About this listing
Hey there! Gwen and I just graduated from St. Olaf College and moved to Minneapolis. We live in a cozy apartment with a stunning skyline view. We have a small guest bedroom with a comfy bed. Come stay with us and we'll make you feel at home, away from home :)
Our apartment building is up there among some of the oldest buildings in the area. That means it has lots of character! We are in the process of giving our home a face lift and so far we are happy with the progress. Overall, the apartment has wood floors, wood moulding, a very open layout, and lots of natural lighting which are all aspects we fell in love with! Your room is a small room with a comfy twin sized bed. Space heater for your use, as we turn down the heat at night. There is a beautiful skyline view from your room as well. Hope you feel comfortable here :)
Full access to our kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom, and your own room. Feel free to use any of the amenities in those areas! Also, there is a washer and dryer in a different area of the building you can use - $1.50 per cycle. We want you to feel like our space is your space :)
We have a spare key for you to use so you may come and go as you please! If you lose the key we will require that you pay for our locks to be changed.
Caution: It is a second floor apartment and the steps are a bit steep.
Interaction with guests
We enjoy getting to know our guests! Also happy to give you space if you prefer. Between the two of us we are quick to respond to messages via Airbnb chat and/or texting. We are both very busy though as we have full time jobs, so don't feel bad if you don't see one or the other with us very much.
Our location is everything! We are a short walk from the North Loop and are considered part of the wider Warehouse District. This area is vibrant as elegant, old warehouses are rapidly being renovated and turned into restaurants, shops, hotels, and apartments. It's a great mesh between past and present eras. Not to mention we are only 8ish blocks from Downtown and Target Field, home to the Minnesota Twins baseball team! Easy access to major highways. Overall a safe neighborhood with great vibes :)
Ubers are readily available. Bus stops are a short walk from the apartment. City rental bikes are a few blocks from the apartment. It's a 3min walk to the beginning of the North Loop area and a 20-30min walk to Downtown.
ARRIVING BY CAR: free parking is available on 5th St., right to the side of the building.
ARRIVING BY PLANE: We do airport pickup & dropoffs for an additional $10 (schedule permitting). If interested, just ask :)
Other things to note
We have an 11 month old kitten, Freyja. She's very friendly and has a lot of energy! Must be comfortable around cats.
New addition! A Ball Python named Loki. If you are uncomfortable with snakes, it's not a problem. Ball Pythons are nocturnal so he spends most of his time hidden. If you are interested in seeing/holding him just ask one of us and we are happy to take him out. He's very shy, but friendly.
Public spaces should be kept neat, but your room does not need to be. Do not take anything that is not yours, that includes food and beverages. Drinking is fine, just don't make a fool of yourself. No smoking indoors, outside is okay. Respect quieter hours when one or both of us is sleeping. Any aggressive behavior towards our cat will not be tolerated. Overall, just respect that this is our home and our lives :)
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.