Lake Lover's Retreat Getaway. For all those who love the lake- being in it, on it, or near it, enjoy immediate access to Lake Minnetonka & complimentary use of Kayaks & Trek bikes 5 minutes from downtown Excelsior! Your private suite with full kitchen is a lake level walk-out to beach, artful gardens, fire-pit, Adirondack chairs, beautiful sunsets & outdoor hot tub. Exceptional value for the price.
Near excellent restaurants, shopping, local breweries, regional trail across the street.
Your private space is the entire walk-out lake level with a lockable entrance door, accessible from the garage, separated from your hosts living in the top two levels of this home. All furnishing new in 2017. Enjoy your own private full kitchen with all necessary cookware to make a gourmet meal, lake-side bedroom queen bed with hotel quality linens, living room queen sleeper sofa w/ comfortable memory foam mattress, fireplace, Smart HDTV- cable, wireless internet, Roku w/netflix, Amazon, pandora etc, Bluetooth speakers to play music from your phone, quaint bath w/shower and laundry washer/dryer.
Ideal for individual, couples, business travelers, gift idea for special occasions, Stay-cation or vacationing families who want to enjoy retreat like accommodations where they can fish, swim, relax on the beach and have FREE access to two Old Town kayaks on Lake Minnetonka and two Trek trail bikes. 5 minute drive to Excelsior.
Access available through lakeside or garage entrance via door code. Lakeside bedroom has one entrance and two sliding doors with gorgeous views of gardens & Carson Bay. Guests have FREE access to two Trek trail bikes and one kids bike. A walk/bike trail across the street will take you along the lake to historic Excelsior (2 miles) or further west to Victoria / Carver Park or east to Minneapolis, the downtown lakes and Mississippi. Fishing off our dock or via kayaks- is excellent. Our tranquil environment will make you feel like you are staying at a spa- resort.
Interaction with guests
We enjoy meeting guest. If you want a little interaction and we're around, we'd love to accommodate but respect those who prefer privacy. If schedules permit we'd love to have you join us for a lake cruise on our comfortable boat. Our space now available was leased for years to long term renters who LOVED living here. We aim to keep your space clean and trust you feel the same. Please keep noise low as we have great neighbors and want to respect them and avoid potential complications hosting in the future.
Other things to note
Gardens and lake shore are common areas used by you and the hosts. With prior permission we could temporarily accommodate a boat up to 24 feet for an extra $75.00 per night docking fee.
No drugs- or additional guest beyond the maximum of 4. Property is on the water- children must be closely supervised.
From Jan 29 - Feb 4, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Hi from Terry and Gabriele. We are a friendly adventurous couple who love to tandem cycle, boat on Lake Minnetonka and hike the mountains of Germany and USA- National Parks. Gabriele's Lakeshore Gardens was inspired by her passionate talent for gardening using ideas gathered over the years from our visits to the world renowned MN landscape arboretum. We look forward to connecting with people travelling to this area and aim to make each guest love the Lake experience as much as we do.