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1. Your guest suite is spacious (580 sq. ft.) and beautiful and includes private sleeping room with queen-size bed; full bath with jacuzzi tub and shower; convenient laundry; light eating space (microwave, small fridge, electric kettle); and large private sitting room with Franklin fireplace, TV with cable --all secluded in the trees overlooking Little Brook. A small garden is available for visiting and contemplation. And yes, we have wireless internet connection!
Although our home has a secluded cul-de-sac feel to it, we are one minute from bus stop; 15 minutes to University of Washington or downtown Seattle, a 25-minute drive to Puget Sound ferries. Shopping, restaurants (and Starbucks!) are all close by. You'll have off-street (cul-de-sac) parking right in front, and so many great sites and adventures, all easy drives from our north end location.
You will have your choice of entries: the front door involves steps up and down, or you may enter through the garage (not as beautiful but direct and just one step.)
3. House rules include no smoking or smokers and (regretfully!) no pets, and we try to avoid obvious fragrances and allergens, including fresh flowers.
We generally enter our garage (quietly and respectfully) through the end of the large central room you see. Additionally we prefer guests who plan to be out and about most days so we can on occasion access the art studio
(no fumes, only water media.)
You will always have complete privacy from evening through morning and we will never intrude on your private sleep and sitting areas.
4. A quiet child will be welcome, with supervision; we charge $10 per person per day for all guests beyond two (four guests max.) Our minimum stay is 2 nights, maximum one week unless we negotiate a longer stay.
We can be unobtrusive but engaging and gracious hosts, and we are looking forward to helping you make your Seattle stay wonderful and productive!
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$495 /week|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
We got to stay with Marilyn and Cynthia again a couple weeks after our first visit, when I had a job interview (didn't get it, booooo). Once again the Artist Treehouse Suite was everything we needed, and Cynthia and Marilyn the kindest of hosts. Also got to enjoy the ease of driving from Lake City to the legendary Maltby Cafe for brunch with a friend (just hop on Lake City Way northbound, and in 20 minutes you're there!).
Marilyn and Cynthia are the most gracious of hosts, even when they're not having the best days themselves (they had a minor plumbing crisis and a bad health day the day we arrived). Once again, we *love* having the sitting room and the bright airy space when we stay with them. And the art! What a wonderful place.
Happy New Year, Marilyn and Cynthia, filled with every joy and prosperity (and good plumbing!)!
Marilyn and Cynthia are wonderful hosts! They made our stay special with such little touches as providing coffee, a selection of teas and cream to get us started in the mornings, and turning on the lovely gas stove in our private sitting room every evening so we would come back to a warm, cozy space. The sitting area looks onto a little ravine, with green trees all around and very private and the bed was absolutely heavenly!
The house was easy to find and is quiet and restful, even though it is only about three blocks from a main thoroughfare, which has all the basic amenities and good bus service to the nearest mall and downtown.
We enjoyed a couple of visits upstairs with Marilyn and Cynthia. They have great stories to tell about their travels and about life and it was a pleasure to spend time with them. We know our way around town pretty well, but I'm sure they would be excellent resources for first-time visitors, so don't hesitate. I will definitely be staying with them again the next time I'm in Seattle!
We thoroughly enjoyed our Thanksgiving stay in the Artist Treehouse Suite. Marilyn and Cynthia could not have been kinder or more fun to talk with, and it's a joy to be in the presence of their artwork. Their guest suite is clean, private, comfortable and well-equipped, light and bright during the day and so nice for a good sleep at night.
We loved having a sitting room, with the gas fireplace in the cast-iron stove to make the space even more cozy. Privacy and independence are important for us when we travel, so that we're not disturbing our hosts as we go about our day, and Marilyn and Cynthia give you that in spades.
You'll have everything you need here, and don't hesitate to ask for anything from your lovely hostesses if anything comes up. No worries about wiring or outlets if you're as gadget-dependent as we are, with everything convenient and easy. The kitchenette includes everything you'll need for microwave and water-kettle living, with all the dishes and silverware provided. There's even a hair dryer for you in the bathroom (and the shower has fantastic water pressure!). We didn't need to do laundry while we were there for our 4-night stay, but it's definitely a big plus to have convenient access to the washer & dryer for longer visits.
The house is in a cul de sac off of the street, wooded and private but still close to everything. So pleasant! The neighborhood has a wealth of shopping and restaurants, and the Burke Gilman Trail is close by for more walking and cycling. Don't miss the Kaffee Klatsch bakery (delicious breakfast biscuits! incredible pastries! great coffee! warm and lovely staff!). The Breakfast Club diner has a lot of character. It's easy to get around by car from Lake City, but bus service is extremely convenient, too. We'll definitely look first for Marilyn and Cynthia's Treehouse Suite the next time we're visiting family in Seattle!
Oh goodie, you'll definitely look us up next time! We'd love that!
--One odd note, believe it or not, keeps jogging about in my head: my own voice saying "Oh yes, I know a lot about that!" (Meaning over-sensitivity.)
I can't believe I said that. I know a little! :-)
Till next time!
A wonderful shared experience with helpful, kind and very creative people. Loved our stay.
This was a very lovely house, in a quiet neighborhood. My husband and I spent 6 days here, and we had a very nice relaxing stay. We even brought in our digital piano (which we had brought on the big rental car across the country from NY), and got some good practice done. The house is surrounded by trees, and we really did have the impression of being in a treehouse. And everything was perfectly functional from internet, washing machine, to kitchen supplies (the shower was great! really good water pressure and temperature regulation. and they have jacuzzi in the bathtub). The whole place was very clean and comfortable, with a sitting room and a comfortable bedroom, and an atelier (we put our keyboard there) with the kitchenette.
The hosts Marilyn and Cynthia were very kind and gracious (very good artists too). They were very discreet and gave us full privacy, yet whenever we needed something, they were always available to help us (like the wine cork-screw!).
Would love to come back again!
Thank you Marilyn and Cynthia!
Marilyn and Cynthia were great hosts! They were very friendly and accessible. Their house was clean and beautifully decorated. It was a great deal for us!
Our only complaint about our stay at the Artist Treehouse B&B was that it was too short! We spent four wonderful nights surrounded by beautiful art, trees on three sides, and the sounds of a "babbling brook" outside our window. Our gracious hosts, Marilyn and Cynthia were extremely kind and thoughtful. We loved Seattle and definitely hope to spend more time at the Treehouse Suite in the future. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area.
Marilyn is the perfect hostess, friendly and respects your privacy. The Suite is exactly as described, comfortable and we were very happy with our stay. Everything was in line with or exceeded our expectations.
Great experience! Marilyn & Cynthia were fabulous hosts. Clean and comfy accommodations too! <3 Thanks so much for our great stay!
Marilyn is a great, kind, and communicative host! The space is very clean and well kept too. My friend and I felt very comfortable staying there.