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Carrie's on Lake Wilderness
Carrie's on Lake Wilderness
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

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We spent Thanksgiving Day decorating for your Christmas. Experience the ambiance of a luxarious and cozy Christmas on a piney lakefront.

Private entrance to a spacious and private Mother-in-Law suite in one of the finest homes on Lake Wilderness. The whole floor is yours.

Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, on the lake, with lake access, this is one of the most relaxing, comfortable, well-appointed getaways you can imagine, featuring a million-dollar view of Lake Wilderness.

The space

Carrie has staged the Airbnb for Christmas. Guests who book between now and New Years should expect to be immersed in Christmas ambiance. We have added some Christmas pics to to our photo gallery.

This 900 square foot unit gives you the feeling of seclusion and quiet. Enough activities here to never get in your car. A resort experience on the quiet side of Lake Wilderness just 28 miles from downtown Seattle.

Guests are awestruck by the lake views. As our guest, you may use our two kayaks and the electric-powered barge to explore the lake. Have a picnic on the barge as you putt peacefully around the lake. Gas watercraft are prohibited on Lake Wilderness which results in tranquil, no-wake water experience. Ride the included bikes on the rail-to-trail path that runs near your unit.

Enjoy the media room and watch your 65-inch HD TV with Amazon Prime, Netflix, and cable. Use the Wi-Fi. During the winter, sit by the beautiful gas fireplace and fall asleep in the comfy reclining couch. During the warmer weather, sit on your covered patio while having your morning coffee.

We offer all guests:
45 feet of waterfront, fully equiped kitchen, laundry room, coffee, tea, snacks, drinks, kayaks, electric-powered floating barge, bikes, indoor/outdoor games, zero-gravity loungers, reading materials, literature on local attractions, first aid kit.

Bring your own swimsuits, SUPs, and snorkel gear. During summer, SUPs can be rented daily for $15 hour at the public beach.

Guest access

You enter through a private entrance in the back. This is a private space separated from the rest of the home by a a door in the stairwell (see photos)

Interaction with guests

The guests set the tone of their stay. Most of the time you'll find the hosts available upstairs. Rich and Carrie are avid Hikers, Skiers, Kayakers, and Cyclists. We'll be glad to offer you plenty of local advice if asked, but we generally leave you alone unless you initiate dialog.

Be advised, the waterfront is shared space with the owners. During nice weather, we frequently take very early morning coffee on the beach. Feel free to join us.

We do travel frequently so there is possibility that we are not on the property during your stay.

Other things to note

Please note the house rules and information before booking with us. We don't want our guests to be disappointed or inconvenienced so please understand the policies before booking:

-We have a NO PET POLICY. Host has severe allergies
-The unit/property is perfect for a couples getaway or for solo travelers. No children, please.
-Please no smoking on the property. The breeze blows it back into the house.
-Maximum of two overnight guests.
-To access your private entrance, there are 18 stairs down and 8 stairs up.
-We don't offer bottled water. We are environmentally conscious. The water in Maple Valley is rated as "very healthy". We drink it ourselves and believe it to be better than bottled water. If you prefer to drink bottle water, please bring it with you as we don't stock it.
-We have only one parking spot. Please contact us if special arrangements are required for a second vehicle.
-Please take off shoes before entering your suite

We have set two-night minimum and 24-hour notice for instant-book, but can consider single night exceptions on case-by-case queries. Please contact us with any single night proposals.

For any guests who use Amazon Fresh, you may have groceries delivered the day of your arrival and we will stock them for you in the unit.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $38 NZD
Weekly Discount: 20%
Always communicate through Airbnb
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 17 stair down, 8 stairs up to the unit
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

52 Reviews

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Drew User Profile
December 2017
This spot on the lake was perfect for us. Beautiful views, very clean and quiet - a great place to relax...

Amelia User Profile
November 2017
Amazing location and view. Perfect for a weekend retreat

Andrey User Profile
October 2017
Our stay was absolutely outstanding. The pictures don’t do it justice. With the million dollar view we never wanted to leave. Rich was extremely accommodating and treated us with local blueberry donuts which we loved! We can’t recommend this place enough, it’s worth the extra drive to get away from the busy.

Evan User Profile
October 2017
Is this place really as stellar as it looks in the pictures? It’s better. Printed notes guide you through everything from WiFi and TV remotes to taking the electric barge out on the lake. We were greeted by a glowing fireplace that turns on at the flip of a light switch and a beautifully appointed apartment (we loved the luxuriously comfortable couch to cuddle by the fire). From a fully equipped kitchen to a wonderfully warm bed, everything at Rich and Carrie’s is exactly what you’d like it to be. I can only think of 2 reasons you might not want to choose this AirBNB: 1. You’re looking to throw a raging party – it’s a MIL suite under their house, so sound carries a little and they would probably hate you if you invited 65 of your closest frat bros. 2. You have accessibility issues: as noted in the listing, there are some stairs to get to your private entrance and deck. If neither of these apply to you, whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat or a relaxing getaway, this is 100% the place you want. We started planning when we could come back within our first 10 minutes! Great hosts, wonderful space, and an unbeatable view. This is the one.

Dillon User Profile
October 2017
The spaces were all immaculate. It was a very comfortable and relaxing place to stay and recharge. The view over the lake can't beat, especially in the morning. The sun comin over the lake was breathtaking. Rich was responsive to questions I had.

Shannon User Profile
October 2017
The lake house is unbelievably beautiful! Rich and Carrie are accommodating and great to stay with. Check in and out were a breeze. We LOVED our time at Lake Wilderness.

Desiree User Profile
October 2017
Beautiful place. Clean, well equipped, excellent views, excellent communication, no issues whatsoever. We especially enjoyed access to kayaks for a paddle on the lake.

Seattle, Washington, United StatesJoined in September 2014
Rich User Profile

I usually travel with my wife, Carrie. We like to explore the local communities but most often travel to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, skiing, etc. We have rental properties ourselves and are both very neat. We say our pleases and thank yous and Carrie has trained me to not leave crumbs on the counter or pee on the toilet seat. We are the kind of guests that we would want in our home.

Carrie also reminds me to shower each day so I usually smell good. We like it quiet ourselves so please inform us if you typically play load music late into the night while you sing along. I am a writer and you can find my two books on Amazon. It's likely that I will do some writing while I am a guest in your home.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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