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Stay at Lake Forbes Cottage, Your Home Away from Home

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Lake Forbes Cottage

Welcome to your home away from home!

Experience the Puget Sound the way it was meant to be experienced. Privacy and romance of a vacation rental bordering a large greenbelt with a lake. Relax in this serene retreat with nature at your back door yet with the convenience of city living in the heart of Kirkland on the Eastside of Seattle. You’ll get to enjoy your own private space with a bath, bedroom, living area and kitchen in a cottage designed with your comfort and privacy in mind.

Our home away from home is newly furnished and decorated and has proven itself valuable for traveling business, academic & medical professionals, short-term/transitional Seattle stays, vacationers and single or double occupancy on a nightly/weekly basis while visiting friends and family.

Your accommodations include one bedroom with queen-size bed, full bathroom. You have your own kitchen and dining area complete with oven, refrigerator and cooking utensils. Relax on the deck with protected wetlands as your scenery. Cable TV, and WIFI services are available.

After many years living in Seattle, we continue to be awed by the beauty of this neighborhood, its proximity to nature, and its breathtaking sunsets. So, pour a glass of wine, come relax outdoors on the deck, and watch the sun slip behind the beautiful green belt as it illuminates the sky.

DISCLAIMER: For the sake of clarity, please note that we are NOT a hotel. If you like fresh towels every day and need this kind of service frequently we suggest considering a stay in a hotel. We value your privacy and we value ours. We offer a great place at a great price so you can have privacy and a similar experience of living in your own private residence. Along with that comes the responsibility of taking care of your own basic needs. If during your stay you need something reasonable ask and we will do our best to accommodate you. However we have full time jobs and use the income from our rental to subsidize our mortgage, so are not available at all times. We appreciate your patronage and understanding.


Forbes Lake Cottage offers short driving distances of less than 15 minutes to Lake Washington, downtown Bellevue, Microsoft campus, parks and river trails! Want to go shopping or eat out? We are 5 minutes away from I-405 and close to various shopping/restaurant options on the water.


Rates are $59 a night for a two night minimum. For extended stays please contact us for rates. Prices do not include applicable sales tax of 9.5%. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Cash or Money Orders. A $30.00 cleaning fee is required.

For reservations or to check availability call Stefan or email us.


§ Hair Dryer, Iron & Board (Upon Request)

§ Alarm Clock, Air-Conditioning & Laundry Service

§ Free Off Street Parking for You & Your Guests

§ No Smoking (Inside Only), No Drugs

§ Completely Updated and Furnished

§ Towels & Linens Provided

$ Small Pets Ok


§ Refrigerator/Freezer, Stove/Oven, Microwave

§ Coffee Maker, Toaster, Spices & Selection of Coffees and Teas

§ Granite Countertops, New Cabinets, and Tile Flooring


§ Cable TV, iPod player, Radio, DVD PlayeR

Internet Access:

§ Free WiFi (Wireless Internet)

Local Activities:

§ Walking, Cycling, Mt. Biking, Tennis, Golf, Boating, Water Sports & Watercraft Rentals, Swimming, Hiking, Mountaineering, Indoor/Outdoor Rock Climbing, Horse Back Riding, Sightseeing, and much much more…


§ Wineries, Water Parks, Safeco Stadium, Shopping Malls, Libraries, Seattle Downtown, Gym’s, Bay/Sound, Scenic Drives, Bridle Trail Horse Park, Restaurants, Churches, Local Coffee Shops, Medical Services, Massages, Yoga, etc…

Keywords: House

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About The Owner

I'm excited about meeting new people and creating new friendships with travelers that will stay with us.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2009

Why The Owner chose Kirkland

I am at the heart of Kirkland, just 5 to 15 minutes away from the Kirkland Waterfront, Seattle and much of the surrounding area. This location offers access to all kinds of shopping experiences, outdoor experiences, culinary experiences and so much more. With the rental bordering on protected land and a small lake, we have the convenience of quick access to surrounding areas with the private feel of being out in the countryside.

What makes this cottage unique

I often sit on our back deck and watch the sun rise or set over Lake Forbes. Being close to shopping, downtown Kirkland, Microsoft, Seattle, and various other places is convenient, but often you need to sacrifice privacy to have these. Our rental gives the best of both worlds. We even get to see the occasional deer, and often see a variety of birds and other wildlife on our property. It is serene, peaceful and practical all in one.


North Rose Hill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) The Bed Sleeps 2. We Can Also Make Room for an Sleep Air Mattress for One Additional Person. Occupancy of More Than 2 People Per Night Requires an Additional $10 Per Person Per Night.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(37 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.6216216 based on 37 reviews

Clean, comfortable, small but cute. Bunnies in the yard and redwing blackbirds in the natural area.

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect for us, allowing us to squeeze in some fun while watching the soccer tournament at 60 acres park. We walked along the river to the wine tasting/ brewery district, hiked in the Redmond watetshed preserve, and went into Seattle to see tourist attractions (space needle, Chihuly exhibit, waterfront, rose garden etc.) Hosts were friendly and helpful. The cottage is small (best for two people max) but well-equipped and maintained. Nice stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, comfortable, and great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Host is awesome! Will definitely stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, central to Redmond and Kirkland!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, cozy cottage. Perfect for a single or couple. Easy access to interstate. I will definitely book again next time I come to town.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cozy and comfortable. Very convenient to all of the East Side.

  • 5 of 5

I would stay again at Lake Forbes Cottage.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Sixth Year!

  • 5 of 5

The Lake Forbes Cottage is a quiet, private, clean little oasis that has met our needs perfectly again this year, our sixth visit since 2012. The large grassy yard located next to a wetlands preserve provides an ideal setting for bird watching, hopping bunnies, and peekaboo view of nearby Forbes Lake (really, it's a large pond.) So peaceful here - you will enjoy it!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forbes Lake where are you!!

  • 2 of 5

Where do I begin, the write up on this rental deserves a Pulitzer Prize, however, it is the most misleading representation. Upon arrival we needed a machete to cut through the two foot high weeds that surrounded the entire property, some of which had thorns that could really cause injury! There is no lake visible from anywhere near the place, so getting a glass of wine and sitting on the deck to watch the sun set over the water is just not possible. The deck is worn, rickety and the deck chairs are terrible. Spiders and carpenter ants are the major inhabitants just outside your door! Ad states there is cable TV and wifi, however, the cable TV is very basic which allowed access to a religious channel, two government channels a news station and one channel that showed old reruns of Criminal Minds form about about 5 years ago!! The internet hardly worked. We had to be in the kitchen in order to pick up a signal. The kitchen, while nice, could use a few more pots and pans. There was a building being constructed two doors up and a lot being cleared just behind the unit so it was loud and noisy all day long. A major highway is just up the alley so traffic noise was also an issue. A previous reviewer stated the ad misrepresented the rental and I couldn't agree more. On a positive note, for the price it was adequate at best. I must now go try and get the sap off my car from the low hanging branches on an overgrown tree that hung over the parking area!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dennis & Shelley, I am disappointed that you had such a bad experience. I would have appreciated if you could have let me know how you felt while you were there so I could have done something about it then. I care about the experience my guests have. I apologize about the misleading picture of the lake. The city planted trees a couple of years ago between my property & the lake & they have grown incredibly fast. I will make sure to update the pictures & description. As for the yard, I had to replace my landscaper as he wasn't doing his job. It is the busy season, so it took me a few weeks to find one. As you are aware, I the yard was taken care of WHILE you were there. Landscapers were there for two days grooming the property & making sure it looks good. There were a couple of blackberry bushes that were trimmed back, which were no where close to the cottage. You only noticed them because you walked your dog in our yard. I hardly feel that one foot high grass requires a machete & would appreciate if you could provide accurate & factual reviews. Spiders & ants are part of nature. If they were in the cottage I could understand your concern, however they are not. I do appreciate you letting me know the WIFI, Cable & Deck are a problem. I will purchase a signal repeater today so that the signal is better & will call Comcast to make sure I have a better selection of channels. I don't watch TV, so I was not aware of the limited selection. I will also inspect the deck & replace it is as needed. I have rented this property out for six years, & have never had anyone complain about freeway noise. You can't hear the freeway while inside the cottage, & you can hear the freeway pretty much at the same level anywhere in the city. Whether you are next to it, or two miles away. It is part of living in a big city. Construction has never been an issue either, however as of a couple of weeks ago, there are two houses being built close by. The noise affects me as well & I wish it wasn't there. However I understand it is outside my control & also part of living in a city. It will be gone in a few months when they finish the homes and fortunately they work only during the day. Finally, regarding the sap on your car you had 60 feet of designated parking to park your car in! You chose to park under the tree! Trees make sap. Please consider timely, open, honest & direct communication with your hosts so they can do something about your concerns.
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Rates & Availability

North Rose Hill Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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