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

33 Reviews
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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Renton Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

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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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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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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Hip and Cool in Downtown Renton--an Eco-Friendly Delight!
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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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Very quite and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

The owner Lisa was very helpfull and made sure we had everything we needed.

Great place stay , i would highly recomend if you are in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable & Convenient

  • 5 of 5

Lisa has created a lovely space. Just right for two people. Close to great shopping in and around Renton and Southcenter. Some fun antique shops and restaurants walking distance. One way streets are a bit tricky but that keeps the area charming and green. We will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I have family in Renton so this worked out perfectly. Being close to the Cedar River was also a big plus. Great for two people. There is enough room for others to sleep on the fold out couch in the living room area. It is quiet as well which is always important

Thank you, Lisa!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we wanted! Clean, Comfortable, Private, and Convenient.

  • 5 of 5

Tha Carriage house is very comfortable, clean and private. The location was convenient to walk to downtown Renton restaurants. Easy access to the highway and close to the airport. More importantly a more convenient option for us visiting family in Renton than staying In Seattle and driving back and forth as we had done previously.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a get away, stay-cay or vacay!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter (16) and I needed some time away and this was perfect, exactly as advertised and then some. I had to talk her into it because our last VRBO experience in San Diego (too small, no parking, not as advertised) wasn't that great but this time she was greatly pleased. The Carriage House was small enough to be cozy but large enough to have our own space away from each other (again, daughter - 16). It was clean and cute and ready for us though we got in a little early. We were able to hit the theatre in Seattle, walk to dinner in downtown Renton, and stroll along the Cedar River. There were enough outlets for my daughter to charge up all her 'things'. The weather cooperated and we were able to catch some rays. We even had fun trying to leave notes for each other on the chalkboard wall without getting caught. Neither one of us wanted to cook very much but the kitchen was a very efficient place to store and reheat our leftovers and rustle up some breakfast.

The mattress was comfy (my back says Thank You), the bathroom luxurious and Oh, I loved having dedicated parking space off the street (not the hike I had in San Diego). My only negative was my daughter hogging the bathroom but she does that at home as well.

I've contemplated trying to "live small" and I would do it in a minute if the space could be as nice as the Carriage House but I don't think I could get an enclosed shower that big in a tiny house - too bad. I'm already looking at the calendar to see when we could squeeze in another visit.

Thank you Lisa for sharing your little oasis!! Hope to come back soon.

Carol & Christina

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you. Perfect guests!! We will be here for you whenever you want to 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

Renton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 $125
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100

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

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Renton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
  • 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
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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