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Lakeside Family Home on Cranberry Farm!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Limited to 6 people) Non-smoking

On the peaceful back road at the southern end of the Long Beach Peninsula, this home sits right beside Black Lake and a 60 acre cranberry farm. It is a mile north of the river-port city of Ilwaco, and a mile east of the Pacific Ocean. Starting here you can follow the back road for 26 miles along Willapa Bay to the northern tip of the Peninsula at Leadbetter Point.

This is a NON-SMOKING house. The kitchen is bright, and fully-equipped. The dining room table seats up to 10. There are three bedrooms, each with queen bed. One room has a TV. The master bedroom has a private bathroom with step-in shower. A tub/shower is in the bathroom near the other two bedrooms. The living room with cathedral ceiling is spacious and airy, with a small game room at one end opening onto a lanai. The private back yard and patio is ideal for a picnic or BBQ as you sit surrounded by giant spruce trees beside the 33 acre lake.

Walk along the dikes by the cranberry bogs and check out the crop. If you’re quiet, you might see an occasional bear or deer passing through. Go for a short 2-mile walk around the lake, or just walk one-half mile to the public boat launch. Spot an osprey in its nest, a bald eagle soaring overhead, a beaver, a great blue heron, or a momma deer with her newborn fawn. Explore the lake by kayak, canoe or small electric-motorized craft. Come in the summer and enjoy this outdoor oasis or come in the winter and watch the winter storms blow across the lake. Anytime it's a cozy place to curl up with a good book and get away from it all.

About five miles north of the house is the Cranberry Museum on Pioneer Rd. There you can learn about the history of the cranberry industry on the West Coast and shop for many exciting cranberry food items and unique gifts.

The Peninsula's three rural cities boast fine art galleries, shops, restaurants, four museums, pubs, hiking trails, lots of antique stores, and charter fishing. Visit two historic lighthouses at Cape Disappointment State Park, or the wonderful 8.5 mile Discovery Trail, the perfect place for biking or walking. The trail starts at the Port of Ilwaco and follows the path Lewis and Clark walked along the Washington Coast. Go beach combing,horseback riding from the Long Beach approach, or take a walk on the 3/4 mile boardwalk over the dune grass. The area offers many great photo opportunities all within a 5 mile radius of the lake house.

Whether you're hanging out with family or a group of friends, or planning a quiet getaway, this little home on Black Lake is perfect as a headquarters from which to explore. Come have a relaxed, fun time on the coast!

Keywords: house, lake, patio, trails, cranberry farm, quiet, back road, hiking, relax

More Details

Ardell McPhail
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Ardell McPhail

I live across the street from this house on a cranberry farm with my husband and our dog. We are the only two residences on the north end of Black Lake. My husband and I have had rental property for many years. We've been farming cranberries for 30 years after careers as educators. We'd love to share my folk's home with you, and help acquaint you with our wonderful area.

Ardell McPhail purchased this house in 2010

Why Ardell McPhail chose Long Beach Peninsula

This house belonged to my folks for 20 years. The property is on our cranberry farm. With a vacation rental, we can still block out times for family and relatives to come visit and stay in the house. We know you'll enjoy the house and the area!

What makes this house unique

The house is cozy and bright. It's fun to sit on the patio and watch the geese and other birds on the lake in the spring and summer. In winter, the wind and rain whips the lake water into waves. It's nice to be inside looking out. There is always some kind of activity on the cranberry farm year around. Watch the sprinklers during spring frost season or irrigating in the summer. Cranberry harvest in October is a particularly picturesque time.


Ilwaco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master bedroom with private bath with shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , TV in bedroom. Dog pictures on the wall.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 'Reading' bedroom - best reading lights. Cat picturesl
  • Queen size Beds (3)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
Back covered lanai, ramp to front door


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Lakeside Family Home on Cranberry Farm!
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this place to anyone who is visiting the area even if you have to drive a few miles out of the way. We stayed two weeks and couldn't be happier. The lake is right out your back door!

Malcolm and Ardell are two of the most wonderful people we have ever met. They went out of their way to make sure everything was ok. The house was roomy and comfortable, with all the conveniences.

Thank you Malcolm and Ardell!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want our guests to be happy and glad they came to our area. The house is older but nice and clean and in a very peaceful spot. Being surrounded by a lake and cranberries is a good thing!
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Clean, quiet, well-stocked house in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

What a spectacular location! This 3 bedroom house is 5 minutes from Cape DIsappointment State Park, less than 10 minutes to Long Beach. So much to explore in the area.The house is located right on a lovely little lake. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Most of our guests love the quietness of the area. It is surrounded by water and cranberry bogs and a lovely trail in the forest. The Port of Ilwaco is just a mile away and Long Beach is 2 1/2 miles.
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It was a perfect base for our forays into the surrounding area.

  • 5 of 5

The Lakeside Family Home was everything we look for as a place to stay while on vacation. It had lots of space, all the amenities that we like and more, was clean, comfortable, and a great place to spend time as well as use a base for our forays into the surrounding area. While our travels around the area took up much of our time, our few contacts with the McPhails were pleasant and informative. Our dogs also enjoyed their experience there. We'd highly recommend this as a vacation retreat for people visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate all our guests. Though our area is a bit isolated, the Peninsula is interesting and we are surrounded by great things to do on day trips.
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An absolutely wonderful place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

What more can be said about this wonderful home and wonderful owners? All the reviews you see are 100% accurate. This charming mobile home is spacious, quiet, and *****clean*****, sparkling clean! There are beautiful quilts on every bed and plenty of extra blankets in the closet. There was so much to do in this house we couldn't get to it all. TV, videos, game room, BBQ and probably things we never discovered. We are definitely coming back to pick up where we left off.

The views out the back give you a beautiful view of Black Lake. The views out the front give you a beautiful view of Ardell's 50 acres of cranberry bogs. We were there when the fields were all red. It was a beautiful sight.

This was our first adventure renting through VRBO and we were very leery. We hope every place we stay in the future is as wonderful as The Lakeside Family Home.

Thank you, Ardell, for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when our guests are happy!
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Great rental! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place for family and pets! On the lake with a great hiking trail and close to beach access. The owners are wonderful! I can't wait for our next stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love returning visitors!
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Cranbery Farm and Lakeside location!

  • 5 of 5

Booked this on short notice for a clamming weekend. This is a very spacious manufactured home with more than enough room for our two couples and pets. Very well maintained and stocked for just about anything. Our host made us feel very welcome and offered us to explore the surrounding cranberry farm although the weather did not cooperate. In nicer weather this location on the lake and by the farm would be ideal for walks and enjoyable time outdoors. We will book this rental again.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just like the clams, the weather is unpredictable, but always exciting at the beach!
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Nearest Airport
114 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Beard's Hollow, or Seaview approach
Car: necessary

Walk along cranberry bogs, charter fishing, historic lighthouses nearby, bowling short walk away.

Google maps do not show correct location. We are on the north end of the lake off of Williams St., not on the west side as the maps show.


Rates & Availability

Ilwaco House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 10.0%

Summer rates June 1-Sept. 15
Standard rates Sept. 16-May 31

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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