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Great Lakefront Home, Steel Lake, Home Sweet Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 8

Come to experience a luxurious stay on a beautiful lakefront home with own beach and dock. The lake

is fresh, clear, and clean with lots of fish for fishing activity on your own private dock. Swimming

is also one of the favorite activities while staying at the house. A 3-person paddle boat is provided free-of-charge for your enjoyment. 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 two bedrooms, a private bath with a spacious kitchen, complete with dining room and living room, both with the lake view. A

private laundry room with large size washer and dryer. Living room is

furnished with a large flat panel TV. Walk out your living room to a large deck to enjoy the fresh breeze and the view of the lake. Outdoor gas grill is provided for bbq and gather cooking. There is a fire pit on private beach

for a bonfire evening with friends, family, or business associates.

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 fifteen minutes south from Sea-Tac airport, and 20 minutes from downtown Seattle or

downtown Tacoma. 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 magnificent sunset. More

pictures will be sent upon request.

More Details

Property Manager
Kathy Nguyen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 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

Why Kathy Nguyen chose Federal Way

We operated this property - along with property 7081394 or vrbo, property 171816 - with highest standard in all areas: cleanliness, comfort, view, relax, enjoyment and most of all with integrity. We had great reviews but due to our busy schedule, we stopped operating this property. We just now open it again for you to come and enjoy what a great life is about. New oven, new washer, new dryer, new gas grill, new furniture. Guests have the quiet of lake and park with all conveniences city provides.

What makes this house unique

Entire house - fenced and gated. Lake front. Great view of lake and park across the lake. Lots of flowers. Having private deck, and private dock. Out door gas grill. Paddle boat provided. Large and well kept park with settings for both adults and children. Fresh water beach near by - although you can jump directly from your own dock into fresh clean lake water. Fish. Wild life. Walking distance to park and to bus.


Federal Way House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Pets Strictly Enforced 8 Guest Total On Property Strictly Enforced Thank you.
  • No Smoking Inside The Property Strictly Enforced Thank you.
  • All Visitors $5 Per Day Per Person Strictly Enforced. Thank you.
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
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom with one queen bed. The second bedroom has 2 bunk beds. Living room has 2 fold-down-to-full-size-bed couch, and 2 cots. Beddings provided for all beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
2 3-person paddle boats and 1 kayak Washer/Dryer Granite countertop Dishwasher Linens Provided Garage Parking. Parking for RV/Boat/TrailerWood Bus stop is 1 minute walk from the house Inside fireplace for display only - not used with wood. Camp fire in the fire pit near water. Queen Bed and Adult Size Bunk Bed Cable/Satellite TV /DVD Player/ System Full Kitchen Cooking Utensils Provided Refrigerator/Microwave Outdoor Features: Charcoal BBQ GrillDeck/Patio/Balcony Beachfront/Lakefront Free Domestic Long Distance Telephone Free broadband internet No Pets Allowed Kids Friendly


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Great Lakefront Home, Steel Lake, Home Sweet Home
average rating of 4.452381 based on 42 reviews

Really nice place very quiet yet clos to many places

  • 5 of 5

Great place and great people to meet thank you for the pleasant visit

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Micanopy, FL

Nice Cottage on the Lake

  • 3 of 5

We were visiting Federal Way for the ASA 16U Girls National Softball tournament held in Kent, WA from Florida. Our party included two adult females and two children aged 6 and 8.

The Pros: The house is central to several location located around Seattle. We had easy access to shopping and restaurants in Federal Way. The access to the lake was great with the kayaks and paddleboats. The children really enjoyed swimming on the days we spent at the house. The gardens were amazing. It was nice to have a washer and dryer. There is plenty of parking. This rental is great for a small family or a small party.

The Cons (Not Complete Deal Breakers but Be Aware): There is NO AIR CONDITIONING, which normally would not have been a big deal except that while we were there in July, the state was having record setting heat. I think a side note in the house description would have been appropriate for future renters. The two box fans that were provided was helpful however during the hottest days, which included more than just a day or two, we had to leave the house during the day to find cooler places. The owners were very kind when we approached them with our a/c concerns and made us aware that all the windows could be opened to allow air-flow however renters should be aware this house is on a busy street with lots of traffic and as woman with small children in a foreign city, sleeping with open windows is not safe and should not be the only option available. The house did have slow drainage in the shower and kitchen sinks which we read in the reviews prior to renting. The beach area had some broken glass which was concerning but we just made the children wear their water shoes. Also, be mindful that if the rental next door has renters you will have to share the kayak and paddleboats so there may be days you don’t have access to those items.

Overall good stay, would have been better had the house not been so hot for our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry that you are at our property at some of the handful hot days. In summer, the temperature is around 70s. Only a handful of days is in the 80s. As for opening the windows/sliding doors, we have the block bars that allow window to open but not wide enough for people to climb in. Every doors/windows have these bars. We will ensure our future Guests are aware of these bars. The doors/windows that face the lake are quite quiet since the lake is very quiet at nights. Most of houses in Seattle do not equip with air conditioning since there is no need for that of almost 360 days of the year. The drainage in the tub is slow because we put the drainer there to catch hair, and reduce chemical (Drano) in the system. We clean the drainer before your stay. If you don't remove the hair, it will slow down the drainage. Most of the time, the kayak and paddle boats are available since travelers are out and about. These items are free of charge (not even rent cost), and not exclusive to the one house.
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Great Vacation House

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the Steel Lake cottage. It was comfortable and Kathy was very attentive to our needs. It was a convenient location and only a short 30 min drive into Seattle. The playground across the lake was wonderful for our kids. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect vacation spot for my family. I was in Seattle and wanted them to have somewhere that the boys could play and the adults could relax. Could not have asked for a better place or host. Kathy was awesome and very attentive to our needs. Being here in the 4th of July was perfection.

If you ever need a Great Lake house to call home for a week you won’t find anything g better than this one.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

We always enjoy the time we spend here. Kathy is the best host!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice property

  • 2 of 5

House was nice but something clogged the toilet it was not from my party she would not listen the plastic was. Nothing we owned the toilet was slow when we arrived I said that to here and her response was it wasn’t slow I cleaned it before you checked in and it wasn’t slow my kids did not play in the bathroom stuff could be in the toilet for awhile before i could break loose we got home a 9pm the night before and my kids didn’t use the bathroom that night it happened some time while we were sleeping

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brad and his family with 2 young children are very nice people. Love to have them as our Guests. I myself cleaned it on the day Brad checked in. Regarding the toilet: Nothing slow, nothing clog . Unfortunately, on the 5th day, Brad called and said the toilet was clogged. I came over to plunge the toilet with waste all the way to the rim. I couldn't get it to flow. I asked Brad if the children put anything in the toilet. He said no and that it was slow. No comment about the slow draining for the first 5 days. I called the professional and they pull up lots of thin (balloon) and thick green plastic (sponge). The plumber put these plastic in the sink so Brad can see them. With that much of plastic, the toilet will clog immediately, not after 5 days as claimed by Bradley.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
59 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Redendo Beach
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Space Needle.

* Pike Place Market.

* Mount Rainier.

* Museum of Flight.

* Boeing Everett Plant Tour.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hiking.

* Swimming.

* Biking.

* Visit Beautiful Parks.

* Roller Skate.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Hiking.

* Zoo.

* Golfing.

* Water Sliding.

* Shopping.

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

Smoking Not Allowed

Activities Golf Tennis

Theme Park (Amusement Park) - water slide

Shopping Sightseeing Restaurants Kayaking

Sailing Boating Waterskiing Jet Skiing Swimming

Biking Mountain Biking Cross Country Skiing Snowboarding Sledding/Tubing



Fitness Center/GymHealth/Beauty

Theaters Museums Miniature golf

Skateboard/Roller Blade Park

Casinos and Night Entertainment/Concerts


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

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