About this listing
Relax and enjoy the privacy of your own Seattle garden cottage with easy access to Downtown Seattle. Your host Julie is welcoming and full of all of the Seattle expertise and tips you will need to have a fantastic getaway.
Welcome! Relax and enjoy the privacy of your own Seattle garden cottage with easy access to Downtown Seattle.
Your getaway cottage is centrally located just 18 minutes from SeaTac airport and downtown
Seattle - and now you can ride the new Light Rail! Walk 5 minutes to vibrant and historic Columbia City with loads of great restaurants, a fantastic natural foods grocery, cafe and deli called the PCC, art galleries, cinema, live theater, and a historic library. Search for Columbia City in NY Times for a helpful travel review.
Your accommodations include a bright cozy cottage, supremely comfortable Queen sized bed, sky lights, 3/4 bathroom, ceiling fan, gas fireplace, wet bar kitchen, a complimentary fruit bowl and tea, WIFI, and French doors overlooking a private garden. A spacious flagstone patio with a private large hot tub to relax are complemented by a gorgeous territorial view.
Lake Washington and Seward Park offer some of the best walking and biking paths in Seattle and are just minutes from the cottage. Whether you're from the NW, visiting family and from the States or abroad, you will love your private zen garden retreat.
Welcome to the Garden Cottage!
Things to note:
- check in time is 4pm, check out is 11am; I may be able to accommodate earlier or later times, just ask
- gas fireplace on/off switch is top left
- keep bathroom door open for best ventilation when hot
- please wipe shoes well or take them off; the gravel gouges the wood floor
- 'twinkly' lights switch is behind the blue vase on the kitchen counter
- please use cutting board (not kitchen counter); sharp knife in drawer
- cold water from kitchen sink is filtered!
- trash, recycling and compost bins are on the right side of the house if things need to be disposed of
- collect recyclables in zip-top bag with ferns and pink handles under sink; collect compostables in beige plastic bucket under sink
- plug your music device into the Tivoli player on the desk and turn the switch to 'Aux'
- Wifi info is on desk
- the garden cottage is also my yoga studio; please feel free to borrow the books but place them back where you found them
- hot tub cover folds over and fits between tub and house; best to have 2 people lift back up
- hot tub is set to 104 degrees; for longer soaking 101 is advisable; remember to rehydrate!
- extra towels are available if needed
- I'm always available by my cell phone - feel free to call or text me with questions or for local recommendations
Thank you for staying at the Garden Cottage! I hope you enjoy your stay.
Great host & location! Stayed at the cottage two years in a row now, no regrets!
Our stay was an excellent experience, Julie was warm and inviting. The cottage was cozy and well appointed with amazing sun light pouring in. and a few blocks away from the light rail station. Columbia City has a great bakery called Columbia City Bakery off of Rainier Street walking distance from the cottage. We would definitely want to stay at her cottage when we visit Seattle again. Thank you Julie hope to see you again in the near future.
Julie was an excellent host and her garden cottage was in a great location within walking distance to Lake Washington, a grocery store and a street with shops/restaurants. The Light Rail train stop is nearby and easy to get to downtown Seattle. The garden was beautiful and the hot tub was great to relax in.
Our stay with Julie was wonderful! We were elated to have air conditioning at this property, due to the unseasonable heat wave. The Garden Cottage has so much wonderful natural light, with windows and skylights everywhere. We had the most restful nights and were able to relax for half of a day when we were exhausted after hiking. The location of the Garden Cottage is perfect for those who want to explore Seattle, without having to stay in the downtown area. Columbia City was also wonderful to explore, with a lot of great restaurants, parks, and stores nearby. We felt very welcome here and Julie did a wonderful job providing suggestions of what to see/do and where to dine. Also, Hot tub! Who wouldn't be happy to use a hot tub after a long day of hiking... perfect for my aching muscles or just to relax! Lastly, Julie's yard is amazing!! You can tell she has put a lot of heart into her landscaping and it was much appreciated.
Such a great place! looks just like the pictures! Julie was such a sweet host, and had such an elegant little place for us to stay. We are grateful for the opportunity to stay in a relaxed neighborhood rather than a hotel!
The cottage is great, has everything you need and julie was helpful even though she was out of town. We had no problems communicating with her. The hot tub was perfect after a long day in the city center. It was clean and as you would excprect it. Columbia city is a great neighborhood easy to reach from the airport and the city. I defenetly woud go there again!
The Garden Cottage is comfortable for people who simply desire to relax and spend lots of time exploring Seattle. It is only a few minutes walk away from a street full of restaurants, and a 15 minute drive from the downtown area and several other fun neighborhoods worth visiting. The cottage is clean, with a refrigerator, wifi, and great air conditioning. The bed is comfortable, and the deck is a perfect spot to relax. The week we stayed there was a festival in town, and Julie ensured that we had a saved parking spot and even free passes to the festival. We loved our stay!
About the Host, Julie
Hi, my name is Julie and I live and work in Seattle. I'm a 'people' person and love being an Airbnb host. In 2008 I built my gorgeous garden cottage for visits from family as well as to share with Seattle visitors as a vacation rental. It's truly a special, peaceful space infused with lots of love and it's ready for you to call your home away from home. I enjoy the challenge of creating both a beautiful and edible garden, trying new and exotic foods, dancing the tango, sailing on Puget Sound and Cape Cod, hiking, live music, practicing yoga (I'm also a certified yoga teacher and therapist) and all of the amazing outdoor opportunities the NW has to offer. I'm passionate about my career as a real estate broker, so if you are looking to make the Puget Sound area your new permanent home, I would love to help you find that perfect place. I hope to meet you! Julie