Note: Please write me first before you make a reservation request! I really appreciate it because it gives the best chance for all of us to find out what we need to know.
Your own private suite: bedroom, bathroom, separate office area with wi-fi, bookshelves, desk. On main floor of gorgeous 3400 s.f. home overlooking Puget Sound. Unobstructed forever views of the Olympic Mountains, Bainbridge and Vashon Islands and the Kitsap Peninsula.
The well-stocked kitchen is shared, and you are welcome to enjoy the spacious common areas, the large west-facing deck – and the aforementioned unobstructed views.
This is a beautiful, quiet setting up a lane in the big trees, yet minutes' walk to the vibrant beachfront neighborhood of Alki Beach (Seattle's version of Venice Beach). We neighbors talk about how we feel like we're on vacation here, but we're right in the city!
It's 20 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes to downtown Seattle or SoDo or Beacon Hill and First Hill (if you're associated with the medical centers or VA). It's 25 minutes to the University of Washington (and I can tell you the best routes, I work there).
There is a water taxi straight to downtown Seattle, served by a shuttle.
Not to discourage you from staying here, but "truth in advertising," if you're not driving you have to like walking hills! Public transportation is three or five blocks away. You may be happier with a car if you'll be here awhile.
If your party is more than 2 people, go ahead and ask me about the availability of the whole main house, which would sleep 5. That still assumes some of you would be sleeping together, I do not have five separate beds or bedrooms. If you have up to 9 people, you could rent the whole house as well as the separate Apartment-in-the-Trees, which is also listed here. I wish I were retired and/or traveling all the time so you could have my house to yourselves. Usually I live here too. But, as I said, go ahead and ask!
Please contact me before you make a reservation.
The main house rule is the Golden Rule. I'm still practicing but am pretty good at it and hope you are too.
Here's an example: If you are having overnight guests yourself/ves, I would like to know that.
Another example: There's room in the driveway for three cars. If you're having guests, let me know and I'll show you where I park when I have guests!
Judith's house is an incredible structure situated in an amazing (though also slightly out of the way) location. It sits at the top of the hill and overlooks towards the Puget Sound with 3 and half stories worth of giant windows. The porch is big and comfortable and the house itself is spacious. Judith was a fantastic host and I had a great time just talking with her. She was accommodating and my room was kept to high standards. She was also very helpful with anything I wanted to know about Washington.
Kiri, her cat is also very sweet and amusing. I walked to Alki beach a couple of times and the nearest bus stop is about a 10 minute walk. If you're thinking about going anywhere besides Alki beach, I would recommend renting a car.
My husband and I stayed in Judith's home (which far surpasses the photos seen in this listing) over a weekend while I had training in Seattle. We had a changing, inflexible schedule and Judith was very accommodating. It's about a 12 minute drive (scenic and beautiful the whole way) from downtown Seattle and has absolutely beautiful views of the Olympics, the Sound, and occasionally, huge bald eagles who nest nearby. Judith has a very comfortable home (the bed was so cozy and wonderful, the bathroom was spotless and private) with many eclectic decorations and souvenirs from her life's travels-as well as a profound gift for hosting and making her guests feel welcome. Her rag doll cat, Kiri was also a pleasure to be around (my husband didn't think he liked cats until he was around Kiri). Judith's home is within walking distance from Alki beach and several restaurants and shops, and she is a pleasure to get to know. We didn't want to leave! I am sure we will be back!
I loved Judith's home. Very bright, excellent view and comfortable bed. I have never seen such a peaceful cat Judith has, a white ragdoll. We went for a stroll together :) The house was clean, very warm (underfloor heating and 2 fireplaces) and pictures are very accurate. And above all, Judith is an excellent host!
Very nice house. Judith was a very gracious host and was very sweet us. the view is amazing and we enjoyed the fires at night watching the city lights Thanks
What a fantastic home! The views from the living room and deck are amazing, looking over Puget sound and the snow capped Olympic mountains. We actually saw a pod of Orca whales swimming and breaching in the sound! Judith's home is clean, in a safe convenient area,comfortable and very quiet. Judith is so welcoming and full of great knowledge about the surrounding area and offered some wonderful ideas about day trips, wine bars, and ferry rides to the islands. There was a hot pot of coffee waiting for me each morning and I enjoyed chit chatting with Judith. She is so welcoming and made her home such a comfy place for me. I now have a new friend in Seattle and plan on staying with her again when I visit my daughter who recently moved to Seattle.
I was moving to Seattle from across the country, and spent my first month at Judith's house. I could not have asked for a better place and better first impression of Seattle!
The place is absolutely amazing - unbeatable views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains, extremely well designed and decorated, in a beautiful, quiet, peaceful neighborhood.
Judith was a wonderful host and great person to get to know - I really enjoyed her company during my stay. We had many great conversations, and I learned a lot from her. Kiri, the cat, was great company as well - even if she can be a bit of a brat at times! There's also the neighbor, Gary, who was very nice and helpful as well.
The location is wonderful is you want something peaceful and beautiful. It doesn't feel like being in the city at all, and yet it's just a 20-something minute drive to downtown DURING RUSH HOUR(d readily recommend it to anyone coming to Seattle!
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Airbnb is a way to have a houseful, which is what I like.
Ever since I was a kid doing sleepovers and overnighters to my first job out of college as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Turkey all through my long and longer life, I've loved every place I've ever visited. So maybe that's why I want to return all the great hospitality I've received.
These days I'm a realtime captioner for hard of hearing. Which means I go to classes, meetings, conferences with students (or staff or faculty) primarily at the University of Washington and write live everything being said so the student can read it on my computer screen as it's happening. You've seen closed captioning on TV? It's like that, only I'm there live on site. Love my job. It's challenging (that is to say, hard) and can be stressful, but I am glad to be a vehicle for access to education and the workplace that people wouldn't have without that service. The service is provided under auspices of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
There are so many things to do in Seattle, and I am happy to give you information and ideas for your stay -- or just get out of your way and let you have at it!