♥ The Gathering Place ♥

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Entire guest suite hosted by Ellen

8 guests, 4 bedrooms, 5 beds, 2 baths
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We have 5 acres ready for exploring, yet close to all you need! Bright and spacious lower walkout level, 2000 sq ft, private living quarters. Fast WiFi.

Nature at your doorstep. A place for restoration.

<10 minutes to Canterbury, Curling, Mystic Lake Casino, restaurants, groceries, shopping; Walking trail & lake; Golf course.
<30 mins to Mall of America, Minneapolis, airport

Desks in every room. Extra disinfection/time between guests.

Looking for a long-term stay? Send an inquiry for rates.

The space
Expansive 2000 square foot walkout basement has two extra large bedrooms + one bath in each wing. Gather in the large common area in the middle that overlooks the backyard. Pop in some pizzas for dinner, compete at board games or enjoy popcorn & a movie.
Stroll through the woods, cuddle up with a good book and keep your eyes open for wildlife. Your space is only shared with those in your group. Private, lighted entrance, ample free parking.

Four extra large bedrooms:
* Polka Dot room: King
* NBA Room: Queen
* Purple Room: King
* Twins Room: Twins (2) (brand new Zinus memory foam mattresses)

Two bathrooms:
* Blue Bath: Pocket door to Polka Dot room; additional hallway entrance
* Grey Bath: Two entrances: via NBA Room & Twins Room. No hallway entrance.

FAMILY ROOM: Generously sized with 55" TV + Roku, DVD player. Brand new Flexsteel power recliner sofa and loveseat. HDMI cable provided.

KITCHEN: Oven/stove, refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker/grinder, tea kettle and microwave. Pots/pans, utensils, plates, glasses, and serving ware are furnished, as well as coffee, creamer, sugar/sugar substitute, and tea

OUTDOOR SPACE: Our yard backs up to par 3 golf course and borders DNR land. Guests can enjoy a walk on our property or easily connect to a trail to Lake O'Dowd. Stonebrooke Golf Course (18-hole) is across the street; Water's Edge (par 3) is in our backyard. Feel free to walk up on our hill and enjoy all five acres of our property.

CHILDREN: We have a pack n play (with sheets), a rocker, a portable high chair, toddler step stool, toddler plates & utensils, Diaper Genie, baby gates as well as a selection of toys, books, games & puzzles for a variety of ages.

LAUNDRY: On-site laundry is usually available with advance notice for stays longer than five days. There are several laundromats within 15 minutes as well.

DRIVING DISTANCES:
Target, groceries, restaurants, shopping, hiking, lakes: 10 mins
Canterbury Park, Valleyfair, Mystic Lake Casino: 10 mins
Mall of America: 25 mins
Minneapolis: 30 mins
Xcel Energy Center: 40 mins
Closeby: MN's Largest Candy Store; Stonebrooke Golf

Note:
* Owners live on main level of home. Kitchen (used in mornings) is above Polka Dot Room.
* Guest walk down a sloping paved path to the Airbnb entrance.

CORONAVIRUS:
We are adding extra days between reservations to air out our Airbnb and provide ample time for disinfection. To minimize the areas that need to be disinfected during the coronavirus pandemic, we may isolate rooms based on number of guests in the reservation.

LONG-TERM STAYS:
This is a self-catering home. Guests will receive a starter pack of paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, hand sanitizer and hand soap (provided these items are available locally). Guests will be responsible for replenishing as needed. In order to ensure future guests enjoy a clean and well-maintained space, long-term guests will be provided with essential cleaning supplies/tools. Security deposit & rental lease required for any stay 28 days or longer. For any reservation 14 days or longer, bi-weekly cleaning is required and provided.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Washer – In building
Dryer – In building
Air conditioning
Bathtub
Private patio or balcony
Security cameras on property

Accessibility

Getting inside

Step-free entrance to the room
Well-lit path to entrance
Wide entrance for guests

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Where you’ll be

Shakopee, Minnesota, United States

We are <10 mins from Valleyfair, Chaska Curling, Canterbury Park (tons of events) & Mystic Lake Casino (tons of shows).
Only 25 mins to Mall of America, MSP Airport and downtown Minneapolis.

Shakopee has a small-town feel with all the conveniences of the city. Everything you need is within a 10-15 minute drive: Target/Walmart, groceries, fast food, restaurants, bars, shopping, Home Depot/Lowes, two movie theatres. We are less than a 10-minute drive to Highway 169 which gives you easy access to everything in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Stonebrooke Restaurant & Bar is just across the road within easy walking distance.

Hosted by Ellen

  1. Joined in March 2014
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My husband Jim and I are early retirees who own and manage two lovely rental properties: one in Minnesota and the other in Montana. We designed our own home for hospitality and we enjoy providing an inviting, welcome and safe place for other travelers to explore, unwind and relax. Our 5-acre property in the Minneapolis area allows us the respite of nature and wildlife while still being close to all the big city offers. We spend a few months each year at our vacation home near Glacier National Park in Montana, close to Whitefish Ski Resort. Jim's an avid outdoorsmen, with a special affinity for snowmobiling. We often host family and friends with frequent trips to the park and the surrounding national forests. Gracie is our 2 year old Fox Red Labrador. She's friendly, spunky, sweet and she would be more than happy to meet you. She especially loves belly scratches. I have traveled to these countries: Germany, Italy, Iceland, Czech, Austria, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Colombia, Aruba, Mexico, Greece, Turkey, South Korea, Thailand. Our family also lived in Toronto, Canada for four years. My favorite place to be is in the mountains! I've been to every state in the U.S. and many of our national parks. I enjoy photography, teaching, reading, bird watching, hiking and exploring nature. I'm an avid movie fan and always have music playing in the house. I enjoy playing piano, too. My life motto is "Immeasurably More".
My husband Jim and I are early retirees who own and manage two lovely rental properties: one in Minnesota and the other in Montana. We designed our own home for hospitality and we…

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During your stay

We always enjoy meeting new people, but leave it up to you to decide how much you want to interact.

Any questions or issues you have will be responded to as quickly as we can; however, communication received after 10 pm will be responded to the following day.
We always enjoy meeting new people, but leave it up to you to decide how much you want to interact.

Any questions or issues you have will be responded to as quickly as…

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Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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