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Water view carriage house - Quiet cove perfect for beach walks

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Only 10 miles to Downtown Seattle - less by Water Taxi. Studio one Bedroom.

Studio One-Bedroom, full kitchen, free bikes to borrow, pet friendly.

Only 12 miles to Downtown Seattle - Carriage House is in a quiet neighborhood and is great for walking along the water in nearby Lincoln Park.

- THERE IS HIGH-SPEED WIFI and expanded basic cable both from Comcast

- Free parking and about 20 minutes from the airport. (renting a car gives you more options, but you can get downtown easily on the Rapid C line)

- Everything you need to feel like you are home while you travel.

- Eagles, Harbor Seals, Blue Heron, and sometimes Orca Whales

- Views of Puget Sound

- Local beach access

- Bikes to borrow

- Great spot for touring Seattle or heading to hiking and beach sites

- Take in a sporting event at the stadiums without dealing with the noise and parking hassles of the city.

- Seattle Water taxi is 5 miles from the carriage house. It drops you off in the Pioneer Square area and stadiums for the Mariners, Seahawks, and Sounders.

There is a Queen-sized bed with a 3 inch foam top, washer and dryer, gas fireplace, 41 inch television, patio with a bistro table, and a private full bath. There is a brand new full kitchen with granite counters, glass tile backsplash, and a gas range great for making simple or complicated meals. There is a full-size fridge/freezer, coffee maker, toaster, utensils, plates and most things you would need to feel like you are cooking at home. The Carriage House has private parking with a lovely garden path down to the private entrance. (Five steps down and three up into the carriage house). It accommodates two guests comfortably. Great for Grandparents visiting kids and grandkids in Seattle or West Seattle.

The carriage house is water view, and the Water/Beach access is .2 mile walk to Lowman Beach. This park has a tennis court and stone path to a public beach with logs for climbing or sitting. There is a lovely sandy beach another .2 miles south of Lowman called Lincoln Park. Lincoln Park 135 acres and is one of the largest old-growth parks in all of Seattle. There are dozens of hiking, biking and walking paths throughout. There is also an Olympic size outdoor pool open all summer in the afternoons. For little ones there are summer wading pools and two large play grounds.

From the cathedral ceiling living area, there is a view of Puget Sound, and from the kitchen window there is a view of the north half of the Olympic Range.

The heat is a GAS fireplace with a thermostat to regulate as needed. It does take a few minutes to turn on, but the gas fire is lovely on a cold winter day.

For small or older dogs, it is an ideal location. It is only .2 miles to a waterfront park with great walking for leashed dogs. $50 extra per dog per stay.

Please check the online calendar and then send a quote request. We have a 2 night stay minimum stay in the low season and 3 night minimum stay in high season.

As soon as you are fully paid, we will send a code and the address.

Cancellations for nightly and weekly:

After booking we have a 100 % refund 30 days out

From 15 to 29days one night's stay

14 days out 50% refund

Search ideas: West Seattle blog, Lincoln Park, West Seattle Water Taxi, West Seattle Junction, and Gatewood Neighborhood of West Seattle. For monthly rentals, please see rates by clicking on that bar up above.

More Details

Kyle Winslow
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Kyle Winslow

We lived in the older home on the property for four years before we built the new house and carriage house. The gardens were finished in 2002. Many of the plants are from the Endolyne Garden Club plant exchange each year. There are Apple, Quince, Fig, and a few Plum trees. The other edibles include huckleberries, sage, rosemary, parsley, and lovage. In the vegetable garden we usually grow blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, artichokes, asparagus, rhubarb, beans, cucumbers, carrots, greens, and many, many tomatoes. There are about 30 pots of annuals around the property. There is a greenhouse and chickens as well. You are more than welcome to walk through the vegetable garden and grab a ripe tomato in season.

Kyle Winslow purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Kyle Winslow chose West Seattle

We live here in West Seattle because it has wonderful views and sunsets, and is not pretentious. Lately it has become very hip and trendy with great restaurants and wonderful bike trails. Many many families live in this area, and the community has a nice friendly feel.

What makes this cottage unique

Better than downtown Seattle:

Way More Quiet.

Closer to the airport using a car.

Nice Parking.

Great walking trails along the water.

More fun wildlife - ( our property has a backyard wildlife sanctuary designation) Coyotes, Raccoons, Grey Herons, Eagles, River Otters, Harbor Seals, and Whales and Daul Porpose every once and a while.


Lincoln Park
"This is one of the main attractions in this area of West Seattle. Walk or use our bikes to ..."
Pike Place Market
"A must to see. Don't forget to find the gum wall..."
Space Needle
"Expensive, but a fun trip up."
Seattle Waterfront
"The aquarium is great there. The water taxi takes you just south of the main waterfront."
Museum of Pop Culture
"expensive but fun."
Seattle Underground Tour
"Very neat part of old seattle."
Seattle Gum Wall
"Old but fun"
Pioneer Square
"Great to look at art. Be very careful there when the bars let out. Can be dangerous."
Pacific Science Center
"Great for families"
Olympic Sculpture Park
"A fun place to take a picnic"
Seattle Art Museum (SAM)
"Great for Art lovers"
Skillet Diner
"great spot"
Washington Park Arboretum
"Lovely to drive though."
Volunteer Park
"Don't forget the conservatory. It is my favorite spot in that area!"
Seward Park
Molly Moons Homemade Ice Cream
The Walrus and the Carpenter
Bakery Nouveau
"try the one in West Seattle"
Capitol Hill
"Be safe at night though"
Seattle's Museum of History & Industry
The Bridge
"Great place for food and drinks"
Endolyne Joe's
"Nice happy hour and good food. The menu changes with the seasons. Parking can be tight."
Seattle Aquarium
Chihuly Garden and Glass
"Make sure you go back at night to see the glass in the light."
Gas Works Park
"fun area for a picnic."
Fremont Troll
"Don't miss this cool hidden gem."
Woodland Park Zoo
"Great for families."
The Seattle Great Wheel
"Great at night or for a date!"
Victoria Clipper
"great way to see Victoria. Don't forget your passport."
"I fun thing for a rainy day."
Bainbridge Island Ferry
"Winslow is a great town with lots to see."
Cafe Presse
"Great French food."
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
SeaTAc Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Bridge
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Vashon Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
West Seattle Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
King Street Station, Seattle
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I - 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Zeek's Pizza, La Rustica, or Endolyne Joes
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Snoqualmie Summit
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Lowman Beach/Lincoln Park
Car: recommended

Close proximity to Downtown Seattle, but in a very quiet and relaxing, waterfront area of West Seattle. Located on a bus line (Seattle metro 37 and short walk to Rapid C line)and 15 minute drive from the West Seattle Water Taxi that can take you right to the downtown waterfront.


Southwest Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Full Bath with Jacuzzi Tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen Bed with memory foam top
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Water view carriage house - Quiet cove perfect for beach walks
average rating of 4.961039 based on 77 reviews
Park Forest, IL

Clean and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This carriage house apartment was perfect for my wife and I. The bed was roomy and easy sleeping. The kitchen was well equipped with up-to-date appliances. Didn't no ant real cooking but certainly could have. There was a good sized flat screen TV and cable for evening entertainment. I liked the decor, especially the vintage aircraft/travel posters. This is a cozy, comfortable place to stay in a great location. We made use of the convenient, and cheap, water taxi for travel to the Seattle waterfront. Many attractions, restaurants, and shops in the area. There is even a pleasant rustic path through a garden from the parking area.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Seattle Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Carriage House as our base for a family wedding taking place in West Seattle. The location was perfect for us--midway between Alki and Fauntleroy and Lincoln Park. We walked along the Sound and back through Lincoln Park and the neighborhoods. The Carriage House is cozy and private. The owners are on site and quite helpful if needed. There are views of the Sound from a couple of the windows---nice to see. The Carriage House is comfortable and well-appointed, not fussy. Only one note, not a criticism, there is a plastic cover over the mattress, which is understandable; however, in this warm weather, the bed is uncomfortably warm. If we have an opportunity to get back to West Seattle, we will definitely look to stay at The Carriage House again. Also, you do need a car to get to restaurants and shopping.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet jewel in West Seattle

  • 5 of 5

This is really a jewel set in West Seattle. The apartment is tiny, but perfect...quiet, beautiful gardens, two chickens in a coop to greet you as you enter the gate...a banana tree peeking up through the kitchen window....who would have guessed banana trees in Seattle????? everything you need and well stocked. Perfect for 2 people. Close (driving) to the center of West Seattle...and close to the ferry that can take you over to Seattle...and it saves you driving in Seattle. Close to the airport, and close to a small park and the beach. Apple trees, lots of flowers....Oh, and the apartment is well stocked also. Bed was quite soft and very comfortable. Comfortable couch, perfect for reading. We were there for a wedding and I could not have found a better place. Oh, and close to ALKI Beach which was a fun spot. Oh, and did I mention it was sparkly clean? All of the emails that I wrote to the owners were very promptly answered...I appreciated that very much. This is a great place to stay....

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice review. We are glad you took advantage of West Seattle and downtown. I car does make it a bit easier to get groceries and see the sights for sure. Please come back any time. Kyle and Michael
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Perfect place for our extended stay.

  • 5 of 5

The description of the property is very accurate. It is in a lovely setting, close to the water and offers some water views. The space is ideal for a couple. We loved the location and took daily walks, taking in sights of the water at nearby Lincoln Park or from Alki. Kyle and Michael were welcoming and had the place well stocked with basic and even unexpected items, such as a bottle of bubbly. Attention to detail and design within the house made our stay even more enjoyable. This was our first time in West Seattle having explored other parts of Seattle in the past but loved the community feel, restaurants, and bridge or ferry access to downtown. Thanks again Kyle and Michael!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice review. Please let us know if there is anything we are missing for supplies. We work really hard at trying to have all the basics here for you when you arrive. Lincoln Park and Alki are our favorite spots as well. Don't forget to take the bikes next time. Kyle and Michael
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Quiet, private, clean, top of the line, unique!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the last 3 days of our Washington vacation. Close to beaches, park, ferry, water taxi. Owner provided great instructions on how to get to this unique private carriage house ! Comfortable with everything we needed and great views! Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad you had a nice stay. There seems to be more restaurants and fun things to do in West Seattle every day. Please come back and try some more. Warmly, Kyle and Michael
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Cute place in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our ballgames adventure in Seattle. The gardens and walkway to the entrance were charming. The carriage house had everything we needed, very well appointed. We slept well in the comfortable bed and linens. We rode our bikes to Alki Beach twice, walked through Lincoln Park twice, and golfed at the West Seattle Golf Course twice. In the evenings we attended Mariner games, taking transit in to Seattle and back, which worked well.

We would stay here again no questions asked.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You listed many of the great things to do as our Carriage House as home base. Please come back any time and try some great restaurants and other fun parks and adventures. Kyle and Michael
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $115

Check in 3pm Check out 11 am

Cancellations for nightly and weekly:
30 days out 100%
from 15 to 29 days one night's stay
14 days out 50% refund

Beach Access at Lowman Beach .2 miles away

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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