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Private Gated Water Lake Front Home. Private beach and dock near Chamber Bay GC

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,475 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Home on American Lake - 3 bedrooms Sleeps 8+,2 full bathroom,Greatroom, Gated.

Close to everything… yet a world away. Quaintly set on the grounds of Thornewood Estates on American Lake, this newer 3 bedroom, two bath home offers the unmatched blend of privacy and luxury comfort in an exclusive historic setting. Ideal for vacations, extended corporate stays, relocations, visiting family/friends or interim housing while building, remodeling, or moving.

Thornewood Cottage sits in a very private gated 18 home community on the east shore of American Lake in Lakewood . 10 min to Tacoma, 15 min to Chambers Bay, 15 min. to Olympia, 40 min to Seatac Airport, and 55 min. to Seattle.

Built in 2004 fully furnished and very clean.

1,400 square foot open layout features vaulted great room with gas fireplace, and a large deck.

Master Suit– king 4 poster bed, jetted tub, large shower, walk in closet, skylight, and vaulted ceilings.

2nd Bedroom – Queen Sleigh Bed, vaulted ceilings, walk in closet.

Office/3rd Bedroom has a large cherry wood desk and queen sleeper sofa.

Kitchen has a large breakfast bar, and plenty of gathering space. Fully stocked with everything but the food and paper goods.

Also features dishwasher, washer/dryer, DVD/VCR, TV, and custom lighting.

Unobstructed sweeping views of American Lake and incredible summer sunsets.

Waterfront access includes 40 feet of no bank beach front. Sand then pea gravel to waters edge.

Call for shorter or longer term pricing, availability, and complete agreement. All living is on second floor. Garage not included. Prices may change without notice.

Amenities: Completely Furnished, All Appliances, Furniture, Linens, Washer/Dryer, TV, VCR/DVD/CD, and Much More.

Lots of Golf near by; Tacoma Golf and Country Club, Chambers Bay, The Home Course, and more.

More Details

Randy Foley
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Randy Foley

I have lived on American Lake since 2000. My wife and two daughters live in the same area as the cottage and simply love the area and all the beauty, history, and recreation it has to offer. We believe you will too. We would love to help make your travel as wonderful as possible.

Randy Foley purchased this house in 2003

Why Randy Foley chose Lakewood

Thonewood has a rich history dating back to the 1800s when several timber industry moguls were made. Most notably the Weyerhoeuser Company. Tacoma was the timber capital of the world. Chester Thorne was the financier to the timber barons. Thornewood Castle ( sits just 150' away. The location is very secluded and private yet you are less than 15 minutes to City of Tacoma and Olympia. JBLM is less than 5 minutes. 10+ years and hundreds of repeat stays, all agree Thornewood Cottage on American Lake is one of the best places they have ever stayed.

What makes this house unique

Waterfront vacation with your own private beach and dock.


Lakewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1475 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Four Poster
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Queen hide-a-bed in Greatroom
  • 3 bedrooms plus a queen sleeper sofa, and a single or queen air bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Private Gated Water Lake Front Home. Private beach and dock near Chamber Bay GC
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Excellent home with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at this Lakehouse! Although we were there for work, and in the offseason, the home and it's views do not disappoint.

The homeowner is fantastic and helpful! The home is in perfect condition and the kitchen is perfectly stocked with whatever you will need. There is plenty of sleeping space as almost every piece of furniture folds out in to a sleep space!

We will be back another time when we can enjoy the Lake as much as we enjoyed the view!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like staying at a friends house....

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular property. Great view. Priceless time with family. Loved drinking coffee on the deck and watching the eagles and ospreys every morning. Sunsets, fishing and fireworks from the dock. Great catamaran sailing. Nicely stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, and plenty of seating in the house and at the beach. Thank you for everything, Randy!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, We really enjoyed meeting you and glad your family had a memorable time. Please return soon so the Hobbie gets some use. Cheers, Jen and Randy
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Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

Upon arriving at the Thornewood Cottage my family and I felt at home. We were greeted by Randy who told us to let him know if we needed anything. He even pointed out the baldheaded eagles to us. The pictures on the website do not do justice to this wonderful property. It was clean and very well maintained. The location is perfect, close enough to Seattle to spend the day and then return for quiet evenings. Our favorite time was drinking coffee in the early mornings and sipping a glass of wine in the evenings on the deck while watching the baldheaded eagles swoop and call to each other. It was a perfect place to stay with our 16 yr old. She didn't want to leave when the time came. I have already recommended this property to other friends. We are making plans to return again for a visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Salem, Oregon

Seattle Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had family fly from California and drive from Oregon to meet in Washington. The owner has a beautiful property, was really great to work with, and exceptionally kind. We really enjoyed out stay, and are already making plans to come back.

I recommend you bring a map of Tacoma and Seattle if you are planning to stay a while because they are both fairly close. While there we went to the Space Needle, the Seattle Underground Tour, Theo Chocolate Factory (make reservations at least a month in advance), and Pikes Place Market.

The house is close to restaurants, grocery stores (because you want to use the beautiful kitchen), and other attractions like the Tacoma Dome.

The property was very clean and well maintained. The only thing we would do different is come again in the warmer weather so we can use the beautiful lake. But, at least we had a fabulous view.

Thanks for letting us stay at your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2009
  • Stayed: February 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bellevue, WA


  • 5 of 5

One of the most beautiful properties I have stayed at for the price. Great location and accomodations. The owner is easy to work with and a really great guy. I'd recommend this to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Chambers Bay
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-5 and Hwy 512
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
American Lake
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Pet Fee $200
Cleaning $110

Call for long term stay rates. RV parking is also available
Discounts for 7+ nights. Monthly rates available
All Holiday periods and graduation weekends add $60/nt.
Call for last minute deals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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