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Vickie Facchini

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Charming, mountain, quiet, beautiful, cozy, relaxing, very private

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Amboy House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms, Living room, Sitting room, large kitchen. DSL

The home is located on the south side of Mount Saint Helens, a short distance from the boat ramps at Lake Merwin at Cresp Bay and Yale Reservoir at Saddle Dam. Near by is also the beautiful Lewis River and Merrill Lake. For the avid fisherman bring your boat for easy access to the boat ramps. For Fly Fisherman there's fly fishing only areas, on Merrill Lake and Lewis River. For the golfer there's the Lewis River Golf Course located on the Lewis River, also offers fine dinning. East of Cougar is The Swift Reservoir it's a massive mountain lake with boating sports. For the Mt St Helens climbers, the home is located seven miles from the registration at Cougar and climbers bivouac is twenty two miles from the home. For scenic drives and hikes there's gorgeous water falls to visit, foot bridges at Lava Canyon, and Windy Ridge on the east side of Mt St. Helens. The Ape Caves just out of Cougar are also a popular destination for children and adults. In the winter there's a snow park east of Cougar for snow mobiles and cross country skiing.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Vickie Facchini (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had such a wonderful stay in your home. Thank you for being such a great host. We had a fantastic time exploring the area (snowshoeing at Mt. St. Helens and Ape caves) and relaxing at the house (playing games, cooking and puzzling. It's hard to leave!
Mar 2016
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based on 12 traveler reviews

Charming, mountain, quiet, beautiful, cozy, relaxing, very private
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful and private.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the house and property - very nicely furnished. The instructions to get in were accurate and easy to follow. We will look for an opportunity to return with our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review and taking such exceptional care of the home, you are welcome back anytime.
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Beautiful home and location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Blacktail cottage and loved the location and everything about the home. It is in a quiet and stunningly beautiful environment, close to lakes, small towns and of course a rather impressive volcano. The home is exceptionally well appointed, and has everything needed for a comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home

  • 5 of 5


The home was perfect for our stay. The layout was great and the house was very clean and in great condition.

Thank you for being so accommodating.


  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jack for your kind review. I am pleased you enjoyed the home. I appreciate you and your family taking such good care of the home. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Vickie
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Fantastic property, Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. This place was perfect for us. We were so comfortable. Our hosts were so gracious.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sanctuary for all

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing home! Thank you for blessing our family with this refreshing weekend! The home is elegant and refined, yet totally non stuffy. Plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. The master bedroom and bath was my retreat and treat! Beautifully tucked away and yet not too far from a store. Thank you again for all the thoughtful additions or beautiful amenities!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegant home base for destination wedding

  • 5 of 5

This was a great home base for a three-day wedding celebration at nearby Anderson Lodge. Close to Mt St Helen's, and numerous lakes and reservoirs. It's obvious the owners - Vickie and Gary - take great pride in caring for the home and ensuring it provides everything you need.We loved sitting on the front porch and the back deck; walking the hilly trails, while picking blackberries; tracking elk; preparing salmon on the gas grill. We'd definitely visit this property again. In fact, if it ever comes on the market, I want to know about it!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting this very nice review. We wanted to thank you for choosing our home for your wedding celebration and we hope that you will stay with us again Vickie & Gary
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Car: necessary

Lakes, boating, sailing, fishing, water skiing, kayak, hiking, water falls, fly fishing only, golfing, swiming, Mt. St. Helens climbers registration, Ape Caves, mountains, river, ski mobiling

Other Activities: Cross Country Skiing, hiking


Rates & Availability

Amboy House Rental Rates

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Sep 11 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $60 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.6%

Guest maximum 8 additional guest up to 10 $15.00 per night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amboy House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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