This is a third floor 625 sq.ft. addition to a 1925 duplex. It was built in 2000, has windows on all sides, and is surrounded by gardens and a lovely patio, in a quiet neighborhood very near Macalester College in St. Paul. I think it has everything guests would want except a full kitchen, and our City Code won't allow me to add that. Fortunately, there are many good restaurants and delivery services, as well as good grocery stores, nearby.
There is a laundromat very close by.
Amenities include your own bathroom with shower, king bed, large living room area with gas fireplace, a dining/work table with 4 chairs; a printer; a mini-kitchen, with small frig, microwave, coffee pot, hot water pot, toaster, counter-top icemaker, and abundant storage room in drawers, shelves, and hanging space. You control your own heat and a/c.
Guests often are surprised by how quiet the home and neighborhood are.
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You'll have the entire 3rd floor (excluding the attic area) as your totally private space. (It is one open space except for the bathroom, but is divided by function.) On your coffee table are two identical keys; each opens the front door and your door. You can also enjoy the shared front porch, patio, and gardens; the 1st floor renters rarely are outside and I, as a gardener, do more gardening than sitting outside. Since there is a lockbox, you can come any time of day. I do try to be here when guests become because it's often the only time I see them.
When you open the front door, there is a door to the first floor unit on the left and the stairs on the right. At the top of the stairs, there is a door to my unit on the right and a door to yours on the left, labeled Nest. (The second set of stairs is inside the door.)
You can have one off-street parking space in the driveway if you wish; however, since it is in back by the alley, and your entrance is in front, and there is abundant on-street parking, no guest has wanted to use it, except when snow is forecast. Let me know if you do. You can also park your bikes in the garage; ask me for the code. (I did just buy one used bike for guests' use.)
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I am retired and will be generally available to answer questions. I try to be available to greet guests if I know when they will arrive. My elderly Cavalier King Charles and I live on the second floor, and a mature couple who are great tenants live on the first floor. I have lived in St. Paul for over 30 years and in Minnesota all my life, so I know the Metro area and Minnesota very well and am happy to give you suggestions about places to go, directions, etc.
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I added the third floor to my home in 2000 and furnished it as my law office; now that I've retired, it's a beautiful place for guests to stay for short or long visits. It is perfect for business travelers to the Twin Cities, parents visiting their children who are attending Macalaster or another of the many colleges in St. Paul and Minneapolis. Also, many guests have family and/or friends and former neighbors nearby.
Since it is on the third floor, it is of course not suitable for most disabled people. although the steps are wide and have good continuous railings.
No smoking on the premises. No pets. No unregistered overnight guests except by prior arrangement. No more than 5 visitors in your space at a time. We provide you a quiet space and ask that you be reasonably quiet, especially between 11:00 PM and 9 AM. (There is good insulation between floors so we won't hear each other if the doors are closed and the sound moderate.) Detailed information on how to use the fireplace, a/c, TV, internet, etc. is in a ringbinder in the living area.
Please be kind to my floors and furniture.
I'm a retired family lawyer. Fifteen years ago, I added a 625 sq. ft. third floor office to my 1925 St. Paul duplex in the Macalester Groveland area of St. Paul. Now it's a lovely Airnbnb space. In retirement, I'm able to enjoy family, gardening, sewing, genealogy, and travel even more than before. Life is very good. My Airbnb is very quiet, private, and spacious, the qualities that I treasure.