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MINNESTAY - Urban Retreat in Uptown - Close to everything

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom , Sleeps 4


Urban Retreat (2 bd / 2 ba - 2000 sq ft)

State of the Art Condo in the Uptown Area with a Master suite. Classic Craftsman architecture with all the modern conveniences and upgrades. The Master suite encompasses a large bathroom with marble floors, dual sinks and vanity. Relax in the claw foot tub or use the separate walk in shower. Enjoy the separate space with your own sectional leather couch. Have work to do, the suite also has a comfortable leather chair and desk. Both Bedrooms have king sized gel-memory foam mattresses, 40" TV/cable & DVD. The Kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances with granite countertops, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine and all the utensils and dish-ware for entertaining and cooking. The living room encompasses large restful leather couch, chairs and a 60' flat screen TV and beautiful stain-glass windows. The sunroom is spacious and bright, a wonderful place to enjoy your morning coffee and paper. Dining area offers seating for 6 guests. The country kitchen has seating for two. There is a large fenced backyard to take in the beautiful Minnesota seasons and let the kids run free. The unit has free cable TV with HBO/Showtime and Hi-speed wireless internet.

Enjoy beautiful Lake Calhoun & Lake Harriet with live music in the outdoor bandshell on most evenings. Walking distance to playgrounds, 2 amazing coffee shops, 7 restaurants, 2 convenience stores, 3 salons and boutique shops and much more. Easy access to public transport. Just miles from other great attractions like the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Gardens, Hennepin History Museum, Como Zoo, Minnesota Streetcar Museum, take pleasure in a vintage streetcar ride. The area has so much to offer. Come Enjoy, Explore and Relax in Uptown.

Downtown Minneapolis: Thriving Performing-Arts Scene near Idyllic Lakes

Downtown Minneapolis is more than just the geographic epicenter of the city—it’s the cultural heart too. Sports venues home to the Timberwolves, Vikings, and Twins neighbor the lively nightclubs of the Warehouse District and the neon-lit marquees of the Hennepin Theater District. In recent years, the city’s arts scene has gotten a lot of attention, and for good reason: Minneapolis has more live theater shows per capita than any other US city except New York. Additionally, dozens of eclectic galleries complement the wide-ranging exhibits at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, which showcases everything from Japanese woodcut prints to turn-of-the-century European advertisements.

To navigate downtown with ease, step into the Skyway, the city’s ingenious solution to harsh Minnesota winters. The Skyway is a network of indoor, aboveground tunnels connecting a slew of buildings downtown. A popular stop along the way is Nicollet Mall, a shopping thoroughfare where cars are not allowed. This is where you’ll find the iconic statue of Mary Tyler Moore tossing her 10-gallon Stetson into the air.

Nicknamed “The City of Lakes,” Minneapolis has 22 natural bodies of water within the city limits. A 10-minute drive from downtown brings you to the picturesque Chain of Lakes, which are surrounded by 12 miles of walking and biking paths. In the summer, the Lake Harriet band shell hosts summer concerts, which frequently include the renowned Minnesota Orchestra.

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Lance Bondhus
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


Kingfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 2
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom has a deep tub and shower combo. Vintage porcelain sink and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • The bedroom has a King gel memory foam mattress, large closet. The is a 40" flat screen TV/cable and DVD. There is a large area rug that encompasses the entire bed area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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MINNESTAY - Urban Retreat in Uptown - Close to everything
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Great property, great location and very attentive owner...........

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location, very convenient for the city, the beautiful lakes and the airport. The property is very well equipped and perfect for a few nights or an extended stay. Every question we had was answered promptly and we felt very much at home. We will be back.............

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean, well kept. With all the amenities. Several restaurants within walking distance. We had most of our business in St Paul, and it was a maximum of 20 minute drive. The owner answered emails promptly and we had his phone number to reach him, but it wasn't necessary. This is a second story duplex, and the main bedroom suite (which is beautiful!) is at a "third" level- so if you have difficulties going up steps, this may cause a problem-though there is a king size bedroom in the main floor. Overall I highly recommend this place, and I would rent it again if I return to the St Paul/Minneapolis area.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Worth, TX

Beautiful and comfortable home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Minneapolis, so we originally picked this home based primarily on location and having King sized beds available. Once we arrived, we were blown away by this lovely and comfortable house. The decor was beautiful, with great natural light and comfortable furniture. We fell in love with the "sunroom" and used it as our reading room. The kitchen was well appointed, and the owner had even left us a bottle of wine. He also left a little basket in each bathroom with travel sized toiletries, which saved us since I forgot to pack our shampoo and conditioner. The upstairs bedroom was awesome. It had a nice couch and window seat for lounging and a desk. It also had great windows and skylights, but with curtains and shades that allowed it to get really dark if desired. Best of all, the bed was seriously comfortable. We actually slept in twice, which almost never happens anymore! The kids shared the downstairs bedroom and said their king bed was also very comfortable. As expected, the location was perfect...a block walk to great restaurants and bus stops, and a little longer walk to beautiful lakes. We took advantage daily, walking to Butter Bakery and Blackbird Cafe each morning. If we get the chance to return to Minneapolis, we will definitely be booking this home again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bonita Springs, Florida


  • 5 of 5

Great time, everything we could ask for and more. Wonderful space in a location that was close to everything we were looking fore and more.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Minnestay is just filled with Gratitude for yet another amazing review. I absolutely have the best guests. They all take such wonderful care of my properties and are so gracious to continue to support us with their glowing reviews. I cannot thank you enough for your time and support. I am overwhelmed. SO Happy you enjoyed your month long stay. I welcome you come back the next time you come to Minneapolis. With Gratitude, Lance
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Chicago, Il

Amazing apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Two retired women stayed in this apartment to visit Minneapolis. It was by far one of the nicest units we have rented (and we have rented many vacation units). First it was impeccably clean and well furnished. The furnishings were comfortable, functional and tasteful. The rooms were of generous size. The air conditioning worked well (in high 80 degree days). The internet was very fast and reliable. The kitchen was more than adequate. There were enough spices and cooking supplies to meet most needs. There was not an item that we lacked in the unit. We particularly liked being on the second floor. It was very quiet. The second bedroom and loft on the third floor were particularly quiet and roomy. The location was ideal. We could easily get to theater, museums, hiking areas easily. There seemed to be plenty of reasonably priced parking lots of garages everywhere we went. If I were to return to Minneapolis, I would certainly rent here again. Lance was a great host. He let us know he was there and available if we needed anything.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amazing Guests. I only wish I was not out camping and able to meet them both. I continue to be overwhelmed and extremely gracious with such wonderful and lengthy reviews. I absolutely love hosting and reading about how much guests enjoyed their stay. I am pleased to hear when for what ever reason they may be coming to Minneapolis that the accommodations exceeded their expectations and the location made for getting around easy and enjoying what the great city has to offer. Filled with Gratitude, Lance
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San Francisco, CA 94127

Terrific Apartment and Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week on Nicollet. The listing and photos are right on. The apartment was clean, very well maintained and wonderfully equipped with paper products, soaps, all the small things so often not available in rentals. We were happy that Lance happened to be there to introduce us to the place in person, but his booklet and instructions would have sufficed, as well. The kitchen is new and such a treat to use for breakfast and light entertaining. The sun room was our favorite spot all day long - so bright and warm on sunny, Fall days. Altho located on Nicollet, it is a quiet area and we felt very safe. We never had a problem parking in front. We loved the shops and restaurants just one or two blocks up the street. They could not have been more convenient. "Blackbird" was especially good for both brunch and dinner! The convenience store had a little of everything for light eating and even had "Aleve" in stock. The store's staff could not have been more friendly and inviting. We highly recommend the property and hope to return ourselves one day! Thank you Lance. Kathy and Alger

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. Such a wonderful review. I am overwhelmed. I can not thank you enough. I am happy to hear that you found the neighborhood to be as amazing as I do. So many wonderful restaurants within walking distance. I look forward to have you back the next time you visit Minneapolis. With Gratitude, Lance
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Butter Bakery Cafe
Pat's Tap
Hola Arepas
Five Watt Coffee
Blackbird Cafe
Nighthawks Diner Bar
Rincon 38
Victor's 1959 Cafe
Hot Wok Delivery
Cocina Latina
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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