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Hip and Cool in Downtown Renton--an Eco-Friendly Delight!

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This very cool and hip carriage house, by Seattle Green designers/builders Batt + Lear, is located in Downtown Renton just minutes from SeaTac Airport. Close to Tacoma, Bellevue and Seattle, you will enjoy easy access to parks, the Cedar River, Lake Washington, running trails and more. Walking distance to restaurants and shops as well as Renton’s Antique Row and the Renton Transit Center. Walking distance to a variety of delicious restaurants and fun shops as well as Renton’s Antique Row and the Renton Transit Center.

The Carriage House is a two room suite offering a queen size bed*, a wonderful private bath with an optional steam shower, and a combo kitchenette/living room with TV.

The in-floor heat, soy-based stained concrete floors, reclaimed fir mill-work and no VOC paint make this a most comfortable place to stay.

Enjoy this oasis amid the hustle and bustle of the city. Big beautiful deck with lots of seating in sun or shade, gardens and privacy.

Only two blocks from Merrill Gardens. Just minutes to Valley Medical Center. VRBO Valley Medical Renton

The Renton area offers lots of parks, trails, antique shops, restaurants, shopping and convenience to the airport and freeways.

86 Walking Score

Check rates below

Nightly: $90

Holiday Weekends: $95 per night

Thanksgiving: Nov 27 through Dec 3 is $100 per night

Christmas: Dec 17 through Jan 3 is $110 per night

Minimum 3-night stay

Check Below for Weekly, Monthly and extended stay prices. Extra charge for more than two guests

Keywords: Cottage, bungalow, casita, apartment, Holiday Cottage, Gite, executive rental, corporate rental

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Lisa

We love living in Renton and the Seattle area. Lots to see and to do. Meeting our guests that come from all over the country and world is pretty cool.

Lisa purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Lisa chose Puget Sound

We like old houses!! This one reminds us of the old house Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed moved into in 'Its A Wonderful Life'. Our stairway even has a loose ball cap finial on the newel post at the base of the stairway like the movie! Our house is old, but the Carriage House/Guest House/Cedar River Inn is new. We tried to make it look very original, with a slight modern flair. Hope you like it too.

What makes this cottage unique

Oh so convenient!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lisa was wonderfully welcoming. Answered all my questions before I confirmed the listing and then made sure I had clear directions before I arrived. She recommended great restaurants within walking distance (loved both the Afghan place and Red House). As a single woman traveling on business, I felt perfectly safe in the neighborhood, both on her residential street (a block from a river and long river walk) and the few short blocks into downtown Renton. The backyard cottage was exactly as described, really comfy. Strong wifi. Great relaxing backyard. And when I asked if there was a blender (breakfast smoothies), Lisa went out and bought one that same day (totally unnecessary! but much appreciated!) She also offered the perfect blend of helpful and let me do my own thing.

Just really comfortable, pleasant, well equipped, and easy. And loved having access to the backyard - total bonus.
Oct 2014
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Renton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Nice big shower with steam unit optional.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) *Really Comfortable bed. 300+ count sheets. And there is a queen size fold-out sofa-sleeper. Ideally the space is good for two but can accommodate four.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Optional Steam Shower


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A Best Kept Secret

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely accommodation, located in a very convenient spot to head in any direction in the Greater Seattle Area. The owner is on site and available to answer questions and make your stay comfortable. The Carrige House has all the comforts of home. The deck just outside your door has nice seating choices and is adorned with many plants and flowers for you to enjoy. We would definitely go back for another visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was really great meeting the two of you. I'm so glad you chose the Carriage House as your place to stay while you were in Seattle. I'll look forward to seeing you back for another visit!
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Wonderful Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights. The property is located just off the downtown Renton area and offers a peaceful, tranquil setting. The accommodations were wonderful from the well-equipped efficiency kitchen to the bath and bedroom. Lisa was a gracious hostess, assisting us when we needed help, but respecting our privacy. The deck is a welcome addition where we enjoyed our breakfast and dinners. There are several good restaurants within walking distance as well as a bar offering local brews. Seattle is a short drive away, but compensate for the traffic, no matter what time of day you are headed there. We will definitely stay here again if our travels take us back to the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxed and friendly

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for two weeks while visiting our daughter in Renton and it was a perfect place to have as a base. Especially the outside area where we spend most of the time. Lisa was very helpful and made us feel comfortable and safe.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, very private, super-nice owner.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay. The Carriage House had everything we needed plus some very comfy outdoor furniture. Lisa was wonderful. We will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This property was the perfect place to rehab after hip surgery. It was my second time staying here and it worked out just as well as it did the first time four years ago. It is close to a park, a river walk trail, downtown, and great restaurants. Very convenient. The cottage is small but was clean and well maintained. The property owner, Lisa, was an exceptional host, super accommodating and great person. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Renton Carriage house

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. It is small but fit our needs perfectly. We were visiting family in Seattle and Maple Valley so it was a central point. Great walks along the Cedar River. Good restaurants in walking distance. Great shower; did not use steam. Lisa was great and helpful if we needed anything. We will definitely come back. We rent often through VRBO and this was one of our best experiences!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests!! Am so glad they chose to stay with us and am looking forward to their return!
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Nearest Airport
7.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
A Terrible Beauty Irish Pub
Nearest Ferry
16.5 Miles
Seattle Waterfront
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
Nearest Train
4.4 Miles
AmTrak Tukwila
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
167 & 405
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
The Red House
Nearest Ski
50.9 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
2.4 Miles
Coulon Park
Car: recommended

Water sports and fishing: the property is located very close to Lake Washington, Puget Sound, and the Cedar River. Kayak and Canoe Rentals at Lake Washington. Hiking, walking, running & bicycling: the Cedar River Trail is only 1/2 block away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

More than two guests is an additional $10.00 per night per guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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