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Lakefront Zen Retreat in Bellevue, 15-20 Min to Downtown Seattle and the Airport

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Last updated: 01/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 Bed, 5 Bath + Guest Suite Lakefront Home (Sleeps 5-8)

Welcome to our home on beautiful Lake Washington! The 4,250 sq ft lakefront home with sunny Western exposure was custom designed and built in 2003 with windows galore to showcase the incredible lake view and enhance peace and tranquility. Conveniently located 15-20 minutes to downtown Bellevue, Seattle, and the airport. Five minutes to shopping and dining in the Factoria or Newcastle neighborhoods. The house is a three minute drive to the 405/90 interchange, yet it is on a quiet, private lane that feels far removed from the hustle of the city.

When you walk thru the front door, you are greeted by an amazing lake view and a warm contemporary home with walls of windows and beautiful woodwork. There is room for the whole extended family or friends to spread out on three floors of finely decorated living space.

The home has a reverse, open floor plan with a wide, beautifully crafted staircase leading down to a huge great room featuring a chef's kitchen, dining area, and living room with plenty of cozy seating, a wide flat screen TV, and a gas fireplace. The kitchen has two ovens, a 5 burner Miele gas stove, two sinks, comfy leather bar stool seating for five at a large bar, and an adjacent dining table that seats six. The kitchen is stocked with all the small appliances, pots and pans, and utensils you'll need to whip up a gourmet meal. We also supply ample towels, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, trash bags, food storage bags, etc etc to make your stay more convenient.

The great room is surrounded by oversized glass sliders that open to the patio, manicured garden, lake, and private dock creating a true indoor/outdoor living experience. There are life jackets, paddle boards, a two person kayak, and private beach access available to enhance the lake fun. We have many toys, games, books, bikes, scooters, and movies for more family fun in and out of the house.

Also on the walkout level is a powder room, second laundry, Butler's pantry, office with a twin sofa sleeper and door creating a private sleeping space for a single, and a private wing with a gorgeous family room/guest suite with the most awesome family movie night couch ever. The family room/guest suite has an en suite bathroom and sauna. The lake view hot tub is right outside. A convertible queen bed can be set up in this room upon request.

The home has three large bedrooms. The master bedroom with CA King bed, lake view balcony, sitting room, fireplace, and flat screen TV is located on the entry level. It has a giant bathroom with a deep, free standing tub, a lake view shower, a large balcony, two sinks, and a separate toilet room. There is a futon sofa in the sitting room of the master that can be converted to a full bed.

Rounding out the entry floor is a well appointed laundry room and a cozy second bedroom with a full bed and an adjacent full bathroom.

The third bedroom is by itself on the top floor with a serene bathroom with soaking tub across the stairway landing. This bedroom has a full size day bed with a twin trundle, a flat screen TV, and a lake view balcony. On the oversized semi-private stair landing is a twin daybed for an additional guest.

We are open to renting to responsible, mature guests who will treat our home with care and respect. We will rent to a group of 10 people max and do not permit parties or large gatherings or smoking of any kind in or around the home. Pets may be approved to join you on a case by case basis. Please ask permission before bringing your pet.

Unlike most vacation rentals, this is our primary home that we make available to guests when we are out of town. As such, it allows for us to provide many amenities not found in other vacation rentals. But the small downside that we'd like to point out is that there may not be much storage space for unpacking suitcases and for large amounts of freezer items. There will be room in closets and hangers provided for your hanging items, and we provide suitcase stands for each bedroom. We also will have the majority of the refrigerator available and some freezer space. We always have the house professionally cleaned and all linens and towels freshly washed after our departure and before guests arrive. We keep a minimalist, tidy home, so it will look as neat and organized as in the pictures.

*** Please Note - all reviews prior to July 2015 refer to our former lakefront home in the Leschi neighborhood of Seattle. If our past guests loved that house, you will be blown away by this custom designed and built, West facing lakefront retreat. Still centrally located to all the Seattle area has to offer and still well managed by Shelley and Brian who love being able to share our home with guests from around the world while we enjoy our own travels.

Keywords: Lake Washington waterfront with dock, Bellevue, family home, large garden, hot tub, sauna
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4250 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age 25 to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Toys, games, and books available in the home. Kids' DVD collection provided. Kids' bikes and ride on toys may be available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking of any kind in the house or on the property....moreless

  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Located on the entry level....moreless

  • Office: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Twin sleeper sofa in private office....moreless

  • Family Room/Guest Suite: 1 queen

    Queen bed can be set up in private family room/guest suite....moreless

  • Third Bedroom: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    Located on the top level of the house....moreless

  • Second Bedroom: 1 double

    Located on the entry level....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower


  • Adjacent to Second Bedroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub


  • Adjacent to Third Bedroom: toilet, tub


  • Family Room/Guest Suite Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Powder Room: toilet



  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Kids/family board games available....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    4 Large flat screen TVs, HD cable package with dvr and extended sports package in great room and family room. Two other TVs have basic cable and are in the master bedroom and the top level bedroom....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Central wired stereo throughout the house can be operated by downloading Sonos app on your IPad or IPhone....moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    Lots of toys and books for young children....moreless

  • Video Games:

    Wii in the family room with 4 controllers and many games....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Gorgeous West facing view of Lake Washington and Mercer Island....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    70 feet of Lake Washington lakefront in Bellevue with private dock and rocky beach access on the property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Table seating for 6 and bar seating for 5....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    One in great room and one in master bedroom....moreless

  • Garage:

    1-2 parking spaces available in the garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heating in walk out level of the house....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, pillows, and extra blankets provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Garage and driveway parking available....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a w/d in the entry level laundry room and a second set downstairs on the walk out level....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Also may use our printer and fax machine if needed....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    2 outdoor balconies with lake views....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Two adult and two kid bikes and helmets may be available....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large furnished patio with table, chairs, and chaise lounges....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Double kayak available....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life jackets available and two paddle boards may be available....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Jetted Tub:

    Jetted tub in bathroom adjacent to the entry level bedroom with full bed....moreless



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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600


A longer stay may be required during the Summer months and over the holidays.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Half of the total is required to secure the reservation. The initial payment is fully refundable until 30 days prior to check in. The balance plus refundable damage deposit is due 30 days prior to check in. The refundable damage deposit will be returned within 7 days of the house checking out ok upon departure.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 01/25/2017
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Car: Recommended

Two person kayak, life jackets, adult bikes, and kids' bikes and ride ons may be available.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: We are a family with two children ages 12 and 10. We love to ski, mountain bike, hike, and surf. Our main passion is traveling whenever we can.

Why the Owner Chose Central District, Seattle, WA, USA:
We chose to purchase this property because it's in a wonderful, quiet lakefront neighborhood in Bellevue with excellent restaurants, parks, hiking, biking, and beaches nearby. We also like the freeway access, being close to downtown Seattle, Bellevue, and the airport.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love swimming off our dock and at the local beaches, waterskiing on Lake Washington, and biking the trail that encircles the lake. Our house is centrally located for endless adventures in the Puget Sound region.

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from the private dock

    View from the private dock

  • Relaxing patio

    Relaxing patio

  • Stairway to the great room

    Stairway to the great room

  • View from the dining area

    View from the dining area

  • Kitchen


  • Family room/guest suite

    Family room/guest suite

  • Sitting area in master bedroom

    Sitting area in master bedroom

  • Full Bedroom with its own adjacent bathroom with tub/shower combo

    Full Bedroom with its own adjacent bathroom with tub/shower combo

  • Morning surf session

    Morning surf session

  • Beach and garden

    Beach and garden

  • View from the front entry way

    View from the front entry way

  • View of the great room from the stairway

    View of the great room from the stairway

  • Kitchen/great room

    Kitchen/great room

  • Office


  • Family room/guest suite bathroom

    Family room/guest suite bathroom

  • Window seat in family room/guest suite

    Window seat in family room/guest suite

  • Master Bedroom with sitting room and balcony

    Master Bedroom with sitting room and balcony

  • Master Bathroom with free standing tub and shower with a lake view

    Master Bathroom with free standing tub and shower with a lake view

  • Laundry room

    Laundry room

  • Twin Bedroom with lake view balcony and adjacent bathroom with free standing tub

    Twin Bedroom with lake view balcony and adjacent bathroom with free standing tub

VRBO #351224

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 18, 2017

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