MINNESTAY* Lakefront Retreat ★ Lake Minnetonka ★ Minutes from Excelsior ★ Boat Slip


Entire home hosted by Minnestay

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 3 baths
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Welcome to Lakefront Retreat! This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom lakefront home has everything you need for an amazing getaway. Nestled into the town of Tonka Bay between Lake Minnetonka's upper and lower lakes, the property has a private dock with one 28 ft. boat slip, an expansive backyard with a fire pit and grill, and a bright and chic interior, primed for making memories. The property is located in a cove off Gideon Bay, on the southeast side of Lake Minnetonka. You can walk, bike, drive or boat to downtown Excelsior on Excelsior Bay. And under Minnestay's 5-Star management, make this your new favorite summer vacation destination!


Room for 3 cars in the driveway (garage stall not available), Lakefront Retreat is perfect for families and small groups of friends. A private office greets you upon entry for those who need to work while they play, with a 3/4 bathroom across the hallway. The home then opens to a fully stocked kitchen. With a four-burner stove, dishwasher, and plenty of counter space, the kitchen is perfectly suited for serious cooking. Immediately adjacent is the dining room, with a modern chandelier and picture window overlooking the bay. The table comfortably seats six, with two bar stools abutting the kitchen peninsula. A reading nook with a window alcove sits nearby, next to the living room with a big comfy couch and a Roku TV.

There are three bedrooms upstairs, starting with the bright master bedroom with views of the water. It boasts a king bed, Roku TV, and a full bathroom en suite. The en suite has a large, spacious vanity and a walk-in shower, with dual opposing showerheads for decadent comfort. Across the hall, the two queen bedrooms include Smart TV's, and sit adjacent the third full bathroom, with bright tiling, a wide vanity with extra drawer space, and a bathtub + shower combo. With high speed internet for those who need to stay connected, all four Smart TV's offer live cable channels through the Hulu app, plus Netflix , Disney+ and HBO Max.

If you're more the outdoors type, the backyard is gorgeous and expansive, sloping down to the dock at the shoreline. A full-size Weber charcoal grill is available for classic summer cookouts, while the fire pit is encircled by Adirondack chairs for evening s'mores and firelight conversations. From the bright and welcoming interior to the incredible shoreline backyard, you won't want your stay to end!

*** DOCK: There is one 24-hour boat slip (maximum length: 28 ft.) along the west side of the dock, or the left side if you're facing the water. The owner docks a boat on the right side, and will on occasion access their boat. Advance notice will generally be given.

Home Features:
• High speed internet
• 4 Smart TV's (2 with Roku integration), including live cable channels through Hulu Live, plus Netflix Disney+, and HBO Max (24"-50")
• Nest no-touch audio smart speaker system with Google Assistant and Spotify Integration
• Fireplace lights for safe ambiance - the fireplace is NOT safe for flames
• Private dock w/28 ft. boat slip
• Fire pit, Weber grill
• Fully stocked kitchen

• This property potentially may have exterior surveillance equipment and interior noise monitoring on the home.
• Any booking will require a selfie taken with a valid ID due to our contactless check-in process.
• Guests booking close to arrival date may require an additional $2000 deposit
• Guests living within a 60 mile radius of the home may not be allowed contactless check-in
• All guests must be over the age of 25 unless part of a family unit. Verification may be required.
• No smoking
• No Events
• No pets allowed inside or outside of the home
• Please respect the home and clean up after yourself!
• Quite Hours – Strictly 10PM-7AM
• Direct Bookings or Vrbo Bookings may be subject to a 3% Cancellation fee
• Your email address is required for us to send the Rental Agreement. Please inquire about the Terms and Conditions Prior to Booking.

Deviation from these rules can result in an eviction from the premise with no refund, as stated in the signed rental agreement

Now back to the fun part! We're incredibly excited to host you. Look no further for your summer sojourn than Lakefront Retreat, and book today! Powered by Minnestay.

What this place offers

Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Air conditioning

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Where you’ll be

Excelsior, Minnesota, United States

Hosted by Minnestay

  1. Joined in November 2014
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Lance, has extensive experience in providing high-end customer service. Catering to the rich and famous as Captain of Mega Yachts for over 18 years, he brings the same level of service and expertise to the vacation rental market.

Lance left his career in the yacht industry in order to be present for his two boys. Now, he spends his time in his home state of Minnesota, and he has redirected his expertise and focused all his energy on transferring his entrepreneurial and innovative skillset into Minnesota’s vacation rental industry.

At MINNESTAY we strive to offer the absolute finest rentals to anyone who’s looking to stay in Minnesota for vacation, short term, corporate travel, or any other reason. From city condos to cabins to RV’s, we want to be the place people go when they’re traveling to Minnesota, and we’re reaching that goal by providing the best rentals with amazing amenities, dedicated customer service, and a comfortable, customized experience for each and every guest.
Lance, has extensive experience in providing high-end customer service. Catering to the rich and famous as Captain of Mega Yachts for over 18 years, he brings the same level of ser…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy