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Rooftop Aerie - Convenietly Close To Seattle, But Feels Like A World Away

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,130 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Gorgeous Views, Very Private, Yet Conveniently Located.

Rooftop Aerie is a 3 bedroom 2.25 bathroom house. It was recently remodeled to include a 2,129 square foot rooftop deck. All of the beds and linens are new. The kitchen is fully stocked (blender, juicer, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, dishes for 8, etc.). Enjoy plushy leather couch in front of the cozy stove. Rooftop Aerie is heated and cooled with a geothermal system, which is one of the most eco-friendly systems. The propane stove is perfect if you need just a bit more heat in the cool evenings.

Rooftop Aerie is located on 10 acres, looking down across the valley, to see the Cascades and even Mt. Baker. The three rivers (Snohomish, Snoqualmie, and Skykomish) meet at the bottom of the hill. The gardens surrounding the house include flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Enjoy picking your own blueberries and strawberries. Read a book on back porch. Sit under the cedar trees and just dream. The vast lawn is perfect or bocce ball, lawn Yatzee, Frisbee or horseshoes.

Originally designed as a wedding venue, Rooftop Aerie is now a stunning vacation rental. Located near Woodinville, you can spend the day exploring the farmer's markets and antique stores across Snohomish and Snoqualmie Valley. Go shopping in Bellevue (30 minutes). Or, enjoy world-class entertainment, food and museums in Seattle. Don't miss Pike's Place Market, the Museum of Flight, or Experience Music Project. Take a tour of the waterfront, Seattle Underground, or the houseboats on Lake Union. And, ride the famous ferries across Puget Sound. Our area also boasts some of the best rode and mountain biking opportunities. We have numerous golf courses nearby (just ask John, he has golfed them all!). In the fall, salmon run the rivers, attracting anglers from around the world. Our Snohomish airport offers stunning hot air balloons (that float over Rooftop Aerie all summer). Hiking and rock climbing opportunities are plentiful. You can easily rent canoes, kayaks and even small sailboats and enjoy Lake Washington from the water.

Then return to the tranquil beauty of your mountaintop retreat, Rooftop Aerie. Sit on the deck with a glass of lemonade and watch the sun set over the valley.

John and Susan are the proud owners of Rooftop Aerie. They live in a separate house on the property. Susan does all of the gardening and John does the general maintenance. John works at Microsoft at the Redmond campus. Susan is a pediatric speech pathologist and sees children across Snohomish County. In their free time, they enjoy golfing, riding horses, biking, running, and (of course) working on the property.

Please note:

EVENTS AND WEDDINGS - Due to county restrictions, fire codes, parking issues, sanitation limitations, and insurance requirements, etc., we unfortunately can NOT have any events of any kind at the Rooftop Aerie. Overnight guests are welcome to invite a few (2 or 3?) friends/family members to visit during the day. We ask that this be limited to a few hours. Thank you for your understanding.

More Details

Susan Sparks and John Anderson
Member since: 2017
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Susan Sparks and John Anderson

John and Susan love the Pacific Northwest. Where else can you mountain bike, kayak, run trails, ride horses, golf, and fish all within 20 minutes of where you live? John grew up in the Tri-Cities. After leaving the Army, he moved to this area to pursue degrees in computer engineering and business. Susan grew up in a tiny town in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California. She moved up to Snohomish County after earning her graduate degree in speech pathology. She is fortunate to work in pediatrics as a home care therapist. Although John commutes to Microsoft every day, they still spend lots of time outdoors, either working on the property or just enjoying this unique part of the country.

Susan Sparks and John Anderson purchased this house in 2004

Why Susan Sparks and John Anderson chose Monroe

We wanted to live close enough to Bellevue and Seattle for John to pursue his career in computer science. Yet we have horses and dogs and so needed a large piece of land. We also needed two houses so that my parents could live on the property with us. We also wanted room to garden. And, we wanted privacy and trees. Oh, and enough space so that we could bike and horseback ride without having to drive anywhere. Knowing that it would be almost impossible to find all of this in one property, we were stunned when we found Rooftop Aerie. It was perfect. And the view took our breath away! Over the years, family and friends have shared some of the most important events of their life here. So, in 2016, the Rooftop was completely remodeled in order to offer it as a wedding venue. However, due to a number of factors, we chose instead to create a unique, private, spacious vacation retreat. We want to share this spectacular property with others and hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

Rooftop Aerie feels like a mountain retreat and yet it is close enough to the city to allow you to take advantage of all of the events and amenities that the area has to offer.

We have horses, dogs, cats, and the occasional goat on the property. Visiting wildlife include: many deer, wild rabbits, eagles, hawks, owls, and a local bear (but the property is fenced, so the bear is only spotted outside the perimeter :) We also have, of course, many honey bees, hummingbirds, and wild birds. Please know that this IS a farming community, so you can hear duck, sheep and even cows in the early morning.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Monroe around the Snohomish County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2130 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No Pets (feel free to pet ours). No outside pets on the property, please.
  • PLEASE! NO SMOKING INSIDE THE HOUSE OR WITHIN 25 FEET at any time. If you smoke inside or near the house, you will be charged you for the cleaning.
  • Driveway: We share our driveway with wonderful neighbors. Please drive slowly (under 5 MPH) going down, and at least 10 MPH going up on the driveway.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large shower, sink, and toilet
    Third bathroom - Toilet , Third bathroom with toilet and sink.
    Central bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom with attached bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 3 Single Bed , Third bedroom with 2 twin beds, a twin-trundle, and 1/4 bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Second bedroom with shared full bathroom
  • Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
Free WiFi


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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in Washington. The rooftop Aerie was a great place to stay. It was very clean and the beds were comfortable. We enjoyed sitting on the rooftop looking at the beautiful view. We would definitley stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home in a beautiful area!

  • 5 of 5

We took our family to Washington state to stay at the Rooftop Aerie earlier in August and had a fantastic time. The home, the grounds and the host and hostess were just what we hoped for. John and Susan were very attentive to our needs and the hummingbird watching was non stop. We went whale watching, wine tasting and sight seeing and we cooled off from the Texas heat. We would stay there again in a heart beat!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

A great place to have peace and quiet. House is modern inside and well stocked with towels and anything you may need. Lovely garden out front along with views. We loved opening windows each morning and enjoying the fresh air, watching the birds in the garden. Close enough to grocery store, about 10 minutes. The owners were great to work with!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location and great owners

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. It was perfect for seeing Seattle and the wine country. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location and very accommodating hosts

  • 5 of 5

My bridal party and I stayed here over my wedding weekend, the property was perfect as a getting ready location! Very clean, cozy, amazing views and lots of natural light. Susan and John were very hospitable and were easy to contact when we had questions. Perfect location for a weekend away from it all!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great accommodations and location

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting some friends in Snohomish and it was a great locations and accommodations for our group. Owners were very quick to reply and our stay felt like a home away from home. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Harvey Airfield
Nearest Golf
6.7 Miles
Echo Falls Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Evergreen State Fairgrounds
Nearest Restaurant
6.7 Miles
Greenside Grill
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £114.75
Additional Guest Fee £19.12 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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