#51A Southwest / 1BR-1Ba + Loft BR / Sleeps 4 to 6 / Lake Across Street / FP-Indoor Pool&Spa / Garage / No Car Needed! Luxury

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



Scott and Jenna Short Stay is a family that has hosted over 3,000 guests in the last eight years in over two dozen unique spaces.


Your business or vacation retreat is _really_close_ (walking distance!) to lakes and parks, restaurants and dining, many shops and restaurants, and the beaches of Lake Calhoun in the Lakes and Uptown District of Minneapolis.


You’ll love your short term place because of the high ceilings, the views, the location, and amenities. This multi-unit building features Indoor/Outdoor pool, Exercise Room, Party Room, Outdoor Firepit area, etc.


The space is on the Penthouse Level, and features a gas fireplace, openable door for direct ventilation, 55 inch HDTV and Broadband Internet Wifi, fully equipped kitchen with peninsula, bath with oversized tub, and in-unit laundry.


The unit itself is a dramatic two story space of over 1200 square feet. Main floor King Bedroom is spacious with a great closet. The Open Loft Queen Bedroom on the second level sleeps 2 to 4. And the living room can accommodate two also.

The views expose the city to you. The downtown Skyline is in the distance, and views of Lake Calhoun are there through the trees. From your aerie, you are above it all.


This space is great for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (Can consider kids, but there are many fragile art objects here), and we can also accept furry friends (pets - but you must inquire first for details and permissions-extra cost).


It is realistic to stay here without a vehicle. In easy walking distance you will find Whole Foods grocery, MGM Liquors, Walgreens Drugs, Barnes and Noble bookstores, and over 50 other shops and restaurants, etc.


You are also located on major bus lines that run through the Uptown/Lakes area on easy routes to downtown... and from there you can connect to other bus lines or light rail to Mall of America, Airport, St. Paul, etc.


Outdoor exercise? The Lakes of Minneapolis have more visitors each year than Yosemite National Park! Walk and Bike paths surround the Lakes. Minneapolis has numerous dedicated bike lanes on streets and converted railway rights-of-way. (Minneapolis is the #1 city in the USA for percentage of population that bikes to work!)


The building is ultra-modern, built just a few years ago.


NOTE: one _assigned_ garage space available in this building parking garage. Also very limited outdoor spaces. Because it is next door to a commercial building, some spaces are no parking from 7AM to 5PM. That means that parking is fine from 5PM to 7AM and all weekend... There _is_ on street parking also, however it is a couple of blocks walk. Or of course you are so close to so many things, you can skip renting a car and use public transportation (bus, light rail, taxi, Uber, Lyft).


The space is located just a few miles from Mall of America, Airport, Museums, Downtown, Stadiums and Convention Centers, etc.


Surrounding Areas: Uptown, Downtown, University / Southeast, South Minneapolis, Southwest Minneapolis, Edina, Richfield, Bloomington, St. Louis Park.


Amenities List-


Yes - Need more space?  We have other units too, combine this space with other spaces within a mile or two.  A few miles away we have two units in the same building that can sleep up to 24!  Plus More!


Yes - Individually Controlled Air Conditioning and Heating
Yes - Washer not shared with other units.
Yes - Dryer not shared with other units
Yes - Linens Provided, Bed and Bath.
Yes - Garage, one dedicated and others available eves and weekends

Yes - No Parking for RV or Trailer in an off-street area (arrange in advance).
No - Gas or Wood Fireplace. 
Yes - Elevator.  This is a fourth floor space. 

Yes - King Size Bed (1).  Dual Chamber Sleep Number Bed

Yes - Queen Size Bed (1).  Dual Chamber Sleep Number Bed
No - Full Size Beds. 
Yes - Twin Size Cot Beds (4) Available.  Fold out from Ottomans!
Available - Crib, subject to prior reservation.  We do not recommend this space for children, due to fragile objet d'art.
Yes - HDTV, Approximately 55 inch
Yes - HDTV channels, 30+ channels with movie channels over the air

Yes - Smart TV, so you can connect your computer for your Netflix, YouTube, etc.

Yes - Internet Wifi Broadband.
Yes - DVD Player
Yes - DVD Movies (limited selection) 
No - Video Games and Console
No - Musical Library (however TV has some video music stations)
No - Jetted Tub, but it is oversize oval
Yes - Shower
No - 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 (Very basic)
Yes - Dishwasher
Yes - Disposal
Yes - Coffeemaker and Coffee!
Yes - Toaster
Yes - Microwave
No - Quesadilla/Panini Maker 
Yes - Stove with oven and four burners
Yes - Refrigerator with true freezer compartment and ice cube trays
Yes - Catering through local restaurants, and of course many restaurants deliver 
Yes - Barbecue Grill.  Shared with building.
Yes - Outdoor Patio Area.  Shared with building.
Yes - Deck Seating.  Shared with building.
Yes - Firepit.  Shared with building.
No - Screen on Openable Door for ventilation
Yes - Lakes.   The Minneapolis Chain of Lakes is _across_the_street_.
Yes - Parks.  Many other parks.  Extensive converted railway trail system for hike/bike/walk/dog exercise just a few blocks away!
Yes - View of Downtown.  Although it is a couple of miles away...
Yes - Pets allowed.  BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT, extra cost.  We have other spaces where pets are allowed also.  You must take care of waste.
Yes - Handicapped or Wheelchair Accessible, but not ADA compliant
Yes - Kids allowed. NOT RECOMMENDED.
Yes - Minimum age limit for renters.  In general we do NOT rent to vacationing students or singles under the age of 25 unless accompanied by parent or guardian.
Yes - NON-smoking.  Minnesota is the original clean indoor air state.  NO smoking inside, even in garage.  OUTSIDE smoking only, and you must take care of waste.


Yes - Indoor Pool with Overhead Doors that Open in the summer

Yes - Indoor Jetted Spa

Yes - Gym with many machines

Yes - Mens and Womens Locker Rooms at Pool / Gym

Yes - Party Room with BIlliards, Fireplace, TVs, etc. (extra charge, subject to reservation)

Yes - Outdoor Plaza with Seating, Lighting, Firepit and Barbecue.

Yes - Entry for building is staffed during business hours, offers complimentary coffee, snacks, and a waiting area with Aquarium! 

Yes - Walking distance to Whole Foods, Liquor Store, Walgreens, Barnes and Noble with coffee shop, etc.

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


Downtown Minneapolis zip code 55402? 2.4 mi, 5 mins

Downtown St. Paul zip code 55101? 12.3 mi, 14 mins

Como Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul zip code 55103? 11.2 mi, 16 mins

University of Minnesota (Main Campus Mpls.) zip code 55455?  7.8 mi, 13 mins

     Direct Commuter Bus to University of Minnesota!

Mall of America Bloomington zip code 55425?  12.8 mi, 18 mins

MSP International Airport, Bloomington zip code 55450?  15.0 Mi, 20 mins 

Valleyfair Amusement Park, Shakopee MN zip code 55379?  25.2 mi, 35 mins

Heart of Uptown / Lakes in Minneapolis?, zip code 55408? 0.0 mi, 0 mins 

Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley? zip code 55124? 18.2 mi, 27 mins

Minnesota State Fair Grounds in Falcon Heights? zip code 55108 8.1 mi, 16 mins

Renaissance Festival in Shakopee? zip code 55379?  25.2 mi, 35 mins 

Blaine National Biking / Soccer Ctr.'s? zip code 55449? 21.5 mi, 29 mins

Lord Fletchers on the Lake / Spring Park? zip code 55384? 21.4 mi, 34 mins


You can play too!  Just use zip code 55416 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:

One (1) King Size Sleep Number Beds

One (1) Queen Size Sleep Number Beds
Four (4) Twin Size Cots in Ottomans
Accommodates: 4 to 6
Bedrooms: 2+


Daily Rates--

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

Weekday / week-plus / long term rates from $199 per night

Weekend / holiday / high season weeks from $299 per night
Monthly?  One night?  We have discounts and 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: $140

Security Deposit: From $600
(Optional Weekly Light Housekeeping / Linens Change - $140)
Regular Check In: 4:00 pm -- Check Out: 10:00 am
Rates subject to change based on Season, Holidays, Special Events



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 go through 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.   Take the Express Bus downtown in the morning and you can get all over! NOTICE: The express bus is the only bus to the West area, so plan carefully! You could get a bike downtown 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. (HOURCAR locations a mile east near Lake Street.)


Car Rental: Enterprise will usually 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.


Major Bus Routes on Lake Street, including... 

DIRECT Commuter Bus to University of Minnesota!

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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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