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Sweet 1920's Cottage in North Seattle

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Last updated: 07/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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 flat screen 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.

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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Each bedroom includes a ceiling fan, clock radio, and bedside lamps.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Ceiling fan with heater & nightlight; radiant heat in floor...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    39 inch 'smart' TV streams Netflix...moreless

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    The driveway holds 2-3 cars, nose-to-tail, and there is plenty of street parking in front....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic assortment of cooking/baking items--oil, vinegar, herbs and spices, flour, sugar, and such. Several types of cereal, including oatmeal, are also on hand, along with fresh onion and garlic....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full sized refrigerator with freezer on top....moreless

  • Stove:

    Full sized, 4 burner electric stove....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    A table, chairs, and umbrella are kept on the patio,...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak season 2015
May 23 - Oct 15, 2015
4 night min stay
$129
$774 $2,200
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$119
$714 $2,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Nightly fee over 4 guest $10 + tax
  • Cleaning fee $30 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.6%

Notes:

While we are new to the VRBO system, we have eperience renting the cottage through other sites. Reviews and references available on request.

For online booking, we split the 13% booking fee with our guests, which adds an additional 6.5% fee to the total.


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Last updated: 07/06/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Our family lives next door to the cottage with cowardly dog Emma and some indoor-only cats. April loves gardening and reading; Mike is a journalist with an interest in history and politics, and Maggie is a college sophomore majoring in Chinese and science (Bio chem? Molecular biology? Something along those lines) . Our adult children and their families live in Kent and Spokane, and we always love visiting with them!

Why the Owner Chose Bitter Lake:
After living next-door to the cottage for 20 years, we were delighted when our retired neighbor offered us the opportunity to purchase it!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View from the street

    View from the street

  • An old fashioned cottage garden welcomes you.

    An old fashioned cottage garden welcomes you.

  • Shingles, beadboard, and vintage brass hooks in the entry.

    Shingles, beadboard, and vintage brass hooks in the entry.

  • A variety of reading material includes books on Northwest history, geology, and legends.

    A variety of reading material includes books on Northwest history, geology, and legends.

  • Cockadoodledoo!  The cottage rooster never wakes anyone.

    Cockadoodledoo! The cottage rooster never wakes anyone.

  • Vintage brass bed with a new queen-sized Beauryrest mattress set in the larger bedroom.

    Vintage brass bed with a new queen-sized Beauryrest mattress set in the larger bedroom.

  • A lovely old vintage cabinet in larger bedroom.

    A lovely old vintage cabinet in larger bedroom.

  • a pedestal sink and vintage light fixture,

    a pedestal sink and vintage light fixture,

  • and lots of tile, including a heated marble hex-tile floor and built- in shower niche.

    and lots of tile, including a heated marble hex-tile floor and built- in shower niche.

  • Quiet and efficient full-sized washer and dryer make laundry easy!

    Quiet and efficient full-sized washer and dryer make laundry easy!

  • A friendly greeting on the front porch...

    A friendly greeting on the front porch...

  • Antique stained glass window in the foyer.

    Antique stained glass window in the foyer.

  • Bits of whimsy throughout the cottage.

    Bits of whimsy throughout the cottage.

  • Small desk in the living room provides a work area.

    Small desk in the living room provides a work area.

  • Vintage brass bed with a new queen-sized Beauryrest mattress set in the larger bedroom.

    Vintage brass bed with a new queen-sized Beauryrest mattress set in the larger bedroom.

  • Hemlock floor and oak dresser in the large bedroom, which looks out on the fenced backyard.

    Hemlock floor and oak dresser in the large bedroom, which looks out on the fenced backyard.

  • The newly remodeled bathroom features an antique metal medicine cabinet,

    The newly remodeled bathroom features an antique metal medicine cabinet,

  • a rainfall shower and handheld shower,

    a rainfall shower and handheld shower,

  • The small bedroom  is light and cheerful.

    The small bedroom is light and cheerful.

  • Full sized fridge with freezer, and a full electric stove....

    Full sized fridge with freezer, and a full electric stove....

  • The fold-out ironing board in the kitchen is original to the home, but the iron is 21st century technology!

    The fold-out ironing board in the kitchen is original to the home, but the iron is 21st century technology!

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  • Bathrooms
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