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Why not stay at Le Bijou? It is within the hustle bustle, sights and sounds of downtown Seattle (theater district, Space Needle, Pikes Place Market, Museums, etc.), but located on historic Queen Anne Hill, highest point in the city at 520' able sea level . Le Bijou is situated on the west facing bluff over Elliott Bay and looking at Puget Sound. Le Bijou is an ideal setting for visiting the 'Emerald City', family and friends, University of Washington/ Hospitals/Research Centers (all major hospitals and medical research centers including Children's Hospital), the Gates Foundation, numerous Medical Research Centers, all major hospitals including Children's Hospital.
THE SPACE 'Le Bijou' of Queen Anne (The Jewel of Queen Anne) is a 1909 craftsman's cottage located on the western bluff facing Puget Sound in coveted Queen Anne . It has it own entry and sits overlooking the courtyard. A true craftsman recreated the fine details of craftsmanship present at the turn of the century: Crown molding, wainscoting, lathe and plaster ceilings, walls and original old growth fir floors were lovingly and meticulously repaired and restored. ~Le Bijou is completely equipped with all modern conveniences and luxuries one would hope to find in vintage yet totally modern accommodations in the city but in the private, quiet, intimate and serene setting of Queen Anne.
~Enter the cottage along a bricked walkway through the front garden to the courtyard and the entrance to the cottage. It is a private retreat.
~The living room retains the original architectural elements with a gas fireplace added to take the chill from the evening air. A beautiful antique cherry mantel with marble surround is a focal point of the living room.
~How often do you have the opportunity to sleep on freshly ironed sheets? Opening the french doors will lead you to the master bedroom with an antique iron bed containing an ultra plush queen-sized mattress, luxurious bedding from Frette and Ralph Lauren, linens from Thomas Lee and Charles P. Rogers of New york. Enjoy freshly ironed crisp linens as you slid into bed for a peaceful nights slumber. There is additional queen-sized bed in the living room. The couch/hideabed made by American Leather, is the finest most comfortable hideabed made. It is NOT your typical hideabed. Of course, the linens are freshly ironed.
~ The kitchen has everything a cook could want: original cabinetry plus a farmer's cast iron apron sink, exquisite tile work, a granite table with 2 whimsical chairs that remind your host of 'Alice in Wonderland' and the Red Queen at tea in the garden.
~The bathroom has everything to pamper you: heated floors, a restored claw foot cast iron soaking tub, 48' granite topped vanity with plenty of drawers for longer stays and a graciously sized shower designed and tiled as if it were a seaside landscape. Turkish towels of the highest quality are provided for you as well as top of the line spa quality cleansing products. For stays longer than 7 days, fresh linens and towels will be provided.
GUEST ACCESS 'Le Bijou' is completely separated and self-sufficient as if you were staying in your own home. One enters the brick courtyard along a bricked garden path past a unique garden created at the front of the property. You will be welcomed into the courtyard with perennial and annual flowers creating a lush garden atmosphere. You can barbecue your catch of the day, spend the afternoon in comfortable seating enjoying the sunshine or sitting around the fire pit. Spend an afternoon or evening relaxing, barbecuing , sitting by a fire in the evening, dine by moon light, enjoy the magnificent views from the bluff and Puget Sound.
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS Your cottage is located down a walkway to the left upon entering the property along a lighted brick path in front of the main house to the courtyard of 'Le Bijou'. A lockbox is provided for guests for access day or night. I live in the main home. I am available to answer questions, provide information, or find what might be missing from the kitchen or anything you need.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD West Queen Anne is on the bluff overlooking Puget Sound, West Seattle, the Olympic Range and Cruise Ship Terminal. The immediate area is easily accessible to the Theatre District, Seattle Center/Space Needle, shopping and dining and boutique bars in upper and lower QA, artisanal bakeries, quaint shops, Pike's Peak Market, SAM (Seattle Art Museum), many university level educational facilities and more. All major hospitals Virginia Mason Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, Group Health Hospital, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute and The Gates Foundation are within 10 to 15 minutes. Queen Anne is like an oasis of calm and tranquitiy within the heart of the city's hustle and bustle.
GETTING AROUND 'Le Bijou' of Queen Anne is 1/2 block from the bus stop and within easy walking distance of lower and upper Queen Anne, Seattle Center/Theatre District, The Gates Foundation and a short hop to South Lakes Union, and all of Seattle's many attractions while providing the ultimate privacy and comfort in a beautiful setting. For longer distances, a car is recommended.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE Location and accommodations are ideal for visitors, vacationers and executives, and individuals here for medical reasons (close proximity to hospitals and medical research centers).
American Leather hide abed in living room. Very comfortable....moreless
Bedroom contains an antique iron bed with an utra-plush queen-sized mattress, English antique buffet with granite top, reading scone lamps, luggage racks and french doors to the living room.
Additional queen-sized bed is in the living room. It is a American Leather hide abed, the fines and most comfortable hide abed made....moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower
48' vanity with many drawers for longer term visitors...moreless
Antique claw-footed cast iron tub completely redone, Marble and glass tiled 4' x 4' shower with pebble base has a feeling of a marine landscape.
48' vanity with black granite top with plenty of storage for long term visitors.
Flower are Bloomin' Everywhere Apr 1 - May 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Summer has Arrived! Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015 3 night min stay
Hot Lazy Days of Summer! Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Indian Summer Sep 1 - Oct 10, 2015 3 night min stay
Shop 'Xmas Oct 11 - Dec 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Turkey Time & Family! Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2015 4 night min stay
$960 flat fee
Christmas Cheer! Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2015 4 night min stay
$960 flat fee
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Pet Fee$20 + tax
Cleaning$90 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Pets are $20 per night. Ask for pet agreement.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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About the owner: Formerly a 30 year resident of Alaska, I have also done extensive travel and/or living in Europe, the Middle East, and in Africa. I am, of course, anxious to travel more. I have always been very keen on outdoor activities: non technical climbing, downhill and cross country skiing, bicycling, casual hiking. I have an adventuresome spirit and always looking for the next fork in fork road
Since arriving in Seattle, I have thoroughly enjoying all of the amenities that the Pacific NW offers. I am located in the hub of what is happening in Seattle area for access to all that might be needed: coffee shops galore, bars and restaurants for the foodies...anything you could want, wonderful social life, and of course, the Seattle Art Center which has amazing exhibits. Easy bus transport ion anywhere you want to go. Plus there are all the activities related to the water of Puget Sound, Lake Union and Lake Washington. Technology and medical research facilities, Amazon are located in close proximity.
Why the Owner Chose Queen Anne: I had not owned a home in 20 years because of traveling and assorted other reasons. I felt the need to put down roots somewhere the rent would not escalate...but taxes would. When I found this place at the end of 2013, it was run down, everything overgrown, little to no maintenance in years, complete renovation of everything was needed. I saw the possibilities, liked the neighborhood, the bluff and sunsets, a place to garden, a place of tranquility and LOTS of work. One year later, I am still working on it and will be for probably years to come. I like the process of dreaming the impossible and making the dream come true. I love the cottage. I will go over there when there are no quests and feel like I have gone on vacation. I thoroughly enjoy the setting on the West Bluff looking out to Puget Sound with the marine traffic coming and going. The street is tree lined and quiet, not something I experienced in lower Queen Anne. The property offered me a place to live and make a home plus this darling cottage that I have lovingly restored to its former beauty and given it my own twist of creativity. Then, the opportunity to garden again did the trick for me. I love this location as I am so close to everything mentioned before but feel like I am not in the city. I can take what I want in the city and then retreat to my little haven on Queen Anne. There is a tranquility about living here that is very special to me.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: 'Le Bijou', (The Jewel), is a separate beautiful space. It is not living in someones home, or a condo/apartment. It is 15 to 20 minutes from everything from entertainment, hospitals, research centers, technology research,universities but right in the city. Le Bijou's location is Queen Anne and on the west bluff with expansive views of Puget Sound, fabulous sunsets and sunrises is my idea of perfect. My street is quiet with great neighbors who all seem to have dogs...love the doggies. It is a place of calmness and tranquility but accessible to whatever it is that pleases you. Coming home is like ....well, really coming home.
Speaks: english, french
Primary:206-407-7075Please call before 9:00 in the evening