About This Listing
Wallingford Craftsman - 4 bedrooms and 4 (real) beds total - 2 bedrooms (1 room with a King bed and one room with a 1 twin bed) and bathroom with bathtub/shower are on the main floor. Main floor is hard wood flooring with some area rugs. Top floor has one bedroom with view of Lake Union and down town (with a Queen bed). The top floor also has a separate "sleeping loft" which is a very large room at the top of the stairs with no door that has a Queen bed with extra area for air mattresses, sleeping on the floor, etc. and queen air mattresses are available. Upstairs area is wall to wall carpet. Please note: Absolutely no smoking on the property - inside/outside/on the porches, etc. Kitchen eat-in area with views of Lake Union/down town, separate dining area (website hidden) is set up with antenna - 40 local channels as well as stream off internet (through a roku or apple type box) with HDMI cable and internet and wifi is available. Kitchen also comes fully stocked with coffee maker and coffee grinder, toasters, gas range, full size refrigerator with ice maker/water dispenser. On demand hot water heater, so the whole house will never run out of water. During some times a second bathroom (with shower, no tub) may be available, as well as garage, please ask. Separate basement area of house is not included in the rental, at times this may be occupied. Pillow top mattresses or memory foam toppers for good sleeping. Well stocked kitchen for good eating. Come make yourself at home, enjoy the views and explore Seattle. Located in a quiet neighborhood of single family houses, but just 2 blocks from 45th - the walking area of Wallingford with restaurants, cafes, shopping, groceries, etc. Stumbling distance to Wine World and Spirits (daily wine tastings from 5 to 7 weekdays, 2 to 5 on weekends), over 23,000 square foot store. (website hidden)
Wallingford art walk 2nd Weds of the month and all sorts of other activities - (website hidden)
Close by is the University of Washington and the U District Farmers Market - Seattle's oldest and largest, this Saturday market is nationally recognized as one of the best farmers markets in the U.S. and runs year round. The U-District also has many choices for budget friendly restaurants.
Burke Gilman bike/walking trail 3 blocks away and about 1 mile to Gas Works Park. Green Lake and the incredible Woodland Park Zoo is less than 2 miles away. Express buses to downtown and everywhere - just 2 blocks away - The buses are Metro transit: 44, 26, 26x, (phone number hidden)x, and sound transit (phone number hidden) and the bus map is:
Two dedicated parking spaces. Please no smoking anywhere on the property. Rate is based on occupancy of 4, extra persons are $30 a night. Minimum stay is 4 nights. 3 night or less stays are available, however, will incur a $65 to $95 cleaning fee.
House is kid and family friendly. There are extra chairs (6 total) available as well as baby equipment such as a pack and play (play yard/ temporary crib), bumbo chair, extra blankets to put on the floor, baby toys, a stroller, etc. Possiblility of baby gate for stairs and outlet protectors, please ask.
Pictures shows one room with a loft bed, but, that bed has been taken down and is no longer in that room. We may have an extra twin bed for that room, please ask.
Access to whole house and back yard. Garage and basement accomodations (extra bedrooms and bath) at an extra charge.
Interaction with Guests
Normally maybe just meet them or leave the key for them
HUGE wine/beer/liquor store with free tastings daily just 2 blocks away. Close to the UW and the Ave with lots of great ethnic restaurants at college student budget pricing. Other great restaurants and Wallingford neighborhood of shops, etc, also just blocks away.
Yes, express bus to downtown, just 2 blocks away, and bus to Seattle Center, Space Needle, Experince Music Project, etc, also just 2 blocks away.
No smoking on the property whatsoever. Please don't smoke on the neighbor's property either. Pet free home. While I have the kitchen cleaned between guests, a kitchen full of dirty dishes/spills/etc will incur an extra cleaning fee based on what I pay my cleaners. I have only had to charge an extra fee once. We have a very robust recycling program in Seattle, the instructions are in the house. Please understand that kitchen, while well stocked, is not set up for catering weddings. Dishes/pots and pans are appropriate for a group of 6 to 10. For those in town hosting weddings, extra charges may apply based on extra costs incurred due to cleaning and garbage disposal fees. Please take care when you park to make sure you do not block the sidewalk (usually if at least 1/2 of it is accessible, this is enough). One guest blocked the sidewalk and got a parking ticket.
Our family stayed here over Christmas 2014 and had a great time! The house easily accommodates a group of 7 (we chose to pay for the second bathroom). We were pleasantly surprised to find large pans available to cook a large meal and plenty of plates. The location is excellent with all services (dry cleaning, drug store, market, shoe repair) and fun shops in easy walking distance. Close to Burke Gilman trail for exercise and strolling and wonderful view of downtown Seattle. Katharine met us upon arrival and was very warm and welcoming.
I stayed at Katharine's place with 3 collaborators when we were visiting UW for a conference. The place was perfect! It's in a great location and it's just as spotless and spacious as the photos make it seem. Katharine was a great host and she responded quickly to all of our questions. Highly recommended!
The house was as advertised in a great location for us. One mile to Gas Works Park, quiet and quaint. The rooms were spacious and it was a nice space for children (twin bed, pack-n-play). One bathroom isn't ideal, but we made it work ok. Host was responsive- fixed light that was out in the kitchen on the 2nd day. Only issue was that I would make sure you understand Seattle's recycling policy regarding compostable items, etc, because it seems to be more strict than other cities. Also, there is only one mirror in the entire house (in the bathroom), which wasn't ideal when we were a family getting ready to be in a wedding.
We have posted the recycling instructions - Seattle has the highest level of recycling and composting in the nation - as our landfill is in another state - and we get tickets if there are too many recyclables or compostable items in the garbage.
We have added 2 mirrors - thanks for that feedback - I didn't realize that before.
Our host was prompt on responding; important to our group.The house had a spacious feel in the main room and huge bedrooms, with good lighting and a well-stocked kitchen for our big group. Nice walking neighborhood. We were very pleased on seeing the house was actually as nice as represented by site photos.
The neighborhood and house is excellent. It is quiet, and right next to the highway so it is easy to get anywhere in Seattle pretty quickly. There are also plenty city-central bus stops located nearby. There are enough places to eat within walking distance too. The backyard is big and nice for grilling and hanging out, but could use some cleaning up.
Overall, the house is great. I would recommend it.