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Cozy Lake Minnetonka Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

Cozy 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

Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About Kat Kitt, Realtor/RE/MAX ADVANTAGE PLUS

I am a realtor with REMAX ADVANTAGE PLUS in the Lake Minnetonka area. Direct contact 612.839-6927

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

Kat Kitt, Realtor/RE/MAX ADVANTAGE PLUS purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Kat Kitt, Realtor/RE/MAX ADVANTAGE PLUS chose Wayzata

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 water's edge, it feels like you are always engaging the lake.

The evenings are wonderful sitting by the water's edge with a small bonfire, 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 Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Wayzata, Minnesota

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower, Sink and Toilet
  • Bath towels, and beach towels are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom - 1 double , One private bedroom
    Porch Sofa Sleeper - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Twin bed open to the living space, sleeps 2 small kids
  • Bedding/Linens are provided
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • 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.


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Cozy Lake Minnetonka Cottage
average rating of 3.4166667 based on 20 reviews

not for me

  • 2 of 5

Exterior of home paint peeling sets tone for place. Owner very nice responded to issues we had, toilet broke fixed in day,and smoke alarm need fixing. We needed to get toilet.paper. Bed was smaller than we anticipated . Location access was a challange .Garage height was a little over 6 feet .All these things distracted from the quality of our stay

  • Submitted: 2-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: August 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.

  • Submitted: 29-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: July 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!

  • Submitted: 8-Jun-2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Submitted: 22-May-2015
  • Stayed: 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

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2015
  • Stayed: May 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

Boat Rental Information:




Noerenberg Memorial Gardens

Old Log Theater

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Chanhassen Dinner Theaters

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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Wayzata, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rates
May 25 2018 - Sep 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$265.38
Damage Insurance C$131.36

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

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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