About this listing
The Birdhouse offers Pacific Northwest beauty (1/2 block from Discovery Park) quiet nights, easy parking, 4 miles from downtown Seattle. Adjacent to Queen Anne, Ballard and Fremont, some of Seattle's most popular neighborhoods.
Nicknamed "the Birdhouse" for the friendly avian visitors from Discovery Park (Seattle's largest and most natural) next door, attracted by my many bird-friendly front and backyard plantings.
The separate room for one or two: a 110 sq. ft. bedroom, with garden views. Full private 40's style tiled bathroom. The mattress is a combination of air with a foam topper.
May through December, relax in a clean new hot tub in the backyard (rules apply). Cable TV (42" flat screen), wireless internet and stereo delivers international radio and a massive private jazz, blues and Brazilian music collection.
My living space is at the other end of the house from the room you rent. So, there's a fair degree of privacy. Most days I am working from 8:30A - 7:30P. My office is just a mile from the house.
Cold breakfast (yogurt, fruit, coffee/tea, toast) is available in the refrigerator.
Cooper - the world's friendliest Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - and his kitty pal are healthy, quiet and will love you like family, or can be kept away - your choice.
Coffee & are available in the AM. Use of kitchen limited to food storage in refrigerator, not cooking. and living room. Emergency laundry only. If hot tub is open please follow hot tub rules in house manual.
Interaction with Guests
I make sure guests are comfortable and able to ask any questions about Seattle, in person or via text.
Staying at the Birdhouse is an even mix of Pacific Northwest natural setting and urban Seattle advantages. Nestled a half block from Seattle's largest public park (Discovery) in the upscale, quiet Magnolia neighborhood. You're in the heart of the city but with spectacular nearby mountain range (Olympics and Cascades) views, Puget Sound beaches, Fishermen's Terminal (the Alaskan small boat fishing fleet) Pier 61 (for the giant fishing boats and Alaskan cruise ships) - all within quick (1-15 min.) walking or biking distance. This clean, comfortable, recently remodeled 1941 home features superb gardens front and back.
It's a quiet upscale neighborhood in the middle of Seattle, with lots of natural Pacific NW beauty, safe streets and plenty of parking. Want to explore other Seattle neighborhoods? See my Guidebook! Magnolia directly borders Queen Anne & Ballard. Fremont is adjacent, Seattle Center, Belltown and downtown are 3-4 miles away. The Metro bus stops a block from the house.
An easy walking excursion is to see the city's pleasure and working boat traffic pass through the Ballard Locks, go below water level to see returning salmon climb the fish ladder, explore a charming plant conservatory and see a heron rookery! Old Ballard has great boutique shopping, restaurants, marine charm, old architecture and a Sunday Farmers Market that rocks (well, more like folk and jazz!). Charming Magnolia Village is a beautiful 20 min. walk
Seattle Center is three miles away. Downtown Seattle is just 10 mins. by car, 25 mins from the bus stop around the corner, or 30 mins. by safe, smooth bike path).
Like golf? 9 hole course, mini-golf, live music, bar & rest 1 mile away. Summer swim? Clean new public pool is 2 miles away, as are Puget Sound beaches. Nearby bike rentals and great urban or nature bike trails. How about kayaking alongside sea lions while viewing majestic mountains? OK.
The nearest bus stop is one block away. If you walk 5 blocks, you save about 12 mins. riding time. Use the OneBusAway phone/tablet app to do all your planning on the system. Or go to the King County Metro website and use their Trip Planner.
Other Things to Note
Check my Guidebook (map). I've tried to include some of the great nearby places I know.
The house guide will be in your room, along with maps and tour information. The guide has simple maintenance/operation procedures for wireless internet, kitchen, stereo, hot tub, TV, and pet policy.
There is no landline telephone in the home.