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Private Gated Water Lake Front Home. Private beach and dock near Chamber Bay GC

Lakewood, WA, USA
  • House1475 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps11
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights

Home on American Lake - 3 bedrooms Sleeps 8+,2 full bathroom,Greatroom, Gated.

Close to everything… yet a world away. Quaintly set on the grounds of Thornewood Estates on American Lake, this newer 3 bedroom, two bath home offers the unmatched blend of privacy and luxury comfort in an exclusive historic setting. Ideal for vacations, extended corporate stays, relocations, visiting family/friends or interim housing while building, remodeling, or moving.

Thornewood Cottage sits in a very private gated 18 home community on the east shore of American Lake in Lakewood . 10 min to Tacoma, 15 min to Chambers Bay, 15 min. to Olympia, 40 min to Seatac Airport, and 55 min. to Seattle.

Built in 2004 fully furnished and very clean.

1,400 square foot open layout features vaulted great room with gas fireplace, and a large deck.

Master Suit– king 4 poster bed, jetted tub, large shower, walk in closet, skylight, and vaulted ceilings.

2nd Bedroom – Queen Sleigh Bed, vaulted ceilings, walk in closet.

Office/3rd Bedroom has a large cherry wood desk and queen sleeper sofa.

Kitchen has a large breakfast bar, and plenty of gathering space. Fully stocked with everything but the food and paper goods.

Also features dishwasher, washer/dryer, DVD/VCR, TV, and custom lighting.

Unobstructed sweeping views of American Lake and incredible summer sunsets.

Waterfront access includes 40 feet of no bank beach front. Sand then pea gravel to waters edge.

Call for shorter or longer term pricing, availability, and complete agreement. All living is on second floor. Garage not included. Prices may change without notice.

Amenities: Completely Furnished, All Appliances, Furniture, Linens, Washer/Dryer, TV, VCR/DVD/CD, and Much More.

Lots of Golf near by; Tacoma Golf and Country Club, Chambers Bay, The Home Course, and more.


Randy Foley

Member Since 2005
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Randy Foley

I have lived on American Lake since 2000. My wife and two daughters live in the same area as the cottage and simply love the area and all the beauty, history, and recreation it has to offer. We believe you will too. We would love to help make your travel as wonderful as possible.

Randy Foley purchased this House in 2003

Why Randy Foley chose Lakewood

Thonewood has a rich history dating back to the 1800s when several timber industry moguls were made. Most notably the Weyerhoeuser Company. Tacoma was the timber capital of the world. Chester Thorne was the financier to the timber barons. Thornewood Castle (thornewoodcastle.com) sits just 150' away. The location is very secluded and private yet you are less than 15 minutes to City of Tacoma and Olympia. JBLM is less than 5 minutes. 10+ years and hundreds of repeat stays, all agree Thornewood Cottage on American Lake is one of the best places they have ever stayed.

What makes this House unique

Waterfront vacation with your own private beach and dock.


    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, King Four Poster
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, Queen hide-a-bed in Greatroom
      • 3 bedrooms plus a queen sleeper sofa, and a single or queen air bed.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Beach
          • Beach View
          • Beachfront
            You own beach.
          • Lake
          • Lake View
            The home has beach front on American Lake. A clean natural fresh water lake great for swimming, boating, and playing.
          • Lakefront
            The home has beach front on American Lake. A clean natural fresh water lake great for swimming, boating, and playing.
          • Mountain View
          • Resort
          • Water View
            American Lake
          • Waterfront


              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        up to 3 cars. call if more parking is needed
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Kitchen
                          • Blender
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • VCR


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Gated Community
                                      • Golf
                                        Chambers Bay Golf Course and several others.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Terrace
                                      • Walkway to Water


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • Low Allergen Environment
                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • museums
                                              • arboretum
                                              • bay/sound
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • forests
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • playground
                                              • pond
                                              • rain forests
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • theme parks
                                              • water parks
                                              • winery tours
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • Babysitter
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • water tubing

                                                            5 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Excellent home with a great view!

                                                            Jaime D.

                                                            We truly enjoyed our stay at this Lakehouse! Although we were there for work, and in the offseason, the home and it's views do not disappoint.

                                                            The homeowner is fantastic and helpful! The home is in perfect condition and the kitchen is perfectly stocked with whatever you will need. There is plenty of sleeping space as almost every piece of furniture folds out in to a sleep space!

                                                            We will be back another time when we can enjoy the Lake as much as we enjoyed the view!

                                                            Like staying at a friends house....

                                                            David G.

                                                            Spectacular property. Great view. Priceless time with family. Loved drinking coffee on the deck and watching the eagles and ospreys every morning. Sunsets, fishing and fireworks from the dock. Great catamaran sailing. Nicely stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, and plenty of seating in the house and at the beach. Thank you for everything, Randy!

                                                            Owner's Response:


                                                            We really enjoyed meeting you and glad your family had a memorable time. Please return soon so the Hobbie gets some use.


                                                            Jen and Randy

                                                            Wonderful Week

                                                            Chiquita H.

                                                            Upon arriving at the Thornewood Cottage my family and I felt at home. We were greeted by Randy who told us to let him know if we needed anything. He even pointed out the baldheaded eagles to us. The pictures on the website do not do justice to this wonderful property. It was clean and very well maintained. The location is perfect, close enough to Seattle to spend the day and then return for quiet evenings. Our favorite time was drinking coffee in the early mornings and sipping a glass of wine in the evenings on the deck while watching the baldheaded eagles swoop and call to each other. It was a perfect place to stay with our 16 yr old. She didn't want to leave when the time came. I have already recommended this property to other friends. We are making plans to return again for a visit.

                                                            Seattle Trip

                                                            Daisy67126Salem, Oregon

                                                            We had family fly from California and drive from Oregon to meet in Washington. The owner has a beautiful property, was really great to work with, and exceptionally kind. We really enjoyed out stay, and are already making plans to come back.

                                                            I recommend you bring a map of Tacoma and Seattle if you are planning to stay a while because they are both fairly close. While there we went to the Space Needle, the Seattle Underground Tour, Theo Chocolate Factory (make reservations at least a month in advance), and Pikes Place Market.

                                                            The house is close to restaurants, grocery stores (because you want to use the beautiful kitchen), and other attractions like the Tacoma Dome.

                                                            The property was very clean and well maintained. The only thing we would do different is come again in the warmer weather so we can use the beautiful lake. But, at least we had a fabulous view.

                                                            Thanks for letting us stay at your beautiful home!


                                                            Walk About Bellevue, WA

                                                            One of the most beautiful properties I have stayed at for the price. Great location and accomodations. The owner is easy to work with and a really great guy. I'd recommend this to anyone!


                                                            Lakewood, WA, USA

                                                            Rates & Availability

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                                                            Call for long term stay rates. RV parking is also available Discounts for 7+ nights. Monthly rates available All Holiday periods and graduation weekends add $60/nt. Call for last minute deals.

                                                            5 Reviews
                                                            Exceptional 5/5
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