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Queen-sized bed with hotel quality linens and heated mattress pad. Your lower level walk-out.
Gabriele's Lakeshore Gardens
Gabriele's Lakeshore Gardens
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath

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Lake Lover's Retreat Getaway. For all those who love the lake- being in it, on it, or near it, enjoy immediate access to Lake Minnetonka & complimentary use of Kayaks & Trek bikes 5 minutes from downtown Excelsior! Your private suite with full kitchen is a lake level walk-out to beach, artful gardens, fire-pit, Adirondack chairs, beautiful sunsets & outdoor hot tub. Exceptional value for the price.

Near excellent restaurants, shopping, local breweries, regional trail across the street.

The space

Your private space is the entire walk-out lake level with a lockable entrance door, accessible from the garage, separated from your hosts living in the top two levels of this home. All furnishing new in 2017. Enjoy your own private full kitchen with all necessary cookware to make a gourmet meal, lake-side bedroom queen bed with hotel quality linens, living room queen sleeper sofa w/ comfortable memory foam mattress, fireplace, Smart HDTV- cable, wireless internet, Roku w/netflix, Amazon, pandora etc, Bluetooth speakers to play music from your phone, quaint bath w/shower and laundry washer/dryer.

Ideal for individual, couples, business travelers, gift idea for special occasions, Stay-cation or vacationing families who want to enjoy retreat like accommodations where they can fish, swim, relax on the beach and have FREE access to two Old Town kayaks on Lake Minnetonka and two Trek trail bikes. 5 minute drive to Excelsior.

Guest access

Access available through lakeside or garage entrance via door code. Lakeside bedroom has one entrance and two sliding doors with gorgeous views of gardens & Carson Bay. Guests have FREE access to two Trek trail bikes and one kids bike. A walk/bike trail across the street will take you along the lake to historic Excelsior (2 miles) or further west to Victoria / Carver Park or east to Minneapolis, the downtown lakes and Mississippi. Fishing off our dock or via kayaks- is excellent. Our tranquil environment will make you feel like you are staying at a spa- resort.

Interaction with guests

We enjoy meeting guest. If you want a little interaction and we're around, we'd love to accommodate but respect those who prefer privacy. If schedules permit we'd love to have you join us for a lake cruise on our comfortable boat. Our space now available was leased for years to long term renters who LOVED living here. We aim to keep your space clean and trust you feel the same. Please keep noise low as we have great neighbors and want to respect them and avoid potential complications hosting in the future.

Other things to note

Gardens and lake shore are common areas used by you and the hosts. With prior permission we could temporarily accommodate a boat up to 24 feet for an extra $75.00 per night docking fee.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

No drugs- or additional guest beyond the maximum of 4. Property is on the water- children must be closely supervised.


45 Reviews

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Tina User Profile
December 2017
Terry and Gabriele really have an amazing home, and they are wonderful hosts who are friendly and accommodating. Everything was impeccably clean and organized, with everything we needed and then some. The attention to detail was exceptional, and it did not go unnoticed! The location was superb, the views were beautiful, and the hot tub and fire pit were perfect for a cold winter night. I loved all of the Christmas lights and decorations everywhere; it made the stay even more cozy and homey. I would highly recommend a stay here and plan on returning!

Kristen User Profile
November 2017
Anyone lucky enough to stay with Terry and Gabriele will find it difficult to leave- such a great place!

Kristen User Profile
November 2017
Incredible in every way. My highest recommendation!

Walberto User Profile
November 2017
Perfect little location on a beautiful little one. It offers the feeling of seclusion, while still being within proximity to everything you could ever need on a getaway.

Caitie User Profile
November 2017
Great hosts, very knowledgeable about the surrounding area, and cozy atmosphere if you are looking for a nice refuge in addition to the lake and city life.

Angela User Profile
October 2017
Terry and Gabriele were the kindest of hosts, yet they never intruded if we wanted privacy. Our family of four enjoyed relaxing lakeside at peak fall season, exploring the lake via kayak and neighborhoods using their available bicycles. We all were able to take a plunge in the hot tub on a whim and drop a line in to try to catch a bite whenever we pleased. Not only were we treated with a variety of snacks, coffees, and chocolates, my husband was impressed to see two beers from a local distillary along with frosty glasses waiting our arrival. With this being our first AirBnB reservation, it will sure be difficult to top!

Kelly User Profile
October 2017
This was the PERFECT place for us as we dream of having a lake home of our own one day. This gave us a glimpse at what the "lake life" is like and it was perfect! Excelsior is a great little town only about 2 minutes away, with great shopping and restaurants. We can't wait to come back!

Excelsior, Minnesota, United StatesJoined in November 2015
Terry And Gabriele User Profile
Hi from Terry and Gabriele. We are a friendly adventurous couple who love to tandem cycle, boat on Lake Minnetonka and hike the mountains of Germany and USA- National Parks. Gabriele's Lakeshore Gardens was inspired by her passionate talent for gardening using ideas gathered ove…
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