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

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Last updated: 09/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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).

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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/13/2016

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 768 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

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

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

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Approximately one mile of lakefront ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Island surrounded by water...moreless

Natural Features

  • Private Island

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Outside

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

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • @ guest > 5 x 2 nites $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 6.875%

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.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

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

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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/13/2016

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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

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