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Lake Sammamish Waterfront, New Corporate Apt. Near Microsoft

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Welcome to Lake Sammamish living! Escape to this 8 mile long scenic lake only 4 miles to Microsoft HQ and 10 miles to Seattle that feels like a far away summer home. Eagles soar overhead and salmon swim by your dock, as you relax at the beach firepit, after a full day of boating.

This gorgeous apartment is a fully furnished large one bedroom, bath, living room/kitchen on the first floor with a separate entrance. It is on the Lake Sammamish waterfront with views for miles down the lake to the snowcapped peaks of the cascade mountains.

It was fully renovated recently including all new kitchen and appliances, radiant heat tile floor, granite counters, maple cabinets, queen size bed, large oriental rug, 48” TV with DirectTV DVR, couch, desk, executive chair, printer, glass dining table, dishwasher, washer & dryer.

It's fully furnished, first class, with everything you need, plates, glasses, silverware, pots, towels, linens, napkins, premium kitchen appliances (coffee maker, microwave, margarita machine/blender, food processor), iron, hair dryer, clock radio, - if you need it, and we don’t have it, we will get it. All utilities including Internet and cable and maid service every 2 weeks are included. There is a covered patio, a deck, gas grill, and a patio lakeside, and parking.

We have a 120’ dock, with a fast 22’ Cobalt powerboat, 4 small sailboats, 2 stand-up paddleboards, 2 kayaks, and 2 windsurfers, as well as fishing gear, plus all the lifejackets, wakeboards, inflatable tubes etc. These are available for your use (once you are checked-out on knowing how to use them – and we can teach you). I'll need to ride along on the powerboat for insurance reasons.

Across the street (literally) is 80 acre Weowna Park with miles of old growth forest trails for hiking/jogging.

We live in the upper floors of the home, so check-in/check-out is easy and we are there if you need anything.

More Details

Jim Mackey
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2017

About Jim Mackey

I'm a consultant working at Microsoft, and since 2007 have rented to co-worker contractors on short term projects. Having lived out of hotels and corporate apartments, for 18 months before my family moved out, I know what a pain that is.

By buying a house with an extra apartment which I rent out, I was able to swing a gorgeous home on the lake instead of the “regular house” that I could afford.

We have been listing on VRBO/HomeAway for about 3 years and can provide past corporate renter references.

Jim Mackey purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Jim Mackey chose Bellevue

Living on the lake has been a dream, as I'm an avid sailor, boater, and learning to fish. Living in my 'vacation home' year-round makes it great to cut out on a sunny day, to go wakeboarding, without having to plan and pack up the family. I can work from my home office overlooking the lake, yet be 10 minutes from an unscheduled client meeting even in rush hour.

What makes this apartment unique

Living in Seattle, you learn the weather is unpredictable, most days Fall through Spring have some sun and some rain, so you need live on the water to get out quickly when the sun pops out for a few hours. We have the boats on power lifts so it's easy to be out on the water, 10 minutes after you say 'lets go'.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in East Lake Hills in Bellevue

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Granite sink, new tub, shower, and custom tile. Thick towels, with plenty of extras. Radiant heat programmed to warm up the tile floor before you wake to keep your feet toasty.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Big, comfortable bedroom with view of the lake. Well lit in a cheery peach with dresser, end tables, big closet, and a new padded rug. Kept clean for extended stays with maid service every other week.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
120' Pier with boatlift, Programable radiant heat in floor, Granite kitchen, Margarita machine, TIVO, Printer, Fax, Iron, Yacht Club membership, firewood, Covered patio outside door, Sun deck above with large hot tub/Jacuzzi, Patio by beach, Firepit on Beach,


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Lake Sammamish Waterfront, New Corporate Apt. Near Microsoft
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Jims place has a wonderful layout, with the sweetest little patio and a view to match. We were close enough to where we needed to be with the feel of being away~ Very clean and welcoming~

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful in the Winter, too.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful one bedroom accommodation on Lake Sammamish.

Hosts are very kind and considerate. Clean and all the necessities for a stay on the lake. It was my art study for a week. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Columbus, MS

Always a pleasure

  • 5 of 5

This is my third stay. The owners go out of their way to accommodate you and make you feel at home. Beautiful view and a great alternative to a hotel for business.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An exceptional home, away from home!

  • 5 of 5

The nine mile long Lake Samamish; which we overlooked from our living room, too was a constant source of entertainment; with many fisherman, water skiers,boaters, and small planes landing and taking off!

On the second afternoon of our stay, "Jim" our host offered us a ride, and lake tour on his boat! It was exceptional, as we spent nearly two hours cruising about Lake Samamish, learning both local history, and enjoying awesome views in all directions. Which included magnificent views of The snow/glacier covered Mt. Rainier to the South!

The home faces due East, and we were treated to brilliant, colorful sunrise over the lake on several evenings, during our stay! Inside the home, I felt as comfortable as if in my own home on Oahu! Everything was spotless. It included a fully stocked kitchen; with all the basics, plus much more in the way of condiments, spices and the like, even had an electronic wine bottle opener! The Queen size bed was both firm, and quite comfortable. In the living room, there was a very nice HD 52' TV, and DVD player; with excellent reception; as well as a leather love-seat, and pair of black leather chairs. The dining area had a quaint, glass table; with seating for at least two. The was also a desk in the living room; a nice bath; with both a shower and tub; as well as a HD washer and dryer available off the bathroom! And a full sized hot tub available on the outside deck, where you can soak, and overlook the lake while relaxing!

This Bellevue home faces due East; which afforded spectacular sunrises! Please visit my Facebook page, where I am posting several images of both the property and lake views; as well as the beautiful fall foliage in the area!

The home is in immaculate condition; even the walls are decorated with copies of both "Vincent Van Gogh, and "Claude Monet" artwork! The views overlooking the lake from both the bedroom and living room are gorgeous! This rental property truly has all the comforts of home, and more! This week has passed quickly, unfortunately we have to check out today; however most certainly will return for a subsequent visit, next year!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Browns Summit,NC

Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful. Lake views every morning with our morning coffee. The rental is spacious, roomy and very nicely decorated. Jim and his wife are so very nice and helpful. Loved the location on Lake Sammamish and close to Bellevue for restaurants, groceries and shopping. We spend a week there and truly did not want to leave. Very quiet and afternoon sunsets are beautiful. The sunrises are beautiful also while you sit outside and drink coffee. I would stay here again. Thank you Jim for a fantastic vacation experience and an awesome place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great host. Thanks for an amazing time

  • 5 of 5

Great location and friendly host. Very good accomodation

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
Weowna Beach
Car: recommended

On the Waterfront - just steps from your Weowna beach on the middle of Lake Sammamish. Across the street is an 80 acre old growth forest with miles of trails and a waterfall. Looking out on this 8 mile lake, forested hillsides and snow-capped mountains makes you feel far away but we are only 4 miles to Microsoft HQ (with minimal stoplights on the lakeside Parkway), 15 minutes from Seattle on I-90 or 520, under 10 minutes to downtown Redmond and Issaquah, Boeing Field 20 minutes, Costco HQ 5 minutes. Snoqualmie ski resort and casino is just 40 minutes away. 2 miles from shopping and restaurants, 5 mile from Bellevue Square. 20 minutes from Pike Place market and the Space Needle.

Bike around the lake, or visit 640 Acre Marymore park at the top of the lake, or 512 acre Lake Sammamish State Park at the south end. You can bike to the Redhook brewery & restaurant with miles of bike trails, and even the Woodenville winery region - Google 'Woodinville Wineries' to see about a hundred in biking distance (12-15 miles). Borrow our bikes if you like.

But right at your dock is a Cobalt 200 Speedboat to explore the lake (with owner), a Lido 14 & 2 Laser Sailboats, Stand-up paddleboard, Windsurfing equipment, with free Sailing & wakeboarding lessons, Fishing gear and 2nd pole license, Tow-tube & Inflatable rafts, you won’t want to leave this new home.

Click the 'Satellite View' on the map below to see the gorgeous lake and forest park that surround us to right and left. Zoom in on the dock & pan around the lake.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in East Lake Hills, Puget Sound

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter Discount
4 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May & June
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
October & November
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Protection £53.34 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £61.84 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.6%

Please check Availability Calendar before inquiry. DISCOUNT for stays within 20 days, if dates available on Calendar. No Tax on 30+ night stays.
$500 or 20% deposit to book reservation - balance due 30 days in advance
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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