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Private Vacation Rental Home On The Peninsula Of Medicine Lake

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Minneapolis - Medicine Lake Retreat

Perfect Location For Family Gatherings, Retreats, Water Sports, Scrap-booking...

Waterfront home on the quiet and clean lake of Medicine Lake with stunning views, 60 feet of lake shore and private dock. Medicine Lake is the 2nd biggest lake in the Twin Cities metro area – a spectacular oasis set away from it all, but without the long and expensive drive. Minutes from downtown Minneapolis (less than 10 miles), Mall of America and readily convenient access to unique and large array of shopping, eating and entertainment. Where else can you enjoy secluded lake life and then drive 15 minutes from your dock to a Twins game?

Have your own boat? Bring it along and tie up to your own private dock. Lake is perfect for skiing, wake boarding or fishing anytime you desire. Own a sailboat? Bring it along to sail on a lake known for its sailing schools. Lake shore does not have a sandy beach but easy to jump in a boat to head out for a swim.

After a day enjoying the lake, enjoy stunning sunsets and relax on the private stoned patio complete with a BBQ grill followed by roasting marshmallows in the fire pit within the large rolling green lakeside lawn.

Fitness fan? Enjoy the miles upon miles of paved trails around Medicine Lake.

Looking for parks? Medicine Lake boasts 3 parks, including the famous French Lake Park.

Need privacy to work or looking for a large working area for crafts such as scrap-booking? Large working spaces available and free WiFi.

The lake home is an excellent size with 2,300 finished square feet on one level and an open floor plan ideal for families. The home is able to sleep 8 comfortably. The large master bedroom includes a king sized bed, a Jacuzzi tub, plenty of closet space, floor to ceiling views of the lake and a private bathroom with double sinks, heated floors and a shower. The second bedroom contains a queen bed and bunk beds. The third bedroom contains a Select Comfort double (adjust your sleep setting) and single sized bed. The living room contains a wrap around couch and the family room contains a futon for extra sleeping space. The second bathroom contains a tub/shower, heated floors and a beautiful vanity. $20/night extra per individual for more than 8 guests (maximum number of total guests is 10).

Enjoy the large and open living spaces infused with natural light and stunning floor to ceiling lake views. The large living room has a fireplace and vaulted ceiling. The vaulted ceiling family room has a gas fireplace and floor to ceiling sliding glass doors on each side to the lake.

Love to cook? Upscale kitchen with large center island, gorgeous new cabinets, microwave, stove, oven, dishwasher and refrigerator.

Full washer and dryer.

Plenty of parking space with private driveway.

House is fully furnished and equipped.

Available for short-term and long-term rentals.

Pets welcome subject to weight and size restrictions and non-refundable pet deposit. Contact owner for details.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Tony Richgels
Member since: 2013
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based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Private Vacation Rental Home On The Peninsula Of Medicine Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Exactly as pictured. Quiet neighborhood, perfect for a relaxing vacation outside the cities.

  • 5 of 5

House was clean. Yard was lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! Property was as described, right on the water and close to trails. Worked out exceptionally well for our family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, quiet retreat home

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant home overall. We really enjoyed our stay. The house had everything we needed in the kitchen except a cheese shredder. The master bedroom can get a little warm compared to the other two bedrooms so a portable fan would be nice. The only thing we were disappointed by was that the boat rental place across the way would not rent a motored boat to us to bring into the dock at the house due to the underwater boulders and the large amount of lilly pads in the area. A row boat or canoe would be perfect to get past the lilly pads and be able to do some fishing. ;-) Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Will definitely recommend such a peaceful area

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The place was pretty clean. Very convenient to anything. We had little family reunion, family and friends stay and has plenty of parking lot. The owners are so wonderful, they communicate and answer your question right away.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time during our week in July 2014

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent our 40th wedding anniversary at this house. It was wonderful . We had family and some friends stay. The pictures shown really show the home well. The house was well maintained. There is plenty of parking . Gas stations, bait , liquor store are all within 5 minutes. The house has everything you need . There is a big back yard, boat dock. and fire pit , The owners were wonderful. They communicate well and genuinely care that you have a good time in their property. You are close to the Twin Cities, airport, Target Field for Twins games, Mall of America for shopping . Travel time to those was 30 minutes or less. But when you come back to the house you wouldn't know there is a major city just minutes from you . The patio/dining area is great for dinners of 8 people . You can eat and look at the very large 886 acre lake. There is an outside patio with BBQ The whole house is on one level with the exception of one bedroom and its only one step up. There is a boat rental directly across at Hardy's and there is a public boat launch at French Park . Both are close and easy to get to .You can fish off the dock but fishing in a boat would be better. We would do this again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Medicine Lake house for 10 days - 6 adults, 2 children (5 and 9 months) and one small dog. We were pleasantly surprised to have the house not only meet but exceed our expectations from the photos online. The house was beautiful, the bedrooms had plenty of space for us all and we loved the dining room with its 3 sides of windows. We enjoyed sitting in the chairs by the lake, playing games on the lawn and had a wonderful campfire in the fire pit. It truly is 20 minutes from just about everything - the University, the Mall of America, the Kids Science Museum, the zoo and closer to the Minnesota Twins stadium. The French Park beach was awesome - free shuttle from the parking lot, very nice (but shallow) beach, picnic area and an amazing play space. And all free! We would definitely recommend the house. The owners were great about answering questions very quickly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Jakes City Grille
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Brookview Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 55 and Hwy 169
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Latuff's Pizzeria
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
3 Public Beaches on Medicine Lake

Less than 10 miles to downtown Mpls, close to fantastic restaurant and shops.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Minneapolis, Lake Minnetonka

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
3 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £204
Cleaning £204
Pet Fee £164
Tax Rate 10.0%

Weekly rentals preferred. Owner will consider longer term rental periods and special events. We require a one week rental if renting over the July 4th or Labor Day weekend. A non-refundable $250 cleaning fee is in addition to the rent.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Minneapolis, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Heated floor
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Heated floor, dual sinks, full closet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Spacious Master Bedroom w/ stunning lake view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
  • Gas fireplace in Master Bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The house is fully furnished and well equipped. Plenty of room for parking in the driveway. 2 gas fireplaces inside house. Check back for additional pictures as pictures will be updated once the snow finally melts!

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