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Songbird Cottage | Backyard : Huge | Family/Pet : Friendly | Amenities : Great!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

Note: We are in the process of making some awesome upgrades...more pics on the way!

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 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 Veradale

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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Veradale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 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 keyed door plus 48" LED Smart TV
    Tranquility Room - 1 double , Has locking keyed door.
    Transitional Room - 1 double , Semi-private with privacy curtain. Patio/Backyard access.
    Additional Sleeping - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 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 ...
  • 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 | Family/Pet : Friendly | Amenities : Great!
average rating of 4.890909 based on 58 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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Post Falls, ID

Very cute home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very cute home! We were there at Christmas time, and the neighborhood was so decorated! We took a lovely walk around and looked at decorations on Christmas Eve. The house was beautifully decorated for Christmas for us, such a help! They left us all a treat bag - including the two small dogs we had with us. The bedrooms had nice firm beds, my husband was in love with the beds! There were 8 of us and we had plenty of room for sleeping, plenty of eating utensils, plenty of seating, except for dining. A little small for that, but would NOT be an issue if any other time of year. Nice patio set out on a patio, but too much snow for us to use that! Kitchen had plenty of serving dishes for a large crowd. A very cozy fireplace in the living room while playing games. The location was excellent. Parks, grocery store, recreation all nearby. Hostess was always very responsive and helpful. We would definitely rent again and would recommend the Songbird Cottage.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Songbird Cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Songbird Cottage for 3 nights/ 4 days. It was spacious enough to sleep all 8 of us. It has a very nice back yard with a bbq for entertaining. The owner was very easy to work with and the price was reasonable. We would definitely stay here again.

Denice K

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear! Enjoyed having all of you as guests.
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Family getaway

  • 4 of 5

Super cute house and really clean! You are supplied with everything you will need during your stay and are close to shopping. Kat was great to work with and made our stay super easy.

The four star review is because the beds were way too firm and it was really inconvenient not having a bathroom downstairs.

Other than that there was plenty of room for all of us to spread out and it was great to have a living area with lots of seating.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always happy to hear guests are happy with their time at Songbird Cottage. We are bummed to hear about not being comfortable with the mattresses as that is in our top 3 most raved about comments but know that is a personal preference. Love hearing that the fully stocked home had everything needed. We know the importance of having everything you need while making this your home away from home.
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Excellent property!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rhode Island

Excellent family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 10 days with my husband and 2 children under 6 while visiting family. What a fabulous place! The house is adorable, the yard/patio was wonderful for relaxing and for the kids to play. The kitchen was standard and well equipped. The linens supplied were impecably clean and amazingly soft. The location was pretty good as well - close to many stores/food. The owner was wonderful to deal with, both before and during the trip - very responsive and helpful. Hope we can stay again for our next trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love being able to have families all stay together and enjoy the comforts of home. We love our impeccably clean and soft linens as well!
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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 $100
Pet Fee $45
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.1%

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.