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Waterfront Cottage on Quiet Beach in West Seattle

Bedrooms 1
Space 530 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

A delightful getaway, The Beach Cottage is located in a quiet, beachfront community in West Seattle, just steps from the beach, 9 miles from downtown Seattle & 9 miles from SeaTac airport.

Constructed in the 1970s, the cottage has been lovingly updated by its current owners. With it's westward view of Puget Sound, it faces Vashon Island and beautiful sunsets. Seagulls, eagle, sea lions are frequent visitors & can be seen from the cottage. Occasionally, an Orca pod swims by! When the tide is out, long walks are in.

Sit on the deck and watch the day light up and the sun set.

Listen to the birds call and the waves roll against the shore.

Relax in the cozy reading nook and gaze at the water between chapters.

Look around at the cast glass light fixtures, paintings & other thoughtful details.

The Cottage has WiFi, basic cable, DVD player and a local use, land-line phone. The kitchen is well equipped with utensils, dishes, pots & pans, coffee maker, toaster & microwave. The bedroom has a comfy queen size bed, good closet space and a dresser. There is a full bathroom, equipped with essentials & a hair dryer. The reading nook in the living room has outlets to accommodate laptop or tablet use. There is a single sofa bed in the living room. Outdoor parking is located directly in front of the cottage. A woodland trail or short hike up the road, will lead you back to public transportation if you want to leave your car behind.

Westwood Village,a shopping center about 2 miles away, has a grocery store, drugstore, Target, Barnes & Noble 7 many other shops & restaurants. It's just a few miles away from The Junction, West Seattle's shopping district, a mile & a half from Seattle’s renowned Lincoln Park, with beautiful waterfront & woodland trails, an outdoor saltwater swimming pool (open Memorial Day to Labor Day)& nearby Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal, with service to Vashon Island and Southworth.

The owners are each only a short distance away, so within easy reach for any questions or needs.

Keywords: Waterfront , cozy cottage, quiet, romantic get-away, Seattle stay-cation,writer's retreat, pet friendly, kid friendly. Artful decor; 9 miles to downtown, 9 miles to SeaTac airport.

More Details

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

Why The Owner chose Arbor Heights

Beach Cottage was discovered while walking in the neighborhood. It has been lovingly fixed it up for personal use and to share with others. As there are so few motel rooms in West Seattle, it serves an alternative place to stay in the area.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Arbor Heights in West Seattle

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 530 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
iPod dock


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(77 traveller reviews)

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Waterfront Cottage on Quiet Beach in West Seattle
average rating of 4.818182 based on 77 reviews

Great place, Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Nice home. Very comfortable inside. Well equipped place. Clean. Pleasant neighbors. Easy beach access. Short drive to downtown. Would definitely book again - not always easy to find a dog friendly place in a great location.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Great beach cottage retreat

  • 5 of 5

Had a very relaxing weekend at this quaint cottage. Very quite area with friendly neighbors. The cottage has everything one needs. I will list list under my favorite places to stay and will definitely be back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage, tastefully decorated with owners artwork.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was conveniently located for us to go to Vashon Island for one day; we spent spent another afternoon in Seattle for lunch at Dukes Charter House and another day in Tacoma to the Museum of Glass Art with dinner in DesMoines at Anthony's seafood restaurant.

We spent most mornings looking out at the Puget Sound watching some of the tugs and freighters. The weather was cool and damp so we watched from the living room area. I loved the beach seat with overhead lighting and plenty of cushions.

I lived on Vashon Island in the 1980's for ten years so this was like a return trip home.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bulverde, Texas

We enjoyed our stay immensely. Perfect location; cottage perfect for a couple & 1 dog

  • 5 of 5

The property was excellent. The view from the front balcony was spectacular. Having access to the beach park across the street worked well to walk our dog.

The cottage was very cozy and comfortable. Clean and well equipped with everything anybody would ever need.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, quiet, quaint and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a lovely stay! We so enjoyed the quiet, the beach access and the incredible views. The glow in the dark light in the bedroom charmed our little one.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Duluth, MN

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Great location, great view of the sound. Nice private beach to use.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Seattle/Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal
Car: recommended

beachcombing, birdwatching


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £180.52

There is a $20/night charge for a fourth person.
Dogs can be welcome, subject to owner approval. $15/night for one, $20/night for two.
Most payments fully due at booking. Payment schedules can be arranged with owner if necessary.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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