About this listing
Green Lake Guest Suite is a two-bedroom 900 sf apartment in a daylight basement with two queen beds, futon, private bath with shower, private entry, kitchen, shared patio and shared laundry. Owners live on-site.
The apartment is perfect for up to 6 people that want a residential retreat in a vital Seattle neighborhood with the option to prepare all your meals in house. Amenities include Wifi internet, TV, Netflix streaming, heating, air conditioning, hair dryer, linens, coffee and tea. It is the lower level of a house with owners living in the separate main floor unit.
The apartment is accessed by a keyless lock. You will be assigned a four-digit code. Laundry, BBQ and patio are shared space with the owners.
Interaction with guests
Our apartment is half of our duplex house, so we are close by. We like to give guests their privacy, but we are available any time for questions or needs.
Seattle is among the most active cities in the U.S. and Green Lake is Seattle’s hub for recreation. Circling the lake is a walking/running/wheels trail 2.8 miles round trip. The park offers tennis and basketball courts, baseball and soccer fields, golf course, public swimming beaches, boat/kayak/paddle board rentals, and a theatre. The trail is also a great place for people watching and the best way to access many restaurants and shops lining the lake.
Just around the corner from beautiful Green Lake Park, 10-minute drive to Downtown and University of Washington, and a short 2-block walk to city bus stops. One block to restaurants along the lake, and two blocks from a natural organic foods market.
Other things to note
Kids: We don't have kids, and our apartment is not very kid-friendly, especially for children under 8. We find that small children often run wherever they go, and heavy footsteps carry upstairs to our space, as well as other loud noises. Kids also typically bring a measure of extra cleaning. That being said, we have been pleasantly surprised by several guests with small children who were quiet and clean! So we do welcome children and infants, and they are counted as additional guests in our rate calculations.
No Cleaning Fee: We previously charged a cleaning fee for each stay. However, we found that 90% of guests automatically cleaned up before checking out. So instead, we have a simple Cleaning Checklist that guests are asked to complete before checking out. It allows us to quickly get the apartment ready for the next guests. For guests that choose not to follow the cleaning list, we charge a cleaning fee of up to $50 from the security deposit.
Supplies: We provide you with enough toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, hand soap, shampoo, body soap, coffee, tea and garbage bags for your stay. We do not provide other toiletries, but there is a small collection left behind from other guests. We have had a few requests for bar soap, but we find that there is always a piece leftover that gets thrown away. If you like bar soap, pack one in your travel bag that you can take back home with you.
- Additional guests = $20/day/person (6 guests maximum; children and infants included).
- Remove shoes inside the house.
- Quiet hours from 10:00pm to 7:00am.
- Recycling and composting is required.
- Futon as a bed only for 5-6 guest reservations.
- $400 security/damage deposit (credit card hold).
- Cleaning List is required at check-out or a cleaning fee of up to $50 may be charged.
From Mar 31 - Apr 7, 2017 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
I'm a school psychologist serving local public elementary schools. Along with my husband's support, I have rented our home on Airbnb since 2011. We have had such a wonderful experience with Airbnb guests from around the world and have made many new friendships. We love our house and our "Utopian" neighborhood of Green Lake, and we're excited to share them with you. The house is comprised of upper and lower 2-bedroom complete units, and we live in the main unit, so we are often on hand to help with anything you may need. The "other pets" we own are adorable indoor house rabbits that provide nonstop entertainment (let us know if you would like to meet the bunnies).