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Charming craftsman cottage in great location perfect for families

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 1 bathroom cottage with great outdoor spaces

Great two bedroom, one bathroom house with a private backyard. Bedroom one has a queen bed while bedroom two has a double bed.

Located in a quiet neighborhood with plentiful on-street parking and great access to all the sites of Seattle. Walking distance to Green Lake and Phinney Ridge and approximately 5 to 10 minutes by car to downtown Seattle.

Great for families, weekend getaways or business trips. Also available for longer term.


Phinney Ridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom including tub. Shampoo, conditioner and body wash are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Blue Bedroom - 1 double , Beautiful blue Venetian plaster walls and antique dbl bed.
    Rose Bedroom - 1 queen , Light and airy with queen size bed
  • Bedrooms are very quiet with tall ceilings and chandelier lights. Rustic walk in closet, wood floors and original mill work throughout.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
Built in 1923, the Phinney Cottage has high ceilings, original millwork and mouldings but has been updated to include a new gas furnace, energy efficient windows and appliances.


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Charming craftsman cottage in great location perfect for families
average rating of 4.72093 based on 47 reviews
Near San Francisco

Cutest Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage by Greenlake. The owners were very helpful with restaurant and cafe suggestions as well.

Everything was clean, organized and comfy. We will stay here again and never use a hotel in Seattle now that we have this special place.

The neighborhood was quiet, the lake nearby was super fun to ride the bikes to and people watch and Phinney Ridge up the hill had cafe's and restaurants so you don't have to go far. We like Fremont and Ballard and so the location was perfect for us-easy to get to both areas.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sonya. I loved hearing from you when you went to some of the restaurant’s I recommended. Food in this town is good and there are so many places to try! I’m happy to hear you had a splendid visit to your old home town and that you will try more vrbos! My husband and I love to stay in them all over the world. A house beats a hotel just about every time!
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Cozy Seattle Charm

  • 5 of 5

This cute little cottage made our Seattle getaway a trip to remember. Great location with fun shops, good restaurants and excellent coffee, just a short walk away. It's also close to the zoo (Our kids favorite) and public transportation to get into downtown easily. Although this home is an older home it was surprisingly clean and well maintained. It was just what we needed! We'd totally stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Great location

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this cute cottage with a great location, but it’s a bit musty and in need of a good scrub in the kitchen. It was comfortable and spacious enough for four of us — one kid was on the couch.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and charming

  • 5 of 5

Unfortunately, we pretty much just slept there because we spent the entire day and evening with family in Lake Forest Park over Thanksgiving. However, we did enjoy our stay in the cottage and have absolutely no complaints. Very clean. The stair climb was challenging with my bum hip. We thought that parking would be a problem but it wasn't. I do recommend staying at Dragon fly cottage.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal location for our needs

  • 5 of 5

The house was fine for 3 of us. Well stocked kitchen, quiet street,and close to restaurants and activities. In good weather the backyard looks like it would be a great place to hang out. Steps to the house were a little challenging for our older travelers. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and hope to return. The cottage is comfortable, cute, and well-located.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ronda Hamilton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Ronda Hamilton

When not staying in the Phinney Cottage we can often be found traveling the world or staying at our country property outside Seattle. We enjoy traveling and often stay in vacation rentals ourselves.

Ronda Hamilton purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Ronda Hamilton chose Phinney Ridge

After falling in love with the Phinney neighborhood we purchased the cottage in 2007. We thoroughly enjoy the area and still stay in the house often.

What makes this cottage unique

Location and comfort! We stay regularly at the cottage ourselves so it is very important to us that it is truly a 'home' to you when you are there.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wanted to thank you for a WONDERFUL cottage to stay in for our time

in Seattle! My family had a perfect vacation and we loved staying in

your home in Phinney! Was a great location, perfect amenities,

comfortable home! We loved it and hope that we can visit in the

future! My brother's in the area -- so he's happy to be our tour guide

when we come!

Thanks again for everything!
Oct 2013
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Pike Place Market
"Pike Place is a great place to pick up fresh produce, seafood and flowers. Great fun to wat..."
Seattle Waterfront
Space Needle
Woodland Park Zoo
Green Lake Park
"Located close to the cottage, a great 3 mile walk or run around the lake is a fantastic way ..."
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Seatac International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Numerous on Phinney Ridge and around Green Lake
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Colman Dock in Downtown Seattle
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Jackson Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
8 Miles
King Street Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 99
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Numerous on Phinney Ridge and around Green Lake
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Green Lake Park
Car: recommended

Dragonfly cottage is located part of the way up the Green Lake side of Phinney Ridge. This neighborhood is full of traditional craftsman family homes about 5-10 minutes north of the downtown core by car. Seattle Center including the Experience Music Project, Science Fiction Museum and Space Needle can be reached quickly. The Seattle waterfront is less than 10 minutes by car as well.

On top of the ridge you'll find great bars and restaurants including Oliver's Twist, Chupacabra and assorted others. Woodland Park Zoo is about 10 blocks north of the house.

Green Lake park is a short 3 minute walk from the house and has a running and biking trail around it which makes for a great morning or evening outing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Damage Insurance $59

Absolutely no pets or smoking allowed. Violation will result in forfeit of damage deposit or insurance damage claim. Please do not try to sneak an animal in or smoke on the premises. This has caused us thousands of dollars in damage in the past.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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