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Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Paradise Estates Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3-5)

Relax in a great 1200 sq. ft. two story cabin in the woods. We offer a two queen size beds and a futon bed (located in the living room) for our guests. The living room has a electric fireplace and 60" flat screen TV. The house is equipped with central heating. There is a video library with over 300 movies to choose from and a pop corn maker to add to your movie experience. Please help yourself to the board games which are located in the same cabinet. There is also electric fireplace and couch in the main bedroom. Our kitchen is fully stocked with everything a cook might need. We have all the indigence for a relaxing get away! Don't forget to pack your swim suits! There is a private covered hot tub in the back with a great view of the creek. Come stay and enjoy this cozy cabin. There are several flower gardens welcoming you as you approach the front door.

Interested in dining out? There are many restaurants in the area located on our website. During your stay you may get lucky and see an elk or deer right out the front window.

The cabin is close to the paradise entrance of Mt. Rainier National Park (approx. 5 miles away). The park includes great hiking trails and beautiful scenery. Lastly, there is picnic table, portable fire pit and gas BBQ outside so you can relax and enjoy the outdoors. This cabin is NON-SMOKING inside the cabin. We have additional photos of the property on our website which is listed below. We mange two cabins on VRBO please also visit The Three Pines Cabin for additional dates.

Keywords: Cabin, House, Retreat, Mt. Rainier Getaway House to Rent Daily rental paradise entrance mount rainier entrance close Ashford Washington rental property. Our maximum guests is 5 people.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Ashley Duncan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016

About Ashley Duncan

We are here to make your stay a memorable one!

We are happy to personalize your stay by presenting you with recommendations on events happening near by, restaurants, outdoor activities, as well as, help you strategize on how to beat the crowds in the national park!

Depending on the time of year there are a multitude of activities and events that take place locally such as: zoos, beer tasting, Mountain Festival, movie premiers, car shows, Fourth of July firework shows, Morton Logger Days Festival, and Roy Rodeo just to name a few.

Ashley Duncan purchased this cabin in 1990

Why Ashley Duncan chose Ashford

The view is beautiful and so calming. Great place to enjoy the outdoors.

What makes this cabin unique

The are many deer and elk roaming the area. The cabin is only 5 minutes for the park entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. Come enjoy the enclosed hot tub area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay at your cabin. Some of our favorite moments. Deer in the yard. Sound of the creek. A trip to the hot tub. Soccer with the kids in the yard. Proximity to Mt. Rainier.

Thank You!
Aug 2012
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based on 32 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.71875 based on 43 reviews

Perfect retreat, convenient to Rainier National Park!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Stargazer Retreat! It was perfectly located close to the entrance of the national park. Additionally, Paul is an incredibly welcoming host, he went above and beyond in terms of helping us plan our time in the area from hiking to food options to what we needed to pack. Furthermore, the cabin is chock-full of extras (like dispensers in the showers, tons of DVDs, wood for the fire pit) to make time there stress free and incredibly easy to plan.

We loved the space with all the custom furniture, the hot tub was amazing for post-hike sore muscles and the setting with the stream right outside was incredibly peaceful. We got to enjoy deer in the neighborhood each morning! Although, we usually camp when we travel, it was nice to be able to feel like we had the fun of camping with the fire pit with the amenities of staying in someone's well cared for space. Additionally since we were traveling with parents who are excited about experiencing nature but less so from a tent, this was a perfect compromise.

We would recommend this space to everyone! Anyone looking to explore Rainier National Park would love this well maintained, well thought out space and could benefit from Paul's care in hosting and his expertise about the area to optimize your time in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cain and great location

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very homey, decorated with custom made woodwork and furniture from the wooden bench in the entrance all the way to the deck area. The owner has put a lot of attention building it. The cabin has 2 decent size rooms with 2 bathrooms and a queen size futon downstairs. There is no TV but tons of movie selections. We didn’t’ get to use the hot tub but it is very clean and overlooking the huge yard and the creek. You can hear a small creek water running in the backyard. The lot is pretty big with a picnic table at the back. There is a gas grill as well which is very handy. The kitchen is fully equipped but if you don’t want to cook. There are several restaurants in town.

The cabin is gated as well so additional security. The cabin is conveniently located and a quick drive to the Longmire entrance.

Paul was very attentive and offered us some great travel tips before our trip and it was extremely helpful. Paul also came and showed us the house, really appreciate his hospitality.

I would definitely come back and stay again and would highly recommend anyone staying here.. There is no grocery store in town but you can get your grocery in Packwood.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Sorry if this is a repeat review. I left on earlier but not sure it went through. Perfect location. I had three teenage boys with me and the loved the mountain, the lake and the hot tub. The cabin had everything we needed. The beds were super comfy. The owner was very helpful. Thanks Paul.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Girls Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Three of us ladies rented this wonderful cabin for two nights while we went hiking and exploring in the Mt. Rainier (Paradise) side of the mountain. We were so comfortable and happy with everything--from the electric fireplace, cozy living room, well stocked kitchen; and bbq grill outside. The beds were great! Bathrooms clean and complete with toiletries and personal puffs, just as the owner has described. There was so much to do here we truly found ourselves wishing we had booked at least another day. Went to the little lake right down the street. Quiet, gated and safe location, and the most tranquil sounding little creek in the back yard. We had a fire outside one night and enjoyed looking at the stars. And it was pure Heaven to melt into that hot tub at night to ease the sore muscles from hiking. Thank you Paul. It was a pleasure to meet you and we really did enjoy and appreciate all the wonderful features that have gone into this cabin, especially all your own art work and wood creations. It was a wonderful stay, and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location to Mt. Rainer, Well Equipped and Suited well for Families

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at Paul's Stargazer Cabin. The cabin has all of the amenities you would need. The kitchen is well stocked with kitchen ware (though the wish list is for teflon or not-stick type pans), bathrooms had lots of towels and soaps/shampoos, etc., the living room had hundreds of DVDs, and the hot tub was a wonderful socializing center for the adults and kids. The 2 bedrooms are upstairs and the bedding was very comfortable. The place is so homey, you really feel cozy. The rise/run of the stairs are very steep, but it was manageable. I think for elderly or those with difficulty navigating steps, they would need to sleep on the futon couch or recliner couches downstairs. Paul walked us through his property and you can feel the love he has for the area and his house. If we are ever in the area again, we would definitely stay here and highly recommend it!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place near Mount Rainier

  • 5 of 5

3 of us stayed here for 4 nights and found it to have everything we needed for a great stay. The owner Paul is a fabulous woodworker and has made many items for the house which give it a nice personal touch. The kitchen was well stocked with everything needed to cook meals. The beds were very comfortable. The hot tub space is private , and we enjoyed using it. We also made use of the washer and dryer. Laundry detergent was provided. Paul gave us a thorough demonstration of how to use everything, as well as giving us tips to make the best use of our time in the area. The picnic table by the creek was a nice spot for dining, and the gas grill was a plus. The fenced yard is nice, and the lilies were blooming in the gardens while we were there. Both bedrooms and 1 bathroom are upstairs, and 1 bathroom is downstairs. The setup may not be the best for those with mobility problems, as the stairs above the landing are steep and have narrow treads. A couple of small recommendations would be to add some clothing hooks to the upstairs bathroom and to replace the bar soaps in the bathrooms with liquid hand soap. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. We had a great time! In the area, we also enjoyed the Copper Creek restaurant. They have a patio in back which is lovely. The blackberry pie was delicious and the chocolate shakes are gigantic!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your great review. And your suggestion for the coat hooks in the upstairs bath is being implemented this week. (they already exist in the downstairs bath). As for the suggestion of liquid hand soap. I have both liquid hand soap and liquid hand sanitizer as well as bar soap and hand lotion on the counter in each bathroom as well as at the kitchen sink. I have noticied that some of my guests take and clear one or both of the liquid hand soaps as well as the Avenno hand lotion from the counters and put them under the sinks to make room for their personal items. I apologize if when cleaning I didn,t notice and return them to the counter. I would also point out that in both bathroom showers there are dispensers that contain, shampoo (pantine), conditioner (tres seme') and two different brand name body washes. As well as under each sink is a bag of brand new personal wash puffs that each quest is encourged to have and use during their stay and to keep and take home with them. The reason I've chosen to supply shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand lotion is that a majority of my quests have flown in from other places and taking any of those items on a plane any more is a very big hassle. And then upon arrival the guest buys bottles of the stuff only to leave it at the end of their stay. I know because I've frequently done it myself. That is just another personal touch that we provide at the Stargazer. As for the mention of the stairs. Yes they are a bit steep. We note that in our listing, and given the opportunity to actually talk to our quests during the booking process ( which "book on line" dosen't) we discuss that with the prospective guest. And it is covered in the guests welcome package along with directions key codes etc.
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Copper Creek & Alexanders
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Several in town
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest

The property is located down the street from a small lake which is walking distance from the cabin. There is a swing set, small jungle gym, and picnic area.

There is little to no traffic that passes by the cabin which makes for a nice bike ride and quiet neighborhood. The property is located 5min. to the entrance to Mt.Rainier National Park, and 5min. from Ashford.


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Paradise Estates Cabin Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.8%

During Holidays, Holiday Rates will apply. There is a minimum stay of 3 nights and the holiday rate is $225.00 a night for up to four people.
Rates can change until rental form is confirmed and paid.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Paradise Estates Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 upstairs, 1 down stairs Shampoo, conditioner and body wash are provided. Blow dryer and new wash puffs are located under the sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 2 Queen Beds (premium bedding provided) & 1 Sleep Sofa/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming

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