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Bright Clean and Central with Beautiful Yard and Patio

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Charming, clean, quiet and fully furnished 2nd floor, two bedroom unit.

Centrally located in the popular Uptown/Lynn-Lake neighborhood of Minneapolis.

Tall south-facing windows and original wood floors throughout offer tons of natural lighting and a warming glow all year around!

Enjoy your sleep on a comfy new queen mattress with clean bedding in a large front bedroom. Deep bedroom closet + shelving = lots of storage to organize all your clothes and personal items. South and east-facing windows provide great light while working at the desk in your room.

Second bedroom welcomes you with a full/double mattress, large dresser and closet to comfortably accommodate everything from short-term stays and full year rentals.

Cozy living room has a love seat and fold out sofa-sleeper with queen mattress to comfortably host additional guests. Enjoy the rooms southern light exposure while reading a book, listening to the stereo or entertaining others.

Kitchen is fully stocked with all essential cookware, silverware, glassware, etc. plus drip coffee and a host of cooking seasonings and condiments!

IKEA table unfolds to seat eight people for dinners with friends and family.

Newly landscaped backyard with 1,000 sq ft patio and new patio furniture to seat 10 plus 1,000 sq ft of fresh sod.


- 50 mbps (down and up) dedicated high speed fiber optic Internet

- 32 flat screen TV (no cable/satellite) 

- Dedicated garage parking + additional on premises parking and lighted street parking directly in front of house

- All towels, linens, hangers, iron, hair dryer, etc. provided

- Two, 10 kayaks for use at any of the many nearby lakes.

- Electronic locks with personalized lock codes for added security confidence during your stay.

NEIGHBORHOOD: Great area for getting around car-free. We do not have a car and love our location for this reason!

• 4 lakes within 1.5 miles! Swimming, boating, fishing, lounging and delicious eats. (Calhoun, Isles, Cedar, Harriet)

• Expansive park system! Minnehaha Falls, Sculpture Garden, Loring, Powderhorn, etc.

• Rock climbing (Vertical Endeavors)

• Convention Center

• Walker Art Center

• Many of Minneapolis best restaurants and bars

• Live shows/theatre, comedy, music, etc.

• Every religious gathering/worship center

Less than 20 min:

• Airport

• Mall of America

• Target Field (Twins baseball, concerts, etc.)

• US Bank Stadium (Vikings football, concerts, etc.)

• Target Center (Timberwolves/Lynx basketball, concerts, etc.)

• University of Minnesota

• Golf

GROCERIES: walkable or bikeable

- Wedge Co-Op. = 7 blocks straight north. Perfect for visitors because you can by exact amounts of things (e.g. 1 tsp, 4 tbsp, 2 cups, etc.)

- Cub Foods = 6 blocks straight west

- Whole Foods (downtown) = 15 min, car | 30 min, bus | 20 min, bike

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Safe, clean and reliable

- 4 bust stops within 2 blocks for several routes to everywhere in Minneapolis & St. Paul

- 2 NiceRide bike share stations within 2 blocks. Extremely bike friendly area (Midtown Greenway bike path 2 blocks away)

- Light rail (via bus) directly to and from airport, Mall of America, downtown, etc.

- Great apps (Twin Cities Transit & MyNexTrip) provide live arrival time updates (vs. scheduled times). Google also consistently accurate.

HOUSE RULES: Guests must be respectful of the unit, all furnishings provided and your downstairs neighbors.

Quiet hours = 10pm - 8am

No parties

No smoking

Pets considered with $300 pet fee

Utilities included

Please include in your message a little bit about yourself and your purpose for staying in Mpls. Thank you for your interest in our place.

More Details

Daria and Spencer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018


Calhoun Isles Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Clean bathroom with classic claw foot tub and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Books ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Bright Clean and Central with Beautiful Yard and Patio
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews
Phoenix, AZ

Great location and responsive owners - not the best place for young children or hot summer days

  • 3 of 5

My husband, myself and our 1 year old stayed in this rental for the month of July. This apt is in an excellent location! It is in very close proximity to great bars, restaurants, grocery stores & shops. There are numerous parks and walkable streets with friendly neighbors.

The hosts (Spencer and Daria) were very responsive when we needed their assistance or had any questions.

From our experience this apartment is most beneficial for a short-term stay if you have children, or a longer term stay for one or two adults. It was not ideal for our situation; staying for a month with our 1-year old son who just started walking. It just isn’t very kid friendly. The apartment has a staircase coming immediately off the master bedroom with nothing blocking the stairs (no door). We had to get just the right baby gate to fit the door framing and floorboards in order to ensure his safety. Additionally, the internet service was good, but the modem lays on the living room floor with wires coming from it – which were irresistible for our son. And there’s just not a lot of room in the apt. to run and play, but we were also coming from our 3 bedroom house so we knew there would be a sacrifice of space there.

The two bedrooms have window AC units that worked quite well to cool off the rooms for good sleeping. However, the AC units aren’t powerful enough to cool down the entire apartment in the summer (including the living room) so the place can get pretty warm. The unit also does not have a dishwasher so you’ll need to bring or buy some items in order to clean the utensils, plates and bowls you use. Additionally some people clean better than others so some of the dishes could use a deep cleaning. There are a couple of other minor tweaks that could be made to make a stay a little better. The light in the master bedroom closet doesn’t work so we had to use our iphone flashlight when going in for clothes each day. There is a flat screen tv in the unit, but no cable service or hdmi cord for online streaming capability…so either bring your own hdmi cord or you can’t use the TV.

The bathroom, located in the kitchen, is quite small and the shower is old school w/ the curtain hanging oddly around you. The water pressure and temperature were both fine. The furniture in the apartment was comfortable and the place was clean. The back patio is also a great space!

Would I stay here again? Perhaps, but only for a night or two and definitely not with our son.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Petersburg, FL

Serviceable with potential

  • 4 of 5

Great location to enjoy the city; very responsive hosts; house has good potential

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Recently (first of March 217) my wife and I spoke at some length with Spencer (landlord/home owner) about his rental unit #745697. Spencer was most gracious with his time and answered many of our questions. We were most impressed with his professionalism and his willingness to work with us regarding our temporary housing needs in the Minneapolis area. Ultimately we did not rent the unit in question due to some logistical issues with other family members in Minneapolis. Nevertheless, we certainly would reconsider Spencer's rental unit in the future if the logistical issues were no longer a concern for us.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice uptown apartment!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as shown in ad or much better. Thanks for the wounderfull stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location, great place, everything a person needs

  • 5 of 5

Located in the perfect area of town with so many restaurants, lounges, and shopping. Great renters to deal with, definitely would recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $900
Cleaning $95

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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