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 = $15/day/person (6 guests maximum; children and infants included).
Despite the fact that I never met Natalie she gave very clear instructions and it was very easy to get in and out of the apartment. She was kind whenever we communicated and she left behind everything she promised and a lot more. The listing was very accurate and the location was perfect being right across the street from the lake. Perfect location, plenty of size and very comfortable.
Our work retreat (of 5 people) was well accommodated at Natalie's house. The place was just as described and it had all the needed amenities. The location was amazing and Natalie was also very flexible and even let us check in much earlier. This rental is a great value!
Natalie has a lovely place with a private sit out at the back. I was able to have my family stay there for 3 days & they enjoyed the experience. It was also a big plus to have Green Lake close by.
The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans & other very useful things, so were also able to cook. I whole heartedly recommend this cosy little place.
This is a comfortable, well-stocked basement apartment. I stayed with my son's family and there were 6 in all. We did not feel crowded. The location is so nice with green lake a few steps away, as well as restaurants and groceries a short walk away. Natalie was a gracious host. I would recommend this spot.
Natalie warmly greeted my family members who arrived first and got them situated in her cute basement apartment. The property is easily accessible, close to the lake, and perfect for a small group needing a central location. Also liked the lock was a passcode rather than a key. Clean, spacious, good wifi, nice neighborhood. Would definitely stay again!
Everything was exactly as Natalie described. And I loved her attention to detail in the layout so that there were little tables where you needed one, and supplies and even night light, etc. Biggest plus was being walking distance to Green Lake and all the great restaurants around it. She even has adorable bunnies that occassionally hop around the garden. I would certainly return.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Greenlake Guest Suite. It's very spacious, very comfortable and has great cooling for those hot summer days. The back patio area was also a bonus. The location next to the lake was great, too. Natalie did a great job with communicating the instructions for getting into the apartment as well. All around great experience.
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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.