Minnestrista House Rental Photos and Description
House, 3 Bedrooms + Office, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)
Our Minnetonka Beach Lake Home overlooks beautiful Lafayette Bay on Lake Minnetonka. Check our calendar or give us a call.
The City of the Village of Minnetonka Beach is a boot shaped peninsula located in Lake Minnetonka. There are 230 homes and 540 residents. The City is mainly residential with the exception of the Lafayette Club and St. Martin's Church. Careful planning has allowed the City to maintain open space and park lands, and to retain the 'village' atmosphere.
This historic, two story furnished home, built in 1876, has 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, a dining room, family room and living room and is a smoke free rental. Extras include a full width south facing screened porch overlooking the lake, a small second floor balcony facing the lake, a private dock across the road and a back yard patio with lake views. The house has 2 queen beds and 3 twin beds and can sleep up to 7.
The kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless appliances as well as an island. The breakfast nook overlooks the back yard and is an old butler’s pantry.
The bathrooms are marble and granite. The rest of the home has narrow plank hardwood maple floors on the main floor and pine in the bedrooms upstairs. Our weekly rental includes soap, liquid soap, and dishwasher soap. We also supply a starter roll of tissue, paper towels, toilet paper and garbage bags. You will need to bring anything else you need for your stay. Amenities include air conditioning and heating, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, water purifier, dishes/utensils, pots/pans, linens and bedding. We include cable TV and wireless internet service.
Rental includes use of a deep water dock, across the road in front of the house, suitable for a boat of up to 23' in length on Lake Minnetonka's Lafayette Bay. There are 3 boat launch ramps nearby. Minnetonka Beach has a public beach which is close by, (less than 1 mile).
The Dakota Rail Regional trail is adjacent to the north side of the property across Westwood Road. The scenic 13.5 mile paved trail travels from Wayzata to St. Bonifacius through Orono, Minnetonka Beach, Spring Park, Mound and Minnetrista. The trail was built on the former Dakota Rail track, originally used to carry tourists to resort hotels on Lake Minnetonka. Our home is within walking distance of St. Martins Church and the historic Lafayette Country Club. There are many restaurants accessible by boat, car or bicycle in the area.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- not suitable for children
- non smoking only
- limited accessibility
- pets not allowed
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
We'd love to rent your house again so keep us in mind for future visits. Your home is one of the most beautiful in the area and staying in your home for the week was honestly an unexpected bonus of the wedding. It was hard to leave.
My wife and I purchased the home and raised our 2 children here. Over the years we have made numerous improvments to the property as well as restoring the inside. We have lived in the area all our lives and enjoy the variety of seasons and cultural events Lake Minnetonka has to offer. 5 years ago we purchased another home across the street from the rental property and are currently making that our home.
We live nearby and there are unique ameneties in the neighborhood. There are numerous weddings that take place at the very charming St. Martin's Church that have the reception at the equally close Lafayette Club. Our home is often used by families with weddings or family events in the area.
Sailing, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Swimming at the Minnetonka Beach, Biking and Walking on the paved Dakota Trail. Minnetonka Beach is a beautiful 'village' only 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis giving us a peaceful, serene and beautiful lake setting that allows easy access to the MSP airport, the Minnesota Twins, the Mall of America and the Minnesota Vikings. Both big city entertainments and lake activities are close by.