B&B next to Sunny Patio w/Koi Pond

House - Private room · N 51st St, Seattle, WA 98103, United States

Includes self-serve breakfast (at any time of day)of coffee, tea, juice, cereal, milk, yogurt and fresh fruit. Private entrance. Room opens onto a patio with a koi pond. Private and quiet. Includes laundry and wifi. Kitchen is available for cooking.

Your host, Barbara
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Includes self-serve breakfast (at any time of day)of coffee, tea, juice, cereal, milk, yogurt and fresh fruit. Private entrance. Room opens onto a patio with a koi pond. Private and quiet. Includes laundry and wifi. Kitchen is available for cooking.

The Space

There is a light, self-serve breakfast each morning - coffee, tea, milk, OJ, granola, yogurt, oatmeal, fresh fruit and hard-boiled eggs. Enjoy breakfast on your time schedule - when ever you are ready.

I am just 4 miles from downtown Seattle. The bus line is one block from my house (Metro Transit #16 - also 26, 44, 45 and others are close). Easy access to all that's going on in Seattle and surrounding areas. My location has a "walk" score of 97 out of 100. Private keyed entrance to come and go at your leisure. Front and back patios for lounging in the morning or afternoon sun. Roast marshmallows in the evening in the outdoor fireplace. Free wifi and cable TV. Shared house/Shared bathroom. Feel free to cook or prepare food while here. Smoking allowed on the patio.

Free street parking. The neighborhood is a wonderful central location for seeing the sights of Seattle. One mile from the University of Washington (UW); 1 mile from Green Lake (the running and dog watching mecca of Seattle); I mile from Woodland Park Zoo; 2 miles from Fremont and the Sunday market. 1 mile from the Burke-Gilman trail for biking. Everything you can possibly think of is within a few blocks, movie theaters, several coffee shops, restaurants, bars, grocery stores, churches...you name it.

Willing to assist with travel plans, or leave you in complete privacy - it's up to you. We don't have children so it's a quiet, adult environment.

Pack light - Use of washer and dryer and laundry products at no charge!

Guest Access

This is a private room w/shared bath. Guests have access to the Kitchen, yard and patios (front and back), and washer and dryer and laundry (website hidden) by guests is allowed.

Interaction with Guests

There are no children or pets here (except for 27 year old turtle and fish in the pond). You can expect a very quiet stay. I'm available for questions as needed. You have a private entrance and key to come and you like.

The Neighborhood

Our neighborhood is walking distance to Green Lake and the Zoo, multiple coffee shops, movies, stores, restaurants, churches and the University of Washington.

Farmers Market one block from house on Wednesdays from May 1st through October 31st.

Great street parking.

Getting around

At either ends of our block, you can catch the #16 or #26 bus to downtown Seattle. A few blocks away, you can catch the #44 or #45 to Ballard or the University of Washington. Buses to everywhere in Seattle within 2 blocks of house.

Airport pick up and drop off can be arranged for $50 each way.

Other Things to Note

Outdoor fireplace on patio near pond for roasting marshmallows or warming and watching the stars.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $300
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Barb was a wonderful host. She made me feel welcome from he moment I stepped through the door. Her home is charming, immaculate and decorated with wonderful style. Coffee was always set up for the next morning, and there were plenty of healthy choices for breakfast each morning.
    The absolute best part of the place is the koi pond in the private patio. It was a peaceful place to relax and recharge, and I could have spent all day there. The neighborhood is a great location for exploring, and convenient to both the U. District, the Zoo, Greenlake and downtown. This was my first stay at an Airbnb, and I think I hit the jackpot.

    July 2014
  • Barbara was a fantastic hostess and really made me feel at home. Having a private entrance is really nice so you don't feel like you're disturbing the residents if you come home late. The house is lovely and quiet and the location is great. I will not hesitate to stay with her again and will certainly recommend to my friends and family that they consider staying there if they visit Seattle.

    July 2014
  • Barbara met me on the walk in front of her home after I made a short walk from the bus stop. She oriented me to her neat and very clean house, and I was off to the ballpark. Returning that night, I had a private entry to the bedroom for a good sleep in a quiet neighborhood. Each morning, the coffee pot was ready to be turned on. While the coffee was brewing, I put together a breakfast of fresh fruit, cereal, muffin and yogurt. Then, after a great in-tub shower, I was off for another day. Thanks Barbara for a great place to stay.

    June 2014
  • Barbara was a great host. The house was very nice and clean. The neighborhood was quiet, and very close to a lot of fun places. We really enjoyed our stay and our trip to Seattle.

    June 2014
  • Barbara is a gracious host with a lovely home in a charming 1920s Seattle neighborhood close to UW. The room looks out on a beautiful backyard through a patio door which also provides private, keyed access. The shared bathroom is bright, and the shared kitchen is stocked with everything needed for coffee and a quick breakfast. Highly recommended.

    June 2014
  • What a jewel of a find for the Seattle area, where I travel often to visit my son at UW! The accommodations were better than my wildest expectations, with the room directly accessible and with view of the backyard koi pond. Staying with Barb has been one of the most tranquil experiences, a respite from the busy hob knowing of the city. I can spend a whole day doing nothing but sit in her back yard by the pond! Barb herself is a super host and incredible person. Certainly, Barb's will be my first choice the next time I am in Seattle. Hands down!

    June 2014
  • My daughter and I stayed with Barb while waiting for my son and daughter-in-laws baby to arrive. It was so wonderful to walk into the peaceful and welcoming garden. Everything in the house was beautifully set up and comfortable and Barb's kitchen was well supplied with lots of breakfast makings.
    The location was an easy 5 minute drive from UW. I was surprised at how close it was. Barb was very fast and efficient with every communication and such a thoughtful host.

    June 2014
  • For my first stay with Airbnb, Barb's place has set the bar high. Barb was a great host, and provided nice details such as: fresh flowers from the garden; assorted toiletries in case you forget something; and a compendium of Seattle travel info, maps, & bus schedules. The pillow-top mattress, linens, and bath towels were high quality and comfortable. The koi pond and back patio are a highlight as you can fall asleep listening to the water or close the slider and hear nothing. The neighborhood was also quiet and beautiful - walkable to Tangletown, Green Lake, Wallingford CBD, and bus lines to take you to downtown, Ballard, & U-district. Thank you, Barb, for a very nice stay!

    June 2014
  • I had a wonderful stay in this charming place.

    Barbara is a bright and conscientious host; friendly and engaging, but completely respectful of privacy. I enjoyed chatting with her.

    The room is cozy and airy, with a comfortable bed. I'm a light sleeper, but slept soundly here.

    But the real delight is the back patio with koi pond. The weather was fantastic during my stay, and it was the perfect place to eat breakfast, catch up on work, and read. The sound of the waterfall also helped lull me to sleep at night.

    The private entrance allowed me to feel completely comfortable coming and going as I pleased.

    The location was great, too. The 16 bus is just a short walk away and is a 20 minute ride to downtown. It's a quiet street, but just blocks away from lots of restaurants, shops, an historic cinema.

    Highly recommended!

    June 2014
  • It was my first experience with Airbnb and I couldn't have asked for more. Great hosts, perfect accommodation and amenities working exactly as announced. The room with private entrance is ideal and allowed me to come and go without disturbing my hosts.

    I had easy access to public transport to everywhere, but sometimes I chose walking rather than catching a bus just to see all the beauty around the neighborhood.

    I enjoyed spending some time sitting around the pond. It's impossible not to relax listening to the water or just watching the fishes and the little turtle. As I used to say to Barbara, "What a wonderful piece of paradise."

    As a foreigner in a different culture you have to learn how to adapt, but Barbara and Steve were extremely kind and understanding during this process, providing me with a lot of information about
    the house, neighborhood and very useful tips regarding Seattle. More than my hosts, they were my friends. I'm eternally greatful for that.
    I highly recommend staying Barbara's room to any traveller.

    September 2013
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I like to to travel and enjoy hosting people in my home and that's what got me interested in Airbnb. My husband and I took a road trip in 2009 and stayed in a couple of airbnb homes and had a wonderful experience. We've been traveling on Airbnb since then and have always had good experiences. I also love gardening, yoga, dogs, running, and fresh sheets that have been dried in the sun. Oh, and coffee, too. Gotta have coffee and lots of it if you live in Seattle. And I love anything to do with building community, service, and sharing. Looking forward to meeting you!
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