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Historic Bed And Breakfast - Bird House Inn At Excelsior Bay, Lake Minnetonka

People14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

7 bed, 5 bath, sleeps 14

We are a full-service historic bed and breakfast, but we have the entire building listed here at rates reflecting a self-service option that gives you exclusive use of the entire facility - inside and out! If your group is smaller or if we have one or more rooms already booked, we can negotiate a special rate for just a portion of the facility - with or without breakfast.

We are located in the heart of small town Excelsior, which is located on the south shore of Lake Minnetonka, just 20 miles from downtown Minneapolis and MSP international airport. In the short three-block walk to the lake, you will pass a dozen great restaurants, great shopping, antiques, a movie theater, a brew pub, a library and bookstore, ice cream, and more! Live theater, the University of Minnesota arboretum, Prince's Paisley Park Studio, more restaurants and shops are available nearby as well.

We have seven bedrooms each with their own HDTV/DVD, five bathrooms (two with jacuzzi tubs), four gas fireplaces, kitchen, dining room, living room and library. There is a quiet deck and BBQ in back, and a large open porch and patio overlooking historic and vibrant Water St in front. There is plenty of off-street parking, wi-fi, games, books, DVDs, full kitchen, etc.

For much more information about the inn and surrounding area, check us out on the internet - we can't include a URL here, but we're easy to find!

More Details

Owner
Dave Wahlstedt
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 August, 2017

About Dave Wahlstedt

Husband and father of two - we all live on-site in the upstairs apartment of the adjacent garage building. Full-time innkeeper and part-time gardener, handyman and community volunteer.

Dave Wahlstedt purchased this house in 2002

Why Dave Wahlstedt chose Lake Minnetonka

Because it's such a great old house and Excelsior is such a wonderful place to live - even if it's just for a few days!

What makes this house unique

Great front porch, historic charm and access to so many wonderful businesses make this a special place to live and to visit.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Excelsior on Hennepin County

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Garden Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Meadowlark Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Turtledove Bath - Toilet , Jacuzzi , Hand-held shower head in tub
    Bluebird Bath - Toilet , Jacuzzi , No shower
    Cardinal Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bluebird, Garden and Cardinal rooms share their baths easily with the Hummingbird and Pheasant rooms (which do not have their own baths).
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Garden Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Meadowlark Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Turtledove Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bluebird Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Cardinal Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Pheasant Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , queen size - with extra mattress to make it comfy!
    Hummingbird Room - 2 Single Bed , (trundle bed)
  • Extra mattresses available at additional charge. Talk to us about details of which rooms they fit in. See our website at the link provided below for more details of each room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Though we are a Bed & Breakfast, please note that the pricing given here does not include breakfast or housekeeping. If you would like either of those included, let us know and we'll discuss your specific needs and quote that for you as well.

Reviews

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Historic Bed And Breakfast - Bird House Inn At Excelsior Bay, Lake Minnetonka
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
Redmond WA
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Army buddies and wives reunion

  • 4 of 5

Very nice ,out side is in need of some refreshing, other than that it was a great location and perfect for a 5 couples reunion, Thanks Dave

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure meeting you and your group! Currently it is the foundation getting refreshed, then more on the outside. Always a work in progress, but thanks for the feedback - helps us know where to focus next!
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Location

Lord Fletcher's
Maynard's
Excelsior Dock Cinema
"Great old-school theater just a short walk down the street from our inn"
Yumi's Sushi Bar
"Great sushi just a short walk down the street from our inn."
Museum of Lake Minnetonka
"Some cool *very* local history including pictures of our historic house."
Adele's Frozen Custard
"Super-yummy frozen custard!"
Jake O'Connor's Public House
"Authentic Irish pub (really - our Scottish and Irish guests were skeptical, but came back im..."
Lago Tacos
"Wonderful fresh mexican food just a short walk from the Bird House Inn"
318
"Great light fare and frequent live music just across the street from the Bird House Inn"
Old Log Theater
"Highly regarded, owner-operated live theater near the Bird House Inn."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Jake O'Connors, Haskell's, Excelsior Brewery
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 7
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Several
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Highland Hills
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Excelsior Commons, Lake Minnetonka
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Excelsior, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,360
for 2 nights
From
£657
From
£923
Fri,Sat
£4,455
£17,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre-Christmas
1 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,036
for 2 nights
From
£495
From
£657
Fri,Sat
£3,290
£10,777
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,360
for 2 nights
From
£657
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,360
for 2 nights
From
£657
From
£923
Fri,Sat
£4,455
£17,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.75
Tax Rate 7.28%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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