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Scott Sorenson

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english


10 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Lake Minnetonka House Rental Photos and Description

Main House 4 Bedrooms , 4 Baths, (Guest house also available) (Sleeps 8-10)

PONTOON available to rent !!


WAYZATA BAY IS THE BEST LOCATION -- WE ARE THE ONLY HOUSE FOR RENT ON WAYZATA BAY. (2 minutes by car 1 minute by boat to downtown Wayzata.)

4 Bedroom 3 Bath house with Guest house available also for extra people

WAYZATA BAY IS THE ONLY SPRING WATER BAY ON LAKE MINNETONKA, (CLEAR WATER) 80 feet Deep Bay, NO WEEDS, SANDY BEACH Great for Swimming. Wayzata Bay Homes are popular because of this Spring Water Sandy Beaches and Close to downtown Wayzata.

RITZ - CARLTON HOTEL QUALITY (HOUSE and FURNISHING). 650 THREAD SHEETS and bed covers, FIVE (5) NEW TV/HD with 150 CHANNELS thru New Comcast Xfinity X1 system, plus New high speed router/WIFI for Movies/Email. All soaps, bathroom towels, beach towels, paper towels etc. are included.

100% COMPLETELY REMODELED to Brand New - ALL NEW MARVIN WINDOWS (Marvin windows are the Best), Appliances, Cabinets, Bathrooms, Kitchen, Furniture and Air Conditioning are BRAND NEW.

QUIET LOCATION - DEAD END STREET - NO LOUD BOAT NOISE - GUEST HOUSE available for rent if you need another 4 to sleep - Its also Brand New.

All boat renting, Bicycle trails, Restaurants, local food information will be provided.


BEST PART IS SITTING ON OUR DECK - 30 FEET from WATER - Watching boats Etc.

After 20 years of owning vacation homes - we know what you want and we try hard to make your vacation PERFECT.

YOU WANT A EASY WALK TO THE DOCK AND LAKE - WE HAVE THIS. When you have Long walks to the dock its a lot of work, carrying food/drinks/ice or older people.

We have NO HILLS TO WALK - Large Yard to park cars - VERY IMPORTANT !!

25 FEET (wide) WINDOWS, SLIDING GLASS DOORS Plus more WINDOWS on sides of house for great views. (All with SCREENS a MUST at night)

Wayzata Bay is SPRING WATER bay, so no weeds and Clean Water. (The only Spring water bay on Lake Minnetonka)

SECOND FLOOR HAS ANOTHER 25 FEET OF WINDOWS for VIEW over LAKE FROM MASTER BEDROOM and DEN. Best area of house at night to watch TV and enjoy slow boat traffic.


5 NEW TV/HD, Xfinity X1 system with HBO/ShowTime - In all bedrooms

RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL QUALITY FURNISHING, with high quality bedding/sheets/towels and Brand New Bathrooms and Kitchen.

All soaps required in our Bathrooms, Kitchen and Laundry room (body soap, shampoo, hand soap) All Paper towels, toilet paper and cooking pots and pans needed for kitchen and BBQ.

New this year - Pots/Pans (15), Silverware, Knives for cooking and at table, glasses etc. We have all cooking equipment we used when living in the house.

We have 18 years experience managing vacation rentals, so we know what you want - BEST LOCATION, COMPLETELY REMODELED and a CLEAN HOUSE with everything you normally have in your house.

Our 3 other Luxury House rentals are in Naples Florida. We are Architects and Interior Designers working exclusively in High End homes - so we know how to design and manage the property.

5 New Flat Screen TVs

High Speed Internet WiFi

New Xfinity X1 system on all TV's, HBO/Showtime with 170 channels.

DVD for those movies you bring

Stereo Receiver/CD and Big Speakers for great music

Gas Fireplace inside, and wood outdoor Fireplace

Bicycle/walking 4+ mile track (maps sent) just 200 yards away from us.

I have lived on Lake Minnetonka for 35 years, and getting to downtown Wayzata in ONE MINUTE is the BEST.

We are 1 mile to the Best Sunset location on lake Minnetonka - its very important. Each night take a 5 minute boat ride to the best sunset on Lake Minnetonka (Robinson bay has a 4 mile view - for water sunsets).

No Bridges and 1 minute BY BOAT, to Downtown Wayzata for your RESTAURANTS and SHOPPING. LARGE PUBLIC CITY DOCK.

OTHER BAYS have SHALLOW WATER (5-6 deep) so WEEDS GROW - causing smell or boating problems by July and NOISE FROM FAST RUNNING BOATS, BRIDGES and long trips to Sunset locations.

WE ARE IN A QUIET BOAT ZONE, so 3 MPH Slow/Quiet boat activity. Fun to watch slow boat activity, with a Long 1+ Mile View over water.

COMPLETELY REMODELED BRAND NEW HOUSE INSIDE/OUT including: All New Windows, New Air Conditioning, Completely New Kitchen with New Stove/Microwave/Oven/Dishwasher, Granite Counter tops, New 25 foot GLASS WINDOW (Marvin Sliding Doors) on First Floor and SECOND FLOOR - GREAT VIEWS over lake.

All Window treatment/drapes are New. Electric circuit box, outlets/lights and plumbing New.

All Furniture is New: Beds, sofa, Chairs, 5 TV/HD, Comcast Xfinity X1 HBO/SHOWTIME INCLUDED.

The Main house is a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with 2 boat docks (up to 30 foot boat) and is located on the South shore of Wayzata Bay. Guest house available to sleep 4 more and is completely remodeled brand new furnished same as Main house. Internet/wifi/42 inch TV/HD and New Air conditioning.

We have a MAIN FLOOR BEDROOM (QUEEN BED), Two steps/stairs to get to Dock or into House. The yard is flat and 250 feet long, and its on a dead end street, which is quiet and safe for the kids to play.

The GUEST HOUSE (BRAND NEW) is a 1 bedroom house complete with full kitchen, full bathroom, bedroom w/Queen bed and living room with Queen size sofa/sleeper, Washer/Dryer, 42 inch TV/LCD HD DVD and WiFi internet (Comcast Business service) for faster internet/Video and its own dock for a boat up to 25 feet. Granite Counter tops in Kitchen and Bathroom with 14 foot Ceilings with Leather furnitue, office desk and a BBQ looking over a great flower garden area.

1000 yards away is the intersection of Hwy 101 & Minnetonka blvd for the Best food stores, Restuarants, and other services.

The other locations on Lake Minnetonka are 20-35 minutes farther away from these two cities. Our House is the best area for docking sail/power boats (up to 30 feet) because its protected from the normal Southwestern winds and power boat traffic - NO LOUD BOAT TRAFFIC (No Wake Zone). No waves or wind which keeps the boats protected from large waves at the dock.

I have been living on the lake for 30 years - and you will love this location. I waited for many years to get this location - Just to get to downtown Wayzata easily.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Scott Sorenson (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

About Scott Sorenson

I had to wait 15 years to buy this house/LOT because they never come up for sale on Wayzata bay. Wayzata bay, on Lake Minnetonka is close to the city of Wayzata and downtown Minneapolis. Everything you want to buy, like food etc. is just 1/2 mile away. Wayzata is a spring feed lake so its clear and no weeds - great for swimming. I have been renting this house for only 1 year, but I have been renting out my other homes in Naples, Florida for 8 years so I am organized and know what people want when on vacation. Everything you would ever want is at the house because its my main house and I left everything in place to use: 50' Plasma TV (2) new furniture, BBQ and all the linen and kitchen equipment you'll ever need. You can reach me when anything goes wrong.

Scott Sorenson purchased this house in 1994

Why Scott Sorenson chose Lake Minnetonka

Wayzata bay is a DEEP WATER bay close to Downtown Wayzata, so its the best location on Lake Minnetonka. Spring feed clear water, no weeds, Deep Water always, and a low speed (no wake zone) traffic. Wayzata bay is close to Hwy 101/Minnetonka Blvd where all the shopping is: grocery stores, resturants, hardware stores, excercise clubs, gasoline and wine shops/on/off sales. the regional mall is only 2 miles away and the best golf courses (public) in all of Minneapolis 5 miles away (Rush Creek GC). 1 mile to 494/394 which is the freeway circling the city. 20 minutes to the International airport (MSP). this location is beautiful during the month of September for fall colors and great weather. See my web site to see more pictures etc.

What makes this house unique

Its a 4 bedroom house with great views over the lake and a quiet street. Boating docks for your rental pontoon or other speed boats you may want to rent. Howard's Point rents the boats and are nice people.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Scott, Thanks for letting me stay at your house because the location is the best. We enjoyed the new furniture, TV/Stereo and kitchen equipment for us to cook each day. The boat dock and water is great for swimming, and the stores for food are really close. Its very quiet and we will be back. Thanks again Kirk.
Jun 2011
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based on 10 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Medina, MN, USA

Wayzata Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on lovely part of Lake Minnetonka. The master bedroom is enormous with a great view of the lake, and the house is fully stocked with everything you need for a lakeside vacation. The owner is extremely responsive. Very close to great restaurants, shopping, entertainment and adventure.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and glad you enjoyed our hard work to make the house perfect for vacations. Scott
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A beautiful home for our family fet together at the lake

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have found a nicer place for 12 of us. The main house has 4 bedrooms and the guest house next door had room for the other 4. We enjoyed the gorgeous house and all of the quality items that were included in both places. The owner called to make sure that everything was perfect. It was wonderful for me to enjoy the time with my children, spouses, and grandchildren. They all want to come again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much and the house will be better each year as I enjoy making the house really nice for a great family vacation on lake Minnetonka and Watzata bay is the Best location for it. Scott
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A Great Family Week!

  • 5 of 5

Grandma & Grandpa, children & grandchildren gathered for a week "at the lake" for fun and relaxation. The accommodations were wonderful, top quality, with plenty of room for us 6 adults and preschool children. Beautiful sunrises, canoeing, picnics, catching sunfish from the dock, bonfires with s'mores, playing games, reading books & singing songs accompanied by guitar, making many meals in the beautiful, well designed, fully stocked kitchen. Any questions we had were answered immediately by the owner. We made wonderful memories in a beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you liked the house. We continue to make it better each year, by adding kitchen items for larger crowds. The easy access to the lake with out hills or long walks carrying things is the best. Close to downtown Wayzata is the Best. thanks Scott
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Heaven on the lake

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house because I was coming back to minnesota after living here thirteen years ago. We invited old friends over and couldnt have asked for a more perfect reunion setting. Kids swimming and fish spotting, playing guitar by the bonfire late at night. Everyone who wanted to, could stay over and staying at this beautiful house made coming back better than i could have imagined. The standard of the whole house is high, amenities of high quality and actually almost mosquitoes!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the house, Guest house, yard and Wayzata Bay. Please come back soon. Scott
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Awesome house on Lake Minnetonka

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this house to anyone who wants to relax on the best lake in the Twin Cities. Three generations of our family met here and had a wonderful time. It has plenty of bedrooms for all of us (8 adults and some toddlers) and the kitchen is stocked with brand new cooking and baking items. The sheets and towels were top quality as was the brand new grill. We also rented a pontoon boat which we moored at the beautiful dock from which we also caught sunfish and splashed and had a blast. The owner was quick to respond to ant questions.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the house. Each week we add something to make it better for the vacation so please come back soon. Scott
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United States

Title is fine

  • 5 of 5

Great location except for trying to go for a bike ride or walk with stroller. Coming out of the area where the house is located is difficult with traffic. Would be nice to have a side walk in that section so it is not so dangerous for about 2 blocks. After that you can go into a neighborhood with playgrounds and trails and it is great. The house was great. It was pretty clean and we received fast service for a plugged bathtub and request to get the dock in. Could have used more deep cleaning and dusting although we understand the tight timetable turn around.

The interior photo's were very accurate. The exterior photo's were a bit more unclear. We did not realize that there was a road/bridge directly across the water that you see when sitting outside but the noise was minimal. I would recommend it to a friend and actually a friend came by and said they would keep the place in mind after they move this summer for when they want to come back to Minnesota for a visit. Como park zoo, and Mall of America were places we visited and enjoyed. Also, enjoyed the nearby boardwalk and parks.. All in all the house was great and we appreciated the wonderfully equipped kitchen and bathrooms with shampoo, toilet paper and paper towels. Great access to the water from the dock and for swimming or fishing or boating. Nice that it was located in the slow wake zone of the lake so that there was little wake/noise from passing boats. Wonderful outdoor patio, gas grill and fire-pit. Beautiful sunrises over the lake.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your nice comments. The house should be cleaned perfect when you arrive so I will have Andrew deep clean the house this week end again. It's a big job to make sure everything is great but I will keep working on it. Walking on our dead end street is very private and safe, so you were talking about the street 300 yards away, and it could use a sidewalk. A project did start this week by the city, which will add sidewalks and more landscaping, and better control the intersection. I hope you enjoyed downtown Wayzata because its great for food etc. Thanks for your nice comments about the house and yes everybody loves it. Scott
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Mpls/St.Paul International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1000 Metres
Minnetonka Blvd/Hwy 101
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-494 or 394
Nearest Restaurant
1000 Metres
Minnetonka Blvd/Hwy 101
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Downtown Wayzata

Wayzata Bay is a DEEP WATER bay, and the best location on Lake Minnetonka, because close to Downtown Wayzata, and a great local shopping areas on Minnetonka Blvd/Hwy 101 for food, restuarants, services, bar and everything else you need - 1000 yards away. New excercise club.


Rates & Availability

Wayzata House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jul 9 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
2016 Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
Ryder Cup Week - Tickets avail
Sep 25 2016 - Oct 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 4 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Super Bowl Weekend Flat Fee
Feb 3 2017 - Feb 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 7 2017 - Mar 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 18 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4 weeks 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Damage Deposit Insurance $59 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.28%

GUEST HOUSE is available 4 days minimum and ask me for rates. Its also Remodeled Brand New with Air Condition, 40" TV, WiFi Internet and sleeps up to 4 depending on Month.

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Lake Minnetonka House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Sink
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Great Fall Colors and Cross Country Skiing in Winter.

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