#56 Lake Minnetonka "Estate"- 4++BR 3+Ba / Sleeps to 24 - Private Beach - Dock - Boathouse - Indoor Spa - Games

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




Need a LARGE space for your group-- your family reunion, group of friends, overnight business group?

This home is not available for parties, but is available for groups that would like a quiet space to make memories or accomplish tasks.

4++BR (Four standard bedrooms with 11 sleeping platforms -King-Queen-Full- in them) PLUS Trundle bed (twin plus twin) in upstairs area PLUS Trundle bed (twin plus twin) in Family Room with door PLUS two sofa futons in living room0. 

Add a few inflatables, the full bath, 3/4 bath, 1/2 bath and 1/4, billiards-ping pong-foosball, indoor portable spa -- and you have a great space for a large group!


Can park many cars on site.


Our Family has hosted 3,000+ families & groups! We have 30+ spaces in the area. This is a premier space on the tenth largest lake in Minnesota,yet just 30 minutes from downtown Minneapoolis.



King Sleep Number + Full Size Sofa Futon

King Sleep Number

King Sleep Number + Queen Sleep Number + Full Size Sofa Futon

(3) Queen Sleep Number + Full Size Sofa Futon

Trundle bed off upstairs hall (Pair of Twins)

Trundle bed in main floor family room - has door (Pair of Twins)

Two Sofa futons in living room.


Tables available for additional seating

Dining room with table to seat 8-10

Kitchen with table to seat 4-6

Living Furniture can be moved for dining to seat 10-12 more


Kitchen with refrigerator/freezer.  Additional being added.  Coffee pots, microwaves, full complement of pots, pans and utensils, and sets of plates.  Plenty of counter space.  Easy access from drive to kitchen for caterers.


Multiple deck spaces including deck off Master En Suite bedroom with table and seating for four.


Deck with firepit and charboal barbecue off lakeside door seats eight, portable chairs can be added. 


Lakeside boat house upper three season porch has seating for 20+


Giant lakeside firepit has stump searting for a dozen... (portable chairs can be added)


Four chaise lounges in front yard for setting sun PLUS four chaise lounges at lake side.


Lakeside has 12 by 12 sand play area  (kids sand tools supplied), plus sand beach, plus 80 dock with swim ladder at end of dock (in about three feet of water depth)


Bench on 7 by 11 platform at end of dock for those who don't want to dip their toes in the water, but do what to enjoy moonlight on the water or the call of the loon over the lake.



Lower level has billiards, ping pong topper, foosball, etc.

Indoor (portable inflated) heated spa with 4-6 person capacity

Firepit surrounded by large seating area 

The Dock with fishing

Dock can host your boat.

Rental Boats (as low as $99 for six hour pontoons during the week)

Lawn Games--



  Frisbee, etc. 


This is Lake MInntonka lakeshore.  There are many other beaches at Lake Minnetonka, it has ~150 miles of shoreline! 


There are also many marinas on the Lake.  The closest is about three miles away, and rents pontoons for group fun from 8AM to 8PM, varying durations.  One marina will pick up your group in a bus!  Also fishing boats.  Other rental marinas have ski boats, personal watercraft, etc.  There are restaurants with docks on the lake, but we recommend driving to them and using your boating time to explore the dozens of bays and channels of the lake.  We boat the lake, and can give you suggestions for destinations.   Of course if you bring your own boat, you have your dock!


There are also Department of Natural Resources public fishing piers on the lake, so it is not necessary to boat to catch your limit from multiple locations! 


Biking / Hiking?  Minnesota is extremely bike friendly.  One of the longest trails in the county is two miles away!  On an abandoned rail right of way, it is a maintained paved trail.  A couple of miles away is another similar trail, which is not paved.  You can literally bike to the next county on them, or into the city!    


Daily Rates--

Our usual minimum rental varies by season.  Discounts for weekly and monthly.

Last minute / low occupancy / special rates from $299 per night

Weekday / week-plus / long term rates from $642 per night

Weekend / holiday / high season weeks from $931-2029 per night
Call to clarify, we answer the phone 9-9 everyday. 

Super Bowl Event Rate is six night minimum.


Extra guests: $5 / night after 16 guests
Departure Cleaning Fee: $270

Refundable Damage and Security Deposit: From $900
(Optional Weekly Light Housekeeping / Linens Change - $270)
Regular Check In: 4:00 pm -- Check Out: 10:00 am
Rates subject to change based on Season, Holidays, Special Events 


Compare to:

Seven or more hotel rooms with no Kitchen, Pool/Private Pool, Spa, Playground, Recreation, etc.  Also, we are the lowest cost per bed on Lake Minnetonka!



Rental Cars (Airport and other locations)



Taxi Services (See taxifarefinder.com)

There are services which will drive you AND your car home at the end of the night!

Bus has commuter service from nearby villages into the city in the morning, and back out at night. 

There are bicycle rental services in the city if you would like a bike for your whole stay.   see https://www.niceridemn.org/bike_rental_shops/



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? 6.1 mi, 10 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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Amenities List (Partial!)-


Yes - Need more space?  We have other units too, within a few miles, and towards the city!


Yes - Window Air Conditioning and Central Heating, multiple zones
Yes - Laundry Washer and Dryer.
Yes - Linens Provided, laundered
No - Garage, however there is parking for many cars off street. 
Yes - Parking for RV or Trailer in an off-street area (arrange in advance).
No  -  Gas or Wood Fireplace.  However there are two outdoor firepits
No - Elevator.  Note there is a powder room on same level as main living room and dining room.  Also a trundle bed in the family room, which has a door, and two sofa futons in the living room.

Yes - King Size Bed (3).  Dual Chamber Sleep Number Beds

Yes - Queen Size Beds (4).  Dual Chamber Sleep Number Beds (Three in same bedroom, one in bedroom with King)
Yes - Full Size Beds (5).  Comfy Inner Spring Convertible Mattress Sofa  Three in upstairs bedrooms, two in living room.
Yes - Twin Size Beds (4). (Two trundle beds, one in Upstairs Hall, another in Main Floor Family Room)
Available - Crib, subject to prior reservation.  Must request. 
Yes - HDTV, 50 inch, in living room.  (Additional can be arranged.)
No - Cable TV, Approximately 30+ channels over the air. 

Yes - SmartTV.  SmartTV allows you to access ANY Internet fare, or use your Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO GO, Showtime, etc. subscription services.

No - DVR. 
Yes - DVD Player
Yes - DVD Movies (limited selection) 
No - Video Games and Console
No - Musical Library
No - Jetted Tub in baths

Yes - Jetted Spa, four to six person capacity, inside, inflatable portable type. 
Yes - Showers (Shower in en suite, bath/shower in full bath)
Yes - Radio / Stereo

Yes - Full Kitchen 
Yes - Cooking Utensils (Full set of pots and pans, knives, spatulas, etc.)
Yes - Eating Utensils (Full set of plates, glasses, cups, silverware, etc.)
Yes - Spices (minimal)
Yes - Dishwasher
Yes - Disposal
Yes - Coffeemaker and Coffee!
Yes - Toaster
Yes - Microwaves
No- Quesadilla/Panini Maker 
Yes - Stove with oven and four burners
Yes - Refrigerator / Freezer (Additional being added)
Yes - Catering through local restaurants, and of course many restaurants deliver 
Yes - Barbecue Grill.  Over 400 inch Charcoal.
Yes - Deck. 
Yes - Deck Seating
Yes - Firepit (One at lakeside house deck, one at the lake beach)
Yes - Lake Minnetonka.  Swimming beach and Dept. of Natural Resources fishing piers boat rentals, boat launches, etc. 
Yes - Parks.  Extensive converted railway trail system for hike/bike/walk starts two miles from your door!
YES - View.  From every room in the home!
Yes - Internet Available.  Wifi Broadband.
No - Pets are NOT allowed.  We have other spaces where pets are allowed.
Yes - Partially Handicapped or Wheelchair Accessible.  Ramp available for access to unit.  DNR fishing docks have lowered rails for wheelchair bound fishing.  A day visitor would have access to main living area living room and dining room, and half bath.   However the unit is not ADA compliant. 
Yes - Kids allowed. 
Yes - Minimum age limit for renters.  In general we do NOT rent to vacationing students or singles under the age of 22 unless accompanied by parent or guardian.
Yes - NON-smoking.  Minnesota is the original clean indoor air state.  Covered smoking areas on decks.



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Scott and Jenna Short Stay

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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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