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Kirk Douglass

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Kirk Douglass

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2015
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Urban Tree House

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Lake City Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 2 story home nestled under tall maples and stately cedars

This urban Tree House is private and secluded, yet only 10 miles from downtown Seattle and minutes away from Lake Washington. Custom-designed to take advantage of its unique environment, the house sits in a ravine slightly below road level, surrounded on all sides by western red cedars and big leaf maples, providing ease of access with the privacy of a natural, leaf-shaded canopy. In this woodsy location, the Tree House’s contemporary design inside and outside emphasizes its location in a setting that is both rural and urban, the perfect blend for experiencing Seattle.

Simplicity is an art, and one that is needed when traveling. The Tree House does a good job of keeping the space clean, uncrowded and functional, yet architectural features such as high ceilings, large windows and exposed overhead beams supply a calming sense of space as well. Coupled with all the amenities needed for comfortable stay of a week or longer, this Seattle Tree House is the perfect home port for your return at night, or a quiet place to chill during the day.

**The Urban Tree House was featured in the National travel show 'Sweet Retreats', one of three homes in the Seattle area. To view the half hour segment, click on the link below. It was an honor to to be chosen.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kirk Douglass (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2015

About Kirk Douglass

I've spent my life (50+ years), living and working right here in Seattle. Having taken advantage of what this area offers with a plethora of outdoor activities, moderate 4 seasons, and urban amenities, I'm constantly surprised that there is so much that I've yet done/discovered. I've put my heart and soul into this little piece of property (literally), custom designing it to take full advantage of the site. I hope it will become an important part of your Seattle experience, allowing you to enjoy the great Northwest the way the big guy upstairs intended it to be experience.

Kirk Douglass purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Kirk Douglass chose Lake City

This property gives a very unique Northwest experience. Seattle is full of little gems tucked away, not many available to the traveler to live in. My property is located in a deep ravine listed as a Critical Environmental Area. Although the Tree House is close to the road, it's still buried amongst the towering trees, giving it the privacy a thick Northwest forest provides. Walk to the back of my property and you're overwhelmed by the acres of untouched nature and year-round creek; truly a calming environment. There are not many areas you can be in the “woods” and still be in the heart of the city, 10 minutes (on a good commute, 20 on a bad) from downtown.

What makes this cottage unique

This property gives a very unique Northwest experience. Seattle is full of little gems tucked away, not many available to the traveler to live in. My property is located in a deep ravine listed as a Critical Environmental Area. Although the Tree House is close to the road, it's still buried amongst the towering trees, giving it the privacy a thick Northwest forest provides. Walk to the back of my property and you're overwhelmed by the acres of untouched nature and year-round creek; truly a calming environment. There are not many areas you can be in the “woods” and still be in the heart of the city, 10 minutes (on a good commute, 20 on a bad) from downtown.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Urban Tree House
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews
5

a TREEmendous experience

  • 5 of 5

... the treehouse was an awesome experience, hidden and secluded between the trees, it was the perfect setting for our romantic getaway. the building standard is fantastic, and it really gives you all you need for a few days away from home. upstairs you´ll find a complete kitchen, a nice little lounge area and a great terrace where you can enjoy your meal in the fresh air : )

downstairs you´ll find the bedroom, in a cozy orange color theme, with a nice bathroom, and not to forget the most important thing, the jacuzzi, nothing beats the feeling of sitting there in the dark with your loved one, and just enjoying the moment and quietness.

we loved the place, and have already booked our return :-) ...

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this fantastic review. Your profession is architecture so it's nice to see you noticed all the details and found the space inviting. Glad to have had you stay!
Tucson, Arizona
5

Cozy and Comfortable in a Snug Seattle Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I felt so at home during our 5 day stay at the Urban Tree House. The bed was very comfortable and we slept very well which is a priority for us when traveling. We were impressed that the design, décor, functionality and special amenities were so thoughtfully incorporated into this cozy and secluded habitat. The Urban Tree House proved to be a perfect sanctuary and staging area for our busy days of sightseeing and visiting family while in Seattle - so superior than staying in a hotel! We will definitely stay here again on future visits to Seattle!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Weekend Stay

  • 4 of 5

Checked in on Christmas. Stayed 3 nights. Comfy little place. Easy to find. I was hoping for something a little more secluded and private but still had a great weekend with my wife. Just relaxed in our pajamas and enjoyed the hot tub. The bed is very comfy!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the spring/summer/fall privacy of the leaf canopy is gone in the winter bringing with it the bare branched brown/gray trunks that just don't provide shading. Even though I felt it might detract from the woodwork surrounding the windows, I have added blinds this season which I've found many people using; and I don't think they are distracting. All that said, I'm glad you found the Tree House as cozy and relaxing as it was designed. I appreciate you taking the time to write your review.
Mobile, AL
5

Wonderful Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed 7 nights in the Urban Tree House. Immediately upon entering the garden gate we found an excellent study in aesthetic and efficient design. And it was fun. Nothing was lacking in the way of provisions. There was plenty of warmth, hot water, the bed was comfortable and everything was extremely clean and well maintained. The owner, Kirk, was amiable, helpful, and accommodating. The property is accessible to the appropriate roads for convenient travel to all our desired destinations both in town and out. We will definitely look forward to booking this property for future visits.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I've been busy even since you stayed. I've added some beautiful artwork from two national artists. You can't miss the first as you make your way in; it's a large contemporary 6' sculpture that previously stood outside the Bellevue Art Museum. The other an amazing textile art by nationally recognized Judy Hopkins. I believe they enhance the Tree House in a fun and exciting way.
Northen Virginia/ DC area
5

great experience

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay for the week while visiting Seattle. The urban tree house is perfectly thought out and has everything. We enjoyed relaxed mornings and evenings and appreciated being able to do laundry and soak in the hot tub at night!

Kirk is a great host

We will definitely stay there again when we visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bend, Oregon
5

great hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We stumbled upon the tree house when we needed a rental on short notice. The owner was incredibly accommodating and we checked in that night.

The house is small but amazing. Full kitchen, laundry, bathroom, bedroom, hot tub... all decorated wonderfully and tastefully.

If you're looking for a classy, nice, cozy place to stay run by a genuinely nice person, I highly recommend you stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I did not know until you told me that this was Graduation weekend for most Universities/Schools so the Hotels were full. Your stay worked perfectly for the time slot i had available, I'm happy you found us.

Map

Matthews Beach
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Seatac
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Elliott Bay Brewery, highly recommended
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Downtown terminal, 9 miles. Edmonds terminal, 11
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Jackson Public Course
Nearest Train
9 Miles
King Street Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-5
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tons easily within walking distance
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass, 60 miles. Stevens Pass, 72 miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Seatac
Car: recommended

Well located for exploring the city, or as a jumping-off point for exploring the surrounding area. For those wanting to experience Seattle like the locals do, the Burke-Gilman bike and walking trail is an easy mile from your home. The trail connects to countless others, taking you to the wine country of Woodinville and Redmond, the sand beaches of Golden Gardens, boat rentals at the University of Washington, or touring neighborhoods throughout the city. Lake City has its farmers market on Thursdays, a great place to stock up on fresh produce, meat, and flowers, or to get a bite from one of many food vendors. Many neighboring areas have farmers markets on other days throughout the week. Seattle has so many festivals, events and activities to enjoy year-round, and this location provides easy access. Just step out and explore!

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Lake City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Leafless in Seattle
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Standard rate
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$190
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$185
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.51%
Notes A one time cleaning fee of $50.00
9.8% Washington State Tax. .

Cancellation Policy

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

Lake City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is fun. It's compact, but because of its high ceilings it doesn’t feel cramped. It has a full-size shower and plenty of floor space to move around and dry off on the black tile floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom is on the lower floor. It has a queen bed, european pillow-top mattress (we personally picked it, trying to replicate an amazing sleep experience we enjoyed on a vacation in Cancun). Your choice of down comforter or blanket, down or fiber-filled pillows. We really tried to make it luxurious. It has a small closet, a six-drawer dresser and plenty of storage for luggage and more under the lift-and-store platform bed. Cable TV, alarm clock with 2 USB ports for phone charging, clock radio, his-and-her reading lamps. The bedroom is the only room that has a privacy shade for the window (go figure!).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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