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Fremont Cozy Cottage

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

This lovely, fun cottage for 1 or 2 guests is nestled on a quiet street in convenient, desirable Upper Fremont. Artfully compact, it has real-home features like gas kitchen, tub/shower bathroom, & sleeping loft to enhance your Seattle visit!

The Space:

This is an open-floor-plan cottage with areas for living room, full kitchen, full bathroom and sleeping loft with a double bed. The cottage is detached and located behind the owner's 1901 single family home.

If you are with a larger group, this cottage can work in tandem with a wonderful 3 bedroom house right next door that accommodates up to six guests. (on this site at https://www.)

The footprint of the cottage is about 12 x 20 feet, plus the sleeping loft above a portion of it adds another 8 x 10 feet. The main room has an airy, high pitched ceiling and skylight, and the adjoining kitchen and bathroom lie below the sleeping loft.

The loft is accessed by a well-attached, sturdy ladder. Once in the loft, although you cannot stand up, the pitched ceiling allows a nice space for sitting and reading; there are lights and an outlet up there. The bed is a full size mattress with a wool and cotton topper for extra comfort. The bedding sheets and blankets are almost all of 100% cotton. There are wood shelves to place things on each side of the bed.

The living room has a comfy loveseat, an armoire and drawers for your clothes among other furnishings. There is a gas heater that works quite effectively, and a large ceiling fan. It has original exposed wood ceiling, cross beams and front wall peak. The skylight gives it a lot of light, even though there are trees around the cottage. If there is a full moon, you can watch it go by!

In the kitchen is a gas range & oven, half-refrigerator/freezer, (frost free), and microwave. It is completely equipped with dishes, pans, utensils, water filter and linens. There is a French press coffee pot and a tea pot and... even a fondue pot! There is enough storage and counter space to function as a proper kitchen in spite of being in a cozy cottage. (We forwent a dishwasher in order to accomplish this.) The kitchen has ceramic tile flooring and has windows on two sides. From your kitchen table you can gaze out over the garden's camellia, pear tree, and flower beds with peonies.

The bathroom has a pocket door, a tub/shower, sink, toilet, and storage for the cottage's linens and some of your cosmetics. It too has ceramic tile flooring, and a window opening into trees behind the cottage for fresh air. All linens are provided for guests.

Wifi is available from the main house and login information will be in the cottage.

Guest Access:

You access the cottage by walking towards the back of the property along the south side of the main house. You will see the cottage right away. Guests can make use of the yard of the main house if they wish, and they also have a semi-enclosed courtyard directly in front of the cottage with a place to sit down.

Interaction with Guests:

While open and ready to offer assistance or to converse, I'm respectful of guests' privacy, and like to let them be the ones to establish the amount of interaction they wish to have.

The Neighborhood:

Upper Fremont is one of the most rewardingly walkable neighborhoods in town. We also have a very safe track record.

1. Restaurants

There are about 8 restaurants and 3 coffee houses within a 5 minute walk of the house, and many more if you walk a few minutes farther down the hill to downtown Fremont.

In the 5-minute-walk category some food/beverage highlights are:

• Lighthouse Roasters who will cause you to wake up and smell the coffee! 400 N 43rd St

• Cafe Vita Coffee Roasting Co, 4301 Fremont

• Vif Wine and Coffee Bar, 4401 Fremont

• Ha! Comfort House, 4256 Fremont

• Paseo Caribbean Restaurant, 4225 Fremont

• Swingside Cafe, 4212 Fremont

• Uneeda Burger, 4302 Fremont

• RockCreek Seafood and Spirits, 4300 Fremont

• Via Tribunali, 4303 Fremont

• Roux, 4201 Fremont

• Pecado Bueno, 4307 Fremont

2. Grocery stores:

• 3 blocks away is Marketime Foods, 4416 Fremont, the most glorified corner store you will come across. Some of us have been seen in there 3 times in a day!

• PCC Natural Foods, at the foot of Fremont. A large, high quality, friendly and ethical grocery store with beautiful produce, deli and other departments.

• Conventional supermarkets Ballard Market and QFC are within a couple of miles, west and east.

3. Festivals in downtown Fremont:

• Fremont Solstice Festival & Parade in June

• Oktoberfest

• Moisture Festival in April

4. Additional Highlights

• Woodland Park Zoo 5 blocks away

• Greenlake, about 1 mile away

• Fremont Sunday Market & flea market

• Fremont Abbey Arts venue, 2 blocks away

• Yoga Tree classes, 2 blocks away

• Boutique Clothing stores, foot of Fremont Ave

• Bars, many at foot of Fremont

• Vintage stores, foot of Fremont

• Vegan Bakery, foot of Fremont

• Gourmet ice cream, pie, cake, multiple venues, foot of Fremont

• Laundromat & laundry svc, 2 blocks away

• Cleaners, 2 blocks away

• Video store, 3 blocks away

• Post Office, 2/3 mile away

• Pharmacy, 1.5 mile east

• Banks, at least 3 kinds at foot of Fremont

Getting Around:

The #5 bus for going downtown is at the end of our block. The #44 for going east to the University district or west to Ballard is 3 blocks north. A host of other buses are at the foot of Fremont ave, about a thirteen minute walk from the Cottage. Here are distances of some other important areas:

• Downtown Seattle, 4 miles south on US 99 or short bus ride

• Seattle Center, 3 miles south

• Wallingford commercial neighborhood, 1 mi east

• Ballard commercial neighborhood, 2 mi west

• University of Washington, 2+ mi east

Other things to note:

• There is usually ample parking on our street, and it has no restrictions.

• A laundromat or laundry service is nearby, around the corner.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017


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Fremont Cozy Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Clean, responsive and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay! Rose Michelle is a wonderful host and made sure we had everything necessary.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay and hope to see you again!
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  • 5 of 5

Cozy, cute, and quaint. The cottage is a perfect little hideaway in a really cool neighborhood. Rose Michelle is also an excellent host! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful stay in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this cozy cottage for just over two weeks and loved every minute. The house is undeniably tiny, but for us that was the draw -- it was a perfect space for a couple to visit. The kitchen was well stocked with supplies for cooking and with Marketime Foods just up the street we were able to make some tasty meals there. But honestly, we simply loved the neighborhood. So many great restaurants immediately near by, Freemont proper just a quick walk away and if you need to head into town, the 5 line bus is so convenient.

I think the only bummer we found during our stay was that the internet in the cottage was not very reliable. As two remote workers, that was a sizable problem for us -- but we ended up spending a lot of time down at Cafe Vita to work around that little hiccup. What a bummer. ; )

All-in-all we really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend staying this wonderful cottage and getting to know it's lovely caretaker, Rose Michelle!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your visit and for your thoughtful review. I wish I had known about the reception issue when it was occurring and I would have taken steps to remedy it. I could have tried rebooting the modem or moving it to a more successful location. Only 1 other person in 2 years of hosting had a reception issue. So I'm surprised, but glad to know of it just the same. After this I will double-check with guests to make sure they are doing fine in this respect. Thanks again for your graciousness.
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Cozy vacation home in an awesome area

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for three nights in this cozy backyard vacation home. It was perfect for 2 people. The cottage is in a great location with awesome restaurants within walking distance. Would definitely recommend this property if you are travelling to Seattle!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Stay

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a trip to Seattle to drop off my daughter at SPU. The Fremont Cozy Cottage was lovely and met all of my needs. The location was perfect, close to restaurants, shopping, etc. Rose was not only hospitable, but her attention to detail was obvious and much appreciated. No doubt I will be returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, will look forward to your next visit!
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Great place to stay in Seattle

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay in a quiet neighborhood in the Freemont area. I would definitely stay there again! Why stay in a hotel when you can live in a vibrant Seattle neighborhood for a few days?!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Exactly! Thank you and I hope you will stay again!
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Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
downtown seattle
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Fremont Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
january special
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
February Special
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $50

There is a release from liability form to be signed upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Fremont Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq. ft.
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Games
  • Lawn / Garden
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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