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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

46 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Lynnhurst 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.

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Suitability:
  • 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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Reviews

4.9
based on 46 traveller reviews

Parkway Beauty - Enjoy the best of quiet, comfy SW Minneapolis parkway living
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 71 reviews
5

Location, location - walk to dinner, library, biking trails, grocery and more!!

  • 5 of 5

When 4 women can feel totally comfortable in a lovely suburban neighborhood, walk to dinner and grocery, you know you have picked the right VRBO!! The house was immaculate and the kitchen very well stocked - coffee, sugar, tea, salt/pepper. The dining table was our gathering place for chatter, puzzle and planning our days. We walked the trail in front of the house and watched the birds enjoying the green space.

I would recommend this house very highly.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious enough for our family of 10 which included 4 boys ages 4-8.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful neighborhood! The house had everything we needed. Well stocked kitchen, plenty of towels, beds for everyone and close to the places we wanted to go. We would definitely choose this home on a return visit to the twin cities.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Welcoming Home

  • 4 of 5

Parkway Beauty is a darling home in a lovely location. We had a wonderful time walking to Lake Harriet and to the local fun restaurants. Lots of fun board games and I even took one of the bikes for a spin! Thanks for having us - we hope to be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Stroke of Luck

  • 5 of 5

A last-minute change of plans, a frantic search for accommodations for our extended family of 11, a stroke of luck with a cancellation all led us to this incredible find! We found the home to be immaculate, comfortably furnished, a kitchen filled with every-needed appliance, dishes and glassware, pots and pans, and nice touches such as coffee beans and butter, nightlights, fluffy towels, garage space for bikes for our young riders, and the list goes on. We spent a lot of time away from the house (walking the beautiful tree-covered path and enjoying the meandering creek which were at our doorstep), taking a short jaunt to two incredible restaurants only blocks away, and visiting two family members on a project in Cottage Grove--therefore leaving us no time to enjoy the cozy screened porch and backyard patio. Even though this "Parkway Beauty" is nestled in a residential neighborhood, we felt far removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday living and found this lovely home perfect to enjoy some relaxation and family time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and well supplied for the 10 of us

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The location was great and we would have liked to stay there longer. Only down side was wi-fi connection speed and problems. We would return again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property and Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

This property is located in a beautiful part of Minneapolis. I was able to use it as the hub for activities for our out of town family coming in for my son's wedding. Greg and Doris graciously let us stop by in advance so I could have a good sense of how to organize the space. They offered us extra tables and coolers to make some of our get togethers more manageable. The house and kitchen have everything and the appliances were up to the job of several large meals together and laundry. There was a park for the smaller children and great places for running and biking all within a walk from the house. Would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Lynnhurst, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Fall 15% discount
1 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
A$210
From
A$249
Fri,Sat
A$1,509
A$5,872
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 15% discount
2 Jan 2017 - 27 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$210
From
A$249
Fri,Sat
A$1,509
A$5,872
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
13 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$348
From
A$394
Fri,Sat
A$2,329
A$6,889
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
25 May 2017 - 30 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$328
From
A$394
Fri,Sat
A$2,329
A$6,889
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July
29 Jun 2017 - 10 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$328
From
A$394
Fri,Sat
A$2,329
A$6,889
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
 
X Games 2017
12 Jul 2017 - 16 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$394
 
 
Labor Day
31 Aug 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$328
From
A$394
Fri,Sat
A$2,329
A$6,889
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
17 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$328
From
A$394
Fri,Sat
A$2,329
A$6,889
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
A$328
From
A$394
Fri,Sat
A$2,329
A$6,889
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
 
Super Bowl LII 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 5 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$394
From
A$426
Fri,Sat
 
 
X Games 2018
18 Jul 2018 - 23 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$394
From
A$426
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
A$256
From
A$308
Fri,Sat
A$1,804
A$7,152
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$656
Pet Fee A$46 + Tax
Cleaning A$131 + 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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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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