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. Note: There is a minimum 3 night stay from May - September.
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, wine bar, 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:
- 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
- check-out time is 11am; later check-out may be an option, ask for availability
- 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.
This was my second time staying at Julie's Cottage. As before, it was cute and comfortable. The location is great for enjoying the tranquility of Seward Park or walking to the light rail for a quick trip into the downtown. Julie is a wonderful host and offered excellent suggestions of areas to visit, places to see, and current performances or events to attend. The cottage was comfortable and clean, and offered a calm place to relax in her garden and hot tub. Overall, a very positive experience.
Julie's abode is truly lovely. The accommodations are very comfortable and relaxing. Julie keeps the space immaculately clean and the layout is well thought-out. There is even a small porch area where one can sit and enjoy the garden area (read: pretty wonderful). As well, we fell in love with the Columbia City area surrounding the cottage. There is no shortage of fun places to eat, shop, and stroll. Would highly recommend!
Julie's place was absolutely perfect. A little adorable place in her beautiful garden with everything we needed to be comfortable during our stay. It was clean, and private. The location was perfect, within walking distance of all kinds of things. Julie was a great host. I highly recommend this for two people exploring Seattle.
I really enjoyed Julie cottage. It was very beautiful, peaceful and she was very warm and welcoming. Julie did everything to make sure we settle into the place. Her garden cottage is perfect for a vacation due to it location and proximity to downtown. Also if you are a early morning jogger, there are great parks around where you can go jog. I will highly recommend Julie place for a stay in Seattle and will definitely be coming back!!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Julie's cottage. It was a nice little private place close to many Seattle hot spots. I definitely recommend staying at the cottage. Communicating with Julie was also easy, and she was very responsive.
We recently spent two nights at Julie's cottage. It was fantastic, and exactly as advertised -- actually, probably even better. It was very clean, had everything we could have needed, and was very close to public transportation stops. Julie greeted us when we arrived, showed us around, and provided some dining recommendations which were also spot-on. It is also very close to many restaurants and little shops in Columbia City, as well. Couldn't have asked for a better stay. Would definitely recommend to others, and hope to utilize this space again on future trips to Seattle!
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