UPSCALE COZY CABIN ON BIG ISLAND, LAKE MINNETONKA, *NEED A BOAT TO GET TO ISLAND

Jody Laughlin

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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UPSCALE COZY CABIN ON BIG ISLAND, LAKE MINNETONKA, *NEED A BOAT TO GET TO ISLAND

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Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

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:

-Beautiful woodwork

-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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the manager
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.

Thanks again!
Jun 2009
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Jody Laughlin

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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!!!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 34 traveler reviews

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Upscale Cozy Cabin on Big Island, Lake Minnetonka, *Need a boat to get to Island
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews
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Upscale Cozy Cabin on Big Island, Lake Minnetonka, *Need a boat to get to Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137071vb
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Excelsior Lake Minnetonka
Minneapolis
5

Left My New Fiance Speechless!!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Upscale Cozy Cabin on Big Island, Lake Minnetonka, *Need a boat to get to Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137071vb
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Excelsior Lake Minnetonka
Orono
5

Very nice Cabin

  • 5 of 5
Was very relaxing and secluded from other cabins.

Well kept property and amenities.

I would recommend this rental.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Upscale Cozy Cabin on Big Island, Lake Minnetonka, *Need a boat to get to Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137071vb
+1 6125972077
Excelsior Lake Minnetonka
Rochester,mn
5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5
Thanks Jody for opening up your Cozy Cabin for us to enjoy. Even though the weather was not the best we made use of the other amenities that you supplied. Thanks again.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Upscale Cozy Cabin on Big Island, Lake Minnetonka, *Need a boat to get to Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137071vb
+1 6125972077
Excelsior Lake Minnetonka
5

Life really doesn'y get better than this!

Life really doesn'y get better than this!
  • 5 of 5
Ok we don't really know where to start. How about the fact that Jody and Jack's hospitality far exceeded any idea of expectations that we had (and we travel often). We were greeted by Jody waving us in from the dock! She helped up get settled and even set up our fire, all we had to do is light it! The Cabin was absolutely perfect! Very cozy and immaculately clean! We enjoyed that first night around the fire with a bottle of wine while listening to our favorite baseball team streamed through our ipad! Life really doesn't get better than that! The next morning we enjoyed a quite breakfast then we explored the big island by foot. It was easy to get around and had nice trails to explore. We then took our boat and docked at a near by restaurant for lunch, so cool. Even though it rained that night it made the cabin that much cozier! To top our stay off Jack picked us up and took us to the launch where our car was parked so we could head into the city for the day. When he picked us up that evening he gave us a little tour of the lake. He was such a joy! We will always remember Jody, Jack, and The House that Jack built :) Warm Regards- Billy and Christine McClarnon
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Upscale Cozy Cabin on Big Island, Lake Minnetonka, *Need a boat to get to Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137071vb
+1 6125972077
Excelsior Lake Minnetonka
Eden Prairie
5

5x and counting

  • 5 of 5
This was my 5th year renting 'The Cabin That Jack Built' and it truly feels like my home away from home. Looking for an island getaway that is just a short boat ride away to the modern world? This is your place!! You couldn't ask for a better location, perfect privacy, darling accommodations/decor and everything you could possibly want right at your fingertips. I keep telling Jodi and Jack that if they ever sell, I get first dibs!!! Already booked for next year-cheers!! xx
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Upscale Cozy Cabin on Big Island, Lake Minnetonka, *Need a boat to get to Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137071vb
+1 6125972077
Excelsior Lake Minnetonka
Eagan
5

Up-North feel only 45 minutes from home

  • 5 of 5
We visited Jody's lake home as a get away for our family before our daughter went back to college. The stay can be described as a little piece of heaven on earth! The cabin/home was quiet, comfortable and just invited you to RELAX. The home has EVERYTHING: chilled glasses waiting for you in the freezer, a well-stocked spice cupboard and pantry (right down to some tabasco for our morning eggs!), books for reading, firepit, wood burning stove, jacuzzi, beach towels, outdoor games, ...eveyrthing about the home and surroundings was simply lovely! We even had a turkey make a visit to the yard. And the very best part is we didn't have to drive for 3 hours to get there! We are returning again in September and can't wait to enjoy the fall colors! We have told many of our friends and family about this gem and will continue to do so. Thank you, Jody, for the hospitality and the perfect retreat location!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Excelsior Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 2 2014
4 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
July 4th
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Property $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes 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.
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Amenities

Amenities

Excelsior Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
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