About This Listing
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!
VOW ! The house with the best view in Seattle and yet close to all activities.
We really enjoyed the company of host Judith. She was kind enough to share books and ideas for our day trips in Seattle and introduce us to her neighbor to learn more about hiking trails.
It was never easy to leave Seattle after the stay :)
Regarding the house: It is exactly what the picture shows!! The bedroom is neat and clean, and you can find a lot of beautiful artworks. The living room with the astonishingly beautiful view is our favorite. We like the window, Kiri (a cute cat), the plant judith have been working on ... well, we like almost everything.
Regarding the host: Judith is a very kind lady, who picked up us at the train station and always glad to have a conversation. I wish we could have more time to talk with her, but we have a tight schedule in Seattle.
I'll definitely recommend this place to my friends, and come back again next time visiting Seattle.
Judith is a very nice, friendly hostess. She loves her life, enjoys friends and traveling, makes her house so warm and beautiful. The long and great talk between us that evening will always in my memory. Judith is so smart and we learned a lot from her. I like sitting in the dining room or standing on the deck watching sunset over the mountains. It's great. Kiri ,the cat , so cute, "escape artist",made a funny story when we lived there. The house located by the side of Alki beach and takes about 20minutes drive to downtown Seattle . Worth to try!
I stayed at Judith's with my husband on our 1st year anniversary during our adventurous trip to gorgeous Seattle and Washington. I have never felt more welcome or more connected to a place as I did on that one heavenly week, hovering above the color painted waters of Puget Sound in our own private suite in the trees. We had the great pleasure and honor to come to know Judith, an exciting, energetic, insightful personality with many stories to share. As an unexpected benefit, we both felt for that brief but memorable time with her as a part of the family, spending quality time enjoying the company of her plush kitty, her neighbors and friends, be it the frequenting fowl on the front deck or the kind and open-minded conversational humans.
Staying at this utopia of a home, carefully and sensitively designed with details of personal history and a natural taste for comfort and spiritual wholeness – made our time go by with a peaceful smile and many good random fortunes gravitating our way with every new day.
As far as the neighborhood is concerned – we took it all in by landing nearby in the ferry and exploring hilly West Seattle with our rental car. We indulged on scrumptious local eats and dinners we've prepared ourselves in Judith's splendidly equipped kitchen. We had everything we needed at our disposal and savored the magnificent sunsets, the greens and blues and spring flowers that surrounded us.
This was far more than just a place to crash; this was a comforting, soulful, beautiful place to call home for a while – and someone new to call a friend.
I look forward to being back there when our lives allow us to venture far and long once more, this time hopefully with our baby girl which we are anticipating to meet this July.
Thank you Judith for everything and be sound,
Einat & Niv
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!
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About the Host, Judith
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!