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Beautiful Lakehouse Getaway w/dock, kayaks, easy access to JBLM and interstate

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Private wooded setting on lake 2 bedrooms, open floor plan GORGEOUS!

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 river rock 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 for your convenience.

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

Owner
Cindy Blair
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 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 Olympia

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.

Amenities

Olympia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • 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
  • DVD 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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • 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
  • 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

Reviews

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Beautiful Lakehouse Getaway w/dock, kayaks, easy access to JBLM and interstate
average rating of 4.951613 based on 62 reviews
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: December 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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Castaic, California
5

Always a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

This was my third stay at the lakehouse, and it is always relaxing and terrific. Really feel at home there.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

It was amazing

  • 5 of 5

The house is really nice. Very paceful and relaxing. We loved to stay there and we would love to get back there again in the future. Cindy is excellent host. Thank you Cindy

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing view and beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the lake house. It was a great time for our family and the property was wonderful. The view was breathtaking, and we so enjoyed getting up each morning, drinking our coffee, and relaxing while looking at the lake. It was so quiet and peaceful. Thank you Cindy for a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

wonderful, relaxing, quiet and peaceful......

  • 5 of 5

An outstanding property on a gorgeous lake..

I have stayed at Cindy's cabin 3x and hope to again in the near future.

A fabulous location for traveling the state or just relaxing by the lake!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 4 of 5

My husband and mother and I had a very pleasant stay at the lakehouse. A friend joined us for the weekend part of our 11-day vacation. Even though the house is beautiful, I think my favorite place was the dock - or out on the water in kayaks. (Thanks Cindy, for providing 3 kayaks!) We fished, but didn't catch anything. The only downside was the Loft...I didn't feel that our bedroom or our conversations were private. However, if it had just been the two of us, it would have been fine. I'll remember that for when I start looking for our 2018 vacation. Cindy is very responsive and kind.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Sea Tac
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Red Wind Casino
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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.7%

Please review the attached rental agreement

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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