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 and her husband Mark welcomed my husband and I warmly; despite our very late arrival time (1:30 am!)...and the little cottage was very much as pictured. We loved the Phinney Ridge neighborhood and all of the places within walking distance! We especially enjoyed walking to the Woodland Park Zoo...VERY close and fun.
We (two couples) stayed at Sonal's cute garden cottage for 4 nights. The kitchen was wonderful; modern and fully stocked with tools. Bathroom was very clean and bright. The pull out couch was fine, but we knew that in advance. Although windows don't open, there is an awesome screen door and plenty of fans. Phinney area is very nice with little shops and groceries near by. Parking or rental car was very easy.
Great place and perfect for what we needed. Very clean and that's one of my musts while traveling. Sonal was quick to respond to any questions or requests we had during our stay. I would definitely suggest her Private Cottage to a friend.
Sonal was a great host in that she was very understanding with allowing my college age sons and their friends to stay in the cottage. I didn't actually stay in the cottage, but my sons said that they really liked the cottage because it was comfortable and it had everything they needed during the stay. They liked the neighborhood and the convenience of having great restaurants within walking distance from the cottage.
Sonal was very responsive with responding to questions and providing all the information needed for the stay in the cottage.
Sonal's cottage was awesome. The cottage was clean, quiet and in a great location. The kitchen is well stocked, beds are comfortable and the cottage is spacious enough for 2 adults, 2 kids ( we also had a few family members over for a visit and there was plenty of seating). The kids really enjoyed the great playground 2 blocks away and there are plenty of good places to eat within walking distance. We had an excellent experience at Sonal's cottage and we would definitely stay here again.
This place was great! I love the location, I lived in Seattle a few years ago but I wasn't familiar with Phinney Ridge. It's an adorable neighborhood and easy access to to all areas of Seattle. Every morning it was an easy walk to breakfast (Fresh Flours for delicious coffee & pastries!). The actual place we stayed was tucked behind the main house. It is very cute but I think the pictures make it look slightly larger and lighter than it was in person. I'm not sure of it would have worked if we had stayed too much longer, it was a little tight for 4 of us. The hosts were wonderful and very responsive when we were looking for extra sheets and towels. Overall it was a great location for our needs and I would recommend it to anyone!
We loved the cottage! It's located in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood, a few short blocks from the Zoo and Woodland Park, both excellent places to bring kids. Downtown Seattle was a breeze to get too (the express bus is a few blocks away - but the drive was easy only about 15 minutes) as well as Fremont area being nearby for biking around.
We never met our hostess face-to-face, but the entryway into the cottage was private and although the cottage is small for 4 people (2 adults and 2 kids) we were happy and comfortable. We did request more paper towels and toilet paper and her partner brought them over right away which was nice.
Grocery stores nearby (Trader Joe's and Safeway), farmer's market a few blocks away, places to eat and shop just half-block away, and parking was usually available nearby or in front of the house without restrictions. Be mindful that the streets are narrow since it's an old neighborhood the streets weren't designed for cars originally.
When we visit Seattle again, hopefully we'll be able to stay here again. Thank you Sonal (and family) for helping make our family vacation so much fun.
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!