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!
A very enjoyable experience in all respects. We were welcomed on arrival, our questions were answered, and we received a quick tour. Abby and Julia were most accommodating, knowledgeable, and helpful in regard to local recommendations.
We had a wonderful visit with Abby and Julia. Both were so kind and hospitable. We were grateful for their many insights and recommendations for things to do. They also provided many magazines, books, maps, and guides for touring the area. The space in their home was private and roomy and perfect for us. We also enjoyed hanging out in the back yard and we sad to JUST miss the pears that were so plentiful in their beautiful tree. Thanks for a great stay!
We had a great stay in Minneapolis & it was central to all the places we wanted to go visit. We did not meet Julia as she was out of town but we met Abby & she provided us with great tips on running areas & the Twins game. Puck was great too, thanks for the great stay & hospitality!
Friendly, comfortable, quiet ; this is a good place to stay. nice location, not far from downtown Minneapolis, Saint-Paul, the mall of America, the lakes or the falls...
Julia + Abby's house was very comfortable. We stayed with another couple and appreciated the private suite with the bathroom, in addition to having coffee in their charming backyard. The neighborhood was super-chill, and the Tiny Diner around the corner was outstanding. We had a car, so getting around was easy. We really really enjoyed Harriet Lake, which we might not have stumbled on if we had chosen to stay closer to the city. Julia and Abby (and their wonderful pooch) were helpful and kind, both in person and in leaving us lots of fun magazines and guidebooks.
A very wonderful stay - perfect for us. Abby gave good tips on what to do in Minneapolis. Thank you both for your hospitality
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!
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.