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Beautiful, Looks Over Creek., 10 Minutes from Everything!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Charming and light 1 bedroom lower duplex, with 3 season porch, sofa- queen hide-a-bed. Hardwood floors, full kitchen, dining, living. Washer/dryer included. Satellite TV, FAST wireless internet, DVD player. Pets welcome - need to have a conversation.

Beautiful park system, creek, 3 blocks from Lake Hiawatha, 5 blocks from Lake Nokomis. Just a 10 minute light rail train ride to MOA or downtown MPLS. Walking distance to Minnehaha Falls and park and the Mississippi River. Great neighborhood.

Within a 6 blocks radius you will find - bakery, family owned mexican restaurant, great Italian restaurant, grocery store, banking, golf course, gas station/convenience store, liquor store, dry cleaner, auto repair, coffee shops, several churches, walgreens, bike shop, bar/restaurant, hardware store and more.

Keywords: Location, Location, Location! 10 mins from everything. Duplex, lower level, living, dining, BR, BA, sun porch, yard, park, creek, walk/bike paths to lakes.

More Details

Paula Hemming
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Paula Hemming

A few years back I used VRBO to offer my downstairs level to travelers and people in town visiting their families. I met so many nice people and enjoyed sharing my wonderful neighborhood. I run my own life coaching business and am an instructor. i have owned the house since 1998. Summer - this is a terrific location for beautiful walks or bike rides. one direction leads to the lakes and the other takes you to Minnehaha Falls and the Mississippi river. Winter -You are welcome to cross country ski in our great park system or nearby in our downhill areas or just enjoy the winter's quiet beauty along the creek.

Paula Hemming purchased this house in 1998

Why Paula Hemming chose Minneapolis

This property attracted me because it was like a small town neighborhood with all the advantages of the big city that is on the City lakes circle tour.

What makes this house unique

Being right on the parkland by the creek means i often see many birds and wildlife.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can't tell how absolutely everything worked out great staying at the duplex. The location was perfect - just like you said - for everything. The light rail was wonderful. Getting into St. Paul was so easy. The MOA easy accessibility and all the highways. We loved the shops on Grand Ave and also the market Kowalski's (the boutique was neat too). Minnehaha Falls simply beautiful!

Your city is really special. I'm so glad I had the chance to visit.

Best of luck to you. Thanks for letting us stay in your home.
Aug 2010
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Nokomis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower and tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen hide-a-bed in living room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Beautiful, Looks Over Creek., 10 Minutes from Everything!
average rating of 4.5 based on 27 reviews

Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location and close to many nice little shops. Not far from downtown. Cozy place for the 2 of you!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Loved the proximity to the creek and bike paths.

  • 4 of 5

Overall My wife and I really liked it. The location was great for us. House was comfortable and the neighborhood seemed nice. I would defiantly rent it again next time I am in town!!!!! Mark and Louise

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ

GREAT location and "convenient" area neighborhood. Paula H is very responsive to any queries.

  • 4 of 5

The house is older, yet, functional, in most aspects.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. Yes the house was built in 1900 right next to the creek. Then in 1911 it was moved with horses and logs to it's current spot a little farther from the creek.
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A Lovely and Very Convenient Setting

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was so pleasant and the accommodations were just perfect for our needs. The kitchen was very well equipped; the living room and dinning room were spacious and attractively furnished with comfortable furniture; and the bedroom and bath were perfect for our needs--good dresser space and closets. We had a washer and dryer in the basement and access to the laundry line in the backyard. We were blocks away from a grocery, a library, and stunning parks. If you are looking for a homey atmosphere, this fits the bill. Paula was prompt in answering our questions and making out late night arrival possible. We would have no hesitancy about staying here again or recommending it.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rogers, AR

Older home as described and not well kept on outside but comfortable inside.

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay in this small cottage for four days and were pleased with it's central location. There was one thing wrong though, there are no curtains or blinds on the bedroom windows, even though the pictures show there are. So, I had to improvise because we definitely didn't want to be on display. We were able to have a couple of family members over for dinner so that was great. Right across the street we enjoyed the beauty of the creek and lots of trees as we walked the trail.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for pointing out the missing blinds. My cleaning person was supposed to replace them. the last people had a pet that destroyed them. i apologixe for that. it has been handled. Glad you enjoyed your stay. The rest of the outside work is being finished now that it is spring again.
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Plymouth, MI

Great Location in Minneapolis

  • 4 of 5

The outside of this rental is a little rough, but the inside is very nice and clean. Great location along the running/biking path and man of the area attractions are easily reachable by car. We did not use the mass transit system but the Metro is only a short walk away. Owner was very responsive to any questions and check in and out was very easily accommodated. I would not hesitate staying here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Minneapolis/St Paul
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Light Rail to downtown, Mall of America, and airpo
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Nokomis
Nearest Point of Interest
Baker's Wife Bakery
Nearest Point of Interest
Light Rail Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Hiawatha
Nearest Point of Interest
Minneahaha Falls Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Oxendales Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
Dominguez Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Nokomis
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Snelling Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Crosby Regional Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Minnesota Zoo & Imax
Nearest Point of Interest
University Of Minnesota
Nearest Point of Interest
Hiawatha GOLF course
Car: not necessary

2 tennis courts, basketball court, beaches, kids pool, playgrounds, canoeing in parks . state and regional parks within 10 minutes


Rates & Availability

Nokomis House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 14 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $60
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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