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Beautifully decorated home in downtown Excelsior, across from commons & port

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

This cozy 3-bedroom cottage offers tranquil lakeside living in summer & winter!

This unique 3 bedroom cottage offers lake views from every room! Across from the Excelsior Commons, the location offers full access to Lake Minnetonka and the historic & lively town of Excelsior!

This home features a newly remodeled kitchen, master suite with a king sized bed, 3/4 bath and its own private balcony. The second bedroom features a queen sized bed and a bay window with a lake view. There is a full bath adjacent with a one-of-kind mosaic floor. The smaller, ,third bedroom is the main floor featuring a daybed which also has a pull out mattress. The home can comfortably accommodate 5 guests. Outdoor features include a large, nordic spa hot tub , 3 garden patios, two outdoor decks, and a fire pit.

This lovely home offers the essence of lake life in Excelsior, Minnesota! The space is decorated with original paintings by the homeowner who is an artist with a flair for creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.

The home is located in an ideal location for enjoying all that Excelsior has to offer. Only 1 block off of the main downtown district, guests can walk to restaurants, movie theatre, shopping, lake cruises, and paddleboard/kayak rentals.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2018


I am a Minnesota native now living in California. I purchased this house in 2004 and completely renovated the outdoor living spaces and kitchen to create this warm and inviting home. I have traveled all over the US and to many countries around the world and find that nothing beats this home and this town especially in the summer months! I love to return to Minnesota each summer to enjoy my home and to visit family and friends. It is my goal to retire here sometime in the future - until then, I am happy to share my home with fellow travelers.

PATRICIA ROHOLT purchased this house in 2004

Why PATRICIA ROHOLT chose Excelsior

This location and home is my "dream home". I grew up in Bemidji, Minnesota on the lake and for me, nothing beats watching the boats come and go in the bay. I love the morning sunrise and evening sunsets and watching the sparkling water throughout the day! I enjoy having access to the town of Excelsior which has become a very active city with many restaurants, shops, entertainment venues all within walking distance. The access to biking and walking trails, summer farmers and flea market all add to the charm. In the winter months, guests will enjoy ice fishing and skating, snow mobiliing, cross country skiing, and the vibrant town of Excelsior.

What makes this house unique

I love the kitchen in this home as it has a great view of the lake and the active Port of Excelsior.The upper balcony off the master suite is a great place to relax and watch the boats come and go. Nothing beats morning coffee on the front garden patio and I have a wonderful perennial flower garden! Dunn Brothers coffee is just a block away as are a variety of stores for all kinds of shopping.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Excelsior, Minnesota

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please do not move furniture or decorations.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath upstairs - toilet , shower
    Main floor bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Beautiful mosaic tile floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Small bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Daybed with pull out trundle bed. Open wall not as private
    Master suite - 1 king , Outdoor balcony, 3/4 bath, desk and dressing area
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 queen , Beatifully decorated comfortable room.Full bathroom adjacent
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Senior Adults Only Community
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
This house is a historic home! Built as a "Sears Kit Home" in 1922. The home is tastefully decorated with much original art created by the property owner.


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Beautifully decorated home in downtown Excelsior, across from commons & port
average rating of 3.8823528 based on 17 reviews

Great Get-together Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Great location - views of lake Minnetonka and within blocks of interesting restaurants and shops. Open concept living areas were perfect for spending time together. Sleeping accommodations were comfortable for our party of 4 girlfriends. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake cottage in downtown Excelsior

  • 2 of 5

This VRBO property is showing its age. While convenient to the lake and the quaint town's downtown shops and restaurants, the kitchen appliances, pots and pans and utensils are showing much wear and tear. The home is crowded with home decor items, such as plastic plants and heavy curtains which are dust collectors. The front steps do not have a railing making this property especially difficult for people with mobility issues. The interior lighting is dim, especially in the kitchen. One very positive thing we noted was an immediate response to a request. We arrived after a snowfall and requested the steps be cleaned and salted and a path cleared to the house from the sidewalk. The caregiver immediately completed these tasks. In addition we had another large snowstorm during our stay, and the caregiver once again cleared the sidewalk and the path to the car. What excellent service!

  • Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

Overall, our stay was quite nice. The house was large enough for us to invite family over for food and football. The lighting is very dim and had several light bulbs out that we replaced. It should also be noted in the amenities that the washer and dryer are not available to guests.

  • Submitted: 8-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb location

  • 4 of 5

Excelsior is a great base for exploring the Twin Cities region and this property has a brilliant location within Excelsior.

  • Submitted: 2-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property with many special touches

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend. Great location and neighborhood.

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LaPointe, WI

The location of this home in downtown Excelsior cannot be beat---so walkable!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay, and again, we were so impressed with the location. The kitchen was very well appointed with everything needed to cook up ;our holiday dinner. One of the neighbors was so kind to tell us about a snow emergency where we needed to move our car or it would have been towed!!!!!! The king, queen and day bed were fine, but I don't believe anyone but a small child could sleep on the pull out trundle bed. All in all, we had a wonderful stay, and would use this vrbo again.

  • Submitted: 14-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Minneapolis International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Jake O'Connors
Nearest Ferry
Lady of the Lake
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Excelsior Beach
Car: not necessary

This historic home is located just one block off the main street of downtown Excelsior, Minnesota. It is within a 5-minute walk to over a dozen restaurants and bars with live music, dancing, and nightlife at your fingertips. Walk to the grocery store, library, movie theatre, and beach!

The house is across the street from the port of Excelsior where you can take cruises on several yachts, including the historic Minnehaha. Hiking/biking trails that go for miles are a short distance away. The home is also close to the Old Log Cabin Theater and Chanhassen Dinner Theater, along with other cultural events in close proximity.

This home is a tranquil oasis and a perfect home base for lake life & adventures in winter or summer!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Excelsior, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 17 2018 - Sep 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$66 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2018 - Nov 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2018 - Dec 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$66 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$77.9
Cleaning C$132.04
Pet Fee C$66.02

This home is located in a residential neighborhood. Respectful consideration of the neighbors is a must. NO loud noise outdoors, parties or disturbances are allowed.

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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