About this listing
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.
Other things to note
It should be noted that the this is a mother-in-law basement apartment under the main house that we no longer rent via Airbnb. Both spaces are completely separate, except for the laundry 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.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
This host has 4 reviews for other properties.View other reviews
Currently a stay-at-home mom to three young ones (10, 8, and 5). 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.
We've done vacation rentals in the past through (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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