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WHERE HAPPILY EVER AFTER BEGINS

Kappie Ayers

Advertiser since: 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Kappie Ayers

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Call Manager
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WHERE HAPPILY EVER AFTER BEGINS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Carnation House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Property. Property Perfect For Seattle & Environs

Gather family and friends for a relaxing week overlooking the beautiful Cascade Mountains. Whether you’re looking for a few peaceful days in the country or a base to return to after a day of site-seeing, Storybook Farm is perfect for your holidays needs.

The wrap-around porch with deep chairs is the ideal place to watch a quiet sunrise with a cup of warm coffee.

During the day, you can venture into Seattle to see the sites, take a boat trip, or do some shopping. If the great outdoors is more appealing there is plenty of nearby hiking, fishing, and even para-gliding.

Finally, a glass of Washington state wine enjoyed in the gazebo while the kids fish in our stocked trout pond will let you wind down and forget any cares.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Kappie Ayers (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks: english

About Kappie Ayers

We've lived in Washington State for over forty years and love the Pacific Northwest. We bought this property as a labor of love to be our family home where we could relax and the kids and grandkids could gather. We are engineers by training and enjoy home design as a hobby so the house is built to exacting standards and attention to every detail. We love to hike in the nearby mountains, sail on Lake Washington and in Puget Sound, and play golf on the wide variety of nearby courses. We are passionate about wine and like nothing better than to gather our friends in the evenings to share a bottle and a meal. Storybook Farm really is our happy ending and we would love to share its magic so it becomes part of your story too.

Kappie Ayers purchased this house in 1999

Why Kappie Ayers chose Carnation

The property was originally homesteaded in the 1870s under the Homestead Act. We are only the third owners since then. The farm was once a dairy farm. While the cows are long gone, we restored the 1939 red barn in 2002 and use it for big family parties and events. In 2011 we built a new chicken coop to house our flock of free range chickens that provide eggs for the farm. We have a fantastic orchard that provides us with plums and apples in the autumn. We worked closely with the Department of Ecology to restore an old salmon run in Patterson Creek that had been damaged over the years. We were very excited when the first salmon began to return. This is a peaceful place for relaxing but still near enough the city for restaurants, theatre, and site-seeing.

What makes this house unique

The house sits atop a hill looking out over the valley and away to the Cascades. The only thing better than enjoying a cup of coffee and watching the sunrise over the mountains in the morning from the wrap-around porch is having a glass of wine in the gazebo in the evening while the children run around on the lawn or find blueberries in the garden. Each of the bedrooms has its own personality and feel. Our eldest daughter has always liked the porch bedroom best with its sunrise views and dual headed shower. Our younger daughter always chooses the pond bedroom where she can open the curtains and watch the herons dive for fish before enjoying the whirlpool tub. We've always liked the garden bedroom with its views of the English style garden as well as the pond. In the evenings we all like to play board games around the kitchen table or in the den downstairs. The foosball tournaments have been known to get competitive and loud. Sing-alongs around the piano in the conservatory are a favourite way to pass the time after dinner as well.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

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Carnation Puget Sound
Kirkland, Wa
5

Most enchanting venue to have a wedding

  • 5 of 5
My new husband and I had our wedding here and it was absolutely magical! The house and the property are stunning and all of our guest were so impressed. The people who manage the property and keep it looking beautiful are amazing! We will definitely be back here!
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Sea-Tac
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Raging River Tavern
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Downtown to Bainbridge
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Bellevue Golf Course
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-90
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Redmond Town Center
Nearest Ski
36 Miles
Snoqualimie
Nearest Beach
27 Miles
Alki
Car: necessary

Located 20 minutes from downtown Seattle in a relaxing rural environment. Great for city site-seeing like the Seattle Aquarium, or Pacific Science Center. The Pike Place market and the Argosy Harbor Tours are not to be missed. Ferries can take you to nearby Bainbridge, Vashon and Whidbey Islands. Eastside activities include shopping at Bell Square and Redmond Town Center and the Cougar Mountain Zoo. For the outdoor enthusiast there is hiking, paragliding, sailing, and golf all within easy reach. Local wineries are open daily for tasting. On-site trout fishing and walking.

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Rates & Availability

From $750 Per night

Carnation House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Jan 7 - Mar 5
5 night minimum stay
$750
From
$900
Fri,Sat
 
 
Autumn
Oct 15 - Dec 1
5 night minimum stay
$750
From
$900
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$1,000
From
$1,100
Fri,Sat
$7,200
$30,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 8.6%
Notes Reservations will be held for one week. If deposit is not received in that time, reservation will be cancelled. We price wedding and events at a separate price. Please contact us for more details.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Carnation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5680 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Porch Bathroom - toilet , shower , Dual massage shower heads
    Living Room Powder Room - toilet
    Pond Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Rain shower and separate jetted tub
    Garden Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Kitchen powder room - toilet
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Four full bathrooms all custom limestone with elegant detailing. Two powder rooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Porch Bedroom - 1 queen , Opens on to the plantation porch with sunrise views
    Pond Bedroom - 1 queen , Overlooks the pond and garden
    Garden Bedroom - 1 queen , Overlooks the English garden and pond
    Vineyard Bedroom - 1 queen , Overlooks the vineyard, ground floor
  • 4 spacious en-suite bedrooms all with Queen size beds, flat screen TVs, and wi-fi access
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
A private rural retreat perfect for family get together or romantic weeks away. Near the city for site-seeing or nights out as well.

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