The SpaceThis 1300 Sq. Ft space includes your private master bedroom, featuring a king size , 100% natural, Organic latex mattress and memory foam pillows, a seating area, and a closet for your many things. A second bedroom includes a Twin XL sized bed, and two cribs if you need them. There is a sofa that can also be used in the living room. The rest of the space includes and a kitchen, dining\living room space, a bathroom with shower, and shared laundry facilities, the unit is almost completely private, we only share laundry facilities in the space, so you'll rarely see us. Your hosts occupy their own section separate from the AirBNB space.
The apartment includes a warm gas fireplace, flexible furniture, a bar counter in the kitchen, a full set of cooking supplies, a play area and high-quality wood toys for the kids.
The home is powered by a community solar garden, so your energy is 100% green. The home also meets or exceeds the OEC requirements for an Eco-healthy space in 30 different categories. You can see our certification categories here: (URL HIDDEN) Guest AccessYou will have free reign over the entire rental space on the lower level of a two story home. It includes your own entrance, and complete living space including kitchen, bathroom, dining/family room and children's play-space. You also have the use of the half-acre fenced back yard, including bon-fire pit. Interaction with GuestsHosts are in their own independent space. Interaction is minimal. Most of the time we are available if you have questions or other needs. There is a shared laundry inside the rental unit, though it is rarely used on weekends. The NeighborhoodThis listing is located on a private, wooded cul-de-sac in the beautiful St. Paul suburb of Oakdale. The Maplewood/Oakdale/Woodbury area is home to fortune 500 companies, world class eateries, the largest mall in the east metro (Maplewood Mall), a huge number of parks, lakes, walking & bike trails and a fun and safe community. Getting AroundOakdale is a beautiful suburb of St. Paul, we're a few blocks from the city limits, we are located a couple blocks from the Metro Transit 219 and 74 bus lines running between 6AM and 10:30PM, however the most efficient way of getting around is definitely by car. By car it is less than 5 minutes from the 3M and Imation campus's, and both Highways 94 and 694/494, and 10 minutes from Downtown St. Paul. 25 Minutes from MSP International Airport. A bicycle is also available upon request as part of your stay, and you are only a few blocks from restaurants and our local grocer. Take a look at the Guidebook for information about places to visit. Other Things to NoteThe apartment is kid-friendly, (times when it isn't being a home away from home for you, it's actually a holistic childcare facility) your hosts also have a small 14 month old of their own. He's mostly quiet and sleeps through the night, but we can't make any promises! We are in a separate but attached space, and we do our best to be extremely respectful of our guests. We hope for the same in return.
Check-In Time on FRIDAY ONLY is after 6PM (the space is used on Fridays and needs to be prepped), however we have a space available for you to drop off luggage and supplies early, and then check-into the unit after the 6PM check-in time if you need it. Check-in on Saturday is flexible.
Parking is on street, or if possible, on the left side of our driveway (check with us). Please don't park within 10 feet of mailboxes.
Free In-Unit Laundry Available for your use, along with super fast internet.