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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Main House 4 Bedrooms , 3 Bath, (Sleeps 10) - (Guest house available sleeps 4)

Main House - has 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bath, and (Sleeps 10 including Air Mattress 18” deep Queen Size bed)

Guest House - available to sleep additional 4 people (Brand New)

Wayzata Bay is BEST LOCATION – We are the only house for rent on Wayzata Bay. Only Spring water clean, bay on Lake Minnetonka.

Two minutes by car and one minute by boat to downtown Wayzata – Very Convenient!! One minute to major shopping center Hwy 101/Minnetonka Blvd.

PONTOON BOAT available to rent at 50% less than other marinas!! (Big Savings)

100% COMPLETELY REMODELED to Brand New – All New Marvin Windows (the Best available), New Appliances, Cabinets, Bathrooms Tile shower/floor, Kitchen & bathroom Granite counter tops, Furniture and Central Air Conditioning - All BRAND NEW.

RITZ – CARLTON HOTEL QUALITY HOUSE & FURNISHINGS. 650 Tread sheets and high quality bed covers. All towels for bathrooms, beach and soaps for body, hair, conditioners and hair dryers. Washer/Dryer with soaps, iron & ironing board. Hand soap and dishwasher soaps with all paper towels, toilet paper and the Best cooking pots/pans, dishes, glasses and silverware etc.

LIVING ROOM – New 55” FLAT Screen TV, CD, DVD and stereo receiver with great speakers. 170 channel Comcast Xfinity X1 system, HBO/Showtime and gas fireplace.

DECK has New gas BBQ grill with direct connection to house, so no tanks to replace, and table plus 12 chairs for guests.

GREAT FOR SWIMMING at our house, or three other small beaches with diving boards etc. within 1 mile.

TRAILS for walking or bicycles starting close to our house and going many miles.

FIVE (5) NEW TV/HD with 150 CHANNELS using New Comcast Xfinity X1 system, plus New high speed router/WIFI for Movies/Email.

QUIET LOCATION - DEAD END STREET - NO LOUD BOAT NOISE - Great Views and close to areas to launch boats and great fishing from our docks.

HOUSE 30’ FROM LAKE - WITH LEVEL YARD - SO VERY CONVENIENT WALK TO LAKE – 2 STEPS UP TO MAIN LEVEL of House. So no long walks, up hills to lake and docks, carrying boating items: coolers, towels, soda pop, hats, shoes etc.

BEST PART IS SITTING ON OUR DECK - 30 FEET from WATER - Watching slow boat traffic (slow boat zone) Etc.

20 years of owning and renting vacation homes – So we know what you want and we try hard to make your vacation PERFECT.

Long driveway to park cars (12 cars) - for family/friends VERY IMPORTANT!!

25 FEET (wide) WINDOWS & SLIDING GLASS DOORS Plus more windows on side of house for GREAT VIEWS. (All WINDOW with SCREENS - a MUST at night)

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


We have 3 other Luxury Houses for rental in Naples Florida. My wife and I are Architects and Interior Designers and brokering real estate working exclusively in Luxury High End homes - so we know how to design and manage the property

I have lived on Lake Minnetonka for 35 years, and getting to downtown Wayzata in ONE MINUTE is the BEST for quality food, appetizers/happy hour and diner.

5 minutes by boat - to the Best Sunset location on the lake – it’s very important. Each night take a 5 minute boat ride to the best sunset location. (Robinson bay has a 4 mile view - for on water sunsets).

OTHER BAYS have SHALLOW WATER (5-6 deep) so WEEDS GROW - causing water to smell or boat NOISE FROM FAST RUNNING BOATS.

We have a MAIN FLOOR BEDROOM (QUEEN BED). So senior people have easy access to bed and bathroom next to bedroom.

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 furniture, office desk and a BBQ looking over a great flower garden area.

Other homes for rent on Lake Minnetonka are 20-30 minutes from Wayzata.

I have been living on the lake for 35 years - and you will love this location. I waited for 15 years to buy a house on Wayzata bay to be close to downtown and all the shopping etc.

More Details

Scott Sorenson
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

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, or rent from individual owner for 50% less.

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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Wayzata House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Sink
  • All towels and soap for body cleaning, shampoo, conditioner in shower. Hand soap and hair dry included.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Den - Queen size Air Mattress
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Queen size Air Mattress (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • freshwater 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Fantastic Experience, Fabulous Trip

  • 5 of 5

I spoke with the owner prior to renting this property and he was very helpful in explaining the area and the houses amenities. He was always available to answer questions or offer tips on things to do in the area.

The house is very nice and offers a great "flow". The kitchen is well appointed and easy to work in. The appliances are top notch. The bedrooms and beds were all comfortable and all the toiletry items/towels/pots/pans were high quality. The house it self offered high tech features from the new HVAC system, a keyless entry system and Wi-Fi to premium cable in every bedroom and the living room. That being said, who wanted to be inside watching TV? We were outside most of the time fishing and swimming or enjoying the fire pit. We also enjoyed watching all the gorgeous boats travel past the house. It is a no wake zone which is on the way to a public access marina and we saw so many beautiful and unique boats go by all day long. My kids called it "a boat parade". We rented a boat which was very convenient and easy to do. Downtown Wayzata was a quick drive, or even quicker boat ride away and offered great shopping and exceptional dining options. It was an "up north" experience which was in close proximity to a "West Palm Beachish" atmosphere.

We had a great time and we look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great vacation. We are constantly improving the inside and outside so it will be even better for your next trip. Our location to Wayzata is the best part but when you come back to the house is will always be very comfortable as all beds and furniture etc. are new. Thanks and come back soon. Scott
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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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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
Car: recommended

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
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
2016 Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit Insurance $59 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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