Charming 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 600' apt. in the heart of marvelous Uptown!
- english, Mandarin Chinese
About Alison McGhee
I am a writer who thrives on the freedom to work wherever I am. What do I love? Travel. Reading. Family and friends. Lively conversation. The great outdoors. Movies, both indie and b-grade blockbusters. Food, lots of it and well-made. Music, music, music and books, books, books. As your host, I will be completely unobtrusive (I myself dislike the hovering host syndrome) but happily available should you need directions, restaurant/shopping recommendations, or walking and biking and running and gym tips. If I'm in a baking mood you might find a basket of cookies hanging from your door.
Alison McGhee purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Alison McGhee chose Carag
I've lived in the Uptown neighborhood ever since I moved to Minneapolis (from New England) many years ago, and I couldn't imagine living anywhere else in the city. It's a charming, quirky, unique area in which you can walk and bike or bus anywhere you need to go. I love living in a quiet residential neighborhood three blocks from all the hustle and bustle of Uptown's commercial district.
What makes this Apartment unique
I fell in love with our duplex the first moment I looked at it. It's a vintage home with beautiful woodwork everywhere, from gleaming hardwood floors to intricately carved moldings. The gas fireplace, the sunny kitchen and dining room, and the charming front porch (complete with swing) make it a wonderful place year-round.
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great location for us to visit friends and family. Originally from the twin cities so we were familiar with the area. Nice comfortable older home just 5 blocks from an apartment we rented in the 80's. Very good information package and appreciated the welcome wine and crackers. We will rent here again next time we need a place to stay in Minneapolis while visiting from North Carolina.
Cosy vintage apartment
Alison’s charming apartment had everything I needed: super comfortable bed, full kitchen, bathroom with a tub and shower that had a nice “rain shower” head, and a perfect location in Uptown relatively close to my son’s house.
Yes, it’s an older home — with a separate entrance in the back of her house — but it was sparkling clean. And she thoughtfully provided some yummy cheddar cheese and a bottle of wine and apple juice for me to enjoy.
I’d be delighted to stay again! Wonderful experience. Thanks, Alison.
Enjoyed my stay
Allison was a very kind and hospitable owner. The apartment was very comfortable, clean, and homey and I had everything I needed to make my stay enjoyable. I was delighted to find myself in the space of a creative writer and enjoyed taking a look at some of her many books. The home was in a convenient location and within walking distance to restaurants and a market.
3 Stars - Winter Stay
positives: very responsive host, temperature control, dedicated parking, clean, full kitchen, Queen bed, nice appliances, plenty of towels/blankets/pillows, complimentary wine, cheese, & crackers and welcome card.
Negatives: Exterior flood lights never came on. Hard to see to get key in door lock. The inside light located in hall outside of guest door was only on for first night. The dedicated parking area entrance and near the fence needed to be shoveled.
The futon used as couch or for extra sleeping needs new mattress/cushion.
I'm so glad you had an excellent stay overall, especially in the snowiest and coldest February on record. It makes me sad to know that you had any negative issues, especially since I checked in so often. Had I only known, I could've hired extra help with snow shoveling (it's been endless snowfall!), replaced the flood light, and made sure the hall light was on all the time. My guests' comfort is my top priority.
Very creative. Lots of books!
Alison was very attentive. We were staying during a remodeling project on our home, and working with contractors is not always predictable. As it turned out we needed to arrive a day early and stay a couple days longer. Alison was able to help us on both counts. Also the neighbors were quiet; barely knew they were there.
Great place to stay with a child!
My young daughter and I enjoyed our stay here. This place has toys, books, and games for children. She loved reading all the children books, and the bench swing on the front porch. We also appreciated the welcoming snack which was great after a long day of traveling. We would stay here again.
Welcome to the vibrant, diverse Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis! Located just a few blocks from Lake Calhoun, Lake & Hennepin and Lyn-Lake shopping districts, this charming, non-smoking apartment (located within our duplex home; a 'shotgun' apartment completely self-contained with a separate entrance) is available for rent year round.
The Uptown and Lyn-Lake neighborhoods are renowned for their wide variety of restaurants, theaters, movies, shopping (both small indie shops and national branches), grocery stores both upscale and midscale, bars, music and people-watching.
Do you like the great outdoors? You'll be in heaven. Bike trails, walking and running paths, sailing, canoe, kayak, paddleboarding, cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, swimming and no fewer than ten gyms and yoga studios are all located within a few blocks.
We are located three blocks in all directions from multiple bus lines, allowing quick access anywhere you wish to go in the metro area.