PARKWAY BEAUTY - ENJOY THE BEST OF QUIET, COMFY SW MINNEAPOLIS PARKWAY LIVING

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Greg & Doris

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
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PARKWAY BEAUTY - ENJOY THE BEST OF QUIET, COMFY SW MINNEAPOLIS PARKWAY LIVING

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4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8-12

Located on prestigious West Minnehaha Parkway, with beautiful parkway frontage, facing Minnehaha creek in a natural wooded valley.

Paved bicycling/rollerblading/c-c skiing and jogging paths right out the front door that are part of a metro-wide grand round parkway system, including nearby Lake Harriet, a leading outdoor family recreation area of the cities.

Extensive walking-distance services available, including: ATMs, gourmet grocery, liquor stores, highly-rated restaurants, coffee shops, and gift stores.

Central metro location with easy drive to most area locations, with multiple excellent freeway connections, 15 minutes to airport, downtown, Mall of America/494 strip.

Several bus line connections within 3 blocks, including expresses to downtown & the U. of M. Good bus connections to the Metrodome, Mall of America, and Southdale mall.

-- Please do check our Availability Calendar for open dates - we keep it fully updated at all times. We tend to book up well ahead of each season.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Greg & Doris

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Greg and Doris have enjoyed hosting guests in their next-door rental home for the past 10 years. Avid gardeners and remodelers, they have poured great effort into making the house a relaxing and enjoyable place to stay. Having done extensive international travel themselves, they understand the little touches that make for a comfortable visit.

Greg & Doris purchased this house in 1998

Having lived next door for over 30 years, we had considered buying the home for family member use at various times, but then had an opportunity when the neighbors were suddenly transferred out of town for business. We targeted the house specifically for international and corporate relocation families, and have developed some great continuing friendships with our guests. Being right next door, it has been very convenient for us to attend to the property and assist guests when needed.

Spacious home, great for wedding parties, family or friends reunions, business groups.

Mixture of comfortable modern ranch layout, with classic woodwork & coved ceilings.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house

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Parkway Beauty - Enjoy the best of quiet, comfy SW Minneapolis parkway living
average rating of 4.9375 based on 41 reviews
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Parkway Beauty - Enjoy the best of quiet, comfy SW Minneapolis parkway living
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Minneapolis Minnesota
5

Great weekend away!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
What a wonderful home away from home!! We came up on a weekend of TERRIBLE weather. By the time we got to Minneapolis we were pretty exhausted. Parkway Beauty was so welcoming and cozy. We had 10 people staying in the house and there was plenty of space for everyone to spread out. Parkway Beauty is located in a beautiful neighborhood that would be an amazing place for a run in the spring and summer. When we return to Minneapolis we will definitely try to stay in Parkway Beauty again!!!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Parkway Beauty - Enjoy the best of quiet, comfy SW Minneapolis parkway living
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Minneapolis Minnesota
4

Stay.....enjoy!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We stayed here during the week leading up to our son's wedding. To me, the most perfect aspect of the house was that it was clean! When you rent over the internet, sight unseen, you just don't know. But there are no worries at Greg & Doris' place.. Greg and Doris do a great job keeping everything shipshape! There were six adults and we were quite comfortable. Three shared the upstairs bath and two bedrooms; two shared the downstairs bath and two bedrooms. We wanted to cook dinner for our family while everyone was together, and we were able to do that quite well. Over our week-long stay, I don't think there was a thing we couldn't find in that kitchen. It was fully stocked with everything we needed. It was almost as good as being at home. My only complaints......the bed in the master was hard as a rock. Not my style, but I am sure others would be fine. Also, the room on the main floor where the TV is located is cramped. I wished it was in the living room. Honestly, though, there's so much to do in the area, there was hardly any time for TV watching. We only used it late at night when we were tired and needed to just relax a bit before hitting the sack! One thing to be aware of when staying in Minneapolis, is the proximity to the airport. It can get quite noisy, not only in the Lake Harriet area, but in many of the beautiful areas of the city.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Parkway Beauty - Enjoy the best of quiet, comfy SW Minneapolis parkway living
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Minneapolis Minnesota
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Greg and Doris have a wonderful rental home. 5 women stayed very comfortably in this home for one week. We were delighted that is was right across the street to the very bike path we took every day to see Minneapolis and surrounding areas. The house was withing walking distance to stores and restaurants if we decided not to drive or bike. The neighbor hood is completely safe and quiet. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed to cook with and Doris even included spices, coffee, and condiments! I cannot say enough about the extras with this rental!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 2/3
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Parkway Beauty - Enjoy the best of quiet, comfy SW Minneapolis parkway living
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Minneapolis Minnesota
Colorado
5

Great vacation home in an awesome neighborhood

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Loved every part of this home from the minute we pulled up until the minute we left. Which actually made me quite sad. It's in a beautiful neighborhood on a greenbelt, barely any traffic, lots of bikers, runners, and families walking. Gorgeous scenery. I could have sat in the front window all day drinking tea.

Definitely try out Lake Harriet a mile down the road. Beautiful beach and lunch at the Bread and Pickle was a favorite for all of us.

Pizzeria Lola, Malt Shop, and Prima are all great recommendations for great nearby restaurants.

If visiting any part of this city I HIGHLY recommend this great house. We will definitely stay again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Parkway Beauty - Enjoy the best of quiet, comfy SW Minneapolis parkway living
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Minneapolis Minnesota
Bournemouth, England
5

Lovely house let by friendly owners in a brilliant Minneapolis location.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Really lovely,quiet, comfortable property near lovely Minnehaha Creek and a short walk to Lake Harriet and local shops and coffee shops-even closer once Lyndale Avenue Bridge is open again. This property's location makes you feel you are somewhere semi-rural but is ideal for visiting Minneapolis-an easy 15 minute drive to Downtown and about the same to Mall of America. It has lots of space and would easily accomodate many more than the 5 that were in our party. The house is well equipped and clean and the laundry is certainly an assett when you stay as we did for over 2 weeks. Doris and Greg, the owners, are very friendly and gave us all the help we could wish for including allowing us the use of the house long beyond our check out time, making planning for our late evening flight home a no stress event. All the members of our party are very grateful to them and so pleased to have found this fantastic little haven so close to the city. It will certainly be top of our list to book on any return visit to the Twin Cities.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Malt Shop
"Great casual dining and malts, with vegetarian options."
Prima
"Very nice local Italian bar / restaurant. Casual, easy walking distance."
Broders' Pasta Bar
"Superb pasta restaurant, with Broder's deli across street and their stylish Terzo wine bar a..."
The Lynn on Bryant
Patina Inc
"Gift store with very fun, eclectic, reasonably priced items."
Kowalski's Markets
"Superb neighborhood grocery, deli, bakery, and gift market. "
Cub Foods
"Big box store with national & private brands. Great produce, organic, deli, bakery, and phar..."
Starbucks
"Nearby community Starbucks. Smaller than some, fits in a nice little commercial district wal..."
Lake Harriet
"Top metro area lake and park, with swimming, boating, beach swimming, excellent food, and a ..."
Lynnhurst Park
"Nearby park with playground, tennis courts, basketball, baseball / hockey."
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Minneapolis-St. Paul International; Flying Cloud
Nearest Train
4 Miles
AmTrack, Northstar, Hiawatha Light Rail
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 35W, also Crosstown 62
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Harriet
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Uptown district - Lyndale to Hennepin on Lake St.
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Buck Hill, Hyland Park
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hiawatha - Public; Minikahda - Private
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Prima (Italian); Malt Shop; Broder's
Car: not necessary

Located in quiet, exclusive neighborhood near Lake Harriet, Downtown, Mall of America, airport, and 494 strip. Close to world-class cultural sites - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Guthrie theater. Neighborhood has great walking-distance amenities - library, coffee shops, video rental, top-rated restaurants, gourmet grocery, fitness center, pizza, gift stores, dry cleaning. Several bus lines allow access to all metro attractions without driving, including expresses to downtown and U of M. ***PLEASE CHECK the Availability Calendar for available rental dates - we keep it carefully up to date***

Other Activities: Top-rated unique restaurants. Close to the Mall of America, Minneapolis Convention Center. Located directly on the Minneapolis Grand Round parkway system, connecting to the Mississippi River and the Chain of Lakes.

Golf: Minnekahda Club and the beautiful public Haiwatha course are both very close by.

Ski: Buck Hill ski center is a quick drive from the home, as well as the Hyland Park ski jump. Cross-country skiing is accessible directly out the front door on the extensive separate ski trail system along the Parkways and around the lakes. Sledding hills are available a few blocks down the parkway. Large Inner tubes are available for creek running and sliding.

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Minneapolis House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Easter
Apr 17 2014 - Apr 20 2014
1 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,775
$5,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
May 23 2014 - May 27 2014
1 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,775
$5,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July
Jun 29 2014 - Jul 6 2014
1 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,775
$5,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 2 2014
1 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,775
$5,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2014 - Dec 1 2014
1 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,775
$5,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 3 2015
1 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,775
$5,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$190
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,350
$5,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning $100.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $35.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.3%
Notes 2014: Regular Weekdays $190/night, Weekends $225/night; Weekly $1350; $10 nightly fee per person over 8.
Holidays - Weekdays: $250/night; Weekends: $300/night; Weekly $1775
Sales tax 11.3% applies to all fees. Discounts available for non-holiday Nov. - Feb.
Reservation & damage deposit: $500. Cleaning fees: $100. Pet (must be housebroken, not allowed on upholstery) extra cleaning fee $35.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Minneapolis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking On Street
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Computer Available ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Study Room
  • Ducted Heating
  • Rumpus Room
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor, elegant marble decor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lower level; toilet, sink, & shower; access to hall & BR #4
  • Main level bath is adjacent to master and 2nd bedrooms, with tub & shower, marble tile. Lower bath is accessible to the 4th bedroom, with shower and natural light.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , with bath
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in Den
    Family room - 2 twin/ single , in Den
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Kids
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • ruins
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • forests
  • zoo
  • synagogues
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • photography
  • boating
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • sailing
  • fly fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • cross country skiing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • kayaking
Notes:
On Lush Minnehaha Parkway, Part of Minneapolis Scenic Grand Rounds, with Bicycling/Rollerblading/Jogging Paths Right Out Front Door, Short Walk to Lake Harriet, with Boating, Picnic Area, Concerts, Snacks. Lovely Unique SW Minneapolis Neighborhood - Walk to Gourmet Restaurants and Grocery, Video Store, Coffee Shops, Wine & Liquor Shop, and Pizza.
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