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Cosmopolitan Studio in Upscale Historic Neighborhood

Bedrooms Studio
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio,1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Natural light pours into spacious kitchen area with western sunset view, with a glimpse of the Olympics, for one or two people. Eating counter with stools is adjacent to spacious cooking area for conversation and comraderie. Exhaust fan to outdoors and adjustable mood lighting are over counter. Two steps down to cozy bedroom area with queen bed, easy chairs with reading lights and high ceilings. Fully enclosed bath house with hot tub and French doors opening onto side deck on the other side of the house is available to guests; or take a short walk to lake views of Mt. Rainier and the Cascades where there are blocks of elegant homes and gardens from 1920's. Mt. Baker Park , an Olmstead legacy park a block down the hill , has tennis courts and a great kids' playground, A five minute walk takes you to lakefront with supervised beach area, and further down is the Rowing and Sailing Center with boat ramp and sailboat rental. It's on a jogging/bike path extending six miles, ending in Seward Park, a peninsula of original growth forest with its own beach and outdoor summer concerts.

At the corner across from the park, Café Mioposto is open long hours with a full bar. The building has a Pilates studio, hair salon and pet shop. It's a five block walk to grocery store and pharmacy, Light Rail line to airport and downtown. City bus stops in front of the house.

Seattle is known for good bookstores, live music and theatre, and a variety of restaurants, most with outdoor dining in the summer. Gourmands appreciate food sources like the Pike Place Market and weekly neighborhood farmers' markets. Crafters appreciate sources for knitting/weaving yarn (about seven stores in the area), jewelry, quilting and woodworking supplies. Shopaholics love Bellevue Square just across the lake, and the Nordstrom Rack!

Use this property as a base for day trips to outdoor recreation in the greater area, whether mountains or Sound, including Victoria, B.C.; explore the islands of Puget Sound, go to the Lavender Festival or the Bellevue Arts Festival in July, attend the Hydroplane races in August-the course is a few blocks from the house. Relax on long summer nights with sunset views from the studio or the deck, or cozy up to your favorite book or TV inside. Deck chairs provided for sunset views in front of the door in fair weather months.

Wifi available in unit.

Keywords: Groundfloor Studio in Craftsman house in elegant garden neighborhood, 2 minutes from Lake Washington, tennis courts,cafés and boating center. Private bathouse with hot tub and deck,fenced yard. Large new kitchen area, abundant light and amenities. On Busline to Light Rail or downtown.

More Details


Mount Baker Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Stall shower: heat lamp: exterior window for ventilation
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) Down duvet; high thread-count sheets
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
VRBO#181058 is a few footsteps away-would be great for a family with another generation or another couple who wanted to be close but separate. It is one bedroom with additional foldout bed in living room, kitchen and outdoor seating area with table and chairs!


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Cosmopolitan Studio in Upscale Historic Neighborhood
average rating of 4.614035 based on 63 reviews

Cozy and delightful place to stay when you visit Seattle.

  • 5 of 5

I can't begin to share how wonderful our stay was at Plumb Suite. It was my first time using VRBO and I was quite nervous. As soon as I stepped in the door I knew I had scored a jackpot of place to stay. I was on a first (of hopefully many) trips with my college age daughter and we found Plumb Suite to be lovely and made us feel right at home. The neighborhood is beautiful. We enjoyed walking to the light rail and took in the beautiful variety of houses on the walk. It was so handy for our all of our side trips. It was very easy to get to the main routes to get to Rainer and the Fauntleroy ferry as well as being within walking distance to the light rail. I can't wait to go back to Seattle someday and I will definitely contact Plumb Suites first to see if it is available!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! We try to please! It is gratifying to receive your appreciation!
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lovely studio

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed 6 days in this studio in the Mt. Baker neighborhood in January. The location is great for exploring Seattle and parking is easy if one has a car. The owner is very responsive.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our second stay at Plumb Suite!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, comfy studio apt, with all the touches to feel st home!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, great location, tastefully outfitted.

  • 4 of 5

Super private, small studio with everything a couple needs for a few days getaway. The hot tub was a nice bonus. Recommended

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice studio in beautiful neighborhood near Lake Washington

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, nice studio apartment in a nice neighborhood. Suzanna was really good to work with and had very clear expectations and communication. I appreciated the notebook with instructions and loads of information on the area. We really enjoyed the hot tub and the guest deck as well as the proximity to Lake Washington. Great place to stay while in Seattle!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great neighborhood close to parks. Very easy drive into Seattle.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet apartment that was an easy drive into Seattle.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suzanna Plumb
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Suzanna Plumb

Retired educator and librarian, my passions are textile crafts, jewelry making, antique refinishing, some gardening and home décor. Fluent French speaker and working to attain fluency in Italian, I'm a Europhile with my vine-covered main deck! I prize the cool summers (mostly) in Seattle and access to the ocean and the waters of Puget Sound, and two great NPR stations. I have two Siamese cats .

Suzanna Plumb purchased this studio in 1974

Why Suzanna Plumb chose Mount Baker

Developed the studio apartment in 1989. A great neighborhood should be shared with those who cannot purchase in this prime area! Remodeled in December 2010.

What makes this studio unique

Quick access to beautiful areas on foot. The sense of history and groundedness in staying in the house that was built to promote the area in 1905, and the authenticity of its architecture. The presence of a variety of plants on the decks,hot tub house and in the yard. A quiet neighborhood close to downtown, yet on a huge lake resembling the lakes of Italy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

First trip to Seattle. Had fun using the kitchen and the teapot. Great spot to take a run. great weather despite daily reports of rain. The sun was out for a bit every single day! Yea for the Light Rail!
Jun 2013
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Seattle-Tacoma International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Miles
Colman Ferry Dock Downtown
Nearest Golf
0.75 Miles
Jefferson Golf
Nearest Train
3.5 Miles
Amtrak Seattle
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 5; Interstate 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Mt. Baker Beach
Car: not necessary

Mt. Baker is one of the oldest developed residential neighborhoods in Seattle, cleared in the 1900's. My house was the model for development which took place mostly in the 1920's. Elegant homes and landscaping surround the rental, with scenic walks along the lake with mountain views and lake swimming areas. Sailing center nearby where boats can be rented. Located south of downtown with easy access to downtown and airport via Light Rail. Situated near Columbia City, with upscale bars and small restaurants, as well as inexpensive ethnic restaurants in walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40

For stays over one week there is an additional $40 laundry and housekeeping fee per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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