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Lakefront Cottage On Spectacular Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park, WA State

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A Lovely 2 Bedroom Cottage Looking Onto A Sparkling, Crystal Clear Lake.

The Cottage on Barnes Cove at the base of Mt. Storm King faces spectacular views of the lake and mountain ridges. Within an easy walk, through ancient forests are Lake Crescent Lodge, Storm King Ranger Station, a public boat launch, and scenic nature trails. The cottage provides a gracious setting for indoor-outdoor vacationing: swimming, kayaking, sunning at the doorstep, evenings by the bonfire or indoors by the woodstove.

In the Great Room: gracious living & dining spaces & a fully equipped galley kitchen. There are two small, cozy bedrooms, each with double beds, as well as a spacious bath & laundry.

The Cottage Rental Season is from May through September.

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Cheryl M. Will
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Cheryl M. Will

As a child in Port Angeles, I enjoyed many wonderful summer days on Lake Crescent. Now we are the happy owners of this lovely lakefront cabin, always in awe of the magnificent setting. We spend many hours walking the trails, kayaking, swimming, basking in the scenery.

We are both musicians, I having recently retired from teaching school music. My husband is an instrument maker, building beautiful harpsichords, and a nature photographer. He finds endless photo opportunities at the lake and all around Olympic National Park & the Olympic Peninsula. See our photo collection.

Cheryl M. Will purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Cheryl M. Will chose Olympic Peninsula

Our family found this stunning property in 1994. Little by little, we built this sweet cottage, completing it in 2005. Its setting is so remarkable & the outdoor opportunities so rich, we feel very fortunate.

What makes this cottage unique

Lake Crescent, 620' deep shimmering jewel, was carved by a huge glacier thousands of years ago. It rests within the northern borders of Olympic National Park, 20 miles west of Port Angeles, Washington on Highway 101. The pristine, crystal-clear lake quietly hugs steep mountain ridges, clad with ancient forests of western hemlock, Douglas fir, grand fir, & at the lower levels: moss-draped big leaf maples and alder.

Cottage on Lake Crescent is available to those who love a spectacular setting for an adventuresome or restful vacation.


Port Angeles Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Light-filled large space: glass block shower, towel warmer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , South Bedroom - Small & cozy with double bed & wardrobe
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Small & cozy with double bed, night stand, pegs & dresser
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The cottage is limited to FOUR persons on the property - inside or out - at any time. No Parties or Entertaining. Children, ages 6 and older, are welcome.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Lakefront Cottage On Spectacular Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park, WA State
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had the best time here. The cabin was exactly as described. The view was beyond words. We sat out on the lounge chairs almost every second we were there. None of the other neighbors were around. We had the whole cove to ourselves, except for a few deer and ducks hanging out with us. Everyone who sees my pictures wants to go there, too. The Lake Crescent Lodge has great food, and it's just a short walk away.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City

Breathtaking Views and Quaint Little Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent our honeymoon at this perfect little cabin. It backs right up to the lake and has the most gorgeous views. We spent several days just relaxing, kayaking, hiking some of the nearby trails ( there is very short hike to a lovely waterfall that is walking distance from the cabin) and even swimming! We also took day trips to the coast and to Victoria Canada, which we highly recommend. There are a bunch of great restaurants in Port Angeles ( we recommend The Next Door Gastropub) and the Lake Crescent Lodge Restaurant was quite nice too. There are bunch of chairs to lay out in by the lake and read and a nice little fire pit. The cottage itself is the perfect size and simple but charming. The kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans and we had no trouble cooking several somewhat complex meals. Everything was clean and in order when we arrived. We had the best time and we are so sad to be leaving!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Puyallup, WA, USA

Cabin with a View

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our mini vacation on Lake Crescent......hanging out by the beach, swimming, kayaking, hiking, and relaxing. Enjoyed viewing the deer in the morning, otters in the afternoon, and bats at night. Loved the location...spent time at Hurricane Ridge, ocean beaches, Salt Creek County Park, and Lake Crescent lodge. The Marion berry cobbler at the lodge is delicious! We highly recommend this cabin and hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Amazing Location, BeautifulSetting

  • 5 of 5

The Lake Crescent Cottage was a great base for exploring the northern portions of the Olympic Peninsula. The setting is beautiful, and each sunset is a different experience to relish and enjoy. The bottle of wine we found upon arrival definitely added to the enjoyment.

The well equipped kitchen was perfect for preparing meals and the washer-dryer were a big plus for washing hiking clothes.

Being within a 10 minute walk to Lake Crescent Lodge and several nice hikes was convenient. Close proximity to Hurricane Ridge and Cape Flattery was a plus as well. Port Angeles was only a 30 minute drive if catching the ferry to Victoria & Vancouver Island.

The suggestions on things to do in the area and the cottage’s supply of hiking guides & other information on the area were excellent.

Choosing the Will’s Lake Front Cottage for a visit to Lake Crescent is something we’ll never forget and will recommend to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the setting is spectacular! In this 100th Anniversary Year of the National Parks, we think about Chris Morgenroth, who met with Franklin Roosevelt at the Lodge in 1937. Just a year later, FDR followed through with the establishment of Olympic National Park! The Morgenroth family cabin, originally a Ranger Station for the National Forest, is the tall turn-of the century cabin just down the cove. History at our door step! Thanks so much for your most gracious review!
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Amazing lake views, great location, but...

  • 4 of 5

First, the good news. Location absolutely cannot be beat! Adjacent to Lake Crescent Lodge, near the end of a Dead End road, which makes for a quiet, nestled into the woods atmosphere, yet with easy access to the Lodge's conveniences (wifi, restaurant, boat rentals, etc). You are next to Storm King, so easy walk to Marymere Falls.

We had not been in the house 5 min, when we were greeted by a deer in the yard. We saw many more, practically a daily routine. I also saw a raccoon in the yard early one morning, so keep that in mind for small children.

Recommend stopping at Granny's diner (onion rings delish & they were selling ice cream cones like they were going out of style). 10 min east on 101.

The cabin, itself, boasts spectacular views of the lake - blown away! Our favorite activity was simply eating meals, drinking hot chocolate or tea, or reading a book, while taking in the view and listening to the waves lap the shore. VRBO was entirely accurate. I wish I could post pictures. You have two BRs, plus a sleeper-sofa. Wood stove warms the cold nights. The living room/dining room/kitchen all face the lake, plenty of windows and French doors. The bathroom and kitchen are both very clean and functional (even a towel warmer next to the shower). Kitchen had plenty of dishes and silverware, and dishwasher, as well as a full-size refrigerator/freezer, which was really nice. One thing to keep in mind, bring ALL of your food with you; the cupboards are bare, except for salt/pepper, and a few other seasonings. I should also mention that there was a bottle of wine waiting for us at our arrival. We are non-drinkers, but nonetheless appreciated the sentiment.

The owner, Cheryl, was phenomenal - replied to all inquiries w/in 24 hrs (usually much less). When I had a question about directions, she called to make sure I was comfortable. She also provided great info about local hiking trails in advance of our trip. The cabin has even more books with trail descriptions and maps. Bravo!

I would like to give a 5 star rating, but one negative was loud neighbors. After the first two nights of peace and solitude, they showed up with no less than 5 children, 2 dogs, and plenty of loud adults (yelling). The "fishbowl" feel with all the windows and strangers constantly in the yard was awkward. They walked through our backyard and beach, even though we were asked (per sign in Cabin) to stay off of their beach/dock -- show respect to get respect.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed review. We enjoy our guests comments and are pleased that guests have a great time and enjoy the gorgeous setting. The Memorial Day Weekend extended family gathering next door, which is a rare and unusual event, must have been very frustrating. We apologize and will speak with them next time we see them, especially regarding the noise and children running in our area. We also will go back to taking holidays off our rental calendar. If you were to visit our guest reviews, you will see all are five stars - complimenting quiet, restful & great times at the cottage.
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Loved It

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage on Lake Crescent is....let me just make a list: very clean, very comfortable, very cute and cozy, classy,organized, everything you might need/want is supplied, the view is unsurpassed,the list of things to do and places to see is extensive-the area is incredible-even the ocean is not TOO far away, the owners are great, helpful and responsive. We stayed three days, mainly to relax and row the lake; the time went way too fast, it was absolutely delightful and we would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lake Crescent Lodge
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Port Angeles/Victoria
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Nearest Train
125 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lake Crescent Lodge
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Hurrincane Ridge
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Rialto Beach
Car: necessary

Cottage on Lake Crescent is just a short walk down the road or through the forest to Lake Crescent Lodge, where one can enjoy its restaurant, bar, gift shop, large public dock, enjoy kayak, paddle-board, rowboat, canoe rentals, and walks and talks with the Olympic National Park rangers.


Rates & Availability

Port Angeles Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Summer
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $90 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.4%

The Cottage Rental Season is from May through September. Children, ages 6 & up, are welcome. Guests must be 25 years of age or older to rent. Rates are based on Double Occupancy. Each additional person is $15 per night.

Maximum number of guests: FOUR. Maximum number of persons on the property at any time: FOUR!
No Smoking, No Pets, No Camping on the property. No Parties or Entertaining on the property.

Guests will be sent a Cottage Agreement to be signed and returned in order to complete the reservation. A Cottage Packet will be sent, including maps and information about the cottage and the area.

The 2017 Season is completely booked. Please inquire about reservations for the 2018 Season as October 1st, 2017.

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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