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Large log house on quiet fishing/boating lake with private dock and half acre

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


About the property

3 BR, 2 BA log home with 3,000 sq ft. Located on quiet fishing/boating lake.


- Two new 32" Roku Smart TVs (can watch your Netflix, AmazonPrime, Hulu, HBOGo, etc.)

- New dining table that can fit 8 to 10 people.

- Restock of kitchen (new silverware, 8 more place settings, new pots/pans set, etc.)

- New pillowtop mattress and box spring in third bedroom ("kids" room)

- New patio furniture set

- Added hand railings on walk to lake

- New outdoor lighting making it easier to navigate walkway to front door

- Currently upgraded to larger cable selection, including HBO

- New flooring in basement

- Air purifier in basement

- New bathroom vanity and upgraded faucets


3 bedroom, 2 bathroom. 2 living rooms and 1 loft (600 sq. feet). Fully furnished.

TVs: The upstairs TV (57") is set up with cable (plus HBO), a DVD player, and a variety of DVDs. We recently installed two new TVs (32") that are both Roku Smart TVs. These TVs do not have cable or a DVD player connected. Instead, you can sign in with subscriptions you might have with Netflix, AmazonPrime, Hulu, HBOGo, your cable provider, etc.

Wireless internet with upgraded speed and reliable connection. Variety of board games and books available.

Sleeps a total of 8 in pre-set-up beds.

Washer and dryer on site. Propane fireplace.

Kitchen includes oven, electric stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, blender, kettle, and all necessary utensils/glassware.

House includes linens, blankets, bath towels, and pillows.


Property located on half acre. Medium bank walk to private dock for fishing, lounging, or tying your boat up to. Use of 16 foot 3-person canoe included (note that amenities section below says "kayak/canoe"; however that is a preset category we can check, and we only have a canoe). 2 fire pits (one in front yard and one on waterfront). Grassy area (approximately 45 foot by 15 foot) on bulkhead waterfront (weather permitting – during high rain season, the water levels are variable and can impact the bulkhead landscaping). 8 foot x 45 foot covered deck overlooking lake with log swing. Hammock overlooking lake. Large propane BBQ. Table and chairs on deck (new patio set since picture was taken).

Lake (approximately 270 acres and 10 miles of shoreline) stocked with bass and trout. Lake split into a speed boat area and no-wake zones; house is ideally located near speed area, but on no-wake zone. Also conveniently located near boat launch.

Wildlife can be seen throughout the year, including bald eagles, owls, otters, heron, hawks, and a variety of birds. Hummingbird feeder with regular visitors.


Approximately 100 miles of running/biking trails in area (Ranier-Tenino trail, Chehalis Western trail). Shopping, dining, theatres, and full city amenities within 15 minutes (Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm). Skiing at Crystal Mountain, White Pass, Snoqualmie Pass, and Stevens Pass (all within 1.5 to 3.5 hours). Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, the Cascade Mountains, and the Olympic Peninsula all provide great hiking, camping, and wine tasting (all within 2 to 3 hours). A quick trip to Seattle's Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Seahawks, Mariners, etc. is only 45 to 60 minutes away. Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) is conveniently located about 15 to 30 minutes away.


From time to time we have stocked the house with fishing poles, camping chairs, life jackets, etc. Some of these items may be there during your stay; however, they tend to get lost, stolen, broken often enough that it's hard to keep them stocked all the time.

550 square foot (of the 3,000 total) storage / shop area.

More Details

Troy Dempsey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a great time at the house. It was so serene! Loved the cool, quiet mornings most - in the canoe! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Jul 2013
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Olympia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bed 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double futon in downstairs living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Large log house on quiet fishing/boating lake with private dock and half acre
average rating of 4.0540543 based on 41 reviews

Very nice stay at cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at your cabin. Sitting on the deck, overlooking the lake was very relaxing. We even had a "fly by" by a bald eagle.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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False advertising

  • 1 of 5

Our group of friends all own boats and when we look for vacation rentals it is our top priority. When I arrived at house my first impression was WOW,this house is nice but then I looked at dock.The dock was split in half and basically unusable.I thought to myself how are we gonna dock our boats.I called my friend and told him to leave his boat home or he would half to trailer it after every use and keep in mind,I paid full amount on a cabin that advertised with pictures of entire house and dock (intact).So my question to Home away and the owner Why are you false advertising.Owner and me had emailed each other for 2 months prior and he knew we had boats and was very adamant about the dock and fishing and swimming from it,he never called or made an effort to let me know about it but instead took the full amount from me.This is not right and unacceptable.Home away is this how you do buisness?T he stove top didn't work either and the neighbor had to come fix the kitchen sink.So,as you can tell the dock ruined our weekend and the owner won't compensate us for his HUGE mistake.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To future renters: The dock did break a hinge and was more of an "L" shape rather than a "I" shape. It happened right before they came, and was fixed as quickly as someone could come out (so it is fixed now). It seems like the renter wanted to use this as a reason to try to get a lot of money back. Unfortunately, our neighbors specifically took a picture of them using the dock perfectly fine during their stay - both with their boat, chairs, and playing/fishing. The feedback we got was that it didn't appear to affect them at all. In addition, the renters that stayed before confirmed that the stove top worked for them, and my neighbor confirmed that it worked during and after their stay. The sink did leak, but it was fixed within 2 hours of us hearing about it. As written in the review, VRBO (basically a third party) heard both sides of the story and immediately closed the complaint without any negative action towards us.
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Nice lake home

  • 3 of 5

This is a beautiful log home with a great lake view, but could use some updating and minor repairs. Some quirky things, but still fine for what we needed. Kitchen was well-stocked with cookware and utensils. Beds were very comfortable. Gas fireplace was nice touch but not working correctly and smelled too much of gas, and light above beautiful big dining table kept flickering. Front door handle didn't work from the inside, so we had to use side door to go out. No big deal, but why wasn't it fixed before it was rented? Overall comfortable, though, and a great weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an enjoyable time...

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at the log cabin on the lake. So much better than getting hotel rooms. I was nervous at first with 11 of us staying in a place with only two bathrooms. But, it was not a problem. Our group, 4 adults and 7 children, had ample space and a lot of fun. Thanks for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place to stay when you need a lot of room!

  • 3 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay at your home and the beautiful lake view. The house was very cozy and surprisingly warm inside. My only suggestion would be that you make sure there are plenty of linens in the house when you know you have a large number of folks staying. There were 10 of us and only 5 bath towels - no extra sheets or pillow cases either. So showering and setting up extra spots to sleep where a small challenge. Thank you again for having your house available for things like this.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful space and view

  • 3 of 5

This property provided exactly what I pictured which was a beautiful log cabin on a lake. The only negatives I have is that the cabin was not kept up as well as it could be, for instance some of the sheets had stains as did some of the towels, lot's of the kitchen utensils such as the can opener didn't work and should probably be sorted through. Lastly we were hopeful to use the fire pit down by the lake but there was a lot of overgrowth making it uncomfortable to sit down there and potential fire hazard. All of the negatives seem like they could be remedied very simply and the positive such as the woodworking in the cabin ,the space, the deck overlooking the lake etc. Would even more overshadow any negatives that could arise.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Seattle Tacoma International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Lacey Shopping Center / Hawk's Praire
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Capital City Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Lacey Shopping Center / Hawk's Praire
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Ocean Shores (Pacific Ocean)
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Olympia House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Sep 6 2017 - Sep 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Sep 7 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Sep 8 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Sep 9 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Semi-Peak Season
May 1 2018 - May 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
May 19 2018 - Jun 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2018 - Aug 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 16 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 3 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Linens Fee $79 + Tax
Refundable Deposit $100 + Tax
Damage Protection-$1,500 $49 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.9%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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