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New Years Special - 10% off pricing - Traditional Holiday/Memorable setting!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Architect custom designed. 4 bedrooms, 4 bath lakefront home in natural setting

Stunning Lakeside home - nestled in trees. Minutes from Minneapolis, steps to Wayzata; The wooded setting mixes city and county allowing privacy that gives this property the best of both worlds. Ring in the holidays with your family in this memorable setting!

Welcome! This Long Lake property is perfectly designed for intimate family gatherings or small corporate retreats. Large inviting spaces and smaller nooks coexist and invite conversation, interaction or quiet contemplation. Dramatic water views from most every room enhance the experience.

Over an acre of land provides a private setting with an "up-north" woods feeling minutes from Minneapolis and the airport.

On the main floor, a gourmet kitchen and large dining/living area overlook the lake. Adjoining this area, a covered deck provides smooth transition to the outdoors.

Downstairs is a bar, poker room, entertainment room, a small exercise area with a rowing machine, and a fully screened porch and open patio. Upstairs, a rooftop deck 'tops' it off with whole lake views and additional seating/gathering areas.

Outside, strategically placed boulders, woods, perennial beds and enticing walking paths extend the ambiance. 210 feet of prime lakeshore serve as a private entrance to Long Lake, a quiet and protected body of water frequented by fisherman, water-skiers and nature lovers.

The changing seasons provide an interesting backdrop to the house, with colorful leaves and late blooming flowers in fall, snow-covered trees and ice-covered lake in winter, early blossoms and the arrival of migrating birds in spring and the wide open waters of Long Lake in view all summer.

Outdoor activities range from snow-shoeing and cross country skiing to biking on nearby Luce Line trail to swimming and boating in season. But most of all, this is a home and property meant for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Outside spaces are set up for rain or shine and ideally elevated to avoid bugs and optimize your lakeshore experience. A fire pit in the trees offers opportunities for secluded campfires and late night storytelling.

Kayaks are available for your use. Power boats and watercraft can be rented from a near-by marina in Delano, Minnesota. Long Lake Rowing Club is just 'down the lake.'

The small private beach is sandy and ideal for swimmers. There is a wading area with a soft bottom. The wading area extends for several yards with a gentle slope before the water becomes deeper.

The property is a few blocks from the bike path and within a mile from small and charming 'downtown' Long Lake. The more developed business area of Wayzata is within biking distance as well, and more extensive shopping and amenities are easily found within 5 miles.

Wood Rill Scientific and Nature Area, about a 10 minute walk from the house, provides walking paths throughout the year.


Lake Minnetonka is less than 3 miles away. Long Lake provides a quieter alternative. This home is situated in a tranquil area. Out of respect for our human and animal neighbors, loud music and noisy gatherings are not able to be accommodated. There is an extra fee for small gatherings up to 25 people total (including occupants).

The property can provide parking for up to 5 vehicles. There is no street parking available.

For further clarification, please call or email!



-Master Bedroom suite with King Bed, full bath with tub, separate shower and sunrise lake/forest views


-Bedroom with 2 twin beds (can be configured into a quasi-king bed) and adjacent 3/4 bath shared with loft; opens to rooftop patio with large grill

- Open loft with double futon shares bathroom


-3rd bedroom with full size bed and twin bed - shares hall 3/4 bath

- 4th bedroom with queen bed - shares hall 3/4 bath

Additional features:

Guest powder room (1/2 bath) on main floor

Full laundry facilities

Natural landscaping features walking paths, perennial beds, seating areas, wooded sections

More Details

Ron and Ellen
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2017

About Ron and Ellen

When we are not available, our property manager will be available to assist with the rental process. At times, there may be an on-site manager in the detached guest home.

Ron and Ellen purchased this house in 2013

Why Ron and Ellen chose Long Lake

The lake! Each season offers a unique perspective and new scenery.

The area! Close enough to 'The Cities' to access theatre and restaurants, but ideally situated to retain a remote feeling with the small town of Long Lake just up the road.

The house! Stunning architecture inside and out.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Long Lake in Hennepin County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Guest bathroom - Toilet
    Family Level Shared Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Loft Level Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upper level Bedroom and loft - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Futon in separate loft area; bedroom is enclosed
    Ground level bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , shares hall bath
    Ground level Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , shares hall bath
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , full bath with separate shower
  • Full futon in loft area, separate from bedroom but shares hall bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Roof top patio overlooks trees, gardens and lake. Fall season: changing leaf color, migrating birds, spectacular sunsets Winter season: ice fishing, snow-shoeing


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New Years Special - 10% off pricing - Traditional Holiday/Memorable setting!
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

Best summer house ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

Seriously, the best summer vacation house we have ever rented!!! The lake was great to ski/tube. Fishing was awesome in the morning and at night.

Local restaurants in long lake had phenomenal food! Will definitely be coming back to long lake. Ron and Ellen provided us with a wonderful summer retreat. Thanks so much!!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfection by the lake

  • 5 of 5

This spectacular home was the perfect choice to host family on the occasion of our son's graduation from college. Spacious and elegant with stunning lake views and sunsets, the house is super well-equipped and comfortable. Everything top-drawer. Location is quiet and gorgeous but close to Minneapolis. Loved having exercise equipment on site and the gardens are amazing.

One evening, we watched two bald eagles soar overhead from the deck.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us! Could not recommend it more enthusiastically.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful. The owners and house manager are extremely easy to work with and really take the time to make sure that you have all that you need for your stay. Highly recommend this house. We have adult children and we could not have asked for a better location or house set up. It is very spacious and everyone loved all that the house had to offer. This was one of our best family vacations and it had a lot to do with this amazing house.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

New Years stay 2016/17 was great! We're a family of 4 from Texas but with family up in Minneapolis and we celebrated an 80th birthday on New Year's Eve at the house with grandparents and one sister and her son. Kitchen appliances worked great and our prime rib dinner turned out perfectly! It's very unusual house architecturally (very cool) and has a beautiful view of the lake - lots of 'wow' factor! We started a fire in the fire pit down by the lake one calm evening and everyone gathered round it. Ice on the lake had just gotten thick enough that ice houses were starting to pop up. Kids made it out on the lake a couple of times sliding around in their boots. Fire's in the indoor fireplace upstairs every morning and every evening made those relaxing moments in the living room even more special. We didn't get a chance to test the downstairs fireplace in that family room - maybe next time.. The caretaker - Jody - is super nice and helpful with recommendations and tips. Although the winter landscape is beautiful, we imagine it's even more special in the summer when the many trees leaf out. Birch's restaurant is pretty good and within walking distance too. This house has a great location - great place!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corporate Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house is AMAZING! We utilized it as a corporate retreat. It was very comfortable. The multi-levels really helped to spread everyone out so it didn't feel like we were on top of one another. The multi walls of windows displayed breathtaking views. It was really just such a peaceful environment. The location felt like we were in the middle of nowhere surrounded by peace and tranquility. But we were pleased to find the conveniences of quaint restaurants and stores nearby. It was truly the perfect place. Ron and Ellen were super delightful to work with and the house manager made everything simple. Thanks for a great stay! From a work standpoint you guys made me look really great! I'll be looking for a reason to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical! Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying here with my best friends in the world the weekend of my daughter's wedding. Perfect space, beautiful views, an oasis of peace during a chaotic time. So thankful just fabulous!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Long Lake
Nearest Beach
Lake Front property with private beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Long Lake, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Holiday Season
15 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Feb 2018 - 6 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Spring
12 Apr 2018 - 23 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Memorial Day
24 May 2018 - 29 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Summer
30 May 2018 - 20 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Nightly Rate
21 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Nightly Rate
29 Jun 2018 - 4 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
July 4th Holiday
5 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
9 Jul 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Labor Day
30 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Summer
5 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £222.7 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £44.54
Refundable Damage Deposit £754.9
Tax Rate 7.52%


There is a 4 night minimum.

A $500 booking deposit holds your reservation, refundable until 60 days prior to scheduled arrival. E-check via the VRBO site or a paper check are accepted at no additional fee. Credit cards are subject to a 3% convenience charge (5% if an international card); these fees are deducted from the security deposit at check-out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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