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Front of house with Japanese gardens. Upstairs entrance is hidden on the left, by carport.Front entry with Japanese lantern and comfy Adirondack chairs
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Unique home in a great neighborhood

Douglas User Profile

Unique home in a great neighborhood

2 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
Great location90% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean10 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

Unique Mid-century Modern meets Japan in a great neighborhood full of architectural gems. This updated 1950's architect-built passive-solar house is surrounded by trees and Japanese Gardens. Casual comfort not sterile. Complete tranquility in an urban setting. 10 min from downtown Mpls and very close to U of MN St Paul campus. Lively, friendly neighborhood in walking distance (3 blocks) to grocery store, gift shops, indie bookstore, wine shop, yoga studio, coffee shops and great restaurants.


Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

House Rules

Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox


Wide doorway to the home’s entrance
Well-lit path to entrance


221 Reviews

Gabi Anaïs User Profile
Gabi Anaïs
September 2018
This is such a beautiful and peaceful place. Really feels like you're out of the city in nature. I stayed there for an artist retreat and it was exactly the environment I needed. Douglas was a wonderful host, and always responded promptly with answers to my questions. Highly …
Karen User Profile
September 2018
Doug is a welcoming host. His personal home is a rare treat. This clean well appointed home is an artist retreat. The music library and neighborhoods restaurants and shopping are wonderful.we could have stayed a month and plan to return often
Alyson Broman User Profile
Alyson Broman
September 2018
Beautiful, quiet, private house on a small, secluded lot. Amazingly shielded from a major street by a mini-forest. Many serene nooks for quiet relaxation and a charming treehouse-like screened porch. An appreciation of nature's order is evident throughout.
Allison User Profile
August 2018
Great home, great location and great owner. Doug is a great communicator and leaves great house directions and local information. If you like a unique home, this is it. We enjoyed it so much!
Jo User Profile
August 2018
Very highly recommended for a restful, beautiful stay in Minneapolis. Doug is an incredible host.
Miriam User Profile
August 2018
This place is the best styled Airbnb I have stayed in, and I have stayed in a lot. Every inch of Doug’s house is thoughtful and intentional. Great lighting and feeling in this space.
Ned User Profile
August 2018
Awesome place. I wish I could have just hang out in the living room and read books all day...very peaceful positive space. Very quiet neighborhood but conveniently located to shops and downtown-Douglas was an attentive and responsive and low key host. I highly recommend him, and …

Hosted by Douglas

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United StatesJoined in February 2014
Douglas User Profile
622 Reviews
5 References
I am a fine art photographer, photo workshop instructor, publisher of Shots Magazine and lover of strong coffee & loud music that travels constantly. I love beauty in many forms and am very influenced by Japanese style, gardens and architecture. My house and cabins reflect my in…
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Languages: English
Response rate: 97%
Response time: within an hour
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