Super close to the Walker Art Center, Convention Center, Downtown, Uptown, and the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes! Great grocery stores, coffee houses, fresh juicing/health food cafes, amazing restaurants of all nationalities, sushi/oyster bars, etc.... This 5-star location can't be beat!
SUMMARY: Third floor master suite sits atop a large historic single-family home in a great location. Up the central staircase, past large stained glass windows, is your private entrance: a final staircase to the third floor suite. Oversized bedroom & sitting area, kitchenette, and private 3/4 washroom.
EXTRA BUNK ROOM: up to two more guests may stay in this cute little twin-bunk room for an additional $75 first night, and $65 each night thereafter. Bunk guests share the suite bath, but may also use the 1st floor powder room.
SLEEPER SOFA: if you want even more room, we have a full-size (aka double) Crate & Barrel sleeper sofa in the living room. An added $65 first night and $55 thereafter. Also shares suite bath and may use 1st floor powder room. This is in the middle of our main house living space, so only used for overflow when absolutely necessary to fulfill guests' needs, only for night sleeping, and with the understanding that there is very little privacy as it is adjacent to the entryway. The upside is that there is a wood burning fireplace in front of the bed, and if you'd like to have a fire, we can arrange one for you!
SUPERBOWL: Monday 1/29 - Wednesday 2/14. All beds have Gel Memory Foam toppers. Rate is $695 for two and $150 pp up to 2 extra on a deluxe tall queen air mattress en suite. Bunk room available on 2nd floor at $250/pp/night; Full-size sleeper couch in Living Room available at $200pp/night-- share suite bath & kitchenette plus use of 1st floor half-bath. Ride service $150 hourly, with a two hour daily minimum in a 7-passenger Toyota Sienna with leather quad-captain's chairs, 3rd row leather bench, and premium sound system. Laundry, Meals, Shopping, etc. by request. Kirsten is an experienced personal assistant. She's creative, knowledgeable, and has worked as a PA both in state and on convention travel assignments.
Access: includes main floor living room, front porch, back deck, yard & garden. Upright Steinway piano in living room. Pro adjustable height basketball hoop in back, balls in garage. Close to various gift and clothing shops, delicious restaurants, grocery stores, local/organic co-op, and farmers markets. Convenient laundry closet on 2nd floor ($5). Mini-fridge, microwave, coffee & Nespresso in suite. Easy and convenient street parking.
Interaction with guests
Interaction: We're friendly people. We'll leave you alone when you're upstairs in your suite, and you can choose whether or not to interact with us socially. If we're cooking a family meal, entertaining guests, or even going out, we may very well invite you to join us.
Other things to note
Lowry Hill / Kenwood is the BEST area for convenience, safety, and charm. Please check our guidebook and photos for recommendations and maps/distances to common destinations. NFL execs and players own or have owned properties in the immediate area.
Quiet enjoyment. No smoking. If you have a smaller dog who is friendly, quiet, well-behaved, and potty trained, we can make it work for a small added fee. Sorry, we can't take dogs that bounce on us and the furniture.
You are welcome here! It's not a 5-star hotel, but you know that. :) You will have a lovely time in our home, neighborhood and city. If you need anything, just ask! Your overall rating of 5 stars is VERY important to us-- for our reputation and for your happiness.
Arrival: Call or text my mobile # to arrange entry. We'll give you a key. To unlock, it's just a quarter turn counter-clockwise. No need to lock on your way in or out-- it auto-locks. Remember to leave the key here when you go!
Summer: Whole house central a/c, but also a portable unit for the suite that works as a/c, heat, or fan as needed.
TV: Basic cable TV and Chromecast in suite. You will need to use the Chrome browser and add the Chromecast plug-in, or download the app to your mobile device.
Internet: Wireless allows computer streaming anywhere, and an Ethernet port is in suite as well. Wireless password: AirBnB713
Early/Late: as long as you're respectfully quiet, any time of entry/exit through the main home is fine.
Shower: Oops, the plumbing is backward! The further you turn the knob, the colder it gets, so to get hot water, just barely turn it on.
Microwave: If the button sticks, just press the upper corner and it should release.
Food waste: Please keep the drains clear by taking all food waste and dirty dishes to the main kitchen.
Dogs: Two small dogs (under 10#), Bugsy is 10 and Bitty is 3 years old. They are sweet pups! Bitty is more excitable and sometimes tries to be a guard dog (unaware of the futility, given her size). They're mostly quiet except for deliveries, other dogs walking by, and the occasional cat lurking outside, but shouldn't bother you on the third floor. We kennel them when we aren't home.
Kids: There is one busy and responsible teen at home, but usually out, doing homework, or playing video games. Our adult child occasionally returns, but he lives in SF now, so not often.