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"The Perch" Vintage 1930's view cottage, blocks to Beach, private and quiet

Fauntleroy, West Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Cottage500 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Great View Of Puget Sound & Olympic Mountains, Check in 4pm, Check out 11am

Follow the garden path past the main house to "The Perch", a Depression Era guest cottage. Once used as the current owner's art studio, The Perch has a commanding view of Puget Sound, it's islands, ships, and sea life, and the Olympic Mountains beyond.

It's well known that summers in Seattle are incredible but fall and winter storms can be spectacular to watch from The Perch as they forge their way across Puget Sound.

Surrounded by windows, the main level includes a full kitchen and a studio layout with a small dining table, queen bed, two leather chairs, and TV/DVD. Take the narrow funky stairs (companionway?) to the lower level where you'll find the bathroom, a small dressing room, and a door to your own private hillside deck. There is no air conditioning, but screened windows and doors and the breeze off Puget Sound keeps the air moving and cooler.

Short walk to the following:

- Buses to downtown Seattle

(Easy access to stadiums for Sounder, Seahawks, and Mariners games)

- 2 neighborhood restaurants and bakery

- Lincoln Park and outdoor saltwater pool (pool open Memorial Day to Labor Day only)

- Fauntleroy Ferry dock

- Local beach access 2 blocks to each of 2 beaches

Also located in West Seattle within 5 miles of The Lookout:

- Alki Beach - A true beach community with beach volleyball, fire rings, restaurants, great people watching, a passenger ferry to downtown, and the best view of downtown in all Seattle.

- The Alaska Junction - A vast variety of restaurants, brew pubs, deli's, bakeries, and our own Easy Street Records (they sell vinyl and breakfast!)

- The Admiral Junction - Similar to the Alaska Junction but with a flavor all it's own. And a movie theater!

(FYI: these "junctions" are where SW Alaska Street and Admiral Way SW each cross the main West Seattle north-south street, California Ave SW. There is also the smaller, but closer Morgan Junction about 2 miles from The Lookout.)

- Westwood Village Shopping Center - Very near The Lookout with a variety of stores (Target, Marshall's), restaurants (Starbucks, Vatsana's Thai) and other stores for your convenience (QFC, Rite Aid Pharmacy).


- Queen size bed

- Full Kitchen with sink, refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, teapot

- Basic cable Xfinity and DVD player

- Wireless Internet

- Street parking (free)

Sorry but no smoking and no pets.

PLEASE NOTE: Seattle is a very progressive (some might say aggressive) recycle-conscious community. Detailed instructions for how to separate waste and receptacles for each type of waste are located in the unit. We understand that it may be a little confusing at first but with just a little effort, and reading, it's actually pretty easy to accomplish. If after your stay we feel an honest attempt hasn't been made to separate the waste we may deduct a portion of your deposit. If we don't separate it we get nasty notes and even fines from the city. Thank you in advance for your efforts!

The Perch Cottage is accessed by short garden path and 6 steps down to the front porch.

Also, see our apartment in the main house, "The Lookout", for additional accommodations. Look for #611099.


Kristi Nilson

Member Since 2014
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Kristi Nilson

Two professionals working from this home with three grown children.

Kristi Nilson purchased this Cottage in 1991

Why Kristi Nilson chose Fauntleroy

private, quiet, safe, comfortable, and close to: airport, sports stadiums, downtown events, and beautiful parks and beaches

What makes this Cottage unique

Traveling with others? Don't want two levels? Need a big covered patio to enjoy the view? See our other unit on the same property at #611099.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Part of main floor studio layout


        • 1 Bathroom
          • The bathroom is small and has a tub/shower.

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              View of the entire length of the Olympic Mountains.
            • Water View
              Magnificent view of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and sunsets in the Western sky.


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Studio layout
                    • Parking
                      Free street parking. See street diagram in "Photos" for more detailed information.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Small area with table and chairs for four, as part of studio layout.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television


                                    • Deck / Patio


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              There is great Olympic-size public saltwater pool located in Lincoln Park, less than 1 mile away.


                                                • arboretum
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • golf
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              69 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Sweet and Cozy

                                                              Karen F.Moscow, ID

                                                              Really loved this little studio for a cozy getaway for two. Very kind hosts and comfortable cottage. Amazing views on 3 sides.

                                                              Absolutely breathtaking

                                                              Abi R.

                                                              Kristi and Pat really made a Seattle paradise in Endolyne. Just a few blocks from a bus stop that takes you straight downtown, less than a block from the Sound, waking up to birdsong, watching the ferries go back and forth...I could go on forever about how wonderful our stay at the Perch was. Perfect homebase for travelling the busy city of Seattle!

                                                              Beautiful. Cozy.

                                                              Valerie A.Michigan

                                                              Loved staying here. Well equipped and warm welcome.


                                                              jhdRenton WA

                                                              Wonderful place great hosts!

                                                              Super cozy spot for a couple

                                                              Justin M.

                                                              My wife and I lived this little hideaway. Great views!!

                                                              Loved the vintage cabin

                                                              Jann B.Chemainus, BC

                                                              We were beyond pleased with this rental for our little getaway for 3 nights. It was very cosy and very relaxing. The views are spectacular. The place was equipped with everything you would need. The WiFi wasn’t very reliable but other than that we loved our stay. We hope to come back in the summer or fall and do some outdoor exploring. The bakery close by within walking distance has the best coconut macaroons and the restaurant/bar next to it served a fabulous breakfast.


                                                              Fauntleroy, West Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA

                                                              If you are traveling with another party or more people, ask about "The Lookout", a separate entry apartment for 2 people (in main house) located just 10 paces from The Perch.


                                                              69 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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