Only red building in the area, makes it easy to spot.Your room ❤️

1 guest

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

1 guest

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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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 :)



The space

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 :)

Guest access

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.

The neighbourhood

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 :)

Getting around

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.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 1PM

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 :)

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Cat(s) lives in the house



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

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27 Reviews

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Alexandria User Profile
April 2017
I had a great stay. Emma and Gen were great. The cat treated me like a member of their family. They apartment and my room were spotless. My compliments on their cleanliness and decor. It was an easy drive to work. Really a great stay especially for their price.

Cortney User Profile
April 2017
Emma and Gwen were great hosts! The apparent was in a great location. It was quiet and clean, and exactly what I needed for my trip.

Ajay User Profile
April 2017
Great place, host and bed. I would stay again. I loved the location.

Carrie User Profile
April 2017
I really enjoyed my stay at Emma's lovely converted apartment. The room was cozy, the bed comfortable, and the space had all of the comforts of home to use. The apartment is walkable to restaurants, breweries, and public transport. It's about a 30 minute walk into downtown or a very short bus ride (I both walked and rode the bus). I would definitely recommend staying here if you're a single traveler. Side note: their cat is so sweet and cute! An added bonus!

Donald User Profile
April 2017
Great place, great hosts, great value.

Laura User Profile
April 2017
Emma was flexible and easy to get ahold of. They were both very hospitable and made the stay simple and great. Their space is so neat and the location was perfect.

Tiffany User Profile
April 2017
Emma and Freyja were greats hosts! They were very welcoming and easy to get along with :) The apartment was quaint, clean, and in a very convenient location!

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States · Joined in December 2016
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