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|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
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.
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!
Sonal and Mark's Phinney Ridge cottage was our home base for a 4-day seminar in Greenlake, and could not have been more perfect. - Cozy in a good way, with good space for two. Wonderfully peaceful & quiet, extremely private even though just a few feet from their door.
- No 'conveniences of home' are overlooked - from appliances to linens to dish soap - and spotlessly clean. As another guest commented, we felt like we were in staying in our own personal Ikea showroom (minus the awful lights and meatballs).
- Location is excellent - easy parking, short lazy walk to restaurants, stores, parks. If you stay, there, don't miss Fresh Flours cafe on the corner, and A La Mode pie shop a block away.
- You can tell in a minute that Sonal and Mark genuinely hope you enjoy your stay. Friendly, super responsive- so happy to have randomly met Mark as we were leaving.
We're looking forward to staying there again :)
My now wife and I spent the night before, and of, our wedding here. We really enjoyed the place. It was super clean, very well equipped/stocked, access was easy, fairly priced, and it was super cozy. Recommended!
Great place to stay in a great neighborhood. Lots of shops and restaurants within easy walking distance plus it's close to the zoo and Green Lake. The guest cottage was perfect and it was hassle free to set up details of our arrival.
We definitely liked our stay there. Would go back. The bakery across Phinney Ave. was wonderful.
We had a lovely stay at this beautiful cottage. It was freezing cold in Seattle, but once the heating had warmed the place up it became the perfect place to retreat from the cold. It is comfortable, well laid out, and worked well with our 2 1/2 year old.
Loved the cottage, well furnished, well equipped kitchen, nice linens! Good location! Will definitely stay again!
Jeanne and Joe
We were travelling with a 2 year old so this review will try to comment on that. Overall, the place was great, about 10-15 minute drive to Seattle proper. Street parking was never a problem (we often parked right in front of the house or the house next door). Very clean, modern and well heated/light. It was also very nice and quiet in side.
Our 2 year old really enjoyed our trip. This place was only about 10 minutes from all the great attractions for kids. Eating at the nearby restaurants was also great and Sonal provided us with a nice little basket of menus from local places that I could walk to to pick up dinner. It's also a block away from the zoo. Which was great for us!
One caveat is that there's no door on the bedroom, though there is a curtain. The unit could easily sleep two couples but you'd hear everything. The bedroom is also super small so if you're bringing a pack-n-play the little ones will have to sleep in the tv room. This wasn't a problem for us though, but ymmv.
Overall we loved it and would gladly stay again.
The Phinney cottage was a great home base for my recent visit to North Seattle. Great neighborhood near parks and Green Lake. The space was private, clean, cozy, comfortable and blissfully quiet. Nice open living/kitchen space. The bedroom was a little tight and had limited storage space but the bed was very comfy! I was thankful for the washer/dryer with a longer stay. The bathroom was larger than expected with good storage...shower was great, quality towels.
Sonal and Mark are gracious and responsive hosts. I'll definitely consider for future visits and recommend to others.