#34A Southwest 3BR - 1ba / Sleeps 7 to 10 to 12 / Hopkins  Bike & Shop at Knollwood

NOTE: MUCH MORE INFORMATION UNDER PHOTOS~ SCROLL DOWN Description - Amenities - Attractions - Activities - Shops and Services - Transportation   (CLICK to enlarge photos)

This space is similar to #33A through D, but is located a couple of miles west, closer to the cities of Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Hopkins, Plymount, etc.

 

Direct private access entry, and parking a few feet from your door. Two private entrances.  Bus at the corner.

 

Modern feel. Two King sleep number beds in the two bedrooms sleep four.  Three inner-spring mattress full size convertible futon sofas sleep six in thelower level bed room.   Inflatable twin size air mattresses available on request, also.  

 

The limit on the number of occupants is the fact that we only have one bathroom.

 

Kitchen has refrigerator with freezer, four burner stove with oven, microwave, coffee maker, drink mixer, toaster.  All plates, and utensils included. Plus all the pots and pans you need!  Dishwasher will be installed soon. 

 

Dining space can accommodate twelve at once with additional table.

 

Bath has tub / shower combination.

 

Charcoal barbecue and outside seating also.

 

Large screen 50 inch HDTV with dozens of channels, DVR and PC input.  Note the TV is a SmartTV with Internet access, no additional computer required. 

 

Fast Broadband Wifi Internet

 

Why stay here? A relaxing space in the convenience of a great neighborhood! 

 

Uptown and the famous Minneapolis chain of lakes is a fabulous part of the city, however most of it is many stoplights (and minutes) from the places you need to go.

 

This location is on the west end of Uptown, with easy freeway - bus - bikeway access to the heart of Uptown AND Downtown Minneapolis, Mall of America, and everything that brought you to Minnesota.

 

It is five miles straight east to Lake Calhoun and the center of Uptown, and about six miles by freeway to downtown. In the neighborhood is the Knollwood Shopping Center.  Walking distance to Pizza Luce bar and restaurant, and many other shops and restaurants..

 

You can walk to Bars / Restaurants / Coffee Shops / Convenience Stores / a Park on Minnehaha Creek and other shopping.

 

We are 20-30 minutes from all major attractions: Amusement Parks, Casinos and Racetracks, Museums, Mall of America, and of course the Airport. 

 

Close to downtown Minneapolis and Convenient to the University of Minnesota. It is possible to attend a conference or trade show at the Convention Center more easily here than staying at some downtown hotels!   The express bus will get you there in 22 MInutes!  Faster than walking from some downtown hotels!

 

We are close to all the cultural and recreational activities Minneapolis offers.

Location is across the street from both express and regular bus lines to Downtown, Chain of Lakes District, Uptown District, Arts District. 

 

You can also take the bus downtown and transfer to light rail to the Airport and Mall of America. 

 

RESTAURANT NOTE: Many local restaurants use an independent DELIVERY service, you have your own room service!

 

Convenient to four Metro Hospitals-- Methodist (two miles away), North Memorial, Abbott Northwestern, Fairview Southdale. 

 

The owners live minutes away, and are always available by smart phone.

 

Daily Rates--
 

Last minute / low occupancy / special rates from $99 per night

Weekday / week-plus / long term rates from $219 per night

Weekend / holiday / high season weeks from $318 per night
Monthly?  One night?  We can upgrade another guest to get you your space!

Call to clarify, we answer the phone 9-9 everyday. 

 

Extra guests: $5 / night after 6 guests
Departure Cleaning Fee: $70

Security Deposit: From $300

 

Amenities List-

 

Yes - Need more space?  We have other units too, nearby we have two units in the same building that can sleep up to 24!

 

Yes - Central Heating and Window Air Conditioning
Yes - Washer not shared with other units.
Yes - Dryer not shared with other units.
Yes - Linens Provided.
Yes - Parking space is always available in driveway or on street (there are declared snow emergencies).   Garage available by arrangement.
Yes - Parking for Small RV or Trailer in an off-street area (arrange in advance).
No - Gas or Wood Fireplace. 
No - Elevator.  Not needed.  Exterior private entrance, three steps to inside your unit. 
Yes - King Size Beds (2).  Two Dual Chamber Sleep Number Beds
Yes - Full Size Beds (3).  Comfy Inner Spring Convertible Mattress Sofas in lower level bedroom
No - Crib (Ask, we can bring one to this space)
Yes - HDTV, 50 inch, with PC input.
No - Cable TV, however we have SmartTV that you can use with your Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO GO, etc. or simply watch YouTube.
Yes - DVD Player
Yes - DVD Movies (limited selection) 
No - Video Games and Console
No - Musical Library (however TV has video music stations)
No - Jetted Tub
Yes - Shower (With removable head)
Yes - Radio / Stereo
Yes - Full Kitchen 
Yes - Cooking Utensils (Full set of pots and pans, knives, spatulas, etc.)
Yes - Eating Utensils (Full set of plates, glasses, cups, silverware, etc.)
Yes - Spices (minimal plus your salt and pepper)
No - Dishwasher, but scheduled to be added.
No - Disposal
Yes - Coffeemaker and Coffee!
Yes - Toaster
Yes - Microwave
No - Quesadilla/Panini Maker 
Yes - Stove with oven and four burners
No - Exhaust fan at kitchen (will be added soon).  Easy access kitchen window.    
Yes - Refrigerator with true freezer compartment and ice cube trays
Yes - Catering through local restaurants, and of course many restaurants deliver 
Yes - Barbecue Grill.  Charcoal.  Private. 
Yes - Outdoor8 Seating
Yes - Firepit
Yes - Lakes and Rivers.  Not at your door, but very close!  On the other hand, Minnehaha Creed is at the end of the block!  Bring your kayak or canoe!
Yes - Parks. City playground park one block away.  Many other parks.  Extensive trail system for hike/bike/walk/dog exercise starts within four blocks. 
No - View.  Although some plantings are colorful in summer!
Yes - Internet.  Wifi Broadband.
Ask - Pets allowed.  Inquire on details, deposit, pet rent.  We also have other spaces where pets are allowed.
No - Handicapped or Wheelchair Accessible.  Sorry!  We have other spaces with limited access.  Note there are no barriers within the unit.  However a wheelchair bound guest might not find it easy to maneuver in this space. 
Yes - Kids allowed.  Keep in mind this is the city!
Yes - Minimum age limit for renters.  In general we do NOT rent to vacationing students or singles under the age of 22 unless accompanied by parent or guardian.
Yes - NON-smoking.  Minnesota is the original clean indoor air state.  Smoking at  the covered entry area, on patios, or in optional gazebo tent.

 

Let's play, "If I stay here, how far am I from...?" :-)

 

Downtown Minneapolis zip code 55402? 5.8 mi, 10 mins

Downtown St. Paul zip code 55101? 15.7 mi, 19 mins

Como Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul zip code 55103? 14.6 mi, 21 mins

University of Minnesota (Main Campus Mpls.) zip code 55455?  8.1 mi, 12 mins

Mall of America Bloomington zip code 55425?  13.3 mi, 18 mins

MSP International Airport, Bloomington zip code 55450?  14.6 Mi, 22 mins 

Valleyfair Amusement Park, Shakopee MN zip code 55379?  23.0 mi, 33 mins

Heart of Uptown / Lakes in Minneapolis?, zip code 55408? 3.0 mi, 8 mins 

Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley? zip code 55124? 21.7 mi, 28 mins

Minnesota State Fair Grounds in Falcon Heights? zip code 55108 11.6 mi, 17 mins

Renaissance Festival in Shakopee? zip code 55379?  23.0 mi, 33 mins 

Blaine National Biking / Soccer Ctr.'s? zip code 55449? 24.7 mi, 30 mins

Lord Fletchers on the Lake / Spring Park? zip code 55384? 18.5 mi, 28 mins

 

You can play too!  Just use zip code 55343 as your starting point!

It will be a little off, because the center of the zip code is not at the space.
For your safety and security, we do not give out addresses on the Internet.

 

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed Types:
Two (2) King Size Sleep Number Beds in bedrooms

Three or Four (3-4) Full Size Comfy Inner-Spring Mattress Futon Sofa
Two (2) Twin Inflatable Bed Available on request

Accommodates: 8 to 10 to12.  Note only one bath!
Bedrooms: 3+
 

Daily Rates--
 

Last minute / low occupancy / special rates from $99 per night

Weekday / week-plus / long term rates from $219 per night

Weekend / holiday / high season weeks from $318 per night
Monthly?  One night?  We can upgrade another guest to get you your space!

Call to clarify, we answer the phone 9-9 everyday. 

 

Extra guests: $5 / night after 6 guests
Departure Cleaning Fee: $70

Security Deposit: From $300
(Optional Weekly Light Housekeeping / Linens Change - $105)
Regular Check In: 4:00 pm -- Check Out: 10:00 am
Rates subject to change up and down based on Seasons, Holidays, Special Events

 

Compare to:

Two to Four Hotel Rooms with much less space, no Kitchen, no outdoor area or BBQ.

 

Transportation

 

Free Buses in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Campus Connector (note:pdf download) offers free service between the St. Paul, East Bank and West Bank campuses of the University of Minnesota.   Designed for students, but they don’t check student ID. Does not connect to Downtown Minneapolis.

Take a Free Ride on select Nicollet Mall buses (Nicollet Mall stretches from one end of downtown Minneapolis to the other.) Seeing a lot of things downtown? Park at an end of this route for less money! Goes very close to Convention Center.

 

Bicycle Rental comes in many flavors…

https://www.niceridemn.org/bike_rental_shops/ tells you where to rent for your whole stay.

https://www.niceridemn.org/ is an interesting alternative. For $6 per day, you get access to a bike rental system centered on downtown Minneapolis. NOTE! There is a per trip charge for a trip of over 30 minutes! However you could hop skip and jump all over downtown with these bikes, for the daily or monthly fee.   Closest ride station is a short bus ride to the East from our Southwest spaces! So you could get a bike there, ride downtown within 30 minutes, and go from one site to another downtown, the museums and Lakes in Minneapolis, and some parts of St. Paul. With trips of under 30 minutes, there is no per trip charge, so it would just be the daily fee of $6.

 

“HOURCAR is the smart way to drive.”

HOURCAR offers 32 cars in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Find out where your nearest HOURCAR lives, and sign up to drive today. (This HOURCAR location is a short bus ride away.)
 

Calhoun Square

3001 Hennepin Avenue

Minneapolis, MN

Cars here:
#3 - Light Green Toyota Prius (Daily Rates do not apply)

 

Car Rental: Enterprise will pick you up!

 

Bus / Light Rail / Commuter Rail

Metrotransit.org has all the bus and public transportation information. Here is information about bus routes that have stops ON THE BLOCK or within a few blocks of this space. Remember the trip planner on the website can direct you to easy transfers to all over the metro area including airport and Mall of America.

 

Route 668 - Express Bus Route

Express - Hopkins - St Louis Park - Mpls

Major Destinations

Downtown Minneapolis
       Marquette Ave Stop B
       2nd Ave Stop H
St Louis Park
       Lake St
       Walker St
       Texas Ave     
Hopkins
       Blake Rd
       Tyler Ave
       Cambridge St

Route 17 - Local Bus Route

Minnetonka Blvd - Uptown - Washington St NE

Hopkins
       Ramsgate Apartments
St Louis Park
       Knollwood Mall
       Minnetonka Blvd
Uptown
       Lake St 
       Hennepin Ave
       Uptown Transit Station
Downtown Minneapolis
NE Minneapolis

       Washington St 

Route 615 - Local Bus Route

Ridgedale - Co Rd 73 - St Louis Park

Major Destinations
Minnetonka
      Ridgedale Center
      West Ridge
      Crescent Ridge
      Hopkins High School
      Greenbrier
Hopkins
       Eisenhower Community Center
       Hopkins Center for the Arts
       Downtown Hopkins
       Ramsgate
St Louis Park
       Knollwood/Target area
       St Louis Park High School
       St Louis Park Community Center
       St Louis Park Recreation Center
       Excelsior and Grand
       Park Nicollet Clinic

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Scott and Jenna Short Stay

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Minneapolis to the Lakes in Minnesota

 

612-701-0900 or 612-759-1022

E-mail: sjshortstay@gmail.com

 

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#B SPECIAL PACKAGE - Special Delivery, ask for flowers and gift basket ready in your space for any romantic vacation stay!



#C LAST MINUTE DEAL -  3BR 1 ba Units, Unlimited Stay at $99 per night.  Limited Availability. (Between Existing Reservations, ask about which spaces can qualify.)

 

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