About this listing
Why stay in a hotel costing more, when you can stay, enjoy, luxuriate in a 1909 vintage West Queen Anne cottage restored to its original beauty complete with every amenity you could possibly need. Easy access: downtown,universities,medical,culture .
"Le Bijou" of Queen Anne (The Jewel of Queen Anne) is a 1909 craftsman's cottage located on the western bluff facing Puget Sound in coveted Queen Anne . A true craftsman who developed his skills renovating vintage homes on the east coast recreated the fine details of craftsmanship present at the turn of the century. Crown molding, wainscoting, lathe and plaster ceilings and walls were lovingly and meticulously repaired and restored by this artisan/craftsman using techniques and skills not used by craftsmen in today's times.
The cottage is completely equipped with all modern conveniences.
~Enter the cottage along a lite walkway to a garden courtyard enhanced with plantings that fill the air with sweet flowering fragrances drawing hummingbirds, butterflies and the sound of the local bird life.
~The living room retains the original architectural elements with a gas fireplace added to take the chill from the evening air. A beautiful antique cherry mantel surrounded with marble is a focal point of the living room.
~French doors lead to the master bedroom with an antique iron bed with an ultra-plush queen-sized bed, luxurious bedding from Frette and Ralph Lauren, linens from Thomas Lee and Charles P. Rogers of New York. Enjoy pressed linens when getting into bed. There is an additional queen-sized bed in the living room. The couch/hideabed made by American Leather, is the finest most comfortable hideabed made. It is NOT your typical hideabed.
~ The kitchen has everything a cook could want: original craftsman cabinetry, a farmer's cast iron sink, exquisite tile work, a granite table with 2 whimsical chairs that remind your host of "Alice in Wonderland".
~The bathroom has everything to pamper you: the original antique but restored claw foot soaking tub, 48" granite topped vanity and a graciously sized shower . Turkish towels of the finest quality and top of the line spa quality cleansing products complete your luxurious bathing experience.
"Le Bijou" is completely self-sufficient. You could be in your own home but you are not. The courtyard, barbecue, fire pit and alfresco dining host are perfect for enjoying beautiful bluff sunsets and a tranquil evening after a busy day in the city. Views of the bluff and Puget Sound complete a tranquil evening experience.
Interaction with Guests
Your host is most always waiting your arrival to welcome you not just to Seattle but to Le Bijou. Follow the sign across the front of the property on a lite garden pathway to the entrance to the cottage located in the courtyard. "Le Bijou" of Queen Anne is waiting for you to vacation, rest and luxuriate .
A lockbox is provided for guests for access day or night. The host lives in the main home. If there is anything needed during your time of stay, the host is available for recommendations, information or additional items for the kitchen, of course.
West Queen Anne is on the bluff overlooking Puget Sound, West Seattle, the Olympic Range and Cruise Ship Terminal. The immediate area is easily accessible to the Theatre District, Seattle Center/Space Needle, shopping and dining and boutique bars in upper and lower QA, artisanal bakeries, quaint shops, Pike's Place Market, SAM (Seattle Art Museum), many university level educational facilities and more. All major hospitals, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute and The Gates Foundation are within 10 to 15 minutes. Queen Anne is like an oasis of calm and tranquility within the heart of the city hustle and bustle.
"Le Bijou" of Queen Anne is 1/2 block from the bus stop and within easy walking distance of lower and upper Queen Anne, Seattle Center, The Gates Foundation and a short hop to South Lakes Union, and all of Seattle's many attractions while providing the ultimate privacy and comfort in a beautiful setting. For longer distances, a car is recommended.
Other Things to Note
Location and accommodations are ideal for visitors, vacationers and executives.
For individuals in Seattle for medical care or to visit someone in medical care, a 10% discount will be offered based on a 3-day stay.
I will provide information on details of living in "Le Bijou" when you arrive. "Le Bijou" is non-smoking and pet free. Loud music must be turned down at 10 PM. This is your home away from home.
Le Bijou is not set up to accept more than one child if you have children.
Guest must be 25 years or older in order to reserve Le Bijou.
My mother and I stayed at le Bijou for a weekend and we absolutely loved our stay. Debera is the sweetest and most welcoming woman and she has created such a beautiful and comfortable home to stay in. Le Bijou is the guest house to her main house so you have complete privacy in the back of the property. She was very helpful and made sure we were always comfortable. I would definitely recommend for anyone to stay here, it's perfect.
We had a wonderful time at Le Bijou of Queen Anne. Debera, the host, is delightful, friendly, and very welcoming. The cottage is more beautiful than the listing and the photographs suggest. It's very comfortable, with great natural light. The neighborhood is perfect. We stayed without a car. We used a Zipcar a couple of times, used public transit a few times, and walked a lot. We would enthusiastically recommend the place to our friends, and come back without hesitation!
I rented this space for my sister and her children who were coming to visit Seattle for my wedding. I want to make it clear that I personally didn't stay there so all the information in this review is what I heard first hand from my sister who did. Debera was very helpful with the booking but once my sister got there (after checking in and staying a night) she was then told that children were not allowed. This was NOT stated on the airbnb page when I rented it and I did say it was my sister and her family who were coming to stay. Needless to say, receiving a call from my sister very upset and worrying they were going to be kicked out 30 minutes before our rehearsal dinner was not ideal . This entire situation caused me a lot of stress during my wedding weekend.
I am sorry this caused you distress. I don't think you can imagine what I thought when your sister drove up and 5 children got out of her mini van. Le Bijou is not meant for several children....one perhaps. There are only 2 beds and limited space when the hide abed is out. I specifically say in my listing that 3 people for the cottage.
Yes, I was initially upset about not being told how many people were going to occupy Le Bijou but after speaking with your sister about certain aspects of the cottage that were not meant for children's play, everything settled down. Her visit was to Le Bijou was satisfactory for both of us. Both your sister and I were in awkward situations as I didn't know 6 people were going to occupy the cottage and she certainly didn't know that Le Bijou is meant for 3 people.
I have learned an important question to ask when making reservations. Thank you for the lesson.
Host was very gracious and strived to make the experience as delightful as possible. House was beautiful and in a very convenient location for getting to KeyArena / downtown.
Our host, Debera, was most gracious and kind. She made us feel at home right away. We appreciated so much the craftsmanship of her cottage: the lovely fireplace, the scintilating small tiles over the kitchen sink, the claw foot tub, the granite-tiled shower, the perfectly comfortable bed, the modern kitchen. It is all of a piece.
We went for many walks in the wonderful Queen Anne neighborhood, and truly hated to leave Le Bijou.
But we hope to come back next year.
Thank you, Debera.
Susan and Bob
Thank you Susan and Bob for the lovely review. You are the first to review me and Le Bijou . It will be interesting in the future to see what makes and impression on people. The courtyard and front area are really coming along quickly in creating more of the atmosphere I would like for myself and for guests. I am anxious for you to visit next year.
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About the Host, Debera
Formerly from Alaska for 30 years, I have also done extensive travel and or living in Europe, the Middle East, some in Africa. I am, of course, anxious to travel more. I have always been very keen on athletics: non technical elevation climbing, downhill and cross country skiing, bicycling, more casual hiking. I am an adventuresome sort and looking for my next one.
Since arriving in Seattle, I am thoroughly enjoying all of the amenties that the Pacific NW offers. I am located in the hub of what is happening in the Seattle area for access to all that might be needed: coffee shops galore, bars and restaurants for the foodies...anything you could want, wonderful social life, and of course, the Seattle Art
Museum which has amazing exhibits. Accessible bus transportation anywhere you want to go. Plus there are all the activities related to the water of Puget Sound, Lake Union and Lake Washington. Technology, hospitals, and medical research facilities are located in close proximity.