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Beautiful Cook's Bay

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + 2 Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Relisted again late January 2017! Beautiful Cook's Bay on Lake Minnetonka. This 3 bedroom 2 bath house has two fireplaces and a fantastic lakeside deck to enjoy the wonderful summer evenings. The dock is only steps out the back door so you can be on and off the lake in a flash. There are two large indoor living spaces, in addition to the three main floor bedrooms, providing plenty of room for the whole crew. We've got plenty of sleeping space in this one. There's a king sized bed in the master bedroom, a bunk room with 2 bunk beds, and a queen in the 3rd bedroom. If you need more sleeping space there are two pull out sleeper sofas (one on the main floor and one on the lower level). If you have a large group and would like to head up north for a week check out our Leech Lake listing VRBO #460093.

Keywords: minnetonka, boating, skiing, fishing, dock, swimming, deck

More Details

Jeri DuRen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

Why Jeri DuRen chose Lake Minnetonka

Great location on Lake Minnetonka. Dock for your boat. Playground a few house down from the house and Al and Alma's restaraunt a one minute walk from the front door.


Mound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen , One upstairs and one downstairs
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Beautiful Cook's Bay
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews
New York, NY

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Right on the lake, close to a restaurant and shopping. A real gem! Also fit 6 people very easily.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ames Iowa

We had a great time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The property has a great view of the Lake. Two level deck was great . The upstairs was nice. Beautiful deck overlooking the lake. The driveway is a little steep but there is a double car garage with garage door opener so its not a problem . Nice Restaurant and Bar just 3 doors down. Al and Almas .. Easy walk . Very relaxing. My son in law got a big fish in his boat just a short way off the dock. We docked the boat there all week.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, Colorado

Affordable cabin on the lake, sleeps 8 comfortably

  • 2 of 5

If you are looking for a cabin on the lake with easy access to the Twin Cities and comfortable beds, this fits the bill. If you are looking for that MN summer lake experience, you will be found wanting. When we arrived on Saturday, the one garbage bin and 6 bags were sitting on the curb. Although it was supposed to be picked up on Monday, the garbage trucks didn't show up until 10 minutes before we left the following Saturday, the owners were aware. I know they felt badly and had requested a pick up, but you can imagine how smelly it was with two weeks worth of garbage on the front curb-you could smell it from the inside bedrooms:( From the 2 car garage you walk in through the basement and it definitely had the odor of a kegger from the previous renters in the basement and the outside is in need of a good spring clean up. The upstairs has been nicely updated and the beds are really comfortable with nice sheets. The kitchen has a big fridge but please note only a keurig coffee machine, not a percolator. If you have kids, there is a nice dock as depicted if you have or rent a boat. However, there isn't a sandy beach or any beach for kids to swim in and off the dock. Instead it is covered in big tall weeds - same for the swim area 3 doors down off of Al and Almas. If you want to swim you need to have access to a boat and get to the middle of the lake. The upstairs deck is big and great for watching sunsets and there were new cushions on the chairs. Note - to access the lake you need to go down the inside basement stairs and then out to dock, there aren't any outside steps. Lastly, I would suggest the owners purchase some new bathroom towels, the towels provided are like rags and smell. We had booked this cabin based on affordability between two families and needed proximity to the TC. Next time we will book elsewhere, or find a lake further away from the Twin Cities where you can get more for your money.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Charles, MO

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spot, walking distance from a fantastic restaurant. Good lake access. Nice deck. Kitchen could use an update. Very comfy for the whole family. Would use again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

My family & parents recently stayed here on Cook's Bay & had a wonderful time. The house is beautiful & clean with all the needed amenities. When the weather wasn't cooperating for fishing or boating MOA was just 20 minutes away for a fun filled day. I would recommned a fishing guide if you are new to this lake, we had a great experience with Take the Bait Guide Service, & learned many tips for fishing in Cook's Bay. We have stayed in other rentals in MN past years & this one has been our favorite yet! Another plus is that the owner replies promptly with any questions you have for your stay. 100% recommend this for your next stay in MN.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crossville, TN

Warm and cozy even at -24 degrees!

  • 5 of 5

We didn't know what to expect when we decided to spend Christmas on a big lake in Minnesota. It was wonderful! There were nice comfortable beds for all 10 of us. The location made it so we were able to travel back and forth between Lack Minnetonka and Minneapolis easily. The views from the house of this big frozen lake were beautiful, fish houses, snowmobiles and cross country skiers. To the great joy of everyone, Santa even found us and left the perfect gifts. Now we can't wait to see it in the summer.

The owner was very easy to contact and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Summer rentals (mid June - end of August) are weekly only and Saturday to Saturday only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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