Group gatherings in a country setting with the attractions of 3 cities nearby.
About Connie Baldwin
My husband Brick and I moved to Mill Creek in 1997 and really enjoy sharing the beautiful area with friends and family. In 2016 we remodeled a portion of the upstairs of our “barn” into our first VRBO property (#926649); it was a fun and challenging project. We paid attention to the details because we wanted to make it a place WE would love to stay. The building was originally used as an artist studio/gallery and the bottom floor is now home to our antique car and project car collection. We had such a "barn" good time with our first short term rental property, in 2018 we opened a second, larger rental home across the street (#1431120). We really love hosting, but do have a few other interests. My husband Brick is a programmer. He completed restoration of his 1938 Chevy at the age of 21 and helped his father restore classic Dodges and raced them across the country 5 times in the Great American Race. Connie worked in high tech marketing for 12 years and ran an interior design business after having children. She is currently involved in charitable and entrepreneurial opportunities, and runs the day-to-day operations of our rentals. We have a college-age son and a daughter now navigating the joys of high school. On the weekend you might see us out and about working in the yard (it is a big job!) or on some handy/crafty project. We look forward to meeting you!
Connie Baldwin purchased this House in 2017
Why Connie Baldwin chose Silver Firs
We lived across the street from this beautiful property for 19 years and decided it really needed to be loved. We purchased it in 2017 and spent 11 months renovating the home with new electrical, plumbing, HVAC, windows, lawn, flooring, dormer, roof, paint etc. No surface remained untouched. We even drilled a new water well! We want to make this property a place where people come together and make joyful memories.
What makes this House unique
Connie spent 10 years making homes beautiful professionally, and now she spends a lot of time making our properties special. Each room is "curated" with harmonious and unexpected pieces designed for comfort, joy and beauty. Our setting is also unique; we offer the quiet rural setting (no stoplights or crowded streets) with all the comforts of home just 10 minutes from downtown Mill Creek. Every day delivers a quiet and beautiful getaway from the stresses of visiting, working and navigating the city. Our Country Chic Cottage is truly the best of both worlds!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:11 (sleeps up to 11 adults)
No open flames on the property. Many rooms have LED candles for your convenience.
This house is on acreage, but for your safety please do not venture past the obvious fence and hedge surrounding the house.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful house and comfortable setting
My family got together to surprise my mom for her 60th birthday. The house was plenty large enough for 11 adults and 2 children to have dine and hang out together for an extended weekend. The living room and game room gave everyone enough room to chat comfortably. The hosts provide everything you could think you need in the kitchen, game room, bedrooms and bathrooms, and everything was very organized and easy to find. I was blown away by the hospitality!
We enjoyed our vacation and staycation. Connie and Brick are very sweet. They tended to our needs quickly and were very responsive to our concerns. They were welcoming and the house had little notes and directions so we didn't have trouble finding things. It's a quaint environment to live in with our family from in and out of state for my daughter's wedding. It’s very relaxing stay. ❤️ the place. Thank you so much Connie ang Brick.
Maria, thank you for the kind words. It was lovely to meet your family and we would love to be your hosts again.
It was a beautiful place to stay, all the covenants that we could ever expect !!!
It was great!!!
Donna, so glad you chose us and had a great time. We enjoyed being your hosts. When is your next visit? :-)
Charming Cottage is Perfect Setting for Retreat
This beautiful and cozy (yet quite roomy) property was the perfect peaceful setting for our retreat. The indoor and outdoor space lent itself beautifully to the various activities we did. Whether we were hanging out around the huge kitchen island, working at the large table, chatting outside on the patio, or watching a moving, the space enhanced our experience.
Connie and Brick are gracious hosts who put a lot of TLC into restoring the home and making extra welcoming.
I highly recommend Starlight Cottage for anyone who wants the convenience of a great location that feels like it's in the middle of paradise - quiet, peaceful, and homey.
Lesley, it was our honor to provide the space for this important group and mission. Thank you for choosing us!
Perfect location and beautiful!
This location was perfect for outings to the mountains and the city. The area is peaceful and very beautiful. The house was thoughtfully equipped and had lovely decor. Plenty of space for our mini-family reunion. We loved our stay here!
Barbara, so glad we could help make your family gatherings comfortable and cozy; it was lovely to meet you. We hope you will think of us again on your next visit to the area!
I have stayed in a number of rental homes and typically they look better in the photos than in reality. But in this case the home was even better than I expected. Our family of 5 stayed here for a wedding weekend, and it was just perfect for us. The home is so lovingly updated and decorated, and the attention to detail that Connie has put into the home and guest communications is really above and beyond. Every cupboard and drawer in the well-stocked kitchen is labeled so each utensil, pot & pan, potholder or placemat is easy to find. She sent a photograph of the driveway entrance that made finding the exact location a breeze. She checked in to make sure everything was going well without being intrusive. And the property itself is lovely and quiet, yet a few minutes from stores and restaurants. Absolutely recommend to anyone attending a wedding in the Snohomish area or otherwise looking to visit this beautiful area of Washington!
Margaret, you are so sweet to give us such a lovely review. We so enjoyed being your hosts, and hope joy and good health are yours until we see you again!
We live nearby so we are available as needed to help out with questions or issues, or to simply give you advice on great places to eat and visit.
Our neighborhood feels and sounds like the country. Drive down a winding road with natural foliage (and no traffic lights) to arrive; you might hear crickets or a frog or two on the way. Ten short minutes away, you will find all the wonderful restaurants, shopping and amenities in the city of Mill Creek. Drive 20 minutes north and you find the charming town of Snohomish; where you can take a half day trip to explore antiques, boutiques and restaurants. Many families attend weddings in Snohomish and our property is a perfect place to stay during the festivities. For wine enthusiasts, a 20 minute drive south into Woodinville opens the doors to over 150 wineries, popular shops and the famous Molbak's Nursery.