The SpaceThis lakeside studio is perfectly situated just outside busy downtown, and not too far that you feel out in the boondocks. The property sits on a beautiful two+ acres of lakeshore right in Shoreview, Minnesota. Right next door is 80+ acres of open space with abundant wildlife and walkable game trails.
There are 86 miles of paved sidewalks throughout this city, and you can start right out front of our home. The Shoreview Community Center ((website hidden)) is a quick 3-minute walk underneath the tunnel, on the other side of Highway 96. Visit there to enjoy an indoor water park, a state-of-the-art workout facility, basketball courts, an outdoor skateboard rink, soccer fields and more. We are a five minute walk to the local Ramsey County Shoreview Library.
You have a completely private entrance into this space and a large, beautiful yard with which to enjoy. The entire lower level is yours alone. A king-size fully bed with reading lights and an 11" memory foam mattress on box springs is provided for your comfort, with two sizes of pillow goodness.
Our full bath includes shower w/adjustable wand, hair dryer, sink, toilet, complimentary bathrobes,
The sitting area has two couches with 10'ceilings looking out to lake through a wall of glass, as well as various other chairs from their function as a photography studio. A large TV, mounted on an antique chest, includes Apple TV for Netflix and mirroring your own device if you choose.
We enjoy meeting all of our guests, but we respect their privacy and space as well. Please feel free to interact with us as much, or as little as you’d like!
- Close to downtown St. Paul and close to downtown Minneapolis (10-15 minute Uber ride)
- You can pick up a metro transit bus across the street, at the upper entrance of the Shoreview Community Center.
- Close to many great restaurants and shopping facilities, for example Rosedale Center, Pizza Luce, Paninos, Green Mill, just to name a few.
- On Tuesdays, 3-7pm, there is a farmer’s market right across the street in the Shoreview Community Center parking lot.
- We are blocks away from an outdoor playground, and 5 minutes drive away from the nearest Cub Foods and Trader Joe’s.
- Half hour drive from the airport to our location, once you reach us, it is heaven on earth.
Our property is located on the north shore of Snail Lake. We have a dock and many lake activities available, including canoe, kayaks, and a paddle boat. Our boat is available to rent seasonally, please inquire within. The sunset is stunning and truly a gift each evening. We have many seating areas on our property with which to enjoy a glass of wine or a good book. An extensive bonfire pit greets you down at the lake, just past our vine-covered boathouse. Feel free to have a bonfire, provided it's not too windy. We will leave a small “fire prep” kit for you to use. Please do not use the logs stacked up, as we use those for a photography scene. We will make it clear which wood can be used.
Besides living in this beautiful space, we also have a residential photography studio run onsite. Thirty years in the business, we primarily capture high school senior portraits, families, and individuals. You will notice a lot of our property has been designed to maximize beautiful outdoor lighting and portrait scenes. Guest AccessYou will have the entire lower level of our home to yourself. This is not a shared space, and it is yours to live in during your stay. The entire outdoor outside property is shared ground. With a variety of sitting areas you can move around depending on the time of day and privacy you desire. Interaction with GuestsWe enjoy meeting all of our guests, but we respect their privacy and space as well. We've personally been hosted by AirBnB from Africa to Asia and met a lot of awesome people. Please feel free to interact with us as much, or as little as you’d like! The NeighborhoodShoreview is a beautiful suburban area literally across the street from the indoor waterpark and workout facility, Shoreview Community Center. We are located in the middle of 35W and 35E if you need to get into downtown St. Paul or downtown Minneapolis. The community in general are NICE, nice individuals. Nearby large companies include : Boston Scientific, Land O Lakes, Aveda, and more. Nearby colleges include Bethel and Northwestern. Shoreview is ranked 3rd in top 150 cities in Minnesota, among absolute lowest for crime! (URL HIDDEN) Getting AroundAmple free off street parking onsite. If you are in need of public transportation, a Metro Transit bus does stop at the upper-level entrance of the Shoreview Community Center (find schedules here : (URL HIDDEN) Other Things to NoteWe've operated a high end portrait studio for 30 years in this location and landscaped to facilitate beautiful images. The studio is Lance Hill and we may be doing sessions (T, W, Th) , but, we have lots of places to shoot and seldom are we by the water or pergola. Feel free to message us via AirBnB messenger if you need something!