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Lakefront home / Sleeps up to 10 people /Event Venue for up to 40 people

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Walk off the 1000+ square foot patio to your own private dock.

The Cabin is just under 2200 square feet, has an open concept floor plan. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and room to sleep up to 10 people. There are 2 pull out queen couches in the living room, and a queen bed in each of the bedrooms. There is also a blow-up queen bed that can be set up in the master bedroom or the living room on request. Although the home is beautiful, the outside view is even more breathtaking. Kayaks and a pedal boat are provided for you to enjoy the lake. Bring your own boat and launch it at the public boat launch. You can park your boats or jet ski right on the dock. Charlie's Cabin is also available for events for up to 40 people, including small weddings. Events and weddings are a $2250 flat fee that includes 2 nights stay for up to 8 people, table / chairs / linens for up to 40 people. Events also require a $1000 refundable deductible and a $500 turnover fee. One day rentals are available for groups as well (lake play, business meetings). Prices vary depending on use and amount of people. Please contact us for more information on venues.

Gaylene Peterson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Gaylene Peterson

Our family lives in Gig Harbor and we love it here. It is such a wonderful community and has everything we need. We have three children, and our youngest, Charlie, is who we named our lake home after. My husband and I both work locally. I am a teacher at a local school. Someday, we plan to retire in this beautiful home and stay in this amazing community.

Gaylene Peterson purchased this house in 2014

Why Gaylene Peterson chose Washington State

We love this property! We bought it from our good friends after spending many years sitting on the beautiful deck and playing in the water with them. We have already created the best memories right here and want to create many more. We plan to someday live here because we just can not think of any place we would rather be.

What makes this house unique

Although there are many local amenities, you do not need to leave the Cabin at all to have a wonderful vacation. Stock up at Costco on groceries (about 10 minutes away), and pack your bathing suit and toiletries and then enjoy playing at the lake.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Lakefront home / Sleeps up to 10 people /Event Venue for up to 40 people
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Really Superb!

  • 5 of 5

We visited this place to celebrate new year occasion and was really happy to choose this place over many places. House was at great location with beautiful waterfront was beautiful with great comfort having all the required essentials. Thanks to Gaylene for the beautiful stay :)

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely peaceful lake house

  • 5 of 5

Lovely lake house and gracious hosts. We had a quiet Thankgiving with two families and enjoyed cooking in the large open kitchen/great room. Girls 9 and 12 loved the fireplace, comfy reading areas and looking at the lake while it rained. Grown ups had fun kayaking around the lake and on the hiking trail.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Venue for our Wedding!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Charlie's Cabin from Thurs. eve to Mon. a.m. for our wedding, and it was just great. We were able to invite our guests to lake time/BBQ on Friday, the wedding itself on Saturday, and brunch/lake time on Sunday. The weather was perfect, and everyone had a blast playing on the lake, sitting around the fire pit at night, etc. The pictures don't really show it, but the great room/kitchen area is huge. So the caterers for our wedding dinner were able to comfortably set everything up in there (and the house has A/C, so that's nice). Then later, we moved the buffet tables and used that area for dancing. The patio is also huge, so we were able to set up all the tables for dinner there. We set up the chairs for the ceremony down by the arbor, then just moved the chairs back up to the patio afterwards. It's quite a private house, which was really nice. And it's on a cul-de-sac, so we just had everyone park up there and walk down the driveway, which was perfect. Gaylene is super nice and accommodating. She let us come look at the place twice during our planning process, and check-in was super easy. She even left us firewood and some s'mores makings! We left the house quite clean, so we got our full deposit back, and she refunded it really quickly. I only have 2 suggestions. The first is, larger trash receptacles. We had filled both the garbage cans by Saturday. The second is that in a couple areas of the house, one being the refrigerator, there were a bit too many items already there. We quickly ran out of space in the refrigerator and freezer, in part due to this. However, another great thing that Gaylene has is a 2nd, commercial refrigerator, so we made good use of that as well, and were ultimately fine. Oh, and I forgot to say, Gaylene has all the tables, chairs, linens, and even some glassware and other tableware, that you need for a wedding or other occasion. The yard is the perfect ceremony area--our ceremony was scheduled for 5 p.m., and at that time, it's mostly shady, so no one was broiling in the sun. Much of the patio gets sun until late, but we put up a 10' by 20' white tent, which provided some shade for the wedding dinner and brunch the next morning (we didn't use or need it for the BBQ). In summary, this was the perfect place for our wedding. Lots of people said it was the best/most beautiful wedding ever. We hope to rent the house again in the future, so we can have more time to enjoy it ourselves! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a place!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place. Secluded, great layout, can't beat the lake. Lots of toys to play with provided, kids and adults. Very clean, great kitchen. We had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great lakefront home!

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at Charlie's cabin with 2 families comprising of 4 adults and 7 children. With 2 traditional beds, 2 sofa beds, and 2 inflatables (all with linens, pillows, and blankets), everyone was able to sleep on a bed. The home has A/C as well as heat so we were very comfortable. The house came equipped with a large kitchen with tons of pans and utensils so meals for 11 were easy to make (the house has 2 barbeques too!). There were spices, cooking oil, and plenty of cleaning supplies so we didn't need to invest a bunch in products we would only use once or twice.

The backyard is great! There's a nice patio with tables and umbrellas that we played cards at. There were several kayaks, paddle boards, and rafts, but the biggest hit was the paddle boat. All of the water "toys" were clean and well cared for. We spent every night at the fire pit, and the kids fished throughout the day off of the dock.

We were VERY happy with our stay at Charlie's Cabin and we plan to visit again. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My Life Just Got Better

  • 5 of 5

Wherever you're at in the home, the windows bring the outside right to you. My family was extremely grateful to book a few weeks here. The luxury of the home, the walks in the forest, the family playtime on the lake, the smore's and stories at night, and all the deep breaths, are certain to bring us back again. Part of me wishes it could stay a secret. Waking up to one of the most incredible views of this home has helped to conquer many life obstacles. We are so grateful for this stay, certainly changed for the better.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45.2 Miles
Sea Tac
Nearest Barpub
5.9 Miles
There are several bars downtown.
Nearest Ferry
13.3 Miles
Southworth Ferry
Nearest Golf
10.5 Miles
Madrona Links
Nearest Train
22.7 Miles
Tacoma Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5.9 Miles
Highway 16
Nearest Restaurant
5.9 Miles
Enjoy downtown Gig Harbor's many restaurants.
Nearest Beach
Walk outside or visit one of our local beaches.
Car: necessary

This is a 2200 square foot open home located right on the lake. We will provide you with 2 kayaks, a paddle boat, and a variety of other water toys. There are some life jackets for your use as well. There is a community park right next to the home that offers miles of biking and walking trails.


Rates & Availability

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May 1 2017 - Sep 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Turnover Fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.9%

Rates are based on 8 or less occupancy, 8+ is $45 per person/per night. If you cancel your reservation 30 days in advance and we can book your cancelled days for the same price, we will give a full refund minus a $50 administration fee. If we book it for less, you will be charged the difference.

Please count all your guests as adults to get an accurate quote.

No tax on monthly rentals, Pets O

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Purdy House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 queen , a blow up queen bed is available to put in master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , this bathroom has it's own sink
  • 2 bedroom home with 2 queen beds, 2 pull-out queen sofa beds, one queen blow-up bed. Sleeps up to 10.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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