Classic midwestern house with lots of beautiful wood trim, very comfortable
House, urban with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 1 bathroom(s), floor area of 150 m2 (1615 sq.ft), WCs 2, car optional, children OK, NO smoking, air-conditioning, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 4
1) June 10 2013 - August 15 2013
Where we want to go
Description of our house
It is a classic South Minneapolis home -- 100 years old, lots of wood trim, hardwood floors, big yard. We have recently refinished the basement and the kitchen. You will enjoy staying in Minneapolis. Lots of indoors and outdoors fun. Our neighbors are great. It will be a memorable visit, a good story to tell, and something different from the crowds in New York.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, central heating, sofa, fireplace
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Garage, terrace, parking, garden, barbecue, bicycles
Roller blading, hiking, golfing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife
Nearest major airport:
Children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), car optional
= marks the location of this home
Minneapolis is one of the most overlooked cities in the United States. It is an extremely sophisticated, mid-sized city that has the culture, restaurants and nightlife of a much larger city, but that has the friendliness of a small city. It is a rare combination. Plus Minnesota has one of the best park systems in the U.S. and in the north of the State is the Boundary Waters Canoe Area that is the largest wilderness park in the the lower 48 states.
Something about ourselves
I am a high school English teacher who is married and has two boys, 18 and 14. I speak fluent French and some Spanish. I have traveled outside of the U.S. a lot. We like sailing, museums, reading, camping, and many other things. We consider one of the best aspects of this kind of exchange is the chance to meet and interact with local people in a non-touristy way. Visiting monuments and museums is nice, but the people will always be the highlight of the visit. We will take good care of your home. We like the old camping adage of leaving your camp site better than you found it. This applies to houses as well.
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