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Charming Bead-Board Cottage in Historic Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka

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Take a ride on the historic Minnehaha just blocks away.

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Last updated: 10/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Excelsior cottage description

Enjoy this quaint cottage with your family or loved one. This lake view home is right across the street from Excelsior Beach on Lake Minnetonka and The Commons Park. This fully furnished house has just been completely renovated and had all new appliances installed. It also has a DVD player, cable TV, CD players with usb ports for iphones or mp3 players, and wi-fi. Now all it needs is food and happy renters ! Bring your pets and enjoy the beautiful park and lake across the street or take to one of the numerous trails around the area. After all, Minneapolis boasts of having the most bike paths and trails of any metro area.

Just on the outskirts of the Twin Cities, this nice little get-away cottage is just steps from the beautiful Lake Minnetonka and a short drive from innumerable activities and sites in the Minneapolis- St. Paul area. Enjoy the quietude of this beautiful city on the lake with its delightful shops and restaurants or take a quick drive into the city and enjoy all it has to offer !

This house is perfect for vacationing families or couples looking for weekend get-aways. The master bedroom has a T.V. and queen size bed and the loft area, although completely open, has a pull out trundle twin beds.



Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

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

                25...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                We are happy to accomodate pets....moreless

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5

              • Master Bedroom: 2 queen

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              • Living Room: 1 twin/ single

                Large chair with twin pull-out single bed in the living room...moreless

              • Open Loft Area: 2 twin/ single

                Double decker trundle bed...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • The first bathroom has a European style tub and shower head. The second bathroom on the main floor has an american style shower and tub. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Television:

                (2) There are two TV's. One is in the Living room and the other is in the master bedroom....moreless

              • Toys:

                puzzles...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Lake
              • Lake View
              • Town

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing

              Dining

              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Garage:

                1 Stall - parking in the driveway needs to be in front of the 2 garage doors. It is a shared driveway with the neighbors....moreless

              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                It is a shared driveway with the neighbors, so you can only park in front of the two garage doors on our property....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                There is parking on the street but it is heavily metered during the summer....moreless

              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                and a crock pot...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                During the renovation process the kitchen was completely gutted and redone. All the stainless steel appliances are new....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter Season
                  Nov 1 - Apr 30
                  2 night min stay
                  $150
                  $910 $3,300
                  Summer Season
                  May 1 - Oct 30
                  2 night min stay
                  $180
                  $1,134 $4,200
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $180
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
                  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                  • Cleaning Fee $160 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 7.28%

                  Notes:

                  SUMMER nightly rate is $180.00 per night. Rate is $ $162.00 for 7 nights or more and $140.00 for 28 nights or more.

                  WINTER nightly rate is $150.00 per night. Rate is $ $130.00 for 7 nights or more and $110.00 for 28 nights or more.

                  $160.00 cleaning fee. Rentals longer than 2 weeks there is a mandatory $80.00 cleaning fee every 2 weeks.

                  There is a $50.00 pet fee.

                  Rates are subject to change.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 10/30/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Necessary

                  Accross the street from Excelsior Commons park and beach where there is also a baseball field, playground, basketball court and play area perfect for dogs. The house is just 3 blocks from downtown excelsior which has great restaurants, ice cream, shopping and antiques. Minnesota Zoo - 28.79 mi. away, Mall of America - 20.73 mi. , Cross Country skiing on the frozen lakes and trails, Excel Boat Club and Rental- .78 mi.,

                  Nearest Airport: Minneapolis- St. Paul International - 23.17 mi.

                   

                  Manager info

                  About: Excelsior is charming and has the feel of a small city rather than a suburb. Some of our favorite pass times are sailing, boating, biking, walking, antiquing and playing with our 2 dogs in the huge park across the street.

                  Why Excelsior:
                  We love the quiet small town feel but Excelsior also becomes busy and fun for family and friends during the summer. The 4th of July is a big event here and this home is right in the heart of it. After completely renovating the house, we decided to rent it out to families looking for a lake retreat, just 25 minutes away from downtown Minneapolis.


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                  Photos

                  • Take a ride on the historic Minnehaha just blocks away.

                    Take a ride on the historic Minnehaha just blocks away.

                  • Stair to front door

                    Stair to front door

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Living room with brown pull out twin bed sofa

                    Living room with brown pull out twin bed sofa

                  • Loft with trundle that sleeps two

                    Loft with trundle that sleeps two

                  • Master bedroom with walk-in closet, TV and ironing board

                    Master bedroom with walk-in closet, TV and ironing board

                  • Kitchen Bar area

                    Kitchen Bar area

                  • Kitchen area with desk in corner

                    Kitchen area with desk in corner

                  • Excelsior Commons Park, on the way to the beach across the street

                    Excelsior Commons Park, on the way to the beach across the street

                  • Downtown Excelsior has tons a great small shops

                    Downtown Excelsior has tons a great small shops

                  • Take a ride on the Historic trolley

                    Take a ride on the Historic trolley

                  • Restaurant options: Sushi, Mexican, Italian, American, Music Cafe, and more!

                    Restaurant options: Sushi, Mexican, Italian, American, Music Cafe, and more!

                  • Take a ride on the historic Minnehaha just a few blocks from the house

                    Take a ride on the historic Minnehaha just a few blocks from the house

                  • Dining Room

                    Dining Room

                  • Reading Room and card table

                    Reading Room and card table

                  • Reading and game cabinet

                    Reading and game cabinet

                  • Armoir with closet rod and pull-out drawer

                    Armoir with closet rod and pull-out drawer

                  • Upstairs bathroom

                    Upstairs bathroom

                  • Kitchen looking toward front door

                    Kitchen looking toward front door

                  • Playground and sandy beach access across the street

                    Playground and sandy beach access across the street

                  • Tommys Tonka Trolley rents Kayaks and has ice cream just blocks away

                    Tommys Tonka Trolley rents Kayaks and has ice cream just blocks away

                  • Try out the Excelsior Brewery and walk home!

                    Try out the Excelsior Brewery and walk home!

                  • Dunn Brothers Coffee -- a short lakeside walk away if you need a pick-me-up !

                    Dunn Brothers Coffee -- a short lakeside walk away if you need a pick-me-up !

                  • Patisserie Margo has custom made sandwiches and gourmet pastries

                    Patisserie Margo has custom made sandwiches and gourmet pastries

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, October 30, 2014

                  $150 - $180 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 10/30/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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