Unique 1920s Spanish Design Overlooking Minnehaha Creek-3200 Sq. Ft

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Last updated: 11/18/2014

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Please read what my guests wrote in guest comments under owner info. I am not very tech savvy, but I have almost 100 guest comments input over the last 4 years and hundreds of satisfied guests. My house can be rented weekly, monthly or longer. 1920's Spanish units with craftsman detailing, hand hewn beams, cathedral ceiling, stained glass, and beautiful but child and pet friendly antiques.Historic home with all the modern conveniences added, We are located in an upscale neighborhood with beautiful lakes, parks amenities,restaurants and shops all a stone's throw away. Add to that views that say country but we're in the heart of the city. Since this is a unique property which happens to be 3200 square foot historic legal duplex, you can rent one or two floors depending on your needs. Each floor is completely separate and self contained with different architecture, ambiance, furnishings and locks.Each floor has a modern kitchen with granite counters,modern cabinets, new appliances, any small appliance one could wish for,beautiful serving pieces and cookware and a choice of many sets of dishes and silverware-all dishwasher safe..We also have a washer and dryer,jetted tub and double sinks. Both floors have beautiful yet comfortable furnishings. We have recliners that look and feel beautiful .and upscale sofas in each living room that are comfortable hide-a-beds for your extra guests. We have both front and back stairways inside and complete privacy between floors so once you've closed the door behind you, your space is truly private.If you're with a larger group renting both units ,there are spacious common areas and spaces so both floors can be together for dining or talking or for group gatherings. I speak from experience on this issue. Our extended family and friends have used VRBO and similar sites many times while traveling or visiting others and it is great to have times together AND separate corners as well. Please call for details.

The house went dark five years ago when my husband suffered a life threatening brain aneurysm, but he battled through adversity to survive it. Unfortunately he is no longer able to enjoy the house we have owned since the early 70's. He comes back and visits from time to time when he needs a break from the place he is at. We have since put light and life back into the house by hosting many wonderful people and families from around the globe over the last years. We are overlooking Minnehaha Creek, by Lake Nokomis and Lake Harriet, in a vibrant,upscale and creative enclave,We are blessed with everything one wants in a good neighborhood: beautiful scenery,great parks and lakes, safe location, plenty of parking,terrific shops and restaurants and theatre,wonderful neighbors, public transportation,and jogging rollerblading and biking trails out our door,and a 3 to 5 minute walk to swimming,sailing,fishing,tennis courts,golf,or baseball, We are five minutes from the Mall of America ,Ikea and Minneapolis/Saint Paul International airport. We are also a short walk,bike ride or quick drive to dozens of other shops and restaurants,parks,theaters, places of worship,lakes and recreation. There are 26+ miles of hiking, jogging, biking,rollerblading and walking paths literally outside our door which connect the lakes, Minnehaha Creek and the Mississippi River. During different seasons,walking, jogging, biking, canoeing, sailing, swimming, golfing,cross country skiing, sledding,and skating are just steps or within a half-mile radius. We are 7 minutes to downtown Minneapolis, 15 minutes to downtown St. Paul. We are three blocks to several bus lines with direct routes to the Mall of America, downtown Minneapolis, numerous hospitals and medical facilities, universities, museums and an easy transfer at the Mall of America to the airport, light rail, bus lines to all of Minnesota and surrounding areas. The Mayo Clinic is a one hour commute or you may take the hourly bus shuttle at the airport directly to the Mayo Clinic.

This is an ideal spot for families,friends, professionals, and reunions of all kinds, wedding gatherings, corporate or group retreats and business or special events.
Please check out my competitors ,then check out my property. You are welcome to visit my property. Just call ahead and schedule it. This is a real home in a gorgeous neighborhood. We have beautiful paintings on our walls,gorgeous but comfy furniture and real kitchens for gourmet cooks-you or caterers., I have a terrific new cleaning lady and we are going organic and earth friendly.
1st Floor has large living room, dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms, and Full Bath.1600 sq. ft.
2nd Floor has large living room, dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms, and Full Bath. 1600 sq. ft

All rooms but two on each floor overlook Minnehaha Creek. There is an award winning garden with small pond and seating in the front yard. The backyard is fully fenced, child and pet safe with brick and stone landscaping and various places to sit, have a picnic under the gazebo,relax in the hammock, or do your work outside on your computer.

The house has ambiance and charm yet is child and grandchild friendly. Numerous games, toys, and books for all ages are located on each floor. We have wireless internet, cable on all floors, an alarm system, central air conditioning, and are totally equipped to host small family dinners or large parties. We also have several aero beds, extra bedding, a playpen and high chair,extra tables,many extra comfortable chairs and, linens. Our home has hosted business events, large parties, reunions, retreats, wedding parties, and of course, many small family gatherings. We have even staged a couple filming sessions for videos and books.

We hope our beautiful, historic, and creative home can again host laughter, joy and growth. We promise you will find both a creative spirit and sense of restful peace within these walls. Thank you for considering us.We believe our immediate neighborhood has the best of everything. If Minnesota is on your itinerary for a short or long term visit, your stay in our home will enhance your experience.

Please call for any further questions or special needs or requests. Travelers,family/friend reunions, retreats, business events, wedding gatherings, religious and creative events, totally welcome. No smoking indoors. Respect for our neighbors greatly appreciated so excessive noise,littering or drinking heavily will not work in this neighborhood.Well behaved pets welcomed with deposit. Please call for rates. Since this is a legal duplex you may rent one floor or two with ample space and privacy for most gatherings.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    This is a lovely house in a quiet family neighborhood. This is suitable for families,family reunions,wedding groups, business meetings etc. that respect our neighbors....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking on property, inside or out...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved with pet deposit....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 6-14

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Bedroom 5


  • Bedroom 6


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (2) There are 2 queen beds, Double Beds (2) There are 2 double beds, Baby Cribs (1) There is a portable large size newer playpen which can be used on either floor., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There are four top quality sofa beds all with extra padding and toppers,two are queen size,two are double. There is one double futon with featherbed topper available., Murphy Beds (2) We have 2 high quality hotel type queen size murphy beds...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Truly an urban oasis of tranquility with views that say country, but in the heart of the best area of Minneapolis....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) We have cable on both floors...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    We overlook Minnehaha Creek, which connects to 26+ miles of walking,jogging, rollerblading,and biking paths around the lakes,creek and Mississippi River....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Minnehaha Creek connects to the mighty Mississippi River. You can go out our door and walk, jog, rollerblade or bike to the Mississippi River, Lake Harriet ,Lake Calhoun,Lake of the Isles, Lake Hiawatha or Lake Nokomis.They are connected....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Formal Dinning rooms for sit down meals. Beautiful China for daily or entertainment use....moreless

  • Dining Room


  • Air Conditioning:

    central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    located on 1st floor unit...moreless

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    large living rooms with multiple seating...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    This is a safe, quiet neighborhood with ample parking always available....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free local calls, use your calling card for long didstance....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Located on 1st floor unit...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) The fireplaces are not used in spring and summer...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Many catering companies are located nearby as well as top quality take-out and restaurants a 3 minute drive away....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    MANY sets of beautiful dishes to use! You could use a different set for each day of the week....moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Full kitchen on each floor with granite counters and full line of small and large appliances on each floor...moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2) convection ovens in microwave...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) We have seating around the small garden pond in the front as well as a small table for 2 to enjoy morning coffee or tea.In the back we have numerous styles of seating which can provide pockets of privacy or larger group gatherings....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    We have gazebo,hammock,picnic table, and comfortable seating for parties or family gatherings....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included


Peak season requires a 4 night min/1 floor and 5 night min/2 flrs. Pet fee is per pet. Cleaning fee is $100 per floor or negotiable if you do self clean up. All Rates are for One floor. Both floor available to rent separately or together (for large events). If renting both floors (entire house), rates are: $400 per night; $3,000 per week (rate negotiable); $6,000 per month (rate negotiable).

If paying by check, amount is due two weeks prior to check in. Amount can be paid in two installments. If paying in cash, full amount due at check in.

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1973

Why the Owner Chose Minneapolis:
We have lived on both the East and West coasts. We love Minneapolis with all the creative opportunities and the holistic health care. We have lived by several of the lakes here but this is our favorite..We love this area because it's beautiful, quiet, safe, has off street parking 24/7, is close to everything,has the best restaurants,shops and parks.It is filled with nature,walking trails,culture and creative events and people.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Residential living, comfort of home. Beautiful and unique Spanish Style . You can rent one floor or both since it is a legal duplex. We overlook Minnehaha Creek .We're located in an upscale enclave which is green, urbane, pet and child friendly. My house is a home with original art on the walls, gorgeous but comfortable antiques, public and private spaces, unique nooks and crannies, two fully stocked modern kitchens,a peaceful garden and private patio,gorgeous tree top views, 4 blocks to a variety of restaurants and shops and theater,and nature trails.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • 2nd FLR Dining Room

    2nd FLR Dining Room

  • 1st FLR Dining Rm

    1st FLR Dining Rm

  • Front pond

    Front pond

  • 2nd Floor Kitchen

    2nd Floor Kitchen

  • 1st Floor Bathroom

    1st Floor Bathroom

  • 1st Floor Kitchen

    1st Floor Kitchen

  • 2nd FLR Bedroom

    2nd FLR Bedroom

  • Lake Harriet at dusk

    Lake Harriet at dusk

  • Wabun Park wading pool (near Minnehaha Falls Park) in Minneapolis

    Wabun Park wading pool (near Minnehaha Falls Park) in Minneapolis

  • Downtown Minneapolis skyline above Lake Nokomis

    Downtown Minneapolis skyline above Lake Nokomis

  • Minnehaha Creek - This walking bridge is across the street from the house.

    Minnehaha Creek - This walking bridge is across the street from the house.

  • 2nd FLR Living Room

    2nd FLR Living Room

  • 1st Floor Bedroom

    1st Floor Bedroom

  • 1st Floor Living Room

    1st Floor Living Room

  • 2nd Floor Living Room

    2nd Floor Living Room

  • Backyard Patio

    Backyard Patio

  • 2nd FLR Dining Room

    2nd FLR Dining Room

  • 1st Floor Living Room

    1st Floor Living Room

  • 1st FLR Bedroom

    1st FLR Bedroom

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Landmark: Ford Parkway Bridge - over the Mississippi River

    Minneapolis/St. Paul Landmark: Ford Parkway Bridge - over the Mississippi River

  • Minnehaha Falls

    Minnehaha Falls

  • Lake Nokomis Beach by our house

    Lake Nokomis Beach by our house

  • Minneapolis: West River Parkway - walk path by Minnehaha Creek

    Minneapolis: West River Parkway - walk path by Minnehaha Creek

VRBO #233847

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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  • Calendar last updated 11/18/2014

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Unique 1920s Spanish Design Overlooking Minnehaha Creek-3200 sq. ft

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