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Elegant 1BR/1BA Kirkland Mini-Farm Mil/by Bellevue & Seattle

Bedrooms 1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Estate, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This unique MIL apartment is located in the highly desirable neighborhood of The Bridle Trails, an upscale area located between Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond, Washington. Located on the lower level of this private estate, the apartment has a separate entrance to the quarters for your privacy. Views of the flower gardens, stables, rolling pasture & beautiful evergreen foliage are all a part of this exquisite Northwest location. There is a small outdoor patio with a sitting area for sipping coffee and bevvies, or use it as an alternate area to work, create, dine or lounge.

If you choose this apartment, you will find it is an urban setting and yet situated on nearly ONE ACRE in the city! You will be surprised to discover the best of both worlds are here....

A stroll across the street will provide you with plenty of gourmet foods as well as restaurants, coffee shops, dry cleaning, etc.

Serious inquiries only, please. Call 206-669-3456 for questions or reservations, or you may also email us. This property is suitable for fully ambulatory, stable, & able bodied guests due to our steep stairway down to the unit. Thank you.

This unit will provide you with-

High speed fiber optic wireless Internet

-easy access to:

Kirkland Waterfront,easy access to Interstate 405

-shopping at Bell-Square, Redmond Town Center

-Designer outlet malls located 30-40 minutes north or east

-centrally located to Bellevue, Redmond, & Kirkland

-within close proximity to restaurants; Italian, Thai, Chinese, American, Mexican, Asian, French, & Indian.

-close to bank, UPS & pharmacy

-Easy to locate, easy access to airport

-within 1- 1+1/2 hours to ski resort areas

-easy trail access for horseback riding in the highly acclaimed

Bridle Trails State Park

-Bicycle rental shops nearby in the Bicycle Capital of the Northwest (Redmond)

-Chateau St. Michelle winery and others nearby for tours and concerts

-famous Washington State ferry system easy access to rides to neighboring islands for day excursions

-Beautiful green foliage, lakes, streams, and nature within your brief drive to Lake Washington, Lake Union, Lake Sammamish, or the ocean (Seattle, Edmonds, or Everett).

-golf nearby in Bellevue (Eagle Crest & Bellevue Golf Club)

-churches & community functions held frequently for renewal and enjoyment

-located within 4 miles to major hospitals-Overlake & Evergreen

-natural foods at PCC co-op down the hill or at Whole Foods nearby in Bellevue

-Olson tack shop and The Gift Horse Saddlery nearby

-Spas, Salons and Day treatment facilities nearby in Bellevue, Redmond, and Woodinville.

Keywords: MIL Apartment Near Amenities

More Details

Steve Sandvik or Sonja Rudie
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Sonja,

We had a wonderful time in your "mother in law" accomodations. The apartment was very comfortable, cozy and attractive. You were the perfect hostess-every request was taken care of. Our friends (the groom's parents, formerly from Bellevue) were very impressed and think they will want to stay there when they visit the area. Both sons and wives live in the area but in very small homes. This couple actually introduced us to VRBO.

The area was conducive to nice walks through a lovely neighborhood. Easy access to freeway, downtown Seattle, and the ferry terminal; shopping was close by. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and will keep you in mind when we visit the area again. Charlotte & Paddy Madden
May 2009
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Grass Lawn Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Elegant 1BR/1BA Kirkland Mini-Farm Mil/by Bellevue & Seattle
average rating of 4.928571 based on 17 reviews

Calm and Refreshing!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the mini farm as we were looking for our next place. The furnishing were absolutely beautiful. The bed was so comfy!! It was a quiet, calm and beautiful. The kitchen had everything we needed and then some. I felt refreshed. It was just what I needed. Thanks for the lovely time.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waterford Michigan

A perfect little get away for peace and quiet!!

  • 5 of 5

I am in the construction industry and needed a place to stay on a short term basis that was totally furnished so all I had to do was drop off my luggage and head to the grocery store and that is exactly what I got at this place. This apartment was totally furnished with everything you need and then some. there is plenty of dishes, silverware and numerous pots and pans to cook what ever you wanted. The apartment was immaculate and a very, very comfortable bed. The patio was very relaxing after a hard days work and the TV had all the channels any one would need. If you are looking for a place to stay I suggest you check this place out, I honestly couldn't even tell that the home owners actually lived upstairs, you have your own entrance and a lot of privacy. I will definitely stay here again if I am ever back in this area!!!!!! Steve and Sonja, thank you so much for letting me enjoy your place, the accommodations was fantastic!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely the best

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed a place that we would enjoy staying for 6 weeks. We were so pleased with the apartment. The owners certainly went out of their way to furnish the unit so that everything was perfect. We so enjoyed the mattress which was very comfortable. The location is great for travel all directions in the greater Seattle Metropolitan area. If you are looking for the perfect place with peace and quiet this certainly would meet your needs. The owners Sonja and Steve were like family and I sincerely miss them both.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Valerie and Richard, We are so pleased to hear that your experience here at the Kirkland mini farm was "absolutely the best." Thank you for the 5 star rating! We are most appreciative that you have also experienced our apartment unit as quiet, peaceful, perfectly furnished, and in an excellent greater Seattle location. Our master bedroom mattress you are describing was especially chosen with ultimate comfort in mind for our guest travelers and we are glad you noticed it along with our genuine "like family" hospitality. We enjoyed having you both here very much, and are looking forward to your return. We miss you too! Please accept our warmest regards from the Kirkland mini farm and happy holidays to you and yours! Steve and Sonja
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Serene and spacious

  • 5 of 5

This property was even more charming than advertised. My husband and two children(10 & 13) stayed here for 6 nights. Everything was immaculate and all amenities are full-size. Unlike what you get in a hotel room. The living room was roomier than it appears. We were able to relax and watch a movie comfortably. Having a shopping center across the street was a bonus because the kitchen was easy to work in so we took advantage of eating in. The shopping center's closeness did not impact the peacefulness of the property. The highway was ~5 minutes away which made for easy travel. The front door opened out onto a patio and table w/umbrella and the horse pasture. A sweet site first thing in the morning. Our kids loved offering carrots to their gorgeous horses. The owners were very thoughtful with extra conveniences and one morning left beautiful scones on the patio table! Our entire stay couldn't have gone better.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livingston, Montana

Central location and private

  • 5 of 5

This location worked perfectly for us as we have family that live in the Seattle area. Private accommodations, yet in a central location with grocery and restaurants right across the street.. The MIL apartment was very clean and stocked with essentials to start us off. Sonja and Steve give you space, but if you need anything, they are right there. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this VRBO. When you find a very clean place that is comfortably furnished in a good location, what more can you ask for. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that you found our mini farm apartment well stocked, central, clean, and walkable! We pride ourselves in giving our guests plenty of privacy (while also remaining attentive), so we are pleased that you have noticed this in our style of hospitality. Many thanks for your five star review, for taking the time to write the review, and we hope you will consider staying with us again in the future!
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Carlsbad, CA

A Pleasnt place for two

  • 4 of 5

A very clean and well-supplied unit, reasonably quite and very pleasant propieters, The sofa bed was useless/very unconfortable; the 3rd person preferred to sleep on the floor. There was no TV service that surprised us as it was advertised as a unit with TV; what we had was a monitor and a DVD player, no live TV! Overall, we enjoyed our stay but feel we payed for a 3-person unit and got a 2-person sleeper!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your recent review of 4 out of 5 stars! We value your input even when our former guests have reported they have had a different experience of the same MIL unit (see review header "exactly as advertised"). We are pleased you enjoyed the cleanliness, well-stocked unit and would have liked to have had an opportunity to address your concerns while you were here. We take great pride in providing our guests with cutting edge, state of the art Apple TV, wireless internet, and full streaming capability for compatible devices. As our world changes, these technological improvements were suggested to us by our 2013 guests and we were delighted to be of service. Our queen size sofa bed has been carefully selected to be of the most comfort we could find for a standard adult or child. We would be open to your suggestion of another brand of sofa bed and would enjoy the opportunity to make adjustments for your particular family's needs if you so desire. We wish you well on your travels and hope you will again consider the Kirkland Mini Farm for a hassle free lodging experience! Kind Regards, S & S Proprietors
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Car: recommended

Horseback riding or instruction available at local barns, Central Park Tennis Club within walking distance, golf club and golf ranges nearby, Grass Lawn Park with children's playground, hiking & running in Bridle Trails State Park, bicycling along Marymoor Park connects to Bicentennial Trail, within minutes to Microsoft, Google, Amazon & Digipen


Rates & Availability

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

A damage charge will be made to the card on file if the unit is left excessively dirty or damaged. This does not include normal wear and tear to the unit. We pride ourselves in maintaining a 5 star property and strive to continue keeping it that way.

Payments are made after the paperwork has been sent and reviewed by the traveler. We contact them and verify the correct dates, contract information, and preferred method of payment. A reservation is complete after the paperwork and payment for the reservation has been received by us and is processed. Rates are $175.00 per night with a five night minimum


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