Metrobilly Retreat

House - Private room · 33rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98112, United States

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Private basement bedroom with queen size bed and full bathroom in 100+ year old Seattle craftsman home. The room contains most of our library, so you will be able to dive into a new read or revisit an old favorite!
Separate entrance with keypad lock through the bicycle/mud room allows you to come and go as you please. The mattress/box spring are new...and made by a local, family run business...since 1882! Electric kettle for tea (included) or to make coffee or soup, hot buttered rum...yum! Share the fully equipped kitchen upstairs and enjoy our two dogs in this tree-filled area of Seattle.
If you need anything unusual, this can be an experience or a thing, during your stay (wrapping paper, turkey roasting pan, Spanish lessons), feel free to ask......we have more than the average at our disposal and love to share.
The house is located on a greenbelt: our side street is too steep for a road, so we (and a contingent of students from the University of Washington) have built a trail and planted native species for the birds and bugs. Large garden with flowers and edibles completes the Metrobilly experience. Unconfirmed existence of gnomes.
Metrobilly = a quirky combination of country and city...Big trucks & fine art
We are on one of Seattle's few gravel roads, heat our home with water (sub-floor radiant heat) and wood that you can hear us chopping across the valley (OK...an exaggeration!) and do what we can to live a sustainable life.

Few minute walk to the bus to downtown (20 min bus ride), local restaurants, including Cafe Flora-100% vegetarian, a bunch of French restaurants/bistros--we now call the area Petit Paris. A small grocery store, yoga studio and some sweet shops are also close by. 20 minute walk to Lake Washington, 30 minutes to Capitol Hill and 40 to downtown Seattle.

Parking is free and available on the street. BBQ and fire pit for you under non-wet circumstances.

You can walk east to a gorgeous ridge view of Lake Washington, or north to the Washington Park Arboretum, filled with winding trails, species gardens and the well known Japanese Garden. We have a bicycle or two for loan, to enhance your visit.

We look forward to sharing this top-secret spot with you!

Some travel details:
from the airport, SeaTac, you can take the Lite Rail for about $2.50 for a 30-40 minute ride to downtown Seattle. We recommend a cab from there, as it will only be about $10 and much easier than the city bus if you have luggage. The cab driver will need directions, whether he thinks he does or not! Once you book, we supply you with all the details for a smooth arrival!
Our closest Seattle Metro bus lines are #8 and #11

Seattle topography varies from all of the water, hills, valleys and ridges....the city is mapped on a 3-grid system because of a disagreement between the three founding families. Please check our directions before you travel, as it can be confusing. We are happy to help with directions at anytime during your stay.

Pets are negotiable, please ask

Thanks for looking...hope to meet you soon!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $380 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Cleaning Fee: $25
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • I very much enjoyed staying at the metrobilly retreat. The house is located in a very nice and calm neighborhood. There are a couple of nice restaurants and cafes nearby. The next bus stop is a five minute walk away.

    The room is nicely decorated with lots of interesting and cool details. The bed is super comfy.

    I'd definetly stay here again.

    March 2014
  • Jana's is exactly as advertised! My husband, baby and I had a lovely few nights, and I took the bus in and out of downtown for a conference. Given the price, it's a great deal--the only hitch is that the is too low-ceilinged for a six footer, though I would still stay there again anyway. Jana and her husband are lovely. The neighborhood is full of interesting houses and hills.

    March 2014
  • Our second stay at Metrobilly--love it there--great location, quiet, close to bus stops and an easy walk to my girlfriend's daughter's place. Five minutes or less to a bakery/coffee shop. Private entrance and private bath meant we come and go as we choose without bothering anyone

    November 2012
  • Fun, funky bedroom with a private entrance and a big, luxurious bathtub. Awesome library, and the Bed. Is. So. Cozy. Ive already booked my next stay.

    November 2012
  • I stayed for two weeks in the Metrobilly retreat. It was a great place for such a long stay. It feels like it's in the forest, far from civilization, yet just a few blocks away you can find French restaurants, wine bars, the best veggie restaurant, and public transportation. Jana and Hahn were very gracious and friendly.

    One recommendation would be to rent a car in the winter. I did so and it was worth it, since the place is up a little street that gets dark in the winter. Bikes would be awesome, too!

    October 2012
  • We really enjoyed staying at Jana's house. There was a bit of a flub when we first arrived, which was that Jana's cell phone had died and she was not home when we got there. But her warm demeanor and many apologies when we did meet made us feel good about booking our stay there. (We also were able to munch on some of her apples and a plumb from her trees while we waited, a fact that went a long way in dispelling our rumbling bellies.) The space is interesting with artistic flares to appreciate and ponder, and has a vast amount of books to wade into. We even, upon having an unexpected extra day back in Seattle, were able to book with Jana again without any problem. We would definitely stay with them again!

    September 2012
  • This was a great funky little place. It was comfortable and clean and just what I needed.

    September 2012
  • We enjoyed our stay, a quiet basement room with private entrance, walked to the bus stop one afternoon, about 5-10 mins and the downtown bus (11) took about 25mins at rush hour. Would definitely stay there again. As a cyclist I knew it was the place when we opened the basement door and saw about 8 bikes hanging up....

    September 2012
  • The reservation was canceled 9 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    September 2012
  • While we had less than 24 hours in Seattle, the metrobilly retreat was by far the best place to stay! Jana and her husband weren't around when we checked in but she emailed us detailed directions and we felt very much at home in their basement apartment. We couldn't believe how quite and peaceful the setting was considering how close to the city the house is. Also- the location is fantastic, what a cool neighborhood and downtown was an easy short drive. If we ever come back to Seattle we would love to stay at metrobilly again!

    September 2012
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Borah High School, Marion High School, University of Washington, Western Washington University, University of Idaho
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Hi There! My husband and I welcome you to our Metrobilly Retreat! It's slowly getting less rough around the edges, as we each find time to work on projects. We are both artists and create chiefly with metals; my work is generally small and often wearable, whereas my husband makes bicycles and pieces on a larger scale. We practice yoga and keep fit with cycling and exercising our dogs, and attempt to keep our brains working. We are teaching ourselves to make wine and cider, and transforming our patch of land into a garden with edible and colorful characters. We both spent our growing years traveling/moving, and currently travel every chance we can get. This means, we know how important it is to be comfortable, cozy and worry free. We are delighted to help you feel at home as you adventure out into Seattle!
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