About this listing
A quiet home on a quiet dead end street. Close to UW, Children's Hospital & buses. Please read all details before inquiring and tell us about yourself, including how you will spend your time while staying in our home. Enjoy!
Welcome to our quiet home one mile north of Magnuson Park. Easy bike and bus access to Children's Hospital and UW. Perfect for students and Seattle visitors. Quiet dead end street with guest parking. Small light room with comfortable full bed and private bath. No hidden cleaning fee, as of course we thoroughly clean after and before each guest.
Our driveway is on a slope and there are 11 steps up the front porch. Inside the house are 6 steps down to the ground floor and 8 to the upper floor. Guest room is on ground floor.
Our neighborhood is residential, close to buses into the city or the University District. Wedgwood and Lake City are about a mile, bus or walk, for cafes, groceries, sundries. Meadowbrook Community Center swimming pool is a short walk, as is the Meadowbrook Beaver Pond. Close to Burke Gilman Trail, making it an easy bike ride to UW. Our neighborhood is sweet and friendly. Neighbors are long time residents and know each other.
Guests have a designated parking place for car and access to kitchen, dining room, deck, yard and even washer/dryer if necessary. One people friendly cat. Guests are welcome to cook in our kitchen and eat in our dining area. We request that guests respect the privacy of any part of the house not specifically listed here.
Interaction with guests
Guests will have welcoming hosts, who will meet them upon arrival. Hosts lives are full, so guests who are self sufficient and occupied with their trip are happiest here, as hosting availability is limited. Hosts request to know in advance what brings guests to Seattle and how their time will be occupied while they stay at our home. Hosts will not accept a reservation until guest has shared Seattle plans. Hosts have demanding professional lives, so check in time is variable, depending on hosts availability that day.
Residential neighborhood with friendly people living in this neighborhood for many years. Age diversity from very old people to young families. Good community feeling. Quiet area of the city. Many people take daily walks and know their neighbors.
Bus is a four block walk. Easy access to University District, downtown, and the bicycle trails. Our neighborhood is 23 miles north of SeaTac airport , 8 miles northeast of downtown Seattle and 3 miles NE of UW campus.
Other things to note
Upon requesting a reservation, please tell us about yourself/ves, so we can determine whether you will be a good fit to stay in our home. Be sure to cover the basics such as where you live, your occupation, age, why you are coming to Seattle and what you plan to do with your time while you are here. Thank you!
Rule #6: Don't take yourself too seriously.
Rule #3: Enjoy now. You are welcome to sing, loudly and often.
We are a non-smoking home, thank you.
Please eat in the kitchen and dining rooms only, no food in the bedroom. We do not allow our guests to invite other people into our home.
Your check-in time is flexible, according to the hosts availability.
No need to make the bed when you leave. If you are compelled to do something, strip the bedding, although it is not necessary.
If anything breaks or you need help with a spill, or any problem of this nature please inform us asap, as that is much easier than our being surprised later.
Please respect the privacy of other rooms in our home.
Please be sure to lock the door when you leave.
Happily married to Terry since 1979, father of three grown daughters, all professionals, and I own my own renewable energy consultation business. Summer 2011 I rode my bike 1,000 miles through the Midwest, mostly camping and occasional hotel stays. I am involved as a community activist in the area of expanding solar electric residential systems. See for more information on that project.
Subscribe to Discover, National Geographic, Sunset and various renewable energy journals.
Built my own kayak, sing in a community choir and I enjoy working with my hands.
People staying here can choose to enjoy their solitude or be social, either way is fine with me.
My wife Terry is a social worker in long term care. Terry also sings in the community choir and is active as a founding member of her church, Amazing Grace Spiritual Center.