About this listing
Soo centrally located, this is a little house all your own !
This cozy,charming cottage for two has cathedral ceilings,skylight, and a french door overlooking the garden. We just redecorated for a mid-century vibe ! Tho' only 17x10 ,it has
wifi,tv,dvd,and ipod stereo or laptop (website hidden) addition to the queen bed, small foam futon available for autonomous sleeping!.We try to provide for all your needs.The bath is newly remodeled w/ wet room, (kitchenette has a sink
micro,toaster-oven ,Nespresso machine ( well, it is Seattle ,aka coffee town !) and a half size fridge. You are
ready for coffee,tea, a light breakfast and for
Somehow ,it is 15 minutes to everywhere, downtown,ballard, capital hill..even closer to south lake union..The university district 1.5 mile away,fremont even closer! Downtown , 2 mi.,wallingfords shopping, movies and 15 + restaurants 5 blocks. Our walk-ability score is 94, buses on corner, bikes available,yes,there is easy free street parking too.
( cottage is not available monthly from may- october)
Please read house rules before booking.Hope it suits!
Interaction with Guests
I often escape to kingston and my yurt on the water.( which may be available to you!) I am always a text away, and can be back if urgent in an hour and a half.
A peaceful yet highly accessible neighborhood, gardens galore. The university district, Fremont, and wallingford are all walkable.( 5 Blocks from wallingford's business district.)
Other Things to Note
There is a $35.non refundable rug cleaning fee for dog visitors as some guests are allergic. ( airbnb has no way to list this in prices??) one dog accepted, no barkers allowed. ( over a couple minutes
Check in is at three, if you'd like a snack or a bit of the neighborhood..
If I can help as a local resource, let me know. I recommend Archie Mcfee's for joke gifts for all occasions! ... and Tutti Bella is fab pizza both blocks away 44 n stone, 45th and stone. There is always Gasworks park and the essential bakery for lunch ,34( both are walkable from the house) and woodlawn.
Please treat the cottage as if it were your own, comfortably and carefully.
Energy conservative habits expected please. Rinse and crush recycling and check the list of what is recycled, in seattle it is long.
Quiet before 9am, and after 10 pm, it's good for us all!.
Dogs are welcome with $75 non refundable rug cleaning fee.( sorry but all blankets and rugs must be washed as some are allergic.)
Please no smoking or loud parties, be conscious of others .
HOT TUB: unfortunately,hot tubs are delicate flowers and break far too frequently.( almost ready to give up) please do not book for the hot tub, just in case.
Hours 9am-9 pm. please rinse off in the shower first.Please keep your visit to 20 minutes in consideration of others who may use.The hot tub will accommodates $400 lbs. Only 2 folks in the hot tub at a time, sorry no outside guests.Please be Quiet after 9, as the neighbors children sleep 12 ft. away.please wear a suit!
Hot tub off to conserve energy nov15 -march 15.
This was our first time in Seattle and we loved being in proximity (walking distance) to the great restaurants and breweries in Ballard, Fremont & Wallingford. Downtown was a reasonable uber away. The studio was cute and comfy, thanks Joyce!
Joyce was very pleasent and when I arrived. The cottage is cozy, fit for two. Beautiful backyard.
Joyce was awesome. She was so friendly and hospitable. Everything was clean and prepared for us. She had a plenty of Seattle information available for us to check out (magazines , maps etc.) . The neighborhood is residential and quite. But, it is a hop, skip , and a jump away from EVERYTHING; restaurants/bars, cafes,grocery store, drug store, shops! I left my art supplies at home. My fingers got restless for my sketch pad. All I had to do was get on a bus and ride for 5 minutes. It was so awesome I walked back to the cottage. I liken it to Wicker Park in Chicago.
We did some touristy stuff and didn't have a car. We used Lyft and from where we were located and depending on the time of day (traffic can be nuts) the rides cost between $7-$25. The location is pretty central to even the touristy places
Joyce's cottage was great and a great deal. Very cute and perfect for a single person traveling alone or two people who don't mind the lack of door on the bathroom. As previous commenters have noted, the toilet is indeed inside the shower, and the whole bathroom sits inside the kitchen...but everything you need is there and works perfectly. The outdoor space is a really nice perk, too.
The cottage is closer to Wallingford than Fremont but easily accessible to all the tourist sites by bus (schedules and bus stops are easily findable on the Google Maps app on your smartphone). The Burke-Gilman bike path is nearby and Green Lake is also beautiful and within walking distance.
The kitchen isn't really made for cooking but is perfect for leftovers, picnics and morning coffee. The internet/wifi was spotty and intermittent - worked better to power the tv than it did my phone - but I also didn't bother to reach out to Joyce to ask her to reset the modem so it's possible it would've worked better if I had. AT&T got fine service though so it worked out fine for me.
The photos in the listing are accurate or maybe even undersell the place, since it's a quite nice place to stay and is very charmingly put together given the space constraints. I'd happily stay there again.
Joyce is a wonderful, kind, thoughtful and the warmest host I have met on AirBnB. She is very understanding and very accommodating. She gave us all the necessities and then some (yummy warm breakfast scones!). She was very responsive to our needs.
Joyce wasn't at the cottage for our arrival, but her communication prior to our arrival was great. She even greeted us one morning with delicious, piping hot scones! The cottage itself was very charming and cozy--perfect for a couple or good friends. A great place to come home to at the end of a day of exploring, and it was so conveniently located to a number of neighborhoods and also a short walk to the main drag of Wallingford and public transportation. But if you're looking to cook to save a bit o' cash, I feel that the kitchen is serviceable for only very basic things (coffee, storing leftovers, etc.). As noted in other reviews, the bathroom and kitchen are one space--didn't bother us too much, but some may not be everyone's cup of tea! All in all, a cozy, conveniently located spot with a lovely garden in a great neighborhood. Thanks Joyce!
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About the Host, Joyce
I am a therapist/innkeeper.I know my city well and am know as a fab concierge. I love art, the outdoors, books, music and dogs.
fav activities? thrifting, museums, spending time at my yurt.