Architectural Gem near Eat Street!

House - Private room · Pillsbury Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404, United States
Your host, Marilyn
47 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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. 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!"

Guest Access

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.

Getting around

Two short blocks from several bus stops. I am located in the heart of the city.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $385 /week
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Great place to stay. Very central. 20 minute walk to the Convention Center. Marilyn was a fantastic host and the house is spectacular. Breakfast was all laid out and all I had to do was push the button on the coffee maker. Wi-Fi was also available. Used magicJack to call Toronto but was not always reliable. The trip from the airport costs $0.75 (senior) and a free bus down Nicollet Mall leaves a short 20 minute walk or a $6.00 cab ride. Check out Whole Foods for an excellent salad bar.
    I would highly recommend Marilyn's home when visiting Minneapolis. Thanks Marilyn.

    June 2014
  • Marilyn was a fabulous host. She is warm, friendly and goes out of her way to make you feel welcome. We had some lovely chats about a whole range of things - art, kids, life. Her home is absolutely immaculate and a feast for the eyes as she has art throughout her home. The location is great - only a short walk to downtown. I can highly recommend her to anyone coming to Minneapolis. Best value imaginable and an enriching time to be had! Thank you Marilyn!

    June 2014
  • Marilyn is a great host; very friendly and accommodating - a pleasure to deal with!

    June 2014
  • I could not have asked for a a better home away from home for my week in Minneapolis. Marilyn is an helpful, gracious hostess. Her home is a wonderful piece of historic architecture, a joy to relax in.

    June 2014
  • I stayed with Marilyn when I was in town for a conference. The location if the house is really perfect for downtown conferences because it is just off two main bus lines. It is near lots of cheap and delicious restaurants too. The house itself is really comfortable and I found myself able to be really productive there. Marilyn had all the little details--fridge, lots of plugs, laptop desk, couch, etc in a sunny and cheerful room. I felt very at home and Marilyn was fantastic about suggesting where to eat, logistics, etc. I would definitely recommend this place highly!

    June 2014
  • I had a wonderful time staying with Marilyn. Her house is just as described, and was cozy to stay in. Between the sunroom in the master room and the porch out front, I felt very relaxed and rested by the end of my time there!

    I was attending a conference in downtown and easily walked to it in the mornings. I took the bus back to the house at night, just because the neighborhood was unfamiliar to me and I didn't feel comfortable walking alone.

    There are plenty of restaurants in the area - my favorites were Quang, French Meadow and The Wedge Co-op. They all had plenty of gluten free options to keep me happy!

    May 2014
  • Marilyn is an amazing hostess and artist. Since so many people have given excellent reviews on the Architectural gem, I would like to share another experience I shared in Minneapolis. Over morning coffee, which is by far the best coffee around, we started talking art and more specifically her expertise in mosaic. I had mentioned that I have always wanted to do a mosaic and my son and I have a history of doing art together. When he was looking for colleges ( 7 years ago) we did a stained glass piece together and now that he was graduating from college, I wanted to create a mosaic piece together.
    Marilyn has a lovely art studio and all the tools, knowledge and materials to get you going. She is a born teacher. We had a fabulous time and made a mosaic sun, we can cherish in honor of his graduation. If your stay is long enough, do inquire about "making art" with her.

    May 2014
  • Marilyn was a really great hostess. She was friendly and helpful. To stay with her, we felt relaxing. The bed was comfy, and the breakfast was fresh and healthy. Thanks, Marilyn! Oh, yes, the location is absolutely good enough. Easy to go where you want to. Awesome!

    May 2014
  • My mom and I had a wonderful time in Minneapolis. Marilyn's home is beautiful and she is a lovely and welcoming hostess. Her home is perfectly located by eat street and we were easily able to wander around without needing a car. Looking forward to another visit.

    April 2014
  • Comfy room and bed, very good and satisfying breakfast, wonderful hostes. I highly recommend "The Gem." My next time in Minneapolis, I would like to go back to Marilyn's home.

    March 2014
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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).
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