Sunny Cottage near Discovery Park

House - Private room · Brygger Dr, Seattle, WA 98199, United States
Your host, Cheryl
11 Reviews
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The Space

Private clean room in this artist cottage located in the Magnolia neighborhood near downtown Magnolia! The room is located in the heated basement with a full bed, wifi, and your own cable tv. There is a desk to sit and work with room to stretch out and relax.

The cottage has a front deck that is basked in sunlight later in the day, and a back courtyard garden that is wonderful to sit and relish your coffee in the morning.
Free high speed internet and on street parking too!!

You are hosted by Cheryl the owner and one housemate!!

Enjoy the full comforts of home with the use of the kitchen, while being welcomed by our dogs Genny and Truffles. The last of the family includes my 2 kitties Chee-Chee, and Ti.

We are one block from the biggest park (Discovery) in the city of Seattle, where you can even walk down to the beach if desired! And we happen to be located near the Ballard Locks where you can see fish making their way back home to their own stream, and walk over to Ballard. Ballard is a wonderful neighborhood with a to-die-for farmers market on Sundays (25 minute walk), I totally recommend the oven-fired pizza or a hotdog form the market vendors.

Magnolia is a great community with awesome restaurants (greek, german, italian, japanese, american) stores and salons. I love Vixen which has the cutest clothing at great prices, and a spa to rejuvenate yourself in!! WE also (email hidden) grocery (5 minute walk).

You can take the 33 or the 24 bus to downtown Seattle in 20 minutes, or drive in 5-10 minutes!

Some travel details:
from the airport, SeaTac, you can take the Lite Rail for about $2.50 for a 30-40 minute ride to downtown Seattle. We recommend a cab from there, as it will only be about $10 and a bit easier than the city bus if you have luggage. The cab driver will need directions, whether he thinks he does or not! Once you book, we supply you with all the details for a smooth arrival!
Our closest Seattle Metro bus lines are #24 and #33.

Guest Access

Guests can use the kitchen and laundry.

Interaction with Guests

I like to give the guests their space. And they can come to me with any questions at any time.

The Neighborhood

It does not feel as if you are in a big city.

Getting around

Yes, a 2 bus line bus-stop is a 2 min walk away!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $320 /week
Monthly Price: $750 /month
Security Deposit: $95
Cleaning Fee: $15
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Beside being a great designer, Cheryl (email hidden). I stayed with her for 3 days, and It was easy to feel at home there! She even provided the towels . The bed is very comfortable, and the dogs are super fun to play with. During my last day of stay, she even cooked a delicious spaghetti for us. She is very responsible, and made sure that I am feeling comfortable in the house.

    June 2014
  • The space is very clean and the host is very cool.

    June 2014
  • Cheryl (email hidden) - very accommodating and very dear. Her home is warm and cozy with her own artistic accents throughout. The house is in a quiet neighborhood conveniently located next to beautiful running, biking, and hiking trails. I really enjoyed our conversations and had a blast playing with her animals. I look forward to seeing her again when I come back in the fall!

    April 2014
  • I greatly enjoyed staying with Cheryl. The house is in a wonderful location, conveniently located near two different bus lines and right at the entrance to Discovery Park, one of the largest green spaces in Seattle, with miles of hiking, beaches, and exploring opportunities.
    Cheryl is easy going, gracious, and a great conversationalist. The room is set up with everything you need, just show up with your clothes and you’ll be set. She was very helpful about giving advice on things to do or places to go.
    The animal friends at the house are great. Both the dog and cat are well behaved and sweet. It was so nice to be greeted by them everyday.
    Overall, staying here was a fantastic experience, I recommend it.

    March 2014
  • Staying with Cheryl was an absolute delight. She is very accommodating, kind, and an overall wonderful host. Highly recommend (email hidden).

    February 2014
  • Cheryl (email hidden) and I had a great (email hidden). It is cozy, clean, and inviting and Cheryl was great at giving tips about where to go around town and for wonderful conversation. Wouldn't hesitate to come back again!

    June 2013
  • To be honest, though Cheryl herself is a great lady, my boyfriend and I had a really mixed experience here.

    First, Cheryl is a VERY sweet, kind-hearted woman who is a driven, talented independent designer. She was willing to accommodate me and my boyfriend for 3 months, then our baby for a few weeks just after he was born, which was a true blessing and a saving grace as I finished school!

    However, this room is one area of a dark basement (not a sunny cottage) that has no access point except through the main house, and no room door separating it from the rest of the basement that is home to Cheryl's sewing supplies and printer. She comes down to access these at will (she'll usually nicely ask first -- though there were several times in the middle of the night or early morn where she came in anyway when she assumed we were sleeping). She was kind enough to hang a tapestry up on request -- though it was a month after we asked -- so that the room at least felt to be sectioned off, but we both agreed that it never really seemed to be its own room, which was hard for a long-term stay.

    Cheryl uses this rented room partially (email hidden), and we felt like we were a bit of a hassle for requesting that we move her things into a different area of the basement so we could have space for our things. Being new parents, we admittedly had way too much stuff, but it still seemed a little unfair that the room we were paying for was half full of things already. This probably wouldn't be an issue for a short-term stay, however, and if you were to ask, Cheryl would jump at the chance to help, though she might not easily find space for the things, as pretty much every corner, drawer, shelf, and nook of her house is packed with things.

    Her dogs and cat are characters! Very cute and unique. You may be asked to take them out in the backyard if you're at the house while Cheryl is at work. If you have allergies to pet dander at all, beware: there is hair everywhere.

    Cheryl is very generous with food, and we shared many-a-meal with her, which was lovely. She'll freely tell her life stories and show you sewing projects she's working on. She is charming, but she joked with us about how she is anal about the way her house is kept, which is very true. There were at least 40 particularities we counted that she repeatedly mentioned we do & not do. But again, this is another thing that might not be an issue in shorter stays.

    All in all, Cheryl is a good-natured person, but we cannot honestly recommend this room unless you are staying briefly, looking for something affordable, & not bothered by the above mentioned things.

    April 2013
  • Cheryl was a gracious, relaxed host. Made us feel very welcome without being intrusive. She is a rising star in the sewing world! The room is in the basement, but is comfortably appointed. We were there in the summer so the cool temperature in the room was welcome, but I imagine it may be a little chilly in the winter. I'm sure Cheryl has it figured out. Her friendly dog will never say no to a treat from the jar on the counter. The accommodation worked perfectly for our stay.

    August 2012
  • Cheryl is the perfect host always willing to help. You get more of a sense of home and family when you stay with her.

    March 2012
  • I had a wonderful stay, I wish I could have stayed longer. The bed was comfy and quite. Cheryl was delightful, acomidating and great with driving directions. The location is very close to the city but far enough away to be quiet. Parking was easy too.

    November 2011
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Designer and Sewing Expert. i love dogs too! I will be down in San Fran on business, and 2 days of fun! I do not drink or smoke, but I love a good cup of coffee! i also like yoga and walking!
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