About This Listing
Private and quiet urban oasis awaits you...fresh flowers in room...light self-serve breakfast...bird watch over coffee from the kitchen nook. Roast marshmallows under the stars in the free- standing patio fireplace. Free laundry, WIFI and parking.
Please ask if you don't see availability reflected on my calendar. I can sometimes open up additional time on request.
There is a light, self-serve breakfast each morning - coffee, tea, milk, OJ, granola, yogurt, oatmeal and fresh fruit. Enjoy breakfast on your time schedule - when ever you are ready.
Located just 4 miles from downtown Seattle. The bus line is one block from the 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. 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.
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); 2 blocks from the Wednesday afternoon farmer's market; 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. I don't have children so it's a quiet, adult environment but children are welcome.
Pack light - Use of washer and dryer and laundry products at no charge!
This is a private room w/shared bath. Guests have access to the common areas, yard and patios (front and back), washer and dryer and laundry supplies.
Interaction with Guests
There are no children or pets here (except for 28 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 go as you like.
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.
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
I can provide transportation to and from airport for $50 each way. Please check for availability.
Please no smoking in the house. Smoking on the patio is OK.
Ok to come and go out any hour of the day or night.
Ask if you have questions (texts are OK). I'm very laid back and want to make your stay comfortable and relaxed.
Barbara was the most gracious hostess, ready to meet and pick me up at the bus stop. She prepared a beautiful salad and glass of wine to complete my first-night dinner, and gave me a delightful house/garden tour. House and garden EXACTLY as pictured, with fabulous waterfall fishpond on "my" patio! Basket full of maps and brochures about Seattle, another basket of toiletries for my use. Able to do laundry, and come and go as I pleased, but Barbara was available to chatter and offer any needed assistance, including helping to mail my packages home! Unbelievably comfortable "homecoming" before I had to head home again!!! Safe, quiet neighborhood, full of lovely gardens and birdsong. Easy public transport via SEATAC [LightRail] and Bus #16, which my hostess discovered and sent to me prior to my departure. Being a senior, the total cost of transport was $2!!!
Barbara was a fantastic host. She anticipated things I didn't even know I might want. The room was beautiful and had a private entrance with the wonderfully relaxing patio, pond, and fireplace. I felt like I was truly at a home away from home. I will definitely be staying with her again when heading over to Seattle!
Barbara is a prefect hostess. She is always quick to reply with great answers to our questions. She made her home feel comfortable and we always felt welcome.
Barb communicated with me many times before I came, with details about the house as well as freebies for a food delivery services and taxi services around Seattle. She also had fresh flowers in my room and asked me which type of milk, yogurt and fruit I preferred before I arrived! Very sensitive and kind woman and host and great experience!
Barbara was a fabulous and most gracious hostess! I loved the bedroom leading out onto the patio, and the house was beautiful and comfortable. The house was located near main roads, and made getting around Seattle very easy. Barbara has a great sense of humor and is very accommodating to guests and their needs. I was sorry to have to leave, and I most definitely would stay there again and again. I loved it!!!
Barbara's home was warm and inviting, just as Barbara is. The welcome received lasted throughout my visit, and her personal attention to my needs were definitely appreciated. The private entrance from the back garden to the guest room made for easy privacy. Her home is superbly located in the Wallingford/Seattle area and is easily accessible to all methods of transport.
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About the Host, Barbara
I like to to travel and enjoy hosting people in my home and that's what got me interested in Airbnb. I took a road trip in 2009 and stayed in a couple of airbnb homes and had a wonderful experience. I'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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