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Greg & Doris

Member since: 2008
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Parkway Beauty - Enjoy the best of quiet, comfy SW Minneapolis parkway living

Bedrooms 4
Property type house


Photos and Description of this Minneapolis holiday house

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8-12

Located on prestigious West Minnehaha Parkway, with beautiful parkway frontage, facing Minnehaha creek in a natural wooded valley.

Paved bicycling/rollerblading/c-c skiing and jogging paths right out the front door that are part of a metro-wide grand round parkway system, including nearby Lake Harriet, a leading outdoor family recreation area of the cities.

Extensive walking-distance services available, including: ATMs, gourmet grocery, liquor stores, highly-rated restaurants, coffee shops, and gift stores.

Central metro location with easy drive to most area locations, with multiple excellent freeway connections, 15 minutes to airport, downtown, Mall of America/494 strip.

Several bus line connections within 3 blocks, including expresses to downtown & the U. of M. Good bus connections to the Metrodome, Mall of America, and Southdale mall.

-- Please do check our Availability Calendar for open dates - we keep it fully updated at all times. We tend to book up well ahead of each season.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Greg & Doris (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Greg & Doris

Greg and Doris have enjoyed hosting guests in their next-door rental home for the past 10 years. Avid gardeners and remodelers, they have poured great effort into making the house a relaxing and enjoyable place to stay. Having done extensive international travel themselves, they understand the little touches that make for a comfortable visit.

Greg & Doris purchased this house in 1998

Why Greg & Doris chose Minneapolis

Having lived next door for over 30 years, we had considered buying the home for family member use at various times, but then had an opportunity when the neighbors were suddenly transferred out of town for business. We targeted the house specifically for international and corporate relocation families, and have developed some great continuing friendships with our guests. Being right next door, it has been very convenient for us to attend to the property and assist guests when needed.

What makes this house unique

Spacious home, great for wedding parties, family or friends reunions, business groups.

Mixture of comfortable modern ranch layout, with classic woodwork & coved ceilings.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a beautiful home in a wonderful neighborhood. We definitely would like to use these accommodations down the road.
Mar 2009
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based on 39 traveller reviews

Parkway Beauty - Enjoy the best of quiet, comfy SW Minneapolis parkway living
average rating of 4.948718 based on 64 reviews
Eugene, OR

Awesome home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This place was wonderful. The house is beautiful, on a quiet street across from a creek with a walking/biking/running trail. There was a fully stocked kitchen with coffee, tea and an assortment of breakfast foods, plus a few great treats. My queen sized bed was perfect, the bathroom was stocked with fluffy towels and there was plenty of hot water. The entire house was spotless and showed the care Greg and Doris put into making it warm and comfortable. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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awesome place

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome place to stay, the place was better than the photos. It is very quiet and homey feel. When we got there Greg and Doris had everything ready and we were able to walk in and start enjoying our company. We were all getting together for a family weddding. I would definitly come back here again. You are within walking distance to the store. Most definitly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy House

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house so that everybody that was coming in for a wedding would be together. Greg and Doris are awesome to rent from and when we arrived everything was clean and neat and readily available. We were very satisfied and comfortable at the house, it felt like home. Everyone had their space if they wanted it or there was enough room for all of us to be together. The area is very beautiful. I would definitely rent from them again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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March Stay

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for our daughter's wedding and this house met all our needs from dinners with extended family, wedding prep, and unexpected guests. The owner graciously welcomed us and was easily reached when we had questions or concerns. The house is truly a PARKWAY BEAUTY!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything we had hoped for. It was very spacious with lots of place to sleep and extremely well stocked. It's in a beautiful location on Minnehaha Creek and close to several place (Mall of America, Minnehaha Falls, etc..) to help fill your days. It is obvious that the owners take great pride in provided the best experience they can

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great house for a big group

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Doris and Greg's rental. We have plenty of space to spread out. The beds were comfortable and the location was great. I enjoyed runs on the parkway every day while there. And the house was stocked with everything imaginable. We'd love to stay in this rental again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Minneapolis-St. Paul International; Flying Cloud
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Uptown district - Lyndale to Hennepin on Lake St.
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hiawatha - Public; Minikahda - Private
Nearest Train
4 Miles
AmTrack, Northstar, Hiawatha Light Rail
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 35W, also Crosstown 62
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Prima (Italian); Malt Shop; Broder's
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Buck Hill, Hyland Park
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Harriet
Car: not necessary

Located in quiet, exclusive neighborhood near Lake Harriet, Downtown, Mall of America, airport, and 494 strip. Close to world-class cultural sites - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Guthrie theater. Neighborhood has great walking-distance amenities - library, coffee shops, video rental, top-rated restaurants, gourmet grocery, fitness center, pizza, gift stores, dry cleaning. Several bus lines allow access to all metro attractions without driving, including expresses to downtown and U of M. ***PLEASE CHECK the Availability Calendar for available rental dates - we keep it carefully up to date***

Other Activities: Top-rated unique restaurants. Close to the Mall of America, Minneapolis Convention Center. Located directly on the Minneapolis Grand Round parkway system, connecting to the Mississippi River and the Chain of Lakes.

Golf: Minnekahda Club and the beautiful public Haiwatha course are both very close by.

Ski: Buck Hill ski center is a quick drive from the home, as well as the Hyland Park ski jump. Cross-country skiing is accessible directly out the front door on the extensive separate ski trail system along the Parkways and around the lakes. Sledding hills are available a few blocks down the parkway. Large Inner tubes are available for creek running and sliding.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$693
Cleaning A$139 + Tax
Pet Fee A$49 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.3%

2014: Regular Weekdays $190/night, Weekends $225/night; Weekly $1350; $10 nightly fee per person over 8.
Holidays - Weekdays: $250/night; Weekends: $300/night; Weekly $1775
Sales tax 11.3% applies to all fees. Discounts available for non-holiday Nov. - Feb.
Reservation & damage deposit: $500. Cleaning fees: $100. Pet (must be housebroken, not allowed on upholstery) extra cleaning fee $35.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Rumpus Room
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Main floor, elegant marble decor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Lower level; toilet, sink, & shower; access to hall & BR #4
  • Main level bath is adjacent to master and 2nd bedrooms, with tub & shower, marble tile. Lower bath is accessible to the 4th bedroom, with shower and natural light.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , with bath
    Convertible Bed - 1 sofa bed/futon , in Den
    Family room - 2 single bed , in Den
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • conservatory
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
On Lush Minnehaha Parkway, Part of Minneapolis Scenic Grand Rounds, with Bicycling/Rollerblading/Jogging Paths Right Out Front Door, Short Walk to Lake Harriet, with Boating, Picnic Area, Concerts, Snacks. Lovely Unique SW Minneapolis Neighborhood - Walk to Gourmet Restaurants and Grocery, Video Store, Coffee Shops, Wine & Liquor Shop, and Pizza.

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