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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, mandarin

Lovely Uptown Mpls apartment!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Calhoun Isles Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Charming 1+ bedroom, 1 bathroom, 650' apt. in the heart of marvelous Uptown Mpls

Welcome to the vibrant, diverse Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis! Located just a few blocks from Lake Calhoun, Lake & Hennepin and Lyn-Lake shopping districts, this charming, non-smoking apartment (located within our duplex home; a 'shotgun' apartment completely self-contained with a separate entrance) is available for rent year round.

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Relax in the cozy living room, complete with plenty of books and magazines, high-speed wireless internet signal and a small flat-screen television with (very) basic cable for your enjoyment. The photographs picture our gas fireplace, but it's currently not working. An electric fireplace (the plug-in kind with fake but charming flames) is there in its place.

The apartment, which comprises the right half of the main floor of our duplex home, features one full bedroom, a pull-out bed in the living room and a fold-out futon in the sitting/dining room. The serene bedroom features a queen-size bed with pillowtop mattress, 100% cotton sheets and quilts and towels, overhead fan and window air conditioner for the summer months. The sitting/dining room contains a dining nook (seating for four), a children's corner with toys and books, an overhead fan and a fold-down queen-size futon couch. The living room also contains a pull-out bed (a Klik-Klak sofa).

The kitchen is fully supplied with pots and pans, dishes, a full-sized refrigerator and gas stove/oven, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster and utensils. (No dishwasher.) Please note that the kitchen photos are out of date, as we recently replastered and repainted the walls, repainted the cabinets, and refinished the underlying hardwood floor.

The bathroom, while small, contains both tub and shower and a new sink. The apartment has two closets and plenty of drawer space, plus an inflatable queen-size air mattress should you need additional sleeping space. A hairdryer and plenty of supplies --soap, toilet paper, a first aid kit-- are provided.

On-street parking is almost always available in front of the house, and flower gardens surround both the house and the boulevard in season. We have a small dog who occasionally barks when people enter or exit the house or apartment, but beyond that he's pretty chill.

The Uptown and Lyn-Lake neighborhoods are renowned for their wide variety of restaurants, theaters, movies, shopping (both small indie shops and national branches), grocery stores both upscale and midscale, bars, music and people-watching.

Do you like the great outdoors? You'll be in heaven. Bike trails, walking and running paths, sailing, canoe, kayak, paddleboarding, cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, swimming and no fewer than ten gyms and yoga studios are all located within a few blocks.

We are located three blocks in all directions from multiple bus lines, allowing quick access anywhere you wish to go in the metro area.

Minneapolis is a beautiful city year-round, and we invite you to come enjoy it in all seasons. We love sharing our neighborhood with others and would be happy to help you with any questions you might have. Also, there's often something baking in the oven --lemon squares? pound cake? chocolate chip cookies?-- and we're always happy to share.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, mandarin

About The Owner

I am a writer who thrives on the freedom to work wherever I am. What do I love? Travel. Reading. Family and friends. Lively conversation. The great outdoors. Movies, both indie and b-grade blockbusters. Food, lots of it and well-made. Music, music, music and books, books, books. As your host, I will be completely unobtrusive (I myself dislike the hovering host syndrome) but happily available should you need directions, restaurant/shopping recommendations, or walking and biking and running and gym tips. If I'm in a baking mood you might find a basket of cookies hanging from your door.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2007

Why The Owner chose Minneapolis

I've lived in the Uptown neighborhood ever since I moved to Minneapolis (from New England) many years ago, and I couldn't imagine living anywhere else in the city. It's a charming, quirky, unique area in which you can walk and bike or bus anywhere you need to go. I love living in a quiet residential neighborhood three blocks from all the hustle and bustle of Uptown's commercial district.

What makes this apartment unique

I fell in love with our duplex the first moment I looked at it. It's a vintage home with beautiful woodwork everywhere, from gleaming hardwood floors to intricately carved moldings. The gas fireplace, the sunny kitchen and dining room, and the charming front porch (complete with swing) make it a wonderful place year-round.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)
Lovely Uptown Mpls apartment!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
5

Great Uptown location

  • 5 of 5

We stay for over two weeks at this property, having adult children near by. I was able to enjoy morning walks, and grocery shopping is only blocks away. It is near dining and shopping.

The property is clean and well stocked. A person needs to appreciate the age of the building and the older fixtures. Thanks to the owner for making us feel welcome and making our stay great!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I Loved My Stay In This House

  • 5 of 5

I felt at home in this place. My stay turned out to be a classic Minneapolis Uptown experience. Walked everywhere. Coffee on the stoop in the morning. The house and the neighborhood made for easy entertainment and accommodation of guests. Clean and Cozy and surrounded by art and literature.... awesome. Not for one moment did I feel as if this might turn out to be a sketchy experience. I'll be here again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Richard, we're so glad you loved the apartment! "Coffee on the stoop in the morning" - that's one of the great things about the neighborhood. We would love to host you again on your next visit to Minneapolis. Looking forward to it. Cheers, Alison
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5

Perfect for visiting Uptown

  • 5 of 5

This was perfect for my young kids and I to visit friends and places from our old Uptown neighborhood. Lots of sleeping options, a kitchen and Uptown location made this our choice over a hotel - wifi is available, it was quiet and had a/c when the weather was warmer. We stayed for 2 1/2 weeks and felt safe, comfortable and welcome. So many great places to eat and play nearby. Buses and groceries within walking distance as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leeds, UK
5

Very convenient and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the apartment; it was convenient, warm and comfortable. It is in a very nice neighbourhood only a few minutes walk from shops and restaurants. Alison is very helpful and considerate and we were pleased to meet and chat with her. It was great to be so close to our daughter and son-in-law and will certainly consider renting the apartment again.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
5

A new Uptown Favourite!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I come to Minneapolis (from Winnipeg) often throughout the year. We have always wished there were hotels in the Calhoun Square area, as that is where we spend almost all of our time. This time we decided to check VRBO, and were delighted to find Alison's place. It was comfortable, cute, and so conveniently to our favourite restaurants, theatres and stores. And, as a result of Alison's recommendations, we discovered a few new -now to be favourite- places! Plus, to arrive to wine, cheese, and coffee...perfect. Alison's is now our new favourite place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Caolina
5

Great Place, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay and to get the feel of real Minneapolis. Plenty of room to feel at home and spread out, and close to everything! Clean, fully appointed, and cozy. Enough space for a family with a full kitchen, lots of books and games. Very welcoming with wine and crackers, and a great porch across the front for relaxing, even in the winter.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Many bars
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Public: Hiawatha
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Light rail
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
35W, 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Many restaurants
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Hyland
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lake Calhoun
Car: not necessary

Welcome to the vibrant, diverse Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis! Located just a few blocks from Lake Calhoun, Lake & Hennepin and Lyn-Lake shopping districts, this charming, non-smoking apartment (located within our duplex home; a 'shotgun' apartment completely self-contained with a separate entrance) is available for rent year round.

The Uptown and Lyn-Lake neighborhoods are renowned for their wide variety of restaurants, theaters, movies, shopping (both small indie shops and national branches), grocery stores both upscale and midscale, bars, music and people-watching.

Do you like the great outdoors? You'll be in heaven. Bike trails, walking and running paths, sailing, canoe, kayak, paddleboarding, cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, swimming and no fewer than ten gyms and yoga studios are all located within a few blocks.

We are located three blocks in all directions from multiple bus lines, allowing quick access anywhere you wish to go in the metro area.

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Rates & Availability

Calhoun Isles Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
Christmas and New Year's
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
Winter (low season)
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$600
$2,000
 
 
Superbowl 2018
Jan 21 2018 - Feb 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$125
$805
$3,240
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 20.0%

Number of guests, due to size and layout of the apartment, is limited to five. There is a $25/person/night charge after three guests (babies not included). There is no smoking anywhere in the house, on the porch, or in the gardens. Sidewalk smoking is fine. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Calhoun Isles Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom is small but contains a tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom contains a new queen-size pillowtop mattress.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Dining/sitting room contains a fold-down queen futon.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We look forward to welcoming you to our charming apartment and neighborhood!

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