About this listing
Our beautiful home is convienent to the city but feels like the country. Newly remodeled room, loft ceiling, can be completely private or open to the dining room. Private entrance and shower. Bus access to light rail and easy walk to Kubota Gardens.
You will have a private room on the Main floor of our beautiful 100+ year-old house with a separate back entrance directly into your room, private shower and deck. Sit on the back deck for some privacy or the front deck for a view of the lake.
Room has Queen bed, Microwave and Mini-Fridge. Propane BBQ available for that fish you bought at the market.
* chaise lounge chair
* bed linens
* hair dryer
* Shampoo and Conditioner and Soap
* Netflix available if you have a device to play it.
* Alarm clock with universal phone charger.
If you are wondering about commute times, please research and keep in mind that Light Rail is usually easiest and fastest public transit option and the 106 bus comes up the hill from the Light Rail station. more below
Private entrance - you won't disturb us!
Interaction with Guests
I am a massage therapist, I work from home, so I am usually home during the day if you need anything. You could get a massage during your stay! There is also an amazing acupuncturist on our Street of Wellness.
I love our neighborhood, we know almost every family on the block and many more in the whole neighborhood.
One of Seattle's most beautiful parks, Kubota Gardens, is about eight blocks away. Seward Park, Columbia City and Georgetown are all fun neighborhoods close by.
There's a retail area (grocery store, restaurants, fast-food) less than one mile away, down the hill. The house is also a few blocks from the Chief Sealth biking trail. There is very easy nearby access to I-5.
The sparkly brand new Rainier Beach Community Center down the street has a workout center, lap pool, lazy river, slide, hot tub and sauna. Truly amazing.
I love that we are convenient to the city but our hill is like a quiet, small town just outside the inner city. A respite at the end of a long day.
Check out the "Guidebook" to find more.
We are 12 min from the Sea-Tac airport and 17 min to downtown by car with No Traffic.
Easy and free street parking in front.
To go downtown, we often drive down the hill and park by the light rail station.
INFO FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT:
Bus route 106 is two blocks away and takes you to the Rainier Beach Light Rail Station. The 106 bus runs every 30 minutes and is the easiest bus from our house to the RAINIER BEACH LIGHT RAIL train station. The train goes from the airport to downtown. The Rainier Beach Station is two stops from the airport and about 30 min from downtown.
If you need details about commute times by public transit, or by car, please research
King County Transit
using closest bus stop at Renton Ave S. and S. Ryan St. There is a map on this page to help with that also.
Other Things to Note
There are two dogs and well-behaved 10 year-old in the house and an outdoor cat. All are super friendly and sweet, but the dogs will bark when they first meet you, as dogs do, treats will quickly make them your best friends. Room mostly stays closed to animals, but of course cannot guarantee absence of animal hair :) The house is 111 years old and has loads of character, this is a nice way of saying you will hear some creaks.
Smoking outside only!
Please respect the 4:00 check-in time, this is to ensure the room is ready for you, as we regularly have back to back reservations. Smoking outside only.
Please lock the outside door when you leave and leave the keys inside.
Please close the gate to keep our dogs in the back yard. Let us know if any one will be joining you in your room.
$125 fee for lost key.
Von Jennifers Zimmer aus konnten wir alle unsere Wunschziele problemlos erreichen. Das Zimmer selber war schon fast eine kleine Wohnung; bestens ausgerichtet mit kleiner Kühlschrank/Mikrowellen-Ecke und einem eigenen Badezimmer! Mit der Terrasse vor der eigenen Eingangstür kam richtige Ferienstimmung auf! Die Einrichtung hat sich im Vergleich zum Foto verbessert.
Nice room and a very friendly host. Everything was clean, we enjoyed our stay.
My husband and I stayed for 2 nights in Jennifer's place. We have a little chat with her when we arrive and she was very nice. The apartment and the bathroom are smaller than it looks on the picture, but all the amenities are there. It's also clean, well decorated and we really enjoyed the private entrance and the deck. The first evening was a little bit noisy, because the hosts were having some guests at home. But the second nice was very quiet and we were able to relax. The location is good, but it's better to have a car to reach the train station.
We felt very welcomed in Jennifer's home. The room was cute and cozy. The lights had dimmers which was pretty nice. Having a fridge was useful to store the many food items we had acquired thus far in our travels.
The house was a short drive away from the freeway so it was very easy to drive to Seattle. We would definitely stay here again.
Our stay was great. Room was nicely prepared and communication with Jenifer was excelent. Room looks even better than on pictures!
Jennifer was a sweetheart and very communicative throughout the process. We didn't get a chance to meet her because of our schedules but the room was great and as described - comfortable bed and pillows and a very impressive shower, I must say. The private entrance was key since we had an early flight in the morning. Only reason they don't get 5 stars is because their dog barked quite a bit when they weren't there. Besides that, it was a great place to stay and great experience. Thanks guys!
My mom and I stayed for one night in Jennifer's suite, which is as pictured, except there's a nice chaise-lounge in place of the loveseat. Since there's no other furniture for seating in the room besides the bed, this was nice so one person could rest there while the other sits on the bed.
If you're visiting during the summer (especially during a heat spell like they've had this year) - you will want to note there is no air conditioning here. Jennifer definitely notes this in her listing, but it's something to be aware of. She kindly had the fan on full-blast when we arrived, but since it was late in the day, it was quite hot in the room (the outside temp was 92) and didn't cool down for comfortable sleeping until after 10:30 p.m. The bed was very comfortable, complete with memory foam pillows and a cute built-in reading lamp in the corner above the bed. The bathroom is very nice, but very small - so expect to go one person at a time.
We chose Jennifer's listing in part because of its proximity to the light rail, so those doing the same should note you must take a city bus from the nearest light rail station, and it's about a 3 normal city block walking distance from the closest stop.
I've had three stays on Air BnB, but think it would be helpful if they add a section that notes if breakfast is provided, and if so, at what level. This would be helpful for planning. There were a few apples and candy bars, bottled water, coffee, and some ramen noodles - but not any juice or cereal/milk here. We gratefully ate the candy, apples and enjoyed the water!
Many other reviews also mentioned interacting with Jennifer/her family, so we had thought we would meet her at some point - but this didn't happen until we were leaving the next morning and she happened to be outside as we were doing so. She was super-nice and friendly. I personally like meeting/interacting with my hosts, and would have found it helpful to have had at least one in-person conversation, but since she had a client upon arrival and didn't subsequently reach out to us, we weren't sure if this would be welcomed. I did text her with a question, but unfortunately there was trouble with Air-BnB's messaging and it didn't get to her till the next morning. Again - this is just another reason I personally think each host should make an effort to at least personally greet their guests once if they're home during their guests' visit.
All-in-all, the suite met our needs and was a nice value, so we are grateful!
Thanks for being understanding about the message glitch, may have just been my phone or the app as well. It has been a crazy hot here, the average temp for June and first week of July is 68, no where near 92 usually. There is a section that notes if breakfast is provided under Amenities, I have quick oats in there also as we do not buy cow milk. Sorry I was busy on your one night stay, I was working that day and also the next day on the 4th.
About the Host, Jennifer
I grew up in Virginia Beach, met Shawn in Colorado and we moved here to Seattle to be close to his family while raising our son. We love the outdoors, we really love our neighborhood and our city.
I am a massage therapist and work from home. The dog and cat are always home.