Archive for the ‘Amenities’ Category

Charming New Bathroom + More Closet Space

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

I had always been a bit sheepish about the bathroom in the cottage.  It was small, dark.  No counter space.  Tiny fiberglass shower.  Definitely less-nice than the rest of the cottage.  So this winter I splurged and totally remodeled it. Now it seems much bigger and nicer. (if you want to enlarge one of the photos, just click on it.)

In addition to a new “Solatube” – skylight – the bathroom now miraculously features a spacious tile countertop, lovely custom vanity cabinet, bigger shower with tile to the ceiling, a glamorous heavy glass door, and a tile floor.  And best of all, a charming tile accent strip that looks like beach pebbles!IMG_3545

There is also now a second wardrobe closet.  I’m hoping to morph the cottage into longer stays, and the storage was  inadequate before.  IMG_3543Now, between the added closet, 2 new cabinet pieces in the living area, and a “Captain’s Bed” with 12 spacious drawers beneath – guests can comfortably stay longer than a month!

Something else new:  solar panels on the roof.  Hopefully, come sunnier weather, they will produce lots of clean energy to shrink my carbon footprint even more.


New iPod Dock!

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

This new Panasonic boombox/mobile charger may look sleek and simple, but it does a lot of things.  It plays AM and FM radio stations with a lot of clarity, plays CDs, and plays music off your mobile device when you place it in the little slot.  Guests find it convenient for charging their phones and iPods, as well as for listening.  The little wooden box on the right has a small library of CDs, too.  Enjoy!

New Kitchen! New Kitchen!

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

There’s a brand new kitchen in the cottage!  New appliances, new custom cabinets, new counter-tops with charming accent tiles, each one a different seashell. I found them online at The Tile Mural Store – in Florida.  And somehow, more space, more cabinets, and a wider passageway!  A very gratifying result.  I think guests will really enjoy it.

My wonderful builders, the Bleitz brothers, did a beautiful job as usual.

Hot tub is always ready…

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Folks ask if I keep the hot tub hot through the winter.  The answer is yes!  People enjoy it even in the drizzle.  It’s just a couple of steps across the deck and then — heavenly warmth, bubbles if you like or quiet if you’d rather.  Total privacy.

Stay at our Seattle bed and breakfast and experience the seclusion.