Welcome to the Oasis. Time to relax! My most private room. You'll get an amazing nights sleep with the best bed in the house! Soothing decor- wood floors and lots of art. Great shower pressure and large bath. You'll love it here!
My roommate Laura and I are CrossFitters and coaches at a local gym. While she attends EMT school, I attend UW for Biology. We love sharing our home and kitchen- especially if you put up with our banter and sarcastic humor. We are Gay-Friendly!! (and hope you are too!) Seattle is an amazing city- full of great local bars, Pikes Place Market, The newly added Great Wheel! We want to share it with you. Ask us for a list of our favorite restaurants- or top recommended hikes!
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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.
There is a small closet to accommodate your things as well as a three drawer dresser. The bathroom is large with lots of natural light. I hear over and over from other guests how much they love the shower and the water pressure! 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 for 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:)
Please, PLEASE take note of the detailed driving directions I have provided for the reservation. There is a very nice gentlemen that lives in a house just one block away from me- same house number but on 1st ave SW instead of 1st Ave S. He is very sweet, and will gladly walk you over to my place, but it would be great not to bother him at all if possible.
While you are a guest here, please consider this your home. The living room is large and spacious with plenty of room to hang out with your laptop and work on projects. The adjacent dining room table is a good spot to work as well. Downstairs there is another lounge if you want more privacy. Feel free to use the kitchen as long as you clean up after yourself. Im happy to provide coffee, and tea, spices, oil, and any other cooking essential you would like to use. Feel free to use the pots and pans and dishes etc. as well. The yard is a great place to be during the summer! You will often find me on the porch drinking coffee in the morning, but there is also a nice outdoor patio that you may enjoy or the hammock on a sunny day. The only areas off limits, is the back bedroom which is mine, but other then that, I hope you relax and enjoy your time here.
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!
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 gate or just off of 134th st. The main street in front has a few restaurants- amongst the other more commercial businesses. Thai 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. Always packed with the locals though! As far as Burien, proper- I think its a great little town! Best way to get to it, is head down 4th ave which is a few blocks behind my place and take that all the way to 152nd st. Its about a 15-20mn walk. In downtown, you'll find a very nice library, coffee shops, bakeries, and some fantastic restaurants. There is also a small theatre that shows older releases and serves food. My favorites are 913- very upscale, and The Tin-Room: Mexican fusion.
The Burien transit center is 15mn walk away, although buses go by my house regularly. The light-rail is also a good option- with a station about 8mn drive away, you can leave your car and head into the city, vehicle free.
Other Things to Note
I have three dogs and two cats. My dogs are rescues and have their quirks. Peanut is the newest member- a small blonde chihuahua. Nahla is my Australian Shepherd. She does bark initially at new people, and may seem extremely timid around men. She did not come from the best male environment, but she is a real sweetheart if you just ignore her and give her a little space in the beginning to get used to you. She wont bite, but prefers to make friends on her own time. Jack on the other hand may bite. He seems much more friendly at first- he doesn't bark unless he's happy to see you, but sometimes he gets nervous with too many pets and can nip. He's had painful surgeries that have caused some anxiety around being touched- especially on his sides or back end. The cats keep to themselves- honestly you may never see them. This is my official disclaimer, but ultimately, I hope you find my pets an asset to the place and your stay here.
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.
Great, comfortable room! Bethany was kind and made me feel welcome during the stay. Quick cab ride to the airport.
My experience staying at Bethany's was such a positive one. I really enjoyed her company, as well as the company of the people staying there. My friend and I always felt comfortable coming and going as we pleased and on our last night we had a wonderful time sitting around her outdoor fire pit in the garden. By far the best place we stayed on our visit to Seattle.
Bethany's house was very welcoming. My girlfriend and I felt immediately comfortable, and the animals were a great addition to the home.
Privacy and noise were never an issue, and the location was great for getting into downtown Seattle, although I do suggest renting a car.
Bethany made our stay very comfortable and stress free. Allowing us to have a cat and a hedgehog was a real blessing!
My friend and I stayed with Bethany and we loved it! Our room was really pretty and beautifully decorated. We stayed for three nights and felt like we could come and go at our leisure. Thank you so much for your hospitality, Bethany!
Bethany is a very experienced host, so she'll make you feel right at home. Her pets were cute and her art was fascinating. She was open and fun to talk with. Bathroom and kitchen supplies were provided.
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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.