About this listing
Beautiful charming 1912 home in Seattle, 1 1/2 blocks from Green Lake park. One small room upstairs (gabled roof with skylight): Full/double mattress on futon frame (NOTE: picture has not been updated yet - it's now a BED, not a futon); curtained windows overlooking the landscaped backyard plus skylight that brings in great natural light; TV/DVD with videos galore to watch at your leisure; Nintendo 64 with games for playing. Share semi-private first-floor bathroom with other guests (if any) (owner uses separate toilet and sink, but shares shower with guests). Kitchen facilities available, also hot tub in backyard oasis with hammock and heritage-status English Walnut tree.
Close to the #16 and #48 buses (bus stop one block away).
Conveniently located near I-5 and near the Aurora Highway (Route 99).
1 1/2 blocks from the north end of Green Lake, with BluWater, Zeek's Pizza, Urban Bakery, Cioccholati Coffee, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, and Duke's Chowderhouse.
Green Lake is a state park with a 2.8 mile inner track circling the lake and green grass for playing and running and a kiddie pool in summer right across the street!
*** Exit #172 off the freeway = Very close to I-5, Rte. 99, and bus stop a block away. Near Ballard, Fremont, Lake City, Northgate, and University District. Seven miles from downtown and Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, Magnolia and Cascade. ***
Note: I have two very affectionate and well-behaved cats.
Hot tub is always on and ready for guests to soak!
There is free Wi-Fi 24/7.
Green Lake is a beautiful neighborhood. I'm just a stone's throw from the park (with a 2.8 mile walking/biking/roller blading path). Getting around is easy with I-5 and 99 close by, yet my backyard is a quiet oasis from the hustle-bustle of city life.
I'm close to the #16 and #48 buses (bus stop one block away). Conveniently located near I-5 and near the Aurora Highway (Route 99), 1 1/2 blocks from the north end of Green Lake..
Consideration for others is the name of the game! :)
(1) If you use something, put it back when you're done.
(2) Clean up after yourself (for example, pots and pans and kitchen messes; your hair in the bathroom :).
(3) The cats are indoor only so just be careful when entering/exiting.
(4) Mark any food on shelves or in fridge with your initials.
(5) If you have a question about anything, ask away!
There will be a detailed info sheet in the room upon check-in.
Our only regret about our stay is that it wasn't long enough. Bob was an exceptionally kind and generous host. We greatly enjoyed chatting with him and sharing travel stories. Bob's home is comfortable, with everything labeled for guests, and comes equipped with an amazing backyard with hammocks and a hot tub. The room we stayed in was quiet and comfortable. The place is 2 blocks from the beautiful lake, running trail, and lots of food. We would definitely stay with Bob again!
Echoing so many of the reviews here -- Bob is a gracious host. He could not be more likable and helpful but he's not at all intrusive.
The house has a vibrant lived-in feel. It's casual, quirky in a good way, well organized and reasonably clean especially where it counts (the bathroom, the sheets, etc). The bed is comfortable. The room is very small but perfectly adequate and priced appropriately. It's quiet. There are two other airbnb rooms, both occupied while I was there. You might think that could feel crowded and chaotic but it didn't. The location and the neighborhood are both very good.
I very much enjoyed my stay with Bob and am looking forward to returning on my next overnight stay in his part of Seattle. The upstairs room was quiet and cozy, comfortable for me. Bob is a gracious host. His home is only a few blocks from the beautiful Green Lake trails, another plus. Highly recommended.
Best part for me is that the house is at a really good location, half a block away from the bus stop that has 16, 316 and 48 which is super convenient while traveling to downtown or university district. Green lake is another block away from here, which is perfect for walks and such. Bob is very friendly and easy to get along with. As the description suggests, probably not the right place for someone who isn't a cat-person but I'm quite fond of Pollux :) I should probably warn that the upstairs room gets really stuffy and hot during the summer, I don't know if that's usual Seattle summer or just global warming acting up this time.
I'd like to add that the futon has been replaced by a bed which is great. The house is really nice with the hammocks and a hot tub in the backyard. (Sadly, I haven't been able to use them as much as I'd like to.)
I'd definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to live away from the downtown rush and yet have easy access to commute to downtown.
Bob was a gracious host. I hope to stay at his place again when I come back in January.
I have had a great experience staying at Bob's upstairs room. The room is quiet and there is full kitchen access. Bob is very welcoming and easygoing, and always helpful. The house is located in a great part of Seattle that is convenient to the city, but away just enough to get away from the hustle and bustle. That cats are super fun. The room itself is small but definitely cozy. Bus stops are a block away and parking is easy too. Overall I have had a great stay.
I felt so grateful to have stayed at Bob's bnb!
Bob's house is beautiful and is located in a lovely serene neighbourhood. I stayed in his sweet upstairs bedroom which has a skylight and windows looking out onto his mossy and tree filled backyard... and I loved that when it rained, I could hear the raindrops on the skylight and see the sky when I was laying in bed.
I had a very peaceful experience at Bob's house all in all.
I did not get to see Bob much, but really enjoyed speaking to him briefly and felt extremely honoured that he performed an original song for me on the piano while I was there.
I could tell he had a really kind spirit. Thank you Bob for a pleasant experience!
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About the Host, Bob
Easy-going guy with great pets. Performer who stays pretty busy in and about the Seattle area. Gregarious sort of fellow who enjoys meeting new people from various destinations!
I like good food (you'll often smell my soups cooking on the stovetop), good conversation and good company. I occasionally host a game night that guests are invited to, if they are so inclined.