About this listing
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.
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.
This is a double bed located in the living room sectional. It has a foam topper.
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/freezer, a new GE 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.
DINING ROOM TABLE/CONFERENCE 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,
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.
We love the fact that we are located in a private area that is close to shopping. We are mid-way between Tacoma end Seattle - each about 30minutes away. We also are within minutes of Puget Sound beach access in both
The key will be in a key box outside your kitchen door. We will give you the code for you before you arrive. We will also have the information about the wireless for you on a sheet of house information you will find on the counter inside.
You must be 21 years of age to rent this apartment.
Joan was a gracious host. Had fresh flowers on the table and chocolates on all the pillows. She frequently asked if there was anything we needed and if we were comfortable. The house was very clean and comfortable. Enjoyed the view as well!
I have so many great things to say about our stay at this quiet retreat by the Sound that I can’t fit it all in the 500 word review limit! The space is exactly as described and the other positive reviews are accurate. This is a gorgeous apartment. Joan and Gerry are wonderful hosts. Joan warmly greeted us upon our evening arrival and then quickly departed to allow us to settle in and enjoy the wine and goodies that she left for us. They were always available by phone (or in person) when needed. The apartment was spacious enough for 6 (we didn’t feel crowded). Comfortable beds with super soft bedding. There were plenty of extra blankets, bath towels, beach towels, and dish towels. The shower is amazing! We enjoyed our morning coffee on the patio overlooking the Sound and gardens. The neighborhood is beautiful. There is a lot to do in the area. We had delicious pizza from Gino’s Bistro. The Muckleshoot Casino is in nearby Auburn (a nice casino with a very friendly staff – much bigger than it appears from the outside). The Wild Waves water park is in the town. Chambers Bay Golf Course and Seattle are only 30-40 minutes away (opposite directions). The space was perfect for us. It is a great alternative to a hotel and we would definitely stay here again when we are in the area!
This is a wonderfully kept residence about 30 mins drive South of Seattle in a lovely quiet spot and only a few mins drive to one of the nearby State parks and beaches on on Sound.
Joan greeted us on our 2nd night there and she was very friendly and accommodating. She even left snacks, breakfast things and a bottle of wine. The property is beautifully kept and furnished even better than some hotels. The double shower is amazing with multiple jets/taps and the bed heavenly comfortable.
The host canceled this reservation 44 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
We enjoyed a nice stay at the "Quiet Retreat by the Sound" for 3 nights. It was clean, quite and comfortable. Far enough off the beaten path to be relaxing and quite, but close enough to be convenient. Gracious hosts with a nice welcome basket and snacks. All the basic necessities are there for the kitchen if you want to cook. We were traveling with children, so the proximity to parks was a bonus. Would definitely consider staying there again!
We had a wonderful weekend at the Retreat by the Sound. The hosts were so welcoming down to chocolates on our pillows and treats to greet us. It is a beautiful space, and we hope to be back again next year!
We had a wonderful time staying with Joan and Jerry! We hosted a "meet the baby" weekend for our NW family. The space was comfortable with plenty of seating for our family to relax. The kitchen was well stocked and we had everything we needed to prepare meals throughout the weekend. We got lucky with beautiful weather in January and enjoyed the view of the sound. When the internet wasn't working in the unit, Jerry rushed out to buy a new extender immediately. The beds were comfortable and they made sure we had everything we needed for our baby, including a Pack & Play to sleep in and a baby bathtub. We couldn't have asked for anything else - thanks. Joan!
About the Host, Gerald
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.