About This Listing
Your own private cottage right in the city! Come and enjoy our newly remodeled cottage in the heart of Phinney Ridge!
NOTE: We scheduled the photo shoot before window blinds were installed - the blinds are in now, so rest easy, it's very private!
Our cottage is nestled behind the main house, and very private. The interior was recently remodeled, including new kitchenette, floors, bathroom, and a fresh coat of paint.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: The cottage is in our backyard patio directly adjacent to our main house, and the patio is a shared area. We are more than happy to share the area with you, just want you to know!
In the interest of full disclosure, please know that we do have one small pet - a yorkie mix who may greet you will a few enthusiastic barks that you might hear from the main house. She settles down pretty quickly after her initial greeting!
The cottage has a separate bedroom area (there is no door but it's definitely a separate space) with queen bed, and the main living area has couch with pull-out bed. So, you can sleep 4 if you need too (it would be sort of cozy, but still way better than a large hotel room!). The bedroom area also has a brand new stackable washer and dryer you are welcome to use.
DirectTV and wi-fi network is available!
We are located in Phinney Ridge, walking distance to Greenlake, and super easy access to popular areas such as downtown, Ballard, and Fremont neighborhoods. Not that you need to go that far though! We are off the main drag of Phinney Ave, but still only one block away from two bars, and 4 restaurants. (and there are many other bars and restaurants within easy walking distance). If you have kids, we are two blocks from Woodland Park Zoo (zoo and park). Right off the Metro 5 line bus, takes you right downtown.
If you have a car, street parking is almost always very easy (worst case you walk 1/2 block).
Sonal, your cottage was perfect for our needs in Seattle. Nicely appointed, clean and efficient. Very well located as well. We'll consider returning for future visits!
Cosy cottage in a very pleasant neighborhood next to Green Lake. Sonal and Marc have been very nice hosts and helped immediately in all cases. The cottage is as shown in the pictures. We used the sleeping sofa for our babies which was very convenient. Well equipped kitchen, even a blender for smoothies. We enjoyed our stay and definitly recommend this place - would return anytime! Anyhow, you need to know: when it's cold outside, it gets lousy cold in the cottage although there are several heaters. It takes a while to heat the cottage in the morning.
The location was accurately described and was the most compelling reason we chose this property. Property was as described in promotional material, but was inadequately maintained. Most notably, it was cold inside and the only heater was not sufficient to heat the place and rattled uncontrollably when used. We had to bring in an additional space heater lent to us by our daughter. In addition, there were non-working light bulbs and no extra blankets.
We are sorry to hear about your experience. There are four heaters in the unit that can be used to heat specific areas. While there is an extra blanket in the closet, we certainly could have provided you with an additional one. My husband was happy to replace the light bulbs as you indicated. We wish you the best of luck with your future airbnb experiences.
Check-in process was smooth, and we had no trouble finding the cottage. It's a cozy spot, especially for a couple, and the location is quite convenient. Sonal was friendly and responsive to our requests, and the cottage was as she described it. I would stay here again!
This was our first experience with Airbnb, which we appreciated very much. My family and I went to visit our older daughter and her husband over the holidays as they recently moved to Seattle. It turns out that this Airbnb was only 1 1/2 blocks away from their apt! Overall, our stay in the cottage was very comfortable. We slept well, and it was very quiet. The place seemed clean. We appreciated the plush bath towels as well as having a dryer available which we used to dry the towels after our showers. The main room was spacious with a nice size TV. The cottage is ideal for 2 people, giving you a generous living space and smaller sleeping area. We were a family of 3, and it worked out well enough. Four adults in this space could feel a bit tight, esp with only one bathroom. Thank you to Sonal and Mark for providing us such a comfortable and homey place to stay and for their assistance! You have a great location, so close to stores and restaurants yet situated on a residential side street.
About the Host, Sonal
I'm married with three growing children: an upcoming freshman at WSU in Pullman, a junior in high school and an 8th grader. My husband, Mark and I are avid runners who've recently moved from Colorado Springs, CO. We are excited to start our lives in Seattle! We are also looking forward to sharing our cottage with guests visiting the area. It's an adventure!
The pizza is good but not great, but we still eat there quite a bit. Very friendly place and good atmosphere. Great outdoor seating area.
One of the newer restaurants in the Hood, and a great addition. Good selection of wines and they have hard liquor as well. Very child friendly.
Surprisingly good chinese. Highly recommended, try their Mongolian Beef.
Great coffee and even better baked goods.
This is a great bar too, but in a way the anti-thesis to Sully's across the street. They serve hard liquor and food (pretty good), and Sully's has neither. Good music & pool tables.
Very friendly place, great beers on tap, free peanuts! This is a neighborhood mainstay and I frequent this place often. 2 minute walk from our cottage!
Really nice Zoo just two blocks away. They have a pretty good outdoor concert series in the summer too. There is also a park here that is great for kids.
Some of the best burgers in town. Get there early though! Not open Mondays...
Great bar, excellent margaritas, and pretty good Mexican for Seattle. Outdoor deck too.
Great little neighborhood market. Really good grilled sandwiches.
Another good beer joint in the hood.
Good food, beer joint. We don't go here much but many people LOVE this place.
Excellent greek food.
Great park for walking, biking, swimming, or just relaxing.