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Sylvan 2 bedroom retreat in the Heart of South West Minneapolis Chain of Lakes!

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Property
apartment
People
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
4 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Southwest Minneapolis - Harriet Avenue Victorian Gem!

Top floor of your 2 br sunny, private, spacious duplex+patio completely updated!

Welcome to your sunny, freshly renovated luxury 2 bedroom vacation 'home away from home', located in one of Minneapolis' most beautiful neighborhoods.

Newly renovated kitchen and spacious living and dining rooms.

Beautiful bathroom features Travertine tile and pebble floor.

The custom built kitchen has a brand new gas stove and refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, blender, electric kettle, and an attached large work island complete with breakfast bar.

Four season porch behind the kitchen offers a great place to watch the sunset.

Comfortable large bedroom has a queen pillow-top four poster bed, a brand new overhead fan and a large closet.

Second bedroom has two single beds, a large closet and lots of windows.

A stackable laundry facility with ironing board and iron is around the corner from your bedroom.

The back stairs lead to a newly built private stone patio.

We have lived in the Twin Cities for many years and as avid field trippers, know the ins and outs of local eateries, watering holes, theatres, festivals and special events. We love hiking, biking, swimming, museums, movies etc and are delighted to share our information with you. We use VRBO ourselves and know first hand the importance of welcome hospitality, while honoring our guests privacy. We try to meet our guests at the airport, and are on site to help you with anything you might need.

All the natural wonders the Twin Cities has to offer are at your fingertips: we are tucked next to the city's Chain of Lakes, Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway, many parks, Minnehaha Creek, an amazing waterfall and the Mississippi river. KingField boasts over 25+ restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, farmer's markets, boutiques, 'green' dry cleaners and upscale grocery stores. We are surrounded by some of Minneapolis' most fun-loving and lively neighborhoods.

Nearby are some of the world's most renowned museums: the Walker Art Center and adjoining Sculpture Garden, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Russian Museum, the Weissmann Museum and countless galleries and art lofts.

You'll be a few minutes away from freeway entrances and multiple bus lines connecting you to downtown -7 mins-, Twins Stadium- 7+ mins-, Uptown-7 mins- LynLake-3 mins-, Mall of America-15- mins, Saint Paul-15 minutes-and the airport-15 mins.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Jeanine Farrell
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 November, 2016

About Jeanine Farrell

We met one the Greyhound bus travelling through North America and have been married for forty years. Jeanine is from Amsterdam and John is from Winnipeg, Canada. We have lived in the Twin Cities for many years including more than thirty in this home. We are avid field trippers in our beloved Twin cities, and know the ins and outs of local eateries, watering holes, theaters, festivals and special events. We love hiking, biking, swimming, museums, movies etc and will be delighted to share our information with you. We use VRBO ourselves and know first hand the importance of welcome hospitality, while honoring our guests' privacy. We are on site to help you with anything you might need and hope to make your stay and enjoyable as possible.

Jeanine Farrell purchased this apartment in 1982

Why Jeanine Farrell chose Minneapolis

Located close to Minneapolis' famous chain of lakes, Uptown, and just a few blocks from the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway, one of the country's longest continuous systems of public urban parkways.

Lake Harriet is just around the corner, connected to a peaceful bird and wildlife sanctuary and a beautiful rose garden. The neighborhood boasts an impressive range of world restaurants- Spanish, Cuban, Vietnamese, Mexican, Asian, Middle Eastern and Malaysian cuisines. We are a mile from Eat Street, an international smorgasbord of restaurants.

A 20 minute walk to Uptown which has great shopping, art movie houses, and terraces with great happy hours. We live near 5 Farmer's Markets- and not too far from the Saint Paul one! Two personal trainers -Thai Body Work and Pilates -live down our street, they're wonderful! There are a handful of trusted babysitters ready at a moment's notice. KingField borders fabulous Linden Hills, a charming small shops 'village' on the other side of Lake Harriet, Lyn/Lake, another great urban gem full of dozens of innovative restaurants, comedy/improv club and movie theaters; Eat Street, the name speaks for itself, is a handful of blocks north from your apartment. Uptown, offers all of the above. Aforementioned Grand Rounds bike path leads you to the Mississippi river, our unique Minnehaha waterfall fed by fast moving Minnehaha creek- all complemented by more restaurants!

What makes this apartment unique

Our duplex has so many large yet comfortable rooms! Four finished cozy porches, bay windows that overlook front and back yards, plenty of built ins and closets, multiple work spaces, and a lovely landscaped front/back yard.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)

Sylvan 2 bedroom retreat in the Heart of South West Minneapolis Chain of Lakes!
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews
5

Comfortable & Serene

  • 5 of 5

This was the most lovely, clean, quiet & comfortable vacation rentals in my experience. We were there in a transitional time of year, so when it became chilly in the evening, Jeanine was quickly attentive to attending to increasing the hot water heat. We could not have been happier and my husband and I hope to return

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! we did indeed have some wacky weather! wonderfully warm, followed by a sudden chilly episode- and then, bliss again! Ahhh, Minnesota! You were delightful guests, we were so please everything worked out during your busy stay! Please do honor us again with your presence! Happy Holidays, Jeanine and John
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4

Great location, great hosts, great sunroom!

  • 4 of 5

Thank you, Jeanine and John, for sharing your lovely Kingfield home with us for the weekend. I had forgotten that your upstairs apartment has two bedrooms and can easily accommodate a family of four or two couples. Your pride of ownership is evident in all of the little features that gives your apartment a true feeling of a home-away-from-home. Staying at your place gave us a sense of living in an authentic Minnesota home. Our favorite room was the sunroom behind the kitchen: very bright, warm, and cozy. Your Kingfield neighborhood is delightful - close to the lakes and just far enough from downtown to escape the noise and hustle but not too far from all those great Minneapolis restaurants! Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so very welcome, we enjoyed hosting you as well, Jeanine and John
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4

Very nice house in a great neighborhood. Perfect location close to lots of great places to eat !

  • 4 of 5

Very nice place in a really nice neighborhood just a few minutes from either downtown or the big lakes just a few blocks to the West. Beautiful lakes ! We came and went as we pleased and had no issues at all. Host and hostess were very pleasant and welcoming ! Very Good beds (very important) with a nice kitchen, living room and a great back porch for morning coffee. Would highly recommend it !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely Apartment, great location!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful 100+ year home in a lovely walkable neighborhood. Easy street parking. Great parks, restaurants & coffee nearby.

Apartment well appointed. Nice amount of space: 2 spacious bedrooms, dining room, eat-in kitchen, living room, and bonus porch/office/sitting area. Outside space is small, but private. Option of private back door or shared front entrance.

Lovely hosts, very accommodating and responsive.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: so glad you enjoyed your stay at our home, it must have been difficult to relax, having 2 young toddlers in an unfamiliar place! Hope the portacrib, high chair, toys and new t.v. kept them happy at least some of the time!
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4

Great accommodation in a lovely location - ideal if you want to relax and enjoy the lakes area

  • 4 of 5

This was one of the nicest rental properties that I have stayed in anywhere - it was full of character. The decor is lovely with lots of little extras in terms of lights and nice furnishings.

There was plenty of room for our party of five. The property was well equipped with everything that you could possibly want or need. In addition, there was lots of local maps and information, as well as books and board games. We spent a few mornings playing scrabble with our daughter which was really relaxing and a nice change from all of the electronics.

The local area has lots of little shops, coffee shops and restaurants catering for all tastes. The Lake Harriet area is very scenic.

One of our most relaxing breaks.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: well, that sounds as if you had an exceptional stay with us, thanks for very much for taking the time! Jeanine and John
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5

Another terrific summer on Harriet Ave

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that our family of 4 has stayed much of the summer at Jeanine and John's duplex. Once again, it worked out perfectly for us. The duplex has ample space for us, it is in a beautiful and friendly neighborhood near all sorts of wonderful city parks, it is less than a mile from Lakes Harriet and Calhoun, which are terrific for running, swimming, biking, etc. Jeanine and John are excellent hosts, too--very helpful and prompt to respond to queries. Really can't say enough nice things about them and their place. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Lindbergh International, Hubert Humprhey
Nearest Barpub
Rincon 38, King's, La Fresca, Lowbrau, DriftWood
Nearest Ferry
N/A
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Minnekahda, Hiawatha, Interlachen, Edina C Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Light Rail, Green Line
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
35W North/South, 62 East/West, 94 East/West
Nearest Restaurant
Victor's, Grand Cafe, La Fresca, Cafe Ina, Rincon
Nearest Ski
Lake Harriet,Minnehaha Creek,Wirth Park, Hiawatha
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lakes Harriet, Calhoun, Isles, Cedar, Nokomis
Car: recommended

1/2 block to the 40th street Greenway to 26+ connected miles of multi use paths. Lake Harriet is just around the corner, connected to a peaceful bird and wildlife sanctuary. KingField boasts an impressive range of world restaurants- Spanish, Cuban, Vietnamese, Mexican, Asian, Middle Eastern and Malaysian cuisines. We are a mile from Eat Street, an international smorgasbord of restaurants, a 20 minute walk to uptown with great shopping, art movie houses, terraces with great happy hours. We live near 5 Farmer's Markets- and not too far from the Saint Paul one! Two personal trainers -Thai Body Work and Pilates -live down our street, they're wonderful! There are a handful of trusted babysitters ready at a moment's notice. KingField borders fabulous Linden Hills, a charming small shops 'village' on the other side of Lake Harriet, Lyn/Lake, another great urban gem full of dozens of innovative restaurants, comedy/ improv club. Eat Street, name speaks for itself, a handful of blocks north from your apartment. Uptown, offers all of the above, plus two art movie houses. The aforementioned Grand Rounds bike path leads you to the Mississippi river, our unique Minnehaha waterfall fed by fast moving Minnehaha creek- all complemented by more restaurants!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Southwest Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
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4 night minimum stay
£515
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £39 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.75%

Rate per night is for 2 guests, additional guest $15 per person/ night, maximum 4 guests

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Southwest Minneapolis in Minnesota

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Refresh yourself in your Travertine walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • The main bedroomshas a pillow top Queen poster bed with luxury linens, a large closet and a brand new overhead fan.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Minneapolis and Saint Paul are THE tourist destination many people are discovering! We are surrounded by water ways of all kinds- lakes, rivers, creeks, waterfalls-and that's just within our city limits! Rock climbing- indoors and out, historic paddleboat rides along the river and inside the lock and dam, amazing urban hikes along the river, and the country's most extensive park system. Must boast about our proximity to the MOA- yes, the world's largest shopping experience, soon to be doubled in size! We are surrounded by small, intimate restaurants, boutiques, wine bars and coffeeshops, and there are 5 farmer's markets within a few miles!

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