welcome!  look for your name posted on or next to your bedroom door.this cozy, quiet, dark room has a long double bed (the other bed has been removed).


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

This gem of an urban 1/4-acre mini-farm hosts up to 4 guests in a 2-bdrm cottage. We offer a full kitchen, bath, laundry, parking, and wi-fi as well as small animals, gardens, and an organic zero-waste lifestyle with easy access to seatac + downtown.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Description

The space

YOUR ROOM:
- cozy, clean, nest-like, dark + calm for late or light sleepers--this room holds 2 PERSONS MAX
- double bed, down comforters (cotton coverlets in summer) + lots of pillows
- wardrobe/closet, a lapdesk + a long shelf
- large mirror and window fan in summer

BREAKFAST IS DO-IT-YOURSELF with vegan/vegetarian organic ingredients provided, often local or homemade; hot whole bean/grain cereal and seed milk are available upon request, with various healthy toppings.

**NO DAIRY MILK IS PROVIDED so please bring your own if you need it. jodi makes seed milk as a vegan substitute.

THE FARMLETTE:
enjoy seasonally available surplus produce + fresh eggs. experience caring for animals and tending gardens year-round on a developing quarter-acre urban plot. get a taste of what it's like to become more self-sufficient in one's own yard, less dependent on commercial + processed offerings, + more conscientious about curbing the waste we create.

**TELL ME IN YOUR RESERVATION INQUIRY/REQUEST THAT YOU AGREE TO HONOR OUR STRICTEST POLICY RE: TRASH/RECYCLING/GARBAGE (under the 'house rules' tab).

after you receive your confirmation + itinerary, see 'house manual' for additional helpful info/notes such as directions, parking info, and the keycode for entry.

VISION: we're creating an urban microfarm complete with multiple gardens and animals, which at this time consist of dog asha, several hens, one mini-mancha goat, and two ducks.

Guest access

the guesthouse has two private bedrooms (each available as a separate rental--each room has one bed for 2 guests, for a total of 4 guests permitted at once) and one bathroom. we and the guests have access to all common areas (kitchen, living room, bathroom, laundry, outdoor deck, yard, and parking strip).

NOTE: DISCOUNTED WEEKLY RENTAL RATES ARE FOR ONE PERSON. add $10/night per extra person. 'extra person' includes children who are mobile and walking.

NEED MORE SPACE? book the other room--access 'my other listings' via my profile.

Interaction with guests

VIBE: we may or may not meet, depending on our schedules. i give all the self check-in info in your itinerary and on many helpful notes throughout the house for guidance. if you want to visit, let us know when you're available, or join us while we're feeding the animals or working in the yard.

ASSISTANCE: i'd love to help you get the most out of your visit to seattle by helping you choose and find activities such as tango, yoga, adult ballet, permaculture, running, capoeira, flying or static trapeze, parkour, adult gymnastics, coffee houses, local farmers markets, hiking, acrobatics, swing + blues dancing, road trips, skiing, beaches, parks, meetup groups, rollerblading, public transportation, great restaurants, + shopping. if there's something i don't know about, the internet will come to our rescue!

The neighborhood

the farmlette is less than 10 minutes from seatac airport and a 15-30-minute drive to downtown, depending on traffic. we're in a middle class hilltop suburban neighborhood that is only a few minutes' drive from all 8 major highways yet offers a peaceful place to lay your head after a busy day, or a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

a 5-minute walk leads to:
--the neighborhood bus stop
--the green river/duwamish trail (bike/run/jog/walk/rollerblade/float on a raft in the river for 20+ miles)
--the foster links golf course
--the joseph foster memorial park (tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, jogging trail, playground)
--four casinos (24-hr entertainment)
--a family-run local italian restaurant
--7-11 (snacks/red box)

starbucks is a 10-12-minute walk away/2-min. drive and the drive-thru is open 24 hours.

the starfire soccer complex is 1.5 miles away and hosts major soccer competitions and daily/nightly pickup games. one can walk here in 20-30 minutes via the green river/duwamish trail.

2 miles away (#150 bus southbound) is the biggest mall in washington (westfield southcenter), with movies & IMAX theater, restaurants, seafood city, iFly, + bowling alley. nearby is REI, target, many major banks, nordstrom rack, cost plus imports, fedex/kinkos, and many, many more stores and restaurants.

10-min. drive north is the georgetown seasonal saturday farmers market/flea market and hip hangout notable for antique/decor shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants.

kubota gardens, boeing field, and the museum of flight are also a 10-min drive north.

Getting around

we are 4.5 miles from the seatac airport via:
TAXI: 10 mins, $15-$17 (easiest/fastest)
UBER: 10 mins, usually 1/3 the cost of a taxi
LIGHT RAIL/BUS: 45 mins, $3 (cheapest)

--super-easy access to eight major highways
--15-30 minutes' drive to seattle
--25-minute bus ride to seattle

EASY 25-MINUTE COMMUTE TO SEATTLE VIA BUS #150 (bus stop is located at the bottom of the hill, a 5-minute walk)

AIRPORT PICKUP AVAILABLE--prearrange with me and i'll come get you for free when my schedule allows

Other things to note

VERIFICATION: inquiries from guest profiles without a clear photo of each guest's face will not be processed.

PETS AND KIDS: pet(s) and/or kid(s) are welcome if pet(s)/kid(s) will obey voice commands, not jump on furniture or people, has/have no annoying, destructive, or noisy behaviors, and is/are not a danger or liability to other animals and people. pets must not have fleas or transferable conditions. CHECK WITH ME FIRST, HOWEVER, FOR PET COMPATIBILITY AND OTHER CONCERNS.

*THIS IS A CAT-FREE HOUSE--NO CATS PERMITTED AT ANY TIME.

DISCOUNTS apply to weekly and monthly stays only; our daily rates are already very low, especially given the quality we provide.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

1. YOU MUST PACK OUT ALL YOUR TRASH, PACKAGING, AND RECYCLING when you leave, e.g. food containers, plastic bags, tupperware and similar items, reusable containers, shopping bags, pizza boxes, plastic bottles, shampoo bottles, hangers you bring, soap containers, plastic clamshell packages, twist ties, bathroom waste, etc.

if you would like to leave food, please remove it from the container and place it in a bowl or plate from the kitchen and TAKE YOUR CONTAINER WITH YOU. it is NOT thoughtful to leave us your packaging at your convenience.

$50 WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR SECURITY DEPOSIT IF YOU 'FORGET' OR OMIT THIS DUTY--NO EXCUSES ACCEPTED.

we do provide composting for tissues/food products/leftovers/teas/coffee grounds/dryer lint. we are striving towards zero waste and this place does not have garbage service.

2. no smoking of any kind indoors. no drinking/drugging resulting in obnoxious behavior or damage to the property permitted.

3. absolutely no outside guests (folks not staying at the guesthouse) are allowed on the property without prior arrangement and permission of the owner.

4. guests will lock the doors when leaving the house. at no time should any other person have access to the guesthouse keycode.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit

Availability
5 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Anthony User Profile
April 2017
My stay was amazing. They are excellent hosts.

Yimeng User Profile
January 2017
They are very nice! I think I'm lucky to been there and enjoy the new year . Bed is comfortable, high speed wifi, cute dogs, beautiful decoration, quite atmosphere but it's a little hard for me to get there cause I don't have car. Anyway, I will very very recommend you visit there. Happy new year.

Irene User Profile
September 2016
Staying at Teo's place was our first Airbnb experience! Teo was very nice and helpful throughout our stay, and he really made us feel welcome (he even invited my fiancé to play soccer with his team!). We didn't really spend much time in the house after the first few days, but it was very peaceful. Asha is seriously the sweetest dog in the world!!! Overall, we really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you so much, Teo!

Jane User Profile
September 2016
Loved staying in the cottage, it really felt like home. Teo was very helpful during my whole stay and made sure I had everything I needed. Would definitely recommend staying here!

Stephen User Profile
July 2016
Great location and cute cottage

Seamus User Profile
June 2016
Great feeling about the place and the host was the best

Bridgette User Profile
June 2016
Beautiful home surrounded by amazing flowers and plants. Everything was specified so I never had to ask for anything. The doggies are so sweet and cute. The location is perfect, bus line takes you downtown, or to the south center mall. Everyone was so kind, if there were people around. Mostly I was left to my own privacy. I had a wonderful stay, thank you, Jodi!

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Teo User Profile

out of dozens of interests, travelling is one of our top five favorites. we enjoy helping folks with their plans like folks have helped us when we are far from home.

we strive to provide the kind of place that travellers like us revel in discovering: something off the beaten path that's unique, a "find," a great deal/value, clean, safe, stylish, helpful, friendly, a nest at the end of the day and a place that positively stimulates thoughts towards envy and delight and gratitude.

you undoubtedly have a unique perspective and worldview to share and we can all gain from knowing one another.

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