About this listing
Green Lake Guest Suite is a two-bedroom 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 2 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.
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Rates: October - April $125 weeknight, $150 weekend; May and September $145 weeknight, $165 weekend; June - August $165 weeknight, $175 weekend; Holidays $185; Additional guests $15 per night per guest; Discounted weekly rates; last-minute rates as low as $100. To see the rate for your stay, enter your dates and number of guests (including children, infants) to the right. Monthly rentals are only offered in the off-season (Jan-Feb-Mar).
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 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: To be honest, our apartment is not very kid-friendly, especially for children under 8. We don't have a bathtub, our eating space is over carpet, and nothing is kid proofed. We don't have kids, so we have no kid accessories. 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. All 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 do count as additional guests in our rate calculations.
To Fee or Not to Fee: We used to charge a cleaning fee for each stay. However, we found that 90% of guests automatically cleaned up before checking out and it was making our rates confusing. So instead, we have a 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.
Supplies: We provide you with enough toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, hand soap, coffee, tea and garbage bags for your stay. We do not provide shampoo, body soap or 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.
- No smoking / No pets.
- 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.
- Additional guests = $20/day/person (6 guests maximum; children and infants included).
From Sep 4 - 5, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Hi Natalie! Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay. You made us feel very welcome but we're not at all obtrusive. The accommodation was even better than we had hoped for from the photos and description. The area is idyllic and blends easy access to town with beautiful surroundings by the lake. We would definitely visit again. What we really liked was it had a really comfortable home feel.
This was our first airbnb and we enjoyed it. Natalie welcomed us prior to arrival via email giving us information needed for access to the apartment and use of the outdoor patio. The apartment was plenty roomy for the three of us staying there. It was clean and comfortable. The location was perfect - close to Green Lake for a walk around the lake in the morning and a short, stress free commute downtown via public transportation.
Our host was great. We were able to see her place before we accepted the reservations to be sure it met our needs. Natalie answered all our questions, her place was very clean and easy to be in. I would recommend it to anyone.
My husband, son and I had a wonderful stay !
We had plenty of room and everything was clean and tidy!
Looking forward to staying again!
Natalie was an amazing host. We heard from her prior to arriving and knew just how to gain access to the apartment and when to arrive. She was very welcoming and available to us if we needed her. The apartment is just as described, and was perfect for us. The weather was ideal so we enjoyed the back deck every day, and we walked around Green Lake every morning. There are lots of shops and restaurants within walking distance, and we took advantage of several of them. We also walked a few blocks to catch the bus to downtown. Everything is so convenient there. We would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it. Thanks, Natalie!
We thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay at Natalie's apartment. The location was perfect - just a block or so from Green Lake, restaurants, and coffee shops. The apartment was clean, well furnished, had comfy beds, large closets, nice big bathroom, kitchen, and a private entry. We used Uber to get around a couple of times, but public transportation is also really convenient. The apartment was on a fairly busy street, but traffic noise was not a problem. Even though Seattle temperatures were into the 90's, the apartment was comfortable. We did get to meet one of the house bunnies, and loved the great outdoor area. I liked the privacy and sense of security at this apartment.
We would definitely stay at Natalie's again when we have another Seattle trip scheduled.
This was my first Airbnb experience and it couldn't have gone better! My stay at Natalie's was wonderful, her home is beautifully decorated and in such a convenient location. Her home is steps away from Green Lake and a wonderful walking path which I took advantage of each morning. It's nearby so many great looking shops and restaurants, I wish I stayed longer to enjoy them all. Our group included 5 adults and 1 infant, never once did we feel crowded with two bedrooms and a foldout futon. Natalie did a great job letting me know what to expect during my stay, and even offered to have the space available for early check in if needed. I didn't get the opportunity to meet her as she respected our privacy, but I always felt welcome in her home. I would definitely recommend her home to anyone looking for a comfortable, central, place to stay and I hope when I come back to Seattle I will have the opportunity to stay here again.
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About the Host, Natalie
I'm a school psychologist serving two public elementary schools. Along with my husband, I have rented our home for the past three years. 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 so excited to share them with you. The house is comprised of upper and lower 2-bedroom complete units, and we are often occupying the main unit, so we are on hand to help with anything you may need. The "other pets" we own are adorable house rabbits that provide nonstop entertainment.