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Private Lake Sammamish Waterfront Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath fully updated beachfront home.

Welcome to our luxury 'Cabin' on Kokanee Cove!

Located on one of the most exclusive private lanes on Lake Sammamish and surrounded by large mansions, this original home has been elegantly restored from top to bottom to retain the charm of a bygone era. Professionally and meticulously maintained, our desire is share this amazing property with you and to provide the absolute finest travel experience imaginable.

The property is located within an easy 30 minute drive to Seattle, 18 minutes to world class shopping in Bellevue, 15 minutes to over 100 renowned wineries/wine tasting venues in Woodinville, and just 5 minutes to Whole Foods, and a host of local amenities and restaurants.

Enjoy first class touches such as indoor/outdoor designer furniture, new hot tub, the finest bedding and linens, state-of-the-art electronics, and historical and original art.

The home has 1600 square feet of interior living space all on one level and has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. (One bath adjoins a bedroom) The new kitchen is fully stocked for any gourmet in-home cooked meal. The home comfortably accommodates 8 with the recent addition of the finest sleeper sofa money can buy. During the cooler months, cozy up and enjoy a crackling fire in the extra large 17' x 22' Great Room, complete with an Adirondack lodge-style stone fireplace. Put your feet up and simply soak in the views. Our guests l-o-v-e this room!

If you crave adventure, the lake is literally 20 steps from your back doorstep. Swim, ski, or paddle to your heart's content. If you are a cycling enthusiast, enjoy our PRIVATE access to the new E. Lake Sammamish Trail. Hop on the trail and have instant access to over 75 miles of fantastic cycling all the way into Seattle via the Burke-Gilman Trail or directly to Woodinville Wine Country via the Sammamish River Tail. Or, just take a leisurely walk and enjoy the beauty along the lake.

We focus on your privacy...which is why celebrity and professional athletes alike have enjoyed their stay here. There are numerous places on the property to 'escape' and enjoy the silence all around you. We're on the 'quiet' end of the lake for breathtaking and serene sunsets...all in complete privacy.

Morning coffee on the deck is the perfect venue for capturing the essence of your surroundings. The sheer beauty of quiet lakeside living, will mesmerize you....including the amazing sights and sounds of various waterfowl, including the two eagles that perch almost every spring and summer morning from our lakeside Cottonwood tree.

Evening brings another magical time on the lake with beautiful sunsets, the occasional trout rising, the ever-changing colors, and a large beachfront fire pit for fireside chats or roasting marshmallows.

The separate outdoor dining pavilion offers a shady retreat in the warmer moths to relax, view the lake and nearby gardens, or for those romantic evening meals. We've even planted two raised-bed organic vegetable/herb gardens exclusively for our guests to use for their cooking needs!

The exterior grounds are surrounded by majestic trees for maximum privacy, including the largest Yellow Tulip Poplar tree in our entire region. (Almost 7' in diameter, and considered a 'Heritage Tree' by local arborists).

We're equipped with high speed internet, Adirondack chairs and life jackets. During the peak season, you are welcome to enjoy and explore the lake via two stand-up paddle boards. (Great for core' workouts on the water!) For cycling on the Trail, there are 4 new (and hip!) Beach Cruiser bikes for your enjoyment.

The owners and manager have lived in the area for several decades, and we take pride in sharing our local knowledge and connections to enhance your stay.

Cheers! We look forward to hearing from you!

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 28, 2016

About Karen

We love finding very unique properties and transforming them into places that are casually elegant, yet feel warm and inviting to our guests. We originally lived on Lake Sammamish 30+ years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the family atmosphere and recreational experiences the lake offered. We LOVE to share with others and to make old and new friends alike feel special by serving them with an element of gracious hospitality. We warmly welcome you to this home through Karen, our amazingly dedicated and guest-oriented property manager. She will take care of your reservations, greet you upon your arrive with keys and quick tour of the home, provide recommendations for restaurants & activities in the area and take care of any special requests to help make your stay a memorable occasion.

Karen purchased this house in 2013

Why Karen chose Puget Sound North

Prior to our purchase, this property remained in the same family for over 62 years. Within 24 hours of being listed for sale in late 2013, there were multiple offers from buyers who wanted to tear down the original house and replace it with a mega-mansion, which the property could easily support. When viewing the property for the first time, we immediately felt like we were transported back to a simpler era. Due to this powerful feeling, we informed the Seller if our offer was accepted, we would maintain the legacy his family began and keep the home intact. Our offer was accepted and now it's our turn to share this beautiful place. New stories are ready to be told and memories made. We are so grateful for the possibility to share this property with you.

What makes this house unique

Amazingly convenient location, total privacy, direct, (and private) access to E. Lake Sammamish Trail, (Cycling and walking), beautiful sandy beach, abundant waterfowl and eagle viewing, numerous outdoor 'retreat' spaces, towering trees and lovely gardens, breathtaking sunsets, covered porch, expansive outdoor deck, warm summer water temps and crystal clear water, private outdoor dining pavilion, solitude, spotless, all new fixtures and appliances, designer furniture and bedding. Plus, Karen, the most gracious and caring property manager that you will EVER encounter.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Private Lake Sammamish Waterfront Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Wonderful Lake Cabin Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week with 2 other couples at the Lakehouse. We enjoyed swimming in the lake, biking and some hiking. The house had great accommodations and we had a fantastic time.

We appreciated all the extras and small touches which were provided such as fresh flowers, wine, crackers, and the makings for smores.

We cant wait to return. Michelle and Garrett

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Vacation on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time here on our spring break vacation. The house is beautiful, with everything you could need. Our kids played in the water and fed the ducks. The weather was incredible with sunny, warm days. We rode bikes and walked the trail. Karen was wonderful and she is a huge part of why our vacation was so great (personally meeting us at the house, providing treats for when we arrived, and calling to check in with us). I would recommend this home to anyone who is looking for a place to stay on Lake Sammamish.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing lakeside retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lakeside house over Thanksgiving and had a wonderful experience. We really appreciated the details of food and other items which made our vacation great. We are definitely returning.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 0
Greensboro, NC

The Perfect Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Cabin at Kokanee Cove is the ideal setting for a private family retreat. The house is appointed with unique decorative details that make you feel so comfortable you can't help but to relax. From the soft bedding to the lakeside motif to the extra care to have a fire prepped in the river rock wood burning fireplace, to the labeling making it easy to find everything you need, this house and property manager have gone above and beyond. And if that weren't enough, the grounds are exceptional as well. There are several covered gathering areas, a fire-pit with wood, a hot tub, a huge deck and the views of the lake are just breathtaking; be sure to watch for the abundant wildlife such as otters, cranes and bald eagles. They also have a variety of equipment available such as bikes, paddle boards and fishing rods if you're wanting to play while there. If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful experience, this is the place to be.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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7 0
Rocklin, CA

Awesome Family Vacation at Lake

  • 5 of 5

Kokanee Cove is a great place for family fun! The lake setting is beautiful, as we observed bald eagles, osprey and fish. The outdoor living areas including upper porch (with covered areas), jacuzzi, covered outdoor dining area, and lakeside seating with fire pit allowed us to take full advantage of this setting, and the paddleboards and rowboat were a real plus. The indoors living areas are also super inviting with a beautiful living room, nice dining area and remodeled kitchen. The proximity to the trail makes for super convenient biking and walking. As other reviewers note, Karen went out of her way to make us feel at home! Overall, highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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7 0
Mission Viejo, CA

4th of July family vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic spot to spend a week away... Karen made everything so easy and left us groceries in the refrigerator and a bottle of wine to start our trip.

This house is newly remodeled, fully stocked with linens, soap, etc. that you will need for your trip.

If we are ever staying in the Seattle area again, we will definitely stay here...

You will find absolutely nothing to complain about when you stay here... Everything was 1st class...

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Lake Sammamish is located in the heart of the recreational triangle of Puget Sound. Besides staying on 100' of private beachfront and directly on the E. Lake Sammamish Trail, this property is just 30 minutes to D/T Seattle, 20 minutes to world class shopping at Bellevue Square, and 15 minutes to over 100 wineries/wine tasting venues in the serene Woodinville Wine Country and a fantastic array of restaurants. Tour Chateau Ste. Michelle winery (attend one of their outdoor concerts in the Summer) or the adjacent Redhook Brewery is a must-see and only 15 minutes away in the beautiful Woodinville Valley. Cycle to Marymoor Park and link up to the Burke-Gilman Trail and ride all the way into and around Seattle via Lake Washington or other routes; Get acquainted with Seattle via ferry, the famous Pike Place Market; hike up nearby Tiger Mountain (via the 'Cable Line' route if you are fit and adventurous!); take a drive to Mt. Rainier, or simply hang out at The Cabin and do nothing but relax, swim, take Zelda out for a row for fun or Smallmouth Bass fishing, check out the eagle that perches in the Cottonwood on the property, or just listen to the soothing rhythm of the waves on the sand. It's all good.


Rates & Availability

Sammamish House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Jul 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Colors 2017
Oct 15 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holidays 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 9.5%

Additional guests over 8 person maximum, must seek approval by property manager. $250/fee per additional guest/per night will apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Everything brand new
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Everything brand new
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , All new bed/bedding + lake view and access (Room 14'Wx13'L)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , All new bed/bedding + TV (Room 10'W x 9'L)
    Great Room - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Highest End Leather Sleeper Sofa
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , All new bed/bedding. (Room11'Wx13'L) + Adjoining bath
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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