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Unbeatable Location! Shopping, Lakes, Restaurants, Airport!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

All The Comforts Of Home In This Updated, Relaxing Ranch Home-sleeps 6!

We want you to find everything you need to make your Minneapolis stay relaxing and memorable! Our spacious 2 bedroom, 1 bath ranch home is updated with a newer kitchen and newly finished basement. It also includes garage parking for 1 car and a fully fenced and well maintained yard. We know it's the little things, like a fully stocked Keurig machine and king size Sleep Number bed, that will help you enjoy the comforts of home. Whether you're traveling to Minneapolis to visit family, take a vacation, conduct business, or receive medical care, our house will meet all of your needs!

In the master bedroom you'll find a king size Sleep Number bed. The second bedroom has one full size bed and one twin size bed. Both bedrooms have newly installed room darkening shades. The newly finished basement offers a queen size Murphy bed along with a separate living area.

With two separate living room areas, one upstairs and one in the beautifully finished basement, there won't be any arguing over what to watch on TV. There's plenty of room to spread out. Throw a movie on in the basement for the kids while the grownups play a game or cook dinner upstairs.

The dining room with wine hutch offers seating for 6, but additional folding chairs can be added if necessary.

You will find everything you need to make wonderful home cooked meals in the newly remodeled kitchen. We offer high quality Circulon pots and pans as well as Airbake cookie sheets. Additionally, you will find handy small appliances such as a blender, toaster oven, hand mixer and crockpot.

More Details

Craig and Sarah
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Craig and Sarah

Living in Illinois, but having so many family members in Minnesota, we were visiting Minneapolis at least once per month and spending several weeks up there in the summer. In 2013, we finally decided to buy a place to be our "Home Away from Home." We started with a small condo, but quickly outgrew it and bought this house, THE ARMATAGE. In 2015 we decided that it might be fun to share our home and our love of Minneapolis with other travelers. We love the lakes and all of the amazing recreational opportunities in the summer; and we love the shopping and indoor play areas in the winter.

Craig and Sarah purchased this house in 2015

Why Craig and Sarah chose Minneapolis

The location is perfect for everything you might want to do or see in the Twin Cities. Incredibly easy access to the Minneapolis freeways, biking distance to beautiful lakes and parks, short drive (or Uber ride) to wonderful shopping, restaurants, The VA and Fairview Southdale hospitals and downtown museums.

What makes this house unique

We love the unique neighborhood feel of this home. It is seated in the quaint Armatage neighborhood of Minneapolis--home to big backyards and friendly people. We are close to everything, but can also get away from the chaos of the city when we want to. At the end of a fun and eventful day, we can sit on the patio in the backyard with a glass of wine, watch the kids play in the yard and enjoy the solitude of our "Home Away from Home."

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nice location--easy on and off the interstate. Kids enjoyed watching movies downstairs and thought sleeping on the Murphy bed downstairs was pretty cool too! Appreciated all the suggestions that were given for entertainment, food and activities. Overall, super great rental, and we would definitely stay again! Thanks for the hospitality!
Aug 2016
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Minneapolis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The updated bathroom offers a full size shower/tub combo. It is fully stocked with Pantene shampoo and conditioner and men's and women's shower soap. The hairdryer is stored in the linen closet between the bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 murphy bed , Third sleeping area: queen Murphy bed in finished basement.
    Master - 1 king , We recently installed room darkening shades. Zzzzzzzzz!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , We recently installed room darkening shades. Zzzzzzzzz!
  • The master bedroom offers a king size Sleep Number bed with all-season down alternative duvet and luxury linens. There is a large closet with shelves for keeping all of your clothes and toiletries neat and tidy. In addition, there is a HoMedics Deep Sleep Sound Machine for your use in order to help ensure a sound night's sleep. You might be ready for bed, but your other guests may want to stay up visiting or playing a game. The sound machine is there to help cancel out the extra noise around the house. Sweet dreams! Zzzzzzzz! The second bedroom offers a full size bed and a twin size bed--perfect for kids or adults. Both beds offer 100% cotton linens and down alternative comforters. You will also find a nice size closet and a white noise machine in this bedroom. The third sleeping area is in the beautifully finished basement. A queen size Murphy bed folds down in the evening for a wonderful night's sleep, but tucks away during the day to allow ample space for the kids to play.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Please note that parties and events are not allowed at The Armatage. This is a home in a quiet, quaint neighborhood. Please be respectful of quiet hours, and allow no more than 6 people at any time. We have wonderful relationships with our nearest neighbors, and do not want to jeopardize these relationships due to the actions of our guests.


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Unbeatable Location! Shopping, Lakes, Restaurants, Airport!
average rating of 5.0 based on 62 reviews

Clean, well appointed and great location

  • 5 of 5

Very clean which I appreciate immensely, especially with 2 little kids. The neighborhood was great with very friendly neighbors and was very convient to grocery stores, parks, restaurants and attractions. We had a great stay and would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house was everything we were looking for we will stay again

  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic plenty of space we had six women saying here plenty of space very usable kitchen and an upstairs and downstairs living room great place to stay

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved everything!! Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

So clean and everything so well thought out and documented for gueats. We all had our own space after being out and about all day.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great location. Love the neighborhood & local restaurants /shops near by. The garage space was perfect for our visit which included biking daily. So many accessible trails around to wn & by the lakes. The house was well organized, clean & relaxing. We will definitely return for a visit at the Armatage. Thank you for the hospitality Sarah & Craig.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fine house in a fine, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We rented The Armatage for one week in summer 2018 -- party of 3 adults + 2 children -- and it proved to be a great choice. The house isn't fancy but it is very nicely furnished, has plenty of space, is clean as a whistle, comfortable, and has an especially nice fenced back yard for resting in the shade or letting the kids run and play. Best of all, it is in a very convenient south Minneapolis location. The neighborhood is nice and it's easy to find your way around. My 4-year-old grandson referred to The Armatage as his "Vacation House" and indeed it was. We will definitely plan on staying here again when we visit Minneapolis, which is pretty often with close family members living close by.

The only cautions to be aware of -- and these are just things to factor into assessing the property's suitability -- are that the house has just one bathroom and there is some audible traffic noise from Highway 62 (which is not far away). Neither of these aspects was problematic for our group.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 stars isn't enough!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, children, and I had the pleasure of staying at the Armatage during a recent vacation to Minneapolis. We truly cannot speak highly enough of this home. Everything was SO CLEAN! The owners have truly thought of everything. It was the ultimate home away from home. The location was incredibly convenient. The neighborhood was quaint, quiet, and beautiful. HIGH RECOMMEND!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pizzeria Lola
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Minikahda Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Maude
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Buck Hill
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Harriet
Car: recommended

We love the location of our rental because it offers something for absolutely everyone! In approx 10 minutes you can be at the most popular Minneapolis lakes, amazing shopping centers, the University of Minnesota, The VA Hospital or the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. We are also just 5 minutes away from Fairview Southdale Hospital, and offer a home away from home for those traveling to the Twin Cities for medical care. Located in the desirable Armatage neighborhood, we are within biking distance to our favorite restaurant Pizzeria Lola, and walking distance to Armatage Park. Our location is unbeatable for proximity to so many activities!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $149
Property Damage Insurance $59
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

All summer weekends, (Memorial Day-Labor Day) require a full weekend stay (Fri and Sat). Additionally, holiday weekends (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day) require a 3 night stay. Cancellation at least 30 days prior to arrival will result in return of 100% of rental funds, cleaning fee and damage deposit less a $75.00 processing fee. If cancellation occurs less than 30 days prior to arrival, the owner will attempt to re-book the reservation by opening the dates up on the property’s calendar. If the reservation is re-booked at the same rate, the guest will be refunded 90% of the total funds paid. If the reservation cannot be rebooked, the money paid may not be returned.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.