This new lake view apartment is built on top of a private garage. There is a panoramic view of beautiful Mayfield Lake. We made a wrap-around deck on the north and east sides (for the view). We have furnished the 1080 square foot apartment as a place we would want to live in, but we own the larger house next door (see vrbo listing 314232) as our vacation property and added the garage/apartment for our future use. For the next few years, the apartment offers a great getaway place to enjoy yourself.
The two-bedroom apartment has queen beds to sleep four and two more persons could sleep on the fold-out sleeper sofa. The kitchen is set up to allow you to cook your meals or there are several restaurants within short drivings distances. Laundry room has full-size stacking units.
The real opportunity of this location and setup is that this is a great place to stay and relax or be as active as you want to be. Mayfield Lake was formed when a dam was built on the Cowlitz River. Mayfield Lake offers boating, water sports, fishing (8 varieties), hunting, and Ike Kinswa State Park for swimming and other children's activities. There is sport fishing on the Cowlitz (salmon and steelhead in season), hiking in the hills and mountains, skiing/boarding at White Pass winters, sightseeing in the Cascade Range.
A drive to Randle, WA puts you nestled in the middle of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St. Helens. The natural beauty of the area still puts me in awe after years of enjoyment. There are restaurants, horseback riding, and other services in the small towns around the area with the type of folks that are warm and welcoming.
Check-in time is at 4:00 p.m. or later.
Check-out time is 12:00 noon or earlier.
Neighborhood Considerations: Quiet hours are between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. every day of the week. The property is in a quiet neighborhood and that must be maintained during the quiet hours.
If you are looking for a getaway with lots of choices for activities, you have found it!
Keywords: Flat, upstairs loft, 2-bedroom, 4-6 person, Lake View, great view, Mt. St. Helen's, Mt. Rainier, Gifford Pinchot, Mayfield Lake, Wi-Fi internet, HD TV
Lynda and Darrel Libby own two properties side-by-side. We have worked to make this our future retirement home. We live in Vancouver, WA currently, and spend the weekends mostly at the Mayfield Lake Home. We started building a garage for our future needs and by the time we had the garage space, the opportunity to add some living space was a good choice. The contractors met our requirements and built a high quality building to our liking. Retirement is a few years away, so we want to rent out the apartment when we are not using it.
I like to fish, hike, hunt, and enjoy watching the sun rise over the lake and reflect a warm welcome to a new day. This vacation spot is 75 minutes driving time from our home in Vancouver and just under 2 hours from downtown Seattle. We have kids in both locations, so this was hopefully thinking ahead towards visiting the grandkids. It is in a quiet neighborhood set away from cities. There is a small stop on the way called Salkum, which has the basic groceries. Mossyrock is 12 minutes away with a few more shops. Chehalis and Centralia have a good variety of shops and indoor activities.
Relaxation for those needing to get away. If you are more active, then the variety of outdoor activities will keep your interest. The VRBO rental is a great way to vacation at a destination location without breaking the bank.