Instead of staying in a hotel, be our guests in our spacious daylight basement apartment. Close to major bus lines and the University of Washington, Children's Hospital. Our luscious backyard is an urban oasis!
Our home has a lovely daylight basement apartment with a nice bedroom, kitchenette, 3/4 bathroom, and separate entrance that opens onto an Italian-style piazza. There is a large living room with a sleeper sofa and comfy reading chair. Laundry room is shared. Kitchenette has everything you'll need for cooking away from home. If something's lacking, we're just upstairs and happy to share. Trader Joe's and Safeway are within walking distance, and Whole Foods is 3/4 of a mile away.
- Queen-sized bed with clean linens.
- Living room couch has hide-a-bed
- Twin-mattress also available for use.
-Small cot also available.
- Refrigerator (Freezer has some items from family)
- 3/4 size stove and oven
- Gas BBQ (shared)
- Clean dishes
- Desk & chair
- Large closet and dresser
- Use of washer/dryer
- Hair dryer
- High chair, portable crib, stroller, booster seat, baby monitor, even a swing set available!
Minimum 7 day rental (for shorter stays contact host)
We have a lock box and will send you the code approximately a day in advance.
Interaction with Guests
I follow the lead of each guest. I really enjoy helping our guests get acclimated to Seattle and our eclectic neighborhood. We've housed guests just off the plane from Europe and Africa, and helped them launch them into their own homes, when possible driven some to the airport, had shared meals or a glass of wine, even let one borrow our car while others just come and go as they please.
Located in a great Seattle neighborhood, this unique offering from a University of Washington professor and family is a great opportunity for visiting scholars or graduate students, folks visiting Seattle for a short-term stay.
The home location is only 5 minute walk from the 45th entrance of U of W, 5 minute drive from Children's Hospital or University Village, 10 minute drive from downtown Seattle and near many major bus lines.
You couldn't get a better location for access to all parts of Greater Seattle/King County.
- Thankfully we are very close to main bus routes.
- If you do have a car, we live in a parking permit zone 6 which allows cars to park for 2 hours between 8-8 w/o being ticketed M-F. Excluding UW game days.
- Please note: parking is NOT included with this rental. For an additional fee of $50 you could use owner's guest pass.
Other Things to Note
It should be noted that the this is a mother-in-law basement apartment under the main house that we occasionally rent via Airbnb and other sites separately. Both spaces are completely separate, except for the laundry room. As a joined hotel room, both spaces can be locked separately from one another.
We'd expect you to respect our home as you would the home of a dear friend's home.
- No smoking or illegal drugs.
- No Parties or Loud Music.
- Well-behaved pets allowed occasionally in advance.
I had a great time staying at Kristi's place. Although we didn't get to see each other, she was really helpful in helping me out through phones. Had a little bit trouble finding the garbage bin and the back door but she helped me out with hospitality. Definitely recommend!
We stayed at her place for 6 weeks this summer. We had a great time with her family.
My kids and her children often played.
The rooms are so clean and the all kitchen equipments are ready.
We cannot thank you enough for their hospitality. We hope to stay there again.
Lovely host. Kristi had everything ready and brought extra linens when my son came to stay with me. At no extra charge!
Spotless and comfortable with a lovely garden outside the door. Very quiet neighborhood. Perfectly equipped kitchen. Every spice you could wish for.
It's like an oasis in the busy UW neighborhood.
This was a perfect location for my extended visit to the University of Washington, an easy walk to campus and a private retreat from campus. Kristi and her family are wonderful hosts, immediately responsive to my every request. The airbnb pictures give a very good sense of the apartment, which was spotless when I arrived. I would certainly stay here again!
We had a wonderful stay! Thank you so much for providing a comfortable and relaxing space for our family to feel at home while we were visiting Seattle.
I and my wife stayed at Kristi's and Peter's basement for about three weeks, while looking for a permanent place to move in. Overall, the experience was pretty good: the location is superb for UW and there are lot of restaurants, shops around. With 50$ extra we got to park on the street which was very convenient.
Home is clean and comfortable, bed was good and bathroom as well, kitchen was good enough for us. Internet connection is fast, which was important for us.
Kristi was always very helpful and helped us to get settled.
I'd like to point out that this place is not for light sleepers. There are lot of student houses around and parties going on late in the night. Also, be prepared to wake up early in the morning as the house is full of kids running around :). For families with children, this would be an ideal place to stay.
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Currently a stay-at-home mom to three young ones (8,6, and 3 years old). By trade I'm a high school Spanish teacher. My husband works jointly at the UW in the School of Public Health and at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He does HIV/AIDS vaccine research as a Bio-Statistician (applying stats to a biological problem).
We've done vacation rentals in the past through craigslist when we've gone on longer vacations/sabbaticals, so thought we'd give this new web site a try as a way to help us pay for piano and ballet lessons and still save something for their college education!
My favorite destinations:
To Kill a Mockingbird
Count of Monte Cristo
Blueberries for Sal
Bodas de Sangre by Lorca
Taming of the Shrew
The Catcher and the Rye
Of Mice and Men
Movies: Currently going through a Bollywood craze. 3 Idiots, Lagaan, almost anything with Amir Khan or Shahrukh Khan
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Cool Hand Luke, Street Car Named Desire, Gilda.
Pedro Almodovar films