About this listing
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Lovely Eastside home near Seattle and Lake Washington and cities of Redmond and Bellevue. Great bike trail near home. High speed internet, street parking and cable TV. Kirkland is a town with lots of families that love to walk into the downtown area just blocks from my home. The Parks and Marina have great picnicing areas, the Sammamish River and Burke Gilman bike trails, paddle boards and kayaks and canoes for rent on Lake Washington. Bikes can be rented in Kenmore from Bothell Ski and Bike. Lots and lots of beautiful wineries ~ wine tasting in Woodinville also close drive.
There are many casual and fine restaurants and bars near the Lake in Kirkland. Grocery shopping and Starbucks are also within walking distance. From downtown Kirkland is the main bus transit center which travels into Seattle and other areas. Local bus stops are a block away.
Guests have access to use of kitchen with light cooking and bathroom just opposite the bedroom. Always appreciated clean-up after you use.
Interaction with Guests
You may or may not see other professional in shared space. As I live in the home I will be present if I am needed at anytime I can be called or send text, I am never far away. It has been said; Cate is a great hostess as she is personable but can disappear when the time is right!
Kirkland is on the edges of Lake Washington the downtown has a nice marina, restaurants, bars, shopping, banks, movie theater and many galleries. You can drive along Lake Street from downtown Kirkland to see lake views, beautiful homes and nice parks anytime of year. Spring and Summer is beautiful with many outside restaurants and things to do. You can be in Seattle in 20 minutes over the Lake Washington on the 520 bridge. My home is in a nice neighborhood and a block away from the bus-line.
Getting around is quite easy by public transit just a block from your accommodation. If you are driving you may park your car in the allotted spot for my guests in the driveway of the home. To arrive by flight and leave it's easy to drive if you avoid peck hour traffic on freeway 405 or there are shuttles or I can pick you up and drop you off for a fee of $25 each way if more convenient.
Other Things to Note
I do have a Black Labrador (dog) Sadie she is an old girl and is upstairs with me or in the backyard very nice friendly dog and NO Cats.
House Rules: Please no coming and going all hours of the night and no overnight guests unless talked about. This is a NON~SMOKING home; not even outside or the smell of smoke on clothing. Light glass of wine or beer ok enjoy. Please clean up after yourself in kitchen and bathroom and there are trash bins outside for your use. No laundry to be done after 9pm and may start laundry by 8am. Thank you for your understanding always appreciated.
About the Host, Catherine (Cate)
Hello I am Catherine also known as Cate. Friends and people I work with consider myself to be honest, upfront, considerate, kind, organized, like things to work and be right, clean and tidy, professional, will go the extra mile kind of gal. Take care ~ take charge if need be, friendly, comfortable to be around, informative or will find out for you. I am an Australian from Sydney, been in US for half my life. Like to have summer BBQ's with friends and guests, like to eat healthy, go to the gym, hike, have a great son away at college. Like to travel and enjoy my stays with Airbnb hosts and be there guest. Love meeting new people, please be my guest and enjoy your stay.
Motto's I have a ton of those depends on the day and the situation; a good attitude is a great way to start the day any day :-) Love living in Kirkland beautiful part of the world and do miss my home country of Australia.