About this listing
Come enjoy quintessential Seattle living in my carefully renovated craftsman style home. It comfortably fits two and is centrally located minutes from I-5, UW and downtown. Enjoy a spacious kitchen, lovely patio and a hubbub of daytime activities two blocks away at Greenlake Park.
The guest room is on the main floor and has a new queen sized bed, a walk in closet and it's own private bath. If you check out the photos, you'll notice the tub is the original 1903 claw foot tub, which I mention because it requires a bit of agility to get in and out of. The room is ideal for 1-2 people, but there's no need to stay confined in the bedroom, I have my own private space upstairs, so please make the main floor your own while you're here. Street parking is free and rarely a problem. For those concerned with stairs, there are about 6 steps from the curb to my yard, and another 6 steps up to my front porch, this is fairly typical of the neighborhood.
There are great places to eat close by, but one of the perks of Airbnb is having access to the kitchen, and mine won't disappoint. Please feel free to prep and eat at home while you're here. If it's sunny, eat out on the patio, or relax in the sun out back. The house is quite spacious and comfortable, you will feel right at home
Interaction with Guests
I own and work at the neighborhood coffee shop, which means I'm an early bird, and you'll have the house to yourself most mornings. This also means that I don't own a home coffee maker!! If you'd like your morning coffee in your jammies...you may be disappointed about that, but going out for coffee is a Seattle ritual, you may come to enjoy it and there are several options within an easy walk. I'm a great resource for great food and drink options around town, tell me your budgetM and I wont steer you wrong!
Well what can I say other than what a great start to an amazing trip! Staying with Karen is like staying with family. The room is perfect and the bathroom is gorgeous so we couldn't ask for better. Karen and Mark are great and we wouldn't consider them anything other than friends now :) so we will most certainly be returning when we can!
We stayed 2 nights in Karen's room. Karen was a very welcoming host, and the house and room/bathroom were as described in the listing. The mattress was great, the shower was hot and had good pressure, the neighborhood was peaceful and quiet, and the house was very clean. I highly recommend this listing for future visitors to Seattle.
The host met us on arrival, sent us directions using light rail and bus,the room was quiet,we'll decorated and the neighborhood was perfect for our needs. There was a great coffee shop and a restaurant nearby. The biking trails were nearby.
A very nice room, with beautiful attached bathroom. Location was great, with local amenities very close. Karen and her husband were delightful hosts, and helpful local knowledge. We were very happy with our two night stay here - thanks Karen!
We enjoyed staying with Karen very much. She is such a wealth of knowledge and helped us plan our sightseeing. I know we saw more and did more than we would have done on our own. She and Mark were very welcoming and made us feel comfortable. The location was great for an early morning walk around the lake. And having coffee at Lulu's before setting out on our day was a pleasure. Thanks Karen and Mark. P.S. We enjoyed West Seattle on our way to the airport. Nice suggestion.
I had a lengthy stay, some 11 days, at Karen's home near Green Lake and every day seemed to exceed the day before as I got to know Karen and the surroundings. I felt extremely welcomed by Karen into her lovely, clean, comfortable home. The bedroom and bathroom were pleasantly spacious. Karen was a gracious host with helpful ideas and suggestions. It was very enjoyable being in her company. With her tips I was able to make the most of my time experiencing what was a completely new place for me. Everything seemed so easy and convenient with downtown Seattle close by and Green Lake just two blocks away.
Very nice stay, no hassle,as billed,clean,great location,easy parking and very close to the Greenlake walking trail and a cute neighborhood pub. Unfortunately Karens and my schedules didn t mesh, so didn t get to meet her but she's very-responsive to emails and welcoming. Would certainly stay again if need arises and would highly recommend. Thanks Karen !!
About the Host, Karen
After 20 years of hosting friends, family and friends of family, I'm finally listing my house on Airbnb. Personally, I think it's a fantastic way to be a little smarter about where your travel dollars are going. It also allows you to get to know your destination from a local's point of view.
When I'm not traveling, I spend most of my time making coffee. Lots and lots of coffee! I own and work at a sweet little neighborhood coffee shop, it is my pride and joy! I adore my community and spend most of my time either connecting with friends over walks around Greenlake (just two blocks from my front door), sprucing up my yard, cooking a meal from scratch, or enjoying the outdoors.