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Lake Minnetonka Summer Cottage for Rent or for Purchase

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

Lakeside Cottage on Crystal Bay, Lake Minnetonka

A small community located within the Orono city limits to the north. Orono is home to the Minnetonka Center for the Arts as well as French Lake. The city is small and secluded with lots of natural features, with most of its amenities coming from Orono and Wayzata, such as their parks, hiking trails, shopping, and restaurants.

Please Note: The property is not a good choice if your group likes to party into the evening, since there are neighbors directly on both sides of the property.

More Details

Kat Kitt, Realtor/Counselor Realty
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2017

About Kat Kitt, Realtor/Counselor Realty

I am a realtor with Counselor Realty in the Lake Minnetonka area. 17601 Hwy 7, suite 100, Minnetonka MN 55345. Office phone 952.473.9500

I enjoy sharing the lake Minnetonka experience with others....

Kat Kitt, Realtor/Counselor Realty purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Kat Kitt, Realtor/Counselor Realty chose Lake Minnetonka

I have lived on Lake Minnetonka for 28 years, first in Tonka Bay, and then nine years at the cottage, first as a renter, and then owner since 2008.

I have so many amazing memories and special times with family and friends over the years.

It has a special quality of being such a calm and relaxing environment, being close to the water, and level with the water.

What makes this cottage unique

The Cottage is charming in its own cute way, it's small open floor plan allows you to see the lake from almost every room. Because of the short distance to the waters edge, it feels like you are always engaging the lake.

The evenings are wonderful sitting by the waters edge with a small bonfire, or from the hot tub watching the sparkle on the water from a big full moon.

The morning sunrise is spectacular from the end of the dock with a cup of coffee.

The Cottage has serenity, and good energy...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kat- your cozy cottage took us back to our life as newlyweds in Tonka Bay.

We enjoyed our time here and hope to return in the future.
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Wayzata on Hennepin County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower, Sink and Toilet
  • Bath towels, and beach towels are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Porch Sofa Sleeper - 1 Double Bed
    Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , One private bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , a twin bed open to the living space, sleeps 2 small kids
  • Bedding/Linens are provided
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We will assist you to provide services, or equipment that you request. We will provide food service at your request, and provide you with a quote, and several different options ala carte. This property is not conducive to large events, and late night parties.


3.5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Lake Minnetonka Summer Cottage for Rent or for Purchase
average rating of 3.5454545 based on 19 reviews

Joseph & Cindy

  • 3 of 5

Comfortable for 2 adults. An okay place if you're not to worried about frills. Interior is nice but small if you're a taller adult Needs lots of repairs and dock is dangerous with a slat missing especially if you had a child. Wall with sharp screws facing out is an issue also with children Overall we felt it was a relaxing trip but felt it is overpriced.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, but in need of some repair

  • 3 of 5

It has it's charm and is clean and well decorated. Bed is comfortable. But, there are obvious areas that should be repaired. The dock has pieces of boards missing. The side of the home is badly in need of paint. There is a vertical row of about eight screws (the sharp ends) protruding out of a wall between the bedroom and the bathroom. Frankly, with a toddler running around, we were none too happy about these sharp points sticking out of the wall.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the Cottage is older, a 1920's vintage, we have had the exterior professionally painted several times over the past 10 years and just cant keep it from peeling off? I was not aware of sharp screw tips but easy enough to remedy by snipping them off, no problem! We appreciate our guests comments, it helps to have fresh eyes and a different perspective to help us keep the Cottage maintenance in check.
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Very Nice, Cozy and Charming!

  • 4 of 5

Great, cozy home. Myself and my sisters spent a weekend here in early Spring. The dock wasn't out yet, but that was fine, we spent time relaxing in the hot tub; so beautiful at sunset, such a pretty setting. The sofa has to be the most comfortable sofa that exists. Two of my sisters opted to sleep there as opposed to an actual bed because it is huge and ridiculously comfortable. The place is very well decorated and has a great feel. Very charming. Overall a very nice weekend: We had a fire, played games, cooked and even did some crafts. Couldn’t be more pleased! Also, I left some clothing in a drawer, and the renter was kind enough to locate and send them to me. I will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1 3

What an amazing find!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin. It was our home away from home. My wife squealed when we walked in. The contact by the owner and her care for the place was evident. We had a great stay. I will defiantly come back!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thompson Ridge Ny

Great house

  • 5 of 5

Kat was a great host and the house had everything we needed. It was clean and neat - looked just like the pictures

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilbert, AZ

Cozy Cottage

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay at the cottage and want to come again. The view and access to the lake was awesome, we were very comfortable. The cottage garage is better suited to a compact car, we had some parking challenges with our SUV. The cottage itself is darling!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lord Fletchers Old Lake Lodge
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lakeview golf course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 394
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lord Fletchers Old Lake Lodge
Nearest Ski
Water Ski Out The Door 50 Feet!
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Echo Bay Beach
Car: recommended

Noerenberg Memorial Gardens

Old Log Theater

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Top 10 things to do in the Lake Minnetonka area

10. Gather the family and head to Wayzata Beach for a day of fun in the sun!

9. Enjoy the magic of Lake Minnetonka as you ride on the restored 1906 Steamboat Minnehaha or one of the many charter boats.

8. Visit the Wayzata Depot Museum and view the amazing garden railroad display.

7. Stop by the Wayzata Library, where you’ll enjoy one of the great views of Lake Minnetonka and fun activities for kids.

6. Classic wintertime fun! Cross country ski by moonlight on the Lake or head to Klapprich Park for skating and sledding.

5. Bike, blade, run or walk the Dakota Rail Trail after a fun picnic in Shaver Park.

4. Load up the boat and hit the Lake! Go tubing, fishing, swimming and more before swinging into one of Wayzata’s public docks for lakeside dining.

3. Stop at one of many spots to enjoy a coffee or a delectable treat after a relaxing stroll with friends.

2. Experience the food, fun and activities of Wayzata’s Community Events including -the Chilly Open, Wayzata Art Experience, Summer Concert Series, Boo Blast and James J. Hill Days.

We saved the best for last!

1. Shop, eat and enjoy more than 150 unique retail shops and an eclectic assortment of dining establishments that range from casual to elegant.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on Wayzata, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall/Winter Rates
17 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Rates
1 Jun 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £79
Tax Rate 7.28%

The property is located in a reseduntial area, if you desire evening parties or events this would not work for you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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