|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This stunning mid-century home has vaulted cedar ceilings, red oak hardwood floors and a sweeping view of Mt. Rainier and Lake Washington from every window in the greatroom giving a feel of an open treehouse. The home can accommodate 6 with a master suite decorated with Japanese antiques; a second bedroom in vintage 1930's and a den that has an IKEA fold out couch. There is a 34' Sony HD flat screen with sattelite service. Huge covered deck for outdoor living. Interior of home is appropriate 1960's decor offering the comfort and style of that era. Large kitchen with galley cooking area and large breakfast nook.
A northwest native, the owner lives on property with Moody the Cat in downstairs, sound proof apt. Currently works at local hospital as medical social worker and is available for guests by phone and can meet in person by appt.
Pam Slyter purchased this house in 2005
This home is a true sanctuary; friendly but extremely private neighbors offer a safe quiet environment to read, sleep, stretch, welcome the dawn and celebrate the sunset
Watch the eagles soar; keep an eye out for occasional crew racers and the stray sailboat making it's way to the northern most tip of Lake Washington; watch the seaplanes heading out to the San Juan Islands
I started this review by reading others that had been posted. I agreed with virtually every one, but looked for the one that dragged the overall rating down to 4.9. It used the word "perfect." Some judges just won't give a 5.0. For all others, it is hard to think of a negative point. I will adopt, but not copy, what people have unanimously said about the House and Pam.
Suffice it to say that we average 7 weeks a year here. When we left yesterday (,January 3, 2017), we had blocked time for March (grandkids' birthday), July (other grandkid's birthday), and November (Thanksgiving). Each time we come for family visits, we walk in like greeting an old friend. It has everything and we know where everything is. Not only that, but Pam keeps adding or updating things--this year a brand new coffee pot; last year a new TV system; COMING Spring 2017, a central AC system. Pam does not just ask if you like Starbuck's--she asks what blend you want (Pike's Place) so it is ready for the first morning.
Some people don't know that Seattle in summer weather is pretty much like San Diego. Easy to get to Point Townsend for a whale-watching cruise or up to Vancouver and British Columbia (great for people who don't prefer Tijuana). And Seattle is a wonderful destination trip, even without grandkids there.
We very much enjoyed our time in Seattle. We had been used to staying on the other side of the lake but found Pam's side very convenient. The house had everything we needed including great sunshine. Pam was very attentive to add some personal touches. It was appreciated. We'd certainly stay there again when we visit the area.
This charming retro gem is the perfect place to spend time relaxing and enjoying the fabulous view of Mt. Rainier from the deck. Our host, Pam, was very attentive to any questions we had prior to our visit as well as while we were there. Her property is in a great location with EASY bus access to downtown Seattle and is also very close to the local City Center where you can find good places to eat or shop for your groceries and take them back to a fully stocked kitchen:). Four of us spent 5 nights at the Owl's Nest and will not hesitate to return the next time we are in the area. We felt like "coming home" at the end of each days' adventures.
My family and I stayed here for 5 nights and it was wonderful! The house had all of the amenities we wanted and needed. Pam the owner was so easy to communicate with and very on top of things. We were comfortable throughout our stay and looked forward to returning home each night to the beautiful lake view.
We look forward to coming back!
We needed a place to stay while our home was being remodeled. The Owl's Nest ended up feeling like an unexpected vacation. I love everything about this house: the architecture, furniture, gardens, works of art, and stunning views make this home a warm and inspiring mid-century modern experience. Pamela is a very kind and considerate host. Well-appointed kitchen, comfortable beds, warm lighting, and a covered & cozy deck you will never want to leave!
WHAT a treat! I am not a veteran VRBO user, as I normally travel on business, which means hotels. So I was a tad nervous setting this up, but I was charged with accommodations for a family reunion, and a hotel just didn't seem to fit. We wanted a place to hang together, cook together, and just relax. The photos of Pam's home looked perfect, so I crossed my fingers and made the reservation.
The photos just don't do this home justice. I arrived first, and so had the chance to tour at leisure. Pam has used her experiences traveling and buying for her store to choose the perfect decorations for this house--throughout! From whimsical to elegant Japanese simplicity, Pam has furnished this house with love.
Enough gushing, and down to practical matters:
Sleeping: Very comfortable beds in quiet rooms
Bathrooms: Well-appointed bathrooms with plenty of towels and soaps
Dining: Kitchen equipped with absolutely everything you'll need to host a dinner for at least eight (which we did). We are a former State Department family with serious entertainment experience, and this kitchen met even our OCD standards! The Weber grill was put to very good use, too!
Views: holy cow, the views! I made it a point of awaking early just to watch the lake come alive in the morning. We did wine on the very comfortable covered patio every evening.
Gardens: Pam has created a lovely garden that competes successfully with the above-mentioned views. A very nice balance.
Company: the living room is designed for comfort and conversation. (Be sure to snag the corner on the couch for an awesome view over the lake!)
Convenience: the house is located about a block from a small grocer, and within about a mile of a large grocery store.
Cons: We just did not want to leave the house. Bear that in mind if you're coming to Seattle to sightsee. We did enjoy the lake-side path, though!
Thank you, Pam--we'll be back soon!
Close to Burke Gillman trail for biking and running; famous Third Place Books at Towne Center; Kenmore Air for day plane trips to San Juan Islands; Bastyr University; minutes to downtown Seattle and Univeristy of Washington
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
The items in this home have been collected over many years and are not reproducable. Reasonable caution is all that is necessary..any precious items have been safely removed. Notice to those with cat allergies. The cat will remain in the lower portion of the property and all upstairs rooms have been specifically cleaned with regard to animal dander. Again, the driveway is large but steep.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.