Overview of LR, looking into large DRSpacious kitchen/family room area, with access to large deck for summer BBQs

Entire home/apt

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

5 Beds

Entire home/apt

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

5 Beds

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About this listing

This beautiful, roomy home is superbly located between Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun, with access to trails, walking/biking paths, swimming, cross-country skiing, Linden Hills shops & restaurants. Easy access to public transportation--downtown, UofM.

Take a look at this excellent NY Times article, from August 11, 2016--it says it all! And we are just 800 feet from the shore of Lake Harriet:

The space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $45 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $187 NZD
Security Deposit: $2998 NZD


The space

We strive to provide 5-star service to all of our guests. If you need anything during your stay, please let us know!

We completed a major renovation of our home in 2007. The renovation included a new kitchen/FR and powder room on the first floor. On the second floor we built a new master BR suite with air tub/soaking tub, and separate shower with dual shower heads; plus a new full bath, shared by the other three bedrooms. The original parts of our Craftsman-style home are very inviting, and relaxing. In addition to the kitchen/FR on the first floor, there is a large LR with built-in oak bookshelves and a cozy fireplace; plus a large formal dining room with a a built-in buffet. Upstairs, in addition to the new part described above, there are three comfortable bedrooms, and a convenient laundry station in the hallway.

Guest access

Guests will have access to entire house minus the lower level, where hosts stay during your visit. Guests have complete privacy during their stay, but owners are close by if needed. Of the four bedrooms, two offer Queen-sized beds, one has a full-sized bed, and one includes two twin beds.

Interaction with guests

We love meeting and interacting with people, but are totally respectful of guests' privacy needs, and will tailor your experience to suit your needs. Most of our guests have enjoyed the option of having complete privacy in the space, and that works very well for us!

The neighbourhood

We love our area! It offers a variety of amenities--easy access to the beautiful Minneapolis lakes, parks, trails, Linden Hills shops and restaurants, and easy access to downtown and surrounding areas. Fun activities both summer and winter.

Getting around

Located two blocks from the bus stop, where you can hop on for a 10-15 minute ride to downtown, the U of M, the Walker, the Guthrie, and a broad selection of local museums, theaters, restaurants, sports facilities, and other attractions.

Other things to note

We began offering our home on Airbnb in December 2014, and as you can see from our reviews, it has been a big hit! It's a lovely place, and we truly enjoy hosting.

There is one off-street parking spot. The driveway is on the right side of the home, where there is room for one car. Please park in such a way as to allow vehicles to enter and exit the driveway.

We also have a cottage/carriage house in back of the property, at the end of the driveway (also listed on Airbnb).

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Please remove your shoes at the door, to protect the hardwood floors. We ask that our guests treat our home with care and respect, and leave it in the same condition in which they find it. We do not allow smoking, parties, nor excessive noise, out of respect for our home and for our neighbors. We have a no-pet policy. There is one off-street parking spot. If you have more than one car, please park additional vehicles in front of our house (try to park so two can fit in that space). Please observe check-in (3:00 p..m) and check-out (noon) times, as we need the time to prepare the home between guests.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

104 Reviews

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Ann User Profile
April 2017
Great location near great walking and biking paths and restaurants within a 10 minute walk. The house was very comfortable and accommodated our party of seven. The sunny kitchen was well equipped with a good sized deck off the kitchen. Easy to reach the host if we had any questions.

Kelley User Profile
April 2017
Katie's place was amazing! Very roomy with a nice patio. Gorgeous touches and amenities were awesome. Just minutes away from Lake Harriett and fun little shops. Communication with owner was very easy as well. Great house for a girls weekend!!

Diana User Profile
April 2017
Spent the most lovely weekend in this beautiful house in Linden Hills overlooking Lake Harriet. My son and his family met us there. It was perfect in every way -- steps away from the bandshell and playground, and we were fortunate enough to have fantastic weather so we enjoyed both. My son and I really enjoy cooking together. The kitchen was wonderfully equipped, enabling us to cook in on Saturday night. There are also a number of terrific restaurants a short drive away. We had a wonderful time and would definitely stay in this house again.
Katie User ProfileKatie is a superhost.
Response from Katie:
Thanks, Diana! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.
April 2017

Darryl User Profile
March 2017
Great house, location, and view. Close to the lakes, comfortable, great decor, and quick response to questions.

Lisa User Profile
March 2017
We had a great stay for our girls weekend away. We felt at home gathering at the kitchen island! The home had lots of charm and Katie and her husband were available and accommodating

Martina User Profile
February 2017
Katie was a great host! Her house was spacious and clean, located close to lake.

Lorette User Profile
February 2017
The character of this home has been carefully retained while adding all the modern details of a higher-end hotel. The home and surrounding area are very conducive to an enjoyable getaway.
Katie User ProfileKatie is a superhost.
Response from Katie:
Thanks, Lorette! So glad you and your friends were able to celebrate your long-overdue e back any time!
February 2017

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States · Joined in March 2012
Katie User ProfileKatie is a superhost.

I have lived in the Twin Cities area all my life, and have traveled extensively with my husband, Curt, and our three (now grown) children. I completed my undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Minnesota (in Spanish and Educational Psychology), and have worked at a private 4-year university in the Twin Cities for the past 15 years.

We started hosting on Airbnb in December 2014, and we are thoroughly enjoying the experience! We have met many lovely people, and we feel really good about being able to open our home and share this fabulous location in this way.

Response rate: 100%
(last 10 contacts)
Response time: within an hour

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Katie’s place.
Curt helps host.