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Dinkytown Rentals
1112 6th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

612-253-5332 Fax

About Us

Dinkytown Rentals was started by Tim and Karen Harmsen in 1987 with the purchase of their first house. Today, they still own and operate that house... along with more than fifty others.

Dinkytown Rentals believes in what they call the three R's -- Respect, Reliablity, and Resourcefulness. We have made a commitment to improve the quality of off-campus housing in a positive way. This business is built on trust and performance; and is managed and operated in a professional manner. We have an attitude, of being a completely transparent operation, devoted to providing answers for all of your student housing needs. Furthermore, we strive to motivate and set an example for others to learn from.

Our principal goal is to take student housing into the next century by providing safe and state-of-the-art housing, while maintaining the historic nature of the area.

Open House Dates

Friday, November 13 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM     
Saturday, November 14 from 10:00 - 4:00 PM  
Sunday, November 15 from 11:00 - 4:00 PM 


The Moose Lodge
1309 8th Street SE

The Bass Lodge
1315 8th Street SE

  • Five bedrooms
  • Fireplaces
  • In-unit laundry
  • Sound barrier construction
  • Flat screen TV
  • Central air

The Eagle Lodge
1331 8th Street SE

The Fox Lodge
1317 8th Street SE

  • Five bedrooms
  • Fireplaces
  • In-unit laundry
  • Sound barrier construction
  • Flat screen TV
  • Central air

The Mallard Lodge
1120 8th Street SE

The Wolf Lodge
1323 8th Street SE

  • Five bedrooms
  • Fireplaces
  • In-unit laundry
  • Sound barrier construction
  • Flat screen TV
  • Central air

The Gopher Lodge
1335 8th Street SE

The Loon & Bear Lodges
801, 803 14th Avenue SE

  • Five bedrooms
  • Fireplaces
  • In-unit laundry
  • Sound barrier construction
  • Flat screen TV
  • Central air
Single Family Houses

600 11th Avenue SE
Your Corner Suite
Your Corner on the Avenue

  • Five bedrooms
  • Three unrelated occupants
  • Dishwasher

610 11th Avenue SE
Priceless Victorian

  • Five bedrooms
  • Five person occupancy
  • Dishwasher

611 11th Avenue SE
Glam Slam

Your home away from home in your three-plus bedroom and two bath home. Complete with garage and opener, newly remolded kitchen with dishwasher, and laundry.

619 11th Avenue SE
Hand’s Down, Picture Perfect

Beautiful three-plus bedroom home, with two baths. Chef’s delight in the gourmet kitchen. Hardwood floors, and Ceramic throughout. Relax in the Sun, or in your screen porch.

623 14th Avenue SE
Absolute A+

Living is easy when you’re so close to class in your three-plus bedroom home with two baths. New kitchen, hardwood floors, laundry and off-street parking.

708 13th Avenue SE
Diamond in the Rough

This newly remodeled, four bedroom home is move-in-ready!

  • New hardwood floors
  • Open floor plan
  • New kitchen cabinets,
    dishwasher, and laundry
  • Off-street parking

710 11th Avenue SE
It’s the Golfer’s Legend

Les Bolstad, has many gripping memories of the gorgeous three bedroom home. It certainly is the winner’s cup at the University.

716 11th Avenue SE
Class Confidents

Lucy I’m home! Very cool three-plus bedroom retro home with two baths.
It’s your must see. Great place to hang your hat.

804 13th Avenue SE
Campus Comfortable

Get comfortable in your very own three bedroom home, new kitchen, deck, and laundry. Coming home is easy.

1042 16th Avenue SE
Smooth Move

Make life sweet on 16th in your three-plus bedroom home, two baths, hardwood floors, built in buffets, new kitchen, laundry, deck. Very pristine, and private.

1120 8th Street SE
Don't Worry Be Happy

  • Single family cottage
  • Three bedrooms
  • Off-street parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Laundry

1209 7th Street SE
Quantum Leap

Go ahead and leap into this beautiful three-plus bedroom home. It’s highlighted with many rooms for your active lifestyle. Great amenities, along with laundry and off-street parking. Large living with Dinkytown feel.

1212 8th Street SE
It's All Good

Dominate the elements... two car garage with opener, three-plus bedroom home, and two baths. Walk-in closets, hardwood floors, newness throughout, it’s time to shine.

1329 6th Street SE
On with the Show

Step right up into this awesome three-plus bedroom home. Two large ceramic baths, with walk in showers. Brand new kitchen, hardwood floors throughout. Garage with off-street parking.


320 13th Avenue SE
As Close as it Gets

This duplex features five bedrooms on one side and five more on the other side.Great design and location... no excuses for being late to school.

604/606 11th Avenue SE
Take a Bow!

Duplex with two, three bedroom apartments. You will definitely want to stay awhile in this historic looking home. Tall ceilings and hardwood floors make this a real wonder.

608/610 13th Avenue SE
Double Encore

Great space with three bedroom plus up and three bedroom plus down. Great built-ins throughout the home with hardwood floors and dishwashers.

715 13th Avenue SE
Campus Cheer

Lot’s to cheer about in your cozy five bedroom home. Hardwood throughout, laundry, off-street parking.

722 12th Avenue SE
Dashing Duo

Campus life made easy with this two bedrooms down and three bedrooms up home. Newly renovated kitchen, laundry and garage with off-street parking.

728 13th Avenue SE
Immediate Answer

  • Three bedroom upstairs
  • Three bedroom downstairs
  • Two bathrooms
  • Dishwasher

1012 8th Avenue SE
Hello College Life

  • Two bedroom upstairs
  • Two bedroom downstairs
  • Two and a half bathrooms
  • Dishwasher

1015 6th Street SE
Blue Salute

Beautiful duplex with a three bedroom apartment down, and a four bedroom apartment up. Gas paid, dishwasher, off-street parking, laundry. Must see to believe!

1019 6th Street SE
Stressless on 6th

  • Three bedrooms upstairs
  • Three bedrooms downstairs
  • Two bathrooms
  • Dishwasher

1024/1026 15th Ave SE
Educated Double Decker

  • Three bedrooms upstairs
  • Two bedrooms down
  • Two bathrooms
  • Dishwashers

1038/1040 16th Ave SE
Hat’s Off

  • Three bedrooms upstairs
  • Three bedrooms downstairs
  • Two bathrooms
  • Dishwashers

1046 16th Avenue SE
Campus Collaborations

  • Three bedrooms upstairs
  • Three bedrooms downstairs
  • Two bathrooms
  • Dishwashers

1110 6th Street SE
Academic Achievers

Keeping life and home on track in this awesome in this five bedrooms up, five bedrooms down home. New inside and out. Great kitchens, bathrooms, laundry and off-street parking all in a prime location.

1115 6th Street SE
Dress for Success

  • Three bedrooms upstairs
  • Three bedrooms downstairs
  • Two bathrooms
  • Dishwashers

1201 8th Street SE
What a Surprise

Beautiful five bedroom home. Newly carpeted and painted. Puts you right at home with your collegiate lifestyle.

1300/1302 7th Street SE
Confidence is High

  • Four bedroom downstairs
  • Four bedroom upstairs
  • Two bathrooms
  • Dishwashers

1319/1321 7th Street SE
Jewel of Dinkytown

Large duplex with a four bedroom apartment down, and a five bedroom apartment up. Old-world charm of hardwood floors, and stained-glass is just what I've been waiting for. Electric paid, off-street parking, and laundry.


612 10th Avenue SE
It's Never Been So Easy

Two, five bedroom apartments and one, four bedroom apartment with uncompromising style. Very large with lots of extras. Easy access to the University of Minnesota.

1023 University Ave SE
Big and Beautiful

The key to your college living. Terrific triplex with two, three bedroom apartments and one, four bedroom apartment. Hardwood floors, built in buffets, all in great space.

1112 6th Street SE
HQ Dinkytown

  • Six bedroom
  • Two bathrooms
  • Two kitchen with dishwashers

1301 7th Street SE
Fantastic Four

  • Three bedroom first unit
  • One bedroom second unit
  • Two bedroom third unit
  • Two bedroom fourth unit
  • Bathrooms per unit
  • Dishwashers
Rooming Houses

416 11th Avenue SE
It's the Cat's Meow!

Duplex with a four bedroom apartment down and a six bedroom apartment up. Relax on your large wrap around deck, and enjoy a cup of coffee in your totally new kitchen with all new appliances.

528 14th Avenue SE
Grand Production

Every room has a view in the grand lodging home. Ten bedrooms, along with many bathrooms new kitchens, hardwood floors, and much, much more.

1308 7th Street SE
Serene Green

  • Rooming units
  • Single rooms
  • Hardwood floors
  • Ceiling fans
  • All utilities included

1312 7th Street SE
Touchdown, Timeout on 7th

Busy lifestyles love this awesome large home with new kitchens, laundry, off-street parking. Many bathrooms and many amenities. Take time out to lounge on your large private deck.

1313 6th Street SE
Competitive Advantage

  • Twelve Bedrooms
  • Three floors
  • Dishwasher

1315 7th Street SE
It's Your Lucky Day

Duplex with a three bedrooms apartment down and a five bedroom apartment up. Hardwood floors and spacious with all utilities paid.