House, 4+ Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.0 Baths incl jetted tub (Sleeps 8-14)
About Jim Anderson
U of MN graduate enjoying older homes and meeting people.
Jim Anderson purchased this House in 2006
Why Jim Anderson chose Minnetonka
Beautiful, spacious, convenient and quiet while accommodating 15+ on 3 levels. New whirlpool bathtub on first floor in master suite! Second floor has two bedrooms, one with a queen, the other with a full (double) bed. First floor bedroom has a Sleep Number queen bed. Finished lower level has a twin bedroom with a twin trundle in its bedroom with 4' x 4' window. Rec room has a double bed plus a double and a single futon.. Living room has a leather, queen sleeper sofa plus leather sofa with down-filled cushions. Pack-n-Play and cots also provided.
What makes this House unique
Gorgeous rolling acre lot at end of cul-de-sac of only 4 homes with Cape Cod style home built in 1941 extensively updated. Convenient to anywhere in the Twin City area being about 1 mile to I-494 and 2 miles to I-394 and about 20 minutes to MSP airport, Downtown Minneapolis, Mall of America, water park, Twins, Vikings & University of MN, etc. Only about 4 miles to Minnesota's premier Lake Minnetonka with over 100 miles of shoreline, excursion boats, restaurants, shopping, etc.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please inquire with specifics re small gatherings
Please inquire with your specific situation
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:18 (sleeps up to 16 adults)
4 vehicle maximum and no overnight parking on the street. Driveway and parking spot at top of driveway only. Thanks
Please telephone and email if there are any issues. Thanks
Please indicate which beds have been slept in with a note or by not making beds that were used. Thanks
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Thanks for staying with us. we hope to see you again.
Problems with cleanliness and photos no longer portray the shape the property is in
The floors and dishes were dirty and many of the dishes needed cleaning before use. If you are paying a cleaning fee, you would expect to arrive to a clean house. The grounds are not well taken care of and foliage is overgrown. The photos listed do not accurately display the condition of the home and property. There was a bee's nest in the backyard and 2 of our family members were badly stung. Hazards as such should be professionally removed for the safety of visitors. There is lots of clutter on the grounds (7 grills - many of them did not work so I didnt understand why they were all there) and many unnecessary pieces of furniture in bedrooms and living spaces that made it feel cluttered. There were also no check out instructions listed.
Good things about this place is that it could easily fit a large family and the host was responsive but we do not have plans to stay here again.
Great, would stay here again!
This property met our needs for our family weekend event perfectly. The outdoor patio was perfect for grilling, dining, and an evening camp fire.
On-line photos don't begin to show the charm the house has and large common spaces.
Thank you very much for staying with us. We're grateful you enjoyed the house, lot and neighborhood so much and look forward to seeing you again.
Jim and Jan
Issues with cleanliness
Floors were not clean in any area. Dust, food crumbs, coin, etc. Dishes and silverware needed to be washed before being used. Property could be beautiful but needs a complete cleaning and removal of excess clutter. No checkout instructions. If I pay a cleaning fee I would expect a clean space upon arrival.
Good sleeping areas and a lot of TVs.
Not quite ready when we arrived but it turned out well.
This home met all our needs for our family gathering of 6 adults and 4 young children
We had a good family gathering at this "home away." The house was clean and the yard offered good space for toddlers to run and play. Neighborhood was quiet and safe. Beds were comfortable for all to sleep on. Kitchen was well equipped. Thank you for letting us use your "home away" for our family gathering. Inside the house was more "crowded" with furniture than pictures showed, especially the lower level. The family room/recreation room in the lower level was so packed with furniture and assorted beds (including queen bed, some sort of sofa bed, and futon) that it was difficult to walk around the room. It offered no space for people to sit and talk. Otherwise, the home was a relaxing and safe place for 3 generations of our family to gather, ages 64 to 9 months.
6 miles to Minneapolis, 4 miles to Lake Minnetonka; 18 miles to MSP Airport), 12 miles to Mall of America,11 miles to Twins Stadium in downtown Minneapolis! Park (free) & Ride Express services to Downtown Minneapolis are nearby and operated by metrotransit.org offering trips to downtown in 16 minutes plus anywhere in the metropolitan area.
Other Activities: kayaking, boating, wilflife viewing, rock climbing,
Golf: Numerous golf courses nearby
Ski: Cross country skiing in nearby Meadow Park, Burwell Park, Theodore Wirth Park and yard. Downhill skiing at Hyland Park, Buck Hill, etc.