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!
Marilyn did a great job of taking care of our stay. Everything was explained well. She paid attention to what our interests were and made suggestions, even to the extent that there were little notes at breakfast(which included organnic foods and fruit) with directions etc.
We found the neighborhood close to everything we wanted to do, bike path, museums and restaurants.
We would stay there again and would recommend her house to anyone considering Minneapolis.
My stay in Minneapolis was fabulous, all thanks to Marilyn! I felt very safe and comfortable in her beautiful house (it's even more impressive in person!). There are tons of great restaurants, yoga studios, and a well stocked food coop all within walking distance. Marilyn is full insider tips from traffic in the surrounding areas to must see art galleries and local parks. I would recommend the Architectural Gem to anyone looking to have an authentic experience during their stay in Minneapolis!
Marilyn was a lovely host and made me feel right at home. I arrived very, very late because my flight was delayed, and she waited up and greeted me warmly. The house is beautiful and extraordinary, and the room is exactly as pictured. A great stay!
It was a great pleasure to stay at Marylin's welcoming, warm, peaceful home, felt so at home there, thank you Marylin for opening your home.
This is a beautiful, one of a kind space in a convenient part of Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and some great restaurants were all in walking distance, even in sub-zero temperatures (Fahrenheit). I ended up being glad I had a car, though. Thank you!
Marilyn is a thorough and attentive host. Her home is beautifully decorated, very clean, and in a great neighborhood. The room itself is very warm (the heaters keep this place nice and cozy in the winter) and spacious with a nice seating area, mini-fridge, tea kettle, closet and reading nooks. A simple breakfast served in gorgeous ceramics, a quiet place to sleep, and morning sunshine through the windows... what more could you ask for! And don't hesitate to ask Marilyn for recommendations-- she was on point with all her local suggestions!
We enjoyed staying with Marilyn at her "gem" of a home very much. We were only there for two nights on a weekend getaway from outstate Minnesota but it was great. Marilyn was a great conversationalist, made us feel very welcome, showed us all that we needed to know, and provided breakfast which was an added treat. She also provided us with some good info on getting around Minneapolis and her help was spot on.
We also loved her beautiful home which she told us about. Her story about how she came to own it was fun to hear. In addition her decor was special. Our room was very pleasant and included what seemed like a second room for sitting and relaxing or watching the news on TV. She welcomed us to sit in the living room and we were at ease using the dining room and kitchen for breakfast. The bathroom was OK but for those who are not limber it might mean a high step to get into the tub/shower. No problem for us though. We drove to her place and found a parking place on the street almost in front of her home. A frequent bus line two blocks away led to downtown Minneapolis and you could walk the the Minneapolis Institute or Arts and loads of restaurants on Nicollet Ave ("Eat Street").
All in all it was a relaxing and pleasant weekend for us and Marilyn was a major reason for that. And if you like unique homes and decoration you will love it too. We give Marilyn our best recommendation.
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).