We are just 4 miles from downtown Seattle. The bus line is one block from our 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. Our location has a "walk" score of 97 out of 100. Private keyed entrance to come and go at your leisure. And a light, self-serve breakfast in the morning. Front and back patios for lounging in the morning or afternoon sun. Roast marshmallows in the evening in the outdoor fireplace. Free wifi, television in room w/remote and cable. Shared bathroom. Status Update: For the winter months of December through March, the pond is covered and the patios are accessible but not as inviting due to Seattle rains:-).
Free street parking. Our neighborhood is a wonderful central location for seeing the sights of Seattle. We're a 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.
We are 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!
This is a rental of a room in a private home. Guests have access to a shared full bath, all yard and patios, washer and dryer, kitchen for the morning self-serve breakfast and the microwave, coffee maker, tea, and refrigerator in kitchen at other times.
We respect our guests privacy. No children or pets here. You can expect a very quiet stay. I'm available for questions as needed. Since guests have their own private entrance, I may only see guests during their check in process. Having said that, I am always available by phone or text to answer questions.
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.
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.
Barb and Steve were amazingly gracious hosts. They are such lovely people and we really enjoyed meeting them. In addition the room was immaculate, well decorated, and bright. It opened to a beautiful patio. The breakfast was also very good and had healthy options. Would highly recommend staying with them!
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with Barb & Steve. They made me feel welcome and were very generous with breakfast. Barb asks food preferences prior to arrival and the had everything I needed to start the day out with healthful breakfast. The house was charming and immaculate. The koi pond outside the guest room provided a soothing background sound and the beautifully landscaped patio provided a soothing place to enjoy solitude or friends during my stay. Watching the koi, large goldfish and Butcus the 3 legged, 27 yr old turtle was a delight.
The house is small so if the intimacy of sharing a small space with the owners is uncomfortable for you, this is not the lodgings with the best fit. If you are a light sleeper, the sounds of the owner opening and closing doors in the late night hours could be problematic.
While the guest room is small, there is plenty of space to lay out and store belongs making it easy to put the suitcase away and feel at home. There are plenty of blankets of varying weight to chose from and Barb fou d a pillow for me that suited my preference.
I would stay with the Parnells again because they are so kind, accommodating, and generous and the neighborhood and their home has so much appeal
This was my first Airbnb experience and I can't fault a thing. Barbara and Steve are amazing people and so accommodating. They made us feel very welcome. They laid on a breakfast each morning with fresh fruits, yogurt, bread etc and we could also take it for lunch.
The room is great, with its own private entrance out into the garden - perfect spot for eating your breakfast.
The location was for us perfect as we attended a festival at the Chapel Performance Space which is literally 2 minutes away. Within 5 minutes walk each side you have lots of very nice neighborhood bars and restaurants.
Thank you Barbara and Steve - it was perfect!
Me and my wife enjoyed a lot for the past 8 days in Seattle and a big part of the enjoyment should be credited to Barbara's warm hospitality and hosting during those days we stay in her place.
Barbara and Steve created a very comfortable environment for us that makes us feel just like staying at home. Barbara provided very good breakfast for us as well. The house is neat with a wonderful garden filled with colorful flowers where we relax ourselves after coming back everyday. Its location is convenient to take the public transportation and close to many major spots. If you don't mind walking you can just go there on food since the neighborhood is also fantastic and very quite. I enjoyed walking around and say hello to people I came across.
Barb is wonderful host and we felt very at home at her place. Barb provided some lovely simple break fast items and was enthusiastic about getting anything we need for our stay.
The room was clean and bright, Barb even put fresh peonies in our room for us to enjoy. There is a small Koi pond with a turtle and koi, it was nice having the door open at night and listening to the water.
I would definitely recommend anyone to stay with Barb and Steve, they are lovely!
Excellent stay with Barbara and Steve. Room was very quiet, bed was comfortable and there was plenty of parking. The turtle and fish are a great touch as was watching the local squirrel steal birdfood while eating a light breakfast in the lovely nook that over looks the back yard.
Barb and Steve are wonderful hosts. They are welcoming and friendly and their home is warm and peaceful with lots of natural light and tasteful decor. The room is comfortable and has its own entry to the back--feels safe and private. The location is wonderful as well--Wallingford is a walkable neighborhood that is close to parks and the zoo as well as great neighborhood restaurants and cafes. A great place to stay!
My stay with Barbara was exactly what I was needing for my stay. Having my own entrance was very convenient and her husband Steve kindly let me put my bike in the garage and they offered lots of great options for breakfast which I was not expecting. The bed was hugely comfy and the house quiet so yes, all in all I would recommend a stay. Cheers!
Trust me, you want to stay here. Barb and Steve have obviously been doing this for a while now, and they've perfected the host role. They are both very friendly and ready to help with practical issues like busses or the location of nearby coffee houses. The house is immaculate, the guest room is perfectly appointed (empty dresser drawers, a place for your suitcase, a page with all your possible questions already answered...), and the neighborhood is just charming. The house is easy to reach by public transportation, and there's plenty of room for parking. As an experienced traveler, I'm highly recommending this accomodation as an excellent value. They could easily be charging more.