ADORABLE 1909 ARTIST RETREAT, 1/2 BLOCK FROM ALKI BEACH IN SEATTLE WA!

connie mackenzie

Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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connie mackenzie

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ADORABLE 1909 ARTIST RETREAT, 1/2 BLOCK FROM ALKI BEACH IN SEATTLE WA!

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beautiful views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains from every window

Walking on the beach, bicycling, kyaking, kite flying, and roller blading are possibly the best in the city, or maybe you'd like to have a wiener roast in one of the firepits on the beach or...people watch from one of many benches along the promenade.

Staying here you are walking distance to the Alki lighthouse & many restaurants, parks, movie theatre, busline and a free shuttle to the water taxi...which takes you to the Seattle waterfront, where you can walk to the world famous Pike Place Market, Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners or Century Link, home of the Seattle Seahawks,

among other things to do....the aquarium, space needle, restaurants, shopping, or go for a cruise on one of the Argosy boats, or one of many ferries to our islands....enjoy all the fun the downtown waterfront offers.

My beach cottage has a European feel....a little French...a little Italian...and sleeping is a little like the Dutch sleeping closets from history. I guarantee you'll have an outrageous time here!

Offered are a fully furnished kitchen, two baths, one bedroom + sleeping loft, both furnished with built in double beds...sleeps 4. Not suitable for small children or elderly or any one with difficulty getting around. Beautiful views of puget sound and the Olympic mountains from every window and the deck...while sleeping you'll hear the sound of waves outside your window or possibly sea lions, seagulls or...eagles... it's a very peaceful getaway or join the fun going on everywhere!

I recently finished a remodel and now have a wonderful 'sitting perch' with a view and steps to it, as well as the sleeping loft! The ladder is gone!

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only

connie mackenzie

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

I am a retired artist/designer...I fell in love with this property because of its' location. It had been vacant for a year so needed lots of work, which my two boys [both contractors/architects/artists] remodeled for me.

From the inside to the porch swing on the deck...it is positively delicious!!!

I am a swimmer, boater and all around beach & water lover....it's very peaceful and ...meditational but very exciting to be so close to the action! I'm also a traveler so I want to share this gem with other travelers.

connie mackenzie purchased this cottage in 2004
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
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Reviews

4.6
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Adorable 1909 Artist retreat, 1/2 block from Alki beach in Seattle Wa!
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews
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Adorable 1909 Artist retreat, 1/2 block from Alki beach in Seattle Wa!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436763vbi
Seattle Washington
5

SO UNIQUE!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent only a very short time in this lovely little oasis but enjoyed it so much! The description of an artist cottage is right on. Cozy with eye candy and surprises in every nook and cranny. Creativity and child-like curiosity awakened! At the entry is a lush botanical feast but my favorite part was the deck. A garden in and of itself with a porch swing and a beautiful view of Puget Sound ringed by the Olympic Mountain range. Though most of the mountains hid behind clouds, we got a glimpse through the binoculars that were provided. Stunning! The beds are a high perch of comfort. We chose the nest in the loft where we could open the windows and port hole (another fun detail!) and fall asleep to the sound of the water. So lovely to wake up to that view! Connie's hospitality was warm and exceptionally accommodating (Thank you, Connie!). Everything we needed was there and ready for use. The cottage is convenient to restaurants, a bar or two and the beach, which has a forever-long walking and bike path (and a bike rental shop). It's just a very short walk down the hill (West Seattle is very hilly!) to the flat Alki Ave. below. Alki Cafe for breakfast... YUM!! Also a great view of Seattle and the water taxi a bit down the avenue- a long but do-able walk or there is a free shuttle to take you there. A short car ride away is California Ave., host to delicious boutiques, shops, restaurants and bars. We've rented vacation homes many times but this was, by far, our most unique experience! This home is perfect for those who enjoy an adventurous life a little left of center!
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: WOW! thank-you! what a beautiful review! You really did a lot during your brief visit.....come back and cover the rest of the city!
I'd really love for you to stay again...you were delightful!
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Adorable 1909 Artist retreat, 1/2 block from Alki beach in Seattle Wa!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436763vbi
Seattle Washington
5

BEAUTIFUL AND RELAXING

  • 5 of 5
Spent a few nights this summer while in Seattle on business. Made me feel like I was on holiday! The views from the deck overlooking the sound was very tranquil.The owner was very accommodating, and felt at home right away. Easy proximity from DT Seattle, and airport. Will definitely stay here again on next trip to the WC. Enjoy!!
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thank-you for the nice review!
I love return guests!
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Adorable 1909 Artist retreat, 1/2 block from Alki beach in Seattle Wa!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436763vbi
Seattle Washington
5

BEAUTIFUL AND RELAXING!

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I stayed here for 4 nights while we visited Seattle. We were so glad we chose Alki Beach and this beautiful cottage! Everything was great, but here are some of our favorites:
1) the view - it is amazing and it is from every window!
2) the porch - 3 of our 4 nights we got takeout from a restaurant or food from the great market just down the road and ate on the porch. We knew we were not going to find a better view anywhere else!
3) the great music and DVD collection. We listened to music all the time and had two movie nights.
4) the SUPER comfortable beds. I slept in until 9am one morning, which I never do. Both beds were very cozy!
5) the decorations and fun touches to the house. We kept discovering little touches. It was fun!
6) the location. The house is a block from the beach where there are lots of restaurants. There is also a great market a few blocks away that has an amazing collection of prepared food, cheeses, wines and gourmet style food. I loved being in beautiful Alki Beach instead of in the city. We had bikes and biked to the water taxi the day we went to Seattle to sightsee. As I said before, we had intended to go more, but liked Alki beach so much, we only went to the city one day. The water taxi is within walking distance if you don't have bikes, and there is a free shuttle. There is a great wide bike trail/road all around Alki beach that is great. As you head north toward the city, you come around the corner and there is the most beautiful view of the city across the water.

We were so happy that we ended up staying at this beautiful cottage on great Alki Beach. When I go back, there is no doubt this is where I will stay!
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I hope you will come back!
I love people like you who take in everything!
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Adorable 1909 Artist retreat, 1/2 block from Alki beach in Seattle Wa!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436763vbi
Seattle Washington
Spokane
5

LOVELY ECLECTIC COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
I just spent a week at this wonderful cottage. I was in town for my High School reunion and the location couldn't have been better. The owner was so gracious and accommodating ( a last minute change) . Where to begin.. the home exudes charm and warmth.. the colors and art are amazing. There are delights to behold in every nook and cranny. The front "secret garden" entry is charming and the back deck overlooking the water is heaven. The swing was my favorite spot. You can hear the Harbor Seals from the sleeping loft, which isn't that difficult to get to via a ladder. The downstairs bedroom and bath is a perfect set up! Great water pressure and the downstairs shower is great. I would highly recommend this cottage and would love to come back again!
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thank-you for the wonderful review...you were indeed a joy!
I hope you come back again.
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Adorable 1909 Artist retreat, 1/2 block from Alki beach in Seattle Wa!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436763vbi
Seattle Washington
LA, CA
5

RELAXING GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
My mom and I stayed here for 5 nights in early August while visiting family in the area and truly enjoyed the experience! The house is so artistic and playfully decorated, everyday we would discover some new quirk or piece of art we hadn't seen before. There are so many things to do around the Alki beach area (plenty of restaurants within walking distance, beach, water taxi, ect) but one of our favorite things to do was sit and watch the water... almost every room in the house has an awesome view! I stayed in the loft, and there was a window directly next to my head where I could watch the ships pass at night and listen to the water crash on the shore.

To anyone thinking of staying here I recommend an able body and a sense of adventure. Both sets of stairs are a bit steep, the beds are high off the floor, and the house (as it is old) has some quirks. Overall: A memorable, relaxing, beautiful experience that was even better than what we were expecting from the pictures and description. I would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thank-you for such a nice review...I love that visitors are enjoying the cottage I love so much!
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Adorable 1909 Artist retreat, 1/2 block from Alki beach in Seattle Wa!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436763vbi
Seattle Washington
Atlanta, Ga
4

BEAUTIFUL SEATTLE EXPERIENCE

  • 4 of 5
We just returned from a 7-night stay at this cottage and could not believe our good luck in finding such a gem. We came with our 2 children, ages 7 and 10. This was the perfect spot for a family trip; kids got to enjoy some beach time mornings and evenings, and days were full of city time. The views from this house are incredible - mountains and water, and Queen Anne off to the east. We felt like we were in a Mediterranean village. Windows open the whole time, no bugs, flowers everywhere, gentle breeze, ocean sounds, bliss. We cooked a fair amount and kitchen was well-equipped. Nice video library for an evening movie. My son loved watching all the boats from the sleeping loft; my 7 yr old couldn't manage the ladder going up so do mind the owner's comments about being a bit tricky for those who can't get around easily (those legs just weren't quite long enough for her to feel comfortable going back down the ladder.) Loved the ease of the water taxi, and W. Seattle has a charming business district. Took advantage of the Sunday morning farmer's market. Plenty of nice grocery stores. We had a car but looked like the bus was an easy option. One of our best trips ever.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thank-you for the wonderful review....you we're a joy of a family!
come back soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Seatac Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Vashon/Southworth
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
West Seattle Bridge
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
West Seattle
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

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peak season
May 15 2014 - Sep 15 2014
2 night minimum stay
$235
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $80.00
Refundable damage deposit $300.00
In the form of a check.....1/2 rental fee required to hold for specified dates, with remainder due 2 weeks before your arrival.
Notes 2 weeks required for cancellation less $100.00 fee.
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Amenities

Seattle Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
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