Cottage in West Seattle $108/night

House - Entire home/apt · 36th Ave, Seattle, WA 98126, United States

The Space

$108 per night (higher June - August). Refundable cleaning fee. Classic 1920's cottage at the top of a hill in West Seattle. Beautiful views and neighborhood. Ideal location - ten minute drive to downtown, eastside, and airport; walking distance to West Seattle Junction, Starbucks, Diva Espresso and parks; five minute drive to Alki Beach and Lincoln Park. Two minute walk to bus lines. Ample street parking. Very safe.

This rental is for your PRIVATE use of the entire house, absolutely unshared!

2 BR, 1 BA. Washer / dryer. Home Security Alarm System. Wi-Fi. DIRECTV. Full kitchen with cookware, utensils, and so on.

REFUNDABLE CLEANING FEE: Before departure, guests are REQUIRED to fully clean and straighten the house. The full cleaning fee will be refunded to you after checkout, provided the next guests find the house in good order! The cleaning and washing/drying takes 2 hours or less (drying towels take the most time). The House Manual and Guest Cleaning Checklist, with the full list of things to take care of, will be e-mailed to you after I receive your reservation. (For example: take out trash and recycling; sweep floors; clean surfaces; clean the bathroom; make the beds with fresh sheets; wash and dry sheets and towels and leave them folded neatly; wash, dry and put away any dishes used; etc.)

Main Bedroom: Memory foam over pillow-top California King bed. Walk-in closet. Light blocking curtains. Air conditioner.

Guest Bedroom: Memory foam topped mattresses; double bed under a single bunk. Three large windows overlook the front yard. Light blocking curtains. DVD / VHS with HD television.

Living room couch can become a long queen bed. More than 7 guests (what the beds and sofabed will accommodate) can stay in the cottage (in sleeping bags you provide) for an additional charge.

Large front yard with outdoor chairs and tables. Cozy home environment, quiet. No indoor smoking. Preferably no pets.

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The property frequently receives competing rental requests, so you may want to inquire and confirm quickly, to ensure that you get the reservation!

The primary renter must be 21 or older.

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Please see the Calendar for available rental dates.

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If you prefer to work through Vacation Rental By Owner, and pay me through PayPal, this listing can be found by searching for #368650

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Weekly Price: $720 /week
Monthly Price: $2800 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Hello :-) It was really fun to communicate with Meg. She knows this place inside and out, and there is no way to surprise her, which is nice. It means she loves the place, and it shows.
    My stay was a really memorable Spring stay. Sitting on top of the hill, so close to West Seattle groceries, and restaurants, and this time, the beautiful Old Growth Lincoln Park looking at the Sound and the Fauntleroy Ferry - it really made me like West Seattle a lot.
    The cottage is exactly that, heated by a gas stove, and creaky in a comfortable way. Yet, everything works as if it is modern, and with windows open, it is light and airy.
    As the Spring is coming, the outside table and chairs were calling me, but it was still raining on them, so they are there for the next guests :-)
    I like having a washer & dryer, and cupboards full of useful things, just like in a cabin.
    I'd come here again, and would recommend it to anyone who respects a well-worn, well-maintained home with a good host.

    April 2014
  • Nice, comfortable experience. Thank Meg

    February 2014
  • Meg was extremely accommodating to any request that I had. The place was very clean and definitely accommodated the 7 people that were in the cottage. Thank you!

    January 2014
  • My parents were coming to visit us from the Midwest and our West Seattle apartment just wouldn't have been very comfortable for all of us. My parents were initially leary about staying in another persons home, but with the welcoming fireplace and big bed-they could not have been happier. The kitchen was well stocked so we were able to purchase ingredients to prepare and enjoy family meals-we could have even baked a cake! This space was perfectly cozy for our needs. Meg was very communicative and timely in all correspondence. We will absolutely stay at this rustic-ish cottage again

    January 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 31 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    October 2013
    Response from Meg:

    This is the only host-cancelled reservation that has ever occurred on Airbnb. Due to an unforeseen change in schedule, this early December reservation was cancelled with a month's notice to the renter, as the cottage was needed for other uses from end of October 2013 through beginning of January 2014. The cottage will be available for rent as normal starting January 2014.

  • Megs cottages was just perfect for our needs. good price nice secure and quirt neighbourhood, easy access to the city and airport good parking and daily shopping, I definitely come again !

    September 2013
  • Overall a wonderful experience and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

    - The ginormous shower head.
    - The memory foam king size bed.
    - The very very quiet streets
    - The yard (It was pleasant to hang out with some friends on a sunny afternoon in Seattle out in the yard.)
    - All the plates and utensils one would need are right there.
    - Close proximity to many restaurants and markets by car.

    There are 2 things that I'd pay extra attention to while staying there:
    1. The manual warned the wood floor for the living room is extremely soft and scratches very easily. That forced us to be extra gentle compared to carpet floors, but we also felt better knowing it's visibly clean.
    2. The manual's text formatting made it a little hard to read sometimes. I wish it was spaced out over another extra page or two for better readability, but that's the graphic designer in me speaking.

    September 2013
  • The cottage had everything we needed. Clean, reasonably priced, nice yard, and in close proximity to Seattle. Many thanks!

    August 2013
  • We rented this house for one week in August and overall it was okay. It was in a good location for us as we had relatives in West Seattle. It had dishes and cooking utensils, and washer and dryer that made life easier and less expensive then hotel. The big front yard was nice since we had family over the last night for a big dinner. I like that it was alarmed and made me feel like my belongings were safe during the day on our travels. There was an issue with one bed, but Meg responded quickly and had in fixed on our third night. The area is pretty quiet.

    There are several things that I did not like.

    First, I could only get one window open (Small one in kitchen). Other than the window I got open there were no screens in windows or on the doors. Since we had to open the doors for air we had to also deal with bugs. There was one portable AC in the main bedroom (which was nice), but it only cooled that room and the living room. The kids’ room has no fresh air flow and stayed fairly warm during the day. I am guessing for 9 to 10 months a year this is fine, but it was over 80 for several of the days we were there.

    Second, there is some drywall work that needs to be done in kitchen and bathroom. It looks as if cabinets and other items have been replaced or fixed, but the drywall has just been patched and not painted. There is a dishwasher, but it is not hooked up and can only be used for drying.

    Third, parking can be a problem. If you come back during the day you might not find parking within a half block of the house.

    August 2013
    Response from Meg:

    The whole cottage cools down beautifully with the available fans and air conditioner! Seattle also has few to no bugs, so it is nice to open all of the doors and get the breeze that is most always blowing at this top of the hill. :-) The kitchen and utility room windows both open and have screens. The house has ample parking available, which is unusual for Seattle, but of course some times are better than others for parking immediately outside of the house.

  • Thanks Meg

    July 2013
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