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.
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!
Julie's cottage is exactly as advertised--full of warmth and character, comfortable and quiet, and very, very Zen. Julie herself is a fantastic host; she made sure to say hello and chat with us about her favorite things to do in the city. The cottage is well located, and extremely walkable. The exceedingly charming main drag of Columbia City is a short 5 minute walk away, and there you can enjoy great food (Island Soul and Geraldine's Counter are must tries), fantastic art and even live music. Further, the light rail which goes right into Downtown Seattle is a quick 10 minute walk, and even better, it connects to Seattle-Tacoma airport. Our favorite thing was the quiet of the neighborhood. It was great to come home to after long days exploring bustling neighborhoods like Capitol Hill and Fremont. The next time we're in the area, we'll check Julie's house for availability first. We recommend you do the same.
Julie and her space were both fantastic. She went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. She warmed up the hot tub when she knew we were heading back, offered an extra key, and was very responsive whenever we had a question. Thanks, Julie!
I lived in Columbia City for 15 years until moving to Atlanta 2 years ago. Staying at the cottage felt like the sweetest, most comfortable and perfectly located little nest to welcome me back. Julie is a lovely and accommodating host. I didn't get to spend very much time with her with all of my running around, but she is the kind of person you would want to grab coffee with and hang out with at Columbia City Bakery (don't miss it!) Her kind-heartedness is reflected in the space she provides and I'm pretty sure she knows that she is offering a great deal. She could easily change more for the accommodations she is providing given the location and space.
If you aren't familiar with the neighborhood, Columbia City is exactly where you want to stay in Seattle. It is one of the jewels of Seattle--a cute neighborhood with a lot of local flavor, great restaurants, great coffee, fun shops, and easy access via the bus and Lightrail that is within walking distance. You can take an easy walk to Lake Washington for views of the water and Mt. Rainier, or you can take a walk in the other direction and be in the midst of a fun urban neighborhood. It is also close in to the downtown area, but feels like a peaceful get-away in a quiet neighborhood.
I plan to come home to Seattle fairly often and the cottage will be my first choice when I return. Thanks Julie! You made my first trip home so comfortable.
Julie's cottage was simply wonderful! Everything was clean and lovely. Thank you for a wonderful stay in Columbia City.
Julie's space was a little oasis! It was just as described and the backyard was so peaceful, the perfect setting for a hot tub. Julie was a pleasure and offered wonderful suggestions for food around the city. It is a magical space I would love to stay in again.
My wife and I were looking to stay in a relaxed spot in an up-and-coming neighborhood and we hit the jackpot with Julie's cottage. Very clean, quiet, with peaceful vibes and a fantastic garden with several visiting bird species and a lovely view up the hill at night whilst sitting in the hot tub. Everything you need in the little kitchen, and a cute little porch overlooking the garden for breakfast! Walking distance to all the local-owned restaurants and pubs. Also walking distance to a lakeside trail and the old-growth forest in Seward Park which is perfect for a nice walk, hike, bird-watching, nature center. It's a quick drive right into downtown Seattle. Columbia City is a diverse and buzzing little community and Julie's cottage couldn't be in a better spot. We will definitely stay here again.
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