About This Listing
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. A small refrigerator, teapot, closet, wifi, cable tv, 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 a beautiful dining room- fruit, cinnamon raison toast, coffee, tea, granola. (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)
I have lived in Minneapolis, most of my life, but my art has brought me to Latin America, Africa, and Northern Europe. I enjoy meeting people and sharing stories, but I can also give you all the privacy you would like.
I look forward to meeting you and hosting your stay in Minneapolis! "Welcome to a beautiful spot in the universe!"
Guests have access to the Living Room, Dining Room, Front porch, Master Suite, Bathroom, and kirchen if arranged.
Interaction with Guests
I like to give my guests privacy, yet I like to be helpful, if needed.
Two short blocks from several bus stops. I am located in the heart of the city.
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!
We will be returning to the Architectural Gem! Marilyn is an excellent host, and we really appreciated the uniqueness of her home, the beautiful furnishings, and comfortable accommodations. The house is very calm and quiet, and we slept quite well both nights. Our favorite spot was the reading nook adjacent to the bedroom and overlooking a backyard garden, where we had our morning coffee and breakfast. Very convenient location and highly recommended!
We had a wonderful stay with Marilyn Lindstrom in her Architectural Gem. She was a friendly and gracious host who went out of her way to meet our special breakfast dietary needs. Both her home and our room were just as advertised. I totally concur with the following comments left by Mike (early May 2015); it was "comfortable, clean, private, quiet, cozy, close to Eat Street. Very nice and firm bed. Lovely sitting area with coffee and tea and fruit and lots of windows. Wifi worked well. Marilyn was friendly and gracious and very helpful in suggesting places to eat." The short 2-block walk to the #18 bus - which departed for downtown very frequently - made it easy to get around town without a car. We will definitely consider staying there again the next time we go to the Twin Cities.
We had a wonderful stay at Marilyn's home. It was everything she advertised: comfortable, clean, private, quiet, cozy, close to Eat Street. Very nice and firm bed. Lovely sitting area with coffee and tea and fruit and lots of windows. Wifi worked well. Marilyn was friendly and gracious and very helpful in suggesting places to eat, places to go, where to rent and ride bikes, how best to enjoy Minneapolis in the time that we had. We loved being able to walk to a diferent wonderful place for dinner every night and some mornings (Malaysian, Vietnamese, Fancy brick oven Pizza, Upscale American, upscale diner) plus walk to the Mnpls Institute for the Arts - this was a great museum - you should go. It really was a lovely five days in town. We would definitely consider staying here again.
Marilyn was a great host! We used the space for our guest artist when he was in town and he loved the room and exclusiveness of the neighborhood. We also loved how Marilyn was also a fellow artist and provided as much privacy as needed. The house was full of artwork and had a very neat architectural structure. Overall great experience!
this is a fabulous place. one of the most beautiful homes I have ever been in and it's owner, a mural and mosaic artist, one of the most interesting people I have ever met. the room and house were so beautifully arranged, the bed and windows so comfortable and a pleasure to the eye, it was hard to leave. highly recommended.
About the Host, Marilyn
Hello! I am a Minneapolis born mosaic artist/muralist and painter, but 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.
I 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 at the Wordpress: Marilyn Lindstrom or (website hidden).