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S W E E P I N G Views Puget Sound,Queen Anne Home, Walk Score 90

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautifully Renovated Home,! Can Be 1, 2 or 4 Bedroom depending on size of group

If you are looking for a residence in a chic urban neighborhood with all the city’s vibrancy at your fingertips, you are home! Look no further than THE BLUFFS on Queen Anne Hill, a spacious 1 or 2 bedroom, 1 bath residence depending on needs of guests with breath taking views of Puget Sound.

Choices of Accommodations:

THE BLUFFS can be reserved as a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home accommodating up to 5 guests.

For family events, THE BLUFFS can be reserved with LE BIJOU, next door (vrbo.com/577980) for large family gatherings as a 4 bedroom 2 bath combined property. THE BLUFF'S living room, facing Puget Sound will seat 8-10+ people.

THE BLUFFS can be reserved as a 1 Bedroom during the Theatre, Symphony, Opera and Ballet season (winter season).

If you are interested in an alternative to THE BLUFFS as a 2 bedroom home, please email or call me directly for rates.

THE BLUFFS is tastefully furnished and totally updated/renovated. Our spacious bedrooms include king sized bed and 2 twin XL beds with luxury bedding that you will want to sink into and enjoy your best night’s sleep. Beds and linens have been chosen for your total comfort and luxuriant enjoyment. The totally updated and modern kitchen is well stocked and opens to the dining room and a den. The bathroom features an oversized shower, heated Carrara marble floors to greet your feet with warmth and there is a washer and dryer for your convenience.

The Queen Anne neighborhood is home to fabulous restaurants, coffee shops ( yes, coffee!!!) and an energetic night life. The area features the late 1800s Queen Anne quintessential architecture, tree lined cobbled stone streets, graceful mansions, and the Stairway Walks of Queen Anne (old cable car stairway that access the heart of the neighborhood). The neighborhood’s uniqueness doesn’t end there. You are in THE ONLY neighborhood within walking distance to the heart of the City.

THE BLUFFS is the place you want to be in as a point of departure for your adventures in the City or country. It is a place you can come home to and spend time relaxing after a full day of adventures, watch the sunset from the seating in the front yard, or from the large picture windows with a glass of wine and binoculars in hand, possibly with a fire in fireplace. Included at no extra expense are the views of Pier 91 (home to cruise ships headed for my beloved Alaska) Elliott Bay Marina and in the background the Olympic Mountains.

Later, you can gather around the fire pit for conversation in lush Pacific Northwest gardens and plan for your next days outing.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to utilize our 45 years of experience living in Seattle to introduce you to the best the PNW has to offer. In our own travels, we gravitate toward the "authentic experience" and would hope to help you to "Live like a Local", Seattle style. In fact, we are putting our own guide together so that you will know where to go and what to do for that reason.

We want your trip to be memorable in every way. Just ask us if you need help organizing your adventures. We are happy to connect you with resources that will make your trip to Seattle memorable.

*THE BLUFFS is available as 2 bedroom rental throughout the year but especially in the months as a 1 bedroom, 1 bath home during the months January through May. Please contact the owner for rates.

Added bonus: Our neighbors are absolutely the best and very friendly if you are strolling the neighborhood. Bus stop #1 is 1/2 block away.

For families traveling with young children, a high chair, stroller, and Pack ’N Play can be provided.

More Details

Owner
Debera Reiley
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Debera Reiley

~ It’s me, Debera, your host . Perhaps you’d like to know a bit about me before you become a guest. 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 felt the wanderlust. I had never seen much except the desert and hot and dry. As a youngster, I dreamed of really high magnificent mountains, the ocean and always travel (read 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 I had never been anywhere so why not? Arriving in Alaska, I took one look at the mountains dropping vertically 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 (the typical Hawaii for Alaskans, Europe, Hong Kong, Tokyo, 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) but always wanted to speak a foreign language. New chapter: I took my precious dog, Oliver Twist and moved to France in 2005, went to a language institute, studied harder than I ever remember, hiked, skied , sailed across the Mediterranean, 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 of Alaska were right for me. I stopped in Seattle to see friends and well, here I am.

Debera Reiley purchased this house in 2015

Why Debera Reiley chose West Queen Anne

Not atypical in Seattle when older homes come on the market, they are torn down to make way for new 3 story modern boxes. Such was the situation with this lovely old home built in 1938-39. It had good bones, it was integral part of a neighborhood and it needed to be saved along with a 100 years old Douglas Fir tree. Nothing had been done to update it since it was built. There was no decision but to try to buy it. It did need a complete facelift including new kitchen, new bath, skim coating of all the walls, refinishing old growth fir and oak floors, all new appliances, and a new paint scheme to bring it up to date but still maintain its place in history. . So there you have it. I was fortunate to be in a position to buy this home and save it from destruction. The Bluff, was totally unplanned for. If I didn’t buy it, it would have been destroyed. Voila! I have 2 vacation rentals. I live next door and have a cottage called LE BIJOU. Precious. It is also a vacation rental. For information, go to VRBO.com/577980.

What makes this house unique

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 or THE BLUFF. It is fun and rewarding for me to see guests really enjoy and experience their vacation and visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Debera, if the accommodations were any lovelier, I would have imagined we had died and gone to heaven! The home with its view and the location; your courtesy and thoughtfulness were superb. We also thoroughly enjoyed the homemade banana bread. Thank you, Jim and Ruth
May 2017
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Amenities

West Queen Anne House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Ski-In ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Everything possible was done to this bathroom to take it out of the early 1900s.. It formerly had pink and black tile and yes, a pink tub, toilet and sink. It was REAL vintage. The door opened right into the toilet. You sort of had to angle yourself not to miss it, the toilet, that is. So, the pink tub went (I couldn't even give it away) and instead there is a HUGE walk in shower with wonderful glass doors. I put a washer and dryer in the bathroom for convenience and knowing that everyone needs to do their laundry at some point before heading home. The bathroom is essential for all of us. Why not make it as comfortable as possible?
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Den - 1 twin/ single , Frontgate Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large bedroom with king sized bed and box springs
  • Both bedrooms are spacious with large closets. A King size bed in the master bedroom and queen sized bed in the second bedroom. There is also a twin bed that can be put up in the den or one of the bedrooms. Pack N' Play can also be set up in Den. All bedding was carefully vetted. I am a stickler for an excellent mattress and the best of linens. I iron all the sheets that go on the beds...Yeap! After 2 years, I am still doing it. It is like meditation time for me. If you read this and book Bluff Overlook, please say something about reading this section and my ironing. All my friends think I am nuts. Well, maybe I am, but I personally LOVE ironed sheets to slip into when I go to bed. I think you will too. If 4 persons are staying but there is a need for the twin bed set up, there i an additional $40 fee.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews
5

Beautiful Home, Perfect for Family Gatherings,

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time staying at the Bluffs, this time traveling with my family. What can I say but The Bluffs have everything a family needing real bedrooms for privacy, a kitchen to gather together and get a meal/snack together, a spacious dining room where we could have a family meal, a fabulous living room to sit around and get to know each other again, watch the cruise ships coming and going along with all the other ships on Puget Sound…love the tugboats and even though a bit rainy we had a beautiful sunset. The windows to the Puget Sound take it all and I mean ALL in. Not to mention the backyard with a fire pit and even though the evenings were a bit on the cool side, we sat out in the beautiful gardens talking til the late hours. Did I mention the beautiful furnishings and IRONED sheets? The kitchen had everything including cloth napkins and wine glasses that don’t tip over. The owner, Debera, was there for whatever we needed. She had all kinds of ideas of little gem places to go that the locals know about and we visitors try to find. She knew them and shared them. Great recommendations not just for an older family but young families, people who travel a lot and don’t frequent the hotel scene. Oh, the neighbors are fantastic too….lots of dog walkers because the bluff is right in front of the home.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You and your family couldn't have been nicer guests. I love seeing the gardens and fire pits used and enjoyed along with the sounds of conversation and laughter. The weather was bit rainy but it didn't stop any of you from taking advantage of your stay at The Bluffs. Thank you for the mention of the little extra things (ironing and cloth napkins) I do to make guests feel they have chosen just the right place for the holiday/stay in Seattle. I hope you will return again and again to The Bluffs .
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Spacious, well appointed, immaculate, great location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a well-managed and we'll-loved property with high end finishes. Quality well-stocked kitchen. Lovely back yard and landscaping. Beautiful views. Don't hesitate.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Stay in Seattle

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved the week we spent in Seattle for our family vacation. This was our first trip to Seattle and we enjoyed our stay at The Bluffs immensely. During the week we visited the museums, Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Mt. Rainier, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, the aquarium, Safeco Field, Boeing Factory and lots of other fun places.

From the first moment we arrived at The Bluffs, Debera made us feel welcomed and at home. She is a gracious and kind hostess that provided us with lots of valuable information about the area. Her charming home is beautifully decorated and furnished with a stunning view from the living room that overlooks the bay. We enjoyed watching the cruise ships and ferries crossing back and forth across the bay.

Debera’s home is located on a quiet street not far from all the downtown sights of Seattle. After a busy day of sightseeing, it was a pleasure to return to such a comfortable and peaceful setting.

I would highly recommend staying at The Bluffs. We hope the make it back to Seattle soon and we are looking forward to staying at The Bluffs again. Thank you Debera for your warm hospitality!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Reunion Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This past week, my family and I rented both “The Bluffs “and “LeBijou” facilities. It was a long-planned reunion with my son's family, returning from a vacation in Alaska, and grandpa, who had escaped from the “oven” called Tucson, AZ. It was a last chance to see both grandsons before they launch off into their respective engineering careers. The previous glowing endorsements of the rentals and their host's attention to every detail were truly understated. Debera Reiley made us all feel a part of our new adventure; that of experiencing Seattle at its best. She made recommendations for things to do; and, perhaps, to avoid. We all had a wonderful time being tourists and then being able to savor the quality comfort of our rentals at day's end. The views of the harbor could be framed as works of art. The beautiful patio gardens and fire pit were icing on the cake as far as being a wonderful family gathering spot. Our ties were renewed. The family recounted their recent travel experiences while fresh in their minds. Probably, saved the grands pages of emails to grandpa. In all honesty, I'll confess to being an old college friend of the owner. But she hasn't changed a bit with her artistic bent, attention to detail and caring nature. We took a vote and all agreed that our stay couldn't have been any better. Thanks, Debb, you're still a good soul.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review of The Bluffs and Le Bijou. It is a perfect location (next door to each other) for a family reunion. All of you used the both properties as they were meant to be enjoyed flowing between yards and the various spaces to enjoy each other. Especially nice was watching grandpa enjoying his grandson before leaving for the big university life under the umbrella/fire pit in the middle of the day sharing conversations with grandsons, son and daughter-in-law. You all used the spaces the way I hoped they would be used by families. Thank you very much for choosing them for your reunion.
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Immaculate home in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Debera is the "above and beyond" host - she thought of every small detail. She communicated promptly, helped us to plan out our meals with suggestions of great places near by. She takes pride at what she does. She thought of every single detail - from amazing comfortable beds to binoculars to watch the boats. The location is truly special - I enjoyed my morning runs, the safety of the area and the proximity to SPU where my kids had music camp. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank . you for your lovely review Svetlana. It was a total pleasure hosting you, your Mom, and your two sons. Just as lovely was listening to your oldest son play the violin in the living room so that we neighbors could enjoy his work on the violin. I do hope you return next year for the Music Camp and stay at The Bluffs again.
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Incredible location and views!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I stayed at Debera's rental for 4 days this summer and loved the central location and AMAZING views out of the living and dining room. The home is situated on street that makes it seem like you're in a smaller neighborhood far away from the bustle of downtown Seattle. However, in reality you are only minutes from all of the attractions of downtown with easy access to other parts of town. Debera was a great host and greeted us right when arrived. She had a ton of great advice and we enjoyed being able to see her in passing during our stay (she lives next door). She even supplied some awesome toys and kids tents that our daughter loved having during our trip. We would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely review, Chris, thank you so much. It was a lot of fun watching all of you enjoy being in Seattle and of course, your little one was a delight. I am happy I had the toys for her to play in. I do hope the three of you venture this way again and hopefully stay at The Bluffs.
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Car: not necessary

All of the comforts of home are available for you. Free dedicated WIFI line, streaming Netflix, wide screen TV in the living room, log burning fireplace with Duraflame log included, washer/ dryer, french door refrigerator with exterior ice maker/water supply, dishwasher, microwave. For outdoor living: a barbeque, firepit, al fresco dining area.

Amenities for traveling with young children/infants: a Pac N Play,.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.1%

Dogs by permission only. $40 fee for over 4 persons. If you do not have time wash the dishes and put them away, the housekeeper will do it for a $10 charge.

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.