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Minnetonka Cape Cod Charmer 6 mi. to Minneapolis--Garden Acre near I-494 & I-394

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4+ Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.0 Baths incl jetted tub (Sleeps 8-14)

Minnetonka Cape Cod Vintage Charmer with classic features throughout that were refinished in July 2017. First floor includes a large living room with a wood burning fireplace, 50" TV with Roku and leather queen sleeper sofa, a center hall with mahogany stairs, formal dining room, bathroom, refinished oak floors, several closets and entry rooms, antiques and leather furniture. The first floor also has a bedroom with a mahogany 4 post queen bed and Sleep Number mattresses. Adjacent to the bedroom and separated by room darkening draperies is room with a whirlpool bathtub/shower & vanity, an antique English armoire, French doors to the backyard gardens and new 6 panel oak doors to the living room which can be secured. The fully equipped kitchen has a refrigerator with ice and water, stove with convection oven, dishwasher, disposal, Corian counter tops with marble back splashes, etc. Lower level includes a new bedroom, bathroom with marble shower and family room. The second floor includes bedrooms, all of which have antique desks, and a full bathroom with new granite topped vanity.

Gardens and patio: Outside there is a large brick patio with three tables, gas grill, wood burning stove, etc. all surrounded by gardens and paths to the large, private rolling yard with its pond, waterfalls, professional landscaping and gardens.

Gorgeous acre of gardens and rolling landscaping with pond, waterfalls, birds, deer and wildlife. Pick your own flowers, apples, cherries and raspberries. Antiques, hardwood floors, brick patio and sidewalks, basketball hoop, regional bicycle trail 200' away with bikes included. Set on a secluded, safe cul-de-sac of 5 homes on acre lots seemingly away from it all but convenient to Interstates 494, 394, Lake Minnetonka with its 125 miles of shoreline, Shady oak Beach, Minneapolis and its Chain of Lakes, downtown Hopkins and its farmer's market, Excelsior and Wayzata with their boat cruises, upscale shopping and restaurants. Walk to Minnehaha Creek, 3 parks, tennis courts, Dunn Brothers coffee shop, churches, art and historic tours of Minnetonka Mills. Biking distance to Ridgedale Mall, Target, Hennepin County Library, etc.

Kid Friendly:: Minnetonka has about 50 parks including several within walking distance. Minnehaha Creek runs through Burwell park 3 blocks away which is a historic farmstead/flour mill with picnic grounds. Meadow park is a short walk or ride up bicycle trail and has tennis courts, play equipment, walking paths through huge nature preserve, ball field, picnic areas, hockey and ice rinks. Home comes with basketball hoop and ball, soccer ball, football and room to play. Baseball and tennis equipment upon request. Shady Oak Beach is a short drive and has lifeguards, swimming dock, diving boards, etc. Lake Minnetonka has 125 miles of shorline, numerous swimming areas including a beautiful guarded beach at Excelsior Commons, fishing, excursion boats including $10 narrated tours aboard the 1906 Steamboat Minnehaha operated by the MN Transportation Museum. Minnetonka, and nearby towns of Hopkins and Excelsior all have farmer's markets.

More Details

Jim Anderson
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2018

About Jim Anderson

U of MN graduate enjoying older homes and meeting people.

Jim Anderson purchased this house in 2006

Why Jim Anderson chose Minnetonka

Beautiful, spacious, convenient and quiet while accommodating 15+ on 3 levels. New whirlpool bathtub on first floor in master suite!

Second floor has two bedrooms, one with a queen, the other with a full (double) bed. First floor bedroom has a Sleep Number queen bed. Finished lower level has a twin bedroom with a twin trundle in its bedroom with 4' x 4' window. Rec room has a double bed plus a double and a single futon.. Living room has a leather, queen sleeper sofa plus leather sofa with down-filled cushions. Pack-n-Play and cots also provided.

What makes this house unique

Gorgeous rolling acre lot at end of cul-de-sac of only 4 homes with Cape Cod style home built in 1941 extensively updated. Convenient to anywhere in the Twin City area being about 1 mile to I-494 and 2 miles to I-394 and about 20 minutes to MSP airport, Downtown Minneapolis, Mall of America, water park, Twins, Vikings & University of MN, etc. Only about 4 miles to Minnesota's premier Lake Minnetonka with over 100 miles of shoreline, excursion boats, restaurants, shopping, etc.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Minnetonka

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18 ...
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 4 vehicle maximum and no overnight parking on the street. Driveway and parking spot at top of driveway only. Thanks
  • Please telephone and email if there are any issues. Thanks
  • Please indicate which beds have been slept in with a note or by ruffling the bed.. Thanks
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • soaps basic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • restaurant dining guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • thermos bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • cold water dispenser
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor
    First floor Spa - combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Adjacent to first floor bedroom w/French doors to gardens.
    First floor Bathroom - toilet , Adjacent to first floor bedroom, hallway and kitchen w/views
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Marble Shower in finished lower level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Livingroom queen leather sleeper sofa + leather sofa, privat
    Rec Room - 2 double , 3 sleep sofa /futon , Rec room double bed 4 post mahogany,+double futon+single fut
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , !st floor by Whirlpool tub/shower w/Sleep Number Queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 2nd Floor BR w/Double bed & Pack-n-play
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor BR with Queen sleigh bed and 16' thick mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bed plus a Twin trundle that slides from beneath
  • * 2nd floor Queen Bed: Sleigh bed with 16' thick mattress 2nd floor Double (full bed) with Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress 1st Floor Queen Sleep Number Bed by bathroom & whirlpool tub/shower * Lower level BR w/two Twin/Single Beds: Trundle bed with new Serta mattresses * Convertible Bed: Leather queen sized sofa bed in living room plus leather sofa with down filled cushions *Double Bed plus Double futon plus Single futon in finished lower level *Pack and Play crib/bed available for toddlers *Additional beds available upon request
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books adult
  • books kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • beach chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio stone/concrete
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • unscreened porch/lanai
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term renters welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer Wi-Fi, telephone, cable TV: 6 flat screen cable TVs in lower level rec room, kitchen, first floor bedroom with adjacent sun room and bathroom, living room, and second floor bedrooms Catering Available: Numerous nearby restaurants deliver. Deck/Patio: Large brick patio with fountain, propane grill and wood burning stove. Additional patio. Professionally landscaped with blooms throughout warmer months, apple, cherry and pear trees. Pond and waterfall.


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Minnetonka Cape Cod Charmer 6 mi. to Minneapolis--Garden Acre near I-494 & I-394
average rating of 4.6 based on 20 reviews

Cozy home with tons of charm.

  • 5 of 5

Loved this property! The neighborhood is beautiful, and the yard is absolutely charming! This is a very sweet home completely stocked with everything you could ever need. Jim was very responsive and so kind, he was a pleasure to deal with. We will definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us. I am glad you appreciated the home and neighborhood as much as we all do. It was a real pleasure meeting you and hope to see you again before long. Warm regards, Jim Anderson
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Stevens Point, WI, USA

This home met all our needs for our family gathering of 6 adults and 4 young children

  • 4 of 5

We had a good family gathering at this "home away." The house was clean and the yard offered good space for toddlers to run and play. Neighborhood was quiet and safe. Beds were comfortable for all to sleep on. Kitchen was well equipped. Thank you for letting us use your "home away" for our family gathering. Inside the house was more "crowded" with furniture than pictures showed, especially the lower level. The family room/recreation room in the lower level was so packed with furniture and assorted beds (including queen bed, some sort of sofa bed, and futon) that it was difficult to walk around the room. It offered no space for people to sit and talk. Otherwise, the home was a relaxing and safe place for 3 generations of our family to gather, ages 64 to 9 months.

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New England, USA


  • 5 of 5

Everything came as advertised. Would recomend

  • Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us. We hope to meet you again in the future. Best regards
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Williamsburg, MI USA

Masters World Cup Ski Family

  • 5 of 5

The house worked out great for our family!! Really appreciated the the 3 levels! Bathroom on each level and a TV in every room. Dining room and living room areas were great to socialize and gather, but also nice spaces for privacy. The house was a bit cluttered, but had everything you could possibly need and then some! Washer and dryer were very convenient for our 9 night stay. Kitchen area was nice size and adequate. Again had plenty of dishes, glasses, etc. We would absolutely come back!! Jim, the owner communicated very well and provided a no hassle , no problem, delivered as promised experience. Thank you Jim and thank you VRBO!

  • Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Neighborhood Retreat

  • 5 of 5

In the cities for a wedding. I grew up here, moved away and had 11 other family and friends coming for this event. Wedding was downtown, but it took only 15 minutes to get there from our location. Having beds, bathrooms, a full kitchen, so many places to hang out (outside yard was wonderful), a big table to eat together or play games was SO MUCH better than separate hotel rooms. 2 washer/dryer units, irons, hair dryers, towels. etc. etc. etc. I am all about family and this was the best stay for all of us outside of an all inclusive resort in Mexico that we have ever stayed at. Would book again in a heartbeat.


  • Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This property made me feel like I was at home.

Even had the courtesy to supply shower products, and a blowdryer!!!

I did have a problem with the garbage disposal one night and contacted the owner,Jim.

He quickly responded and it was fixed.

I had a wonderful time there!

  • Submitted: 15-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Champs, Redstone Grill, Applebees, Ridgedale Mall
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Steamboat Minnehaha
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Oak Ridge Golf course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interestate 494 & Minnetonka Blvd.
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Redstone, Champps, Chipotle, Origami, Applebees
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Hyland Park, Bloomington
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lake Minnetonka, Deephaven or Shady Oak Lake
Car: recommended

6 miles to Minneapolis, 4 miles to Lake Minnetonka; 18 miles to MSP Airport), 12 miles to Mall of America,11 miles to Twins Stadium in downtown Minneapolis! Park (free) & Ride Express services to Downtown Minneapolis are nearby and operated by offering trips to downtown in 16 minutes plus anywhere in the metropolitan area.

Other Activities: kayaking, boating, wilflife viewing, rock climbing,

Golf: Numerous golf courses nearby

Ski: Cross country skiing in nearby Meadow Park, Burwell Park, Theodore Wirth Park and yard. Downhill skiing at Hyland Park, Buck Hill, etc.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Minnetonka

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 25 2018 - Oct 22 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
Nov 10 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$263.4
Refundable Damage Deposit C$263.4

Please detail how you would like to make payments which are accepted via credit card, bank transfer,,, cash, etc. Rates may differ with number of guests, holidays and particular nights requested.

Base rates are low season. Please inquire with your specific needs and feel free to make an offer.

Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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