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Beautiful Lakefront - Cozy Home - Steel Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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 new peddle beach 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.

You will find one queen-size-bed bedroom, a second bedroom with 2 adult-size twin beds. Living room with a couch, one configurable full-size-bed couch, a large flat panel TV with hundreds of channels, DVD, blue ray, and stereo system. Full kitchen with large size and modern fridge with double door refrigerator and spacious freezer, stove, oven, pots, pants, utensil, plates, cups and glass. Living room, kitchen, dining room, and bed room all have lake view. Title bathroom is provided with towels and standard shampoo, conditioner, and soap. Washer and dryer are available for use for Guests stay longer than 1 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. Events are acceptable with additional minimal surcharges.

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 reading books, and enjoy the green beautiful view and the fresh breeze that the lake offers.

For business travelers, we are very close to big corporations such as Wyerhauser, 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 just 20 minutes from downtown Seattle or downtown Tacoma - with bus stop is only a house away. Close to numerous attractions, and yet secluded to just relax and enjoy the view and activities on the awesome lake for a few days - especially with the magnificent sunset.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About The Owner

We are aerospace engineers with great property on the lake. We love people. We love the view, the fresh breeze, the place. We want to share the awesome experience with you. We want people to have a pleasant, relax, and memorable stay at our properties.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Federal Way

See reviews for reasons why Guests love this property.

What makes this house unique

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


Federal Way House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) in bedroom. Twin size beds (2) in second bedroom Living Room: Full size couch, 2 cots, Leather couch that can be reconfigured to a comfortable queen size bed,
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Lakefront - Cozy Home - Steel Lake
average rating of 4.6216216 based on 37 reviews

Loved everything about it

  • 5 of 5

Would love to move into this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing family getaway or romantic hideaway - you pick!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this cozy home RIGHT ON THE LAKE and had a wonderful time! Clean indoors and beautifully maintained garden. Our kids had plenty to do with paddle boating, swimming, and catching (or not catching) frogs - and the adults could enjoy quiet days and nights overlooking the lovely lake. Kathy and Todd, the owners, live upstairs but give you your privacy. They are delightful, warm, and friendly and helped us navigate the city. I feel like I've made new friends with them! The property is a little over a mile from the transit center, so getting to Seattle for sightseeing was a quick (and inexpensive) 30 minute bus ride. It is also close to a park with plenty for children to do, including lake swimming! I look forward to returning. Thanks, Kathy and Todd!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time emensley! Hosts were wonderful and very accommodating! Location was beautiful. Everything was clean.

Great place for couple or family.

Easy access to city of Federal Way. Highly recommend. If we are in the area again would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location - great view!!

  • 4 of 5

We traveled up to Washington from California to spend a few days before a family wedding. This location worked well for us. It is close to shopping, activities, and great restaurants.

Kathy and Todd (owners) were friendly, helpful, and yet not "around" much. They were easy to work with prior to our arrival, always answering emails promptly. They were very attentive to any needs that we had during our stay - which weren't many because the house was well stocked. It was hard to get an impression of the living space from the pictures, The kitchen was minimal, which was perfect for us because we weren't interested in cooking big meals. I don't know how it would have been with more than just the 4 of us, there is only one semi private bedroom space. We really enjoyed our stay and would go back if we return to the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Gem

  • 5 of 5

My daughters and I did a ride trip and Seattle was our final destination. When we arrived, the owner, Kathy greeted us and was so welcoming and kind. She showed us the place and it was like paradise, just magical. We were in awe of the beauty, the lake and the gorgeous flowers that Kathy does herself. The pictures do no justice, it is breath taking in person. The house has everything you can possibly need, from TV, kitchen utensils, towels, etc. Kathy and Todd are so awesome and I truly enjoyed our conversations. Thank you Kathy and Todd for opening up your home and being so kind to me and my daughters. We had amazing lovely vacation. This place is a Gem.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10 days on Steel Lake

  • 4 of 5

We have rented the property for 10 days in June and July 2016. This home has served as our home base for 10 days, as we explored the area around Seattle. This was probably the best solution for our family of four, which includes two kids in middle school. We would go on day trips to Seattle, Vancouver, Olympic National Park and Tacoma. After each day trip, we would take a day off and spend the entire day at the house. The kids loved paddle boating, swimming in the lake, watching the ducks and frogs, and playing in the grassy back yard. The adults loved having a breakfast or dinner outdoor on the patio with the lake view, and simply relaxing with a book.

The hosts occupied the upper level of the house, and took great care to provide us with privacy. They were friendly, and helpful with suggestions for restaurants, things to do, and how to avoid the traffic.

The property itself was comfortable for the four of us, with plenty of windows to look at the lake. We almost always ate on the patio, with meals prepared after shopping at Trader Joe's or H Market ( Korean- Japanese store), both of which are within 2 mile drive. The bedroom is small, the bathroom has low ceiling, not for 7 foot basketball players. For future improvements, we would kindly suggest three minor things, better wi-fi internet, smaller cooking pot in addition to the 2 big ones, and better quality TV set. Also, in addition to the 2 paddle boats, we would love a small kayak or stand-up paddle board in the future.

We very much enjoyed our stay, and would like to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robert and Marcy. Thank you for the constructive and friendly feedback. We will supply more smaller pots. We have thought and probably will provide kayak and/or stand-up paddle boat. We have not done that only because these items are more difficult to use and might not be safe for children. In addition, the probability of losing the oars is very high. We are doing everything we can to keep the cost down and be affordable for our Guests. Even faster internet and more channels (currently we have approx 500 channels) will increase cost for all Guests. We will definitely look into what we can do based on your recommendation. Thank you so much for being our wonderful Guests. We are looking forward to seeing you and the family again.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $120
Transaction $20
Tax Rate 10.0%

If there will be - on the property - more people than listed in the request/reservation will incur additional cost. Contact owner for information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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