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Hiking, Biking, Golfing, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking and MORE!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Private And Spacious 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath near Outdoor and Sightseeing Activities

This newly remodeled secluded lower level living area with private entrance is situated on a shy acre with native surroundings, herb garden and a seasonal stream visited by wildlife and a variety of birds. A delightful private two acre park with cabana, tennis court, picnic tables and playground is easily accessible across the street.

The sparkling unit with a lodge feel is perfect for the business traveler, vacationing couple looking for a romantic getaway, families and a special place for out of town guests. We are close to recreational opportunities yet not too far from cities close by (Auburn, Covington , Kent , Seattle and Tacoma).

FEATURED AMENITIES:Bedroom #1: King sized upgraded bed; Bedroom #2: queen sized bed. Both beds are are furnished with luxury linens and down alternative comforters. The fully equipped kitchen contains a spacious island with seating. A cozy sitting area with 40” flat-screen HDTV with cable programming and fast WIFI will keep you entertained. In addition, the unit is equipped with a gas fireplace and a dedicated furnace thermostat for your comfort. The private bathroom contains two sinks and a separate private toilet; shower and bath amenities.

Our home is centrally located and can serve as a home base for seeing the sites of Seattle and the entire Puget Sound Area. Mt Rainier National Park and Crystal Mountain for hiking and skiing are a quick hour away. Close by, Historic Black Diamond offers unique dining and a coal museum among many attractions. There are several upscale golf courses within a few miles including Washington National. Popular hiking spots are within easy reach – Soos Creek trail, Cedar River bike trail and Tiger Mountain trails to name a few . Guests can also enjoy a scenic walking loop with views of Mt Rainier around Lake Morton a flat 2.3 mile walk that starts at the driveway. Shopping options are numerous from antique shops in nearby Enumclaw, Outlet Mall in Auburn or downtown Seattle and Pike Place Market all under an hour away. Easy commute to Auburn & Covington Multicare, Boeing (Kent, Auburn), Showare Center, World Vision, Seatac Airport (35 minutes).

SUITABILITY

• Long-Term Renters Welcome

• Children Welcome

• Non Smoking

• Pets Not Allowed

• Cool and comfortable in the summer time

• Extra warmth from a gas fireplace, if needed, in the cooler months

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

• Bedroom 1: Large master suite with walk-in closet, desk and King sized bed with tufted head board and premium bed linens.

• Bedroom 2: queen sized bed with head board and premium bed linens

NOTE: A queen sized inflatable mattress and an adult sized cot are also available in the unit

ENTERTAINMENT;

• DVD Player

• Satellite / Cable

• Television:40 inch LED.

ATTRACTIONS;

• Cinemas

• Health/Beauty Spa

• Library

• Museums

• Playground

• Restaurants

LOCAL SERVICES & BUSINESSES

• ATM/Bank

• Groceries

• Hospital

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

• Bird Watching

• Boating nearby

• Scenic Drives

• Shopping

• Walking

• Historic Black Diamond (coal town) 6 miles away

LOCATION TYPE;

• Rural area five miles from Covington and seven miles from Kent and Hwy 167

SPORTS & LEISURE ACTIVITIES

• Miles of rural roads for road cycling

• Mountain biking trails

• Fishing

• Golf; 10 minutes from Washington National Golf Course

• Kayaking; kayaks available and transported to Lake Morton

• Skiing; 1 hour to Crystal Mountain on Mt. Rainier

• Gas Fireplace

• Hair Dryer

• Heat (gas): thermostat controlled by guests

• Iron & Board

• Linens Provided

• Living Room

• Dedicated Off Street Parking

• Towels Provided

• Front loading Washing Machine

• Clothes Dryer

Wireless Internet: Code is supplied upon arrival.

• Keyless entry

Kitchen

• Coffee Maker

• Cooking Utensils:

We stock the kitchen with all the basic cooking utensils. Need anything? Feel free to ask.

• Dishes & Utensils

• Dishwasher

• Ice Maker

• Kitchen

• Microwave

• Oven

• Refrigerator

• Stove

• Toaster

OUTSIDE;

• Fire pit

• Outdoor Grill

• Picnic area

More Details

Owner
Barb
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Barb

We have enjoyed living in the Puget Sound Area for over 25 years. Staying active outdoors is easy to hike, boat (Barb is an avid dragon boater!), swim and bike close to our home. Our home feels like living in a country setting yet we are so close to everything!

Why Barb chose Lake Morton-Berrydale

We built our home 15 years ago with the intention of hosting families. That dream did not happen but we are now opening our walk-out (lower level) to visitors. We respect the privacy of our guests but look forward to getting to know folks staying in our house.

What makes this apartment unique

We are located close to outdoor recreation; 10 minutes to Washington National Golf Course, 15 minutes from world class mountain biking trails and just under an hour drive to Crystal Mountain Ski Resort (Mt Rainier) or Snoqualmie Pass. If you prefer water activities, we are minutes away from Lake Morton and Lake Meridian. Services and grocery stores are within 5 miles in Kent or Covington. Maple Valley's Lake Wilderness is close by too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This unit is spacious and very well maintained. The location is second to none with a wonderful lake just a short walk to the north. Walking or running on the neighborhood streets was a quiet and beautiful experience. The unit was clean and had new appliances and furnishings. It was conveniently located close to restaurants, hiking, and shopping. We had 3 adults in our party and the Owner surprised us with a second bedroom fully furnished in lieu of the advertised aero-matress! It was heaven!!

Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Jun 2015
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Amenities

Lake Morton-Berrydale Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , two sinks with a separate shower/bath area
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King sized bed with luxury linens. Large walk-in closet and desk alcove. NOTE: An adult sized cot and a queen sized inflatable mattress is stored in the apartment for your use
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We are very close to outdoor recreation opportunities. Both Snoqualmie Pass and Crystal Mountain Ski area is less than an hour away. There are miles and miles of developed mountain bike trails just minutes away. Our area is also well known for road biking too. Washington National Golf course is a short drive from our location.

Reviews

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Hiking, Biking, Golfing, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking and MORE!
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
Amite
5

Great location, nice owners!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place near Kent, Washington! Large, clean areas to enjoy eating and resting. Great decor, new furniture and appliances, great big beds and pillows. Plenty of towels and extra bed clothes, kitchen set up with everything needed plus extra pantry items. Cookies and milk in fridge. Great landscape around Home! Only one slight problem was master bedroom door did not shut properly. Would recommend to all interested in visiting Mount Rainier area! Thanks so much to Barb and George!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed getting to know you and Susan. I am learning more about southern hospitality through folks like you. So glad you liked your stay with us. Thanks for sharing about the door...it's fixed now.
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5

A Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is well equipped with everything you would need for a short or long term stay.

Barbara and George were wonderful host.

The apartment is in a very nice neighborhood. The location is central to exploring Seattle, Tacoma and Mt Rainier National Park.

You’ll enjoy your stay here.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ruth and Sam-You were wonderful guests to host. Please return anytime.
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5

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place,just like being at home

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HOME...that's the experience I hope for my guests.
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5

Lovely spacious accommodation 🤗

  • 5 of 5

Hope to stay again 😉?

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope you come back sometime. We enjoyed all our conversations and stories:)
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we felt very welcomed. There was sweet tea, water and fresh cream in the frig. There was also a bowl of fresh fruit. Our second night George built us a fire in the firepit for smores, he even made us sticks for our marshmallows. We truly felt like queens. Our four days there were so peaceful and relaxing, we really hated to leave. I have been using VRBO for at least 8 years and this is the nicest place I have ever stayed. Thank you so much George and Barb for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Feel free to return any time...your group was terrific!
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5

Absolutely brilliant!

  • 5 of 5

After my dad's passing, we needed a vacation. After doing some looking with the local AAA, and also checking hotel prices we were advised to look at this website (HomeAway) and so we did. That's when we found this absolute gem, with owners/hosts that are equally praiseworthy. We stayed a full week, and it was great. Our interactions with the hosts were always amazing, they are extremely kind and thoughtful. I even got to learn about roasting coffee, which last time I checked wouldn't be offered at any hotel.

If you want comfy beds, the beds here are excellent. After adjusting to the time change, we all slept great and there were no complaints of stiff backs from hard beds. A point of note, on our return trip we missed our connection and were forced to stay a night at a hotel in Atlanta. The difference in bed quality.. Let's just say we missed the beds that you will find here.

As someone who likes to cook, I found the full kitchen extremely handy. There is a Fred about three miles away in Covington if you need to do a light shop.

Now here is the thing. If you want something right in the heart of Seattle, this probably isn't the place for you. It is a distance from the city. However, if you want somewhere quiet that offers you a place to unwind after a day of sight seeing - then look no further. It's quiet, the landscaping is soothing, and you can watch hummingbirds from the couch. Sure, the tv has netflix and hulu... But board games and hummingbirds!

To round out this review, let me just finish by saying simply. If you are planning to head to the greater Seattle area, and don't mind being a bit outside the city; then this is the location for you.

To our hosts, thank you for being amazing!

Best,

Matthew, Jessica, and Kathy.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome to return...we enjoyed getting to know you and your family!
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Seatac
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Brookside
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Washington National
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Auburn
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
18
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Applebee's
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Crystal
Car: necessary

We are located close to Crystal Mountain Ski Resort and Snoqualmie Pass (several ski lifts), about an hour drive or less. The Black Diamond/Maple Valley area is well known for excellent mountain bike trails and road biking. Bike enthusiasts will be pleased with the quality and quantity of trails available. We also know of many cyclists who can give you personalized information about where to go to enjoy the trail systems.

Lake Morton is a few minutes away. We have two kayaks available for guests to use. The lake boasts views of Mount Rainier too!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night

NO TAX for monthly stays

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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