The BEST VALUE in the Twin Cities metro area.
About Property Manager
Husband. Dad. Appliance expert. Goofball. Thinker. Hockey player and fan. Sports fan in general. Bass guitar player. BBQ enthusiast. Thrift store shopper. Family man. Love of all. Blessed. Grateful. Happy and humble host.
Property Manager purchased this House in 2004
Why Property Manager chose Northeast Minneapolis
I am a local through and through. I grew up in this neighborhood. Went to school K-12 in NE Mpls. My friends and family are from here and many have come back to live here, just like I did for 13 years in this house. This is where I spent my best years as a twenty something bachelor, the courtship of my wife, our newlywed years, and eventually parenthood. We have two sons and a daughter, born in 2008 2012 and 2017 respectively. are bout it. We are also somewhat connected to the local music scene and can be knowledgeable about unique experiences with the local scene. Looking for something fun, unique, and memorable to do? Just ask!
What makes this House unique
Steam shower, large Mpls park across the street, we are not on a busy street, plenty of street parking, deck in the summer, pet friendly, far from nothing and too close to is not to love?
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
You would need to check with me first on this.
No smoking inside! Outside / on the deck please.
You would need to check with me first on this.
Pack n play, baby gate, high chair...by request.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Understand that I have three cameras outside of the home that give me a view of each entrance to my home. Questions about this? Please ask me.
Failure to comply with any of our house rules will result in any number of sad outcomes for host and/or guest. Please respect our stuff.
When considering whether or not you can host your party here, keep in mind that every beating heart who enters the home is considered a guest. 16 max.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great place to stay, close to NE bars
We used this VRBO as a home base for our large group during a night out in the city! It was a great location, and a quick Uber to many NE bars and restaurants. The beds were comfortable and accommodated our group well. We would stay here again!
Great Rental Option for Large Groups
Joe was very responsive to questions. Everything was clean - check in and out was simple!
Great guest, thank you so much for the good review in spite of the door breaking and me being out of the country! We have fixed the door, and as stated I greatly appreciate the fair review despite the small trouble with that door.
Property was ok. Mostly clean, there were candy wrappers and confetti from previous parties. Check in process was fine other then not knowing that a guest that stopped by for dinner counted towards the guests count to the house so price went significantly up as we only had four stay overnight but paid for the guests that came for dinner. I just wish that was more clear when booking. Also owner repeatedly checked guest count even when I told him a number over the count. He made it perfectly clear that the front camera would be able to detect faces. It made the stay feel very uncomfortable he seemed to think I wasn’t being honest with the count. I get needed to make money off of a stay but this was a little too intense. I wouldn’t stay here again.
To Kirsten and other readers,
I send a canned message to all my guests. Sorry if it was too intense for you, thanks to a few dishonest guests I have no choice but to be reasonable with my business. I don’t have time to “constantly check” but if things look off, I will check and if they are off, we will converse about it. And I will expect to be paid.
I took the time to look back at our conversation history, and I am confused. This guest had asked me, several weeks after booking and one week before check in, about bringing fewer guests than booked and getting a refund and I said yeah! We would refund for anyone not coming to the house, per the rules. Look up guest in the dictionary. Then look at my rules. Why would that be unclear? Since when is a guest considered someone who uses a bed? Where I come from, and in the rest of the English speaking world, guest means someone who is invited to the home. It is quite clear for anyone who wants to take the time to read my rules. If you don’t agree, don’t book the house. This guest was a cold communicator, literally no message prior to booking...she just booked without info. I had to mine info from her with a simple question...what’s the occasion? Seems like nothing would have made her happy though. This review is from someone who seems to view the world through entitled three-star eyes.
To speak to the candy wrappers and confetti...thanks for not leaving more candy wrappers and confetti. Sorry for the inconvenience to you and your guests. Other more reasonable guests come to me and discuss, and likely get a refund of their cleaning fee. You get squat because you did it like a passive aggressive turd.
To other potential guests. Read the other reviews, and understand the rules. You will do fine, I will do my best to help.
Upgraded older home
Home was nicely renovated but with some of grandma's charm with the creaky floors. Nice and quiet neighborhood with good sidewalks for walking.
Perfect place for everything! And Joe was so attentive
Cleanliness could be better
The property was ok. When we arrived there was broken glass on the floor in the kitchen and in the bedroom downstairs. There were empty candy wrappers all over the floor in the downstairs family room, and there was a random person's pair of underwear hanging on the door knob in the bedroom. These were all things that I just took care of because I thought they were overlooked by the housekeeper, and I am not a complainer.
The housekeeper came a day early and told us to be gone in 30 minutes, which was an admitted mistake on behalf of the owner. However, she did not knock and just walked in which frightened the kids.
The kids made a fort in the living room and when I washed and refolded the sheets, and replaced the blankets on the beds, we were told that we would not be getting our damage deposit back because the housekeeper had to remake all of the beds in the house.
I have been renting houses and condos when we travel for years and this is the first unpleasant experience we have had. Unfortunate but that’s how it goes.
To those reading this unfortunate review, I suppose it would be best to suggest you simply look to the other reviews of the property cleanliness, safety, etc. My housekeeper did walk in a day early and that was on me, I gave her bad info. And I apologized sincerely to the guest for that. No harm done, sorry the kids got scared. I have three under my care, and they have been scared before too. I believe they will all be OK. However, I personally had inspected the house prior to their arrival and there was no underwear, no broken glass, no candy wrappers. If I missed something like that, I just don't know how. Certainly she never mentioned anything to me about that. It was status quo as far as I could tell, clean and ready to go. The bit about the sheets is a half truth. This guest booked as a five person group, but slept in 9 of the 10 beds. They used basically all of the extra sheets in the house to make forts. We keep enough for three turnovers, so that's a lot of sheets! I get it, forts are fun. But the sheet sets were not put back together in their sets, my housekeeper had to get us back to status quo. This guest tauts her travelling experience, however I have lots of hosting experience and this is a first for me. And, I was unaware that she had washed the sheets. But that doesn't make me happier to hear for any reason. My laundry detergent, machines, water, expensive natural gas, etc was used to wash sheets that had already been washed, and that shouldn't have been soiled as a children's plaything. I kept approximately 1/4 of the security deposit to cover the extra cleaning and laundering costs I incurred as a result of the lack of basic respect for the property. I feel like maybe the guest feels anger for having been called out for allowing her kids to peel through our turnover linens and play musical beds. Please let me know if you have concerns about what you are reading here, however please take it with a grain of salt. It is a half truth, and I was an honest and sincere gentlemen about things. Not sure what else I could have done aside from absorb the extra costs, and that is not something I want any potential guests to expect me to do.