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Secluded 5-Acre, Minnetonka Family Retreat in West Metro Area

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Home sits on 5 acres, plenty of privacy, top of the hill on cul de sac.

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Last updated: 12/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Minnetonka Beach house description

Minnetonka retreat home nestled in Lone Lake Park Reserve on its own cul-de-sac on 5 acres, partly wooded, partly spacious lawn. First floor split entry invites one into a cozy library or up several wide carpeted steps to a grand living room with ceiling to floor stone and brick fireplace, The dining room opens to a screen porch and a breakfast room with fireplace and updated kitchen with double ovens, refrigerator, and 5 burner cook-top. Up several more stairs are 4 bedrooms, a full bath plus large separate shower. The master bedroom suite opens into a spacious sitting room with bay window and picture windows on 3 walls. First floor has a half bath, access to the laundry room, garage. Down several more stairs is a large family room with ceiling to floor brick fireplace, TV, wet bar, and game area leading out to a stone patio. Each room has picture windows ideal for viewing wildlife: deer, pileated woodpeckers, wild turkeys, barred owls.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Contract must be signed by someone 25 or older, copy of driver license will be required....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking in the residence, outside only....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Depends on breed and a pet deposit is required. Check with owner....moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • Master bedroom: 1 king

            Master has private bath...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

            Lower level family room, queen sofa bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

            bunk bed with double bed underneath...moreless

          • Sitting room: 1 twin/ single

            room is attached to master, pocket doors can be closed....moreless

          • 4 bedrooms on upper level: Bedroom 1 - Full size, Bedroom 2 - Twin (loft bed) over full size - Bedroom 3 -Two twin beds, Bedroom 4 - King bed with twin in attached sitting room. Lower level family room - Queen sofa bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Upper Level Hall Bath: toilet, tub, shower

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          • Main Floor

            Toilet and sink only...moreless

          • Master Bath: toilet, shower

            Shower only (no tub), with his/her sinks...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The property has plenty of space for outside activities, basketball, football, badminton or soccer on the side field. The house is within walking distance of Shady Oak Lake that caters to families and includes lifeguards, kiddie area and concession (they charge admission). Bryant Lake is a 5 minute drive where you can rent paddle boats, canoes or kayaks. Enjoy the walking/bike trails very close to the house. And of course, Mall of America is a 20 minute drive as well as downtown Minneapolis for those who want to shop or visit tourist attractions....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games:

                Various board games, cards, puzzles, etc....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                basic cable and Wi-Fi...moreless

              • Television:

                Two - one in lower level family room and one in upper level sitting room....moreless

              • Toys:

                crayons, coloring books, legos, etc....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Ski-In:

                Access to groomed cross-country trails in Lone Lake Park Reserve through property woodlot ...moreless

              • Water View:

                Seasonal view of Lone Lake from front of home...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Ice Skating
              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Racquetball
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowboarding
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central Air...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

                3 wood burning fireplaces - (1) in living room, (1) in kitchen, (1) lower level family room ...moreless

              • Heating:

                Baseboard...moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Main Floor has large living room....moreless

              • Parking:

                Street parking is available...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Driveway can hold up to 6 cars....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                in cul-de-sac which is entirely surrounded by owners' property....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Only bath towels provided (beach towels are not provided)...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                WiFi...moreless

              Kitchen

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Screened porch and covered patio...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.3
              from 15 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              May/June Rates
              May 1 - Jun 30, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $350 $375
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              July 4th holiday Rates 2015
              Jul 1 - Jul 6, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $375
              July/Aug/Sept Rates
              Jul 7 - Sep 7, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $350 $375
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              Thanksgiving Rates 2015
              Nov 23 - Nov 28, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $375
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $300 $325
              Fri, Sat, Sun

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
              • Cleaning Fee $225 + tax
              • Pet Fee $250
              • Tax Rate 7.257%

              Notes:

              Dates will remain open until signed contract and all deposits are received. Pet and/or damage deposit is refundable. Gatherings of more than 12 people at the property without owner's prior approval, will be charged an additional fee of $500, this fee will automatically be deducted from damage deposit.


              Cancellation policy:

              Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 12/19/2014
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
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              Location

              15 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport
              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Mainstreet Bar
              5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Glen Lake Golf
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highways 7, 494 and 62
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Scoreboard Bar & Grill
              10 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Hyland Ski
              1 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Shady Oak Beach

              Car: Recommended

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 1977

              About: I am an Entomology professor at Montana State University (MSU) and live in Bozeman, Montana. I raised all my children here and taught freshwater ecology at Lone Lake adjacent to this vacation home when we lived there. My husband is a retired instructor in the MSU College of Business and we were married on the grounds of our home. It is an ideal location for a wedding and reception. Together with our children and the neighbors we have been exploring this area through skiing, wildlife observation, including birdwatching for 35 years. This was the first house on the road and the home where Doug and Lynn grew up, hence the road name Douglynn. We bought the home from the parents of Doug and Lynn.

              Why Minnetonka Beach:
              We chose this property because we wanted the feeling of being in the wilderness. In fact one step inside of our south facing woods on the property and you feel like you are in a natural cathedral. Proceed a little farther and you are at the edge of a lake bordered in the summer with the magnificent lotus leaves and flowers. The woods are always changing and will share its beauty with those who explore. It is peaceful, relaxing, and a joyous place to be. You can enjoy the warmth of a fireplace while in the cozy eating area watching wildlife or in the great room. You can relax inside the home, in the screened porch area, patio, or outside on the lawn. For the active family there is a level playing field for badminton, croquet, bocce, touch football or soccer. Most of the rooms have been furnished in earth tones to keep the rustic feel. The home has a serene, natural feel where there is a continuity between the outside and the inside. The home is away from it all, yet close to everything. We would like to welcome families and groups of no more than 12 enjoy our home. This is a peaceful neighborhood and we want to keep our neighbors happy. Therefore, we will not accept requests for events such as weddings, receptions, batchlorette parties, etc.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              This clearing in the woods is nestled in Lone Lake Park Reserve with miles of hiking, cross-country, and interpreted nature, trails, tennis courts, picnic pavilion and children's jungle gym. The property is located within 20 minutes of Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, Mall of America, and downtown Minneapolis, and Lake Minnetonka by car. We are within walking distance of Shady Oak Beach which is a kid-friendly, life-guarded lake with a mini-water park, concession stand, volleyball, and changing rooms. Bryant Lake is a 5 minute drive and offers free entrance, parking, and beach. Kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, just to name a few, are available to rent. There are concession stands, restrooms, and an indoor pavilion to rent for entertaining large groups,


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Home sits on 5 acres, plenty of privacy, top of the hill on cul de sac.

                Home sits on 5 acres, plenty of privacy, top of the hill on cul de sac.

              • Another view of the back, plenty of room for kids to play

                Another view of the back, plenty of room for kids to play

              • View of the road from front/side of home. Very secluded cul de sac.

                View of the road from front/side of home. Very secluded cul de sac.

              • Fully equipped kitchen with new cooktop.

                Fully equipped kitchen with new cooktop.

              • Breakfast area with fireplace and views of the backyard

                Breakfast area with fireplace and views of the backyard

              • Dining and living room area

                Dining and living room area

              • Living room from front entrance

                Living room from front entrance

              • View of living room from the upper level

                View of living room from the upper level

              • Upper level bedroom with twin over full size bed - built in desk and chair

                Upper level bedroom with twin over full size bed - built in desk and chair

              • Spacious master bedroom with california king bed

                Spacious master bedroom with california king bed

              • lower level family room walk out with fireplace, bar, queen sleeper and TV

                lower level family room walk out with fireplace, bar, queen sleeper and TV

              • Two story front entry.

                Two story front entry.

              • View of screened porch and covered patio

                View of screened porch and covered patio

              • Main floor office/library - large desk, chairs with complimentary WiFi.

                Main floor office/library - large desk, chairs with complimentary WiFi.

              • Another view of kitchen includes double wall oven and breakfast area nearby.

                Another view of kitchen includes double wall oven and breakfast area nearby.

              • Relax on the screened porch enjoy views of wildlife and backyard

                Relax on the screened porch enjoy views of wildlife and backyard

              • Living room with plenty of seating and wall fireplace.

                Living room with plenty of seating and wall fireplace.

              • Living room with views of property

                Living room with views of property

              • Upstairs bedroom with new queen bed.

                Upstairs bedroom with new queen bed.

              • Upper level bedroom with twin beds

                Upper level bedroom with twin beds

              • Cozy sitting room attached to master with views of property

                Cozy sitting room attached to master with views of property

              • Bar area with mini fridge, microwave, sink and barware

                Bar area with mini fridge, microwave, sink and barware

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

              $300 - $375 per night (USD)
              15

              4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

              View calendar: Updated 12/19/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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              Member since: 2012
              Speaks: english
              • Response time: Within 2 days
              • Response rate: 80%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/19/2014
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