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 private one-bedroom suite with bathroom, small kitchen and a private entrance on 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 and dresser. The bathroom and kitchen may be shared if the other private bedroom that I have listed on Air bnb is occupied. The kitchen has a fridge, 2 burner induction cooktop, espresso machine, microwave, toaster oven, sink, pots/pans and dishes. The bedroom door can be locked for added security. Basic cable TV, high speed wireless internet and the 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 month. 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 blocks down from my house. I live on a very steep hill, 19% grade. The Metro bus #24; the bus stop is on 28th and Dravus, 3 blocks up from my house. The Rapid Ride D Line stop is on 15th Ave. NW and Dravus St. is10 blocks down from my 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 will be very important to make sure that the gate is secured after entering of 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.
Everything was great and really easy! The directions on access to the space were easy. The house has a lot of space and a comfy bed, including cable TV!
Gorgeous neighborhood of Magnolia, plenty of parking on residential streets (in Seattle this is very important!), and the room was exactly as advertised. Mari was very friendly and down-to-earth, her dog Bruno has panache, and her even her two cats were friendly! Amazing value for an amazing neighborhood.
Living at Mari's was awesome! The room was exactly as described. The bed is incredibly comfortable. The kitchen and bathroom were both amazing. Also, Bruno is the greatest housemate you could ever hope for.
An awesome experience overall.
Mari's place was great! Beautiful house in a beautiful neighborhood and very easy for us to get to everywhere we wanted to go via transit or a cheap cab ride. Mari was so hospitable and helpful! Thanks for everything Mari!
Comfortable and cozy room in lovely house. Excellent semi-private bathroom and kitchen (shared with guests of one other Airbnb room but not the regular house). Everything *spotlessly* clean. House in nice, quiet (and hilly) neighborhood about 15 minutes by car from city center and only 5 minutes from Discovery Park—gorgeous for sunset-beach-lighthouse walk (thanks for the recommendation, Mari). Close to Whole Foods, also. Beautiful terraced garden; wonderful to sit out on a warm, sunny afternoon/evening, especially when Mari, the host, gave us some fresh, off the vine, sun-warmed tomatoes. Mari was discrete, helpful, and gracious, i.e. a perfect host. Last but not least, Bruno, the dog is adorable.
Mari was a complete joy to be around and I loved staying at her place while exploring Seattle. The neighborhood of Magnolia is a perfect location for checking out the nearby Ballard and Fremont neighborhoods and it was just a 15 min. drive downtown to the market area.
The house was clean and welcoming, with a great back deck area that I wished I had the time to relax on with her awesome dog Bruno!
I would definitely recommend this place to friends traveling to Seattle. She had another listing as well and that room looked very nice as well.
Thanks Mari for such a great welcome and awesome conversation. hope to cross paths with you again one day!
The hostess was out of the country, but we were warned about this before we booked. The substitute hostess was fine and helpful. We did not have a need for her.
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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.