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Private Suite in Single Family Home

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Furnished mother-in-law apartment in independent bottom level of single family h

Furnished mother-in-law apartment in independent bottom level of single family home with private entry and private bath. Convenient location near the interstate, multiple Fortune 500 companies, grocery and restaurants. Minutes to downtown Minneapolis.

I live on-site and can be available to help you with anything you may need. I've also gone to great lengths to ensure that the set-up of the guesthouse is such that visitors and myself need to have no interaction if the guest prefers. Your comfort and privacy are paramount.

The home sits high atop a hill, said to be the highest point in the cities. The dead-end street, surrounded by huge pine trees offers a great feeling of privacy and tranquility, yet the interstate is just around the corner offering convenient travel to anywhere in the metro and northern suburbs. World famous, Heights Bakery, lay in walking distance from the home, as does Central Ave. which hosts some of Minneapolis' most highly regarded dining treasures.

5 minute walk to the closest bus stop on Central Ave., which is a major transit artery. You can get virtually anywhere you need to go with this stop as your starting point. The Fridley Light Rail station is also nearby.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2017

About Ryan

I'm a 30-something professional who works for one of the many Fortune 500 medical device companies here in the Twin Cities. I've been living here for 4-5 years, having moved up from Louisiana in 2012.

Ryan purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Ryan chose Minnesota

Great owner ;). I'm constantly making improvements to the property, and am always quick to address any issue. The house sits high atop a hill said to be among the highest points in the cities. Though it's about 6 miles from the center of Downtown Minneapolis, one can actually see downtown from the backyard. The house is on a dead end street, surrounded by 100 foot pine trees, and quiet neighbors who respect each others' privacy. The bottom level rental apartment is at ground level, not in a basement as you'll sometimes find on rental sites. You've got huge windows in the living room, and lots of natural light. The apartment is completely separate from my living quarters, so guests and I need only interact when necessary or when it's desired. I wholeheartedly want my guests to feel that they're renting a space truly their own. It's in close proximity to all of the big happenings in Minnesota, and close to many of the Fortune 500s if your stay happens to be for business.

What makes this apartment unique

When I bought the property a few years ago, it'd been a one-owner home since being built in 1959. The original owner babied the home, taking exceptional care of it, and I try to follow in that tradition. As of February 2017, the bathroom has been completely remodeled, giving guests a modern space to refresh. The washing machine and dryer are brand new machines, each earning the highest ratings in their class. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you'd need to prepare meals. There are several groceries and restaurants nearby. It's a nice, quiet place, but is in very convenient proximity to the heart of both Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as proximity to other more northern suburbs where big events are held each year.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Columbia Heights in Anoka County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Private bathroom with shower, vanity, toilet, linens provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Full bed, sleeps 2, dresser, nightstand, large closet.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Private Suite in Single Family Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

This was exactly what I needed.

  • 5 of 5

Ryan was a great host. Everything i really needed was there. He was even kind enough to allow me to use his garage. He also gave me my space...but was right there if i needed anything. Thanks Ryan

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chad was the ideal guest, quiet and courteous, and even cleaned the place upon departure. I'd highly recommend him to other VRBO hosts.
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convenient to most anything-Great location

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Ryan, is very attentive and works to accommodate whatever needs arise. His place is clean. It has all the amenities and a great new bathroom renovation (march 2017). The home is located so that most anything is convenient. It certainly met my need for working in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friendly, clean, convenient full 1-bedroom apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this location for nearly a month while we waited for our long-term apartment to become available. The apartment was clean and had all necessities. It was an absolute pleasure being a guest here. Ryan was attentive and very responsive yet not overbearing in the least. The neighborhood is quiet and accessible to both metro areas (we used the transit system a few times from here and that was easy as well). We appreciate the opportunity to stay and experience what Minnesota has to offer with a respectful, attentive homeowner. If the need ever arose again, we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rheannon and her husband were ideal guests. They used my rental as a homebase while they set up their new living arrangements in Minnesota after moving here from out-of-state. They're a well-educated and gainfully employed couple, so future owners can rest assured that these two are quality renters who will take care of your place.
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Pleasant Stay

  • 5 of 5

This space was just what we were looking for-- simple, clean, quiet. I wouldn't call it posh or modern but the decor gives it a down to earth, livable, warm energy. It's also warm enough in the winter and reliable wifi, clearing of snow off driveway. My boyfriend and I would definitely stay there again.

As a host, Ryan respected our space while also letting us know that he'd be there for us to address any issue that came up. (There weren't any issues--no surprises except for pleasant ones, like colossal wild turkeys clucking outside our window one day, and chocolates and miscellaneous groceries in the cupboards that saved us a few bucks on groceries for a few weeks.) Somehow through our brief conversations, I got the impression of our host being an exceptionally decent and trustworthy guy.

To me, staying at a place with a friendly host who really enjoys some intrinstic value out of providing a nice place to stay gives the whole stay a nicer backdrop that beats many a place coldly calculated to look posh for profit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host Sarah and her partner for a 2+ month stay while they worked and attended school here in the cities. They were quiet, respectful guests, and always easy to work with and easy to talk to. They kept the place tidy and clean, and left it in the way in which it was given to them. I'd recommend them to any VRBO host. Thanks, Sarah!
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  • 5 of 5

Ryan has a cozy home and will go out of his way to accommodate your stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alex, It was great to have you as a guest for the few months while you worked at one of the neighboring Fortune 500s. I hope my place provided a good "home-base" while you completed your work. Alex kept the place clean and tidy, and was a quiet, respectful house guest. Welcome back anytime.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
MSP Airport (Terminal 1)
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Brightwood Hills Golf Course
Nearest Train
2.7 Miles
Fridley Station, 6050 Main Street
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Como Park Ski Center, 1431 Lexington Pkwy N
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Moore Lake Beach Central Ave NE, Fridle

Close enough to get to the heart of Minneapolis or St. Paul within a few minutes drive, yet far enough away from the city for quiet relaxation. Centered near the headquarters of several Fortune 500 companies such as Medtronic, Cummins, Target, Boston Scientific, Land O' Lakes, the list goes on and on. Really nice part of Minnesota.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Columbia Heights, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Super Bowl 2018
29 Jan 2018 - 5 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.42
Refundable Damage Deposit £150.56

Please remove shoes upon entering. No smoking. This is not a party house! Although children are welcome, it is more of an artist's retreat ideal for single persons or couples.

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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