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Waterfront Cottage -- Romantic Puget Sound Getaway

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Edmonds Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

Imagine yourself leaving the stress behind as you drive along Puget Sound to Serendipity Cottage. No waiting for the ferry, no putting chains on your car, no driving long distances to find seclusion. Imagine relaxation taking hold as you descend the staircase to your romantic garden cottage by the sea, and the delight to your senses as you enter -- into the aroma of fresh-baked treats in honor of your arrival and a magnificent vista across the Sound and on to the snow-capped Olympic Mountains. Perhaps a heron or a soaring bald eagle will celebrate your arrival!

This romantic haven can be your cozy hideaway for the week or longer! While close to Seattle and its popular tourist destinations, close also to wilderness adventure and winter sports in the nearby Cascade Mountains, and a short drive to the Boeing factory and museums, Serendipity Cottage is secluded and private. There is a private wooden deck off the bedroom and, in the middle of the garden, a circular viewing deck. Gorgeous sunset views are available from many vantage points.

This one-bedroom, 2 bath, smoke-free cottage, perfect for two, is fully furnished, Enjoy panoramic views from south and west-facing picture windows. Television, DVD, and wireless internet are all provided, if you can bring yourself inside or tear yourself away from the windows.

And the views are truly spectacular. This is a favorite spot for birdwatchers in all seasons. Beachcombers love wading in sun-warmed waters during low tides. A 3.5-mile woodland trail begins or ends on the beach just a few steps outside the door. Quaint, downtown Edmonds is less than 5 miles away, with shopping, festivals, live performances, a movie theater, and a world-class underwater scuba park. Kingston is just a short 20-minute ferry ride away, where you can enjoy crepes for breakfast and take in the farmers' market on weekends before taking the next ferry home.

Call 425-742-3724 to talk with John about availability.

Keywords: hideaway, one-bedroom, secluded, retreat, garden cottage, viewing deck, beach, recreation, trail, hiking

More Details
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 28, 2016
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based on 12 traveler reviews

Waterfront Cottage -- Romantic Puget Sound Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Serendipity was wonderful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We spent seven days and nights at Serendipity Cottage. It was equipped with everything we needed to make ourselves at home. Our hosts were gracious and generous. It was in a great location to take day trips or stay in and enjoy the view. We look forward to another opportunity to stay at the cottage.

Thank you John and Laurie

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a excellent time. It was even better than the pictures show.John & Laurie are wonderful people .

Everything you needed was in the cottage.We will stay there again when do come back to Edmonds.Thankyou

John & Laurie for a great stay.Everything was perfect.The Serendipity Cottage will be a great memory for years to come!!Thankyou,Again!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough. The "Serendipity" cottage, the view, the pie and last but not least John and Laurie. OUTSTANDING!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, Tx

T&J from SA, TX

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the cottage and we enjoyed it even more than the first stay. The fresh baked pie at arrival was second to none, which is always a great start. The view is awesome, which is not only of Puget Sound, but of whatever wildlife or birds that may in the area. It is a great place to go and relax, relieve stress and appreciate the greater things in life. Edmonds is a great community to shop and eat. The ferry to Kingston leaves from downtown and you can even catch a train to Vancouver, B.C. if you want some adventure. There are many wild blackberry bushes to harvest in August & September, plus John & Laura grow all kinds of berries, plums,apples, and even some rhubarb. John & Laura are great hosts, always willing to provide information, and their "talking stool" idea is very helpful. We look forward to our next visit. The 38 or 39 steps down to the cottage can be a challenge, but it is still well worth it.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stockton, ca


  • 5 of 5

Wow! our vacation in Edmonds , wa. was amazing! The Serendipity Cottage exceeded all of my expectations. The Cottage was clean, quiet & comfortable. The Host were wonderful - not intrusive yet there for anything we needed. Love the " talking stool". We could leave note with question or need & John responded promptly and completely. The Views of the sound and the garden are breathtaking and relaxing. We enjoyed walking along the beach and hiking in the park just down the street. Edmonds is a beautiful little city with nice shops and places to eat, and only 20 min from Seattle. Location was perfect for our trip.I have family in Evertt and Monroe. We often stayed in hotels on previous trip to Wa. None can compare to staying at the cottage. I have found my new favorite place in Washington and we cant wait to return. Thank You John and Lauie for sharing your place & the scrumptious pie with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Beautiful Northwest

  • 5 of 5

Our one week stay at Serendipity Cottage in July was absolutely wonderful. The owners were very gracious, knowledgeable of the area and bake a great pie that was waiting for us on our arrival! The cottage is located on a very quiet street, and was very clean, comfortable, private and has a gorgeous view of the sound. The kitchen is well equipped; bed is comfortable; overall everything is as good or better than advertised. There are about ten steps from the street down to the cottage private entry, where the living rooms and kitchen are upstairs with the bedroom on the bottom floor. Full bath on both floors. It felt like home in a couple days. I didn't see any mass transit nearby, so I think a car is probably a necessity. It's a great location as a home base to day trip to Seattle, the Olympic peninsula, or the Cascades. A wonderful place to stay at a very reasonable price. Hope we can visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
4.5 Miles
Nearest Train
4.5 Miles
Amtrak; Sounder (commuter train to Seattle)

3.5 mile woodland/beach trail just steps from the front door, birdwatching (bald eagles, herons, osprey in immediate vicinity), fishing from cottage beach.


Rates & Availability

Edmonds Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

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Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed. No pets.

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Edmonds Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
mid garden viewing deck with umbrella, baked goods upon arrival, owners share harvest in season

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