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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

Stefan Newbury
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Stefan Newbury

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

Stefan Newbury purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Stefan Newbury chose North Rose Hill

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • 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
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.625 based on 40 reviews

Good little property, quiet.

  • 4 of 5

Good little property, quiet.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Affordable and clean

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here while I attended a CE course at the nearby hospital. It was very affordable, clean, and comfortable. The location was close to my education venue and also to downtown Kirkland. I didn't find any need to even venture into Seattle. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bozeman, Montana

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The listing for this house is spot on, very clean and had everything we needed. The actual photos are only slightly deceiving in that they don't picture the house situated right next to it so it's slightly less private but had blinds for added privacy which was nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: June 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: April 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: March 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $30
Tax Rate 10.1%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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