|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Want up North, but not the drive? This is the retreat for you. The beautifully decorated Lake Cabin is Perfect for a Romantic Couples getaway!! Big Island is located on Lake Minnetonka, only minutes from Minneapolis. The cabin is located on 1 acre of wooded land with a fabulous view of the lake. It is a wonderful get-away from all the pressures of life. Sit on one of the two decks and relax as you enjoy the views of boats sailing by and the glow of the amber setting sun!
Big Island is located between Excelsior and Wayzata, both of which are filled with restaurants and shops. You can drive your boat to the free public docking at either town. Excelsior is 2 miles away from cabin and Wayzata 4 miles away.A quick minutes boat ride to a fun fabulous dinner out on the lake! And if you want solitude, you can spend time hiking around the island and see where the original amusement park used to be.
This is a beautiful cabin where you can enjoy nature, yet still be close to urban delights.
*Please note: This property is accessible only by boat.
Mainland parking, dockage, or boat rental is not provided by owner. Foster Bros. Marine rents boats in Delano. Their phone# 763-972-3199
We are very excited about renting the cabin this year! It has been all remodeled, newly furnished, and beautifully decorated. Once people see, it they love it! The cabin is very upscale and comfortable with two decks.
Upper deck: overlooking the gorgeous view of the lake with two very comfortable chairs with ottomans to relax, read, or have your morning breakfast and coffee.
Lower deck (which sits off the water): has a high top table, swivel bar stools, red umbrella and potted flowers at your feet. There you can enjoy the setting sun with cocktails. There is a sandy beach with extra chairs to sit down and put your feet in the warm sand or build a sand castle!
Inside cabin features include:
-Newly tiled floors
-New kitchen appliances and cabinets
-New bathroom with jetted tub
-Beautiful romantic open loft bedroom (which overlooks the living room)
Everything is beautifully decorated with an eye for details and enjoyment!
Tie up to the 75 foot dock. It's great for fishing and the sunnies are always biting!
*Fishers- This bay is one of Lake Minnetonka's prized bass fishings spots (walleyes, northerns, bass, and muskies).
A large fire pit, which overlooks the bay, is complete with large boulders to sit on to roast marsh mellows for s'mores. 4 new kayaks are available to rent, $50 for 3 days or $75 for the week, per kayak.
Remember, this property is accessible only by boat!
There are several full service marinas that are close to the island. For overnight vehicle and boat trailer parking there is one close at Grays Bay Landing, 17232 Grays Bay Blvd. Minnetonka, MN and in Orono - 3366 North Shore Drive, Orono, MN
We cannot do parties or more than 4 guests due to our septic and well systems. We also do not want the wear and tear of our property and furnishings. This is an upscale, exceptionally clean and well decorated cabin. It is perfect for a Romantic Couple Getaway!! We are excited to share our cabin with mature, responsible, and respectful renters so that the cabin will stay in great shape for years to come.
Keywords: Lake Cabin
I have always lived near or on Lake Minnetonka all my life. My father has owned lake cabins on Big Island as a vacation spot to enjoy. I grew up sailing across to Big Island to hang out with friends at one of the cabins. We were big sailors in regattas around the country. We have always loved the Lake and Big Island.
Both my husband and I have grown up here and graduated from Minnetonka High School. We have lived at same property since we married 27 years ago, and tore down the orginal house and built new home, with 6 wonderful children. Ages...26, 23, 21, 19,17 & 15, Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl. Everyone is super close and our top priority is family and extended family time together, with lots of love, laughter and good food! I absolutely love renting out and sharing our property, because I know how much I love and enjoy it when I am able to get away and relax out there. Renters have been so great and have been so responsible and respectful of our furnishings and property. We have a lot of repeat customers because they know how beautiful and clean our lake cabin is. We are very protective of our property, so that we and they, can always count on our place being stellar.
Jody Laughlin purchased this cabin in 1977
My father has two Big Island lake properties next to each other, his being down the shore line. He wanted to sell the Upper cabin because the lake taxes were so high. I couldn't see that happening, I wanted to keep it in the family for future generations to enjoy as we have. So we rent it out to cover the expensive lake taxes, insurance, and maintenance. We still get to enjoy it in the spring and fall and hopefully have Christmas out there if the lake ice is better this year for crossing! There are no bridges to this Island.
We are on an Island, with 20 other seasonal lake home cabins. Our property and dock are located last on the Island , that butts up next to the 'Three Rivers District Park System'. So our location is private. We sit up high with a commanding view of Lake Minnetonka and all the boats and activity. We are surrounded by lush greenery and mature trees that are a relaxation feast for the eyes. The whole front of the cabin and the A frame sides are all glass. So you feel like you are one with the outside and nature! In the fall there are all the maples on the Island that make the Island on fire with color. Looking out the windows at glowing yellow, orange and red. Taking a cool hike around the lake on a rugged foot path to the Old amusement park. Come back for a Bon Fire to warm up to with S'mores and hot cider. There is a red wood burning stove in living room that heats the place up wonderfully cozy in the fall and winter. Very romantic cozy getaway for a couple all year round!!!
Thank you for the perfect weekend! Your cabin is beautiful and so clean and well maintained! Your lot is very private with such wonderful views- you definitely get the "up north" feeling but are only minutes from the cities. Every aspect of our stay was great and we plan on returning next year.
We had the best time at the cabin on Big Island. It was so peaceful, relaxing and secluded. However, you could take a quick boat ride and go shopping and stop for lunch or dinner, best of both worlds! It was a little chilly but it was wonderful curling up with a blanket and a book or a having a glass of wine while playing a couple games of Sorry!! We are recent empty nesters so was a wonderful time just being together. We had so much fun we booked for next year too! Thanks so much Jody we couldn't have asked for more!
The pictures do not do this cabin justice! It is something you must see, feel & experience for yourself. The family that owns this is kind enough to share this treasure. And what a treasure it is! This cabin offers the ultimate get away of seclusion and relaxation and comes so well equipped. The owners could not be any kinder or more welcoming. It is the perfect retreat! We will be back year after year!
What a wonderful time we had on my second annual stay at this beautiful cabin on Big Island, Lake Minnetonka. Last year was with my teenage children, and most recently with my girl friends. While it is called a cabin, to me it is really an upscale retreat. It is modern, very clean, has all of the upscale amenities (appliances, furniture, bathroom, all the linens, tons of dishes and cookware etc), a fabulous view, good swim beach, great deck and yard, pre made fire pit and the experience of being on the island. Lake Minnetonka provides fun within itself with the 125 miles of shoreline, two towns that you can go dock at to shop and eat. The owners are also very good to work with.
I look forward to next year!
I used the cabin to surprise my girlfriend with a proposal. When we pulled up to the dock and walked up the stairs my new fiance was speechless. Our stay was simply phenomenal and will be one we never forget. We even made a promise to each other to use it on an annual basis to celebrate our engagement.
From morning breakfast on the deck watching the sunrise with beautiful views of the lake to nightly bonfires everything was perfect. I am a raving fan for life and could not thank Jody enough for allowing me to use their cabin for this special moment in our life.
Was very relaxing and secluded from other cabins.
Well kept property and amenities.
I would recommend this rental.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning & Property||$100|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Holidays have a premium charge added. Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day
A $200 Security/Damage deposit, secures dates. Turns into a damage deposit. Upon departure, if cabin checks out in good shape,the $200 check is ripped up or applied to future rental. $200 Security Deposit is forfeited, if failure to rent.
1st Half of payment due 30 days in advance of arrival, 2nd half of the rental fee including Property Maintenance/Cleaning Fee ($100), 14 days before arrival.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.