About this listing
Stay in the Oasis Suite with its comfy queen bed and large bath. Spacious home with lots of privacy. Wood floors/original art. Full kitchen access and great outdoor space to enjoy. 10mn from airport, 20mn from Seattle. Late/early arrivals possible.
Seattle is an amazing city. From my home, you are just 20mn away from downtown- full of great local bars, Pikes Place Market, and the newly added Great Wheel! The cute little town of Burien is within walking distance where you can enjoy a local farmers market every Thursday as well as coffee shops and restaurants. 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.
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 have an extremely varied schedule that puts me at work anywhere from 5am to 10pm at night. 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 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. If you want to be downtown Seattle then my place is not right for you. However, downtown Seattle is very accessible by public transportation, and you will get that convenience without having to pay Seattle prices. My home is located in the Burien neighborhood- which is considered south Seattle. Burien downtown is less then a mile south and full of great restaurants, bars, coffee shops, a small theatre, and a local brewery, as well as a really great Farmers market every Thursday (11-3pm.) My home is also within walking distance to many great parks and trails.
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.
My home is situated in a quiet residential town of Burien, just 8 mn from the airport and 15 mn from downtown Seattle. Bus stops to downtown Seattle are just outside on the main street and if you have your own car, you can either park in one of my three spots near the back entrance or just off of 134th st. The transit center is 15 mn walk away, although buses go by my house regularly. The light-rail is also a good option- with a station about 8 mn drive away, you can leave your car and head into the city, vehicle free.
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.
My cats are not outdoor cats, even though they may tell you they are. Please be sure they dont get out when you come and go. They are not anxious to do so, but if the door is left open for extended periods of time, they will get curious. Sometimes, especially in summer I like to open up the large slider for fresh air. I may close the pocket door to the kitchen to make sure they dont get out. Just be aware. Thanks so much! I hope this doesn't sound too picky. I have never had any issues before, and have found all my guests to be above and beyond courteous and thoughtful.
Bethany was a wonderful host! The room was beautiful, very clean and spacious with a big comfy bed. The bathroom was nice and shower pressure was amazing! It was nice staying in a home with animals as I was missing mine during my stay! There is an amazing thai restaurant right across the street and Burien is overall a very charming area. Will definitely come back if I get the chance!
Staying with Bethany was a great experience! The oasis suite was awesome and the bed was unbelievably comfortable. She makes every guest feel like they are truly home when they travel. If I'm ever in Seattle again, I'd stay here again.
I passed a very enjoyable month in the oasis suite at Bethany's. Probably the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in and water pressure in shower truly magnificent! Room tastefully painted -- very soothing, easy-on-the-soul color. To get downtown I drove 20 minutes to the nearby town of Columbia City (Geraldine's Counter great for breakfast, Empire for coffee and wifi) to hop on the light rail, another 20 minutes. The quaint bars and restaurants of Georgetown are less than 15 minutes from Burien by car. Appreciated the tangelos and the occasional scone with tea in the mornings. Great outdoor space and the opportunity to meet other guests and travelers, swap stories and travel ideas. Bethany is a warm, welcoming spirit and very responsive to email inquiries. Highly recommend. Thanks, Bethany!
PS Also really good, inexpensive Thai place right across the street! The Greek House, a bit more expensive but outstanding, one mile away.
This is the last BnB we checked in before our flight, and this is one of the best. Although we couldn't stay longer but we already fell in love with this place. The Oasis Suite has its own bathroom and we loved the private space of this suite. While having privacy, we could connect with the people in this house immediately when we walked out of the door, and that was one of the advantages. Bethany did her best to make sure our stay was comfortable and was very welcoming. It felt like we were family members, not just one night guests. We also liked the atmosphere of this place - the spirit was free and comfortable. Thank you, Bethany, for hosting us!
It was my second time when I stayed in Bethany’s home. I must say, nowhere I have felt myself closer to home than here. Bethany is extremely friendly and attentive. The house located in quite neighborhood, places to eat are very close, grocery store is within walking distance and the bus stops that will take you to Seattle are only two minutes away. Not to mention there is bottled water for guests, as well as snacks, coffee, tea, etc. I will definitely stay here again. See you Oasis! See you Bethany!
Bethany was very helpful even later at night when I couldn't find her place.
Thanks for a nice quick stay.
I was very pleased with my first Airbnb experience with Bethany. The Oasis Suite was everything as promised. It was very comfortable and private, fully stocked with great amenities. I really enjoyed the space and especially Bethany and her pets' warm welcome. I will definitely stay here again. Thanks Bethany!
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About the Host, Bethany
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. One of the best highlights of hosting, is coming home to find guests cooking and making themselves at home in my kitchen. Now, because of all the wonderful people that find me through Airbnb, this actually happens quite often. My idea of spontaneous guests always being welcome, comes from growing up in a big family in the country- where neighbors and travelers were always welcome. I wanted my home to embody that same openness and lifestyle. I host 3-4 travelers at a time, and the house is always full of great energy. I like to keep things simple. What you see is what you get. I live here with my three dogs and they keep the world in balance for me. I also have two cats, but 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.