About this listing
Enjoy a quiet stay in our comfortable, 1955 brick
home in Magnolia, a safe, quiet neighborhood that's in the middle of it all. The Seattle Center, downtown and light rail airport access are just a quick bus ride away.
Enjoy a large bedroom with a private entrance, kitchen and bathroom on the lower level of traditional Magnolia neighborhood home.
Guest suite includes queen size bed with memory foam topper, small kitchen, bathroom with a shower, large closet, dresser and fireplace. The kitchen has a fridge, sink, 2 burner induction cook top, espresso machine, microwave, toaster oven, dishes and cooking utensils. The bathroom and kitchen may be shared if the other private bedroom that I have listed on Air bnb is occupied. The bedroom door can be locked for added security. Basic cable TV, high speed wireless internet and use of washer and dryer are also included. You have access to the backyard, garden and two large decks. Free on street parking is available on 25th or 26th West. The upstairs, main house is secured from the downstairs.
Interaction with Guests
I live in the main house upstairs. I may or may not be home while you are here. I am a teacher and work 7-3 Monday through Friday during the school year and travel frequently during the summer months. I may need access to the washer and dryer or basement storage area during your stay but will respect your privacy and expect you to come and go as you please. I have lived in here for more than 25 years and would be happy to help you plan your stay in Seattle.
The Magnolia neighborhood is 15 minutes from downtown Seattle and just five minutes to popular free attractions such as The Hiram Chittenden Locks and Discovery Park. It has a small commercial district just 1 mile from the house, offering restaurants, grocery stores, shops, salons & spas, a library, a city swimming pool, ball fields, playgrounds and tennis courts. Fisherman's Terminal and the Ballard Locks are a 20-minute walk or a short drive away. The very hip Ballard neighborhood is just north of us, classy Queen Anne is to our east and downtown is south. Benaroya Symphony Hall, the Seattle Art Museum, Pike Place Market, the Aquarium, and the waterfront with cross-the-Sound ferries are just 15 minutes away.
There are two bus lines within a few blocks, that run downtown. Metro Bus #33; the bus stop is on 22nd and Dravus, 3 1/2 down hill from my house. I live on a steep hill, 19% grade. The Metro bus #24; the bus stop is on 28th and Dravus, 3 1/2 blocks up from my house. The Rapid Ride D Line stop is on 15th Ave. NW and Dravus St.10 blocks from house. There is light rail (Sound Link) that runs from the airport into the downtown area (Westlake Center stop) The Magnolia neighborhood is also very walkable.
There is a grocery store (QFC), Starbucks, Redmill Burgers, Pagliacci Pizza and Mulleady's Irish Pub at the bottom of the hill, 15th Ave. West and West Dravus.
Other Things to Note
This is a non-smoking household. We have one medium sized older dog (Plott Hound) and 2 cats who will be excited to greet you but then will likely leave you alone. They will be upstairs in the main house or outside. There is a dog door that allows them outside access. That said, it is very important to make sure that the gate is secured when entering or exiting the property.
I expect guests to be respectful of my home. Please clean up after yourself and keep mutually shared areas clean. Please let me know your check in and check out times. Check in time is usually not earlier than 3:00 and check out time is no later that 11:00. I can sometimes be flexible if there are no other guests checking out on the day of your arrival.
Nightly occupancy should not exceed what is originally arranged, so please no unexpected guests.
I expect you to enjoy yourself while visiting, but I kindly ask no parties, no smoking, no guests and no drug activities during your stay with me. We live in established, quiet family neighborhood, with good friends on all sides. Please be aware of them and their comfort too. We recommend that all deck entertaining noise be reasonable with quiet after 10 p.m. We appreciate guests who respect our low-noise level lifestyle. Quiet hours are 10pm-8am. Please keep voices to a conversation level, TV and music on low volume. The house is not sound proofed and all downstairs noise carries to the upstairs.
Recycling is a big part of our culture here in Seattle. We ask our guests to be respectful of this by keeping garbage, food waste and recycle items separate. There are dedicated places for both garbage and recycling and there is a food waste/compost container just outside of the entry door.
If you need something, please ask - I will certainly try to accommodate.