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Private Seattle Beachfront Cottage

Joan Christoffels

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

Joan Christoffels

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2015
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Private Seattle Beachfront Cottage

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Magnolia Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom/1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Come and stay in one of Seattle's most unique private water front properties. Rumor has it that our cottage was built in 1935 along what is now the I-5 freeway corridor and was barged to this location when the freeway was built. Beautifully remodeled in 2012 this beach cottage is on the edge of Puget Sound yet minutes from downtown. We are excited to share this gem with you.....

Your viewing adventure from the cottage, depending on season, will include boat traffic such as Washington State ferries crossing the sound, sail boats, cruise ships bound for Alaska (May-Sept.), Argosy Dinner boat, Victoria clipper, the occasional submarine, navel ships, cargo ships, tugs w/barges heading to Alaska. Sometimes(winter & summer) during the year you will wake up to marine layer of fog on the water and mountains peaking out, with boat and ship horns a blowing! Very beautiful! Wildlife viewing includes watching bald/golden eagles, herons, orcas, seals. You are steps away from the beach and can walk out at certain tide times. During spring/summer months there are extreme low tides where you can walk out 1/2 mile on sand, search for starfish, clams, geoducks, crabs and other marine delights. Beach glass is our favorite thing to look for !! End the day with fabulous sunsets over the Olympic Mountains.

Cottage is right next to Discovery Park, Seattle largest in-city park where you can hike/walk a variety of trails, see the lighthouse and historic Fort Lawton. Close to the 'Locks' also known as the Hiram Chittendom ship canal where all boat traffic must travel between Puget Sound and Lake Union/Lake Washington. We are located below Magnolia Boulevard which is known for its beautiful walking and biking thruway and view of Mt. Rainier.

You can enjoy the cottage or be in the heart of Seattle in just 10-15 minutes to enjoy all it's cultural activities such as museums, art galleries, theaters and restaurants. Close by is the Space Needle, Olympic Sculpture Park, New Chihuly Glass art gallery, Pike Place market (where they throw the fish), baseball and football stadiums, New ferris wheel - the list goes on..... Mt. Rainier is a day driving distance if you want to get a closer look at it.

As much as Seattle has to offer...we bet the hardest part of your day will be leaving the cottage. Reaching the cottage requires navigating down a wide, well maintained path of 4 stairways. It is well worth the trip !! FYI....your bags will have to be carried down and up....we are also a shoes off place.

THIS COTTAGE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN; 2 ADULTS; NO SMOKING; NO PARTYING; NO PETS; MIMUMUM age 25 yr.; CHECK IN TIME IS BETWEEN 3PM AND 10PM

Voted 2013 REX Award/ for Remodeling EXcellence...we are very proud!

Interior Photos Courtesy: Gregg Krogstad

www.krogstadphoto.com

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joan Christoffels (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2015

About Joan Christoffels

We are a couple that put our blood, sweat and labor into redoing this treat of a beach cottage. One is a designer who put special thought and effort into all the unique pieces and comfort you will enjoy. We live on site and are available to you for all your questions.

We would also entertain requests for property swapping as we love to travel.

Joan Christoffels purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Joan Christoffels chose Magnolia

This special property consists of an upper house we live in, which our motto is 'A vacation home is 'Redundant'. The lower beach cottage called 'Redundant Beach' is separate and not viewable from the top house. We are now pleased to be able to share with others since it has been updated. To that degree we tore it down to the studs and got our favorite contractor to finish the job. Among this was to bring in most of the building materials by tug boat & barge - this included all appliances, sheet rock, plywood,counter tops, tools, windows, sliders, decking, flooring, and more. We called our contractor 'Sherpa Dave' by the end and he won the REX award 2013 for it.....come see we what have created for your pleasure and enjoyment !

What makes this cottage unique

Once you are there you will not want to leave, so we offer a service of food shopping for you, before you arrive, for a small fee to have the kitchen stocked and ready for your arrival. About a mile away is a gourmet food store for pre-cooked meals, if you don't want to cook. There will be basic condiments left for use(olive oil/mayo/mustard/ketchup/salt/pepper/salad dressings/seasonings) We give you a Starbucks coffee packet for each morning, additional $1.00 each

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was the best place to stay for my Birthday weekend, although "Redundant Beach" was not listed on the vrbo site yet....I was able to stay thru a friend of a friend. What a delight to cozy down with a fire in the stove and watch the storm surf pound the bulkhead with wave after wave. So much fun even in the winter, later we were able to get down on the beach when the tide went out a bit. The stairs down are fine and a good work out on the way back up. Would stay again and loved watching the boats pass by. Getting to know the hosts a plus and they were very helpful starting the fire for me....
Nov 2012
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Private Seattle Beachfront Cottage
average rating of 4.875 based on 25 reviews
Ann Arbor, MI
5

Truly exceptional!

  • 5 of 5

The reviews listed here are exactly how we felt about Redundant Beach - beautiful, peaceful, gorgeous views, comfortable, clean, close to downtown, nearby restaurants, Discovery Park (a must and only steps away).....just perfect!

We too cancelled some of our plans just so we could stay at the cottage, walk the shore at low tide and watch the gorgeous sunsets.

Joan and Heather are the perfect hosts - helpful in every way.

As we settle back into our busy lives, our friends ask why we didn't stay downtown in a hotel? We just smile, thinking about our experience and what we would have missed out on had we stayed somewhere else.

Thank you again, Joan and Heather. You are the best!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can we say...Thanks Maria & Mark for sharing your experience so others can read it. You were so lucky to have some beautiful winter sunsets and sunny weather to boot!!....regards, Joan
Gaithersburg
5

Why would you want to stay here?

  • 5 of 5

Well… let’s take the house. If you want to stay in an impeccably furnished house that is extremely clean, laid out beautifully, and would qualify as a magazine cover for a beach cottage, then this would be for you. The furnishings are quite comfortable and everywhere you go in the house it has incredible windows letting in lots of natural light and scenery. Even the bathroom had stained glass transom windows that let in the light from the bedroom. They were beautiful. We love to cook when we stay at VRBO homes and this kitchen had everything – even one of a kind hand painted coffee mugs. We appreciated that previous guests left some items around for the next guests such as condiments, spices, etc. The owners have thought of every little detail to make this a truly special house.

Then there is the view…. If you want to go out on the deck, or walk on the beach during low tide, you are only steps away. If you have this desire to be in a totally private place where you don’t have to hear traffic or neighbors, and you want ever-changing incredible natural beauty around you, then you can’t go wrong here. No matter the weather, we found the views incredible…. To fog drifting in and out of the Olympic Mountains on the other side of the Sound, beautiful sunsets, crystal clear water, and on clear days views of lighthouses and snow-capped mountains.

Your surroundings…. When outside, the only neighbors you see or hear are the seagulls dropping clams on the rocks to eat. We also saw many waterfowl we had never seen before (we are from the east coast) and it took my breath away when a bald eagle swooped down in front of me and then went up to perch on a nearby branch. WOW! We also enjoyed seeing sea lions and watching the clams spurt water out of the sand during low tide. You can have your morning coffee or evening wine while listening to the waves lap against the rocks or a distant fog horn. It is that peaceful and remote – yet you are only probably a 20 min. drive to the city.

Then there are the owners…. They live at the top of the hill and you cannot see them from the house and they give you all the privacy you need. They were very helpful from the very first time to the time we reluctantly handed the house key back over to them. It is so evident that they want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

In our 7 or so years of using VRBO, this place was THE BEST -- we hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Trish...so thanks for the special review, so glad you and Bob had a relaxing time and enjoyed your impressions to share with others at the beach house. We were approached to film a show there and have had baby photo shoots there. But winning an award for our builder/contractor was most special to us.....here's to Eagles, Joan
5

Birthday Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location to spend my birthday with my girlfriend. I have visit Seattle a number of times but never saw it from this view. The sound, the mountains, the clear clean air. The home is so cozy, there were a couple of days we just stayed in and enjoyed the surroundings. Everything from food, nightlife, sightseeing, walking Discovery Park, to downtown, all within a 15 minute drive. Joan is great, just a first class lady. Without a doubt, I will be making another trip to Seattle and I will be sure to reserve this cottage. See you in Summer 2015!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mr.R...so good of you to write such a nice review! We are so glad you had a terrific time and even some snow to make it magical for your "B" day...come on back, Joan
5

Honeymoon Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My (now) husband and I stayed here from October 15-23 and loved it so much. We came in to Seattle to get married and stay a few days for our honeymoon. The drive to the house did not seem far from the airport, maybe 30 minutes. It's also not far from downtown Seattle! We drove maybe 15 minutes and were in the heart of downtown. There is also a market nearby and also a whole foods that's not too far away. Once we were at the cottage we were blown away by the view. It was incredible. It's a 180 degree view of the sound and you can see ships passing by every day including the ferries. I loved waking up every morning and opening the blinds to the gorgeous view. What a way to start the day. The house has everything you need to cook in their cute kitchen. The house was small but perfect for us. I will admit the stairs took a lot out of me (I have asthma) but once I reached the top I felt amazing! Joan and Heather were very sweet and did not intrude. We felt we had the privacy we wanted but if we ever needed anything they were nearby. We had an amazing stay and enjoyed every bit of it! We already want to be back in Seattle!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey to the Honeymooners!....what a treat for us to host your stay and our 1st honeymooners....so fun to meet you both, loved the bouquet too...wishing you many more, joan
San Antonio, Texas
5

Ranger Woman

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is an incredible place to stay. One day our plans did not work out, but we were glad, because that gave us extra time to enjoy Redundant Beach House. The owners are very helpful without being intrusive in any way. In fact we would have liked more time with them.

The view is the best--great way to wake up each morning. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane & Frank....what lovely Texas people you are, even though the "Rangers" won! We would love to have you back and share a glass of wine on the deck. Thanks for the refrig. use too. Glad you were here...Joan
5

Beautiful!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? Everything about the cottage is great!! The owners have done a terrific job with the renovation and the small details throughout really tie it all together. Such a wonderful view of the Sound. My wife and I loved sitting out on the deck listening to the waves and watching the boat traffic. Now we just have to try and come back sometime so that we can just stay at the cottage and not do all the tourist type things around Seattle. The cottage is so wonderful that we actually changed some of our plans just to stay at the cottage more.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Derek.... What a lovely surprise to read your review...we try hard to make everyone have a great experience of Seattle and the cottage! Please come visit again..we love referrals too...regards, joan

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
SeaTac
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $229 Per night

Magnolia Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall-Winter
Oct 16 2014 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$229
$1,533
 
 
Summer
May 15 2015 - Oct 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$239
$1,603
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$239
$1,603
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.5%
Notes Check in is between 3PM and 10PM-understanding that there are unavoidable delays/ Rates are subject to change until booked/ NO cleaning fee is charged

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Amenities

Magnolia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full Shower with washer/dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 1 king bed
Entertainment:
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Magnolia village is a mile away with Gourmet grocer, restaurants, liquor store, drug store, pub/pool tables, post office, banks and essential shopping is available. Buses to downtown too. SPECIAL HAPPENINGS in Seattle for 2015: Folklife Festival is Memorial Day Weekend at Seattle Center. July 4th Fireworks at Lake Union. Bite of Seattle is July 17-19 at Seattle Center. SeaFair and Blue Angles weekend is August 1-2 over Lake Washington. Bumbershoot is Labor Day Weekend at Seattle Center. Cruise Ships to Alaska/ May-Sept. go right past the house in the evening 4-6pm. Argosy Christmas Ships assorted dates from end Nov. to Xmas eve, ending with all sorts of boats decorated with lights. New Years Eve-Seattle Space Needle fireworks off the TOP of the Needle.

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  • Sleeps 2
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3 night min stay
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  • 1 BA,
  • Sleeps 4
$1,000 - $2,231 per week
3 - 4 night min stay
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  • 1 BA,
  • 1 HF BA,
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