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Lovely Uptown Mpls Apartment!

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Last updated: 06/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 Please note that the kitchen photos are out of date, as we recently replastered and repainted the walls, repainted the cabinets, and refinished the underlying hardwood floor.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.


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Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    24...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

  • 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

  • Non Smoking Only:

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

  • Pets Not Allowed

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

Other Amenities

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

Entertainment

  • 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

  • Stereo:

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

  • Television:

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

  • Toys:

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

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Fireplace:

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

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

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

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • 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

  • Parking:

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

  • Towels Provided:

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

Kitchen

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave:

    Medium-sized microwave....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size fridge and freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

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

  • Toaster

Outside

  • 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

  • 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

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter (low season)
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2016
5 night min stay
$99
$600 $1,800
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
  • Tax Rate 20%

Notes:

Number of guests, due to size and layout of the apartment, is limited to five. There is a $25/person/night charge after three guests (babies not included). Thank you.


Cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 06/30/2015
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Location

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

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

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    Living room.

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