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Twin Cities Private Island Hideaway! Rent the Entire 11.5-Acre Island!

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Prior Lake cottage description

Enjoy the beauty and peace of an urban oasis.

Looking for a wooded retreat but don’t want to spend hours in traffic? In the Twin Cities for business or vacation?

Located on Lake O’Dowd, this 11.5-acre Private Island, you'll have all to yourself, is approximately 34 minutes to MSP airport and 30 minutes to downtown Minneapolis.

Experience the peaceful seclusion of a stunning and unspoiled wilderness setting while enjoying every modern amenity. The lovely air-conditioned cottage (the only house on the island) has 2 bedrooms, a living and dining room and a full bath and sleeps 5. Unwind and watch HD satellite TV or pop in a DVD and kick back.

Park on our mainland lot and take one of the small boats provided to the island. For larger boats, ask us about a local rental company that rents all things marine. Or bring your own boat! Have fun fishing, water skiing, tubing, exploring the island, or just relaxing on the deck. Take advantage of everything this spectacular island has to offer. Once you do, you will want to return again and again.


Diverse Natural Island Beauty: The 11.5 acre island has an array of diverse terrain. There are hiking trails, hills, sandy shores, a large bay, rocky outcroppings, grassy knolls and a hardwood forest. You can catch a glimpse of deer, weasels, raccoons, muskrats, Great Blue Heron, wood ducks and a variety of song birds. You may hear an occasional hoot of the Great Horned Owl. If your stay is in the summer, you can catch the fireflies twinkling throughout the night. The island is in the middle of a fully recreational lake teaming with bass, walleye, northern and muskie. You can cast your line right from the dock on the island or the mainland lot.

Docks, Boats, Life Jackets and Fishing Gear: Available for your use is a 17 ft canoe and a 12 ft jon boat. We also provide life jackets and a modest supply of fishing gear - 2 rods and reels, small box of lures, fishing net and 5 gal bucket. If you'd like a motorized boat, you may bring your own motor to use on the jon boat. It will accommodate a trolling motor or an outboard motor, up to 6 hp - max wt 86 lbs. There are two 18 ft docks for your use - one on the island and one on the mainland. The island is only about 135 ft from the mainland, so it's a quick crossing.

Even though the island is quite large, outdoor camping (tents, etc.) is not allowed, due to the fact that it is in a residential area. Also, no campfires or firearms are allowed on the island or our mainland lot.

Reservations and Payments and Check In and Out Times: Reservations made at least 14 days prior to rental are preferred. However, contact Cindy to check into last minute rentals. No same day reservations.

All payments made through PayPal only.

Check In time is between noon and 4 PM.
Check out time must be by noon.

Be sure to bring sturdy hiking shoes for all! The island has several trails, but they are rustic in nature with uneven terrain, so good hiking shoes are necessary.

The cottage is approximately 165 feet up a hill from the lake and we provide a dolly to carry your belongings up from shore.

We provide just about everything you could possibly need during your stay, except food, clothes and your own personal toiletries (although we do stock plenty of shampoo, crème rinse, body wash. suntan lotion, bug spray, etc).

And no need to bring bottled water unless you just can't go a day without having it with you. We provide softened and filtered water that comes from our private well deep in the earth (approximately 380 feet down).

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 768 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          Other Amenities

              • Credit card accepted only through PayPal. Paypal verified.

              Entertainment

              • Games
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Books
              • Video Library
              • DVD Player
              • Games For Kids
              • Radio

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Festivals
              • Recreation Center
              • Winery Tours
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Theme Parks
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Water Parks
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Cinemas

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography

              local services and businesses

              • Medical Services
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                Several beaches around the island...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Approximately one mile of lakefront ...moreless

              natural features

                  • Private Island

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing

                  Arrival Day

                      • Negotiable

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining Room
                          • Dining
                          • Seating for 6 people

                          General

                          • Living Room
                          • Shampoo
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Security System
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Parking
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Wood Stove

                          Kitchen

                          • Kitchen
                          • Stove
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Blender
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Cooking Utensils

                          Outside

                          • Boat With Paddles
                          • Boat
                          • Walkway To Water
                          • Large Cooler
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Binoculars
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Wood Deck
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Canoe
                          • Boat Dock
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Kayak / Canoe
                          • Lawn / Garden
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Base Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $325
                          $1,855

                          Discounts: 3 nights or more: $285 Nightly


                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Additional Fees and Taxes:

                          Minnesota sales tax will be applied


                          Notes:

                          Nightly rates reduced to $285 for 3+ nights

                          Nightly rates reduced to $265 for 7+ nights ($1855 weekly rate).

                          Nightly rates reduced to $225 for 30+ nights ($6750 monthly rate).

                          We would consider a one night stay for $400.

                          Although the cottage sleeps 5, we provide raised airbeds & linens for up to 3 more guests. There is a charge of $25.00/person/night for each guest over 5. Max 8 guests total.

                          All payments accepted through PayPal only

                          Deposit required


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                          Location

                          24 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          MSP International Airport
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Hwy 169 and Marschall Rd
                          Prior Lake
                          Nearest Beach
                          The entire private island and mainland
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Stonebrooke Golf Club
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Stonebrooke Golf Club

                          Car: Necessary

                          The Twin Cities has a wealth of arts and culture. There are five major art museums, seven history museums and several science museums. Local art and art galleries can be found in every corner of the Twin Cities.

                          There are over 12,000 lakes in Minnesota, with 900+ in the Metro area alone!

                          The famed and mammoth Mall of America is 16 miles from our island. Downtown Minneapolis is 20.3 miles away, and the airport is 24 miles away. Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake is 8 minutes away.

                          Within Shakopee itself, we have Canterbury Downs and Valleyfair Amusement Park. Beautiful and challenging Stonebrooke Golf Course and Restaurant are right on Lake O’Dowd!

                           

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                          Photos

                          • Our mainland lot before you reach the beach

                            Our mainland lot before you reach the beach

                          • Our mainland beach. Island is in the background, about 135 ft across the lake.

                            Our mainland beach. Island is in the background, about 135 ft across the lake.

                          • Island cottage

                            Island cottage

                          • Another view of Living Room

                            Another view of Living Room

                          • 'Bluebird' bedroom

                            'Bluebird' bedroom

                          • Full bath

                            Full bath

                          • Cottage deck

                            Cottage deck

                          • Gas grill and lounge chairs

                            Gas grill and lounge chairs

                          • Walking down one of the many paths through the island woods

                            Walking down one of the many paths through the island woods

                          • Deer standing a short distance from cottage 6/3/13

                            Deer standing a short distance from cottage 6/3/13

                          • One example of the numerous varieties of wildflowers on our mainland lot

                            One example of the numerous varieties of wildflowers on our mainland lot

                          • Our beautiful island

                            Our beautiful island

                          • Speedboat zipping by the island

                            Speedboat zipping by the island

                          • Kayakers paddling by the island

                            Kayakers paddling by the island

                          • Living Room with Satellite TV

                            Living Room with Satellite TV

                          • Dining Room

                            Dining Room

                          • 'Cardinal' bedroom

                            'Cardinal' bedroom

                          • Kitchen w/ dishwasher, laundry

                            Kitchen w/ dishwasher, laundry

                          • Outdoor dining set and hammock for relaxing

                            Outdoor dining set and hammock for relaxing

                          • Island Bay

                            Island Bay

                          • First time rock skipper, practicing his technique

                            First time rock skipper, practicing his technique

                          • Baby Muskie, about 1.5 ft, hanging around island dock

                            Baby Muskie, about 1.5 ft, hanging around island dock

                          • Fall sunset over the mainland lot

                            Fall sunset over the mainland lot

                          $325 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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