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Seattle Urban Tree House

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 2 story home nestled under tall maples and stately cedars

This urban Tree House is private and secluded, yet only 10 miles from downtown Seattle and minutes away from Lake Washington. Custom-designed to take advantage of its unique environment, the house sits in a ravine slightly below road level, surrounded on all sides by western red cedars and big leaf maples, providing ease of access with the privacy of a natural, leaf-shaded canopy. In this woodsy location, the Tree House’s contemporary design inside and outside emphasizes its location in a setting that is both rural and urban, the perfect blend for experiencing Seattle.

Simplicity is an art, and one that is needed when traveling. The Tree House does a good job of keeping the space clean, uncrowded and functional, yet architectural features such as high ceilings, large windows and exposed overhead beams supply a calming sense of space as well. Coupled with all the amenities needed for comfortable stay of a week or longer, this Seattle Tree House is the perfect home port for your return at night, or a quiet place to chill during the day.

**The Urban Tree House was featured in the National travel show 'Sweet Retreats', one of three homes in the Seattle area.

More Details

Owner
Kirk Douglass
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Kirk Douglass

I've spent my life (50+ years), living and working right here in Seattle. Having taken advantage of what this area offers with a plethora of outdoor activities, moderate 4 seasons, and urban amenities, I'm constantly surprised that there is so much that I've yet done/discovered. I've put my heart and soul into this little piece of property (literally), custom designing it to take full advantage of the site. I hope it will become an important part of your Seattle experience, allowing you to enjoy the great Northwest the way the big guy upstairs intended it to be experience.

Kirk Douglass purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Kirk Douglass chose North Seattle

This property gives a very unique Northwest experience. Seattle is full of little gems tucked away, not many available to the traveler to live in. My property is located in a deep ravine listed as a Critical Environmental Area. Although the Tree House is close to the road, it's still buried amongst the towering trees, giving it the privacy a thick Northwest forest provides. Walk to the back of my property and you're overwhelmed by the acres of untouched nature and year-round creek; truly a calming environment. There are not many areas you can be in the “woods” and still be in the heart of the city, 10 minutes (on a good commute, 20 on a bad) from downtown.

What makes this cottage unique

This property gives a very unique Northwest experience. Seattle is full of little gems tucked away, not many available to the traveler to live in. My property is located in a deep ravine listed as a Critical Environmental Area. Although the Tree House is close to the road, it's still buried amongst the towering trees, giving it the privacy a thick Northwest forest provides. Walk to the back of my property and you're overwhelmed by the acres of untouched nature and year-round creek; truly a calming environment. There are not many areas you can be in the “woods” and still be in the heart of the city, 10 minutes (on a good commute, 20 on a bad) from downtown.

Map

Matthews Beach
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Seatac
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Elliott Bay Brewery, highly recommended
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Downtown terminal, 9 miles. Edmonds terminal, 11
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Jackson Public Course
Nearest Train
9 Miles
King Street Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-5
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tons easily within walking distance
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass, 60 miles. Stevens Pass, 72 miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Seatac
Car: recommended

Well located for exploring the city, or as a jumping-off point for exploring the surrounding area. For those wanting to experience Seattle like the locals do, the Burke-Gilman bike and walking trail is an easy mile from your home. The trail connects to countless others, taking you to the wine country of Woodinville and Redmond, the sand beaches of Golden Gardens, boat rentals at the University of Washington, or touring neighborhoods throughout the city. Lake City has its farmers market on Thursdays, a great place to stock up on fresh produce, meat, and flowers, or to get a bite from one of many food vendors. Many neighboring areas have farmers markets on other days throughout the week. Seattle has so many festivals, events and activities to enjoy year-round, and this location provides easy access. Just step out and explore!

Amenities

North Seattle Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is fun. It's compact, but because of its high ceilings it doesn’t feel cramped. It has a full-size shower and plenty of floor space to move around and dry off on the black tile floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom is on the lower floor. It has a queen bed, european pillow-top mattress (we personally picked it, trying to replicate an amazing sleep experience we enjoyed on a vacation in Cancun). Your choice of down comforter or blanket, down or fiber-filled pillows. We really tried to make it luxurious. It has a small closet, a six-drawer dresser and plenty of storage for luggage and more under the lift-and-store platform bed. Cable TV, alarm clock with 2 USB ports for phone charging, clock radio, his-and-her reading lamps. The bedroom is the only room that has a privacy shade for the window (go figure!).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Seattle Urban Tree House
average rating of 4.852459 based on 61 reviews
5

a TREEmendous experience

  • 5 of 5

... the treehouse was an awesome experience, hidden and secluded between the trees, it was the perfect setting for our romantic getaway. the building standard is fantastic, and it really gives you all you need for a few days away from home. upstairs you´ll find a complete kitchen, a nice little lounge area and a great terrace where you can enjoy your meal in the fresh air : )

downstairs you´ll find the bedroom, in a cozy orange color theme, with a nice bathroom, and not to forget the most important thing, the jacuzzi, nothing beats the feeling of sitting there in the dark with your loved one, and just enjoying the moment and quietness.

we loved the place, and have already booked our return :-) ...

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this fantastic review. Your profession is architecture so it's nice to see you noticed all the details and found the space inviting. Glad to have had you stay!
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5

The perfect romantic Seattle getaway.

  • 5 of 5

The attention to detail in this place makes it such a wonderful experience. The open floor plan, great natural light, towel heater, and the amazing little hot tub that is perfect on those chilly Fall mornings. The location was close to everything we wanted to see, and it was a quick and easy ride to the freeway. Not to mention a great coffee spot on the way! We absolutely loved our visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the most beautiful time this past week visiting the urban tree house. It was stocked with everything we needed (laundry, dishes, towels, soap, etc.) which allowed for us to totally relax. We felt we were secluded in the trees but were really just a block away from the bustling university district (which we loved). It was super easy to get into the city and we were close to restaurants, coffee, grocery stores, and shopping. We felt totally at home. Kirk and his wife were so accommodating and kind but also gave us our privacy. We highly recommend the urban tree house to anyone looking for a beautiful and affordable retreat!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had the experience we are looking to provide. I just want to clarify, we are a block away from the Lake City, neighborhood, the University District Neighborhood is close but is 3 miles away. Both are great neighborhoods, have everything you need, they both have their own unique characteristics. Seattle is full of diversity. Thank you for your review!
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5

A beautifully hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

The urban treehouse was exactly what we wanted for our stay in the Seattle area! Secluded, clean, and beautifully decorated. Great vibes all around. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pretty Cool!

  • 4 of 5

This was a lovely place to stay - very private considering you are in

a family neighborhood. Lots of greenery to conceal most of the

building. The driveway was rather steep with a few bumps so was

kinda hard to maneuver. We enjoyed our stay a lot. The upstairs gets

a little warm on hot days so its nice the bedroom is on the lower level.

Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully constructed and maintained place. Close to everything. We will use it asap.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.6%

A one time cleaning fee of $50.00
9.8% Washington State Tax. .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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