Secluded 5-Acre, Minnetonka Family Retreat in West Metro Area(17 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) + Sitting room, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 12)
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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Member since: 2012
- 4400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- 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
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Water Skiing
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $250
- Cleaning fee $295 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $750
- Tax Rate 7.257%
Dates will remain open until signed contract and the security deposit is received. Upon arrival, the security deposit becomes the damage deposit. If there is no damage detected after departure, damage deposit is refundable within 30 days of departure. 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 the damage deposit.
While we show "No Pets Allowed," service dogs are certainly acceptable
Security deposit of $750.00 is due, address given below, to secure the reservation. Total Rental and cleaning fee due one month before arrival by certified check or money order payable to:
14 Indian Paintbrush Dr
Bozeman, MT 59718-8337
Manager's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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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, MN, USA:
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,
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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
View of the road from front/side of home. Very secluded cul de sac.
Fully equipped kitchen with new cooktop.
Breakfast area - table seats 5
Upper level bedroom with twin over full size bed - built in desk and chair
Spacious master bedroom with california king bed
lower level family room walk out with fireplace, bar, queen sleeper and TV
Relax on the screened porch enjoy views of wildlife and backyard
Two story front entry.
View of screened porch and covered patio
Main floor office/library - large desk, chairs with complimentary WiFi.
Another view of kitchen includes double wall oven and breakfast area nearby.
Living room with fireplace
Dining room seats 10 comfortably
Upstairs bedroom with new queen bed.
Upper level twin beds
Cozy sitting room attached to master with views of property
Bar area with mini fridge, microwave, sink and barware
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017
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