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The Cabin at Minterwood-25% Off on Stays of 3 Days-Mgr. Abigail's Concierge

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Last updated: 07/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gig Harbor cabin description

Make This A Vacation To Remember!!

*Romantic, cozy log cabin nestled in the woods
*Your own private lakeside beach
*Hot tub on your own deck paradise
*Real woodstove for those brisk evenings
*Enjoy the kayak or canoe provided
*Real northwest coffee and a firepit for that Northwest experience
*Schedule a massage for a true taste of luxury
*Deep old fashioned tub
*Private lakeside park with picnic areas and playground
*Close to stores and a short drive away to Gig Harbor

On the quiet scenic Key Peninsula just 10 minutes from historic Gig Harbor, you'll find the Log Cabin Guest House surrounded by giant fir trees on Lake Minterwood. A truly romantic place to relax; canoe, kayak, or fish for trout; have bonfires lakeside, and enjoy the 8 person hot tub in nature.

Home to bald eagles and all types of birds, just minutes away from Penrose Point State Park and Joemma Beach State Park on Puget Sound where beach walks finds you all kinds of shells and interesting driftwood.

The cabin is cozy with a wood burning fireplace (wood and kindling supplied), a log queen bed in the upstairs loft as well as a massage area with a clawfoot soaking tub and full bathroom with a fabulous shower and french doors to a private balcony. Downstairs you'll find a second bedroom and bath that has a really comfortable double bed with full bath just across the hall, a fully stocked kitchen (including homemade granola, milk, juice, coffee & tea and huge amount of spices), 2 large decks-lower one has 8 person hot tub. The view is incredible, towering fir trees all around the cabin respond to the wind and it's an amazing feeling (especially in the hot tub!) Fresh oysters, crab, and salmon available just a few miles down the road. Great country restaurants nearby and a vineyard and lavender farm just down the road as well.

Centrally located to explore Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Seattle, Olympic National Park, Mt. Rainier, and up the peninsula to Port Townsend, Bainbridge Island, Hood Canal, and Sequim. Several great golf courses nearby including Chambers Bay which will be the site for the 2015 U.S. Open. Miracle Ranch is a camp for kids and that is just 5 miles from the cabin.

Get away from the hustle and bustle of life, go back in time, and enjoy the slow pace of a romantic era.
If you're very quiet you can hear your priorities rearranging themselves. ;}

If you are looking for a furnished temporary living arrangement - I am open to reducing the cost for a 3 - 6 month lease.

Keywords: lakefront, cabin, retreat, waterfront, nature,

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            Fenced in front where decks are and next to lake so pets are free to roam and not go out to street or lake....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Outdoors - no problem, but please no smoking in cabin...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Loft


          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Master bedroom with log bed, soaking tub, shower & deck...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            Downstairs w/own bathroom, closet & dresser...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            Clawfoot soaking tub sits in massage area for spa effect...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Just across hall from downstairs bedroom w/washer & dryer...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Big round table sits out on the deck that can fit more than 4 - with an out-of-this-world view of lake and trees....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Espresso machine, plunge coffee maker as well as traditional coffee maker....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Stocked with homemade granola & lots of spices for cooking great meals....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Great set of knives and everything else needed for the home chef...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Milk and Juice for first morning - tea and coffee supplied....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Pots, pans, dishes, silverware ~ everything you need....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Living Room:

            Small but is right in front of the fireplace with L shaped leather sofa - great for snuggling up with a movie....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Cozy wood insert that heats up the cabin beautifully. Wood and kindling supplied....moreless

          • Parking:

            Driveway is big enough to hold 3-4 cars or a travel trailer....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Down comforters on beds...moreless

          • Heating:

            Electric forced air....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

              • The spa environment upstairs is seriously relaxing with massage table next to clawfoot soaking tub ~ I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and have a menu of services available if relaxing in your own space is the goal of this get-away. ...moreless


              • Stereo:

                Huge variety of cd's. 2 stereos; 1 in living room, 1 in massage area of upstairs master bedroom....moreless

              • Books:

                Books on natural healing, travel, and art and photography....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Expanded channels through comcast + on demand and Netflix...moreless

              • Music Library:

                A large selection of music; jazz, blues, country, soul...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Tons of movies as well as music videos...moreless

              • Television:

                Panasonic HD TV - 32'...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player


              • Telephone:

                Land line available as cell service is only available through verizon in this area....moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Hi-speed WIFI throughout house...moreless

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                8-person hot tub sits on lower deck under towering 100' fir trees, indonesian tea house next to it with a couch for lounging....moreless

              • Jetted Tub:

                Romantic old- fashioned clawfoot tub in loft with plenty of bubble bath & essential oils - massage table too....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill:

                BBQ gas grill - small but that's the good thing as you can take it down to the lake with you or take it to a state park. ...moreless

              • Balcony:

                1 upstairs off master bedroom with table and glider, 2 downstairs (1 covered), the other has the hot tub....moreless

              • Gazebo:

                Indonesian tea house near hot tub with a couch for lounging...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Next to lake there's lawn with a fire pit for bonfires...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Both a 1-person kayak and a canoe for lake cruising....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Fishing poles available....moreless

              • Deck / Patio


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

                  • Lakefront


                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Tennis
                  • Swimming
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cycling
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Racquetball
                  • Hospital
                  • Hiking
                  • Groceries
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Museums
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cinemas
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Shelling
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Boating
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Skiing


                  Write a review 4.4
                  from 7 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  May 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $1,449 $4,658
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Pet Fee $103.50 + tax
                  • Cleaning Fee $139.72 + tax
                  • Property Damage Protection $49.00
                  • Tax Rate 10.5%




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                  Last updated: 07/17/2014
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                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Sea-Tac International airport
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Bremerton - to downtown Seattle
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy. 16
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Joemma Beach State Park
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  O'Callahans Bar & Grill / The Roadhouse
                  75 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Chrystal Mountain - Mt. Rainier
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  World class Chambers Bay
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  El Sombrero Mexican Cantina

                  Car: Necessary

                  The cabin is located right on a lake so you can fish for bass and trout or just canoe or kayak. About 5 miles down the road the Puget Sound is accessible via Joemma Beach state park and Penrose State Park where you can pier fish, clam dig and oyster hunt - very near Hood Canal, which is beautifully scenic. Seafood is abundant here! Horseshoe Lake & Golf course is located 5 miles from the cabin and there's a camp for kids there called Miracle Ranch. World Class Golf Course, Chambers Bay, where the U.S. Open will be held in 2015 is only 30 minutes away. Gig Harbor is 10 miles and has great restaurants, bars and antique shops with a great walkway that hugs the harbor with great views of Mt. Rainier. For skiers Chrystal mountain is about a 2 hour drive from the cabin. The hot tub and the view of the lake through the towering fir trees is unbeatable for true relaxation.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About the owner: Years ago when I drove up to this little log cabin I felt I was home. To me it is quintessentially northwest style. It is very much my personality. My joy comes from sharing this with others that are in need of a quiet, quaint, old-fashioned feeling place to relax and de-stress. I love reading the comments I've received! I was a flight attendant for 20 years and travelled all over the world and I know the deep meaning of a peaceful place to lay your head. I am now a massage therapist. I still enjoy traveling so that's why I rent out this log cabin - as a means of continuing to explore the world and learn about other cultures. I love to photograph, write, and explore - especially on a bicycle!

                  Why the Owner Chose Gig Harbor:
                  I love the Key Peninsula! It is unique with a country feel but so close to the wonderful waterfront town of Gig Harbor and the cities of Tacoma and Seattle. You can easily reach Seattle within an hour either by driving or taking the ferry. The huge trees in the community of Lake Minterwood cannot be cut down so it will always remain the way it is now. These huge giant fir trees are a real plus when you're staying in a log cabin - in the summer they keep the area cool and when they sway in a wind storm you are reminded of how truly small you are in nature.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  Canoeing and fishing on the lake is right out your front door, it is fairly normal to watch a bald eagle soar overhead, or a flock of birds land on the water together. The hot tub allows you to hang in nature and watch the trees sway overhead putting you in another world all together. The sun sets on the lake making it look like diamonds sparkling. Camp fires by the lake are memorable and it's just a few miles down the road to beautiful state parks and beaches.

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                  Speaks: english, spanish, french, italian

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Cozy living room looking out to lake with wood burning fireplace

                    Cozy living room looking out to lake with wood burning fireplace

                  • Master bedroom

                    Master bedroom

                  • separate area from upstairs bedroom w/massage table and clawfoot tub

                    separate area from upstairs bedroom w/massage table and clawfoot tub

                  • Lakeside picnic area!

                    Lakeside picnic area!

                  • kitchen with 4-person dining table open to living room - granola, spices, coffee

                    kitchen with 4-person dining table open to living room - granola, spices, coffee

                  • Romantic winter.....

                    Romantic winter.....

                  • Deck just off kitchen

                    Deck just off kitchen

                  • downstairs bedroom with bathroom across hall

                    downstairs bedroom with bathroom across hall

                  • clawfoot tub area - soak away your cares

                    clawfoot tub area - soak away your cares

                  • Lakeside playground!

                    Lakeside playground!

                  • Lakeside picnic shelter!

                    Lakeside picnic shelter!

                  VRBO #189647

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, June 14, 2014

                  $207 - $270 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 07/17/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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