Guests seem to hang around a lot in the cottage.   There’s wireless, cable TV, a great video library, a new iPod dock that also plays CDs, the private hot tub ready all year, binoculars to follow the eagles as they cruise the treetops, board games to play, and the famously comfortable kingsize bed.

We also want you to enjoy all Seattle has to offer within a short drive. Take in the drama of Mount Rainier, cruise the harbor in Elliott Bay for great views of the city and marine wildlife, rent a kayak, visit some world class museums or the historic Seattle underground, go whale watching, enjoy some of the best theater and music on the west coast, or cheer for your favorite professional or college team at nearby SafeCo Field or Qwest Field.

Here’s a wonderful website about the best Seattle spots to visit and tips for enjoying the famous attractions.

Most people rent a car while they’re here, but some prefer public transportation – light rail and buses – when they venture into the city, to save money on gas and parking.

Several supermarkets and a Trader Joe’s are within a 5-minute drive of the cottage for guests who love to cook or who want to “stay in” or save money. And it’s fun to get fresh fish at Pike Place Fish Market to bring home and grill on the little hibachi on the cottage deck.

You can get a variety of restaurant meals delivered to your door through 2goservices.com , or pizza at Burien’s own Bison Creek Pizza. And Cove to Go, a nearby catering service, will prepare custom gourmet meals just for two – and they deliver.

Here’s a link to a Summer Travel Guide in the Seattle Times with some great ideas for summer activities.

Upcoming Pacific Northwest Events:

Moisture Festival
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Taste Washington
Festal – Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
Northwest Folklife Festival
Opening Day of Boating Season
Seattle International Film Festival
University District Street Fair
Fremont Fair
Festal – Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival
Northwest New Works Festival
Olympic Music Festival
Seattle International Film Festival
Pride Festival
Ballard Seafoodfest
Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair
Bite of Seattle
Capitol Hill Block Party
Chinatown-International District Summer Festival
DayBreak Star Indian Pow Wow
Festal – Bastille Day Celebration
Festal – Naturalization Ceremony
Festival of American Fiddle Tunes – Centrum
Jazz Port Townsend – Centrum
Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
Olympic Music Festival
One Reel 4th of July Festival
SEAFAIR Community Events
SEAFAIR Marathon
SEAFAIR Milk Carton Derby
SEAFAIR Torchlight Parade
SEAFAIR Torchlight Run
SEAFAIR Triathalon
Seattle Chamber Music Festival
Best of the Northwest
Festal – Arab Festival
Festal – BrasilFest
Festal – Cambodian Cultural Heritage Celebration
Festal – Tibet Fest
Olympic Music Festival
SEAFAIR Blue Angels Airshow
SEAFAIR Community Events
SEAFAIR Hydroplane Races
SEAFAIR Navy Fleet Arrival
Seattle Chamber Music Festival
Seattle Festival of Alternative Dance & Improvisation
Festal – Italian Festival
Festal – Korean Cultural Celebration
Festal – Seattle Fiestas Patrias
Olympic Music Festival
Puyallup (Western Washington) Fair


If you have any special interests, let us know — we’re glad to help you make the most of your visit here at Soundview! Here are some ideas:

Exploring Seattle

Seattle Virtual Tour
Seattle Attractions
City of Seattle



Space Needle
Woodland Park Zoo
Seattle Center
Pike Place Market
Underground Tour
Seattle Aquarium
Tillicum Village
Seattle Space Needle
Pike Place Market
Ballard Locks

Restaurants Nearby

Anthony’s in Des Moines
Elliot Bay Brewpub
The Tin Room
La Costa
Bistro Baffi
Jazz Alley

Sound like a good time? Inquire about a reservation at Soundview Cottage.