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Charming Historic Cottage on Queen Anne Bluff

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 65 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

A Private Cottage with spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bath with Fireplace and Courtyard

Le Bijou truly offers its guests the best in a private retreat in the City located just steps from the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle. You are steps from Chihuli's Glass Museum, MoPop (formerly EMP), Space Needle, Pike's Market, Amazon, The Gates Foundation, Space Needle, —Cancer Research Center, Fred Hutch and more. This beautifully kept jewel is located on historic Queen Anne Hill, the only neighborhood in walking distance of the City.

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 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. 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.

If you need a larger more spacious home, I own the home next door called Bluff Overlook. It is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home. You can see it at VRBO.com/818886

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

A lockbox is provided for guests for convenient daytime or nighttime access. It is opposite the front door on the porch vertical beam with a flashlight for additional light at night.

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 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

Owner
Debera Reiley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

About Debera Reiley

~ It’s me, Debera, your host. Perhaps you’d like to know a bit about me before you become a guest on of one of my properties. I would certainly want to know who I am renting from away from home if not a hotel.

~ Just a few tidbits: I was raised in Tucson, Arizona and attended NAU and UAA. Lived in central Texas for a couple years Taught school for awhile and then got the wanderlust. I had never seen much except the desert and hot and dry. As a youngster, I’d dream about really high magnificent mountains and the ocean and always travel (read those books with a flashlight at night in bed under the covers). As a high school student I saw photos of New Zealand and its green green landscape and glaciers.

~ Bingo: I started for New Zealand by way of Canada and Alaska in a VW Westfalia. (I know a strange routing but why not? Upon arriving in AK, I took one look at the mountains cascading into Turnagain Arm and that was it. I was hooked. Alaska became my home for 30 years. Hiking, skiing,sailing and raising children filled those years along with foreign travel in winter(typical Hawaii for Alaskans, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Middle East (by accident)and Africa. If you don’t get out of Alaska in winter, cabin fever will set in.

~ Another Bingo…what to do next: I was raised with Latin as a language choice(impossible to speak) and always wanted to speak a foreign language. New chapter: I took my precious dog, Oliver Twist, and moved to France in 2004, went to a language institute, studied harder than I ever remember, hiked, skied , sailed across the Med, road motorcycles with my dog, parasailed, sailplaned….Oh my goodness, it was a fabulous year and a half. Why do all wonderful things have to come to an end?

~ Another chapter on the way. I didn’t have a plan coming back from Europe except I didn’t think long dark winters were what was right for me. I stopped in Seattle to see friends and here I am.

Debera Reiley purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Debera Reiley chose Northwest

\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.

What makes this cottage unique

'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 are friendly and 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.

Being a host has been very important to the quality of my life. I meet interesting people from all over the world who are looking to Seattle as a place to explore, adventure, visit families, conduct business, try out new experiences. I hope to add a special experience and a personal touch for each guest while staying in Le Bijou . It is fun and rewarding for me to see guests really enjoy and experience fully their vacation and visit.

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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Amenities

Queen Anne Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
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 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 sconce 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.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(71 traveler reviews)

5

All the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed at many VRBO properties and this was one of the most enjoyable. The location is perfect to explore all that Seattle has to offer. The immediate neighborhood is exquisite, gorgeous homes and meandering streets perfect for an evening stroll. The water view directly across from the property is perfect for watching the sun set. The house itself has many seating areas for comfort and conversation. The beds, including the sofa bed, are very comfortable and the linens are fabulous. We especially enjoyed the claw foot bathtub, and the gas fireplace. We would not hesitate to stay at Debera's "Le Bijou" again and could easily live there full time, it was that comfortable. Debera is a most gracious host, always available, never intrusive. Should our travels bring us back to the Pacific Northwest, "Le Bijou" would happily be our base camp once again.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review with all of the details that you liked in the neighborhood, about Le Bijou and what I have tried to create here for the enjoyment of others. Meeting you and your lovely children (young adults) was a treat to see how seamlessly you communicated and worked together whether adventuring or getting Nora to her appointments. I do hope she lands the job here...then you would be coming back to Seattle. My best to you and the children.
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5

wonderful cottage in Seattle

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 4 nights in the Queen Anne cottage - a one bedroom, one bath home with a living area and fully equipped kitchen. We were so happy to find a dog-friendly place to stay in the city. Debera was absolutely wonderful and quick to help if we had any questions. The cottage is very cute and decorated beautifully. The neighborhood is residential and quiet, with wonderful old homes and a spectacular view of Elliott Bay and the cruise ships at port. It's just a short walk to all the action, however - we recommend Molly Moon for ice cream!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debra, You slipped out before I could say goodbye. Thank you for leaving Le Bijou is wonderful condition. Who knew Cosmo had been there. Wonderful that you were able to enjoy the view at the Bluff with the cruise ships coming and going and very happy that you enjoyed staying at Le Bijou. Debera
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5

Such a gem of a property

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent the weekend here at Le Bijou. What a gem of a cottage it is!!! We were specifically looking for something special, and we found it here. Walking to Queen Anne up the beautiful stairs, walking around the neighborhood, everything was almost other-worldly.

Inside the property was cozy and warm. The attention to detail in the restoration here was amazing, and everything really is as the photos show.

Location-wise this property was ideal. It was very easy to get to all the places we wanted to go. This place has become my number one location to stay.

On top of all this I have to say that Debera was such a great host. She had such good advice for places to stay, she's provided a GREAT resource book with ideas of what to do and where to go. She was there to meet us when we arrived, and when we left as well, giving our stay a personal touch. Thanks Debera for the conversations, and all the help you provided us whenever we needed it.

Bottom line? We will be back.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a delightful surprise your visit was and so informational. Happy we found the pesky iPhone hiding in the couch. Hope work calls you again Michael to the PNW and you bring Denise with you for a holiday. Look forward to seeing you again.
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5

Truly a charming and very well located cottage in a lovely situation

  • 5 of 5

This was a return visit for us and fully lived up to our very positive experiences of last year (apart from the weather!). Once again, we had booked almost 3 weeks and fully enjoyed the comfort and peace of Le Bijou. The location in our case is ideal, not only being very convenient both to down town Seattle as well as the charms of Queen Anne, but also because our Seattle family now live within walking distance. As before, Debra proved to be a very warm and attentive hostess - we much appreciated her homemade banana-bread as well! After two such pleasant and comfortable stays in her cottage, we now regard this as our Seattle "home away from home"

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you stay again at Le Bijou. I am so looking forward to your next visit in the fall when the colors should be absolutely fantastic with all of the rain we have had. Maybe I will get to Europe this year and visit Switzerland again.
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5

Great location in the Queen Ann district. Quaint and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a girls getaway in the cottage. The owner Debera is a gem, she greeted us and made us feel at home. Quick UBER ride to Pikes Place and most anywhere. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am all in for girls GETAWAYs and you both knew how to do it. Nothing like long long friendships! Loved having you here. Love having Alaskans visit anytime and anywhere. Your visit was way too short so hope you will do it again. Le Bijou was left in perfect condition. Thank you.
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5

Fantastic home and wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was excellent. The house was better than advertised and Debera was a warm host who provided fantastic knowledge of the area. We will absolutely be back for another stay as the location and accommodations are hard to beat.

Thanks again for everything!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely couple from Georgia taking in what Seattle has to offer. Wish they could have stayed longer. Brian and Jennifer left Le Bijou in immaculate condition. I hope you had enough time to get a real sense of what Seattle has to offer. I would love to host you again.
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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$155
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$1,080
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
From
$215
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
June
Jun 7 2017 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
2017 Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$245
From
$265
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$320
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$925
$3,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Cleaning/Laundry $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.1%

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

Additional guests over 2: $40/night for each person

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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