The winding, scenic short drive from downtown Burien only serves to heighten the anticipation. We were immediately greeted upon arrival by the host, who was welcoming, friendly and helped us carry our items up a short way to our lodging. Though adjacent to the home of our host, our privacy was respected and while using the deck/hot tub, we felt very comfortable. We appreciated the sound of the little waterfall just below our lodging.
There are so many things to like about this wonderful getaway. We even decided not to go into Seattle, and instead the only drive we took was to visit the community of Burien, with its charming downtown and friendly residents. The variety of breakfast goodies provided were delicious, and the cozy and comfortable lodging were just what we needed to forget about the "outside world." This trip was a necessary "getaway" for my wife and myself as in-home preschool teachers. We love what we do in our school, but this quiet R & R was just what we needed to recharge us for the next school year.
Our lodging contained everything we needed to make our stay "just like home." Of course, we have no hot tub and stunning views from a deck back at home. But the inside of the cottage had all the usual home-like amenities such as a well stocked kitchen, television and music options, wi-fi, comfortable chairs, sofa and bed, and lots of good reading material by way of books, magazines and travel literature.
But back to the hot tub and view. You may have your own hot tub, but you do not have this view from your hot tub. We spent considerable time on the deck, in the hot tub, at the table eating or reading, or just standing at the railing admiring the view. We enjoyed the deck throughout the day, and the sunsets, twilight and night were astonishing in their beauty and peacefulness. On our next visit we look forward to exploring the beach and hiking path on Puget Sound just a short way down the hill from the B & B.
There was really not a thing we did not enjoy about our visit. Based upon the reasonable cost at the time of our visit, and all of the things previously mentioned, we anticipate another visit in the future For now, we dream about our vacation "island" from down here at the bottom of the Willamette valley in Oregon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Awarded Nationwide "Most Scenic View" and "Best Kept Secret". Overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountain range this unique Seattle Cottage offers you plenty of privacy and your own private deck with Jacuzzi Hot Tub - all with sparkling views of the Sound and Olympics! Located in South Seattle, just a 15 minute drive to downtown Seattle, 8 minutes from Sea Tac airport, and minutes away from Three Tree Point Beach. Olympic View Cottage is a completely private beach style cottage get-away.* One Detached Cottage * Private entry * Complete kitchen * Full Breakfast optional of you convenience. (Groceries / Ingredients supplied, guest prepares at their convenience). * Private deck with your own Jacuzzi Hot tub overlooking spectacular Water & Mountain views * Comfortable King Bed * Private bath * Living / dining area * Hardwood floors * Laundry facilities * 40" Flat screen TV with Blue Ray/Netflix movies * Free Wi-Fi* Gas BBQ Grill * Save $$$ by preparing your own meals in our fully equipped kitchen. Walk to beach and Indian trails * Beautiful gardens / Koi pond * Outdoor deck furniture * Private parking * Close to interstate * Minutes from Sea Tac airport and downtown Seattle attractions * Great location for day trips to ocean or mountains. ... more less