Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Minneapolis, MN that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $48 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Minneapolis. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Enjoy Minneapolis in vacation home rentals

You might think you'll get two cities for the price of one when booking your Minneapolis vacation rentals, but you'll soon find that one is more than enough. These days, Minneapolis has the edge over its 'twin' St. Paul. If you want culture, you'll be swimming deep in the City of Lakes. Its arts have more bite, its theatre more cut, and its skyline more height. Minneapolis also shops to the extreme with enormous Mall of America, and it plays hard too: think Nickelodeon Universe. Wrap it all in a warm dose of 'Minnesota Nice' and you have city break heaven.

Things to do

What's to see in Minneapolis?

Lavishly decked out with lakes, parks and rivers, Minneapolis has always been a visual treat, but the last couple of decades have seen bolder cultural styling in the city. The cobalt-mirror work of the Guthrie Theater hosts a mix of block-busters and contemporary performances. Then there's the stippled silverwork of the Walker Art Center, where you can challenge your inner artist. Or marvel at the famed Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture. Old school delights include the Minnehaha Falls, inspiration for the Song of Hiawatha, or the ruin-turned-museum of Mill City.

Activities

Things to do near Minneapolis vacation homes

A day in Minnesota can start pretty chilled. The banks of the Mississippi are an open green thoroughfare, perfect for strolling. Here, you're never far from a riverside café and lunch begs to be done Scandi-style with family picnicking in the open by a lakeshore (and there are plenty of those!). Unless, of course, its winter when it’ll be the restaurants of the famed Skyway that call you. Minnesota does urban well, with clubs to break beats in or theaters to pluck souls. But don't fret if it's late—there are plenty of Minneapolis vacation rentals to be your base to crash in.

Weather

Winter's coming in Minneapolis

The locals may be somewhat easy-going in Minneapolis, but the weather certainly isn't. This city constantly reminds you what season it is. In summer, the sun smiles often in the City of Lakes but it can get hot and humid so head for the breezes of the river bank or lakeshore to cool off. Winters, on the other hand, can be hard, but Minneapolis is prepared. Get yourself cozy and warm by shopping in the heated walkways of the Skyway—or by tucking yourself up in one of the Minneapolis vacation rentals.

Natural features

Making Minneapolis wild again

Despite being a sprawling city, Minneapolis has much to interest lovers of the wilds. There's the mighty Mississippi passing right through its heart, famed for its fabulous falls and splashing river otters. There are more lakes in the city than you can shake a corn cob at, and are home to a myriad of birds. And don't forget the magnificent Minneapolis Zoo: A real treat for those coming to Minneapolis with family. This groundbreaking zoo includes clever trails that recreate tropical and arctic climes while also showcasing local wildlife.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Minneapolis

Fly into Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. Airport (MSP), the closest airport, located 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into St. Paul, MN (STP-St. Paul Downtown), which is 10.3 mi (16.5 km) away.

It's easy to get around Minneapolis by catching a ride on the metro at Government Plaza Station, Nicollet Mall Station or Metrodome Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Minneapolis?

Whether you're searching for an intimate retreat for you and your sweetie or a sprawling house to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Minneapolis. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • Around 4 miles from the center of Minneapolis, it's difficult to beat "Peaceful Urban Retreat In Linden Hills". It has 4 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a stovetop and a stereo.
  • Another enticing choice is "Enjoy A Getaway At This Quaint Lake Minnetonka Cabin For Two", which is around 17 miles from Minneapolis. With 2 bedrooms, a living room and games, it has everything you need to keep you happy and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Minneapolis vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Minneapolis?

Forget about those household chores — weekends were made for having fun. Make your way to one of these weekend getaways in and around Minneapolis and experience all the wonderful things to do nearby:

  • Located 17 miles to the west of central Minneapolis, "Enjoy A Getaway At This Quaint Lake Minnetonka Cabin For Two" is a good fit for adventure lovers and nature fans. Keep busy by exploring nearby outdoor attractions, such as Normandale Lake Park and Bryant Lake Regional Park. If it's activities you're interested in, try fishing or kayaking.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a rejuvenating getaway at "5 Stars Mpls - St Paul'sthe Cottagelake Nokomisminnehaha Fallsst Paulmoa". Stay in and chill out, or be adventurous and try water skiing and sledding. When it's time to discover more of the area, check out Fish Lake Regional Park and Sponsel’s Minnesota Harvest. This fantastic vacation rental is around 6 miles southeast of Minneapolis.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Minneapolis?

Studio apartments are a hard act to follow when it comes to location and convenience. Escape to one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Minneapolis and take in the local vibe and energy:

  • Explore your surroundings and then sleep soundly at "5 Stars Mpls - St Paul'sthe Cottagelake Nokomisminnehaha Fallsst Paulmoa". This vacation rental is a fantastic base for seeing the sights and offers amenities including nearby ecotour services and a garage.
  • "Mansions, History, And Shops At Your Doorstep Walk To 40+ Restaurants And Pubs" is another appealing option. Get cozy and enjoy the use of cable/satellite TV services, air conditioning and more.

When it's time to walk out of your studio apartment and do some exploring, there's plenty to keep you on the go around Minneapolis. Passionate about culture? Check out Childrens Theatre Company and Guthrie Theater.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Minneapolis?

Short-term rentals are easy to come by in and around Minneapolis. Chill out for a night or two in a penthouse, a cozy cottage or a spacious house. No matter what type of property you'd like, you'll have lots to choose from with Vrbo. These are some of our faves:

  • If you want to be close to the action, "Cottage Home On Lake Mckusick, 1 Mile From Historic Downtown Stillwater" will be just the thing. It's within reach of the heart of Minneapolis and a great base to explore attractions like Mall of America and Xcel Energy Center.
  • Sleep, eat and explore from "Minnestay Uptown Urban Living Restaurants Downtown Access Close To Lakes", another popular option. Target Field and Target Center should be on your itinerary when you're ready to go sightseeing.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Minneapolis?

Forget about flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to escape for the weekend, just you and your boo. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Minneapolis that would make Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll be enamored with:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a few passion-filled evenings at "Peaceful Urban Retreat In Linden Hills". Located around 4 miles from Minneapolis, this place comes with lots of nice touches, like beauty services and a fireplace.
  • "Close To Historic Downtown Stillwater On Bike Trail" is another top option that's sure to impress. It's around 25 miles from Minneapolis and comes with beauty services and winery tours.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Minneapolis?

Vacation with others and have more fun. Whether you're organizing an action-packed escape with your besties or a big family get-together, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and near Minneapolis:

  • A range of amenities including a kitchen and a garden make "Richfield Charmer - Free Wifi And Close To Msp And Mall Of America" a standout. This expansive getaway has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 14 people. From the center of Minneapolis, it's around 7 miles away to the south.
  • Invite up to 13 of your best friends to "St. Croix Riverview Home. . . Walking Distance To Downtown Stillwater" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This top option has 6 bedrooms and is around 25 miles to the east of central Minneapolis. It's packed with features to keep a large group occupied, including a water view and a fireplace.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Minneapolis?

A pool is often a must-have when choosing where to stay, particularly if you're getting away with the kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Minneapolis and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Round up your gang and enjoy an unforgettable stay at "Large Stunning Architecture House In The Best Neighborhood By The Chain Of Lakes". There's a lot to love about this getaway besides its pool, such as a separate dining area and a dishwasher.
  • Spend laid-back days splashing around or catching a few peaceful moments beside the water at "City Cottage House Entire House". This vacation home is another top pick and comes with a smart TV, towels and more.

Not sure how to pack your suitcase for your Minneapolis escape? This impressive destination has a humid continental climate. In summer, you can expect average temperatures of between 65 ºF and 80 ºF. Scroll through our selection of Minneapolis vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Minneapolis?

You'll always have more fun sharing the great times with the people that are closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family get-together or catching up with your best friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that's just right for you. These are two of our best in and around Minneapolis:

  • Located around 4 miles to the southwest of Minneapolis, "Peaceful Urban Retreat In Linden Hills" has 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 10 guests. It comes with lots of amenities, including a living room and a toaster.
  • Another top option is "Cottage On The Lake Near Downtown Stillwater". This property is 25 miles east of Minneapolis and features a toaster, a barbecue grill and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 9 people, there's no need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you want to sightsee, there are loads of family-friendly attractions close by to put on your to-do list. Nickelodeon Universe, Minnesota Zoo and Como Park Zoo and Conservatory are great places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Minneapolis?

Cozy up with your kids in a family cabin rental in or near Minneapolis and make some unforgettable new memories together. Here are a couple we think you'll love:

  • "La Cour - 2 Rooms 4/5 People" - Enjoy fun and good times with your gang at this getaway, which is around 17 miles west of the center of Minneapolis. Childrens activities and skiing facilities are among its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Cabin - Island Retreat On 15 Acres Of A National Park" - This vacation rental is also ideal for a family getaway and is around 17 miles southeast of Minneapolis. Offering books, a microwave oven and more, it'll get your group's nod of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Minneapolis vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Minneapolis?

Go for a dip anytime the mood strikes when you stay at one of our large rental houses with an indoor pool. Grab your swimsuit and consider these options in or near Minneapolis that come with this brag-worthy perk:

  • Stay at "Luxury 4 - Bed Custom Home On 12 Acres" and spend lazy days poolside. This sprawling getaway has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 12 guests along with many other great amenities. A swimming pool and a firepit are among them.
  • Alternatively, treat your gang to a stay at "Uptown 4 Bedroom, Pool, Hot Tub And Solarium Oasis", which has 4 bedrooms and caters for up to 10 guests. Along with that chic pool hidden away inside, a swimming pool and a kitchen will help keep everyone happy and comfortable.

Chasing more options? Find your dream stay by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to find the Minneapolis vacation rental that's perfect for you.

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