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Near JBLM - dog friendly - waterfront private custom home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 4

Beautiful open floor plan home with views of the lake from every room. Nestled in the trees overlooking the lake. Your own private dock with kayaks provided. This well stocked lake is great for fishing, boating and swimming. Very quiet and private. Beautiful sunsets and lots of wildlife.

The custom front door opens up to provide 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 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.

Wonderful patio for outside entertaining with views of the lake. A BBQ and fire pit/chimnea are provided. Or walk down the path to the lake and take the kayaks out for a tour of the lake or sit on the dock and enjoy watching the wildlife. Very convenient to Joint Base Lewis McChord. Also good for temporary housing. 20 minutes from the north gate to Ft Lewis. Ask about our low, long term 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

Cindy Blair
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

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 Puget Sound

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 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.


Olympia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please be considerate of the neighborhood. No loud parties.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
  • 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
  • outlet shopping
  • 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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Near JBLM - dog friendly - waterfront private custom home
average rating of 4.9649124 based on 57 reviews
Shrewsbury, MA

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
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.
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  • 5 of 5

Exceeded our expectations in every way. Hard to leave...we even extended our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Happy Valley, OR

Beautiful, relaxing, fun

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely gorgeous home, well stocked, clean, comfortable with easy access to the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Serene and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay for us nature lovers! Kayaking and swimming, watching nesting osprey across the lake, lounge and read a book on the dock, day hikes in nearby areas such as Lake Cushman and Staircase, walks on the shoreline of Puget Sound at Tolmie Park. We had a small family reunion and graduation celebration there which worked well. The house is a 10-15 min drive from Safeway and local shops, 20 min from Olympia and its restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques, 30-40 min from Tacoma. Nisqually Nat'l Wildlife Refuge is 10 min away and on the way back check out Fresh Catch Seafood for fresh fish and shellfish for the BBQ or steamer. Lavender farm down the road. Sorry we had to leave!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Lake Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house itself celebrates the lake with floor to ceiling windows, each with a different view of the lake. While preparing a meal in the kitchen area (with an amazing amount of counter space), all you have to do is look up and the lake is right in front of you. Then you can take a short walk down to the shore and sit on the spacious dock in the sun or climb aboard one of the kayaks and paddle out. Bring bags of groceries because there's no need to leave this property. Swim, kayak, read in the sun.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yucaipa, California

What a Gem Property/Owner/Location & Bargain!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property is a very nice, clean, spacious cabin with all the amenities anyone could ever want in a cabin by the lake. From cooking steaks on the BBQ to lighting a fire in the patio chimenea while enjoying your evening coffee and smores. All the while looking down on the beautiful lake views. The cabin views are awesome, with the place teaming with birds, geese, squirrels, deer, and fish. Early one morning, I actually saw a monster fish jumping up to eat something on the opposite side of the lake from exactly the same vantage point of the picture shown here. There are games and activities to unplug with. We really enjoyed kayaking and exploring the lake. Cindy the owner, is a very gracious host and responded very quickly to all my emails or texts. We can't say enough about this great little cabin and beautiful lake.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Sea Tac
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Multiple public courses in the area
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.

Ski: Crystal Mountain, Mt Baker


Rates & Availability

Olympia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jul 10 2017 - Sep 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
4th of July 2018
Jun 27 2018 - Jul 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 9 2018 - Sep 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $200

Please review the attached rental agreement

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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