About this listing
Share a home with other travelers. Private room located near cute old town Burien. Local bars, coffee shops and eateries within walking distance. On major bus line. 8mn to airport, 20mn to downtown Seattle by car. Full kitchen access. High speed wifi
I think you will LOVE the Oasis Suite! Beautiful wood floors and a soothing wall color, you will fall asleep on the most comfortable bed in the house! Original art on the walls. Just off the living room and with a second door separating the bedroom- very private. The bathroom is mostly private- my roommate Laura uses it only when she is in town- one night a week. So you will most likely have it to yourself. Great shower pressure.
There is a small closet to accommodate your things. The rest of the house is open and spacious, so feel free to spread out and make your-self comfortable in the shared living spaces.
You are welcome to utilize the fully stocked kitchen to cook your meals. Coffee and tea are complimentary as well as a yummy treats and fruit when available. Help yourself to pots pans etc. Spices available and oil if you need it. Fridge space is also available if you need to pick up a few groceries. I provide fresh towels as well as misc toiletries in case there is something you have forgotten. Don't see something you need? Just ask me. Laundry service is available for $5 per load.
The back yard is fully fenced and completely private with two different patios. Hammock is out during the summer for guest use.
Look forward to meeting you and maybe making a new friend! Let me know if you have any questions:)
You will be given a key to the back sliding glass door when you arrive. Please return this when you check out. The bedroom door locks from the inside, not the outside, but I have never had an issue with security within my home.
Please make yourself at home! Kitchen, porch, back patio and living room are all shareable spaces. You have full access to the kitchen and anything you need (within reason). Im happy to share spices, oil, milk, coffee, and tea, along with most condiments if I have them. Just ask!
FREE WIFI! (Of course)
Bottled water in the guest fridge.
Interaction with Guests
I love to meet my guests and share coffee whenever possible, but it is very possible you may come and go, and we never actually cross paths. I am very flexible with arrival times, and am more then happy to leave a key outside for you to get in the house and make yourself at home. This is a low-stress environment. During my time as a host over the last three and a half years, I have had many, many wonderful guests stay at my place. It's been a pleasure to share coffee moments, or even a sit down dinner with so many amazing travelers. I have a guest book that I encourage people to leave notes, and a large map that I hope to keep track of many of my worldwide visitors. If you want to chat, Im happy to share. 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.
You can catch the 131 bus to downtown Seattle just across the street from my house. 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 Cent(phone number hidden)). If you have your own car- there is always free parking available. I have three designated guests parking spots in my back driveway - first come first serve. Parking also available on 134th st SW. I offer shuttle service to and from the airport for $10 each way. Transport from King Street Station or the ferry docks for $20. When Im not available to drive, Yellow Cab taxi service is very reliable for this area and can be scheduled in advance.
Other Things to Note
This is a people friendly home- regardless of your race, Sexual identity or religion- you will be welcome here. 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.
The dogs do bark at newbies, but are friendly. Its good to note that they warm up quicker if you ignore them first and let them greet you on their own terms. The small black dog, Jack is 13 years old and prefers not to be petted. He gets anxious if people reach for him.
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.
Welcome! Just a few things to go over before you arrive.
No smoking. This is important. If you must smoke, you are welcome to do so outside the fence by the garages. Please be courteous and throw all butts away.
Available kitchen: Everything in the kitchen is available for your use. I encourage cooking and am happy to supplement cooking oil, or spices if you need them. The only thing I ask is that you clean up after yourself. Daily. I have a dishwasher, so please add dishes when needed, or wash your own. If you use the coffee pot, please empty out the grounds.
Recycling: I am an avid recycler, and appreciate if you are as well. I have two cans clearly labeled for trash and recycling, as well as a compost pot that sits on the counter by the sink. Please use them as much as possible as this also cuts down on waste.
Doors and Gates. My backyard is completely fenced in, so that my dogs feel safe and I can let them out without worrying about them getting out. When you enter the back gate, please check and make sure the gate is securely fastened.