THE CABIN AT MINTERWOOD-25% OFF ON STAYS OF 3 DAYS-MGR. ABIGAIL'S CONCIERGE

Abigail Lovell

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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THE CABIN AT MINTERWOOD-25% OFF ON STAYS OF 3 DAYS-MGR. ABIGAIL'S CONCIERGE

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Lakefront Log Cabin with 2 bedrooms & 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

Make This A Vacation To Remember!!

*Romantic, cozy log cabin nestled in the woods

*Your own private lakeside beach

*Hot tub on your own deck paradise

*Real woodstove for those brisk evenings

*Enjoy the kayak or canoe provided

*Real northwest coffee and a firepit for that Northwest experience

*Schedule a massage for a true taste of luxury

*Deep old fashioned tub

*Private lakeside park with picnic areas and playground

*Close to stores and a short drive away to Gig Harbor

On the quiet scenic Key Peninsula just 10 minutes from historic Gig Harbor, you'll find the Log Cabin Guest House surrounded by giant fir trees on Lake Minterwood. A truly romantic place to relax; canoe, kayak, or fish for trout; have bonfires lakeside, and enjoy the 8 person hot tub in nature.

Home to bald eagles and all types of birds, just minutes away from Penrose Point State Park and Joemma Beach State Park on Puget Sound where beach walks finds you all kinds of shells and interesting driftwood.

The cabin is cozy with a wood burning fireplace (wood and kindling supplied), a log queen bed in the upstairs loft as well as a massage area with a clawfoot soaking tub and full bathroom with a fabulous shower and french doors to a private balcony. Downstairs you'll find a second bedroom and bath that has a really comfortable double bed with full bath just across the hall, a fully stocked kitchen (including homemade granola, milk, juice, coffee & tea and huge amount of spices), 2 large decks-lower one has 8 person hot tub. The view is incredible, towering fir trees all around the cabin respond to the wind and it's an amazing feeling (especially in the hot tub!) Fresh oysters, crab, and salmon available just a few miles down the road. Great country restaurants nearby and a vineyard and lavender farm just down the road as well.

Centrally located to explore Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Seattle, Olympic National Park, Mt. Rainier, and up the peninsula to Port Townsend, Bainbridge Island, Hood Canal, and Sequim. Several great golf courses nearby including Chambers Bay which will be the site for the 2015 U.S. Open. Miracle Ranch is a camp for kids and that is just 5 miles from the cabin.

Get away from the hustle and bustle of life, go back in time, and enjoy the slow pace of a romantic era.

If you're very quiet you can hear your priorities rearranging themselves. ;}

If you are looking for a furnished temporary living arrangement - I am open to reducing the cost for a 3 - 6 month lease.

Keywords: lakefront, cabin, retreat, waterfront, nature,

peaceful

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Abigail Lovell (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Abigail Lovell

Years ago when I drove up to this little log cabin I felt I was home. To me it is quintessentially northwest style. It is very much my personality. My joy comes from sharing this with others that are in need of a quiet, quaint, old-fashioned feeling place to relax and de-stress. I love reading the comments I've received! I was a flight attendant for 20 years and traveled all over the world and I know the deep meaning of a peaceful place to lay your head. I am now a massage therapist. I still enjoy traveling so that's why I rent out this log cabin - as a means of continuing to explore the world and learn about other cultures. I love to photograph, write, and explore - especially on a bicycle!

Abigail Lovell purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Abigail Lovell chose Allyn

I love the Key Peninsula! It is unique with a country feel but so close to the wonderful waterfront town of Gig Harbor and the cities of Tacoma and Seattle. You can easily reach Seattle within an hour either by driving or taking the ferry. The huge trees in the community of Lake Minterwood cannot be cut down so it will always remain the way it is now. These huge giant fir trees are a real plus when you're staying in a log cabin - in the summer they keep the area cool and when they sway in a wind storm you are reminded of how truly small you are in nature.

What makes this cabin unique

Canoeing and fishing on the lake is right out your front door, it is fairly normal to watch a bald eagle soar overhead, or a flock of birds land on the water together. The hot tub allows you to hang in nature and watch the trees sway overhead putting you in another world all together. The sun sets on the lake making it look like diamonds sparkling. Camp fires by the lake are memorable and it's just a few miles down the road to beautiful state parks and beaches.

Guestbook comments from the owner

After 10 days of exploring the great Pacific NW we closed out our trip in your lovely lakeside cabin. We saw the Pacific ocean, rain forests, hot springs, breathtaking mountain views and much more but nothing more peaceful & tranquil than your little lakeside paradise. Thank you!
Aug 2013
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.4
based on 21 traveler reviews

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The Cabin At Minterwood-25% OFF ON STAYS OF 3 DAYS-Mgr. Abigail's Concierge
average rating of 4.428571 based on 21 reviews
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The Cabin At Minterwood-25% OFF ON STAYS OF 3 DAYS-Mgr. Abigail's Concierge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189647vb
-253-432-1888
Allyn Puget Sound
Portland, OR
5

Awesome time with our family!!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of five (2 adults, 3 young kids) stayed at the Lakefront Cabin in July 2012 - we had an awesome time! My kids loved going out on the canoe and all the neat little parts of the property (secret swing, Indonesian tea hut, beach, canoe, kayak, etc). Gae was very easy to work with and we had a wonderful time. I am a harsh critic, and I would highly recommend this place!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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The Cabin At Minterwood-25% OFF ON STAYS OF 3 DAYS-Mgr. Abigail's Concierge
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Allyn Puget Sound
United States
5

Grateful

  • 5 of 5
Great cabin for getaway with nice, comfortable interior, bedrooms, baths; great decks, porch, hot-tub; beautiful lake view with on-site kayak, canoe, paddle boat. Short distance from Gig Harbor proper (15-20 min) and Tacoma (30 min). This place is a hidden jewel, and I plan to go back soon as I can.

The owner has been extremely helpful and friendly. Property is very clean and well-maintained.

Photos do not begin to illustrate the great amenities outdoors or indoors.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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The Cabin At Minterwood-25% OFF ON STAYS OF 3 DAYS-Mgr. Abigail's Concierge
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Allyn Puget Sound
Kent, WA
5

Our Perfect Vacation at "The Cabin"

Our Perfect Vacation at "The Cabin"
  • 5 of 5
The minute we walked through the doors of the cabin, we knew we found the perfect spot for our vacation retreat. Everything was spectacular! We stayed for a week and the first couple of nights it was just my husband and myself for some time together and then the kids and grandkids came for the Labor Day weekend. When the grandkids (girl's 10 and 6) got there they were so excited. We were out on the bottom deck and they came running out on the top deck pronouncing "We Love this Cabin" It was so perfect for us and had everything we hoped for and more. The log cabin had great ambience and was very cozy. It was well equipped with everything needed. Even a washer and dryer. There was easy access to the lake with a kayak and canoe and we brought our row boat. The lake was bountiful with fish (the community stocks it) and fishing was great - trout 11" - 18". There is a firepit down by the lake for night time fires and of course, S'mores and the firewood provided was plentiful. Bandit, our dog enjoyed his vacation too, playing in the water and roaming around off a leash. It was fenced, so no worries! And everyone's favorite was the hot tub, we all enjoyed looking up trough the trees and out on to the lake. When we rented the cabin, it did say it had WIFI, but Gae sent an e-mail saying it no longer did. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because No WIFI = No Temptation. Had there been WIFI I know I would have used it to look at work stuff etc, but because there wasn't I found that I could really de-compress and relax, read, hot tub, enjoying the lake and quiet, peaceful and serene sorroundings. It was a great place to watch wildlife, we spotted a number of eagles, hawks, cranes and racoons across the lake. We would definetly book this cabin again and will recommend to friends and family. Thank you for sharing your place with others. P.S. When the girl's were leaving they had their arms around the logs holding the awning in front. I asked what they were doing and they said "we are hugging the cabin goodbye". "We Love this Cabin". Needless to say, we had good quality family time together and made some wonderful memories. I snapped a picture and will send it to you Gae.
The Husons, Paul, Ginger, Paul Jr, Melissa, Keara and Bella - and Rachael too - our 19 year old who came for a day.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is such a pleasure to house a family who so "gets" what the cabin is all about!
Thank you so much for enjoying yourselves so much - that's what it's all about.
Please come back again!
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Allyn Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA
5

The Minterwood Escape

  • 5 of 5
My partner and I lived in this cabin for 6 months, starting January 1st through July 1st. It is incredibly cozy, quiet and nature is right at your fingertips. I loved the ability to be out in the forest, with wonderful walking trails in your backyard, and the patter of a light rain on the roof at night.
The cabin is most certainly not infested with spiders. That being said, this is a log cabin. If you don't like the characteristic of log cabins, it might not be for you.
This is a classic log cabin in every sense of the word. It is rustic. It is nestled in tall trees. It is wonderfully cozy. It has some dust and some cobwebs, but they are easily manageable. I probably dusted twice a month, and vacuumed about two times a week because the pine needles are ridiculously determined to enter that space. I wouldn't give the trees up though to get rid of their needles. They are wonderful to watch sway in the breeze while lying on the porch, or in the sweet hot tub! And their smell reminds me of deep wood walks and the smell of freshly sawn wood.
What it boils down to is that cabin living is not for everyone. This cabin is a wonderful hideout, and Gae and Raph are wonderfully accommodating, but will also leave you be to enjoy your vacation. If you want to get away from the buzz of city life, and have the Olympic Peninsula at your finger tips, stay here. It is wonderfully romantic and beautiful.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Allyn Puget Sound
Lexington, NC
1

Cabin Rental

  • 1 of 5
This is a cute cabin, but we found it in an unsuitable state. The cabin was extremely dirty; cobwebs and dust from floor to ceiling. I don't think this rental has been vacuumed or dusted in quite sometime. Bathroom showers were covered in a thick film of soap scum and mold. Kitchen counters covered in dirt. The hot tub had zero chlorine in it; the water was cloudy and foul smelling. The cabin is also infested with spiders. I expected a few given the location, but the amount present rose to the level of an infestation. We were unable to use the upper deck due to a bees nest. The owner told us on the first day she did not want to kill the bees. My daughter was stung while sitting on the lower deck. The owner was not concerned or apologetic in the least when I spoke with her about this issue.

The add for the rental stated the cabin had satellite t.v. and broadband internet, it had neither. It does have a computer as mentioned in the add, however what good is a computer with no internet service. When we arrived the television had no channels set up, cable company came to check and we learned the cabin was equipped with "limited cable" which amounted to less than 25 channels most of which were news or shopping networks. I was counting on the internet service for work purposes and was very disappointed there was no service. On the first day I contacted the owner about this and she was unconcerned and did not even have the decency to apologize for her misrepresentation of the rental. Had the owner been honest in the representation of the cabin, I would not have rented it. Cell service is very poor in and around the cabin; the cabin has no land line phone installed, because the cell service is poor there should be a land line for use in the event of an emergency.

The towels in the cabin are old, smelly, and threadbare. The beds, including the master, had only two small flat pillows provided. We had to purchase towels and pillows for our stay. I feel the owner cheated us by misrepresenting the rental and she should have offered to rectify the situation in some way. We informed the owner of our concerns,during and after our stay, she did not respond.
The cabin description also listed a gas grill, which it had, but the owner left an empty propane tank which we discovered did not even fit the grill. Of course we found this out after we paid to have the tank filled. I would strongly advise anyone looking at this rental to move on; you do not want to rent this cabin.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This traveler definitely had other issues going on. I'm very sorry she took them out on my cabin on her vacation. In no way was anything "covered" in dirt - I met her there and showed her around, I would've thought she would've just declined renting it if it was as bad as she just expressed! There is absolutely no infestation of spiders - there was a bees nest that had made a home in a birds nest, but I left spray for her to use if needed. There is cable T.V. but I have discontinued internet at this time and the ad reflects this. I'm sorry for this traveller and what she felt she encountered, but if you read the other reviews you will see that this is completely out of context with what others have had to say.
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
business
The Cabin At Minterwood-25% OFF ON STAYS OF 3 DAYS-Mgr. Abigail's Concierge
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-253-432-1888
Allyn Puget Sound
Portland, OR
5

Absolutely Wonderful Week Get-A-Way

  • 5 of 5
The host was wonderful to work with; great directions to the property. Lake Minterwood is a great community about ten miles from Gig Harbor--remote, but close to everything and the cabin is brilliantly appointed. Wonderful decorations from Bali and other lands fit well with the rustic feel of the cabin. Plenty of linens, washer dryer, DVD player, satellite and broadband access if you simply must. The deck and hot tub with view out over the lake seal the deal.

The yard is fenced; great for dog travelers; the kayak and canoe on site were perfect for enjoying the lake. The grassy shore with chairs, full sun or tree shade (and fire pit) made it great to hang out and simply enjoy. We saw a host of dragon flies, fish jumping to try and catch them, and in the mornings two eagles trying to catch the fish.

There is a great Mexican restaurant up the road in Key Center we would recommend as well.

Definitely worth your consideration. We would gladly stay again.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Sea-Tac International airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
O'Callahans Bar & Grill / The Roadhouse
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Bremerton - to downtown Seattle
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
World class Chambers Bay
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy. 16
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
El Sombrero Mexican Cantina
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Chrystal Mountain - Mt. Rainier
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Joemma Beach State Park
Car: necessary

The cabin is located right on a lake so you can fish for bass and trout or just canoe or kayak. About 5 miles down the road the Puget Sound is accessible via Joemma Beach state park and Penrose State Park where you can pier fish, clam dig and oyster hunt - very near Hood Canal, which is beautifully scenic. Seafood is abundant here! Horseshoe Lake & Golf course is located 5 miles from the cabin and there's a camp for kids there called Miracle Ranch. World Class Golf Course, Chambers Bay, where the U.S. Open will be held in 2015 is only 30 minutes away. Gig Harbor is 10 miles and has great restaurants, bars and antique shops with a great walkway that hugs the harbor with great views of Mt. Rainier. For skiers Chrystal mountain is about a 2 hour drive from the cabin. The hot tub and the view of the lake through the towering fir trees is unbeatable for true relaxation.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Allyn Cabin Rental Rates

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summer
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$270
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$207
$1,449
$4,658
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $103.5 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $139.72 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes PLEASE INFORM US IF YOU ARE PAYING WITH AN E-CHECK, FOR A 3.5% DISCOUNT.
CHECK IN IS AT 3PM, CHECK OUT AT 11AM UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE. 25% DUE UPON BOOKING, REMAINDER 30 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. CANCELLATIONS: 70% REFUNDABLE IF WE'RE ABLE TO BOOK FOR THE SAME DATES. NO REFUNDS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF ARRIVAL WE ENCOURAGE ALL GUESTS TO PURCHASE VACATION RENTAL INSURANCE TO PROTECT AGAINST UNFOR

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Amenities

Amenities

Allyn Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Clawfoot soaking tub sits in massage area for spa effect
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Just across hall from downstairs bedroom w/washer & dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with log bed, soaking tub, shower & deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Downstairs w/own bathroom, closet & dresser
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The spa environment upstairs is seriously relaxing with massage table next to clawfoot soaking tub ~ I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and have a menu of services available if relaxing in your own space is the goal of this get-away.
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