Ultimate Family Lakehouse- Beachfront & 90 Minutes North of Seattle

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Last updated: 09/16/2015

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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Soak up the best the Northwest has to offer! This amazing 4-bedroom lakefront home on Lake Cavanaugh is the ultimate retreat for family and friends - and only 90 minutes north of Seattle with no ferry.

Nestled amongst old-growth Douglas firs and Cedar trees and on 90+ feet of waterfront, this spectacular custom home was completed in 2011. Enjoy the amazing views of Lake Cavanaugh (the quintessential NW mountain lake) and beautiful Frailey Mountain from the wraparound covered deck. Fir-trimmed windows connect you to the outdoors from every room, making it the perfect year-round getaway.

The house has 4 bedrooms (3 cal king beds + 1 queen) & 4 full bathrooms, as well as a massive bunk room. Our lakehouse sleeps 8 adults & 8 children very comfortably. An open chef's kitchen was designed with cooking and entertaining in mind - you'll love the huge island with plenty of seating, stainless appliances, wine refrigerator and espresso machine. There are plenty of window benches & cozy couches to curl up and read, nap, play a game or just relax & enjoy the view. The wood fireplace provides warmth and ambiance. The bathrooms are gorgeous and feature heated floors & beautiful tiled showers. You won't miss the big game with 2 flat screen TVs (DirecTv), DVD player and WiFi. We also feature double washer/dryer, and provide all linens and towels (including beach towels). The separately rented guest cabin with 1/2 bath sleeps 2.

Outside, there are never-ending possibilities for fun. Shoot hoops on the sport court, challenge the kids to a game of pickle ball, or take a peaceful canoe ride out on the lake. Bike rides are another great way to get some exercise and see the rest of beautiful Lake Cavanaugh. The beach is the perfect place to spend summer days, playing with the kids and swimming. Our western exposure means sun from 9AM to 9PM. Bring your boat and spend the day water-skiing or tubing. Or, kick back with a good read and a glass of wine on the floating dock or in the hammock - the sunsets are spectacular!

During fall and winter, cozy up in front of the fire with a board game or good book after a bike ride or hike around the Lake. We're 1000 feet above sea level so if it's 37 degrees in Seattle or Vancouver and raining, it's snowing at the Lake.

Your family & friends will leave Lake Cavanaugh wanting to return! We know you will enjoy this piece of paradise as much as our family does.

Keywords: waterfront home on beautiful alpine lake, beach, dock, sport court, boating, fishing, water-skiing, paddle-boarding, swimming, canoe, peaceful, serene, comfortable for large families, relaxing


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Property Type

  • House
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Bunk beds for 10 children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront:

    20 steps away from 90 feet of sandy beach...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Frailey Mountain and Mount Cavanaugh frame the view to the West and Northwest from our Western exposure property. The view toward the South includes Three Fingers and Glacier Peak in the Cascades....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    DSL Internet throughout...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker:

    Expresso machine and two 12 cup coffee makers...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Pickleball Court, Racquets, & Balls...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Foliage
Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$500 $600
Thu, Fri, Sat
Winter & Spring
Dec 1 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Early Summer
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2016
4 night min stay
High Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 5, 2016
5 night min stay
Late Summer
Sep 6 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning Fee $250 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.1%


Holiday Periods & Dec 20-Jan 2nd: $800 per night

Rates are based on 1-8 adults and 1-8 children (anyone under 12 years old)

$250 clean+$1000 refund. damage dep. +10.1% sales & accommodation tax

Use of guest cabin is available for an additional negotiated fee

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12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Big Lake Bar & Grill
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Overlook Golf Club
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Big Lake Bar & Grill
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Baker

Car: Necessary

golf, pickleball court, hammock, boat dock, 30 minutes from Seattle Premium Outlets, cross country skiing, water skiing,


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: We are a large extended family from Seattle and have been coming to Lake Cavanaugh since 1992. In 2011, we came together to build this exceptional family retreat.

Why the Owner Chose Lake Cavanaugh:
Our family bought a rustic cabin at Lake Cavanaugh in 1992, and lovingly transformed it into a special vacation spot. Over the years the family grew to include daughters-in-law and lots of grandkids, and we literally outgrew the original 800 sqare foot 2-room cabin. In 2010 we embarked on a family project to design & build a house that our family could enjoy for generations to come.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love to take walks and bike rides around the lake, and enjoy cooking family dinners in the large open kichen and eating on the deck. At Lake Cavanaugh you feel far away from the business of life - yet it's only 90 minutes drive from Seattle and Vancouver!

Contact us

Speaks: english


  • bar & barista station

    bar & barista station

  • Guest Cabin with View of the Lake

    Guest Cabin with View of the Lake

  • View from the dock.

    View from the dock.

  • Lower eating area by the firepit, on the water's edge.

    Lower eating area by the firepit, on the water's edge.

  • Kitchen and Island with our own fir flooring

    Kitchen and Island with our own fir flooring

  • One of the best beaches on the Lake

    One of the best beaches on the Lake

  • The Beach & Lakehouse framed by cedars

    The Beach & Lakehouse framed by cedars

  • Winter Tranquility at the Lake

    Winter Tranquility at the Lake

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, November 13, 2015

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Ultimate Family Lakehouse- Beachfront & 90 minutes North of Seattle

Lake Cavanaugh #414004

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