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Plan Your Summer Getaway to the Lake! Boat Access! Hot Tub! Great for Families!

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Last updated: 08/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Harmony house description

SUMMER SPECIALS!

*August 16: $225/night for 1 night stay
*August 19 & 20: $200/night for 2 night stay
*August 24 & 25: $200/night for 2 night stay
*Sept. 1-4: $175/night for 2+ night stay

ROMANTIC GETAWAY DISCOUNT: For 2 people, save $25/night off regular rates. ASK for this rate in your inquiry!

Booking within 7 days? Ask about LAST MINUTE SPECIALS!

Schedule a getaway to the serene and beautiful Harmony Retreat and enjoy the peaceful vibe of the lake! Check calendar for available dates and book your getaway now! Read the guest reviews to see why this is a fun spot for family and group gatherings, and a relaxing romantic getaway too.

There's year-round fishing on Mayfield Lake and boat parking in the driveway, with boat launch just down the street and swimming dock across the street through a pleasant greenbelt. A great place for HONEYMOONS, FAMILY REUNIONS, ANNIVERSARY & BIRTHDAY GATHERINGS, GIRLFRIEND GETAWAYS, FISHING TRIPS, HOLIDAYS, RETREATS & more!

Year-round, enjoy the 550 sq. ft. covered deck, hot tub, peaceful environment, and lake view.

The Harmony Retreat is conveniently located less than 2 miles north of Mossyrock (off US Hwy 12/White Pass Scenic Byway & 20 miles east of I-5's exit 68), on the east end of beautiful Mayfield Lake in a quiet, upscale lakeside neighborhood. The west-facing custom built home has lake views from most of the rooms and from the covered deck. In the evening, watch the sun set over the glistening lake, and at night, gaze at the stars shining brightly in the night sky, unobstructed by city lights. In summer, the 13-mile lake invites participation in all manner of water recreation -- swimming, skiing, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. In winter, snow sports are just an hour away at the newly-expanded White Pass Ski Resort (two new quad chairs, a new lodge, 13 new runs, 767 additional acres) and Mt. Rainier National Park.

The home is large enough for a family to enjoy, yet intimate enough for a couple's romantic getaway. The upstairs 'Tranquility Suite' features a queen bed with high thread count sheets, vaulted ceiling and ceiling fan, sitting area, flat screen cable TV, and a full bathroom with a soaking tub and double sinks. The adjacent upstairs open loft has a twin daybed, fine for sleeping or relaxing with a good book. On the main level, the colorful 'Namaste Room' has a full bed, sitting area, and decor with an international flavor. Across the hall, the second full bathroom honors the lake setting with its rustic cabin decor.

The Harmony Retreat's Great Room invites the outside in with its two-story wall of windows facing the lake. This room features a fireplace, 32' HD LCD TV with blu-ray/DVD player and cable, hardwood floors, ceiling fan, and two spacious sofas (one converts to a comfortable full-size bed with thick pillow-top mattress; two twin aerobeds are also available for extra sleeping options). The large, open kitchen is fully equipped with all you need to enjoy cooking and dining at this lakeside retreat. The dining table and counter bar together seat 8.

The Harmony Retreat has secure wireless Internet access, so feel free to bring your laptop or notebook. Local phone service is free; bring a calling card or your cell phone for long distance calls. Enjoy a variety of board games, books, magazines, and DVDs for all ages. Plenty of bedding is provided for the convertible beds, with total sleeping accommodations for 7, and perhaps a few more (ask about larger groups and nearby accommodations). Central heating and the fireplace create a warm ambiance in winter. Air conditioning and ceiling fans keep the home cool in the summer. There's a complete laundry room with washer, dryer, iron and ironing board too.

Outside, the 1/3-acre property features richly varied naturescaping, with stone paths, a dry creek, garden art, and many whimsical touches. Lovingly created by the original owners through years of dedicated gardening, and updated in recent years by our talented gardener friends, these grounds are a retreat too, a place to become steeped in nature's beauty, while walking the paths, meditating under a canopy of tree branches, resting on a hammock, or viewing from the second floor deck. Gaze at the garden from the hot tub from its covered area below the deck. Relax on weathered wood chairs on the patio, roast hot dogs and marshmallows over the fire pit, and enjoy grilling fresh-caught fish on the gas barbecue grill.

The private community dock is just a block down the street, where you can launch your motor boat for a day of fishing (lake is open for fishing year-round) or water-skiing. Or bring your jet-skis, canoe, kayak, or raft to explore the 13-mile lake and adjacent Cowlitz River canyon. A community swimming area with dock and picnic area is across the street through a green belt. Bike, jog, or walk on scenic country roads that meander through forest and meadows, where you're likely to spot farm animals, fields of flowers, wildlife, birds, and vistas of Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and the neighboring foothills. Or head out by car to visit the rural towns of Mossyrock and nearby Morton, walk through the show gardens of DeGoede Bulb Farm, take a day trip to Mt. Rainier and check out the new visitors center, in winter enjoy snow sports at nearby White Pass, go shopping at the outlet and antique stores and have lunch at historic McMenamins in nearby Centralia, view Mt. St. Helens from the northeast approach, and drive the back roads of this unique region.

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ANNIVERSARY DISCOUNT: If you're coming to celebrate an anniversary that falls within a week of your stay, let us know the number of years and we'll deduct that from your total stay. 50th anniversary = $50 off your stay. This can be combined with other specials except 'last minute specials' and specials that include a free night. (Please provide proof of anniversary.)

SOLO RETREAT: Take some 'Me' time for just $109/night (for 1 person); 2 night min midweek, 3 night min for stays that include the weekend. Work on your novel, write music, catch up on your reading, meditate, go fishing or hiking, bring your kayak or raft to take on the lake and river, or simply rest and relax!

OFF-SEASON LONG-TERM STAY: From mid-September through April, the nightly rate is just $99/night for up to 4 people for all stays of 8-14 nights; or $79/night for 15 nights or more. Compare these prices to an extended stay hotel & how much more you get for your money -- a full 2-bedroom/2-bath house, including hot tub, fireplace, and covered deck!

2 night min. for all specials except as noted, plus cleaning fee, tax, deposit. Visit website below for more photos & info

Keywords: lake house, cabin, retreat, vacation home, lake view home, romantic, family-friendly, hot tub, patio, covered deck, barbecue, garden, holidays, lake, rural, mountains, Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, Seattle, Olympia, Portland, fireplace, getaway, fishing, quiet, relax

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Loft

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          • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in master has luxurious high thread count sheets, also a queen sleeper sofa, Double Beds (1) Full bed in main floor guest room, Twin or Single Beds (1) Daybed futon in loft converts into twin bed for extra sleeping
 Also there are 2 twin aerobeds with built-in pumps and a fold-out twin mat bed, Baby Cribs (1) Pack-and-play portable crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofabed in living room...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Well-stocked with spices and staples; special appliances include blender, coffee maker & grinder, rice maker, George Forman grill, Cinderella princess toaster...moreless

          • Stove:

            electric stove...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Heating:

            electric heat...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • 1/3-acre property features richly varied naturescaping, with stone paths, a dry creek, garden art, and many whimsical touches. Lovingly created by the original owners through years of dedicated gardening, these grounds are a retreat too, a place to become steeped in nature's beauty, while walking the paths, relaxing on weathered wood chairs on the patio, meditating under a canopy of tree branches, or gazing down from the second floor deck....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                32' LCD HD TV w/digital cable and wi-fi DVD/Blu-ray player in living room; Flatscreen TV/DVD in master bedroom with cable...moreless

              • Games:

                Good selection of board games...moreless

              • Video Library
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Books
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Local calls only; bring calling card for long distance calls....moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Round 6-person hot tub with 18 jets (including whirlpool jet), located in covered area below deck...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    *Covered outdoor view deck w/bbq, hammock, and lots of seating *Large patio area with firepit and chairs...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • Lake View:

                    Beautiful views from west-facing deck -- gorgeous sunsets over the lake, which is right across the street. Walk one block to private community dock & boat launch (no moorage)....moreless

                  • Water View

                  Activities

                  • Zoo
                  • Cycling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Hiking
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Golf
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Skiing
                  • Hunting
                  • Swimming
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sledding
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Fishing
                  • Rafting
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer Midweek Special
                  Aug 19 - Aug 25, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $200
                  Labor Day Weekend
                  Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $225
                  September Midweek Special
                  Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $175
                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $225

                  Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $200 $225
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,225 $2,970

                  Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                  • Cleaning fee $65 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 9.8%

                  Notes:

                  *Please use the "DETAILED PRICE" link in the right column to calculate all costs for your dates.

                  *You can use "BOOK NOW" to pay your deposit and request your reservation.

                  *Use "EMAIL OWNER" link to ask about LAST MINUTE SPECIALS within 7 days of arrival, or for any other questions.

                  *Deposit refunded (less $50 admin charge) when cancelled 30 days or more before arrival. No refunds within 30 days.


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                  Last updated: 08/13/2014
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                  Private community dock and boat access.

                  One hour to Mt. Rainier National Park.

                  About an hour to White Pass Ski Resort.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: Our family lives in Seattle and has enjoyed staying at vacation rentals internationally that we've found on VRBO. We love the convenience and unique amenities of vacation rental homes. So we wanted to create our own unique sense of 'home-away-from-home' using our travel experiences, to share with guests visiting this area. I've been serving the rural communities of the east Lewis County area since 2005 in my spare time -- doing volunteer community and tourism development work and website development for local businesses and events, so I also wanted a place where I could stay locally for both work and leisure. Creating the Harmony Retreat has been a joyful labor of love and service, and we've been thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome guests to it for the past year!

                  Why the Owner Chose Harmony:
                  Mayfield Lake is still largely an 'undiscovered treasure' -- even people in nearby Centralia sometimes aren't aware of this 13-mile long glistening jewel just a short drive off of I-5! I spent more than a year looking for the perfect property to enjoy with my own family and to share with vacationers too, before finding the Harmony Retreat. As a community volunteer for the local chamber of commerce, I was well aware of a need for more lodging options as we are regularly asked for recommendations of places to stay around the lake. So we've been happy to offer a new lodging choice for Mayfield Lake and Mossyrock-area visitors. Through my volunteer work for the chamber, I've helped to create new local events, including the 2008 and 2009 Harmony Jazz & Wine Festival and the 2009 Mayfield Lake Summer Tunes series. It has been a joy to bring well-known jazz musicians from the Seattle and Portland areas to share their talents in such a fabulous setting, and to introduce them to this incredible location as well (they all have loved Mayfield Lake!). The Harmony Retreat is an easy drive from Portland (about 90 minutes) and Seattle (under 2 hours) and is also just over an hour from White Pass Ski Resort. The new Mt. Rainier Visitors Center is less than an hour's drive and there are a variety of activities happening in the area all summer, including steam train rides on weekends in Elbe, the famous Loggers Jubilee in August in Morton, the Washington Hispanic Festival in Centralia in July, the Blueberry Festival in nearby Mossyrock the first Saturday in August, farmers markets in Mossyrock and Morton, and huge flea markets that line the main drag of Packwood on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Enjoy fireworks shows on the lake and in Mossyrock and Randle on 4th of July weekend too!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  When my realtor showed me this home after we'd viewed dozens of others, I knew it was 'the one'! Located in a quiet, upscale lakefront neighborhood, it's just 2 miles from the main highway (US Hwy. 12/White Pass Scenic Byway) and the town of Mossyrock. Custom-built by its original owners, much care went into the home's construction and its surrounding gardens. Unique architectural features provide a sense of character and class that make this home much more than a 'cabin' or a 'house' -- and so we call it simply the 'Harmony Retreat.' Since purchasing it in Sept. 2008, my family has added unique amenities of comfort and style, including 1,000-thread-count sheets in the master bedroom, a 32' flat screen HD TV and cable, and Wi-Fi. The home and decor is uncluttered yet beautiful, in a Zen simplicity kind of way. The large covered outdoor deck has quickly become a favorite relaxing spot for guests, where they can grill on the new gas bbq grill, rest on the hammock, read, drink wine, and relax on comfortable chairs while enjoying views of the lake across the street, and the scenic foothills nearby. Since opening for guests in April 2009, Harmony Retreat has hosted couples celebrating anniversaries, young families considering relocation to this unique rural area, active kayakers and fishing enthusiasts, and multigenerational family gatherings. Whether you're a regular visitor to Mayfield Lake looking for a new place to stay, or someone looking for a completely new place to explore in a pristine, mountain/lake setting not far off the beaten path, we sincerely welcome you to the Harmony Retreat!


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                  Photos

                  • Harmony Retreat from back of property; covered deck w/view of lake & hillside

                    Harmony Retreat from back of property; covered deck w/view of lake & hillside

                  • View of Mayfield Lake from the loft of the Harmony Retreat

                    View of Mayfield Lake from the loft of the Harmony Retreat

                  • Colorful main floor Namaste Room with full bed to sleep 2.

                    Colorful main floor Namaste Room with full bed to sleep 2.

                  • Spacious, well-equipped kitchen

                    Spacious, well-equipped kitchen

                  • Living room has fireplace, 32' LCD TV, sleeper sofa, high ceilings

                    Living room has fireplace, 32' LCD TV, sleeper sofa, high ceilings

                  • Patio with firepit

                    Patio with firepit

                  • Guests explore the community beach & greenbelt in winter

                    Guests explore the community beach & greenbelt in winter

                  • Mt. St. Helens

                    Mt. St. Helens

                  • Rest and relax in the beauty of nature at the custom-built Harmony Retreat

                    Rest and relax in the beauty of nature at the custom-built Harmony Retreat

                  • New 5-person hot tub for year-round relaxation

                    New 5-person hot tub for year-round relaxation

                  • Master suite with ceiling fan, vaulted ceilings & private bath w/soaking tub

                    Master suite with ceiling fan, vaulted ceilings & private bath w/soaking tub

                  • Living room with wall of windows to let the light in

                    Living room with wall of windows to let the light in

                  • Covered deck for year-round enjoyment

                    Covered deck for year-round enjoyment

                  • Meditative 'secret garden' spot under tree canopy

                    Meditative 'secret garden' spot under tree canopy

                  • Winter sunset at Mayfield Lake

                    Winter sunset at Mayfield Lake

                  • The Harmony Retreat is cozy & warm in winter!

                    The Harmony Retreat is cozy & warm in winter!

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