|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
While staying at the Duck-In, you’ll be able to experience unique waterfront living just minutes from Seattle. You'll have 100 feet of beautiful Lake Washington shoreline right outside your front door. Enjoy scenic panoramic views of the lake (and peekaboo views of Mt. Rainier on a clear day) within the cozy comforts of the cottage by taking it all in through its large living room and dining room windows. During the summer you can relax in the large park-like yard while watching all the activity on the water.
The Duck-In is a perfect place for small families, couples, or for buisness travelers; anyone desiring a beautiful and tranquil setting near the greater Seattle area. Conveniently located between downtown Seattle and Bellevue, both featuring major tourist and shopping attractions, the Duck-In is just a few minutes commute either way. And it's only 20 minutes from Seatac International Airport.
The Duck-In is a one story, fully furnished cottage on beautiful Lake Washington. The cottage is one of the original houses built on Mercer Island, and has been lovingly preserved by the same family for three generations (the owners live right next door). The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and the second bedroom features two twin beds. A single hide-a-bed in the study area can be made available for sleeping if needed. The living room and dining area both feature a panoramic view of the large front yard and lake. The cozy living room has a TV (Cable, DVD and VCR), a comfortable couch with pull-out footrests, and two rocking swivel chairs. Lots of DVD’s and movies are provided for your entertainment. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen allowing you the choice of either eating out at one of the many great restaurants nearby, or going to the local grocery store so you can cook a meal for yourself. The Duck-In also has a small study room with a desk, WiFi and a telephone.
The yard is very large and maintained with care. Both sides are lined with trees and hedges adding to your privacy. The waterfront bulkhead is 100 feet long (swimming and other water recreation is done at your own risk… but not discouraged on a hot summer’s day). Also, during the summer you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of wine and watch all the boats go by while relaxing at an umbrella table in the yard. Or you could decide to read a book or take a nap in a lounge chair or hammock. A gas barbeque is also available for your use.
Kitchen cookware, utensils and staples are provided.
Sorry, but no pets.
-Roundtrip drive from Colville... $120
-Dinner at Anthony's...$160
-U-Haul rental to move kids into apt...$33
-Two night's stay at the Duck-In..."PRICELESS"
The Duck-In is truly one of a kind.
A treasure we feel so fortunate to find.
While our stay was short, a working trip, per SE,
We shall return for a much needed stay.
Thank you for everything. It was truly an enjoyable stay. We loved the view and serenity!
This accommodation is perfect for small gatherings. My sister and her husband flew in from Australia and it's been simply wonderful! This cottage is located a hop, skip and a jump off of I-90, so, it's very convenient to everything whether you're going North, South, East or West. Everything in this cottage is adorable! Right down to the quacking duck key chain:) Beautiful waterfront accommodations and directly across from Bill Gates' home on the other side of the lake! How bout that!! Highly recommended for folks who like a quiet place to stay that is out of the way from the hustle and bustle of the city but close enough to drive to everything within a 15 minute timeframe. Highly recommended!
We've stayed at the Duck Inn more than 10 times over the past few years. It gives us a magical interlude, no matter what the weather. We spend hours watching the lake, the sky, the wildlife and the boats. Our grandchildren, who live nearby, think of this as their second home. The location is both beautiful and convenient. The layout of the cottage is perfect for comfort and practical use. Ruth, the owner, and her husband Ron, provide us with warmth, graciousness, humor, and the sweet welcome that brings us back time and again. We recommend this to anyone who is looking for peace, beauty, and quiet, whether they are alone or with their families.
A wonderful place to relax and very close to all that Seattle has to offer. I love Lake Washington and enjoyed the boats, paddle boarders, the grey heron and the beautiful homes across the lake. Ruth is a great hostess and we enjoyed the cottage very much.
We arrived in town to attend a Mariner's baseball game and play in the area with our two boys. We arrived just moments before our check in time and were welcomed with open arms and a quick tour of the home. We spent more time at the house than expected just because we wanted to enjoy the view of the water! The breakfasts were spectacular! The home was older but held in great working order and very comfortable. We would definitely stay here again! It was so close to town and all of the places you want to get to!
My sister and her husband, along with my husband and I, had a lovely stay and visit at the Duck In when we came in from Nay and Chicago for a family event on Mercer Island. The cottage is cute, cozy, comfortable and well-equipped, and its location, right on the lake with a view of Mt. Ranier, is wonderfully picturesque. We were provided with plenty of makings for breakfast, a homemade coffee cake and even two flashlights (for night walks) and a Scrabble set. The owner was helpful, accommodating and friendly without being intrusive.
Thanks so much for making my semi-monthly trip to Seattle to see my daughters who live on the Island with their mother, so special. We loved the cottage and can't wait to come back for my next visit. Living in Manhattan, the time on Lake Washington, proved the perfect respite. While I worked from the cottage each day (I kept New York hours), the sunrise views over the Lake were a perfect start to my day (I took a photo each morning and sent it to my boyfriend and work colleagues who were definitely jealous). The Cottage is comfortable and cozy and contains all the necessary "accouterment" to help one feel at home. From the wonderful muffins and pastry, to the well stocked kitchen; we enjoyed lovely morning meals. Thanks to Ruth and Family for making our stay at Duck In memorable.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
$140.00 per night (2 persons included) with a 2 night minimum
$15.00 for each additional person (up to 2) for a 4 person maximum
1 night deposit required to hold reservation.
$60.00 cleaning fee for all bookings starting January 1, 2015
We accept check or cash only. No debit or credit cards.