"Our party ranged in age from 6 to 82 and we all had a fabulous time. The house is so large you can all go off and do your own thing then come back together in the evening for a relaxed barbie and maybe a glass of something on the deck. The house is extraordinarily well equipped and everything is of a very high standard. In fact I am not sure how I can revert to living with one sink and dishwasher after having 2! We loved the open plan of the kitchen, plenty of room for everyone, and we loved the very communal square table and high stools for relaxed meals, reading, puzzles, working......we didn't use the formal dining space so much, but it was also beautiful.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are very comfortable with quality carpets, fixtures and fittings. The master suite is something else, the nicest I have ever stayed in. The 2 laundries were much appreciated and well used, again with excellent equipment. The aircon in the property is efficient, we were at a perfect temperature all week.
And I haven't even got to the best bit yet.....the lake and the views. Before we arrived we hadn't appreciated just how high and spectacular Mount Rainier is. It's completely mind blowing. We visited Mt Rainier National Park just before we arrived (recommended) and it's just awesome. The windows in the house are huge, to frame the view, and the house has one of the best spots on the entire lake to enjoy them. In fact the house next door is for sale if you want to enjoy them permanently!
The lake could not have been better either. It's very shallow by the house, perfect for a paddle and swim. The pontoon was extremely well used by our family as a swimming destination. The kayaks were great fun with young and middle aged taking them out everyday. Virtually no skill or experience is required and life jackets in variety of sizes were supplied in case of mishap.
We had wonderful weather for our week, even the lake was warm. As a result we didn't venture too far but there are plenty of grocery shops close by and we used the Black Diamond bakery a few times which is also recommended, along with the vintage/antique shop a few doors down, perfect for a well priced rummage.
All in all, this could not have been a better holiday rental, so thank you to the owners for being so quick and responsive with our queries before we arrived and then letting us live the millionaire lifestyle for a week!"
Guest: Jane T.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: September 3, 2016