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Parkway Beauty - Enjoy the best of quiet, comfy SW Minneapolis parkway living

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

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

Greg & Doris
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • long term rentals available
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Parkway Beauty - Enjoy the best of quiet, comfy SW Minneapolis parkway living
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 85 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. We would stay again for sure. Very nice and clean, everything was wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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spacious house and generous hosts

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 along with my in-laws enjoyed a week at Greg and Doris's comfortable, spacious and well stocked home. Even after reading the reviews I was surprised by the large amount of common area and comfortable bedrooms. The kids loved the multiple areas to play and collection of toys and books for them. We enjoyed the nice bathrooms and light filled living room. Even in winter the beautiful Minnehaha creek and trail provided a great place to walk and enjoy nature directly out of the front door.

Equally impressively, Greg and Dorris were very gracious hosts. I made an error thinking that my reservation was an additional day and (with 3 young kids and all that come with them) didn't have the house packed. They helped us pack up, and graciously reassured us not to fret over the error. I don't usually write online reviews but the nice house and wonderful hosts certainly deserve it. Thank you, we look forward to our next stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House!

  • 5 of 5

I needed a place to stay while my house was having construction done. My son and I stayed at Parkway Beauty for 4 nights and could not have asked for a better place. Everything you need is here in the house. The only improvement I can think of is for better lighting for the front of the house. The light by the front door was burned out and all the trees make it hard to see. We ordered food in each night and none of the delivery people could find us. But we loved the house!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, and we have replaced the front light - sorry for not noticing it before your visit. Regards, Greg & Doris
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Great place for family.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and slept well. We enjoyed the grill, kitchen and basement tv room.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, plenty of bedrooms, large living and dining areas

  • 5 of 5

This house was plenty spacious for our family gathering, including enough bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two living areas for hanging out. The fireplace, with wood provided, was a huge treat for us. The kitchen was well-stocked with pots, pans, baking dishes, all manner of utensils, table and serving dishes, a nice coffee maker (and even coffee!). We used the back entry almost exclusively, and that area is a little tight, but adequate for everybody's shoes/boots. The neighborhood is fabulous and beautiful, and we loved taking walks in the area. Overall we were very pleased with this house for our needs - we felt very well taken care of.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location on Minnehaha Creek. Great bedroom layout and such a well- stocked house. It was perfect for my kids & grandkids. We hope to rent it again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 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 Lynnhurst, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
25 May 2017 - 30 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
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
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
Labor Day
31 Aug 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
17 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
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
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
X Games 2018
18 Jul 2018 - 23 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$132.65 + Tax
Pet Fee A$46.43 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$663.25
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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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