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Beautiful, Looks Over Creek., 10 Minutes from Everything!

Bedrooms 1
Space 530 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Charming and light 1 bedroom lower duplex, with 3 season porch, sofa- queen hide-a-bed. Hardwood floors, full kitchen, dining, living. Washer/dryer included. Satellite TV, FAST wireless internet, DVD player. Pets welcome - need to have a conversation.

Beautiful park system, creek, 3 blocks from Lake Hiawatha, 5 blocks from Lake Nokomis. Just a 10 minute light rail train ride to MOA or downtown MPLS. Walking distance to Minnehaha Falls and park and the Mississippi River. Great neighborhood.

Within a 6 blocks radius you will find - bakery, family owned mexican restaurant, great Italian restaurant, grocery store, banking, golf course, gas station/convenience store, liquor store, dry cleaner, auto repair, coffee shops, several churches, walgreens, bike shop, bar/restaurant, hardware store and more.

Keywords: Location, Location, Location! 10 mins from everything. Duplex, lower level, living, dining, BR, BA, sun porch, yard, park, creek, walk/bike paths to lakes.

More Details

Paula Hemming
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 1, 2018

About Paula Hemming

A few years back I used VRBO to offer my downstairs level to travelers and people in town visiting their families. I met so many nice people and enjoyed sharing my wonderful neighborhood. I run my own life coaching business and am an instructor. i have owned the house since 1998. Summer - this is a terrific location for beautiful walks or bike rides. one direction leads to the lakes and the other takes you to Minnehaha Falls and the Mississippi river. Winter -You are welcome to cross country ski in our great park system or nearby in our downhill areas or just enjoy the winter's quiet beauty along the creek.

Paula Hemming purchased this house in 1998

Why Paula Hemming chose Ericsson

This property attracted me because it was like a small town neighborhood with all the advantages of the big city that is on the City lakes circle tour.

What makes this house unique

Being right on the parkland by the creek means i often see many birds and wildlife.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can't tell how absolutely everything worked out great staying at the duplex. The location was perfect - just like you said - for everything. The light rail was wonderful. Getting into St. Paul was so easy. The MOA easy accessibility and all the highways. We loved the shops on Grand Ave and also the market Kowalski's (the boutique was neat too). Minnehaha Falls simply beautiful!

Your city is really special. I'm so glad I had the chance to visit.

Best of luck to you. Thanks for letting us stay in your home.
Aug 2010
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Ericsson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 530 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower and tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen hide-a-bed in living room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautiful, Looks Over Creek., 10 Minutes from Everything!
average rating of 4.5 based on 29 reviews

Cute rustic home

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful location with lots of hiking, biking, and walking trails along the parks and lakes. Easy access to many attractions and locations in St. Paul and Minneapolis. Comfortable lodging with everything we needed. This is an older home and shows its age, but it was perfect for our visit since we spent much of the time out.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely kept home. Great location, next to bike paths and the creek.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay, especially if you have children and pets! Definitely bring your bikes. It is close to lakes, bike paths, and just about anywhere you want to go.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location and close to many nice little shops. Not far from downtown. Cozy place for the 2 of you!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Loved the proximity to the creek and bike paths.

  • 4 of 5

Overall My wife and I really liked it. The location was great for us. House was comfortable and the neighborhood seemed nice. I would defiantly rent it again next time I am in town!!!!! Mark and Louise

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GREAT location and "convenient" area neighborhood. Paula H is very responsive to any queries.

  • 4 of 5

The house is older, yet, functional, in most aspects.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. Yes the house was built in 1900 right next to the creek. Then in 1911 it was moved with horses and logs to it's current spot a little farther from the creek.
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A Lovely and Very Convenient Setting

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was so pleasant and the accommodations were just perfect for our needs. The kitchen was very well equipped; the living room and dinning room were spacious and attractively furnished with comfortable furniture; and the bedroom and bath were perfect for our needs--good dresser space and closets. We had a washer and dryer in the basement and access to the laundry line in the backyard. We were blocks away from a grocery, a library, and stunning parks. If you are looking for a homey atmosphere, this fits the bill. Paula was prompt in answering our questions and making out late night arrival possible. We would have no hesitancy about staying here again or recommending it.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Minneapolis/St Paul
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Light Rail to downtown, Mall of America, and airpo
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Nokomis
Nearest Point of Interest
Baker's Wife Bakery
Nearest Point of Interest
Light Rail Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Hiawatha
Nearest Point of Interest
Minneahaha Falls Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Oxendales Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
Dominguez Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Nokomis
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Snelling Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Crosby Regional Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Minnesota Zoo & Imax
Nearest Point of Interest
University Of Minnesota
Nearest Point of Interest
Hiawatha GOLF course
Car: not necessary

2 tennis courts, basketball court, beaches, kids pool, playgrounds, canoeing in parks . state and regional parks within 10 minutes


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Additional Guest Fee $10
Pet Fee $10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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