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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

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


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
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Large log house on quiet fishing/boating lake with private dock and half acre
average rating of 4.0697675 based on 47 reviews

Post Christmas Family Reunion

  • 3 of 5

Our vacation did not get to a great start due to a mistake in the cleaner's scheduling. We walked into a house that had not been cleaned after the last tenant left that morning, and all the linen were in a heap in front of the washer /Dryer! We spent the first night doing several loads of laundry , sweeping and cleaning the kitchen. We were also not able to reach anyone for assistance.

However, when Troy read my email the next morning, he was apologetic and reasonable in his response. He got to contact the cleaner to clarify and rectify the situation. Cassie the cleaner was totally sorry for her error and did what she could to assist.

Troy also kindly gave us a small refund to make up for the trouble and inconvenience. Overall, no serious harm was done and our children showed what family is all about with everyone pitching in to help out on that first night. We did enjoy our stay after all.

The Log house is an attractive property. It does however need touch ups, updating and refreshing. I think it would be great for a Summer break.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Washington

  • 4 of 5

We rented this cabin during Christmas to gather our family together. The house was big enough to accommodate 12 people for dinner and comfortably sleep 6 adults, and three dogs. The kitchen was equipped with the necessary cookware, and had a dishwasher for easier clean up. The structure of the cabin is quite beautiful, with real wood beams, and a wonderful deck with a large swing overlooking the lake. We had snow while we were there which made the cabin and lake that much more memorable. We did not use any of the lake recreation equipment since it was winter, but there was a canoe with paddles, and fishing poles for use.

The stay did not get a 5 because the TV upstairs was dated and trying to figure out how to use it more than anyone wanted to deal with. There was a note to contact the manager if there were problems, but even that seemed cumbersome to set a time to meet them. We ended up watching Netflix on the small Roku TV downstairs. If the TV upstairs was newer and allowed for a great family movie gathering the experience would have been that much better. We also could not get the downstairs gas fireplace to work, and then it became not important enough to worry about. Having it lit would have created a more cozy feel.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and family friendly. Well equipped for a family gathering.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for families. Spaceaous and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Everything needed provided. Including a canoe and paddle boat. Heater works great on cold nights.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would stay again and again and again and AGAIN!

  • 5 of 5

We had three families, two with two children and one with one child. This place was PLENTY big enough for all of us. We had a blast. The back deck is where we spent most of our time! Coffee in the mornings and drinks in the afternoon. Very relaxing. We'd go back again if we were brought to the area again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place in need of some small repairs

  • 3 of 5

We really loved our stay, the house was comfortable and the lake was absolutely perfect. The house could use some TLC (water pressure was bad, steps leading down to dock were falling apart in spots...)

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • 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




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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