcome and were very helpful with advice on how to get to downtown and suggested some local attractions. We would definitely stay there again and recommend their house to anyone.
About the Host, Julia & Abby
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.
The Pillsbury is a great neighborhood theater. Check out which plays are are going on while you're in town.
Jakeenos is a longstanding neighborhood pizza joint. Thursday night is date night. 2 Appetizers, 2 entrees (or a pizza), 2 desserts, and a bottle of wine for $36!
Cafe Southside is a more laid back coffee shop with a welcoming vibe and light fare. This cafe has outdoor seating and a friendly atmosphere. This coffee shop is also within walking distance.
Blue Ox is a coffee lover's coffee shop. Any easy walk to Blue Ox gets you to a perfect cup of coffee. A little pretentious, but sometimes it's worth it.
We have sent a number of guests to Modern Times for breakfast and all have enjoyed it. Fair Trade American breakfast fare for all preferences: vegetarian, vegan, and carnivores. Walking distance.
The Tiny Diner just recently opened after much anticipation. It boasts a sustainable menu and has a large solar installation over an awesome patio.
Blackbird is your cozy-casual corner restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. They make just about everything from scratch. Try the Pad Thai!
Powderhorn is a wonderful park in the heart of South Minneapolis. It is great for a short walk or jog around the lake or has a number of playgrounds to burn off kids' energy.
Quintessential Powderhorn. This coffee shop is cozy and inviting. It has good coffee and amazing pastries and breakfast. Residents are sure to run into someone they know - and guests just might, too!
The Greenway is a bike lover's dream. The path goes from the Mississippi to the Chain of Lakes. You are almost always above or below the road and hardly ever have to stop.
This gem is in the old Sears building. The Global Market has a number of international restaurants, a grocery store, and a number of craft and handmade goods vendors. Walking Distance (15 min).
The Lowbrow is one of my favorite places for a classic American Breakfast. In the summer on Sundays, it is on the same street as the Kingfield Farmers' Market, which is not to be missed.
Common Roots is a local favorite and won over several guests. Go alone or with someone - anytime of day. Great food, coffee, wine, beer.
Great local bar. It serves its own beer as well as a wide variety of other microbrews. It also has an excellent menu. The pretzels are delicious!
This is one of our favorite restaurants, hands down. The owner buys as much of his produce as he can from local markets - and even grows some. It is the best Indian food in the city by far!
This newly opened cafe on Lake Nokomis is a great spot for dining al fresco. The menu is simple, but you sit right on the patio on the lake. They also serve wine and beer.
Minneapolis has a lot of great Ethiopian - the Red Sea just might be our favorite. It's located in Cedar-Riverside, where the U of MN meets Little Mogadishu for a wealth of culture and diversity.
Great neighborhood theater! $3 tickets and $2 popcorn are hard to beat.
If seeing a play is not on your itinerary, it's still worth it to check out this building. It is open to the public and visitors are invited to walk out on the endless bridge for a view of the river.
Cool museum in the renovated Mill District. Definitely worth a visit the museum and the area.
Check out a Twins game at one of the most sustainable and beautiful ballparks in the country!
If you're looking to spend a little more for that special date, Bachelor Farmer is the place.
The Falls are absolutely beautiful. Not many cities have a 40' waterfall to brag about. If you enjoy the natural world, you gotta check this out. It is also accessible by LRT and NiceRide.
Fort Snelling is a beautiful state park at the confluence of the Mississippi and MN rivers. It's a great place to walk and maybe see some deer, fox, or turkey. 10-15 min. drive, or LRT.