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Lovingly Updated 101-Year Old Cottage In Walkable West Seattle Neighborhood

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Fairmount Park Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom Cottage Near West Seattle Junction, Sleeps 2

This funky 101-year old backyard cottage has been lovingly updated in recent years.

Although you may feel like you’re worlds away from it all when tucked inside, you will actually be just 2-1/2 blocks from the heart of of West Seattle.

Pre-war charm meets modern convenience:

Soak in the original claw-foot tub or enjoy a steaming shower with the new on-demand hot water system.

Snuggle up with your loved one in the antique full-sized bed.

Enjoy your morning coffee in the sun-drenched dining nook, or walk just a few blocks to C&P coffee - a local favorite.

Whip up gourmet meals in the large kitchen with new gas range.

Stay connected with high speed WiFi and lounge in front of the satellite TV in your down time.

The Northern Lights Cottage is the backyard cottage on this property. The main house is two separate rental units. All guests share the yard. Easy on-street parking on 42nd Ave SW (very quiet and easy to find a spot).

Our neighborhood, West Seattle is also home to Seattle’s finest waterfront areas: Alki Beach and Lincoln Park. Alki provides summer fun and excellent views of downtown; Lincoln Park is great for a hike in the woods or a dip in the saltwater swimming pool. We recommend riding the Elliot Bay Water Taxi from Seacrest Pier to downtown Seattle.

By car, downtown Seattle is just 10 minutes. Or, another great hassle-free option is to hop on a Rapid Ride metro bus and ride just 15-20 minutes. The Rapid Ride stop is one block from the cottage.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Laura and Joe Ross
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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About Laura and Joe Ross

Having both owned houses before we married in February of 2009, we decided to try the vacation rental business rather than sell either. Our first guests were Laura's family, in town for the wedding. Since then, with Joe's work as an entertainer and our joint project of raising our two sons, we are plenty busy! However, we take pride in putting our visitors first and have really enjoyed meeting our guests and sharing the city we love with them.

Laura and Joe Ross purchased this cottage in 1990


4.6/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Lovingly Updated 101-Year Old Cottage In Walkable West Seattle Neighborhood
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
Tulsa, OK


  • 4 of 5

This unique 1 bedroom cottage was very clean and in a great neighborhood. Was within walking distance of many stores and restaurants.

The furnishings were comfortable and Laura and Joe left things for us like shampoo/conditioner/soap/hairdryer/snacks/coffee which were very helpful and much appreciated. Nestled behind a larger 2 story home which I found out had 2 places to rent! Would rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pueblo, Colorado

Safe. Clean. Quiet. Great location. Great owners.

  • 5 of 5

Laura & Joe Ross are very hard workers. Great landowners. Clean cottage. They met all our needs. Stay with them isle you can.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint cottage, close to so much!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is adorable and stocked with necessary items, even wine glasses which I also brought from home , not knowing if there would be any. On street parking was always available, even when returning later at night. Walking distance to downtown and all the shops and grocery stores.

Plenty of hot water and water pressure in the shower.

I'm already making plans to return for another short vacation/long weekend.

Thank you for making our 1st experience with VRBO such a good one.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased to find this little cottage in West Seattle. It was close to friends, the West Seattle Junction and easy access to the Water Taxi for a visit to Seattle. A great 4 days. The owner was helpful is getting the Direct TV working properly and the cottage is comfortably supplied. We highly recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice West Seattle option for a single or couple

  • 4 of 5

Very easy property to book. Owners are very professional. Excellent quiet upscale location in West Seattle. Easy to find, and on-street parking was always available. You can walk to the West Seattle Junction area for food and shopping. Cottage is well-kept, everything works, incl good wifi. Bed is a double and it is a touch creaky. The yard area is small and I can't really see it as a play area for kids.

I see it as a great option if you're a single or couple wanting to be in West Seattle.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
12.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
several choices
Nearest Ferry
2.2 Miles
Fauntleroy Ferry to Vashon Island
Nearest Golf
0.7 Miles
West Seattle golf course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 99
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
several choices
Nearest Ski
46.5 Miles
Summit at Snoqualmie
Nearest Beach
3.3 Miles
Alki Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Fairmount Park Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 2016 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.6%

Reservations may be cancelled up to 30 days before the first day of your reservation. Your First Payment will be refunded less handling charge equal to 10% of the total Rent Amount. For reservations cancelled within 30 days of the first day of your reservation, 50% of the Rent Amount (the entire First Payment) will be forfeited.

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Fairmount Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Claw-foot tub with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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