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Charming Bead-board Cottage in Historic Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 loft with trundle, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4+

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 small 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Kay Musech
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Kay Musech

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 Kay Musech chose Lake Minnetonka

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. A

Guestbook comments from the manager

(An email review)



Hello,

I just wanted to thank you for the use of your cottage in Excelsior Friday night. I loved the interior design, retro furniture and what you did with the all the remodeling. My son came out and we went to dinner at the Irish restaurant downtown - the food was excellent. It was so nice to be able to walk everywhere. Saturday morning I got up about 6:30 and could not believe all the people jogging, walking and biking at that time of day! It was a nice inspiration to get out and exercise! There also was a triathlon Saturday morning - we could see the swimmers from the front window. It was a really nice get away after a very busy week at work (and not too far to drive). Also thank you for the bottle of wine - that was so thoughtful!



Take care,

Jody
Jun 2012
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Amenities

Excelsior Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 2 queen
    Living Room - 1 twin/ single , Large chair with twin pull-out single bed in the living room
    Open Loft Area - 2 twin/ single , Double decker trundle bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Charming Bead-board Cottage in Historic Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 31 reviews
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Wonderful, clean, we felt right at home!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful visit. The home was clean and we had everything we needed. We did wish there was a space out front to sit in the mornings and enjoy the view of the lake! It was a great location with the park across the street!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful! It was very spacious and had all the necessary accommodations any hotel would have and more!! The owners were very responsive and detailed oriented. We had such an amazing time here that I would defiantly try to find my way back in the future. Thank you so much!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely house in a great location

  • 4 of 5

The house was nicely furnished and everything was just as described in the communications before we arrived. The location is fabulous with a short walk to the beach at the lake, and an easy walk down to the waterfront to see the boats or into town for shopping and dining. One of the Lyft drivers we used during our stay described Excelsior as the Gem of Minnesota, and we would have to agree!

The only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is that it's a 100 year old house and has some minor inconveniences. The bedrooms are upstairs, and the laundry is in the basement, so doing the laundry involved a lot of stairs. We found the bathroom doors a little hard to close well enough to lock. It was a bit hot in mid July while we were there, and the air conditioner had a hard time keeping the house from getting a little stuffy.

All minor things, to be sure, and we would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel Hill
5

Delightful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great location and fully stocked rental. We enjoyed walking to the beach and local restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Location! and Charm.

  • 5 of 5

The location of this charming house is truly perfect. Across the street from the beach, tennis courts, and beautiful park; and walking distance from soooo many great places in Excelsior. The pictures don't to justice to how wonderful, spacious, and comfortable the furnishings are here. I can't wait to stay here again next time!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tinley park
4

The property has a vintage Vibe with some excellent updates it is really quaint and cute the locatio

  • 4 of 5

Great great location lovely home nice Cottage you feel had a lovely time

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Car: not 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.

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $600
Tax Rate 7.28%

5/1 - 10/30 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.

11/2 - 4/30 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. Pet Fee $50.00

There is a $50.00 pet fee.

Rates are subject to change.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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