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Seattle Oasis central to Downtown, Fremont, Ballard, Phinney & Greenlake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,320 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Close to everything, comfortable home suited for all your needs!

Beautiful remodeled two bedroom, two bathroom cottage with a large private backyard.

The cottage is laid out for many different type of travelers including families, two couples traveling together and business people traveling alone or with a colleague.

The house has a front entry that is level with the sidewalk except for one small step up. Great for travelers with limited mobility. Entering the house you'll find a spacious living room with high definition large screen television. Adjacent to the living room is the dining room with a lot of great light.

Off the hallway to the kitchen you will find a bedroom with queen size bed, dresser and walk in closet. Across the hall from the bedroom is a spa bathroom with a natural stone surround shower.

Located in the back of the house is the kitchen with French doors that lead out to a deck overlooking the backyard. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a gas range and oven, full size fridge, dishwasher and microwave.

Downstairs in the daylight basement is a colorful family room with standard height (8 foot) ceilings. Also in the family room is a large desk that would be very functional as a home office if you needed to work while in Seattle. High speed wireless internet is available throughout the house. Down the hall you'll find another large bedroom with a queen size bed and separate sitting area with two comfy chairs. Off the hall is a full size bathroom with a bathtub and plenty of light from the rain glass window. At the end of the hall is the utility room with full size front load washer and dryers. The basement has entry to the large flat backyard with plenty of grass to play on.

Located in a quiet section of the vibrant Fremont neighborhood with plentiful on-street parking and great access to all the sights of Seattle. Walking distance to Fremont and approximately 10 minutes by car to downtown Seattle. This central location allows for quick access to many of Seattle's sights including the Woodland Park Zoo, locks and fish ladder in Ballard, Olympic Sculpture Garden, Seattle Center and the Experience Music Project.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Ronda

We are true Seattlites and know the area very well. When not living in Seattle, we can often be found traveling the world from South America to Asia and beyond. When traveling we often stay in vacation rentals ourselves so it is important to us that you feel as at home in our house as we do when we travel and find the PERFECT place.

Ronda purchased this house in 2013

Why Ronda chose Seattle

This property allows for the enjoyment of all that Seattle has to offer. Located near the very fun Fremont and Ballard neighborhoods, you can go out and walk home. Alternatively the house is perfectly setup for a quiet night in after a long day of seeing the sights!

What makes this house unique

Private with a great layout for one or two couples. This house is super convenient to downtown and all that Seattle has to offer!

Uno de los propietarios habla español.

Guestbook comments from the owner

House feels lovely! Very comfortable and spacious for my whole family. Kids loved the downstairs and big backyard. There is a great playground only a block away. The light and space from the backyard into the kitchen is a huge asset. The location is convenient to Ballard where there are a number of great restaurants and shops. All in all, I recommend!
Dec 2013
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Fremont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1320 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • 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 ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Spa Bath - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled bathroom with gorgeous tile and fittings.
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bright and comfortable full bathroom. Remodeled in 2012.
  • Well laid out bathrooms with great natural light. Shampoo, conditioner and body wash are provided in each bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Bright main level bedroom with walk in closet.
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Bedroom with lots of natural light and large closet.
  • The bedrooms are quiet and private from each other, perfect for two couples traveling together. Beautiful original fir floors and mill work throughout.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Built in 1916, the Fremont Cottage has high ceilings, bright day light basement, original millwork, mouldings and floor but has been recently remodeled to have the best of both worlds!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Seattle Oasis central to Downtown, Fremont, Ballard, Phinney & Greenlake
average rating of 4.7555556 based on 46 reviews

Fremont Home

  • 4 of 5

Nice place on quite street. Well maintained and clean.

Enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage in a nice neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay in this 2 floor cottage with great amenities & my granddaughters loved the nearby park.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Older cottage, fun 'hood

  • 4 of 5

We love the Fremont area, tons of dining & shopping options, close to everything. Since the cottage is older, challenges come with its charm; for instance some of the old wood windows won't stay up and have no screens. We had to plunge the upstairs toilet and later the ejection pump went out and flooded part of downstairs. Ronda responded promptly & even adjusted our bill. Upstairs space is cute & cozy, kitchen well equipped, lovely deck overlooking backyard. I would suggest a mirror somewhere other than the bath, as we had 4 adults trying to get ready for wedding events.

Downstairs is a bit awkward, and the fold out couch was just adequate for the 3-year-old in our party. A blow up mattress was alluded to in the cottage notebook; we never found one. Kids loved the park down the block. Overall a good stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Again I am so sorry the ejector pump went out during your stay. You can never predict these things. We had it fixed immediately.
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Evanston, Illinois, USA

This is a fabulous place to stay when in Seattle

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our week in the Solstice Cottage. Perfect location convenient to everywhere. We used both our rental car and Uber to get around. We were never more than 15 minutes to anything. The home is well maintained and has everything you would want in your own home including full cooking utensils as well as enough serving trays to display a 12 course meal on the very nice dining room table. The beds and linens all first rate. The home is ideal for families and the property is lovely. The neighborhood and neighbors all delightful. Our host made it easy to access and check out. Will absolutely rent this home again on our next visit to Seattle. This was a great vacation find.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon, USA

Cozy, adorable cottage, in convenient, safe location in Seattle.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Solstice cottage in the Fremont neighborhood! It was very clean and well-equipped. We only slept in one of the rooms, but the bed was firm, not saggy, and was comfy. They provide plenty of pillows, and there were extra blankets available. The couch in the living room is super cozy, and was a great place to curl up after a night out. The house is stocked with board games and DVDs, which was great. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking, with a gas BBQ on the deck straight out the door from the kitchen. We didn't do any cooking this time, but I took note of the gas cook top, full size fridge & oven, and dishwasher for future trips. The two bathrooms are updated and very clean. The back yard is plenty big for kids to play in, (no kids with us this trip). This cottage would be perfect for two couples or a small family to enjoy. None of the rooms are large, but they are the perfect size for function without being cramped. Dealing with the owner was very easy. She was quick to reply to my many questions, and made the rental and payment process simple. The only things I would add to the cottage to improve it are a better wine opener, and a "no solicitors" sign on the front porch. As for the area, it felt like a safe neighborhood, and was a great location. We were a ten minute drive from down town, and ten minute or less drive from tons of great restaurants. Parking in front of the house was easy and never full (and was free!), so we mostly took Lyft everywhere once we arrived. Taking Lyft was cheaper than parking down town! We walked to the local Fred Meyers, and there is a small convenience market less than a block away. The street it is on is fairly busy, but we were never disturbed by noise, once we were inside. I would not let little kids play in the front yard, but you have a nice back yard for that anyway. We would definitely rent this home again!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A homey, comfortable, lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Three generations shared this home and had a great experience. 85-year old grandma only had one step to get into the house and could live entirely on the first floor. Daughter and granddaughter shared a room in lower level with our own bath. The kitchen is great for cooking and the living/dining area open for visiting and eating. Loved the view from the back deck - mountains through the branches. Parking is easy and everything was handy. All the amenities you could need like shampoo, etc dispenser in the showers. We appreciated the labeling on the light switches so we didn't have to figure that out. I would tell anyone I knew to stay there. Ronda was great.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Seatac International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Numerous within walking distance
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Colman Dock in Downtown Seattle
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Interbay Golf Course
Nearest Train
8 Miles
King Street Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Highway 99
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Numerous within walking distance
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Golden Gardens
Car: recommended

The cottage is located in the vibrant Fremont neighborhood, the self proclaimed Center of the Known Universe! The neighborhood is full of traditional 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.

Within walking distance of the cottage are numerous restaurants and bars as well as local grocery stores. Woodland Park Zoo is about 10 blocks north of the house on top of the ridge.

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

The house has a great central location for exploring Seattle as well as the Fremont, Ballard and Phinney Ridge neighborhoods.


Rates & Availability

Fremont House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Christmas
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Non-Refundable Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.1%

Absolutely no pets or smoking inside allowed. Violation will result in forfeit of damage deposit or insurance damage claim.

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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