Secluded Pacific Northwest Waterfront Lodge on South Puget Sound
Haus • Grapeview WA United States
Aufgeführt August 2021
The Vista Sea Lodge is our family’s year round retreat. With our kids grown it is mostly us now (with friends). We use the home year round - it is a great place to curl up by the fire with a book. We plan to make this our primary residence in mid-2022, but have a second home in Sonoma County CA so we are extra flexible. The home has one nearby house, and is in a rural area (15 min to nearest small town, 20-25 minute to larger small town).
Master bedroom with California king bed (183cm) and full bath on main level and two bedrooms - one bedroom with a king bed (193 cm), and another with a full bed (135cm) and a queen bed (153cm). There is also another full bath upstairs. We have a double inflatable bed and a pack and play for your use as well. Living room downstairs is open plan to dining area and kitchen with a wood burning stove (fireplace). Laundry room is on main floor with washer/dryer. There is a wrap around covered deck on three sides of the house. Upstairs there is also an open loft with sectional and TV. Also smaller covered upper deck off the upstairs loft TV room. Stairs to pebble and stone beach for kayak or paddle board access (we have both). There is a flight of steep stairs to access beach. NOTE STAIRS LOST JAN 2022 in storm
3 steps down from parking area to access main level with master suite on main level. Two story home. Flight of rather steep stairs to beach.
House is approximately 2400sq feet or 220sq meters
We have Wifi over cellular, so it is not unlimited speed/ downloading.
NOTE- storm and high tide with large debris destroyed our beach stairs in Jan 2022. First contractor quoted 2 years to repair. We are working other options but beach access currently gone!
Hoch Geschwindigkeits Internet
Garten / Hof
Deck / Patio / Hof / Terrasse
Sport und Freizeit
Geeignet für Kinder unter 2 Jahren
Geeignet für Kinder zwischen 2 und 12 Jahren
Haustiere nicht erlaubt
One neighboring home in sight, otherwise forest and water (saltwater front on south Puget sound). We are about 3miles by car from a marina with boat launch and moorage, across the water directly is another marina and a state park (1/2 mile). There us abundant wildlife - we occasionally even get orcas, but more commonly porpoise, seals, deer, eagles and such. It is about a 15 minute drive to a large lake (Mason Lake) and 30 minutes to Hood Canal and Alderbrook resort if you long for some fine dining or spa services. Gig Harbor and Olympia are each about a 45 minute drive. Also, you can drive about 45 minutes to Bremerton where a ferry takes vehicles and passengers directly to Seattle - a great way to get there that is an adventure in itself.
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Car is required - no public transit.
Closest airport is Sea-Tac (SEA- between Seattle and Tacoma) Is about 1hr 40mm drive from house.
We are on the Olympic Peninsula with access to Olympic National Park about 30-40 minutes and many beautiful state parks for hiking and recreation. It is 8 miles to closest town (Allyn with small grocery market, gas station, 2 coffee shops, 2 restaurants and burger stand). We are between two larger small towns Belfair (15 miles - 20 min) and Shelton (20 mile 25-30 min) Gig Harbor is 45 mn and Tacoma 1 hr. Seattle about a 2 hr drive and Portland OR a bit farther.
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Stephanie and Scott are amazing guests and we were fortunate enough to meet them . My house was lovingly kept and it was spotlessly clean and beautiful when I returned . Scott adjusted a cabinet door that he noticed wasn’t lining up quite properly ( because he is brilliant and finds these things easy ) and this was such a welcome surprise. Stephanie and Scott are an interesting, engaging couple with many talents and we felt so great having them at the house . We would actually rather they be in our home if we are away going forward because we came home and met the most reliable warm and interesting couple who truly care . Anyone exchanging with Stephanie and Scott would be very lucky .
Joan and her family were wonderful guests. This was the first exchange group at our home, so Joan dealt with all of my concerns with aplomb. She was a great communicator and left our home exactly as she found it. Joan and her family are welcome back anytime and you couldn’t ask for a nicer more trustworthy exchange partner. She left us a wonderful bottle of New Zealand wine and chocolates- it was not at all necessary but shows how thoughtful Joan is. I hope to meet her ( and maybe exchange with her if dates align) when we go to New Zealand next year!
Michelle’s home is absolutely beautiful, with amazing views, comfortable beds and everything immaculate. The photos are great, but they do not do this lovely home justice. We stayed over Christmas and hosted dinner for my daughter and her family who live nearby. The kitchen is a chef’s dream, so if you like to cook you will be in heaven - and sea views while you work! We loved sitting in the sunroom watching the water and city lights. The bed was so comfortable - even for my husband who is 6’4”. Everything has been completely renovated recently and done with great thought and taste. You are within a 15 minute drive of quintessential New England historic towns, beaches and other sites — and a short drive into Boston.The best part was we were able to have dinner with Michelle and Marc and make new friends - they are so warm and welcoming. We hope to exchange again with them and look forward to having them at our home in a few months.
FRANCE/EUROPE JULY 2023
NEW ZEALAND NOV 2023
We are a couple approaching 60 and heading into retirement with plans to travel more. Mostly just us or with another couple. We may ask if our two adult children (both married — one in Seattle the other Boston) can join us. Scott is a scientist, Stephanie is a lawyer. Stephanie speaks passable French and Spanish. We love following the Tour de France in July - particularly in the Pyrenees and the Alps.