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!
My group had a great time staying at Julia and Abby's place in Minneapolis! There are an array of guidebooks and public transit brochures in one of the rooms, the house was extremely convenient to public transport, and the neighborhood was perfect for just wandering around and exploring. We didn't rent a car and it worked out fine. They live near lots of great food options, including the home of the Jucy Lucy. The space was clean. The hosts were friendly. If you're looking for a place to stay in Minneapolis, this is it!
Julia and Abby were very accommodating to us during our stay. Their quant house was just what we were looking for. The private room and bathroom allowed for just the right amount of privacy and space but inclusive enough to be a part of the house.
They had many recommendations for us both in the their neighborhood as well as the city. With a few cafes within walking distance, it made for a great stay in a beautiful city! Thanks again!
I enjoyed the time I spent at Julia & Abby's place. I only met them briefly, but they both seemed very nice. The setup was great with a separate bathroom and sitting room in addition to the bedroom. The location was convenient. There's easy public transportation to and from the airport and to downtown. I opted to use the Nice Ride bike share program, but that entailed making a 15 minute walk to the nearest station. Even with the walk it was no problem making it to my 8:30am meetings downtown.
I love this space! The separate guest space has a bedroom, private bathroom, and office with a sofa and desk. It's a quiet neighborhood but the bus stops right at the corner, and everything is accessible by bike. Abby was there to meet me and help me get settled in. I would absolutely stay here again next time I'm in Minneapolis.
I enjoyed my stay with Julia and Abby. They were extremely nice and easy to get along with. Thanks for the hospitality!
Julian and Abby were great hosts; their place was easy to find and the rooms were lovely!
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.
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