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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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Ardell McPhail

I live across the street from this house on a cranberry farm with my husband and our two cats. 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 Ilwaco

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


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Lakeside Family Home on Cranberry Farm!
average rating of 4.875 based on 48 reviews

We and our guests, family members, are already planning a return visit!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this home, on a cranberry farm, was way too short! The home is conveniently located, as a home base, while exploring Ilwaco and the surrounding area.

All we needed to do was roll in our suitcases, and we felt immediately at home. Everything was thought out for our enjoyment. Enough room for 6 people to "roam" without feeling crowded.

The MacPhail family has won our praise for hospitality - from opening their home, with all of it's charm; to inviting us out to the cranberry bogs to watch harvest process. THANK YOU - and hope to see you again!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when our guests have a great time and a positive stay at our house.
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Very comfortable, clean, and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

We have been here before and will return in the future. Great location!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The home was clean and comfortable. Like staying at Grandma's house. The owners are very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A little bit retro, but most people enjoy themselves here!
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Nice location, peaceful and scenic.

  • 5 of 5

Ardell and Malcolm are very accommodating and helpful. We had everything we needed for our stay. Cranberry bogs and lake are nice although we didn't use boats and trails due to my ailing knee. Some mustiness in living room which I assume is common near the coast but doesn't detract from 5 star rating considering everything the rental has to offer. This would be my first choice if we visit this area again.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's harvest time at the bogs! Come and watch the red berries float!
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Very well kept

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at the Cranberry house. We were there tuna fishing with friends and family. We so enjoy the private setting with the lake in the backyard. Cant wait till our next visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fishing doesn't always work out due to weather, but it's fun to watch storms from inside!
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Helpful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The owners were awesome. We had a mechanical problem with one of the rooms, and called the owners for help. Since they live across the street, they were there in 2 minutes and put all their effort into fixing the issue, all the while chatting with and getting to know our family. They took us on a tour of their cranberry farm, which was fascinating. We all loved the lake and the rowboat and paddleboat they provided. The decor is dated, but comfortable. They've got a lot of stuff in the house for you, from dishes to tools to games to shampoo to an electric organ! Close to Long Beach and Cape Disappointment. Couldn't ask for much more.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to be responsive to the needs of our guests. And we love to tell about cranberries if anyone is interested!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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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