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Bright 1 bedroom backyard guesthouse in the vibrant Columbia City neighborhood.

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Conveniently located only 1.5 blocks from the light rail which will easily take you to and from the airport as well as to Century Link and Safeco fields for sports events, downtown Seattle, the Capitol Hill neighborhood and to the University of Washington and Husky Stadium. No car needed!! Walking distance to restaurants, shops and music venues.

The upstairs is equipped with a kitchen and living area with corner windows which offer a beautiful view of the Cascade Mountain range. The downstairs is a bedroom with a queen size bed and full bathroom. The guest house comfortably sleeps two however a third person can sleep on the single futon which is upstairs in the living area. The 400 sq ft. guesthouse is equipped with everything necessary to make for a comfortable and convenient stay.

The guesthouse has a full kitchen with brand new appliances including dishwasher and microwave. The radiant heated floors keep it cozy and warm in the winter. Unit also has a washer and dryer for guests' convenience. There is free street parking.

The guesthouse is located in the vibrant and historic Columbia City neighborhood. This up and coming neighborhood prides itself as being one of (if not the) most diverse zip codes in the United States. Only blocks away from delicious restaurants including Caribbean food, an amazing Sicilian restaurant, fresh sushi, a delicious bakery, a great brunch spot and many others. May through October enjoy the farmer's market on Wednesday afternoons which is located near a grassy park. BeatWalk is a monthly music festival (June through October) with live music at multiple venues in the neighborhood. There are also great bars, a movie theater and music venues with live music every night! It's the perfect neighborhood with easy access to the rest of the city.

Just a short walk away from Lake Washington which has beaches for summer swimming and a long path for walking year round. Also 5 minutes away from Seward Park which is a great place for walking, running, biking, and exploring.

More Details

Elyse Thomas
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

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

About Elyse Thomas

I'm from Alaska originally but have lived in Washington for most of my life. I live in Seattle with my husband and our baby. We love to travel and see new places. Although, having a new baby has kept us closer to home lately. Before having a baby we enjoyed traveling in Cuba, Mexico, Hawaii, Canada, the San Juans and we had an amazing honeymoon in Greece. We hope to be able to travel more when our daughter gets a little older. For the time being are enjoying hosting guests in our new guesthouse. We hope people enjoy exploring our fantastic neighborhood and city. I enjoy making people feel at home and hope to be able to offer great insight and recommendations for things to do and places to see while in Seattle.

Elyse Thomas purchased this cottage in 2010


Columbia City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is located downstairs next to the bedroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom with a queen bed is located downstairs. The futon that sleeps one is located upstairs in the living area.
  • Stereo
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
There is no real closet space for hanging clothes. There are 4 large drawers under the bed for clothes storage and a shelf with hangers but it is not an enclosed closet. There is no TV.


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Bright 1 bedroom backyard guesthouse in the vibrant Columbia City neighborhood.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Sweet little home

  • 5 of 5

Easy walk to the light rail took us everywhere we wanted to go. Nice quiet neighborhood for our night in and amazing food in walking distance!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway guest house

  • 5 of 5

Elyse and Earl's guest house is the perfect little home for a Seattle vacation! We used the conveniently located light rail to travel to and from Safeco Field during a very busy weekend and were delighted with the ease and low cost! The guest house is very clean, full of natural light, and very comfortable! We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage with the views!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spend 3 days wonderful at there cottage.The place is better then the picture.It is set up with a cozy atmosphere and beautiful views.I think that the only thing missing is a TV. but it is still a super place.Highly recommend it. Bob and Olga Campbell

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely casita!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect small house for me. It was immaculate, very comfortable, and had everything I needed for my stay. It's ideally located in the city. It is walking distance to Columbia City, light rail and buses. I will definitely stay here again on my next visit to Seattle.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, cozy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

I truly enjoyed coming "home" every evening during my stay in Seattle. The cottage felt safe, and the location was super convenient, just around the corner from the Link train station. The guesthouse itself was pretty and very clean, well-designed and with all the amenities one would hope for!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Cozy and comfortable. Close to transportation. All the amenities. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
SeaTac Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Lotties Lounge
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Seattle Terminal
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Jefferson Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Link light rail Columbia City Station
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Chandala Thai
Nearest Ski
54 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Seward Park
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.