Sunny three-bedroom with extra office nook, lots of windows, well-equipped kitchen in a diverse and welcoming centrally-located neighborhood. Private entrance, large private 2nd floor balcony, off-street parking, free laundry, shared front & back yards with BBQ, and great selection of restaurants, food trucks, take-out, cafes, and a brewery within short walking distance. On a main thoroughfare, near buses and light-rail, and steps from the Midtown Greenway, the central biking/walking corridor.
The space is the entire upper floor of the building, and fills up with light, especially in the afternoons. It’s a nice, flowing space, with three bedrooms, a small separate office nook, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, very comfy beds with a king, a queen (both low-profile latex mattresses), and a double bed. The sofa in the living room folds out to a double bed if desired. The building is from 1909, and has the big windows, high ceilings, (and creaky floors) you would expect from an older home. One room is currently set up as a kids bedroom, (though can accommodate adults in the king bed), and the whole apartment is pretty kid safe, with doors between the main apartment and both front and back stairs, safety bars on some windows, balcony railings to code height or above, etc.
The large private balcony/porch runs the entire width of the front of the house, and in warmer weather (approx April to October) is a great place to sit and have coffee, casual meals, etc. Heat in the home is via old-fashioned radiators, and AC is several window units, not central air. We have wifi, off-street parking, and free laundry in the basement, shared only with our downstairs neighbors.
The apartment has a private entrance in the front of the building, and the entire second floor is yours, including the outdoor balcony. Our downstairs neighbors are very accessible if desired, but the layout of the building allows for complete privacy if preferred.
Interaction with guests
As much or as little as you would like. Jeremy and Melinda live downstairs, and are happy to help get you situated and to tell you more about the neighborhood and surroundings, if you desire. They will also coordinate logistics and arrival, etc. We (Steven and Jenny) will be out of town if you are coming, but are also happy to interact over the phone or email, if you have additional questions. Jeremy and Melinda have a friendly, hypoallergenic dog named Kyrie downstairs, but the upstairs apartment is completely pet and dander free.
Other things to note
Uptown Minneapolis. 2mi
Downtown Minneapolis: 2mi
Mississippi River: 2 mi
Minnehaha Falls: 2.5 mi
MSP Airport: 4 mi
Mall of America: 6 mi
Downtown St. Paul: 7 mi
More within 5 miles:
Colleges & Universities:
University of MN, Hamline University, Macalester College, University of St. Thomas, MCAD, MCTC, Saint Catherine University.
HCMC, Children's Hospital, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Fairview Riverside Hospital, University of MN Medical Center, Shriners Hospital
Museums & Performing Arts:
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Weisman Art Museum, Walker Art Center, The Museum of Russian Art, American Swedish Institute, Bakken Museum, Bell Museum of Natural History, Minnesota History Center, Science Museum of MN, Minnesota Children's Museum, Minnesota Opera, Children's Theatre Company, Guthrie Theatre, Ordway Center for Performing Arts, Fitzgerald Theatre, and so many more!
First Avenue, Varsity Theater, Mill City Nights, Triple Rock Club, The Cabooze, The Dakota Jazz Club, Fine Line Music Cafe, Cedar Cultural Center +++++
Target Field, TCF Bank Stadium, Target Center, Xcel Energy Center, US Bank Stadium, University of MN (Williams Arena, Mariucci Arena, Riddler Arena)
- Ideally, no shoes in the house, especially snowy boots, etc.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
We are media artists and teachers who travel regularly for work and also live elsewhere part-time. We’ve owned our South Minneapolis duplex for almost ten years, and with the help of our fabulous and long-time downstairs neighbors Jeremy and Melinda, we host folks in our upstairs apartment while we are out of town. We have a toddler and a teenager, and families are most welcome. We're also occasionally looking for simple and easy places to stay when we're on the road, often in the Bay Area, Seattle, and the East coast. We're responsible, friendly, and rent to others so we know what that's like and how to leave a place in good shape, and we usually don't need a lot of hosting or assistance.
Thanks, Jenny & Steven