Spanish mission designed by Ora Wood Williams, unusual style for Minnesota!

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

The space

Spacious Master Suite located in the heart of the city: Whittier, "The International Neighborhood". This 1909 Gem was designed by architect Ora Wood Williams, a unique Spanish Mission style home.

Just two blocks from "Eat Street", the central restaurant corridor and four blocks from the Minneapolis Institute of Art! Close to Uptown, the Walker Art Center, a few minutes bus ride downtown, with galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, fair trade shop, museums, organic food co-op, all walking distance! You can relax on the front porch in the summer or at the fireplace during the winter.

Your spacious bedroom, has a private attached sunroom with a bank of windows facing West, a sweet place to write a novel, watch a movie or day dream. The roomy Queen size bed has quality sheets and plenty of pillows and blankets. Note: This is a bed, with a typical boxsping and then a futon mattress. I chose this because I think it is comfortable and firm, it was not cheaper to make this choice. 90% of my guests have given me positive feedback on the bed! A small refrigerator, teapot,coffee maker, French Press too, closet, wifi, cable tv, extra blankets, fans, air conditioner, sitting area, all available in your room. The bathroom, with a bathtub or a shower is directly next to your bedroom, and is shared just with me, no other guests. You will be the only guests. A simple breakfast is available in your room- fruit&yogurt or fruit&granola with milk, coffee, tea. Food is purchased from the healthy Wedge Coop. (The kitchen is available for longer stays for an sm. extra charge. )

There will be local maps and brochures: lists of galleries and museums, bike routes, current theater, dance, and music performances, film festivals, canoe rentals all available to look at, feel free to ask if you have a specific interest. There is a vibrant arts community in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St.Paul to explore! And, also an award winning city park system with Lake of the Isles near by: a five minute bike ride to Lake of the Isles- the chain of Lakes,( green bikes are available to rent close by)

Close to the major bus lines, ample street parking and at times off-street parking. (please inquire)

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Guest access

Guests have access to the Living Room, Front porch, Master Bedroom Suite, Bathroom, and Kitchen- if arranged.

Interaction with guests

I like to give my guests privacy, yet I like to be helpful, if needed.

Other things to note

If off street parking is important to you, please ask me about it. I have it available every other month.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 27%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM

I ask people to take off their shoes at the door, so you may want to bring some comfortable shoes to wear inside, again, thank you.
If you let me know ahead of time, I can have the type of coffee or tea you like: dark roast, green tea etc.
Also, I do appreciate when guests let me know the approximate time of arrival and also of checkout.
And, of course, no smoking in the house. On the porch is ok.
THANK YOU for your booking!



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2 nights minimum stay

174 Reviews

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Vanessa User Profile
July 2017
Marilyn was a warm and friendly host, we felt very much at home! She was very easy going about our comings and goings, and was always willing to offer advice for what to do around the city. Highly recommended!

Karen User Profile
July 2017
Great, relaxing home atmosphere.

Meredith User Profile
July 2017
Marilyn's home is beautiful and the location is great. Marilyn is a friendly host and a great communicator.

Abi User Profile
June 2017
Marilyn is a fantastic host. We arrived later on in the day and she was there to greet us and run through everything. She also provided us with a long list of things to do, places to eat and areas to visit. Highly recommend staying here. The location is great!

Jo User Profile
June 2017
A lovely, artistically inspired home in central Minneapolis with an absolutely wonderful host.

Lorene User Profile
June 2017
Zorongo loves having our guest artists stay at Marilyn's!

Ned User Profile
June 2017
This is a clean and beautiful house in a fun and charming neighborhood. Marilyn is an amazingly friendly host, who went out of her way to accomodate us. Couldn't recommend it highly enough!

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United StatesJoined in January 2013
Marilyn User ProfileMarilyn is a superhost.

Hello! I am a Minneapolis born mosaic artist/muralist and painter, however my art has taken me to Latin America, Europe, and Africa. My home reflects the many wonderful connections I cherish with artists from my own state to abroad. I believe art can play a role in building the human world we all envision.
love sharing what I know about 'my' diverse city: whether is is galleries, coffee shops, museums, neighborhoods, the Lakes, bike paths, art openings, restaurants or theater.
Please take a look some of my work: www. or

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