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Recent Rainier & St. Helens reviews

  • What a delightful place

    "Two couples shared the house so having two bathrooms was key. We were impressed on how well maintained the grounds are along with all the little details. Big. modern and clean hot tub; very nice fire pit with all the wood you need and even a fire starter kit; outdoor picnic table and BBQ; even a croquet set if you are so inclined. The house itself was cozy, clean and comfortable; the resident Elk herd was cool to observe; and the proximity to great hiking at Rainier National Park was something we took advantage of on a beautiful day. We could not have asked for a better end of summer destination"
    Guest: Steve H. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 24, 2014
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  • Peaceful cabin

    "Very nice, just right for our family of four, clean and fully stocked with amentities. Will rent again!"
    Guest: Loren C. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 18, 2015
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  • Beautiful, well appointed "cabin"!

    "To say this beautiful home is a cabin is an understatement. It's a well appointed, beautifully designed home in the woods. My husband and I spent 4 nights with 2 other couples in the Olmsted's cabin, with plenty of room to "breath", yet still be able to enjoy the common area as a group for games or watching movies. Amenities: Everything was as described, plus Marilyn has thought of everything you could want for cooking meals at in the great kitchen in the cabin. Maintenance/cleanliness: The cabin is very well taken care of and very clean Marilyn was extremely responsive to any questions or concerns that I had. Her typical response time via email was less than 2 hours. A couple of tips: * All 6 of us didn't have a single bar of cell service the entire time we were in Packwood (At&T and T-Mobile) - print your stay details out in advance so you don't have to rely on cell data! * Throw blankets are in the ottoman in the living room * The internet is a bit slow, especially if multiple devices are using it at once * There are 2 great trails directly behind the cabin In short, everyone loved the vacation and we'll definitely book the cabin in the future if we find ourselves considering the area."
    Guest: Kyra A. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 5, 2015
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  • A Pleasant Surprise. The perfect find.

    "What a find! A creek side cabin with a hot tub and fire pit right off of the water! The cabin comfortably fit my fiancé and I along with two other couples. When we weren’t relaxing on the beautiful front porch, soaking in the hot tub under the stars, or enjoying the warmth of the fire, we were exploring the mountain or entertaining our selves and having a drink while shooting some pool. The bedrooms are super comfortable and the cabin was stocked with everything we needed and more. We didn’t have to worry about bringing a whole lot or planning out our entertainment for the weekend. It was all right there at our fingertips. If you want a vacation experience that is low stress from the time you start packing to leave until the moment you return home, Mt. Rainier and Lazy Bears cabin is definitely the right choice for you. No doubt we will be coming back."
    Guest: Roger Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 8, 2015
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Rainier & St. Helens Travel Tips

Relax and Unwind with Southwest Washington Vacation Rentals

The scenic area of southwest Washington offers breathtaking scenery, sandy beaches, small port towns and all the activities of the Northern Cascade Mountains close by. The area is known for its fertile estuaries and centuries-old landmarks. Charted by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in 1805, southwest Washington was considered the most desirable area to settle west of the Rocky Mountains. It now offers a delightful escape from city life for vacationers looking to relax and enjoy the spectacular local scenery.

Washington Vacation Rentals Offer a Variety of Things to Do

The Columbia River offers a host of activities before it reaches the Pacific Ocean, including fishing, swimming and hiking. The Hoh Rain Forest has scenic drives and walks amidst the moss-covered trees and hikers will enjoy the trails around Ledbetter Point State Park. Visitors can rent a boat on Lake Quinault and spend the day fishing, picnicking and relaxing on the water. Wildlife viewing is also plentiful in this unspoiled area.

The whole coastline of southwest Washington has miles of sandy beaches to be enjoyed. Ocean Shores beach has many organized activities for families such as sandcastle competitions, summer festivals, beach buggy rentals, horseback riding, swimming, and the usual surfing and watersports activities. Walking and beachcombing are popular activities at spectacular Ruby Beach with its piles of driftwood. Whale watching is an exciting activity in this area, and many companies at Westport and Ocean Shores offer boat trips to see the Pacific grey whales which migrate along the coast from March to May. More family fun can be enjoyed at the indoor Hoquaim YMCA Waterpark which offers a lap pool and racquetball and basketball courts.

The Climate and Weather at Southwest Washington Ocean Condos

Southwest Washington State is known for its mild but damp climate, largely affected by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Ocean shores has summer highs of around 70 F from July through September with very little rainfall in that season. Cooler fall days bring more rainfall when temperatures drop to the mid-50s F. The winters see up to 12 inches of rainfall but has mild temperatures of 47 F during the day and stays above freezing at night. The inland areas with higher elevations will have snow during the winter months and generally lower temperatures.

Getting to Your Washington Vacation Rentals

The nearest major airport to your southwest Washington lodging is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport which is 93 miles from the center of Ocean Shores. The area is also easy to access by car from the I-5 which runs up the west coast from Sacramento, California to the Canadian border.

Popular Places to Visit from Southwest Washington Vacation Rentals

There is no shortage of places to visit from your southwest Washington lodging. The protected scenic area of the Columbia River Gorge is overlooked by the city of Vancouver, not to be confused with the Canadian city of the same name further north. The city of Aberdeen has a replica of Captain Gray's ship, the Lady Washington, which is considered the state's ambassador. Fans of musician Kurt Cobain can take a walking tour of his homes and haunts as Aberdeen was his hometown before he joined the rock band, Nirvana. Near Grayland beach, just south of Westport, is worth visiting for its spectacular oceanfront scenery and beachcombing opportunities.

Willapa Bay is a serene area to visit along the 26-mile Longbeach Peninsula with its superb opportunities for wildlife spotting. Gift stores and restaurants are worth stopping for at Ocean Park. Port Ilwaco has great art galleries en route to the North Head Lighthouse. Ocean Shores, Taholah and Point Grenville all have wonderful beaches for families to spend the day.

Further inland are the sightseeing opportunities at Mount St. Helen's, the National Forest and the National Wildlife Refuge.

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