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2 Bedrooms
4 Beds

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Family Getaway,
Couples Romantic Garden Sanctuary.

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Garden pond

Garden pond

The Space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $40 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $30
Security Deposit: $600
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

This is a unique, peaceful, gated 10 acre property with walking trails, native prairie grasses and lush mature trees.

Beautifully landscaped with 1540 SQ inside including a lovely 3 season screened in porch. There is a electric fireplace that gives out heat for warmth.

Truly a garden sanctuary.... but very close to Chaska, Eden Prairie, Shakopee and only 25 miles to downtown Minneapolis (Vikings/ Twins/Target Center and 20 to MSP Airport.
The Renaissance Fair is from Aug till early October.

The back yard has a huge beautiful pond with lotus flowers and lily pads and toads croaking. Bunny's in the yard, as the wildlife are protected here and even the deer drink from the pond. The mowed trails are available for walks. This "Garden" is beautifully landscaped and has 4 different sitting areas, in the warmer months. Enjoy!

Private entrance on lower level has huge picture windows. Lots of light and drapes for privacy.

There are 2 beautifully separated queen bedroom living suites.
A queen aerobed is the 3rd bed with a pillowtop mattress cover
A 4th bed can be available, which is a double futon.

Bathroom=1 full bath.
Under the sink is a huge basket that includes soaps, hair products, toothpaste, toothbrushes, ear plugs, eye masks, extra toilet paper, towels.
(The shower is turned on by the handle but to change from tub to shower usage, PULL THE WATER SPOUT RING DOWN, under the water spout/O RING)

Kitchen. A keurig machine with coffee and tea K cups, hot water maker, 2 hot plates, nu wave oven, blender, toaster,
full refrigerator with ice maker, full size sink, a convection oven/ microwave, all dishware and silverware you may need and xtra in the curio cabinet. No full size oven.

The 3 season/ screened in porch has new vinyl windows, 2 futons for enjoying the sunroom which is overlooking the beautiful pond.
(The windows need to be opened and closed with care, by the middle bar on the window.)

If you are visiting family and friends or wanting to slow down and take a moment to breathe deeply, enjoy nature all around you, go for a walk, or smell the roses in the rose garden...
then THIS is the place for you.

WEDDINGS- For a beautiful local location/ for your indoor/outdoor wedding.
....THE OUTPOST CENTER website is suggested as one heaven on earth celebration location.

This was the most recent review from John in August 2015....
"Maryanne is an excellent host always pleasant, her rooms are magazine clean and tastefully decorated. The kitchenette has the basics with full size refrigerator, microwave/convection oven, Nuwave oven and Kurig coffee maker with a nice choice of coffee or teas. The grounds are well kept and chock full of wild life. I thought the water lilies were stunning. The location was very nice with plenty of the normal commercial options within a few minutes of travel.
However, you felt like you had your own country villa. "

Guest Access

For privacy and security, we ask that you open and close the driveway gate manually, at least at night, when you retire for the evening.

To get to private garden entrance....
Please park in the spot furthest from the garage...
....take steps down thru the rose garden ...
....through the back yard sanctuary...
....walk in the 3 season patio/lanai...
...there is a key holder attached to the door handle and you will be given a specific access code with a key inside to open the sliding door.
Enjoy your private oasis.

Interaction with Guests

1-As much as needed. Maryanne will respond asap.

Please use the message thread for all communications/ or cell phone numbers for Maryanne and Don are on the fridge.

The Neighborhood

MSP Airport is 20 miles east. ValleyFair is just across the MN river.
25 minutes to Downtown Minneapolis/Target Canter on 62 crosstown and 35W.
10 minutes to Lake Minnetonka/Excelsior. Take Pioneer west and north up Powers Blvd.
Many lakes, beaches and parks in the local area within 10 minutes.
20 minutes to MSP Airport/Mall of America on 494.
10 minutes to Valleyfair on Hwy 101 South.
and 10 minutes to the 2016 Ryders Cup.
Fall Renaissance Festival in Sept-October weekends.
This single family residential home looks onto 10 acres of trees.
It is very close to Hwy (phone number hidden) and Hwy 101.

This is a clean, peaceful, cottage home with 10 acres of nature.
A "Garden of Eden" Sanctuary.
Lovely huge pond, rock waterfall, 5 gardens and over 130 lush/full grown trees overlooking 10 acres.

Getting Around

Car, Uber, Lyft, Mall of America Light Rail Tram goes directly to Downtown Minneapolis.

Other Things to Note

The door lock key (an individual code)is used to open and lock up on your departure day. There may be an extra key given for longer stays.
The house has a well and septic.

This home is very close to Shakopee and Eden Prairie and Chaska and Edina and Bloomington/MSP/Mall of America.

During the Ryder Cup Major Event..2016....the whole house can be rented out.
1 King bed/2 Queen beds/
1 Queen Aero Bed and 1 Double futon +3 FULL bathrooms. Up to 10 people for the whole house.

Also...the Renaissance Fair. Valley Fair. Canterbury Downs Horse racing.

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House Rules

Welcome to the Garden of Eden, a hidden Sanctuary.
We hope that you enjoy the peaceful gardens and wildlife that has made its home here.
If you need anything or have a request/complaint, please speak to the host.
As a guest please...
1-No overnight guests, visitors, who are not on the booking. Whoever books it needs to be a guest and is also responsible for all guests and any possible damages incurred from all guests.
Maryanne will need to know how many guests and how many beds are requested. (May include additional fee) example: 1 couple is booked for 1 bed. (If you want to use more beds, there will be an additional cleaning fee)
2- No smoking in the house, no drugs, no parties, loud music.
3-Please put all your trash in the green trash bin by the garage, on your departure date.
4- Maryanne and Don may/will need to get into the lower level/mechanical room at times, to maintain home, replenish supplies, etc. (No personal items will be touched) Please ask if you need anything.
5- The house has internet.
6 No pets are on property.
7- Please be respectful and careful of all home/furnishings/etc.
Please no moving the furniture or removing the furniture or anything from home.
Security deposit will be used if anything is damaged, stained, broken.
8- Please clean up after yourself and leave the space the way you found it, as much as possible. There is a fee to have the space cleaned more thoroughly before the next guests arrive. Please consider how you found it, as a good reference. (Clean used dishes, cooking items, etc.)
9- Leave all shoes on the porch. No shoes in the house.
10- Please enjoy walking on the mowed grass walking trails around the house/ property.
11- Please make sure that you turn off all lights/fans/AC/Heat/TV if you leave the house. Use when needed and be conscious of usage. (Ex. Please do not use A/C and have the in- floor heat or windows open)
12- No staining liquids=wine/alcohol/juices in beds. If anything is spilled on the sheets/ rugs or carpeted areas, the deposit will be used to clean and/or replace carpet/rugs/sheets/comforters.
13- Please close the driveway gate behind you, at least when you retire for the evening, for privacy and security.
14- The porch windows have a middle bar, pull down to lower windows. Ask for help if needed.
15- Please no unaccompanied children on the new porch.
Thank you for respecting and enjoying our home.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

1 night minimum stay
Queen suite

Queen suite

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About the Host, Maryanne And Don

Chaska, Minnesota, United States
Member since April 2011


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