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!
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.
Karen's hospitality was beyond my expectations. My girlfriend and I vacationed in Seattle and after a last minute decision to stay in the city instead of going on to Portland we were able to book a couple of nights with Karen in Greenlake. She was there to greet us into her home and was kind enough to make arrangements in the event of us missing each other at check in. Her home was beautiful and very accurately described from her Airbnb listing. Clean, welcoming, cozy and easy to get to. I would definitely recommend anyone staying with her because I would in an instant.
Fabulous! our stay at Karen's home was great. Home was as described; very clean and comfortable. Two blocks to Greenlake which we walked every day. It was fun getting to know Karen, she was more than accommodating...offering her entire home too us. We will be back!!
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!
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.