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Secluded Backyard Cottage on Walkable Phinney Ridge

People2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 325 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Welcome! Our backyard cottage is:

In a Great location: Easy neighborhood walks will take you to all manner of restaurants, coffee shops, bookstores, and the usual retail attractions of the big city. The Woodland Park Zoo is so close we can hear the siamangs at feeding time. Phinney Ridge rates as “very walkable” with a 79 “Walkability Score.” If you walk over the top of Phinney Ridge, go down to and around Greenlake, and then return to our cottage, you will have taken one of America’s best urban five-mile walks. The location also is perfect for parents visiting children going to the University of Washington or Seattle Pacific U.

Comfortable: The cottage has natural light on all four sides plus a skylight. All the windows have shades (and screens in season.) The bed is a queen-size top-of-the-line convertible couch. [The cushions on the bed were replaced in 2018.] There is plenty of hot water from a dedicated water heater. The mini-kitchen includes a microwave oven with an exhaust fan, a two-burner stovetop, a mini-fridge, an automatic water boiler, a blender, and a toaster. We have supplied the kitchen with the basics if you want to take meals in. There is plenty of short-term storage, free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, and an iPhone hook-up so you can play your own music.

Private: The cottage is a completely self-contained unit detached from our house. The entrance to the cottage is down seven gentle steps (see photo) from our driveway. It includes a kitchenette and a bathroom with a shower stall. Enjoy your own patio for outdoor eating, coffee drinking or reading. You may park off-street in our driveway if you require that.

Safe: We live in a quiet neighborhood with families with kids and grandkids. Our cottage is at the end of our driveway and it is illuminated by motion-detection lights and protected by dead-bolt locks.

Clean: The cottage is all new construction from 2011. We clean professionally between guests and we work to keep the living spaces uncluttered and open.

Attention to detail: Rick Treston, one of Seattle’s true craftsman builders, managed all construction. The bathroom and the foyer are finished with imported Italian tile. The patio features tumbled blue stone pavers. There are hand-finished surfaces throughout. The kitchen counter is granite. The landscaping was designed and installed by Classic Nursery and Landscaping of Woodinville, WA.

Solar powered: As of early 2013, the Phinney Cottage is now powered by solar panels on our property. Go green!

Tale of the Tape: Inside dimensions over-all: 13’ x 25’ or 325 square feet; Main room: 206 sq. ft.; Bathroom: 38 sq. ft.; Patio: 112 sq. ft.

Updated: 5June2018

Keywords: cottage, private entrance, quiet, University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University

More Details

Owner
Peter House and Anne Fitzpatrick
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Peter House and Anne Fitzpatrick

We are both educators and we love to travel.

Peter House and Anne Fitzpatrick purchased this cottage in 2011

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Phinney Ridge in Seattle

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size top-of-the-line convertible sofa/bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced

Reviews

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average rating of 4.983051 based on 59 reviews
5

Very comfortable and private.

  • 5 of 5

Close to public transportation. Flowers and garden were beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

If you love the 'Tiny House movement, you'll love this guesthouse!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need, in a tiny package! Tucked down a short drive in the walkable Phinney Ridge neighborhood, delight in this perfect little guest house. Peter and Anne were great hosts. We found it a perfect place to relax after a day touring Seattle (plus the Woodland Park Zoo is just a few short blocks away.)

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carrboro, NC
5

Nice Place, Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is in a nice, quiet, neighborhood. Peter and Anne were great hosts, making sure I had everything I needed and providing recommendations for local eats.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful! Great location, clean and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have asked for a better experience!i would definitely return! Thank you Ann and Peter. You made it seamless from beginning to end. Just charming!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bavaria, Germany
5

Quiet cottage close to the city in a cute neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect stay. Hosts were very nice and the cottage is well appointed and immaculately kept.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The cottage was extremely comfortable and convenient.

  • 5 of 5

The property was very attractive, clean and modern. The design and amenities provided a comfortable experience whether it was setup for sleeping or for day use. Peter and Anne were available for questions and were very accommodating. We hope to stay again when we next visit Seattle.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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