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This urban Tree House is private and secluded, yet only 10 miles from downtown Seattle and minutes away from Lake Washington. Custom-designed to take advantage of its unique environment, the house sits in a ravine slightly below road level, surrounded on all sides by western red cedars and big leaf maples, providing ease of access with the privacy of a natural, leaf-shaded canopy. In this woodsy location, the Tree House’s contemporary design inside and outside emphasizes its location in a setting that is both rural and urban, the perfect blend for experiencing Seattle.
Simplicity is an art, and one that is needed when traveling. The Tree House does a good job of keeping the space clean, uncrowded and functional, yet architectural features such as high ceilings, large windows and exposed overhead beams supply a calming sense of space as well. Coupled with all the amenities needed for comfortable stay of a week or longer, this Seattle Tree House is the perfect home port for your return at night, or a quiet place to chill during the day.
**The Urban Tree House was featured in the National travel show 'Sweet Retreats', one of three homes in the Seattle area. To view the half hour segment, click on the link below. It was an honor to to be chosen.
The bedroom is on the lower floor. It has a queen bed, european pillow-top mattress (we personally picked it, trying to replicate an amazing sleep experience we enjoyed on a vacation in Cancun). Your choice of down comforter or blanket, down or fiber-filled pillows. We really tried to make it luxurious. It has a small closet, a six-drawer dresser and plenty of storage for luggage and more under the lift-and-store platform bed. Cable TV, alarm clock with 2 USB ports for phone charging, clock radio, his-and-her reading lamps. The bedroom is the only room that has a privacy shade for the window (go figure!)....moreless
The bathroom is fun. It's compact, but because of its high ceilings it doesn’t feel cramped. It has a full-size shower and plenty of floor space to move around and dry off on the black tile floor....moreless
Cookbooks as well as novels. A great venue to sit back, relax and become absorbed into a book or two....moreless
Blue Ray and DVD. There is no video library, but several Red Box locations are nearby....moreless
I'm working on building this. For the time being, you’ll find playing cards and backgammon....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
Xfinity (Comcast) Cable. There are plenty of channels, even HBO....moreless
CD and iPhone ready. I believe it has inputs and outputs for other systems, too (sorry, this is not my area of expertise)....moreless
Big screen upstairs (47-inch), a cozy 20-inch screen in the bedroom....moreless
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Hot Air Ballooning
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
There is a dining bar upstairs, plus an outside table and chairs on the lower patio....moreless
Leafless in Seattle Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
A one time cleaning fee of $50.00
9.8% Washington State Tax. .
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Well located for exploring the city, or as a jumping-off point for exploring the surrounding area. For those wanting to experience Seattle like the locals do, the Burke-Gilman bike and walking trail is an easy mile from your home. The trail connects to countless others, taking you to the wine country of Woodinville and Redmond, the sand beaches of Golden Gardens, boat rentals at the University of Washington, or touring neighborhoods throughout the city. Lake City has its farmers market on Thursdays, a great place to stock up on fresh produce, meat, and flowers, or to get a bite from one of many food vendors. Many neighboring areas have farmers markets on other days throughout the week. Seattle has so many festivals, events and activities to enjoy year-round, and this location provides easy access. Just step out and explore!
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: I've spent my life (50+ years), living and working right here in Seattle. Having taken advantage of what this area offers with a plethora of outdoor activities, moderate 4 seasons, and urban amenities, I'm constantly surprised that there is so much that I've yet done/discovered. I've put my heart and soul into this little piece of property (literally), custom designing it to take full advantage of the site. I hope it will become an important part of your Seattle experience, allowing you to enjoy the great Northwest the way the big guy upstairs intended it to be experience.
Why the Owner Chose Lake City: This property gives a very unique Northwest experience. Seattle is full of little gems tucked away, not many available to the traveler to live in. My property is located in a deep ravine listed as a Critical Environmental Area. Although the Tree House is close to the road, it's still buried amongst the towering trees, giving it the privacy a thick Northwest forest provides. Walk to the back of my property and you're overwhelmed by the acres of untouched nature and year-round creek; truly a calming environment. There are not many areas you can be in the “woods” and still be in the heart of the city, 10 minutes (on a good commute, 20 on a bad) from downtown.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: This property gives a very unique Northwest experience. Seattle is full of little gems tucked away, not many available to the traveler to live in. My property is located in a deep ravine listed as a Critical Environmental Area. Although the Tree House is close to the road, it's still buried amongst the towering trees, giving it the privacy a thick Northwest forest provides. Walk to the back of my property and you're overwhelmed by the acres of untouched nature and year-round creek; truly a calming environment. There are not many areas you can be in the “woods” and still be in the heart of the city, 10 minutes (on a good commute, 20 on a bad) from downtown.