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Capitol Hill Garden Cottage With Free Off Street Parking + No Cleaning Fees


Property Details

Updated: Jul 28, 2016
Free-standing cottage - studio with 1 bath (sleeps 2)

Small Space, Big Style, Modernist Sensibility. Tucked into a lush courtyard, this cottage in Seattle’s renowned Harvard-Belmont Historic District is a charming little gem.

The 320-square foot cottage contains a queen-size bed and accommodates two guests. There is a well-appointed kitchen, three-quarter bath, washer and dryer, secure wi-fi connection, wood-burning fireplace and dimmable lights throughout. When the sun is shining, the gazebo in the courtyard is the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine.

Dedicated off-street parking allows you to leave your car and explore Capitol Hill on foot. Within a half mile you will find espresso bars, hand-forged donuts, a ramen shop, fine dining, an independent movie theater, a public library, gas, groceries and tree-lined streets of gracious, early 20th century homes. The neighborhood boasts the city’s only residential Landmark District, which is featured on numerous architectural walking tours. The location on the west slope of Capitol Hill also makes this cottage convenient to the vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood, home to the Museum of History and Industry, the Center for Wooden Boats, the REI flagship store, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Hello! We are Erik and Pamela, both natives of the Pacific Northwest. After meeting in Seattle, we moved to New York and Washington, D.C. and eventually decided to return home in 2008. We love fussing over details relating to this vacation rental, when we are not working at our day jobs as an environmental attorney and residential real estate broker/freelance photographer We adore biking, skiing, fishing and trading notes with pretty much anyone on the vibrant restaurant scenes in Seattle, Portland and Vancouver B.C. We also love renovating homes (we are on our fifth in 11 years). There's just something addictive about the process of creating something personal, beautiful and functional for us, our friends and our guests to enjoy. We thought we received the highest compliment ever when one of our contractors asked if he could bring his wife to stay at the cottage for their anniversary.

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Speaks: english, french, swedish, mandarin

51 Reviews

based on 51 traveler reviews


Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome little place to stay while visiting Seattle. Erik always got back to me in a reasonable amount of time. We did not need for anything! Go to the market, make your own dinner, go to the Lookout around the corner for drinks afterward and Top Pot for coffee in the morning if you want to get out for a stroll.

Everything was clean, well maintained and up to date. Plenty of information for things to do in and around the Seattle area. My wife and I did a couple of the 'touristy' things, going to Pike Place Market and the Space Needle and Museum. But we also took a drive, with the help of the ferry, around Bainbridge Island.

All in all, the setting, location and amenities definitely deserve a 10/10 ! ! !

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot.

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as advertised. Great location for our needs, accommodations were well thought out. Very peaceful neighborhood within walking distance to several restaurants. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were 100% pleased with everything: the location, the extra amenities, the quiet, the cottage itself and all that came with it, the garden, etc, etc. The photos depict everything exactly as it is - no distortion making things look larger than they actually are. What you see is what you get and it's great! Thanks Eric for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location! Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

This place is so cute! Perfect location to be able to walk around Capital Hill. We also walked to Pike Place in about 35 mins, it wasn't bad at all mostly flat or down hill. I would recommend this place to anyone! We had a great parking spot too!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and clean

  • 4 of 5

Nice quiet place In a very nice neighborhood. Would have given five stars but bed is very firm which is not my particular preference.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Small scaled studio was impeccably designed with high quality touches. Small couch, chair, and fireplace were balanced by a good sized kitchen. Small refrigerator also had a bigger than average freezer. Wonderful light made the place so delightful to be in. The windows look out onto a beautiful garden.

Everything was comfortable and worked well. Nice shower, bed, washer/dryer. Loved the no cleaning fee and free parking. Met the owners and enjoyed talking with them. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : 20 minutes by car at 16 Miles Car: not necessary

Easy access to downtown, Broadway, South Lake Union, University of Washington, Sunday farmers' market


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May through September
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2015
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $175
Tax Rate 9.6%

We do not charge any extra fees for parking or cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed


  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling

Floor Area

  • 320 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Room 1 - 1 queen


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Near bus routes 47 & 25

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