Adorable writer's cottage near lake & public dock, 100 yards to Burke Gilman Bicycle Trail, stunning & magical neighborhood Sheridan Beach of Lake Forest Park. BBQ, back yard, trampoline, 1 block from city hall, library, bakery, gym, grocer & more.
Beautiful little cottage originally built as vacation cottage in 1940. Quiet, stunning street near Lake Washington (one block down paved trail to public park with dock and swimming).
Lovely main bedroom with drawers for your clothing, and a smaller bedroom with a full sized futon bed (new mattress 2016), desk, and dresser. A fourth person can easily share futon bed, or in the living room on the couch.
Simple bathroom with full tub and shower.
Wide beautiful front porch with a swing, chair and sofa for enjoying beautiful nights outside.
Our beautiful little cottage is only one block from the town center where City Hall resides, and a bakery, the local library, bookstore, restaurants, the Chocolate Man store, grocery, pharmacy, jewelry and gifts, hair dresser, dance studio, clothing store and hardware store. Everything you need is one block away. A grocery with multitudes of local food and organic produce is 2 miles up the hill. Walks are gorgeous in every direction. You can take the bike trail north to Bothell and Woodinville, or south right into the city next to the University of Washington (many people commute to the U.of W. via bicycle from Lake Forest Park). There is one lovely AC bus with wifi that leaves every 30 minutes to downtown Seattle from the corner one block away. Easy access to everything, in a quiet north part of Seattle. A gorgeous place to spend time in Seattle.
Two bicycles available upon request for your use while here. For the right people, Toyota Echo also available for small additional rental fee, if you have your own insurance.
You will have the place 100% to yourselves as we are traveling during this time. Neighbors will know you are visiting (and they are superbly helpful and friendly). Wi-fi is great. Please note: there is no television (we watch netflix). We also have a huge olympic sized trampoline in the back yard.
Interaction with guests
You'll be able to email us at any time, even while we travel. In case of any emergencies, we have a local contact family member (also an AirBnB member) who has agreed to help out.
Other things to note
You have full access to a big kitchen well-stocked with cooking utensils of every kind, a huge outdoor barbecue, a big fridge and bright skylights overhead. Some food items will be left in cupboards but we'll make room for your food and grocery items, and leave the fridge clean and open for you. The kitchen has a huge amount of plates, cutlery and all you need to entertain friends if you like, plus a dishwasher and garbage disposal. Everything has been updated and in good condition.
Please no pets--we are not pet friendly and one person who lives here is allergic to animal hair (dogs and cats) and it will be very difficult if any animals stay here while we are away. This goes for smoking too--absolutely no smoking anywhere near the premises please. Our neighborhood is friendly and very quiet. Many people walk right in front of our cottage to access the beautiful trail. We would appreciate no loud music or late (loud) guests outside. Plenty of parking right in front of the cottage, and in the driveway immediately next to our front porch.
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