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

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Jim Anderson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

Why Jim Anderson chose Lake Minnetonka

Beautiful, spacious, convenient and quiet while accommodating 14 on 3 levels. New whirlpool bathtub on first floor in master suite!

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.

Amenities

Minnetonka House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16 ...
  • Max. adults: 15
  • 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 simply removing the sheets. Thanks
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 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
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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 basement
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 16' thick mattress
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 4 poster refinished antique double
    Bedroom 7 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Livingroom queen leather sleeper sofa, leather sofa, privacy
    Bedroom 6 - 3 sleep sofa /futon , Rec room double & siingle
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Double bed; Pack-n-play & cots, airbeds, etc. also available
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle beds
  • * Queen Bed: Sleigh bed with 16' thick mattress with 450 thread count sheets. * Double Bed: Newer Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress with 450 thread count sheets. * Twin/Single Beds: Trundle bed with new Serta mattresses * Convertible Bed: Leather queen sized sofa bed in living room *Double futon in finished lower level plus over-sized single click-clack futon *Pack and Play crib/bed available for toddlers *Additional beds available upon request
Entertainment:
  • 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
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • 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
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Minnetonka Cape Cod Charmer 6 mi. to Minneapolis--Garden Acre near I-494 & I-394
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews
Chicago, IL
5

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: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

FELT AT HOME

  • 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: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Orleans
5

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: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Avon, Illinois USA
5

Great House!!!

  • 5 of 5

This very nice home was as described! Exeptionally clean and well maintained! Excellent neighborhood and plenty of restauants and shopping nearby! Located on a culdasac so no traffic or street noise. There was a really nice park up the street for the kids to play in. Kitchen was well stocked with all you need but the food! Plenty of room! We slept 6 adults and 3 children easily! Never felt like we were tripping over ourselves. Very relaxing!!! Owner and caretaker were easily contacted! Would rent again in a minute!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great Property

  • 4 of 5

The property was everything that was mentioned. Great location,quiet neighborhood,close to restaurants and shopping. The house layout and description was accurate. The upkeep of the property could of been better as we felt like we had to clean some when we arrived. The items on the shelves and inside drawers were thrown around messy. The first impression was spiderwebs across the garage doors pulling up to the house. Other then the upkeep the house was enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Ridgedale Center
Gina Maria's Pizza
Sunsets on Wayzata Bay Restaurant -- CLOSED
Blue Point Seafood Restaurant & Bar
Punch
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Origami Restaurant -- CLOSED
Bacio
Snuffy's Malt Shop
Cousins Subs
Boston Market - Catering Restaurants
Cafe by the Bay
Champps - Minnetonka
Orient Express of Minnesota
Punch
Bukhara Indian Bistro
Famous Dave's BBQ Shack
Big Bowl
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
MSP
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Champs, Redstone Grill, Applebees, Macys Ridgedale
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Steamboat Minnehaha
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Oak Ridge Golf course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Wayzata
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
4 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 metrotransit.org 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.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night

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

Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund