This 1926 Craftsman double bungalow (duplex) has all the detail and flexibility its architectural style suggests. The hand crafted woodwork that frames the home's interior, goes from dark to light as you move through the house, from a deep walnut framing the sunporch, living room, and dining room, to the original oak cabinetry of the kitchen, to the bright scrubbed pine in both bedrooms.
This property can sleep six quite comfortably, eight with just a bit of imagination. The master bedroom has a queen bed as well as a comfy chair and table for reading or lounging. The second bedroom has a full bed, a functional desk, a chair and bookshelf. We encourage guests to borrow or trade books from the bookshelf as their interests dictate.
The open sun porch has a pullout sofa bed (queen), vintage swivel chair and lots of windows and plants. Perfect for sitting, talking, reading or gazing. We have an additional deluxe queen size air mattress (the double decker) which can fit on the opposite end of the sunporch for larger parties.
The dining room overlooks the flower garden through a horizontal panel of three windows. The dining table (built in the same period as the house) is solid walnut with an Art Deco Sunburst pattern and seating for 8.
The kitchen is functional for cooking and equipped with pots, pans, cutlery and other utensils. There are sufficient tablesettings, plates, bowls, glasses, etc to serve eight. Guests will also find a breakfast basket filled with pastries fruits yogurts orange juice, etc...enough for your entire party's first breakfast in your temporary home. Coffee and tea are always provided.
The backyard is partially enclosed with a privacy fence and has a patio table and chairs with umbrella. Great for barbecuing or just sitting and relaxing from Spring through Fall. There is also an enclosed back porch with screened windows looking out over the backyard.
The house is located a half block off the Bike Boulevard, a right-of-way street for bicycles, and less than ten minutes ride from the Minnehaha Parkway bike trail which follows The Creek to beautiful Minnehaha Falls. We have 7 adult bikes, including a tandem, and two kids bikes for guests to use for leisure or general transportation. 15 minutes ride to The Lakes or downtown via the bike lanes.
If biking isn't your preferred mode of transportation, We are located only one block off the Bloomington Avenue and 38th street bus lines (#14 and 23)) and about 10 blocks from the light rail.
I am a writer and filmmaker living between New York, Minneapolis and Miami Beach. My family and I have vacation rentals in these locations as well as Honolulu. I have visited 49 states, 22 countries, and lived abroad. I love travel and travelers and I understand the process of traveling well enough to make it an effortless one for my guests.
Al Morgan purchased this bungalow in 1992
This property has been in my family for over twenty years and is very well cared for. It has lots of nooks and crannies, plenty of space for larger parties to really spread out.
Built-in Bicycles, a great location, spacious interior, and great outdoor space make this property a winner!
We had a wonderful stay in Minneapolis. Al was in constant communication with us to answer questions. We travel to Minneapolis very frequently to visit family and have rented several houses. We would definitely stay here again. If you like to bicycle, this is the place for you. We had a family meal in the dinning room. The large table was very nice and the living area is roomy.
My husband and I spent the weekend in this wonderful, clean craftsman duplex. When we first pulled up we were a little concerned it just didn't seem to show as nice as the photo. Our concerns were quickly gone. Al met us at the door and showed us around. The house is so quaint, with lovely original woodwork and cabinets. All the rooms were very clean. The use of the bikes, helmets and bike locks were great. I believe our initial impression was somewhat clouded by the house next door and their unmowed yard. We would stay in this VRBO again if we were in the area.
Location,location,location! This home was close to it all. We stayed here in August for a family vacation (3 adults and 2 young children). Its only a short 15 min drive from the airport and about 10 mins to the Mall Of Amarica (if traffic is on your side). It's also close to many lakes with lots of recreation opinions. The neiboughood has lots to offer as well. The famous Matt's Bar is only a few blocks away (so yummy - don't miss out) as well as a cool farmers market and even a Target.
The house is old (built in the 1920's) but still in wonderful working order with lots of little extras to make it feel like home. Our favorates being the breakfast items left in the kitchen to welcome us and the sand toys bought just for our children.
Al was very lovely to deal with and made renting this property a breeze. If we ever return to Minneoplas we would stay here again.
This was a great rental! We stayed for 4 nights in the duplex, 2 adults and 2 small children. The walk-in closet in the master bedroom was large enough for our pre-schooler to have her own "room" which she thought was totally cool.
The house is furnished very comfortably (and quite beautiful) and works quite well as a home away from home. Plenty of very nice towels are provided along with a fairly well stocked kitchen.
There are several bikes, a small scooter (for a preschooler) and a brand-new bike trailer for 2 kids (we were the first that used it). There is also a nice selection of helmets for safety!
The property is very nicely located in a residential neighborhood with easy parking, close to a lightrail stop, a quick walk to a park/lake and felt nice and safe. We enjoyed sitting on the back patio at night (with a nicely lit table and chairs). Although we didn't get a chance to use it, a grill and charcoal were provided.
Al is a FANTASTIC host! I have rented several properties through VRBO and he takes the cake! He provided clear and quick communication and was available by phone, text and in person our entire stay. He went above and beyond more than once - buying the new bike trailer for our use, delivering a delicious breakfast basket our first morning - making sure it contained things my kids would like, had a neighbor do some bike seat adjustments for our convienence, delivered fans when it was stuffy and even mailed back the stuffed monkey my little one left behind. He also promptly returned the security deposit with no reminder.
We travel to Minneapolis a couple times a year and will stay at this property again!
South Minneapolis is known for it's wonderful Craftsman Architecture, it's broad boulevards, quiet tree-lined residential streets, lakes, parks, and bike lanes. The Bancroft Neighborhood is the height of this model and is livable in a way that few American neighborhoods are. Its compactness, it's proximity to uptown, downtown, and The Lakes (10mins by car, 15 by bike), as well as its various Bike Boulevards, Greenways, and Bike Paths, make navigating the city easy, breezy and healthy. The Midtown Farmers Market, Seward Coop, and Lund's (hubs for local and organic foods) are all within 10-15 minutes drive or bike as well. The historic and beautiful Minnehaha Falls (named after the Native American princess from Longfellow's 1855 epic poem The Song of Hiawatha) is easily accessible by Minnehaha Parkway which follows Minnehaha Creek through a winding system of bike and foot paths. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing are popular along the Parkway during the winter months. For the more urban-minded, our location is easy access to downtown nightlife, restaurants and shopping, 10 minutes drive via Park Avenue. We are also 15 minutes from the airport and Mall of America.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 15 2015 - Sep 15 2015
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
|Property Damage Protection||$49|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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