The Adorable Sweet Orange Craftsman
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
West Seattle house description
In the heart of West Seattle, this turn of the century Sweet Orange Craftsman is available for your next visit! This colorful, cozy, carefully-crafted home has a spacious 1200 sq ft of living space with 2BR/1BA. A delightful bonus is a partial view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.
Hardwood floors, large custom rugs and tasteful furnishings invite you in. Curl up next to the toasty gas fireplace in the winter or bask on the sunny deck, in the summer. BBQ on your Stok grill or walk down the street to more than a dozen good eateries. Cook up a storm, if you are a home body. The kitchen is well stocked!
The comfortable king master bedroom adjoins a small sun porch, with a twin sofa pull-out. The sunny guest room opens with french doors to the view deck, with a patio umbrella. The house has all the usual amenities and more. It is super clean and well-cared for. Many little details create an atmosphere you can really settle into.
For larger groups, add on the totally cozy, artsy 900 square foot full Mother-in-Law suite, with another 2 BR/1BA of open floor plan, on the lower level. Tile mosaics and rich colors everywhere, with a huge master bedroom and bath. French doors open off the bright living room onto a large covered deck with table and chairs. The garden calls you out into the sun or bake inside next to the freestanding gas fireplace.
The Sweet Orange is two short blocks to the Junction - an urban village of shops, restaurants, and pubs, galore. We even have live theater, at Arts West. There is the metro bus hub for travel throughout the city, and a car share outlet a block away. Two grocery stores are right down the street. Everything is close...but not too close for peace and quite.
Around the corner, in The Junction, is the Sunday Farmer's Market, a local bakery, a yummy pie shop. An excellent natural food co-op is a mile down the street. Hop on a ferry to Vashon Island or the Olympic peninsula or watch for sea otters at the city's best Lincoln Park, less than a mile away. Spend the day at Alki beach, only 2 miles away. A fantastic, 18-hole urban golf course is a 3/4 mile from the house! The Orange is also super convenient to downtown and the water taxi, but you may never want to leave West Seattle. It is all right here!
Feel free to call or e-mail with questions or tips for enjoying the area.
Keywords: Craftsman House, Furnished Rental, Seattle Vacation Home, West Seattle B&B, Seattle Guest House
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Full Bath with Tub
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Gas Fireplace
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Free Long Distance
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Eco Tourism
- Dog walking/day care available
ReviewsWrite a review
Best Vacation Location Ever!
Best Vacation Location Ever!
The Orange Cottage in Seattle, Washington was the most beautiful, sweet comfortable place we have ever had the opportunity to stay at. We were there for some long awaited rest and relaxation and that we truly got! We were able to find everything we needed centrally located and most of the time it was within walking distance. Wither it was a grocery store, liquor store, restaurants, drug store or shops for gift buying we found they were within walking distance. We did rent a car which we used to drive into the downtown area so we could go to the Space Needle and other sightseeing excursions. There is an inexpensive water taxi that is a short drive away that will get you a within walking distance to Pikes Market which worked out well for us because parking in that area seemed to be very busy. Pikes Market is a must on your on your visit! The photos we found of the property listing were perfect but seeing the cottage in person made everything so warm! The entire home is so clean and well maintained. Our hostess, Miss Cassie, met us the day we arrived which made us feel like we had just arrived at a warm relative’s home. She was able to direct us to several locations we need to go and also had sufficient maps and information regarding many of the places we wanted to visit. I would defiantly recommend this place to my relatives and friends I just don’t know if it would be wise because I want the Orange Cottage to be available for our next visit. On our last night we found The Terrible Beauty Irish Pub which turned out to be the friendliest restaurant ~ we walked in the door and we were immediately welcomed like we were regulars’! We found friendly people all of the Seattle area and we were so happy to see it is a very “dog friendly city”!
- Guest Gibbs (Albuquerque, New Mxico)
- Date of stay 06/23/13
- Review Submitted 07/13/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Delightful vacation spot!
Delightful vacation spot!
We spent 6 nights here just after Christmas through new years and we loved it! My daughter lives nearby so our family gathered here to celebrate the holidays and a very small wedding and it could not have been nicer. All the amenities are really here and the kitchen is a delight for those of us who love to cook. We really appreciated all the necessary food and paper goods that are stocked here - very generous and so nice to have. There was even a bowl of fruit on the table and coffee beans! That, plus a Christmas tree, helped make our time so special. Location is perfect - easy walk to coffee shops, excellent restaurants and easy shopping. We had a wonderful meal in local Japanese spot not far from the junction and the seafood spot We would come back in a heartbeat - thank you Cassie and Morgan!
- Guest Patricia B.
- Date of stay 12/27/12
- Review Submitted 01/06/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Home Away from Home
Home Away from Home
to info "Sweet Orange" is now our "home away from home." We have just had our second stay visiting our daughter and new granddaughter in West Seattle, and we love it! Better than the pictures! The house itself has a great location. It's just one block off California Street, the main "drag," filled with restaurants (including pho), a marvelous bakery (try the almond croissants and take some home on the plane), a very good wine shop, an excellent used book store, a "zip car" lot, and the Sunday Farmers' Market, as well as a Rite Aid with ample supplies for anything forgotten. Thus, walking to every place is very easy. Two supermarkets are also within walking distance as well as the bus stops. In addition, the water taxi is a short drive away, offering an inexpensive and very convenient way to ferry into the heart of Seattle with a marvelous view of the skyline (the winter schedule is limited to mornings and afternoons). Sweet Orange is located in a quintessential quiet West Seattle neighborhood with easy parking. The inviting entrance graces a lovely front yard with local plantings and an awesome tree. There is an outside balcony for meals outside on a warm day overlooking another beautiful garden area. The interior is spacious and filled with interesting antique furniture and lamps. Attractive vibrant colors are nonetheless restful and tranquil. There is a living room with chairs, a comfortable sofa, and a cheerful gas fireplace making it cozy on cool days. The master bedroom is generous with a rich raspberry comforter from Pottery Barn on the comfortable kingsize bed. The separate dining room made it possible to have guests for dinner. We cooked every day to give food to the new parents in the well equipped galley kitchen with its reliable gas stove (reliable enough for me to bake cookies). There were also some smaller rooms we were able to set up as "offices" with our laptop and printer. Since there is another unit on the lower level, we decided to follow "quiet hours" to avoid our noise carrying downstairs. We also used the washer and drier frequently to minimize our luggage. Cassie, the owner, is friendly, attentive, and quick to respond with any questions or concerns. Sweet Orange reflects Cassie's loving care. And... after the stress of travel, we have been greeted with coffee beans (a grinder is in kitchen), fresh half and half, chocolates, and oranges.
- Guest Carol B.
- Date of stay 10/24/12
- Review Submitted 12/03/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
What a find!
What a find!
This was the perfect property for us. If you are looking for a great hotel alternative this is the place for you. Property is as advertised. We loved the feeling of being part of the neighberhood and the property was cleaner than any hotel I ever stayed in. Owner was ready to help at a moment's notice with anything. Close enough to West Seattle and Seattle without the hassle of being in a totally urban area. Deck has a nice peak-a-boo view of the sound with lots of trees. Maticulous landscaping. Check out the restaurants on California, and of course, Alki beach is a short drive away.Lots of room to spread out and we had the kitchen to make breakfast and eat on the deck. i would recommed to my friends and relatives.
- Guest CJ (Issaquah, WA)
- Date of stay 06/22/12
- Review Submitted 08/27/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
2013 Winter rate $165/night...$1075/week...$2400/month...Holiday +10% 2013 Summer rate $185/night...$1250/week...$3100/month Mid-Season (May & Mid Sept) $175/ni..$1150/wk..$2900/month WA 9.5% Lodgings Tax for rentals 30 Days Damage Deposit $300-$500 / Cleaning Fee $95-$125 / Pet Fee $100 *CONTACT OWNER FOR AVAILABILITY OF MOTHER-IN-LAW SUITE M.I.L. Add-on rates $100-$125/night (plus cleaning) CALENDAR BLOCKED ONLY WHEN BOTH UNITS ARE UNAVAILABLE
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- Nearest Airport: Seatac Airport at 14 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Lincoln Park at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Alki Park at 2 Miles
Year Purchased: 1987
About the owner: The Sweet Orange was my home for many years, and is now offered as a vacation rental. My heart, my creativity, and my passion for design have been invested over the years, resulting in an artistic, charming and comfortable home. Having been a life-long traveler for work and play, I know the importance of having a delightful respite home away from home. We are locals and available to guests, if they should need anything.
Why the Owner Chose West Seattle:
West Seattle is its own destination. Many of us who live here keep it local and only venture out of the neighborhood to play in the big city. West Seattle is valued, by some, as a bedroom community for downtowners seeking a slightly slower pace, but desiring quick access to work and the city nightlife and cultural happenings. The feeling here is a bit like a beach town, with all the fabulous views and cool hangouts. I've lived here 24 years and am still counting.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
'The house has great energy', many guests say. The rich colors and textures are a sensual delight. The garden is ever-expanding. Folks have often remarked how peaceful the view and residential setting is, while being centrally located in an urban neighborhood, 2 blocks from the local flavor - the West Seattle Junction. The super walkable location and fantastic bus system allow some guests to get around Seattle, efficiently, without a car. Be in the middle of downtown Seattle in 10 minutes. The airport is a breeze from here. Something for everyone!
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The Sweet Orange: A Fabulous, Fun Home away from Home
Welcome to the Sweet Orange
Rich color and clean lines
Dining for six
The Master Bedroom with an adjoining sunroom
Guest Room with Queen Bed
Classic charm with vibrant color
Water views with a sunny deck
Art Deco flavoring with views to the West
A well-stocked kitchen that opens to the dining room
French Doors open onto deck with water veiws
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This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Friday, December 06, 2013
2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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