Guest Rooms

About the House

Front of houseMarie’s International House is a 5-room guest house with fully furnished bedrooms and shared living facilities. The house is located near East River Road and Franklin Avenue, only 5 minutes walking distance to the U of M East Bank campus and Fairview Hospital. The house is named after Marie Brandt, a long time resident of the Prospect Park neighborhood and the original owner of the guest house. The house was passed to her granddaughter, Rachel Damiani, who owns and manages the property along with her husband, Austin. They still live near the University with their 3 young children.

The name, Marie’s International House, was inspired by the original owner, and her and Rachel’s many stays abroad in Germany, Jamaica, Bangladesh, France, Japan, and Cost Rica.

Shared Facilities

  • Large Kitchen, stocked with eating and cooking utensils, and with individual storage spaces in cupboards and fridge (guests are responsible for their own food)
  • Large Living Room and Dining Room
  • Free Laundry
  • Luxury Bathroom
  • Outdoor Deck & Eating Area

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Parking & Bikes

There is 1 off-street parking space available, 1 on-street parking spot available through our permit, and 2 garage spaces available for $50/month each in rent. Bicycles can be stored in the garage at no cost. Free parking spaces are first-come, first-serve.

Guest Rooms

All rooms include free wi-fi and cable TV and are furnished with a bed, desk, dresser, and closet/wardrobe. Linens and towels are provided. Pricing based on monthly occupancy. Guests interested in shorter term stays, please contact for pricing and availability.

Lake Superior Room $950/month (Private Bath, Kitchenette)

This beautifully renovated garden level room has a private bathroom, bedroom, and separate kitchenette with mini fridge and microwave as well as desk/office area. Pictures coming soon!

  • Garden level 2-room suite with large windows
  • Private Bath
  • Kitchenette with mini fridge and microwave (full access to the house’s kitchen as well)
  • Queen bed, desk, wardrobe

Mississippi River Room $900/month (Private Bath)

The 2 walls of windows, private bath, and main floor location make this our most comfortable and spacious guest room.

  • Main floor large room, easy access to kitchen and back door
  • Private Bath
  • Queen bed, desk, dresser and wardrobe


Minnehaha Creek Room $800/month

Located in the back of the house with a private deck, this private and sunny room is popular with our guests.

  • 2nd floor large room
  • Double bed, desk, dresser, and closet
  • Private deck
  • Shared luxury bath (2 other guests)

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Song of Hiawatha Room $800/month

This spacious room offers an open layout and extra closet space.

  • 2nd floor large room
  • Double bed, desk, dresser, and two closets
  • Shared luxury bath (2 other guests)

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Gunflint Trail Room $750/month

Our most budget-friendly room, enjoy all the amenities of Marie’s International House at an affordable rate.

  • Efficiency room
  • Shared luxury bath (2 other guests)
  • Single bed, desk and built-in dresser plus closet

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