About Dinkytown Rentals

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 dozens of others for rent in Minneapolis and next to the University of Minnesota.

Dinkytown Rentals believes in what they call the three R’s – Respect, Reliability, and Resourcefulness. We have committed to improving 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.

Convenient Minneapolis Rentals Near University of Minnesota

Our principal goal is to take University of Minnesota student housing into the future by providing safe and state-of-the-art housing while maintaining the area’s unique nature. Our Minneapolis rentals are designed to give our renters convenient and safe options for their off-campus housing. We differentiate ourselves from other rental companies near the University of Minnesota by providing inclusive UMN housing. Rentals include utilities, free parking, and on-site laundry without application or hidden fees and no bill-backs.

Providing Safe Housing for U of M Students

Safety for our renters is a top priority. Our homes for rent in Minneapolis adjacent to the University of Minnesota in Dinkytown are designed to be secure for our student renters. Our houses and duplexes for rent in Dinkytown are well-lit, with state-of-the-art locks installed to provide excellent security for our renters. Plus, our office is located in Dinkytown, and we are available when our renters have questions or concerns.

If you are looking for a quality rental near the University of Minnesota, you can trust our team at Dinkytown Rentals. We have been serving U of M students and Minneapolis professionals for over 45 years for their Minneapolis rental needs. Contact us today at our office in Dinkytown for information on our off-campus rentals in the Twin Cities.

Hear from our Residents

“Dinkytown Rentals has been my home away from home near the University of Minnesota campus, and the location is an absolute game-changer. Living just a stone’s throw away from my classes has made my daily routine effortless and stress-free. But it’s not just about academics – the premier neighborhood they’re nestled in is a hub of activity. From delicious restaurants to trendy shops, I never had to venture far for anything I needed. Thanks to Dinkytown Rentals, I had the best of both worlds: a convenient living situation and a vibrant social life.”


“My college experience was defined by the memories I created, and Dinkytown Rentals played a significant role in that. The proximity of their properties to the University of Minnesota campus meant I could easily make it to class on time, but what truly set them apart was being in Dinkytown’s lively atmosphere. The array of restaurants, shops, and entertainment options right at my doorstep ensured that there was never a dull moment. Thanks to Dinkytown Rentals, my social life flourished, and I enjoyed every minute of my time at university.”

“Dinkytown Rentals not only provided me with a comfortable living space but also exceptional service that made a world of difference. Their properties near the University of Minnesota campus are situated in the best spot on campus. However, what truly stood out was their attentive and prompt service. Any maintenance requests or concerns I had were met with professionalism and quick resolutions. This level of care made me feel valued and supported throughout my time as their tenant. If you’re looking for a responsive and caring rental company, Dinkytown Rentals is the way to go.”