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Sweet 1920's cottage in North Seattle

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: STR-OPLI-20-000033More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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!
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About the Owner
April K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:August 2013
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Date of stay: October 2017
Reviewed 2 October 2017

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

Date of stay: September 2017
3  Thank Dale T
Reviewed 29 August 2017

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

Date of stay: August 2017
3  Thank rjs121
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

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

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Kris N
Reviewed 11 August 2017

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

Date of stay: August 2017
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

I booked this cottage for a week long getaway with my adult daughters. The location is close to both the interstate and the main roads. It was easy to get to the sights we wanted to see. We were able to visit downtown Seattle as...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Jenny24153
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This cottage is SO cute! The interior is decorated with antiques and books and pictures. The kitchen and bathroom are newer and have heated floor. 2 bedrooms with queen beds and they are very comfortable. The location is on the north side of Seattle, which...More

Date of stay: May 2017
1  Thank Jeanne T
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Do you remember when you were young and went to to stay at your grandmother's house, well this brings back all those fond memories. You get there and snacks, goodies, and basic essentials are already stocked. Immaculate landscape and a quiet back yard.Inside or out,...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank James B
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We had a great time in Seattle and our cozy cottage rental sure helped. My son in going to UW, so we did some orientation and went to see some seattle sights. We saw a Mariners game, found some good restaurants and also saw the...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Robert C
Reviewed 26 June 2015

My husband and I stayed in this cottage with our friends from Alaska and their 9-week-old baby. April and Mike were such generous hosts; they stocked the kitchen with lots of snacks and breakfast foods and provided some baby equipment. The cottage was comfortable and...More

Date of stay: June 2015
1  Thank kjp201
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
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.
Getting around
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.
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