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Incredible home on the lake. Your own private resort. Hot tub, pool, dock, etc.!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cozy, luxurious, 3 bed/2 bth on quiet lake with privacy, hot tub—sleeps 8-12

** MIMIMUM NIGHTS vary depending on season. See "more details" at the bottom (please note that our min. differs from the ones shown under rates ).

THE MOOSEHEAD CABIN is the perfect place to get-away with friends and family. Nestled on the north shore of a beautiful, quiet lake, with 10 private acres of surrounding meadows, forests, wetlands and beautiful views, you will feel like you are at your own private resort—yet it's only a short 90 minute drive from Seattle.

Our clean, comfortable, and luxurious home has everything you need for a relaxing and fun get-away. Whether you spend your time inside, or outside, everything is here!

The outdoor hot tub is just steps from the front door and open year round. The heated pool is open from May to September. A spacious wrap-around deck is the perfect place to watch the eagles sore over the lake, or enjoy outdoor dining at a table that seats up to 12 people.

A short path through the trees leads to a private 60' dock, with a rowboat, kayaks and a canoe for guests to enjoy on the lake....or bring your own motor boat or jet ski to enjoy on a lake that is never busy! The kids will have fun on the play structure, at the full size volley ball net, or playing catch in the meadow. At night, gather around the outdoor fire-pit next to the lake for smores under the stars—or on cold days, gather in the great room, with a roaring fire in the giant stone fireplace (under the moose) to play games, watch a movie, or read a book. Plenty of all 3 are provided.

Up the road 1/4 mile is one of Washington's best kept secrets—Penrose State Park—with wonderful salt water beaches on Puget Sound, and easy hiking trails through the woods, with spectacular views of Mt. Rainier at the end of the trail.

Lakebay Marina is also down the road, and is the 'happening place' during the summer with beer tastings, ice cream, and paddle board rentals. It's also a great way to visit by boat, and short term moorage is available.

Come discover a little slice of paradise at THE MOOSEHEAD CABIN.


2 night minimum (always) except for:

-- Summers--4 night min unless unavailable (then min 2 nights).(Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend).

-- Holidays--3 nights

Friday and Saturday nights must be booked together (weekends).

Priority is given to longer requests. No discounts during summer, but discounts may be available for longer stays during the low season (Sept. through May) excluding holidays.

** Please note that there is a MAX of 8 ADULTS, (up to 12 guests with kids) AT ALL TIMES on the property (including day visits). PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST LARGER GROUPS, as this is based on the size/capacity of our septic system and other factors.

More Details

Rebecca Schellings
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Rebecca Schellings

Hello from The Schellings. Our family of 5 enjoys traveling and lots of activities. Since we have 3 boys, spending time outdoors is a MUST. That's why we love spending time at the Moosehead!

We built The Moosehead Cabin 2000. We wanted a place we could get to easily from Seattle (less than 2 hours), and had lots of space for our boys to run. We also wanted to be on a lake where we could enjoy activities like water skiing, fishing, and canoeing.

When we stumbled on on Bay Lake, we knew we had found the place. Steve was nicknamed 'moose' throughout his school years, so we thought it would be fun to build a mini-lodge with a moose as the centerpiece. And so it began.

The Moosehead Cabin has been a labor of love, and we enjoy every minute we're there. We hope you do to.

Rebecca Schellings purchased this lodge in 2000

Why Rebecca Schellings chose Puget Sound

Close to Seattle. Lots of privacy. Lake allows motorized boats. Great Southern exposure with lots of sun.

Good restaurants and shopping in charming Gig Harbor.

What makes this lodge unique

PRIVACY!! When we looked at other 'destination' places, most of the houses were all close together. We love the fact that no one sees us on our property, and we feel like we're miles away...yet really not at all!


Lakebay Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1-Main Floor - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Twin bed is a fold out sleeper
    Bedroom 2—upstairs - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3—upstairs - 5 twin/ single , 2 twins can be made into a king with prior notice
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
Seven private acres, and over 800 feet of natural shoreline. Located on a protected wetland, we have a lot of wildlife, including deer, eagles, and many varieties of birds. We even have beavers on the lake.


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Incredible home on the lake. Your own private resort. Hot tub, pool, dock, etc.!
average rating of 4.92 based on 50 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We want to schedule next year's vacation now because we had so much fun! We used the new SUP to go across the lake on a warm sunny afternoon. This morning we canoed around the lake while the morning fog lifted. We swam for hours each day with the grand children. We made s'mores at the campfire and watched the 🦇 flit around. Loved the 🐸 family along the dock. The house was well equipped with everything we needed. The beds were warm and comfortable. It's a perfect family get away location for making lifelong memories!❤️

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Roomy and very accommodating. Had everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at The Moosehead Cabin very much. There was plenty of room for our group of 11 (7 adults and 4 kids). Everyone had a "real" bed, rather than futons or pull-out beds. The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, utensils, dishes and silverware. Two full bathrooms. Everything could have been a little cleaner. However, that has been the case with every rental that we have stayed in. This house was MUCH better than some. The pool was GREAT. The weekend we were there was HOT, so we spent a lot of time in the pool. There were a couple broken chaise lounges, but they were still usable. We also had a great time in the lake, rowing around in the canoe, kayaks, and row boat (the paddle boat was broken, but we didn't miss it). There isn't really shore access for swimming, however the lake is so overgrown with weeds that we didn't want to swim in it anyway. Made for great critter "hunting" though. The kids LOVED trying to spot frogs, fish, turtles and bugs. All of which we saw quite a bit of. We also, surprisingly, really enjoyed the bats! Every night during our campfire we waited for them to come out and actually enjoyed them swooping around, feeding on insects. We're even thinking about putting up a bat box on OUR property! And the very last day we were there, as we were leaving, we got to see a mama deer with her two babies. That was fun, especially for the kids. The property is also VERY private. Feels very remote. Also Rebecca was VERY helpful and easy to work with. Anytime I Had a question, she got back to me right away. Overall, our experience and stay was wonderful. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank you to the Schellings for sharing your home away from home! :)

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a great time even though it rained!

  • 5 of 5

We didnt get to play outside but the house has everything you need to entertain inside! Had a great time. The beds were also very comfortable... the whole feel of the house is comfortable and inviting. We will come back!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Edmonds, Wa

Super comfy, well equipped, great floor plan and peaceful property

  • 5 of 5

This rental was so fantastic. We had a celebration for my daughter's 15th birthday. We brought 10 girls and LOTS of food. They had a blast! The cabin layout was ideal for this group. The living room was large enough to accommodate them playing games and enjoying the lovely fireplace. The kitchen was huge and the layout allowed us to serve banquet style. The table fit all 10 girls. The two upstairs bedrooms accommodated all the girls and when half the group got tired, they retreated to one bedroom while the more energetic group could continue on until the sun came up. They also enjoyed the hot tub and walking around the beautiful property taking pictures. We were there on a rainy weekend, but those birds still sang their hearts out in the morning while we drank coffee and looked out over the beautiful lake. It is no wonder folks rent this cabin on a repeat basis. It is truly a gem!! It really is a great find for a larger group.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Spokane Valley, WA

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

My family highly enjoyed our stay at the Moosehead cabin. The home itself is great and the grounds outside provide a lot to keep everyone busy!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My family loves Moosehead Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My young daughters and I have been coming to Moosehead for the last 8 years. It truly is a home away from home for them and we love everything about this home and property. It is the perfect country getaway. So peaceful and serene.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Penrose Point State Park
"Great hiking trails, beaches, campgrounds, and boat moorage."
Lakebay Marina
"Grill with good burgers and shakes. Friday night music. Paddle board rentals"
Gig Harbor Waterfront
"Waterfront shops, Wednesday night summer concerts, restaurants and historic town."
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Horseshoe Lake
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Hwy 16
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Key Center
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Penrose State Park
Car: necessary

Ten private acres on BAY LAKE. Best of both, freshwater (lake) and salt water beaches up the road at PENROSE STATE PARK.


Rates & Availability

Lakebay Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sept 2017 (pool open)
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall-Winter 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
May '18 (pool open)
May 1 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Sept '18 (pool open)
Sep 4 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2018-2019
Oct 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping / Laundry $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.95%

• Responsible adult (who signs rental agreement) must be at least 25 and on the property during the rental period.
• Max of 8 adults, and up to 12 including kids, at ALL TIMES on the property.
• Friday and Saturday nights must be booked together.
• A credit card is required for damage deposit.
• 4pm check in, noon check out

Weekend rates apply for all holidays. Minimum number of nights for holidays vary. Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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