Restored Two-Story Carriage House in the Heart of Seattle!(27 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
About the Property
2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6-8) - Extremely cozy - very accommodating
A wonderful place for enjoying your time in Seattle. Part rustic hunting lodge - part romantic cabin. Very private, very classy and very fun! Comfortable and well equipped for all of your needs.
Situated at the intersections of Capitol Hill, Eastlake and Portage Bay neighborhoods which are very central to all Seattle has to offer and a really cool area to call home while you explore Seattle and really get a sense of enjoying city life.
Walk to wonderful restaurants, party at the hip Pine/Pike corridor, watch the sunset from the West side of our location, and the sunrise just down the hill....both within a very short (5 minutes?) walk. Super quick drive or very short cab ride downtown, walk to U-District, Gas Works Park the Arboretum, Broadway, Madison Park, Volunteer Park, and bike just about anywhere on the Burke-Gilman trail just across the bridge or at the extreme mountain bike course (look up 1-5 Colannade Mountain Bike Park). Jump on a paddleboard or rent a kayak just on the other side of the bridge as well - (Check out Aqua Verde Paddle Club and Cafe :) Skiing and tubing is an hour away at Snoqualmie Pass, or you can go wine tasting at Chateau St. Michelle or check out Redhook Brewery in Woodinville. White water rafting is about 60-90 minutes as well. There is a lot to do here!
Families will love the separate spaces on the top floor and main floor, hidden nooks, shelves and shelves of games and toys for ALL ages, enjoy the rustic and comfortable features and careful attention to every detail.
Totally refinished with all modern amenities including Rinnai water heater(never out), gas range, stainless steel appliances, air conditioning, stereo system, high speed internet, cable for two tv's, xbox, tons of movies, games and books.
Sleeps quite 6 comfortably, and 8 if necessary with very comfortable beds with down comforters, wonderful linens and mattresses including a tempurpedic. Two main bedrooms on first level, and space for at least 4 with one bed and a futon and a 'secret nook' on the second floor.
Two fireplaces, full - subway tiled bathroom with chandelier, fantastic modern and rustic lighting throughout. Full kitchen with dishwasher and all of the necessary equipment to entertain, cook and prepare meals or relax and open a bottle of wine and party with friends!
This is a great place that has been enjoyed by families, (in fact a group of 9 were very comfortable here), friends, girls weekends, guys weekends, wedding parties, and extended stays. The courtyard and location of the house give this place real added private feel in the middle of the city.
It really is a great place to enjoy a vacation or get away! Let me know if I can help you plan anything, or if you have any questions that I can help with. We love this place, and really want you to be able to enjoy your time here too.
Managed by 'ex' Four Seasons Hotel employee and clean freak.
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Member since: 2012
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Great place for kids!!! Toys of all sorts, books, private nooks and hidden spaces!! We have a playpen, a stair blocker, a bathroom stool...this place was built for kid fun! We also have a portable crib, high chair and baby gate. ...moreless
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Main floor features two queen size beds in private bedrooms. One bed is a TempurPedic and the other is a luxury Serta mattress. Both are encased in mattress protectors and have luxury linens including 550 fp duvets. Pillows are of top quality and are also encased in pillow protectants. The top floor - loft area, has a very comfortable full bed which also features a 550 fp duvet and wonderfully comfortable 'seasonal' sheets. The futon is typically set up for tv viewing, but has wonderful linen options tucked cleanly away in the upstairs linen closet. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- If you should require anything further to make your stay more comfortable, such as some stocked items at arrival, please let us know! We have good relationship with massage therapists who love to do work here. We can also make great recommendations for local activities and anything near by. We love this part of Seattle, but know most of it very well. ...moreless
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Gambling Casinos
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Housekeeper Optional
VRBO Bear stayed here:
The Seattle Carriage House was the perfect place for the VRBO Bear and his friends to stay while we enjoyed our time in Seattle. Jill, the homeowner, did a fantastic job making sure that we had everything we would need for our stay. Upon arrival, the house was sparkling clean and completely prepared for our group. The four of us stayed comfortably in the house, and we easily could have had room for more! By far, our favorite feature of the house was the beautiful courtyard in the rear. To make the already unique location even more special, there is a chicken coop in the courtyard! The location in Capitol Hill was perfect as we were able to walk to many of the nearby attractions. Many of the other neighborhoods are just a short car ride away. Our entire group loved the Seattle Carriage House and cannot wait to stay there again!The VRBO Bear
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning Fee $75
- Refundable Damage Deposit $100
- Pet Fee $50
- Tax Rate 9.6%
Monthly rates available. Please inquire for special requests.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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If you are new to Seattle, there is a lot to offer! How do you start to narrow down choices and neighborhoods of a place you haven't visited? I understand, and have been in your shoes before. I have been very disappointed by locations that were labeled as 'urban' and equally disappointed by places that were mislabeled 'private'....I take pride in the fact by honestly saying, this carriage house is an 'urban oasis'. Yes, we are in the city, yes, we are near busy streets, yes, you will see people, buses, traffic, but if you look out your window, you will see trees, and tranquility. A short half blocks distance in nearly any direction will lead you to water. This is the funniest little piece of land in Seattle. We have lived in many of the neighborhoods around the city and will never leave this place. We LOVE it here!!
We are located at the intersection of North Capitol Hill, Portage Bay, Eastlake and Montlake neighborhoods. Some of the most premier neighborhoods in the city of Seattle. Enjoy nearby historic nearby parks, lush walking and jogging trails just steps away, high end shopping both downtown and at University Village, and amazing restaurants in literally every direction!
This intersection has our property sitting just to the East of Lake Union, to the South of the Montlake Cut, to the West of Portage Bay and the West of Lake Washington....all visible by a short walk of maybe half a block in any direction.
Husky Football Fans!! Walk to games in new stadium! Enjoy jumping into the crowd as they make their way towards Husky Stadium on game day!! Public transit is just half a block away, and so is the newly implemented public bicycle program (rent a bike).
The Seattle Carriage house is very close to getting around to all areas of town. Walk to many restaurants and coffee shops, walk to the parks, walk to the water or kayak rentals. Also, a super close drive to almost all Seattle attractions.
Great option for longer term needs for those caring for family in close by hospitals. Many of our guests have stayed for more than 1 month. The Cancer Care Alliance and Fred Hutchinson are very close, as is Seattle Childrens Hospital.
We offer non zoned street parking, and for our long term guests, we are happy to arrange an off street parking option for you.
The Seattle Carriage House is a home of pride for us and we enjoy sharing it with others. I hold a degree and background in hospitality so strive to ensure that all aspects of your vacation or trip are attended to or...more importantly met prior to arrival.
Let us know if you have any questions or concerns about your time here in Seattle. We would love to make your experience here as memorable as possible.
Jill and Dick McCormick
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We have lived all over Seattle and love the Capitol Hill, Eastlake neighborhoods and have now, are enjoying the wonderful views of Portage Bay! This is a wonderful community tucked at the edge of four wonderful water features: Lake Washington, Lake Union, Portage Bay and the Montlake Cut. The picture above is prior to any renovation when home was still in its 'primitive' state :)
Why the Owner Chose Northeast Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA:
This is the most unique and charming property I have ever seen. Everyone who comes into the carriage house and the main house are charmed by the striking differences between the two era's (10's and 50's). I understand the selection process you are going through, and have been through it multiple times of my own. It is hard to decide how to spend your money and make sure that the time you have away is not disappointing. This home is really meant to be a vacation rental. Everything inside is designed for your comfort. It is not cluttered, it is thoughtful. There are no weird smells, or cheap features. This is a quality home with careful attention to detail and charm. We look forward to continuing with the care and attention that older buildings require, as this one is certainly worth having around! We take every opportunity to make it a better place at each check in and out.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I think among other things that people find charming about this house, is that it was actually a functioning carriage home for many years. The actual 'carriage doors' were given to a restoration company when we purchased the property. The bedrooms and kitchen were horse stables and the bathroom was the tack room. The spiraling stairway up to the top was where they stored the hay! It is made of stone and very thick insulation so that the upstairs area is actually very insulated from the downstairs area. I can not imagine a more unique - historical property - so close to the city hub.
Links to more information:
The Seattle Carriage House - established 1916
Large picture window overlooks private patio/garden space for your enjoyment
Always a selection of local coffee and teas available.
Subway tiled bathroom with vaulted ceiling and chandelier
Top floor loft/bedroom futon and juliet balcony
One of two main floor bedrooms. New luxury down comforters added this fall!
Loaded with tons of games and toys for ALL ages!
Laundry room with soap and iron
Private courtyard is surrounded by trees. Enjoy the fire pit anytime!
Broil King BBQ is available for guests use
It's the holiday season at the Carriage House!
Main floor living space with wood burning fireplace and natural light.
Bright kitchen is fully stocked for your cooking and entertaining needs
Gas burning range, coffee maker, and microwave
Fully stocked linens and fresh soap and bathroom essentials are all here for you
One of two main floor bedrooms. Luxury down comforters and pillows new this fall
Top floor bedroom/loft fireplace, double bed and desk space
Fun and rustic cabin decor throughout this cozy retreat
Wonderful rustic loft stairway leading back down to main floor.
View from Shelby street of Montlake Cut! Picture perfect and an easy walk!
You will not be disappointed by the charm and care of this home.
We have just added some very well mannered chickens! Please enjoy fresh eggs!
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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