Soundview Cottage was a perfect retreat from city sightseeing. It is comfortable and secluded with a wonderful deck. We loved the well stocked refrigerator, cozy bedroom, convenient washer/dryer, and tasteful decor. Annie is a thoughtful host who makes sure everything is right.
My husband and I recently stayed at Soundview as a post-cruise stay. We had taken an Alaskan cruise and wanted to see more of Seattle at the end of our trip.
The cottage is wonderful! It's a cozy, charming cottage with an amazing view. We loved the quiet, relaxing atmosphere.
Our hostess, Annie, went out of her way to make our stay special. You will find an abundant supply of organic breakfast items as well as fresh fruit. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and Annie surprised us with a bottle of champagne as well.
Our trip was brief but we did manage to make it to the market. Annie suggested the underground city tour which we found to be very interesting. We found a restaurant, Willy's Chowder House, in Des Moines which is about a 20 minute drive from the cottage. We got take-out so that we could enjoy the privacy of the cottage; however, it had a very friendly atmosphere if you prefer eating out. The food was great!
Our only regret is that we were not able to stay longer.
We highly recommend Soundview as one of the best B&B's we have ever visited.
I arranged for my parents to stay at Soundview Cottage to celebrate my dad's birthday in January. Annie, the proprietor, was very quick to answer my questions via email and to mail information to my parents. She is very thoughtful -- she asked if it was okay to contact my parents, in case the stay was a surprise gift, and she even emailed me to ask if they had any dietary restrictions such as needing gluten-free or dairy-free products.
My parents had a wonderful time at the cottage and said the food provided was excellent, the cottage comfortable and clean, and the view lovely. They said Annie was a gracious hostess. She told them not to worry about the checkout time since she didn't have another guest checking in their last day there. As it happened they left in the morning anyway, but they appreciated not feeling rushed.
I'll definitely recommend this to friends and family.
We came to the States on holiday for a month from the UK and wanted our last 3 nights to be special. Having found Soundview Cottage on your website and deciding to book it, that's exactly what we got - a truly special and magical place and a perfect choice!
The cottage is everything and more that the listing description and every review says it is. Beautifully maintained, clean, warm and very comfortable. The bed is one of the best, if not THE best we have ever had on any holiday and all the amenities are first class. The view is really, really lovely and as you have probably guessed we really did not want to leave. We could easily have stayed there another week if not more!
It is so close to restaurants, cafes and supermarkets but at the same time it is extremely quiet and you feel that you are in the middle of the countryside.
Nothing was too much trouble and dealing with the owner Annie was very easy and a great pleasure. Unfortunately we did not get the chance to meet her as when we were there she was away herself, but in her absence her friend Dorothy took care of us and she was excellent in every respect.
I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone who wants a great place to stay in and an excellent hostess. Just as long as there is room for us when we come across the "pond" the next time!
Peter & Patricia Crossley
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Annie's was the highlight of our trip.Tucked away in a quiet bayside town hidden off the side of the road it was like our little secret. with all its cabinets fully stocked with anything you could conceivably need including toothbrush, food, and even delicious chocolates, she supplied it all. The atmosphere was so relaxing and tranquil you quite literally forget all your stress and worries. Annie is a super courteous individual and was very flexible with our trip itinerary. It was like a home away from home for us and we will definitely be returning.
What delightful and inviting surroundings....the cottage as well as all the natural flora. Our week here was completely pleasing....we felt like royalty. Annie is a warm, gracious and thoughtful hostess eager to provide everything you could need or want. Truly, a lovely place! Thanks, Annie for making our stay so memorable.
This was the last stop of our road trip and was a very pleasing way to wind down. The cottage was excellent with everything you could want for. The fridge and cupboards stocked with more than enough food to feed a small army with lots of choice and Speciality foods from trader joes. The morning after our arrival we celebrated a milestone birthday with a lovely long soak in the hot tub. Annie was more than accommodating, yet gave us our space and freedom to enjoy.