The SpaceAttractive split-level duplex with full bathroom and 3 bedrooms upstairs (2 king beds and 1 queen bed, mini-crib, Pack N Play); kitchen, living room, laundry and powder room downstairs. Stylish furnishings, well equipped kitchen, HD TV’s in living room and each bedroom, secure high speed Wi-Fi, smart Blu-Ray player, 3 convertible work/study console desks, luxury beds and quality linens (each bedroom has keyed door locks available for complete privacy). Central heat, air conditioning, ceiling fans in each bedroom, water cooler, washer & dryer. Beautifully landscaped private yard with elevated gardens, comfortable seating & tables on front and rear patios and under pergola.
Although children are welcome, the unfenced yard and house are not “child proof” (e.g., open stairways, no safety latches on cabinet doors).
This is a private residence with no daily maid service (rates include initial linen/towel set-up). Longer term stays requiring additional cleaning and linen/towel set-up incur additional fees. Special arrangements for daily maid service require additional fees.
Rates and fees are subject to change without notice (e.g., premium/higher rates for major events, holidays, seasonal).
As with all temporary or “short stay” lodging in Minnesota (hotels, vacation homes, rooms, etc.), Brighton’s is required to collect state hospitality and county taxes on total cost of the nightly rate and cleaning charges. Brighton’s rate for state & county taxes (7.125%) will be a totally separate transaction (not subject to any fees), collected upon check-in and payable in cash, money order or cashier’s check (no personal checks please). Guest AccessThe main entry into the foyer is shared with host/owner in the adjacent unit. However, each side of the duplex is completely separate with its own entry from the front foyer. When someone is not available at check-in, guest residents will receive an access code for the front door and instructions will be left in the foyer. Parking on driveway.
Please notify host/owner if delayed, requiring a later check-in or an earlier check-out.
All guest residents must be registered on the reservation. Persons18 years of age or older, must present their government issued photo ID or passport at check-in. No guest residents/children under 21 years of age will be permitted to rent or occupy the premises unless accompanied and supervised by a parent or adult guardian (be prepared to present supporting identification). Guest residents in excess of two will incur additional charges per person/night (babies and toddlers who don’t occupy beds and sleep in the mini-crib or Pack N Play stay free of charge).
Guest residents are not permitted to sublet any part of a booking. A visitor, who is invited to stay during the course of a booking, must obtain advance approval from host/owner and meet all reservation criteria, including additional charges, fees and ID requirements.
Admission to property is granted only to those guest residents and their visitors who release host/owner from any and all claims of liability due to illness, death, injury and/or loss. Use of premises is “at your own risk”. By accepting the terms of this reservation, it is agreed that all guest residents are expressly assuming the risk of any harm or loss arising from the use of the premises by them or their visitors invited to the premises. Interaction with GuestsI am semi-retired so we will see one another in passing, on the shared patios, in the yard or gardens. Family members assist with maintenance and rental information, so in my absence someone is available by phone or email to answer questions. Privacy of guest residents is respected so interaction is minimal, unless you have a request or wish to visit in the shared areas on the premises. I am always happy to share directions or favorite neighborhood and twin cities sights and dining experiences. The NeighborhoodQuiet, long-established, culturally diverse neighborhood with great parks within a few blocks of duplex featuring walking trails, recreation, picnic and play areas. Within 8 blocks of duplex: major grocery, bottle shop, pharmacy, casual and drive-through dining, coffee shops, ice cream parlor, hair/nail salon, car rental, major banks, medical clinic and more.
NEARBY: NE Minneapolis Historic Arts District; lively bars and dining with many interesting offerings (Pubs, Mediterranean, Irish, Eastern European, Indian, Thai, Latin American, Middle Eastern, African); coffee houses; micro-breweries/tap rooms; farmers markets, whole foods, organic and co-op markets; ethnic groceries, deli/meat markets and bakeries; art galleries and museums; historic theater restored to Beau Arts splendor featuring foreign, independent and classic films (vintage Wurlitzer pipe organ played for selected performances); historic riverfront tours/activities including horse-drawn carriage rides (summer and winter); salsa dancing; golf courses; fitness clubs; waterpark; miles of paved urban and suburban bike trails, and much more!
PLACES OF WORSHIP: Many are easily accessible to New Brighton including Methodist, Salem Covenant, Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Christian, Lutheran, Jehovah’s Witness, Baptist, Catholic, Eastern & Orthodox Rite, Jewish, Unitarian, Buddhist, meditation and prayer rooms of many faiths. A short drive away is the magnificent Hindu Temple of Minnesota, a 42,000 square-foot complex connecting followers from the Midwest to Hindu religious traditions and culture from all across India. It is the largest temple in North America with a 60 ft. tower, the main temple is 30 ft. tall with 21 mini temples and statues of deities from every part of India (public tours available). Getting AroundCentral location with excellent freeway and city street access in and around the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Just 10 minutes north of the University of Minnesota, Brighton’s is almost equidistant from both downtown Minneapolis (15 minute commute) and downtown St. Paul (20 minute commute). The International Airport terminals and corporate airport in St. Paul and Blaine are all within approximately a 25 minute drive. Minneapolis and St. Paul are home to a large number of Fortune 500 companies and corporate headquarters, many in close proximity to Brighton’s. Other Things to NoteMETRO AREA HIGHLIGHTS:
Both Minneapolis and St. Paul are vibrant centers of commerce and entertainment with a great variety of offerings to visitors. Most destinations are within a 15-30 minute commute of Brighton’s in New Brighton:
The Twin Cities Metropolitan area has fantastic indoor and outdoor venues for all sports enthusiasts, no matter the interest or season, including: Football-US Bank Stadium; Baseball-Target and CHS Fields; Hockey-Xcel Center; Basketball-Target Center; College Sports-U of M Athletic Facilities; Soccer-National Sports Center (Blaine); Golf-TPC (Blaine) & Hazeltine (Chaska); Horse Racing-Canterbury Park (Shakopee). Other sports activities abound including marathons, skiing (downhill & cross-country), ice skating, roller skating, snowboarding and tubing. Of course the land of 10,000 lakes offers great water sports in and around the Metropolitan area including canoeing, kayaking, wind surfing, water skiing, fishing (including ice fishing), boating and river tubing. Equipment rental is available for many activities.
CONVENTIONS, TRADE SHOWS:
The Minneapolis Convention Center and St. Paul RiverCentre are an easy commute from New Brighton, as are events held at the State Fair Grounds (e.g., annual “Back to the 50’s” car show, Antiques Spectacular Show).
The metropolitan area has many shopping and outlet malls including Rosedale Mall and the Mall of America with major retailers, movie theaters, fine and casual dining and variety of activities and exhibits.
DINING, BARS, TAP ROOMS:
Establishments for every taste and dining experience are abundant in and near the 7 county metropolitan area. Noteworthy places include those along “Eat Street” in Minneapolis, along Grand Avenue in St. Paul and along nearby Central Avenue in NE Minneapolis. We are well-known for our outstanding chefs who offer fine and casual American and ethnic cuisine (many have arrangements with local produce and meat purveyors for the freshest regional and/or seasonal ingredients). Many establishments have special features (e.g., sidewalk and rooftop patio - some with outdoor fire pits and ice bars in winter; dining at The Wabasha Caves includes a tour of an actual notorious 1930’s gangster hideout). Octoberfest, Cinco de Mayo, St. Patrick’s Day parades, celebrations and many other festive activities with food and drink occur throughout the year.
MUSIC & PERFORMANCE ARTS:
Local and touring musicians perform at both intimate and large scale venues including First Avenue, Dakota Jazz Club, Xcel and Target Centers. Classical and pops concerts (with guest artists) at St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Opera Company, Cowles Center for Dance, Twin Cities Ballet companies, O’Shaughnessy. Touring companies, with Broadway shows & musicals, regularly appear at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, State, Pantages and Orpheum theaters.
The Twin Cities are well known for many stages, among them our famed Guthrie, Children’s Theatre company, Park Square, Fitzgerald Theater (home of A Prairie Home Companion), and many others located around town and in the West Bank Theater District. Performances are held in dinner theaters and also in casual places and parks.
Many have wonderful collections of their own and feature national and international touring collections including: Minneapolis Institute of Art, Walker Art Center, Weisman Art Museum, American Swedish Institute, The Museum of Russian Art, Bell Museum of Natural History, Science Museum of Minnesota (with Omni Theatre) and Children’s Museum with hands-on activities, Minnesota History Center and more.
AMUSEMENT PARKS, ZOO:
Natural exhibits and animals can be seen at the Como Conservatory & Zoo (amusement park for children 8-12) and free rides seasonally on the historic, hand-carve, 68 wooden horse carousel (each one different and unique). The Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley showcases animals and birds in natural habitats on their large grounds. The Valley Fair Amusement Park is a daylong adventure for all ages. The Water Park of America features family rides, pools and slide tower 10 stories tall. Seasonally, we welcome the St. Paul Winter Carnival, Minnesota State Fair, and Renaissance Festival, Corn Mazes and many more special events and holiday celebrations.
GARDENS, PARKS & CONSERVATORIES:
There are numerous public and private parks and gardens (formal and wild flower), some open year round for summer as well as winter activities. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum with over 1,000 acres of world class gardens and plant collections, viewed from walking paths or the trolley car (restaurant on the grounds). The Como Conservatory is one a few remaining glass-domed Victorian indoor gardens (a visit to the palm dome, koi ponds and tropical flowers is a welcome respite during cold Minnesota winters). Minnehaha Falls is beautiful in summer and when frozen in wintertime. Many of our parks have dining establishments on their grounds. An hour’s drive to St. Cloud are the beautiful Munsinger / Clemens Gardens.
Minneapolis and St. Paul have many historic and noteworthy buildings and mansions which offer tours and host special events open to the public, including Ft. Snelling, our State Capitol and Governor’s mansion. The James J. Hill mansion hosts signature events, concerts and theme tours throughout the year.
The diversity of cultures in Minnesota has created a community of many religions and places of worship. Many are open to people of all faiths and some provide tours. (Be respectful of those who do not admit or have areas closed to the public.). Architecturally significant historic centers of worship include: Westminster Presbyterian Church (listed on the National Register of Historic Places), Temple Israel, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, St Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, Basilica of St. Mary, Central Lutheran Church, Hennepin Avenue United Methodist, tiny Our Lady of Lourdes (the oldest church in continuous use in Minneapolis), the Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, St. Louis King of France, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. (Many open their doors for holiday services, events and seasonal festivities which feature special foods, music and crafts/baked goods for sale.)