It doesn't get any better than this. Experience the Puget Sound the way it was meant to be experienced. Get the luxury and amenities you'd get at a hotel with all the convenience, privacy, space and romance of a vacation rental bordering a large greenbelt with a lake. Relax in this serene retreat with nature at your back door yet with the convenience of city living in the heart of Kirkland on the Eastside of Seattle. You’ll get to enjoy your own private space with a bath, bedroom, living area and kitchen in a cottage designed with your comfort and privacy in mind.
Our home away from home is newly furnished and decorated and has proven itself valuable for traveling business, academic & medical professionals, short-term/transitional Seattle stays, vacationers and single or double occupancy on a nightly/weekly basis while visiting friends and family.
If you’re traveling from Germany, let us assure you that you will enjoy your stay. We speak fluent German, and are more than happy to make this an experience you won’t forget. And just so you feel right at home we offer a German style breakfast as well.
Your accommodations include one bedroom with queen-size bed, full bathroom supplied with refreshing body and hair care goodies for use during your stay. You have your own kitchen and dining area complete with oven, refrigerator and cooking utensils. Relax on the deck with protected wetlands and a quaint lake close by. Cable TV and wireless Internet are included.
After many years living in Seattle, we continue to be awed by the beauty of this neighborhood, its proximity to nature, and its breathtaking sunsets. So, pour a glass of wine, come relax outdoors on the deck, and watch the sun slip behind the lake and trees as it illuminates the sky.
We look forward to the opportunity to have you stay with us, and make your visit a memorable and pleasant one.
This is the second time we have stayed at Forbes Cottage. We like the privacy and having a kitchen to ourselves. Everything is clean and in working order. There are some nice walks nearby.
Our visit was for business and some R&R. The cottage was very comfortable; clean, quaint, cozy and functional from kitchen to bath. Stefan was available by phone, but best by text. As for a "welcoming" feeling, there was no formal greeting (or face-to-face at all) at check-in as you might be accustomed to when checking into a hotel. There were no advance instructions as to how we'd check in, so I called Stefan upon our arrival and he informed me that the door to the cottage was unlocked and the key would be on the counter. The cottage is located on a larger private property, tucked away in a residential neighborhood just next to a Senior Living apartment complex...my mom enjoyed chatting with some of the residents as they were out and about. The Wifi signal was not very strong, so don't plan for it. Some listed accommodations, such as laundry facilities and breakfast options are no longer available. Prior to our arrival, I had requested some dining options from Stefan and he did assist by sending a link to some local restaurants along with some specific suggestions. Overall, our six day stay was pleasant. I can understand why people would return to the cottage whenever they visit Kirkland.
The cottage is immaculate. Stefan has it in a ready state for anyone looking to get away to a scenic location. The location is quiet and although near everything feels secluded. This is an ideal vacation rental for a couple.
I however was out here on business and working on a thesis in the evening so I didn't avail myself fully of what was offered, but I would have booked another week had it not already been reserved. I will definitely stay here in the future. Stefan is a great host.
The cottage was clean and comfortable,good home base for day trips in the surrounding area.The photos of the lake and lot are years old as the lake is not visible or accessible due to the maturity of trees and other growth,and no boat is available.
Great Iittle cottage! Had a peaceful weekend, would definitely use again if in the area!
couldn't have been easier. I was in a last minute scramble to know where I was going to sleep that night. Stefan came through, touched base via phone for directions and access. comfortable, easy access, will remember for future use - thanks!
Comfortable and charming cottage located in residential neighborhood. Super clean and relaxing work/pleasure weekend where every need was met in a speedy and efficient manner. I have recommended it to my friends in Kirkland who have frequent out of town guests. Highly recommended as an option to boring hotels!