About this listing
Feel at home immediately. Have a drink, make a fire. Do you. Make conversation. Come and go as you please. My home is equally shared with travelers from around the world. Enjoy the fully stocked kitchen, the huge backyard, and my friendly pup.
You are welcome to arrive anytime and leave your bags or hang out. Checkin/ Checkout times allow for room cleaning only, but I want my guests to feel welcome anytime. Airport pickups available for $10 when possible.
Best room in the house, features a comfortable Queen bed, with two different types of pillows. Beautiful wood floors and original art on the walls. Just off the living room and with a second door separating the bedroom and bathroom from the rest of the house. The bathroom is shared with the Zen Garden room guest. The bathroom is large, with a natural skylight. Great shower pressure.
This is a perfect place for backpackers, couples, single people looking to enjoy the company of others. Fun home to come home to. Please book with me if you are looking for something different in a warm and welcoming home. You can count on fresh clean sheets, towels and many little things to make your stay just perfect. You don't just get a room here, you get the whole house- as long as you are willing and open to share space with other like-minded travelers. You may be a new Seattle-ite checking out the living options, a tourist enjoying a short vacation, or a traveler preparing to fly out the next morning (that airport couldn't be closer). The best part about staying here is the experience you will have. My home is vintage- and with that you get 50's style kitchen, Mid Century Modern furniture, and unique decor including lots of funky art! The back yard is fully fenced and completely private with two different patios. Hammock is out during the summer for guest use.
I love sharing my home, and while I don't always meet every guest, when I do, I happily share all that I can about this beautiful city that I love!
Some things you can expect:
The room comes with all the essentials: Clean sheets, bedding and extra blankets. Personal towels in the bedroom/ extras in the bathroom. Additional toiletries in the bathroom- don't see something? just ask! I probably have it!
There is a fan in the closet. Hairdryer in the bathroom. Iron and Board available.
The room also has two large windows- feel free to open for fresh air at your own discretion.
Large closet to hang clothes and store bags. No dresser at this time.
Laundry basket. Laundry is $5 a load (includes soap and dryer sheets) Guests staying longer then 30 days get complimentary laundry usage. (must provide their own soap).
I offer 24 hour access to the house. Check in times are flexible- arrive when you like to leave luggage or use the bathroom or enjoy the shared spaces. Rooms themselves are available after 4pm to accommodate cleaning. For this reason, we request a checkout time of 11am, but if you need a later time- just ask!
Guests share the entire home with other travelers- there are four total rooms- two upstairs and two downstairs. All guests may use the communal kitchen as needed. Large fridge available for all guests- please label your items. There is also an additional mini fridge by the drink bar.
Some key items available to use: Nespresso coffee maker/ French press/ AeroPress/ teapot/ RiceCooker/ Chopsticks/ Wok/ Hot and Cold Water Dispenser
Food items: Milk/ Orange Juice/ Tea/ Coffee/ Spices/ Oil/ Soy Sauce/ Cereal/ Fruit/ Pastries (when available)
Share and enjoy the backyard. There is a fireplace and wood- please help yourself if you are good at starting fires. Hammock is up in the summer when its not raining, and the back porch is also nice to enjoy a cup of coffee- please be conscientious of noise as this porch is adjacent to the Oasis suite guest room.
Interaction with guests
I provide an independent environment that is flexible for guests to come and go as they please, and with the privacy that they desire. If you wish to meet me please reach out via a message and let me know so I can make sure I don't miss this opportunity! I love sharing my home, and while I don't always meet every guest, when I do, I happily share all that I can about this beautiful city that I love! If you are more private and like to keep to yourself, I respect that. You shouldn't feel pressure to interact. Just come and go as you please. You make this experience what you want it to be!
Most people stay with me because of my proximity to the airport, and have found my location very convenient for early flights out. I live just south of downtown Seattle in a suburb called Burien, which also has its own little downtown and is walkable from my house. (1mile) It has a farmers market every Thursday and lots of little restaurants and bars. There is also a movie theater that plays a different movie each week. Famous Elliot Bay Brewery is in downtown Burien as well. Lots to do. This is a great location if you enjoy peace and relaxation out of the city, but with easy access to downtown. There are great parks in the area as well and Im not far from the waterfront. Public transit is also very convenient- bus stop just outside my place- the 131 will take you all the way into the city without needing to make any transfers. Safe and quiet neighborhood adds to the quality of this location.
Thai food is just across the street and has rave reviews. There is also a really old Chinese place also across the street that has been there forever and is like a 1980's time capsule. Highly recommend both these places within walking distance.
To downtown Seattle (from my home)
You can catch the 131 bus to downtown Seattle just across the street from my house heading North. Stay on this bus all the way to Pikes Place Market. It turns into bus 26, which you can catch on your way back- or any bus that is going to the Burien Transit Center.
To airport (from my home)
Take 131 bus (stop is just one block South of the house past 136th st) to the Burien Transit Center. You will change to bus #522 and take this to the Airport.
OR: walk to Ambaum via 134th st heading West. Take the (Bus #) all the way to the airport.
Please call Saleem: He charges a fair price and will take good care of you. He picks up all of my guests and I recommend him exclusivly if you need a taxi. $20 to the airport.
I offer shuttle service to and from the airport for $10 each way. Transport from King Street Station or the ferry docks for $20.
Want a ride downtown? I head downtown myself at odd hours and if I am heading in the direction at the time you need, Im happy to take you. Just ask!
King County Metro: provides local and express bus service connecting Burin with Seattle, Bellevue and other cities. Park and ride lot and direct bus service to downtown seattle:
-5 mn to Sea-Tac International Airport
-15mn to downtown Seattle
-10mn to Boeing Training Facility
-12 mn to Boeing Field
-25mn to Bellevue
-25mn to Tacoma
-3 hours to Portland, OR.
-3.5 hrs to Vancouver, BC
Other things to note
This is a people friendly home- regardless of your Race, Sexual identity or Religion- you will be welcome here. Please do the same and be understanding and welcoming of the other travelers that find their way to my home. My home is a place of trust and acceptance and my wish is that you will embody this vision during your stay.
This is also an animal friendly home- I have three dogs, two cats and one turtle. The house has wooden floors through out but the downstairs is carpeted. Please don't let the animals downstairs as I would like to keep these rooms pet-free for any allergy issues. My dogs are great with people- non-jumpers and for the most part are quiet and wont bother you. With the exception of an initial greeting bark from Nahla to let me know of newcomers. Its good to note that she warms up quicker if you ignore her first and let her greet you on her own terms.
Check the directions so you don't get lost! There is another house with my same house number just one block away on 1st Ave SW, while my home is on 1st Ave S.
Thank you for choosing my home for your stay. Ive been hosting for over 5 years, and love welcoming new guests from around the world to the beautiful Seattle area. In return, I ask that you be courteous and thoughtful of my home and other guests you may encounter during your stay. Everyone is welcome and treated equally here regardless of sexual orientation, religion or race.
-Find your room assignment on the welcome board, and grab a key to the slider if you would like.
-Please leave shoes on the shoe rack in the kitchen.
-You may use anything in the kitchen including spices and sauces. Please wash your dishes and put away when dry.
-Compost all food products in green container by the sink. Recycling and garbage bins are next to the water dispenser.
-Bathrooms are shared- please clean up after yourself, and dont leave personal items on the counters.
-Securely fasten all gates
I love coffee and consider myself a huge foodie- I embrace all stereotypes of the word! Seattle is home to amazing restaurants- of which I am happy to share my favorites. I cook a lot at home, and try to eat as clean as possible- but if you bring me homemade bread, I won’t refuse. Currently Im studying pre-med, and working toward medical school within a few years. I also CrossFit and play Rugby.
When I was a little girl, I fell in love with the "Beef- its whats for dinner!" commercial. Friends were always welcome- there was always enough food, and a place to sleep. You belonged. This is how I live my life today. My guests are my passion. Strangers are always welcome- and there will always be enough food. If you need something you have only to ask. What a great experience it has been opening my home to so many wonderful people through Airbnb. I hope you will be the next one. I host 3-4 travelers at a time, and the house is always full of great communal energy. I like to keep things simple. What you see is what you get. I live here with my three dogs and two cats, and they keep the world in balance for me. I find that having a 2400 sq foot home with two levels, gives everyone the space they need. The floors can get dirty sometimes- its not perfect- but it is a home, and it will be your home as long as you stay. I am accepting of all people and hope you will be too.