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Twin Arches Twinhome on Portland near MPLS-Add 1st Flr to sleep 8

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

***Stayed with us before? Ask about our Returning Guest Discount***

Comfortable beds - lots of pillows. Plenty of seating in living room & dining room help our Twin Arches on Portland exceed guest expectations time and time again. Have a delightful stay with the tried and true Twin Arches on Portland! Enjoy a central location within five miles of both downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint Paul.

Now offering the flexibility of multiple rental options: 1) Second Floor, private apartment with three bedrooms and three beds plus sofa bed (#137073); AND/OR 2) First floor, private apartment with two bedrooms and three beds (#790969); AND/OR 3) First Floor, private apartment with two bedroom located just next door. There are amenities for younger children including toys and books, highchair and pack-n-play at our three unit St. Paul Twin Arches Duplexes. Owner is on-site!

Come experience St. Paul in the Merriam Park neighborhood - adjacent to MacGroveland - only one block from historic Summit Avenue, and two blocks from lively Grand Avenue. Our St. Paul Twin Arches is within one mile of Minneapolis and Mississippi River! Rates vary by time of year.

Our St. Paul Twin Arches is conveniently within walking distance to many restaurants including pizza, Thai, Italian, Mediterranean, Trotters, Izzy Ice-Cream, Stewart's, Blue Door, French Meadow, breakfast, diners, local, pubs, coffee shops and ranging from fine dining to cafe. Just to mention a few!

Bringing friends and families together at our St. Paul Twin Arches since 2007. We have thought of nearly everything to make your stay enjoyable in our Twin Arches' spacious front sun room, living room and dining room with streaming sunlight and plenty of seating. Visit Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Twin Cities under our Twin Arches.

Walk score of 70. Bike score of 76. Metro Transit #63 is two blocks and #21 is 4 blocks (transfers to light rail). We live just next door to assist you in anyway!

Each private apartment contains:

-- All linens provided (towels/sheets). Four pillows per bed.

*** Mirrors in ALL bedrooms with outlets for getting ready ***

-- ONE bathroom in EACH apartment.

-- Each bathroom has its own dedicated hot water heater.

-- Plenty of seating in living room & front sun room.

-- Complete kitchen (refrigerator, stove, oven, cookware) including blender, microwave, drip coffee maker and grinder, and toaster.

-- UPstairs has Mini-portable dishwasher and DOWNstairs has Full dishwasher.

-- Use of full-size washer and dryer (in basement) free of charge.

-- Hair dryer and iron & ironing board.

-- Back yard with brick patio and iron patio table and chairs.

Detailed Description of Second Floor, Private Home (3BR/1Ba) included in rates below:

- King bed in a bedroom with blackout curtains, ceiling fan & MIRROR/outlets.

- Queen bed in a bedroom blackout curtains, ceiling fan & MIRROR/outlets.

- Double bed in a small bedroom with curtains & mirror/outlets overlooking the backyard .

- Pull out sofa bed in front sun room (adjacent to living room).

- Window unit air conditioning cools entire house.

- Mini portable dishwasher.

- Plenty of seating in living room & front sun room.

Computer compiled Detailed Price ONLY includes SECOND FLOOR, three bedroom, private apartment of DUPLEX. Please contact owner for online payment options if BOTH floors are desired.

Option to add for an additional fee (vrbo 790969):

First Floor, Private Home (2BR/1Ba): Two bedrooms. One bathroom.

- King bed in first bedroom with blackout curtains, ceiling fan & MIRROR/outlets.

- Queen & twin bed share second bedroom. Plus, blackout curtains, ceiling fan & MIRROR/outlets.

- FULL size dishwasher.

- Window unit air conditioning cools entire house.

When renting BOTH levels, the first floor dining room has leaves for the table to seat 10 and there is a set of 24 dishes. There are big salad bowls and table linens and place mats.

USUAL CHECK-OUT TIME: no later than 11:00 AM, without prior host approval

USUAL CHECK-IN TIME: no earlier than 4:00 PM, without prior host approval

*Early check-in time and/or extended check-out times may be possible, based on availability.

Highlights:

* Free laundry on-site, including detergent.

* Free Secure WiFi Comcast High-speed Internet.

* Free Wireless NETFLIX. Basic cable stations only.

* Free local and long distance telephone calls (upon request).

* Free use of tennis racquets and used tennis balls.

** Entire house window A/C. Programmable Thermostat each level.

** Downstairs full dishwasher. Upstairs mini- portable dishwasher.

** Brick patio with iron table & chairs in backyard.

** Blackout, thermal bedroom curtains & 4 pillows per bed.

*City of St. Paul Certificate of Occupancy 15125943- A rated property

*Minnesota Department of Health License No. FBL-31995-44550

*State of Minnesota Tax ID# 9048104

*Minnesota Real Estate Broker License #40236437

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More Details

Owner
Amber
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Amber

We are a family of world travelers, now living our travel dreams through our guests. We have two children, ages 12 and 9.

Amber purchased this townhome in 2007

Why Amber chose St. Paul

Our location is central to everything in the Twin Cities and we love being near the many colleges/universities. My favorite architectural feature is the built in woodwork, hence, the name Twin Arches. Come experience St. Paul gathering under the twin arches which are again under the twin arches of the second floor. Take a step back in history!

We wanted to be near colleges (I grew up on a campus in California), with walking and biking opportunities (we bike every day we can). We still travel to visit family, and like being close to the airport, as well as both downtown Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

What makes this townhome unique

Flexibility of multiple rental options: First Floor Two Bedroom OR Second Floor Three Bedroom OR BOTH levels combined for five bedrooms and two bathrooms. Gather your friends and family together! Walking to everything, easy bus access and immediate access to some of the best bicycling in the Twin Cities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We appreciated the comfortable spaces and the streaming sunlight.
Mar 2010
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Amenities

Merriam Park Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please remove outdoor shoes when in the house. Remember to pack slippers or indoor shoes. Thanks!
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full Bathroom w/combo tub/shower - toilet , combination tub/shower , First Floor has 1 bathroom. Second Floor has 1 bathroom.
  • *Each bathroom with tub/shower, pedestal sink, hair dryer. Larger size for this vintage Craftsman. *Each bathroom has a dedicated hot water heater. *Mirrors near outlets in All Bedrooms for getting ready.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • QUEEN Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Blackout curtains, ceiling fan & MIRROR near outlet.
    Small Bedroom - 1 double , Curtains & MIRROR near outlet
    KING Bedroom - 1 king , Blackout curtains, ceiling fan & MIRROR near outlet
  • *Mirrors in every bedroom near outlet. Hair Dryer. *Iron & Ironing Board. *Beds are high quality Orthopedic Original Mattress Factory. Four pillows per bed. *High thread count, COTTON sheets (flannel seasonally) *Four pillows per bed (two for twins) *Child Bed pack-n-play, upon request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Our location is central to all the Twin Cities have to offer:***AIRPORT***: Minneapolis-Saint Paul (5 miles);**DOWNTOWNS**: Saint Paul (5 miles), Minneapolis (6 miles);***COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES***: St. Thomas (0.5 mi), Macalester (0.8 mi), St. Catherine (1.6 miles), Hamline Univ. (1.8 miles), Augsburg College (3.4 miles), University of Minnesota [U of M] (5 miles), Metropolitan State College [Metro State] (5 miles);***SHOPPING***: Mall of America (9 miles), Grand Avenue shops/restaurants (2 blocks away); Rosedale Mall (6 miles);***GROCERIES***: Whole Foods Market (0.3 miles), Mississippi Coop Market (2.5 miles); Kowalski's (1.5 miles);***CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS***: Best Buy (12 miles), General Mills (13 miles), 3M (19 miles);***SPORTS***: TCF Stadium (4 miles), Target Center (5 miles), Xcel Energy Center (4 miles);****CULTURE****: Guthrie Theater (4 miles), Ordway Theater (5 miles), Minneapolis Institute of Arts [MIA] (5 miles), Walker Arts Center (9 miles), Swedish Institute

Reviews

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Twin Arches Twinhome on Portland near MPLS-Add 1st Flr to sleep 8
average rating of 4.8958335 based on 62 reviews
5

The home was very charming and inviting. We instantly felt at home.

  • 5 of 5

The home was warm, inviting, and very comfortable. Lots of original 1923 charm from the built-ins to the windows. Location was very convenient to stores, parks, freeways. Perhaps it's just the Twin Cities, but everything is so close! The neighborhood was delightful and felt very safe.

Amber met us at the door and was incredibly kind and accommodating. Upon entering, our 5yo found the kids toys and went right to work playing, allowing us to unpack and settle in. There was plenty of room for our family of four. Each child had their own room and a Pack-N-Play fit fine in one for our youngest. The kitchen was well stocked with the essentials which was handy as we prefer to cook. There were air conditioning units in each room, so grateful for that during our stay.

Parking was easy on the street, laundry was available, and there were even beach toys for us to use. Overall, we were very pleased and would love to return. Thank you, Amber, for making our visit so wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Comfortable and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

5 adults stayed at this property for a curling tournament in St Paul and we were very pleased with this place. The unit is huge with plenty of seating in the common areas. The dining room has seating for 7. The beds are very comfortable and there are plenty of towels. The kitchen is fantastic with everything you need to cook anything you want. The knifes are sharp and there is even food storage containers for your leftovers. Parking out front was easy with plenty of spaces available. The location is great for easy access to see the city. We will not hesitate to stay here in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beaverton, OR
5

Charming, spacious and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We (family of 5) stayed at Twin Aches while visiting family in St. Paul. Conveniently located in a quiet, safe neighborhood; easy walking distance to coffee shop and pizza restaurant on Grand; St. Thomas; and the Mississippi River Boulevard/walking path. The apartment was larger than we expected, clean, and quiet. We thought our flight might be affected by the Delta cancellations, and Amber was flexible in waiting to hear from us and offering us a discounted price for an additional night (luckily our flight wasn't affected). I would recommend this property to any groups-families or friends. The bedrooms are not large, but the living room and dining room are very spacious so there is plenty of space for several people.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent three nights here, and would definitely come back. Everything was very clean, there was plenty of space for us to spread out, the A/C helped everyone sleep well, and Amber even brought out a bunch of toys for the kids. It was a easy to get to cafes or restaurants, and the neighborhood was nice to just stroll around. Having Netflix on the tv was nice too. Thanks, Amber!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Gathering Place is a perfect name for this wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was blessed to recently spend 5 nights at this home rental. We rented both levels. We had other relatives join us for dinner two evenings- there was plenty of room for all of us to eat, visit and enjoy our time together. We enjoyed visiting the Children's Muesum, The Minnesota RollerGirls WFTDA, Cafe Latte....

This rental feels like a wonderful place to come home to. Our 3 1/2 son enjoyed all of the toys - including his favorite the train set.

Thank you Amber for making this rental available.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chelsea, Quebec
5

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in lots of rentals but this was the best! Walking into the cosy, attractive surroundings felt like coming home. There is lots of comfortable seating, the kitchen is very well stocked and the lay-out allowed for peace and privacy in the bedrooms, with a spacious gathering place in the dining/living rooms. The neighbourhood is beautiful and perfect for walking, and the owner couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. We expect to visit St. Paul in the future and will always look first for this rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
MSP (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Blue Door Pub, Groveland Tap
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Town & Country, Highland, Como
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrack Station (Downtown St. Paul)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-94
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Grand,Selby, St. Clair, Marshall, Cleveland
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Como Park, Afton Alps, Buck Hill
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Johanna, Lake Calhoun
Nearest Point of Interest
Izzy's Ice Cream
Nearest Point of Interest
The Blue Door Pub
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Antique Shops
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Playground
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Skateboard Park
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Whole Foods Grocery Store
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Grandview Theatre
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Groveland Tap
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Snuffy's Malt Shop
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Many Restaurants
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Many Restaurants
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Caribou Coffee
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BreadSmith
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St. Paul Cheese Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Dunn Bro Coffee
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Starbuck's Coffee
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O'Gara's Pub
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Neighborhood Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Scusi's Fine Dining
Nearest Point of Interest
The Wine Thief & Ale Jail
Nearest Point of Interest
128 Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Taste of Thailand
Car: not necessary

Our location is central to all the Twin Cities have to offer:***AIRPORT***: Minneapolis-Saint Paul (5 miles);

***DOWNTOWNS***: Saint Paul (5 miles), Minneapolis (6 miles);***COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES***: St. Thomas (0.5 mi), Macalester (0.8 mi), St. Catherine (1.6 miles), Hamline Univ. (1.8 miles), Augsburg College (3.4 miles), University of Minnesota [U of M] (5 miles), Metropolitan State College [Metro State] (5 miles);****SHOPPING****: Mall of America (9 miles), Grand Avenue shops and restaurants (2 blocks away); Rosedale Mall & Har Mar (6 miles);****GROCERIES****: Whole Foods Market (0.3 miles), Mississippi Coop Market (2.5 miles); Kowalski's (1.5 miles);****CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS****: Best Buy (12 miles), General Mills (13 miles), 3M (19 miles);****SPORTS****: Metrodome (4 miles), Target Center (5 miles), Xcel Energy Center (4 miles);****CULTURE****: Guthrie Theater (4 miles), Ordway Theater (5 miles), Minneapolis Institute of Arts [MIA] (5 miles), Walker Arts Center (9 miles). House Home Portland Ave

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

Additional guest fee does not apply to ages 10 and younger.

Call (651) 528-2027 to discuss weekly & monthly rates, or other questions.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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