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Twin Arches Twinhome on Portland near Minneapolis

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

***Stayed with us before? Ask about our Returning Guest Discount***

Comfortable beds - lots of pillows. Plenty of seating in living room & dining room help our Twin Arches on Portland exceed guest expectations time and time again. Have a delightful stay with the tried and true Twin Arches on Portland!

Bringing friends and families together at our St. Paul Twin Arches, we have thought of nearly everything to make your stay enjoyable in our Twin Arches' living room and dining room with streaming sunlight and plenty of seating. Visit Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Twin Cities under our Twin Arches. Enjoy a central location within five miles of both downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint Paul.

There are amenities for younger children including toys and books, highchair and pack-n-play. Owner is on-site!

Come experience St. Paul in the Merriam Park/Union Park neighborhood - adjacent to MacGroveland - only one block from historic Summit Avenue, and two blocks from lively Grand Avenue. Our St. Paul Twin Arches is within one mile of Minneapolis and Mississippi River! Rates vary by time of year.

Our St. Paul Twin Arches is conveniently within walking distance to many restaurants including pizza, Thai, Italian, Mediterranean, Trotters, Izzy Ice-Cream, Stewart's, Blue Door, French Meadow, breakfast, diners, local, pubs, coffee shops and ranging from fine dining to cafe. Just to mention a few!

Walk score of 70. Bike score of 76. Metro Transit #63 is two blocks and #21 is 4 blocks (transfers to light rail). We live just next door to assist you in anyway!

Highlights:

-- All linens provided (towels/sheets). Four pillows per bed.

*** Mirrors in ALL bedrooms with outlets for getting ready ***

-- Plenty of seating in living room & front sun room.

-- Complete kitchen (refrigerator, stove, oven, cookware) including blender, microwave, drip coffee maker and grinder, and toaster.

-- Full dishwasher.

-- Use of full-size washer and dryer (in basement) free of charge.

-- Hair dryer and iron & ironing board.

-- Back yard table and chairs.

Detailed Description:

- Queen bed in a bedroom with blackout curtains.

- Double bed in a bedroom blackout curtains.

- Single bed in a small bedroom with curtains & mirror near outlets overlooking the backyard.

- Air mattress available to use in living room.

- Window unit air conditioning cools entire house (not central A/C).

- Plenty of seating in living room.

USUAL CHECK-OUT TIME: no later than 11:00 AM, without prior host approval

USUAL CHECK-IN TIME: no earlier than 4:00 PM, without prior host approval

*Early check-in time and/or extended check-out times may be possible, based on availability.

Highlights:

* Free laundry on-site, including detergent.

* Free Secure WiFi Comcast High-speed Internet.

* Free Wireless NETFLIX.

* Only Antenna TV.

* Free local and long distance telephone calls (upon request).

* Free use of tennis racquets and used tennis balls.

** Entire house window unit A/C. Programmable Thermostat for heating.

** Blackout, thermal bedroom curtains & 4 pillows per bed.

*State of Minnesota Tax ID# 9048104

*Minnesota Real Estate Broker License #40236437

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More Details

Owner
Amber
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Amber

We are a family of world travelers, now living our travel dreams through our guests. We have two children, ages 14 and 11.

Amber purchased this condo in 2007

Why Amber chose St Paul

Our location is central to everything in the Twin Cities and we love being near the many colleges/universities. My favorite architectural feature is the built in woodwork, hence, the name Twin Arches. Come experience St. Paul gathering under the twin arches which are again under the twin arches of the second floor. Take a step back in history!

We wanted to be near colleges (I grew up on a campus in California), with walking and biking opportunities (we bike every day we can). We still travel to visit family, and like being close to the airport, as well as both downtown Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

What makes this condo unique

Gather your friends and family together! Walking to everything, easy bus access and immediate access to some of the best bicycling in the Twin Cities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We appreciated the comfortable spaces and the streaming sunlight.
Mar 2010
  • 1 of 14

Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
MSP (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Blue Door Pub, Groveland Tap
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Town & Country, Highland, Como
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrack Station (Downtown St. Paul)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-94
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Grand,Selby, St. Clair, Marshall, Cleveland
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Como Park, Afton Alps, Buck Hill
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Johanna, Lake Calhoun
Nearest Point of Interest
Izzy's Ice Cream
Nearest Point of Interest
The Blue Door Pub
Nearest Point of Interest
Antique Shops
Nearest Point of Interest
Playground
Nearest Point of Interest
Skateboard Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Whole Foods Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Grandview Theatre
Nearest Point of Interest
Groveland Tap
Nearest Point of Interest
Snuffy's Malt Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Many Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Many Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Caribou Coffee
Nearest Point of Interest
BreadSmith
Nearest Point of Interest
St. Paul Cheese Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Dunn Bro Coffee
Nearest Point of Interest
Starbuck's Coffee
Nearest Point of Interest
O'Gara's Pub
Nearest Point of Interest
Neighborhood Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Scusi's Fine Dining
Nearest Point of Interest
The Wine Thief & Ale Jail
Nearest Point of Interest
128 Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Taste of Thailand
Car: not necessary

Our location is central to all the Twin Cities have to offer:***AIRPORT***: Minneapolis-Saint Paul (5 miles);

***DOWNTOWNS***: Saint Paul (5 miles), Minneapolis (6 miles);***COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES***: St. Thomas (0.5 mi), Macalester (0.8 mi), St. Catherine (1.6 miles), Hamline Univ. (1.8 miles), Augsburg College (3.4 miles), University of Minnesota [U of M] (5 miles), Metropolitan State College [Metro State] (5 miles);****SHOPPING****: Mall of America (9 miles), Grand Avenue shops and restaurants (2 blocks away); Rosedale Mall & Har Mar (6 miles);****GROCERIES****: Whole Foods Market (0.3 miles), Mississippi Coop Market (2.5 miles); Kowalski's (1.5 miles);****CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS****: Best Buy (12 miles), General Mills (13 miles), 3M (19 miles);****SPORTS****: Metrodome (4 miles), Target Center (5 miles), Xcel Energy Center (4 miles);****CULTURE****: Guthrie Theater (4 miles), Ordway Theater (5 miles), Minneapolis Institute of Arts [MIA] (5 miles), Walker Arts Center (9 miles). House Home Portland Ave

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Merriam Park in Union Park

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please remove outdoor shoes when in the house. Remember to pack slippers or indoor shoes. Thanks!
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full Bathroom w/combo tub/shower - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • *Combination tub/shower, pedestal sink, hair dryer. *Bathroom has a dedicated hot water heater. *Mirrors near outlets in All Bedrooms for getting ready.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • DOUBLE Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Blackout curtains. MIRROR near outlet
    QUEEN Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Blackout curtains. MIRROR near outlet.
    Small Bedroom w/Twin - 1 Single Bed , Curtains & MIRROR near outlet.
  • *Mirrors in every bedroom near outlet. Hair Dryer. *Iron & Ironing Board. *Beds are high quality Orthopedic Original Mattress Factory. Four pillows per bed. *High thread count, COTTON sheets (flannel seasonally) *Four pillows per bed (two for twins) *Child Bed pack-n-play, upon request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Our location is central to all the Twin Cities have to offer:***AIRPORT***: Minneapolis-Saint Paul (5 miles);**DOWNTOWNS**: Saint Paul (5 miles), Minneapolis (6 miles);***COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES***: St. Thomas (0.5 mi), Macalester (0.8 mi), St. Catherine (1.6 miles), Hamline Univ. (1.8 miles), Augsburg College (3.4 miles), University of Minnesota [U of M] (5 miles), Metropolitan State College [Metro State] (5 miles);***SHOPPING***: Mall of America (9 miles), Grand Avenue shops/restaurants (2 blocks away); Rosedale Mall (6 miles);***GROCERIES***: Whole Foods Market (0.3 miles), Mississippi Coop Market (2.5 miles); Kowalski's (1.5 miles);***CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS***: Best Buy (12 miles), General Mills (13 miles), 3M (19 miles);***SPORTS***: TCF Stadium (4 miles), Target Center (5 miles), Xcel Energy Center (4 miles);****CULTURE****: Guthrie Theater (4 miles), Ordway Theater (5 miles), Minneapolis Institute of Arts [MIA] (5 miles), Walker Arts Center (9 miles), Swedish Institute

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Twin Arches Twinhome on Portland near Minneapolis
average rating of 4.8958335 based on 62 reviews
5

The home was very charming and inviting. We instantly felt at home.

  • 5 of 5

The home was warm, inviting, and very comfortable. Lots of original 1923 charm from the built-ins to the windows. Location was very convenient to stores, parks, freeways. Perhaps it's just the Twin Cities, but everything is so close! The neighborhood was delightful and felt very safe.

Amber met us at the door and was incredibly kind and accommodating. Upon entering, our 5yo found the kids toys and went right to work playing, allowing us to unpack and settle in. There was plenty of room for our family of four. Each child had their own room and a Pack-N-Play fit fine in one for our youngest. The kitchen was well stocked with the essentials which was handy as we prefer to cook. There were air conditioning units in each room, so grateful for that during our stay.

Parking was easy on the street, laundry was available, and there were even beach toys for us to use. Overall, we were very pleased and would love to return. Thank you, Amber, for making our visit so wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Comfortable and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

5 adults stayed at this property for a curling tournament in St Paul and we were very pleased with this place. The unit is huge with plenty of seating in the common areas. The dining room has seating for 7. The beds are very comfortable and there are plenty of towels. The kitchen is fantastic with everything you need to cook anything you want. The knifes are sharp and there is even food storage containers for your leftovers. Parking out front was easy with plenty of spaces available. The location is great for easy access to see the city. We will not hesitate to stay here in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beaverton, OR
5

Charming, spacious and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We (family of 5) stayed at Twin Aches while visiting family in St. Paul. Conveniently located in a quiet, safe neighborhood; easy walking distance to coffee shop and pizza restaurant on Grand; St. Thomas; and the Mississippi River Boulevard/walking path. The apartment was larger than we expected, clean, and quiet. We thought our flight might be affected by the Delta cancellations, and Amber was flexible in waiting to hear from us and offering us a discounted price for an additional night (luckily our flight wasn't affected). I would recommend this property to any groups-families or friends. The bedrooms are not large, but the living room and dining room are very spacious so there is plenty of space for several people.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent three nights here, and would definitely come back. Everything was very clean, there was plenty of space for us to spread out, the A/C helped everyone sleep well, and Amber even brought out a bunch of toys for the kids. It was a easy to get to cafes or restaurants, and the neighborhood was nice to just stroll around. Having Netflix on the tv was nice too. Thanks, Amber!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Gathering Place is a perfect name for this wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was blessed to recently spend 5 nights at this home rental. We rented both levels. We had other relatives join us for dinner two evenings- there was plenty of room for all of us to eat, visit and enjoy our time together. We enjoyed visiting the Children's Muesum, The Minnesota RollerGirls WFTDA, Cafe Latte....

This rental feels like a wonderful place to come home to. Our 3 1/2 son enjoyed all of the toys - including his favorite the train set.

Thank you Amber for making this rental available.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chelsea, Quebec
5

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in lots of rentals but this was the best! Walking into the cosy, attractive surroundings felt like coming home. There is lots of comfortable seating, the kitchen is very well stocked and the lay-out allowed for peace and privacy in the bedrooms, with a spacious gathering place in the dining/living rooms. The neighbourhood is beautiful and perfect for walking, and the owner couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. We expect to visit St. Paul in the future and will always look first for this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Merriam Park, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Thanksgiving
19 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£147
From
£159
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Dec Holidays
18 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£730
for 4 nights
From
£147
From
£159
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Super Bowl
31 Jan 2018 - 7 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£885
for 3 nights
From
£252
From
£419
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £34 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£390
for 2 nights
From
£130
From
£147
Fri,Sat
£943
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £227.43
Cleaning Fee £60.65 + Tax
Refunded for eCHECK £56.86 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.62%

Additional guest fee does not apply to ages 10 and younger.

Call (651) 528-2027 to discuss weekly & monthly rates, or other questions.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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