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Call it Home, Comfortable and Cozy in Arden Hills, Located Close to Everything

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Comfy leather sofa and lots of pillows. Cozy up here for a movie or socializing

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Last updated: 02/07/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4br, 3 Ba, Stocked Kitchen, Fenced Yard, Lots Of Living Space, Close To Beach

3 BR upstairs with large recently redone full bath. All three have king size beds (can be split to two twin beds, and two rooms can have a third twin added) 2 pack-n-plays are also available for the younger guests. They can easily be accommodated in the upper bedrooms. We also have one high chair and an umbrella stroller available for these wee guests. Main floor hosts dining room with seating for 8+, kitchen with breakfast bar (stocked with basic cooking ingredients and implements), BR with queen size bed and on-suite bathroom, living room with Comcast cable TV, Fireplace room with working wood burning insert, Comcast cable TV and DVD. Full size futon for 11th and 12th sleeping spot. 3-season back porch with lots of light, dining table couch and comfy chairs leads to back patio with picnic table lots of lawn furniture, and fire ring. Backyard is fenced and great space for dogs and/or kids to frolic. Interior furnishings are all tasteful and comfortable, you will enjoy hanging out, cooking and sleeping in this property.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/07/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We request that all renters be at least 25 years of age. We are willing to make considerations, so please ask....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Suggest checking with owner if small children will be staying with regard to sleeping arrangements....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is a patio in the back yard where guests may smoke....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We are dog lovers, property has a fenced in backyard. We will consider well behaved dogs as guests for an additional fee to cover cleaning associated with dog hair and prints....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Sorry due to the age of this home wheelchair access is limited. Visitors in wheelchairs may be accommodated by guests staying at the property, but a guest bound to a wheelchair would find the arrangements less than desirable for overnight stays....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10-12

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

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  • All bathrooms have new paint, vanity/sinks installed, and new flooring. Main floor has new stool, and tile work. Upstairs has new tile work and is a large space with separate make-up table....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    3, one in master bedroom, one in living room and one in fireplace room...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large dining table can seat 10 easily with all leaves installed. Tell us how many you'd like to seat and we will have it setup for you. Add ottoman benches for more seating....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Included...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Please remove lint from top trap as necessary. Waste basket is in laundry room...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning insert, please ask how to use before using. Notes on use are available too....moreless

  • Garage:

    Used for personal and equipment storage, not available to guests...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Pillows, sheets, blankets/comforters...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Couch, love seat, rocking chair, TV, additional seating and tables...moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street, up to six cars (2 car wide, 3 car deep driveway). No street parking 2am to 5 am, may get ticket....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Please use black wash clothes for make-up removal. We ask you to wash a load of white towels with one detergent pod and one bleach tablet prior to departure....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Please feel free to use, but not as laundromat for college kids laundry:-)...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Full pot or single serve, not Kurig, filters provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked with plates, silverware, glassware, serving pieces, cooking and serving utensils. Ask if you are concerned about having something....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Works well. We use pots and pans mode....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Stainless steel counters, no worries about heat, staining or scratching. Most of our pots and pans are stainless steel. NOTE: Use Bar Keeper's Friend cleanser to clean, under sink, works great!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Current microwave is adequate. Small and does not have rotation plate....moreless

  • Oven:

    Full size wall oven, you could cook a turkey....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basics (spices, flour, sugar, oil, coffee, tea, etc.) are stocked in our kitchen at all times. You are welcome to use anything. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refridgerator/freezer, plus extra freezer is tucked under breakfast bar and is size of a large dorm fridge....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric 4 burner glass cooktop. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Four wide slice style...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Brick Patio...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    3 season porch connected to main house, fireplace room TV moves there in summer...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front yard with gardens and landscaping, back yard is fenced with patio people space and dog grass space if approved....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas or charcoal, may need to exchange gas tank (owner will reimburse via check, if you leave receipt) or buy charcoal/lighter fluid (guest expense)...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Afton Alps ski/snowboard area is 40 minutes away...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$90 $110
Fri, Sat
$575 $2,150

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Housekeeping $100
  • Pet Fee $100

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
MSP
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Grumpies Bar and Grill 2801 Snelling Ave N
5.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Como Park Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 35 W
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Grumpies Bar and Grill 2801 Snelling Ave N
32 Miles
Nearest Ski
Afton Alps
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Johanna and Tony Schmidt Park

Car: Recommended

Our home is in the older part of Arden Hills wedged between the suburbs of Roseville and New Brighton and located for easy access to both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. A park and ride ramp for metro cities busses is located less than a mile away. From either downtown light rail will get you to the other downtown, out to the Mall of America, or the airport. Driving and parking in the Twin Cities is easy and this property provides off street parking for up to 6 cars.

Within a mile or two of the property you will find sushi, steak houses, and other bars and restaurants from fast food to fine dining and everything in between. In addition there are fitness centers, mall shopping, post office, spas, grocery (Trader Joes included), Walmart and Target.

Both Minneapolis and St. Paul offer all kinds of activities for tastes that range from professional to semi-pro sporting events, to plays and musicals, to art museums and art galleries. Festivals and one of the best/biggest State Fair's in the country.

The MN State Fair is approximately 5 miles away, and there is a free bus transport to the Fair Grounds during the State Fair within walking distance of this property. Otherwise it is a short car ride for other events that happen throughout the year at the Fair Grounds (car shows, animal shows, antiques, etc.)

The Mall of America is a 15-20 minute car ride south of this property. IKEA is located next to the Mall of America. This property is in a great location for families visiting kids in college (U of M, St. Thomas, St. Catherine, Northwestern, Bethel, Hamline, Concordia, William Mitchell, Augsburg, Luther Seminary, and Macalester to name a few).

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: I lived in this property full time from 1996 until 2006 when I met my husband. At first he lured me part time out to the country, and now that we are married and both have jobs in the country we live there full time. At first I was going to sell my house, but it has been a home improvement inspiration and fun project for me since before HGTV came along. I love renovating and this property has great bones, so I continue to tweak it and make it better. I love staying in this home and entertaining in it when I am in the Twin Cities. Over the years many of my friends have lived with me in this home for short transitional stays. Now I'm in a position where I can share it with more people, and I hope that in doing so I can keep it for my husband and I to enjoy for many years to come. My house can accommodate all kinds of groups: Up to 4 couples coming to the Cities for a game, or other event. A family with teens who like their own space. Parents visiting children in school can bring their kids home for the weekend. Business people who travel can feel at home and cook if they want, or heat-up leftovers from that big dinner the night before. I look forward to hearing from all who stay, and any suggestions for future renovations.

Why the Owner Chose Arden Hills, MN, USA:
Location, location, location and functionality for multiple purposes is why I bought and love this property. I can get just about anywhere in the Twin Cities metro area in 15-20 minutes, and have everything I need for everyday living within a mile or two of home. With three full bathrooms, you can always find one when you need it. The bedrooms are large enough to accommodate both beds, furniture and people. The kitchen is awesome to cook in with stainless steel counter tops through out. The porch offers mosquito free enjoyment of the outdoors in the spring, summer and fall. The patio provides a quiet outdoor space for grilling and being outside. The fenced in backyard is great for giving dogs a space of their own.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
My home is in a neighborhood that was built in the 1940's-50's. It is a family friendly neighborhood and there are still homes on the block with the original owners living in them. It has been interesting to watch as some of these original owners have moved on and new young couples have moved in and started their families. The area used to be where the residents of St. Paul and Minneapolis got away in their horse drawn carriages for cooler weekends near Lake Johanna in the summer. There are very large established trees (bigger than you can get your arms around), and this setting was much more attractive to me than a house built on an old corn field with no trees, except those planted by the builder. I felt at home as soon as I walked in, and I hope you will too!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/07/2017

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Photos

  • Comfy leather sofa and lots of pillows.  Cozy up here for a movie or socializing

    Comfy leather sofa and lots of pillows. Cozy up here for a movie or socializing

  • Dining table has leaves that expand table to easily seat 10 , kitchen to left

    Dining table has leaves that expand table to easily seat 10 , kitchen to left

  • Kitchen three steps up from fireplace room, dining is to the left

    Kitchen three steps up from fireplace room, dining is to the left

  • Cozy room with wood burning fire place and access to back porch and yard

    Cozy room with wood burning fire place and access to back porch and yard

  • BR #4 as you enter

    BR #4 as you enter

  • BR #4 is cozy and warm

    BR #4 is cozy and warm

  • Upstairs Bathroom

    Upstairs Bathroom

  • Upstairs bath has new vanity and tile work in shower

    Upstairs bath has new vanity and tile work in shower

  • BR #2 as you enter

    BR #2 as you enter

  • BR #2 king split into two twin beds

    BR #2 king split into two twin beds

  • BR #3 from opposite corner

    BR #3 from opposite corner

  • BR #3 with king split into two twins, just ask and we will set-up

    BR #3 with king split into two twins, just ask and we will set-up

  • Looking from Dining room into living room

    Looking from Dining room into living room

  • Looking from DR, Fire place room 3 steps down to the right, upstairs also to rt.

    Looking from DR, Fire place room 3 steps down to the right, upstairs also to rt.

  • Stainless steel counter tops through out kitchen.

    Stainless steel counter tops through out kitchen.

  • Great room for reading and relaxing, can sleep an extra body if necessary

    Great room for reading and relaxing, can sleep an extra body if necessary

  • BR #4 has Queen size Bed on main floor with main floor bath

    BR #4 has Queen size Bed on main floor with main floor bath

  • Main Floor Bath off Bedroom and Living room

    Main Floor Bath off Bedroom and Living room

  • Upstairs Bath as you sit;-)

    Upstairs Bath as you sit;-)

  • BR #1 King, can be split to two XL twin beds

    BR #1 King, can be split to two XL twin beds

  • BR #2 shown with a queen, is now a king, or two twins, just tell us we'll set-up

    BR #2 shown with a queen, is now a king, or two twins, just tell us we'll set-up

  • BR #3 full size shown, but king is now installed

    BR #3 full size shown, but king is now installed

  • Room for a pack-n-play in this corner, and we have two available

    Room for a pack-n-play in this corner, and we have two available

  • Basement bath, doesn't get used much, but shower works fine, some height limits

    Basement bath, doesn't get used much, but shower works fine, some height limits

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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