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 budget and I wont steer you wrong!
Karen & Mark are great hosts. We felt very comfortable in the house. The location is excellent, short to downtown and at best for sports like running around Green Lake. A view coffeebreak-shops in walking distance and always parking lots close to the accommondation. The house is lovely furnished and very clean.
We got so much support from Karen & Mark what makes us the day likeable. If we stay again in Seattle we would'nt hesitate to come back.
Many thanks for hosting us!
Karen was perfect! Nice, welcoming and helpful. This was our first Airbnb stay and I was a little unsure about the whole staying in a room in someone's house thing, but it worked out great. We had all the privacy we needed. Plus the house and room are beautiful!
Karen has a sweet home and our room with attached bath was comfortable and perfect for what we needed. Plus she makes great coffee at her local coffee shop. Playing uke on her front porch with an orange cat and a cuppa joe. Pretty nice.
If you are searching for a cozy and relaxing place in Seattle this a very good choice. Karen is an extremely friendly person and helpful beyond one would expect. Perfect. Thank you, Karen!!
Karen's place was perfect for us! Her house is in an ideal location for visiting Seattle. It is just a quick bus ride into downtown where you can visit all of the major Seattle tourist attractions you would want to see yet is still in a quiet neighborhood where you can go for a wonderful walk around Greenlake and have great coffee (of course at Lulu's!) or dinner out at nearby restaurants.
Score!!!! Karen's place was perfect for our Seattle visit. She is literally about a 5 minute walk to green lake park and a few feet away from her adorable coffee shop, a pub, and a delightfully delicious breakfast nook. Her decor was an added plus. Oh and her backyard is like something out of a magazine. We truly lucked out with this reservation.
Karen and Mark were exceptional hosts! This was our first Air B&B experience and we were pleasantly surprised! Their generosity and graciousness made our 4 night stay seem like a few nights at home! The private space and bathroom were clean and welcoming! Additionally, the area is AMAZING- tons of shops, restaurants, and outdoor activities- a diamond in the rough for sure!
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.