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Diamond Den

Just steps from the light rail station and across the street from Minnehaha Falls Park, this space offers a beautiful blend of urban and nature retreats. Minutes from the Downtown scene and the airport, a short walk away from gorgeous lakes, trails, Mississippi River, as well as great shops & restaurants. Check-in Time is flexible anytime AFTER 4pm. Room may be available prior, baggage drop can be coordinated before as well.

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Minnehaha Queen - Near Lightrail, Downtown & Falls

Just steps from the light rail station and across the street from Minnehaha Falls Park, this space offers a beautiful blend of urban and nature retreats. Minutes from the Downtown scene and the airport, a short walk away from gorgeous lakes, trails, as well as great shops & restaurants. Check-in Time is flexible anytime AFTER 3pm. Room may be available prior, baggage drop can be coordinated before as well.

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Private room + guest bath, comfy and clean!

A queen pillow top bed sleeps two in your private room on the main floor of my home. Just four blocks to Victory Memorial Parkway, which links to the Grand Rounds bike/walk paths circling Mpls. It's a 10 minute drive to downtown Mpls, and easily accessible by multiple highways. I love that my neighborhood is diverse, centrally located, and home to many historic, well-maintained homes.

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Stay near Minneapolis's top sights

Photo of Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minneapolis Institute of Art211 locals recommend
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Guthrie Theater173 locals recommend
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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden116 locals recommend
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Mill City Museum97 locals recommend
Photo of U.S. Bank Stadium
U.S. Bank Stadium73 locals recommend
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Lake Harriet82 locals recommend

Apartments in Minneapolis

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Parkview #1: Spacious sunny studio near lakes, DT
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1 bedroom garden level apartment in hip NE MPLS
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Compact Studio in Historic Building!
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Private Apt. in Historic Home
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Studio in Historic Brownstone | Downtown MPLS
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Lake Harriet Neighborhood "Tree-top" Apartment
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Merriam Park #3: newly remodeled
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Lyndale North BR
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Parkview #7: Cozy, clean studio by Conv Ctr, DT
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Spacious one bedroom Hamline-Midway Neighborhood
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1925 Arts and Craft private Studio #2
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  2. Central Minneapolis
4 Close to Downtown Mpls Blocks to Convention Cntr

Pet-friendly houses

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The Gin Suite on Park Avenue
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NE Mpls. Charmer
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Cozy NE Arts District Room + Breakfast
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Lower-Level Suite Near Downtown, Lakes, Woods
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Cozy + Modern Home in East Nokomis
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Cozy Queen by Airport w/ Netflix & Self Check-in
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Remodeled Minnehaha Falls Getaway w/ Fenced Yard 2
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Luxury apartment near downtown
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Spacious, cozy mother-in-law apartment
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Remodeled Minnehaha Falls Getaway w/ Fenced Yard 1
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MN STAY! 4bed Home: Walk to The West End
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The Little Lady

Houses with pools

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Private room in edina home
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BrewhausNE;Hot-tub,pond,pizza oven, great location
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Modern cheerful 3 br home with pool!
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Private Bedroom Suite
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  2. Burnsville
✩✩Charming Home ✩✩✩ Inground Pool & Hot tub ✩✩
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  2. Brooklyn Center
MINNESTAY *Brookstone* Hot Tub, Swimming pool, Game Room, Bar
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Long term guest suite. Walk to shops.
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  2. Brooklyn Park
Beautiful home w/ pool, centrally located.
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The Den: Entire Guest Suite
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Long-Term Only, Pets OK! $3,000 Monthly
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Maple trails farm house
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Holbrook 2

Your guide to Minneapolis

All About Minneapolis

Minneapolis, the biggest city in Minnesota, wraps around the Mississippi River and the state capital of Saint Paul, forming the Twin Cities, the cultural capital of the Upper Midwest. It’s known as the City of Lakes; there are around 15 within the city limits, most of which are lively playgrounds during the warmer months.

Slightly denser and more urban than St Paul, Minneapolis is known for its thriving arts scene. It is home to two of the largest art museums in the United States — the Minneapolis Institute of Art, whose collections of African and Asian art are particularly fine, and the Walker Art Center, which houses world-class contemporary art. With hundreds of theatres in town, there are shows every night, and theatre-goers from around the country make pilgrimages here to see plays at beautiful venues like the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and the Guthrie Theater.

You can spend hours darting among cafes and shops in Uptown and Dinkytown (the neighborhood around the University of Minnesota), while the former warehouses of the North Loop are now home to the Twin Cities’ most chic restaurants and boutiques. Walk or cycle over Stone Arch Bridge and spend an afternoon wandering the cobbled streets of St. Anthony West, one of the city’s most picturesque quarters. You’ll find a varied food scene here, from Scandinavian eateries in the north to German restaurants on Nicollet Avenue (or Eat Street, as some locals call it).


How do I get around Minneapolis?

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is only 30 minutes away from downtown by car, with plenty of taxis available. You can also rent a car or hop on the Metro Transit trains that run directly into downtown. Once you arrive at your vacation rental in Minneapolis, the Metro is a great way to get around the city, with tickets available at machines in stations or via an app; the bus network can bring you to areas that the trains don’t pass through. One of the city’s unique features is the Minneapolis Skyway System, built due to the extremely cold conditions in winter. This covered and heated series of walkways two stories above ground level connects 80 city blocks over 11 miles.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Minneapolis?

June through early September is a great time to stay in a vacation rental in Minneapolis, when you can expect warm to hot days. Not surprisingly, given all the lakes, the humidity spikes in August, and the weather can be changeable, so it’s a good idea to pack layers along with sunscreen. In July and August, the Minnesota State Fair is one of the country’s largest state fairs, with cooking competitions, concerts, and amusement rides. October’s short fall brings changing colours to Boom Island Park and the lakes, and temperatures remain crisp but comfortable.

The snows begin falling in October and can last into early May. Winters can be extremely cold and icy, but the city is built for it, with frequent plowing and well-heated restaurants, shops, and attractions. It’s worth putting on layers and heading outside in late November to late December for Holidazzle, when the city lights up with a nightly parade down the pedestrianized Nicollet Mall. Spring comes late to Minnesota, but once the temperatures rise, flowers erupt all over the city.


What are the top things to do in Minneapolis?

Chain of Lakes

Just a 10-minute drive from town, the Chain of Lakes is a scenic trail around Lake Harriet, Lake of the Isles, and Bde Maka Ska (Lake Calhoun). Lake Harriet has two family beaches for swimming, and free live music at the bandstand in summer. Bde Maka Ska is the city’s largest lake and is great for walking and cycling as well as boating and canoeing — rentals are available nearby. In the warmer months, volleyball players pitch up on the sand. In winter, the lake freezes over and is a popular spot for ice skating and hockey.

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Just west of Loring Park, near the center of town, you’ll find more than 50 art installations from the Walker Art Center’s contemporary collection (the museum is next door). The pieces, many by world-renowned artists, are spread throughout the peaceful gardens, with the city skyline as their backdrop. The park is free to visit and open all day, every day.

Minnehaha Falls

The spectacular 53-foot Minnehaha Falls are just 15 minutes out of town in Minnehaha Park. In summer, the falls offer a beautiful backdrop to family picnics, with many easy walking and cycling trails through the woods and wildflowers. In winter, the waterfall freezes into a dramatic wall of ice that creates a spectacular sight — you can even walk behind the frozen curtain.