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Close-in Beautiful Retreat: Large, Lodge-Like Private Lakefront Setting

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, sleeps 8 (up to 13 with additional costs), 3.5 baths; 4,000+ sq ft.

Experience instant relaxation as you enter this gorgeous 4,200 sq ft 4-bedroom lakefront guest home near Seattle/Bellevue/Tacoma. Situated on 12 acres and 800 feet of waterfront the property connects to a 42 acre preserved forest to explore. Share stories around the fire-pit at night, BBQ on gas grill and enjoy breathtaking views of meadow and lake. Take a lake tour in sailboat, canoe or rowboat. Bring boots and hike through natural meadow and second-growth forest. Enjoy a floating waterslide while you swim in the clean waters of Shadow Lake. Inside enjoy a large HD plasma Smart TV with xfinity, ping pong, foosball, air hockey, gas fireplace and a library of books. Refrigerator/freezer for your food and plenty of pantry space . Put your feet up and stay awhile! (Note the small apartment on left is not part of the rental and is not included in the description herein).

Our rates include up to 8 people. Any additional people are an extra charge-- this

includes children. Infants can be excluded from the count

**We allow OUTDOOR EVENTS ONLY of less than 100 people. Regardless of weather, the entire event must take place outside and must use the provided portable toilets, as there is a septic system not suitable for events. Additional event fees and regulations are also required, and all events are required to be approved ahead of time. We reserve the right to limit the amount of events held on our property.

Please inquire for a customized quote. We will adjust/remove the event fees once we receive communication that an event will not be held.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Holly

Community-minded owner is excited to share the experience of Shadow Lake with responsible visitors to the area and local residents with special celebrations. This home provides instant relief from the stresses of the world as you reconnect with the magic of nature. I hope you and your family and friends have a memorable time at Shadow Lake Guest House!

Holly purchased this house in 2013

Why Holly chose Renton

This is one of the most beautiful settings in the State, with 800 feet of private waterfront and only 35 minutes from Seattle, 25 minutes from Bellevue and Tacoma. The view is unobstructed meadow and lakefront framed by the protected forest. New lodge-like construction residence with room for large family gatherings and special celebrations with friends.

What makes this house unique

The lake water is very clean for swimming, the wide view is all natural as the west side of the lake has been protected from development. Watch deer graze in the quiet setting. Large yard for picnics, tents, volleyball or music. Sit and watch the eagles hunt and roost in large trees. West facing property with warm days and beautiful sunsets! Enjoy fire pit or indoor gas fireplace with friends and family. Big jetted tub with view of lake in master bathroom. Upstairs outdoor balcony provides a unique view without wildlife noticing you!


Renton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No fireworks allowed.
  • No outside noise after 10:00 pm.
  • See Rental Agreement for full set of rules
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Two sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs, two sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Upstairs game/exercise room
  • 3 full and one half bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs master with view and doors to waterfront.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs view of water.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs view of water.
  • We have 5 comfy cots available for guests in addition to the 8 included. These are $25/per person/per night. The fee is required for any guests exceeding 8 people, with the exception of infants not needing beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Grocery store, gas station, drug store about 8 minutes away in Maple Valley. Roundtable pizza and Shakeys pizza 10 minutes away toward Renton at Fairwood. Walmart, Fred Meyer, Home Depot, restaurants and more about 10 minutes away in Covington. An event is considered ANY gathering of 25 or more people. Events are allowed with prior consent only. No more than 100 guests allowed. Renters are required to ensure usage of provided portable toilets for the duration of events due to septic system.. Event insurance also required. Adjacent smaller apartment is a permanent rental and is not the property manager. Please do not block their cars or parking spaces. 6 to 8 folding tables and about 40 folding chairs at site. Large canopy available for rent with advance notice. Dance Floor also available for rent with prior notice.


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Close-in Beautiful Retreat: Large, Lodge-Like Private Lakefront Setting
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 33 reviews
Huntington Beach, CA

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Shadow Lake Guest House is the perfect place to vacation with a large family. We stayed 9 days with 6 adults and 4 children. The home is beautiful and well maintained, and Melissa & Holly were very helpful with everything. The kids loved the lake and spent hours swimming and boating. It’s close enough to Seattle and Tacoma that you can visit the sites at both locations.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edmonds, WA

Beautiful setting, Spacious home

  • 5 of 5

Our large family stayed here for our son's wedding. We also hosted the rehearsal dinner. The house was fully equipped including tables and chairs for 50 people. The house is beautifully cared for and comfortable. The setting is quiet and we loved sitting on the porch in the mornings to sip our coffee and watch for deer and eagles. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting and quiet. Beautiful home perfect for large group.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wedding party stay with bride and groom. The only thing I would have liked was the game room more updated. Dartboard was warped and unusable, foos ball table was so wobbly I wouldn’t let anyone play it for fear it would break. It would have been nice for the young adults to have been able to use them. Other than that, great stay. I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karri: Thank you for the heads up. The foosball table was missing bolts which we have repaired. We also added an air hockey game for all ages. We use lightweight games as they have to be moved often as people use the game room for dance, mediation, meetings, and so on. Thank you for staying at Shadow Lake Guest House.
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The pictures do not do this property justice!

  • 5 of 5

The property was excellent! Beautiful, peaceful setting and well accommodated. Easy access to the caretaker. Easy drive to downtown Seattle, 40 min from Snoqualmie Falls, 2 hours from Mt. Rainer. Our group of 9 had a blast! We spent a half day on property just to enjoy boating on the lake and we finished it off with s’mores around the campfire! The town of Covington is within 15 min and has all of necessary fast food, Walmart, etc.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our stay

  • 5 of 5

Great family retreat. Pictures are very accurate to real house. VERY quiet, yet convenient to stores and restaurants. Owner was very easy to deal with. Hope to return during summer some time to enjoy the lake also. Our grandkids loved it. Way more than enough room for 5 of us.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Oswego, Oregon

Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for us. There were 8 of us and there was plenty of room without feeling cramped. The ping pong table was a major hit and many heated games were played. The house had everything we needed, and although it was the end of March, it snowed in the morning and left a nice blanket of snow on the ground and in the trees. In spite of that, two of my son-in-laws thought it would be a good idea to use the slide at the end of the dock to take a quick (and I mean quick!) dip in the lake. It definitely woke them up! This would be a fun place in the summer with the canoe and little boat that could be used on the lake. It's a beautiful home and I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Sea-Tac Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Downtown Maple Valley
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Downtown Seattle or Fauntleroy
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Lake Wilderness Golf Course, Maple Valley
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Downtown Maple Valley
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
Waterfront Property
Car: necessary

Custom Visitor Guide available of the area around the Shadow Lake Guest House, including recommended restaurants cafes, bars and leisure and outdoor activities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $50

Please inquire to receive a customized quote. We prefer to have a conversation with our guests before accepting booking to make sure that this is the right fit for your stay.

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. The Rental Agreement you receive governs the rates and rules between parties.
Cancellations must be received at least 60 days prior to check in for a refund of the 50% deposit. Owner can cancel with at least 15 days advance notice and refund deposit. Fraudulent reservations are subject to full forfeiture of deposit. Pet charge is $50 per approved pet. Event fees are added to ALL events. An event is defined as guests to the property that exceed 25 people in number. There is a fee of $495 added to events of up to 49 people and a fee of $1500 added to events of 50-100 people. Events not approved in advance will pay the event fee plus a $1500.00 penalty. See rental contract for additional terms. Portable restrooms are provided for Events due to septic system. Damage deposit is $1,500 for reservations with an Event and $1,000 for normal reservations.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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