Queen-sized bed with hotel quality linens and heated mattress pad. Your lower level walk-out.
Gabriele's Lakeshore Gardens
Gabriele's Lakeshore Gardens
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premises
Hot tub

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

No drugs- or additional guest beyond the maximum of 4. Property is on the water- children must be closely supervised.


38 Reviews

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Lisa User Profile
October 2017
Terry and Gabriele's place is a serene haven with a stunning lakeside setting.

Tim User Profile
October 2017
Our four nights were magical, am so glad we were able to stay at Gabriel’s gardens. We have stayed in many nice Air BnBs and vacation rentals and this is at the top. My kids have demanded that we return! Gabriel and Terry are wonderful hosts, and if you want quiet, comfortable accommodations in a very beautiful lakeside setting with easy access to beautiful boating, bike trails, as well as access to all the best things msp book it if you can, I know we will be back!

Jill User Profile
October 2017
This beautiful property is right on the water with a phenomenal view of the lake and surrounding gardens. It was simply sublime! So much to do-- kayaking, biking, or just enjoying the gorgeous views. So comfortable and relaxing. Loved this place and would visit again and again. Hosts were so friendly. Loved the collection of local books and maps. A great value!

Melanie User Profile
September 2017
Quiet, peaceful, beautiful space on the lake with access to trails to get you around via bike or walking. It really could not have been better. Throw in that Terry and Gabrielle were such gracious and hospitable hosts - one of the best vacations ever! Really felt like home.

James User Profile
September 2017
Terry and Gabriele have a wonderful home right on Lake Minnetonka. They thoughtfully provided for our every need, inside and outside. The bikes and the kayaks were waiting and ready to go. The hot tub was full and heated. The Adirondack chairs in the backyard facing the lake beckoned for an afternoon nap. Inside, the kitchen came fully equipped for any size meal, including cutlery, dishes, cups, etc., etc., etc.! The bedroom --really an apartment suite-- had a gorgeous view of Gabriele's extensive flower beds, shady backyard, and--of course- a quiet cove on the lake. Book it if you can!!

Faith User Profile
September 2017
This place was fantastic. Terry and Gabriele were fantastic hosts and the location was wonderful. The place was private with very thoughtful amenities. I would definitely recommend Terry and Gabriele's place to others.

Chris User Profile
September 2017
If you want to be lakefront, have your privacy and totally relax, THIS is the place! Lots of room, in a convenient location. Just walk out the back door and gaze at the lake or swim... so relaxing. We had a wonderful time and would absolutely return.

Excelsior, Minnesota, United StatesJoined in November 2015
Terry And Gabriele User ProfileTerry And Gabriele is a superhost.
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 ove…
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