House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 8
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.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Lovely Lake view
Lake view is the best part of this property.
I want people to know one thing. Don’t go by previous reviews. I booked this property and then read re Jews. I was a little worried. HOWEVER, what a pleasant experience. The owner Kathy was so sweet. I felt like I had known her my whole life. The place was so clean I could have eaten off the floor. Great views. She even went to look to see if I had left my phone when I left. She brought me a fan the night I got in. Not because it was hot but I am so used to a fan and having air circulating during sleep. She does have the signs everywhere like they say but I was not offended by them. I would do it also. Overall I want people to understand that sometimes people misinterpret why people do the things they do. She was awesome and I hope to stay there next time that I come to Seattle. Thanks for a great stay!
This was a lovely cottage with a stunning lake view. The garden is one of the most beautiful that have ever seen. The owner, Kathy lovingly maintains this unique place to be a visual paradise. The location is very convenient to shopping and transportation.
Beautiful Lake View!
We really enjoyed our stay:) It was lovely waking up to the beautiful view of the lake off the deck. The fire pit by the lake was amazing and it was so peaceful watching my daughter take the kayak out. We absolutely loved the flowers and landscaping, just gorgeous! The only thing I could say is since there is one restroom, we had to fight over the mirror. I would suggest another mirror in the bedrooms to do hair or makeup. There was also a blanket that had not been washed, we found some dried sour milk on it. We did bring some of our own blankets to use. Other than that, it was perfect. The owner was very pleasant and always responded to messages in a timely manner. Overall we were very happy with the place. We will definitely come back!
Thank you for the great recommendation of another mirror. We will implement it soon.
We do wash everything on the bed prior to Guest check in. The previous Guest probably spill the milk, then fold the blanket and put it in the closet. Thank you for letting us about the sour milk. We just now washed it.
Thank you so much, we enjoyed our stay, beautiful ❤️ everything in the home, we meet our needs plus.,. thank you! thank you!
Not luxurious, barely adequate, and beware of rules
Pluses: Clean, the view, and the convenient location
Minuses: Indoors is sparse and just adequate - not luxurious in any way. The DR table is now a bistro-style table with 4 tall wooden seats (think: bar stools with backs). The only other seating inside are 2 couches (1 was broken before our stay-so if you need it as a bed, inquire ahead). The master bed is squeaky and not very comfortable. There are exactly 4 pillows (on 3 beds, none on the couches) The master now has one tall bookshelf with a lamp on top-- too bad for you if you get the other side of the bed, you can just put your book, glass, phone, whatever on the floor because moving furniture is "not allowed." 2nd bedroom now has similar bookshelf/lamp.
There are signs EVERYWHERE - microwave, oven door, above both sinks, laundry room, all to let you know how to behave. Clearly they had problems with some renters. The "no shoes" sign was my favorite because either you stand in the small laundry room/entry and toe off your shoes, or you walk through the house to the LR to sit on the couch to untie them.
Unfortunately I did not read reviews before our trip, so I was surprised and appalled by the content of the "Welcome" email I received the day before arrival and a full 7 weeks after booking. It starts like this "Very important: No visitors and no more people than what is on reservation. If you have more people than on reservation please let us know and pay for it. If we find more people on the property than reservation and not paid - whether stay or visit -, you will lose the deposit." No information about what it might cost to have said visitors. Yes, people who stop by, you know, like our grandkids who I mentioned lived nearby in my very first request to book. The remainder of the email contains 20 "No"s (a complete list of every misbehavior of previous renters it seems).
This was by far the least welcoming and most sparsely provisioned house I have encountered in 30 years of vacation rentals - not even salt & pepper shakers (a previous renter left pepper and a pourable box of salt). It felt to us like they begrudgingly rent the house and that really they don't want people there.
But most importantly--ask for the full rules, instructions, and costs up front (they are not in the listing and costs are not in the email either). Beware "enjoy with family, friends and business associates." They really mean pay for each and every one of them, even if they only visit- we checked.
sorry that you feel that way. However, we price based on information that you provided (dates, number of people, etc). And on website, we listed that additional people/visitors will incur additional cost (discuss with owner). The place is nice and inviting, so it happens too often, that people - do not want to pay - reserve for 1 or 2, and bring more people without paying. People also have party without inform and pay, even thought we listed that event incur cost. Our operational cost is NOT free, if there are additional people, and just because the place is there. If one book airfare to go someplace for 2 people, one can not show up with 6 other people and not pay for additional people.
Every "No" we have is a result of some of our Guest doing. I often wonder why hotel has a stack of paper for Guest to sign, now I know.
Our Guests are from all over the world. Signs are helpful for Guest that are not accustomed to appliances/items in the house that if they don't know they can damage/causing undesired outcome.
As you stated, the couch upper part portion broke - by our Guests. The couch is lean on the wall and fully operational. The house has 1 queen size and 2 twin size beds, and you booked for 2 people. Why do you need more beds and more than 4 pillows, unless you plan to sneak in more people without paying? The reason we don't provide check in instruction too early is also to avoid Guests to send the information to several people that are not paying to come and stay for free. Guests tend to get upset, give bad review, when they want to cheat and not allowed to. We operate with honesty and we expect the same from our Guests.
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
Theaters Museums Miniature golf
Skateboard/Roller Blade Park
Casinos and Night Entertainment/Concerts