About this listing
Close to: UW Campus, Children’s & UW Hospitals, & U Village; 7 minute drive to I-5 & just 1 exit to Capitol Hill, 2 to Queen Anne & 3 to Downtown; easy walk to: PCC & Metropolitan Markets, & multiple bus routes to Downtown & all of Seattle.
Cosy & clean one bedroom/one bathroom downstairs apartment in home. At 700 square feet, the apartment is spacious with a full kitchen, washer/dryer, gas fireplace, ample recessed lighting throughout, & a tankless/on-demand water heater (so that hot water does not run out mid-shower). Separate entrance & parking in quiet, beautiful & safe residential neighborhood, ideally situated for walking & biking, with dining, shopping & groceries nearby. Large sunny yard has organic fruit & vegetable gardens, mature trees, & a picnic table.
The apartment is very comfortably furnished with a king size Duxiana bed (this is an especially comfortable bed), two full size couches, a large desk, dining table, & reading library. Wireless internet service gives guests with laptops access to radio shows via Stitcher Radio, television shows via Hulu and movies via Netflix. There is also a television monitor for use with DVDs & Wii.
The apartment is ideal for both long & short term stays. Due to our close proximity to the UW, we have enjoyed hosting visiting professors & scholars for extended stays.
Close to: University of Washington Campus; Children’s & University of Washington Hospitals; University Village Shopping Center; Magnuson Park; Lake Washington; easy walk to: PCC Natural Market, Metropolitan Market, Burke-Gilman Trail & multiple bus routes to downtown Seattle; easy 7 minute drive to I-5. The apartment is situated at the foot of View Ridge, & a 5-10 minute uphill walk leads to the top of the ridge where there are beautiful sunset views in the evening, as well as views of Mt. Rainer, Lake Washington, the Cascades, & Mt. Baker on clear days as you walk through lovely residential neighborhoods.
Activities: swimming & hiking at 350 acre Magnuson Park with its mile long stretch of Lake Washington shoreline; boating on 22 mile long Lake Washington (sail boat & kayak rentals available at Magnuson Park); walking & biking along 27 mile Burke Gilman Trail with biking/walking trail access to Magnuson Park, University Village Shopping Center; University of Washington campus & hospital; Children’s Hospital; shopping & restaurants along nearby NE 55 Street; links to Sammamish River Trail & East Lake Sammamish Trail extend dedicated bike trail to 42 miles.
Guests have everything they need to live comfortably during their stay. Amenities include: WiFi, full kitchen, 3/4 bathroom, & washer/dryer. They have a separate entrance & a parking space.
There is an incredibly comfortable king size bed & a cozy gas fireplace in the bedroom
Interaction with Guests
Guests have their own private apartment. I welcome guests at check-in & show them around the apartment, explaining where to find things & how they work. If guests would like, I also make visit suggestions based on their interests. I am available by phone & email throughout their stay to answer any questions.
After the check-in welcome, I base interactions on guest preference: some guests enjoy more interaction, while others are more independent. My goal as a host is for guests to feel welcome & that they have a comfortable home-away-from-home during their stay in Seattle.
The apartment is located in one of Seattle's wonderful walkable, bike-able, & bus-able neighborhoods. Situated in a quiet, safe, & beautiful residential neighborhood, a short walk will bring guests to two excellent markets, bus routes to Downtown & all areas of Seattle, & the Burke-Gilman walking & riding trail. Abundant shopping & restaurant options are a short & easy drive to U Village & other local neighborhood businesses, including Ventoux Roasters, a great neighborhood coffee spot; Queen Mary Tea Room for those who love tea & cucumber sandwiches; Frank's Oyster House & Champagne Parlor for those who enjoy fine culinary pleasures; & Mioposto, a wonderful wood fired pizzeria--all 2 minutes by car or around 10 by foot.
I-5 is 7 minutes away, with exits to Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, & Downtown 1, 2, & 3 exits away.
There are bus stops at either end of our street with routes to Downtown & all areas of Seattle.
If you like to bike ride, the Burke-Gilman wends through the University, Fremont, & Ballard neighborhoods. If you prefer walking, it is a beautiful sheltered trail through mostly wooded & residential areas.
Other Things to Note
For guests with allergies or chemical sensitivities, the apartment is cleaned, & the laundry is washed, with natural cleaning solutions that are free & clear of fragrances & dyes. I also provide natural soap & shampoo that are scented with natural oils.
We love our home, so please treat it with respect. For safety and health reasons, we do not allow smoking or candles in the apartment.
Extra comfortable king size Duxiana bed with down comforter & pillows, & Marimekko cotton bed linens.
Kerry was extremely welcoming and immediately made us felt at ease and gave some helpful tips for getting around Seattle. We are doing a trip down the Oregon Coast and got some tips for further south. The place was spacious and clean and we'd happily recommend it to a friend.
Kerry greeted us as we drove up. She was very nice and explained the features of the apartment thoroughly. We had a separate entrance, so did not have to disturb our host when we came and went. The apartment was nicely appointed and comfortable for both reading and sleeping. It was quite warm and sunny during our stay (surprise!), and the coolness of the partially below-ground apartment was welcome. The location worked well for us, with a beautiful 24-hour market within 1/2 mile. We will happily stay there again.
Kerry was an absolutely terrific host. Our flight was delayed and we arrived late at night, but Kerry made sure we had no issues with our arrival. Kerry's information package was very helpful in planning our stay before we arrived. The neighborhood is safe, quiet and a beautiful residential area. Easy to access downtown. The apartment felt like home away from home. It was apparent Kerry put thought and care into preparing the space for her guests. Very clean, tastefully decorated. Full kitchen. Very comfortable bed and linens. Beautiful large back garden. Kerry was so nice and made us feel very welcome. We were sad our vacation had to end!
Kerry's place looked exactly as it does in the photos. The apartment is in a very quiet and beautiful residential neighborhood, and it was charming, clean, and comfortable. Kerry was there to greet us and give us a tour. She also had notes posted throughout the apartment, explaining how to use appliances, what to do for check out, etc. This is all in the house manual as well, but it was helpful to have reminders! Parking was always available, which was great since we had a rental car. I also appreciated all the magazines and guides about Seattle. My friend and I enjoyed flipping through them for ideas during our trip. We didn't interact with Kerry much after the first day, but she made sure we knew we could contact her with any questions. All in all, a great stay.
Kerry was wonderful. She made us feel very welcome. She had a genuine sweetness to her and a real spirit of hospitality. She is not only knowledgeable about where she lives but you could easily tell she really loved living there, and and enjoyed sharing that with you as guests. She had a well laid out guest book with local information, including places to eat, and visit as well as a bus schedule. The accommodations were excellent, they were clean and fresh, stocked modestly with necessities for a short visit, local coffee and tea, organic cleaners and soaps. There were simple instructions for setting comfort levels, and Kerry even showed us hands on how to operate the heaters for the most efficient use. The fireplace in the bedroom was tremendous. The motion sensor lights along the walkway were an extra comfort coming back from our late night ventures in downtown Seattle. I highly recommend Kerry and this easily accessible downstairs apartment for anyone looking to just get away for a bit. There were plenty of cooking utensils, though based on the shortness of our visit we primarily used the teapot. It is likely on our next visit we will take more advantage of the kitchen. Thanks Kerry for a wonderful visit.
I had a wonderful time staying in Kerry's Seattle apartment. The apartment is adorable and comfy! Love love love the bedroom fireplace. I would stay here again any day
About the Host, Kerry
I enjoy writing, making art, gardening & cooking. I am able to walk or ride my bike for most local outings because our home is right next to the Burke-Gilman bike trail.