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Idyllic Family Lakefront Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 2-10


Perfect Washington State vacation / holiday getaway rental by owner in this lakefront setting on Lake Morton, WA near the town of Covington, Washington. This once modest 1950's ranch style home has gone through a massive transformation in 2013. Designed by Matthew Coates Design and constructed by Mehl Homes, it now features modern, northwest architecture living room, dining room and cook's dream kitchen with simple lines, open concept, original restored wood floors and wood-burning fireplace, custom millwork, soaring ceilings, modern lights and lots of natural light and spectacular lake views.


While the home is special, the natural setting of Lake Morton and the property may be even better! 100 feet of your own private beach lakefront and dock and a large yard set on an acre of beautiful, Northwest landscape, with views of Mt. Rainier. The house has two comfortable, quiet and dark bedrooms (perfect for deep, relaxing sleep) plus a connected but separate 'bunkhouse' (fantastic for kids).


Bring work or leave it all behind. Includes a flat-screen TV, cable, DVD movies, music CD's and stereo. If you have to check email or take an important call, you can do so with free WIFI and good cell phone coverage. Best of all, you can do both while sitting on the end of the your own dock on the lake.


You won’t have to be prepared to arrive at Lake Morton, WA. There is Costco, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Walmart, many restaurants, and three (3) Starbucks just 10 minutes away!


1) 'Friends Getaway' – three or four couples or a group of buddies will love Lake Morton, WA for a quick and easy adult weekend getaway.

2) 'Family Vacation / Holiday' - kids have their own 600 s.f. bunk/play room with TV, movies, games, books, crafts and their own bathroom. Plug in a movie or put the kids to bed and enjoy a relaxing evening on the adult side of the house.

3) 'Small Groups' - bring your group to Lake Morton, WA for a quiet and restful getaway, lounging by the lakefront, enjoying the new living space, reading the day away, or just sleeping in.

More Details

Jennifer Ayre
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Jennifer Ayre

Jen purchased the home when she was working as a High School music teacher locally. She's since moved onto become a Sommelier, entrepreneur and wine educator. Brent is a tech executive. We live in SF Bay Area but long to return ultimately to live on Lake Morton.

Jennifer Ayre purchased this house in 1995

Why Jennifer Ayre chose Washington State

We love the history of the property - the 'cabin' was the first building built on Lake Morton in the early 1950's. We love how the house is set back from the lake, taking advantage of lake views, providing privacy and a large yard. The original owner was President of the local gardening club so many interesting plants live on the property. Best of all is the lake - beautiful year round.

What makes this house unique

Given Jen's past in Seattle area and Brent being from Vancouver, BC originally, the home has served as a place for friends and family to congregate and share many a fun memorable time in this special place. We hope you'll enjoy the revamped living space, lake views, deck, yard and lakefront as a stage for your next romantic or social or family occasion as much as we enjoy the home and property.


Lake Morton-Berrydale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 3-piece w/ shower.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 4-piece.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bunkhouse - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Two sets of twin over double bunk beds. Sleeps 4-6.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 and 2 both have queen beds and share the main bathroom. Bunkhouse has 2 sets of bunks and contains the 2nd bathroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Enjoy your own large deck, yard and private lakefront waterfront and Trex dock. Lake is great for boating and fishing year-round and swimming 6 months a year. Canoe and two kayaks included in all rentals.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Idyllic Family Lakefront Getaway
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Wonderful vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this wonderful house with our daughter, 2 year old and 4 year old grandkids, and we absolutely loved it! First reaction when we walked in the door was perfect! The grandkids favorite part of our vacation was the bunk beds in the bunkhouse, it is like 2 separate houses in one, and is perfect for families traveling with kids. Our only problem was we probably should have picked a different time of year as it was cold and windy and the fish weren't biting, but the weather this year has been cold anyway, surely no fault of the has a very homey, comfortable feel...and the absolutely gorgeous... picture perfect!!!

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love hearing stories from our guests that have enjoyed our home and property with their friends and families. We have tried to keep the spirit of an older lakehouse with the comfort of modern amenities - all showcasing a beautiful lakefront setting with dock, landscaping, yard and deck that are inviting and relaxing places for our renters to enjoy. We hope you'll consider staying at Lake Morton. Sincerely, Jennifer & Brent (owners)
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you for everything - this was a perfect place for our teacher retreat!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and the kitchen is amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is exactly as described and absolutely lovely. It was closer to the lake than I thought in would be and the house has really nice features such as an extra large kitchen with top of the line appliances and vaulted ceilings which gives it a very open feeling. The layout accommodated us very well and we had a wonderful Thanksgiving there. I would really like to rent this property again in the summer so we can kayak and canoe on the lake. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Milton, Washington


  • 5 of 5

Great getaway for locals. But will definitely rent for out of town guest.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christie, Thank you so much for the nice review. Hope to meet you next time I'm up there. Will let you know of any cancelations this summer. Jen
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Lake Morton House

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying here on Lake Morton and we had a wonderful time. The house comfortably fit our group and the kitchen was perfect for cooking several meals during our stay. The view of the lake is breathtaking and we loved having the firepit by the water. It is a beautiful house and a great place for a getaway. We will definitely be back to stay sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodbury, MN

Lake Morton House

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this house on Lake Morton; this was the 7th year in a row that we've rented this house for several weeks in the summer or fall. We're from MN so we're used to lakes, both in a metro setting and "up north." Lake Morton is close to both Seattle and Tacoma, so you're close to a nice metro area (where 2 ofour "30s something" children live with their wives and young children). Though the lake is completely surrounded by houses, it's pretty and fairly quiet, and our families love to come visit us and be in or on the water, and they can get there easily from their homes. The house has been extensively remodeled since we were last here in Aug/Sep 2012, and it is beautiful inside, and very well-equipped.There's a nice beach area and dock, and a very large yard with lots of blackberries at this time of year.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Druid's Glen Taphouse
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Druid's Glen
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Kent Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Druid's Glen Taphouse
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Summit at Snoqualmie
Nearest Beach
On property!
Car: necessary


It only feels remote at Lake Morton, WA. The location provides easy access to a wide array of activities. The urban cultural center of Seattle, WA and the alpine adventures of Mt. Rainer and the Cascade mountains are all less than one hour away. There are several first-class golf courses minutes away, as well as hiking, mountain biking & horseback riding nearby.

Yet with a beautifully renovated modern home, large deck and private dock and lakefront, along with boating (canoe & kayaks), yard games (badminton, croquet, horseshoes), swimming, fishing (bass and trout), lakefront bonfires (wood provided), and BBQ's, you may not want to leave your private getaway on the Lake Morton, WA lakefront.

Other Activities: 45 min to Seattle. 1 hour to Mt. Rainier.

Golf: 10-15 minutes to Druid's Glen, Elk Run, Lake Wilderness and Washington National Golf Club.

Ski: 45 minute drive to Summit-at-Snoqualmie and 1 hour drive to Crystal Mountain.


Rates & Availability

Lake Morton-Berrydale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $195

Peak/Summer rentals are 1 week minimum stay (Sat-Sat).
Holidays & Long Weekends $249/night (3 night minimum).
No Pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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