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LAKE SAWYER Lakehouse, 4 Bedroom 6 Beds Lakeshore front, covered deck Sleeps 10

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,041 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Waterfront w/Mt Views 4 Bedroom 4 Queens+1 full sized+twins, 2.5 Bath, Sleeps 10


lake side Retreat with Awesome views is a perfect place to get away for a relaxing stay - 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.

Recently, our contractor finished updating the house. The lagest bedroom overlooking the lake, has new designer shutters. The living room opens to 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 boat or fishing boat right to the yard. A fourth bedroom has a queen and a Full bed.

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It is a really fun place for you and your family and friends 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 QUEEN BEDROOMS, and the NEW BEDROOM WITH A QUEEN AND FULL SIZED BED, and a loft area for sleeping others.

This waterfront get-away comprises two-levels. The house has a FULL BATH en-suite for this main floor QUEEN BEDROOM. 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 10 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.

The UPPER level features TWO private QUEEN BEDROOMS, 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. We do not provide food, daily maid service or disposable kitchen products. We are 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

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 Black Diamond

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:
  • 2041 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • 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
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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LAKE SAWYER Lakehouse, 4 Bedroom 6 Beds Lakeshore front, covered deck Sleeps 10
average rating of 4.451613 based on 33 reviews

It was very nice

  • 5 of 5

The owner is wonderful, always prompt to get back to you, accommodating, the House is nice and warm, loved the atmosphere of peace.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place to stay with a few too many disappointments

  • 3 of 5

This house is a nice place to stay but it took some time to get over the initial disappointment. The view is nice, and the photographer did a wonderful job of making this place look palatial, but it's actually just nice - with all kinds of mix and match dinnerware, glasses and silverware. A sharp knife and a pair of kitchen scissors would go a long way. If you like a thick gel mattress pad on your bed, you might get a good night's sleep, but no one in our party did. The living room furniture is comfortable and the long dining table is nice, but if anyone is sitting at the dining room table there's no room to move.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

There was a water leak all over the floor of the kitchen when we arrived. It was taken care of promptly though. There was garbage under the sink, dirt in the bath tub and large stains on the carpet. Some spot cleaning would help. Don't expect the whole carpet to be cleaned. Just surprised and disappointed by the lack of attention to detail. It would be helpful to have a sensor light at the front door for when guests arrive after dark. I had to use my phone flashlight to see the lock. Turning the heat on the day guests arrive would be nice also. Because of the water problem and the cold house, we left for 2 hours until both could be remedied. It was a beautiful spot and things went pretty well otherwise. You might want to consider converting one of your bathtubs to a shower for older guests.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that you were disappointed. I apologize that the waterline leaked during your stay. Please remember that the maintenance man was there and gone within an hour, and cleaned up everything, removing the used materials that the cleaners had left; they usually don't make such mistakes. Again, I apologize. We have the carpets in the entire house cleaned quarterly, and they were cleaned just after you left, so I am sorry for the bad timing. The debate between a tub with a shower, or just a single shower (omitting the tub) is a difficult one, as many people still prefer the option of having both. We, therefore, have kept both full baths with the tub/shower combination rather than changing one or both to a stall shower only. Your idea for a motion sensor light is a good one! We will have the serviceman make the change!
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Great view and location. In good shape.

  • 5 of 5

Great stay and Lake access is perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you please come again
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Wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful home on a beautiful peaceful lake. Very welcoming and a lovely place to stay. Kayaks were an added bonus to enjoy such a beautiful surrounding. Owners were helpful

And accommodating; we can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable, even with ten of us staying there we could have easily had more. The lake is very nice, we took full advantage of the kayaks and canoe that were included with the rental. The area is spectacular, with a wooded country feel, the lake is surrounded by very beautiful homes. We felt very safe and just about every restaurant or store was only a ten minute drive. The owners are amazing they went out of their way to make us feel welcome and help with whatever we needed. As someone who has rented many different vacation homes I must say this was my favorite.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much would were great guests. Please come again Warm Regards Russ
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

We provide a welcome package that tell about rentals, resturaunts and shopping that we send upon your reservation




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $245 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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