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Urban Tree House

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Bridge to the Urban Tree House, which doubles as a deck.

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Last updated: 06/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    26...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • 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

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Cookbooks as well as novels. A great venue to sit back, relax and become absorbed into a book or two....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blue Ray and DVD. There is no video library, but several Red Box locations are nearby....moreless

  • Games:

    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

  • Stereo:

    CD and iPhone ready. I believe it has inputs and outputs for other systems, too (sorry, this is not my area of expertise)....moreless

  • Television:

    Big screen upstairs (47-inch), a cozy 20-inch screen in the bedroom....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a dining bar upstairs, plus an outside table and chairs on the lower patio....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full-size. Detergent, too....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant, works wonderfully, and quiet! However, the place is so well insulated it stays warm in the winter, cool in the summer....moreless

  • Internet:

    There is a dining bar upstairs, plus an outside table and chairs on the lower patio....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Two sets of towels, two sets of sheets and pillow cases. You need not bring a thing, unless you have a favorite blankie....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Let's just call it the relaxation room. This is the room that makes you feel you are in a tree house. The large windows look out/through the surrounding trees....moreless

  • Parking:

    One spot off street, plenty of on-street parking for guests. If you have a large item (i.e.: canoe, paddle board, etc.), we have a safe outdoor area for storage....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    See Linens...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full-size. Detergent, too. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, cups, bowls, glasses, wine glasses, utensils, all in sets of 4....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Full sized and fairly quiet....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with pots and pans utensils, plates, even plastic wear and paper plates for picnics. You just supply the food and talent....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Yep, got one of these too....moreless

  • Oven:

    See Stove :)...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Plates, cups, bowls, glasses, wine glasses, utensils, all in sets of 4....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    12 full cubic ft. Not huge, but it will hold whatever you’ll need and keep it cold....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burners and a full-sized oven, electric with a glass stove top. Go nuts!...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Does two slices at one time. There is also a waffle iron, crock pot, and blender....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The Tree House is two stories. The lower story has a gravel patio, the upper story has a bridge leading to a path connecting to the lower patio....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Small boat rentals are close by on Lake Union, Lake Washington, and Greenlake. All rent boats by the hour....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The house is surrounded by mature, huge trees. Maintenance is mostly pulling invasive ivy and blackberries and replacing them with native plants....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    An outdoor electric Grill is available to BBQ local salmon, vegetables, or any culinary treat. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Seattle has more then its share of rental shops. Just ask, and I'll point you in the direction of one or two. Several ski areas are between two and three hours drive away....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a community pool less then a mile away. Of course, public beaches on Lake Washington, Greenlake and Puget Sound are all minutes away....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    An attractive two-person spa, nicely tucked away on the lower patio just outside your bedroom. It's private, yet nestled amongst the native foliage....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard rate
May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
5 night min stay
$190
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$185

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.51%

Notes:

A one time cleaning fee of $50.00

9.8% Washington State Tax. .


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 06/30/2015
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Location

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22 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seatac
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Elliott Bay Brewery, highly recommended
9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Downtown terminal, 9 miles. Edmonds terminal, 11
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Jackson Public Course
9 Miles
Nearest Train
King Street Station
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-5
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tons easily within walking distance
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snoqualmie Pass, 60 miles. Stevens Pass, 72 miles
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Seatac

Car: Recommended

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!

 

Owner info

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.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Bridge to the Urban Tree House, which doubles as a deck.

    Bridge to the Urban Tree House, which doubles as a deck.

  • Nestled under towering native Maples and Cedars

    Nestled under towering native Maples and Cedars

  • Hot Tub is privately located just outside the lower entrance

    Hot Tub is privately located just outside the lower entrance

  • Bath and laundry niche are right off the bedroom on the first floor

    Bath and laundry niche are right off the bedroom on the first floor

  • A welcoming place to rest at the end of your day

    A welcoming place to rest at the end of your day

  • Televisions on both floors

    Televisions on both floors

  • Bathroom shower, wrapped with walls of onyx

    Bathroom shower, wrapped with walls of onyx

  • Relax: spend quiet time taking in the trees

    Relax: spend quiet time taking in the trees

  • The perfect space for everything

    The perfect space for everything

  • Creek and woods on the backside of my property.  Mother nature at her finest!

    Creek and woods on the backside of my property. Mother nature at her finest!

  • Indoor/Outdoor living

    Indoor/Outdoor living

  • Private and serene

    Private and serene

  • Dine al fresco on the patio

    Dine al fresco on the patio

  • Queen bed with luxury bedding

    Queen bed with luxury bedding

  • Foyer and stairs to the second level

    Foyer and stairs to the second level

  • Make your lists, or just doodle on a reclaimed school house chalk board

    Make your lists, or just doodle on a reclaimed school house chalk board

  • Beautiful kitchen with full sized appliances for those who enjoy cooking

    Beautiful kitchen with full sized appliances for those who enjoy cooking

  • Windows, windows, windows

    Windows, windows, windows

  • Who wouldn't enjoy cooking here?

    Who wouldn't enjoy cooking here?

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 06/30/2015
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