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Private Tuscan Villa near Seattle

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Incredible lake and mountain views

A tranquil retreat. Entire lower level of a 3 story, 5,000 sf Tuscan villa overlooking Lake Washington and Mt Rainier is yours. Accommodates four. Two bedrooms offer luxury bedding, quality Serta Perfect Sleeper queen mattresses, plenty of pillows, storage and windows with beautiful views. Well- equipped kitchen with all new appliances. Eating spaces both inside and out. Private patio and garden space. Extra room with comfy couch and desk Two full size sleeper cots available. Living room with smart hdtv & wifi and more views! Private, gated entry. Main house (upper 2 floors) is occupied by owners.

Riley Watson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Riley Watson

We are professionals who have lived in the Seattle area most of our lives. We love to share the villa and surrounding areas with family, friends, and guests from around the world. Riley designed and built our home in 1980 and takes great pride in the architecture, the views, and the ambiance we have created. We continually are on site, enjoying making the grounds even more beautiful for everyone to enjoy.We have traveled to Italy for inspiration here at the villa. We practice LA DOLCE VITA daily!!!

Riley Watson purchased this villa in 1980

Why Riley Watson chose Kirkland

Because the views are SENSATIONAL!!!!! The hillside lots offered the opportunity to build a view home with unique gardens and enough room for a pickleball court. The drive up the hill reminded me of Sausilito and the Italian Amalfi Coast. The villa is in Kirkland, Washington, rated #5 Most Liveable City by Money Magazine. Our hillside and home are featured on the article's cover photo.

What makes this villa unique

Originally built as a New York Contemporary, Riley has entirely converted the interior and exterior to Tuscan. We are 100% committed to living the Italian lifestyle. Come share it with us!!!! Summer allows us to hang sheets on the line, grow tomatoes, pomegranates, & grapes, smell the lavender and roses, and sip vino as we relax and enjoy the VIEWS!!!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lisa and her friends were awesome - fun and full of life, and respectful and appreciative at the same time. We totally enjoyed getting to know them a bit, and we hope they return to Seattle in the future. Five stars all the way! Great people!
Oct 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Kirkland in Washington

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Full bathroom with tub and shower. Large mirrored vanity area. Plenty of drawer space. Private. Hall and master bedroom access.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Two Lake and mountain VIEW bedrooms with Queen Serta Perfect Sleeper bed. Luxury linens. Extra pillows. Storage, closet space, small dresser. Two twin size sleeper cots (luxury air mattresses) with linens for guests.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
15 mintues to Woodinville Wine Country with nearly 100 tasting rooms and over 300 wineries.


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(39 traveller reviews)

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  • 5 of 5

Our favorite VRBO EVER! The space and the hosts are both wonderful, very private and comfortable with amazing views. If it’s available rent it. We have already booked our time next year.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil getaway with all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed here during a gals' weekend getaway. We thoroughly enjoyed our home away from home. Riley and his wife were gracious hosts who greeted us, showed us around and gave us recommendations for things to do while staying here. They were attentive and helpful without being intrusive. We particularly enjoyed our private garden overlooking Lake Washington, and spent time each evening relaxing and taking in the surroundings. We truly wanted for nothing and felt like we were staying with long-time friends. The beds are extremely comfortable, and the villa is well appointed with all of the essential items needed for cooking and grilling. This is truly a peaceful place to kick back and relax after a great day of sightseeing. Great location for those who want to explore beyond downtown Seattle. My friend has vowed to never stay in a hotel again, and we would both stay here again in a heartbeat. Thanks, Riley!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marlene and her friend were delightful guests - they were fun, funny and full of life. We loved talking with them and hearing about their Seattle area escapades, and they were very thoughtful, respectful and appreciative. They have both done a lot of traveling, so their compliments were especially meaningful. We rate them 5's across the board, and truly hope they visit us again. Thanks again ladies! Riley
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Nice stay with our family

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay and look forward to staying again. The landscape and patios are amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

Riley was very helpful in getting us settled and orientated to the property. To have a full kitchen, laundry, and comfortable living space was very much appreciated. We were there in the winter but the landscaping looks amazing. I would recommend this property because of the fantastic view and location. The road is a little steep so be careful. It will be worth the drive. Sandy

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandy and her sister were delightful guests whom we enjoyed hosting. They were in the Seattle area for family fun, and they in turn were fun to be around. They were very respectful of everything and left the space in excellent condition. They were 5 stars all the way, and we hope to see them again in the future! Riley
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A wonderful retreat for 3 sisters during a busy Christmas season

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely, spotless, comfortable and roomy villa. We were surprised that there were several steps to go down to get into the unit, but they were very sturdy stone steps, shallow in their rise and nice and wide with a good railing for our older sister to use. The winding road to get up the hill to the home was a little intimidating the first time we drove it in the dark, but we got used to it and the magnificent view that resulted from the climb was well worth the effort. As previously mentioned, the beds and all the furniture were VERY comfortable; the kitchen was stocked with everything we could think of and more with high quality flatware, dishes and glassware; there was plenty of storage and closet space in each room; the den could easily accommodate the twin inflatable bed on it's sturdy stand so each of us had our own space; the bathroom had loads of counter space, drawers and a cabinet for storage for 3 women. Riley is the consummate host -- happy, helpful, available and more. He carried all our luggage down the stairs when we arrived and brought it back up early in the morning when we left for the airport. We felt cared for but private; isolated but near everything we needed and more; and we would love to return sometime in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maren and her sisters were really fun to have around! They were very appreciative of everything and left the space in great shape. They were fabulous guests, as they were a happy, fun loving bunch, and we hope to see them again in the future. They were five stars all the way!
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Best Host!

  • 5 of 5

Beyond having a beautiful property and an amazing view, Riley and his wife really made our stay special. They were attentive, friendly, and beyond accommodating. Highly recommended and I hope to stay with them again!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Juanita Pub
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Seattle Winslow
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Willows Run
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Seattle Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I 405
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Juanita
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Juanita Beach


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Cleaning Fee £38.63

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