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Sweet 1920's Cottage In North seattle

April

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

April

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015
Call Owner
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Sweet 1920's Cottage In North seattle

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Bitter Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bathroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

The cottage welcomes guests with an inviting mix of vintage charm and 21st century updates. It sits in an evolving garden on its own lot, next door to our house. Our north Seattle neighborhood offers a quiet and convenient springboard to the Seattle area's wonderful attractions.

Beadboard and shingle walls, an antique stained glass window and a tile floor in the foyer welcome visitors to the front door. The foyer opens into the warm fir floors of the living room, where a comfortable vintage sofa and rocker allow you to relax with a book, the stereo/iPod dock, or the flat screen TV. Netflix streaming is included, along with a DVD player. A wall of bookshelves is stocked with a variety of reading material, and a cabinet houses an assortment of games and puzzles. Wireless internet and a small desk provide a comfortable workspace if needed.

The kitchen includes a full-sized stove and refrigerator, with cookware to prepare full meals for family or friends. When you arrive you’ll find the kitchen stocked with a variety of breakfast foods, plus some pantry basics such as cooking oil and spices. A table and chairs are tucked in a nook just off the kitchen. An ironing board, original to the house, is built into a cabinet in the kitchen wall (the iron itself is 21st century!).

The bathroom maximizes its small footprint with great function and thoughtful details. It features the charm of a marble hex-tile floor with the modern comfort of radiant heat to keep toes toasty. The quiet overhead fan also offers a heater and nightlight. Shelves and wallhooks are conveniently placed to keep your gear handy around the pedestal sink. A vintage light fixture and medicine cabinet combine with tile walls and a curbless shower to create a comfortable, eclectic space.

The larger bedroom features a queen bed with brass headboard. The smaller bedroom offers a double bed with painted iron headboard. In warm weather, both beds offer high thread-count cotton sheets; soft European flannel sheets are supplied in winter. A variety of cotton, wool, and down blankets and comforters allows you to customize the level of warmth and weight you sleep with, and several types of pillows allow you a choice of support. Each bedroom includes a clock radio and ceiling fan.

A new, full-sized, front load washer and dryer are stacked by the back door, making it easy to run a load of laundry if you need to. Detergent and stain remover are kept stocked.

The private backyard offers a patio and yard furniture where you can enjoy your morning coffee or relax with a book. Help yourself to the organically grown herbs for your cooking, or cut some fresh lavender to tuck into your pillowcase. We will work around your schedule for lawn mowing and garden maintenance.

While the neighborhood is quiet, it is by no means remote! Several major bus lines are within a short walk of the cottage, and we have easy access to I-5 and Highway 99, Seattle's main north/south arterials. Walkers and cyclists will find the Interurban Trail just a few blocks away. Shopping, parks, a city pool and library are within 2 miles, and a variety of reasonably priced restaurants are scattered nearby, offering ethnic foods, from Middle Eastern to Vietnamese to classic burgers and Thai.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
April (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015

About April

Our family lives next door to the cottage with cowardly dog Emma and some indoor-only cats. April loves gardening and reading; Mike is a journalist with an interest in history and politics, and Maggie is a college sophomore majoring in Chinese and science (Bio chem? Molecular biology? Something along those lines) . Our adult children and their families live in Kent and Spokane, and we always love visiting with them!

April purchased this cottage in 2012

Why April chose Bitter Lake

After living next-door to the cottage for 20 years, we were delighted when our retired neighbor offered us the opportunity to purchase it!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Sweet 1920's Cottage In North seattle
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay. April had provided us with the basics in the fridge and it was warm and cosy. My daughter only lives around the corner so I could have my 20 month grandaugher for her very first sleepover. We will be booking again next time we visit.

Thank you April, enjoy your English tea and biscuits!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the cottage. April pays so much attention to detail. The cottage had everything we could have needed and more! My son loved the game cupboard!!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
South Carolina
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

I had a marvelous stay in this lovely home. Perfectly located for my purposes. As I was in Seattle for a mix of business and personal, April was very helpful in creating 2 invoices for me. There was fresh fruit and other items in the fridge so a trip to the grocery wasn't an immediate concern upon arrival. I found the bed to be very comfortable. A desk with a larger work surface would have been handy, but I simply moved the small dining table into the front room for my work. If I ever need to be in Seattle again, this is where I would want to stay. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Clear Lake, Texas
5

first trip to Seattle

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been more pleased.. everything was perfect. April gave us snacks galore and privary to relax and enjoy our stay. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
DeKalb, Illinois
5

Amazing little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with our stay. The cottage is gorgeous, the linens are sumptuous, and every inch of the place holds surprises. The stocked fridge and pantry, as well as a sack full of gluten-free breads and snacks (to accommodate my allergy), were oh so thoughtful. I sat out back in the sunshine and worked, surrounded by gardens. April is truly an amazing host. Her attention to detail made us feel like house guests instead of renters. Great location. Beautiful little neighborhood and great access to the interstate. Also enjoyed the short drive to the sound...we spent some delightful time at two different beaches. Hoping to come back for a writing trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Terra Ceia, Florida
5

Perfect Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cozy cottage was perfect for the three of us during our visit to see our son and wife. Couldn't ask for better. We arrived very late and were greeted with the lights on and a stocked fridge for a midnight snack and breakfast in the morning. Cozy accommodations were clean and comfortable. The owner's attention to detail shows in the cottage's lovely gardens, the impressive washer and dryer, and checking with us to see if we needed anything. The location north of Seattle is great. Shopping and I-5 are nearby. SEATAC is about a half-hour away. Without hesitation we would book again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $119 Per night

Bitter Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak season 2015
May 23 2015 - Oct 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
$129
$774
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$119
$714
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Nightly fee over 4 guest $10 + Tax
Cleaning fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.6%
Notes While we are new to the VRBO system, we have eperience renting the cottage through other sites. Reviews and references available on request.

For online booking, we split the 13% booking fee with our guests, which adds an additional 6.5% fee to the total.
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Amenities

Bitter Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ceiling fan with heater & nightlight; radiant heat in floor
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Each bedroom includes a ceiling fan, clock radio, and bedside lamps.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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