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Incredible home on the lake. Your own private resort. Hot tub, pool, dock, etc.!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cozy, luxurious, 3 bed/2 bth on quiet lake with privacy, hot tub—sleeps 8-12

** MIMIMUM NIGHTS vary depending on season. See "more details" at the bottom (please note that our min. differs from the ones shown under rates ).

THE MOOSEHEAD CABIN is the perfect place to get-away with friends and family. Nestled on the north shore of a beautiful, quiet lake, with 10 private acres of surrounding meadows, forests, wetlands and beautiful views, you will feel like you are at your own private resort—yet it's only a short 90 minute drive from Seattle.

Our clean, comfortable, and luxurious home has everything you need for a relaxing and fun get-away. Whether you spend your time inside, or outside, everything is here!

The outdoor hot tub is just steps from the front door and open year round. The heated pool is open from May to September. A spacious wrap-around deck is the perfect place to watch the eagles sore over the lake, or enjoy outdoor dining at a table that seats up to 12 people.

A short path through the trees leads to a private 60' dock, with a rowboat, kayaks and a canoe for guests to enjoy on the lake....or bring your own motor boat or jet ski to enjoy on a lake that is never busy! The kids will have fun on the play structure, at the full size volley ball net, or playing catch in the meadow. At night, gather around the outdoor fire-pit next to the lake for smores under the stars—or on cold days, gather in the great room, with a roaring fire in the giant stone fireplace (under the moose) to play games, watch a movie, or read a book. Plenty of all 3 are provided.

Up the road 1/4 mile is one of Washington's best kept secrets—Penrose State Park—with wonderful salt water beaches on Puget Sound, and easy hiking trails through the woods, with spectacular views of Mt. Rainier at the end of the trail.

Lakebay Marina is also down the road, and is the 'happening place' during the summer with beer tastings, ice cream, and paddle board rentals. It's also a great way to visit by boat, and short term moorage is available.

Come discover a little slice of paradise at THE MOOSEHEAD CABIN.


2 night minimum (always) except for:

-- Summers--4 night min unless unavailable (then min 2 nights).(Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend).

-- Holidays--3 nights

Friday and Saturday nights must be booked together (weekends).

Priority is given to longer requests. No discounts during summer, but discounts may be available for longer stays during the low season (Sept. through May) excluding holidays.

** Please note that there is a MAX of 8 ADULTS, (up to 12 guests with kids) AT ALL TIMES on the property (including day visits). PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST LARGER GROUPS, as this is based on the size/capacity of our septic system and other factors.

More Details

Rebecca Schellings
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Rebecca Schellings

Hello from The Schellings. Our family of 5 enjoys traveling and lots of activities. Since we have 3 boys, spending time outdoors is a MUST. That's why we love spending time at the Moosehead!

We built The Moosehead Cabin 2000. We wanted a place we could get to easily from Seattle (less than 2 hours), and had lots of space for our boys to run. We also wanted to be on a lake where we could enjoy activities like water skiing, fishing, and canoeing.

When we stumbled on on Bay Lake, we knew we had found the place. Steve was nicknamed 'moose' throughout his school years, so we thought it would be fun to build a mini-lodge with a moose as the centerpiece. And so it began.

The Moosehead Cabin has been a labor of love, and we enjoy every minute we're there. We hope you do to.

Rebecca Schellings purchased this lodge in 2000

Why Rebecca Schellings chose Puget Sound South

Close to Seattle. Lots of privacy. Lake allows motorized boats. Great Southern exposure with lots of sun.

Good restaurants and shopping in charming Gig Harbor.

What makes this lodge unique

PRIVACY!! When we looked at other 'destination' places, most of the houses were all close together. We love the fact that no one sees us on our property, and we feel like we're miles away...yet really not at all!


Penrose Point State Park
"Great hiking trails, beaches, campgrounds, and boat moorage."
Lakebay Marina
"Grill with good burgers and shakes. Friday night music. Paddle board rentals"
Gig Harbor Waterfront
"Waterfront shops, Wednesday night summer concerts, restaurants and historic town."
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Horseshoe Lake
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Hwy 16
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Key Center
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Penrose State Park
Car: necessary

Ten private acres on BAY LAKE. Best of both, freshwater (lake) and salt water beaches up the road at PENROSE STATE PARK.


Lakebay Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1-Main Floor - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Twin bed is a fold out sleeper
    Bedroom 2—upstairs - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3—upstairs - 5 twin/ single , 2 twins can be made into a king with prior notice
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
Seven private acres, and over 800 feet of natural shoreline. Located on a protected wetland, we have a lot of wildlife, including deer, eagles, and many varieties of birds. We even have beavers on the lake.


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Incredible home on the lake. Your own private resort. Hot tub, pool, dock, etc.!
average rating of 4.915254 based on 59 reviews

Beautiful! Even better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is wonderful, plenty of places to sleep and lots of great hangout spots. The pool was excellent, the yard was huge. Everyone wants to come back again. Rebecca was very easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olympia, Washington

Badger Clan

  • 5 of 5

We liked the hot tub and pool. Spent a lot time in the pool. Our grandkids like the pool. We like the peace and quiet that house and property has to offer. We thank you for opening your house to our family. We will come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is our 3d year of making this a yearly family getaway. We have already booked for next year so don't miss out they are filling up quickly. My grandchildren learned to swim in this pool, learned to catch fish, find bullfrogs and turtles. Learned archery. Wrist rockets and BB gun. Then there is ping pong and the ongoing picture puzzle. As my grandchildren tell me each year "it's our best vacation ever" Thanks Rebecca for your prompt response when the pool was unusable for a couple of hours

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Absolutely wonderful!! Everything was first class.

  • 5 of 5

The house was so well equipped. Lovely pool and hot tub. Large property to roam! Canoe,

kayak, paddle board, row boat! So much fun. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We never wanted to leave

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven RV'd it the whole way from Minnesota to this beautiful cabin in Washington. My family thought it was silly for a family from the land of 10,000 lakes to rent a house on a lake, but once they were there, they never wanted to leave. Ages ran from 13-20 and two adults, and they loved swimming early in the morning and late at night when we got home from the daily sightseeing. Seriously the only thing you need to bring to this cabin is your clothes and some food, they have everything else that you could ever think about needing. Tons of plates, silverware, pots and pans, dish cloths, towels, shampoo, books, games, even blackberries! We had so much fun and all agreed that this was the nicest rental we have done so far, it is our fourth. If I could have picked up this entire property and moved it to Northern Minnesota, I would never leave. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us and all the other families.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake stevens, wa

Peaceful, relaxing and lots to do

  • 4 of 5

This home is perfect for a girls getaway or family fun. Play area, pool, hot tub and lake.

We paddle boarded, canoed and Sean in the warm pool.

Lots of space to relax inside or out.

Don't miss out on this place

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

• Responsible adult (who signs rental agreement) must be at least 25 and on the property during the rental period.
• Max of 8 adults, and up to 12 including kids, at ALL TIMES on the property.
• Friday and Saturday nights must be booked together.
• A credit card is required for damage deposit.
• 4pm check in, noon check out

Weekend rates apply for all holidays. Minimum number of nights for holidays vary. Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.