USA Washington Leavenworth Lake Wenatchee Listing #27387

Hillside Hideaway - Leavenworth, WA

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39 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 2 King Bed, 2 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms  plus loft 2.5 bathrooms 2 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Newly-built Home w/ Private Hot Tub, Wraparound Deck, & Forest Views - Dogs OK!

Nestled against a gentle hillside, this newly built cabin provides sweeping vistas of towering pines and the wooded peaks of the Cascade Mountains. You'll have plenty of space to take it easy here, whether you're taking in the sunshine on the wraparound deck, soaking in the private covered hot tub, relaxing in the light-filled living space, or curling up by the fire for a movie night with your loved ones.

What's nearby:
The charming community of Plain (three miles south) is a convenient place to shop, find Nordic ski rentals, or grab a burger. You can also enjoy a delicious dinner, Sunday brunch, or a guided horseback ride at Mountain Springs Lodge, just outside of Plain. This home is close to a wealth of year-round outdoor recreation as well. The Chiwawa Sno-Park is less than five miles west, where you'll find cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails, plus hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails. In addition to the nearby Chiwawa River, you'll also find two lakes close by - Fish Lake (a great spot for year-round fishing) six miles northwest and Lake Wenatchee State Park (with breathtaking views of the lake and excellent swimming, boating, picnicking, and hiking) seven miles west. The Bavarian-inspired town of Leavenworth is only 17 miles away, offering year-round festivals, shopping, fine dining, wine tasting, and live music.

Things to know:
Full kitchen
Dog-friendly
A sofabed in the loft provides an extra sleeping space
Please note that some construction is taking place at this home
*Please note that 4WD is recommended as well as bringing chains in the winter months. Blue Sand barrels are placed in several spots throughout the driveway. Feel free to spread sand if needed
A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

Parking Notes: Please park in the driveway. Do not use trails on hillsides. Neighbors private property!

Water Access: There is beach access at Lake Wenatchee. Please stay on access road. The trails are neighbors private property and should not be traveled on.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Fireplace

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Mountain View

Media

Internet

TV

Cable : Dish Network

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Deck

39 reviews

Teresa E. Aug 2021
This was a very nice home for our family vacation. Our four Grandkids are all under 7 years of age and the home was safe for all of them. The loft area upstairs was a great place for the kids to play. Stairs are carpeted and the railing/slope was kid friendly. Outside between the house and Jacuzzi, the hillside is a pretty steep drop-off so I think railing there would be a good idea. All the beds are extremely comfortable "5 star," except the pull out bed in the loft area. It maybe ok for younger kids but not teens or adults. The bunk room is tight but the beds are "both" double sized and again are extremely comfortable. The other two bedrooms are pretty spacious with King sized beds. Everything was very clean! Fridge/freezer kept things very cold. Kitchen provides most everything you will need for cooking and dinning. I never could find hot pads, extra kitchen towels or a dust pan. Plenty of bathrooms for 10 people! Decor was modern and homey. Furniture, very comfy but white fabric on chairs is not a good choice for a rental, they had stains. The open concept of this house made it easy for everyone to feel altogether! It was forecasted to be over 100 degrees for our entire visit so I reached out twice to ask if there was an AC and fans. Both responses said no AC "BUT" there was an AC unit in the window of the Livingroom that worked great! The one fan provided had a horrible vibration but it didn't matter because we brought fans for all the rooms. I have found when asking questions to VRBO, (we have rented a few times), they don't read your entire message, (so you have to ask multiple times) and you may still not get an accurate answer. I was told "NO" AC the first time but because one of the reviews had mentioned AC, I asked a second time, they said "no" again. I decided not to bring our dogs because of the this. Honestly, I was almost dreading this trip because of the heat but had I known there was AC, I would have looked more forward to this trip, (which is part of the fun of going on vacation)! Plenty of towels, soap, shampoo, blankets! Wifi is very poor for computer/phones. The remotes for the TV's are very confusing. The Roku remote for Netflex, Hulu, etc. does not work. The "Dish" remote is the one that works. There was no information provided so because we tried the Roku remote first we thought there was no TV for two days. I would encourage people to bring binoculars. We saw a black bear, turkey vulture, a family of frogs, numerous chipmunks, squirrels and beautiful butterflies! All in all, I would highly recommend this home for a vacation!
I hope the information I provided helps other potential renters!
Chloe B. Jun 2021
Loved this house! It is modern, spacious and clean. The hot tub was a treat!

This house is just 5 minutes from the market and about a 15 min drive to the beach access at the lake. It was surrounded by beauty. I highly recommend
Jorel U. Jun 2021
Was clean and neat. Lots of extras such as towels, crayons, seasonings, and dog crates. Jacuzzi worked amazing and had a great view. Kitchen was fully stocked with appliances and baking pans. Close to trails and parks but not too close.
Theresa B. May 2021
This is the second time we stayed here - some stuff was the same others were different. Overall, I love the place but look forward to some improvements.

Pros:
-the house is super cute and is decorated nicely- obviously loved by the owners.
-location is great. Lots of stuff to do and still feeling remote
-love the hot tub- always a great thing when not wanting to go out
-plenty of paper towels, dishwashing detergent and toilet paper. (Improvement from last time)
-lots of nature to appreciate right at the cabin. We saw some incredible moths and beetles

Cons:
-Wi-Fi didn’t work at all and seemed to effect the TV.
-Hot tub was at 105 degrees when we arrived. I’m sure this was an oversight but please check when you arrive.
-MUCH dirtier than the first time we went. Within minutes of walking in, I was scrubbing the kitchen to remove stuck on food and grease from doors and stove. Some dishes that were put away were also dirty.
-Every pan is covered in caked on grease. I cleaned one pan and left it cleaner than when I got it, but it still had a way to go. If there was bar keepers friend or something to clean it better, I would have done them all.
-the smell of the water was unbearable this time around. Not sure what changed, but any beverage we put in cups washed in the dishwater would take on the smell. We brushed our teeth with bottled water. My hair sucked in the smell as well. When I went to straighten it, the smell was amplified. We opted to come back a night early so we could take a shower at home.
-the trash and recycling was full out back.
-Master bathroom door does not shut all the way or lock. Fun times for people with kids.
-there was/is a broken glass out back from previous guests. I didn’t realize it until the very end and at that point, I was in a rush and left it there since I wouldn’t be able to guarantee cleaning it completely and it’s easier to see if I left it there.
-the grill may be a fire hazard. Ok, so we use a grill mat when we go places and only do something easy- like hot dogs. At first my husband couldn’t light it and thought it was because there was low propane. We learned later the grease has clogged the burner holes. We left it on a bit thinking we could burn it off. Eventually enough of the burners popped on to get the hot dogs going (with the grill mat). At some point I noticed flames coming from the underside of the grill- bigger than the top of the grill. We decided to turn it off. (This is when we learned that it was grease). The grill wouldn’t turn off. The flames were just as big when it was running. We had to close the grill to smother the flames.
-there was a sink/tub drainage problem in the kitchen and bathrooms (maybe not the half bath).
-spotlight fixture is falling off the ceiling. Unlikely to fall on someone, just something the owners should know.

I still love this place and with a few simple improvements, I would love for our family to visit again.

FYI - to any guest at any residence: please be more respectful of people’s properties. Paying a rental fee does not give you the right to leave a pan or grill dirty and leave the house like a slob. If you can’t clean it, don’t use it. These are people’s homes (primary or otherwise), if you want a nice place to stay, please leave things clean for the next guest.
Manager response:
Hello Theresa,Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, ______ . We strive for a standard of excellence in ensuring the home is clean and accommodating for our guests. If there are any concerns or areas in need of additional attention, we hope to be notified so we can make sure any issues are addressed. We look forward to hosting you for a great stay in the future.
Andrew V. May 2021
The house is newer construction and has been well kept. We ran out of garbage bags and dishwasher detergent, but Vacasa was quick to get some delivered within hours. They even brought a spare propane tank for the BBQ! Not needed or requested, but a nice thought.

The hot tub was dirty, but one phone call to the hot tub maintenance company (number listed by the tub) and they cleaned it the next day. I wish it would have been clean on arrival, but that relies a lot on the previous renter(s).

I enjoyed the unfinished pine millwork, loft, and overall aesthetic of the house. The kitchen was well equipped with an array of pots/pans/utensils etc, and a good BBQ; enough to keep my crew of 6 (plus dog) well fed.

Drawbacks:
* Multiple previous people staying there didn't bother picking up doggie land mines. Watch your step!
* House is carved into a hillside. If you have little ones or a puppy, keep in mind there is a sharp drop-off
* Water is sulfurous; not terrible, but just enough to be noticeable. Bring drinking water

Overall, I'd stay there again. A great location for day tripping to Leavenworth or Lake Wenatchee.
Manager response:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad to have quickly assisted in bringing additional amenities to you. We are grateful for the opportunity to learn from your stay and will be working with housekeeping and maintenance to ensure the hot tub and yard are fully prepared for every new arrival.
Greg G. May 2021
Amazing home that is a quick get a way! Close to Leavenworth and super quiet. The house is so beyond beautiful and perfectly decorated that you feel right at home. I always feel so at peace when I’m there. No stress and no worries!!!
Jennifer Y. Feb 2021
Great new place with great location. Lovely new finishes and a lot of bonuses like extra pillows, blankets, and towels. Well stocked. Beautiful view and comfortable beds.
Michelle K. Jan 2021
Let me preface this review with the fact that I highly recommend this vacation spot! We had a wonderful time and would go back should we choose to. Below are a list of things that we believe could improve future guests stay:

-Driveway: The cabin is located at the top of a very steep and somewhat windy driveway. This will be difficult to climb up without a 4 wheel drive vehicle. There are big blue bins filled with sand along the driveway to help with traction, but I think the owners need to clarify that in the listing. No one would know that prior to arrival. The owners do have a small book located on a buffet table inside by the door with information about the cabin including the driveway, but you wouldn’t know any of that information until you actually get into the cabin. I would recommend maybe that book be set out on the kitchen counter when guests arrive so they can read up on the cabin then? Just a thought :)

-Cleanliness: Upon arrival we noticed that the cabin appeared somewhat dirty still. There was hair in the sinks and showers. Towels (looked used) under a bed in the bunk bed room and someone’s black pants hanging out from under the nightstand in the master bedroom.

Smelly Water: The water smells absolutely awful. Like sulfur. The owners mentioned this in that small book that I mentioned above, but said it only smelled occasionally. This was not the case for us. It was for the whole stay. Thankfully, we brought bottled water to cook with and to drink. Bathing wasn’t fun, but we managed!

Hot Tub Cleaning: A day prior to our departure, a random car backed up the driveway and a man got out with some cleaning supplies. My husband went outside to see who it was and it was a man who cleans and maintains the hot tub at the cabin. It would have been nice to have a warning or to have that cleaning done prior to or after our arrival instead of during. It’s kind of an invasion of our privacy.

Misc: It would be nice to have some hooks to hang coats/clothing around the cabin. Also, we were left with no dishwasher detergent so we had to go into town and buy our own. And they only left us with one roll of paper towels which was not enough for our stay.

Again, this cabin was a great place to spend with my family for the weekend. The kids had a great time playing in the snow and my husband and I enjoyed the relaxing and quietness of it.
Manager response:
We appreciate your feedback, Michelle! We have updated our listing to include sand barrels and 4WD are recommended for reaching the home, and we are also looking at the possibility of having the driveway paved. The property manager has addressed the smell of the sulfur and will be looking into your other comments for improvement. We hope to see you again!
Elizabeth W. Jan 2021
The setting was beautiful, the cabin was well-equipped and very functional., loved the jacuzzi. The driveway was a little daunting in the snow but manageable with sand available. The only minor negatives were lack of hooks for hanging apparel and not great internet service. We can't wait to return, it was a great get away.
Lynn D. Jan 2021
This cabin was quite nice and had a great view but that was all undermined by the fact that we could not get our car up the very steep driveway which was iced over. We had to haul all our belongings up an extremely steep, long hill - and slide them back down which was treacherous. Thank god we didn't have anyone in a wheelchair. We do have a 7 year old who slipped and fell on the way down and so we ended our vacation in tears.
Manager response:
Hi Lynn, thank you for staying with us! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the home. Regretfully, this is an alpine area, and ice - and snow - can occur quickly and repeatedly. We do caution that guests come prepared with chains and 4WD as appropriate, and if their vehicles become stuck, it is the guest's responsibility to contact a tow truck as needed. We're so sorry for the inconvenience and hope you are well. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again, in the future, for a more enjoyable stay.
Lori S. Jan 2021
The house is beautiful so I hesitate leaving such a low rating but this was a very stressful trip for us. The home is beautiful and comfortable and has top of the line kitchen appliances and everything you need to cook in. It was not as clean as it should be, there were dirty dishes and someone else's leftover coffee in the machine when we arrived and the hot tub cover was not on.

The property description says the property is in a "gentle hillside". It needs to state there is a very steep driveway and a 4 wheel drive vehicle is necessary to get up the hill. The check-in instructions should also state this and let you know that there are barrels of sand along the driveway if needed. We did not know any of these things, and found our 4 wheel drive vehicle stuck on the steep driveway the evening we arrived. We could not see the barrels of sand buried in the snow in the dark, otherwise we may have been able to get the car unstuck that evening. We ended up having to leave the car and walk the kids and all of our luggage and gear up the steep hill, making several trips in the dark. We tried to get the car out that evening which ended up just making it worse. It took the better part of the second day to get the car unstuck (and involved having to hitch a ride into town to buy a hand operated winch). At one point the car was dangerously close to a drop-off on the side of the driveway.

When we were finally able to relax towards the end of the second and only full day there, the wifi was not working. We called Vacasa and was told to reset the router although it took us quite a while to find it and there were no instructions where it could be found. Resetting the router only gave spotty service that did not work for the most part. The hot tub was in "econ" mode and would not heat up. Upon googling, we found out how to get it out of that mode, but it took most of the day for it to heat up to above 100 degrees, even with the cover on (although we had promptly covered it). Once we went to use it on our last evening, we found the hot tub was dirty and foamy and the floater with chlorine tabs were empty.

We had asked for a later checkout than the standard 10am, which we were denied and can understand because of Covid, but we were not happy when the cleaners showed up at 9:45am the next morning. The bright spot was Bill from the local Vacasa office, who was very friendly and response and tried his best to help with all of these issues as they arose. In the end, these issues should have been prevented by Vacasa before they even happened.

Overall, the beauty of the house could not save this weekend and we were beyond dissapointed that instead of a much needed relaxing escape, it ended up being a very expensive stressful weekend. Hopefully at the very least Vacasa will update the property description about the driveway so this does not happen to anyone else, or worse, have someone accidently go off the embankment. I have contacted Vacasa twice now and was told someone would contact me back, but I have yet to be contacted.
Ann H. Jan 2021
My family had such a wonderful time staying at Greg and Kelsey's "cabin." We loved sledding down the driveway, watching the snow fall on the trees, lounging in the hot tub, cooking and eating together, and playing games. It was the perfect opportunity to get away and just be together.
Margaret R. Dec 2020
The house & surrounding area was beautiful! We had 6 people which worked great. More than 6 would be somewhat crowded.
Add a few more "hanging hooks" to hang clothing after skiing etc. to air dry.
We loved skiing in Plain and in Leavenworth!
Julie S. Dec 2020
We had such a great time at this house! It was a perfect place to spend Christmas, plus we were pleasantly surprised to find it decorated for Christmas complete with a tree. We loved watching the snow while relaxing in the hot tub. It was an excellent stay at a beautiful home!
Sarah L. Dec 2020
Such a great place to relax and enjoy. Watching the snowfall from all the windows and wrap around deck was absolutely beautiful. The house was very clean and comfortable. Kids loved the bunk beds and enjoyed having the loft area for their own living room. Perfect table to gather around and play games in the dining area. They even had games there! Too many wonderful features to express! We will be back! Do yourself a favor and book a stay!
ELIZABETH D. Nov 2020
Beautiful and so private! great place to hang and cook and soak in the hot tub.
Great light, huge windows, great layout.
would for sure book again. Only downside is the wifi is not that strong.
Greg G. Nov 2020
Wonderful home! Had a great stay and enjoyed light snow and amazing view!
Tish H. Oct 2020
We loved every bit of our stay. The views, the cozy home, to the hot tub. We loved that is was SO close to Leavenworth and so many hiking places. We will be back fore sure!!
Karolina V. Oct 2020
We enjoyed this place alot!! The view from the cabin and all the accommodations. We would definitely come back again.
There were a few issues, when we had arrived, we weren't able to get in right away and had to call to get the issue resolved. Also the cabin wasn't as clean as other reviews had said. There was some leftover hair in the bathroom. Also, there was no notice of the construction happening on the property, which was disappointing because we had come to get away for some quiet. The construction crew also ended up tripping the breaker, so part of the house lost power for a little and the wifi didn't end up working the rest of the time. Hope this reviews isn't a negative one but just ways to improve because we loved the cabin and would love to come back one day!!
Cliff S. Oct 2020
New home, could have been cleaner. Would have also liked not to have been disturbed by construction twice while in the hot tub. Once it’s sorted out it’ll be really nice.
Manager response:
We appreciate your feedback following your stay, Cliff. While we are glad you enjoyed your stay at our home, we are so sorry to hear about the cleanliness issues and the unexpected visit from construction workers. Thank you for bringing this to our attention so our local manager can follow up with the housekeepers and maintenance staff to ensure that we are in communication with our guests regarding any home visits. We hope we can host you again!
Kristen P. Oct 2020
We loved the hot tub and the layout of the home. It was stocked and clean. When we had a question the owner responded immediately which was very helpful.
James B. Sep 2020
Close to lakes. 22 min from Leavenworth .We enjoyed spending time with family. The hot tub was amazing.
Courtney S. Sep 2020
My husband and I visited the Hillside Hideaway right after our wedding and it was perfect!! The views were incredible and the hot tub was a perfect touch to end each day. We brought our corgi and went on nearby hikes as there were so many in the area! We’ll definitely rebook this property in the near future!
Jenny K. Aug 2020
The home was welcoming and you could feel the love poured into every detail.
Photos do not do this place justice.
Perfect retreat to unplug and spend quality time with loved ones.
We will be back for sure!
Thank you!
Theresa B. Aug 2020
The house has great views and everything we needed. We brought our own mini Keurig (just in case) but they had a full size coffee maker. The chipmunks kept my kiddos entertained which was an unexpected surprise. It is a bit far from the main stores, but I preferred that since the whole point was to get away from it all and socially distance. We went to lake Wenatchee, hiked a ton and had the best time. This was our very first time renting a place instead of a hotel but COVID changed the way we do things. They are adding a fire pit which will be pretty cool! We brought extra paper towels (which came in handy) and I disinfected the whole place when we got there (COVID paranoid) but honestly, it was incredibly clean. I couldn’t have asked for a better intro to the rental world! Thank you so much for a great experience.
Brian H. Aug 2020
Great Views!!
Jamien F. Jul 2020
The home and setting are beautiful! It is an easy drive to both Leavenworth and Lake Wenatchee. We went during a week of 90+ degree heat and the home was very hot despite opening windows in the morning and evening. I recommend bringing fans if it will be hot as there aren't any in the home. Apparently window shades are coming in the fall which will greatly help. Also, bring paper towels as there aren't any of those either. We plan on returning and will likely give it a 5 star rating once the planned upgrades are completed.
Leslie H. Jul 2020
Situated perfectly between Leavenworth and Lake Wenatchee Hillside Hideaway was the perfect location for our recent hiking adventure!
Perfectly furnished and positioned in the picturesque setting 🌲 The Garka’s have created a peaceful getaway!

We will definitely be back !
Thanks for sharing your little slice of heaven!
Lauren G. Jul 2020
The home was fantastic. It’s a new home and so there is still some construction outside. But home is clean with most amenities. It is about 30 min from Leavenworth. Closer to lake Wenatchee.
Dawn R. Jun 2020
We really enjoyed our stay here. The cabin itself is adorable with a lot of cute, rustic touches. The setting is private and quiet, surrounded by trees. The cabin also has good amenities like wifi, cable, and surround sound you can connect your phone to for music. A great place for a family, or a couples getaway.
Michael H. Jun 2020
Everything about this home if top notch. It's very new with a perfect combination of contemporary and cabin-cozy design. We loved the finishes and amenities. The kitchen had all the appliances and cookware we needed, and we even made use of th bbq one evening. The view is spectacular, even better than in the photos. The ample deck space and the hot tub were highlights. There was a small hiccup with checking in; we arrived right on time for the 4:00 check-in but the one woman cleaning crew still had a lot of cleaning to finish (prior guests left quite a mess, and she did not receive the extra help she was expecting). I notified Vacasa and they kindly made amends for the delay we experienced. I absolutely recommend this lovely property and look forward to returning
Jordyn S. Mar 2020
We needed just a little break from the day to day schedule. Being a little far from town and with no service it was a great unplugged weekend! (wifi was there when we needed though!)
The home was clean and had the basics needed to cook, shower, games and TV! The hot-tub was a great extra - a glass of wine, you man and an incredible view made the perfect Saturday night! Would definitely recommend for a group, as there is multiple rooms and home is a great size, or for a quiet cozy romantic weekend away!
Olsoe K. Feb 2020
Beautiful comfortable cabin! We loved the hot tub and multiple rooms that fit us all! Close to Lake Wenatche for sledding and skiing at Stevens!
Kelsey B. Feb 2020
This house is gorgeous. Sitting in the hot tub overlooking the trees with snow on the ground is such a wonderful way to spend a weekend. I would highly recommend this home.
Kathy R. Feb 2020
A beautiful view, a warm and inviting home, we thoroughly enjoyed our girl's weekend getaway and look forward to our next trip to Hillside Hideaway. Completely professional and highly recommended!
Jacki H. Jan 2020
Beautiful area and house is so comfortable. Home was well stocked with most everything you could need, although our first night with 10 people, 2 of the three bathrooms were pretty much out of TP, so be sure to pack your own. We did have a great weekend, so thank you for sharing your home with us.
Karen Lynn Z. Dec 2019
We really enjoyed our stay. I would definitely recommend 4 wheel drive in the winter as our AWD car didn’t make it up the driveway. The hone is very clean and beautiful. Very hospitable.
Brian K. Nov 2019
It was great! Only thing keeping it from 5 stars was the sulfer smell in the water