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Modern Lake House (Main House)

Federal Way, WA, USA
  • House1550 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights

Gorgeous Lake house (main house, 3 bedroom/2 bath) with a private dock

You have the entire main house of a lake house with a private entrance. 3 bedrooms (6 beds) , 2 bath, with a huge open kitchen and living room, and washer/dryer in unit, direct access to the lake with a dock. Enjoy 1600 sq ft of private space. Newly renovated with dramatic high ceilings with skylights, and a gorgeous view of the lake is right outside of your window. Bedroom is set up as: Master (1 queen bed), 2nd bedroom (1 queen bed), 3rd bedroom (2 sets of bunk beds: 4 twin beds). The main house can accommodate up to 8 people. I also have the downstairs unit (VRBO Listing #818275) that can be also rented, which can accommodate 6 people.

The Space:

The house has it's own private lake access with a dock. The lake is Steel Lake, and they release about 5000 rainbow trouts at the end of April (or when the fishing season starts), so you can fish from the dock during April to October (changes slightly every year please verify, fishing licence required which can be obtained at a sporting store).

Guest Access:

Both the main house and the downstairs have separate private entrance with private patio areas. The backyard is a shared area (between the upstairs and downstairs) as well as the dock and lake access. No loud parties in the backyard as this is a shared area.

Other Things to Note:

Although the house has a dock, no boats or watercrafts are offered due to liability issues. You are welcome to bring your own kayak/blow up boats, etc (no motorized boats allowed on this lake).

I rent out both the main house (this unit) and downstairs unit (VRBO Listing #818275). If you have lots of people consider renting both. The mainhouse has lots of lights and tall ceilings with a view of lake, the downstairs is darker because it's half basement level. Because of the layout, some of the things are shared between the two units (like the driveway, and the backyard and dock). And also you may hear the noise, footsteps or feel the presence of the people in the other unit. If you need complete silence and privacy, this house may not be for you. Also the house is about 15 min drive away from Seattle Airport, and some flights fly above the Pacific Highway, which is a major local road near by. When you have all the windows closed, you don't hear much airplane noise, but if this is a problem, the house is not for you. There are two full bathrooms in this house, but the house was built some years ago so each of the bathrooms are pretty small. They both have bathtubs, but if you are looking for a house with a huge bathroom suite, this is not the one. Finally, the driveway is pretty steep. If you are not comfortable backing out of an inclined driveway, this house is not for you (I am not the best driver but I just back out onto the side of the road first, and then marge onto the S 304th st, and it's ok). This unit has its own washer/dryer in the unit. It is new (as of 2017) from Sears, a stackable type with dryer on top of the washer, so it is smaller than the stand-alone full sized washer. Having the washer/dryer in the unit is definately convenient, but if a small sized washer is not your style, this house is not for you... Also the house has lots of Ikea furniture, and if this bothers you the house is not for you... I am trying to disclose everything that people have ever pointed out in the past. My house is not perfect by any means, but at a reasonable price, it does offer a gorgeous setting right on the lake, great kitchen and living/dining area for a big family, and all the photos posted are recent and true. We spend a lot of TLC making this our deam house on the lake and I am very pleased to share it with your family! I live out of state so I am not personally there to talk to you, but all the people involved (cleaners, maintenance staffs) try to do their best so you can have a great stay. So please do not hesitate to let me know if you need anything and we will do whatever we can to improve your experience (or if you are not happy, I will give you a refund so you can stay at a hotel room down the street).

In the backyard and the dock, swim suit or clothing required, even for children. This is a family place and in order for everyone to enjoy the lake please follow the rule. The back yard and the dock is a public domain.



Member Since 2016
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018
About Erika

This house was our dream house... we gutted the whole thing and did extensive renovations to bring it up to date with the intention of making this our "forever" home. When we bought the house, it had avocado colored original kitchen from the 50's and walls separating small kitchen/dining/living rooms into 4 areas. We took the walls down to open it up into one huge kitchen/dining/living area so you can enjoy the lake view from anywhere. We got to live there for a few years but we had to move out of state. We still love to stay at the house whenever we get to visit friends and family in Federal Way WA (but flying with kids are never easy and we don't get to go that often). I hope you get to enjoy our lake house.

Erika purchased this House in 2011

Why Erika chose Federal Way

I love waking up to a beautiful shining view of the lake right outside of the living room windows. My husband's dream was to go fishing anytime he wanted, and his dream came true with this house. The lake is in the backyard, and although it's a small lake it is perfect to go for a swim in the summer or just sit there and fish during the fishing season. They release 5000 rainbow trouts every spring in the beginning of the fishing season so you can catch a lot of them if you are there during that time. My kids enjoy having their own swing sets with a slide in the backyard with grassy area to play in. The house was completely renovated top to bottom and we added high ceilings with skylights, large view windows, and large kitchen island that could hold a huge family and friends.

What makes this House unique

There is a lake in the backyard, with a private dock. Although the lake is small (Steel lake), it is beautiful. The house is located near the I-5 exit, there is a HOV entrance to highway and exit a few blocks away that saves you time. Whenever people come to visit the house they are in awe. It is a unique and beautiful house and I love to share it with you.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 bunk bed, Two bank bed, total of 4 twin beds.


        • 2 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Lake View
              • Lakefront


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Games
                                    Family board games
                                  • Television
                                    42 inch TV in the living room.


                                      • Deck / Patio


                                          • limited accessibility
                                            A few steps from the garage to the entrance to the house. (Photo of the stairs found in the photo section).

                                            House Rules

                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                            Cancellation Policy

                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                            11 Reviews


                                            Latest reviews

                                            Impressive open floor plan great for entertaining..

                                            Jayne H.Republic, WA

                                            We spent the week of Christmas and found the house had everything we needed to have many visits with our family and quiet time to ourselves. It was clean and neat and well organized. The view was very nice and we enjoyed just looking out at the lake. We were able to have our family of 19 come one night for dinner and we were able seat them all. The parking can be a little of an issue if you have guests. It has 2 spaces and then street parking. Overall a great experience and I would rent the same place again as all of our family is in the area.

                                            Best place to stay when visiting a large family.

                                            Dani G.Tempe Arizona

                                            We were planning our trip and found that none of our family that we were visiting would have a place for us to stay. So I started looking on Homeway because we prefer to stay in homes or condos than hotels. Well when I found this place I knew it would be perfect for our family. We had 9 people over for a little dinner and we had a great time! The deck, the dock and that KITCHEN. were all amazing. I couldn't have found a better place for our family to gather. Thank you Erika for sharing your beautiful home. My family had a wonderful time and have some great pictures to remember our trip. I think they may stay there sometime as a stay-cation sometime to enjoy the lake! Great place and can't thank you enough for the joy it brought to our family on our trip. When we plan another trip to Seattle, we will definitely stay here again!

                                            Property was clean, well kept, and well stocked.

                                            Joey B.

                                            We had a wonderful stay. For 14 people, we rented both the main house and the lower level. It was perfect! I was amazed at how well stocked the house was - it had all the basic supplies we needed for the entire week! The house was very clean and cabinets are labeled so you can find things easily. The lake is beautiful and quiet (except for the planes that pass overhead - which would be a delight for any young child!). The owner was easy to work with. We didn't need anything while we were there, but she responded quickly and was accommodating when we inquired about a late check out. We had a great time here and would recommend it!

                                            Family Vacation

                                            Laura L.

                                            We rented the upper floor. Our family had a wonderful time at the lake house. Great size living room, kitchen and dining room. Can't wait to go back in the future.

                                            Fabulous week for two adults and five children

                                            Michele B.-

                                            My best friend and I spent the week here with my three girls and her two. The house is as described and as pictured, with plenty of space for five girls, ages 3.5 - 9. We cooked every day in the well-equipped kitchen. Our girls enjoyed exploring games, videos, and toys in the house...but we spent nearly the whole trip in the water and on the dock. The lake was refreshing, and a beach just across the way (a five-minute drive to the other side of the lake) provided a nice second option. The beach also includes an enormous playground and a dock for diving into deeper water (~12 feet).

                                            We will be back!

                                            Spacious and Comfortable

                                            leighton h.

                                            Top floor is great for our group traveling, kitchen was open, nice to have a big island, room were as shown in photos, living room was a great place to sit and have a conversation & to watch movies. It was very convenient and nice to have all the amenities provided. Host is quick to respond and very helpful. Overall great experience, I highly recommend.


                                            Federal Way, WA, USA

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                                            11 Reviews
                                            Wonderful 4.9/5
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