Jane (Grand Rapids, MI)
Beautiful lake home in great location.
This well designed, contemporary style lake house is an incredible find! The kitchen includes upscale appliances and every cooking/fixing/serving piece imaginable. The owner, Brian, left every staple we needed to make gourmet meals combined with our own purchased food.
Accommodations are spectacular - 2 master suites and enough bedrooms to fit 11 of us. Bedding is upscale and comfortable. From the main room wall of windows (also from 3 bedrooms, main lower level, and kitchen), you view serene lake Sammamish with mountains in the distance. You're also overlooking the beautifully landscaped yard (interesting, colorful plantings and walkways) and the patio with separate covered kitchen/bar including fridge and sink. We grilled out every day! A cool, circular outside iron staircase is a fun way to take you from upper to lower level. There's plenty of comfortable seating in the yard and by the water. Fun to walk on the dock (many fish to view), and we enjoyed the included kayak and canoe.
If you can bear to leave these spectacular and relaxing surroundings, downtown Seattle is an easy 20-minute drive. Also, the Salish Lodge for breakfast (Honey from Heaven can't be missed!!) And the spectacular Snoqualmie Falls is a quick 20 minutes. From there, Twin Falls (awesome hike, not too strenuous) is only 5 minutes away. From the home, you can also enjoy Woodinville (wine country) in 20 -25 minutes. We have family near the Canadian border - a beautiful 2 -hour drive. Vancouver would even be drivable from this home!
We missed going to Puget Sound (although we drove Chuckanut Drive - not to be missed), and didn't get to Mt. Rainier, but those are nearby also. If you're looking for a property that will comfortably hold a large family and/or group of friends that's located in the center of all activities and will allow you to relax and unwind in pristine surroundings, look no further. You can feel great about renting this home.
Brian and his friend, Leslie, took great care and time to make our adventure special. They left wood in the fire pit by the water and even went grocery shopping for us due to our late evening arrival. They were helpful beyond belief, and their communication was great! Many things we did in the area were due to their suggestions - hikes, places to visit, places to avoid, parking, etc. Brian has obviously put lots of love and care into his property and made us feel like royalty. I miss it already - wish we lived there! We will be back!!!
Joe (Seattle, WA)
What a fantastic place, the views and setting are to die for.
We had a great time at Brian's home and enjoyed the outdoor kitchen (it is a little bit more than "just" a BBQ!), music on tap in the garden party room, and of course the hot tub - in the rain! Brian is a great and caring host, charming and quick to respond if you need anything. The views from the very comfy sitting room through the wall of glass are fabulous, I felt like Don Draper with my old fashioned in hand with some suitable tunes emanating from the "speakers everywhere" Sonos system!
It is so nice to find somewhere in the U.S. that isn't just a "sea of beige" and has some individuality and chic 50's elegance. The house is equipped with everything you could need, it's really spacious and thoughtfully well laid out. It was really easy to find everything. I can only personally comment on the master suite's bed, but it was probably one of the best I have slept on - even better than mine back home! The rest of my group (we were travelling on business) had no complaints, and we voted it the best vacation rental we have stayed in yet - and that is for over 10 "big houses" we have used in the last 2 years in the area. We'll hopefully be back again.
Lorez (El Paso, TX)
Peaceful sanctuary and lovely vista.
Wonderful view from both levels! Early morning sunrises were spectacular! Well appointed with every convenience available, including a state of the art sound system. Outdoor grill was a particular favorite. Comfortable, open floor plan with contemporary kitchen appliances. Quiet and removed location yet close to shopping and restaurants. We were there at year end and look forward to returning in warmer months to make maximum use of the lakeside recreational features. Owner was helpful and responsive, providing information on arrival and as needed.
Meredith (Seattle, WA)
We had a wonderful stay.
Everything was as depicted, and Brian was a very gracious host. It was incredibly hard to leave this beautiful place!
Derek (Vancouver, B.C.)
Awesome place, pictures don’t do it justice.
We loved our stay here. The owner is chill and made us feel right at home. He followed up several times to make sure things were going OK and was very easy to deal with. The house itself is exceptional. Perfect setup for big family vacations like ours. The lake is so warm, and a ton of fun! Would re-book here in a heartbeat.
Tammy (Gilbert, AZ)
My favorite vacation spot!
I have stayed at this property for four years and every time my family, friends and I go we love it more. This year I stayed in and cooked every night for all our visitors, and we had the best time. We sit outside every night and enjoy the view of the lake and listen to nice music and just talk and laugh. The home has 5 bedrooms and they are always very clean! The kitchen is well stocked for a party with more wine glasses than you could ever need. I love my time on the lake and I would highly recommend this property.