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!
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 !!
My mom and I loved staying at Karen's! The location can't be beat. Use one of the many bus routes or an easily available Car2go to access other areas of the city, but you are within walking distance of many things to do and see and plenty of places to eat and shop. Green Lake is 2 blocks away for plenty of outdoor fun. If you have your own car it's only 5 minutes to I-5. Karen is a very gracious host and will help you with anything you need. Her home is lovely and comfortable with a gorgeous bathroom, super comfy bed and quiet garden areas to enjoy some solitude. Definitely on my list to rebook next time I'm in town.
Hostess was gracious and accommodating, nice home and great out door space. Awesome location to the city and parks and freeway.
I think that whoever conceptualized Airbnb had Karen Laurie in mind. She was the perfect host. There was a welcoming note on the front door and we had already received email instructions on accessing her home. The room was cozy, clean, and conveniently located off a very comfortable common area. It was as depicted in the description. The ensuite bathroom had an antique claw foot tub. The neighborhood is comprised of interesting craftsman homes, a lake, and park and restaurants right around the corner from Karen's house. We had a car so didn't use public transit but saw many buses in the area. A bonus was the coffee shop right down the street from the house, owned and operated by Karen and serving really terrific coffee which is saying something in coffee-mad Seattle. Karen was wonderful to us, she has a great sense of humor and made us feel totally at home.
Great home, great neighborhood - quiet neighborhood, but with solid restaurant choices in walking distance and close to the lake. Eau access from highway. Easy to park in the neighborhood. Very clean. Probably my best airbnb experience.
Karen is a fabulous and helpful host who made me feel right at home while I was there. She's friendly and very attentive.
The room is charming, comfortable, and the private bathroom is ideal for privacy. The house itself is beautiful, and I very much enjoyed drinking tea in the backyard.
A short walk to Green Lake, Whole Foods, and several restaurants made the location perfect, without the hustle and noise of downtown. Getting to and from downtown via public transportation was easy and convenient. I definitely recommend this listing for anyone visiting Seattle.
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.