Accommodations: estate, 7 bedroom, 4 bath, sleeps 14 There is an additional $100 charge per night for any additional guests. SUMMER RENTALS ARE WEEKLY ONLY
Step back in history, and live like the Heffelfingers did back in the heyday- however the house no longer comes with a staff of 10 as it likely did in the 20’s! . F. Scott Fitzgerald- born in Minneapolis.. Might have been right at home as well in this park like setting.
If you don't see the dates you are looking for on the calendar I do have another large home 8,000 sq ft- on a golf course in MSP area. Feel free to contact me for more information.
The house has had a recent upgrade in electrical/plumbing systems 3/14.
Situated on one of the most desirable locations/lots on this large 15,000 square acre lake. This historic estate boasts an incredible sweeping view of the lake, 6,000 square feet of living space-above ground, with a market value of $2,000,000. 7 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3 large separate entertaining spaces which can accommodate a good size gathering. Event parties of no more than 30 people are welcome (this is our maximum and only one event during the rental is allowed) We do not accommodate Weddings or other parties that are over this number. During your stay, during the daytime a few additional people are welcome to visit you.
Lake Minnetonka is an incredible fishing lake known for both large and small mouth bass, northern pike, walleye, Muskie, and pan fish. You can catch your limit right off the dock! Boat rentals in the area are also available.. Pontoons, fishing boats, kayaks, jet skis etc, or bring your own! Public boat launch is right down the street. Our boat dock will accommodate up to a 25” boat, or simply sit on the dock and watch the beautiful classic antique wood boats and sailboats go by. This is an amazing recreational lake as well, swimming and water sports are very popular. Lake Minnetonka also has many, many excellent restaurants available by boat/ or car.
This home boasts 1920's charm with restored interior spaces and a newly remodeled cooks kitchen. Period details abound -original hardwood flooring, original moldings and bones of a well built home. Separate dining room, laundry, 2 car garage, 2 large wood burning fireplaces (initial wood provided), fire pit by the lake shore with Adirondack chairs, screened gazebo, and private gardens on this 2 acre property all in a beautiful quiet multi million dollar private neighborhood situated on a cul-de-sac… Ahh peace and tranquility, and….. You can bring your favorite furry friend!
We do have a well stocked kitchen for cooking, pots/pans/utensils/flatware/bar ware, gas grill, charcoal grill, etc. Initial supply of paper towels, trash bags, and bathroom products supplied. Fresh linens provided.
Local attractions within 30-40 minutes:
Mall of America, MSP airport, downtown MSP/ St Paul, Twins, Vikings, and Minnesota Wild hockey venues, Excel Energy Center, Minneapolis Convention Center, cultural events, renown museums and theaters, zoos, etc..
Local attractions: local beautiful towns on the water with excellent shopping for high end designer fashion, or antiques. (Wayzata and Excelsior also have wonderful historical societies-museums that you can visit). University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Carver Park Reserve! Amazing see website. The Old Log Theater in Excelsior is a ‘must attend” ! 'recognized as one of the most popular theaters in the U.S., the Old Log offers contemporary plays and comedies year-round'
Although it might not be the local attraction you want to see, there is a local wonderful hospital 10-15 minutes away in Waconia if needed.
In the neighborhood: a destination for local Minneapolis residents: the Dakota bike trail, and inline skating trail, the Three Rivers Park -nautical themed play area and a chlorinated sandy bottom swimming pond, boat launch, shopping and groceries a few minutes drive, and a glorious lake to dip your toe in or do a cannonball! You might never want to leave!
It is also easy to book a boat excursion on the lake by vintage steamboat, paddle boat, or private cruiser or houseboat.
Looking for something to do in the winter? Carver Park Reserve rents x-country ski equipment and has miles and miles of groomed trails. Ice fishing, and snowmobiling are some other options.
Information and history of Lake Minnetonka:
The years before the turn of the 20th century were boom years for the lake area. Rail lines reached Wayzata in 1867 bringing visitors from many parts of the country. To accommodate the sightseers, grand Victorian hotels sprung up in every corner of the lake. The Lake Park Hotel on the shores of Tonka Bay, erected in 1879, was one of the finest. A travel guide boasted 'the long luxurious porches with their easy chairs and entrancing views cast a spell over time.' other attractions included tennis, billiards, amateur theatricals, and a first-class orchestra which gave concerts morning and evening.
In a span of twenty five years, lake Minnetonka was transformed from a remote outpost into a fashionable tourist destination. 150 years later, Lake Minnetonka remains a favorite playground for thousands of visitors annually. A number of cruise lines still offer tours of the lake, some even operate restored antique boats. There are dozens of beautifully maintained parks and beaches. Special events, exhibits and festivities of all kinds are held throughout the year.
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