Private Cottage in Phinney Ridge!

House - Entire home/apt · N 61st St, Seattle, WA 98103, United States

The Space

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).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $65
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Our stay at Sonal's place was great! The cottage was adorable, easy and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and we appreciated that there were things like spices and oil for cooking so we didn't have to purchase. Our son was very comfy on the fold-out couch and he loved the Netflix available on the TV. Location was great for walking around and close-by amenities and also easy access by car to 99 for visiting other parts of the city. Sonal was a terrific hostess and responded super-quickly when we needed something. We'd definitely stay at Sonal's place again!

    April 2014
  • Loved this place! The location was perfect and convenient. I could walk to Green Lake and coffee was less than a block away. The place was clean, modern, peaceful and quiet, and I was able to get in and out without even seeing the hosts, who were always available when I needed them and so friendly when I did happen to run into them. The place had everything I needed and more.

    March 2014
  • A wonderful place to stay for my family! It was comfortable and quiet, and in a terrific central location. Arranging the stay was easy as the host responded quickly to all questions.

    March 2014
  • My summary: Great quiet rental for the price in a very pleasant neighborhood and with an eager to please host. More: Enjoyed a week-long stay in this quiet, warm apartment. Host is great and clearly attentive to details. Very nice too. The neighborhood is just what I hoped, with a few great restaurants and shops nearby (e.g. Phinney Market, Fresh Flours coffee and pastries), as well as the great park/lake. Also very close to the bus line downtown, which I used daily.

    The experience was more like a boutique hotel and less like a spare building turned into an inn. This situation seems to be evolving room by room; the kitchen, living and bath are very nice, and very much as they should be for this price. Where I might be less complementary is in the bedroom: I prefer a stiff mattress to a very soft one, but the mattress here was on the very soft end of my firmness spectrum.

    I was very comfortable here but readers should know this apartment is not new construction. Much of it has been renovated and is new, but expect a few quirks like slightly wavy floors and dated heating. Be sure the heating works great, but it is not centrally controlled. Most things are well maintained and I got the sense that the host pursues continuous improvement, so look for my nitpicks to fade from user reviews in time.

    March 2014
    Response from Sonal:

    hi - I am very glad that you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for your feedback - we will take your notes into consideration for sure. Sincerely, Sonal

  • I'm not sure I had add anything that hasn't already been said. This is a wonderful place with a great location. We stayed several days with our 3 1/2 year old daughter. We enjoyed being able to walk to Greenlake, the zoo, and many cafés/restaurants. It was a short drive to any other parts if Seattle we wanted to see.

    The place itself was a great size for 2 adults & one child. We loved being able to go to the grocery stores and come back to prepare meals. It was also great to have the washer & dryer since this was a longer trip for us.

    This was only our second time using air bnb. Both experiences have been flawless. I'm not sure I can stay in a hotel again!

    February 2014
  • Last month I had my second stay at the Phinney Cottage and it was really terrific again. I will be happy to return in the future and recommend to others who want a quiet and cozy setting in a charming Seattle neighborhood.

    February 2014
    Response from Sonal:

    thanks Arden! We love hosting you… hope you come back sometime!

  • We had a great stay at Sarah & Ryan's cottage. My family and I were relocating to Seattle and needed a cozy, friendly place to stay while we waited for our permanent home to be ready. My mom, my son and I stayed in the cottage for 3 weeks and we had a great experience. We were in a centrally located, walkable neighborhood, the cottage was well stocked so we could cook meals and wash our clothes without having to find a laundromat. Sarah & Ryan gave us neighborhood information to familiarize us with the shops, markets and restaurants in Phinney Ridge. It was really nice to have internet access also. We had our privacy, but knew that they were available if we had questions. So much better than staying in a hotel! Now that we're settled into our new neighborhood, we still visit Phinney Ridge favorites (like A la Mode Pies - yum). Thanks to Sarah & Ryan for making us feel at home for our first few weeks in Seattle.

    December 2012
  • Our stay was great! We never actually did meet Sarah but we did see their cute puppy through the window a couple of times. The cottage was a perfect size, large enough to host a small dinner but small enough to keep tidy easily. The bed was probably the most comfortable thing I've slept on in years (and I have $1400 memory foam mattress at home!). Everything was clean upon arrival, the internet worked great and you couldn't ask for a better location. Plus the singed Shepard Fairey poster was a nice surprise! At last I would like to address the person who left a surprisingly negative review. To anyone reading this don't let that review sway your mind about this place. I think some people just don't quite read well enough to fully understand the situation, and then don't communicate very well when they're unhappy. I look forward to staying here again!

    November 2012
  • Everything was as promised, and more. The cottage is well equipped, tight from the weather (and we did have some weather), warm and comfortable. The location, close to public transportation and a variety of restaurants, is great. Seems like a very nice neighborhood, good for walking. The interior finishing and all the furnishings seem quite new (Ikea, perhaps?), although the cottage itself is obviously old and charming.

    October 2012
  • We stayed for a long weekend. It was incredibly convenient, quiet and everything functioned perfectly. The kitchen was well equipped to cook in and there was plenty of space for 4 people (adults) for one night when we had visitors using the pull out couch. Highly recommended!

    October 2012
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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!
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