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Charming modern cottage near restaurants, coffee houses and shops.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spacious 1-bedroom home with sunroom & deck, a short drive from downtown Seattle

This charming and spacious 1910 cottage has been fully remodeled into a one-bedroom home with all the modern amenities. It's situated in an ideal location -- just a few minute's drive to downtown Seattle while also a short walk to all the shops and restaurants in the West Seattle Junction.

THE KITCHEN: For those who enjoy cooking, an open kitchen with high-end appliances awaits. The kitchen includes a dining bar and opens onto the living room for an inviting social space.

THE LIVING ROOM: This comfortable space includes a big-screen TV, basic cable, an Xbox 360 game machine and 7.1 in-wall surround sound. A dining bar looks out over both the kitchen and living room.

THE SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS: The bedroom includes a queen-size bed, plus a sofa-bed perfect for sleeping children. An additional sofa-bed in the living room means 6 people can sleep in the house comfortably.

THE SUN ROOM & BACK DECK: The light-filled sun room as well as the back deck are the perfect spots to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or a good book. The back deck also includes a brand-new gas BBQ for grilling.

THE BATHROOM: The remodeled bathroom includes a large mirror and spacious vanity as well as an extra-deep bathtub/shower combination.

HOUSE ACCESS: Guests have access to the entire main floor and deck as well as the front porch and front yard. I rent out an entirely separate downstairs apartment to other guests. There is no shared space with the downstairs apartment except for the back yard.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: This cottage is located on a quiet, tree-lined street and is a short drive to both downtown Seattle a well as West Seattle's lovely Alki Beach. My home is also just a few block's walk to the many lively restaurants, coffee houses, bars and boutiques found in the West Seattle Junction. It's the best of all worlds!

More Details

Patrick McGrath
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Patrick McGrath

I am a lifelong Seattle resident who loves traveling, biking, rock climbing and other sports. I remodeled this early-1900s cottage myself and think it has become a comfortable and inviting space in what happens to be my favorite neighborhood -- West Seattle. I hope you enjoy your stay!


Fairmount Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The remodeled bathroom includes a large mirror, spacious vanity and deep tub/shower combination.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , A comfortable sofa-bed in the living room sleeps 2 guests
  • The bedroom includes a queen-size bed as well as a fold-out sofa bed perfect for children. The living room includes a comfortable sofa-bed that sleeps two additional guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading


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Charming modern cottage near restaurants, coffee houses and shops.
average rating of 4.4583335 based on 24 reviews

The living room kitchen area was great!

  • 4 of 5

This location worked well for our needs!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Nice location, very clean, comfortable bed.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property. Horrible bed!

  • 3 of 5

We were very excited to stay at the property. Patrick and the person who helps him were very accommodating. Unfortunately, the stay was marred by a rock hard bed, the hardest we have ever experienced, causing us to move to the couch and small love seat in the room. Needless to say, we didn't get much sleep. If the bed were upgraded, we would not hesitate to rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Kitchen, but no TV

  • 3 of 5

Clean property, great location, and home with great professional kitchen! Couldn't access local television trying to switch HDMI connections or use gaming console despite cable connection. Live streaming with roku buffering CONSTANTLY can't watch movies even early in the morning. Kids disappointed! Mattress on bed ok, but an upgrade would be a plus. There weren't enough towels and NO wash cloths. Asked for assistance which got me more, but these are fundamental needs that shouldn't require a request considering the price of the rental. The assistant didn't know how to help me with the television. It's a five star experience if these items are fixed.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, great location!

  • 4 of 5

Patrick's home is very homey and welcoming. It is clean, warm and comfortable. It is situated in a neighborhood about a 6 or 7 minute drive to Alki Beach where you'll find great little coffee shops and cafes, a stunning view and lots of folks just out walking, despite the wind! You're only a short 15 minute drive to downtown Seattle and really, there is easy access to most anyplace you'd like to go, north or south. We had a great time over our 4 days and I would definitely return to Patrick's home when I come back to Seattle.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay at my home in West Seattle! Sounds like it was a great fit for you and your family and I would happily accommodate you in the future! Since I personally run my short-term rental I try and make sure I understand how I can improve guests experience! I just wanted to reach out and find out what could have been done to get a 5-star review! Any feedback is very helpful! Thanks, Patrick
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Comfortable, attractive apartment

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Patrick's apartment was lovely. Everything we needed was there, the apartment was attractive and comfortable, and the space was even bigger than the photographs indicated. Winda was immediately responsive in answering our questions. Thanks, Patrick (and Winda). We'll definitely want to come back, and we'll recommend the apartment to other relatives when they come to Seattle.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
SeaTac International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3.3 Miles
Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
West Seattle Golf Course
Nearest Train
4.5 Miles
King Street Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 99
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Buddha Ruksa
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Alki Beach
Car: not necessary

This renovated cottage is located in a charming corner of West Seattle that offers both easy access to downtown Seattle (via the West Seattle Bridge) while also being situated in walking distance to a fantastic variety of boutique shops, coffee houses and restaurants. (One of Seattle's top-rated Thai food restaurants is a mere half block from this home.) It's also just a few minutes drive from West Seattle's scenic Alki Beach.

Whether you're walking, busing or driving around the area, this house is the perfect place to stay. The Walk Score here is 81. For those driving, this house is minutes away from the West Seattle Bridge and downtown Seattle. If you're busing around, the nearest bus stop is a block away and is a Rapid Ride stop! West Seattle's famous Alaska Junction area full of shops and restaurants is an easy walk and just a few blocks away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $65

Check in is at 3 p.m. Check out is at 11 a.m.
Before you leave, please put dirty dishes in the dishwasher and start the load. And please put any sheets and bedding you used in a pile with used towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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