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Charming cottage conveniently located near all Seattle attractions!

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.

The house would be particularly good for a business traveler.

Ronda Hamilton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

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 Seattle

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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Phinney Ridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • 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 5
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Charming cottage conveniently located near all Seattle attractions!
average rating of 4.7 based on 34 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: Aug 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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Location is the best of this house

  • 3 of 5

House is clean but needing some upgrades and updates in some things like the mattress of the second bedroom. Everything related to bathroom and appliances worked fine.

Have the feeling that price is on the high side.

Ronda was very nice and replied immediately to every mail and request we had.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I will definitely put buying a new mattress for the 2nd bedroom on my list for updating (which we do every fall). Hope you enjoyed visiting Seattle!
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Relaxing walkable area

  • 5 of 5

Really nice house. It's older, but high quality. We didn't get to play in the back yard a lot, but it was a very nice space for my daughter to run off some energy. I was a little worried about the walk ability, but after you make it up the hill, there are a lot of shops and restaurants. Woodland Park is a nice walk away, as is the rest of Greenlake.

Despite no designated parking, parking on the street was never an issue.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy family cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed two nights at the Dragonfly Cottage in September. After a long day of travel we immediately felt at home when we arrived to the house. It's very cozy, charming, clean and comfortable. Even though it's small, we still felt we had plenty of space with the functional living room and relaxing back yard. Our 3-year old twin boys were excited to see Rhonda had left them a wagon, tricycle and several toys to play with. We had a few friends over for a BBQ and enjoyed the ambience of the outdoor fire pit in the evening. The cottage was well stocked with plenty of towels and other amenities. We enjoyed stretching our legs and letting the boy's burn off steam running around Green Lake. The cottage is easily accessible with ample parking and an excellent location for quick access to downtown. Our only regret is that our visit was too short. We look forward to staying at the Dragonfly during our next Seattle getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Host went out of her way to help us. Cozy house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Seattle. The house was perfect for our family of four. The place was clean a cozy. And Ronda went out of her way to help us after we checked out when we realized we left some items in a drawer. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorable Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, warm, clean home in a quiet, convenient location. We weren't familiar with the area prior to our stay, but we fell in love with the neighborhood. Green Lake is 2 blocks east and provides lots of activities (walking/running path; boats for rent, swimming, tennis). Greenwood Ave is a few blocks west and has a variety of restaurants (loved Ridge Pizza), coffee shops, and a grocery store. We didn't have a car, but the bus provided a direct route to all of the downtown attractions. The rental process was seamless and all necessary information is provided both electronically and in written form at the home. If we return to Seattle, we will stay here again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Phinney Ridge Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Summer
May 28 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Holiday
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Non-Refundable Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.6%

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.
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