Private Lakefront (2BR Main house + 2 Optional Studios=4BR) Sleeps 8-14
About Cleo Risser
My name is Cleo. I am the mother of 2 and currently live in Olympia, WA. I grew up in Lake Quinault and as an 18 year old, could not wait to leave. I attended college on the East coast near Boston, MA and found myself truly missing this beautiful place. I missed the trees, I missed the Pacific ocean beaches, I missed the stars, I missed the sound of the frogs at night and I even missed the ridiculous amounts of rain. I returned to Lake Quinault after college and shortly afterwards, married my best friend who shares my love for the area. We lived in the community for a few years operating his family's business. We moved to Olympia in 2002 to pursue our careers and are now only a 2 hour drive away from our vacation home.
Cleo Risser purchased this House in 1996
Why Cleo Risser chose Amanda Park
My husband bought this property well before we built this home together. He recognized the unique beauty of this property sitting at the end of a dead end private drive with so many feet of private lake frontage. We built the home with the intent to live in the valley and operate his family's business. Our paths changed after a few years and we both opted to pursue different careers requiring a move to Olympia. My husband's parents moved into the home and slowly added on. They built the garage and apartment above, they added the spacious recreation room and the sunroom and the garage studio/exercise/game room. After we had our first baby, they retired and moved to Olympia to be near us. We feel grateful to be able to keep this beautiful home in our family while also providing the opportunity to share it with guests who also understand and appreciate the beauty of this unique area!. We visit this beautiful area as much as we can with our family; our two children and our dog love it!
What makes this House unique
The privacy of this property is second to none in the area. I cannot imagine finding another place like this....some of my favorite moments in life have been here...staying up all night laying on the lawn watching a meteor shower...listening to frogs while in the hot tub staring at the mountains across the lake....waking up and sitting with my coffee in the sunroom gazing at the picture perfect scene with a layer of fog reflecting in the lake like glass....sitting around a bonfire with my family and friends telling stories and laughing...teaching my kids to swim...watching the rain pour out of the sky like buckets as the lake level creeps up higher and higher and the electricity flickers during a fine winter storm while snuggled up inside with flashlights ready...
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Gorgeous home, spectacular setting
Perfect home, comfortable and we'll appointed. Breathtaking setting, beautiful in rain and sun. Cleo was incredibly responsive.
Great retreat in a stunning landscape
This home is as advertised, except that pictures don't do it justice! It's a remarkable piece of land nestled into the rain forest with lots of outdoors activities nearby. The house was nicely stocked and the owner was very accommodating. The owner was very kind and helped us recover some items that we had misplaced. I really appreciated the time and care that was taken to ensure we had a good stay. I highly recommend this place!
5 stars for our 2018 Christmas Family Adventure!
Beautiful home and very comfortable! All the modern conveniences (fully stocked kitchen, laundry, bedrooms, linens and blankets, bathrooms, jetted tub, toddler beds, toys for the kids, games, air hockey table, hot tub, convenient location). Our family thoroughly enjoyed our 4 day stay. We will definitely be back and HIGHLY recommend this property!!
Would highly recommend
Wonderful location and property! We stayed in main house and enjoyed the ever changing views
Rain forest beauty
This is a huge house with a stunning view over Lake Quinault. The home was clean, comfortable and had a well-equipped kitchen. It's secluded and quiet. There are a couple small grocery stores nearby and some nice restaurants (Lake Quinault Lodge Roosevelt Dining Room; Salmon House) on the other shore of the lake. There are beautiful hikes nearby in the rain forest. We loved it here!
Amazingly beautiful setting for our family get together!!
From our 88 year old active grandma to our 2 1/2 year old active grandson and every age in between, the property had plenty to offer to all! Even though the weather was a bit too cold for swimming, some still managed to get on the paddle boards and inflatable boat. One of the highlights in the early evening was watching otters playing in the cove! Outdoor fire pit was amazing for our s’mores making. It was a very memorable trip!
Olympic National Park/Olympic National Forest Visitor Center, Quinault Museum, 26 mile Scenic Loop Drive around Lake Quinault / Up Quinault River valley, Ocean Beaches 25 miles away, Casino 50 miles away, rainforest hiking, paddle boat rental, kayak rental, boat tours, guided hiking, guided wildlife tours available, guided fishing trips