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Bright 1 bedroom backyard guesthouse in the vibrant Columbia City neighborhood.

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Conveniently located only 1.5 blocks from the light rail which will easily take you to and from the airport as well as to Century Link and Safeco fields for sports events, downtown Seattle, the Capitol Hill neighborhood and to the University of Washington and Husky Stadium. No car needed!! Walking distance to restaurants, shops and music venues.

The upstairs is equipped with a kitchen and living area with corner windows which offer a beautiful view of the Cascade Mountain range. The downstairs is a bedroom with a queen size bed and full bathroom. The guest house comfortably sleeps two however a third person can sleep on the single futon which is upstairs in the living area. The 400 sq ft. guesthouse is equipped with everything necessary to make for a comfortable and convenient stay.

The guesthouse has a full kitchen with brand new appliances including dishwasher and microwave. The radiant heated floors keep it cozy and warm in the winter. Unit also has a washer and dryer for guests' convenience. There is free street parking.

The guesthouse is located in the vibrant and historic Columbia City neighborhood. This up and coming neighborhood prides itself as being one of (if not the) most diverse zip codes in the United States. Only blocks away from delicious restaurants including Caribbean food, an amazing Sicilian restaurant, fresh sushi, a delicious bakery, a great brunch spot and many others. May through October enjoy the farmer's market on Wednesday afternoons which is located near a grassy park. BeatWalk is a monthly music festival (June through October) with live music at multiple venues in the neighborhood. There are also great bars, a movie theater and music venues with live music every night! It's the perfect neighborhood with easy access to the rest of the city.

Just a short walk away from Lake Washington which has beaches for summer swimming and a long path for walking year round. Also 5 minutes away from Seward Park which is a great place for walking, running, biking, and exploring.

More Details

Elyse Thomas
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Elyse Thomas

I'm from Alaska originally but have lived in Washington for most of my life. I live in Seattle with my husband and our baby. We love to travel and see new places. Although, having a new baby has kept us closer to home lately. Before having a baby we enjoyed traveling in Cuba, Mexico, Hawaii, Canada, the San Juans and we had an amazing honeymoon in Greece. We hope to be able to travel more when our daughter gets a little older. For the time being are enjoying hosting guests in our new guesthouse. We hope people enjoy exploring our fantastic neighborhood and city. I enjoy making people feel at home and hope to be able to offer great insight and recommendations for things to do and places to see while in Seattle.

Elyse Thomas purchased this cabin in 2010


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Rainier Valley in Seattle

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is located downstairs next to the bedroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The bedroom with a queen bed is located downstairs. The futon that sleeps one is located upstairs in the living area.
  • Stereo
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
There is no real closet space for hanging clothes. There are 4 large drawers under the bed for clothes storage and a shelf with hangers but it is not an enclosed closet. There is no TV.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Bright 1 bedroom backyard guesthouse in the vibrant Columbia City neighborhood.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Clean, cozy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

I truly enjoyed coming "home" every evening during my stay in Seattle. The cottage felt safe, and the location was super convenient, just around the corner from the Link train station. The guesthouse itself was pretty and very clean, well-designed and with all the amenities one would hope for!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Cozy and comfortable. Close to transportation. All the amenities. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cute guesthouse!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here four nights and while visiting our daughter who also lives in the Columbia City neighborhood. The guesthouse is very bright and clean, with the upstairs having a view of the mountains. It was well appointed and perfect size for two guests. It is located a short walk from the light rail which takes you to downtown or the airport, and to the coffee shops, restaurants, and grocery store in Colombia City and Hillman City. If you plan to visit locations in the city, you really don't need a car when staying here. Community is diverse which offers many options for dining!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful property

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well organized, beautifully decorated, full of light. There was a book that featured near-by shops and activities. There's a park and playground around the corner and the neighborhood is full of food and fun. The bed was comfortable and the shower hot. There were a couple of friendly spiders that came to say hello and were easily disposed of. The owners are friendly and available if you need them. If I'm in the area again, I will definitely be requesting this cottage again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Will stay again when in Seattle. Clean and tastefully decorated. Two minute walk to Link light rail.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Guesthouse

  • 5 of 5

There are not enough nice things that I can say about Elyse, Earl, and their guesthouse. The pictures online don't do the house justice, it is even cuter and roomier than than the photos let on. The house was very clean, and the property around it was very pretty. The bed and the futon are very comfortable, and the house is full of all of the amenities that you need for a nice getaway. We made breakfast everyday to save a little money and never had a problem preparing our meals. The house is also in a great location, it is in a quiet little neighborhood that is close to many shops and restaurants. We made a 10 minute walk down to Rainier every night to eat at all of the delicious local restaurants. The link station is about a five minute walk away to take you all over the city. Elyse and Earl were also great hosts, they made us feel very welcome and wanted us to be comfortable. There is even a binder that they put together full of places to go eat and see in the area, we ate at 4 of their restaurant recommendations and they were all quite tasty. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
SeaTac Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Lotties Lounge
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Seattle Terminal
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Jefferson Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Link light rail Columbia City Station
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Chandala Thai
Nearest Ski
54 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Seward Park
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Rainier Valley, Puget Sound

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £115.95
Cleaning £46.38 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.6%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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