Quiet Retreat by the Sound

Apartment - Entire home/apt · SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, WA 98023, United States
Gerald And Joan
Your host, Gerald And Joan
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The Space

Rent this 1,000 sq.ft. space for a weekend, re-unions, business meetings, or a place to live while looking for a new home while relocating. This unit is pet-free and smoke-free. Must be 21 yrs of age to rent. The price quoted includes a mandatory lodging tax of 10.5%.

LOCATION is 20 minutes south of SeaTac international Airport, 35 minutes from Seattle, minutes away from major medical hospitals, and about 10 minutes from a major Mall for all your shopping needs. We have grocery stores and a Costco only minutes away. Walk to the Sound. Dash Point State Park and Knutsen local Theater minutes away. We are only a few minutes away from the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center where many competitive events, including Olympic trials, are held as well as a public swim/lap facility.

Enjoy this new, beautiful apartment with a view of Puget Sound and the Olympics. It sports bamboo flooring, tile flooring, new rugs throughout, washer/dryer, and a wheel chair access ramp to the front door. We now have a dedicated security system in the apartment also.

SLEEPING FOR 8 - 4 BEDS plus infant sleeping

#1 Master Bedroom
This is a separate bedroom. It has a queen-sized bed with a memory-foam topper.

#2 Murphy Bed #1
This is a queen-sized bed with a memory-foam mattress. It is located in a large space off the living room. It has a curtain wall that can be closed for privacy or opened to include it into the great room. When you put the bed up into the wall, this area becomes part of the great room creating a lot of space to move around and accommodating larger amounts of people.

#3 Murphy Bed #2
This is a new bed we just installed in 2014. It is a Double sized bed. It has a new innerspring/memory foam mattress.

#4 Hide-a-bed
This is a double bed located in the living room sectional. It has a foam topper.

#5 Pack-n-Play
We have a Laura Ashley deluxe model with a changing table, and infant sling. It can double for a playpen. We also have a high chair.

ENJOY THE KITCHEN which includes granite counter tops, all stainless appliances, abundant cabinets, full range of small appliances, and all decked out with everything from dishes, glassware, cutlery, pots/pans and spices. Appliances include a new Electrolux 28CUFT refrigerator/(email hidden) electric glass-topped stove, a Jen-Air microwave , and a quiet, Bosch dishwasher. The water from the refrigerator and and faucet are both filtered.

Kitchen island is on rollers to accommodate any way you wish to use the space.This kitchen is ready to cook for a private party of two to a re-union dinner. We can probably accommodate you with any kitchen items you might like for your stay. You can enjoy your morning (email hidden) or in the breakfast nook at the small glass, pub table.

We have a unique situation, as we have a glass-topped cherry, 14’ conference table. The comfortable 10 leather chairs are on rollers, as well as swivel and recline. This would make a lovely place for a family gathering or a business meeting. This table will easily seat 14 people.

Enjoy the 48”, flat screen TV, with the DVD player, including cable, and Wireless internet, and now with true Surround Sound. There is a Wii player available upon request. Watch your favorite shows from the two recliners that are part of the leather sectional.

The bathroom has marble countertops, tile flooring, a double-sized shower with “overhead rain shower,” massage jets, and a hand-held shower head. Two luxury bathrobes will be hanging on the back of the door for your use.

The covered patio includes a full BBQ and patio furniture. More is available upon request. A lovely place to enjoy the view of the Sound and the Olympics. We have recently added a new fire pit to our side patio area. This will make for many delightful evenings, even when the evenings cool down.

Stay in the winter months and enjoy Snoqualamie Pass, just one hour away, with all that a ski area has to offer. Come any other time and enjoy the great hiking trails.

Free off-street parking.

Check-in time: 4:00
Check-out time: 10:00 unless otherwise worked out with the owner.

Keywords: Apartment, modern, new,

Guest Access

Besides your apartment, you have complete access to your two parking spaces, your patio with table, fire pit and BBQ, as well as the orchard and gardens to walk through.

Interaction with Guests

We live upstairs. We like to greet you when you arrive when possible and be available for any questions or needs you might have. We do not disturb while you are here - you have complete privacy.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $20 / night after 3 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1044 /week
Monthly Price: $3600 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $75
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • We love the energy of downtown Seattle, having lived and worked for years in the heart of this vibrant and diverse city. This was a return trip for business. The Mullen's space was a convenient respite, 30 minutes outside of Seattle, half of that being a beautiful drive through the forests of the Emerald City.
    The amenities of the space and additional host accommodations made this a move in ready space. A well appointed kitchen and out door grill provide all of what is needed to make it a "staycation". Our arrival timed with tired and hungry and Joan was quick to recommend Gino's Bistro, minutes from "home". We did carryout or dine in three of our four nights there. Friendly ambience, amazing pizza options and an extensive array of fresh and local entree's. Back home at the Mullen's, a unique outdoor living space incudes' an elevated sitting area and fire pit overlooking the gardens and a view through the pines of the Sound.
    This space was a perfect fit for our needs.

    May 2014
  • Joan is an exceptional host. snacks, including a nice bottle of wine were provided upon our arrival. She and Gerald gave us complete privacy throughout our 5 day stay. Every need was provided for. The place is large and included a wonderful deck and BBQ pit. If we ever come back to the area we will be sure to book this great place.

    May 2014
  • Great place to stay with a family. Wonderful hosts.

    September 2013
  • This is a wonderful vacation spot. Joan is terrific, she is very attentive. and goes out of her way to ensure that your stay is pleasant. The accommodations are very well done, and extremely comfortable. If you want to prepare any meals for yourself, everything you need is supplied in the kitchen. There were four adults in our party, and we all felt very relaxed, and not crowded. The patio was terrific, a great place to enjoy morning coffee, and take in the great view. Gerald and Joan have created a great outdoor space and the grounds are beautiful. This is a location that

    August 2013
  • we got a warm welcome and had a wonderful stay experience with Joan and Gerald. the whole place is extremely clean and the view is Great. the location is almost convenient to everything. we will come back and visit again!
    thank you for having us. 谢谢:)

    August 2013
  • We totally enjoyed our stay at this vacation home. The one floor living space was well designed and so beautifully decorated and furnished. Our hosts were a delight and very thoughtful providing some extras in the kitchen to tide us over until we could get to a grocery store. So thoughtful - thank you! The view from the deck was perfect. Puget Sound - during the day or at sunset - was lovely. Since this house is elevated from the roadway, the views are fantastic. It was a fun adventure driving to and from the house each time with beautiful winding roads. We were close enough to Seattle to enjoy many of the attractions there but had the serenity of Federal Way and the Sound to return to. All in all, an excellent place to spend any length of time and if we return to the region on another vacation we will look at the availability of this place for sure. Thanks for a great place to hang our hats during our recent visit!!!

    July 2013
  • What a beautiful peaceful place the Mullen's have - a friend of mine William, joined me in my stay with them and my visit to WA could not have been more comfortable at any other location - we enjoyed the lovely apartment, the flower gardens and all the views of Dumas Bay - truly a great place to stay and they were both very attentive to assure that our stay there was as comfortable as possible - I would be thrilled to stay there again if they will have me and Will in the future - there was plenty of room to make the apt feel like home and the ability to cook each and every meal for 12 days was one of the best things that I really enjoyed - their kitchen is wonderful and spacious and allowed me to make each meal I cooked that much more special - I only wished that I had had more time to stay there and to see how lovely they were making the grounds out behind the house as it was clearly a valued piece of property to them and they kept the grounds so well groomed - also having a washer and dryer in the apt was another huge plus - I was able to keep the laundry washed and even used it when I cleaned up the apt before I left - the parting gifts made me feel good inside that I was able to leave these things for them as I believe that other visitors will enjoy using them in the apt during their stay with the Mullen's and the tip was for their gracious hospitality all the while respecting our privacy which allowed Will and I to get to know each other a lot better than we already did - I do plan to call them for my next stay in WA as I would love to stay there again - it's in a perfect location close to everything and the neighborhood was so clean and safe - I would highly recommend to anyone that if they stay at this apt, the WILL NOT be disappointed - it is a gem and the one and only thing it did lack was a hot tub - I definitely would have offered more to the Mullen's for my stay if a hot tub was available for use as I have a bad back that is going to require me to have surgery very soon - so in closing, the Mullen's do deserve a 5 star rating for their lovely amenities that they have and did leave for me upon my arrival at their home - thanks Joan and Gerry, I truly did enjoy my stay not only at your State, but your apt made it all worth while for me to even consider relocating to your State for permanent residency in the future - thank you both!!! :)

    November 2012
  • We would definitely visit again and wish to share the best moment with Gerald and Joan soon. If you have time to visit seattle, tacoma, even in Portland, I strongly recommend to stay here.

    There are Safeway, Costco, dillanos espresso, Nice park to spend time with kids, National park, surrounded by beautiful forest.

    Also, the facility has manly bbq grill, chairs to lay back, beautiful rose garden too.

    August 2012
  • Overall, the house was very nice! It is very spacious and there are a lot of places to sit down comfortably. I definitely liked this place more than being in my own house haha

    May 2012
  • This is a beautiful place to stay. It lacks nothing. Very cozy and beautiful. The hosts want to make sure your stay is memorable. A great place off the beaten path of a normal Seattle visit but still within reach of area attractions. When you get done sight seeing, come back and relax.

    April 2012
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We are Gerry and Joan Mullen. This is a relatively new venture for us, and we are really enjoying it. We live upstairs in the house. The apartment was just finished in 2012 and so is quite new.
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