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Stunning 3 BR! Walk to the Mississippi & The University of Minnesota

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About the property

Large, lovely home, in Prospect Park, walk to the U of M. Pets welcome!

This large, lovely home is light filled and located in the charming neighborhood of Prospect Park.

Walk to the U of M, the Mississippi River, and all the quaint neighborhood coffee shops. This place has all the amenities of a charming urban life, with the Mississippi River just 6 blocks away.

The Seward Coop and Surly Brewery are minutes from here.

You are 2 blocks to the green line train, (it goes to the U of M, to downtown Mpls & downtown St. Paul, the Mall of America, the airport, and everything along University Avenue, and more)

Free bikes provided, off street parking too.

Pets welcome, fenced in backyard!

More Details

R. Fen
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About R. Fen

Hi, thank you for checking out my listing. I live in the upstairs unit of this lovely duplex which is located in the leafy historical neighborhood of Prospect Park.

You can walk to the Mississippi from here!

I'm a free-lance art director and my 95 yr old father is a former philosophy professor.

R. Fen purchased this house in 1989

Why R. Fen chose Minneapolis

This property is perfectly located. Just blocks from the Mississippi River with all it's wonderful walking and bike paths and a few miles from the Minneapolis chain of lakes.

Just 2 blocks from the green line train which runs to both downtown Mpls and St. Paul, The University of Minnesota, Surly Brewing, The Seward Coop, The Mall of America, the airport as well as numerous other locations. Bikes, ping-pong, and basketball court provided!

Pets allowed! Fenced in backyard.

What makes this house unique

Charming home, extremely safe neighborhood. Free bike and kayak use as well as outdoor basketball court, ping-pong, grill and patio.

Fenced in backyard, pets WELCOME!


Prospect Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • All the bedrooms are quite large, sunny, w/ beautiful hardwood floors.
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Stunning 3 BR! Walk to the Mississippi & The University of Minnesota
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Great place for long-term stay in Minneapolis

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Ruth's place for almost three months with my husband. We are both academics and were in town for research. We found Ruth's place absolutely perfect. First, it was very conveniently located - it sits right on the edge of St Paul, so it is within close distance of most locations in the Twin Cities. It is 2 blocks from the light rail and very close to the highway - so whether or not you are using public transit or driving, it was absolutely east to get around. We also biked regularly, and as a runner, I really really enjoyed running along the Mississippi River, which is .5 miles away. Second, the house itself is very spacious, with lots of light, high ceilings, & nice furnishings. We found it extremely comfortable. Because it was so large (3 bedrooms), we were able to move in and make ourselves feel at home away from home. We were both able to have offices for our work, and still have plenty of room to relax, cook, etc. The place has all of the amenities needed, and if there was something we needed, Ruth made sure to supply it. Ruth is also great. She is very helpful, responds very quickly and effectively to any issues, and is available to offer advice if needed. We took a weekend trip up north to the headwaters of the Mississippi and Ruth provided us with extra camping supplies we didn't have. She is very generous and kind, and works hard to make her home your home. We were very happy with these accommodations and would recommend them with enthusiasm to our family and friends - for long or short stays.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paris, France

My summer in the Ruth's location

  • 4 of 5

My name is Julien, I come from France, I was in Minneapolis from 15th of June to 25th of August for an internship. I lived in this location and I don't regret. The neighborhood is nice with a lot of activities around (Downtown, Dinkytown) and the possibility to use the bike evrerywhere! The room is spacious, convenient, with all the equipment that I needed. I used to bike to go to the work or Green Line which is very close to the house. Ruth was always around to help me and answer questions, and she adds a very good atmosphere in the house! To summarize, a very good place if you are looking for quiet and nice location.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to spend some nice time in Minneapolis

  • 5 of 5

Hi, I'm Daniela from Brazil and I stayed at here as a visiting scholar from Brazil, I was here for 3 months.

I enjoyed so much here, spacious, clean and beautiful! There was much green and such a leafy neighborhood; all the parks and bike paths nearby, tennis courts, and hiking on the Mississippi river.

This location, perfect. I could walk to the University, it's just blocks from the Mississippi River. The Green line train is just 2 streets away and this train took me everywhere; The U of M, both Mpls and St. Paul downtowns, the airport, the Mall of America and much more. The coop grocery store was the best place to buy food. I walked there often.

As for the furnishings, all were new and so comfortable. There are free bikes available as well as a kayak and a basketball court in the back yard.

Ruth was very helpful, she provided everything I needed and she did it right way. I had such a great time! I recommend it to anyone willing to have a great time in Minneapolis!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

My roommate and I stayed here for a travel nursing contract in the summer. The location is great for biking around town with tons of bike trails nearby. The neighborhood is very walkable and great to get out for a run. Downtown is just a short bike or cab ride away. The apartment is cozy and has all the basic needs for a short or long stay. Ruth was awesome and picked up a few items that were missing in the apartment. Prospect park is right in between St Paul and Minneapolis so access to both is pretty easy. I would definitely recommend this place to family or friends coming to Minneapolis!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
The Mississippi, Lakes Harriet, Calhoun, & Cedar
Car: not necessary

There are many attractions within walking and driving distance from this historical wonderful location. Lovely restaurants, theaters, cafes, bars, THE MISSISSIPPI river is just blocks away. There are major art museums nearby as well as recreational activities; sailing, tennis, golfing, skiing, sledding, bike paths,


Rates & Availability

Prospect Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Housekeeping fee $50
Pet Fee $50

Rates are subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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