April lilacs are ready to burst open and veggie seedlings are being planted out to summer homes! This bright garden level apartment offers a sustainable urban farm stay in the UW/Bryant Neighborhood near downtown. It's furnished with a blend of antiques and modern kitchen. Resident hens supplying fresh eggs...
Rosie and the other hens invite you to stay in this quiet 1920's one bedroom home apartment located in the UW/ Bryant neighborhood of Seattle. The resident hens have kicked into early profuse laying as days lengthen and will gladly supply fresh eggs, while Lisa provides a surprise welcome basket full of local goodies.
More about the Space:
Furnished with a new bed and fresh line dried linens, the space has room for lounging and relaxing. Natural light abounds, the setting cozy, as the windowed kitchen stocked with some good basics and a few lavish treats. The intimate livingroom has a comfortable daybed (trundle or makes up as a double) allowing 1-2 additional guests upon request. The colorful bathroom is ready for you with soft towels and local soaps.
Breakfast fixings in the fridge includes fresh eggs and local breads (gluten free upon request), tea and coffee. Other goodies may include local jam, honey and seasonal veggies from the garden.
Lisa values sustainable living and to ensure your comfort this is a fragrance and chemical free environment. The inviting yard features lush organic gardens, a stone patio, gas grill and fire basin; perfect for relaxing, enjoying a fresh grilled fish dinner and toasty warm fire on a cold evening after exploring the city. Of course Rosie and her feathery sisters can be heard rustling about and guests can count on a greeting from Dorje the herding dog.
Lisa's house is just blocks from the Burke Gilman Trail and Lake Washington - an area where outdoor activities predominate. Whether you want to walk, bike, paddle or bus, Lisa can provide detailed information and local maps. One bike is available now (hopefully a second soon) and bike storage if you bring your own.
Just a few of the Fantastic winter activities include:
-Touring the Chihuly Museum at dusk to see the garden of glass come alive with color and light.
- Ride Seattle's Great Wheel - the huge Ferris wheel on Pier 57 overlooking Puget Sound.
- Visit the Year Round Farmers Markets either in the Univ. District on Saturdays or in the heart of historic Ballard on Sundays, both with unique neighborhood character!-Northwest Ballet opens Nov. 28
Delicious restaurants like Franks Oyster House and Pair (both Lisa's ideal Happy Hour spots) are just blocks away. Plus the PCC (Puget Sound Community Coop) Market and the Metropolitan gourmet grocery are also within an easy walk. Check out the location map for more great neighborhood highlights.
[Ask Lisa about discounted rates for Military, Children's Hospital and WWOF'er]
The house sits back off the street and up a stairway which provides quiet privacy and views of the Cascades. Once your reservation is made, Lisa will provide a combination to the key box so check-in can be at your convenience anytime after 5 pm.
Street parking is readily available along with frequent bus access only half a block away.
Interaction with Guests
Lisa welcomes her guests with open arms and offers as much attention or privacy as guests desire. Loving the outdoors as she does, Lisa can offer many ideas for local adventures within walking distance like Ravenna Park, Magnuson Park or even a days drive. She also loves culture, the arts in the city and exploring small quaint rural towns like Carnation and Duvall. From neighborhood walks with Dorje, downtown Seattle, Snoqualmie Falls, San Juan Islands, Gig Harbor, to Mount Rainier or a bit less traveled but unique spots like Carnation, Poulsbo, Snohomish. ... there is endless exploration in the region and Lisa loves to share it.
Rosie's Roost is an ideal location for playing and exploring, whether it be a Sea Hawks or Huskies game or jetting out to the mountains for a ski. From paddling Lake Washington at the nearby Arboretum to biking the Burke Gilman Trail (only 5 blocks away) or walking to the University Village for specialty shops like Anthropologie, Apple, Aveda and Restoration Hardware. Restaurants options abound for guests.
Many fine restaurants are within blocks including Pair for Mediterranean tapas, Frank's Oyster House, Krua Family Thai and new Mioposto Pizzeria with a wood fired oven has people lining up at the door.
It is easy to get lost in the peace and quiet of Ravenna Park's ravine, go bird watching at the Center for Urban Horticulture Natural Area, or explore the many features of Magnuson Park.
Not to mention the many sights, sounds and adventures to be had within downtown Seattle just a short bus ride away. Cross the Puget Sound on a Ferry or wonder up to the Cascade foothills and beyond. Rosie's Roost can be a great base to create memories from!
Seattle's public transportation resources make access to the nearby University of WA and Children's Hospital easy while express buses bring visitors to Pike's Place Market and downtown destinations in 20 minutes. Transferring to light rail also allows easy airport access.
Other Things to Note
Currently Rosie's Roost has one good loaner bike with the hope of getting another one ready soon. Please contact Lisa ahead of time if you are hoping to for 2 bikes. There are also a few helmets but if you want more than a casual ride, I strongly recommend you bring your own helmet (required by law in Seattle). Seattle is very bike friendly with lots of trails and bike routes. Seattle's great bike map is provide in the apartment.
We are excited to have you stay, but sadly we cannot accommodate pets. Consistent with Lisa's environmental ethic, this is a smoke free facility. If you have specific needs or questions just ask. Lisa is happy to discuss options and opportunities.
This place is PERFECT. Lisa welcomed us upon our arrival and the welcome continued as we entered this cozy, but spacious daylight basement room. There were fresh eggs as promised, plus granola, fruit, amazingly delicious unhomogenized milk, and a wonderful loaf of bread. Enough that we enjoyed a breakfast of these things all 3 mornings we were there. Location was quite and we felt absolutely safe walking in the beautiful neighborhood. I hope we get future opportunities to stay a Rosie's Roost again.
This has to be one of the easiest reviews I ever had to write. We had the most pleasant, comfortable stay, and I can't really suggest anything to improve - we will ask Lisa if she has space for us when we're back in Seattle. If you have never been in the area, the neighborhood is classic residential Seattle, there is a large grocery store with everything only two blocks away, and U Village is a short walk in the other direction. U Zoka, one of Seattle's best coffee shops, is down the hill and as laptop-friendly as they get. There are a number of nice restaurants in the immediate vicinity. And if you are visiting UW you can either walk or take a short bus ride.
Staying at Rosie's roost was the perfect place. Lisa was wonderful to communicate with, was very helpful and welcoming, and the property was better than pictures. We first arrived and were greeted by Dorje, we passed inspection, and we met Lisa. We chatted for a long time before dropping our bags and walking to dinner that Lisa recommended. The location made it very easy to get to popular sites and other areas. The neighborhood and property were quiet and well taken care of. I even walked around the neighborhood in the evening by myself with no hesitation. Thanks to Lisa and Dorje for taking such good care of us.
Lisa's place is hands down amazing! This was the last AirBnB stop on our trip and by far the best! I really wish we could have stayed longer. The bed was incredibly comfy and all of her personal little touches and treats were wonderful! I really wish we could have stayed at Lisa's place longer!
This listing was completely accurate and a wonderful place to stay! We felt very welcome; the attention given to small details important to travelers is what made this charming apartment a perfect Airbnb. The welcome basket of eggs from the resident hens, bread, cheese, and fruit was enough for a wonderfully delicious and simple breakfast each day of our stay. Within a two-block walk there is also a good local coffee roaster and shop, Ventoux. The location was great, easy parking right out front, and Lisa was a treat. We had complete privacy when we wanted it yet were also able to swap stories with Lisa over dinner at a great pizza restaurant right up the street. We highly recommend staying here and hope to be able to visit again in the future.
Lisa was a wonderful host, very welcoming. We needed a place near home to stay while damage to our home was completed and Rosie's Roost met the need perfectly. From the welcome basket complete with sweet treats and wine to the fresh eggs from her delightful chickens, the stay was wonderful. The space was perfect for the two of us, cozy and comforting for the time we needed to be out of our house. Thanks so much Lisa! (and, of course, Dorje - you made us feel at home every day)
This place fit us perfectly....clean, well supplied, and on a quiet street. Lisa is super nice and had some great suggestions for hikes and restaurants. We plan to visit Seattle again and hope Lisa's place will be available when we return.
I am passionate about living a thoughtful sustainable lifestyle and reflect that in my home. I am in awe of natural world and what it has to offer us. The garden, colors, critters and creative creations bring me great joy. Many overseas experiences and opportunities have been a great influence. New Zealand Backpacker style hosteling and growing up with exchange students has been inspirational. As hostess myself, I love providing the little touches to provide a sense of home away from home.