LAKE FRONT lodge with hot tub, privacy, serenity!

Great room with stone fireplace andComfortable bedsPrivate pool and hot tub just steps from the houseCanoe, kyak or fish on the lake from private dockPlay vollyball or badminton onsiteTable seats up to 12. Stainless kitchen appliancesTwo charming, full size bathroomsBring your boat or jet skiLakebay Marina, and Penrose Park are closebySeven private acres to exploreBass and trout fishing on lake
“ Excellent ”
8 Reviews

From $245 / night



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 12
Type: Cabin
Per night: $245 - $445
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Lakebay vacation cabin rental
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THE MOOSEHEAD CABIN is the perfect place to get-away with friends and family. Nestled on the north shore of a beautiful, quiet lake, with 10 private acres of surrounding meadows, forests, wetlands and beautiful views, you will feel like you are at your own private resort--yet it's only a short 90 minute drive from Seattle.

Our clean, comfortable, and luxurious lodge has everything you need for a relaxing and fun get-away with friends or family. Whether you spend your time inside, or outside, everything is here!

The outdoor hot tub and heated pool are just steps from the front door (the hot tub is heated all year, and the pool is open from May to September). The wrap around deck is the perfect place to watch the eagles sore over the lake, or enjoy outdoor dining around tables that seat up to 12.

A short path through the trees leads to a private 60' dock, with a rowboat, kayaks and a canoe for guests to enjoy on the lake. The kids will have fun on the play structure, at the full size vollyball net, or playing catch in the meadow. At night, gather around the outdoor fire-pit next to the lake for smores under the stars.

On cold days, gather by a roaring fire in the giant stone fireplace (under the moose) to play games, watch a movie, or to read a book. Plenty of all 3 are provided.

Up the road 1/4 mile is one of Washington's best kept secrets...Penrose State Park...with wonderful salt water beaches on Puget Sound, and easy hiking trails through the woods, with spectacular views of Mt. Rainier at the end of the trail.

Lakebay Marina is also down the road, and is the 'happening place' during the summer with beer tastings, ice cream, and paddleboard rentals. It's also a great way to visit by boat, and short term moorage is available.

Come discover our little slice of paradise at THE MOOSEHEAD CABIN.

LOW SEASON DISCOUNTS for smaller groups of 2-4 people (Oct-April only):
$50 discount /night for up to 2 guests--1 bedroom (king bed), 1 bathroom and main floor use.
$25 discount / night for up to 4 guests--2 bedrooms (king beds) and 2 bathrooms, and main floor use.
(special rates do not apply for holidays. See rates below).

Please note that there is a max of 8 adults, and up to 12 guests with children--at all times on the property.
Area Information
Bay Lake is just 90 minutes from Seattle, and 20 minutes from Gig Harbor, on rural Key Peninsula. Located on the North shore of a quiet, freshwater lake on-site, and just 1/4 mile Penrose State Park with salt water beaches and hiking trails. Weekend wine tasting is up the road, and wonderful shopping and dining are just 20 minutes away in Gig Harbor.

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Sep 06 2015 Oct 03 2016 $345 $395 - - 2 Nights
Oct 04 2015 Apr 30 2017 $245 $295 - - 2 Nights
Feb 12 2016 Feb 15 2016 $350 $350 - - 3 Nights
May 01 2016 May 31 2016 $345 $395 - - 2 Nights
May 27 2016 May 30 2016 $425 $425 - - 3 Nights
Jun 01 2016 Sep 06 2016 $395 $445 - - 4 Nights
Jun 15 2016 Sep 05 2016 $375 $425 - - 4 Nights
Nov 25 2016 Nov 28 2016 $350 $350 - - 4 Nights
Dec 18 2016 Jan 02 2017 $425 $425 - - 3 Nights
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Lodging tax: 9.5%
Deposits: Credit card authorization for up to $500 required to reserve dates and held as a damage deposit.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $130 departure cleaning fee Responsible adult must be 25 yrs. older and on property during the rental. Max of 8 adult guests, or up to 12 with children on property at any time.



  • Beds

  • 2 King Beds
  • 5 Twin Beds
  • 2 Sofa Beds
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Canoe
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Pool
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Lakefront
  • View (Lake)
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Fax Machine
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Computer
  • Activities

  • Boating
  • Lake
  • Park
    (1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (5 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Playground
  • Winery
    (3 miles)
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Hunting
  • Pool
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)
  • Zoo
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Volleyball Court

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Regulation vollyball net onsite, kid's playstructure on site, a private 60' dock with boats for guests use. Public boat launch to lake is very close, and motorized boats/jet ski are allowed.

Reviews (8)

Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Lakebay, Washington

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“ Excellent ”
8 reviews
Kristen Meyer Lapriore

Kristen Meyer Lapriore

Seattle, WA

A Happy Moosehead Thanksgiving

December 1, 2015

My family rented the Moosehead Cabin for Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time. The cabin was perfect and had everything we needed for a relaxing time. It was so easy to get to from Seattle. It was a cold week, but we still enjoyed the canoes and looking at the view. The beds were comfortable and living room cozy around the fireplace. Highly recommended!




Birthday party

April 15, 2015

My sons reserved this house like surprise Bday party for only the whole family so much fun , relaxing, we enjoy lake seeing by the boat twice a day.. At night we do Hot tub. We love it very privacy kids like it we spent Easter Sunday . We want go back next time. And the travel not too long..

Patricia Langdon

Patricia Langdon

Everett WA

Exceptional stay

August 5, 2014

The house is awesome, with a wraparound deck and view down to the lake, where dear cross in the morning. Lots of space, in and out of the house, which is magnificent We've stayed there three vacations so far, and we will be back. You couldn't find a better spot for family and friends.

Cheryl Jones Brown

Cheryl Jones Brown

Independence, Missouri

MooseHead Cabin

April 2, 2013

We had a house rented near Ft Lewis which fell through, we needed to be close to the base as we were there to visit our grandson who is in the Army. Needless to say we had driven from Missouri and were really tired of staying in hotels. I cannot begin to say how much we enjoyed staying at MooseHead cabin. We were able to relax and also visit with my grandson as a family. The cabin had everything we needed and was beautifully decorated. The view of the lake was great and I actually got to see Eagles. The cabin was close to Gig Harbor which I had always wanted to see, my husband however didn't want to leave the cabin so he stayed while we went exploring. It was about 30 minutes from base but my grandson knew back roads and never complained. I have 2 younger grandsons and know they would love the upstairs bedroom with the bunk beds and also building campfires. I cannot express how clean and fresh this cabin was. I only wish the best for the owners as you can tell they have put their hearts into this and made it into everything you could want for a visit with your soldier.

Schellings .

Owner's reply:

Thank you Cheryl for the nice review. I'm so glad we were able to accommodate you at the last minute when your other place fell through, and we are always glad to have Fort Lewis soldiers and their families stay at our property. Hope you can make it out again sometime.

Karen Allen

Karen Allen

Livermore, CA USA

Beautiful lakefront cabin!

November 16, 2010

This vacation home is beautiful! A wonderful get away with lakefront views/access. Reservation process was simple, no issues and the cabin is immaculate, spacious and fully furnished with everything you could need.

carol badger

carol badger

olympia wa

great family vacation

July 25, 2010

privacy,quiet, beautiful,pool,hot tub,lake,hammock. kids's play gym, paddle boat, canoe,outside firepit,inside fireplace,and great amenities.So much to do. Great place! We saw a bald eagle while kayaking on the lake. there is a kayak rental place very close by. We roasted marshmellows one night and kept warm with the nice fleece campfire blankets provided. There is a volleyball net set up, also have a ping pong table set up. We stayed for 4 days and wished we would have stayed longer. We played games in the eveningand although there are tvs inall the bedrooms and living room, we didn't even turn them on. The house is really laid outnice with lots of space . Two leather sofas make it nice and comfy for everyone. Oh yes, the dining area has a really big table, so lots of sitting room. kitchen is big enough so that several people can work in rhe kitchen at the same time. the bathrooms have soap and shampoo dispensers. Overhead fans in the bedrooms and living rooms keep the house cool. We had such a blast in the pool, I worried that it would't be warm enough for the 2 babies in our family, but it was just right. ESpen and Jasymn had their very first swim and loved it. Lots of interesting books to read and even some kids toys. This place is a treasure,we want to come back again. The hood canal area is a fantastic vacation area. we we stayed so much to

Matt Wormley

Matt Wormley

San Luis Obispo, CA

Top Notch!

June 25, 2008

Wow -- what a fantastic place you have there. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. In fact, in our three days, most of us never left the property (unless you count the middle of the lake). The pool, the fire ring, and play structure were huge hits with the kids. We really felt as though we were being hosted in someone's home instead of just renting a vacation house.

Allyson Knapp

Allyson Knapp

Newman Lake, jWA

So relaxing...

April 6, 2008

My family and I spent spring break at the cabin. It was great. The kids could run around the property without us checking on them every 5 min. and the view of the lake was so calming. We loved waking up to it every morning. The hot tub was great on the cold nights and movies with the kids by the fire was fun. Well worth the money and the drive.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

This has been so wonderfully relaxing for our entire family. All of the comforts of home that I spent hours packing, to the point that our SUV could hold no more, we found provided so kindly for our use during our stay. From the wide variety of CDs, magazines, games, toys, history books, and children's videos to the fully equipped kitchen, we lacked nothing. Even the rain and cloudy skies are beautiful out here, and we enjoyed time reading, playing games, visiting and drawing pictures. I can't remember a time when my kids have played so well and watched so little television. In fact, the only time my husband and I turned on the TV for ourselves was to watch the Mariner game. Thank you for sharing your corner of paradise with us. We enjoyed every minute and can't wait to come back.


We will forever covet the Moosehead Cabin.
Hightlights: The lake, fishing, walks on the beach finding crabs, whiffle ball in the backyard, late-night card games, group meals under Moose-antler lighting, maize-colored paint, cape-cod chairs, branch cabinet holders, sunning on the deck, books and books and books in front of the roaring fire.


From the décor—striped sheets, NW paint selection, lighting magnificence—to the natural beauty, the Moosehead Cabin will be one of our groups all-time favorite spots.


What a great place to meet-up with old friends from the East Coast. We could not have asked for a better stay at Moosehead Cabin. The Schellings have a wonderful Northwest Jewel.


Wow of Wow! We've had such a fantastic time here at your lakeside paradise. We hiked, boated, played games, laughed and relaxed….a lot! It was a much-needed and greatly enjoyed girls weekend retreat. The weather was lovely and your house and all you've set up in it for your guests was even lovelier…We couldn't have asked for a more lovely stay. It's just wonderful.


Thanks so much for sharing your amazing Moosehead Cabin with us. It's wonderful! We were so busy enjoying your amenities, we had no time to read the books we brought along! Also amazing was the gorgeous weather (I think we had one drizzle—the rest of the time was sunny with a tiny breeze)… We did manage to leave Moosehead Cabin long enough to enjoy exploring Penrose Pt. Otherwise, we were held to this place like a magnet.


We really enjoyed our stay here at Moosehead Cabin. We really like boating in the Lake. We found everything in the cabin very comfortable and clean. We had a great time making s'mores in the fireplace. The sun was out most of the time. We would sit outside for hours reading.


We enjoyed our stay immensely. The month went by too fast. So quiet, so relaxing, such great facilities. We have been so inspired that we are even thinking of returning to the area permanently. Who knows? Thanks so much.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there other houses near the Moosehead Cabin?
A: We are located on 10 acres on the North shore of Bay Lake. There are very few other homes around the lake, and none of them are "next door". Instead of looking at your neighbors bar-b-que off the deck, you'll be looking out at a beautiful lake with eagles soaring overhead.
Q: Is the pool and hot tub only for our use?
A: Yes, both are just steps from the house, and on our property. Not only can no one else use them, but they are so private that you can lay out in the sun without anyone seeing you!
Q: What is there to do in the area.?
A: Though Bay Lake is not a "destination resort" there are some worthy sights nearby. Penrose State Park is just up the road and has lovely salt water beaches, hiking trails, clamming/crabbing on the beaches, and overnight camping and moorage for boats. The historic and charming sea port town of Gig Harbor is just 25 minutes away, with shops, restaurants, and fabulous scenery.
Q: Can I bring my lovable and house-trained dog?
A: Though we love pets and have our own, the Moosehead Cabin is a pet-free home for the main reason that there are many guests who have allergies and we need to be able to provide them with the assurance that they won't be sneezing when they arrive from the dog that was just there! However, if you have an outdoor dog that likes to sleep outside or in the car, then we can talk about it. Bay Lake is great for water dogs!
Q: Is there fishing on the lake?
A: Yes. Bay Lake is a great bass fishing lake. However, each spring the lake is stocked with trout on opening day of fishing. Also, there is duck hunting on the lake, so don't be alarmed if you hear some shots in the early morning during the fall.

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