Overview of Charming Bead-board Cottage in Historic Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka

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TV, DVD player, toys, books
TV, DVD player, toys, books
In-Room Dining
TV, DVD player, toys, books

4.7/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLake Minnetonka6 min drive
    Popular LocationPaisley Park7 min drive
    Popular LocationLake Ann Beach9 min drive
    AirportMinneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.)30 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5
Bedroom 1
2 queen beds
Common area
2 twin/single beds
1 twin/single bed
Bathroom 1
Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
Bathtub/shower combo

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About this area


This cottage is located near the beach and in a walkable area with great shopping. Paisley Park and The Bakken are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Ridgedale Center and Eden Prairie Center. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Canterbury Park or Flying Cloud Fields. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing and skiing, and don't miss out on the sledding. Guests love the property's central location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lake Minnetonka - 6 min drive
  • Paisley Park - 7 min drive
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - 8 min drive
  • Lake Ann Beach - 9 min drive
  • Round Lake Beach - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportMinneapolis - St. Paul Intl. Airport (MSP) - 30 min drive


  • Lago Tacos — 7 min walk
  • Licks Ice Cream — 7 min walk
  • Yumi's Sushi Bar — 8 min walk
  • Coalition — 8 min walk
  • Olive's Fresh Pizza Bar — 9 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Charming Bead-board Cottage in Historic Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka

Historic cottage in Excelsior with outdoor tennis court
Enjoy this quaint cottage with your family or loved one. This lake view home is right across the street from Excelsior Beach on Lake Minnetonka and The Commons Park. This fully furnished house has just been completely renovated and has all new appliances. It also has a DVD player, cable TV, CD players with usb ports for iphones or mp3 players, and wi-fi. Now all it needs is food and happy renters! Bring your pets and enjoy the beautiful park and lake across the street or take to one of the numerous trails around the area. After all, Minneapolis boasts of having the most bike paths and trails of any metro area.

Just on the outskirts of the Twin Cities, this nice little get-away cottage is just steps from the beautiful Lake Minnetonka and a short drive from innumerable activities and sites in the Minneapolis- St. Paul area. Enjoy the quietude of this beautiful city on the lake with its delightful shops and restaurants or take a quick drive into the city and enjoy all it has to offer !

This house is perfect for small vacationing families or couples looking for weekend get-aways. The master bedroom has a T.V. and queen size bed. The loft area, although completely open, has a pull out trundle with 2 twin beds.

Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Televisions come with cable channels.

Recreational amenities at the cottage include an outdoor tennis court.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Kay Musech
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Close to skiing


  • WiFi available

Family friendly

  • Toys


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Things to do

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby


  • Sleeps 5

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Frequently asked questions

Is Charming Bead-board Cottage in Historic Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Charming Bead-board Cottage in Historic Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Charming Bead-board Cottage in Historic Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Charming Bead-board Cottage in Historic Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka located?
Situated near the beach, this historic cottage is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Lotus Lake and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Lake Minnetonka. Paisley Park and Lake Ann Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Super clean and unique home in a great area.

5/5 Excellent

It was a perfect little getaway stay to celebrate our wedding. The amenities were great!
Only downside was the parking. Guests either had to pay or walk several blocks to find free parking. This was a challenge when they had stuff to haul in.

5/5 Excellent

Love the house and location
This is the 4th time we’ve rented the house. It’s across the street from Lake Minneapolis. Owner very nice and responsive.

1/5 Terrible

Not clean and COVID Ready upon arrival
I rented this home for this past fri. And Sat. Nights only. 10/9 & 10/10. I’m a mother who had to miss her sons wedding because of covid risk so finally came here and was to meet my 2 adult children and son in law and have a small family celebration with them. We arrived weary travelers after the 4 pm check in with a dog in the car and tired baby with my daughter not staying with us but coming for dinner at the house. The house was not clean! I was very emotionally upset,contacted the owner who said it was just a mix up with housekeeper, she would arrive in 40 minutes which she did but not until 6:15 pm. I had to sit on a park bench as I was not bringing my family into the house until clean. The owner said to just relax, enjoy appetizers outside, it was just 2 hours late before we could get in. We couldn’t go to dinner with a dog in the car, a tired infant, couldn’t cook our special family dinner which was to be served at 7 pm . I expressed wanting a price adjustment as we could not enjoy the full Friday evening, couldn’t serve dinner or move our things in until after it was cleaned starting at 6:15. I was told they’d have to“think about” whether they’d offer a little off a future stay. I met cleaner at the front door when she arrived. She said she’d clean really quick. That was scary in and of itself as it was advertised the safety measures taken and she had an entire house to clean. I immediately let the owners know we were absolutely NOT staying. We had no other accomodations to go to, my money went to this property. I demanded a full refund after repeatedly being told that they were sorry but I needed to just relax and enjoy outside because it would be cleaned and there was little inconvenience to me. The owner stated since I had been upset and “slanderous” that it wasn’t COVID safe that they wouldn’t be giving any refund.Can anyone identify with the fact that anger is hurt? Devastated to not have our Friday celebration dinner planned so carefully. my daughter could only stay until 8 pm then would have to return with her baby home. Is foregoing money for 2 nites to a property that is continually booked so important that there is no grace or consideration for the customer’s situation that each traveler’s needs weren’t as easy as they thought they should be? We didn’t stay, and caused no expense to owner by staying there. We used No water, a/c or electric? The owner only refunded cleaning/pet fee. Didn’t in good faith issue full refund.

5/5 Excellent

Family Vacation
A cottage with a lot of character in a great location