This wonderful, designer decorated bungalow has hardwood floors oriental carpets, fireplace, down couches, fine linens and everything you could possibly need..or want! The main floor has two bedrooms ,(1 full bed, 1 queen) with a bathroom between for privacy .the second floor is a large view suite w/ full bath.You have 2 sitting rooms, a large well equipted kitchen, with a nook overlooking the garden.Add the cottage for a 4th private bedroom and .5 bath .The private gardens have,a water feature, 2 "rooms", an outdoor shower and hot tub.Enjoy the bikes, we are 6 blk.s n. of gasworks park and the burke gilman trail, walkability score ,94! Walk to downtown wallingford w/ its 20+ restaurants, movies, shops just 5 blocks away. Or you can walk .8 of a mile to Fremont, 2 miles to the university district, ethnic restaurants, book stores and thrifting galore.We have buses on the corner, and easy free parking.
. I do need to let you know,due to neighbor complaints, we can no longer allow gatherings above 10 at the house. It is a lovely,quiet neighborhood .
The master and main floor back bedroom have queen beds,
Please read house rules for more info before booking.
there are also full and twin airbeds a folding foam futon and portacrib if needed
Interaction with Guests
As I am sharing my home, it has everything you could want, and I share! I often head off to my yurt ion the kitsap peninsula,but sometimes am in town in the cottage. There is my personally created foodies guide to restaurants and other fav haunts. In addition,there are guide books,walking tour and bike trail guide.. I created a walking map of Wallingford .
Other Things to Note
If I can help as a local resource, let me know. Check in is at 3, but can be tight depending on how guests leave the house. If you 'd like a snack, or a view.. I recommend Archie Mcfee's for joke gifts for all occasions! ... and Tutti Bella is fab pizza both blocks away 44 n stone, 45th and stone. There is always Gasworks park , w/ lake Union overlooking the city, seaplanes and all. 2 blocks away is the essential bakery for lunch ( or a picnic?),34 and woodlawn av n..
no smoking.recycle, do unto others.. treat things gently as if they were your own, comfortably and carefully.
Energy conservative habits expected please. Rinse and crush recycling and check the list of what is recycled, in seattle it is long.
Quiet before 9am, and after 10 pm, it's good for us all!.
Dogs are welcome with $75 non refundable rug cleaning fee.( sorry but all blankets and rugs must be washed as some are allergic.)
Please no smoking or loud parties, be conscious of others .
HOT TUB: unfortunately,hot tubs are delicate flowers and break far too frequently.( almost ready to give up) please do not book for the hot tub, just in case.
Hours 9am-9 pm. please rinse off in the shower first.Please keep your visit to 20 minutes in consideration of others who may use.The hot tub will accommodates 375 lbs. Only 2 folks in the hot tub at a time, sorry no outside guests Please make tubbing a "zen" aka quiet ,experience and end outside gatherings after 9..as the neighbors children sleep 12 ft. away.. limit hot tub use to 20 minutes,..AFTER showering.We provide flip flops for your use to preserve the sheepskin slippers.
Hot tub off to conserve energy nov15 -march 15.
Energy conservative habits expected. ... Seattle is serious about Recycling, and fines for recycling found in garbage. We are strict about recycling, PLEASE rinse, remove lids and place in appropriate receptacles .( You will be fined if I am fined after your stay! )recyclables found in garbage. The guidelines are clearly posted, and our indoor and outdoor recepticles make it easy to do.
in winter,sweaters before uping heat, turn off electric heaters when leaving
Any non guest visitors are limited to 6.. Please be considerate of downstairs, or cottage guests as well as neighbors.
This was our first experience with Airbnb and it definitely made me a fan. The Orange House is spacious, comfy and well supplied with everything a visitor could need, and then some. It is indeed quiet and central. Joyce met us there when we arrived and showed us everything, graciously inviting us to share her many books, her music, the kitchen, hot tub, etc. She left us a freshly baked loaf of bread. Two of my sons and I were visiting my other son who lives nearby, so we didn't actually take advantage of all the house has to offer. We were up and out in the morning and came back just to sleep...and the beds were comfortable. I would recommend the Orange House to other visitors, with the one caution that you note Joyce's bio which states that she is a dog lover (which means, dog owner). Those with dog allergies should be aware.
The Orange House is quite beautiful, with lots of nooks and crannies throughout and an overall comfortable feel. Everything is well-equipped, beds are comfortable, and outdoor space is beautiful and relaxing. Joyce was very welcoming and stayed in communication as needed without being overbearing. Because of the proximity of the space to both neighbors and other guests, there are lots of rules about being quiet that are perfectly understandable. So the best fit for this listing would be light-footed, early-to-bed types who need a comfortable space.
House was in a great location. Joyce was very easy to work with. "Check in" and "check out was a piece of cake. She had clear instructions in the house. Kitchen had all the supplies we needed plus spices and other necessities that came in handy. Beds were extremely comfortable and everything was laid out for us. Would rent from her again.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location was great - the house was perfect for the six of us.
THE URBAN COTTAGE
My 3 adult children, 2 grand children, and I traveled to Seattle to celebrate the marriage of my my oldest son with his bride’s family. Because we had a 5 month old baby with us it seemed so much easier to have a home rather than hotel rooms for our accommodations. Oh, how right we were! This home fit all of our expectations. Joyce is a wonderful host and made us feel right at home. She provided all our needs (including a port-a-crib for the baby). She called us the first evening we arrived to be sure we had found any supplies we needed.
The cottage had a lovely front patio area where we had morning coffee and looked out across the water to the Space Needle and the gleaming downtown from our hilltop view. We were able to slow down and visit and even had some visits from friends.
Our beds were comfortable and we slept wonderfully. The upstairs master suite was perfect for my son’s family with the baby. They kept expecting Peter Pan to come flying in for a visit through the French doors!
We would all come back for a visit again on our next trip to Seattle.
Joyce was very welcoming and her home was perfect! Everything was clean and the house was well supplied with everything we could ask for. The home itself is very comfortable for three people, with two large bedrooms and one beautiful master suite. Also, there is a great selection of music and a wonderful stereo available. We would definitely go back!
The Orange House is a welcoming solution for those tourists looking for a familiar atmosphere even when on holiday. The house is big, clean and comfortable, with plenty of books, cds, painting and photos scattered throughout the house, making the rooms very charming. Wonderful view on the skyline from the upstairs room. At guests' disposal some city guides and lots of eating out suggestions. The house is situated in a lovely residential neighborhood, with lots of eating out facilities in the surroundings and roughly 40 minutes far from downtown.
Glad you enjoyed the house. Did you mean 40 minutes from the airport..in traffic? Even the bus, with stops enroute is only 15 to 20 minutes downtown, driving is 10. I hope you didnt hit a terrible traffic jam on i5. ( never take 5 if you can avoid it, 99 n is far less traffic.
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I am a therapist/innkeeper.I know my city well and am know as a fab concierge. I love art, the outdoors, books, music and dogs.
fav activities? thrifting, museums, spending time at my yurt.