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Private Home on Lake W/Kayaks, Pet-Friendly, Patio and Stunning Views

(49 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 4

Beautiful open floor plan home with views of the lake from every room. Nestled in the trees overlooking the lake. Your own private dock with kayaks provided. This well stocked lake is great for fishing, boating and swimming. Very quiet and private. Beautiful sunsets and lots of wildlife.
The custom front door opens up to provide a gorgeous view of the lake through a wall of glass; beautifully crafted cathedral ceiling with exposed beams and an expansive staircase that leads to the main bedroom in the loft.
The bedroom has plenty of closet space, and a very comfortable Queen-size bed. Looking out over the hand-crafted railing, you'll enjoy a view of the stunning stone rumford fireplace, spacious living room and kitchen area, as well as a spectacular view of Lake St. Clair.
The kitchen is well-equipped with a gas stove and range, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, refrigerator and dishwasher.
The living room offers two comfy couches and a rock wall fireplace.
The heated flooring make both the granite flooring in the living room and the wood flooring in the kitchen feel quite warm and cozy. The bathroom has a wonderful jacuzzi bathtub with dual shower heads and built-in seat. There's also a washer/dryer combo unit.
The downstairs bedroom, which is off of the living room, offers twin beds and very comfortable bedding.
Wonderful patio for outside entertaining with views of the lake. A BBQ and fire pit/chimnea are provided. Or walk down the path to the lake and take the kayaks out for a tour of the lake or sit on the dock and enjoy watching the wildlife. Very convenient to Joint Base Lewis McChord. Also good for temporary housing. 20 minutes from the north gate to Ft Lewis. Ask about our low, long term rates.

RSE - Yelm: Just 15 minutes from the School. Comfortable, safe, beautiful place to stay during your visit to Yelm.

Olympia - Lobbiests, Legeslators?: Need to come to the capitol? Make this your favorite place to stay. Perfect for entertainment. Fully equiped kitchen with large granite topped island and views of lake from every room. Large great room with loft master bedroom
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    It is not kid safe. The patio has a big drop off without a fence. There are stairs in the house and the path to the lake is steep...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please no smoking....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs love it here. Especially the swimmers. The yard is NOT fenced....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The path to the front door is not paved....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Loft bedroom: 1 queen

    Queen Bed...moreless

  • Main floor bedroom under the loft: 2 twin/ single

    Two twin beds...moreless

  • Beautiful loft bedroom looks down thru the trees to the lake. Plenty of closet space and a nice fainting couch. The bedroom under the loft is small with two twin beds that can't be made up together as a queen or separately....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, jetted tub

    two shower heads...moreless

  • Large bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and two shower heads. There is a stacked washer/dryer in the bathroom....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games:

    various board games...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Rain Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Volcano
  • 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
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Naturism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Use this as your base camp to explore Olympia, Tacoma and Seattle. ...moreless

  • Lake View:

    A view of the lake from nearly every window of the house. You look out across the lake at an undeveloped island with a osprey nest....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    On the quiet finger of Lake St Clair with your own private dock. We have kayaks and fishing equipment for you to use. The water is clean and perfect for swimming and the lake is stocked with fish...moreless

  • Rural:

    Just 15 minutes from JBLM, Yelm and Lacey but nice rural area. Much of the lake is undeveloped and it's very peaceful....moreless

  • Water View:

    Beautiful clean blue water....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    This is the no wake zone and quiet side but you can go around to the ski area of the lake from here. There is a public boat ramp available...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Comcast high speed internet...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    stacking washer/dryer in the bathroom...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Rumford rock wall fireplace...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Heating:

    Radiant heated floors...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:


  • Living Room:

    Part of the greatroom...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    plenty of room but not covered...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    At the end of a dead end street with grass parking. Plenty of room for extra cars...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Unload your boat at the public boat ramp ramp then park your trailer at the cabin. We have a private dock for your boat while it's in the water....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    plenty but bring your beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stacking washer/dryer in the bathroom...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Nice high speed wireless access for your MAC or PC or smart phone devices...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Highly efficient and beautiful rock wall rumford fireplace. It can really heat the house. Bring your nice dry firewood...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes and pots and pans for preparing your feasts...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes and utensils for all your cooking...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Big family sized so you don't have to spend time washing dishes. But the sink looks out over the lake so, you can watch the eagles nesting while loading the dishwasher...moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Nice big oven, 4 burner Propane stove top. Big side by side refrigerator with water and ice in the door. Eat at island with granite top....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    The basics. Sugar, salt, coffee, tea, etc...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side with ice and water in the door...moreless

  • Stove:

    Big electric oven and propane stove top...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    Nice patio to the side of the house with a fire pit and great view of the lake....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 kayaks and paddles...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill...moreless

  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Bring you boat. There is a public boat ramp and an area of the lake that allows ski boats and we have a dock to moor your boat...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    life jackets...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Jetted Tub:

    Jacuzzi jetted tub. Two shower heads for companionable showering....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
4th of July
Jul 1 - Jul 9, 2017
4 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jul 10 - Sep 21, 2017
4 night min stay
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2017
4 night min stay
Winter Holiday 2017
Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$120 $140
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 8.7%


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51 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sea Tac
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Wind Casino
24 Miles
Nearest Golf
US OPEN 2015
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Lacey - Amtrak
16 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Red Wind Casino
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Rainier - Crystal Mountain
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Puget Sound/ Nisqually Delta and dock on the lake

Car: Necessary

Beautiful cabin on the lake with your own private dock just a short distance to Joint Base Lewis McChord. A wonderful spot to relax and enjoy your visit to the Pacific NW.

The property is between Lacey and Yelm on the beautiful 270 acre Lake St Clair just 3 miles from Red Wind Casino and less than 1/2 hour from Tacoma or Olympia. Mt Ranier National Park is only 40 miles away and you are 15 minutes from the Nisqually delta of Puget Sound. Less than 1 hours from Seattle and 2 from Portland. All the fun of mountains, salt water, fresh water...skiing snow or water, fishing, kayaking, hiking, museums, zoos, big city sports. Convenient to it all.

Other Activities: Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wolf Haven, NW Trek, Tacoma Zoos, Museums, Seattle, Portland, Mt Rainier, RSE, Nisqually Delta, Olympia, Farmer's market

Golf: Many great golf courses in the area: Tahoma Valley Golf and Country Club in Yelm, Ft Lewis Golf Course at I5.

Ski: Crystal Mountain, Mt Baker


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Having moved up from Florida, we are still in awe of the Pacific Northwest. Its beautiful here. To have a cabin on such a beautiful lake and so convenient is a real blessing. Besides swimming and boating, our other passion is horses. We live on a small horse farm about 1/2 hour from the lake house.

Why the Owner Chose Olympia, WA, USA:
This property is a dream come true. That special home on a lake. To have that view from every window. It never grows old. Kayaking on the lake is fabulous. It's a meandering lake full of fingers and coves. I've seen an owl bathing and preening; otters playing and countless hours of the osprey fishing. There are plenty of bald eagles fishing too. But still, we are not far from all the city has to offer. There are miles and miles of bike trails, great golf courses, Puget Sound is 15 minutes away, hiking on Mt much to day..or you can just relax at the cabin. We have high speed internet and Comcast TV for those connected folks too.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our cabin is a perfect retreat. Although you are convenient to Interstate 5 it is a world away. So, quiet and private and beautiful. Lake views from every window. We often have families here to visit their soldiers at Joint Base Lewis McChord. It's a great home for entertaining. With the open floor plan there is plenty of room for everyone. In the Summer you can play on the lake. In the Winter you can enjoy the cozy radiant heat floors, jacuzzzi bath tub and large rock wall fire place. This is a custom built home. The castle like front door was hand made by the owner, his father and brother including forging the hinges. It is massive. The rocks in the fireplace wall were gathered durring his travels abroad. Every detail was executed with care and love.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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  • view from the Living room and kitchen.

    view from the Living room and kitchen.

  • Maggie on our private dock. 2 kayaks included, lake is stocked with fish

    Maggie on our private dock. 2 kayaks included, lake is stocked with fish

  • Loft Master bedroom

    Loft Master bedroom

  • 5 person inflatable "party barge" for floating on the lake.  Summer come back!

    5 person inflatable "party barge" for floating on the lake. Summer come back!

  • Loft bedroom view

    Loft bedroom view

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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