CHARMING, PRIVATE, WATERFRONT COTTAGE NEAR SEATTLE, SCENIC LAKE WASHINGTON

Ruth Mullen

Advertiser since 1998
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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CHARMING, PRIVATE, WATERFRONT COTTAGE NEAR SEATTLE, SCENIC LAKE WASHINGTON

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Mercer Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4), 1 Full Bathroom, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Living Rm, Study

While staying at the Duck-In, you’ll be able to experience unique waterfront living just minutes from Seattle. You'll have 100 feet of beautiful Lake Washington shoreline right outside your front door. Enjoy scenic panoramic views of the lake (and peekaboo views of Mt. Rainier on a clear day) within the cozy comforts of the cottage by taking it all in through its large living room and dining room windows. During the summer you can relax in the large park-like yard while watching all the activity on the water.

The Duck-In is a perfect place for small families, couples, or for buisness travelers; anyone desiring a beautiful and tranquil setting near the greater Seattle area. Conveniently located between downtown Seattle and Bellevue, both featuring major tourist and shopping attractions, the Duck-In is just a few minutes commute either way. And it's only 20 minutes from Seatac International Airport.

The Duck-In is a one story, fully furnished cottage on beautiful Lake Washington. The cottage is one of the original houses built on Mercer Island, and has been lovingly preserved by the same family for three generations (the owners live right next door). The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and the second bedroom features two twin beds. A single hide-a-bed in the study area can be made available for sleeping if needed. The living room and dining area both feature a panoramic view of the large front yard and lake. The cozy living room has a TV (Cable, DVD and VCR), a comfortable couch with pull-out footrests, and two rocking swivel chairs. Lots of DVD’s and movies are provided for your entertainment. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen allowing you the choice of either eating out at one of the many great restaurants nearby, or going to the local grocery store so you can cook a meal for yourself. The Duck-In also has a small study room with a desk, WiFi and a telephone.

The yard is very large and maintained with care. Both sides are lined with trees and hedges adding to your privacy. The waterfront bulkhead is 100 feet long (swimming and other water recreation is done at your own risk… but not discouraged on a hot summer’s day). Also, during the summer you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of wine and watch all the boats go by while relaxing at an umbrella table in the yard. Or you could decide to read a book or take a nap in a lounge chair or hammock. A gas barbeque is also available for your use.

Kitchen cookware, utensils and staples are provided.

No Smoking.

Sorry, but no pets.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ruth Mullen (Owner)
Advertiser since 1998
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Guestbook comments from the owner

-Roundtrip drive from Colville... $120

-Dinner at Anthony's...$160

-U-Haul rental to move kids into apt...$33

-Two night's stay at the Duck-In..."PRICELESS"



The Duck-In is truly one of a kind.

A treasure we feel so fortunate to find.

While our stay was short, a working trip, per SE,

We shall return for a much needed stay.



Thank you for everything. It was truly an enjoyable stay. We loved the view and serenity!
Sep 2011
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Charming, Private, Waterfront Cottage Near Seattle, Scenic Lake Washington
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Mercer Island Puget Sound
Burlington, WA
5

Cozy, comfortable and a trip back in time!

  • 5 of 5
This accommodation is perfect for small gatherings. My sister and her husband flew in from Australia and it's been simply wonderful! This cottage is located a hop, skip and a jump off of I-90, so, it's very convenient to everything whether you're going North, South, East or West. Everything in this cottage is adorable! Right down to the quacking duck key chain:) Beautiful waterfront accommodations and directly across from Bill Gates' home on the other side of the lake! How bout that!! Highly recommended for folks who like a quiet place to stay that is out of the way from the hustle and bustle of the city but close enough to drive to everything within a 15 minute timeframe. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2007
  • Stayed: Nov 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your kind e-mail.
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Charming, Private, Waterfront Cottage Near Seattle, Scenic Lake Washington
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Mercer Island Puget Sound
5

Hidden Gem on Mercer Island

  • 5 of 5
Thanks so much for making my semi-monthly trip to Seattle to see my daughters who live on the Island with their mother, so special. We loved the cottage and can't wait to come back for my next visit. Living in Manhattan, the time on Lake Washington, proved the perfect respite. While I worked from the cottage each day (I kept New York hours), the sunrise views over the Lake were a perfect start to my day (I took a photo each morning and sent it to my boyfriend and work colleagues who were definitely jealous). The Cottage is comfortable and cozy and contains all the necessary "accouterment" to help one feel at home. From the wonderful muffins and pastry, to the well stocked kitchen; we enjoyed lovely morning meals. Thanks to Ruth and Family for making our stay at Duck In memorable.
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Seatac International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Mercer Island Town Center
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Washington State Ferries / Seattle
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Osborn Golf at Bellevue
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrak / Seattle
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-90 exit 8
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Mercer Island Town Center
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Summit at Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
12.5 Miles
Alki Beach / Seattle
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Mercer Island Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$140
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (begining 2015) $60
Tax Rate 9.5%
Notes $140.00 per night (2 persons included) with a 2 night minimum
$15.00 for each additional person (up to 2) for a 4 person maximum
1 night deposit required to hold reservation.
$60.00 cleaning fee for all bookings starting January 1, 2015
We accept check or cash only. No debit or credit cards.
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Amenities

Amenities

Mercer Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Children are welcome but must be supervised at all times because of the proximity of the water. Each child is charged as an additional person (unless the child is an infant).
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