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1st Flr Twin Arches Twinhome on Portland near Minneapolis

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

***Stayed with us before? Ask about our Returning Guest Discount***

Comfortable beds - lots of pillows. Stay with the tried and true! Twin Arches on Portland has been exceeding guests expectations for nearly a decade and we have just about everything you need for a delightful stay. Centrally located within five miles of both downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint Paul. Nearly 1,300 sq.ft. living space in our 1st floor, private apartment of twinhome.

There are amenities for younger children including toys and books, highchair and pack-n-play at our St. Paul Twin Arches on Portland. Owner is on-site!

Come experience St. Paul in the Merriam Park neighborhood - adjacent to MacGroveland - only one block from historic Summit Avenue, and two blocks from lively Grand Avenue. Our St. Paul Twin Arches is within one mile of Minneapolis and Mississippi River! Rates vary by time of year.

Our St. Paul Twin Arches is conveniently within walking distance to many restaurants including pizza, Thai, Italian, Mediterranean, Izzy Ice-Cream, Stewart's, Blue Door, French Meadow, breakfast, diners, local, pubs, coffee shops and ranging from fine dining to cafe. Just to mention a few!

Walk score of 70. Bike score of 76. Metro Transit #63 is two blocks and #21 is 4 blocks (transfers to light rail). We live just next door to assist you in anyway!

First Floor private apartment contains:

-- All linens provided (towels/sheets). Four pillows per bed.

-- Bathroom has its own dedicated hot water heater & combo shower/tub.

-- Complete kitchen (refrigerator with ICE maker, stove, oven, cookware) including blender, microwave, drip coffee maker and coffee grinder and toaster.

-- Use of full-size washer and dryer (in basement) free of charge.

-- Hair dryer and iron & ironing board.

Detailed Description of First Floor, Private Home (2BR/1Ba) included in rates below:

- Queen bed in first bedroom with blackout curtains, ceiling fan.

- Queen bed in second bedroom with thermal curtains, ceiling fan.

- FULL size dishwasher.

- Window unit air conditioning cools entire house (NOT central A/C).

USUAL CHECK-OUT TIME: no later than 11:00 AM, without prior host approval

USUAL CHECK-IN TIME: no earlier than 4:00 PM, without prior host approval

*Early check-in time and/or extended check-out times may be possible, based on availability.


* Free laundry on-site, including detergent.

* Free Secure WiFi Comcast High-speed Internet.

* Basic cable stations only.

* Free local and long distance telephone calls (upon request).

* Free use of tennis racquets and used tennis balls.

** Entire house window A/C. Programmable Thermostat each level.

** Blackout, thermal bedroom curtains & 4 pillows per bed.

*State of Minnesota Tax ID# 9048104

*Minnesota Real Estate Broker License #40236437

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Merriam Park Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please remember to bring a pair of house slippers/shoes. Minnesota weather can be unpredictable!
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • *First Floor has 1 bathroom with combo tub/shower, pedestal sink, hair dryer & shampoo/conditioner. LINENS are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen bedroom - 1 queen , blackout curtains, ceiling fan
    Double Bedroom - 1 double , Thermal curtains & ceiling fan
  • *First Floor private home has 2 bedrooms with a Queen in a bedroom and a Double the second bedroom. *Mirrors near outlets in each bedroom. Hair Dryer. Iron & Ironing Board. *Beds are Orthopedic Original Mattress Factory. *High thread count, COTTON sheets (flannel seasonally). *Four pillows per bed (two for twins). *Child Bed pack-n-play, upon request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our location is central to all the Twin Cities have to offer:***AIRPORT***: Minneapolis-Saint Paul (5 miles);**DOWNTOWNS**: Saint Paul (5 miles), Minneapolis (6 miles);***COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES***: St. Thomas (0.5 mi), Macalester (0.8 mi), St. Catherine (1.6 miles), Hamline Univ. (1.8 miles), Augsburg College (3.4 miles), University of Minnesota [U of M] (5 miles), Metropolitan State College [Metro State] (5 miles);***SHOPPING***: Mall of America (9 miles), Grand Avenue shops/restaurants (2 blocks away); Rosedale Mall (6 miles);***GROCERIES***: Whole Foods Market (0.3 miles), Mississippi Coop Market (2.5 miles); Kowalski's (1.5 miles);***CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS***: Best Buy (12 miles), General Mills (13 miles), 3M (19 miles);***SPORTS***: TCF Stadium (4 miles), Target Center (5 miles), Xcel Energy Center (4 miles);****CULTURE****: Guthrie Theater (4 miles), Ordway Theater (5 miles), Minneapolis Institute of Arts [MIA] (5 miles), Walker Arts Center (9 miles), Swedish Institute


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1st Flr Twin Arches Twinhome on Portland near Minneapolis
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Wonderful apartment near Macalester College

  • 5 of 5

The apartment (1st floor of a duplex in a very pleasant residential neighborhood) was very comfortable, clean, well equipped and spacious. The beds were very comfortable, the bathroom was clean, big, nicely appointed and the shower pressure was good. Amber, the owner, was very accommodating and let us stay until our flight later in the evening. It made a big difference. The apartment was so cozy, it felt like home. We would love to return and stay at the Twin Arches again!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

The best hosts ever -- considerate and friendly! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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comfortable and quiet

  • 5 of 5

This home was very comfortable, charming, and immaculate. It was very suitable for children (nothing breakable within their reach) and has great toys. There were more than enough dishes, pots and pans, etc. The neighborhood is very nice and quiet and close to restaurants and grocery stores. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and Fully Stocked

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay in the lower half of this duplex. It's on a very quiet street and is close to restaurants and stores. We really appreciated the toys and highchair and other kid stuff that was made available for our toddler, and the owner was very communicative and checked to make sure there wasn't too much noise from the other apartment. There were also probably more dishes and kitchen stuff and linens than I have at home. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Beautiful, comfortable, and peaceful with fabulous, helpful owners

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here while attending my daughter's Macalester College graduation. We loved it! It is in a peaceful neighborhood, close enough to walk to Macalester and University of St. Thomas campuses with easy public transit nearby to get other places you need to go (if you opt out of car, which we did). The apartment has been newly renovated and is gorgeous and spacious with everything you could possibly imagine needing for your stay. The owners, Amber and Brook ,were delightful and amazingly helpful to us. When we needed a scale to weigh our daughter's bags to balance them to avoid airport overage fees, Brook found us a scale. He also, very kindly (and way beyond the call of duty) drove us to the airport in the rain with my daughter's 4 huge bags full of stuff. If we return to St. Paul, we will definitely stay there again. It was a fabulous experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

this was our second stay at amber's apartment. the property is exactly as described, warm, spacious and comfortable

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Amber

Since 2007, we have enjoyed hosting guests at our St. Paul Twin Arches Originally, we were inspired to host guests here is Saint Paul after our numerous trips back home to California and the wonderful places we stayed. It is a delight to get to know everyone visiting. Be prepared for a pleasant experience!

Amber purchased this condo in 2007

Why Amber chose Merriam Park

Our location is central to everything in the Twin Cities and we love being near the many colleges/universities. My favorite architectural feature is the built in woodwork, hence, the name Twin Arches. Come experience St. Paul gathering under the built-in arch. Take a step back in history! Preserving the old and providing the new.

What makes this condo unique

Gather your friends and family together! Walking to everything, easy bus access and immediate access to some of the best bicycling in the Twin Cities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please see our Twin Arches reviews for property 137073. The Upper 3 BR is the original and the Twin Arches First Floor 2 BR is our long awaited expansion. Multiple Rental Options of rent one or BOTH private apartments. Sleeps 5 - 10 guests.
May 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
MSP Minneapolis St. Paul Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Blue Door Pub & Groveland Tap
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Highland, Como, Phalen
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrack Station-Downtown Saint Paul
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Grand Ave, Selby Ave, Cleveland Ave
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Como Lake, BuckHill, Afton
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Johanna/Lake Calhoun
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refunded for eCheck $45 + Tax
Cleaning Fee per Floor $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.65%

Additional guest fee does not apply to ages 12 and younger.

Call (651) 528-2027 to discuss monthly rates or other questions.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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