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A Quiet Tree Top Getaway Close To Everything

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Relax With Room To Take Your Time

This stunning mid-century home has vaulted cedar ceilings, red oak hardwood floors and a sweeping view of Mt. Rainier and Lake Washington from every window in the greatroom giving a feel of an open treehouse. The home can accommodate 6 with a master suite decorated with Japanese antiques; a second bedroom in vintage 1930's and a den that has an IKEA fold out couch. There is a 34' Sony HD flat screen with sattelite service. Huge covered deck for outdoor living. Interior of home is appropriate 1960's decor offering the comfort and style of that era. Large kitchen with galley cooking area and large breakfast nook.

Pam Slyter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

About Pam Slyter

A northwest native, the owner lives on property with Moody the Cat in downstairs, sound proof apt. Currently works at local hospital as medical social worker and is available for guests by phone and can meet in person by appt.

Pam Slyter purchased this house in 2005

Why Pam Slyter chose Puget Sound North

This home is a true sanctuary; friendly but extremely private neighbors offer a safe quiet environment to read, sleep, stretch, welcome the dawn and celebrate the sunset

What makes this house unique

Watch the eagles soar; keep an eye out for occasional crew racers and the stray sailboat making it's way to the northern most tip of Lake Washington; watch the seaplanes heading out to the San Juan Islands


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

A Quiet Tree Top Getaway Close To Everything
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
Bethesda, Maryland USA

The view of the Owl's Nest from Mt. Rainier is spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

I started this review by reading others that had been posted. I agreed with virtually every one, but looked for the one that dragged the overall rating down to 4.9. It used the word "perfect." Some judges just won't give a 5.0. For all others, it is hard to think of a negative point. I will adopt, but not copy, what people have unanimously said about the House and Pam.

Suffice it to say that we average 7 weeks a year here. When we left yesterday (,January 3, 2017), we had blocked time for March (grandkids' birthday), July (other grandkid's birthday), and November (Thanksgiving). Each time we come for family visits, we walk in like greeting an old friend. It has everything and we know where everything is. Not only that, but Pam keeps adding or updating things--this year a brand new coffee pot; last year a new TV system; COMING Spring 2017, a central AC system. Pam does not just ask if you like Starbuck's--she asks what blend you want (Pike's Place) so it is ready for the first morning.

Some people don't know that Seattle in summer weather is pretty much like San Diego. Easy to get to Point Townsend for a whale-watching cruise or up to Vancouver and British Columbia (great for people who don't prefer Tijuana). And Seattle is a wonderful destination trip, even without grandkids there.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our time in Seattle. We had been used to staying on the other side of the lake but found Pam's side very convenient. The house had everything we needed including great sunshine. Pam was very attentive to add some personal touches. It was appreciated. We'd certainly stay there again when we visit the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home - The Owl's Nest

  • 5 of 5

This charming retro gem is the perfect place to spend time relaxing and enjoying the fabulous view of Mt. Rainier from the deck. Our host, Pam, was very attentive to any questions we had prior to our visit as well as while we were there. Her property is in a great location with EASY bus access to downtown Seattle and is also very close to the local City Center where you can find good places to eat or shop for your groceries and take them back to a fully stocked kitchen:). Four of us spent 5 nights at the Owl's Nest and will not hesitate to return the next time we are in the area. We felt like "coming home" at the end of each days' adventures.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay here

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for 5 nights and it was wonderful! The house had all of the amenities we wanted and needed. Pam the owner was so easy to communicate with and very on top of things. We were comfortable throughout our stay and looked forward to returning home each night to the beautiful lake view.

We look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Artist's Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place to stay while our home was being remodeled. The Owl's Nest ended up feeling like an unexpected vacation. I love everything about this house: the architecture, furniture, gardens, works of art, and stunning views make this home a warm and inspiring mid-century modern experience. Pamela is a very kind and considerate host. Well-appointed kitchen, comfortable beds, warm lighting, and a covered & cozy deck you will never want to leave!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

WHAT a treat! I am not a veteran VRBO user, as I normally travel on business, which means hotels. So I was a tad nervous setting this up, but I was charged with accommodations for a family reunion, and a hotel just didn't seem to fit. We wanted a place to hang together, cook together, and just relax. The photos of Pam's home looked perfect, so I crossed my fingers and made the reservation.

The photos just don't do this home justice. I arrived first, and so had the chance to tour at leisure. Pam has used her experiences traveling and buying for her store to choose the perfect decorations for this house--throughout! From whimsical to elegant Japanese simplicity, Pam has furnished this house with love.

Enough gushing, and down to practical matters:


Sleeping: Very comfortable beds in quiet rooms

Bathrooms: Well-appointed bathrooms with plenty of towels and soaps

Dining: Kitchen equipped with absolutely everything you'll need to host a dinner for at least eight (which we did). We are a former State Department family with serious entertainment experience, and this kitchen met even our OCD standards! The Weber grill was put to very good use, too!

Views: holy cow, the views! I made it a point of awaking early just to watch the lake come alive in the morning. We did wine on the very comfortable covered patio every evening.

Gardens: Pam has created a lovely garden that competes successfully with the above-mentioned views. A very nice balance.

Company: the living room is designed for comfort and conversation. (Be sure to snag the corner on the couch for an awesome view over the lake!)

Convenience: the house is located about a block from a small grocer, and within about a mile of a large grocery store.

Cons: We just did not want to leave the house. Bear that in mind if you're coming to Seattle to sightsee. We did enjoy the lake-side path, though!

Thank you, Pam--we'll be back soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lake Forest Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
King St. Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Matthews Beach
Car: recommended

Close to Burke Gillman trail for biking and running; famous Third Place Books at Towne Center; Kenmore Air for day plane trips to San Juan Islands; Bastyr University; minutes to downtown Seattle and Univeristy of Washington


Rates & Availability

Lake Forest Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning deposit $100

The items in this home have been collected over many years and are not reproducable. Reasonable caution is all that is necessary..any precious items have been safely removed. Notice to those with cat allergies. The cat will remain in the lower portion of the property and all upstairs rooms have been specifically cleaned with regard to animal dander. Again, the driveway is large but steep.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lake Forest Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • bathroom boast the fabulous 60's pink tile, tub, sink and toilet with a calming seaside decor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • second bedroom presents with classic theme from the 1920's through the l940's with comfortable double pillow top mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
good for 55+

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