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Spa Retreat In Vibrant Greenwood, Seattle. Centrally Located.

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house


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!

More Details

Jeffrey Frechette
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Jeffrey Frechette

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.

Jeffrey Frechette purchased this house in 1996

Why Jeffrey Frechette chose Seattle

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Greenwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • extra deep soaking tub, shampoo, soap, plush towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Spa Retreat In Vibrant Greenwood, Seattle. Centrally Located.
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

Best Escape for Our Wedding Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I are Seattleites, but wanted a special place to stay over our wedding weekend. We could not have selected a better spot! The photos don't really do justice for how private and peaceful this rental is. We had our choice of sleeping spots, and really appreciated the thought Jeffrey put into selecting his coffee service. We enjoyed the hot tub and outdoor shower, as well as the surround sound music. He was flexible when we asked to bring our pup - even though we ultimately decided not to, having the option was a big help. He even left us a bottle of champagne to celebrate! We highly recommend Jeffrey and this rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Other reviewers are right, this place is even better than the pictures! We loved our stay here and highly recommend it if you are coming to Seattle! We really enjoyed meeting Jeff and watching the bunnies from the kitchen window. Thanks for a great long weekend staycation!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful spa like retreat

  • 5 of 5

Photos do not do this rental justice. The rental is connected to the main house but you would never have none. I never heard anyone in the main house and there is a side entrance that made the two completely separate spaces. This rental is beautiful and very zen. All the minor details and designs of this rental really create a spa like retreat. A lot of time and thought went into creating this space and words cannot describe how amazing this place truly is. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of the best!

  • 5 of 5

Jeff's place is lovely.

There was plenty of room to spread out, we each had a bed to ourselves, the neighborhood was charming, the kitchen fully stocked, the hot tub and yard inviting, and the accommodations beautiful. It is obvious that the owners are attentive to the enjoyment and comfort of their guests.

We couldn't have asked for a more delightful place for our friends weekend in Seattle. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greatest place on earth

  • 5 of 5

Words aren't enough to describe his wonderful this home is, nor can the pictures do it justice. The location is in one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited, the home is so unique and completely private. It has everything you can imagine to make it a perfect stay, fully loaded kitchen, functioning hot tub and sauna, everything is super updated and Jeff the host keeps everything running most perfectly. He offered to buy us all our favorite kinds of nespresso to make sure we had everything we wanted, he gives way more than he owes to make this the ultimate vacation home. Even just being in the home is incredible, the architecture is so unique with many different inspirations. Honestly with the countless amenities, and how nice this place is, he could be charging 3 times what he does, don't pass up the chance to stay here for another second!!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a great home!

  • 5 of 5

What great home! It's a wonderful experience to arrive in a strange city and feel right at home! From the moment we were greated by Jeff and shown around the house I knew we had made the right choice in places to stay! The house is quite welcoming in itself with everything you need. The backyard is very tranquil and private. The location is perfect - walking distance to great restaurants, bars, grocery store and a park. Jeff is the best host! Thank you Jeff for making this truly a home away from home. I know where I will be staying on my next visit to Seattle!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19.7 Miles
Seatac airport is a 30 minute drive
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Naked City
Nearest Ferry
8.6 Miles
Bainbridge Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Seattle Golf Club
Nearest Train
8.4 Miles
King Street Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Olive and Grape
Nearest Ski
58.7 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
1.6 Miles
Carkeek or Golden Gardens
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Greenwood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $60
Pet Fee $30

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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