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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: Nov 11, 2014
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
  • 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 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2014

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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11 Reviews

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

A Gem in Queen Anne (Seattle)

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed at "Le Bijou" for 5 nights while visiting family in Seattle. This delightful warm and cozy cottage is located in a quiet and beautiful neighborhood that you'll want to explore. The house has been tastefully renovated with attention given to every detail bringing out the charm and beauty of the classic craftsman home. There is a fireplace in the sitting room which warms all of the rooms and gives it a welcoming and homey feel. The queen size bed in the bedroom is very comfortable and the pullout couch was also truly comfortable for our daughter who was traveling with us. The bathroom is inviting and accommodating for everyone with a heated floor, a great soaking tub, and a large separate shower. And the kitchen has everything you'll need.
If you like to walk, you'll find stately "Queen Anne Craftsman style homes, lush gardens, and hidden staircases leading to sumptuous views of Puget Sound. You can also take a good walk (very short drive) to the grocery store (QFC or Metropolitan Market) and there are many restaurants and entertainment close by. Downtown and the Bainbridge Ferry is a short drive away.
The property owner is very hospitable and we were allowed to have our small dog stay with us as well. We very much enjoyed our stay at Le Bijou and will definitely return on our next visit to Seattle.
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Vivian and Tom,
I thoroughly enjoyed you both and now you have the secret to the peaceful sleep everyone has spoken of. Loved the afternoon we spent talking about whatever came to mind. You were wonderful guests and I am so happy that you will be back to visit your son. I will be sure to stop by Ventoux in Ravenna to buy more of his coffee. The coffee has been a hit at my house. Thank you for leaving everything in perfect order. I so appreciate your review of your stay. Thank you and looking forward to your next visit to Seattle.
business
Location!!! Beautiful Queen Anne Hill! UW! Hospitals! Medical Research Centers!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p577980vb
-+ 206-407-7075
Queen Anne Northwest
Las Vegas Nv
5

Relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5
We had and amazing time at this beautiful bungalow very warm and inviting, the bed was so comfortable you didn't even want to get out of it. The bathroom was bar none my favorite, great claw foot tub the shower was awesome and quite large. The house had everything you could need and if something was needed Debra had it. Debra was amazing we even picked apples out of her tree and I made fried apples for breakfast. And great places eat if you like oysters you must try Taylor Shellfish farms they are the freshest oysters you will get!!!! and take a ride over to Alki Beach its like going back in time about 20 minutes by car it is a quaint seaside area great for families and if you go there try Christos it is a family run restaurant with amazing Pizza and Gyros with great views as well. Thank you Debra for amazing accommodations hope to see you soon. Randal and Renee
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Oh you to two were wonderful!! Both of you fit into this environment like you were made for it. I will never forget your visit to the UNFINISHED HOUSE. It will be completed when you return to Seattle, I hope!!
You and Randall are wonderful guests and fabulous personalities. You left Le Bijou in perfect condition. Looking forward to more fun in the future with you both.

Sincerely,

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

Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5
We loved everything about this property, romantic, relaxing, refreshing. Warm and inviting after a long day out. It was home away from home. The gardens are beautiful, sit outside and sip a glass of wine and chill. My husband and I loved the location, it was so convenient taking busses, trains, etc. Bus #1 takes you any where downtown and brings you back to Queen Anne 11th street, one block from the cottage. Our host Deberea is one amazing lady, very accommodating and informative and very nice. She was able to answer any question and concerns. The restaurants we ate at were amazing. the needle is a must see. The gourmet walk was fabulous also a must do, Pikes Market a must. Restaurant recommendations for all: Toulouse Petit, Local 360, Black Bottle, 5 Stop, Von 's Gustobistro Etta's Seafood, also for a sweet tooth must visit The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Company, so yummy!!!! There is many amazing restaurants, we were only able to do so many on our 7 day stay.
Kenneth & Michelina Williams
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Micheline and Ken,
You toured Seattle and its environs like pros. I have never heard of even half the places you visited, enjoyed the cuisine of some many interesting cafes and restaurants or just poked around as much as the 2 of you. And then, Ken also went off on his birding adventures. Plus you cooked gorgeous meals at home.
I hope you do post your photos and videos to Youtube as you have a gift for framing photos especially of food beautifully. I know its that Italian blood in you.
My very best to both of you, it was a lot of fun sitting and enjoying the view, a glass of wine and conversation.
Warmly,
Debera
business
Location!!! Beautiful Queen Anne Hill! UW! Hospitals! Medical Research Centers!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p577980vb
-+ 206-407-7075
Queen Anne Northwest
Katy, TX
5

A gem!

  • 5 of 5
What an amazing place! We feel so lucky to have had an opportunity to stay at this beautiful little cottage and have met its fabulous owner. The cottage is furnished and decorated with great taste and every little detail is thought through with such care. There is everything you'll ever need, and even more. The bathroom is simply luxurious, as is the bed!
Travelling with a toddler is never easy, but thanks to Debera and our wonderful "home" in Seattle, it was an adventure which all of us enjoyed! There was enough place in the bedroom to put our travel crib and the garden is so beautiful and provided enough place for playtime for our little one and a beautiful seating area among the flowers for us.
The house is located in a wonderful area of Seattle which is a sight in itself, and the location is peaceful and quiet.
And last but not least, we could not have wished for a better hostess! Debera is welcoming, kind and thoughtful, and just a very warm person, who we truly enjoyed meeting.
Thank you Debera and Le Bijou, when we think of Seattle, we will forever think of you too! We hope we'll have a chance to return one day. And to all you, fellow travelers, drop the idea of staying at a hotel, and choose Le Bijou instead!
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Veronika, Julien and your beautiful baby girl,
It was my pleasure to host you at Le Bijou. Your visit was short but I think you used it very well with the baby accommodations necessary. I would have loved to sit around in the courtyard and tried to refresh my French. Perhaps you will visit again and we will have more time.

In the meantime, thank you for the beautiful review. You are fantastic expressing yourself in a second or third or fourth language. Not easy to do even in a first language for many of us.
Wishing you the best in your travels, new work experience and in life.
Warmly,
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.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$240
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season #3
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$148
$968
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,260
$4,930
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
Jun 16 2015 - Sep 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,575
$6,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$148
$968
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $20 + Tax
  • Cleaning $100 + Tax
  • 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.

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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