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Property Details

Updated: May 22, 2015
2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6-8) - Extremely cozy - very accommodating

Hansel and Gretel meet Restoration Hardware in this magical, two-story carriage house!

A wonderful place for enjoying your time in Seattle. Part rustic hunting lodge - part romantic cabin. Very private, very classy and very fun! Comfortable and well equipped for all of your needs.

Situated at the intersections of Capitol Hill, Eastlake and Portage Bay neighborhoods which are very central to all Seattle has to offer and a really cool area to call home while you explore Seattle and really get a sense of enjoying city life.

Walk to wonderful restaurants, party at the hip Pine/Pike corridor, watch the sunset from the West side of our location, and the sunrise just down the hill....both within a very short (5 minutes?) walk. Super quick drive or very short cab ride downtown, walk to U-District, Gas Works Park the Arboretum, Broadway, Madison Park, Volunteer Park, and bike just about anywhere on the Burke-Gilman trail just across the bridge or at the extreme mountain bike course (look up 1-5 Colannade Mountain Bike Park). Jump on a paddleboard or rent a kayak just on the other side of the bridge as well - (Check out Aqua Verde Paddle Club and Cafe :) Skiing and tubing is an hour away at Snoqualmie Pass, or you can go wine tasting at Chateau St. Michelle or check out Redhook Brewery in Woodinville. White water rafting is about 60-90 minutes as well. There is a lot to do here!

Families will love the separate spaces on the top floor and main floor, hidden nooks, shelves and shelves of games and toys for ALL ages, enjoy the rustic and comfortable features and careful attention to every detail.

Totally refinished with all modern amenities including Rinnai water heater(never out), gas range, stainless steel appliances, air conditioning, stereo system, high speed internet, cable for two tv's, xbox, tons of movies, games and books.

Sleeps quite 6 comfortably, and 8 if necessary with very comfortable beds with down comforters, wonderful linens and mattresses including a tempurpedic. Two main bedrooms on first level, and space for at least 4 with one bed and a futon and a 'secret nook' on the second floor.

Two fireplaces, full - subway tiled bathroom with chandelier, fantastic modern and rustic lighting throughout. Full kitchen with dishwasher and all of the necessary equipment to entertain, cook and prepare meals or relax and open a bottle of wine and party with friends!

This is a great place that has been enjoyed by families, (in fact a group of 9 were very comfortable here), friends, girls weekends, guys weekends, wedding parties, and extended stays. The courtyard and location of the house give this place real added private feel in the middle of the city.

It really is a great place to enjoy a vacation or get away! Let me know if I can help you plan anything, or if you have any questions that I can help with. We love this place, and really want you to be able to enjoy your time here too.

Managed by 'ex' Four Seasons Hotel employee and clean freak.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We have lived all over Seattle and love the Capitol Hill, Eastlake neighborhoods and have now, are enjoying the wonderful views of Portage Bay! This is a wonderful community tucked at the edge of four wonderful water features: Lake Washington, Lake Union, Portage Bay and the Montlake Cut.

The picture above is prior to any renovation when home was still in its 'primitive' state :)

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay. We brought our 2 young kids and they loved the video system and all the toys and the basketball net. We felt, as a family of four, very comfortable in the cottage. The loft was not only fun for the kids but big enough to sleep both of them. A lot of thought was put into this cottage. I did not realize it was located on a busy street when I booked it. Freeway was a little noisy. But in some ways that was convenient as we were close to the freeway and buses. I would stay here again and recommend it for small families.

Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Nov 2012
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13 Reviews

based on 13 traveler reviews

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Restored Two-Story Carriage House in the Heart of Seattle!
Eastlake and Portage Bay Central

Perfect location, charming house & amazing owners - Carriage House has it all!

Perfect location, charming house & amazing owners - Carriage House has it all!
  • 5 of 5
Placed just a couple miles from everything, the Carriage offers convenience with it's amazing character. Jill was extremely helpful and proactive prior to and during our stay. The house has everything you need to cook, bake or build a fire. Take advantage of the spacious courtyard, outdoor fire pit and BBQ. Will definitely stay hear on our next Seattle visit.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Restored Two-Story Carriage House in the Heart of Seattle!
Eastlake and Portage Bay Central
Shawnee Kansas

Loved this Place

  • 5 of 5
Our family loved staying in the Carriage House. It was perfect for our family of 6--plenty of room and beds. The kids loved the chickens:) Thanks Jill--we hope to come back again some day.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
Restored Two-Story Carriage House in the Heart of Seattle!
Eastlake and Portage Bay Central
Red Deer, AB, Canada

The perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5
We aboslutely loved staying at Jills place. She was an incredibly friendly and helpful host. Her place is very well located in the Capitol Hill area. The photos do not give this place justice! The house is stunning and feels like an updated cottage tucked inside a major city. I would highly recommend this place and we will definitely stay there again.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and so fun hosting your group!! So glad you enjoyed our special house. If you are in town again, let me know. Would love to have you again! Enjoy the rest of summer :)
Restored Two-Story Carriage House in the Heart of Seattle!
Eastlake and Portage Bay Central

Great Place

  • 5 of 5
This place is amazing! So Cozy within the city! We rented this house for a ladies weekend. The house is very cute and was just what we needed. It had plenty of sleeping space for us all. Jill was very welcoming and kind! The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed to make the meals. It is a great location, we were able to walk around to get food, coffee and site-see. It was a short Cab ride to Capital Hill. One future advice, if you plan on renting the space for a ladies weekend, bring extra mirrors for getting ready as there is just one bathroom. We would Love to stay here again!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review and feedback! You are right, I do need an extra mirror!!! Adding today :) Come back anytime! You were a fun group!
Restored Two-Story Carriage House in the Heart of Seattle!
Eastlake and Portage Bay Central

Fantastic Cute Home

  • 5 of 5
The carriage house is adorable. It is walking distance to so many great activities. The arboretum, parks, Lake Union, and plenty of restaurants shopping. The Owner is well versed in things to do in the area. The interior is made to look rustic, in fact this is an old carriage house turned into a new and modern "cabin" in the city. It comfortably sleeps 8. We will be back for sure. Thanks for everything!
  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review!! It was great to host such a fun group!! Come back anytime!!
Restored Two-Story Carriage House in the Heart of Seattle!
Eastlake and Portage Bay Central

Charming cottage in the heart of the city

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful home with plenty of space and lots of great play areas for the kids. Parking plentiful, courtyard was a fun area and owners were very nice and helpful. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Katy! Was fun to have you all! The courtyard will be completely finished if/when you come again :) Enjoy spring!!


From the Owner

This is the most unique and charming property I have ever seen. Everyone who comes into the carriage house and the main house are charmed by the striking differences between the two era's (10's and 50's). I understand the selection process you are going through, and have been through it multiple times of my own. It is hard to decide how to spend your money and make sure that the time you have away is not disappointing. This home is really meant to be a vacation rental. Everything inside is designed for your comfort. It is not cluttered, it is thoughtful. There are no weird smells, or cheap features. This is a quality home with careful attention to detail and charm. We look forward to continuing with the care and attention that older buildings require, as this one is certainly worth having around! We take every opportunity to make it a better place at each check in and out.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

If you are new to Seattle, there is a lot to offer! How do you start to narrow down choices and neighborhoods of a place you haven't visited? I understand, and have been in your shoes before. I have been very disappointed by locations that were labeled as 'urban' and equally disappointed by places that were mislabeled 'private'....I take pride in the fact by honestly saying, this carriage house is an 'urban oasis'. Yes, we are in the city, yes, we are near busy streets, yes, you will see people, buses, traffic, but if you look out your window, you will see trees, and tranquility. A short half blocks distance in nearly any direction will lead you to water. This is the funniest little piece of land in Seattle. We have lived in many of the neighborhoods around the city and will never leave this place. We LOVE it here!!

We are located at the intersection of North Capitol Hill, Portage Bay, Eastlake and Montlake neighborhoods. Some of the most premier neighborhoods in the city of Seattle. Enjoy nearby historic nearby parks, lush walking and jogging trails just steps away, high end shopping both downtown and at University Village, and amazing restaurants in literally every direction!

This intersection has our property sitting just to the East of Lake Union, to the South of the Montlake Cut, to the West of Portage Bay and the West of Lake Washington....all visible by a short walk of maybe half a block in any direction.

Husky Football Fans!! Walk to games in new stadium! Enjoy jumping into the crowd as they make their way towards Husky Stadium on game day!! Public transit is just half a block away, and so is the newly implemented public bicycle program (rent a bike).

The Seattle Carriage house is very close to getting around to all areas of town. Walk to many restaurants and coffee shops, walk to the parks, walk to the water or kayak rentals. Also, a super close drive to almost all Seattle attractions.

Great option for longer term needs for those caring for family in close by hospitals. Many of our guests have stayed for more than 1 month. The Cancer Care Alliance and Fred Hutchinson are very close, as is Seattle Childrens Hospital.

We offer non zoned street parking, and for our long term guests, we are happy to arrange an off street parking option for you.

The Seattle Carriage House is a home of pride for us and we enjoy sharing it with others. I hold a degree and background in hospitality so strive to ensure that all aspects of your vacation or trip are attended to or...more importantly met prior to arrival.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns about your time here in Seattle. We would love to make your experience here as memorable as possible.

Jill and Dick McCormick


From $230 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Week Special
May 26 2015 - May 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
Mid Week Special!
Jun 2 2015 - Jun 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
US Open
Jun 19 2015 - Jun 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
Summer Rates
Jun 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $59.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $100.00
  • Pet Fee $50.00
  • Tax Rate 9.5%

Monthly rates available. Please inquire for special requests.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 22, 2015


From the Owner

I think among other things that people find charming about this house, is that it was actually a functioning carriage home for many years. We only just threw away the actual 'carriage doors' when we purchased. The bedrooms and kitchen were horse stables and the bathroom was the tack room. The spiraling stairway up to the top was where they stored the hay! It is made of stone and very thick insulation so that the upstairs area is actually very insulated from the downstairs area. I can not imagine a more unique - historical property - so close to the city hub.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1200 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Hair dryer, and all linens and soaps provided.
  • 1 full bath with chandelier, subway tile throughout, bath tub and shower. High quality linens provided as well as soap, shampoo, conditioner and many extras that may arise.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Reading nook - 1 child bed, Small little nook where small children 'love' to sleep :),
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Private room, main floor with luxury linens & feather duvet
  • Loft - 1 double, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Semi Private spaces, sleeps 4 total on top floor
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Private room main floor with luxury linens & feather duvet
  • Main floor features two queen size beds in private bedrooms. One bed is a TempurPedic and the other is a luxury Serta mattress. Both are encased in mattress protectors and have luxury linens including 550 fp duvets. Pillows are of top quality and are also encased in pillow protectants. The top floor - loft area, has a very comfortable full bed which also features a 550 fp duvet and wonderfully comfortable 'seasonal' sheets. The futon is typically set up for tv viewing, but has wonderful linen options tucked cleanly away in the upstairs linen closet.


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • If you should require anything further to make your stay more comfortable, such as some stocked items at arrival, please let us know! We have good relationship with massage therapists who love to do work here. We can also make great recommendations for local activities and anything near by. We love this part of Seattle, but know most of it very well.

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