About this listing
This gem of an urban 1/4-acre mini-farm hosts up to 5 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.
- cozy, clean, nest-like, dark + calm for late or light sleepers--this room holds 3 PERSONS MAX
- long narrow double bed + chaise lounge convertible into a small single bed, down comforters (cotton coverlets in summer) + lots of pillows
- wardrobe/closet, a lapdesk + a long shelf
- white noise machine + large mirror
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.
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, seven hens, one mini-mancha goat, and two ducks.
the guesthouse has two private bedrooms (each available as a separate rental--one room has two beds for 3 guests and the other has one bed for 2 guests, for a total of 5 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 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.
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.
*regrettably, cats are not permitted at this time.
DISCOUNTS apply to weekly and monthly stays only; our daily rates are already very low, especially given the quality we provide.
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.
this cozy, quiet, dark room has a long double bed (on right) and a chaise lounge, which folds into a long but narrow single bed (on left).
Very tasteful, quiet, and clean place in the middle of beautiful neighborhood. Everything is very well organized and easy to deal with. chickens balancing on the branches of a tree next to the porch are a nice touch))) excellent public transportation - never regretted not renting a car.
Jodi met us on arrival and gave us a quick tour of her farmlette. She is very explicit of her expectations which makes staying there much easier as you know the boundaries beforehand. It was so nice to have a whole house to use and share with another guest. The location is up a steep hill so if arriving by bus it is a big hike up with a heavy suitcases. Jodi has everything available for knowing what to do in Seattle and bus timetables and after giving us some helpful hints on arrival, she left us to enjoy our stay.
What a perfect place to stay after a busy day in Seattle. The farmlette is lovingly decorated and one feels very welcome. No car is needed as there is a direct bus just a few minutes away. I would definitively stay there again. Jodi and Teo, thank you so much for sharing your little paradise and making my first airbnb stay such a wonderful experience.
It was an interesting place to stay in Seattle. I never met Jodi, but she provided clear instructions for the house. It was next to the bus station and made it easy to visit downtown. It was a beautiful house and the backyard was filled in farm animals
Jodi was incredibly sweet! This was my first time using AirBnB and she was very kind and helpful in guiding me around Seattle. The cottage was adorable, as were all the animals. I visited in the middle of June but there was a fan in the window so my room was very cool and comfy. Also darker in the morning which was great, as I am not a morning person! There were a lot of ants around, it was summer and the house is a compost only place. Loved Seattle!
My husband, 4 year old daughter and I stayed at Jodi's farmlette for 5 nights. It was our first airbnb experience. We really enjoyed our stay. It was peaceful, relaxing and we enjoyed the small animals on her property. It was very private and the location is central with easy access to everything in the Seattle area. We are very happy with our decision to stay there and would definitely recommend staying there if you are in the Seattle area.
This was our first airbnb experience and it was excellent. The farmlette was very comfortable, clean, bright, and well labeled! Everything was communicated to us very well, so we really didn't have any questions about where to find things or what to do in and around the farm. Everything we needed was there, even if we forgot to bring something something from home. Jodi offered to accommodate our room with an additional fan to help keep us comfortable in the room. We loved the deck and the friendly animals that great you every day. The close proximity to the airport was also graciously appreciated. Thank you Jodi for your hospitality, it was a great place to call our home base for our trip to the NW.
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About the Host, Jodi
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.