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Extra long double bed, sunny room with both north and west-facing windows. Equipped with a desk, wardrobe, vanity and arm chair. Shared bath next to bedrooms (upstairs). (Additional private bath attached to downstairs bedroom.) Use of main floor - dining room, living room, foyer and kitchen. Bikes available. Laundry negotiable. Fenced-in yard. Plenty of street parking. Close to busses.
This room gets the afternoon sun. Because the room looks out over the garage roof, you can leave your shades open and still get privacy. The room is provided with an extra-long double bed, book shelves, a desk, an armchair, a wardrobe with shelves and a clothing rod, a vanity/toiletries table, a small lingerie dresser/night stand, and a 3-drawer built-in dresser and a television with local stations.
The house is equipped with high speed wireless internet.
The main floor shared space includes a fully equipped kitchen, featuring a shared spice rack with seasonings from all over the world, a formal dining room with adjoining living room and foyer - all three connected with the original 100-year-old wooden archways.
When I am not myself cooking or entertaining, guests are free to use the main floor, including a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room and foyer and the fenced in back yard. There is no hood over the kitchen stove, however, so frying is limited to covered pans and moderate temperatures.
The shared bathroom is located upstairs, next to the bedrooms. The guest room in the basement has an their own private bath. The backyard has some nice sunning possibilities with comfy chaise lounge chairs or, if you prefer a little shade, a nice rocker ideal for lazy summer days and a good book.
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I'm a substitute teacher with flexible working hours, so I'll be at home some days. I am more than happy to share any tips on great things to do while visiting the Twin Cities. I love sharing my joy of living in the Twin Cities and am great at scouting out free and inexpensive art, cultural and entertainment options.
Como Park is one of the city's jewels. In addition to the lake and surrounding park there's a free zoo and conservatory, open year-round. Downtown Saint Paul is only 3 miles away on a direct bus line, and Minneapolis is a little farther in the opposite direction, but also on that line. Roseville is convenient for shopping of all kinds with supermarkets and a variety of malls, big and small.
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We're a few blocks from great public transit. The #3 bus line runs east to west between both downtown Saint Paul and downtown Minneapolis. There are also lines running north/south on both Dale and Lexington Avenues.
From the airport - I heartily endorse SuperShuttle. Many of my guests have used it, and I've never heard a complaint. You can reserve online and the price is guaranteed - no surprises. They ask for your flight information, and they're there at the airport for you, no matter what time your flight arrives, day or night, whether your plane is on time or late.
Of course, if you're traveling on a slimmer budget, just catch the #54 bus to downtown Saint Paul and transfer to the #3. Just check to see if you're on the #3A or the #3B, as the stops are different once you get to my neighborhood. The fare is $1.75 non-rush hour and $2.25 for rush hour. You'll want exact change. People like to take the light rail, but it's much faster to go through downtown Saint Paul.
BUSSES - East or west, the #3 bus will take you there. Connect to the Snelling Avenue bus north or south for unlimited shopping and dining choices. North-south busses are also available on Lexington Avenue and Dale Street - an 8-10 minute walk in either direction. For more information on bussing, the G... Maps website is quite useful. Just enter your starting point and your destination, and G... Maps will figure the rest. You can also go directly to the MetroTransit website for specifics on routes and route maps.
BIKES - I do have a number of bicycles available for my house guests to use. I have some random bike helmets, reflectors and lights, an air pump and an inner tube repair kit. It's strictly "as is." If it works, you're free to use it. Some locks are also available.
ON FOOT - In addition to Como Park, you'll find a number of fun and interesting things within walking distance to the house:
TO THE EAST - Conny's Creamy Cones, open April through October, has over 24 flavors of soft serve; Toasted, a fun little neighborhood liquor store with make-your-own 6-pack beers. My personal favorites include the Banana Beer and the Ginger Beer. This is a great way to sample the local micro-breweries. Our award winning John's Pizza, with real ingredients that actually taste like they should (nothing plastic about their cheese), Ace Hardware - when you just have to have that little courtesy bag of popcorn, and Speedy Market, for the emergency milk and cookies run.
TO THE WEST - Half-time Rec, with their newly resurfaced bocce ball lanes in the basement, and pool tables and darts on the main floor. It's newly built kitchen serves British Pub fare complete with mushy peas. Be prepared for loud music and a cover charge on the weekends. Across the street - Gabe's On the Park, for your sports tv hangout with burgers and steaks. Check out their Happy Hour deals.
Larpenteur (to the north), Snelling (to the west) and University Avenue (to the south) meet all of your shopping needs. There are north/south bus lines that connect with the #3 on Snelling, Lexington, and Dale. You can take the bus all the way to the Mall of America, but our own beautiful Rosedale Shopping Center has many of the same shops at ½ the distance, and ¼ of the crowds.
The #3 bus line has some interesting shopping/restaurant venues as well - Hmongtown Market to the east where you can get freshly prepared papaya salad and bubble tea, or fresh produce from the farmers' market out back. Just to the west of the Saint Paul campus, you'll find a quaint little main street in St. Anthony Village. Stop by the Finnish Bistro for some really fresh, really tasty baked goods, a delectable salad, sandwich or quiche, and some of the best coffee brewed in town at the adjoining Dunn Brothers' cafe. The Speedy Market on main street really serves as a local grocer, with fresh produce and other real food. Or, stop on your way home at Snelling and Como Avenues. Hop off the bus for a sub sandwich or some deli meats at Nelson's Cheese Factory and pick up some tofu at Shanghai Market. Then hop back on the bus and you're home in a flash!
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We're on a good bus line, and there's plenty of street parking along the side of the house. I have some bikes available for use. The house is close to the RR tracks. I find the sound peaceful, but others do not. You'll have to use your own judgement.
I maintain an eco-friendly house. Recycling and compost containers are in the kitchen.
Guests are expected to leave the bathroom and kitchen clean for the next person and put their dishes away.
It's a shoes off house. Shoes storage is provided in the entryway.
Towels and bedding are provided. You'll need to supply your own toiletries, although I do have emergency supplies.
Please use the coasters and trays provided to protect the furniture surfaces.
Laundry is negotiable. When possible, I will offer to do laundry for my guests, although there is a convenient, clean laundromat nearby, if the need arises.
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Hi, I'm a 57-year old school teacher. I've taught everything from grad school to pre-school, including English as a Second Language, French, French Immersion, elementary school and adult literacy. I started traveling when I was 17, and have never gotten tired of it. More recently, however, work, family ties and home ownership have kept me tied down. So now I bring the world to me by welcoming guests in my home from all around the globe. My passions include gardening, cooking, travel and books. I especially enjoy playing hostess to people who want to discover the Twin Cities.