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The Giraffe House

Location: Buffalo Type: Lake Home
3 Bedrooms Full Baths: 2 Sleeps 6 Pets Not Allowed
Welcome to The Giraffe House, your private lakefront escape located just an hour from the Twin Cities on Lake Pulaski!

This house is designed to be enjoyed as a comfortable and beautiful Minnesota lake retreat. It sits virtually on top of the water with views that naturally capture the beauty of the lake. The lakeside deck has a table for outdoor dining, a gas grill and a wood-fired pizza oven, along with a cushioned seating area for conversation that captures the spirit of lake living. Next to the deck is a martini deck/yoga platform sitting in the middle of the garden looking out over all the lake’s activities.  The 32-foot dock ends in over 10 feet of clear water inviting you to jump in and perfect for swimming in the beautiful waters of Lake Pulaski. Ladders on both sides of the dock help you get back up for another jump in. 

Inside The Giraffe House you will find comfortable and modern living with a fully equipped kitchen. This kitchen is perfect for those who love to cook; you’ll find a pantry full of spices and all the kitchen equipment necessary to make a delicious meal. 

The dining table sits 8 with plenty of room for eating, games and conversation. The home is equipped with a wireless sound system that can be played upstairs or downstairs or both; along with two big screen TV’s if you want to chill out in the evening. 

The master bedroom has a full ensuite bathroom with a tub that overlooks the lake for a relaxed bubble bath. All three bedrooms have walk-in closets with two bedrooms having very comfortable queen-sized Murphy beds that can be left down when in use or raised to expand your living area. In the garage you will also find two bikes available for your use on
the biking path that can be accessed right across the street.

As a final treat, please enjoy the flowers and vegetable from our gardens. The gardens surround the house and the strawberries, tomatoes, herbs and other treats are there for you to enjoy. Feel free to bring the flowers into the house to enjoy.

Book your next stay at The Giraffe House. Minnestay looks forward to hosting you!

*Home Features*
3 bedroom
- 3 Queen beds
2 bathroom
- one full with tub and shower 
- one shower only
All bedrooms and bathrooms are upstairs
TVs in two Queen bedrooms (the queens are Murphy beds so there is the option to put them up and use the space as a tv/sitting area)
Living room
Dining room
Back deck overlooking Lake Pulaski
Lots of patio furniture
Ooni Pizza oven (outdoor)
Fire pit
Two paddle boards
Private dock (you can swim right off the dock but no overnight boat docking)
Vegetable and herb garden
Lawn space
Planting/gardening tools
Two bikes in garage
Two parking spots in driveway (street parking not allowed)

*Local Area*
Take the time to wander into downtown Buffalo and see some of its inviting opportunities.
Abundant Kitchen
Buffalo Books and Coffee
Downtown Splash pad for Kids
Evelyn’s Wine Shop
Hays Public House Brewery
Saturday Farmer’s Market
... and more!

Great local Antique Shops
Private gardens
Bike Paths
Nearby tennis, pickleball and golf courses

Boating and swimming
Biking/walking paths
Beautiful sunsets on the deck
2 big screen tv’s
Board Games for the family.
Yoga Deck for morning workout by the lake

• All guests must be over the age of 25, unless part of a family unit. Verification may be required.
• All check-ins are contactless! To provide this service, we require a selfie of you holding your ID to verify your identity prior to check-in. No exception.
• Bookings made within 10 days of arrival will require additional credit card documentation.
• Our Rental Agreement must be signed prior to arrival. This will require your email address. Please inquire about the terms and conditions prior to booking. More info can be found on the Minnestay website, under Guest Services - Rental Policies.
• Minnestay uses a third-party to screen the identity and check criminal databases for all guests in order to confirm a reservation. Guests will be required to complete the screening by responding to an email sent by the third-party. Complete terms regarding guest screening can be found on the Safely website, under Terms.
• No smoking inside of the home.
• This property may have 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.
• No events - This home is designed for families and responsible adults. Restrictions include, but are not limited to: Weddings and wedding celebrations, bachelorette/bachelor gatherings, and reunions.
• No pets allowed!
• Please respect the home and clean up after yourself!
• Quiet Hours: 10PM-7AM. We love our neighbors!! Please be respectful of the permanent residents on either side of this property.
• Direct bookings or other online booking sources may be subject to a 3% cancellation fee.

Deviation from these rules can result in an eviction from the premises with no refund, as stated in the signed rental agreement.

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  • Meals: Guest Furnish Own


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Pond
  • Restaurants


  • Not Necessary
  • Recommended


  • Television
  • Books


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


  • Laundry


  • Bathtub

Home Safety

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


  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wine Glasses
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Basics
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Coffee Maker


  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Walking
  • Sight Seeing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Photography
  • Paddle Boating
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating


  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hospital
  • Groceries
  • ATM/Bank


  • Lake Front
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Lake View


  • Long Term Stays Allowed


  • Deck Patio Uncovered
  • Beach | Swim area
  • BBQ Area
  • Balcony
  • Patio or Balcony
  • Kayak Canoe
  • Grill
  • Golf
  • Garden or Backyard
  • Bicycle


  • Cycling
  • Fishing


  • Sports Activities
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure


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