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Unique Lake Retreat Only 18 Minutes from Downtown Minneapolis; Woods and Water!

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Last updated: 07/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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.

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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!

Bedrooms:

MAIN FLOOR:

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

UPPER FLOOR:

-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

GROUND LEVEL:

-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

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Property Type

  • House
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Upper level Bedroom and loft: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Futon in separate loft area; bedroom is enclosed...moreless

  • Ground level bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    shares hall bath ...moreless

  • Ground level Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    shares hall bath...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    full bath with separate shower...moreless

  • Full futon in loft area, separate from bedroom but shares hall bath

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Roof top patio overlooks trees, gardens and lake. Fall season: changing leaf color, migrating birds, spectacular sunsets Winter season: ice fishing, snow-shoeing...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic Cable...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Breathtaking views from the home's 2 elevated decks...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Private sandy beach - steps away from the back door of the house. Gentle slope for swimming or just jump off the dock! Boat launch just down the lake...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    main floor and lower level...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Rowing machine Limited selection of hand weights Exercise ball...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Outdoor parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Starter Pack: Basic spices, condiments, starter coffee/tea, paper goods are supplied at arrival...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Sub-zero...moreless

  • Stove:

    DCS gas; 4 burners, griddle...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Rooftop patio with grill and seating areas Covered deck main floor Screened deck lower level Several paved patio areas...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 Kayaks available for your use (available when the lake condition permits)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Natural setting with spectacular perennial gardens, walking paths, many trees and wooded areas...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 outdoor grills Ducane stainless rooftop...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Flotation water toys...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jul 7 - Aug 28, 2016
4 night min stay
$800 $950
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$5,200
Labor Day 2016
Aug 29 - Sep 8, 2016
4 night min stay
$850 $975
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$5,200
Fall
Sep 9 - Sep 24, 2016
4 night min stay
$750 $900
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$5,000
Later Fall
Oct 3 - Oct 23, 2016
4 night min stay
$625 $725
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,975
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2016
4 night min stay
$725
$4,200
Winter Holiday '15
Dec 16 - Jan 3, 2017
4 night min stay
$725 $725
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$4,950
Early Spring
Apr 13 - May 24, 2017
4 night min stay
$650 $750
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$4,300
Memorial Day
May 25 - May 29, 2017
4 night min stay
$850
$4,950
Early Summer
May 30 - Jun 27, 2017
4 night min stay
$750 $925
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$4,950
July 4th
Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2017
4 night min stay
$875 $975
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$5,900
Summer
Jul 5 - Aug 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$800 $950
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$5,250
Labor Day
Aug 31 - Sep 6, 2017
4 night min stay
$850 $950
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$5,200
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$495 $575
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,250 $7,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $295 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 7.275%

Notes:

FOR SECURITY, WE ONLY ACCEPT BOOKING RESERVATIONS THROUGH THIS SITE AND NOT VIA DIRECT EMAIL

There is a 4 day minimum; A phone conversation is required in order to complete a booking

Please note: For stays of 6 nights or for more than one week, the VRBO rate calculator may not be correct. The weekly/nightly rates are as quoted above on the pricing grid and the automated quote may need to be adjusted. Sorry, but this is one of the idiosyncrasies of this site. Please call if you have questions.

A $500 booking deposit holds your reservation. 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).

Security deposit - our goal is to return your damage deposit in full. If there are any charges, this will first be discussed and then applied to the security deposit. the CNA insurance obtained from VRBO is for back up.

WEEKLY RATES VALID FOR RENTALS BEGINNING WEEKDAYS ONLY (otherwise charged per night)

Event pricing in effect during the 2016 Ryder Cup: A 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking will hold your reservation for this special event, with the remainder due 90 days prior to arrival.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 07/13/2016
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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Minneapolis/St. Paul
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Long Lake
Wayzata, MN, USA
Nearest Beach
Lake Front property with private beach

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Wayzata, MN, USA:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Front of house: autumn view

    Front of house: autumn view

  • Magnificent lake view from one of the decks

    Magnificent lake view from one of the decks

  • Lake-side view of house

    Lake-side view of house

  • View of the tranquil shore

    View of the tranquil shore

  • Lake shore view

    Lake shore view

  • Great Room - Living Room with Lake View

    Great Room - Living Room with Lake View

  • View from kitchen to dining area and living room area beyond

    View from kitchen to dining area and living room area beyond

  • Summer view from the loft opening onto upper deck

    Summer view from the loft opening onto upper deck

  • First floor living room fireplace

    First floor living room fireplace

  • Game Room Area

    Game Room Area

  • View of the home from a Long Lake

    View of the home from a Long Lake

  • Ice skating on the lake (house in the background)

    Ice skating on the lake (house in the background)

  • Front view of the home

    Front view of the home

  • Aerial view of the lakeside of the home

    Aerial view of the lakeside of the home

  • Pedal boat for your use (bicycle mechanism)

    Pedal boat for your use (bicycle mechanism)

  • Lake facing side of the home

    Lake facing side of the home

  • Kayaks for your use

    Kayaks for your use

  • Great Room with view towards the kitchen area

    Great Room with view towards the kitchen area

  • Master Bedroom view

    Master Bedroom view

  • Den/Family Room with Game Room Area in the background

    Den/Family Room with Game Room Area in the background

  • Lake side winter view

    Lake side winter view

  • Night view of the front of the home

    Night view of the front of the home

VRBO #487360

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3.5
  • Property type
    House
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/13/2016

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