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Beautiful Lakefront - Cozy Home - Steel Lake

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


About the property

House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

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. Titled 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

Property Manager
Kathy Nguyen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About Kathy Nguyen

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.

Kathy Nguyen purchased this house in 2008


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:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • A double French door bed room with 1 queen size - with view to the lake and flowers on deck- sunset view in the evening Suite: extended living room: 1 full size couch, 1 fold-down couch to full size bed, 2 twin beds, and cots. Beddings provided for all.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
3-person peddle boat Linens Provided Parking Bus stop at one house away Near by - 5 min walk - great park with beach Near by - 5 min walk - skateboard park Inside fireplace for display only Fire pit near water Cable TV with DVD and Stereo System Full Kitchen Cooking Utensil Provided Large and mordern Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Machine, Toaster Provided Gas BBQ grill Washer and dryer Free broadband Internet No Pets Allowed Kids Friendly


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Beautiful Lakefront - Cozy Home - Steel Lake
average rating of 4.675676 based on 37 reviews
United States

Extremely disapointing

  • 1 of 5

The lady was very nice, the roses were beautiful, but for wht we paid for, the rest of the grounds, the walkways down to the house and to the lake were deadly...the grounds were not kept up at all on the walkways and there were huge broken pieces of concrete to walk over and rusted steel rebars sticking up out of the ground. We were told to bring our own laundry detergent and to leave the key in the dryer when we left.....there was no washer and dryer so we ran out of clothes. We were given 4 towels for four days with four people. The stove was filthy and would not use and smelled horribly of fish. Then, the lake itsel, we went in one time because the seaweed was so thick, even in the middle of the lake, it totally grossed us out. We enjoyed the grandkids and still had fun playing games etc., but the rest sucked. Also had to share the small dock with a family of five from nextdoor, no room and very awkward. Never again would we rent from these people on this lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry, we did not meet your expectations. We have been in this business for many years, and throughout our years, the walkways and steps are even, safe, and include a secure handrail for additional safety. Our yard has been praised by past customers and reflected in some of our reviews. Some customers have related our yard and gardens to a mini Butchart Gardensd (Victoria, BC). So we don’t understand your comment of un-kept grounds. We couldn’t find the protruding rebar nor concrete blocks mentioned. In all our checkout instructions, we don’t include a location to place the key. We were unaware that you checked out until your husband called, so we couldn’t have given those checkout instructions. As for the lake, lots of people swim in lake throughout the summer, every year, including us. The lake may not be as clean as a normal swimming pool, however, there is nothing we can do about that. The dock is used to tie up two paddle boats and 1 kayak for use by both of our adjacent properties. Most Guests spend time sightseeing and the watercraft are rarely used. You booked 3 days with us, not four. Your husband told me that you had to leave due to a family need. Hence you stayed only 2 days with us. We provided 12 towels for the bathroom alone. 4 people for 3 days. Total towels provided for the unit was 17. We repeatedly mentioned during your stay that if you need anything, please let us know. We never heard any mention of needing additional towels. In fact after you left, there were still clean towels folded neatly in the bathroom. The stove surface is scratched due to our cleaning up from previous customer’s burnt food. The surface was definitely not dirty. The oven was clean and additionally protected with a Turkey baking pan at the bottom to catch grease. We require all Guests to keep the Turkey pan to provide a cleaner oven for our guests.
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Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Kathy and Todd were wonderful to deal with. We loved their cozy home. They were so nice! They went above and beyond to make sure our needs were met. They even gave us tips on how to get around Seattle. They are great people. I highly recommend staying in this cozy home!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Peaceful location!

  • 4 of 5

Owners were very responsive and personable. We enjoyed our stay by the lake!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful property, and friendly environment

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for our wedding. The grounds were absolutely beautiful. The owners were friendly and accommodating. The living area seemed small but quaint, and everything was about as perfect as it could be for the day. Overall we felt welcomed and comfortable from the time we arrived through the entire weekend.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our 2 year old stayed here for a week Aug 2016. We were looking for a quiet relaxing place close to Seattle so we could drive in to experience that. We found this exact place here! Kathy and Todd are so nice and extremely accommodating! Location is perfect, minutes to the 'Commons' shopping area where you can get anything you need and enjoy the restaurants. There was a huge park for our 2 yr old to play 1 min drive away or you could take the paddle boat out into the lake and head over there! We certainly enjoyed our stay here and if ever back to Seattle we would choose this spot again for sure!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My Husband and I plus one Grandaughter,had 3 wonderful days right on the shore of Lake Steel.

  • 5 of 5

very nice one bedroom apartment.every window had a view of the lake. we did not go out to eat once. The view was so great from the deck, we cooked in the kitchen and ate on the deck. There was a large yard,with fruit trees and flowers everywhere.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Seatac Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Seattle Ferries
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
River Bend in Kent
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Auburn Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
2.35 Miles
Redondo Beach
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Pike Place Market.

* Space Needle.

* Mount Rainier.

* Mount St Helen.

* Boating/Skiing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hiking.

* Swimming/Water Slide.

* Camping.

* Zoo.

* Golf.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Hiking.

* Attractions at Seattle Center.

* Skiing.

* Boating.

* Museum of Flight.

Large play ground with jungle gym, swing set, swimming area

Smoking inside the house not allowed

Goft, Tennis

Amusement Park - Water Slide

Shopping, Sight Seeing, Restaurants

Fishing, Kayaking, Sailing Boating, Waterskiing, Jet Skiing, Swimming

Biking, Skiing, Nowboarding, Sledding/Tubing


Fitness Center, GymHealth, Beauty, Massage

Theaters, Skate Board, Roller Blade Park

Casino and Night Entertainment/Concerts


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120
Transaction $20
Refundable damage deposit $250
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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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