Shakopee cottage rental
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 2 nights
 

Shakopee Cottage Rental Photos and Description
2 Bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 5

Enjoy the beauty and peace of an urban oasis.

Looking for a wooded retreat but don’t want to spend hours in traffic? In the Twin Cities for business or vacation?

Located on Lake O’Dowd, this 11.5-acre Private Island, you'll have all to yourself, is approximately 34 minutes to MSP airport and 30 minutes to downtown Minneapolis.

Experience the peaceful seclusion of a stunning and unspoiled wilderness setting while enjoying every modern amenity. The lovely air-conditioned cottage (the only house on the island) has 2 bedrooms, a living and dining room and a full bath and sleeps 5. Unwind and watch HD satellite TV or pop in a DVD and kick back.

Park on our mainland lot and take one of the small boats provided to the island. For larger boats, ask us about a local rental company that rents all things marine. Or bring your own boat! Have fun fishing, water skiing, tubing, exploring the island, or just relaxing on the deck. Take advantage of everything this spectacular island has to offer. Once you do, you will want to return again and again.

Diverse Natural Island Beauty: The 11.5 acre island has an array of diverse terrain. There are hiking trails, hills, sandy shores, a large bay, rocky outcroppings, grassy knolls and a hardwood forest. You can catch a glimpse of deer, weasels, raccoons, muskrats, Great Blue Heron, wood ducks and a variety of song birds. You may hear an occasional hoot of the Great Horned Owl. If your stay is in the summer, you can catch the fireflies twinkling throughout the night. The island is in the middle of a fully recreational lake teaming with bass, walleye, northern and muskie. You can cast your line right from the dock on the island or the mainland lot.

Docks, Boats, Life Jackets and Fishing Gear: Available for your use is a 17 ft canoe and a 12 ft jon boat. We also provide life jackets and a modest supply of fishing gear - 2 rods and reels, small box of lures, fishing net and 5 gal bucket. If you'd like a motorized boat, you may bring your own motor to use on the jon boat. It will accommodate a trolling motor or an outboard motor, up to 6 hp - max wt 86 lbs. There are two 18 ft docks for your use - one on the island and one on the mainland. The island is only about 135 ft from the mainland, so it's a quick crossing.

Even though the island is quite large, outdoor camping (tents, etc.) is not allowed, due to the fact that it is in a residential area. Also, no campfires or firearms are allowed on the island or our mainland lot.

Reservations and Payments and Check In and Out Times: Reservations made at least 14 days prior to rental are preferred. However, contact Cindy to check into last minute rentals. No same day reservations.

All payments made through PayPal only.

Check In time is between noon and 4 PM.

Check out time must be by noon.

Be sure to bring sturdy hiking shoes for all! The island has several trails, but they are rustic in nature with uneven terrain, so good hiking shoes are necessary.

The cottage is approximately 165 feet up a hill from the lake and we provide a dolly to carry your belongings up from shore.

We provide just about everything you could possibly need during your stay, except food, clothes and your own personal toiletries (although we do stock plenty of shampoo, crème rinse, body wash. suntan lotion, bug spray, etc).

And no need to bring bottled water unless you just can't go a day without having it with you. We provide softened and filtered water that comes from our private well deep in the earth (approximately 380 feet down).

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20 Reviews of Property 250333 in Shakopee, Minnesota

Twin Cities Private Island Hideaway! Rent the Entire 11.5-Acre Island!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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Twin Cities Private Island Hideaway! Rent the Entire 11.5-Acre Island!
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Fun Exploring the Island and Floating on the Lake

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Dear Cindy,
We had a wonderful time on the island! Your cabin is lovely and we felt very at home here. This was our 3rd annual girls weekend, and it has definitely been our favorite. We had a fun time exploring the island and floating on the lake all afternoon. We are so happy we found this place; it was just what we needed!
Betsy, Mandy, Liz, Lisa, Alicia, Angela & Kate
IA, IL, MN
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Great Time on the Island

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Cindy,
We had a great time on the island! It was a pleasure to meet you.

Angie, Kevin & Shane
SD
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Twin Cities Private Island Hideaway! Rent the Entire 11.5-Acre Island!
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We Enjoyed Ourselves to the Fullest

  • Submitted: May 30, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
~Memorial Weekend 2012~

Thank you for opening your home to us! We enjoyed ourselves to the fullest. We explored the island and even saw a deer. We fished and caught a pike and some bass. The rain was even a nice change of scenery. Sarah and Scott, AZ
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We had a fabulous time! Thank you very much! The cottage is very clean, cute and comfortable. Although it rained quite a bit, we got a lot of good fishing done, and played many board games. Would love to return to the island one day!
Thanks – Erin and Mike, NE
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+1 612 208-5374
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Wonderful and Very Relaxing

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
Thank you for everything this week. The cabin was wonderful & very relaxing. Had a great time on our visit. We even made it to the MOA for a day trip. We plan on coming back. Thanks again & take care.

Mike & Phyllis
Kansas City, MO
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Shakopee Minnesota
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Beautiful, Private but Handy

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
9/5/11

Cindy,

Thanks so much for everything! You really thought of everything when putting together your Island Home. Beautiful, private but handy for golf – water – restaurants. We loved it all.

Robert & Kathy
Lincoln, NE
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Twin Cities Private Island Hideaway! Rent the Entire 11.5-Acre Island!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p250333
+1 612 208-5374
Shakopee Minnesota
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Completely Private and Just Wonderful

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
Dear Cindy,

Thank you so much! We had a great time! The cottage is just as we imagined it – actually even cuter than the pictures! The island is completely private and just wonderful.

Jaime, Mariah Laura & Duane
Edina, MN Savage, MN
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Twin Cities Private Island Hideaway! Rent the Entire 11.5-Acre Island!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p250333
+1 612 208-5374
Shakopee Minnesota
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Fabulous Time

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
Thx again. We really had a fabulous time.

Tara & Chad
Phoenix, AZ
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Twin Cities Private Island Hideaway! Rent the Entire 11.5-Acre Island!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p250333
+1 612 208-5374
Shakopee Minnesota
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Best place we ever stayed - slice of heaven!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
Dear Cindy,

Went swimming this A. M. Water was perfect. Very few boats nice and quiet. Family coming today for a meal. I LOVE your little slice of heaven! Thank you SO MUCH! (7/22/11)

This place is perfect! We had a great time, although way too short! You thought of everything! We will definitely be back, when we come to visit our MN family. By now, we consider you family, too! Peace & health to you & your husband. We feel lucky to have shared in all of the Love that obviously went into this place.

This place was BY FAR the best place we’ve ever stayed.

Thanks for Everything!

Deb & Ed
Indianapolis
(7/23/11)
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Twin Cities Private Island Hideaway! Rent the Entire 11.5-Acre Island!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p250333
+1 612 208-5374
Shakopee Minnesota
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Peaceful Retreat

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
Hi Cindy,

Thank you so much for a wonderful week. Everything was perfect. Rich caught over 100 fish which made him VERY happy. We so appreciate all of your efforts to provide comfort and relaxation for your guests. We are sorry to have to leave this peaceful retreat.

Sincerely,

Lisa & Rich

Elgin, IL
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Twin Cities Private Island Hideaway! Rent the Entire 11.5-Acre Island!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p250333
+1 612 208-5374
Shakopee Minnesota
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Surrounded by Nature on the edge of a metro area

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
What a great find !! This new cottage with all new furnishings is very secluded, but easily accessible. We could not believe that you could be in such a nature setting and yet be so close to a major city. We stayed 3 nights, and had a great time. Too cool for swimming in October but the trees were in full fall color. A great getaway for our family.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Greg, thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed it. However, we don’t allow pets of any kind.
Cindy