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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 rented the property for a 2 night stay to bridge the time from the closing of our home in SW Mnpls to our new home in the suburbs. We wanted to leverage a VRBO due to having pets and an infant - thinking a home would provide more comfort for our transition. The initial interactions with the owner were pleasant and accommodating.
Upon our arrival, the home was extremely hot with no working air conditioning. We contacted both numbers the owner provided to us and 45 mins. later were on the phone trying to book a hotel. We did eventually get a response back from the contact, but at that point, were at the hotel and settling in. The home itself was very quaint and would have worked well had the conditions been tolerable.
The most frustrating piece of this scenario is the owner's response time to issues/concerns. We understand the AC is fixed now, it sadly did not positively impact our stay.
Absolutely loved this property. Exactly as described.
Would stay again when we're in the area.
A lovely home in a quiet neighborhood is my impression. Thus was a great "home base" to venture out and explore the city. The house was well kept, very clean and I loved all of the light from the windows. The kitchen was well stocked, though I do recommend adding a pizza cutter. Upstairs neighbors are a little noisy at times, just general foot fall, but really had no problems with them at all. Would definitely stay here again!
Another wonderful visit to the Twin Cities--thanks to this owner's hospitality and lovely VRBO site. We especially appreciated great help and flexibility coordinating our travel schedule. Once again, the fridge and cupboard was stocked with yummy goodies--loved the bundle of Indian corn hanging on the entry door. Owner and property manager could not be more helpful--they went above and beyond what they "had to do," meeting and exceeding our expectations. Minnesota Nice--it's the real deal with these folks!
If you haven't been to the Twin Cities you need to consider this location, very central and walking (or biking) distance to great restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries etc... (you must go to A Baker's Wife and try the cherry danish) Alfonso is very accommodating and even supplied us with two bikes as we were a couple short for our family. It slept the four of us very comfortably and had everything we needed.
Had a wonderful family get-together here in February-March. Really appreciated fresh fruit and yogurt in the fridge; loved being able to bring along our two old mutts; quiet neighborhood, just a block from a lovely park, and parallel with a street with lots of services. Very nice owner and his property mgr was very helpful and friendly.
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 26 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning||$49 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
50% cancellation policy on any cancellations made within at least 30 days of your stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.