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Incredible Home on the Lake. Your Own Private Resort. Hot Tub, Pool, Dock, Etc.!

(44 Reviews)

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Private hot tub (open year round) and the pool (May-Sept) are just steps away.

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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.


MINIMUM NUMBER OF NIGHTS
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.



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Owner

Member since: 2002

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    You must be 25 to sign the rental agreement, and if it's all adult, then everyone must be at least 25. If you're looking for a wild party place, this isn't it!!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1-Main Floor: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Twin bed is a fold out sleeper...moreless

  • Bedroom 2—upstairs: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3—upstairs: 5 twin/ single

    2 twins can be made into a king with prior notice...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots of Books of every variety imaginable, including kids' books...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    48' Flat screen TV with HDMI cords to hook up your computer, iPAD or apple TV...moreless

  • Toys:

    A few baskets of toys for younger kids....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games:

    Playstation with games...moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a lot of DVD movies on site...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Bay Lake is a small, quiet and secluded lake, with a public boat launch, that allows motorized boats including jet skiis. There is very little activity on the lake, even on weekends! Fishing allowed....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Home is 200' from lake, and completely private, with unobstructed and spectacular views, and no other homes around....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    1200' of private lakefront, including a private dock. Most of the shoreline is protected wetlands....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large table seats 12 guests easily....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    No air-conditioning, but lots of ceiling and window fans. It is usually not an issue as we get strong breezes off the lake....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size, front load...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Large wood burning stone fireplace with "moose" above...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wall units...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton bedding, and down or down alternative pillows and duvets...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great room with large screen TV, stereo, lots of games, movie DVDs provided. Two large leather sofas, 2 side chairs, game table, lighting, big windows with lots of light and views of the lake....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Room for lots of cars down long driveway. ...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Landline for local calls and emergency...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    100% cotton ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size front load...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee and Kuerig pod machines....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Set of 8 pots/pans (anodized) with lids, baking dishes, pie and bread pans, and plenty of spatulas, etc. provided. There is also a waffle iron, electric griddle, and more (list available)....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough silverware and dishes for 12 guests, including wine glasses, serving platters, mixing bowls, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    One large oven (stove/oven combo)....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Though we don't technically provide pantry items, many guests leave remaining spices, sugar, salt/pepper, etc. in the pantry for future guest use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    water and ice in door...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric glass cooktop...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Row boat. You can bring your own motor boat or jet ski and use our dock to tie up. Public boat launch close-by....moreless

  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck overlooking views of lake, with dining tables that seat up to 12....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 single person kayaks, and 1 aluminum canoe...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lots of open meadow area for playing catch....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane gas grill on deck. Tanks provided, guests responsible to fill their own propane as needed....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life jackets including small children's sizes are by dock....moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Open year round, and just outside the front door....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Private, seasonal pool, is open from mid-May to the end of September....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 2 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$245 $295
Fri, Sat
May/ Pool open
May 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$345 $395
Fri, Sat
Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Sep 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$395 $445
Fri, Sat
Sept 2017 (pool open)
Sep 6 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$345 $395
Fri, Sat
Winter 2017-2018
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$245 $295
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Housekeeping / Laundry $130 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.95%

Notes:

• 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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • Penrose Point State Park

    "Great hiking trails, beaches, campgrounds, and boat moorage."

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  • Lakebay Marina

    "Grill with good burgers and shakes. Friday night music. Paddle board rentals"

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  • Gig Harbor Waterfront

    "Waterfront shops, Wednesday night summer concerts, restaurants and historic town."

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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
SeaTac
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Southworth
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Horseshoe Lake
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Tacoma
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 16
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Key Center
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Lakebay, WA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
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!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

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Photos

  • Private hot tub (open year round) and the pool (May-Sept) are just steps away.

    Private hot tub (open year round) and the pool (May-Sept) are just steps away.

  • Great room complete with stone fireplace and 'moose'.

    Great room complete with stone fireplace and 'moose'.

  • Main floor bedroom with a king bed and a twin chair sleeper

    Main floor bedroom with a king bed and a twin chair sleeper

  • Third bedroom with king bed and 2 twins

    Third bedroom with king bed and 2 twins

  • Dining table seats 12, and the kitchen has everything you need.

    Dining table seats 12, and the kitchen has everything you need.

  • Private 60' dock has canoe and row boat for your use (lifejackets too).

    Private 60' dock has canoe and row boat for your use (lifejackets too).

  • Relax on the back deck and enjoy the lake while watching resident eagles fish.

    Relax on the back deck and enjoy the lake while watching resident eagles fish.

  • Two single kayaks with paddles are also provided for guests to use

    Two single kayaks with paddles are also provided for guests to use

  • Net in the meadow for volleyball or badminton.

    Net in the meadow for volleyball or badminton.

  • Spend cozy rainy days inside with a roaring fire and a good card game.

    Spend cozy rainy days inside with a roaring fire and a good card game.

  • Lakebay Marina is just down the road. Great place for fun and boat moorage

    Lakebay Marina is just down the road. Great place for fun and boat moorage

  • This is the view off the back deck, overlooking the lake (and firepit).

    This is the view off the back deck, overlooking the lake (and firepit).

  • Flatscreen TV with cable, stereo, lots of books and games.

    Flatscreen TV with cable, stereo, lots of books and games.

  • Bunk room with 5 twin beds (2 can be made into a king)

    Bunk room with 5 twin beds (2 can be made into a king)

  • One of 2 bathrooms, both with bathtub/shower, toilet, and 'vintage' sink vanity

    One of 2 bathrooms, both with bathtub/shower, toilet, and 'vintage' sink vanity

  • Well equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and everything you need.

    Well equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and everything you need.

  • Firepit is great for smores and is next to the lake.

    Firepit is great for smores and is next to the lake.

  • Lake has great bass and trout fishing.

    Lake has great bass and trout fishing.

  • How about a ping pong tournament?

    How about a ping pong tournament?

  • Bring your motorboat for waterskiing (or jet skiing).  The lake is never crowded

    Bring your motorboat for waterskiing (or jet skiing). The lake is never crowded

  • Front porch and entry

    Front porch and entry

  • Be sure to get some fresh local oysters, and visit the local produce stands

    Be sure to get some fresh local oysters, and visit the local produce stands

VRBO #22212

This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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