The original windows let in plenty of natural light.The antique armoir houses the t.v. and extra blankets.
Charming, Comfy, Convenient - Longfellow
Charming, Comfy, Convenient - Longfellow
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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You'll have the entire first floor of our completely renovated, 100+ year-old house. There's a comfy queen bed plus a sofa. Hardwood floors, claw-foot tub, A/C, fully equipped kitchen. You really don't need a car to get around -- within three blocks you’ll find the Light Rail Station, bus stop, Target, Cub Foods, great restaurants, public bike rentals, & trail access.

The space

Our house, which was completely renovated in 2012, is over 100 years old (late 1880's) and has all the character of that era including hardwood floors, a claw-foot tub, bay window, and wrap-around porch. The bedroom has a queen bed with a comfy Beautyrest Spa Collection mattress. A third guest could sleep on the sofa in the living room. Even in Minnesota, it can get HOT in the summer, but no worries – the A/C and bedroom ceiling fan will keep you cool. If you like to stay in and cook, the eat-in kitchen is fully equipped and stocked with basic pantry supplies like coffee, tea, sugar, flour, spices, etc. Otherwise, we provide you with directions and menus for nearby restaurants. There are two "smart" TVs from which you can surf the internet or stream video. You can access your own Netflix or Hulu+ accounts, among others. For this reason, we do not have cable TV. Network stations are available via antenna or you can connect your laptop to the TV and get episodes on demand for free from the network websites.

Guest access

You'll have the entire first floor to yourself. Feel welcome to relax on the porch or in the yard.

Interaction with guests

You might bump into our upstairs tenants and their two, cute, little dogs in the back yard, but otherwise your stay will be undisturbed. (We very rarely hear their puppies bark.) There’s a lockbox to access keys for check in if we can’t meet you for your arrival, but we’re available by phone, text, or email if you should need us.

Other things to note

We pride ourselves on cleanliness – that means you can be assured that ALL of the linens, including blankets, bedspreads, and pillow shams, are laundered between guest stays. We even wash the shower curtain and bath mats.

We want your stay to be wonderful, so please let us know if we can help you with anything!


Business travel
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Amenities
Family/Kid Friendly
Internet
Essentials
TV

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check out by 11AM

We have full-time upstairs tenants who own two, small, quiet dogs. Please close the fence gates behind you when entering or exiting the back yard.

Please keep noise to a minimum to avoid bothering the other tenants, and they will show you the same courtesy.

The portable fire pit in the back yard belongs to our tenants so please don't use it.

Overall, we hope you love our house and treat it like it was your own, leaving it as you found it.


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Faith User Profile
October 2016
A perfect "home away from home". Super clean and immaculate. The 1-bedroom downstairs duplex apartment had everything needed to feel right at home. It's the details that really make the difference staying here. The kitchen is fully stocked with spices, oils, nice new dishes and cooking utensils. The bathroom is super clean filled with shampoos, toothpaste, blow dryer, etc. The washer and dryer are a really nice convenience. Above all, the bed is super comfy with brand new bedding. The homeowners obviously take great care and pride to create a comfy cozy experience for guests. Another nice convenience is that the home is a five minute walk to Target and a large grocery store. The only recommendation, as a single female, is to not take the light rail and walk home at night as it feels a bit unsafe (daytime is fine). Other than that, excellent experience staying in this home.

Marie User Profile
October 2016
Suzanne & Ray greeted us with a personal note card. They left wonderful instructions of where to find things and how to work the electronics. The place is clean as well as charming and comfy and looks just like it is pictured (maybe even better than the pictures), but what we loved best is the convenience!!! This place is located very close to the light rail, Blue line, which we used to travel to/from the airport with ease. We also traveled to Mall of America and to the Viking Stadium via the light rail. It made traveling sooooo easy and very cost effective! I felt very safe in the neighborhood and at the light rail stations. We prefer not to eat out every meal, so having Target and the Cub Grocery Store practically at our back door was awesome. The kitchen was very clean and fully stocked with pots, pans, and all sorts of basics like aluminum foil, cooking spray, spices, etc. so eating in was a breeze. If you prefer to eat out, there are many great choices close by. Suzanne & Ray leave a great map of where to find all the local eateries and attractions. We also really loved how close we were located to the Midtown Greenway Bike Trail. We opted to walk the trail rather than ride a bike, but what a great easy way to travel east or west. We walked the trail to the Mississippi River. We were very pleased with our stay and would stay here again if we ever make it back to Minneapolis!

Stephanie User Profile
October 2016
Suzanne and Ray's place was great! It is very close to the lightrail, making transit downtown easy. There are many different types of restaurants nearby also. Overall, it was a great experience. I would stay here again.

Aaron User Profile
September 2016
Great location, great value, would stay here again.

Scott User Profile
August 2016
This was the perfect location and the place was perfect. Very comfy bed, everything was brand new, super clean and nice. I will definitely book this spot every time I come to MN. Close to town and everything. Safe location. Highly recommend.

Kevin User Profile
August 2016
The fully stocked kitchen saved us a great deal of hassle. There were towels and multiple sheets/pillows provided. Televisions in multiple rooms. AC was fully functional. A personalized letter was there when we arrived. The neighborhood is in the heart of South Minneapolis. The hosts put a great of care and detail into making sure their space was comfortable for us. I would highly recommend this host.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United StatesJoined in November 2015
Suzanne & Ray User Profile
My husband Ray and I love our 100+ year old house in Minneapolis. We rescued it when it was in foreclosure, abandoned and dilapidated, and completely rehabbed it. Now it's a beautiful up/down duplex that we enjoy sharing with our guests.
Languages: English

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