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Secluded Backyard Cottage on Walkable Phinney Ridge

Bedrooms Studio
Space 325 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Welcome! Our backyard cottage is:

In a Great location: Easy neighborhood walks will take you to all manner of restaurants, coffee shops, bookstores, and the usual retail attractions of the big city. The Woodland Park Zoo is so close we can hear the siamangs at feeding time. Phinney Ridge rates as “very walkable” with a 77 “Walkability Score.” If you walk over the top of Phinney Ridge, go down to and around Greenlake, and then return to our cottage, you will have taken one of America’s best urban five-mile walks. The location also is perfect for parents visiting children going to the University of Washington or Seattle Pacific U.

Comfortable: The cottage has natural light on all four sides plus a skylight. All the windows have shades (and screens in season.) The bed is a queen-size top-of-the-line convertible couch. There is plenty of hot water from a dedicated water heater. The mini-kitchen includes a microwave oven with an exhaust fan, a two-burner stovetop, a mini-fridge, an automatic water boiler, a blender, and a toaster. We have supplied the kitchen with the basics if you want to take meals in. There is plenty of short-term storage, free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, and an iPhone hook-up so you can play your own music.

Private: The cottage is a completely self-contained unit detached from our house. The entrance to the cottage is down seven gentle steps (see photo) from our driveway. It includes a kitchenette and a bathroom with a shower stall. Enjoy your own patio for outdoor eating, coffee drinking or reading. You may park off-street in our driveway if you require that.

Safe: We live in a quiet neighborhood with families with kids and grandkids. Our cottage is at the end of our driveway and it is illuminated by motion-detection lights and protected by dead-bolt locks.

Clean: The cottage is all new construction from 2011. We clean professionally between guests and we work to keep the living spaces uncluttered and open.

Attention to detail: Rick Treston, one of Seattle’s true craftsman builders, managed all construction. The bathroom and the foyer are finished with imported Italian tile. The patio features tumbled blue stone pavers. There are hand-finished surfaces throughout. The kitchen counter is granite. The landscaping was designed and installed by Classic Nursery and Landscaping of Woodinville, WA.

Solar powered: As of early 2013, the Phinney Cottage is now powered by solar panels on our property. Go green!

Tale of the Tape: Inside dimensions over-all: 13’ x 25’ or 325 square feet; Main room: 206 sq. ft.; Bathroom: 38 sq. ft.; Patio: 112 sq. ft.

Updated: 12Sep2017

Keywords: cottage, private entrance, quiet, University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University

More Details

Peter House and Anne Fitzpatrick
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About Peter House and Anne Fitzpatrick

We are both educators and we love to travel.

Peter House and Anne Fitzpatrick purchased this cottage in 2011


Phinney Ridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size top-of-the-line convertible sofa/bed (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat


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(52 traveler reviews)

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Secluded Backyard Cottage on Walkable Phinney Ridge
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 reviews

We loved staying in your perfectly appointed cottage.

  • 5 of 5

The property is lovely. It's perfect for a couple. Everything you need is there for you. Anne and Peter are so kind and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting their adorable grandchildren. The location is excellent to downtown Seattle, very easy few minutes in the car. The Fremont area has its own great vibe, eateries and entertainment. It was a great trip! Thank you, Anne and Peter.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage within the Heart of the Northwest

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Phinney Ridge Cottage! Peter and Anne were kind, most accommodating and helpful! This charming place allowed us to be centrally located to experience the best Seattle and the surrounding areas had to offer; The the back patio garden setting provided a serene environment to enjoy our morning coffee & coolness of Northwest. It was a great escape from summer heat of Texas. As this place is located in a quiet Seattle neighborhood, we truly got to experience the vibe of friendly local shops & restaurants. We highly recommend this choice as an affordable option for two person lodging.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location - beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in an excellent location to access public transportation, quaint restaurants, downtown Ballard and Phinney Ridge including the zoo. It is very well designed for convenience and comfort and the surrounding garden is a delight. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Delightful four days on Phinney Ridge!

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to stay in the cottage! I agree with all the positive reviews. The gardens were beautiful and the little patio was so relaxing. The dimmers on the interior lights added a really nice touch in the evenings.

We especially enjoyed walks in the neighborhood. The neighbors were friendly and welcoming, the homes were charming, and the views and sunsets were beautiful!

Thanks, Peter and Anne, for sharing your your lovely place with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly Recommend! Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

Felt very "at home" and relaxed. Cozy, Comfortable, and Quiet. The surround sound is awesome, but if you're night owls like us, be mindful of open windows as sound carries outside and might disturb the neighbors. Perhaps a small air conditioning unit would help eliminate this problem so windows wouldn't have to be open on hot summer days? Overall, great experince and would definitely stay there again.

We Highly Recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was wonderful, located in a nice neighborhood within walking distance of restaurants, shops, Woodland Park Zoo. Peter and Anne were a pleasure. They responded quickly to any issues or questions. We will definitely return to their cottage on another trip to Seattle.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 10.1%

All rates and fees are subject to change. Upon an inquiry, we will quote exact rates and fees. And the payment schedule will depend on the terms of your rental. Contact us for special rates if you are a returning guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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