About the property
- House2200 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Come enjoy a waterfront paradise on beautiful Lake Tapps in South Puget Sound. Centrally located between Seattle and Tacoma, this 2,500 square foot 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Pierce County home is situated on the northwest shore of the lake. In the winter, our home is a perfect mid-way point between Seattle and Tacoma for holiday festivities and shopping, and it is a short 1 hour drive to Crystal Mountain Ski Resort in Enumclaw.
The house was recently remodeled with new carpet and paint throughout and updated bathrooms. The upper level Master Suite features a queen bed overlooking the lake and adjoins a sumptuous en suite bath with a double shower, soaking tub, and heated tile floor. Two additional bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two twins, and a full bath complete the upper level.
The downstairs features an open plan family and dining area, a living room with a full-sized pool table, a dining room with table seating six, and a laundry room and a ½ bath. The spacious kitchen offers bar seating for three and has large windows overlooking the deck and lake so you can enjoy the view and keep an eye on your family and friends while preparing meals. An additional table for four sits nearby.
If you tire of outdoor activities, you can always retreat to the family room and relax in front of the flat screen tv or shoot a game of pool. The hot tub on the deck is another great option, too. A gazebo in the back features a seating area and a rock fireplace, perfect for gathering in the evenings and roasting marshmallows for s’mores.
The lake has many inlets and interesting places to explore, and much of it offers gorgeous views of Mt. Rainier. Guests may use our two sit on top kayaks to explore.
This is a non-smoking property. Please refrain from smoking inside or out. No pets allowed. Please be considerate of our neighbors and observe quiet hours from 11 pm to 7 am.
Please note that Lake Tapps is a reservoir that is lowered from late October through late April each year, and motor boat access is unavailable during these months. The lake level lowers approximately 10 feet.
NO PETS; NO SMOKING
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 11, 2018
Hi! We are Lori and Ray Gartner I am a native of Seattle, and my husband Ray hails from Missoula, Montana, but has called the Pacific Northwest home for nearly 30 years. We live in Bellevue, Washington, where we work full time and are raising three children. We enjoy boating and outdoor activities like skiing, hiking and travel (our favorite destination so far is Thailand). The greater Seattle area has many beautiful, fun, and interesting offerings, and we hope to host you soon so you can take advantage of the wonderful opportunities this area affords.
Owner purchased this House in 2011
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Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Our family was happy and relaxed at this gorgeous property. Everyday essentials were stocked and then some for entertaining. The home was very clean and tidy. We enjoyed the pool table, hot tub, the kayaks & soaked up the incredible views. This property is tucked away in a cove and is just divine. We will try to rent this place again when we return for our next family function. The Hutchison's.
Thank you again for choosing our home! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to host your family again in the future.
Beautiful and relaxing
Loved it. Perfect for my kids and myself. We enjoyed spending our Christmas here. Even for winter great home to stay in. Thank you for the great accommodations.
Bad beds and no owner response to problems after visit
Several problems we shared with owner and they did not respond to us! Very bad beds in master and spare bedrooms. Got in the beds and both rolled into the middle! BBQ was moldy and no propane. Had to sear steaks on stove and vent didn't work and set off fire alarm! Liked the location, grounds and overall space.
We are very sorry you found your stay unsatisfactory in our home. We did, however, definitely respond to your input following your stay in early December. What I replied back to you was my appreciation that you had shared your concerns and observations with us, and that we would most definitely look into the master bedroom mattress and provide instructions for the vent in the kitchen. The BBQ and propane were not mentioned; we try and ensure that it always has propane, and I apologize if it did not. The other mattresses were not mentioned, but we will look into their quality and comfort as well. There are always areas for improvement in rental homes, and we welcome input from guests about ways in which we can make stays more comfortable and enjoyable. We also pride ourselves on our responsiveness, so it is extremely distressing and unfortunate to have you state that we did not respond to you. I am absolutely confident that I did, and in a very timely manner (I recall within thirty minutes). Best of luck in future travels, and have a happy New Year. - Lori Gartner
A Week Indoors
We spent a wonderful week at Lake Tapps -- mostly indoors. This home was comfortable and well appointed with great spaces for playing games, reading, and watching movies. Though the weather didn't cooperate to spend much time in the lovely yard while at the house, we did get out in the area and enjoyed exploring Puyallup and the waterfront park in Tacoma. The Rock and Hop Jacks restaurants in the Lakeland shopping area are both good choices for eating out near the house. The kitchen is well-equipped and cooking Thanksgiving dinner was easy with only a couple of large baking dishes needed to supplement the items at the house. I highly recommend Lake Tapps for a relaxing get away.
We had a great time. Really appreciated the kayaks and availability of firewood. Beautiful view . Had a relaxing time . It was a great weekend. The ducks and hummingbirds were a plus.
Stayed the weekend in this beautiful and relaxing home. Can't say enough good things about it.
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