About The Brownes
Hello! We are a young family who recently relocated to Minneapolis. This home is our new adventure and we are excited to share our city retreat with you. We’ve both spent a lot of time on the go personally and professionally using VRBO/Airbnb, and now that we are laying down roots, we're excited to host. We love coffee, riding bikes, cooking, dogs... and, now that we sound like a total cliche, you'll have to book and meet us for yourself to see why we're so memorable.
The Brownes purchased this Apartment in 2017
Why The Brownes chose Marcy-Holmes
The location is great! Quiet, historic neighborhood directly across the Mississippi River from downtown (1.5 mile walk), via the Stone Arch Bridge. The charming brick home is the perfect basecamp for anything that brings you to Minneapolis.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Absolutely wonderful stay in this lovely home.
Thank you Barbara. You and your family are welcome here anytime.
Excellent location, clean, incredibly responsive and accommodating hosts
This space is bright, clean and in a beautiful, vibrant and accessible historic area of Minneapolis. It was easy to access the funky nearby community, downtown and the U of M on foot. We were looking for a space that could accommodate a scent sensitivity and the Brownes were accommodating and honest about what they were able to provide. There is plenty of closet space for unpacking if you're sticking around long term or other surfaces for just working out of your suitcase for a shorter stay. The Brownes were not only quick to respond to my long list of questions before the trip, they also connected briefly after we arrived and again before we left (without being intrusive at all) to make sure we knew they were available if we had any questions or issues. Thanks so much for making your place feel like a home!
Thank you for the kind and detailed review Kelli! We enjoyed hosting you and your friends. Please consider staying again when you return to the city.
Nice place but needs some soundproofing
The house was cute, very clean and comfortable. The only problem was the soundproofing -- there isn't any. As guests, we could hear everything going on with our hosts down below -- their adorable baby who loves to sing, the daddy talking and playing with the baby, their dog barking, their Christmas music, the baby crying in the middle of the night, bathroom noises, etc. It didn't bother us since it was their house, UNTIL we were sitting around the table playing a card game with our 10 year old. The hosts texted and asked us to please be more quiet, because they could hear that we were playing a game, and they could hear our chairs scraping the hardwood floor. We were stunned because we were being reasonably quiet, or at least we weren't making anything other than normal noise. But the bare hardwood floor and large heating vents transmit everything. We literally whispered and tiptoed after that, and we were glad when it was time to leave. Carpeting would probably go a long way in muffling some of the noise.
Thank you for an honest review. We will take your comments into consideration.
We apologize for what sound you did hear, and wish you would have told us if you were bothered so we could have made immediate changes to better accommodate you.
We too could hear you above us, as we do with all of our guests, and we were not bothered.
Note to future guests:
WE HAVE ADDED RUGS IN EVERY ROOM. PLEASE SEE PHOTOS.
The home was built in 1940, and has all original hardwood floors on both levels. Both units have separate HVAC, and do not share any vents. The space being rented is the upstairs flat, with a separate entrance and utilities.
We do ask that you please read the listing description in full prior to booking, and do not hesitate to ask questions prior to confirming, communicate throughout your stay, and ask for any changes if/when you need them.
We are happy to host you!
Lovely and Convenient Apartment
The Brownes have a lovely, welcoming home. We were in town for the NCAA volleyball tournament, so we wanted to be close to the Target Center. The apartment is extremely convenient by Lyft (in warmer weather I bet it's a great walk) to that area, and is itself close to a lot of cute restaurants and bars. Their recommendations were appreciated and proved fruitful. The Alma Cafe happy hour was a particular treat!
The space itself is really charming - it was great to relax by the fire after a long day of sightseeing and cheering for our team, and it was easy and convenient to cook ourselves a quick breakfast in the morning in their well-stocked kitchen.
They were extremely responsive and helpful leading up to the stay as well.
Thank you Allie and family. We loved having you and hope your team did well! Come again.
Great location for a get-away to Minneapolis area. Beautiful, quiet neighborhood. Clean, comfortable and charming flat on the second floor! Beds were very comfortable and the fire place was wonderful when coming in from the cold December Minnesota weather. Wishing it had been warmer so we could have walked outside more. Very close to the Stone Arch Bridge. Beautiful! We will check to see if this available next time we need lodging in the Mpls area!
Thank you Colleen for your kind review, and for staying with us! We look forward to hosting you again if things line up. Happy Holidays!
Great hosts, great place to stay and central to the U of MN and downtonw Minneapolis
Our family had an extended stay here (23 nights) and it was really wonderful. All of our needs were taken care of. Throughout our stay, we needed a handful of random 'things' for our 2 1/2 year old twins and Krista was so helpful. The space is warm and cozy, very tastefully decorated so that you feel very at home, very quickly. Upon our late arrival after our transatlantic flight, Krista had the lights on and some lovely welcome baskets for all of us, including the twins. She thinks about your possible needs and is always willing to help. Location is great, no problem with parking on the street. We walked to so many places too and a bus stop is one block away. I highly recommend the space - great hosts, great space and great location!
Thank you Jamie. We enjoyed hosting your family very much!
1.4 miles, 30 minute walk to US Bank Stadium for Final Four