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Walk to Excelsior & Restaurants from this close-in Lake Mtka home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Newly rennovated south facing lakeshore with 70 feet private lakeshore

This newly renovated 4 bedroom, 4 bath light and bright two story home is the perfect summer lake home. It is located on a incredible south-facing lot within a 10 minute enjoyable walk along the Lake Minnetonka LRT Trail to the historic town of Excelsior, where you can shop, dine at one of the many restaurants, watch a movie, or grab a latte... Swim and boat from the dock in the 'A' quality water rating. Enjoy southerly breezes on the warm days and relative calm on the blustery cool north-westerly wind days.

This two story home has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths on the upper level. The master bedroom faces the lake and has a king size Sleep Number bed. His and her closets. The master bath is new and has a tile shower, slate floors, and windows that overlook Lake Minnetonka and add plenty of light and fresh air.

The 2nd bedroom also overlooks Lake Minnetonka and has a double bed. The 3rd bedroom faces west and has a lake view with a single bed. A full-bath to accommodate guests in bedroom #2 and #3 is also on the 2nd level.

The 4th bedroom/great room is huge – 20’X20’. It has a queen bed and is a light a bright room due to its many windows: south facing to view the lake, west facing to capture the afternoon sun, and north to add additional light.

A 2nd full bathroom is on the 2nd level for a total of two bathrooms upstairs.

The main level has an open floor plan with views of the lake throughout. The Kitchen has stainless appliances, a slate floor, and granite counters which include a island bar for entertaining or informal eating area. The dining area is next to the sliding glass doors leading out to the deck (which is only 35 feet from the water!). The living area/ sun room has a L-shaped couch and overlooks the lake both to the south and to the west. A new powder room provides main floor convenience.

The lower level is finished and has a full bathroom, laundry, and a family room area with TV and office. This room has a large closet and can be set up as a bedroom if desired. Egress windows face west which add plenty of sunshine into this area during the afternoon.

The house is very close to the water and you don't have to think about whether it is worth the effort to walk out to the dock with your cup of coffee in the morning - or whether to go back in the house to get the magazine you forgot.

The best part of the house is the location. It is an easy walk to downtown Excelsior and to its many restaurants, bars, ice cream vendors, even a movie theater. So why drive? Or if you prefer a vehicle, bring your bike because the Lake Minnetonka LRT trail (LRT) is a block away. If you like biking, the Lake Minnetonka LRT extends westerly to Victoria and easterly to Hopkins - where you can catch another trail all the way to downtown, and to the lake Calhoun/lake Harriet trails. Both are about 45 – 60 minute bike rides.

The historic city of Excelsior boasts many entertainment options, all within walking distance. These include many restaurants in all price points: Bayside Grille & Maynard’s – both quick walks, Coalition, Victor’s on the Water, Haskell’s (bar & grille & liquor store), Jake O'Connor’s Irish Pub, McDonalds, Yumi’s Sushi, Lagos Tacos & Grille, Cast & Cru -very close at the Old Log Theater, The 318, The Suburban Gourmet Burgers and Pizza, Excelsior Brewing Company and others), a 4 screen movie theater, Dunn Brothers Coffee, Licks ice cream parlor, Adele’s frozen custard, many quaint shops, and many services including Yoga fit and Anytime Fitness. Kowalski’s Market is open, and Cub Foods, Lunds/Byerly’s, and Target are all within a 10 minute drive.

Lake Minnetonka is one of the State of Minnesota's outstanding lakes - a chain lake with many bays, waterfront restaurants, and towns. Boat to the many restaurants in the City of Wayzata to the north, to Lord Fletcher’s or Ala and Alma’s steakhouse to the west, or to one of the many Islands including Big Island, Goose Island, or Boy Scout Island. Or just boat all day and enjoy the scenery!

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About RC

I have lived on Lake Minnetonka since 1997. I have been a VRBO owner since 2009 and rent my Lake Superior cabin VRBO #228011 to over 50 happy renters every year.

RC purchased this house in 2013

Why RC chose Greenwood

I purchased this property because of its fantastic location. It's south-facing on St. Alban's Bay, and has sun pretty much all day on the dock. The Lake Minnetonka LRT trail is a block away and provides a off-road path for walking or biking into Excelsior. The water is St. Alban's Bay is rated "A" and the bay is perfect for water sports include kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing, tubing, and swimming.

What makes this house unique

I have completed renovated and expanded the home. It's the perfect Minnesota summer place - so nice to sit on the deck or the dock and enjoy the views, walk around the yard, or up the street to the trail or take walks, walk to dinner, the movie theater, or to the many quaint shops in the destination city of Excelsior.


Greenwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , Windows provide plenty of light and lake views
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Upper level w beds 2, 3 & 4 perfect for kids and guests!
    Main level powder room - toilet , New powder room provides main floor convenience
    Lower level bath - toilet , tub , shower , Full bath on lower level w family room/sleeper futon sofa
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , The 2nd bedroom front the lake on the west side of the house
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , bedroom 3 is also on upper level - northwest corner of house
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom over garage w south (lake), west, and north windows
    Lower Level family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower level bedroom/family room w full bath on this level
  • All bedrooms are on the upper level.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
7.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 7
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 7.03%

call owner for more rate detail

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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