|Minimum Stay||7 - 20 nights|
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Newest Luxury home available for short-term rentals on east half of Lake Minnetonka - Grays Bay (Closest bay to Minneapolis)
Once again, this house sold out SUMMER 2016 before ANY OTHERS in the entire state of Minnesota!!
This 3300 sq ft 4 bedroom 3 bath house was recently built with family vacations in mind. Relax on the waters of Lake Minnetonka; only 20 minutes from Minneapolis!
Close to many great restaurants by car OR boat; only 2 miles to the I-494 loop.
BUILT FOR EASY LIVING!
- Newest house on east half of Lake Minnetonka (closest to metro area) available for rental
- LONG side of house is built along shoreline. Enjoy lake views from nearly every room. Very rare!
- Boat launch 300 yards away
- High-speed WiFi + power outlets in dining room table (no trip-cords) and nightstands
- Four large smart TVs with same brand & same remote
- 250+ cable TV channels and HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, all Premiums, Netflix, Amazon
MAIN FLOOR FEATURES
- One-level living!!
- LARGE great room 25 x 30 ft with a 20 foot wide patio door that opens to the lake view completely
- Wheelchair friendly
- Roll from driveway to main floor to kitchen to deck to bedroom/bath & laundry with NO STEPS !!
- Kitchen: fully stocked - with ALL NEW Pro-chef appliances
- Table seating for 6 on outdoor deck plus 8 indoor plus 3 more at island breakfast bar
- 60 inch TV + DVD in great room
- Giant 50 foot wide deck overlooking Lake Minnetonka
- Lakeview Master bedroom suite with 55" TV, walk-in closet, safe
- Ensuite master bath with two shower sprayers, Jacuzzi bathtub & window to lake
- Second bedroom (two twins) with shower bathroom
- LAUNDRY - with full-size front-loaders
- 2-car garage
- All the above on main floor with NO STEPS !! (very hard to find on Lake Minnetonka!!)
WALKOUT LOWER LEVEL FEATURES
- Amazing lake views in almost every room!
- Huge game-room with lake view
- Queen bedroom with lake view & large smart TV with all channels
- Bunk bedroom with full and twin mattress
- Bathroom with shower/bathtub & lakeview
EXCITING GAME-ROOM FEATURES:
- 55 inch TV with Sony Playstation 4 & all premium channels
- Ping-pong table
- Slot machine (quarters and key provided)
- Rock-ola bubbler jukebox with Pandora song feed via tablet PC
- Back-to-the-Future Pinball
- 14 foot shuffleboard table
- Large scale model train
- Sandy beach play area
- Firepit on beach with Adirondack chairs
- Outdoor shower
- Large stone steps into lake
- Dock with bumpers
- Single kayaks (2)
- Double kayak
- Stand-Up Paddleboards (2)
- Life jackets
- Fishing gear
- Public beach 5 minute walk
- Short walk to nice playground areas
- LRT Bike trails less than 1 mile
- Many water-front restaurants nearby
- Boat and Jet-ski rentals nearby
- Boat launch very close walk
- Lakewinds organic grocery close-by
- Tourist towns of Excelsior and Wayzata close-by
- Indoor & outdoor tennis close-by
- no smoking
- no parties (small family birthday celebration OK with prior permission)
- no events
- no bachelor/bachelorette parties
- no wedding events
- no bridal/baby showers
(sorry but its a neighborhood and events are too disruptive)
In our mid-fifties and sharing our dream home!
j s purchased this house in 2012
My wife and I have always dreamed of a place on Lake Minnetonka. In 2012 we purchased this amazing property and filled up 26 giant dumpsters during the demo and rebuild.
We are looking forward to vacationing here with our kids and grandkids in the years ahead.
We also want to share it with others - so many can enjoy this resort-like setting in Minnesota.
This house and location are amazing. Most of us cant afford to live in a resort setting year-round. But now your family (and mine too) can enjoy it for a time. Everyone who has stayed here has enjoyed it and wants to return next year. It is tough to get weeks here as the summers are not very long. I am very conscientous of offering first dibs for next year to the families that stayed with us this year.
Our family enjoyed a memorable stay at this lovely and very well outfitted Lake Minnetonka home.
The house is ideally situated on Grays Bay, which is the best place to be on the lake for my money, particularly when you factor in the proximity to Minneapolis. We knew that we had arrived at a very special destination from the very first view of the lake through the amazing ceiling-to-floor glass patio doors. The owners have gone the extra mile - and beyond - to outfit the house with everything a family could need to feel right at home and take advantage of all the lake has to offer.
Our young daughters were crazy about the sandy beach (countless play hours plus s'mores making at the fire pit) and the awesomely equipped game room. The paddle boards and kayaks were great for exploring the bay, which is usually relatively quiet, and has minimum wake restrictions on the weekend. We also kept a rented speed boat at the dock, so the entire lake was our backyard.
All in all it was unforgettable getaway for our family, and we can't wait to come back!
The house had everything and was extremely clean and new.
The lake view is stunning while enjoying a glass of wine on the deck, and the kitchen had whatever we needed to prepare dinner or even bring in from local restaurants.
The large sandy beach area by the water provided endless hours of play for our two year old.
And the firepit, the kayaks, and the stand-up paddleboards were enjoyed by all ages.
And almost all the rooms having a lake view is great. No steps on the main level was so helpful for our aged parents that would stop by to visit.
When the simple-to-operate doors are opened up, the lake wall disappears and the lake seems to come even closer to the house - it is breath-taking.
I want to live here!!!
From the first contact with the owners to the moment we landed at home in Dallas, everything was first class.
Walking in the front door, we could tell that this house was going to be a treat. My wife and I looked out towards the lake. Wait - there IS no back side of the house - its gone!! The giant door folds away and its like being in the Caribbean - the outside lakeview comes right into the living area.
The kitchen and great room wood-tile floor keep right on going out to the expansive deck. This house took alot of design and build expertise. It is not like any other we have seen in the northern climates.
The kitchen was fully stocked and with such high-end appliances. And all so new!
Our kids immediately noticed the giant model train running around ceiling in the lower level. That is a fun amenity for all ages.
Our family kept busy for the entire stay - there were so many things to do at the home including the double kayak, stand-up paddleboards, fishing poles, pinball, shuffleboard, slot machine, jukebox, ping-pong, PS4 Playstation, and more. And then there were all the city activities too!
We rented a pontoon boat to keep at the dock and the launch is less than a block away so it was easy to walk there.
Overall we had a great time in this fabulous home and are looking forward to returning!
I had the pleasure of an extended stay at this lovely home over the winter while our townhouse was being built - Joel and Marcia have truly thought of everything, and if they haven't, let them know and they'll most likely add it! They are very attentive, responsive, and trustworthy. I've stayed in many rentals via VRBO, and this is by far the best.
It has a well appointed master suite with great views and french doors to the deck, a large double shower and separate bathtub, top notch bedding and towels throughout, well equipped laundry, beautiful guest bathrooms (one up and one down); a wonderful kitchen that has all the appliances, dishes, and utensils; and best of all the floor to ceiling (and it's a very high ceiling, with several skylights!) windows looking out on Gray's Bay, with wall-to-wall doors that open completely up to the expansive deck - amazing! They have very nice TVs that are equipped with Dish Network, and WiFi works well throughout the house. The lower level has many fun toys (ping pong, shuffle board, pinball, jukebox, toy train, slot machine...) and is pleasant with lots of windows; you can walk right out to the back yard and the fire pit down by the dock.
It's in a quiet neighborhood, and has easy access to shops, restaurants (Spasso is great - nice but not too expensive/fancy; they have a car service if you want to be picked up/dropped off, and they own the wine shop next door with great prices - they'll even let you buy a bottle in the shop and bring it into the restaurant - and Snuffy's Malt Shop next door is great for burgers & malts). You're a short distance to the Wayzata lakefront shops and restaurants if you go north on 101, and if you go south on 101 it's 8 minutes to the super Target and much more. Access east to 494 or north to Hwy 12 is ~10 minutes, with easy on/easy off.
Any time of year, this is a great place to stay, and should appeal to couples up to large families - you can't go wrong!
What an amazing property on Lake Minnetonka!! We had our immediate family at the house all week and rented two jet-skis from Bay Rentals - what a blast!! Grand-parents and grand-kids visited off and on - so conveniently located near 494 for quick access after work or to see the attractions in the Minneapolis area!
The giant door is stunning - we have traveled all over but have never seen anything like this. The ENTIRE WALL opens up to the lake. The 20 foot window-wall is literally GONE. When the wall is open it looks and feels like a resort in the Caribbean!
Almost ALL of the rooms have lake views!
And the deck is where we spent a lot of family time. Tile floor looks like wood - its like walking on an indoor smooth floor. And with a glass railing the views of the lake are gorgeous!
We looked at many of the rental homes available before choosing this home; here is what this house DOESN'T have compared to others: No old wiring - no old plumbing - no old appliances. NO STEPS into house - this is an amazing feature. No steps meant my relative in a wheelchair could visit effortlessly. Our luggage rolled in so easily. And this house has no steps to the lake! And NO NOISE! No highways or busy roads near the house. And NO ROAD to cross to the lake or dock! And no noise from the lake - its a QUIET BAY by the house.
The fishing is fantastic - right off the dock!! We knew because of the decked-out high-end fishing boats with guides that seemed to troll by our dock.
The lower level sports games kept the kids occupied after a day on the lake. Ping-pong, pinball, shuffleboard table. And the slot machine was the best - the key is provided to retrieve the money back! (Can't do that at Mystic Lake Casino!!)
The kitchen is amazing. Now I know why people pay the big bucks for Wolf, Sub-Zero, Icon and Weber brands. We all took turns being pro chefs!
Everything is included at this house!
Loved the bed lamp switch buttons on the night-stands. Touch them and the lamp turns on! No fumbling for the tiny switches deep inside the lampshade.
Overall we had an amazing week - lots of family memories were made here!
Our only suggestion: Change the name to "The Ritz at Lake Minnetonka".
What a great home, great location. Loved the openness of the kitchen/family room and flow to the deck overlooking the beautiful lake. We also enjoyed the neighborhood, nearby parks, bike trails and walks. We also enjoyed the stand-up paddle board and 2 person kayak, the game room in the basement. What didn't we like? Nothing!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Xmas & New Years
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 4 2017
20 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|cleaning||$200 + Tax|
No sales tax for 30+ days!
Terms: 25% due within 7 days of booking, remainder due 90 days prior to arrival
Cancellation refund policy:
----> 75% up to 90 days of arrival
----> 50% up to 60 days of arrival
We will pro-rate amount IF re-rented by owner although please note that most families have already made summer plans by springtime!
(Please consider travel insurance if desired)