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Spa Retreat in Vibrant Greenwood, Seattle. Centrally Located.

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very private living room with sleeping loft above.

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Last updated: 11/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

900 Sq. Ft 1 Bedroom Very Private Architecturally Designed Urban Retreat.

New, comfortable, filled with high end finishes and luxury amenities:

- full kitchen stocked with all you will need including Spode China and Riedel glassware. Dining area for four. Enjoy farm fresh eggs waiting for you when you arrive!
- full bath with extra deep tub
- living area with full grain leather sofas
- one bedroom/loft with king size memory foam mattress and choice of pillow type
- queen size American Leather pullout sofa (one of the most comfortable made)
- Additional loft with full size futon
- home theater; including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime and Pandora, phone hookup.
- Nespresso coffee machine with selection of some seriously amazing coffees and espresso!
- fine linens, towels, and plush robes
- blackboard listing local happenings, hang-outs and hikes
Off street parking is available with a private entry courtyard.
Along with the accommodations and amenities previously mentioned there is access to a washer and dryer upon request.

There are 2 super-cool bicycles to check out with helmets and bike lock. The main courtyard is not intended for guests however guests do have access to the yoga/workout room. The rooftop garden is available to our guests so help yourself to some fresh herbs. Our chickens and bunnies are a little tricky to keep in the coop when visiting so please let us know if you have interest in holding them or collecting your own eggs.

Greenwood is a very walkable neighborhood with access to some of the city’s best parks. Easy access to major roadways makes touring the city very convenient. This area is also known to have some of the best beer in Seattle with Naked City Brewery and Chuck’s Hopshop within walking distance. You will find some of the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, bookstores, theater, and shopping in Seattle just a few minutes from your spa retreat!


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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 11/17/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

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

    We live on site and do not want a party atmosphere. Please respect our property and our neighbors. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Due to the lofts children will need to be monitored pretty closely. It is my experience that children love to go climbing around and we don't want any injuries. We can arrange for baby sitting during your stay. Contact us for more information....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We have a fenced in yard, a dog bed, and dog bowls. We can provide dog sitting while out if needed....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There are a few small steps and the bathroom door is just 30' wide....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • There is room to comfortably sleep up to five people. The rates listed do not include an additional $10.00 per day for adults over 2 people; this covers the additional costs of cleaning, laundry, robes, and coffee. The bedroom has a king-size bed in the loft. There is also an American Leather pullout sofa with a very comfortable queen bed. In the living room there is another loft that has a full size futon....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, outdoor shower

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  • extra deep soaking tub, shampoo, soap, plush towels.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    nice library of travel books, architecture and design, cooking, culture, children literature, pop up books!...moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Pandora and phone hook up...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    full surround sound with Roku player...moreless

Theme

  • Spa

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    the dining room seats 4 comfortably. We have the kitchen stocked with very nice Spode china and Riedel glassware for a very elegant meal in....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    great gym with stairmaster, dumbells, bench, yoga balls and mats....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    radiant floor heat--the best!...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    there is a full kitchen with all of the gadgets, pots, pans etc. you will need....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    electric convection...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, pepper mill, flower, sugar, rice, waffle mix, fresh eggs...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    full fridge...moreless

  • Stove:

    duel fuel range...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    really cute/cool bikes to check out complimentary....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Merrimack canoe for rent...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Japanese garden with bar/counter...moreless

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$160
$1,000 $4,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 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 fee $60
  • Pet Fee $30
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

We allow well-mannered dogs for an additional $30.00 cleaning fee.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

  • Green Lake Park

    "I know many people who just have to live by Greenlake! It is an urban runners/walkers dream..."

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  • Greenlake Chocolati Cafe

    "honestly, the best mocha you will ever have! Here you will find a very friendly staff, grea..."

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  • Naked City Taphouse

    "Some really great beers made on site, a very cool beer garden, some pretty good food, and we..."

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  • Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co.

    "This place is really a writing workshop run by some of the coolest folks I know. My kids go..."

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  • Carkeek Park

    "I pinch myself every time I leave from my house and walk to this amazing park. I used to ru..."

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  • Neptune Coffee -- CLOSED

    "a classic Seattle coffee house."

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  • Matt's in the Market

    "our favorite place to have lunch--quintessential Seattle!"

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  • 74th Street Ale House

    "always had great food, great beer, friendly people, and a very comfortable atmosphere."

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  • Gordito's Healthy Mexican Food

    "simple, tasty, and huge portions of Mexican food."

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19.7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seatac airport is a 30 minute drive
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Naked City
8.6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bainbridge Ferry
2.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Seattle Golf Club
8.4 Miles
Nearest Train
King Street Station
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
interstate 5
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Olive and Grape
58.7 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snoqualmie Pass
1.6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Carkeek or Golden Gardens

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: My wife and I both grew up in the Midwest. We dreamed about moving to the West coast and in 1989 we managed to cobble together almost $1000.00 and a trailer made from the bed of a 1972 Toyota pickup truck. We decided to move to Seattle with barely an idea of what to expect. Nirvana was playing at small clubs in Belltown and Seattle started to get noticed for the Grudge scene. Across Lake Washington Microsoft was minting millionaires by the thousands. Seattle was going to start growing up, an it turns out so were we. Ellen and I were working in the restaurant industry in hopes of one day opening our own restaurant. I was learning as much as I could working as a cook while Ellen was waiting tables at some of the finest restaurants in Seattle. We watched Washington Sate become a World Class wine producing region. Washington State also boasts one of the finest growing regions for many types of produce, hops, livestock, and seafood. It was only a matter of time that with the resources that the tech boom brought to the region that Seattle was to bloom into the incredible global city it is today. Ultimately we decided to pursue careers outside of the hospitality industry--I think we both realized that raising a family would be difficult working the required hours of restaurant owners. I decided to study architecture and building which has developed into a true passion of mine. Ellen went to medical school at University of Washington and now practices as an internal medicine doctor. We have 2 lovely daughters, a Belgian Malanois dog, 8 chickens, 2 bunnies, and an American Saddlebred horse.

Why the Owner Chose Greenwood, Seattle, WA, USA:
We bought this house in 1996. It was a tiny 500 sq. ft. box that had been a cheap rental for many years. As soon as the sale was final I started to tear it down. In retrospect it would have been a much better decision to learn a few things about building and maybe even have a few dollars to my name before I started the demolition. I guess I just knew I did not want to live in the house at its current state. As time went on and my skills developed we slowly started to get the vision of what our property would become. I fell in love with the Japanese courtyard house. I also loved the rigor of Mies Van der Rohe designs. In many ways the design of our house reflects those influences. For twelve years my design/build business operated out of my house with a small cabinet shop in the garage. Wood scraps started piling up and I also began to notice that my body ached a lot by the end of the day. The idea of building a wood-fired sauna seemed to be the perfect solution! We had recently been to Doe Bay Resort on Orcas Island where they have a wood-fired sauna--I always had been in the electric ones at health clubs and wondered what people got out of the experience. That day at Doe Bay sweating like mad and then plunging into a cold soak was a transformative experience. I finally discovered what so many cultures had known for thousands of years: wood-fired saunas are pure rejuvenation! I felt like a newborn baby. Our urban spa was going to be just the thing we needed as we aged and dealt with the growing stresses in our lives. I planted timber bamboo, a birch tree, a few Japanese maple trees and some other carefully placed trees and shrubs in order to give our backyard sanctuary the privacy we desired. I have also worked very hard at making the spa retreat very private and quiet from the main house. There is a separate entrance with its very own entry courtyard.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Beyond the passion and thought that has gone into this house our location in the city is of unique advantage. There are several neighborhoods in Seattle where getting to and from major arterials is just plain difficult and time consuming. We are located close to virtually all of the transportations hubs. We also live in one of the most walkable neighborhoods with a wonderful park 200 ft. from our house and our neighborhood center just .5 miles from the house.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 11/17/2016

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Photos

  • very private living room with sleeping loft above.

    very private living room with sleeping loft above.

  • modern furnishings, Spode china, Riedal glassware, very light and private.

    modern furnishings, Spode china, Riedal glassware, very light and private.

  • blackboard with contact info, passwords and local happenings

    blackboard with contact info, passwords and local happenings

  • top quality memory foam mattress, quality linens, and pillow menu.

    top quality memory foam mattress, quality linens, and pillow menu.

  • smell the cedar?  splash on some water to heat things up.

    smell the cedar? splash on some water to heat things up.

  • very private backyard

    very private backyard

  • very fun Critical Cycles bicycles available for checkout.

    very fun Critical Cycles bicycles available for checkout.

  • great bar/restaurant 5 minute bikeride from your stay.

    great bar/restaurant 5 minute bikeride from your stay.

  • Carkeek park is amazing!  Bring your picnic--we have picnic gear to use!

    Carkeek park is amazing! Bring your picnic--we have picnic gear to use!

  • Greenwood carshow in June is a huge event!

    Greenwood carshow in June is a huge event!

  • full grain leather sofas and redwood burl table

    full grain leather sofas and redwood burl table

  • fully stocked gourmet kitchen

    fully stocked gourmet kitchen

  • extra deep soaking tub, quality soaps and shampoo.  Plush towels and robes.

    extra deep soaking tub, quality soaps and shampoo. Plush towels and robes.

  • full surround sound cinema, Netflix, Hulu plus, Amazon Prime, phone hookup.

    full surround sound cinema, Netflix, Hulu plus, Amazon Prime, phone hookup.

  • outdoor shower

    outdoor shower

  • Finnish sauna

    Finnish sauna

  • this space is exclusive to the spa retreat.

    this space is exclusive to the spa retreat.

  • Relax in the hot tub

    Relax in the hot tub

  • Nespresso coffee machine.  You will be blown away by the quality of coffee!

    Nespresso coffee machine. You will be blown away by the quality of coffee!

  • very walkable restaurant/bar/shopping minutes from our door.

    very walkable restaurant/bar/shopping minutes from our door.

  • Greenlake is very close and lots of fun!

    Greenlake is very close and lots of fun!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 10, 2016

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