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Gateway to North Cascades National Park on the Cascade River

People9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

Two bedrooms, hide-a-bed in living room & futon, 3 bunk beds & sleeper chair.

Relaxation and tranquility at the gateway to north cascades national park—under two hours from Seattle! Small cabin feel with riverfront to explore.

World-class fishing, kayaking, floating and bird watching right along the cascade river. Magnificent hiking in the north cascades, near many trailheads including top-rated, beautiful cascade pass.

House sits above the river about 100 yards from the river.

This cozy riverfront house comfortably hosts two to nine adults in two bedrooms plus a sofa bed in the living room and a den/bedroom equipped with 3 bunk beds, sleep chair and a full sized futon. Some floor space for the non particular adventurous souls. Plenty of riverfront to put up tents for a peaceful night sleep.

The house is fully kid equipped with pack-n-play, high-chair, toys, bottles/bowls and gates.

We also have a luxury trailer on the property for rent if you have bigger parties and need more space, sleeps 10. The trailer sits on the far side of the property, if it happens to be booked consecutively with your booking - you won't even know they are there.

We do have space in the garage if it is needed for bikes, snowmobiles, boats or motorcycles

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More Details

Owner
Mary Lester
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

About Mary Lester

i’m a scientist & a naturalist, i was raised on a farm along the skagit river, happiest in the cascade and rocky mountains. living life with purpose.

i'm the daughter of North Cascades National Park backcountry ranger legend Bill Lester. our goal is keep this property in our family for the next generation to enjoy. i want my son, his cousins and family to be able to enjoy and appreciate the North Cascades.

Mary Lester purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Mary Lester chose North Cascade Mountains

This is a very unique piece of property, around 4 acres with large river bank frontage.

What makes this cottage unique

Can't get any closer to the North American Alps

Location

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
seatac

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Marblemount in Skagit County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Towels and soap provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Hideabed in the livingroom.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeper Chair
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Bunk Bed , Den
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • water tubing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Gateway to North Cascades National Park on the Cascade River
average rating of 4.3809524 based on 21 reviews
5

Great house close to town!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here! The house and particularly the wood stove were a welcome sight after an especially rainy hike back down from Hidden Lake. The house is close to the trailhead (around 10-15 minutes away). It's also minutes from the Marblemount Cafe (which was delicious) and the rest of the restaurants/the ranger station in Marblemount. Mary was very accommodating and responsive. She even let us park one of our cars in the driveway a day earlier than our booking.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kitchen needs updating and cleaning. Broken laundry dryer. Overpriced.

  • 1 of 5

The housekeeper visited us after our arrival and told us that dryer works only on "High Temperature" setting, which she uses for towels and linen. Our clothes cannot be dried at high temperature so it was of no use for us. The dryer should be repaired or replaced.

The smell coming out of the kitchen sink (mildew?) was terrible. Cabinets were almost falling apart. It was VERY unpleasant to be in the kitchen.

By the cottage entry, the pots with flowers that had dried out a long time ago did not look inviting.

Overall, lack of feeling of cleanliness. Actually, it was the opposite.

In the cabin instruction sent by the owners, there was a suggestion that we should tip the housekeeper...

Nice location by the river. Nice vegetable patch.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A very oblivious and hurtful review. We would have been more than accommodating had we have known your concerns. The note on the dryer said 'Repair can't be here until Monday. The dryer works fine with medium heat even though the dial has to be on high' if the dryer only heated on 'high' it probably wouldn't have needed the new heating element. The house is very remote, not easy to get instant repair. We redid the entire kitchen last winter, every appliance in the kitchen is new with the exception of the fridge. Please remember this is one of the hottest summers on record with a water ban lasting nearly 3 months. We would love from everything to be green and luscious as well. We are very kind and thoughtful people, we appreciate our guests and assume the same in return. My father was a ranger in the North Cascades for many, many years. We rent this home in hopes to keep it for the children in our family and hopefully their families someday. Please, in the future if you choose to rent through private families have the decency to be upfront and contact them directly; don't wait until the very last second to leave a review that they can't rebuttal and make your stay more accommodating.
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4

Awesome location!

  • 4 of 5

Cozy and homey....like coming home to grandma's place! Awesome location at the gateway to the 'American Alps'.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A really great place

  • 5 of 5

This was a really terrific place! Roomy enough, comfortable, and with a kitchen as fully stocked with cookware and utensils as our own home. It has an outdoor grill, a vegetable garden where we were invited to harvest tomatoes, squash, lettuce and cucumbers, and a lovely flower garden that greeted us whenever we returned from our hikes. We found it the perfect location for the variety of hikes we took in the area; it is well off but convenient to the main highway; and the chairs by the river gave complete peace and privacy in a beautiful setting. The blackberry bushes that lined the path down to the river provided unending snacks, with a flavor that just isn't matched by our Eastern varieties. Finally, there is an attentive property manager who both filled us in about the locale and immediately provided anything we might need, like a new light bulb in one of the bedrooms. If I ever am back in the area, this is where I will stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best VRBO we have ever had!

  • 5 of 5

The location and amenities were great. Lots of extras that you do not normally receive. What a great comfortable and relaxing three days!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable & convenient

  • 4 of 5

Nice place with good internet and other amenities. Riverside access not so great.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Marblemount, Cascade Mountains

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£212
for 1 night
From
£180
£943
£3,990
 
 
Nightly Rate
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£172
for 1 night
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£140
£871
 
 
Nightly Rate
1 Nov 2017 - 31 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
£172
for 1 night
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£140
£871
 
 
Nightly Rate
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
£232
for 1 night
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£200
£871
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£132
for 1 night
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£100
£871
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £29.47

Travel trailer can be rented for an additional $100.00 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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