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Waterfront Sleeps 12 Four Bedroom Family Friendly Close to Trails and Shopping

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 bathroom with tons of entertaining space for large gatherings

Pub room, screen porch, large deck, fire pit, dock, and large grassy yard. Three bedrooms up in the charming 100 year old house. Master hosts a king bed, second has a queen, and third bedroom has three twins. Additional sleeping areas in lower level. Bathrooms newly remodeled and one on each of the three levels. This property is ideal, right on the Dakota Regional Trail. You can walk or bike six miles west into St. Bonifacious or eight miles east into Wayzata.

There is mini golf two miles down the trail. Big Stone Mini golf combines the family fun of mini golf with a one-of-a-kind sculpture garden.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a 15 minute drive to Chanhassen. A regional gem!

You can walk to the 50's style Minnetonka Drive Inn where every Thursday night is Hot Rod night. Hot Rods from all over Minnesota show up to showcase their cars. Also serves a mean burger and some cool treats.

You can boat to either Fletcher's on the Wharf where bands are playing the latest and greatest. Watch the marina for a parade of boats - skiffs to yachts!

More Details

Heather Cole
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Heather Cole

We purchased this property in August of 2009 as our 'cabin without the commute.' We live just 20 minutes away in Victoria, MN. We have enjoyed it thoroughly but our don't utilize every week.

Heather Cole purchased this house in 2009

Why Heather Cole chose Mound

We were taking a family bike ride on the trail between Victoria and Excelsior on Father's Day 2009. I marveled at all the really great properties that you would never see from the main roads. It sparked the idea of owning something close - our cabin without the commute - idea was born!

What makes this house unique

This was the only house we looked at. We walked in on a sunny June day on the first day it was on the market. We could not write the check fast enough! It is charming, quaint and practical. The kitchen was updated, the bedrooms were spacious. The entertaining space was bright and cheerful. The screen porch and deck are east facing and get great shade in the afternoon.


Mound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled on the second floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Lower basement level.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Flat screen, full closet and chest of drawers
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Full closet
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Twin with a trundle and separate twin in adjoining space.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , In lower, basement area.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , Our Harry Potter Cupboard
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , located on main floor in front room - twin with trundle
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
New Canaan, CT

Amazing Family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing summer vacation at this lake house. Their home had "everything" available for our family fun and needs. The neighbors which were full time residents of the community were very welcoming and friendly. The lake and the surrounding communities have so much to offer. The Cole's had a homemade ice-cream machine, which now our family owns one and we relive Lake Minnetonka year-round!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation for whole family

  • 5 of 5

Our week at this home was awesome. It had all the amenities of home plus more. Kids and adults had a great time swimming, canoeing, kayaking and boating. Our family of 12 each had their own space which was great. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. The owner was wonderful. Great, great, great place.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time on the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this wonderful home. The location, yard, view, amenities were all well thought out for a family like ours. The owner was very responsive and helpful. We have done this 5 years in a row at different home and this was one of the best!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairmont, MN

Lots of fun for everyone

  • 5 of 5

Great location and recently renovated. Located near biking/hiking trail. This particular house fit all 12 of us comfortably. The house was very clean and up to date as well as furnished with lots of amenities. Would stay again-had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Multiple in nearby Excelsior and Minnetonka
Car: recommended

Lake Minnetonka is located 20 minutes west of Minneapolis. It is a 14,528 acre lake with bays, coves and channels.

Watch boat traffic from the spacious deck, moor your boat in the wide slip and walk on the Dakota Regional Trail. We are steps from this wonderful paved trail. Six miles west into St. Bonifacious or eight miles east into Wayzata. Enjoy shopping, restaurants and view in Wayzata or Excelsior.

We are located one mile by boat to one of Lake Minnetonka's premier restaurant, Fletcher's. You are also a very fun 20 minute boat ride into downtown Excelsior where you can use the public slips and enjoy the many shops, restaurants and parks.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $250

Credit cards, E-check or personal check. Half down at booking the remaining balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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