S&J#50B 3BR1ba Bus/Walk Edina / Lake Harriet / MallofAmerica / Uptown / Downtown

Description - Amenities - Attractions - Activities - Shops and Services - Transportation 



A great comfortable space with remarkable ability to sleep a large family or group.  Lovely living area and efficient kitchen and eat-in kitchen dining area.   


Two King Bedrooms with Sleep Number / Select Comfort beds and bath with large walk in shower. 


Downstairs has a big bedroom with two Kings, plus foosball table... (soon adding billiards and ping pong topper!) 


Utility room with Washer and Dryer.


Double Bungalow (side by side townhouse), parking for at least one vehicle on site (No on-street parking challenges, except Sunday morning when the nearby Catholic Church has services!). Bus at the corner.


Total Four Sleep Number / Select Comfort King Beds.  Two bedrooms on main floor and One in lower level that has two bed.  Sleeps eight in the four beds. Additional inflatables sleep two. Total up to 10. Crib and PakNPlay available also on specific request.


Gournet Kitchen has refrigerator with freezer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, four burner stove with oven.  Dishwasher should be installed by Christmas, ask.  All plates,pots, pans, utensils included. 


Laundry in basement

Bath is shower, not tub; modern but looks retro! 

Charcoal barbecue available. (You supply charcoal.) 

Dining table in eat-in kitchen and patio for outside entertaining.

Large HDTVs with Internet access.

Fast Broadband Wifi Internet.


Why stay here? A relaxing space in the convenience of a great safe neighborhood! Edina Shopping and Restaurants; Uptown and the chain of lakes beckon.  .

This location is on the south end of the Lakes area, with easy freeway - bus - bikeway (Bike Boulevard) access to the heart of Uptown AND Downtown Minneapolis, Mall of America, and everything that brought you here.

It is a few blocks north to Lake Harriet and the Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Bird Sanctuary, Music Pavilion, etc. About four miles to downtown.

We are 15-25 minutes from all major attractions: Amusement Parks, Casinos and Racetracks, Museums, Mall of America, and of course the Airport.

Very close to downtown Minneapolis Convention Center 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.

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

Location is one block from bus lines to Downtown.

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

RESTAURANT NOTE:  You can look by restaurants that use an independent DELIVERY service, you have your own room service!

Convenient to Metro Hospitals-- University of Minnesota, Methodist, Abbott Northwestern, Fairview Southdale.

Scott and Jenna are always available by Internet and smart phone.  (24 hours per day for emergencies) 

Close city areas: Uptown, Downtown, Southeast / University, South Minneapolis, Parkway, Chain of Lakes, Edina, Richfield, Bloomington, Airport, Edina, St. Louis Park.

Amenities List-


Yes - Need more space?  We have other buildings!


Yes - Central Air Conditioning and Heat
Yes - Washer
Yes - Dryer
Yes - Linens Provided
Yes - One Car Garage space available on request and by arrangement
Yes - Tight Parking for one vehicles in front of garage .
No - Gas or Wood Fireplace. 
No - Elevator.  Not available.  This is a two floor unit with main and basement.  Three steps into main floor.

Yes - King Size Bed (4).  Dual Chamber Sleep Number Beds

Yes - Available -- Request -- Two Inflatables with supplied pump.
No - Crib and/or PakNPlay  (Available on request)
Yes - HDTV, 50 inch
Yes - Cable TV on request at extra charge. 

Yes - Over the Air TV, about 35 channels crystal clear HDTV

Yes - If you bring your computer with HDMI output, you can connect to TV
Yes - DVD Player
Yes - DVD Movies (limited selection) 
No - Video Games and Console
No - Musical Library (however TV has video music stations)

No - Regular Tub
No - Jetted Tub
Yes - Shower, large (Bath has shower withflexible hose head) 
Yes - Exhaust fan in bath
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)
Yes - Dishwasher (being installed before Christmas)
No - Disposal
Yes - Coffeemaker and Coffee!
Yes - Toaster
Yes - Microwave
No- Quesadilla/Panini Maker 

No - Rice Cooker
Yes - Stove with oven and four burners
No - Exhaust fan at kitchen.  Kitchen windows.   
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.  In your patio area.
Yes - Patio. 
Yes - Patio Seating
No - Firepit 
No - Gazebo Tent

Yes - Lakes and Rivers and Creeks.  Just blocks away!
Yes - Parks.  City park two blocks away.  Many other parks.
No- View.  Just a standard city lot. 
Yes - Internet.  Wifi Broadband.
No - Pets possible.  Ask.
No - Handicapped or Wheelchair Accessible.  Sorry!  Entry steps, main floor and basement. 
Yes - Kids allowed. 
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 on the patio.

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 55410 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:

Four (4) King Size Sleep Number

Two (2) Twin Inflatable Bed Available on Request

Accommodates: 8 to 10
Bedrooms: 3

Daily Rates--

Last minute / low occupancy / special rates from $109 per night

Weekday / week-plus / long term rates from $149 per night

Weekend / holiday / high season weeks from $174 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 4 guests
Departure Cleaning Fee: $105

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 based on Seasons, Holidays, Special Events 


Compare to:

Downtown Hotels with no Kitchen, no Laundry, no formal Dining Room, no Patios with BBQ and Firepit.



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 youcould 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 within a few blocks of this space.Remember the trip planner on the website can direct you to easy transfers to all over the city.

Route 6 - Local Bus Route

Hi Frequency Route
See active detours & alerts for this route

U of M - Hennepin - Xerxes - France - Southdale



Major Destinations
SE Minneapolis 
Stadium Village Station
University of Minnesota
       4th St SE
       University Ave
Downtown Minneapolis
South Minneapolis 
      Hennepin Ave
      Uptown Transit Station
France Ave
Xerxes Ave

      Wooddale Ave
      Southdale Center
      Edina Industrial Park
Only 30 minutes to Mall of America using Route 515E and 540 in Bloomington!
Approximate Frequency
Rush Hours (weekdays 6-9 am and 3-6:30 pm) 4-10 Minutes
Midday 10-15 Minutes
Evening Owl (1 am-5 am) --
Saturday Sunday / Holiday 15 Minutes
Note: These times are average and may apply only to the main portion of the route. Refer to the schedule for details.

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Scott and Jenna Short Stay

offers spaces for you from

Minneapolis to the Lakes in Minnesota


612-701-0900 or 612-759-1022

E-mail: sjshortstay@gmail.com


Current Specials (All subject to change without notice, do not apply to previously booked stays, holiday dates, etc.):


#A LAST MINUTE DEAL - Lake Minnetonka #39 is available for discount stays between some reservations.  Call for info!


#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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