About this listing
Enjoy the excitement of Seattle and city life in a quiet and green retreat at the Center of the Universe- Fremont!
Charming and pristine pied-a-terre in the midst of our beautiful and private garden. My priority when traveling is a super clean and comfy bed so that's the centerpiece of the cottage. With lots of windows that look out to the garden and skylights above you it's a dreamy place to relax. You have a private deck to sit below the big apple tree and read with a cup of tea....just steps from a path along the canal to 'downtown' Fremont with its dozens of restaurants, ride the bikes over to Ballard and all of it's great restaurants and shops, or the bus stop and 10 minutes to downtown Seattle. We have two 'beach cruisers' for your riding enjoyment down the bike path.
The bathroom has been described as European style- it's a small tiled room with shower, toilet and sink, white and clean. Unlike in Europe, it has both a window and a fan for ventilation! The water heater is small so short showers are encouraged...
We've been hosting for airbnb in the cottage for a two years now and it's so fun to share our special place with wonderful people from all over! Be our guest!
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FREMONT is such a fun neighborhood with lot's of shops and restaurants. The bike trail (or walking if you prefer) is just at the bottom of our street and will take you, one way to Fremont and the other way to Ballard. You won't have enough time for all there is to do! And you don't need a car........
Other Things to Note
Street parking is usually plentiful so help yourself!
We're not really rule people but would expect back what we offer: respect, quiet and a peaceful enjoyable time in our garden cottage. We don't invite dogs to stay just because it's a lot more clean up......
We so enjoyed our stay in Nan's charming Freemont cottage...I could have moved right in! It was a little backyard oasis in the city surrounded by lush vegetation, both peaceful and relaxing. We really made such good use of our stay there...we slept well, (the bed was great!) we sat out and dined in the garden and enjoyed the quiet. We even hosted our family for a wine and cheese snack on the upper terrace! The kitchen was well equipted, the bathroom too, everything was really perfect and we can't wait to return to Seattle to stay here again! Thanks so much for a lovely stay.
What a wonderful place to call home during my first AirBnB experience and Seattle visit! This cottage couldn't have been any more charming. It had everything I needed for my solo birthday trip - having a bicycle to use was a welcome bonus. Nan was unobtrusive, we did meet once briefly but otherwise I had peace and quiet, though I know she would have been easily available had I needed anything. All the little touches made the difference - the welcome sign, the snacks, the bus passes, the tourist info. Highly recommend to anyone considering a stay in the area. If I'm ever lucky enough to return to Seattle, this will be my home again if I'm so lucky.
The cottage was perfect! Great location and excellent host. Loved being able to borrow the cruisers since the cottage is so close to the bike trails. Short ride up to marina to go kayaking. Close to transit to easy to get anywhere in Seattle. Nan was a great host.
I arrived very late in the evening after a long drive from California but Nan greeted me and even helped me with my luggage. This is in a nice neighborhood on a steep hill. It is very close to the Fremont neighborhood, very hip and cool with a great PCC Market (Upscale Organic Coop) within walking distance along the canal. A couple of breakfast restaurants to choose from, again in walking distance. Busses pass close by and go to downtown Seattle or Ballard. Good access. We parked the car on the street and walked or bussed most places. Kitchen was great to have as we stayed 5 nights and cooked several meals 'at home'. Bathroom was a European style with open shower. Actually, I found I really liked this as the floor stayed clean. Bring shower sandals though for walking on the wet floor after. This does drain and dry fast in the summer when we were there. Tons of amenities were stocked throughout, even new toothbrushes. My fiancee and I loved the privacy as the cottage is on the back of the property. The path is uneven and because of the steep hill on the street, this location is not easy to access for anyone physically challenged. Also, pack suitcases lighter since there are a few steps to navigate. There are outdoor chairs to relax in the morning over tea or coffee. All in all, a wonderful find at a super price!
We loved our time at Nan's cottage! We were welcomed warmly by Nan's husband, a bunny, a few cats and a sign with our names on it. Nan provided us with all we needed and more, including coffee, bus passes and bikes! We loved the neighborhood of Fremont and enjoyed coffee and two dinners there. We used the bikes and the bus passes to travel all around Seattle. Thanks for a wonderful time!
The cottage is even better that it looks in the picture! It´s very clean, great located and it has everything you need(sink, stove, TV, fridge, maps, books)! The place is very cozy, and the area is very calm. We arrive at midnight and Nan was very aware of the communication to be able to arrive at anytime without any problem. Free Bus tickets and bikes were available but we needed to use our car. She also recommend us a very close place near the house to have a great coffe and chai for my wife, including tips to avoid traffic and ferry to take. His husband Mark was very kind as well and say good bye before leaving the cottage. I definely recommend Nan´s cottage and stay again as many times as possible!
About the Host, Nan
I'm a native Northwesterner and love to travel! My husband and I have lived in our house in Fremont for 25 years with many pets and raising our daughter. I love to travel, especially Europe, read, cycle (last summer I cycled in Holland for a week by myself and found it sooo relaxing! And just this month I bought myself a Dutch bike for slower and more scenic riding. I put on a cup holder for my tea!) and drink tea- our house blend is Yorkshire Gold mixed with Vanilla Coconut Black! I really like people and find airbnb a wonderful way meet and host other people in our sweet cottage.
I love Thornton Wilder's quote:
WE CAN ONLY BE SAID TO BE ALIVE IN THOSE MOMENTS
WHEN OUR HEARTS ARE CONSCIOUS OF OUR TREASURES.