4 Bed, 3 Bath (Sleeps 8) - long term rentals welcome depending on availability
About Denise Maisonpierre
Hello! My name is Denise. I am an East Coast native who moved West with her family at the age of 9. Since then I have lived in the Western Washington Area, currently residing in a condo a little north of Seattle. I am the proud mother of 2 daughters; one who is finishing her schooling at Western Washington University and the eldest living in New York City. I am an avid cyclist, skier, and have a new found love for water skiing (or should I say, I attempt to water I can stay up!).
Denise Maisonpierre purchased this House in 2008
Why Denise Maisonpierre chose Lake Morton-Berrydale
I grew up in the home next door. Lake Morton is a special part of my childhood as well as my children's childhood. I have spent summers, winters and holidays here with family, friends and neighbors, and absolutely love this lake. I am thrilled to be able to share my a part of my "soul" with others..
What makes this House unique
Lake Morton is a great place for the whole family to relax and enjoy. Motor boats are prohibited on the lake, making it a great place for worry-free swimming, paddle boarding, and quietly enjoying the view. Nearby Lake Sawyer and Lake Meridian do allow motor boats and related sports both with public boat launches. You can easily spend the day with these boating activities and then come "home" (about 15 minutes away) and enjoy peace and quite. The property itself has one of the best views of Mount Rainier on the whole lake. Enjoy stunning sunrises and sunsets, marvel at the beautiful Pacific Northwest colors of evergreen trees, purple skies and snow capped mountains. From sunrise to sunset regardless of the weather, you will feel the peace and joy you are surrounded by, possibly sprinkled with sighs of enjoyment from yourself and fellow travelers.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great place for family or friends
This is our 3rd year renting this lake front home. The lake is fantastic for swimming and water play with the kayaks and paddle board. The house had plenty of space for our 3 generations to gather, sleep, eat, and we loved the huge deck, views of Mt. Rainier, and hot tub. Some spaces are needing a bit of maintenance but Denise was available for questions and help. As described, it isn't a 5 star resort, but it is a wonderful place for a homey summer vacation!
House on Lake Morton vacation
The view from the second floor deck of Mount Rainier and the lake was priceless. Because of the good weather we spent much time on the deck taking in the beautiful views. The hot tub on the deck was a nice place to relax and take in the view as the sun set and Mount Rainier turned pink, then blue. The property was lush with plants, flowers and trees with a pair of humming birds that made many visits to the flowers. The home was well appointed with a nice kitchen with all of the essentials to cook any type of meal. There was a gas grill we used twice. We spent time on the lake in the kayaks but there were not enough for all four of us so we would trade off. My one suggestion would be to add a couple more standard kayaks for more people to go out on the lake together. The owner did help us out to burrow a couple of kayaks later in our stay which was really appreciated. I would come back and will let friends know what a great time we all had there.
Great place to unwind!
Loved this house! It was homey and comfortable and a great place to unwind with friends. The view form the deck was fantastic - even when the mountain was covered with clouds. Well equipped with everything you could need to make yourself at home, and lots of space for larger parties to spread out and find some privacy. Denise was helpful and accommodating, considering we had some special circumstances. Would highly recommend this vacation home - especially for those who love outdoor recreation and peaceful views. Thanks Denise for everything!
It was my pleasure to share my "piece of paradise" with such a lovely group of friends and family, from near a afar.
I would highly recommend Lori Hill to other owners. My home was left very clean and Lori was wonderful to work with.
Keep traveling! Denise
Wedding in September
One of our high school girlfriend's daughter got married. All of our high school friends along with husbands came to celebrate the occasion. The house accommodated us well. We were able to see the spectacular site of the mountain upon arrival. The lake was so calm throughout our stay. We cooked, played games and visited. The house worked out well with space to roam freely inside and out. Denise was very friendly and good to work with. Thank you for sharing your home.
Perfect escape from the city.
My friends and I rented this home for the weekend. The photos and description are pretty spot on. Interior is adorable. Amazing view. Great porch with hot tub on a perfectly calm lake. I brought my paddle boards and we pretty much had the lake to ourselves. Owner also had 3 kayaks, standup paddle board and something else. There is a private dock with a nice yard and lounge chairs. A quaint little bench on the dock is nice in the AM with coffee. The kitchen was stocked with tons of stuff. Fridge had way too many condiments in it though. They had a nice big pantry and a small freezer outside. Would be awesome if an extra fridge was put in carport. 😄 The place was pretty clean upon arrival too. Most airbnb units are not cleaned to my standards and I have to clean myself. I didn't with this one and that was a nice treat! Bed in master was super cozy!!
Thank you Denise for being such a great host! We might be back next summer for another girls weekend!!
A Magic Place!!
Our family thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent on Lake Morton. Mental health has been restored all the way around!! It was a perfect fit for us as my 89 year old Mom could sit on the deck with a glass of wine while enjoying the AWESOME view of Mount Rainier and the rest of us frolicking around!! In the meantime my wife and I, our 32 year old son and our 8 year old daughter were swimming, kayaking, fishing and living it up!! It got VERY HOT by the end of the week but the lake more than took care of that!!
Magic for sure. My little girl caught 6 fish (first time) I thought she was going to bust she was so thrilled. She took to kayaking like a duck and paddled all the way around the lake with Mom early mornings, while with me we went out to the center of the lake when the moon was rising and were surrounded by clouds and clouds of bats!! No wonder there were no mosquito's!! Watched Osprey's fishing and making hits too!! Trying to get a peek at the resident bullfrog (we heard him!!) while feeding the Koi was fun too. Neighbors VERY friendly, lots of playmates for our daughter. Absolute Magic.
Thank you Denise for sharing your wonderful home!! We hope to return one day!!
Thank you! I love and appreciate your enjoyment of my special place. Denise
This home is located within 45 minutes to an hour from Downtown Seattle as well as Downtown Tacoma. Multiple museums (museum of flight, Chihuly, Seattle Art Museum, etc) Pike Place Market, live theatre, and so much more. After a day spent in the hustle bustle of the downtown come home to your private lake front and BBQ crab, salmon, oysters, etc. you may have picked up on you journeys.
Not interested in going into the city but want great food to bring home and cook? There are number of wonderful butcher shops and seafood outlets in the area, as well as incredible bakeries (Black Diamond Bakery), and wine shops.