Cozy Lake Minnetonka Cottage by Minneapolis


Entire cottage hosted by Arlyn

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Our parents built this darling 4-season cottage by hand in 1950. Lovingly preserved and recently refreshed, we now want to share our little red cottage on Lake Minnetonka with guests who want to enjoy a calm, relaxing suburban lake getaway. The cottage offers a lot, and yet because we're in a quiet neighborhood and live on the commons, the little red cottage is not a spot for parties, reunions, bigger groups, or people needing boat access.

The space
Our charming little cottage is located on Cooks Bay, one of the westernmost bays on beautiful Lake Minnetonka. There are 2 small bedrooms with double beds and 2 single beds in the loft. With the right configuration of guests the cottage could sleep six, though we're not the right spot for people who want to 'party' on the lake. Our ideal guests are looking for a quiet getaway in a neighborhood setting. Talk to the host for details.

There is a fully-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer and bathroom with shower and tub. Just 35 minutes from Minneapolis, this spot is an easy commute to conferences and work in the Twin Cities. The sunsets are stunning and are not to be missed. Located in a suburban lakefront neighborhood, we are not in the Northwoods, but you will often hear loons and geese, see fish jumping and spot the occasional bald eagle in the cottonwood trees out front.

In the winter, this spot is perfect for winter recreation. Bring your cross country skis, snowshoes or snowmobiles and venture out onto Lake Minnetonka. You'll find home made ice skating rinks around the area, too. It's all here.

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Free on-street parking
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Mound, Minnesota, United States

Many people think of Lake Minnetonka as a wealthy area. In many ways, that's true and becoming truer. Still, to orient travelers, Mound is the birthplace of Tonka Toys. Long since relocated elsewhere, Tonka Toys and later Toro, shaped Mound into the more working class cousin to the nearby upscale lakefront towns of Wayzata and Excelsior. For our guests who enjoy fine dining and window shopping (Wayzata) or antiquing and public boat excursions (Excelsior) those areas are 15 minutes away by car or boat. This is neither the North Woods, nor is it the city. Mound has an unassuming quality, lots of waterfowl, fish, lake views and opportunities to design the time away that you're looking for.

Our cottage is located in a residential suburban neighborhood on Phelps Island, Mound, MN. The island is accessible by bridges. A park with playground and free tennis courts is a block away. There are no businesses on the island except Al and Almas, which offers a restaurant and popular dinner cruises, and a car mechanic. The city of Mound is 5 minutes away by car. There you can access the beautiful Dakota Rail Bike Trail anywhere along county road 15 which to an avid bike rider is an easy ride.

Located at the end of a dead end road, we're one block from Al and Alma's restaurant. Mound has several public swimming beaches, or just fill up a raft and float right out in front of the cottage.

Hosted by Arlyn

  1. Joined in May 2013
  • 94 Reviews
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  • Superhost
I'm a sign language interpreter, professional coach and educator. I love to sail in the summer months here in Minnesota. My PY23 sailboat, Seaster, is docked in front of the cottage I host. Airbnb suits me in so many ways. When traveling, there is nothing quite like getting to be in a neighborhood to experience a new area. Few hotels offer that the way Airbnb hosts can. Now that I am hosting, I think about how I grew up at the lake cottage with parents who generously shared their home with friends and family. They brought countless people on their first sailboat rides and I want to make their beautiful cottage available so others can enjoy it, too.
I'm a sign language interpreter, professional coach and educator. I love to sail in the summer months here in Minnesota. My PY23 sailboat, Seaster, is docked in front of the cottag…

During your stay

Hosts live in Minneapolis (35 minutes away) and are reachable for any reason. We enjoy hearing from guests and always want our guests to have a wonderful time.

Arlyn is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Sign Language
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Check out: 12:00 pm
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm

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