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Unique Lake Retreat only 18 Minutes from downtown Minneapolis; woods and water!

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

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

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.

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/snas/detail.html?id=sna01087

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.

The property can provide parking for up to 6 vehicles. There is no street parking available.

For further clarification, please call or email!

Bedrooms:

MAIN FLOOR:

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

UPPER FLOOR:

-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

GROUND LEVEL:

-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

Owner
Ron and Ellen
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

About Ron and Ellen

When we are not in town, 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 Minnesota

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Unique Lake Retreat only 18 Minutes from downtown Minneapolis; woods and water!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
5

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: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We use this location annually as an offsite location for the owners of a successful company in the Twin Cities. The property is immaculate, the view is so peaceful, and the owners are a joy to work with. The business partners continue to return to the Long Lake House year after year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceptional home with Breath taking views

  • 5 of 5

Everything we could ask for and more. Ron, Ellen and the house Manager Jody were easy to work with and helpful with anything we asked for or needed. It was very easy to get downtown to enjoy the Twins games and enjoy our daily Kayaking on the Lake. My family and I had a wonderful trip and truly enjoyed staying in this beautiful home. I hope we can make it back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our son's wedding week

  • 5 of 5

We rented this unique home for the week of our son's wedding. It's three levels accommodated our family perfectly. The house itself is so interesting and there is always something new to notice. The lake views are gorgeous, especially from the top deck where there is a grill and we could dine outside. We swam in the lake, had campfires at night, and loved our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Long Lake
Nearest Beach
Lake Front property with private beach
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Long Lake, Lake Minnetonka

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Spring
13 Apr 2017 - 24 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,618
for 4 nights
From
£558
From
£644
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Memorial Day
25 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£3,219
for 4 nights
From
£730
 
 
Early Summer
30 May 2017 - 27 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£3,026
for 4 nights
From
£644
From
£794
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
July 4th
28 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£3,391
for 4 nights
From
£751
From
£837
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Summer
5 Jul 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£3,176
for 4 nights
From
£687
From
£815
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Labor Day
31 Aug 2017 - 6 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£3,305
for 4 nights
From
£730
From
£815
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Early fall
7 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,931
for 4 nights
From
£627
From
£751
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,618
for 4 nights
From
£579
 
 
Holiday Season
15 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,618
for 4 nights
From
£579
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£2,069
for 4 nights
From
£425
From
£494
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Refundable Damage Deposit £800
Cleaning £236 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.28%

FOR SECURITY, WE ONLY ACCEPT BOOKING RESERVATIONS THROUGH THIS SITE AND NOT VIA DIRECT EMAIL

There is a 4 day minimum; A phone conversation is required in order to complete a booking

Please note: For stays of one week, the VRBO rate doesn't reflect a 5% discount which will be subtracted from the quote. A $500 booking deposit holds your reservation, refundable until 90 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 2.5% convenience charge (3.725% if an international card).

Security deposit - our goal is to return your damage deposit in full. If there are any charges, the reasons will be outlined. The CNA insurance obtained from VRBO is for back up.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Long Lake, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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