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Charming Secret Garden Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in serene surroundings, true Northwest, downtown Bellevue

Welcome to a charming cottage in the exclusive Enatai Neighborhood in West Bellevue, 2 minutes drive to downtown Bellevue; located in a beautiful secluded garden surrounded by trees, birds and partial view of lake Washington from the garden.

The cottage can accommodate comfortably up to 4 people (2 Bedroom, 1000 square feet). At the bottom floor it has a living room, kitchen, washer, dryer and a small desk. The top floor has 2 Bedrooms. The Master bedroom has a queen size bed with a walking closet. The smaller room has a comfortable futon bed and a dresser. There's a large and comfortable bathroom off the master bedroom (access is through master). The kitchen is fully equipped. There’s high-speed internet with Wi-Fi access and HD TV in the living room.

Parking is available next to the cottage.

There are three waterfront parks nearby, walking trails, public tennis court, basketball court and a playground. Entertainment venues such as restaurants, bars, movie theaters are 2 minutes away as well Bellevue business center.

Businesses nearby include companies such as Microsoft, Expedia, and Google.

You will love the privacy, the fabulous garden, the light modern furnishings, and the quiet neighborhood. The cottage is so close to everything yet so private!

You will find in the vicinity:

Enatai Beach Park – ½ miles

I-405 & I-90 - less than 1 mile

Bellevue Downtown - 2 miles

The Shops at the Bravern - 2 miles

Bellevue Square Mall - less than 2 miles

Seattle - 8 miles

Seattle-Tacoma Int'l Airport (SEA) - 16 Miles

Summit At Snoqualmie Ski Resort - 40 Miles

We are looking forward to hear from you.

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Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2018

About Eyal

We have lived in Bellevue for 20 years. It is a wonderful place that has gone through tremendous growth. It has finally become a true Northwest modern city with lively downtown.

Eyal purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Eyal chose West Bellevue

We live in a beautiful forested area that feels like a true Northwest with large trees and partial view of lake Washington. The cottage is located on our property. It's located in the center of it all, yet it is tucked away to ensure complete privacy with everything right around it.

What makes this cottage unique

You are in downtown Bellevue, yet it feels like you are vacationing in some remote Northwest island cabin. You get to relax and walk around the nearby parks yet, if you want to walk 20 minutes you are in the heart of downtown Bellevue. By car, everything is right next to you. Downtown Bellevue is 5 minutes, downtown Seattle is 15 minutes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in West Bellevue in Mercer Island

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is attached to the master bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Small bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master bedroom is large and has an office desk. The master bath is attached on the other side of the second, smaller bedroom. The small bedroom is at the end of the stairway connected to the master bedroom. Note that to access the bathroom from the second bedroom, one must enter the master bedroom.
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.733333 based on 30 reviews

beautiful, private cottage in the woods

  • 5 of 5

i couldn’t be more pleased with our stay here. the owner was very accommodating, and allowed us to come into his place with only a couple hours’ notice. he checked in on us throughout the stay to make sure everything was going well. when it was time to leave, i locked my phone in the cottage by accident, and the entire family helped search through their spare keys to find it!

the cottage itself is very cozy. the downstairs living area is small, but has everything you would need, including a washer and dryer. the upstairs is very spacious, with beautiful lofted ceilings, and a large bathroom.

my family and i were very happy to stay here. the location is great, the house is great, and the people are great. we’ll be staying here again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is cozy and while on the owners' home property, is separate from the main house. Eyal, the owner, is very nice and made sure I got there ok! There is a reserved space for cottage guests which is great so I didn't have to worry about finding parking. The cottage has a kitchen -- a big plus for me since I didn't want to spend tons of money going out to eat -- and the property is close to grocery stores. The property is also very close to shopping malls, hiking locations, and other activities (I spent some time at Bellevue Botanical Garden which was awesome!). Having wireless available in the cottage was also helpful for me since a major reason I went on my short retreat wad to get some writing done and was able to access my cloud drive.

Overall, my stay was very peaceful and I enjoyable, and I would stay there again if I have the chance! If you are looking to visit Seattle and the surrounding area, I highly recommend it.

Some other things to note about the cottage: there is a washing machine and dryer in the cottage; there is a dish washer, pots and pans, dishes, utensils, etc. in the kitchen; the bathroom has a shower but no bathtub (which was not an issue for me).

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet Place

  • 5 of 5

Nice place that is quiet, really nice neighborhood, beautiful area. Recommend for an escape from the city noise but still close to city.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

opportunity for improvement

  • 3 of 5

The owners are very nice and the place was ok. The "cottage" is not well insulated and drafty. There are no curtains on the downstairs which would help and the curtains upstairs are more for looks than function. The "cottage" is in the trees and the walks were covered in pine needles and dog poop. There were several dog poop piles, some were moldy so not recent. We swept the entry every time we came in so as not to track pine needles everywhere. Also there is not cable television and none of the local stations actually come in. There is the ability to log into your own netflicks account which is what we did. There were just many things that could have been nicer without much effort. I would not say you shouldn't stay there but would not personally stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. We apologize for your experience, we wish you had communicated that during your stay. Indeed our driveway was filled with a layer of leaves, pine cones and those annoying pine needles on the ground as is typical this time of year. It is unfortunate that you have arrived just as we experienced several very strong end of fall wind storms followed by heavy rainfall. During this time, we wait for a window of opportunity of a dry day in order to clean up the leaves as they are hard to clean up while they are wet, sticky and heavy. The property is now cleaned (but the forecast warns of another wind storm, so another clean up is on the way). Regarding the curtains, the bedroom have curtains, but in the downstairs, we, and our guests typically appreciate the privacy with the trees curtain. However we will look into installing curtains to accommodate guests that prefer that arrangement. Also, we provide Netflix service free for our guests on our account (using apple streaming device). It is possible that the guest before you logged out of our account without our knowledge. We will log back in with our account. Indeed, due to the weather, public channels antenna reception can be spotty and it appears that you experienced that. Again, we wish you had communicated that and we would have helped to accommodate you the best we can. If there is any way we can compensate for the inconvenience please let us know. Our goal is for our guests to enjoy the beauty of the nature around us and the beauty and comfort of the cottage inside. Sincerely, Eyal
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Portland, Oregon

Simple, clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Most important to me are a clean shower, bed, and kitchen, this little cottage has it all. I actually slept well.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in this cottage while we were displaced from our house during the Houston hurricane. The gracious host made sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We loved the location too, very close to Seattle and situated in a beautiful neighborhood!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown Bellevue restaurants
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Downtown Bellevue restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles

Nearby Parks:

• Killarney Glen Park: Nearest park to the cottage • Chism Beach Park: Summer swimming and beautiful short trails. http://www.cityofbellevue.org/chism_beach.htm

• Enatai Beach Park: About 20 minutes’ walk towards I-90, the park is right under the bridge and you may rent Kayaks during the summer. http://www.ci.bellevue.wa.us/enatai_beach.htm

• Mercer Slough Nature Park: This little gem definitely worth a visit. There are flat walks in a beautiful nature preserve right inside the city about 15 minutes away from our house.


There are too many hiking options around to list. See Washington Trails Association at http://www.wta.org.

Water Activities

There are plenty of water activities here. You may rent a Kayak or a canoe at Enatai beach park or in Seattle by the university. There are plenty of operators (primarily Argosy) that offer cruises around Lake Washington or the Puget Sound. You may also grab a ferry to the Olympic Peninsula or one of the nearby Islands. It’s endless, so you will have to consult with tourist information and pick your favorite (or ask us).

Day Trips:

There are some wonderful sights here. Here are just a few examples:

• Mt. Rainier

• Mt. St. Helens

• Cascade loop

• Leavenworth

• Deception Pass

• Olympic Peninsula

Other Charms

• Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Woodinville

• Snoqualmie Falls

Tourist Attractions and Areas of Note

Nearby shopping and entertainment areas:

• Bellevue Square:

o Shops, restaurants, etc.

o 575 Bellevue Square Bellevue, WA 98004 (425) 454-2431

o Lincoln Center is across the street (more restaurants and AMC Loews movie theater)

o Main street is a block away

• The Shops at The Bravern ?

o Expensive, high end shopping

o 11111 Northeast 8th Street #5, Bellevue, Washington 98004 (425) 456-8795

• Safeway Groceries: 300 Bellevue Way Ne Bellevue, WA 98004


You should check out downtown Seattle, Bellevue and Kirkland. Redmond town center may also be of interest. If you want to venture out, there are plenty of other small towns, outlet centers, road trips, hiking, sightseeing all over. For example, 30 minutes away you can drive to check out Snoqualmie Falls. Pretty impressive falls really nearby. Continue and grab a bite in a small town called Fall City and then finish up with shopping in North Bend Outlet Center. Or, spend a week in the city of Seattle, check out the Locks in Ballard, Jazz in the Jazz Alley, an Opera at the Benaroya Hall, the Piers, Seattle Center, and more. Consult with tourist information.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53.71
Damage Deposit £214.83

We accept payments directly on VRBO website, or via Paypal at http://PayPal.Me/eyals. If you wish to use alternate payment methods, please contact us directly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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