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A Quiet Studio In A Park-Like Setting w/Private Hot Tub & Sauna

Bedrooms Studio
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A Studio Guest House With Spa Amenities Located in a Park Like Setting

The Kirkland Guest House is a luxury studio home complete with hot tub, sauna, full size kitchen, gas fireplace, luxury bedding and more.

The mid-century modern guest house suite has been updated to include a built in luxury bed, a new deck with two person hot tub, and a full laundry room.

The guest house also features a full size living room with gas fireplace, a complete kitchen with a full size refrigerator, microwave, sink, gas Aga Cooker stove as well as a large cedar sauna, bathroom and shower room.

The guest house has its own secure private gated entrance and parking space.

There are several steps down into the kitchen and living room area that people with mobility issues may wish to consider.

The guest house is located on 4 acres that borders Big Finn Hill park, a 220 acres county park with two entrances as well as above OO Denny Park (hike down a trail to Denny Park or drive around to it) which is on Lake Washington. The parks connect through the woods to St Edwards State Park.

The property is located within easy driving distance of large local employers such as Evergreen Hospital, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Boeing and is in close proximity to Bellevue, Redmond, Woodinville, Bothell, Kenmore & Seattle. It is also 5 minutes away from Bastyr University and Inglewood Golf Course.

The Kirkland Guest House was built in 1974 by the Williams Family as a 'pool house' next to their own private home. It was designed by contemporary architect Robert Ross to include high ceilings, clear cedar wood walls, peeled poles, a full size kitchen and outdoor terrace.

The 'pool house' connects to the main house and is owned by the eldest Williams son and current owner Brad Williams. As a master carpenter Brad has fully renovated the guest house to be an independent guest suite, styled with a mid-century modern feel.

More Details

Mara Williams
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Mara Williams

The Kirkland Guest House is owned by the Williams Family. The estate house has been in their family for over 50 years. Brad Williams grew up in the main home and purchased the home from his parents in 1995. As an antique dealer and master carpenter, Brad has completely update the estate home and the guest house with classic design and function.

The 'pool house' was built adjacent to the main house in the 1970s as a fun place for the family to play.

The Williams family has two teenage boys who went to the same local high school their dad attended and both attend local colleges.

The family also runs a second VRBO/Homeaway vacation rental - The Mt Rainier Log Cabin. (VRBO #492317)

Mara Williams purchased this studio in 1995

Why Mara Williams chose Inglewood-Finn Hill

The Kirkland Guest House is an ideal spot for individuals or couples who want to live within the local community, have easy access to the city while living in a park-like setting surrounded by nature.

The property is located within easy driving distance of large local employers such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Boeing and is in close proximity to Bellevue, Redmond, Woodinville, Bothell, Kenmore & Seattle. It is also less than 5 minutes away from Bastyr University and Inglewood Golf Course.

The owners have completely updated the guest house with all new appliances (dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, washer & drawer, hot tub and gas fireplace).

One of the most common comments people make when they walk in to the guest house is 'wow, it is so quiet here'.

The guest house is located adjacent to the main estate house and includes its own private gated entrance.

What makes this studio unique

The Kirkland Guest House has some fun unique features including a built in cedar sauna room, , a private 2 person hot tub and a large yard with gardens.

The owners occupy the main house so additional needs or questions are handled very quickly.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Inglewood-Finn Hill, Washington

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom with sink and toilet. One shower room. *Please note that shower room is located within the interior gated and covered area between the bathroom and sauna and hot tub. Completely private and heated but does require going 'outside' (six steps away from the bathroom). Bathrobes are provided.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • One built in Queen bed with reading lights. One couch turns into to Full size bed (back folds down).
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
The guest house is located within walking distance to trails that lead down to Denny Park (on Lake Washington). Additional trails are within walking distance for walking or mountain biking through the forest.


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A Quiet Studio In A Park-Like Setting w/Private Hot Tub & Sauna
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Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the lovely guest house for my daughter's wedding in Woodinville. We loved the place! It is close to The lake front in Kirkland, shopping, Woodinville and Bothell..without all the noise and hassle of getting on the freeway. The owners were so nice and very concerned about our stay. The guest house is quiet, with views of the lovely back yard and a wonderful private patio. The inside is tastefully decorated with a mind to comfort and style. Bed was just right had everything we needed. My husband and I are already talking about coming back next summer for a 10 day stay.

Thanks Mara for sharing your place with us!

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great to meet you and excited to have you back next summer. Thanks for your kind words about our guest house. It is wonderful to hear about your experience!
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Very special place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Kirkland Guest House. Perfect spot for us while visiting our grandchildren. We loved the quiet peaceful location off the beaten track. Very nicely furnished with lots of great amenities. We hardly got to use the well equipped kitchen this time but it has everything you could want. We weren’t sure about the shower arrangement but it worked out just fine. Would love to try the hot tub and sauna on a future visit.

  • Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy & relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent our spring break here, as well as clelebrated our birthdays together, and the owners were so kind to leave us a surprise birthday cake on the counter the same day that we checked in. Although the shower is a couple steps outside, it was no problem! The entire home is clean, cozy, and warm. This was a perfect location for us since we wanted to spend some time exploring the town, and also took a day trip to downtown Seattle. Thank you for letting us stay! It was amazing. :)

  • Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Haven

Cozy, delightful hideaway

  • 5 of 5

The place was exactly as described and provided a perfect spot for me to visit with my grandchildren. Hosts were so friendly and there for any questions that came up and oversight of the hot tub I used everyday as well as welcoming of my grandkids playing on the lawn. The house is beautifully stocked with necessities. All in all, I can't wait to return. Thanks Mara!

  • Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed hosting you Bonnie and it was a delight to see your grandchildren having so much fun with you. We look forward to hosting you again on your next trip!
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Very cute studio, enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here in between Christmas and New Years. It was a quiet, cozy place and had all the amenities. The outdoor 2 person hot tub was especially nice, and to be able to put your housecoats and towels in the dryer so they would be warm coming out of the shower was great. The owners live in the house next door and looked like they had company over for the week, but we never heard a peep and only saw them a couple of times, so they really respect your privacy. I would give this 5 stars but there were a couple of things that I personally had issues with. The bed although comfortable was only a queen size and we're used to a king size so it seemed a little crowded. The second issue I had, although I did know about it, was getting up in the cold weather in the morning and having to go outside to the shower. Not too bad to go from the hot tub and then showering but those cold mornings were not fun...

All and all I would stay there again and would recommend it, the owners communicate well and were very friendly, the price was good and the area was nice.

  • Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed here for three nights and liked it overall. It was quieter and more private than other places we have stayed and would be nice for an extended stay. The rooms were clean and well equipped. Everything was clearly labeled. I liked having the gas fireplace for the cool autumn nights and mornings.

Lots of good things about this rental. I liked the interesting architecture of the building. Mid-century modern with contemporary touches. The artwork was also beautiful, not always the case in other places we have stayed. It has a full kitchen and comfortable living room with satellite TV. I brought coffee with me but there was coffee and tea there. A nice touch. My husband loved having a hot tub AND a sauna - even though we weren't there much to enjoy them.

There really weren't many "cons" to this place. There are two steps into the kitchen and two more steps into the living room. No big deal unless it's dark then you have to watch your step. To get to the shower, you have to go outside into an area enclosed by high fences for privacy. It was a short, but cool, walk at this time of the year. The bed was comfortable but it is not a king size.

I would recommend this place to others and we will likely stay here again. I really appreciated the polite-but-not-intrusive emails from the hosts before we arrived, when we were there, and after we left.

  • Submitted: 23-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Bainbridge or Bremerton (Seattle Terminal)
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
Ingelwood Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Plaza Garcia Family Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Ski
58 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass, Ski Acres, Alpental
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Denny Park
Car: necessary

The Kirkland Guest House is located in the North end of Kirkland on Finn Hill. It is 20-30 miles from Redmond, Bellevue, Seattle. Downtown Kirkland is a short drive away with boutique stores, restaurants & water activities. The guest house provides easy access to nearby wooded trails for walking or mountain biking as well as parks such as Big Finn Hill, OO Denny & more! It is located within 30 miles of major local employers such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Boeing.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Inglewood-Finn Hill, Washington

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$45.1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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