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Seating around fire pit for year around enjoyment.

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Last updated: 08/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The city? Or a private retreat? Le Bijou truly offers its guests the best of both worlds. Located just steps from the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle — imagine the sights and sounds of the Theater District, Space Needle, Pike Place Market, museums, and more — this beautifully kept jewel is located on historic Queen Anne Hill, the highest point in the city at 520’ above sea level.

THE SPACE
'Le Bijou' of Queen Anne (The Jewel of Queen Anne) is a 1909 Craftsman-style cottage located on the western bluff facing Puget Sound in coveted Queen Anne. It has its own entry and sits overlooking a courtyard. Restored to perfection to preserve the Arts & Crafts details of the early 20th century, this home features charming crown molding and wainscoting, as well as lathe and plaster ceilings. The walls and original old growth fir floors were lovingly and meticulously repaired and given new life.

~Le Bijou is completely equipped with all the modern conveniences and luxuries one would hope to find in totally up-to-date accommodations in the city . . . yet it’s nestled in a private, quiet, intimate Queen Anne neighborhood.

~You’ll enter the cottage along a bricked walkway. Go through the front garden to the courtyard and you’ll find the entrance to the cottage. Le Bijou epitomizes the phrase 'private retreat.'

~The living room retains its original architectural elements, with the addition of a gas fireplace to take the chill out of the evening air. A beautiful antique cherry mantel with marble surround is a focal point of the living room.

~Do you long for a truly decadent night’s sleep in a fabulous bed? Well, we’ve provided for that, too. Through French doors, you will find the master bedroom, where you’ll embark on what very well may be the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had. We have personally researched and selected luxury, earth-friendly mattresses that can be adjusted for you and your sleeping partner’s unique comfort preferences. Our mattress covers, deluxe mattress toppers, and pillows have also been carefully vetted and chosen, in partnership with a seasoned bedding expert, for your total comfort. All materials in our beds and bedding are natural, as pure as can be from chemical additives, and good for the body, contributing to a truly wonderful and completely healthy sleep environment. We’re confident you won’t go "Sleepless in Seattle".

There is additional queen-sized bed in the living room. This sofa/hide-a-bed, made by American Leather, is the finest, most comfortable convertible bed made. It is NOT your typical hide-a-bed. Of course, the linens are all selected specifically for your comfort with their perfect weight, drape, and breathability, and always freshly ironed for your arrival.

~ The kitchen has everything a cook could want: handsome original cabinetry, plus a farmer's cast iron apron sink, exquisite tile work, and a granite table with 2 whimsical chairs that remind your host of 'Alice in Wonderland' and the Red Queen at tea in the garden.

~The bathroom is well stocked with everything to pamper you: heated floors, a restored claw foot cast iron soaking tub, 48" granite-topped vanity with ample drawer space for longer stays, and a graciously sized shower. Turkish towels of the highest quality are provided for you, as well as top of the line, spa quality cleansing products. For stays longer than 7 days, fresh linens and towels will be provided.

GUEST ACCESS
'Le Bijou' is completely separated from the main house on the property and totally self-sufficient, as if you were staying in your own residence. You’ll enter the brick courtyard along a bricked garden path, past a unique garden cultivated at the front of the property. You’ll be welcomed into the courtyard with perennial and annual flowers comprising a lush garden atmosphere. You can barbecue your catch of the day and spend the afternoon in comfortable seating enjoying the sunshine or sitting around the fire pit. Or you might while away an afternoon or evening relaxing, barbecuing, conversing around a fire in the evening, dining by moonlight, and enjoying the magnificent views from the bluff and Puget Sound.

INTERACTION WITH GUESTS
Upon entering the property along a lighted brick path in front of the main house, Le Bijou cottage and its courtyard are located down a walkway to the left. A lockbox is provided for guests for convenient daytime or nighttime access.

Your host lives in the main home on the property and is available to answer questions, provide information, or find what might be missing from the kitchen, or anything else you may need.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD
West Queen Anne is on the bluff overlooking Puget Sound, West Seattle, the Olympic Range and Cruise Ship Terminal. The immediate area is easily accessible to the Theater District, Seattle Center/Space Needle, shopping, fine and casual dining, and boutique bars and pubs in upper and lower Queen Anne, artisanal bakeries, quaint shops, Pike Place Market, SAM (Seattle Art Museum), many university level educational facilities, and more. All major hospitals — Virginia Mason Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, Group Health Hospital, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute, and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — are within 10 to 15 minutes. You’ll find Queen Anne to be an artistically thought out, calm, peaceful haven within the heart of the city's hustle and bustle.

GETTING AROUND
'Le Bijou' of Queen Anne is located one-half block from the bus stop and within easy walking distance of Lower and Upper Queen Anne, Seattle Center/Theater District, The Gates Foundation. It’s just a short hop to South Lake Union and all of Seattle's many attractions, while providing the ultimate privacy and comfort in a beautiful setting. For longer distances, a car is recommended.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
Location and accommodations are ideal for visitors, vacationers, and executives. It’s also ideal for individuals traveling to Seattle for medical care, being in close proximity to hospitals and medical research centers.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • other: 1 queen

    American Leather hide abed in living room. Very comfortable....moreless

  • Bedroom contains an antique iron bed with an utra-plush queen-sized mattress, English antique buffet with granite top, reading scone lamps, luggage racks and french doors to the living room. Additional queen-sized bed is in the living room. It is a American Leather hide abed, the fines and most comfortable hide abed made....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    48' vanity with many drawers for longer term visitors...moreless

  • Antique claw-footed cast iron tub completely redone, Marble and glass tiled 4' x 4' shower with pebble base has a feeling of a marine landscape. 48' vanity with black granite top with plenty of storage for long term visitors. Kohler toilet...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury 100% Cotton Linens Ironed...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Ample on street parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Luxury Turkish 100% Cotton...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Gas Firepit with seating in brick courtyard...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Hot Lazy Days of Summer!
Jul 1 - Oct 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$240 $255
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Off Season*
Oct 16 - Apr 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$144 $165
Fri, Sat
$950 $3,800

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 25, 2016
3 night min stay

$720
flat fee
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2016
4 night min stay

$960
flat fee
New Years
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay

$960
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$135 $150
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $15 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.65%

Notes:

Pets are $20 per night. Ask for pet agreement.

Additional guests over 2: $20/night for each person


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Formerly a 30 year resident of Alaska, I have also done extensive travel and/or living in Europe, the Middle East, and in Africa. I am, of course, anxious to travel more. I have always been very keen on outdoor activities: non technical climbing, downhill and cross country skiing, bicycling, casual hiking. I have an adventuresome spirit and always looking for the next fork in fork road Since arriving in Seattle, I have thoroughly enjoying all of the amenities that the Pacific NW offers. I am located in the hub of what is happening in Seattle area for access to all that might be needed: coffee shops galore, bars and restaurants for the foodies...anything you could want, wonderful social life, and of course, the Seattle Art Center which has amazing exhibits. Easy bus transport ion anywhere you want to go. Plus there are all the activities related to the water of Puget Sound, Lake Union and Lake Washington. Technology and medical research facilities, Amazon are located in close proximity.

Why the Owner Chose Queen Anne, Seattle, WA, USA:
I had not owned a home in 20 years because of traveling and assorted other reasons. I felt the need to put down roots somewhere the rent would not escalate...but taxes would. When I found this place at the end of 2013, it was run down, everything overgrown, little to no maintenance in years, complete renovation of everything was needed. I saw the possibilities, liked the neighborhood, the bluff and sunsets, a place to garden, a place of tranquility and LOTS of work. One year later, I am still working on it and will be for probably years to come. I like the process of dreaming the impossible and making the dream come true. I love the cottage. I will go over there when there are no quests and feel like I have gone on vacation. I thoroughly enjoy the setting on the West Bluff looking out to Puget Sound with the marine traffic coming and going. The street is tree lined and quiet, not something I experienced in lower Queen Anne. The property offered me a place to live and make a home plus this darling cottage that I have lovingly restored to its former beauty and given it my own twist of creativity. Then, the opportunity to garden again did the trick for me. I love this location as I am so close to everything mentioned before but feel like I am not in the city. I can take what I want in the city and then retreat to my little haven on Queen Anne. There is a tranquility about living here that is very special to me.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
'Le Bijou', (The Jewel), is a separate beautiful space. It is not living in someones home, or a condo/apartment. It is 15 to 20 minutes from everything from entertainment, hospitals, research centers, technology research,universities but right in the city. Le Bijou's location is Queen Anne and on the west bluff with expansive views of Puget Sound, fabulous sunsets and sunrises is my idea of perfect. My street is quiet with great neighbors who all seem to have dogs...love the doggies. It is a place of calmness and tranquility but accessible to whatever it is that pleases you. Coming home is like ....well, really coming home.


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Speaks: english, french

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  • Seating around fire pit for year around enjoyment.

    Seating around fire pit for year around enjoyment.

  • A 1909 Craftsman original: woodwork, crown molding, old growth fir floors.

    A 1909 Craftsman original: woodwork, crown molding, old growth fir floors.

  • Original cabinets carefully refinished, farmer's sink, granite table.

    Original cabinets carefully refinished, farmer's sink, granite table.

  • Kitchen table had a Carrera Marble top but had been used as a potting table.

    Kitchen table had a Carrera Marble top but had been used as a potting table.

  • Entry to Le Bijou past garden, fire pit/bench and kinetic wind sculpture.

    Entry to Le Bijou past garden, fire pit/bench and kinetic wind sculpture.

  • French doors open to luxurious bedroom with antique iron bed & sumptuous bedding

    French doors open to luxurious bedroom with antique iron bed & sumptuous bedding

  • 'Alice in Wonderland' chairs purchased from antique dealer.

    'Alice in Wonderland' chairs purchased from antique dealer.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, August 29, 2016

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