About the property
- Cottage1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6-7) - Historic charm with modern amenities
Hansel and Gretel meet Restoration Hardware in this magical, two-story carriage house!
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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About Jill McCormick
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 :)
Jill McCormick purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Jill McCormick chose Portage Bay
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.
What makes this Cottage unique
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 and walkable to neighborhood hot spots.
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Wonderful time at the Carriage House
We had the most wonderful time at the Carriage House. A great location, adorable home, fun chickens, comfortable beds, great holiday decorations. Every detail was taken care of for us and the house had everything we needed. Jill was incredibly accommodating for our group and upon our arrival we were welcomed with festive music playing and the heat on in all the rooms. We will definitely be back!
Great Location !
Had a great weekend exploring Seattle, Jill’s Place was a perfect spot for it. Walking distance to restaurants and shops, very close to the water and not far to Capitol Hill! The house itself was very smart and cosy. Although it seems fairly small it was plenty big for my group of 8!
Awesome place so charming great hosts great location
Would stay again for sure thanks
Beautiful, convenient and great for families with kids!
We had a great visit in Seattle despite being short. Their house was in a great location and had everything you would need along with charm to make it feel like home. The kids loved playing upstairs and playing with the chickens. When we return to Seattle, we will definitely consider the carriage house again.
Charming, great location
Loved our stay at the Carriage house! We were in town with our three teenage daughters for a wedding and everything about our stay was amazing. The home is darling and every detail was thought out, bathroom amenities, books and games, a basket in the fridge saying feel free to get eggs from the chickens, to milk duds and popcorn for game night. The highway is literally right next door to the home and you can hear the cars, but the owners had two fans and white noise machines in every room (and earplugs available) and after the first night we didn't even notice it. We were walking distance from everything. We had rented a car and Parking was never an issue - we always had a spot out front. We had a bit of a mixup on my end with the reservation and the owner was very accommodating about it. I would highly recommend the Seattle Carriage house.
Delightful Stay in Great Location!
Entering the Carriage House was like stepping into a delightful surprise - historic charm combined with secluded cabin-like feel. We were in town to visit family who lived nearby and there was plenty of room for 4 adults inside to comfortably cook, eat and hang out. Good weather so we were able to use the bonus outdoor space complete with seating, fire pit, grill, and chickens! (very rare to have this type space in Seattle). Remodeled kitchen and bath, both equipped with everything you might need. Great location walkable to Capital Hill & University areas, restaurants and market, with a bus stop across the street and Lyft drivers for everywhere else. Wonderful host who communicates regularly to make sure your stay is perfect. Will stay again the next time we are in town to visit family!
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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Monthly rates during off season $3000 - $3500 Monthly rates during peak season $4000 - $5000 All monthly rates are tax free. Please contact owner for more information.