Hundred-year-old Arts and Crafts style home in the most ethnically diverse neighborhood in the entire United States offers a comfortable stay for business, tourist or hospital visitor — all with a little touch of Africa.
Visitors will enjoy a private room (a little better than a tented camp in Maasai Mara) with a twin (single) bed and a shared bathroom. There are several common spaces to sit and relax, including two sitting areas on the main floor, dining room, and another sitting area that doubles as overflow guest room on the second floor.
In the summer, this stucco house stays pretty cool so we don’t have central air conditioning, but fans are available for those few times it warms up in the hot months. In winter we have radiator heat with the bedroom level always staying plenty warm. The house is decorated with many African works of art that traveled back with me after I lived in East Africa. I also have a few collected antiques that work well with the handsome woodwork in the house. So it’s a quiet, peaceful place in a busy urban neighborhood.
Visitors have access to all common sitting areas, including various sitting rooms and dining room, plus bathroom, yard — and laundry, if needed. We have wifi, and free street parking in front of the house. You are also welcome to sit in the back yard on beautiful summer days. (Please bring your own khaki shorts and pith helmet.)
I love to share my city with others, I love hosting people and playing tour guide, but if you need downtime I can be scarce. In other words, just let me know what you need and you’ve got it.
If you are in town to visit family or friends at the hospital, Abbott's Security office offers an after-dark escort back here at the end of your day. It's a 5 minute walk from my front door to the nearest hospital door.
This is a no-smoking, pet-free environment. We like to keep things quiet and low-key. No food is allowed in the bedroom, please. Other than that, I ask that you treat my home and things with care and respect. Accidents happen, if one does while you are here, please let me know right away.
Urban gal who loves people. I'm often drawn to what is different than myself. Besides Minneapolis, I've lived in Seattle, London, and Nairobi. I love making my house a cozy home for my guests.