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Spacious 2BR - Lovely Mercer Island

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 BR, 1 Bath, spacious Living Room/Kitchen - central between Seattle & Bellevue

Come & enjoy our spacious, well-lit and quiet 2BR apartment on beautiful Mercer Island with mid-century modern details, featuring a floating corner fireplace. It comfortably sleeps 4 and is just 15 minutes away from both Seattle & Bellevue. Enjoy a newly remodeled Kitchen & direct access to a private Garden Terrace.

There is truly no other rental like this available on Mercer Island. Enjoy the open, airy vibe of this spacious apartment, while enjoying western-facing sunsets filtered through a tree lined garden terrace.

Guest Access

Guests will have access to the entire 2BR Lower Level apartment, including a newly remodeled Kitchen, dedicated Laundry Room and Garden Terrace.

Interaction with Guests

My daughter and I live on the Upper Level of this home full-time. It's my hope to greet you upon arrival, offering suggestions of must-see sites and attractions, if desired. Otherwise, I will leave you to enjoy the lovely Lower Level apartment in peace, and of course available if any questions arise.

The Neighborhood

I'm smitten with the charms of Mercer Island (affectionately known as 'The Rock' by the locals), particularly it's South-end. This desirable, family-oriented community boasts one of the best school districts in the region. Though not many tourists pass through, it's a gem located in the middle of Lake Washington and a short 15 minute drive to either Seattle or Bellevue. Within walking distance, you'd enjoy Pioneer Park, Starbucks, QFC, restaurants, playgrounds, the Saddle Club, the Country Club and much, much more...

Getting around

Within a 5 minute walk there is a bus stop that services the length of Mercer Island. From the North-end park & ride, there are several buses that can whisk you to Seattle, Bellevue or Redmond. If driving, it’s worth noting that Mercer Island residents are allowed to use the HOV lane on and off the Island, even with only one occupant. This apartment is perfect for traveling nurses, or anyone looking for a quiet place to recover while in treatment at Fred Hutchinson, Swedish, Children’s, Virginia Mason, Group Health, Overlake & the UW Medical Center.

Other Things to Note

I welcome small pets, though please note that my yard is not fully fenced in.

More Details

Suzanne Zahr
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, arabic
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Suzanne Zahr

I'm an Architect, originally from NY, but now living and working in Seattle, WA. I absolutely love to travel and immerse myself in local cultures through art, architecture, music, and of course, lively conversations! I also greatly enjoy cooking and learning more about celebrated dishes from place to place.

Suzanne Zahr purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Suzanne Zahr chose Mercer Island

This home has a lot to offer. Above all else, it's a comfortable retreat nestled in the wooded heart of the South-end of Mercer Island. The community here is wonderful - very safe, friendly & welcoming. Located in Lake Washington, you have easy access to the city sites, natural beauty and cultural experiences of both Seattle & Bellevue.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is spacious, private and serene offering all the comforts of your home away from home.


Mercer Island Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower, single sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Posturepedic memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can add a crib or air mattress, if desired
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Spacious 2BR - Lovely Mercer Island
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews
Mesa, Arizona

Cozy apartment in a nice residential neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My family and I truly enjoyed our family reunion week at Suzanne's home. Family from Arizona, and New York and Mercer Island used this as our 'home base' for the week. The lower level apartment was just right for us. It was easy to find and access according to Suzanne's directions. We were provided with plenty of fresh linens and kitchen essentials, TV, Wifi, and laundry facilities. Apartment is just as pictured on her site. Grocery nearby. Beautiful patio. Easy access to bus transportation into Seattle. Only issue was that there was no lighting on the walkway coming down from the parking area to the sliding door. Was very dark at night and slippery on the way down. Would highly recommend this rental and would definitely stay here again. Thanks Suzanne!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location...Mercer island is a great getaway destination.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wanted to like this but ended up being a restless stay

  • 3 of 5

I booked this for my family (grandmother, mother, 5 year old and 1 year old) who stayed here for 4 nights. They really wanted to like it, but unfortunately the experience was not a smooth one. Here were the pros & cons.


- Mercer Island location with quick access to Seattle & Eastside

- Peaceful neighborhood & spacious backyard

- Relatively tasteful decor and amenities

- Owner responsiveness


- We were told check-in was 4pm even though the Homeaway App listed it as 1pm

- There was still laundry left inside the drying machine when we arrived

- We found huge slugs crawling inside the living / dining area every morning

- There was water leakage to the bathroom area from the crack in the ceiling above

- On check-out day, we were asked if we had plans to leave earlier as the owner wanted to address the water leakage. We were also told that the maids were arriving at 9am instead of the official check-out time of 11am. At the end, the owner informed us saying she was able to find maids who could come later, but we felt somewhat harassed nonetheless.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Bend, IN

Spacious, quiet, convenient

  • 5 of 5

Great location in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood. Spacious rooms with comfortable beds.

Just 2 blocks from grocery, gas, pharmacy and large Pioneer Park. Very convenient location on Mercer Island makes it an easy drive to both downtown Seattle and Bellevue/Kirkland. We especially loved the peaceful patio, fresh air, and enjoyed spotting a couple large woodpeckers in the trees.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, UT USA

Great place in a fantastic area!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed exploring the area and this house was perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway location!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful rental with everything you need for a getaway in Seattle area!! Suzanne is very easy to communicate with and makes one's stay perfect. I would definitely return to this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Interbay Family Golf Center
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
SBUX, Japanese, Mexican, FroYo, Pizza, Teriyaki
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Groveland Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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