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Sweet 1920's Cottage in North Seattle

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An old fashioned cottage garden welcomes you.

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Last updated: 09/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bitter Lake cottage 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.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • E.ach 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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator:

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

          • Stove:

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

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Dining
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Television:

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

          • DVD Player
          • Stereo
          • Games
          • Books

          Communications

              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Peak season
              May 24 - Sep 30, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $119
              $714 $2,400
              Standard rate 2014
              Oct 1 - Jan 4, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $109
              $654 $2,200
              Winter bargin
              Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $89
              $534 $1,750
              Peak season 2015
              May 23 - Oct 15, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $129
              $774 $2,600
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $119
              $714 $2,400
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Nightly fee over 4 guest $10 + tax
              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Cleaning fee $30 + tax
              • Tax Rate 9.5%

              Notes:

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


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 09/12/2014
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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!


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • An old fashioned cottage garden welcomes you.

                An old fashioned cottage garden welcomes you.

              • A friendly greeting on the front porch...

                A friendly greeting on the front porch...

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

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

              • Vintage furniture in the living room, with plenty of light for reading.

                Vintage furniture in the living room, with plenty of light for reading.

              • 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!

              • View from the street

                View from the street

              • 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.

              • 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!

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              This listing was first published here in 2014.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, September 02, 2014

              $89 - $129 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 09/12/14
              Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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