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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom Cottage Near West Seattle Junction, Sleeps 2

This 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 almost always possible to find a spot right in front of the house, no permit or payment required).

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

Property Manager
Laura and Joe Ross
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

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 three kids, 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


Fairmount Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Lovingly Updated 101-Year Old Cottage In Walkable West Seattle Neighborhood
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

So cute

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed staying here, good, quiet location. Small and homey, plus gracious hosts.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Fun with Family

  • 5 of 5

We were comfortable, cozy, and contented at the Northern lights cottage. It's vintage charm came through, the location, and the price will keep us coming back.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location, super accommodating owners.

  • 5 of 5

Laura and Joe were so wonderful. We rented their cottage for my father and his dog during our wedding month. Multiple things came up within our family and they bent over backwards to help us. I really can't sing enough praise for those two. The cottage was clean and well stocked with new towels and cute decor. There is a light musty smell but it's an old cottage and it's Seattle. We're used to it-plus-it adds to the charm! The dog was comfy with the little yard and it was easily accessible to grocery stores and restaurants (3 blocks max!).

Totally worth it. We would totally use this space again for overflow family if needed.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Mini home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely. Perfect location, hosts and neighborhood. I stayed here form a 2 month clinical rotation and I felt I was coming 'home' every evening. I will miss this sweet cottage and West Seattle. The restaurants, nightlife and coffee shops were all within walking distance. Easy access to the major roadways, and just a feeling of safety and comfort. Thank you for being such great hosts and accommodating my needs. One small thing, add a space heater to the bedroom, as it can get a bit chilly if you close the door off from the living room. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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loved it.

  • 5 of 5

I love anything old so this little cottage was perfect for me. It is located in a great neighborhood and has a small yard for my small dog. Comfortable bed. Fun living area and sweet bathroom. The kitchen had everything including fun old cabinets and a cozy eating area. I will stay here again. I am sure of it.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient West Seattle Location

  • 4 of 5

Nice little rustic cabin conveniently located in West Seattle. The kitchen is well stocked, which meant I was able to cook most meals during my one month stay. The owner, Laura, was always available, helpful, cheerful and accommodating. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 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
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Short Stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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