Lovely Uptown Mpls Apartment!
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- 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 Please note that the kitchen photos are out of date, as we recently replastered and repainted the walls, repainted the cabinets, and refinished the underlying hardwood floor.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.
For detailed reviews of the apartment, please go to airbnb dot com and plug in our zipcode (55408). Our listing should pop right up.
- On floor 1
- 750 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
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
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:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & 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
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- Coffee Maker:
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- Kayak / Canoe:
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- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Lake View:
- Car Not Necessary
- Cross Country Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Wildlife Viewing
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Roller Blading
- Theme Parks
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Duty Free Shops
- Gambling Casinos
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Paddle Boating
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- 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....moreless
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Comfortable, well-maintained accommodations on a residential street that's convenient to wonderful restaurants, shopping, cinema, and city lakes. My folks stayed here while visiting me and were very pleased with the apartment.
- Guest Keren P.
- Date of stay 11/17/13
- Review Submitted 11/24/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
This apartment was perfect for us and our two little dogs. Because the owner had a dog also, she was fine with us leaving our dogs in the apartment while we did other things. They were happy, we were happy and everything was great. The area was nice for walking my dogs also. There is a nice little kitchen and everything we needed, plus the location was good for us. This was a great find and I'll use it again if I travel to Minneapolis again.
- Guest Sally E.
- Date of stay 08/28/13
- Review Submitted 09/14/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners.
Really Nice Twin Cities Lodging
Really Nice Twin Cities Lodging
Very nice lodging in a pretty residential neighborhood. Easy walk to the Lakes, and easy travel to all the attractions that the Twin Cities have to offer. We enjoyed walking around Lake Calhoun, and lounging on the shore, and a meal at the Tin Fish. There are many good restaurants in walking distance. The Owner went out of her way to make us welcome in several ways including fresh tomatoes from the garden! We hope to return in the future. So much more comfortable than a motel-hotel, and so convenient to the places we wanted to see.
- Guest John B.
- Date of stay 08/21/13
- Review Submitted 09/04/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car.
Great property, great location
Great property, great location
My husband and I stayed here for a week in August, 2013. Upon our arrival we found wine, cheese and crackers - even watermelon fresh from the farmer's market. What a treat. The apartment was very clean and had everything we needed and had lots of personality. Many books to browse - a reader's heaven. I loved it. Close proximity to stores, coffee shops and the lakes. We rented bikes to ride the lakes and walked Lake Calhoun every morning. The spacious porch provided a great spot for entertaining friends. Alison was a great host and we highly recommend this property.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/14/13
- Review Submitted 08/23/13
Owner response: We're so glad you enjoyed the apartment and the neighborhood! It was a great pleasure hosting you during your visit to Minneapolis and we'd love to see you again in the future.
The apartment was spacious and cozy! There was wine, cheese and crackers waiting for us when we arrived. The neighborhood is quiet and beautiful. Street parking available. We rented "nice ride" bikes and biked around the nearby lakes. Alison was very nice in all our correspondence. I highly recommend this apartment.
- Guest Suzanne S.
- Date of stay 07/03/13
- Review Submitted 07/23/13
Owner response: We greatly enjoyed hosting you and welcome you back to Minneapolis anytime. So glad you liked both the apartment and the neighborhood.
Excellent Location - Great Value
Excellent Location - Great Value
Property was exactly as described. A wonderful cosy little shotgun style apartment. Clean and comfortable. There was only the two of us so it was quite adequate in size. Can't beat the location. A short walk to the lakes, "nice ride" bikes -(Google them, you will be glad you did), bus system, restaurants and bars. We had a car but only used it to transport to and from airport and a trip to the mall of America, which we could have taken the bus easily. Did take the bus downtown a couple of times. Saved the parking expense and the downtown hassle. I highly recommend this property if you are interested in convenience and value.
- Guest Dwayne H.
- Date of stay 06/13/13
- Review Submitted 06/23/13
Owner response: We're so glad you liked the apartment and that it suited your needs. It was a pleasure to host you both and we hope you come back!
This was a perfect place for my husband and I to stay. We used the gas fireplace a few times since we still had chilly weather. Great Uptown location. Street parking was a little challenging later in the evening. Plenty of room to entertain friends and family for Mother's Day. There's a nice front porch with a porch swing and table we would have loved to have used but the weather was too chilly. The place was clean and kitchen was well stocked. There was coffee, seasonings, cooking oils and condiments for all our cooking needs. Thanks you Allison for nice welcome treats of wine, cheese and crackers.
- Guest Craig & Anna (Fergus Falls, MN)
- Date of stay 05/10/13
- Review Submitted 05/29/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Anna and her family were wonderful guests and we greatly enjoyed hosting them. The weather was bizarrely chilly for this time of year, but they made the most of the apartment (the gas fireplace came in handy) and the neighborhood as well. They are a friendly, quiet and considerate family who left the apartment in beautiful condition. We welcome them back to Minneapolis anytime and highly recommend them to other VRBO hosts!
Spectacular home in the perfect neighborhood!
Spectacular home in the perfect neighborhood!
This was one of our favorite vrbo homes to date! The home was cozy and super family friendly- kids books and games for the entire family. The owner was kind, in touch and very accomodating. It was an easy walk to excellent coffee shops. Thank you!
- Guest Peter S.
- Date of stay 03/07/13
- Review Submitted 03/24/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, tourists without a car.
Owner response: We loved hosting MB and Peter and their beautiful little boys. They're wonderful guests who left the apartment in great shape and truly took advantage of everything that Minneapolis has to offer, even in the snow and cold. If they ever return to Minneapolis we'd love to host them again! Highly recommend to all other vrbo owners.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 22 - Dec 29, 2013
5 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Number of guests, due to size and layout of the apartment, is limited to five. Thank you.
- Tax Rate 10%
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- Nearest Airport: Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) at 10 Miles
- Nearest Train: Light rail at 2 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 35W, 94 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Lake Calhoun at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Many bars at 0.2 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Hyland at 10 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Public: Hiawatha at 4 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Many restaurants at 0.2 Miles
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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