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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...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 newly remodeled kitchen features soapstone counters, custom cabinets, deep farmhouse sink, and new refrigerator, small dishwasher, and microwave hood. (The stove was not replace). Cookware is on hand to prepare full meals for family or friends. The kitchen is stocked with a variety of breakfast foods, plus pantry basics such as cooking oil and spices. An ironing board, original to the house, is built into a cabinet in the kitchen wall (the iron is 21st century!). The floors are the original fir, newly exposed and refinished.
A table and chairs are tucked in a beadboard-lined nook off the kitchen, with large windows offering a view of the back garden. and a heated tile floor.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, tomatoes and berries 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.More
1. Please respect our need to maintain this as a non-smoking house. If you smoke outside, please dispose of cigarette waste.
2. The soft fir floors appreciate gentle treatment. Please remove outdoor footwear when you enter.
3. Seattle is proud of its recycling success! We appreciate your help in separating recycles, compost, and garbage.
4. Please help us maintain the cottage by treating it as you would your own—with respect and gentleness.
5. Please respect our wonderful neighbors!
This is exactly the place if you want something more homey than a hotel, but not quite a B&B. April was a very nice and attentive host (although I needed little attention). She had the cottage stocked with most of the essentials (milk, eggs, cooking...More
This suited my family down to the ground. Two decent size beds, strong warm shower, very well equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge with books and games to keep evenings occupied. Location just off the interstate made getting out into the state easy and downtown simple....More
This place is a great escape from the city within the city. Beautiful gardens on a quiet street. Everything you need and more with this one all the amenities of your own home plus bonuses like the delicious snacks April left us which were great...More
Lovely garden and all comforts, even A/C, since Seattle had record temperatures.
Refrigerator was stocked with all kind of goodies. Kitchen well equipped and open, All rooms were cozy and bed comfortable. We had a real nice stay
We respect our guests' privacy, and will only check in occasionally to ensure that they are finding everything they need, in the cottage, the neighborhood, and Seattle in general. That said, we enjoy getting to know our guests, and welcome them to visit with us as much as their time allows!
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.
The cottage offers ample free parking, on the driveway and the street in front. A car is needed if you want to explore the around the sound and mountains. It also makes travel to and from the airport much easier. Public transit is not a good option for early morning or late night flights, or if you are hauling lots of luggage.
Several bus lines, including the 'E' Rapid Ride, are within a quarter mile of the cottage. You'll find the link for trip planning if you search for Metro King County Trip Planner. Choose the government listing that starts with metro.kingcounty and you'll be given options for desktop or mobile access.