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Lake Minnetonka Heyday 1920'S Private Estate- Book for the Fall and Holidays!

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Last updated: 11/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Minnetrista house description

Accommodations: estate, 7 bedroom, 4 bath, sleeps 14 There is an additional $100 charge per night for any additional guests. SUMMER RENTALS ARE WEEKLY ONLY

Step back in history, and live like the Heffelfingers did back in the heyday- however the house no longer comes with a staff of 10 as it likely did in the 20’s! . F. Scott Fitzgerald- born in Minneapolis.. Might have been right at home as well in this park like setting.

If you don't see the dates you are looking for on the calendar I do have another large home 8,000 sq ft- on a golf course in MSP area. Feel free to contact me for more information.

The house has had a recent upgrade in electrical/plumbing systems 3/14.


Situated on one of the most desirable locations/lots on this large 15,000 square acre lake. This historic estate boasts an incredible sweeping view of the lake, 6,000 square feet of living space-above ground, with a market value of $2,000,000. 7 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3 large separate entertaining spaces which can accommodate a good size gathering. Event parties of no more than 30 people are welcome (this is our maximum and only one event during the rental is allowed) We do not accommodate Weddings or other parties that are over this number. During your stay, during the daytime a few additional people are welcome to visit you.

Lake Minnetonka is an incredible fishing lake known for both large and small mouth bass, northern pike, walleye, Muskie, and pan fish. You can catch your limit right off the dock! Boat rentals in the area are also available.. Pontoons, fishing boats, kayaks, jet skis etc, or bring your own! Public boat launch is right down the street. Our boat dock will accommodate up to a 25” boat, or simply sit on the dock and watch the beautiful classic antique wood boats and sailboats go by. This is an amazing recreational lake as well, swimming and water sports are very popular. Lake Minnetonka also has many, many excellent restaurants available by boat/ or car.

This home boasts 1920's charm with restored interior spaces and a newly remodeled cooks kitchen. Period details abound -original hardwood flooring, original moldings and bones of a well built home. Separate dining room, laundry, 2 car garage, 2 large wood burning fireplaces (initial wood provided), fire pit by the lake shore with Adirondack chairs, screened gazebo, and private gardens on this 2 acre property all in a beautiful quiet multi million dollar private neighborhood situated on a cul-de-sac… Ahh peace and tranquility, and….. You can bring your favorite furry friend!
We do have a well stocked kitchen for cooking, pots/pans/utensils/flatware/bar ware, gas grill, charcoal grill, etc. Initial supply of paper towels, trash bags, and bathroom products supplied. Fresh linens provided.

Local attractions within 30-40 minutes:
Mall of America, MSP airport, downtown MSP/ St Paul, Twins, Vikings, and Minnesota Wild hockey venues, Excel Energy Center, Minneapolis Convention Center, cultural events, renown museums and theaters, zoos, etc..
Local attractions: local beautiful towns on the water with excellent shopping for high end designer fashion, or antiques. (Wayzata and Excelsior also have wonderful historical societies-museums that you can visit). University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Carver Park Reserve! Amazing see website. The Old Log Theater in Excelsior is a ‘must attend” ! 'recognized as one of the most popular theaters in the U.S., the Old Log offers contemporary plays and comedies year-round'
Although it might not be the local attraction you want to see, there is a local wonderful hospital 10-15 minutes away in Waconia if needed.
In the neighborhood: a destination for local Minneapolis residents: the Dakota bike trail, and inline skating trail, the Three Rivers Park -nautical themed play area and a chlorinated sandy bottom swimming pond, boat launch, shopping and groceries a few minutes drive, and a glorious lake to dip your toe in or do a cannonball! You might never want to leave!
It is also easy to book a boat excursion on the lake by vintage steamboat, paddle boat, or private cruiser or houseboat.
Looking for something to do in the winter? Carver Park Reserve rents x-country ski equipment and has miles and miles of groomed trails. Ice fishing, and snowmobiling are some other options.
Information and history of Lake Minnetonka:
The years before the turn of the 20th century were boom years for the lake area. Rail lines reached Wayzata in 1867 bringing visitors from many parts of the country. To accommodate the sightseers, grand Victorian hotels sprung up in every corner of the lake. The Lake Park Hotel on the shores of Tonka Bay, erected in 1879, was one of the finest. A travel guide boasted 'the long luxurious porches with their easy chairs and entrancing views cast a spell over time.' other attractions included tennis, billiards, amateur theatricals, and a first-class orchestra which gave concerts morning and evening.
In a span of twenty five years, lake Minnetonka was transformed from a remote outpost into a fashionable tourist destination. 150 years later, Lake Minnetonka remains a favorite playground for thousands of visitors annually. A number of cruise lines still offer tours of the lake, some even operate restored antique boats. There are dozens of beautifully maintained parks and beaches. Special events, exhibits and festivities of all kinds are held throughout the year.

Keywords: LAKE MINNETONKA (NEED WE SAY MORE.. PROBABLY THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER LAKE IN MINNESOTA AND THERE ARE 20,000+!) LARGE LAKE SHORE, PRIVATE DOCK, FISHING, BOATING, OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS, GAZEBO, AMAZING VIEWS, PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPING, SWEEPING PANORAMIC VIEWS, LUXURY LAKE HOME, LAKE HOUSE, SUMMER RENTAL,WINTER RENTAL, HISTORICAL HOME, Cottage

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            30...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            DAMAGE DEPOSIT REQUIRED...moreless

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television
          • VCR

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Arboretum
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Water Parks
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Miniature Golf
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Lake View
          • Lakefront
          • Water View

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hot Air Ballooning
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Ice Skating
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Pier Fishing
          • Racquetball
          • Roller Blading
          • Sailing
          • Skiing
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Snowboarding
          • Snowmobiling
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Dining
          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 8 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning:

            6 window A/C units...moreless

          • Broadband Access
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Covered Parking
          • Fireplace
          • Garage
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Telephone:

            Emergency calls or local calls only...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet
          • Wood Fireplace:

            (2)...moreless

          Kitchen

          • Catering Available
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven

          Outside

          • Outdoor Grill
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Christmas
          Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2014
          7 night min stay
          $850
          New Year
          Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2015
          5 night min stay
          $850
          2015 winter
          Jan 4 - Apr 30, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $850
          Spring
          May 1 - Jun 13, 2015
          4 night min stay
          $950
          Summer
          Jun 14 - Sep 15, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $6,965

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
          • cleaning $400
          • Tax Rate 7%

          Notes:

          One pet allowed. Additional $200 for damage deposit if you bring your furry friend.

          Holiday weeks are 5 day minimum.

          $1,000 due at time of reservation. Paid in full one month prior to rental date.


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          Manager info

          Year Purchased: 2001

          Why Minnetrista:
          'Best view on the Lake!'


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          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • VIEW FROM GREAT ROOM

            VIEW FROM GREAT ROOM

          • VIEW OF UPPER LAKE FROM DOCK

            VIEW OF UPPER LAKE FROM DOCK

          • DINING ROOM

            DINING ROOM

          • ENTRANCE

            ENTRANCE

          • TYPICAL GUEST ROOM

            TYPICAL GUEST ROOM

          • FRONT VIEW

            FRONT VIEW

          • KITCHEN / BREAKFAST AREA

            KITCHEN / BREAKFAST AREA

          • GREAT ROOM

            GREAT ROOM

          • FAMILY ROOM

            FAMILY ROOM

          • MASTER WITH SITTING ROOM

            MASTER WITH SITTING ROOM

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            view from the water

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          This listing was first published here in 2012.

          Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

          $850 - $995 per night (USD)
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          7 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
          Sleeps 14

          View calendar: Updated 11/25/14
          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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          Member since: 2012
          Speaks: english
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          • Response rate: 70%
          • Calendar last updated: 11/25/2014
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