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Gated Waterfront Home. Amazing Sunsets. Private Beach and Dock

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Last updated: 01/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-12)

Close to everything… yet a world away. Quaintly set on the grounds of Thornewood Estates next to Thornewood Castle on American Lake, this newer home offers the unmatched blend of privacy and luxury comfort in an exclusive historic setting. Ideal for vacations, extended corporate stays, relocations, visiting family/friends or interim housing while building, remodeling, or moving.

Thornewood Cottage sits in a very private gated 18 home community on the east shore of American Lake in Lakewood . 10 min to Tacoma, 15 min to Chambers Bay, 15 min. to Olympia, 40 min to Seatac Airport, and 55 min. to Seattle.

New construction in 2005, this home is very clean and new.

1,400 square foot open layout features vaulted great room with gas fireplace, and a large deck over looking sweeping views of American Lake, the Olympics, and incredible Summer sunsets.

Master Suit– king 4 poster bed, jetted tub, large shower, walk in closet, skylight, TV/DVD, and vaulted ceilings.

2nd Bedroom – Queen Bed, vaulted ceilings, walk in closet.

3rd Bedroom has a queen bed but no closet.

Kitchen has a large breakfast bar, and plenty of gathering space. Fully stocked with everything. You just bring the food and drink.

Great room has a queen sleeper sofa and also features TV, DVD/CD/VCR, theater surround sound, dishwasher, washer/dryer, and custom lighting.

All living space is on the second floor. Main floor and garage are not included in rental.
Extended stay rates are also available. Call for current rates and availability.

Keywords: House, lake, golf, Chambers Bay
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/09/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 9-12

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • This home has a wonderful private beach and dock for you to enjoy the crystal clear lake,...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course View:

    Tacoma Country and Golf Club is just down the lake. You can see the club house from the dock....moreless

  • Lake View:

    American Lake...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    American Lake crystal clear spring water...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Water View:

    American Lake Western Exposure...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    American Lake - 40' of no bank sandy beach with a dock....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Please ask to make available...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$200 $250
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $200
  • Tax Rate 9.4%


Rates for first 2 guests. Each additional guest - $15/night

Holidays and graduation periods (PLU/UPS) - 4 night min. Add $100/night.

$500 damage deposit. $110 cleaning fee. Call for discounts on 7+ night and monthly stays.

Possible last minute deals. Please inquire.

50% due to reserve your stay. Remaining due 30 days prior to arrival.

Full payment details are outlined in the rental agreement.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 01/09/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Ram Lakewood
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chambers Bay Golf & Tacoma Country Club
15 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mtn
Lakewood, WA, USA
Nearest Beach
American Lake

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I've lived in Tacoma for 45 years and on American Lake for the past 15. I'm married with two daughters that are very active in dance. As a family we enjoy all sorts of water activities as well as snow sports and biking. Our location is perfectly situates to enjoy it all in our back yard or just a short drive away. I've work in the radio advertising industry for the past 20 years. Thank you for considering staying at Thornewood Cottage. You will not be disappointed. Kindly, Randy

Why the Owner Chose Lakewood, WA, USA:
It is difficult to describe the history, views, privacy, and unique setting of this home until you experience it for yourself. Since I first built this home as a vacation home in 2005 over 200 families have all loved it.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Your own very private beach and dock. The gated neighborhood has a ton of history as the original estate of Chester Thorne a very successful business man around 1900. He built ThonrewoodCastle as a weekend place for he and his wife Anna. The private gated and very secure and peaceful yet you can be in the city in 15 minutes.

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/09/2017

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  • Private beach and dock

    Private beach and dock

  • Floor Plan

    Floor Plan

  • Hundreds of wonderful guests over the past 10 years.

    Hundreds of wonderful guests over the past 10 years.

  • Amazing sunsets.

    Amazing sunsets.

  • Greatroom with queen size hide-a-bed.

    Greatroom with queen size hide-a-bed.

  • Master bath with shower, larger tub and walk in closet.

    Master bath with shower, larger tub and walk in closet.

  • Beautiful clean water

    Beautiful clean water

  • Beach area now has a 40' dock.  Bring your boat and enjoy the lake.

    Beach area now has a 40' dock. Bring your boat and enjoy the lake.

  • Some guests arrive by seaplane or have one in to go for a scenic flight.

    Some guests arrive by seaplane or have one in to go for a scenic flight.

VRBO #185532

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017

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