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Urban Lake Life ~BNB~

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Contact Information

Marvin Wensman: 320.815.4225

Kelly Machmeier: 608.335.5520

Emergency: Dial 911

Please contact us (text/call) if there are any issues whatsoever.

We will be sure to see that your stay is wonderful!

Home Information

Welcome to Urban Lake Life ~BNB~!

Wi-Fi
Username: Urban Lake Life
Password: DayAwayVR!

Parking
Free 2-stall garage parking along with ample street parking. If you have more than 2 cars do not park in the driveway, otherwise your vehicle will be towed.

Bike Locks
Code: 0341 (do not flip the switch just to the right of the code numbers, as it will reset the code)

Security Camera/Exterior Lights
We have one security camera and automatic lights located in the front of the house.
This is for security purposes and to keep track of our cleaning and maintenance services.
Floodlights above and within the garage are automatic.

TV
To use the Samsung TV, simply turn on with the provided remote.
You may use other apps such as Netflix and YouTube TV with your personal login.
You can also stream from your phone or tablet

Pull Out Couch in Living Room
To use the pull-out bed, take off three couch cushions and pull out bed (more detailed directions under the chaise lounge cushion).
Please use the mattress protector, sheets and pillows located in the hallway closet or under the chaise lounge seat.

Kitchen Supplies
The kitchen has all modern appliances to be able to cook any meal you may need.

Deck/Gas Fire Pit
Feel free to use side-yard deck, it is shared with the tenants on the first floor.

To use the gas firepit
Open door on the side of the fireplace, turn the propane knob on top counterclockwise to “Open”.
Proceed to push in the knob on the side of the fireplace to “Light” and click the starter.
If the fireplace does not light, try lighting with a grill lighter that is located in kitchen peninsula drawer.
If the fireplace still doesn’t light, check the propane tank, if it is empty there is an additional in the garage.
When finished, turn to the off position and turn the propane tank to ‘closed’.

Games
Puzzle, Trivia game, Dominos, Go Fish, Never Have I Ever and playing cards are located in the TV stand.


Fire Extinguishers / CO Detector / Smoke Detector / Noise Detector
Fire Extinguisher is located underneath the kitchen sink.
2 Combo CO/Smoke Detectors (kitchen/hallway).
1 Minut Noise detector (living room) – simply measure dB volume, does not record

Other Information
There is one Thermostat located in the hallway across from the bathroom

House Rules

We ask that you please be respectful of our property, as we have worked very hard to create a unique and fun experience for you as our guests!

Smoking/vaping is PROHIBITED inside. If you do smoke outside, please clean up all remnants. If smoking is detected by our cleaners, you be liable to pay a $250 smoke ozone treatment

You will be held responsible for any damage incurred to the house during your stay

If something breaks or is damaged, please reach out to us to let us know ASAP – it will help us address any issues quickly

Trash (Directions on where to put full bags of trash):
Place all trash in trash receptacles located outside just west of the house

Furniture
Please do not move furniture – it will damage our beautiful floors

Recommended Things To Do

Breweries
Wooden Ship Brewing (Linden Hills) – 3300 W 44th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Lyn-Lake Brewery (Lyn-Lake neighborhood) – 2934 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408 – has a rooftop!

Activities
Bike/Walk around the lakes (walk out the door and to the west!)

Beaches – Thomas Beach & 32nd Street Beach

Lake Harriet Bandshell Park – free concerts/concessions/rentals

Lyndale Rose Garden (free)

Bryant Lake Bowl (bowling/restaurant/bar) – 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Walker Art Center (park/mini golf/museum) – 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Bike/Helmets/Locks
There are two bikes, along with a tandem bike in the garage
Feel free to use the air pump if the tires are low and the bike helmets

Paddle Board / Long Board
Inflatable paddleboard, please deflate and put in bag after using
Long board on the garage wall

Looking for a challenge? Paddleboard or rent canoes/kayaks and tour the chain of lakes! Go from Bde Maka Ska to Lake of the Isles to Cedar Lake and back!

Grocery/Liquor Store

Grocery
Whole Foods (8 minute drive) – 3060 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Kowalski’s (7 minute drive) – 2440 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Cub Foods (4 minute drive) – 1104 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Liquor Store
Hennepin Lake Liquor Store (3 minute drive, near Cub Foods) – 1200 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
MGM liquor Store (8 minute drive, near Whole Foods) – 3058 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416

Restaurants

Breakfast
Dunn Brothers Coffee – 2 blocks north – 3348 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Black Walnut Cafe – 4 blocks north (busy on weekend mornings) – 3157 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Isles Bunn & Coffee – 5 minute drive – 1424 W 28th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Bogart’s Donut Shop – 6 blocks east – 904 W 36th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Gigi’s Cafe – 7 blocks east – 824 W 36th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Our Kitchen – 7 blocks east (casual breakfast food) – 813 W 36th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Lunch
Jersey Mike’s – 4 minute drive – 1504 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
World Street Kitchen – 6 minute drive – 2743 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Crisp & Green – 8 minute drive – 3200 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55416

Dinner
Pinoli – Italian food, 4 minute drive – 1601 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Barbette – French food, 4 minute drive – 1600 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Lake & Irving – American food, 4 minute drive – 1513 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Amazing Thailand – Thai food, 2 minute drive – 3024 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Red Cow – American food, 5 minute drive – 2626 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Nico’s Taco and Tequila Bar – Mexican food, 5 minute drive – 2516 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Khaluna – Southeast Asian food, 4 minute drive – 4000 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409  
Moto-i – Japenese food, 5 minute drive (our favorite) – 2940 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Martina – Argentinian food, 5 minute drive – 4312 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Sooki & Mimi – Mexican/Korean fusion food, 2 minute drive – 1432 W 31st St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Pizza Luce – 4 mimute drive – 3200 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Check Out Procedures

Check Out Time: 10:00 AM CST

Please note: Our cleaners are ONLY responsible for washing towels, linens, surfaces. They are not responsible for any additional messiness or damage incurred during your stay.

Linens – Leave as is, our cleaners will take care of them!
Please leave the mattress protector on the bed
If you used the pull out bed, please leave the used linens on the carpet

Towels – please place all used towels and washcloths piled on the bathroom floor

Check all drawers and closets for personal items – don’t forget your chargers!

Ensure the outdoor fireplace is OFF and the propane is turned to the ‘closed’ position and cover is on

Ensure the back doors (leading to the patio) are locked

For April-September, please set the Thermostats to Cool 72
For October-March, please set the Thermostats to Heat 65

Check the refrigerator and pantry for any perishables and throw them away

Take out all trash to the trash and recycling bins on the west side of the house

Please clean up after yourself and put everything away that you used during your stay (kitchen supplies, pull out bed, games, etc.)

Place TV remote on the coffee table – log out of all app’s that you put your personal information into

Load all dishes into the dishwasher and start the load.

Hand wash any remaining dishes.

Ensure all lights are off and ALL doors are closed and LOCKED.

Ensure garage door is closed, side garage door is locked and bike/paddleboard/longboard/helmets are placed where you found them

Again, we truly enjoyed hosting you! We work very hard to provide a wonderful experience for all of our guests. If you enjoyed our house and your experience at Urban Lake Life BNB – we would greatly appreciate a positive review as it will help us with our business!

If there is anything that we can improve on, please feel free to reach out to us privately and mention those suggestions so we can address them as best as we can for future guests!

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