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Joe Schwetz

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Immaculate 5 Acre Estate, Private Pool, 10 minutes to Chelan! 2 Acres of lawn

48 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Orondo House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

*** Summer is filling up quickly! Only 3 full weeks available and one 4 night stay available July 4-8, 2016 ***

We’d love for you to come and experience the beauty of our home and the Chelan Valley. The house is custom designed to take advantage of the stunning 180 degree views. The unique design features a large wrap around deck which is wonderful for entertaining, enjoying beautiful sunsets, enjoying the ever changing river laid out in front of you.

The 3 story design features 4 bedrooms with a bathroom on each floor. The top floor has the master suite with a King-size bed, bathroom with a jetted soaking tub and a large walk through double shower. There is a second family room with adjacent bedroom that connects through to the master suite on the top floor. Perfect for having younger children close by. This family room also features a projector and 6' movie screen with ample room for an air bed or just to throw out sleeping bags for the kids. It also has an addition Queen-size bed.

The main floor has a bedroom with a Queen-size bed and a 1/2 bath just outside the door.

The bottom floor bedroom has a Queen-size bed with a full bathroom. The family room on the bottom floor has a river rock gas fireplace with a theater featuring a 10' screen. It also has French doors out on to the patio with the pool and hot tub. There is a hide a bed in the family room as well.

The main floor has a beautiful kitchen with granite counter tops, Dacor double oven, Dacor 5 burner cook top with down draft and all stainless steel appliances. The kitchen features a large bar and lots of counter space. The living room has a gas fireplace and an 8' picture window looking down river, perfect for seeing the sunset.

All TV''s in the house are connected to Dish Network satellite TV service with DVR. We upgraded the internet service in the fall of 2014 so there is high speed internet available.

The house sits above the Columbia River on 5 acres with sweeping panoramic views of the Columbia River, orchards, and Chelan Butte. The landscape is immaculate with over an acre of lawn. Feel free to bring your Frisbee, bocci ball, badminton, volleyball, croquet set, or whatever outdoor fun you'd like enjoy

To accentuate the natural beauty, the 33’ x 15' swimming pool, large CalSpa hot tub, and patio area is a favorite for all that come to enjoy our place and Chelan’s beautiful weather. Spend a lazy afternoon floating in the pool, working on your tan, listening to the outdoor music, and sipping on your favorite drink. From the pool you have a full view of the Columbia River as well. (Pool is open May-September).

There is a caretaker's cottage on the estate. We ensure that the pool and grounds are well cared for during your stay.

It’s close enough to the town of Chelan to enjoy the local wineries and attractions, including Slidewaters Water Park, yet far enough from town to truly relax and enjoy the tranquility of a well-deserved vacation. Enjoy sitting on the deck while reading and taking in the breathtaking view of the Columbia River. You’re sure to see beautiful sunsets over Chelan Butte and a sky full of stars at night. Watch the hang gliders and paragliders float down to Beebe Bridge Park. Get out the binoculars and watch the hawks and bald eagles sore on the breeze. Head out in your boat for great waterskiing and wakeboarding on the Columbia River or Lake Chelan.

Lake Chelan offers many rentals for boats and jet skis. You can also take a boat ride on the Lady of the Lake from Chelan to the town of Stehekin at the end of the 55 mile, glacier fed lake. You’ll see wildlife and natural fjords as you journey up lake.

If you love to golf, Desert Canyon Golf Course is just 20 minutes away or Bear Mountain Golf Course is about 30 minutes away. Looking to go wine tasting? There are more than a dozen wineries nearby, such as Tsillian Cellars, Benson, Nefarious, Tunnel Hill, Rio Vista, Vin du Lac, Karma, Rio Vista and many more.

Our goal is for you to enjoy a relaxing stay at our beautiful estate and start a family tradition so that your'e looking forward to your next visit!

Keywords: Chelan, Wineries, Golf, Pool, Acreage, Estate, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Families, View, Columbia River, Lake Entiat, Manson, Lake Chelan, Desert Canyon, Bear Mountain

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joe Schwetz (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Joe Schwetz

We are both native Washingtonians, born and raised in Seattle. We decided to found JK Estates LLC and live in Chelan full time. In 2011 we both left our careers and simplified our life. As you can see from the pictures, we love our "new office". We hope you enjoy our place!

Joe Schwetz purchased this house in 2005

Why Joe Schwetz chose Washington

We have over 300 days of sun a year and 4 definite seasons. Our family has been enjoying this beautiful area of Chelan for over 40 years. The peacefulness, beauty, and rural pace of life is just what you need to truly relax.

What makes this house unique

When you stay here, the peace & quiet is refreshing. If you want to enjoy the town of Chelan and Lake Chelan it's only a 10 minute drive away. You can also enjoy over 30 local wineries, several outstanding golf courses, and the natural beauty of the Columia River valley. There is a free boat launch on the river at Beebe Bridge Park, just a couple of miles up the road. In the summer, you can head down to Lone Pine Fruit Stand, just 1 mile away for fresh local fruit, espresso, beer on tap, and ice cream. There are many events during every season in Chelan, come and enjoy!

Reviews

5
based on 48 traveler reviews

Immaculate 5 Acre Estate, Private Pool, 10 minutes to Chelan! 2 Acres of lawn
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews
5

Beautiful Home, Immaculate Grounds, and Breathtaking Scenery!!

  • 5 of 5

We regularly start and end our summer vacations in Chelan, but this was our first time staying at a private residence. Joe and Kay's home did not disappoint. It was beautiful, clean, and well-stocked with bath towels, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, and spices (although we brought some of our favorite spices, too). The second refrigerator was good for extra beverages. It wasn't as clean as the refrigerator inside the house, but it was about as clean the garage refrigerator at our house, so we weren't bothered. There was even a baby gate in the closet that was good for the toddler in our group. The laundry was clean and the machines are modern and easy to use, and the theatre upstairs (there are two) was great for us because it was NBA Playoff time. There were no small dish cloths, but there were sponges. We have a preference for towels, so we just picked up a few and brought them back home with us. Chelan is minutes from the house, and there are grocery stores and a huge Wal-Mart, so shopping wasn't a big deal. This year, we were a two-family group, with four adults and two kids. There was ample room for everyone to be together and to be apart. The pool and grounds were immaculate, and the kids enjoyed running and playing and rolling around in the beautiful side yard. There is plenty of space for riding bicycles, and there's a basketball hoop that was a big hit with our boys. The only "complaint," if it can be called a complaint, is that we could never really regulate the temperature in the basement. It was always very cold. We never asked Joe or Kay for help, but I'm sure they would have taken care of it. We had a couple of questions during our stay, and they were very responsive. They stopped by to introduce themselves and welcome us. It was a nice touch.

Joe and Kay live on the grounds, but it didn't feel like we were sharing space. The property is huge, and we felt that our stay was private. I liked having them close enough to help if we needed them.

Bring beach towels for the pool.

Bring indoor slippers or socks, if you like that sort of thing, because there is a preference for no shoes in the house, which I liked because it made the house feel cleaner.

Be prepared to recycle (cans are clearly marked in the garage).

The neighbor owns a large dog, which was loose once and startled some of us. Kay talked to the neighbor, assured us that the dog was harmless, and we never saw him again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

A high quality, well maintained, and private home

  • 5 of 5

Family and friends goes to Lake Chelan at least once a year. We have stayed in many places in Chelan and by far this is the best place we have stayed in. We stayed for 3 nights, June 10-13. The place was immaculate and well maintained. The place truly offers private setting for the family, providing 5 acres of real estate. Location is also very convenient, only few minutes away from the heart of Chelan. Lastly, Joe, the property owner, was very accommodating. He ensured that all is well and made our visit pleasurable. Definitely the best place to stay when you are in town.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Perfect Place!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I found this place for our wedding venue and do not regret it. We held a small 25 person intimate wedding with family and close friends. The scenery was breath taking. The owners are very professional tending to all of our needs. I was most amazed about how well the house was stocked with full amenities. Everyone enjoyed the hot tub, pool, movie theaters, and of course the beautiful views. We ended up sleeping 12 people comfortably. Loved the outdoor stereo sound system. Parking was not an issue. Even at the height of the wedding the drive ways were not blocked. Plus it was only 15 mins from down town Chalen. We will always remember our stay at JK Estates and highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stanwood, WA
5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year our group of friends enjoyed our stay at Riverview Estate. Very clean, well kept and a most amazing pool and view. Thanks for the great stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

The best!

  • 5 of 5

This is the 4th summer our group has stayed at Riverview Estates and we just booked our 5th stay! We are a group of 4 families (4 couples + 7 kiddos). Everyone is so happy with the beautiful house, stunning grounds & gorgeous Eastern Washington views. The house is a perfect fit for our large group: immaculate, well stocked and comfortable. Long days beside the lovely pool, followed by delicious meals from the spacious kitchen. Evenings on the deck stargazing while our happy, tired & tan children enjoyed the 2 movie rooms. Joe & Kay are the most gracious hosts. Always a smile for their guests. We are looking forward to next August already!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Monroe WA
5

Amazing time

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great vacation. The house is beautiful and very spacious. The views are amazing. Of course our time was spent mostly in the pool and the hot tub. The kitchen was great for cooking and gathering around with family. The big screen was a big hit for movie night. The owners were very welcoming and very responsive. We had a great time and would totally recommend this house for a fun family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Wenatchee, WA

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Rates & Availability

Orondo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,400
 
 
Winter Break 2016
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,200
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 5 2017 - May 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$460
$3,000
 
 
Early Summer 2016
May 24 2017 - Jun 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$600
$4,200
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,375
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.8%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Refundable damage deposit of $500 is added to the total
Cleaning fee is $300
Add 7.8% Sales Tax

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Amenities

Orondo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outdoor Sound System for Deck & Pool, Fenced Yard, Expansive Lawn, Basketball Hoop

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