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Stunning lake home nestled in trees; private retreat minutes from Minneapolis

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Architect custom designed. 4 bedrooms, 4 bath lakefront home in natural setting

Welcome! This Long Lake property is perfectly designed for intimate family gatherings or small corporate retreats. Large inviting spaces and smaller nooks coexist and invite conversation, interaction or quiet contemplation. Dramatic water views from most every room enhance the experience.

Over an acre of land provides a private setting with an "up-north" woods feeling minutes from Minneapolis and the airport.

On the main floor, a gourmet kitchen and large dining/living area overlook the lake. Adjoining this area, a covered deck provides smooth transition to the outdoors.

Downstairs is a bar, poker room, entertainment room, a small exercise area with a rowing machine, and a fully screened porch and open patio. Upstairs, a rooftop deck 'tops' it off with whole lake views and additional seating/gathering areas.

Outside, strategically placed boulders, woods, perennial beds and enticing walking paths extend the ambiance. 210 feet of prime lakeshore serve as a private entrance to Long Lake, a quiet and protected body of water frequented by fisherman, water-skiers and nature lovers.

The changing seasons provide an interesting backdrop to the house, with colorful leaves and late blooming flowers in fall, snow-covered trees and ice-covered lake in winter, early blossoms and the arrival of migrating birds in spring and the wide open waters of Long Lake in view all summer.

Outdoor activities range from snow-shoeing and cross country skiing to biking on nearby Luce Line trail to swimming and boating in season. But most of all, this is a home and property meant for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Outside spaces are set up for rain or shine and ideally elevated to avoid bugs and optimize your lakeshore experience. A fire pit in the trees offers opportunities for secluded campfires and late night storytelling.

Kayaks are available for your use. Power boats and watercraft can be rented from a near-by marina in Delano, Minnesota. Long Lake Rowing Club is just 'down the lake.'

The small private beach is sandy and ideal for swimmers. There is a wading area with a soft bottom. The wading area extends for several yards with a gentle slope before the water becomes deeper.

The property is a few blocks from the bike path and within a mile from small and charming 'downtown' Long Lake. The more developed business area of Wayzata is within biking distance as well, and more extensive shopping and amenities are easily found within 5 miles.

Wood Rill Scientific and Nature Area, about a 10 minute walk from the house, provides walking paths throughout the year.

Lake Minnetonka is less than 3 miles away. Long Lake provides a quieter alternative. This home is situated in a tranquil area. Out of respect for our human and animal neighbors, loud music and noisy gatherings are not able to be accommodated. There is an extra fee for small gatherings up to 25 people.

The property can provide parking for up to 6 vehicles. There is no street parking available.

For further clarification, please call or email!



-Master Bedroom suite with King Bed, full bath with tub, separate shower and sunrise lake/forest views


-Bedroom with 2 twin beds (can be configured into a quasi-king bed) and adjacent 3/4 bath shared with loft; opens to rooftop patio with large grill

- Open loft with double futon shares bathroom


-3rd bedroom with full size bed and twin bed - shares hall 3/4 bath

- 4th bedroom with queen bed - shares hall 3/4 bath

Additional features:

Guest powder room (1/2 bath) on main floor

Full laundry facilities

Natural landscaping features walking paths, perennial beds, seating areas, wooded sections

More Details

Ron and Ellen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Ron and Ellen

When we are not in town, our property manager will be available to assist with the rental process. At times, there may be an on-site manager in the detached guest home.

Ron and Ellen purchased this house in 2013

Why Ron and Ellen chose Metro

The lake! Each season offers a unique perspective and new scenery.

The area! Close enough to 'The Cities' to access theatre and restaurants, but ideally situated to retain a remote feeling with the small town of Long Lake just up the road.

The house! Stunning architecture inside and out.


Long Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest bathroom - toilet
    Family Level Shared Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Loft Level Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upper level Bedroom and loft - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in separate loft area; bedroom is enclosed
    Ground level bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , shares hall bath
    Ground level Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , shares hall bath
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , full bath with separate shower
  • Full futon in loft area, separate from bedroom but shares hall bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Roof top patio overlooks trees, gardens and lake. Fall season: changing leaf color, migrating birds, spectacular sunsets Winter season: ice fishing, snow-shoeing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Stunning lake home nestled in trees; private retreat minutes from Minneapolis
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Awesome Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful. The owners and house manager are extremely easy to work with and really take the time to make sure that you have all that you need for your stay. Highly recommend this house. We have adult children and we could not have asked for a better location or house set up. It is very spacious and everyone loved all that the house had to offer. This was one of our best family vacations and it had a lot to do with this amazing house.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

New Years stay 2016/17 was great! We're a family of 4 from Texas but with family up in Minneapolis and we celebrated an 80th birthday on New Year's Eve at the house with grandparents and one sister and her son. Kitchen appliances worked great and our prime rib dinner turned out perfectly! It's very unusual house architecturally (very cool) and has a beautiful view of the lake - lots of 'wow' factor! We started a fire in the fire pit down by the lake one calm evening and everyone gathered round it. Ice on the lake had just gotten thick enough that ice houses were starting to pop up. Kids made it out on the lake a couple of times sliding around in their boots. Fire's in the indoor fireplace upstairs every morning and every evening made those relaxing moments in the living room even more special. We didn't get a chance to test the downstairs fireplace in that family room - maybe next time.. The caretaker - Jody - is super nice and helpful with recommendations and tips. Although the winter landscape is beautiful, we imagine it's even more special in the summer when the many trees leaf out. Birch's restaurant is pretty good and within walking distance too. This house has a great location - great place!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corporate Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house is AMAZING! We utilized it as a corporate retreat. It was very comfortable. The multi-levels really helped to spread everyone out so it didn't feel like we were on top of one another. The multi walls of windows displayed breathtaking views. It was really just such a peaceful environment. The location felt like we were in the middle of nowhere surrounded by peace and tranquility. But we were pleased to find the conveniences of quaint restaurants and stores nearby. It was truly the perfect place. Ron and Ellen were super delightful to work with and the house manager made everything simple. Thanks for a great stay! From a work standpoint you guys made me look really great! I'll be looking for a reason to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical! Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying here with my best friends in the world the weekend of my daughter's wedding. Perfect space, beautiful views, an oasis of peace during a chaotic time. So thankful just fabulous!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We use this location annually as an offsite location for the owners of a successful company in the Twin Cities. The property is immaculate, the view is so peaceful, and the owners are a joy to work with. The business partners continue to return to the Long Lake House year after year.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional home with Breath taking views

  • 5 of 5

Everything we could ask for and more. Ron, Ellen and the house Manager Jody were easy to work with and helpful with anything we asked for or needed. It was very easy to get downtown to enjoy the Twins games and enjoy our daily Kayaking on the Lake. My family and I had a wonderful trip and truly enjoyed staying in this beautiful home. I hope we can make it back soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Long Lake
Nearest Beach
Lake Front property with private beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Long Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 28 2017 - Jul 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early fall
Sep 7 2017 - Oct 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $295 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.28%


There is a 4 night minimum.

Please note: For stays of one week, the VRBO rate doesn't reflect a 5% discount which will be subtracted from the quote. A $500 booking deposit holds your reservation, refundable until 60 days prior to scheduled arrival. E-check via the VRBO site or a paper check are accepted at no additional fee. Credit cards are subject to a 2.5% convenience charge (3.725% if an international card); these fees are deducted from the security deposit at check-out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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