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Sweet 1920's Cottage In North seattle

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

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 newly remodeled kitchen features soapstone counters, custom cabinets, deep farmhouse sink, and new refrigerator, small dishwasher, and microwave hood. (The stove was not replace). Cookware is on hand to prepare full meals for family or friends. The kitchen is stocked with a variety of breakfast foods, plus pantry basics such as cooking oil and spices. An ironing board, original to the house, is built into a cabinet in the kitchen wall (the iron is 21st century!). The floors are the original fir, newly exposed and refinished.

A table and chairs are tucked in a beadboard-lined nook off the kitchen, with large windows offering a view of the back garden. and a heated tile floor.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.

The cottage is located on the border of Shoreline, convenient to Northgate Mall, Shoreline and North Seattle Community Colleges, and the neighborhoods of Bitterlake, Broadview, Fremont, Haller Lake, Lake City, Laurelhurst, Maple Leaf, Northgate, Olympic View, Pinehurst, and Wedgewood. Easy access to Edmonds, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Lynnwood, Bothell, and Mountlake Terrace, as well as downtown Seattle and Shoreline.

More Details

Owner
April
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

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 senior majoring in Biology with minors in Math and Chinese. 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 Seattle

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

Amenities

Haller Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Dishwasher ...
  • 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:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Sweet 1920's Cottage In North seattle
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Woodford, Vermont
5

a house to come home to

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we stayed at April's little cottage. It is such a lovely, homey house. We feel right at home when we stay there. The kitchen has been updated and April does a nice job of having anything you might need for breakfast available. The front yard has a great garden to explore and the back yard has a comfortable patio that looks out on April's fruit plants. It is a perfect place for us to stay when we are in Seattle visiting our grandchildren and children.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, comfortable cottage, warm kitchen floor.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a wonderful place for the four of us to stay while we spent

several days in downtown Seattle, went up to the San Juan Islands and down to Mt.

Rainier.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson, AZ
5

Great location 20 minutes from downtown Seattle

  • 5 of 5

Welcome to this warm, clean, well stocked and comfortable cottage! My friend and I came to Seattle for a bit of fun! We barely needed anything but the Walgreens was just down the road and a Safeway was 5 minutes away. We went to Edmonds 20 minutes in the opposite direction of Seattle to go on the Puget Sound Express for a whale watch and were rewarded with humpback whales. We spent time in the downtown area also 20 minutes away! We rode the ducks, visited Chihuly Garden and glass, Pikes Place Market rode the monorail and even took a ferry to Bainbridge Island! Owners are very warm and welcoming we had a wonderful time and enjoyed coming back to the cottage everyday after our adventures! We recommend it, we would come back again for sure! Thanks April

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Cottage Getaway

  • 4 of 5

There were four of us in Seattle for a family function. We stayed at April's cottage in North Seattle. It was the perfect choice. The cottage was quaint, clean and the neighborhood was quiet. It is a comfortable house with a nice garden in the backyard. In other words, everything it is described as. We were near all the place we needed to go to and only minutes from downtown Seattle.

My only regret was not being able to meet April, but we communicated from prior to the visit often. April was happy to answer all my questions.

I will definitely stay there again the next time I visit Seattle and highly recommend it to others visiting this area.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Highly reccomend this cozy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is even better than the pictures posted. The grounds are beautiful and the cottage and decor are top notch. The kitchen is fully stocked with essentials as is the bathroom. The beds and pillows in both rooms were so comfortable. It is located close to downtown Seattle where we took in a Mariners game. Easy drives to nearby national forest for a day of hiking or even a drive to Mt Rainier (about a 1 1/2 drive but so worth it). We highly recommend this charming. April is very accommodating and displays a true desire to make sure all her guests needs are taken care of. Thank you April and Mike for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!

  • 5 of 5

A charming small cottage, very conveniently located in quiet residential neighborhood north of the city, providing a perfect balance between north and south activities. Cute, funky (decorated in Early Grandmother), and VERY sincere! Spotlessly clean, two bedrooms, and just the right size. Beds were super comfortable. Surrounded by other vintage houses, including the owners’ who live right next door in a stone house, and the landscaping in the yard is also awesome.

Owner April was the consummate hostess, leaving us a welcome gift basket of goodies: coffee beans, lemon cookies, pita chips, a pecan-raisin bread for toasting, chocolate; as well as a fully stocked refrigerator with organic eggs, white cheddar cheese, orange juice, natural yogurts, organic milk and coffee creamer, sourdough english muffins, vanilla bean ice-cream in the freezer...wow, so gracious! Also many local attraction guide books and maps on hand; and a very complete notebook with info on all appliances, remotes, contact info, etc.

The cottage was all it was advertised to be!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Haller Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season 2017
May 30 2017 - Oct 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$139
$834
$2,400
 
 
fall
Oct 9 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$119
$714
$2,200
 
 
Holiday '17
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
6 night minimum stay
$119
$714
$2,200
 
 
Winter bargain 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$99
$600
$1,800
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 31 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$119
$750
$2,200
 
 
Summer 18
May 25 2018 - Sep 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$139
$876
$2,400
 
 
End summer 18
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$139
$876
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$119
$714
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly fee over 4 guest $20 + Tax
Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.1%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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