About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4), 1 Full Bathroom, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Living Rm, Study
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. It has a full bathroom with sink, toilet and shower/tub.
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. The dock shown in the waterfront picture is the neighbors, not the Duck-In's. There is no dock at the cottage.)
Kitchen cookware, utensils and staples are provided.
Sorry, but no pets.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cozy, comfortable and a trip back in time!
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!
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Best place to stay while on Mercer Island!
We enjoyed this little spot of Heaven so much! Even though we came to Mercer Island to work for 8 days, this was the perfect place to stay. All the comforts of home and yet it feels like a vacation. The view is ever changing depending on the time of day, and the weather of course. Ruth, the owner, is lovely and provides everything needed and more. Wouldn't even think of staying anywhere else if we get back to the Seattle area again. I would give it 6 stars if I could. From, Mike and Marie, Crystal River, Florida
We love this place and so do our grandchildren
We've stayed at the Duck in close to 20 times. It is cozy, comfortable, a little funky and has an astonishingly beautiful view. Our grandkids can't wait to visit us here, and they never want to leave. They hang out, feed the ducks, hang out some more. There's just something relaxing and calming about the place. And Ruth Mullen treats us all like family.
Cozy lakeside cottage with wonderful hostess.
We had a great stay at the Duck-In. Ruth was very welcoming and the cottage was just as advertised, private, cozy and well-appointed. My husband and I would like to come back and stay when the weather is more conducive to enjoying the lovely outdoor space.
Very quaint and homey it felt like I was visiting my auntie I felt very much at home in Ruth’s homw
Old school feel with a beautiful view of the sound
Ruth was an incredibly accommodating and pleasant hostess.
Cozy cottage. Would definitely recommend.