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Jim Anderson

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english

Minnetonka Cape Cod Charmer 6 mi. to Minneapolis--Garden Acre near I-494 & I-394

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Minnetonka holiday house

House, 4+ Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.0 Baths incl jetted tub (Sleeps 8-14)

Minnetonka Cape Cod Vintage Charmer with classic features throughout. First floor includes a large living room with a wood burning fireplace and leather queen sleeper sofa, a center hall with mahogany stairs, formal dining room, bathroom, refinished hardwood floors, several closets and entry rooms, antiques and leather furniture. The first floor also has a bedroom with a mahogany 4 post double bed. Adjacent to the bedroom and separated by room darkening draperies is a sun room with a leather couch, an antique English armoire, French doors to the backyard gardens and folding doors to the living room which can be secured. The fully equipped kitchen has a refrigerator with ice and water, stove with convection oven, dishwasher, disposal, Corian counter tops with marble back splashes, etc. Lower level includes a new bedroom, bathroom with marble shower and family room. The second floor includes bedrooms, all of which have antique desks, and a full bathroom with new granite topped vanity.

Gardens and patio: Outside there is a large brick patio with three tables, gas grill, wood burning stove, etc. all surrounded by gardens and paths to the large, private rolling yard with its pond, waterfalls, professional landscaping and gardens.

Gorgeous acre of gardens and rolling landscaping with pond, waterfalls, birds, deer and wildlife. Pick your own flowers, apples, cherries and raspberries. Antiques, hardwood floors, brick patio and sidewalks, basketball hoop, regional bicycle trail 200' away with bikes included. Set on a secluded, safe cul-de-sac of 5 homes on acre lots seemingly away from it all but convenient to Interstates 494, 394, Lake Minnetonka with its 125 miles of shoreline, Shady oak Beach, Minneapolis and its Chain of Lakes, downtown Hopkins and its farmer's market, Excelsior and Wayzata with their boat cruises, upscale shopping and restaurants. Walk to Minnehaha Creek, 3 parks, tennis courts, Dunn Brothers coffee shop, churches, art and historic tours of Minnetonka Mills. Biking distance to Ridgedale Mall, Target, Hennepin County Library, etc.

Kid Friendly:: Minnetonka has about 50 parks including several within walking distance. Minnehaha Creek runs through Burwell park 3 blocks away which is a historic farmstead/flour mill with picnic grounds. Meadow park is a short walk or ride up bicycle trail and has tennis courts, play equipment, walking paths through huge nature preserve, ball field, picnic areas, hockey and ice rinks. Home comes with basketball hoop and ball, soccer ball, football and room to play. Baseball and tennis equipment upon request. Shady Oak Beach is a short drive and has lifeguards, swimming dock, diving boards, etc. Lake Minnetonka has 125 miles of shorline, numerous swimming areas including a beautiful guarded beach at Excelsior Commons, fishing, excursion boats including $10 narrated tours aboard the 1906 Steamboat Minnehaha operated by the MN Transportation Museum. Minnetonka, and nearby towns of Hopkins and Excelsior all have farmer's markets.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Jim Anderson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english

Why Jim Anderson chose Minnesota

Beautiful, spacious, convenient and quiet while accommodating 14 on 3 levels. New whirlpool bathtub on first floor in master suite!

What makes this house unique

Gorgeous rolling acre lot at end of cul-de-sac of only 4 homes with Cape Cod style home built in 1941 extensively updated. Convenient to anywhere in the Twin City area being about 1 mile to I-494 and 2 miles to I-394 and about 20 minutes to MSP airport, Downtown Minneapolis, Mall of America, water park, Twins, Vikings & University of MN, etc. Only about 4 miles to Minnesota's premier Lake Minnetonka with over 100 miles of shoreline, excursion boats, restaurants, shopping, etc.


based on 12 traveller reviews

Minnetonka Cape Cod Charmer 6 mi. to Minneapolis--Garden Acre near I-494 & I-394
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
Chicago, IL

Adorable house!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely few days with family over Thanksgiving. The house was a perfect gathering place. Immaculate, well-maintained, cozy and very charming. The house had everything we needed and enough space for five adults, two teenagers and a baby. We had great time and loved the house. Next time we'll come when the weather is warmer so we can enjoy the yard and the quiet neighborhood. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Orleans

Perfect family house

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect - charming, quiet yet conveniently located, and roomy. It was even better than I had hoped for.

My sister was getting married in the Twin Cities, and my husband and I were able to stay here with my brother and sister and their families, and my parents. The house is on a large yard on a cul-de sac off a quiet, wooded road that lulls you into feeling that you are in the country. There were two convenient playgrounds nearby, a historic house and mill site with a park a few blocks away, and a convenience store and two places to get ice cream within walking distance!

The house itself is lovely, with thoughtful 1930s and 40s elements, and the hammock and ponds in the yard were a treat. It was also conveniently near a Super-Target and a full-service grocery store. I would absolutely rent this house again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Avon, Illinois USA

Great House!!!

  • 5 of 5

This very nice home was as described! Exeptionally clean and well maintained! Excellent neighborhood and plenty of restauants and shopping nearby! Located on a culdasac so no traffic or street noise. There was a really nice park up the street for the kids to play in. Kitchen was well stocked with all you need but the food! Plenty of room! We slept 6 adults and 3 children easily! Never felt like we were tripping over ourselves. Very relaxing!!! Owner and caretaker were easily contacted! Would rent again in a minute!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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7 0

Great Property

  • 4 of 5

The property was everything that was mentioned. Great location,quiet neighborhood,close to restaurants and shopping. The house layout and description was accurate. The upkeep of the property could of been better as we felt like we had to clean some when we arrived. The items on the shelves and inside drawers were thrown around messy. The first impression was spiderwebs across the garage doors pulling up to the house. Other then the upkeep the house was enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Siems Roberson

Great place for a fun weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Jim's place for a girls weekend, and had a blast!! The house is so cute and comfortable, and the backyard and patio is amazing! We'll definitely be back again!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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8 0
Hiawatha, IA (Cedar Rapids area)

Garden Club Visit

  • 5 of 5

Our group consisted of 8 gals. We found the place be all that it advertised as and more. We had the most relaxing time. The home is spacious and clean. Dinner was out on the patio and breakfast in the large dining room. I plan approximately 5-7 events each year and this unit was one of the best. I speak for all that attended this weekend.

Kevin caretaker and Jim owner were so very helpful.

We visited the Arboretum at the University in Chasta. Which should be a must see for any gardener.

Thank you Jim and Kevin.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Champs, Redstone Grill, Applebees, Macys Ridgedale
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Steamboat Minnehaha
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Oak Ridge Golf course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interestate 494 & Minnetonka Blvd.
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Redstone, Champps, Chipotle, Origami, Applebees
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Hyland Park, Bloomington
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lake Minnetonka, Deephaven or Shady Oak Lake
Car: recommended

6 miles to Minneapolis, 4 miles to Lake Minnetonka; 18 miles to MSP Airport), 12 miles to Mall of America,11 miles to Twins Stadium in downtown Minneapolis!

Other Activities: kayaking, boating, wilflife viewing, rock climbing,

Golf: Numerous golf courses nearby

Ski: Cross country skiing in nearby Meadow Park, Burwell Park, Theodore Wirth Park and yard. Downhill skiing at Hyland Park, Buck Hill, etc.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Minnetonka, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
18 Oct 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Week
19 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
X'mas Week
21 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
New Year;s Week
29 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
21 May 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$263
Extra person/night >4 pp A$20

Rates and $150 cleaning fee may differ with number of guests, holidays and particular nights requested.

Base rates are low season. Please inquire with your specific needs and feel free to make an offer.

Thank you!

Check, credit cards,, cash, bank wires, etc. Flexible terms though typically half when making a reservation and the other half at least 30 days prior to arrival. Please specify what works best for you.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Minnetonka

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Second floor
    First floor Spa - bath with shower , jacuzzi , Adjacent to first floor bedroom w/French doors to gardens.
    First floor Bathroom - toilet , Adjacent to first floor bedroom, hallway and kitchen w/views
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Marble Shower in finished basement
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 16' thick mattress
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , 4 poster refinished antique double
    Bedroom 7 - 2 sofa bed/futon , Livingroom queen leather sleeper sofa, leather sofa, privacy
    Bedroom 6 - 3 sofa bed/futon , Rec room double & siingle
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 cot , Double bed; Pack-n-play & cots, airbeds, etc. also available
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Trundle beds
  • * Queen Bed: Sleigh bed with 16' thick mattress with 450 thread count sheets. * Double Bed: Newer Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress with 450 thread count sheets. * Twin/Single Beds: Trundle bed with new Serta mattresses * Convertible Bed: Leather queen sized sofa bed in living room *Double futon in finished lower level plus over-sized single click-clack futon *Pack and Play crib/bed available for toddlers *Additional beds available upon request
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer Wi-Fi, telephone, cable TV: 6 flat screen cable TVs in lower level rec room, kitchen, first floor bedroom with adjacent sun room and bathroom, living room, and second floor bedrooms Catering Available: Numerous nearby restaurants deliver. Deck/Patio: Large brick patio with fountain, propane grill and wood burning stove. Additional patio. Professionally landscaped with blooms throughout warmer months, apple, cherry and pear trees. Pond and waterfall.