The cottage welcomes guests with an inviting mix of vintage charm and 21st century updates. It sits in an evolving garden on its own lot, next door to our house. Our north Seattle neighborhood offers a quiet and convenient springboard to the Seattle area's wonderful attractions.Beadboard and shingle walls, an antique stained glass window and a tile floor in the foyer welcome visitors to the front door. The foyer opens into the warm fir floors of the living room, where a comfortable vintage sofa and rocker allow you to relax with a book, the stereo/iPod dock, or the flatscreen TV. Netflix streaming is included, along with a DVD player. A wall of bookshelves is stocked with a variety of reading material, and a cabinet houses an assortment of games and puzzles. Wireless internet and a small desk provide a comfortable workspace if needed.The kitchen includes a full-sized stove and refrigerator, with cookware to prepare full meals for family or friends. When you arrive you'll find the kitchen stocked with a variety of breakfast foods, plus some pantry basics such as cooking oil and spices. A table and chairs are tucked in a nook just off the kitchen. An ironing board, original to the house, is built into a cabinet in the kitchen wall (the iron itself is 21st century!).The bathroom maximizes its small footprint with great function and thoughtful details. It features the charm of a marble hex-tile floor with the modern comfort of radiant heat to keep toes toasty. The quiet overhead fan also offers a heater and nightlight. Shelves and wallhooks are conveniently placed to keep your gear handy around the pedestal sink. A vintage light fixture and medicine cabinet combine with tile walls and a curbless shower to create a comfortable, eclectic space.The larger bedroom features a queen bed with brass headboard. The smaller bedroom offers a double bed with painted iron headboard. In warm weather, both beds offer high thread-count cotton sheets; soft European flannel sheets are supplied in winter. A variety of cotton, wool, and down blankets and comforters allows you to customize the level of warmth and weight you sleep with, and several types of pillows allow you a choice of support. Each bedroom includes a clock radio and ceiling fan.A new, full-sized, front load washer and dryer are stacked by the back door, making it easy to run a load of laundry if you need to. Detergent and stain remover are kept stocked.The private backyard offers a patio and yard furniture where you can enjoy your morning coffee or relax with a book. Help yourself to the organically grown herbs for your cooking, or cut some fresh lavender to tuck into your pillowcase. We will work around your schedule for lawn mowing and garden maintenance.TripAdvisor property ID 2293143...Read more
Sweet 1920's cottage in North Seattle Seattle, Washington
Additional Location Information
While the neighborhood is quiet, it is by no means remote! Several major bus lines are within a short walk of the cottage, and we have easy access to I-5 and Highway 99, Seattle's main north/south arterials. Walkers and cyclists will find the Interurban Trail just a few blocks away. Shopping, parks, a city pool and library are within 2 miles, and a variety of reasonably priced restaurants are scattered nearby, offering ethnic foods, from Middle Eastern to Vietnamese to classic burgers and Thai. A variety of national chains is also available if you have a craving.
Nearest ferry port: Edmonds, 7 miles Nearest airport: Sea Tac, 24 miles Nearest train station: King Street Station, 10 miles Car is recommended
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the [owner/manager]’s discretion.
Tax rate | 9.6% of rent | tax rate
Cleaning fee | $30 per stay
Damage Deposit | $150 per stay
Pet fee if approved | $50 per stay | Pets may be approved on an individual basis. This fee will be charged If we have agreed to allow a pet to visit. Does not apply to ADA qualified service animal. An additional $150 damage deposit will also be required, for a total deposit of $300.
Left on 04/30/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 30, 2014Stayed Apr 2014
I travelled to Seattle on business and decided to rent this property instead of a hotel. We arrived and saw this beautiful home clean and furnished well. They even had snacks and other foodie items. The backyard was very comfortable. The beds were very comfortable and had a great sleep. The owner was amazing and had great conversation and provided suggestions for restaurants. I will be returning when I am in Seattle again.
Left on 11/02/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | missviolaReviewed Nov 2, 2013Stayed Oct 2013
What a lovely place. The owners have gone out of their way and above and beyond to make guests feel at home and welcome. We found everything we could possibly need. The kids played games and never watched television the entire visit. The heated floor in the bathroom was lovely. The beds were cozy and comfortable. I honestly wished we could have stayed longer.
The my daughters (12 and 14) asked if we could stay there again the next time we are in Seattle and we probably will. Highly recommended.
Left on 10/26/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | LizReviewed Oct 26, 2013Stayed Oct 2013
My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this very sweet 1920's cottage. After a drive from Boston it felt like we had come home. April and Mike had left some goodies for our arrival and we settled right in. The kitchen had every appliance we could ask for and we were able to make many delicious meals. After 2 1/2 weeks on the road it was such a relief to have a comfortable bed to sleep in and a nice little neighborhood to walk our dog around. To top it all the bathroom floor was heated...such an amazing perk to have!!
Thanks again april & Mike! We will definitely suggest out of towners to spend some time in your cottage!
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