About this listing
Same party guests enjoy a private entrance, 2 private bedrooms with fabulous views of the lake and a private bath. Comfy shared living space is yours alone most of the time! Come enjoy our convenient location near shopping, restaurants & bus lines!
You will be greeted with a peek-a-boo view of the lake. The dog next door may say hello but he will not bark long and is fully contained in his own fenced yard.
Up to six same party adults will love staying in our custom built, fully trimmed and finished lakeside home. Your private queen size bedroom has access to a private bath and shared family living space, which has a very comfortable sectional for sleeping two. Another private bedroom on the same level shares the bath and two comfortable twin size beds.
There is a big screen tv, dvd player, stereo and large drawing table making it fun for our many available jigsaw puzzles and games. We supply bedding and towels for inside use only. We do not offer a lifeguard, but if you would like to swim at your own risk on our private beach please bring your own towels. There is also a large city park that has a beach on our lake within walking distance that offers lifeguards. We also have a raised wood burning fire pit on our beach, which is nice to use in the spring, summer and fall as well, when there is not a fire ban. Please bring your own wood.
We offer a small refrigerator and microwave in the space you can use for heating food. Paper plates, plastic dinnerware and napkins are also available upon request.
One parking space is available for your use.
Our neighbors are quiet, but as we live near the city center we do hear some muffled traffic and airplane noise. Our location is half a mile from transit and freeway access, 10 miles from Tacoma and 20 miles from Seattle. SeaTac Airport is 15-20 minutes away (without traffic.) We are happy to discuss pickup and/or drop off if it works into our schedule and will accept gas money.
We live close to Federal Way city center which has a shopping mall and excellent restaurants including Red Robin, Black Angus, Applebees, Red Lobster, McGrath's Fish House, The Ram, Panera Bread, Chipotle, Dennys, and many other cuisines. Costco is 2 miles away. Seasonally there is a Farmer's Market in the mall parking lot.
We love living here and believe you will enjoy visiting our home and family, too! Sharing our lakeside living space with our fun, considerate teenagers and their friends (if they are around) just may be the best part of your trip!
There is one parking space available for guests in our driveway.
IMPORTANT: Your parking space is the one in front of our home's front door, closest to the Japanese maple.
IMPORTANT: If you leave the property and leave your car here at any time make sure to leave your car keys with us so we can move it if we need to.
Guests have access to a private entrance they can use to come and go as they please. We provide a key and small flashlight for use while here. There are motion sensor lights and solar lights that help light the walkway and entrance to your space.
Guests are welcome to use the yard and beach. Swimming is at your own risk with your own towels.
Interaction with Guests
Our family is friendly and do enjoy visiting with guests when we cross paths. We have some guests who have enjoyed spending time with us and others who we have only seen at the beginning and at the end of their stay!
Our neighborhood is lovely, safe and fairly quiet. Our northern neighbor and friend's dog sometimes likes to bark at passing boaters, but she quiets him down nicely. She keeps her yard playful and is outdoors often so there is quiet chatter and sometimes nice music floating in the air.
We rarely see or hear our southern neighbors, but we do call them friends as well. Their homes and yards are very nice and well manicured.
It is hard to tell we are so close to the bus line, regional transit and city center. One half mile away is what we like to call the $2 Movie Theater. 3-D movies cost more than that but on Tuesdays all movies are discounted. Marlene's is there, too, and is a nice place to find healthy choices for groceries and a deli, although the prices are higher than at traditional grocery stores which are all close by as well. Wal-Mart is close and Super Wal-Mart is two miles away.
The best transportation is for you to rent a car at the airport or use your own car to get around.
Our home is on a bus line and we are about 1/2 mile to the transfer station. Check out King County Metro for information on using the bus system.
Other Things to Note
We have two (2) cats in our home. We ask everyone to keep their luggage behind closed doors to prevent them from messing around with guest's belongings.
There is a small refrigerator and a microwave for your use during your stay.
We turn the driveway lights off after 10pm. If you plan to come in later than that please call or text us at (phone number hidden) or 4734 and we will leave them on for you.
There is no smoking inside or outside our home.
Park in front of the front door of our home. If you leave our home without taking your car, leave your car keys with us so we can move it if we need to. We will not drive your car anywhere.
Keep all of your luggage behind closed closet or bedroom doors.
During fair weather months you have a private entrance to your space and we loan you a key and a small flashlight to use during your stay.
We enjoy visiting with our guests but when our paths do not cross we appreciate your texts to (phone number hidden) or the Airbnb message center to let us know anything you need.
In the morning we offer a cup of coffee, tea or water using our filtered water and Keurig machine.
You are welcome to use the fireplace by flipping two switches on the wall to the left of it. Please turn it off when you leave.
If we are not home when you check out, please leave the key on the table at the bottom of the stairs in the shared living space or in the key box and roll the numbers and lock the door handle lock.
Please do not remove the bedding from the beds when checking out. We don't want critters making themselves at home in them, even if they will drown in the laundry.