Minnetonka is a safe, quiet suburb of Minneapolis. The schools are great. The house is streaming with sunlight from all directions. Jacuzzi, skylights, sunroom, huge bedroom upstairs has 15 windows and 2 skylights. Kitchen has every appliance possible. 5-6 month rental only. No shorter stays.
We know. Minnesota is cold in the winter, but if you've got grandkids in Minneapolis, or you're a hockey fan, or you want to shop at the Mall of America, or you're a visiting professor, or you love X-country skiing or winter bird watching...
Our 6-month listing is available from Nov. 1, 2016 through May 1st, 2017. Perched on a hill, surrounded by trees, you'll feel like you're tucked away in a woods. The 4-season sunroom you see in the pictures is where we spend a lot of our time, eating, reading, napping in the sun. I haven't taken pictures of the upstairs yet, but each room is large, and has at least one skylight and loads of windows. The double-size studio has a big flatscreen TV, sofa, and large work table for any project you might want to do while you're here.
There are two bedrooms upstairs (we turned the other two into the studio above). The master bedroom has a dreamy, two-person jacuzzi tub and two beds with great mattresses--a queen and a single (the "snorer's bed") with all cotton linens. The second bedroom is light and airy, and has a single, twin bed.
We're located on a cul de sac in a quiet suburb of Minneapolis. Our neighbors are kind, thoughtful folks who will be happy to help you, but mostly, like us, they do their own thing.
Ideally, we'd like to rent our home for the full 6 months, but will consider any rental period lasting 4 months or longer. As an added incentive, we'll offer $1000 off if you rent for full 6 months.
We will be traveling during this period, so you won't see us, but we'll leave contact numbers for you of our neighbors, a handyman, and family members who can help with anything that comes up during your stay.
We're 5 minutes walk to our Rails-to-Trails hiking and cross country skiing path that goes on for miles and miles through the glorious marshlands and Minnetonka Bay. Although we're in a leafy suburb of Minneapolis/St.Paul, we're only 15 min. from the Ridgedale Mall, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, and 5 min. to the freeway. We're only 3 minutes to Lakewinds Natural Food Co-op, a full-sized grocery that carries organic produce along with everything else you might want. We're also 5 minutes drive to Target, which has everything else you might need.
You'll need a car here, especially in winter. And because of the driveway, you'll need one that has 4-wheel drive. We have a Subaru that makes it up the driveway with no problem.
The rental includes everything, including heating, garbage pickup, and shoveling, so you're always covered. And we'll have our neighborhood handyman/retired dentist nearby if you have any problems with anything.
The house, 2-car garage and street parking
Available by text, email or phone throughout your stay.
We are in CA during the winter, but we are always a phone or text away, if you need us. Our home is only available for 5-6 months. No shorter stays.
We're relaxed people, and want you to enjoy yourselves while you're here. All we ask is that you care for our home and leave it as you found it. No smoking, please, and no pets or wild parties. It's a quiet street in a family-friendly neighborhood.