Cedar Cottages for Rent Starting at $1,600

Cedar Cottages for Rent Starting at $1,600

Mountlake Terrace's first cottage housing development is approaching completion but the results is not exactly what some people had expected. Cottage Housing is generally defined as a grouping of small, single family dwelling units clustered around a common area and developed with a coherent plan for the entire site. 

The planning commission had a brief discussion about the project at the end of Monday's meeting. Some commissioners were surprised to learn that all the cottage homes are remaining under single ownership by Cedar Cottages LLC and being rented out rather than being sold to individual buyers.

Rents range from $1,600/month for a 1,000 sf home ($1.60/sf) to $2,275 for a 1,700 sf home ($1.34/month). All homes are have 3 bedrooms. While those rents may seem high to those of us with a mortgage, they are actually quite reasonable compared to the various apartments complexes in Mountlake Terrace and factoring in the extra breathing room a detached home provides. 

Here is the full text our the Cragslist ad:

Cedar Cottages at Mountlake Terrace is the SMART choice to call home...

Want a chance to be a part of a new trendy suburban setting? Look no further than strategically located Cedar Cottages at Mountlake Terrace, 24226 52nd Avenue W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. This beautifully designed Cottage development offers the best of many worlds...single-family living without the maintenance issues or the lack of privacy and high-rise inconveniences of apartment dwelling. 

Singular Living at its best. These brand new Craftsman-style, detached single-family homes will be available to lease soon in several efficient floors plans. They feature premium finishes and fixtures with a Northwest flair to create open, bright and energy efficient homes perfectly suited for today's modern suburban lifestyle.

Modern Design is the hallmark of each Cedar Cottage yet it still allows for personalized, easy interior decorating schemes.

Affordable Leasing is, in many cases a practical and economical alternative to owning your own home. Our rental rates range from $1,600/month for the Carriage House to $2,275/month for our Alder model.

Relaxing, Convenient Amenities include a center courtyard for friendly gatherings and open space for play and recreation. Each Cedar Cottage includes one fully enclosed and secure garage unit with an electric door opener with programmable remote and a fixed key-pad controller. The Alder and Birch Cottages are also entitled to the use of one assigned onsite open parking space.

Time Saving Locale just off the I-5 provides for a quick commute to downtown Seattle, the Everett Boeing Plant or Naval Station and easy access to the I-405 and major State highways. Cedar Cottages is situated in a wooded neighborhood with plenty of nearby shopping, restaurants, good schools, banks and other services. The Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station with free Park & Ride and Express Bus service to downtown Seattle is just one mile away.

Model Descriptions:

• Alder is our largest Craftsman-style cottage home; more than 1,700 sq.ft. There are three (3) Alder homes available for rent. It's a two-story, three bedroom, two and 1/2 bath model offering a generous floor plan featuring a first-floor master suite, large bedrooms up stairs, lot's of storage space and a covered porch and deck off of the really spacious main-floor living/dining/kitchen Great Room. 

• Birch is our mid-size offering; more than 1,500 sq.ft. There are three (3) Birch homes available for rent. It features a spacious, two-story floor plan with three bedrooms, and two and 1/2 baths. A first-floor master suite, large bedrooms up-stairs with great storage and a roomy living/dining area adjoining the separate kitchen. A covered porch and deck complete this offering.

• Cypress is our smallest two-story Craftsman-style cottage home; more than 1,000 sq.ft. There are three (3) Cypress homes available for rent. It features a compact, comfortable and functional floor plan with three bedrooms, two baths and a Great Room adjoining the separate kitchen. Cypress also has a nice covered porch and deck area.

• The Carriage House is our single-floor model located atop Garage Building 1; more than 1,000 sq.ft. It's another compact and efficient floor plan with three bedrooms, two baths, and ample kitchen and living space. Cypress also has a nice little covered porch and deck area with a view.

Interior Finishes:

Cedar Cottages at Mountlake Terrace feature top quality interior designer finishes, fixtures and appliances in all our Craftsman-style homes including:

• Granite counter-tops throughout.

• Floor coverings of wood-grain laminate in the living, kitchen and dining areas, top-quality wall-to-wall carpeting for the bedrooms, halls and stairs, ceramic tile for bathrooms and utility-laundry areas and beautiful wood cabinets, baseboards and trim.

• Alder and Birch models feature spacious walk-in closets and storage closets. All models, except the Carriage House, have master bedrooms with en suite bath.

• Large open-plan kitchens and living and dining areas.

• Generous windows in both size and number evenly distribute the natural light.

• Window coverings are 2-½ inch faux wood grain blinds throughout.

• All Cedar Cottages are equipped with top quality stainless steel dishwashers, refrigerator/freezers, combination range-ovens, built-in hooded microwave ovens, garbage disposals, efficient individual electric heat systems (which only use energy when and where you need it) and side-by-side washers and dryers (Cypress and the Carriage Houses feature separate stacked washers and dryers). Some models are equipped with fire sprinkler systems.

Cedar Cottages Pricing:

• Alder: $2,275.00 per month
• Birch: $2,000.00 per month
• Cypress: $1,800.00 per month
• Carriage House: $1,600.00 per month

Thank you for your interest in Cedar Cottages at Mountlake Terrace. We will be available for showings and to take applications in May of 2015. Please note that this is a smoke-free property with a no-pet policy.


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