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Water's Edge Lakehouse, 4 Bedroom 6 Beds Lakeshore front, covered deck Sleeps 10

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,040 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Waterfront w/Mt Views 4 Bedroom 3 Queens+2 full sized+twins, 2.5 Bath, Sleeps 10

This NEWLY REMODELED lake side Retreat with Awesome views - this waterfront oasis is a 2,040 SF lake house, which we affectionately call the Cabin, rests serenely 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.

In January of 2017 our contractor just finished updating the house. The master has new designer shutters and the home has a large deck that is completely covered with a breakfast table and chairs. We have two new barbecue grills so you can cook with different temperatures on side by side grilles all under cover.

Bring your ski or fishing boat right to the yard. A fourth bedroom with a queen and a Full bed.

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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 10 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!

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

More Details

Russ Millard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Russ Millard

On January 2, 2017 I have commenced managing this property and am excited for this opportunity to provide quality vacation rentals for our guests - I'm Pam if you have any questions just email me directly. Ken is the builder and is available to assist if you need help.

Russ Millard purchased this house in 2017

Why Russ Millard chose Washington State

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.

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 your boat 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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Black Diamond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2040 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • 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


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Water's Edge Lakehouse, 4 Bedroom 6 Beds Lakeshore front, covered deck Sleeps 10
average rating of 4.48 based on 27 reviews
Keller, TX

Cozy and Comfy

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice stay at the Water's Edge Lake House on Lake Sawyer. The beds are very comfy. My husband and I, and our kids slept great! The kitchen is well stocked and there is a ton of silverware and plates. Just an FYI, there is a Safeway open 24 hours in Covington. That would have been nice to know. Landed late in the evening at SEATAC and went to Safeway in Des Moines. It is in a sketchy part of town and scarey. So I would wait until you get to Covington to do your shopping. I am use to looking for a manual on the "dos and don't" when I stay at a rental property. I also use them for recommendations, but there was nothing available at this home. I guess they've had them in the past, but they disappear. FYI, in Black Diamond there is a Bakery/Restaurant. It comes highly recommended. Also, there is a tiny Costco in Covington. There is a Fred Meyer in both Covington and Maple Valley. Both cities are very nice for shopping, a Kohl's in Covington in case you might have forgotten something.

We loved the Canadian geese and baby ducks that came to the shore; however, when we wanted to have a bonfire, there was too much poo on the ground and you couldn't walk in the grass. So I would recommend putting up the foil ribbons to keep the waterfowl away so people can have a bonfire. Unless, of course, you want the waterfowl around. It's a great place to stay. Enjoy your time there.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view of the lake and has a well built home with not a sqeek in the floor.

  • 5 of 5

Russ the property manager help us set up wifi for our I pad and tv. Thanks, Ron snyder

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank your so much please come again
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Relaxing time for all at Lake Sawyer.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, lots of room for all. Everything you need. Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being wonderful guests. Please do come again Best Regards
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Excellent Experience

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the quality of your property. The house was open and inviting and the beds were comfortable. Overall it was convenient, well maintained and relaxing. We utilized the open dining area for an off-site training and is was well received by all in attendance. The views were magnificent and provided a wonderful back drop for our experience. I would like to return in the summer with my family as this is the exact type of place that we have been looking to rent. I was really impressed and just wanted to express my appreciation you were great to work with.

Best Wishes see you again soon


  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Lake House Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the opportunity to stay in the Lake House during Christmas! We have stayed here before, but the times prior have been in the summer, so this was a fun change for us! Christmas could not have been more perfect for us! The weather was gorgeous, we walked out by the lake and could see the gorgeous tip of Mt. Rainer popping out from a thin sheet of clouds-it was picturesque. The whole experience at the Lake House was picturesque; waking up in the beautiful master bedroom and looking out on the lake, having all of our family seated at the massive dining table for meals, watching movies together, and going out in the kayak-it all made for a perfect holiday trip! The house is beautiful, clean and wonderfully setup. It has the feel of home and luxury all tied into one. We can't wait to come back this summer! Thanks Russ, for renting to us and for always being so accommodating with extra dishware when we have had our whole family together. We will forever cherish our times spent at the Lake House, and all the wonderful family memories we've created.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what we expected. Huge disappointment!

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I hesitated completing this. I first sent an email to the rental person directly hoping he would respond. No response so here it goes.

My family rented the Lake House on Lake Sawyer over Thansgiving weekend, we were traveling from Ohio to Seattle to spend the holiday weekend with our son who is in the Navy. It was not what we expected. Maybe our hopes were set too high, we rent many homes in the Smokey Mountians in Tennessee.

I asked about how well the facilities was stocked prior to renting because I planned on cooking up a feast and I was told that the kitchen was loaded with new cookware. There are many things that need attention .

We never received information on how to access the property, just the address. Luckily I had a contact number that someone answered so we could get it. The manager/owner claimed he emailed the information but I reviewed all emails and never received anything.

1. Light bulbs out all over.

2. Metal strip in kitchen going from carpet to linoleum was popped up. We had to put a chair over that area so we didn't keep snagging our socks and cutting our feet on the sharpe edge.

3. Batteries in remotes must be dead or very low. Most remotes didn't work.

4. Breaker for the tv kept turning off, multiple times in the morning and evening. We had to reset many times. This could be a larger electrical issue!

5. Kitchen wasn't stocked like I asked, no cutting board, no scissors, largest pot was a two quart pot, no cookie sheet. But wait! You did have a kitchen aid mixer!?

6. Double kayak had so much electrical tape covering holes we were afraid to use it

7. Games in cabinet are in a disarray

8. Tv upstairs didn't work and or it is not hooked up.

9. On line information stated a DVD and VCR but the DVD was no where to be found and thenVCR was broken. We brought many movies to watch with family but couldnt.

10. Since there wasn't a could selection of pots and pans we decided to change the menu and grill outdoor. Not much better, grill only had two burners working !

Also no utensils for grill.


1. Inspect and repair before someone gets injured

2. Update your web site for the home . Currently you are false advertising the property

3. Update I House info book that contains instructions on how to work TV . Since TV is now different the instructions are irrelevant

I was planning on renting more properties this summer through this site when we return to Seattle for a family wedding. However, this experience changed my mind

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry you had an unfavorable experience. I have addressed your concerns and would like to explain below: You had mentioned that the remotes weren't working. The Comcast remote is a universal remote control that operates the DVD player and Comcast control box, as well as the flat screen TV. I apologize that was not made clear. The Comcast signal needed amplification to increase the speed for WiFi and the TV. The technician installed the unit and attached the power supply to a circuit that I now know did not have sufficient capacity, which tripped the breaker. I had them come back, and the correction has been made with no further issues. The intention was to provide enhanced service - I apologize that your experience was less than it should have been. We replaced the metal transition strip between the carpet and linoleum. My contractor inspected it; however, he did not find the issue you referenced. The new wood transition looks better and will provide added safety in the future. The kayak was just purchased this summer. What you saw were labels with our name on it for identification purposes. I wish I could have explained this to you to resolve your concern. It seems that we did not communicate clearly that the cabinet next to the dishwasher, which is accessed from the living room side, is where all the large pots are stored. But more significantly, the group before you rented this house and the house next door. We apologize that we were unaware that items may have been moved to the other house. This issue will never occur again, since commencing January 2017, the other house has been terminated as a vacation rental. Honestly, if we would have known there had been other missing items, we would have gladly brought them over to you immediately. We regret that you did not have the items you needed. I am also sorry you did not receive my emails. During our conversations, I wish you would have let me know things that were needed. You said you did not want to be that kind of renter, but I really would have rather assisted you to ensure you were completely satisfied, as this is a primary objective. I most regret that we were unaware that these issues existed. We would have made the corrections, if only we had known. Again, our sincere apologies.
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.