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!
Karen and her partner Mark were wonderful hosts who made sure that staying in Green Lake was a very pleasant experience. The bedroom and the bath are just as described, and Karen is a very friendly and hospitable host. As a guest, I got to share the common areas, as well, and had a generally fantastic time at their place. Also, Green Lake is a nice neighborhood with lots of recreational activities around the lake and good restaurants and bars nearby. I recommend staying here to anyone!
I had an amazing stay with Karen. She is so helpful and informed about the area and went above and beyond in providing info to help me get around town. Her home is lovely and very welcoming...felt like I was visiting an old friend. Communications and arrival were seamless. Staying with Karen really made my trip!
Karen was a wonderful hostess. She made me feel right at home, and offered suggestions to help whenever I asked. The room was very clean, the house cozy and she welcomed me to use all the downstairs. I would highly recommend her home! The location is also excellent to enjoy the Green Lake area. Did I mention her wonderful coffee shop around the corner?
We very much enjoyed the neighborhood we stayed in. Very close to many different outlets in the Seattle area with many things to do close by.
Karen is soooo nice and helpful that my parents had a wonderful time with her and green lake neighborhood.
It was a very pleasant first experience with airbnb and closer than any hotel to the work I needed to do in town. Thank you, Karen!
Karen was friendly and welcoming from the start. Communication was excellent before our trip. After we arrived, she gave us helpful information about the public transportation system, the neighborhood, and the city, including a great tip about the pub down the street (totally didn't expect a pub to have such good food). We were out and about a lot, but the guest room was clean, private, comfortable, and attractive, as was the entire first floor (including the kitchen), which we were welcomed/encouraged to use during our stay.
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.