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Location!!! Beautiful Queen Anne Hill! UW! Hospitals! Medical Research Centers!

Location!!! Beautiful Queen Anne Hill! UW! Hospitals! Medical Research Centers!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Apr 19, 2015
A separate cottage featuring all the amenities, spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bath .

Why not stay at Le Bijou? It is within the hustle bustle, sights and sounds of downtown Seattle (theater district, Space Needle, Pikes Place Market, Museums, etc.), but located on historic Queen Anne Hill, highest point in the city at 520' able sea level . Le Bijou is situated on the west facing bluff over Elliott Bay and looking at Puget Sound. Le Bijou is an ideal setting for visiting the 'Emerald City', family and friends, University of Washington/ Hospitals/Research Centers (all major hospitals and medical research centers including Children's Hospital), the Gates Foundation, numerous Medical Research Centers, all major hospitals including Children's Hospital.

THE SPACE

'Le Bijou' of Queen Anne (The Jewel of Queen Anne) is a 1909 craftsman's cottage located on the western bluff facing Puget Sound in coveted Queen Anne . It has it own entry and sits overlooking the courtyard. A true craftsman recreated the fine details of craftsmanship present at the turn of the century: Crown molding, wainscoting, lathe and plaster ceilings, walls and original old growth fir floors were lovingly and meticulously repaired and restored.

~Le Bijou is completely equipped with all modern conveniences and luxuries one would hope to find in vintage yet totally modern accommodations in the city but in the private, quiet, intimate and serene setting of Queen Anne.

~Enter the cottage along a bricked walkway through the front garden to the courtyard and the entrance to the cottage. It is a private retreat.

~The living room retains the original architectural elements with a gas fireplace added to take the chill from the evening air. A beautiful antique cherry mantel with marble surround is a focal point of the living room.

~How often do you have the opportunity to sleep on freshly ironed sheets? Opening the french doors will lead you to the master bedroom with an antique iron bed containing an ultra plush queen-sized mattress, luxurious bedding from Frette and Ralph Lauren, linens from Thomas Lee and Charles P. Rogers of New york. Enjoy freshly ironed crisp linens as you slid into bed for a peaceful nights slumber.

There is additional queen-sized bed in the living room. The couch/hideabed made by American Leather, is the finest most comfortable hideabed made. It is NOT your typical hideabed. Of course, the linens are freshly ironed.

~ The kitchen has everything a cook could want: original cabinetry plus a farmer's cast iron apron sink, exquisite tile work, a granite table with 2 whimsical chairs that remind your host of 'Alice in Wonderland' and the Red Queen at tea in the garden.

~The bathroom has everything to pamper you: heated floors, a restored claw foot cast iron soaking tub, 48' granite topped vanity with plenty of drawers for longer stays and a graciously sized shower designed and tiled as if it were a seaside landscape. Turkish towels of the highest quality are provided for you as well as top of the line spa quality cleansing products. For stays longer than 7 days, fresh linens and towels will be provided.

GUEST ACCESS

'Le Bijou' is completely separated and self-sufficient as if you were staying in your own home. One enters the brick courtyard along a bricked garden path past a unique garden created at the front of the property. You will be welcomed into the courtyard with perennial and annual flowers creating a lush garden atmosphere. You can barbecue your catch of the day, spend the afternoon in comfortable seating enjoying the sunshine or sitting around the fire pit. Spend an afternoon or evening relaxing, barbecuing , sitting by a fire in the evening, dine by moon light, enjoy the magnificent views from the bluff and Puget Sound.

INTERACTION WITH GUESTS

Your cottage is located down a walkway to the left upon entering the property along a lighted brick path in front of the main house to the courtyard of 'Le Bijou'. A lockbox is provided for guests for access day or night.

I live in the main home. I am available to answer questions, provide information, or find what might be missing from the kitchen or anything you need.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

West Queen Anne is on the bluff overlooking Puget Sound, West Seattle, the Olympic Range and Cruise Ship Terminal. The immediate area is easily accessible to the Theatre District, Seattle Center/Space Needle, shopping and dining and boutique bars in upper and lower QA, artisanal bakeries, quaint shops, Pike's Peak Market, SAM (Seattle Art Museum), many university level educational facilities and more. All major hospitals Virginia Mason Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, Group Health Hospital, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute and The Gates Foundation are within 10 to 15 minutes. Queen Anne is like an oasis of calm and tranquitiy within the heart of the city's hustle and bustle.

GETTING AROUND

'Le Bijou' of Queen Anne is 1/2 block from the bus stop and within easy walking distance of lower and upper Queen Anne, Seattle Center/Theatre District, The Gates Foundation and a short hop to South Lakes Union, and all of Seattle's many attractions while providing the ultimate privacy and comfort in a beautiful setting. For longer distances, a car is recommended.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE

Location and accommodations are ideal for visitors, vacationers and executives, and individuals here for medical reasons (close proximity to hospitals and medical research centers).

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Formerly a 30 year resident of Alaska, I have also done extensive travel and/or living in Europe, the Middle East, and in Africa. I am, of course, anxious to travel more. I have always been very keen on outdoor activities: non technical climbing, downhill and cross country skiing, bicycling, casual hiking. I have an adventuresome spirit and always looking for the next fork in fork road

Since arriving in Seattle, I have thoroughly enjoying all of the amenities that the Pacific NW offers. I am located in the hub of what is happening in Seattle area for access to all that might be needed: coffee shops galore, bars and restaurants for the foodies...anything you could want, wonderful social life, and of course, the Seattle Art Center which has amazing exhibits. Easy bus transport ion anywhere you want to go. Plus there are all the activities related to the water of Puget Sound, Lake Union and Lake Washington. Technology and medical research facilities, Amazon are located in close proximity.

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Speaks:: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our host, Debera, was most gracious and kind. She made us feel at home right away. We appreciated so much the craftsmanship of her cottage: the lovely fireplace, the scintilating small tiles over the kitchen sink, the claw foot tub, the granite-tiled shower, the perfectly comfortable bed, the modern kitchen. It is all of a piece. We went for many walks in the wonderful Queen Anne neighborhood, and truly hated to leave Le Bijou. But we hope to come back next year. Thank you, Debera. Susan and Bob
May 2014
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15 Reviews

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Location!!! Beautiful Queen Anne Hill! UW! Hospitals! Medical Research Centers!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p577980vb
-206-407-7075
Queen Anne Northwest
5

Excellent location with a quiet, clean and cozy yet spacious home

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Le Bijou for a month in January and found the cottage to be perfect for our needs. It's located in a beautiful and very quiet area, an easy walk to all of the shops and restaurants in Queen Anne and just one block from a bus stop which made it very convenient to get to/from downtown. We had a rental car for several weeks of our stay and never had a problem finding parking in front of the house. In general, we found a car was not required since everything was so close by and ended up only using the car to get to the I-90 corridor hiking trails.

The home itself was very tastefully decorated and had plenty of room so we never felt confined even after four weeks. The kitchen had everything we needed, there's a large bathroom with a heated floor (much appreciated in January!), the bedroom has a very comfortable queen bed and the living room was warm and cozy - the gas fireplace does an amazing job keeping the whole cottage warm.

Debera was a very gracious host who went out of her way to make us feel at home and to make sure we had everything we needed as well as giving us ideas for things to see and do. We also really enjoyed Debera's homemade sweets, she's a wonderful baker! We would most definitely stay at Le Bijou the next time we are in Seattle.
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Pat and Beena,
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. You were great guests. I enjoyed our multi-cultural conversations as it gives me a peak into the rest of the world. I am oh so curious what your feelings were about being in Sedona. Were you overwhelmed by the beauty and all of the hiking opportunities.
You are always welcome to return to Le Bijou. I would love it. I am also taking your suggestion, Beena, to add more places for hanging things.

Hope you missed all of the bad weather in Chicago.

Kind regards,
Debera
business
Location!!! Beautiful Queen Anne Hill! UW! Hospitals! Medical Research Centers!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p577980vb
-206-407-7075
Queen Anne Northwest
5

Quaint, Clean, Quality Little House

  • 5 of 5
This small home was perfect for the 4 days my daughter and I were in Seattle. Nicely furnished and landscaped in a comfortable, quiet neighborhood that is well situated to travel to areas in the city either by car or public transportation. Parking was always available on the street. We would definitely stay here again. Its was a great find.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Joyce,
I forgot about the umbrella until it was too late. I hope your daughter's hair managed the deluge of rain for the wedding. Loved meeting your little granddaughter and your daughter. It would certainly be lovely if you were out this way again sometime. Thank you for choosing Le Bijou for your stay in Seattle.
Cheers,
Debera
business
Location!!! Beautiful Queen Anne Hill! UW! Hospitals! Medical Research Centers!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p577980vb
-206-407-7075
Queen Anne Northwest
5

Great place to experience Queen Anne and surrounding area

  • 5 of 5
We are a recently retired couple and wanted to visit neighborhoods in Seattle that might be attractive as a future residence. This property is freshly restored and decorated, and it suited our needs very well. Debera is an attentive host who was helpful to us in getting to know the neighborhood and the area. The cottage is in extremely good condition and very comfortable.

We had planned to do a lot of walking and did not have a car for the first few days of our stay. We didn't have any trouble getting around on foot and by bus (there is a bus stop a block away from the cottage, and the #1 bus goes directly to downtown, a short ride). Queen Anne is extremely hilly, with some blocks consisting of stairs rather than streets, but for us it was both challenging and rewarding to explore the area on foot.

The views from across the street, and from numerous vantage points within walking distance, were spectacular. And it is very possible to walk to downtown if you have some energy. We did that but let the bus bring us back up the hill.

Queen Anne itself is a beautiful neighborhood, and we enjoyed walking the residential blocks and shopping and dining, mostly on Queen Anne Avenue. The only parking available is on the street, but once we got a rental car we did not have any trouble parking within a house or two of our cottage.

The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. If we make any plans to return to the Queen Anne area for another visit, we would stay at Le Bijou anytime.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: John and Martha,
You were wonderful guests and left Le Bijou is perfect condition. I love your energy upon retirement in leaving the next day for your first adventure in retirement. Thank you for choosing Le Bijou. We would love to have you back again. I also really enjoyed meeting your lovely daughter.
Kind regards, Debera
business
Location!!! Beautiful Queen Anne Hill! UW! Hospitals! Medical Research Centers!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p577980vb
-206-407-7075
Queen Anne Northwest
Scottsdale, Arizona
5

Very Special!!

  • 5 of 5
Our son and girlfriend found this beautiful home for us on one of their walks through the neighborhood. We are so happy they did! We loved our stay here. The furnishings and woodwork is just beautiful. The bed was so comfortable that I just melted into it! The kitchen had everything we needed. I think my favorite was the heated bathroom floor. The location was perfect! Debera was the perfect host. She went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Cynthia,
Thank you for your lovely review. It was pleasure having all of you at Le Bijou and meeting Bijou the puppy. I hope you will visit again soon to see all of your relatives.
Kind regards,
Debera
business
Location!!! Beautiful Queen Anne Hill! UW! Hospitals! Medical Research Centers!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p577980vb
-206-407-7075
Queen Anne Northwest
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5

Amazing little hideaway!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for a quick weekend in Seattle for a Seahawks game. Debera was the best host. She was warm and welcoming. House is tucked away in the best part of Seattle, Queen Anne district. The house is warm and cozy. Very private and centrally located to anywhere you want to go. I recommend this to anyone who really wants to get a real feel for Seattle. Oh and did I mention the original clawfoot tub in the bathroom?? Awesome!
  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
business
Location!!! Beautiful Queen Anne Hill! UW! Hospitals! Medical Research Centers!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p577980vb
-206-407-7075
Queen Anne Northwest
Woodland Hills, CA
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
My daughter and I were lucky to discover this beautiful cottage in the most relaxing area of Seattle...Queen Anne. We loved walking around the neighborhood and exploring all of the quaint shops and sampling the delicious bakeries. The cottage itself was very cozy and had a great kitchen, huge bathroom as well as a warm fireplace. The location was perfect for exploring the city....and it had incredible views of the bay. Debera was extremely friendly and very helpful whenever we needed anything. We totally enjoyed our 4 nights there and would definitely return....and look forward to it!!
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Barbara and Kaitlyn,
It was a pleasure having you at Le Bijou on your interview trip. I enjoyed our conversations about the challenges young female adults entering their professional life especially when it is so demanding. Everything was neat as a pin, thank you. I do hope Kaitlyn will find exactly what she wants here and hope we have other opportunities to talk.
I will send along the name of the journal you requested as soon as I find it on my cluttered desk.

Sincerely,
Debera

Location

From the Owner

I had not owned a home in 20 years because of traveling and assorted other reasons. I felt the need to put down roots somewhere the rent would not escalate...but taxes would. When I found this place at the end of 2013, it was run down, everything overgrown, little to no maintenance in years, complete renovation of everything was needed. I saw the possibilities, liked the neighborhood, the bluff and sunsets, a place to garden, a place of tranquility and LOTS of work. One year later, I am still working on it and will be for probably years to come. I like the process of dreaming the impossible and making the dream come true. I love the cottage. I will go over there when there are no quests and feel like I have gone on vacation. I thoroughly enjoy the setting on the West Bluff looking out to Puget Sound with the marine traffic coming and going. The street is tree lined and quiet, not something I experienced in lower Queen Anne. The property offered me a place to live and make a home plus this darling cottage that I have lovingly restored to its former beauty and given it my own twist of creativity. Then, the opportunity to garden again did the trick for me. I love this location as I am so close to everything mentioned before but feel like I am not in the city. I can take what I want in the city and then retreat to my little haven on Queen Anne. There is a tranquility about living here that is very special to me.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Availability

From $148 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Flower are Bloomin' Everywhere
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$165
$1,155
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer has Arrived!
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$230
 
 
Hot Lazy Days of Summer!
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,600
$7,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Indian Summer
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,250
 
 
Shop 'Xmas
Oct 11 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$148
$1,000
$3,200
 
 
Turkey Time & Family!
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$960
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas Cheer!
Dec 23 2015 - Dec 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
$960
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$148
$1,000
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $20 + Tax
  • Cleaning $90 + Tax
  • Refundable damage deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9.5%

Pets are $20 per night. Ask for pet agreement.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

From the Owner

'Le Bijou', (The Jewel), is a separate beautiful space. It is not living in someones home, or a condo/apartment. It is 15 to 20 minutes from everything from entertainment, hospitals, research centers, technology research,universities but right in the city. Le Bijou's location is Queen Anne and on the west bluff with expansive views of Puget Sound, fabulous sunsets and sunrises is my idea of perfect. My street is quiet with great neighbors who all seem to have dogs...love the doggies. It is a place of calmness and tranquility but accessible to whatever it is that pleases you. Coming home is like ....well, really coming home.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 700 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower, 48' vanity with many drawers for longer term visitors
  • Antique claw-footed cast iron tub completely redone, Marble and glass tiled 4' x 4' shower with pebble base has a feeling of a marine landscape. 48' vanity with black granite top with plenty of storage for long term visitors. Kohler toilet

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • other - 1 queen, American Leather hide abed in living room. Very comfortable.
  • Bedroom contains an antique iron bed with an utra-plush queen-sized mattress, English antique buffet with granite top, reading scone lamps, luggage racks and french doors to the living room. Additional queen-sized bed is in the living room. It is a American Leather hide abed, the fines and most comfortable hide abed made.

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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