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 spacious private two-bedroom suite with a private entrance, kitchen and bathroom on the lower level of traditional Magnolia neighborhood home.
Each bedroom includes a queen size bed with memory foam topper, a large closet and dresser. The larger bedroom has a fireplace, couch and piano. The suite includes a kitchen and bathroom with shower. The kitchen has a fridge, sink, a two burner induction cooktop, dishes and cooking utensils. Basic cable TV,the use of washer and dryer and high speed wireless internet are also included. You have access to the backyard, garden and two large decks. On street parking is available on 25th or 26th West. You may also park in the driveway behind the white VW camper if you are driving a smaller sized car. 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 work in my mosaic studio or tend to my vegetable garden 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. Please let me know your check in and check out times - I can be flexible if you let us know your plans.
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.
Also, nightly occupancy should not exceed what is originally arranged, so please no unexpected guests.
The kitchen and bathroom may be shared if both rooms are occupied. Please keep mutually shared areas clean and keep voices to a conversational level. The Golden Rule!
If you need something, please ask - I will certainly try to accommodate.
I am a teacher (middle special ed.) and an artist. I have two grown children who are now living elsewhere and plenty of room to offer to guests. I am excited to be able to share some of it with visitors from around the globe. My interests and friends are varied. I enjoy hiking, camping, gardening, knitting, making mosaics, running, music, dance, reading, and traveling. John Stewart and NPR provide most of my news. I am very much my own person and appreciate honesty and straightforwardness. My travels have offered me abundant opportunities, and I would like to offer you a great location from which to enjoy your stay in Seattle.