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The Guest House

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Location: Excelsior Type: Luxury Homes
7 Bedrooms Full Baths: 6, Half Baths: 1 Sleeps 17 Pets Not Allowed
The historic 1858 Victorian Italianate was recently renovated as documented in the new television series "Miss INNdependent".

Planning a celebration for your 2023 graduate? Ask us about our Wednesday night graduation party special!

Enjoy the charm of historic Excelsior. The Guest House is the perfect rental for larger groups with room for up to 17 guests. Our home is steps away from fine dining, shopping and beautiful Lake Minnetonka! We are located along a bike trail that travels east to Minneapolis or West through beautiful regional parks. You will be sure to leave your stay with us relaxed and refreshed!

The home is just two blocks from scenic Lake Minnetonka in the lakeside village of Excelsior, MN. Just twenty minutes from the Minneapolis. The home overlooks downtown Excelsior’s popular Water Street, selected as one of the sixteen “best main streets in America” by Parade Magazine. Excelsior Bay is the perfect point of departure for a fun getaway weekend, special occasion, romantic escape or a refreshing change of pace for the business traveler.

*Please note: window A/C units have been installed while the central air is being fixed.*

*Home Features*

Main House

~ Main Floor
* 1 Bedroom with ensuite (Tub/Shower), Queen Bed
* 1 Bedroom with ensuite (Whirlpool Tub/Shower), King Bed
* 1 Bedroom with 2 Full Beds
* Half bath
* Washer / Dryer

~ Second Floor
* 1 Bedroom with Ensuite (with Tub and separate shower), Queen Bed
* 1 Bedroom with Ensuite (With Tub/Shower), King Bed
* 1 Bedroom with Ensuite (Walk in Shower), King Bed
* 1 Bedroom with Ensuite (Walk in Shower), Twin over Full Bunk Bed

* Double ovens
* 6 burner gas stove

~ Outside
* Patio
* Fire Pit

*Concierge Services Available*
Groceries* Personal chef* Mobile sauna* ANYTHING AT ALL, PLEASE JUST ASK. We strive to make “Every Stay a 5-Star Stay”

***Please reach out to us directly if you're looking for a stay longer than 28 days***

• This property has a noise monitoring device on the interior of the home. Additional noise monitoring devices may be located in gathering spaces on the exterior of the home, as well.
• All guests must be over the age of 25 unless part of a family unit. Verification may be required.
• All check-ins are 'self' and contactless! To provide this service we require a selfie of you holding your ID to verify your identity prior to check-in.
• Bookings made close to the date of arrival may require additional documentation.
• Our Rental Agreement must be signed prior to arrival. This will require your email address.
• No smoking inside of the home.
• No pets allowed.
• EVENTS - This home is ideal for small weddings and wedding celebrations, bachelorette/bachelor gatherings, family gatherings and reunions. The event fee is $750 and events must be approved by the Minnestay Team. **EVENT INSURANCE REQUIRED!** Please send us a message about booking your event here and we will provide more details!
• Please respect the home and clean up after yourself!
• Quiet Hours – 10PM-7AM.
• Cancellations have a 3% cancellation fee.

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  • Cleaning: Optional
  • Other: Staff
  • Other: Private Chef
  • Other: Massage
  • Other: Concierge
  • Other: Chauffeur
  • Other: Car Available
  • Meals: Catering Available


  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Rec Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Live Theater
  • Library
  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health Beauty Spa


  • Recommended


  • Television
  • Satellite or Cable


  • Laptop Friendly
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Private Entrance
  • Private Living Room
  • Shampoo
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hot Water
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bed Linens
  • Cable
  • Dryer
  • Essentials
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating


  • Free Parking

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Home Safety

  • Contactless Check-in Available
  • Cleaning Procedure
  • Smoke Detector
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector


  • Wine Glasses
  • Kettle
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Spices
  • Room
  • Microwave
  • Area
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Basics
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Walking
  • Sledding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Shopping
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Antiquing
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Photography
  • Paddle Boating


  • Hospital
  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist


  • Downtown


  • Luggage Dropoff Allowed
  • Cleaning Before Checkout
  • Long Term Stays Allowed


  • Balcony
  • BBQ Area
  • Deck Patio Uncovered
  • Garden or Backyard
  • Grill
  • Patio or Balcony


  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Tennis
  • Sailing
  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Racquetball


  • Family
  • Sports Activities
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Historic


  • (3) King
  • (3) Queen
  • (1) Bunk Bed - Single over Double
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