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Minnetonka Cape Cod Charmer 6 mi. to Minneapolis--Garden Acre near I-494 & I-394

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4+ Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.0 Baths incl jetted tub (Sleeps 8-14)

Minnetonka Cape Cod Vintage Charmer with classic features throughout that were refinished in July 2017. First floor includes a large living room with a wood burning fireplace, 50" TV with Roku and leather queen sleeper sofa, a center hall with mahogany stairs, formal dining room, bathroom, refinished oak floors, several closets and entry rooms, antiques and leather furniture. The first floor also has a bedroom with a mahogany 4 post queen bed and Sleep Number mattresses. Adjacent to the bedroom and separated by room darkening draperies is room with a whirlpool bathtub/shower & vanity, an antique English armoire, French doors to the backyard gardens and new 6 panel oak doors to the living room which can be secured. The fully equipped kitchen has a refrigerator with ice and water, stove with convection oven, dishwasher, disposal, Corian counter tops with marble back splashes, etc. Lower level includes a new bedroom, bathroom with marble shower and family room. The second floor includes bedrooms, all of which have antique desks, and a full bathroom with new granite topped vanity.

Gardens and patio: Outside there is a large brick patio with three tables, gas grill, wood burning stove, etc. all surrounded by gardens and paths to the large, private rolling yard with its pond, waterfalls, professional landscaping and gardens.

Gorgeous acre of gardens and rolling landscaping with pond, waterfalls, birds, deer and wildlife. Pick your own flowers, apples, cherries and raspberries. Antiques, hardwood floors, brick patio and sidewalks, basketball hoop, regional bicycle trail 200' away with bikes included. Set on a secluded, safe cul-de-sac of 5 homes on acre lots seemingly away from it all but convenient to Interstates 494, 394, Lake Minnetonka with its 125 miles of shoreline, Shady oak Beach, Minneapolis and its Chain of Lakes, downtown Hopkins and its farmer's market, Excelsior and Wayzata with their boat cruises, upscale shopping and restaurants. Walk to Minnehaha Creek, 3 parks, tennis courts, Dunn Brothers coffee shop, churches, art and historic tours of Minnetonka Mills. Biking distance to Ridgedale Mall, Target, Hennepin County Library, etc.

Kid Friendly:: Minnetonka has about 50 parks including several within walking distance. Minnehaha Creek runs through Burwell park 3 blocks away which is a historic farmstead/flour mill with picnic grounds. Meadow park is a short walk or ride up bicycle trail and has tennis courts, play equipment, walking paths through huge nature preserve, ball field, picnic areas, hockey and ice rinks. Home comes with basketball hoop and ball, soccer ball, football and room to play. Baseball and tennis equipment upon request. Shady Oak Beach is a short drive and has lifeguards, swimming dock, diving boards, etc. Lake Minnetonka has 125 miles of shorline, numerous swimming areas including a beautiful guarded beach at Excelsior Commons, fishing, excursion boats including $10 narrated tours aboard the 1906 Steamboat Minnehaha operated by the MN Transportation Museum. Minnetonka, and nearby towns of Hopkins and Excelsior all have farmer's markets.

More Details

Jim Anderson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Jim Anderson

U of MN graduate enjoying older homes and meeting people.

Jim Anderson purchased this house in 2006

Why Jim Anderson chose Minnetonka

Beautiful, spacious, convenient and quiet while accommodating 15+ on 3 levels. New whirlpool bathtub on first floor in master suite!

Second floor has two bedrooms, one with a queen, the other with a full (double) bed. First floor bedroom has a Sleep Number queen bed. Finished lower level has a twin bedroom with a twin trundle in its bedroom with 4' x 4' window. Rec room has a double bed plus a double and a single futon.. Living room has a leather, queen sleeper sofa plus leather sofa with down-filled cushions. Pack-n-Play and cots also provided.

What makes this house unique

Gorgeous rolling acre lot at end of cul-de-sac of only 4 homes with Cape Cod style home built in 1941 extensively updated. Convenient to anywhere in the Twin City area being about 1 mile to I-494 and 2 miles to I-394 and about 20 minutes to MSP airport, Downtown Minneapolis, Mall of America, water park, Twins, Vikings & University of MN, etc. Only about 4 miles to Minnesota's premier Lake Minnetonka with over 100 miles of shoreline, excursion boats, restaurants, shopping, etc.


Minnetonka House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18 ...
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 4 vehicle maximum and no overnight parking on the street. Driveway and parking spot at top of driveway only. Thanks
  • Please telephone and email if there are any issues. Thanks
  • Please indicate which beds have been slept in with a note or by ruffling the bed.. Thanks
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor
    First floor Spa - combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Adjacent to first floor bedroom w/French doors to gardens.
    First floor Bathroom - toilet , Adjacent to first floor bedroom, hallway and kitchen w/views
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Marble Shower in finished lower level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Livingroom queen leather sleeper sofa + leather sofa, privat
    Rec Room - 2 double , 3 sleep sofa /futon , Rec room double bed 4 post mahogany,+double futon+single fut
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , !st floor by Whirlpool tub/shower w/Sleep Number Queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 2nd Floor BR w/Double bed & Pack-n-play
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor BR with Queen sleigh bed and 16' thick mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bed plus a Twin trundle that slides from beneath
  • * 2nd floor Queen Bed: Sleigh bed with 16' thick mattress 2nd floor Double (full bed) with Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress 1st Floor Queen Sleep Number Bed by bathroom & whirlpool tub/shower * Lower level BR w/two Twin/Single Beds: Trundle bed with new Serta mattresses * Convertible Bed: Leather queen sized sofa bed in living room plus leather sofa with down filled cushions *Double Bed plus Double futon plus Single futon in finished lower level *Pack and Play crib/bed available for toddlers *Additional beds available upon request
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer Wi-Fi, telephone, cable TV: 6 flat screen cable TVs in lower level rec room, kitchen, first floor bedroom with adjacent sun room and bathroom, living room, and second floor bedrooms Catering Available: Numerous nearby restaurants deliver. Deck/Patio: Large brick patio with fountain, propane grill and wood burning stove. Additional patio. Professionally landscaped with blooms throughout warmer months, apple, cherry and pear trees. Pond and waterfall.


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Minnetonka Cape Cod Charmer 6 mi. to Minneapolis--Garden Acre near I-494 & I-394
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews
Chicago, IL

Adorable house!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely few days with family over Thanksgiving. The house was a perfect gathering place. Immaculate, well-maintained, cozy and very charming. The house had everything we needed and enough space for five adults, two teenagers and a baby. We had great time and loved the house. Next time we'll come when the weather is warmer so we can enjoy the yard and the quiet neighborhood. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Neighborhood Retreat

  • 5 of 5

In the cities for a wedding. I grew up here, moved away and had 11 other family and friends coming for this event. Wedding was downtown, but it took only 15 minutes to get there from our location. Having beds, bathrooms, a full kitchen, so many places to hang out (outside yard was wonderful), a big table to eat together or play games was SO MUCH better than separate hotel rooms. 2 washer/dryer units, irons, hair dryers, towels. etc. etc. etc. I am all about family and this was the best stay for all of us outside of an all inclusive resort in Mexico that we have ever stayed at. Would book again in a heartbeat.


  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This property made me feel like I was at home.

Even had the courtesy to supply shower products, and a blowdryer!!!

I did have a problem with the garbage disposal one night and contacted the owner,Jim.

He quickly responded and it was fixed.

I had a wonderful time there!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The pictures of this house do not reflect the current condition of the house.

  • 1 of 5

I do not usually write reviews but in this case I felt a need to make an exception. This house was very disappointing as it was far from what was reflected in the pictures. When we arrived, the door with the code was open and the lights were on. The house, in general, was not clean. There was food in the refrigerator and dishes in the dishwasher. The refrigerator and stove were dirty. The shelves and the drawers in the kitchen had not been cleaned in a very long time. There were dishes with food stuck to them in the cupboards and greasy, dirty silverware in the drawers. The sinks and the toilets were questionable. The sheets and the towels did not appear to be recently laundered. The floors were dirty and we were unable to put our 1 year-old on the floor. Your feet would be black if you walked barefoot in the house. Additionally, we found the garbage cans were completely full for the first 5 days of our stay. Nothing was posted in the house to indicate garbage pick up days or emergency numbers, etc. There was water leaking up through the bathroom floor in the basement. The dryer squealed the entire cycle. We thought the TV in the living room was not working for the first few days until we discovered the wall plug was dead.

There was a snowfall while we were there and it would have been nice to have a fire in the fireplace except that there was a heavy couch positioned in front of the fireplace. There were several pieces of furniture placed haphazardly in the house. The basement bedroom actually looked more like a storage unit than a bedroom.

The first night we were unable to cook a meal without doing considerable cleaning first. We were able to speak with the owner after spending almost an hour on hold with HomeAway. The owner ultimately hired a "cleaning service" to come in for 2 hours the next day. We had to pack up and move our things to the car and vacate for a few hours. The cleaning service turned out to be a woman and a teenage boy. They did the best they could in 2 hours but it would have taken at least a couple of days to make the house liveable.

Be aware that you are on your own to settle with the owner. We would have left if there had been a refund, but couldn't afford to leave without money back. HomeAway took no responsibility for the condition of this house and wasn't able or willing to advocate for us with the owner.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house and quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our family. We enjoyed both time together and space where we needed it. The house had all the stuff you needed in kitchen and being able to do laundry was a plus. Snow service was good and on time. On the outskirts of the Twin Cities, we were close enough to family, but in a very quiet area. There is a mall and grocery store near by. We had six and everyone had enough room. Beds were great, heating was good. I bet the summer is better with a big backyard, covered in snow for us. It had a nice patio and gas BBQ. Fireplace was great and even had wood for the first night. There is a fireplace store near by which sold good wood for $5. Don't use gas station wood. The house was clean and had plenty of towels, with girls that is a big plus. Overall I give this place and owner high praise.


  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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New Orleans

Perfect family house

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect - charming, quiet yet conveniently located, and roomy. It was even better than I had hoped for.

My sister was getting married in the Twin Cities, and my husband and I were able to stay here with my brother and sister and their families, and my parents. The house is on a large yard on a cul-de sac off a quiet, wooded road that lulls you into feeling that you are in the country. There were two convenient playgrounds nearby, a historic house and mill site with a park a few blocks away, and a convenience store and two places to get ice cream within walking distance!

The house itself is lovely, with thoughtful 1930s and 40s elements, and the hammock and ponds in the yard were a treat. It was also conveniently near a Super-Target and a full-service grocery store. I would absolutely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ridgedale Center
Gina Maria's Pizza
Sunsets on Wayzata Bay Restaurant -- CLOSED
Blue Point Seafood Restaurant & Bar
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Origami Restaurant -- CLOSED
Snuffy's Malt Shop
Cousins Subs
Boston Market - Catering Restaurants
Cafe by the Bay
Champps - Minnetonka
Orient Express of Minnesota
Bukhara Indian Bistro
Famous Dave's BBQ Shack
Big Bowl
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Champs, Redstone Grill, Applebees, Ridgedale Mall
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Steamboat Minnehaha
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Oak Ridge Golf course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interestate 494 & Minnetonka Blvd.
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Redstone, Champps, Chipotle, Origami, Applebees
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Hyland Park, Bloomington
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lake Minnetonka, Deephaven or Shady Oak Lake
Car: recommended

6 miles to Minneapolis, 4 miles to Lake Minnetonka; 18 miles to MSP Airport), 12 miles to Mall of America,11 miles to Twins Stadium in downtown Minneapolis! Park (free) & Ride Express services to Downtown Minneapolis are nearby and operated by offering trips to downtown in 16 minutes plus anywhere in the metropolitan area.

Other Activities: kayaking, boating, wilflife viewing, rock climbing,

Golf: Numerous golf courses nearby

Ski: Cross country skiing in nearby Meadow Park, Burwell Park, Theodore Wirth Park and yard. Downhill skiing at Hyland Park, Buck Hill, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 7.28%

Please detail how you would like to make payments which are accepted via credit card, bank transfer,,, cash, etc. Rates may differ with number of guests, holidays and particular nights requested.

Base rates are low season. Please inquire with your specific needs and feel free to make an offer.

Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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