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

Greg & Doris

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house

Greg & Doris

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2014
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PARKWAY BEAUTY - ENJOY THE BEST OF QUIET, COMFY SW MINNEAPOLIS PARKWAY LIVING

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house

Overview

Overview

Minneapolis House Rental Photos and Description

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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Greg & Doris (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Greg & Doris

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

Why Greg & Doris chose Minneapolis

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.

What makes this house unique

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

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a beautiful home in a wonderful neighborhood. We definitely would like to use these accommodations down the road.
Mar 2009
  • 1 of 25

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Parkway Beauty - Enjoy the best of quiet, comfy SW Minneapolis parkway living
average rating of 4.9 based on 45 reviews
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Parkway Beauty - Enjoy the best of quiet, comfy SW Minneapolis parkway living
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p222135
-+ 612-859-2817
Minneapolis Minnesota
Hollywood, Florida
5

This is a great place to stay in South Minneapolis

  • 5 of 5
My college buddies stayed here one night while in town to enjoy the Fleetwood Mac concert on their opening debut at the Target Center in downtown. The cab ride was only $10 each way, thus avoiding parking. The reservation was flawless, as well as the immediate return of my damage deposit. The home is situated on a beautiful parkway complete with walking paths all the way to Lake Hariett and the lakes. I walked my dog for over two hours and enjoyed a fine fall day.
The home was in immaculate condition. I have rented through VRBO many times before, and this is definitely one of the top properties for cleanliness, great location and excellent management.
Lee
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Parkway Beauty - Enjoy the best of quiet, comfy SW Minneapolis parkway living
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p222135
-+ 612-859-2817
Minneapolis Minnesota
Newport, Michigan
5

Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5
We rented this home while in Minnesota for our son's wedding. This well maintained home is in a good location - we had several airport runs and when not busy with wedding things, we enjoyed our visit to Lake Harriet & Lake Calhoun. We have runners in the family & they loved the trails. House well stocked - even bikes and a laundry room. Nice yard with grill & outdoor furniture. It was nice having the family together instead of hotel rooms. Greg & Doris were quick to respond to our questions - they made our stay very enjoyable.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Parkway Beauty - Enjoy the best of quiet, comfy SW Minneapolis parkway living
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p222135
-+ 612-859-2817
Minneapolis Minnesota
Brooklyn Center, MN
5

Great House

  • 5 of 5
Clean, well stocked and really convenient to so much that Minneapolis has to offer. Made a family reunion all the more enjoyable.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Parkway Beauty - Enjoy the best of quiet, comfy SW Minneapolis parkway living
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p222135
-+ 612-859-2817
Minneapolis Minnesota
4

Wonderful stay

  • 4 of 5
Very comfortable home with lots of room and a beautiful location. Well equipped kitchen. Only complaint is couches could be replaced. Would not hesitate to stay again.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, we will be updating a couple of older pieces of furniture soon.
Regards, Greg & Doris
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Parkway Beauty - Enjoy the best of quiet, comfy SW Minneapolis parkway living
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-+ 612-859-2817
Minneapolis Minnesota
5

Great weekend away!!

  • 5 of 5
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!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Parkway Beauty - Enjoy the best of quiet, comfy SW Minneapolis parkway living
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p222135
-+ 612-859-2817
Minneapolis Minnesota
4

Stay.....enjoy!

  • 4 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Map

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 Barpub
2 Miles
Uptown district - Lyndale to Hennepin on Lake St.
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hiawatha - Public; Minikahda - Private
Nearest Train
4 Miles
AmTrack, Northstar, Hiawatha Light Rail
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 35W, also Crosstown 62
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Prima (Italian); Malt Shop; Broder's
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Buck Hill, Hyland Park
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Harriet
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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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $190 Per night

Minneapolis House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $35 + 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.

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Amenities

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
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Rumpus Room
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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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