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Craftsman Cottage - charming, convenient and cozy!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

'CHARLOTTE'S COTTAGE,' YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME IN WEST SEATTLE, is a cozy and conveniently located Craftsman cottage built with all the charm of the 1920's era.

Adirondack chairs add to the pleasure of 'watching the world go by' from the traditional FRONT PORCH. A spacious back DECK gives summer dining and reclining a new meaning as the western sky reflects the summer sunsets. Fruit trees, lawn, and FENCING make the back yard perfect for pets and kids to play in after a visit to ALKI BEACH PARK ON THE PUGET SOUND, a five-minute drive away.

CONVENIENTLY LOCATED in a quiet and quaint residential neighborhood, this charming home is still only one block from California Street with all its many restaurants, coffee shops, stores, farmers' market, and churches in easy walking distance.

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More Details

Owner
Barry and Shirley Billingsley
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2017

Why Barry and Shirley Billingsley chose North Admiral

Charlotte's Cottage is named after our sweet grand-daughter in San Francisco! Our daughter, Suzanne, lives next door to the Cottage and is our property manager. She's also full of information about Seattle and West Seattle since she's been a resident for over 20 years. In the fall of 2015, we restored the bathroom to it's original Craftsman style with subway tiles and black and white hexagonal floor tiles. Fresh and fabulous!

What makes this house unique

Charlotte's Cottage is beautifully located in West Seattle, just a block or two to pubs, restaurants, churches, hair salons and coffee shops. A city bus stop is also just a block away on California Avenue, making having a car unnecessary. It's in a delightful area of well-maintained homes with friendly folks as neighbors. We know you'll enjoy your stay and find the cottage comfortable and well-equipped.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great to be back in West Seattle, in the old neighborhood, no less. The cottage is adorable and equipped with everything we needed all month long. Great way to catch up with friends, family and business contacts while having such a comfortable base of operation. Thanks so much!
Aug 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
SeaTac
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Water taxi to Seattle; ferry to Vashon Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Public course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-5
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Alki
Car: not necessary

ALL THAT FASCINATING SEATTLE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST HAVE TO OFFER! WALKING ALONG THE BEAUTIFUL PUGET SOUND ONLY FIVE MINUTES AWAY AT ALKI BEACH PARK. BEACH TOWELS PROVIDED FOR SUNBATHING AND SWIMMING AT THE NEARBY SOUND. 10-12 MINUTE DRIVE TO COSTCO! 5 MINUTE DRIVE TO WATER TAXI TO SEATTLE WATERFRONT WITH ITS MANY ATTRACTIONS. FREE SHUTTLE TO WATER TAXI IN SUMMER!

Amenities

North Admiral House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sitting area & desk; fluffy down duvet and fresh new linens
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Comfy with fluffy down duvets and fresh, new linens
  • Queen size Bed (1) newer and comfy, Twin or Single Beds (2) newer with memory foam.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION NEARBY, LOCAL MANAGER, COMPUTER DESK IN SPACIOUS MASTER BEDROOM; BROADBAND INTERNET; SNUGGY DOWN COMFORTERS, GAMES, VERY COMFORTABLE ALL YEAR ROUND! FENCED YARD WITH GRASS.

Reviews

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(6 traveler reviews)

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Craftsman Cottage - charming, convenient and cozy!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Henry G

  • 5 of 5

Charlotte Cottage is everything as advertised. This home is equipped with everything. The kitchen was stocked with every item to cook any type of meal. You can not ask for anything more as far as items to live. The home is quiet, in a great location, safe and warming. We enjoyed this home as much as our own. The owners are wonderful, kind people. There daughter who lives next door is a great person with great compassion to make your stay one you'll never forget. We want to say of all the homes we have rented, this was the BEST. We would recommend you renting this home before any other in Seattle. There will be no disappointments if you rent Charlotte's Cottage. We will be back if and when our travels takes us to Seattle.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, Henry. We are so glad to know your stay at Charlotte's Cottage was all you'd hoped for! Please come again soon... SB
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5

Cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed a place for a few weeks in West Seattle. We wanted to be near our daughter, who was expecting our second grandchild on the day after we arrived.

Charlotte's cottage was perfect for our needs. The master bedroom was spacious. The television allowed us to connect to Netflix and Amazon Prime in addition to the regular cable channels. In warmer weather the backyard and front porch were inviting.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad to know you enjoyed your stay at Charlotte's Cottage. Hope you'll return soon! SB
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5

Winter Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Charlotte's Cottage was a warm and cozy place to spend the holidays. The pictures correctly illustrated the house. We stayed warm even when it was snowing outside. The owner/manager was only a phone call away if we had any questions. We were able to entertain and host friends and relatives who came in to town to see our new grandson. Everyone loved the cottage. Often we would walk to buy groceries or dinner. The dinner choices were varied and numerous. We chose not to rent a car, so if we didn't walk, we took the bus into Seattle. I'd love to take the ferry in warmer weather. It truly is located in a quite, yet perfect location. We will be coming back.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words, Bretta. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Charlotte's Cottage and look forward to your return visits! Since your stay at the cottage, we've tried to make it even more comfortable with new bed and bath linens and a new flat screen TV, among other improvements. Before we know it, the tulips will be coming up in the front garden! S & B
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santa fe
5

Home sweet home

  • 5 of 5

What a gem this home is! Tastefully decorated, clean and organized, ample everyday supplies on hand in kitchen and linen closet. Nice front and back porches for relaxing outside. Great location and quiet neighborhood. PCC nearby is also a plus. I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Charlotte's Cottage and hope you'll come again! We do our best to keep our property fresh, well-equipped and welcoming to travelers and locals alike. Having our property manager right next door helps make that possible!
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West Seattle
5

A Heavenly Haven During a Kitchen Remodel!

  • 5 of 5

We are packing up and leaving Charlotte's Cottage today after 5 weeks and we will miss it very much! The house has every amenity imaginable. It was perfectly clean and made us feel instantly at home. At first I thought it might be too small for two working parents, a three year old, a little dog and a full time, live out nanny but it was just right! I am a very picky person when it comes to accommodations and I was very impressed. The linens, towels, comforters, blankets and pillows are all top notch. The beds are great. All the lighting is beautifully ambient and on dimmers which made such a difference in getting cozy and comfy. The back yard is perfect for grilling and playing. The home is especially kid and dog friendly. The neighborhood was quiet but with lots of friendly people passing by. There is plenty of street parking. Although we live in West Seattle, we loved being walking distance to all of our favorite places. Suzanne next door was a great neighbor and caretaker throughout our visit.We also enjoyed being here as Spring was peaking and took many walks and rides around the block under the blossoming trees. If you are remodeling or need a cozy home for out of town guests, this is the place! We will drive by as our daughter grows older and ask her if she remembers staying here. Mommy and Daddy most certainly will!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livermore, CA USA
5

Our 4th visit to Charlotte's Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent another October at Charlotte's Cottage - our 4th year! The location is so convenient, both Admiral and Alaska Junctions (with their grocery stores, drug stores, restaurants, etc) are an easy walk. After spending the day with our 3 grandkids, it is delightful to be able to return to our "home away from home" -- the beautifully decorated and very comfortable Charlotte's Cottage.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you have, once again, enjoyed your stay! We think Charlotte's Cottage is special, too!
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $125

Minimum stay is 30 days.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.