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Magnolia, MIL Apartment. great location, one block from village and bay bluff

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2, plus child. See description.

This Mother-in-Law unit is a newly remodeled 550 sq.ft. furnished basement apartment. A side door opens into a small vestibule, where through a shared laundry room you access the private and secure apartment.

Living Room

This nicely furnished space is filled with natural sunlight. You can relax in comfort with a book next to the gas fireplace or watch a movie on the 50” big screen.


The full kitchen has modern conveniences i.e. full-size refrigerator, cook top w/ oven, microwave, and dish washer. The kitchen is stocked with all the cookware, table settings and accessories needed to whip up your favorite meal.


The bedroom has a king size Westin Heavenly bed. The closet has tons of storage space. There is an attached full bath/shower combination. We can also accommodate a youngster with a very comfortable folding cot.

Laundry Room

The laundry room is a shared space with a full-size washer and dryer.


There is one dedicated parking space for guests off the alley behind the house. There is also plenty of street parking. This is a very safe and quiet neighborhood.

Bus Stop

Directly in from of the home (24 &19), the 31 and 33 are one blocks away.

General Amenities

• High-speed WiFi.

• HD cable TV.

• Off-street parking for 1-car in marked location.

• Use of full-size washer and dryer.

• Bedrooms are outfitted with 100% cotton sheets, down comforters and down pillows.

• Bathrooms are equipped with fresh towels, hair dryers, shampoo, conditioner and body wash.

• Coffee, tea and hot chocolate are provided.

Cannot Accommodate

more than 2 adults and 1 child

No pets

No smoking

Cautionary Note:

The apartment is not handicap accessible. There are (12) outside steps and (8) indoor steps.

Dog on premises. (Ricco) is a twelve pound standard Pomeranian. He does not access the apartment, but does run between the main house and the fenced yard. He is extremely friendly and will greet you with his hello howls.

Neighborhood Restaurants

Walk - within a few blocks

Drive - within a mile

Tanglewood Supreme, Seafood - walk

Mondello Restorante, Italiano - walk

Szmania’s American, German, Steakhouse - walk

Chinook’s, Seafood - drive

Palisade, Pacific Northwest Seafood - drive

Serendipity, Café & Lounge - walk

Queen Margherita, Pizza - walk

Pronto, Pizza - walk

Luigis, Pizza - walk

Bay Café - drive

Gim Wah, Chinese - walk

Maggie’s Bluff, American Burgers and Sandwiches - drive

Kinnaree, Thai Cuisine - walk

Nikos Gyros, Greek - walk

Time 4 Pho, Vietnamese & Teriyaki - drive

El Ranchon, Mexican - walk

Ichiro, Sushi & Teriyaki - walk

Subway, Sandwiches - walk

Neighborhood Bars and Pubs

Magnolia Pub - walk

Oliver’s Twist, Craft Cocktails walk

The Highliner, Pub, - drive

Mulleady’s, Irish Pub - drive

The Boxcar Pub - drive

It's a matter of opinion... Our choice for best restaurant is...

Neighboring Communities

Queen Anne, Belltown, Ballard, Fremont

More Details

Scott King
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2017

About Scott King

Originally from California. We have lived in Seattle for (10) years now and love it. We enjoy all the northwest has to offer.

Scott King purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Scott King chose Briarcliff

Home is located within an upscale neighborhood a short block from the Magnolia Village. Also one block from the Picturesque Magnolia Bluff with expansive views of the City and the Puget Sound.

What makes this apartment unique

A very close-in City location that offers a more relaxed rural environment.


Briarcliff Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , On suite - master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Large bedroom w/ Westin Heavenly king size bed. Lots of closet space.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(23 traveler reviews)

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Magnolia, MIL Apartment. great location, one block from village and bay bluff
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Beautiful home in a great neighborhood! We enjoyed walking to Magnolia shops and restaurants.

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautifully furnished, comfortable, quiet, spotlessly clean place for us to rest in between hiking and exploring Seattle. We did not cook, but the kitchen was well equipped, with tons of staples on hand. The owners/hosts were great and we would book with them again anytime!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Five Star!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful accommodations, very comfortable. We felt right at home. The location was excellent. We just loved it and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect space for our needs. Great owners with a well appointed apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Scott and Sandy are the most pleasant people that we could rent from. They have set this apartment up beautifully with everything a person could want and need during their stay. The snack box was greatly appreciated. The bathroom is nicely stocked with soap and hair care products, should one forget to bring their own. The towels are a nice weight and don't feel cheap. In the kitchen, every utensil imaginable is available and anyone wanting to cook here would have no issues.

The living room is quiet and comfy with a gas fireplace and a nice size television, with Netflix too! Lastly, the bedroom is very comfortable with a great bed and nice sheets that did not feel cheap either. There is also a tv in that room too, although I did not use it.

The icing on the cake is (being a two dog owner myself) seeing and interacting with the owner's two dogs, Ricco and Leo. Getting to see the two dogs and pet them was a nice addition, while never being obtrusive or a nuisance.

I would never hesitate to stay at this apartment again and actually look forward to my next visit.

Scott and Sandy could not have fixed this place up any better. Kudos to you both!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

See our review from May 2017 visit. Everything still terrific. Super property and great location. Amenities exceptional.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfy and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was amazing! Very roomy, clean and cute. The owners are great! We felt like we were at home - only better!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This FRBO delivers in every way to make your stay here perfect. You enter from the back of the house and as you walk toward the entry door, you are greeted with a striking view of the Seattle skyline and beautiful plants and flowers all around. You may also be greeted by the owner's friendly dogs and/or the owners themselves, Sandy and Scott.

You will have to navigate one short set of stairs to get down to the apartment proper, which is on two levels. The upper level has a bedroom and bathroom. Down another short set of stairs is the main apartment---living area, kitchen, bedroom, and another bath with tub. The main apartment is below ground level but has windows which provide plenty of natural light.

The living area has a very comfortable sofa and chairs, a small table with two chairs which can be used for meals or a work space, large flat screen TV and Sonos music streaming system. All are easy to operate. Movies are available through the Xfinity cable service for a fee that you will reimburse to the owners or you can access Netflix, where the content is free. The gas fireplace provides plenty of heating in the living room and there is also a central heating and air condition system. The owners provide complete instructions concerning operation of these systems but encourage you to call or text if you have questions. Free Wifi is provided.

The bedroom is quite comfortable with a king-size bed, side tables, and a closet for storage of clothes. There is also a second smaller television. The main bathroom is bright and cheerful. There are plenty of towels, shampoo, and other amenities, all of excellent quality. The full kitchen is available for use by guests to cook and prepare meals. Every contingency for cooking is provided and many condiments are available, some left behind by previous guests. A nice touch was the provision of fresh fruit, bagged popcorn, and chocolate that greeted us upon arrival.

The main apartment is quiet--you cannot not hear any noise from the owners, who live upstairs. We didn't use the upstairs bedroom but imagine it is similarly quiet. Street noise is minimal.

The apartment is only two blocks or so from downtown Magnolia, which has a full-service Albertson's grocery where you can buy food, liquor and wine; several good restaurants; a bakery; and other shops. For restaurants we can recommend the Serendipity Cafe and Lounge, Mondello Ristorante Italiano, and Rogo's Restaurant and Bar.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Magnolia Pub, Oliver Twist, Serendipity, etc.
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Interbay Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
5 & 90 interstates
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
(10) in Magnolia Village
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Golden Gardens (sand beach)
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.