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Spacious country home. 35 min to Minneapolis or airport.

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4BR, 3 BA spacious, comfortable. Easy access to the metropolitan a

Our custom home overlooks acres of rolling hills, wetlands, and pastures. Enjoy the views of our landscaped gardens, orchard, and large vegetable garden from the back yard patio or front deck. 3600 sq ft inside, with plenty of comfortable living space and a custom designed kitchen with all you need to feel at home. Sleeps 8-10

Our home is pet friendly, however the yard is not fenced.

Minutes to Carver Park with miles of hiking and biking trails. MN Landscape Arboretum is 4 miles away. Valley Fair and Minnesota Valley Trails, Lake Minnetonka, and several golf courses, including Hazeltine National are all nearby.

It's easy to get into Minneapolis. Two stoplights before access to the highway will get you into the heart of downtown in 35 minutes.

More Details

Jay Kronick
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Jay Kronick

Peggy and Jay raised their children on this property. We lived in the house for 25 years and now live in downtown Minneapolis. We enjoy our big house and use it as a retreat. We actively tend our landscaped yard, vegetable garden, and orchard. We are nearby most of the time to take care of anything our guests might need.

Jay Kronick purchased this house in 1989

Why Jay Kronick chose Metro

When we bought this property we were looking for a place in the country where our kids could grow up, where we would be close to our business, and where we'd be near family. Most local roads were gravel and although we are just 25 miles to downtown Minneapolis it felt like a world away.

We didn't envision just how the area would change and grow over time. There's still a half mile of gravel road to get to our driveway, but the suburbs have crept close. Most shopping needs are conveniently reached by car now within a 5-10 minute drive. A long planned highway (MN 212) now connects us to the urban center with ease. We still enjoy our sense of open space and privacy and feel like this home offers the best of both worlds. We hope you'll feel the same when you stay with us!

What makes this house unique

Our home and property is uniquely comfortable. We've made it what it is over 25 years with alot of love and our talents. Everything is tasteful and appropriate, but not luxurious or pretentious. Our home offers a pleasant common sense approach to living.

Peggy decorates with extraordinary style. She collects vintage items and furnishings and fixes them up. Our kitchen is a focal and gathering place of the home and she designed it with completely elegant country charm. Her touches are evident throughout.

Jay has a love for all things outdoors and is proud of the stewardship he has taken of the 5 acres in his care. He has planted almost every tree on the property (there are hundreds). He's built and maintains the landscape beds, and looks forward to planting and tending his large vegetable garden ever year. If you're here during the growing season he hopes to share with you whatever is growing in the garden.


Chaska House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bedroom bath, large double shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor, shared by bedrooms 2, 3, and 4
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , First floor bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with ensuite bath, shower, walk in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Room is partitioned , twin bed on either side of common wall
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Spacious and open, with romping room
  • Our bedrooms are all on the second floor. They are quiet and well separated from each other. Our guests usually sleep very well. Each bedroom has pleasant tree top views of the surrounding countryside. Bedrooms 2, 3, and 4 share a full bath with shower and tub.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Spacious country home. 35 min to Minneapolis or airport.
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Frederick Maryland

A warm wonderful country home! Even better than photos depicted!

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently held a get together in Chaska farm and were delighted with the house and grounds. The house was emaculate, very comfortable and well decorated. It was extremely well stocked with everything we needed. The owners were very helpful and communicated promptly. The kids really enjoyed the large lawn for soccer games. They were thrilled with a snake and a red tailed hawk near by. They wanted us to buy the property for future family vacations!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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The house and grounds were beautiful. The host was very kind.

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our family gathering. Lots of space. We had games going in four different spots at the same time. The bedrooms were comfy. The kitchen well equipped. The yard was lovely - I've never seen so many different types of hydrangeas. Wonderful place for people to take walks or go for a run. Jay picked us a bowl of fresh lettuces from his fabulous garden. You can't go wrong here!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Boyden, IA

Perfect wedding weekend stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect and I mean PERFECT place for our stay in June of 2016. We celebrated the marriage of our son and daughter-in-law, hosting the rehearsal dinner here. I drove up on Wednesday afternoon of that week and a peace came over me that is difficult to explain. Weddings are hectic and as a mom you want to enjoy but have things perfect for your kids! Jay's place felt like home! We are from Iowa and love our big yard and home, theirs had anything we would have needed to entertain and feel comfortable like home!

Jay was also so accommodating and helpful with whatever we had questions on. He requested an extra fee to host the party, but it was so worth it to have a home for all to come and fellowship in. A very relaxing time for the guests and the blissful couple!

We felt like we were blessed by Jay and their home and would recommend this property for sure as well as stay again!!! We have 2 married children in Minneapolis area and make many trips that way.

Thanks again to both of you!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Beautifully appointed home, excellent stay.

  • 5 of 5

A family gathering of 8 fit comfortably in this spacious country home. The large kitchen and large table, with large windows and wrap around porch, was particularly special for our family meals. The patio with a landscaped pond area was relaxing, with an expansive view of rolling countryside. The rooms were well appointed, and the bedrooms were comfortable. The location was ideal with easy access to the city, or in our instance, towns to the west. As a family, we have rented VRBO homes in the past, and have voted this our favorite! We hope to use it again next year. As a group, we can't recommend this home enough!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a recent family reunion. Hard to put into words how beautiful this home and surrounding property is. The attention to every detail is amazing. We are looking forward to our next visit!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Country Home in Chaska. This place was fantastic. All the charm and comfort of being in the country.

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for those of us that traveled from 4 different states (TN, FL, IL, MO ) to attend a brothers family reunion. We had the opportunity to be together under one roof and the setting could not of been more perfect. The gardens, flowers and ponds were pleasant to see and for picture taking. The decor of the house gave it that perfect country look and comfort. I would highly recommend this property to others as this home is spacious and comes with all the comforts you need to have a relaxing time.

Jay (the owner) and his family have gone over and above to make this the perfect country vacation home.

Thank you, Tim from Nashville

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Minneapolis St Paul (MSP)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Enki Brewing
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Deer Run Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 212
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Victoria House
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lake Waconia
Car: necessary

Within a half an hour lie many of the Twin Cities major attractions, including the Mall of America, Target Field, Target Center, University of Minnesota, Walker Art Museum, Guthrie Theatre, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Valley Fair, Canterbury Park, Mystic Lake Casino, Lake Minnetonka, Lake Waconia, and dozens of other lakes, Carver Park, The Mississippi River, MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge, regional bike trails, MN Landscape Arboretum, and many more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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