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The Retreat at m'illumino - An Urban Sanctuary

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

Located in the vibrant Greenlake and Roosevelt area of Seattle - an oasis nestled within the city.

Enter the private walled garden through the antique Chinese gate. Follow the spiral stone path among the edible and deliciously fragrant plants and inviting landscaping to the doorway of a luxurious 500 square-foot cottage.

Enter the front door and wander into the kitchen and dining area, while appreciating the custom and designer furniture and accents throughout.

Follow the basement stairs to enjoy a private sauna and steam room, and go back upstairs to experience the unique bathroom with iridescent tile and translucent glass walls.

The comforting bedroom area offers a luxurious queen-size bed for lazy mornings and a tranquil escape from the hectic world.

The cottage has WI-FI Internet access, easy freeway access and is within walking distance of Whole Foods market, East West Bookshop, Greenlake Park, the Woodlands Zoo, and a myriad of restaurants and coffee houses.

Special Discount, now thru the end of May!: Stay for two or more nights and receive $25 off the total price (Monday through Thursday $150 per night; Friday through Sunday $180 per night)

Stay for one night and pay $150 Monday through Thursday (normally $200 per night) and $180 Friday through Sunday (normally $250 per night)

More Details

Bridget Thompson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 8, 2009



Roosevelt Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Town
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The Retreat at m'illumino - An Urban Sanctuary
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
New York, NY

A good base of operations

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a week and really liked it. It was great to be able to come home and recharge after a long day and the neighborhood has many nice, interesting and inexpensive places to eat.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Midland, Michigan, USA

great oasis

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here in 2008. We both found it to be a relaxing oasis. We loved the Asian-inspired decor both inside and outside. The owners were very helpful and friendly. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Totally relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I spent two nights at the Retreat at m'illumino--a birthday present for myself--and really loved it. Aestheically, it's the perfect blend, for me, of very upscale but not so luxurious it feels obscene. It's totally green in use of materials--the woods are unusual and beautiful and the shower is a work of art-- and there is a sauna and steam room right in the cottage. Aaaaahhhh. I treated myself to a Feldenkrais session and a watsu session in the watsu tub behind the cottage. Both were outstanding. There are many classes to choose from at m'illumino, but I just read and walked around the neighborhood. Whole Foods is only a few blocks away. Highly recommend for personal R&R.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

A Truely Amazing Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This property outshines most 4 star hotels in style and ambiance. My fiancee and I stayed at the rental for a "pre-honeymoon" weekend and had a wonderful time. The private steam and sauna rooms in the unit made it feel like we were in our own private spa! It is such a beautiful and romantic place. The area surrounding the property is ideal. There are great resturants nearby and wonderful Whole Foods just down the street for preparing food and dining in. The Woodlands Zoo is just a few miles away and should not be missed. We will definately return in the future. Hopefully sooner than later...

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Truly an oasis

  • 5 of 5

The retreat at M'Illumino was exactly as described, and was actually nicer than we'd hoped. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to prepare a last-minute family picnic. The decor was tasteful and relaxing. Green Lake was a short walk away, and there was a Whole Foods nearby for provisions. We were very delighted with our stay and hope to stay there again on our next trip to Seattle.

Thanks Bryony and Bridgette!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is a true retreat where you can unplug from whatever you need to unplug from. No phones, (turn off your cell) Internet is available but we prefered to really unplug. No TV. Music is available on the computer, but I listened to my own selections.

My wife and I stayed here for 1 week and it took us a couple nights to really get confortable with being unplugged, but by day 3 we were very confortable and happy. The owner is a lovely lady and made things very easy for us. The place is clean and has airy feel to it.

Biggest regret is not getting a WASU massage at the wellness center attached to the retreat. It looked like a very relaxing procedure.

There is a bus stop close by, which takes you right to the DT core if you like. A breakfast at Portage Bay Cafe is a must, great organic local food. For those not against starbucks, there is one just down by Greenlake park that serves the Clover coffee, a real nice cup of Joe.

There are a couple 24 hour super markets within 2 blocks where you can pick whatever you need.

About the place:

Bed - comfortable and warm - shove a pillow in the window above the bed for an extra long sleep

Kitchen - well equipped and a real delight to be able to go to the market and pick up fresh seafood and cook it yourself. As visitors to Seattle and the coast this is much better than always eating at restaurants.

Shower - So large and roomy and with the tile shower panels, there isn't a cold spot in the place!

Steam and Infrared Sauna - These were used at least 2 times a day and I felt completely cleansed by the end of the trip. My wife even enjoyed the steam room daily!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • Please contact owner for additional information or questions regarding rates.
  • Regular rates are 150-180 for multiple-night stays, 200-250 for single night stays.