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Lakefront Home, Luxurious, Affordable, 15 Minutes from Airport


Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Lakefront Home, Luxurious, Affordable, 15 Minutes from Airport

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Federal Way House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Bunk Area, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Come to experience a luxurious stay on a beautiful lakefront home - lower floor - with own beach. The lake is fresh, clear, and clean with lots of fish for fishing activity on your own private beach. A peddle boat with life vests for your lake-touring pleasure are provided free of charge. Swimming is also one of the favorite activities while staying at the house. The house is within walking distant to a beautiful, green, and well maintained park with swimming area and large playground for the children.

Newly remodeled, you will find one queen-size-bed private bedroom, a bunk area - with 2 adult-size-bunk beds and 1 configurable-full-size-bed couch - which is joined with living room and dining room, a private bath with a spacious kitchen, complete with dining room and living room, both with the lake view. The house if furnished with high-quality furniture and appliances. Living room is furnished with brand-new large flat panel TV. Available washer and dryer for Guests stay longer than one week. Walk out your living room to a large deck to enjoy the fresh breeze and the view of the lake. There is a fire pit on private beach for a bonfire evening with friends, family, or business associates - given there is no fire ban. We got good reviews on different site. Will provide link upon request.

For leisure travelers, we are in the heart of the city with endless activities/attractions in or nearby cities; i.e. golf, skiing, ice skating, water activities, mountain activities, city activities, theme parks, etc... Or you could just sit in the deck or on the dock, reading books, and enjoy the green beautiful view and the fresh breeze that the lake provides.

For business travelers, we are also very close to big corporations such as Weyerhaeuser, Boeing, Alaska Air, etc.. Come and stay as a warm and cozy home away from home while attending businesses.

We are just 15 minutes south from Sea-Tac airport, and 20 minutes from downtown Seattle or downtown Tacoma - with bus stop is only a house away. The house is at the heart of Federal Way city and on Steel Lake. Close to numerous attractions, or secluded enough to just relax and enjoy the view and activities on the awesome lake for a few days - especially the magnificient sunset.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About The Owner

We love people. Our best reward is that our Guests have a great place to stay, and a great time while staying at our house.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Federal Way

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What makes this house unique

Clean, beautiful Lakefront home with lots of flowers, quiet, secluded but have all conveniences that a big city offers.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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based on 25 traveler reviews

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Lakefront Home, Luxurious, Affordable, 15 Minutes from Airport
average rating of 4.56 based on 25 reviews

Great Place For Children!!!

  • 5 of 5

Recently we stayed 5 nights at this rental with our 4 children. Kathy and Todd cheerfully met us when we arrived and showed us around. The house was clean and tidy and had every thing we needed. They were very helpful in directing us toward great restaurants, as well. Red Mill Burgers was fabulous! The landscaping around the house was beautiful and there were so many flowers, but the lake was the best! Our children spent most of the time in the paddle boat throwing breadcrumbs to tag-a-long ducks. It was a fun thing for them to do every morning and evening. During the days, we would travel the short distance to the city and do all sorts of fun things, and then come back to our serene little rental. The flight museum was only about 10 minutes away, and Pike's Market was easy to find in the city. One day we went to the beautiful beach, which was nearby as well. The house accommodated our family of 6 very well and we would definitely come back! Thank you, Kathy and Todd, for treating us so well and leaving us with a memorable family vacation! (And if you love Costco, there is one a couple minutes away!)

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Christina Lake, BC Canada

Perfect place, great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 3 days during spring break. We were very happy with our accomodations, and Kathy and Todd were excellent hosts. It was such a perfect location, being only 20 from downtown Seattle. The view was beautiful, and very relaxing. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
NOW 11412 132nd Street Court East Orting, WA98360

Amazing Place beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We were there for 10 days as we were house hunting. Kathy was a gracious hostess and Todd was right there when we needed some help.

After a grueling day of looking at houses it was so nice to come back to the cozy Lakefront Home and unwind with a nice meal - brought in from a close local place (who felt like cooking.) We would relax by either watching one of our favorite shows or a movie on the wonderful up-to-date flat screen TV. If I had wanted to cook I could have lots of gourmet items available.

The view of the lake was awesome unfortunately we were there for business so did not have time to take advantage of the recreational items available -little boats toys etc.

We will certainly recommend the Lakefront Home to any of our friends who are coming our way

The Butchers

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay! The home is private, cozy and perfect. We stayed for 5 nights and got to feel really at home. The location is close to Seattle, just minutes from many restaurants and attractions. Kathy was so kind, and she was always there if we had a question. The rental has a nice kitchen, charming bathroom and quiet master. Kathy has added lots of details as well. We would stay again and loved every minute!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Juneau, Alaska

Thanksgiving in Seattle!

  • 4 of 5

We traveled to Seattle from Juneau, Alaska and found this rental on the VRBO. Our plan was to have Thanksgiving Day dinner with our five grandchildren, two daughters and their partners. We were able to cook this full meal in the kitchen provided. The coziness of the living room and the dining room allowed us all to eat together. I get cold easy and the place stayed nice and warm. The heat is on a timer so it goes down at night and it can get chilly but the flannel sheets kept us, and the two grandchildren, warm. We were gone most of the day but when we were there I do not remember hearing too much from upstairs. Kathy was very nice and offered to let us use the washer/dryer if needed.

I do recommend putting up at least one more motion sensor light as there is a stretch of the walkway that stays dark. We would come home late and the main house porch light was turned off. I would also recommend that this light stay on as it is pretty dark when you start your walk to the apartment. The view was great. I enjoyed having breakfast and looking out at the lake. Very relaxing. Kathy was very kind and provided good information about the area. I would stay there again. I did appreciate how clean the place was as my 15 month old granddaughter was going to be playing on the wood floor. The refrigerator was huge and held all of our food for our dinner. Thank you Todd and Kathy. From Georgia F./Juneau, Alaska

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe and Georgia, thank you for being our great Guests and for the review. We are delighted to know that you had had a great Thanksgiving at our place. Thank you for the feedback. Looks like the solar lights in the walk way don't work due to the lack of the sun in the fall. We will install the electrically-operated lights next week. As for the temperature, sorry that we didn't show you how to change the timer. Also, besides the thermostat fuel-operated furnace, there are also wall mounted electric-operated heaters that is not time set nor control by thermostat. We are sorry if we forgot to point them out to you during check in. Once again, thank you for the feedback. We will use your input and improve from here.
Wasilla Alaska


  • 2 of 5

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VRBO Review #9390335 “Unhappy”

I have read and re-read the reviews for this property and I'm not sure that they are legit. We recently rented this property for 16 days so my friend could recoup from a full knee replacement. Upon arriving we were taken down the stairs to the apartment. There were at least 14 rock steps. I immediately told todd that I didn't think these stairs were going to be safe for my friend. He put his hands up and proceeded down. Kathy was very nice upon meeting her but we were very concerned about the safety of the the steps. After visiting for over a half hour we were shown the apartment. We again expressed our concern for the steps and also that there were steps to get to the bathroom. Kathy just kept repeating " it be ok". She offered that she would give us half of the money back if we decided to not stay there. To make this short, we couldn't throw away so we stayed there. The owners were leaving the following evening and we were advised that because they were going to be gone for 9 days we would not have air conditioning nor have use of the laundry facilities. The average tempture was 85 and with the big windows and the sun shinning in all day it made the apartment even hotter. The bed in the bedroom had old flannel sheets on it and the bed squeeked with every movement. The leather couch was not comfortable to sit nor sleep on. The other couch was old and had no support. There was no extra bedding and the shower was so tiny. When the owners were home we could hear them walking around above us. It was not private. I am writing this review so that others are not disappointed if they rent this property. This is not a luxury rental unit. It is located in a beautiful location and close to Stores and eating establishment. The property outside was beautiful but some of the pictures are deceiving. The park is across the lake and you have to drive to it. They are located on a busy street with no sidewalks. The parking is not the best. On top of all this Kathy asked if while she was gone if I would water all her plants daily. (Which I did)! I don't recommend this property!

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Property Lakefront Home, Luxurious, Affordable, 15 Minutes from Airport

Reviewer location Wasilla Alaska Date of arrival September 3, 2014

Review rating ★ ★ 2 out of 5

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  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 1) First and foremost, we operate our business on honesty &integrity. We are offering part of our large property for Guests to enjoy: a place with great view, clean and comfort stay at affordable price. We are well paid professionals. It is an unfounded insult to question whether our reviews are legit. Each and every review we receive is from our Guests. Nothing - no matter how much money - can make us lose our ethics and integrity, much less the little money we obtain from operating this vacation rental. 2) Your friend - Jan - corresponded and booked with us with full disclosure. It is exactly what is listed on the site. The site identifies no handicap nor wheel chair access. We discussed, also the reviews, the stairs when she booked. She assured me that it would be ok since she was having only one knee operated on. We have the obligation to point out the potential issue. Jan has the right to make the decision for herself. 3) Jan repeatedly told me, on the phone, while we were away, and after our return that she had a great time and the place was great. We went beyond the agreement by allowing the addition of 4 of her relatives to stay without further charges. The "We" from your comments is really YOU who did not book nor pay for the place. Jan got a whole lot more for what she paid for. You were convinced to come, didn't have to pay, and you came with more expectations than what Jan could afford nor that we had ever agreed. 4) During booking, Jan was fully aware that we would be gone during the first big part of her stay. Before we left on our trip, we asked whether Jan or you need anything else that we can provide. Jan and you, both, stating that you didn’t need anything else. It's humorous that you now complain about us both being gone and at home. 5) We provided a floor fan and the bedroom has a ceiling fan prior to our departure. We have never stated nor listed that we offer air conditioning. Seattle has only a handful of days per year that reach about 80 degrees. 6) Jan offered to water the flowers during our trip since she didn’t want them to die. I asked you and you said you would and now you complain. You could have said No. 7) The sheets? We just bought them the week before. The bed and other furniture? We got several reviews that they are comfortable and clean. 9) The park is less than 0.5 miles away. Drive way can park 6 cars. Not sure how I can address “parking is not the best."


Car: recommended

Skateboard/Roller Blade Park, Casinos and Night Entertainment/Concerts

Bus - 1 minute walk to bus stop to Seattle, Tacoma, and other places


Rates & Availability

From $99 Per night

Federal Way House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%
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Federal Way House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Full size couch, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Leather couch that can be reconfigured to a comfortable queen size bed., Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
3-person Peddle Boat for use at no charge to peddle around the lake.

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