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.
My wife and I were in Seattle for work. We turned it into a vacation and stayed at Julie's garden cottage. The accommodations were excellent and we enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub in the cool evenings. Julie was a wonderful host and has a wealth of knowledge of the area. Definitely would stay there again.
Julie's place is wonderful! We felt right at home the moment we arrived, and Julie was a kind, understanding and accommodating host. Having the hot tub available was a huge treat for us, and I wouldn't hesitate recommending Julie's Garden Cottage to anyone!
This was only our second Airbnb experience, and we are hooked! Julie was a great host – available if we needed her, but gave us complete privacy, too. She responded very quickly if we needed directions or info. Her place is so peaceful, clean, and airy. We loved having the french doors open to the garden and listening to/watching the birds. It was hot when we visited, and appreciated that we could have used the A/C if we wanted, but it was enough to open up the doors for air flow. We also didn't need to use the hot tub or little fireplace heater, but could see that it would be very cozy in inclement weather. We had a very full, long weekend of family reunions, graduation, and other events to attend, and it was so nice to come back to our little oasis at the end of a busy day. It was pretty easy to zoom into downtown Seattle (and elsewhere) from there, and the Columbia City neighborhood is delightful! We had breakfast one morning at Geraldine's Counter (excellent, crowded, and very popular), but picked up croissants and coffee to go at Columbia City Bakery for the days when we had to be somewhere. Have to say, those were the BEST croissants this side of Paris. We'll be dreaming of those... Had a great dinner at La Medusa (Italian/Sicilian). The arancini starter was fabulous... pastas were really good, and garlicky (!). Also loved dinner at Salted Sea - don't miss that one. They have a great oyster selection and the crab cakes were out of this world. Fast forward to the most amazing banana wet-cake with caramel dessert ever. Ever. My husband wanted chocolate mousse, so we ordered that and the banana dish (normally we'd share one), and ended up practically fighting over the banana. He was ready to do a face plant into the dish... Anyway, great stay, fun neighborhood, lovely accommodations – we can't wait to come back!
Julie is very friendly and accommodating! She's always willing to help you with anything and also giving an introduction to the neighborhood. Her cottage is just gorgeous and cosy!! My sister and I enjoyed our stay a lot. The cottage is in Columbia City where you'll be able to try some great tasting local food (Empire Espresso and Salted Sea are highly recommended). Also, you can easily get to Seattle downtown from Columbia City by taking 7 bus. Julie's cottage is highly recommended and for sure that we'll be back! :)
The Garden Cottage was excellent! Great location (easy walk to shops/restaurants in Columbia City), comfy bed, and Julie was friendly and accommodating. It was a wonderful experience.
Absolutely amazing! We had such a wonderful time in the cottage! It was cute, clean and had the most beautiful garden to enjoy! We will highly recommend to others and hopefully get to stay again ourselves! Julie was such a sweetheart and so helpful!
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