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BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM HOME ON QUIET LAKE

Cindy Blair

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Cindy Blair

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014
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BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM HOME ON QUIET LAKE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Tacoma House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 4

The beautiful photographs of this property can't capture the true beauty of this finely crafted home.

The custom front door opens up to provides a gorgeous view of the lake through a wall of glass; beautifully crafted cathedral ceiling with exposed beams and an expansive staircase that leads to the main bedroom in the loft.

The bedroom has plenty of closet space, and a very comfortable Queen-size bed. Looking out over the hand-crafted railing, you'll enjoy a view of the stunning stone rumford fireplace, spacious living room and kitchen area, as well as a spectacular view of Lake St. Clair.

The kitchen is well-equipped with a gas stove and range, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, refrigerator and dishwasher.

The living room offers two comfy couches and a rock wall fireplace.

The heated flooring make both the granite flooring in the living room and the wood flooring in the kitchen feel quite warm and cozy. The bathroom has a wonderful jacuzzi bathtub with dual shower heads and comfortable built-in seat. There's also a washer/dryer combo unit.

The downstairs bedroom, which is off of the living room, offers twin beds and very comfortable bedding.

Ft Lewis and Ft Mc Chord: 15 minutes from interstate 5. It's a great base camp for families here to visit their loved ones at Joint base Lewis McChord. Also good for temporary housing. 20 minutes from the north gate to Ft Lewis. Ask about our low, long term winter rates

RSE - Yelm: Just 15 minutes from the School. Comfortable, safe, beautiful place to stay during your visit to Yelm.

Olympia - Lobbiests, Legeslators?: Need to come to the capitol? Make this your favorite place to stay. Perfect for entertainment. Fully equiped kitchen with large granite topped island and views of lake from every room. Large great room with loft master bedroom

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cindy Blair (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014

About Cindy Blair

Having moved up from Florida, we are still in awe of the Pacific Northwest. Its beautiful here. To have a cabin on such a beautiful lake and so convenient is a real blessing. Besides swimming and boating, our other passion is horses. We live on a small horse farm about 1/2 hour from the lake house.

Cindy Blair purchased this house in 2003

Why Cindy Blair chose Tacoma

This property is a dream come true. That special home on a lake. To have that view from every window. It never grows old. Kayaking on the lake is fabulous. It's a meandering lake full of fingers and coves. I've seen an owl bathing and preening; otters playing and countless hours of the osprey fishing. There are plenty of bald eagles fishing too. But still, we are not far from all the city has to offer. There are miles and miles of bike trails, great golf courses, Puget Sound is 15 minutes away, hiking on Mt Rainer...so much to day..or you can just relax at the cabin. We have high speed internet and Comcast TV for those connected folks too.

What makes this house unique

Our cabin is a perfect retreat. Although you are convenient to Interstate 5 it is a world away. So, quiet and private and beautiful. Lake views from every window.

We often have families here to visit their soldiers at Joint Base Lewis McChord. It's a great home for entertaining. With the open floor plan there is plenty of room for everyone. In the Summer you can play on the lake. In the Winter you can enjoy the cozy radiant heat floors, jacuzzzi bath tub and large rock wall fire place.

This is a custom built home. The castle like front door was hand made by the owner, his father and brother including forging the hinges. It is massive. The rocks in the fireplace wall were gathered durring his travels abroad. Every detail was executed with care and love.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Custom home on Quiet Lake
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
business
Beautiful Custom home on Quiet Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267464
+1 -360 400-3630
Tacoma Puget Sound
Shrewsbury, MA
5

Spacious, clean and a great value

  • 5 of 5
The beautiful photographs of this property show the spaciousness of this cabin. But what they can't capture, is the true beauty of this finely crafted home, which can only be experienced by stepping inside.

It has a massive front door, which features custom-made hardware and enormous forged hinges, that swing easily with the touch of a finger. It provides a gorgeous view of the lake through a wall of glass. It has a beautifully crafted cathedral ceiling with exposed beams, and an expansive staircase that leads to the main bedroom in the loft. My wife and I are both in our early fifties so we were concerned about a loft bedroom. But we found the stairs very easy-to-walk.

The bedroom has plenty of closet space, two end tables and a very comfortable king-size bed. Looking out over the hand-crafted railing, you'll enjoy a view of the stunning stone fireplace, spacious living room and extraordinary kitchen area, as well as that spectacular view of Lake St. Clair.

The roomy kitchen is well-equipped with a gas stove and range, microwave oven, roaster oven, crock pot, coffee maker, toaster, toaster oven, refrigerator and dishwasher. The countertop and island are adorned with gorgeous granite. There are plenty of dishes, cups, pots, pans and silverware.

The living room area is equally roomy as the kitchen. It offers plenty of seating with two comfy couches and several alternate seating options with the four footrests that double as a coffee table, three woven straw stools that double as storage for comfy blankets, and the raised hearth of the spectacular rumford fireplace.

We rented in late December. So we were treated to the heated flooring provided by a radiant heating system, which made both the granite flooring in the living room and the wood flooring in the kitchen feel quite warm and cozy. The bathroom, which is also very roomy, has a pedestal sink and a wonderful jacuzzi bathtub with dual shower heads and comfortable built-in seat. There's also a washer/dryer combo unit that allowed us the convenience of packing a lot lighter than we typically do for extended trips.

The downstairs bedroom, which is off of the living room, offers bunk beds and very comfortable bedding.

The owner was very responsive in answering email and phone messages, and was also very accommodating to all of our requests. I would absolutely recommend this to a friend or relative, and am looking forward to my next stay in this amazing cabin.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • 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: The cabin was custom built with no expense spared. There is a great dock and the lake is clean and beautiful. I wish they had an opportunity to enjoy the lake too. It was just too cold.
business
Beautiful Custom home on Quiet Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267464
+1 -360 400-3630
Tacoma Puget Sound
5

perfect

  • 5 of 5
A home away from home, we loved staying here.
Coming from Mass we were a little worried it was going to be too far from "civilization". It isn't.
We had the feel and joy of experiencing natural Washington. The wildlife on the lake was ever changing, but yet we had the convenience of stores and highways nearby. Not to mention our most important reason to visit Washington; to see our son stationed at JBLM. A quick drive to the base.
The owner is readily accessible and answered all our questions quickly.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Custom home on Quiet Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267464
+1 -360 400-3630
Tacoma Puget Sound
5

Serenity......

  • 5 of 5
After touring the whole lake in the kayak, my husband and I decided it's the most private house there. It sits up an embankment surrounded by trees, yet it's not dark inside due to the vaulted ceiling and windows. From the inside, you look across at a small island. I would not change a thing in it's design. After four days, I didn't want to leave. We did have to buy wood at the Safeway in Yelm in order to enjoy fires in the living room. We have wood at home but didn't have room to haul any. I decided since we weren't charged a cleaning fee, it balanced out. Thank you Cindy for sharing your home. We look forward to coming back.
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful Custom home on Quiet Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267464
+1 -360 400-3630
Tacoma Puget Sound
5

Serenity........

  • 5 of 5
After touring the lake in the kayak, my husband and I decided this is the most private of all the houses. It sits up an embankment surrounded by trees, yet it's not dark inside due to the vaulted ceiling and windows. I love that from the inside you look across at a small island. There is not a thing I would change in the design of the house. I didn't want to leave after four nights. We had to go to the Safeway in Yelm to buy wood in order to enjoy a fire in the living room. We have wood at home but didn't have room in the trunk to bring any. Since there is no cleaning fee, I figured it balanced out. We definitely look forward to coming back. Thank you Cindy for sharing your home.
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful Custom home on Quiet Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267464
+1 -360 400-3630
Tacoma Puget Sound
Lynden
4

Great Cabin!! Beautiful lake setting!

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our find. After much searching we decided to come here. Nice cabin type home on the hillside above the lake. Nice quiet lake with beautiful fall colors. The reflections of the trees and sunset on the lake was amazing.
House was clean and in good order. Well stocked with dishes, pots and pans, extra cooking spices and condiments, even extra soap, shampoo and lotion. Enough towels and linens for everyone! Pictures do a good job of representing it. All appliances were newer and in good working order.
Stairway to loft was easy and wide. Sunken living room area with full height fireplace adds a nice touch!
Enjoyed having a fire in the fireplace in the evenings and playing games. Nice assortment of books and games provided.
Canoes, life jackets and fishing gear was a wonderful and fun touch. If you do want to fish, you will need to bring your own supplies, bait, etc. A few fishing poles are provided, but they are not the best. We did make do with them and were able to catch and release quite a few fish (trout) including one that was about 16". Got to enjoy a peaceful day paddling around the lake and enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Probably not a good choice if you have mobility restrictions. You need to be able to easily navigate stairs to get around in the house since there is a sunken living room and a loft, and there is a steep gravel path to access the lake.
Overall a great stay and would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun family getaway or a romantic weekend!
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a great review! She is correct that it would not work well for folks with mobility issues. I'm glad she made that clear. I'm so glad she was able to catch so many fish! I love it that even in November my guests were able to enjoy kayaking and fishing. We get some really great days even in the Winter.
business
Beautiful Custom home on Quiet Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267464
+1 -360 400-3630
Tacoma Puget Sound
5

Beautiful house on a quiet, beautiful lake

  • 5 of 5
The house was very well maintained and clean. We had everything we needed from towels to cookware and even a supply of spices/cooking oils. Kayaks were definitely a bonus and the fishing was great. I would definitely come back in the future as well as recommend it to anybody wanting to stay in the area.
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Sea Tac
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Red Wind Casino
Nearest Golf
24 Miles
US OPEN 2015
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Lacey - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Red Wind Casino
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Mt Rainier - Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Puget Sound/ Nisqually Delta and dock on the lake
Car: necessary

Beautiful cabin on the lake with your own private dock just a short distance to Joint Base Lewis McChord. A wonderful spot to relax and enjoy your visit to the Pacific NW.

The property is between Lacey and Yelm on the beautiful 270 acre Lake St Clair just 3 miles from Red Wind Casino and less than 1/2 hour from Tacoma or Olympia. Mt Ranier National Park is only 40 miles away and you are 15 minutes from the Nisqually delta of Puget Sound. Less than 1 hours from Seattle and 2 from Portland. All the fun of mountains, salt water, fresh water...skiing snow or water, fishing, kayaking, hiking, museums, zoos, big city sports. Convenient to it all.

Other Activities: Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wolf Haven, NW Trek, Tacoma Zoos, Museums, Seattle, Portland, Mt Rainier, RSE, Nisqually Delta, Olympia, Farmer's market

Golf: Many great golf courses in the area: Tahoma Valley Golf and Country Club in Yelm, Ft Lewis Golf Course at I5, http://www.hawksprairiegolf.com/;http://www.golflink.com/golf-courses/city.aspx?dest=Lacey+WA

Ski: Crystal Mountain, Mt Baker

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Tacoma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Autumn
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
$2,750
 
 
Spring 2015
May 1 2015 - Jun 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$155
$1,075
$3,200
 
 
US Open Gold
Jun 15 2015 - Jun 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 22 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
$3,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$125
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.7%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Tacoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , two shower heads
  • Large bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and two shower heads. There is a stacked washer/dryer in the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Loft bedroom - 1 queen , Queen Bed
    Main floor bedroom under the loft - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds
  • Beautiful loft bedroom looks down thru the trees to the lake. Plenty of closet space and a nice fainting couch. The bedroom under the loft is small with two twin beds that can't be made up together as a queen or separately.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • naturism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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