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Cosmopolitan Studio in Upscale Historic Neighborhood

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mount Baker studio description

Natural light pours into spacious kitchen area with western sunset view, with a glimpse of the Olympics, for one or two people. Eating counter with stools is adjacent to spacious cooking area for conversation and comraderie. Exhaust fan to outdoors and adjustable mood lighting are over counter. Two steps down to cozy bedroom area with queen bed, easy chairs with reading lights and high ceilings. Fully enclosed bath house with hot tub and French doors opening onto side deck on the other side of the house is available to guests; or take a short walk to lake views of Mt. Rainier and the Cascades where there are blocks of elegant homes and gardens from 1920's. Mt. Baker Park , an Olmstead legacy park a block down the hill , has tennis courts and a great kids' playground, A five minute walk takes you to lakefront with supervised beach area, and further down is the Rowing and Sailing Center with boat ramp and sailboat rental. It's on a jogging/bike path extending six miles, ending in Seward Park, a peninsula of original growth forest with its own beach and outdoor summer concerts.
At the corner across from the park, Café Mioposto is open long hours with a full bar. The building has a Pilates studio, hair salon and pet shop. It's a five block walk to grocery store and pharmacy, Light Rail line to airport and downtown. City bus stops in front of the house.
Seattle is known for good bookstores, live music and theatre, and a variety of restaurants, most with outdoor dining in the summer. Gourmands appreciate food sources like the Pike Place Market and weekly neighborhood farmers' markets. Crafters appreciate sources for knitting/weaving yarn (about seven stores in the area), jewelry, quilting and woodworking supplies. Shopaholics love Bellevue Square just across the lake, and the Nordstrom Rack!
Use this property as a base for day trips to outdoor recreation in the greater area, whether mountains or Sound, including Victoria, B.C.; explore the islands of Puget Sound, go to the Lavender Festival or the Bellevue Arts Festival in July, attend the Hydroplane races in August-the course is a few blocks from the house. Relax on long summer nights with sunset views from the studio or the deck, or cozy up to your favorite book or TV inside. Deck chairs provided for sunset views in front of the door in fair weather months.

Keywords: Groundfloor Studio in Craftsman house in elegant garden neighborhood, 2 minutes from Lake Washington, tennis courts,cafés and boating center. Private bathouse with hot tub and deck,fenced yard. Large new kitchen area, abundant light and amenities. On Busline to Light Rail or downtown.

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Queen size Beds (1) Down duvet; high thread-count sheets

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1


          • Stall shower: heat lamp: exterior window for ventilation

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Butcher block counters with tile backsplash: counter with stools for 2...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Coffee pot for 8+ cups, can be set automatically; coffee grinder....moreless

          • Dining:

            Butcher block counter facing kitchen are, part of stove area....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Full size dishwasher; draining tray for handwashed dishes...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            sugar, salt and pepper, spices, flour.Tea bags...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            kettle, fry pan with lid, other saucepans...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Glassware, cups and china for 4 people +...moreless

          • Stove:

            Small 4 burner stove with oven...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Full size with freezer...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 2 people


          • Parking:

            On street in front of the house; no parking directly ion front of unit- it's an alley that has high use....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath towels, face towels and washcloths for 2. Large towels available on request for hot tub use....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Eurosquare pillows and standard; duck or goose feather and down Request polyester fill...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Queen bed in sitting area with 2 large chairs; rading light by bed and chairs....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Adjacent to unit: clothesline available in summer for air dry....moreless

          • Heating:

            Hotwater baseboard heat with individual thrmostat for unit...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Available adjacent to unit...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            By door of unit...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • VRBO#181058 is a few footsteps away-would be great for a family with another generation or another couple who wanted to be close but separate. It is one bedroom with additional foldout bed in living room, kitchen and outdoor seating area with table and chairs! ...moreless


              • Shared Hot Tub:

                Summer months water is cool...moreless


              • Internet:

                Wireless connection to Century Linl...moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Adjacent to private outdoor deck. Tub is enclosed in its own building...moreless

              • Heated Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Closest is Snoqualmie Pass, 80 miles east on I-90. Better trails at Crystal Mountain, about 2 hours' drive near Mt. Rainier....moreless

              • Boat:

                Launching ramp nearby on lake. Possible sailboat and rowing shell rental at Mt. Baker Rowing and Sailing Center....moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Available nearby for rent. Good bike trails in neighborhood- or around the whole lake, if you wish!...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Chairs for sitting in front of unit for sunset views to the west...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Adjacent to Hot tub house: private seating area for guests...moreless

              • Tennis:

                Two lighted public courts down the hill in Mt. Baker Park...moreless

              • Golf:

                9 hole public course about a mile fromthe unit...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Great places to do it here!...moreless


              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Olympic mountains to the west from unit. Cascades and Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier from lake front nearby....moreless

              • Water View:

                Land view from unit to the west: no view of lake, but it is two blocks away from house...moreless


              • Museums
              • Tennis
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Roller Blading
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Fitness Center
              • Rafting
              • Snowmobiling
              • Rock Climbing
              • Hiking
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Hunting
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Golf
              • Snowboarding
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Laundromat
              • Zoo
              • Live Theater
              • Botanical Garden
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Cinemas
              • Antiquing
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Water Skiing
              • Skiing


              Write a review 4.9
              from 18 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $630 $2,400
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Cleaning fee $40 + tax
              • Tax Rate 9.5%


              Laundry fee is in addition to nightly fee.

              Cancellation policy:

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              Last updated: 09/17/2014
              Check availability
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
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              8 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Seattle-Tacoma International
              3.5 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Colman Ferry Dock Downtown
              3.5 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrak Seattle
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Interstate 5; Interstate 90
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Mt. Baker Beach
              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              80 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Snoqualmie Pass
              0.75 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Jefferson Golf
              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant

              Car: Not Necessary

              Mt. Baker is one of the oldest developed residential neighborhoods in Seattle, cleared in the 1900's. My house was the model for development which took place mostly in the 1920's. Elegant homes and landscaping surround the rental, with scenic walks along the lake with mountain views and lake swimming areas. Sailing center nearby where boats can be rented. Located south of downtown with easy access to downtown and airport via Light Rail. Situated near Columbia City, with upscale bars and small restaurants, as well as inexpensive ethnic restaurants in walking distance.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1974

              About the owner: Retired educator and librarian, my passions are textile crafts, jewelry making, antique refinishing, some gardening and home décor. Fluent French speaker and working to attain fluency in Italian, I'm a Europhile with my vine-covered main deck! I prize the cool summers (mostly) in Seattle and access to the ocean and the waters of Puget Sound, and two great NPR stations. I have two Siamese cats .

              Why the Owner Chose Mount Baker:
              Developed the studio apartment in 1989. A great neighborhood should be shared with those who cannot purchase in this prime area! Remodeled in December 2010.

              The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
              Quick access to beautiful areas on foot. The sense of history and groundedness in staying in the house that was built to promote the area in 1905, and the authenticity of its architecture. The presence of a variety of plants on the decks,hot tub house and in the yard. A quiet neighborhood close to downtown, yet on a huge lake resembling the lakes of Italy.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Front of house

                Front of house

              • Guests' deck by Hot tub house

                Guests' deck by Hot tub house

              • Kitchen cooking/eating space

                Kitchen cooking/eating space

              • Hot tub house

                Hot tub house

              • Exterior of hot tub house

                Exterior of hot tub house

              VRBO #346573

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

              $100 per night (USD)

              0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 2

              View calendar: Updated 09/17/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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