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Exquisite Estate offers private luxury getaway

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 6 Bath Large Custom Home Nestled In A Private Wooded Neighborhood

This gorgeous 6000 square foot home will seat you in the lap of luxury. Custom built just 7 years ago, no detail was overlooked. From the moment you enter the soaring front entry with winding staircase you will feel at ease in our well appointed but livable home. We believe luxury isn't a luxury unless its comfortable. And this home is nothing short of that.

Open floor plans with an easy going gourmet kitchen will have everyone gathering to share the dinner prep.

This home has been featured in several popular design magazines as well as many kitchen videos.

A custom built butlers pantry off the informal dining space is perfect for the avid mixologist. An extra sink and fridge in this space holds holiday meals at ease. The grand living space is anchored by a wood burning fireplace and comfortable seating, calling the crowd for a game of scrabble.

Upstairs, 4 bedrooms, including a grand master with walk out balcony is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee high among the towering old growth pines. Children's room feature swedish built-in bunks, secret hiding spaces and a lego loft with porthole. (This home is a hide and seekers dream). There is a full mud room/laundry room on the first floor and a second family laundry on upper floor. All bedrooms are en-suite.

(For our long term renters, the 10' ceiling basement offers an additional bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, movie room, wine room, storage and giant craft room!)

In your 2 acre backyard you will find a large play structure, custom playhouse with sleeping loft, a thrilling rope swing and zip line all call for an afternoon of adventure. A hot tub and covered porch with fireplace are the perfect ending to your day. Heat lamps and twinkling lights complete the experience.

Also available as is our on property cottage called Camp Woodway, VRBO 221336. Add this to the rental for extra guests and use of the entire estate.

Come escape and call our home yours. short term or long term, we have the right fit for you.

More Details

gretchen evans
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017

About gretchen evans

Ben grew up in the area but lived in NY for 10 years. I, Gretchen, am from Minnesota and have lived many places, including Germany. Our 5 kids were all born in Seattle and still wince when the sun comes out.

gretchen evans purchased this estate in 2007

Why gretchen evans chose Woodway

We fell in love with this property the first time we stepped foot on the land. We knew that one day our kids would run and play among the trees and fall asleep listening to owls at night. We spent 2 years building our custom home.

What makes this estate unique

We love our home for the comfort it offers, of course the little luxuries, like radiant heat floors, but also the warmth that comes from the furnishings and little details. As a designer I feel personally tied to all the decisions and I love the way it turned out. Nothing is too stuffy, the kids art hangs on the walls next to well respected artists.


This home is located in the private town of Woodway. Called 'the quiet place', Woodway is home to 2 acre properties and as the name suggests, many trees. it is a haven for runners, walkers and bird enthusiasts.


Woodway Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1: Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1: Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Columbia, Missouri

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for a week in July 2017. We were completely blown away by this home and couldn't give it a higher recommendation. First of all, the neighborhood of Woodway is SO charming. Every (amazing) home is nestled in the woods, surrounded by amazing 60 ft tall 100+ year old redwood and pine trees. The home is close to a cute little downtown area with great restaurants, shops and parks. My kids (ages 13, 9, 3, 1) loved the backyard and it's amenities. We bought some yard games and spent hours back there playing badminton, frisbee, tag and hide and go seek. The tree swings were a big hit! After returning home my kids begged me to hang one in our backyard (a project that is currently in progress). We loved the outdoor fireplace and spent most evenings back there after the kids were in bed.

The home itself is absolutely beautiful. Gretchen has done an AMAZING job with every little detail. My wife joked (half joked) that we were going to have to hire their designer when we returned home - then we find out Gretchen is actually the designer!

Thank you so much for the amazing stay, Gretchen! We will be in touch about a home remodel in Columbia, MO soon I am sure :)

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manhattan Beach, CA


  • 5 of 5

What an amazing home! There was a lot of room for our children to run and play outside. Not to mention, a playhouse, tire swim and playground equipment. The house is beautiful and perfect for our family.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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World-class accomodation, on every level.

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin? Gretchen and Ben have built a precious gem in an excellent neighborhood. We hosted a reunion for family and friends here, and the house was a stunning complement to the quality of the amazing guests who came from around the world for our special week. Every detail is intentional, beautiful. The pictures sort of tell the story - but they really only undersell this amazing property. The quality of the house and the grounds is stunning. Being in the space is like waking up to inspiration - this house has charisma. I can't say enough about how great it was to spend a week in this gorgeous house and on such a beautiful property. I'm looking fwd to doing it again here for our next reunion. Five stars are not enough.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay in Woodway

  • 5 of 5

The Woodway House was truly a wonderful experience. The owners have obviously put a lot of thought into making this home as comfortable as possible for their guests. They were very attentive & quickly responsive. It is relatively close to downtown, about a 20-30 minute drive depending on the traffic. We especially loved the grounds - a play structure for the toddlers & a tree swing for our school age daughters. The hot tub & covered lounge area with outdoor fireplace were a bonus for all of us. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we welcome you back anytime!
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Saint Paul, MN

beautiful home, wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The Woodway home is very lovely - quite spacious, high ceilings, beautiful furnishings and woodwork, and very clean. The kitchen is quite large and well stocked with whatever pans etc. you need. The kitchen, dining and family room areas are open to each other, and are a wonderful place to hang out and socialize. The grounds are also very pretty with super tall pine trees and colorful hydrangeas. The outdoor sitting area is really comfortable as well; part of it is under a roof near an outdoor fireplace. We all found the beds to be very comfortable. We would definitely love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Impressive - Best Value Hands Down

  • 5 of 5

I rarely write reviews, so I'll keep this short. The home looks every bit as kept and beautiful as the pictures portray. The rear area is a haven for children and outdoor enthusiast. The craftsmanship and details in both the structure and furnishings are evident to the naked eye. Many of the homes accoutrements are designed for both luxury and comfort. This is a gorgeous property.

As background, we shared this home with my college roommate and his family. Together we had four adults and three children ages 2, 5, and 5. The children enjoyed the large expanse of grass and towering trees, rope swings, playground, and playhouse in the enormous rear area. This area gives the feeling of seclusion as neighboring homes are not immediately visible. The home is also set back from the street on a long gravel driveway, further enhancing the premise of isolation and exclusivity.

The home itself has a wonderful feel and natural flow to it, affording areas of activity and relaxation in a communal setting. The children loved the nooks and niches in each of the children's rooms, allowing them to spend ample time in these areas while the adults relaxed and caught up elsewhere. The bedrooms themselves were each beautiful and functional. The master bath is unmatched in workmanship, fixtures and detail. With sunshine bathing and accentuating the great room, I cannot think of a more comfortable setting for relaxing, playing board games, or simply and quietly drinking your morning coffee.

I cannot speak more highly of the kitchen and utilities. Every piece of equipment was top notch, from the appliances to the included silverware and platters. We decided to cook or barbeque for breakfast and dinner each day. Three to four adults in the kitchen, working on various dishes, never once bumped into each other or had to say, "excuse me" to get by. There is literally a hundred square feet of counter space - or at least it felt like it. There is a separate niche for beverages, including all the machines you could imagine a proud barista would own.

We could easily have never left this home, but it was the first visit to the area for our guests, so the requisite trips the Space Needle and downtown were in order. Without traffic it is a bout a 25 minute drive into downtown. With traffic, who knows...we never hit traffic.

All in all, the value can't be beat. Much roomier than a hotel and you just can't beat the amenities.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 9.5%

event rates for parties of 30 or less= $1500 extra per day.
Cancellation policy:
Jan, June, July, Aug, Nov and Dec rentals require a 90 day cancellation to receive a refund of deposit, less a 20% processing fee.
Feb,Mar, Apr, May,Sept, and Oct rentals require a 60 day cancellation to receive a deposit refund, less 20% fee.
Cancellations within the 60/90 days are non refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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