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Lake Quinault Vacation Home/Best View on the Lake! (20% off Jan-Feb)

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

All here at Lake Quinault Vacation Homes! Home of the World famous Colonel Bob and Enchanted Valley Trail. World Class Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Boating, Natural Crystal Hunting, World's largest variety of Mushrooms, Wildlife Viewing, Scenic Views, Worlds largest Trees and Relaxation!

Enjoy Cottage Peaks a privately owned vacation rental nestled on the shores of Lake Quinault in the surroundings of the Olympic National Park. This property overlooks Lake Quinault, towered by the majestic Olympic mountains. This breath taking view of Lake Quinault includes wide open starry nights and year round viewing of the moon rising from behind the mountains leaving them a silhouette, creating a romantic moment.

The months of September-November, the change in color of the Fall foliage is spectacular and mushrooms are galore.

In the winter months you can watch the snow level creep down the mountains creating beautifully capped peaks.

There is an abundance of open lakefront, with room for roaming, campfires and great swimming off the shore or dock. A soft creek flows the property line washing natural crystals from upper valley crystal minds. Chances of finding one or many crystals are in your favor!

Get ready for an adrenaline rush as you witness Eagles soaring, Osprey feeding their young in the nest and otters playfully feeding from the dock as well as a passing beaver on his mealtime journey. The Rosevelt Elk can be viewed on a scenic loop drive around Lake Quinault!

This sanctuary view can be absorbed from almost every room of this lovely home. There is spacious lawn area for yard games and easy access to the lake. Fishing permits are required on the lake and can be purchased at a local mercantile. Hire one of our local Fishing Guides, Hike the nature trails, observe our Rain forest, view the wildlife and just relax! Lake Quinault is known as God's country, for the beauty of our Rainforest. Your visit here will be most memorable.

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Brenda Sansom
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Brenda Sansom

Owners Tom and Brenda Sansom have lived in Lake Quinault since 1975, graduated from Lake Quinault High School and raised a family of three daughters who also all graduated from Lake Quinault High School. Our love for this wonderful place generated from generations of both sides of the family who also lived, schooled and raised families here. With our love for nature, the great outdoors and wildlife, Lake Quinault fulfills all our activity needs. Our greatest joy is to be fortunate enough to share this spectacular vacation area with people from all over the world by providing accommodations for our location visitors. Our four year old grandson says that this is the best place in the whole world!

Brenda Sansom purchased this house in 1998

Why Brenda Sansom chose Amanda Park

Cottage Peaks is located in the Olympic National Park and a beautiful temperate rainforest with recorded world largest trees, fern beds and dripping moss. For such a beautiful place there are a minimum of accomodations for the amount of visitor in this area. I wanted to be able to offer a comfortable place for people to stay and have a chance to really enjoy our area.

What makes this house unique

You will benefit from a central location on the water and just be 10 minutes from wildlife, hiking trails and 30 minutes from ocean beaches. Also, 1hr and 15 minutes from Forks, WA (twilight location).


Amanda Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One full bathroom with shower downstairs One full bathroom with shower/tub upstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 1 Queen hide a bed in living room one bed in each room total with hide a bed 4 queens and 1 double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(57 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.7192984 based on 57 reviews

Great spot!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting. Comfortable and well-appointed sleeping arrangements (for six or eight, but would be cramped with 10 or 12). Nice dock. Only drawback is that the kitchen is very small, basically a one-person space, or two, if you're not moving around. Otherwise, it's a great set-up in a phenomenal setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love sharing our place and totally agree on the kitchen. Great news we almost remodel the kitchen last fall but couldn't find enough space and coordinate with the carpenter so we're hoping that this winter we can make that happen. We're going to open up walls and make it a wide open space. Come back and try it out!
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Good location, comfy beds

  • 3 of 5

This location of the house allowed us to explore the spectacular Quinault Valley where we will return to someday soon. The house was adequate for our needs although the kitchen needs some love. Big plus, we got to see the river otter on the morning of our departure.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always appreciate an honest review. We had plans to remodel the kitchen in Feb. 2017. But my husband passed away in Jan. From a 20 yr battle with cancer. I am now planning to proceed as soon as i can find the time frame to do so.We are going to take walls out and use back dining area to enlarge kitchen. I cannot wait!
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A great time was had by all

  • 5 of 5

Cottage Peaks was lovely. The setting couldn't be more beautiful and the location more convenient. The house was clean and my friends and I were happy and comfortable the week we were there. Kayaking around the lake was an added bonus! Absolutely loved it and will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot, great house.

  • 5 of 5

Brenda was kind and helpful. The house was great. We loved it!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view, great place to stay on Lake Qunault

  • 4 of 5

This is an excellent house on Lake Quinault. The location is perfect, the view from the house, yard, and dock is incredible. You cannot beat the view and the peace of this location - we hiked in the rainforest, went to the beaches, my brother brought his kayak and explored the lake and Quinault river - he said that from what he saw, this house by far had the nicest yard and dock area. We also spent time just playing in the water, floating, jumping off the dock (it was cold, but not too cold to jump in), and playing in the yard - they had ladder ball, which entertained my son for hours. We saw otters swimming by in the lake. The bedrooms are nice and beds are comfortable, all but one bedroom has a porch/balcony. There are two bedrooms upstairs that have a shared bathroom in between and the 2 bedrooms downstairs have a full bathroom in the hallway. The living room is very nice with very comfortable furniture. The TV had direct TV with a DVR. There is wifi, but it is too slow to stream. There is decent cell phone service (verizon and at&t) at the house, even though it is spotty once you leave the house to explore the park. There is a sun room with a table (and beautiful stained glass sky lights) and a dining room with table, and a table on the deck, so plenty of eating space. The kitchen is tiny but it is all in working order and has a nice charm to it. The cabinets, dishes, and pots and pans could use some updating, but they served their purpose. There is a nice grill on the deck that we used for the majority of our main cooking which also solves having too many people in a small kitchen. There is a fire pit that we used for campfires and smores. Brenda is a great hostess, she is right there if you need anything. I do recommend reserving the kayaks if you want them though, because we had hoped to use them and they were rented by someone else. Overall, this was an awesome experience and I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a peaceful place to stay in Olympic National Park, I am not sure you could beat it.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a very detailed review. We plan on remodeling the kitchen area opening up some walls to make it more spacious as well as purchasing extra kayaks. Glad you had a wonderful stay!
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Quaint house, beautiful location on the lake

  • 3 of 5

The owner went out of town with no reception for the duration of our visit and didn't let us know or leave an alternate contact person. We had trouble getting in- in the pouring rain with two little kids after a long car ride- and couldn't reach the owner at any of the numbers given and she never called us back during our 3 night stay to make sure we had gotten in. Ultimately we managed to get in, but it was unsettling to not be able to reach the owner when we had a serious issue.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Again I'm sorry this is unfortunate. That's why I emailed you the codd to the door prior to your arrival. Also I didn't know I was not going to have cell service or I would have left an alternate person to contact. I hope you enjoyed your stay despite the trouble entering
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Nearest Airport
180 Miles
Seattle Seatac
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Rainforest Resort Salmon House
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Rainforest Resort Salmon House
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Kalaloch Beach/Ruby Beach

Lake Quinault Museum, Senic loop drive around Lake Quinault, Upper Quinault Valley, Guided Hiking, Rainforest Hiking, Enchanted Valley Hiking Trail, Colonel Bob Hiking Trail, North Fork Hiking Trail, Ocean Beaches 25 minutes,,Quinault Beach Casino 1 hr, Horseback Riding 1 hr, Kayak Rentals, Boat Tours,Wildlife Tours, Guided Fishing, Guided Bear Hunting, Golf Course & Driving Range, Resturaunts, Internet Cafe, Visitors Information Center, Olympic National Park Visitor Center,Salmon fishing, steelhead fishing, river fishing, Salmon river, Queets clearwater river


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.8%

Rates are based on occupancy of 6 people. There is an additional charge of $15.00 per person over 8 people in your group.
Rates are subject to change at anytime.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.