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Lovely Uptown Mpls Apartment!

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Last updated: 09/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Minneapolis apartment description

Welcome to the vibrant, diverse Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis! Located just a few blocks from Lake Calhoun, Lake & Hennepin and Lyn-Lake shopping districts, this charming, non-smoking apartment (located within our duplex home; a 'shotgun' apartment completely self-contained with a separate entrance) is available for rent year round.

Relax in the cozy living room, complete with gas fireplace, plenty of books and magazines, high-speed wireless internet signal and a new, small flat-screen television with (very) basic cable for your enjoyment.

The apartment, which comprises the right half of the main floor of our duplex home, features one full bedroom, a pull-out bed in the living room and a fold-out futon in the sitting/dining room. The serene bedroom features a queen-size bed with pillowtop mattress, 100% cotton sheets and quilts and towels, overhead fan and window air conditioner for the summer months. The sitting/dining room contains a dining nook (seating for four), a children's corner with toys and books, an overhead fan and a brand-new fold-down queen-size futon couch. The living room also contains a pull-out bed (a Klik-Klak sofa).

The kitchen is fully supplied with pots and pans, dishes, a full-sized refrigerator and gas stove/oven, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster and utensils. (No dishwasher.) Please note that the kitchen photos are out of date, as we recently replastered and repainted the walls, repainted the cabinets, and refinished the underlying hardwood floor.

The bathroom, while small, contains both tub and shower and a new sink. The apartment has two closets and plenty of drawer space, plus an inflatable queen-size air mattress should you need additional sleeping space.

On-street parking is almost always available in front of the house, and flower gardens surround both the house and the boulevard in season. We have a small dog with a large bark - he often barks when people enter or exit the house or apartment, but beyond that he's pretty chill.

The Uptown and Lyn-Lake neighborhoods are renowned for their wide variety of restaurants, theaters, movies, shopping (both small indie shops and national branches), grocery stores both upscale and midscale, bars, music and people-watching.

Do you like the great outdoors? You'll be in heaven. Bike trails, walking and running paths, sailing, canoe, kayak, paddleboarding, cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, swimming and no fewer than ten gyms and yoga studios are all located within a few blocks.

We are located three blocks in all directions from multiple bus lines, allowing quick access anywhere you wish to go in the metro area.

Minneapolis is a beautiful city year-round, and we invite you to come enjoy it in all seasons. We love sharing our neighborhood with others and would be happy to help you with any questions you might have. Also, there's usually something baking in the oven --lemon squares? pound cake? chocolate chip cookies?-- and we're always happy to share.


Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Although the apartment is located on the first floor of the duplex, there are twelve wide, shallow steps from the sidewalk up to the porch. The front porch door is not wide and it would be difficult to angle a large wheelchair through it. The bathroom is also not wheelchair- or handicap-accessible. My apologies....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            We love and welcome children of all ages! The apartment is well-equipped with toys and books. (Noise, e.g., crying babies, does not bother us; we understand what it's like to travel with children and babies.)...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            24...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Bedroom contains a new queen-size pillowtop mattress....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Dining/sitting room contains a fold-down queen futon....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Bathroom is small but contains a tub/shower....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            The dining/sitting room (which also contains a fold-down queen futon for extra sleeping) is adjacent to both the kitchen and bathroom. It's sunny and charming, with a small dining table (seats 4)....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Lots and lots of tableware, flatware, pots and pans for your use, including a rice cooker, wafflemaker and all manner of cook- and bakeware....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            We have a coffee grinder, small French press and standard coffeemaker in the kitchen. We usually have coffee beans for you in the freezer....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            We generally keep a few staples on hand along with breakfast items, including coffee, bread and butter....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen is small, sunny and well equipped, lacking only a dishwasher....moreless

          • Stove:

            Full gas stove (four burners) and range....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Full size fridge and freezer....moreless

          • Microwave:

            Medium-sized microwave....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            The living room is cozy and charming, with a gas fireplace, lots of books and games, and a small, new flatscreen t.v. with (very) basic cable....moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Many gyms and yoga studios are within a few blocks of the apartment, along with biking and hiking paths....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Charming gas fireplace in the living room. Very nice in winter or chilly fall and spring nights....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            100% cotton sheets and bedding provided. Lots of blankets and quilts to keep you cozy....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Lots of 100% cotton bath towels, hand towels and washcloths provided for your use....moreless

          • Parking:

            Free on-street parking is usually available in front of the house year-round....moreless

          • Heating:

            Radiator heating keeps the apartment pleasantly warm....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Two window units for use in summer....moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • We look forward to welcoming you to our charming apartment and neighborhood!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Toys:

                A nice selection of stuffed animals, blocks, Legos and games for your children to enjoy while they're here....moreless

              • Television:

                Small, new flat screen television with (very) basic cable provided for your enjoyment....moreless

              • Stereo:

                There's a small iHome for your use in the living room....moreless

              • Books:

                Lots of books throughout the apartment....moreless

              • Games:

                Lots of old-school board games for fun....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Very basic cable. Nothing fancy!...moreless

              Communications

                  • Internet:

                    High speed wireless throughout the apartment. Password available upon check-in....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Kayak and canoe rentals are available at Lake Calhoun, seven blocks away. (You're also welcome to borrow my kayak, which I keep on a rack at Lake of the Isles.)...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Please enjoy the front porch, swing and front boulevard gardens. The backyard is reserved for our dog and the neighbors' dogs....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    I keep a kayak racked at the Lake of the Isles, and you're welcome to borrow it, along with my paddle and PFD....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    There's a Nice Ride bike rental station (rentable by the hour or day) three blocks from the apartment....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Boat rentals are available at Lake Calhoun, seven blocks away....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Lake View:

                        Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles are each a 10-minute walk from the apartment, and Lake Harriet is a 20-minute walk....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Arboretum
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Antiquing
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Tennis
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Cycling
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Skiing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Hiking
                      • Golf
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sledding
                      • Boating
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Duty Free Shops
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Synagogues
                      • Water Parks
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Zoo
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Fishing
                      • Basketball Court
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $125
                      $805 $3,240

                      Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      Christmas
                      Dec 23 - Dec 28, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $125
                      $805 $3,240
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $125
                      $805 $3,240
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Add'l guest (over 3)/day $25
                      • Tax Rate 20%

                      Notes:

                      Number of guests, due to size and layout of the apartment, is limited to five. Thank you.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 09/14/2014
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                      Location

                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP)
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Light rail
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      35W, 94
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Lake Calhoun
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Many bars
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Hyland
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Public: Hiawatha
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Many restaurants

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Welcome to the vibrant, diverse Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis! Located just a few blocks from Lake Calhoun, Lake & Hennepin and Lyn-Lake shopping districts, this charming, non-smoking apartment (located within our duplex home; a 'shotgun' apartment completely self-contained with a separate entrance) is available for rent year round.

                      The Uptown and Lyn-Lake neighborhoods are renowned for their wide variety of restaurants, theaters, movies, shopping (both small indie shops and national branches), grocery stores both upscale and midscale, bars, music and people-watching.

                      Do you like the great outdoors? You'll be in heaven. Bike trails, walking and running paths, sailing, canoe, kayak, paddleboarding, cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, swimming and no fewer than ten gyms and yoga studios are all located within a few blocks.

                      We are located three blocks in all directions from multiple bus lines, allowing quick access anywhere you wish to go in the metro area.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: I am a writer who thrives on the freedom to work wherever I am. What do I love? Travel. Reading. Family and friends. Lively conversation. The great outdoors. Movies, both indie and b-grade blockbusters. Food, lots of it and well-made. Music, music, music and books, books, books. As your host, I will be completely unobtrusive (I myself dislike the hovering host syndrome) but happily available should you need directions, restaurant/shopping recommendations, or walking and biking and running and gym tips. If I'm in a baking mood you might find a basket of cookies hanging from your door.

                      Why the Owner Chose Minneapolis:
                      I've lived in the Uptown neighborhood ever since I moved to Minneapolis (from New England) many years ago, and I couldn't imagine living anywhere else in the city. It's a charming, quirky, unique area in which you can walk and bike or bus anywhere you need to go. I love living in a quiet residential neighborhood three blocks from all the hustle and bustle of Uptown's commercial district.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      I fell in love with our duplex the first moment I looked at it. It's a vintage home with beautiful woodwork everywhere, from gleaming hardwood floors to intricately carved moldings. The gas fireplace, the sunny kitchen and dining room, and the charming front porch (complete with swing) make it a wonderful place year-round.


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                      Speaks: english
                       

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                        Living room.

                      VRBO #460806

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Monday, July 07, 2014

                      $125 per night (USD)
                      10

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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