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1920's Spanish Home -Small and Large Groups Welcome! Call for Details.

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Last updated: 10/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Former Duplex-Can rent both floors to a large group or one floor to a small grp

Note: For faster responses to your questions, please call or text me at 612-308-0149. Do not email me. - I have a very unique property that is doesn't fit into the format well. As much as I like VRBO it's better explained in a call or text directly. It's like trying to fit a square peg into a round whole.

Your party can rent the whole house (both floors for large group 7-12) or just one floor (available for small groups 1-6). The rate listed in the Rates Section of the Ad is for small groups renting one floor.
***Small Group rates for 1 floor (*Note, I cannot rent both floors simultaneously to different parties, per VRBO advertising rules): $250/night, $1600/week (6 nights), and $3200/month.
***Large Group rate is for both (2) floors (6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms): $400/night, $3200/week (6 nights). Please call my cell or text for questions.***

I do have special event rates, group rates, special needs, or seasonal and holiday rates that may or may not be posted. The number of people, number and types of pets, the number of days or weeks all factor in to what rate you might pay. Please call or text me for those rates.

We have accommodations whether it be for a wedding , reunion , business meeting or retreat. The quoted rental fees are negotiable, depending on your circumstances, which can be worked out over the phone with me in advance.

The dog fees are not flexible but most everything else is pretty much. If you want to clean yourself we can work out a compromise.

I need the rental to pay my husbands extensive medical debts and nursing home. I would eventually like to turn this beautiful place of mine to be a hospice or a Ronald McDonald type place or a retreat center or place of respite. I am onsite most of the time in my basement walkout, in case their are questions, I can address them immediately. it makes me feel so good to have our lovely home filled with reunions, weddings, families or retreats or business conferences. This home has a real, real, healing and feeling of joy, peace and creativity about it.

This is a truly unique property which meets all kinds of needs but doesn't fit a form application at all well. It has also been used for special celebrations, family members while a loved one is in a hospital, or for memorials, shivas and parties. This is your temporary home, not a hotel. All have found joy or peace within these walls and left renewed. Each of my guests come with different needs and we strive to meet each of your needs - no two families/ groups are alike. Hopefully you will leave life's baggage at the door and when you step in one or all of our doors you will feel healing and joy.

This place works for reunions, individual families, weddings, celebrations Business , retreats , memorials, shivas, celebrations, or a respite with someone in the hospital.

We rent weekly, monthly or 4 days minimum, but I am flexible, so please call or text me.

Our family has been through sever health , life and death crises which hasn't been easy
emotionally, physically, or financially . We hope when you leave our beautiful place you will be renewed and have much joy in our beautiful home, yard, and lovely neighborhood.

The house is a 1920's Spanish style duplex, with craftsman detailing, hand hewn beams, 2nd floor 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.

Total square feet is 3,200 (1,600 a floor). Each floor is 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 (2nd floor only), jetted tubs 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 there are spacious common areas and spaces so both floors can be together for dining or talking or for group gatherings.

The house went dark 8 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. -up to 6 people.
2nd Floor has large living room, dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms, and Full Bath. 1600 sq. ft- up to 6 people.

All rooms but two on each floor overlook Minnehaha Creek. There is a 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 .
I look forward to hosting you and your family or group!
Mary W.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/14/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • 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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • 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: 1 Bathroom

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:

    2 tvs on the 2nd floor and 1 tv on the 1st floor. Xfinity/Comcast is the cable provider....moreless

  • Television:

    2 tvs on the 2nd floor and 1 tv on the 1st floor. At least 1 HDTV on each floor....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:



  • 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
  • Internet:

    Wireless network + Xfinity hotspot log in....moreless

  • 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:

    1 on each floor...moreless

  • 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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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$1,600 $3,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee/per floor $150
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


Peak season requires a 4 night minimum for 1 floor and 5 night minimum for 2 flrs. Pet fee is per pet. Cleaning fee is $150 per floor or negotiable if you do self clean up. Single floor rate is $250 a night, $1,500/week, and $3000/ month

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Last updated: 10/14/2016
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7.4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Minneapolis/St/ Paul Intl - MSP
0.9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hiawatha Golf COurse
0.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Levain
1.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Nokomis



Owner info

Year Purchased: 1973

Why the Owner Chose Nokomis, Minneapolis, MN, USA:
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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/14/2016

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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

  • 1st FLR living room fireplace

    1st FLR living room fireplace

  • 1st FLR living room - Christmas theme!

    1st FLR living room - Christmas theme!

  • 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

  • 1st FLR dining room

    1st FLR dining room

  • 2nd Flr Great Room

    2nd Flr Great Room

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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