About the property
- House2500 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
House, 4+ Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.0 Baths incl jetted tub (Sleeps 8-14)
Minnetonka Cape Cod Vintage Charmer with classic features throughout that were refinished in July 2017. First floor includes a large living room with a wood burning fireplace, 50" TV with Roku and leather queen sleeper sofa, a center hall with mahogany stairs, formal dining room, bathroom, refinished oak floors, several closets and entry rooms, antiques and leather furniture. The first floor also has a bedroom with a mahogany 4 post queen bed and Sleep Number mattresses. Adjacent to the bedroom and separated by room darkening draperies is room with a whirlpool bathtub/shower & vanity, an antique English armoire, French doors to the backyard gardens and new 6 panel oak doors to the living room which can be secured. The fully equipped kitchen has a refrigerator with ice and water, stove with convection oven, dishwasher, disposal, Corian counter tops with marble back splashes, etc. Lower level includes a new bedroom, bathroom with marble shower and family room. The second floor includes bedrooms, all of which have antique desks, and a full bathroom with new granite topped vanity.
Gardens and patio: Outside there is a large brick patio with three tables, gas grill, wood burning stove, etc. all surrounded by gardens and paths to the large, private rolling yard with its pond, waterfalls, professional landscaping and gardens.
Gorgeous acre of gardens and rolling landscaping with pond, waterfalls, birds, deer and wildlife. Pick your own flowers, apples, cherries and raspberries. Antiques, hardwood floors, brick patio and sidewalks, basketball hoop, regional bicycle trail 200' away with bikes included. Set on a secluded, safe cul-de-sac of 5 homes on acre lots seemingly away from it all but convenient to Interstates 494, 394, Lake Minnetonka with its 125 miles of shoreline, Shady oak Beach, Minneapolis and its Chain of Lakes, downtown Hopkins and its farmer's market, Excelsior and Wayzata with their boat cruises, upscale shopping and restaurants. Walk to Minnehaha Creek, 3 parks, tennis courts, Dunn Brothers coffee shop, churches, art and historic tours of Minnetonka Mills. Biking distance to Ridgedale Mall, Target, Hennepin County Library, etc.
Kid Friendly:: Minnetonka has about 50 parks including several within walking distance. Minnehaha Creek runs through Burwell park 3 blocks away which is a historic farmstead/flour mill with picnic grounds. Meadow park is a short walk or ride up bicycle trail and has tennis courts, play equipment, walking paths through huge nature preserve, ball field, picnic areas, hockey and ice rinks. Home comes with basketball hoop and ball, soccer ball, football and room to play. Baseball and tennis equipment upon request. Shady Oak Beach is a short drive and has lifeguards, swimming dock, diving boards, etc. Lake Minnetonka has 125 miles of shorline, numerous swimming areas including a beautiful guarded beach at Excelsior Commons, fishing, excursion boats including $10 narrated tours aboard the 1906 Steamboat Minnehaha operated by the MN Transportation Museum. Minnetonka, and nearby towns of Hopkins and Excelsior all have farmer's markets.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We spent a lovely few days with family over Thanksgiving. The house was a perfect gathering place. Immaculate, well-maintained, cozy and very charming. The house had everything we needed and enough space for five adults, two teenagers and a baby. We had great time and loved the house. Next time we'll come when the weather is warmer so we can enjoy the yard and the quiet neighborhood. Thanks!
Cozy home with tons of charm.
Loved this property! The neighborhood is beautiful, and the yard is absolutely charming! This is a very sweet home completely stocked with everything you could ever need. Jim was very responsive and so kind, he was a pleasure to deal with. We will definitely stay there again!
Everything came as advertised. Would recomend
Thanks for staying with us. We hope to meet you again in the future.
Masters World Cup Ski Family
The house worked out great for our family!! Really appreciated the the 3 levels! Bathroom on each level and a TV in every room. Dining room and living room areas were great to socialize and gather, but also nice spaces for privacy. The house was a bit cluttered, but had everything you could possibly need and then some! Washer and dryer were very convenient for our 9 night stay. Kitchen area was nice size and adequate. Again had plenty of dishes, glasses, etc. We would absolutely come back!! Jim, the owner communicated very well and provided a no hassle , no problem, delivered as promised experience. Thank you Jim and thank you VRBO!
In the cities for a wedding. I grew up here, moved away and had 11 other family and friends coming for this event. Wedding was downtown, but it took only 15 minutes to get there from our location. Having beds, bathrooms, a full kitchen, so many places to hang out (outside yard was wonderful), a big table to eat together or play games was SO MUCH better than separate hotel rooms. 2 washer/dryer units, irons, hair dryers, towels. etc. etc. etc. I am all about family and this was the best stay for all of us outside of an all inclusive resort in Mexico that we have ever stayed at. Would book again in a heartbeat.
FELT AT HOME
This property made me feel like I was at home.
Even had the courtesy to supply shower products, and a blowdryer!!!
I did have a problem with the garbage disposal one night and contacted the owner,Jim.
He quickly responded and it was fixed.
I had a wonderful time there!
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please detail how you would like to make payments which are accepted via homeaway.com. credit card, bank transfer, paypal.com, venmo.com, cash, etc. Rates may differ with number of guests, holidays and particular nights requested. Base rates are low season. Please inquire with your specific needs and feel free to make an offer. Thank you!