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Restored Two-Story Carriage House in the Heart of Seattle!

Special Offer! Enjoy the holiday season in The Seattle Carriage House December 1 - February 8

Restored Two-Story Carriage House in the Heart of Seattle!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 26, 2014
2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6-8) - Extremely cozy - very accomodating

Hansel and Gretel meet Restoration Hardware in this magical, two-story carriage house! 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 paddle board 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, guys will love the rustic and comfortable features and women will love the 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.

Sleeps quite 6 comfortably, and 8 if necessary with very comfortable beds, wonderful linens and mattresses. 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, 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
  • 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!

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

Speaks:: spanish

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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Reviews

business
Restored Two-Story Carriage House in the Heart of Seattle!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p433664vb
Eastlake and Portage Bay Central
Red Deer, AB, Canada
5

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 :)
business
Restored Two-Story Carriage House in the Heart of Seattle!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p433664vb
Eastlake and Portage Bay Central
Bellingham
5

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!
business
Restored Two-Story Carriage House in the Heart of Seattle!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p433664vb
Eastlake and Portage Bay Central
5

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!!
business
Restored Two-Story Carriage House in the Heart of Seattle!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p433664vb
Eastlake and Portage Bay Central
5

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!!
business
Restored Two-Story Carriage House in the Heart of Seattle!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p433664vb
Eastlake and Portage Bay Central
5

Wonderful long weekend!

  • 5 of 5
From beginning to end, our experience with Jill and The Carriage House was great. She was very prompt in responding to any needs we might have had and met us as we arrived. The house is cozy and the upstairs space is perfect for a couple and a kid or two. Our son enjoyed exploring all the nooks and crannies, and we enjoyed all the books (what a collection!). A car is not necessary if you want to explore the neighborhood. For us, it was an easy jump in the car to downtown or to other parts of Seattle.
All in all, we had a wonderful long weekend at The Carriage House and will be back in the future.
Thank you, Jill!
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • 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 so much for your review! So happy to host your family and so glad you enjoyed it! I loved your son's drawing of the ship! See you next time!
Jill
business
Restored Two-Story Carriage House in the Heart of Seattle!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p433664vb
Eastlake and Portage Bay Central
Edmonds
5

Very Memorable!!!

  • 5 of 5
Great spot!!! Very welcoming too. We had a group of six young adults and two kids and it suited our group perfectly. Close to everything!! Jill and Dick are very welcoming and professional. Definitely recommend it for your stay in Seattle.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!

Location

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). 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!!

The Seattle Carriage house is very close to getting around to all areas of town.

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.

This solid home is made of stone and is quite quiet, very comfortable and very private. Almost every view is overlooking trees, and creates a very private oasis in the city!

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.

I understand comfort, and value, style and decor..without being tacky....I can almost guarantee that you will be charmed by this home. It is special.

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

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Special Offer! Enjoy the holiday season in The Seattle Carriage House

Special Offer From:
Dates Dec 1, 2014 to Feb 8, 2015

Enjoy the super cozy atmosphere of an original carriage house, and treasure the modern comforts around you in this city retreat. Snuggled right in the heart of one of Seattle's premier neighborhoods, this property is close to downtown shopping, U Village shopping and all the action of the Pine and Pike corridor. Rustic decor, two fireplaces, luxury down comforters and at a winter price!

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holiday Special
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Presidents Day
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Winter Rates
Feb 17 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$235
$1,000
 
 
US Open
Jun 19 2015 - Jun 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Summer Rates
Jun 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,500
$4,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Refundable damage deposit $100
  • 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.

Amenities

From the Owner

I think among other things that people find charming about this house, is that it was actually a functioning carrage 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 spirling stairway up to the top was where they stored the hay!

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Suitability

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

Attractions

  • 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.

Bathrooms

  • 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.

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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

Notes:

  • 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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