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Romantic Vintage Cottage on Queen Anne Bluff

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jul 20, 2016
A Private Cottage with spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bath

The city? Or a private retreat? Le Bijou truly offers its guests the best of both worlds. Located just steps from the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle — imagine the sights and sounds of the Theater District, Space Needle, Pike Place Market, museums, and more — this beautifully kept jewel is located on historic Queen Anne Hill, the highest point in the city at 520’ above sea level.

THE SPACE

'Le Bijou' of Queen Anne (The Jewel of Queen Anne) is a 1909 Craftsman-style cottage located on the western bluff facing Puget Sound in coveted Queen Anne. It has its own entry and sits overlooking a courtyard. Restored to perfection to preserve the Arts & Crafts details of the early 20th century, this home features charming crown molding and wainscoting, as well as lathe and plaster ceilings. The walls and original old growth fir floors were lovingly and meticulously repaired and given new life.

~Le Bijou is completely equipped with all the modern conveniences and luxuries one would hope to find in totally up-to-date accommodations in the city . . . yet it’s nestled in a private, quiet, intimate Queen Anne neighborhood.

~You’ll enter the cottage along a bricked walkway. Go through the front garden to the courtyard and you’ll find the entrance to the cottage. Le Bijou epitomizes the phrase 'private retreat.'

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

~Do you long for a truly decadent night’s sleep in a fabulous bed? Well, we’ve provided for that, too. Through French doors, you will find the master bedroom, where you’ll embark on what very well may be the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had. We have personally researched and selected luxury, earth-friendly mattresses that can be adjusted for you and your sleeping partner’s unique comfort preferences. Our mattress covers, deluxe mattress toppers, and pillows have also been carefully vetted and chosen, in partnership with a seasoned bedding expert, for your total comfort. All materials in our beds and bedding are natural, as pure as can be from chemical additives, and good for the body, contributing to a truly wonderful and completely healthy sleep environment. We’re confident you won’t go "Sleepless in Seattle".

There is additional queen-sized bed in the living room. This sofa/hide-a-bed, made by American Leather, is the finest, most comfortable convertible bed made. It is NOT your typical hide-a-bed. Of course, the linens are all selected specifically for your comfort with their perfect weight, drape, and breathability, and always freshly ironed for your arrival.

~ The kitchen has everything a cook could want: handsome original cabinetry, plus a farmer's cast iron apron sink, exquisite tile work, and 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 is well stocked with everything to pamper you: heated floors, a restored claw foot cast iron soaking tub, 48" granite-topped vanity with ample drawer space for longer stays, and a graciously sized shower. 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 from the main house on the property and totally self-sufficient, as if you were staying in your own residence. You’ll enter the brick courtyard along a bricked garden path, past a unique garden cultivated at the front of the property. You’ll be welcomed into the courtyard with perennial and annual flowers comprising a lush garden atmosphere. You can barbecue your catch of the day and spend the afternoon in comfortable seating enjoying the sunshine or sitting around the fire pit. Or you might while away an afternoon or evening relaxing, barbecuing, conversing around a fire in the evening, dining by moonlight, and enjoying the magnificent views from the bluff and Puget Sound.

INTERACTION WITH GUESTS

Upon entering the property along a lighted brick path in front of the main house, Le Bijou cottage and its courtyard are located down a walkway to the left. A lockbox is provided for guests for convenient daytime or nighttime access.

Your host lives in the main home on the property and is available to answer questions, provide information, or find what might be missing from the kitchen, or anything else you may 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 Theater District, Seattle Center/Space Needle, shopping, fine and casual dining, and boutique bars and pubs in upper and lower Queen Anne, artisanal bakeries, quaint shops, Pike Place 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 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — are within 10 to 15 minutes. You’ll find Queen Anne to be an artistically thought out, calm, peaceful haven within the heart of the city's hustle and bustle.

GETTING AROUND

'Le Bijou' of Queen Anne is located one-half block from the bus stop and within easy walking distance of Lower and Upper Queen Anne, Seattle Center/Theater District, The Gates Foundation. It’s just a short hop to South Lake 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. It’s also ideal for individuals traveling to Seattle for medical care, being in close proximity to hospitals and medical research centers.

More Details
  • Sleeps 3
  • 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

Guestbook comments from the owner

Debera- It was great to see you and as usual your hospitality was overwhelming. Sorry we were on such a tight schedule. We will definitely be back to visit on a more casual note in the not distant future. We have come to really enjoy seattle. Mitch
Jun 2016
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52 Reviews

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Luxury, Seattle & a view!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage is simply inviting. We have returned for 3 different visits. We tried 2 other VRBO's and were disappointed. Debra's cottage has amazing linens & towels to wrap up in. This home has always been very clean and refreshing ...hardwood floors, great kitchen, very comfy cozy bed and large terrific bathroom. This home is well loved by it's owner and her investment of time and labor is revealed in the beautiful landscaping, aesthetics and comfort. And the owner is so personable and engaging as well. The harbor view across the street is lovely and a beautiful neighborhood to explore...great architecture! Looking forward to our next visit.

warmly, Valerie & Mitch (Indiana)

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WELCOMING AND QUIET COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5

We had a most wonderful stay at Debera's Le Bijou. Garden was inspiring and owner was a complete delight to meet and hang out with. We were surprised at how quiet the area was, walking around neighborhood was our favorite part of the stay - beautiful gardens and architecture surrounds this area...and of course the nearby Macrina? Bakery, yummy! Bed was very comfortable and cottage was appointed with very classic design interior. Claw foot tub was awesome as was shower and quality of water. Our only regret was not staying longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The two of you added to my life. Imagine having a landscape designer be a guest with her husband and be willing to give me advise on my gardens. I am newbie gardener. from Alaska with 2 months growing season...you are. the gardener and designer. Anyway, it was total fun having you as guests and hope with huge sincerity that you return. Btw: I have already implemented some of your ideas in the gardens.
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An awesome visit and a truely beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Debera has created a wonderful oasis in "Le Bijou." We stayed in her Queen Anne area retreat for several days as we explored Seattle. The location itself is convenient to making the most of your visit. Her craftsman cottage is both magical and welcoming as is Debera herself. We plan to return and would think of staying nowhere other than Le Bijou. Thank you again to Debera for opening-up her heart and home...

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful find!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many vacation properties through the years, and Le Bijou is one of the very best. It is well situated in a quaint, friendly neighborhood close to downtown and other amenities, with Sound views right across the street. The cottage has been artfully renovated for the perfect blend of charm and comfort, with the finest bed and bedding; owner Debera personally irons the sheets and they are divine! Debera is an extremely thoughtful host who takes great pride in the property and works hard to maintain it. We definitely plan to return and will recommend Le Bijou to friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place was perfect for what we wanted in Seattle.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time making a reservation through VRBO and we couldn't have been more pleased with our selection at Le Bijou. Debera was an amazing host who made us feel like we were right at home. Having the amenities to cook and grill at our own leisure was a fantastic way to enjoy the foods from Pikes Market. All appliances were modern which added to the cleanliness of the stay. I would certainly recommend this place to anyone. Being minutes away from the bus stop made getting to downtown Seattle super easy and quick. Le Bijou was a beautiful place to stay, and felt like a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

When we go out to visit our son we like to stay outside of the city itself even though that's where he lives. We found the perfect location at Le Bijou in the Queen Ann area. Very easy access in and out of the city and everywhere else. Debera and Jamie have done a truly wonderful job in making this place a true gem. You really get a feel for this area just by staying in this true, craftsman cottage with detail that is spot on. Debera is a gem herself. I just wish we had more time to spend with her because she has great energy. Be sure to allow yourself time to enjoy a good soak in the tub. They think of everything!

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am the fortunate one to have guests who come and stay and leave a bit of themselves and their lives with me. Thank you so much for being my guests and allowing me to know you a bit. I love being the host to guests like you and your husband and hope you will soon return.
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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

Rental rates

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Hot Lazy Days of Summer!
Jul 1 2016 - Oct 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$240
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$255
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season*
Oct 16 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.65%

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

Additional guests over 2: $20/night for each person

Owner's 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 ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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

  • 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 3
  • 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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