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Lake Sammamish Waterfront, New Corporate Apt. Near Microsoft

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

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 East Lake Hills

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
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • waterfront ...
  • 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
  • photography
  • 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,


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Lake Sammamish Waterfront, New Corporate Apt. Near Microsoft
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews

Great view and very comfortable overall

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful scenery

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed the stay and view

  • 5 of 5

The description of the property was exactly as advertised. We stayed there for a week following surgery and had a very relaxing time. The weather didn't cooperate too well but that wasn't a big deal as we still enjoyed our time and the view of the lake. It is within easy driving distance to many stores and places to eat. I will be returning again when visiting the area.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment has everything. The lake views, peace and quiet, yet five minutes away from restaurants and shopping. A trip into Seattle is 30 minutes. Loved it. Everything you need in the apartment and outside a patio and little beach with a fire pit. Owner is on site to answer any questions or give recommendations. Hope to be back some day..

Moya from Chicago.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful 2 weeks resting and enjoying the area

  • 5 of 5

Jim is a fine host. His daylight apartment is well equipped and almost new. Everything we could have needed was supplied- even some starter food. We used some of the water sports equipment and even his Lido sailboat. The is quiet and restful location with a partial view of crystal clear lake Sammamish. We would like to return. No reservations in recommending this rental to others.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at several VRBO properties, and this is at the top of the list. The location was terrific, both for Seattle and Bellevue, the lake was beautiful, the apartment was great, and Jim and Mimi were wonderful hosts. Jim even took my wife, son, and grandson on a tour of the lake on their boat. I'm a professor, and I found the apartment a quiet, perfect place to work - reading, writing, and phone calls - all with a view of a beautiful lake. Absolutely no negatives.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The facility was outstanding. The lake view was very nice and I personally appreciated the boat ri

  • 4 of 5

The location of the apartment, it's lakeside view, the condition of the property and the personal boat ride were all outstanding. The only negative was the lack of handrails on the upper and lower stair runs. This omission was particularly noticeable to me because: a) my wife has a balance problem and she was especially apprehensive about going up and down the stairs, and b) my working profession as a safety specialists related to the design of, among other things, stairs and walkways, made the current stair designs especially obvious in there lack of a handrail that is usually mandated by a city building code. Finally, several of the stairs were in serious enough dis-repair (e.g. broken concrete treads) to add to the problem of missing handrails.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • 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
May & June 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October & November 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May & June 2019
1 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
August 2019
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October & November 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Protection £51.24 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £71.29 + Tax

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
No Foreign check scams, wire transfers, or advertising requests - don't waste our time. Only credit cards for non-local transactions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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