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Charming Historic Cottage on Queen Anne Bluff

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

A Private Cottage with spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bath with Fireplace and Courtyard

Le Bijou truly offers its guests the best in a private retreat in the City located just steps from the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle. You are steps from Chihuli's Glass Museum, MoPop (formerly EMP), Space Needle, Pike's Market, Amazon, The Gates Foundation, Space Needle, —Cancer Research Center, Fred Hutch and more. This beautifully kept jewel is located on historic Queen Anne Hill, the only neighborhood in walking distance of the City.

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 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. 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.

If you need a larger more spacious home, I own the home next door called Bluff Overlook. It is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home. You can see it at VRBO.com/818886

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

A lockbox is provided for guests for convenient daytime or nighttime access. It is opposite the front door on the porch vertical beam with a flashlight for additional light at night.

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 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.

More Details

Owner
Debera Reiley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Debera Reiley

~ It’s me, Debera, your host. Perhaps you’d like to know a bit about me before you become a guest on of one of my properties. I would certainly want to know who I am renting from away from home if not a hotel.

~ Just a few tidbits: I was raised in Tucson, Arizona and attended NAU and UAA. Lived in central Texas for a couple years Taught school for awhile and then got the wanderlust. I had never seen much except the desert and hot and dry. As a youngster, I’d dream about really high magnificent mountains and the ocean and always travel (read those books with a flashlight at night in bed under the covers). As a high school student I saw photos of New Zealand and its green green landscape and glaciers.

~ Bingo: I started for New Zealand by way of Canada and Alaska in a VW Westfalia. (I know a strange routing but why not? Upon arriving in AK, I took one look at the mountains cascading into Turnagain Arm and that was it. I was hooked. Alaska became my home for 30 years. Hiking, skiing,sailing and raising children filled those years along with foreign travel in winter(typical Hawaii for Alaskans, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Middle East (by accident)and Africa. If you don’t get out of Alaska in winter, cabin fever will set in.

~ Another Bingo…what to do next: I was raised with Latin as a language choice(impossible to speak) and always wanted to speak a foreign language. New chapter: I took my precious dog, Oliver Twist, and moved to France in 2004, went to a language institute, studied harder than I ever remember, hiked, skied , sailed across the Med, road motorcycles with my dog, parasailed, sailplaned….Oh my goodness, it was a fabulous year and a half. Why do all wonderful things have to come to an end?

~ Another chapter on the way. I didn’t have a plan coming back from Europe except I didn’t think long dark winters were what was right for me. I stopped in Seattle to see friends and here I am.

Debera Reiley purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Debera Reiley chose Seattle

\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.

What makes this cottage unique

'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 are friendly and 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.

Being a host has been very important to the quality of my life. I meet interesting people from all over the world who are looking to Seattle as a place to explore, adventure, visit families, conduct business, try out new experiences. I hope to add a special experience and a personal touch for each guest while staying in Le Bijou . It is fun and rewarding for me to see guests really enjoy and experience fully their vacation and visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Debera- It was great to see you and as usual your hospitality was overwhelming. Sorry we were on such a tight schedule. We will definitely be back to visit on a more casual note in the not distant future. We have come to really enjoy seattle. Mitch
Jun 2016
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Charming Historic Cottage on Queen Anne Bluff
average rating of 4.983871 based on 64 reviews
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Charming, cozy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time staying at Le Bijou. The cottage is cozy and has everything you need. We stayed for 10 days and loved being able to use it as a home base while we were in Seattle.

We especially enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, hanging out by the fire, the incredibly comfy bed and the claw foot bathtub!

Debera is a superb host and made sure we had everything we needed (she even makes her own bath salts!). Highly recommend!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you as guests. Most important that you have the best beds and happy you enjoyed them. Yes, the clawfoot tub after a day our in the cold is what one needs. The weather was a bit chilly while you were here so I get it that the fireplace was the place to be. I would love to have had the opportunity to talk to you more about your outdoor wilderness training as I am from Alaska. Perhaps, next time you are in Seattle. You were wonderful guests, thank you.
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Enchanting Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have spent a week at the cottage and enjoyed every moment of it! The cottage is beautifully and lovingly restored and very well appointed and just exudes charm and comfort. The bed was exquisite, linens and towels provided were of very fine quality. You feel you are staying at a 5-star retreat. The location is fabulous with panoramic view of Puget Sound just across the street, easy drive to every attraction Seattle has to offer. The owner was most helpful with our needs. We felt privileged to have stayed at this cottage and will definitely would like to visit it again.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I feel fortunate to have had Lev, Tanya and Tanya's mother staying at Le Bijou visiting family for the holidays. We shared some very interesting conversations together. They treated Le Bijou as if it was their own. I do hope that I will see them again in the near future.
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New York City
5

Conveniently located home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Le Bijou is an absolutely lovely little cottage just minutes from anything and everything in Seattle. It's tucked back behind the owner's main house but completely separate and private, and has a pretty spectacular view of the water just across the street. Queen Anne is a beautiful old neighborhood; made us want to live there. My husband and I were there early November and used the fireplace frequently, just to take the chill off. It was perfect. Well stocked kitchen, super comfy bed, and the claw-foot tub! Divine.

Only thing I would recommend adding is a washer/dryer. The home is perfect for longer-term stays so the convenience of being able to wash clothes would be awesome.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Absolutely wonderful guests in everyway. I hope to see you both back in Seattle soon
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5

Cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We are frequent visitors to Seattle, since one of our sons has lived there for about 10 years. In this instance, we flew in to help him move from his apartment. The location of Le Bijou was perfect for our needs, and we were delighted with the the whole experience. Not only was Debera a charming person, and very helpful, but the cottage itself was comfortable, engaging, and homey. Debera must have a good sense of color and style~ the cottage features attractive decor, a cozy fireplace we enjoyed daily, a lovely kitchen, and a wonderful bathroom. The bed was super comfy, as well. We definitely had all we needed and then some. We'd highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monte Nido, CA
5

California Visitor

  • 5 of 5

I had the great good fortune of staying at "Le Bijou" in August. True, this is Seattle at its best, but what topped the list of superlatives of my visit was lodging at this lovely cottage in Queen Anne. The cottage is so charming, the amenities all that one could ask for, the grounds beautifully kept, and the hostess an absolute delight. The location was perfect for my needs and I hope to be back soon. Thank you, Debera!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your visit was my pleasure. Loved seeing the way mother and son interacted and how you worked together to get him settled in Seattle for the beginning of his career. It was a special opportunity for me to get to know you both. I hope you will update me on his career and be guests of Le Bijou again.
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Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What an incredible property! Every aspect of this precious cottage exceeded our expectations! We even decided to extend our stay because we were so pleased with the amenities! And, we were blessed even further to leave Seattle having made a wonderful friend in Debera! Thank you, Debera, for being such a beautiful hostess! We will be back and we wholeheartedly recommend this property as THE place to stay in Seattle!

Richard and Kim Harvey

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Richard and Kim were fabulous guests. They are ever so friendly and warm.....love those Texans! We enjoyed stimulating conversation together that was most interesting in exchange of ideas. Best guests: The cottage was in perfect condition. They stripped the beds which was not necessary. Don't hesitate to have this wonderful couple as your guests.
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Rates & Availability

Queen Anne Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$198
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$1,260
$4,930
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$246
From
$265
Fri,Sat
$1,560
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
From
$205
Fri,Sat
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$875
$3,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning/Laundry $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.65%

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

Additional guests over 2: $40/night for each person

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Queen Anne Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , 48' vanity with many drawers for longer term visitors
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    other - 1 queen , American Leather hide abed in living room. Very comfortable.
  • Bedroom contains an antique iron bed with an utra-plush queen-sized mattress, English antique buffet with granite top, reading sconce 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.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

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