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Cottage @ Spring Lake

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Do not miss this place.

Waterfront Cozy Cottage /secluded lake/with beach/row boat/water toys/fishing/docks/swimming/BBQ/ fire pit on beach for marshmallow amenities including pots, pans, towels, dishes/ DirecTV/WiFi/Garbage/recycling/even your own toothbrush. King size bed/5miles to I-405/ 30 mins to Sea-Tac airport 40 mins to downtown Seattle or Bellevue/ on the road to Mt. Rainier National Park/ Not to be missed...WOW

Ellon Jarvis
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2018

About Ellon Jarvis

We live next door so we are available quickly if the guests need anything.

Have friendly Brittany dog who is the official greeter of guests.

Ellon Jarvis purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Ellon Jarvis chose Maple Heights-Lake Desire

It made sense to buy it when it finally came up for sale. As mentioned, it's right next door, and we loved the property. Lots of work and love went into making the cottage what it is today.

What makes this cottage unique

Beauty, tranquility, out of the eagles. A place to unwind and get renewed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jeri and Rita were great guests. So quiet we actually forgot they were in the cottage! The place was spotless when they left and would welcome them back any time. My dog also loved their dog!
Sep 2017
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Maple Heights-Lake Desire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • There are certain risks associated with the use of the boats/swimming. We assume no responsibility for personal loss, injury, or illness of any kind
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • rain shower head/handheld tub (not separate)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed...bath . washer/dryer
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming


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Cottage @ Spring Lake
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 15 reviews
San Diego CA

Feels like home quality, special getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is amazing! We didn’t want to ever leave it in the morning or evenings. The lake faces Mtn Rainier, and my boyfriend and I spent NYE indoors, with chocolate covered frozen bananas and a little bottle of prosecco. There are a few firework sounds but my yorkie only woke up twice. This area is beautiful and Ellon Jarvis feels like family! <3 we loved her and wished we could have met her hubby Scott but he was away on work travel. This place and rental is worth every penny and we are glad qe chose it and the serenity we found here will take us into 2018 with joy and love and happiness ! We call it the retreat “ a slice heaven in the Northwest.” We even were given a welcome platter of food when we arrived and they made sure we had everything we needed, and we didnt even have to ask. Felt so comfortable and like kings and queens. I recommend this place to anyone wanting to get away from the bustle of life! Until next time Maple Valley, we will miss you!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved Margo, Matt and Mia. My Brittany especially loved Mia! I would love to have them back absolutely anytime-the cottage was left in such a pristine condition. They were wonderful guests. Recommend them to anyone.
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Homer, Alaska

Need to be near Seattle? This is the place!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to spend a couple of months near grandchildren, but didn't want to be in the city. This is it! Close to everything, but only the sounds of ducks and the breeze off of the lake. Close to multiple trails for walking my dog off leash. This little cottage gives the visitor the impression they are in a country setting, while only 45 minutes to Seattle, Puyallup, and Bellevue. The owners are very friendly, helpful, but not obtrusive. I can't say enough good things about this little place. Whether you want a weekend getaway from the city or need a place for a few weeks, this is it! Dee

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind comments! We enjoyed having both of you, and of course Sofie as our guests. Hardly knew you were there. Hope to have you stay with us again!
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Perfect get away

  • 4 of 5

Very well provided and stock, much detail was given to the amenities,perfect location. A hidden gem in the Renton area. Hoping to be able to visit this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words! We would love to host you again. Any time.
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We loved our stay at this property. The view is breath taking!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is so well supplied. Everything you can think of is included. From robes and slippers, to a Kerig coffee maker, and a welcoming bottle of wine. We have stayed here several times and will be back next year too.

Our kids and grandkids live nearby and love to come play in the water. There is a sandy beach, complete with sea shells, seating , fishing poles, life jackets, fire pit, floats, and a small boat available for our use. This is such a quiet lake and my favorite thing to do is sit on the deck in the evening and enjoy a glass of wine watching people fish on the lake. What more can you want out of life!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love Jim and Nancy and their family. It's like our family got bigger! They are welcome anytime-its amazing how spotless the cottage was after two months. Love them.
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Our Peaceful 5 Weeks at The Cottage @ Spring Lake!

  • 5 of 5

After driving 2,170 miles to Seattle, WA to celebrate the Christmas Holiday, New Year's Day, & a Monumental Birthday with our daughter & husband, we & our very well behaved dog arrived to The Cottage at Spring Lake. Cell phone texting, which leaves a notation, is wonderful as we could keep in touch with the Jarvis's. So, when we arrived we were greeted by them, genuinely 2 great people and their well behaved dog, Bart. When stepping inside the cottage the warmth of the Jarvis's was evident throughout the cottage. The kitchenette, living room, bedroom, bath, & laundry were thoughtfully stocked and a nice grill is provided on the outside deck. Numerous mornings while enjoying coffee, the view of Mt. Rainier from the living room sliding glass door was breathtaking. We both enjoyed stepping out to the deck, looking over the lake water with our eyes then rising to the beautiful view of Mt. Rainier on a clear day!

While we did enjoy driving into Seattle enjoying numerous days & evenings with our daughter & son-in-law, sightseeing trips, etc., it was wonderful to escape the multitude of people, homes tightly spaced in congested neighborhoods & the traffic. We looked so forward to returning to the safe peaceful beauty of the cottage at the very clean Spring Lake! We will return again and are looking forward the next time to enjoy the summer season at the cottage. Until next time, Michael & Robin and of course, Tyson!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is a must for anyone who wants to get away, but still be close to many amenities, AND this place is not overly priced!

The owners made it so welcoming!!!!

Making sure we were happy with everything.

I NEVER write reviews, but hands down this place deserves one!

We will be back, but this time plan to stay longer!!

Thank you!

Ryan and Jackie

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We too hope that you will come stay with us again, and for longer! You were both a true delight.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Downtown Seattle
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Downtown Seattle
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
At Cottage
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.