#39 Southwest - Lake Minnetonka / 2BR-1ba / Sleeps 4 to 6 to 8 / Surfside Beach Cottage

Description - Amenities - Attractions - Activities - Shops and Services - Transportation 



Modest and cozy single family cottage has 2BR and 2 sofa futons in living room

An inexpensive Lake Minnetonka area cottage! 


2BR (King+Queen) +2 sofa futons  


Full kitchen with dishwasher, 


Washer / Dryer in basement. 


Note: Not lakeshore-but boat launch & Surfside Beach are five minute walk!


Neat cross ventilation porch and big deck with charcoal barbecue!


INTERESTING FACT for sports fans: This lake place is 34 mins / 21.29 miles from the sports venues in Downtown Minneapolis! 


INTERESTING FACT for shopping fans: This lake place is 35 mins / 26.2 miles from Mall of America and MOA Waterpark, in Bloomington next to MSP Airport! 


And it is nice to be able to walk to the grocery store and coffee house, on the same morning you heard a loon cry and saw a bald eagle fly overhead.   


The Surfside Beach Cottage has history, but location is its' exceptional feature.


It is a completely separate house, not townhouse or condo, and can sleep 4 to 6 to 8 or more.


Two in the King Sleep Number Bedoom.  Two in the Queen Sleep Number bedroom,  and Two to Four in two full size innerspring mattress futon sofas.  We also supply air beds.  And you can always pitch a tent in the yard!


The unit has a full kitchen including four burner stove with large oven, full size refrigerator, dishwasher, all the appliances, and all needed pots, pans, plates, utensils, etc.


The unit is arranged with loft bedrooms upstairs, enclosed bedroom with french doors on the main floor, large living and dining areas, and a sleeping porch. 


Seating for 10 for dining inside or more outside on the giant 12 by 20 deck.


Charcoal grill just off the deck.


There is a lovely breezeway, and we can supply a summer tent for enjoying the outside without insects. 


The best feature of this property is of course the lake. Unlike some lake homes that do not have a sand beach, this "beach house", which does not directly touch lakeshore or have a water view, has access to a very nice very large south facing public beach, just a short walk (three blocks) away from your _very_ quiet street. 


Without paying for lakeshore, you can enjoy all aspects of the lake as our family has for many years! 


Built in the early 1900s, our beach house is in walking distance to the shops of a small town- Mound. We like the rustic charm and uneven century old wood floors. We hope you will too. 


Locally, a long converted railroad line is a walk/hike/bike trail. (You can ride to the next county if you want!)  


We are very close to many attractions, including apple orchards and wedding venues, an artist-designed mini-golf course, the famous Lord Fletchers and Al and Alma's lakeside eateries, etc. 


We supply some recreational equipment. 


Multiple places to rent boats are very close, including speed boats, fishing boats, pontoon boats, and jet skis.  And of course there are plenty of free launching sites at the Lake. 

NOTE:  Because of municipal regulations, a separate occupancy agreement must also be signed.  No extra charges.


Let's play, "If I stay here, how far am I from...?" :-)


Downtown Minneapolis zip code 55402? 22.5 mi, 33 mins

Downtown St. Paul zip code 55101? 32.4 mi, 41 mins

Como Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul zip code 55103? 31.2 mi, 44 mins

University of Minnesota (Main Campus Mpls.) zip code 55455?  24.8 mi, 35 mins

Mall of America Bloomington zip code 55425?  30.3 mi, 42 mins

MSP International Airport, Bloomington zip code 55450?  31.6 Mi, 45 mins 

Valleyfair Amusement Park, Shakopee MN zip code 55379?  21.5 mi, 41 mins

Heart of Uptown / Lakes in Minneapolis?, zip code 55408? 23.2 mi, 36 mins 

Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley? zip code 55124? 38.6 mi, 52 mins

Minnesota State Fair Grounds in Falcon Heights? zip code 55108 28.3 mi, 40 mins

Renaissance Festival in Shakopee? zip code 55379?  21.5 mi, 41 mins 

Blaine National Biking / Soccer Ctr.'s? zip code 55449? 41.7 mi, 54 mins

Lord Fletchers on the Lake / Spring Park? zip code 55384? 2.1 mi, 4 mins


You can play too!  Just use zip code 55364 as your starting point!

It will be a little off, because the center of the zip code is not at the space.
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<< Room type:Entire home/apt
Bed Types:

One (1) King Size Adjustable Sleep Number Beds
One (1) Queen Size Adjustable Sleep Number Beds
Two (2) Klik-Klak Microfiber Convertible Sofas
Two (2) Twin Inflatable Beds
Accommodates: 4 to 8 to 10
Bedrooms: Two main floor

Daily Rates--

Last minute / low occupancy / special rates from $99 per night

Weekday / week-plus / long term rates from $225 per night

Weekend / holiday / high season weeks from $348 per night

Ryder Cup event rate, up to seven nights, you choose = $4725
Monthly?  One night?  We can upgrade another guest to get you your space!

Call to clarify, we answer the phone 9-9 everyday. 


Extra guests: $5 / night after 4 guests
Departure Cleaning Fee: $70

Security Deposit: From $300
(Optional Weekly Light Housekeeping / Linens Change - $105)
Regular Check In: 4:00 pm -- Check Out: 10:00 am
Rates subject to change based on Season, Holidays, Special Events 


Compare to:

Two, Three or More Hotel Rooms with No Beach, Deck, BBQ, or Fishing Dock!  Also, we are the lowest rate space with this many beds at Lake Minnetonka.



In general, you need a rental car to stay at this space.  Although it IS possible with careful planning to arrive at the airport, take a bus to Mound (#675), and walk to the unit and all needed shops and services! 


Free Buses in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Campus Connector (note:pdf download) offers free service between the St. Paul, East Bank and West Bank campuses of the University of Minnesota.   Designed for students, but they don’t check student ID. Does not go through Downtown Minneapolis.

Take a Free Ride on select Nicollet Mall buses (Nicollet Mall stretches from one end of downtown Minneapolis to the other.) Seeing a lot of things downtown? Park at an end of this route for less money! Goes very close to Convention Center.


Bicycle Rental comes in many flavors…

https://www.niceridemn.org/bike_rental_shops/ tells you where to rent for your whole stay.

https://www.niceridemn.org/ is an interesting alternative. For $6 per day, you get access to a bike rental system centered on downtown Minneapolis. NOTE! There is a per trip charge for a trip of over 30 minutes! However you could hop skip and jump all over downtown with these bikes, for the daily or monthly fee.   Take the Express Bus downtown in the morning and you can get all over! NOTICE: The express bus is the only bus to the West area, so plan carefully! You could get a bike downtown go from one site to another downtown, the museums and Lakes in Minneapolis, and some parts of St. Paul. With trips of under 30 minutes, there is no per trip charge, so it would just be the daily fee of $6.


HOURCAR is the smart way to drive.

HOURCAR offers 32 cars in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Find out where your nearest HOURCAR lives, and sign up to drive today. (This HOURCAR location is near the route of the Express Bus in downtown Minneapolis.)

Loring Hyatt

1330 Nicollet Mall

Minneapolis, MN

Cars here:
#9 - Red Toyota Prius (Daily Rates do not apply)
#11 - Light Blue Toyota Prius (Daily Rates apply)


Car Rental: All major brands are available at the airport, downtown, and some in the neighborhood. 


Bus / Light Rail / Commuter Rail

Metrotransit.org has all the bus and public transportation information. Here is information about bus routes that have stops within a few blocks of this space. Remember the trip planner on the website can direct you to easy transfers to all over the city.


Route 675 EXPRESS Limited Commuter Morning and Afternoon Hours


Major Destinations

Downtown Minneapolis

     Marquette Avenue Stop B

     2nd Avenue Stop H

St. Louis Park

     Louisiana Avenue Transit Center

Golden Valley

     General Mills Boulevard Park and Ride


     Plymouth Road Park and Ride

     Ridgedale Shopping Center


Spring Park

Mound Transit Center

Route 675 EXPRESS Limited Commuter Morning and Afternoon Hours

Major Destinations

Downtown Minneapolis

     Marquette Avenue Stop B

     2nd Avenue Stop H


     Plymouth Road Park & Ride


     Navarre Shopping Center Park & Ride

Mound Transit Center

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Scott and Jenna Short Stay

offers spaces for you from

Minneapolis to the Lakes in Minnesota


612-701-0900 or 612-759-1022

E-mail: sjshortstay@gmail.com


Current Specials (All subject to change without notice, do not apply to previously booked stays, holiday dates, etc.):


#A LAST MINUTE DEAL - Lake Minnetonka #39 is available for discount stays between some reservations.  Call for info!


#B SPECIAL PACKAGE - Special Delivery, ask for flowers and gift basket ready in your space for any romantic vacation stay!

#C LAST MINUTE DEAL -  3BR 1 ba Units, Unlimited Stay at $99 per night.  Limited Availability. (Between Existing Reservations, ask about which spaces can qualify.)


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