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

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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: (URL HIDDEN)

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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: $43 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $177 NZD
Security Deposit: $2838 NZD
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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

113 Reviews

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Lance & Amy User Profile
June 2017
What a lovely home! Our family of 7 had a wonderful stay at Katie and Curt's. The perfect place from which to explore Minneapolis... If you ever want to leave! The house has everything you'd need, was impeccably clean. Great communication with Katie and Curt'. Highly recommend.

Don User Profile
June 2017
Six women of a certain age spent the week enjoying Katie's lovely home and celebrating a reunion. The wood in the house gives such a warm feeling. It was so very comfortable and close to lots of activities, yet in quiet residential area. The kitchen is so well appointed you could cook a gourmet meal. Because it was lovely weather we could enjoy the deck for eating and listening to bandshell music from the park. It's a wonderful place for a small group to get together. Thanks Katie.

Sara User Profile
June 2017
Comfortable home in a beautiful neighborhood!

Margot User Profile
May 2017
This home is in an excellent location right by all the fun stuff at Lake Harriett, as well as the Linden Hills neighborhood with several great restaurants, bakeries and ice cream shop. The home itself is very usable and spacious for a group. The highlight for us was the kitchen which was superbly stocked. The home was perfect for our family of four (2 young kids) plus another couple. Very easy check in and check out.
Katie User ProfileKatie is a superhost.
Response from Katie:
Glad you enjoyed it, Margot! Please come back again soon.
May 2017

Kirstin User Profile
May 2017
If you are looking for a comfortable home for your larger family, this is the place! Great kitchen, comfy beds, seating for several...with easy access to Lake Harriet and Calhoun and walking distance to eateries and shopping. Loved being in a neighborhood relatively close to downtown MNPLS.

Angela User Profile
May 2017
Katie's place is a wonderful place to stay! The house is very clean and very comfortable and the location near lake Harriet is really special. We enjoyed spending mother's day and celebrating our daughter's graduation. We had three generations under one roof and all were very happy with the amenities. Katie was very responsive to questions. We highly recommend this house!

Nancy User Profile
May 2017
Great home, great location, great hosts!!

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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%
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.
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