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Songbird Cottage | Backyard : Huge | Home: Clean & Comfy | Family & Pet: Welcome

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Fun & Fresh 1955 Mid-Century Mod Home-3 Bed/1.5 Bath. Close to Downtown & Parks

Close to I-90 yet nestled in a nice, quiet neighborhood you will be within minutes of everything you stores, restaurants, Spokane Valley Mall, shopping, fairgrounds, and downtown are easy to access.

SONGBIRD COTTAGE is a 1955 mid-century home with a modern charm that welcomes you into a natural light-filled cozy interior and large outdoor living space. Warm original hardwood floors throughout the main level greet you as you enter into a comfy living room with a gas fireplace to enjoy on crisp evenings. The Nicole Miller sectional has plenty of room for all to enjoy while recounting the day's events and planning the next or watching movies on the 54" LED Smart TV.

Dine in a brightly lit kitchen nook or out on the 500 square foot covered back patio in a beautifully landscaped yard. The kids and furry member of your family will enjoy the room to play within the 6' tall fence enclosed backyard.

Calming colors and decor entice you to a restful night of sleep in the fresh, clean sheets and choice of pillows in any of the 3 bedrooms designed specifically for your comfort. Closets conveniently provide hangers and extra blankets as wel as space to store your luggage. The two main bedrooms have ceiling fans/lights that can be remotely controlled from the comfort of your bed.

Modern amenities include:

• Free High-Speed Wi-Fi Internet

• LED Smart TV's

• Wireless Color Printer/Scanner/Copier

• Fully stocked kitchen for cooking, baking and dining

• LED remote controlled lighted ceiling fans

• 100% Plush Cotton Turkish bath towels

• Outdoor dining on covered patio

• New full-size Washer and Dryer

• Board Games, Cards, Plush Toys, Puzzles, Activity Books

• Picnic Coolers & Picnic Blanket

• New Gas Grill.

• Upon Request: Portable Crib, Graco Pack and Play, Baby Swing and High Dining Chair.

ENJOY all that the Spokane area has to offer! Centennial Trail and the Spokane River are just a few minutes away as well as shopping and restaurants. Less than an hour away are: Mt Spokane, Silverwood Theme & Water Park and Coeur d'Alene. Spend snowy days skiing/snowboarding Mt Spokane and heaven-on-earth summer days hiking, mountain biking and enjoying huckleberries while taking in the panoramic view. A short, beautiful drive north (ask for the scenic shortcut!) takes you to the Northwest's largest theme park: Silverwood. Tons of fun on roller coasters, beach water park, a steam engine and more. Within 30 minutes you can be in downtown Coeur d'Alene, ID exploring the quaint shops, dining with a view of the famous moutain Lake Coeur d'Alene and strolling along its shoreline. Take in a movie at Spokane's IMAX within a 15 minute drive to downtown or immerse in Spokane's rich culture of arts with a night out at the current theatre performance, orchestra and museums. Of course there are great shops, restaurants and a beautiful park along the Spokane River. Maybe a day of kayaking down the river is more your style...Spokane has outdoor adventures galore with plenty of lakes for fishing and courses to golf and trails to hike or bike.

Whichever direction you choose for the day, Songbird Cottage is the perfect hub to get your day going and to unwind each night.


Comfortable LIVING ROOM with plenty of seating 8-10 people on the Nicole Miller sectional and sofa around the warm gas fireplace and 54" LED TV. The ottoman provides additional seating if needed. A pub table with two stools offer additional seating and snack area. Amazon Prime and Netflix have unlimited viewing options as well as rental options (charges deducted from the Security Deposit). The front closet has a shoe shelve and room for hanging coats.

Brightly lit KITCHEN is fully stocked with pots/pans, dinner/silverware, bakeware to prepare your own meals. Coffee pot/coffee, tea kettle/tea, rack of spices are always provided. Appliances include a refrigerator/freezer with icemaker, stove/overn, dishwasher and microwave.

The SERENITY ROOM is furnished with a King-size bed where you can enjoy watching the 48" LED Smart TV from the comfort and privacy of your own bedroom. Includes a full-length dressing mirror behind the door as well.

The TRANQUILITY ROOM is furnished with a Full-size bed making this bedroom the perfect spot to nestle under the down duvet for naps or a good book. Includes a full-length dressing mirror behind the door as well.

The TRANSITIONAL ROOM is a semi-private bedroom that is furnished with a down duvet covered Full-size antique bed. Enjoy privacy by closing the curtains over the door and drawing the inner-pane privacy shades on the double doors leading to the covered back patio. A deep, restful night of sleep awaits as you sink into the 14" memory foam mattress covered in fresh linens. A small closet has room for your personal belongings and hanging clothes.

All beds have hypo-allergenic mattresses, pillow covers and linens with your comfort in mind.

The FULL BATH has a large tub-shower, large mirror and lots of light. Fully stocked with soft, fluffy 100% Turkish bath towels that provide guests with a nice hot shower or bath after a day of fun. Sit and soak a while. Amenities also include shower gel, shampoo/conditioner, hand soap, bath tissue, and hairdryer.

The LAUNDRY ROOM is conveniently located on the main level as well. Guests have access to the new full-size Washer and Dryer and all natural, chemical-free laundry detergent and fabric softner. A sink, mirror and commode provide additional bathroom space for guests.

Traveling with BABIES? Just ask and we will provide any of the following for your stay at Songbird Cottage: Portable Crib and mattress with linens, Graco Pack and Play, Baby Swing, Over-The-Door Bouncer and Baby Dining Chair. A toddler step stool is located under the bathroom sink for your convenience as well.

DOGGIE GUESTS are gladly welcome! They have their own set of towels on a shelf in the office closet for their person hygiene needs.

*NOTE: We use an all-natural allergen spray after each pet guest to ensure all guests an enjoyable stay even if they have pet allergies. Proven 100% effective every time.

We only use GREEN CLEANING products when making your home away from home spotless. By using chemical-free cleaning products we strive to accommodate those who are sensitive to chemicals and synthetic fragrances. Bath towels are super soft, fluffy 100% Turkish cotton you are sure to relish.


THE BACKYARD is a favorite place to RELAX while grilling out to dine al fresco and enjoying the HUGE fenced and landscaped yard. Perfect for playing fetch with your four-pawed family members and kids. Sip on your morning brew while watching the birds daily activities at one of several bird feeders from the comfort of the large covered patio...just breathe in the fresh Spokane air and allow yourself to melt away in peaceful bliss.

Grab one of our coolers to pack a picnic lunch in a park...with several close by, the hardest decision is choosing one. Walk to our neighborhood park with its tall, majestic pines and grassy picnic areas to play games and hang out. Bring a buck or two and swim in the pool with its Lazy River feature.


I live in the lower level of the home with my retired show cat, Mr Puggles. Puggles is NOT allowed on the main floor where guests stay. The home is maintained with chemical-free cleaning and an all-natural allergen product that is applied thoroughly after each pet guest to ensure everyone has a great stay, even guests with allergies. We've received rave reviews from guests with pet allergies who had zero issues due to the immaculate cleaning and diligence to an allergy-free environment. Be sure to let me know if you have any allergies prior to arrival so the housekeeper can be extra diligent. Thanks!

Songbird Cottage invites you to give yourself permission to unwind, make yourself at home after fun-filled days of exploring the natural beauty of the Northwest.

Whether you are here for the Theater, Bloomsday, Hoopfest, your children's sporting tournaments, or a leisurely vacation Songbird Cottage invites you to give yourself permission to unwind, make yourself at home after fun-filled days of exploring the natural beauty of the Northwest.

More Details

Kat Papé
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Kat Papé

I enjoy being outdoors and am passionate about healthy food and lifestyle. I am blessed to have the opportunity to assist thousands of people in healing from various autoimmune diseases and illnesses. I invite you to check out my new website: and sign up for notification for easy to follow program designed to guide people to live their healthiest life now.

My background in business and interior design makes having a vacation rental extra fun. Having previously lived in Spokane for 8 years I love the friendly neighbors and laid back vibe of Spokane and trust that you will feel the same.

Kat Papé purchased this house in 2002

Why Kat Papé chose Spokane Valley

Spokane is a great place to live and has the BEST weather on my humble opinion. The people are friendly and the city has more of a relaxed pace to it allowing you to truly exhale and wind down. I love the history and the old buildings add a quaint character to the city.

What makes this house unique

The minute I walked in the door I felt at home. I hope you do as well.

The kitchen bay window nook is a favorite place of mine to enjoy morning tea or coffee with sunshine and bright flowers from the planter box just outside starting my day. I adore being in the large backyard whether to grill out and dine or just watch the birds daily activities. The layout of the home is very comfortable with each room distinctly separate from the others allowing everyone to have their space.

It's great location to everything spanning from the airport to Coeur d'Alene paired with the well kept quiet neighborhood are perfect for evening walks or riding the bikes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for preparing a lovely home from which to organize a celebration of our mother's life. Everything worked seamlessly. We have had a very good family gathering.
Jun 2016
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Spokane Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Laundry Room/Bathroom - toilet , Laundry room has additional sink, toilet and mirror.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Serenity Room - 1 king , Has locking door + 48" Smart LED TV + Full Length Mirror
    Tranquility Room - 1 queen , Has locking door + Full length mirror
    Transitional Room - 1 double , Semi-private: Privacy Curtains + Privacy Shades + Patio Door
    Additional Sleeping - 2 twin/ single , Twin Air Mattresses + linens, blankets & pillows
  • Sleeps 6 in beds. + 2 in Twin air mattresses. 8 Guest Max. Each bedroom sleeps two, has its own closet with hangers and lighted fan fixtures as well as lamps. Extra pillows and blankets provided. CHILDREN WELCOME: Portable Crib with bedding and/or Graco Pack & Play. Two Twin Air Mattresses with bedding can be easily set up in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There's something to do for everyone. Within minutes from walking out the door there are trails to hike, parks and playgrounds. Spas to enjoy and gardens to visit. Songbird Cottage has a guest binder with information on many attractions and activities. Included is information on where to buy locally grown organic produce along with other services you will find useful. At Songbird Cottage we strive to make each guest feel comfortable and at home while being a silent concierge. It's like being at a Bed & Breakfast without sharing your time with strangers (and having to make your own breakfast).


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Songbird Cottage | Backyard : Huge | Home: Clean & Comfy | Family & Pet: Welcome
average rating of 4.890625 based on 67 reviews

Comfortable, charming and convenient...would stay again!

  • 5 of 5

We four sisters came to Spokane for a couple of days to visit extended family, and we wanted a place where we could feel at home. Songbird Cottage provided a place where we could linger over meals, lounge around, visit with each other, play games, and feel unhurried. We did need to get an HDMI cable to look at family pictures and things from the computer on the TV bring that if you need one. The beds were comfortable, and we all slept well. I also noticed provisions onsite for a flexible variety of family options. There were lots of kitchen tools, cooking and serving dishes, and a nice kitchen workspace. The home is within about 25 minutes from many things to do...the Spokane River Park and downtown area, hiking, geo-caching, the airport, and the large Spokane Valley Mall shopping area. One sister is a birdwatcher, and she took enjoyed taking pictures of birds at the backyard feeders. Lots of restaurant options are nearby also. We would love to stay again, next time we come to Spokane!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love hearing how our guests enjoy Songbird Cottage and the many things to do close by. By the way, the backyard birds is one of our favorite things about this home as well. We look forward to having all of you as guests again.
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Charming Home, Perfect For a Family!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 stayed here, and we absolutely loved it. We stayed 2 nights, and our children wanted to stay longer because they loved it so much. We had plenty of room, and it was very comfortable. The house was very organized and clean. The neighborhood felt safe, which is important when you have children. The backyard was awesome- I wish we had more time to stay there and enjoy it.

Communication with Kat is great as she responds to messages quickly. We arrived at the house a little earlier than we had expected on our first day, and she was so understanding about it.

If we return to Spokane in the future, I would not hesitate to rent this home again.

Thank you, Kat, for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice little house in a nice, quiet neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Nice house. Quiet neighborhood. Great location.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Songbird cottage was wonderfully equipped, clean, comfortable, warm and inviting! We have a great visit and would stay again. Location was nice! Backyard was perfect for kids and pets, and covered patio was a nice place to have dinner and visit with friends and family!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, beds were wonderfully comfortable, loved the patio in the morning! Perfect for our family gathering.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Very charming. Well decorated and stocked. Very comfortable beds, plush towels and every channel on the tv you could possibly want. Quiet residential neighborhood. Very nice. Easy commute to everywhere in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Spokane International Airport-25 minutes
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
O'Doherty's Irish Pub & BBQ-5 minutes
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Painted Hills Golf Course (Public)-8 minutes
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Spokane Intermodal Center Bus & Train-15 min
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 90 (Valley Mall/Evergreen)-4 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Mexican, Italian, American, Fast Food, Diners, Pub
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Mount Spokane Ski & Snowboard-52 minutes
Car: necessary

Songbird Cottage is conveniently located to the many events and attractions Spokane has to offer year around...Hoopfest, Bloomsday, sport tournaments or a leisurely vacation taking in the local culture. From Manito Park's Botanical Gardens & Japanese Gardens to downtown Convention Center or the Expo Center you are within minutes away. The festivals at Green Bluff Farms are always a hit...with fresh local pickings you can take home with you.

So whether you are here for work or for play, a weekend of shopping or a sports event Songbird Cottage will welcome you home.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $45

Please inquire about monthly rates.

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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