About this listing
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INSIDE THE HOUSE:
3 bedroom, 2 bathroom. 2 living rooms and 1 loft (600 sq. feet). Fully furnished.
57" TV w/ DVD player, and many DVDs. Wireless internet and limited cable. Variety of board games and books available. Karaoke machine with several discs.
Sleeps a total of 8 in pre-set-up beds.
Washer and dryer on site. Propane fireplace.
Kitchen includes oven, electric stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and all necessary utensils/glassware.
House includes linens, blankets, bath towels, beach towels, and pillows.
Regular Rate (October - April): $200 per weekday night, $230 per weekend night - weekly or monthly discounts available. Holidays are extra.
Semi-Peak Season (May 1 - May 21): $260 per night - weekly or monthly discounts available.
Peak Season (May 22 - September): $312 per night - weekly or monthly discounts available. 4th of July and Labor Day extra.
Cleaning Fee: $79, Dog: $50
Damage insurance ($1,500 damage protection): $49, and $100 refundable damage deposit.
OUTSIDE THE HOUSE:
Property located on half acre. Medium bank walk to private dock for fishing, lounging, or tying your boat up to. Use of 10 foot single-person kayak and 16 foot 3-person canoe included. 2 fire pits (one in front yard and one on waterfront). Grassy area (approximately 45 foot by 15 foot) on bulkhead waterfront (weather permitting -- during high rain season, the water levels are variable and can impact the bulkhead landscaping). 8 foot x 45 foot covered deck overlooking lake with log swing. Hammock overlooking lake. Large propane BBQ. Table and chairs on deck (new patio set since picture was taken).
Lake (approximately 270 acres and 10 miles of shoreline) stocked with bass and trout. Lake split into a speed boat area and no-wake zones; house is ideally located near speed area, but on no-wake zone. Also conveniently located near boat launch.
Wildlife can be seen throughout the year, including bald eagles, owls, otters, heron, hawks, and a variety of birds. Hummingbird feeder with regular visitors.
IN THE AREA:
Approximately 100 miles of running/biking trails in area (Ranier-Tenino trail, Chehalis Western trail). Shopping, dining, theatres, and full city amenities within 15 minutes (Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm). Skiing at Crystal Mountain, White Pass, Snoqualmie Pass, and Stevens Pass (all within 1.5 to 3.5 hours). Mt. Rainier, (website hidden). Helens, the Cascade Mountains, and the Olympic Peninsula all provide great hiking, camping, and wine tasting (all within 2 to 3 hours). A quick trip to Seattle's Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Seahawks, Mariners, etc. is only 45 to 60 minutes away. Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) is conveniently located about 15 to 30 minutes away.
550 square foot (of the 3,000 total) storage / shop area.
Troy provided all the information we needed to find the house and get in. The location on the lake is beautiful and we had a great time, the kids (including the grown-up ones) loved the canoe and boat.
We saw lots of wildlife...osprey, bald eagle perched on a tree right in front of the deck, otters in the lake, and even a snake. There is a large swing on the back deck that is great to sit with your coffee and enjoy the scenery and the birds singing. My granddaughter said the birds are pretty good at dubstep. :)
The grocery stores and shopping are a little bit away (only about 10-15 minutes) but there is a little gas station store that was handy when we had forgotten something.
About the Host, Troy
We love the lake - boating, fishing, tubing, swimming.
We are both very active as well - skiing, hiking, triathlons.
We are easy going and responsive. We will try to make your stay as comfortable and fun as possible.