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Above the Bay Retreat - Manson, WA

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Max. occupancy: 10 2 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 5 Twin Bed 5 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Bright Home with Lakeview Wraparound Decks, Seasonal Pool, Hot Tub and Game Room

Ready to boost your Lake Chelan experience? This Manson vacation rental will deliver! At this two-story home, perched above the glittering bay, you'll have many family amenities such as a wraparound deck, game room, four TVs, a seasonal swimming pool, hot tub, a kitchen and kitchenette, and more for the ultimate lake escape.

The grand manse is conveniently situated within a pleasant stroll to the Manson Bay Park and Marina with its 32 boat slips. Under a mile away are restaurants, shops, and wine tasting rooms in Manson proper. There's even a farmer's market two days a week from which you can stock up on local produce to prepare in the comfort of your lakeside vacation home.

Bright and airy, spacious and open, Above the Bay Retreat is nearly perfect. Cool and modern decor, with little gems of personality throughout, make this home feel lived in while you fully enjoy the space to yourself.

On the amazing wraparound deck, you can cook on the gas grill, sit at the patio table, and take in the sights and scents all around you. From the lower deck, you have access to the private pool, lined with lounge chairs, as well as a hot tub.

The great room offers a fabulous opportunity for socializing over drinks, board games, and dinner. A wall of windows lets in the sunshine and sprawling lake and mountain views. Lounge on the couches and watch the huge mounted flatscreen TV or turn the other way and simply gaze at the wild vista.

In the upstairs kitchen and dining area, you'll have ample counter space, tools, appliances, and seating at the breakfast bar and banquet-style table (with sleek translucent chairs) to enjoy a Sunday meal.

Downstairs is where you'll find the game room with its Ping-Pong and foosball tables among quirky decor creating a friendly atmosphere. There's also a kitchenette here for easy access to snacks and drinks.

You'll likely live it up while on vacation here, and the five bedrooms will be your happy havens. You'll have two rooms each with a California king bed, two each with a queen bed, and two twin bunk bed sets and a single twin. One of the bedrooms has a telescope for romantic nighttime stargazing. With three bathrooms and a powder room, a total of 10 guests will feel comfy and happy here!

Additional amenities include WiFi and a private washer and dryer to keep your swimsuits dry and your hoodies warm and fresh.

When you feel like getting out and about beyond Manson, just hop in the car and explore. Visit the many wineries in the area, from the nearby Benson Vineyards Estate (four miles away) to Tsillan Winery on the other side of the lake. The town of Chelan is under nine miles southeast for other dining and shopping options. Wherever you wander to, you'll have this magnificent home to return to!

Take your next big family getaway at this Lake Chelan vacation rental, offering the perks and pretty sites you should have in a great escape!

The Pool is open in the Summer from May through September (Approximately) **Weather Dependent**

Other permit number: VR 000029

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Children's games


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Lake view

Water view

Mountain view





Wireless router

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Pool : Private

Board games

Ping-pong table

Foosball table


Gas grill : Private

Beach chairs


50 reviews

Laura B. Sep 2021
loved the pool and hot tub. location was good.
Judy H. Sep 2021
The 5 stars are for the pool. The home could use a little care as some things didn't work right, but the pool made up for everything.
Elsa d. Jul 2021
We loved the house and the location.
Levi H. May 2021
The house was amazing perfect for our family kids loved the heated pool and the views where amazing. Beds are not the best but helped us be motivated to get out of bed and watch the sunset. Will be back in the future.
Brianne M. Mar 2021
We had such a great weekend here! The views are absolutely beautiful and the house was clean and exactly what we needed.
Timothy D. Oct 2020
Close to everthing warm friendly just need a little extra care I wrote a note on the table
Scott A. Sep 2020
This home was a perfect fit for my family of 9! Plenty spacious, the pool and hot tub were amazing!
John G. Aug 2020
We traveled with 2 adults and 4 kids. This home was absolutely perfect for us. The views were amazing, we had plenty of room so everyone could have their alone time when needed. Having nightly bbq's on the deck was awesome too. The pool is big and was used quite a bit. A few minute walk to the lake as well. It was tough to leave.
Christine M. Aug 2020
There's a lot to love about this house. The location in Manson was perfect for our group; much quieter than the bustling town of Chelan, yet easy walk to Manson city center. The view from the sprawling deck is incomparable. Perfect for morning coffee and afternoon wine sessions.
However, there are a couple of details that need a bit more attention. Small things like enough wine glasses and drinking glasses for the max number of people it can house (10), or a functioning can opener. We had a few issues with lights suddenly not turning on in some rooms. Fortunately we were able to troubleshoot these ourselves.
Collectively, our group's biggest complaint had to do with the quality of the mattresses. Everyone (ages 15-50) complained about this issue. It was uncomfortable enough so that we were counting down the minutes until it was time to get up - not a feeling we'd want while on vacation.
Still, the pros were enough for us to consider returning next summer. Though hopefully the owners consider upgrading the bedding situation.
ALI I. Jul 2020
Spa and HVAC unit was great.
Pool and washer/dryer was good
Chalene T. Jun 2020
This house was wonderful! The views and the pool made it the perfect spot. The only downside was there were no towels for the pool, and limited towels in the house. Definitely bring your own pool towels. Also, the propane for the grill was empty so we had to refill it. Other than that the house was perfect! We’ll definitely stay here again.
Charlie W. May 2020
The house itself is wonderful. Fantastic views, very large yard, pool, hot tub, amazing deck, walkable location so restaurants, bars and wineries (when Covid is no longer) and very spread out with room for 10 easily as the site says.

That said, we were likely the first guests in sometime because there were some cleanliness and maintenance issues that we experienced. The hot tub was out of order although we didn't realize so still used it and it turns out the filtering system was not working correctly which likely caused the rash on my two daughters. It was finally remedied 4 days into the stay and then it was great. Other cleanliness minor issues that we chalked up to being early season guests. I am sure these won't be issues in the future but unfortunately it did affect us.
Manager response:
We apologize the hot tub was not prepared for your stay and for any discomfort it caused your family. We are still getting back into the swing of things after the early effects of COVID-19 on our industry, and we appreciate your patience. Thank you!
Julio T. Nov 2019
Home was very clean and the as stocked with just about everything we needed. Very spacious in a very quiet neighborhood. Within walking distance of downtown Manson.
Alexandra A. Oct 2019
Nice little spot in Manson. We really enjoyed the pool and hot tub. Would definitely stay here again.
Shinae H. Sep 2019
This place suited our group well with the amount of privacy needed for each family and kids. The kitchen / living area is spacious with high ceilings and lots of extra space around the house. Private pool with hot tub and close walking distance to lake/ boating area was also a plus. The only downside was lack of repair service on one of the toilets (guy showed up and said will return shortly with the tools and never came back during our entire 4 days stay) and fruit flies all over the place!!! We did our diligence of taking garbage out every day but still there were too many of them around the kitchen area when we arrived. Also the pool toys were falling apart and left foam pieces all over the pool even when we tried to scoop them up during our stay. Will consider rebooking for our next trip!
Manager response:
Hi, Shinae! We apologize about the fruit flies - they do seem to be all over this time of year. Leaving the doors and windows closed, and the porch light off, will help. Please feel free to call us during your stay for any assistance you need. Thanks!
Cosmina F. Aug 2019
The house is amazing , lots of rooms, huge kitchen and living room, amazing downstairs area.
The pool is very big , extremely clean and the hot tub is perfect for the evenings.
We had a great positive experience and we will go back for sure.
Thank you so much!
Ryogen M. Jul 2019
Great location and space for our family. View and pool were fantastc, kids loved the huge backyard. Kitchen is layed out well, plenty of storage. We definitely will be back.
anna b. Nov 2018
home has all the necessities- great view; walkable to village.
Soheil S. Aug 2018
All I could expect from a vacation rental, very clean with all the amenities we would need. Convenient location with easy access to beach, parks, shopping and boat rentals, etc.
Pisila H. May 2018
Loved loved this house! It was a great experience
Scott D. Feb 2018
Our stay was very relaxing. The big house was great for the kids to run around in.
SWATHI S. Oct 2017
warm heated pool + ready hot tub + house in excellent condition = happy guests! :)
Jill M. Sep 2017
This house is great for a small or larger group. The three families traveling together found this to be the perfect fit for our end of the summer getaway. The rooms were large with plenty of comfortable beds for us to sleep in. The adults and kids equally enjoyed the pool and large grass area. Great location to walk into the small town in Manson for coffee, dinner or cider and wine tasting. We rented a boat one day from the Manson marina and had a great time. Thanks for a great weekend. We are already talking about planning a trip next summer to this home.
Diane V. Aug 2017
"There was plenty of room for all of us, to accommodate sleeping and playing in the house.......we really enjoyed our stay.
Teri N. Aug 2017
Very nice house. Love the two living areas. The pool and hot tub were awesome!
Diana G. Aug 2017
My family of 7 stayed here for a long weekend and very much enjoyed our stay. The layout of the house offered plenty of privacy for a party this size but I agree with other reviews that the accessibility of bathrooms is odd in that each is accessed through a bedroom; there is no central bathroom except for a single toilet off the laundry room and not all bedrooms have a bathroom. We kept our party small for this reason as privacy could have otherwise have been an issue. Great kitchen for lots of cooks to prepare group meals, outside BBQ and large table for al fresco meals. Lovely view of the lake from main floor and deck. Fun pool on lower level and big lawn for croquet and other games. The house is close to town and the Manson Marina. Overall wonderful experience. I do wish check in would be before 4 pm as that really shortens the first day of the stay. With check out being 11:00 AM I think the check in time could be earlier.
Susan B. Aug 2017
We enjoyed our stay. The view was outstanding. The cleaning could have been better. The garbage had not been picked up so that cause some problems.
Khaled A. Jun 2017
All the wooden furniture/fixtures in the property, including the room doors and door frames (even the entry door) is really visibly very old. Squeak a lot, and several scratches/dings. Beds are squeaky too. The dryer downstairs has to be from the 70's! It's functioning, but it doesn't help the overall older look of the house. Not luxurious at all.

GARAGE IS NOT USABLE. When we arrived, we found out that the garage is not for guest use, and was locked.
The house also has about 4-5 doors for closets or spaces that don't open.

Pool was good though, as well as kitchen cabinets and floors. They look new.

Lake View was very good, however the property is in a neighborhood that is not very good-looking.

House from the inside is NOT baby/toddler-safe. Openings in the stairs railing are too wide, and one of our babies almost fell through them. Same thing with patio railing, made of wire and will let any baby who tries through.

Bathroom distribution is not the best. All 3 bathrooms are inside bedrooms. The half bathroom is only a toilet seat and is located deep into the laundry room/pantry, and we found it by pure coincidence!

Overall, it was ok since we were outside most of the time, but the house does not live up to what we expected and what the listing says...
Manager response:
We’re sorry the guest’s expectations weren’t met with some aspects of the home. It’s important to remember that our homeowners also stay at the property, so it’s easy to assume that locked doors and closets contains the owner’s property. We’re happy to report that the the stair railings have been improved and is toddler/baby safe. Also, the dryer has been replaced. Thank you.
Julie L. May 2017
This place far exceeded our expectations!! The kitchen has recently been remodeled. The downstairs living area has new carpet and a fantastically big sectional for TV watching. It's in a quiet neighborhood with views of the lake.

All of my paperwork had said the pool wouldn't be open until the end of the month but we were stoked to find it open when we arrived. This totally made our weekend!! We had really sunny warm weather while we were there and so the pool helped a ton to keep us cool.

The views of this house are amazing and the wrap around deck is awesome for dinner time. The huge yard was fantastic for yard games and kept our group entertained between going in the pool or hot tub.

The house is really big and accommodated our group of 10 perfectly with room to spare. It's within walking distance of downtown Manson and so we visited some of the local wine tasting rooms and the local cider company and brewery. There is a Red Apple Market 2 mins down the road which made grocery runs quick and easy.

We will definitely be booking this place again! Highly recommend it.
Kristy E. Aug 2016
I rented this property for the max capacity and was very happy with what we paid for! We used the pool all day everyday, kids enjoyed the bunkroom and the views were incredible!
Marquelle B. Aug 2016
We loved staying in this home. It was close to everything and the pool was so great for the kids. Tons of space and beds so everyone felt comfortable.
Andrea V. Jul 2016
Wonderful house with amazing views!
Gina K. Jul 2016
Perfect location! The private pool is amazing, and then walking distance to the Manson public beach and all that Manson has to offer. The icing on the cake is the private front row view of the 4th of July fireworks show from the deck - spectacular!
Matthew H. Jun 2016
This house has an amazing view of Lake Chelan and has more land than most of the other properties. Combine that with the spacious home, pool, and hot tub and you have yourself an amazing weekend!
Carrie W. Jun 2016
The house was great! Very clean, well furnished, lots of beds, and an amazing backyard! Huge grass area for lawn games, large pool with plenty of lounge chairs, and a hot tub! Overall we had a great experience renting this house through Vacasa and we really appreciated how we did not have to put down a large deposit. Thanks Vacasa!! :)
Tom W. May 2016
Nice big house, ample space for a large group.
Beth D. May 2016
Great place to stay!
Colton F. May 2016
The house itself was in great condition and clean. We were anticipating cooking on the BBQ however, when we arrived we found a large nest had been made inside the BBQ. We are unsure what created the nest, but we were unable to use the BBQ due to this.
Manager response:
We apologize that the grill was unusable and will be sure to address it right away.
Ruvim B. Feb 2016
The home was awesome! Plenty of room and plenty of activities. We really enjoyed the hot tub and the fact that it stayed warm. Kitchen utensils were nice and plenty. Had good internet and tv's upatairs and downstairs.

The negatives that made this a 4 instead of a 5 are the fact that there weren't enough garbage bags so at a point we literally had to dump the garbage and salvage the bag. Also we ran out of toilet paper and there were none extra. And lastly the hot tub ran out of chlorine and got kind of dirty. But I did email Vacasa and they did bring us garbage bags and toilet paper which was awesome. It only sucked during the window of us running out and them bringing the supplies. I would however recommend this place to anyone trying to stay here. We had a hard time leaving.
Martha M. Dec 2015
The layout of this house is very quirky - while there are five bedrooms - the layout is odd in that you have to walk through one (with the twin bed and bunks) to access another.
The listing states 3.5 baths - it's really only 3.25 as the half bath consists of a toilet in a closet like room in the laundry room and that sink is the utility sink in the laundry room.
The other three bathrooms are fine, with the exception that they are all ensuite and there is not a common shower for guests staying in the two other bedrooms... i.e. - you have to go into someone else's bedroom to shower...
House would be fine for nuclear family who don't mind lack of privacy but wasn't great for our group - we had seven people, three couples and a single, all adults...
Layout of K/Q beds could have been better.
Manager response:
We appreciate you staying with us and for taking the time to provide your feedback! Our guest feedback is extremely valuable in helping us make continued improvements and we have shared your comments with our local team as well. Thanks for choosing Vacasa and we look forward to have you stay with us again!