Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Secluded Lakefront, Private Low Bank Beach, Hot Tub, Dog Friendly

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Private Lakefront (2BR Main house + 2 Optional Studios=4BR) Sleeps 8-14



A secluded retreat with over 300 feet of private lakefront nestled in the Olympic National Park, on the north shore of gorgeous, pristine Lake Quinault awaits you! Located on a private cove, there are no neighbors in immediate sight; this is privacy and seclusion at it's best. Enjoy the views from this custom 2-story home from your wall of windows overlooking glorious Lake Quinault. The adjacent wetlands and creek on the property are popular nesting grounds for an array of birds and wildlife. Bald Eagles, Osprey and Herons make frequent appearances. The home features an expansive lawn leading down to the private beach and outdoor fire pit. The beach offers a gradual descent; perfect for children to wade, play and swim. Let your dogs run wild here! Inside you will find everything you need for comfort and relaxation. The home boasts a sun room with amazing views, air hockey table, gas BBQ and Charcoal BBQ and Hot Tub on covered deck, Outdoor fire pit, Jacuzzi tub in master bath, double sided gas fireplace that adjoins a smaller living room to a spacious recreation / living room. Complimentary Wi-fi. Snuggle up in the sun-room or on the deck and take in the tranquility that surrounds you. After a long day exploring the bountiful outdoor opportunities, relax in the rain sheltered outdoor hot tub and let the stress of the outside world melt away, or enjoy a private jetted Jacuzzi soaking bath in the master bedroom suite upstairs.


BR#1 - Upstairs, Master Queen bed + Toddler bed + pack-n-play + walk-in closet + Jacuzzi tub/shower bathroom.

BR#2 - Downstairs, Queen bed + Toddler bed


Open Loft - Queen Futon, just outside Master Bedroom Upstairs


Queen fold-out sofa in smaller living room


Comfy couches/recliners and extra-soft padded carpet with dark shades in the Rec Room.




Queen Bed + Child Size Futon + Crib + 2 love seat lazy-boy sofas with recliners, full kitchen/bar stools/counter, full bathroom, TV/satellite/DVD/VCR.




1 Queen Bed, 1 Queen Futon, Shower/Toilet bathroom, TV, microwave, small fridge.

In order to rent the Above Garage Studio, guests must also rent the Main House. In order to rent the Ground Floor Garage Studio, guests must also rent the Main House and the Above Garage Studio. These spaces are intended to serve as optional sleeping spaces for Main House guests and cannot be rented independently.

This is truly a magical retreat where seclusion, privacy and beautiful mother nature converge to create the perfect getaway.

Keywords: Private, Waterfront, Lakefront, Rain Forest, Olympic National Park, Olympic National Forest, Private Beach, Privacy, Outdoor Fire Pit, Jacuzzi, Hot Tub, Double Sided Fireplace, Dog Friendly

More Details

Cleo Risser
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Cleo Risser

My name is Cleo. I am the mother of 2 and currently live in Olympia, WA. I grew up in Lake Quinault and as an 18 year old, could not wait to leave. I attended college on the East coast near Boston, MA and found myself truly missing this beautiful place. I missed the trees, I missed the Pacific ocean beaches, I missed the stars, I missed the sound of the frogs at night and I even missed the ridiculous amounts of rain. I returned to Lake Quinault after college and shortly afterwards, married my best friend who shares my love for the area. We lived in the community for a few years operating his family's business. We moved to Olympia in 2002 to pursue our careers and are now only a 2 hour drive away from our vacation home.

Cleo Risser purchased this house in 1996

Why Cleo Risser chose Amanda Park

My husband bought this property well before we built this home together. He recognized the unique beauty of this property sitting at the end of a dead end private drive with so many feet of private lake frontage. We built the home with the intent to live in the valley and operate his family's business. Our paths changed after a few years and we both opted to pursue different careers requiring a move to Olympia. My husband's parents moved into the home and slowly added on. They built the garage and apartment above, they added the spacious recreation room and the sunroom and the garage studio/exercise/game room. After we had our first baby, they retired and moved to Olympia to be near us. We feel grateful to be able to keep this beautiful home in our family while also providing the opportunity to share it with guests who also understand and appreciate the beauty of this unique area!. We visit this beautiful area as much as we can with our family; our two children and our dog love it!

What makes this house unique

The privacy of this property is second to none in the area. I cannot imagine finding another place like this....some of my favorite moments in life have been here...staying up all night laying on the lawn watching a meteor shower...listening to frogs while in the hot tub staring at the mountains across the lake....waking up and sitting with my coffee in the sunroom gazing at the picture perfect scene with a layer of fog reflecting in the lake like glass....sitting around a bonfire with my family and friends telling stories and laughing...teaching my kids to swim...watching the rain pour out of the sky like buckets as the lake level creeps up higher and higher and the electricity flickers during a fine winter storm while snuggled up inside with flashlights ready...

Guestbook comments from the owner

All of the other rental properties in Quinault share beach access and are adjacent to other homes. This lovely home is the only one that offers complete privacy and seclusion.

Come stay with us!!
Jan 2012
  • 1 of 1


Amanda Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • 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
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Bathroom in upstairs master bedroom in main house
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main house ground floor bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Bathroom in separate ground floor garage studio unit
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom in separate above garage studio unit
  • Main House: (1) Bathroom Downstairs with full bath, (1) Bathroom Upstairs in Master BR with jacuzzi tub + shower. Upstairs Apartment: (1) bathroom with full bath. Downstairs Studio: (1) bathroom with shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen Futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Main house located on open loft landing upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Main house master suite upstairs, jacuzzi, walk-in closet
    Sofa Sleeper - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Main House: Queen Sofa Sleeper in smaller living room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Main house downstairs bedroom
    Upstairs Apartment Unit - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Separate Upstairs Apt w/Kitchen & Bath
    Downstairs Studio Unit - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Separate Downstairs Studio w/bathroom
  • MAIN HOUSE: (1) Queen Master Bedroom Upstairs with Toddler Bed (1) Queen Bedroom Downstairs with Toddler Bed (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Room (1) Queen Futon in open loft upstairs, (1) Pack-n-Play. Large Great Room with comfy couches, padded carpet, darkening drapes. 1ST OPTIONAL ADD-ON UPSTAIRS STUDIO: (+$125 + $25 clean fee): (1) Queen Bed (1) Child size futon, couches. 2ND OPTIONAL ADD-ON DOWNSTAIRS STUDIO: Unit (+$75 + $25 clean fee): (1) Queen Bed (1) Futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
Outdoor fire pit, propane BBQ on deck, Charcoal BBQ, expansive lawn to lake, private cove - lakefront on 2 sides of property, wetlands, creek, shallow beach for children, Verizon cellular service available, large dining room table, high chair, baby exersaucer, pack-n-play, toys/games, gas oven/cook top, soft comfortable carpet in extra large rec room / living room, big screen TV/satellite


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

86% Complete
11% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Secluded Lakefront, Private Low Bank Beach, Hot Tub, Dog Friendly
average rating of 4.837209 based on 44 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with friends to celebrate my fiancé’s 30th Birthday! The house was much larger than the photos made it look!! Was so spacious and comfortably fit all of us. The house was very clean and had everything we could have possibly needed. The view was beautiful and we lucked out with amazing weather. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The grounds are wonderful; the views inside and out of the house were amazing! The home is very spacious and the ‘Sun Room’ is just beyond wonderful. The decks do get slippery and icy over-night, but a little ice melt fixes that issue quickly. I would recommend this place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The Good Life!

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect location for our trip! It is indeed secluded, as you felt you had the lake all to yourself. The house had large kitchen and living room space, which was great to lounge and enjoy friends and family.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Portland, OR

Lovely Escape

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely escape. The views are of paradise. The house was very comfortable. The windows and inside eaves could've used a good de-cobwebbing, but I imagine this is an ongoing battle since the property is in the middle of the woods. Other than that it was nice and clean. It is also incredibly private. Aside from a few cars on the road when we explored the area, we saw nary a soul. It is pure magic to have the entire space to yourselves. The beach area is wonderful, and there is a little marshy area to look at, as well. It was such a pleasure in the morning to stand on the deck and watch the birds flit in and out of the blackberry bushes and such. The hot tub is a very nice addition, but be careful! It is deep, slick and tricky to get in and out of without slipping. It took down both my husband and I separately, at points. Luckily we bounce. The kitchen and other amenities are also great. We weren't expecting a full kitchen and good cable in such a remote location, which was a nice surprise, though truth be told we didn't spend much time inside. It's truly difficult to tear oneself away from those views. Amazing. We will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Quiet, relaxing getaway

  • 4 of 5

Well kept, has all of the cooking items you could want. There is a big grassy area before the water so it wasn't stressful having kids around. It was actually wonderfully kid friendly, with toys and toddler beds. All of the decorations were high enough that enterprising toddlers can't reach them. Every time we went on the water it was quiet and serene, no motor boats (at least when we were there). I would definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

So gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for your amazing hospitality and wonderful space. We really appreciated it and you were very thoughtful hosts.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Car: necessary

Olympic National Park/Olympic National Forest Visitor Center, Quinault Museum, 26 mile Scenic Loop Drive around Lake Quinault / Up Quinault River valley, Ocean Beaches 25 miles away, Casino 50 miles away, rainforest hiking, paddle boat rental, kayak rental, boat tours, guided hiking, guided wildlife tours available, guided fishing trips


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Additional costs to rent additional separate garage studio units:
Above Garage Studio ($125/nt + $25 cleaning fee + 11.5% tax)
Ground floor Garage Studio ($75/t + $25 cleaning fee + 11.5% tax)

Pet fees: $25/per well behaved potty trained dog

Additional person fees: $15/per person/nt for additional people beyond 8 adults/main house, 10 adults/main house + upper studio, 12 adults/main house + upper and lower studios.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.