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SPECIAL RATES - Water's Edge Retreat 4 Bedroom 6 Beds, Kayaks, lakeshore, skiing

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Black Diamond House Rental Photos and Description

Waterfront, 4 Bedroom 3 Queen Beds+2 full sized+2 twins, 2.5 Bath, Sleep 6-12


This NEWLY REMODELED - NEW COVERED DECK with Awesome views - waterfront home on Lake Sawyer where the grass goes right to the water's edge and is a sanctuary for your senses, with spectacular lake and Mt Rainier views all behind a private gate. Bring your ski or fishing boat right to the yard. A fourth bedroom with a Full and two-twin sized beds have just been added.

Visit us on YouTube at "Lake Sawyer 2016"'

It is a really fun place for you and your family to play, so much that you will not want to go home. You will be right on the water, the lawn flows right down to the water, where your boat can be docked. There are THREE MASTER SUITES, and the NEW BEDROOM, a loft for sleeping others.

This waterfront get-away comprises two-levels. The house has a FULL BATH en-suite for this main floor master suite. The house can sleep up to 12 guests.

The MAIN level features a spacious great room, with a stone-faced gas fireplace with a 55' wall-mounted flat screen TV with Comcast cable complemented with comfortable seats and large dining area that seats 12 with large picture windows. The glass doors open to the lake and provide access. The house is perfect for entertaining and allows you to cook to your heart’s delight in the convenient kitchen or on the deck BBQ and enjoy dinner lakeside on the deck. Afterwards, build a fire down by the water, or swing on the rope swing.

The UPPER level features TWO private Master Suites (Queen bed BOTH w/ lake view) – a getaway unto itself, one with a private deck. The loft features a foosball table and air hockey, as well as sleeping space, and a half Bathroom. The second bedroom (Queen size bed) and third bedrooms (Queen Sized Bed) both with amazing lake views. More can be accommodated utilizing the loft area with extra twin beds or inflatable beds. Use the open space in the great room to accommodate more.

There is also a washer and dryer. New Stainless Steel Dishwasher and Oven and Range....Enjoy Comcast TV in the Great Room.

The lake access area features a spacious deck to soak up the sun, take a dip in the lake, or catch fish off shore (the lake gets a summer stock of trout and a famous bass hole is right in front of the house) with a fire pit by the water.

Enjoy peace and quiet, tranquility in this beautiful lake front community, with motor boating, skiing, canoeing, Kayaking, hiking trails, parks, tennis courts, mountain bike trails, and golfing are all nearby. 45 minutes to downtown Seattle 35 minutes to Bellevue.


MW said...

Oct 28, 2015



22541 SE 298th St, Black Diamond, WA, 98010, United States (329453)

Date of Stay

October 15, 2015


We recently stayed at the Lakehouse property for our son’s wedding at a local venue and the property was ideal for our family gathering. The views and the deck on this home are SPECTACULAR! Family members enjoyed kayaking on the lake, listening to the ducks chatter while enjoying coffee on the deck and evenings by the outdoor firepit. Spacious and functional for our family of 10 but once again, it was the location and the views on the lake that provided much needed serenity during this crazy, busy and joyful weekend!

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Dan said...

Sep 24, 2015


Great getaway location

22541 SE 298th St, Black Diamond, WA, 98010, United States (329453)

Date of Stay

September 21, 2015


I have been to this property multiple times and I enjoy it every time. The owners are very kind and responsive to any needs during our stay. On our arrival, the house was very clean and it seemed like they had thought of everything. They continue to add nice little touches to make the stay better including a nice welcome packet with the house rules and local information. It feels more like a home than a rental property. The area is absolutely gorgeous. It has lakefront access directly off the backyard where kids can play or you can jump in a kayak or canoe and be out on the lake. Once out on the lake you have an incredible view of Mt. Rainier. Having been here several times over the past nine years, I have watched this property evolve. Every time I come they have completed many upgrades on the house and property. They are clearly reinvesting a lot of money to make this place amazing. I highly recommend this place.

Kathy H. said...

Jun 22, 2015


Family Reunion/Graduation June 9-17th, 2015

22541 SE 298th St, Black Diamond, WA, 98010, United States (329453)

Date of Stay

June 10, 2015

STARS :5/5

What a wonderful lakehouse. A perfect place for young and old. Our ages ran from 4 years old to 66 years old. There was never a dull moment. We enjoyed the deck outside along with the wonderful beach on the property where all could swim. We were lucky enough to have a boat and jet ski which we could dock right on the beach. All the beds were very comfortable, which is a huge plus when you go on vacation. The owner provided kayaks, which we used all day, everyday! The weather was perfect as was the lake water. LOVED IT. We will be back in 2 years for another combined reunion/graduation. We will either stay here or at the mansion next door (it's beautiful)! Thank you Russ for providing this home for our family to enjoy and make memories! See you in 2 years!!!!

This home is privately owned. NO SMOKING / Sorry NO pets... Must be at least 25 years old to rent..

NOTE: This home has air conditioning. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice

Keywords: Waterfront Home, Retreat, Lakefront, Cabin, Lakehouse, Lake Sawyer, Estate

Outstanding Golf courses nearby Jade Greens, Washington National

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Russ Millard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Russ Millard

We operative a family business in the development and management of a variety of housing alternatives, from luxury homes to affordable senior housing. We develop properties in the Pacific Northwest and Idaho. We have been in the land development industry for three generations.

Russ Millard purchased this house in 2003

Why Russ Millard chose Washington

Our family purchased this home and just love to spend time here. But we have an active family and are not able to be here all the time and want to allow others the same opportunity. We have a family business devoted to providing house alternatives.

What makes this house unique

This property is unique. It is magical to sit in front of the fireplace reading a book and watch the sunrise. Then catch a fish right of the lake side or just relax. Then take the Kayak or your jet skis around the lake then to return to roast marshmallows on the fire pit. This is the relaxed life you deserve.

Guestbook comments from the owner


A quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed staying at your Lake Sawyer cabin. Everything I needed or even thought about needing was readily available. The lake view was fantastic. So enjoyed watching the geese, ducks, birds and other wildlife. Activities available were marvelous from the air hockey and other games and books to the kayak for enjoying a peaceful ride on the lake. Thanks again for the opportunity to enjoy a special time of relaxation and fun. VB
May 2011
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SPECIAL RATES - Water's Edge Retreat 4 Bedroom 6 Beds, Kayaks, lakeshore, skiing
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 21 reviews
Irvine, CA

Beautiful setting, peaceful and well stocked house.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this home with our extended family and found it cozy and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked, there were enough beds for everyone and the teenagers loved the game loft. We even had time for a fire in the fire pit and made s'mores with everyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Federal Way, WA

Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This was the 4th year staying at the cabin. Will be booking our 5th as well. This has become our family tradition and I have seen my granddaughter grow up here! We have made some wonderful memories here and just love how Russ has always been so accommodating, very speedy response to any needs you may have. Have recommended this place to all my friends. Every year we come to find something updated or added. The new covered deck, with table and seating for 6 along with other comfortable seating and lights strung up around the deck made excellent additional gathering spot. Thanks Russ for sharing your house with our family!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Lake Sawyer Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our first VRBO experience, and I'm so happy it went so smoothly. The owner was quick to respond to all inquiries beforehand, and sent thorough access directions and stay information. The property was exactly as described, with plenty of room for our group of 6 adults and 4 children. There are stunning views of the lake from the great room and upstairs bedroom. It was impeccably clean, there is a very nice washer and dryer...which we kept busy since the kayak on the lake was the main attraction for some of our group. A few specific thoughts for how this property might work for your group: There is a large main floor bedroom that has a queen, a full, and a twin bed, just off the entrance. It also has its own patio door access to the lake. This works out perfectly for parents and two or three children. The other main floor bedroom has its own full bath, and is great for hosts/grandparents. The two upstairs bedrooms are perfect for couples or singles. The one that faces the lake is huge with beautiful expansive windows. (There are panel inserts that you can put up or take down easily, depending on whether you like early morning light, or prefer to sleep in.) There are two twin beds in the upstairs game area outside the bedrooms. These are perfect for older children. In our case, we temporarily moved one of the twin mattresses into the larger upstair bedroom, so a toddler could sleep in the same bedroom with his parents with plenty of room to spare. There is a powder room upstairs as well. While we did little cooking, the kitchen is spacious with nice appliances, and appointed with common cooking/prep equipment. A final note about the responsiveness of the owner. After arriving home, we discovered that one of the children in our group left behind a treasured toy stuffed dog. We contacted the owner, who promptly tracked it down and sent it to us at no cost. While some might think this meant a lot to the little one in our group to have her friend back.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The view of the lake makes this property ideal

  • 4 of 5

With GPS, the property was easy to find. The front gate and keypad door were easy to enter. There was no need to try and exchange and mail keys. We had a party of 10 and fit comfortably in the home. We were welcomed with Smore ingredients on the table - a gift from the owners. What a nice surprise. The owner was very accessible by email and answered all of our questions about the area and the property. We had plenty of towels and blankets. The best part of the property is by far the view of the lake. We were greeted each morning by geese and ducks on the water and enjoyed incredible views. There are also kayaks and life jackets included with the property. The table on the new deck is especially inviting for meal times and relaxing. We felt very safe in the area and found several grocery stores and a Costco nearby. Lovely, lovely view. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nice house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

House was in good condition, as described, it was clean. Our family enjoyed our stay there. It would be a very nice place to stay when the weather was nicer and you could use the lake.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home could someday be as beautiful as the view

  • 3 of 5

I've waited to review, quite honestly, because of your response to another person. As a rental home owner myself, I understand the issues that come with having different people in/out, so I am pretty open minded. I personally emailed you because of issues we were having and did not receive a single response. Starting with the gate being locked; thankfully my husband was able to slip the cord over.

The lake view, new deck and the sleeping spaces in the house were unfortunately the only good part of our stay. There was more than enough sleeping space for three families, but with only a loveseat and chair in the living room, not enough sitting space when it rained. The dining room chairs, two were broken, and stools were not very comfortable. Instead, we spent most of our time in town, or trying to enjoy the deck, view and fire pit. The fire being set up was very thoughtful - as were the s'mores supplies. We enjoyed our first evening outside very much. I'm assuming the tree swing that others talked about had been cut down recently. Outdoor chairs were also broken, so we just rolled a few larger logs over for seating. (Another of the emails I sent you as a courtesy.)

I'm VERY happy to hear that you've replaced the kitchen appliances and hope you made repairs. Not only was the faucet broken, I burned myself on the oven while trying to get a baking sheet out of the bottom drawer. The bottom of the oven was actually missing, pushing the heat in to the drawer. After that, we did not use the kitchen again. I was also surprised there was not a dishwasher and didn't realize it wasn't listed.

There were personal items left on a nightstand, which would have been okay had it not been garbage. The views from the upstairs bedrooms were amazing, but curtains for the room would have helped. There was dried food left on a comforter, but I had to clean out the washer first in order to wash it. I believe the upstairs beds were comfortable, but the main floor bed was not. Unfortunately, I ended up with a pinched nerve and tried to sleep sitting in the love seat the last night before we decided to pack up and leave early.

There was a hole in the floor by the back door that was stepped in trying to get around the table. Another safety issue was an open vent in the new bedroom. I realize the house is being worked on, but these are safety concerns for me. I wish we would have been able to enjoy the lake and kayaks, but it rained too much. This could be a beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

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Rates & Availability

Black Diamond House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 24 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
2016 Early Winter
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Jan 3 2017 - May 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
May 24 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $195 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.6%

The Security Deposit is only a hold placed on your credit card no actual cash is required $1,000

Cleaning fee is $155 for small groups and $195 for larger groups over 9 people.

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Black Diamond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2040 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , AMAZING VIEW
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , AMAZING VIEW AND DECK
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , ATTACHED BATHROOM
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , GREAT VIEW WITH FRENCH DOORS AND WALK OUT PATIO TO THE LAKE
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , ADDITIONAL INFLATABLE BEDS
  • Queen size Beds (3), (1) Full and (2) Twin or Single Beds (3) Plus air matteresses
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Kayak and Lake side Fire Pit CATV in Great Room

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