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.
We stayed e few days in Jennifer's AirBnB and didn't miss anything. The room was clean and cosy, the neighborhood is calm and people were very friendly. We felt like at home! Shawn and Jennifer are very nice an uncomplicated hosts. We would stay again in their AirBnB. Highly recommended!
The room was very nice with lots of amenities like coffee and a hairdryer. We enjoyed having breakfast on the back porch. The location is very convenient to the city. Check in was very easy. It is attached to a house with an active family; ok if you're not looking for absolute quiet.
We enjoyed our greeting from the dogs, especially as we were missing our own dogs at home! The space was clean and the bed was very, very comfortable. We took their recommendations for places to eat etc & really enjoyed walking from the house down to Jude's and dipping our feet in the lake. Great stop off south of Seattle before we continued on to Oregon - lovely space with its own private entrance.
Nice and clean room in a quiet neighbourhood. Own entrench and a good terrace. We had a good stay.
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.
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.