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Sweet 1920's cottage in North Seattle

View from the street
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21 reviews
View from the street
A friendly greeting on the front porch
Shingles, beadboard, and antique brass hooks in the foyer
Antique stained glass window
Bits of whimsy throughout the cottage
Vintage furniture in the living room, with plenty of light for reading.
The 39 inch 'smart' TV is large enough to enjoy without overpowering the living room.
A variety of reading material includes books on Northwest history, geology, and legends.
Small desk in the living room provides a work area
Cock-a-doodle-doo!  Our rooster never wakes anybody
The built-in ironing board is original  to the house, but the iron itself is 21st century!
Eating Nook overlooks the back garden
A welcome basket of Northwest treats awaits you on the table.
Another welcome basket
a pedestal sink and vintage light fixture,
The newly remodeled bathroom features an antique medicine cabinet,
a rainfall shower plus a hand-held shower,
and lots of tile, including a heated marble hex tile floor and built-in shower niche.
Quiet and efficient full-size washer and dryer...
stacked just inside the back door.
Brass bed with new queen-sized Beautyrest mattress set in the larger bedroom
The large back bedroom features a brass headboard and new queen-size Beautyrest mattress set.
The large window in this bedroom looks out on the back garden
The Queen Bedroom
The Queen Bedroom
The small front bedroom is  light and cheerful.
It features a double bed with new Beautyrest mattress set.
Small front bedroom
The Building
The Building
The Building
The Building
An old fashioned cottage garden welcomes you
A helpful squirrel planted sunflowers in the front.
The street is quiet, and our neighbors are wonderful!
A view of small town life hangs over the queen bed
Hemlock floor and oak dresser in the larger bedroom, which looks out on the fenced backyard
A lovely old vintage cabinet in the larger bedroom
The small bedroom is light and cheerful
Bathroom, laundry, and eating nook....
Decked out for autumn!
Roses and rose hips:  even in December, the garden gives little bouquets to offset the grey days.
A jolly old elf visits the cottage for the holidays.
Even Kris Kringle has some sparkle!
Forlorn, abandoned, & very sick 9 months ago, the Norfolk pine is decked out for the holiday season!
A variety of handmade
and vintage ornaments
adorn the Norfolk pine.
Pondering fall colors
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Seattle, Washington
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 neede...
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About the Owner, April K
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 16 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 21 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
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!
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Listing #FKN2293143
Reviews from our community
Excellent - based on 21 reviews
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  • English first
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English first
English first
English first
Reviewed October 26, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Dale T
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2017 for a stay in September 2017
people found this review helpful

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 oil, spices) and a full kitchen. Plums were ripe and plentiful, and she even left...

Cambridge, England
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
person found this review helpful

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. Really quiet little street. Very easy to find from the airport. The owner April lives...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Yard
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
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...
    1 Shower
    1 Full
    1 Queen
    1 Crib
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 2 nights
Jan 3, 2018 -
Mar 30, 2018
Winter Bargain 2018
2 nights
Mar 31, 2018 -
May 24, 2018
Spring 2018
3 nights
May 25, 2018 -
Sep 30, 2018
Summer 2018
5 nights
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  • Cleaning fee: $50 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: $150 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighborhood
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.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Sea Tac: 24.2 mi
Railway: King Street Station: 9.9 mi
Ferry: Edmonds: 6.8 mi
Several bus lines, including the 'E' Rapid Ride, are within a quarter mile of the cottage.

The cottage offers ample free parking, on the driveway and the street in front.
Activities nearby
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Nearest Beach: 3.0 mi.
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