About this listing
Welcome to Seattle!
You will find a cozy and quiet private room and bath with a separate basement entrance just steps from Lake Union. A comfortable queen bed, WIFI, TV/Movies, washer-dryer access, microwave, mini-fridge and coffee maker make this a small home away from home. Relax in a serene setting, opening into a beautiful back garden with a BBQ, outdoor fireplace, dining area, and plenty of nooks to read and restore.
We are one block from Lake Union in the Eastlake neighborhood; close to UW, Capitol Hill, Amazon, and downtown Seattle. Buses here run about every 15 minutes and will take you to all major city attractions. Street parking is also available with our guest pass. A short 3 block stroll will bring you to restaurants ranging from pizza to local organic, coffee shops, specialty grocery stores, Yoga, massage, and hair/nail salons.
The neighborhood is an urban mix of old craftsman homes, houseboats, and modern architecture with a handful of water-front pocket parks - friendly and safe in a convenient location. Walk/run/bike the Cheshiahud Loop Trail - a 6-mile loop around Lake Union, passing Gasworks Park and the eclectic Fremont neighborhood. Also close is the Burke Gilman Trail - a lovely paved pedestrian/bike trail winding around Lake Washington 27 miles, ending at Marymoor Park. You will also be within walking distance to kayak rentals, boat tours, and float planes to the San Juan Islands.
Our home and rental are dog friendly - we have a great rescue dog who enjoys her cat buddies, but looks forward to dog visitors. The back yard is completely fenced, and dog bed, leash, and bowls are provided. We can also direct you to several local off-leash dog parks. If you have a swimming dog, lake access is right around the corner.
We live upstairs and are generally quiet folks, (except during soccer matches!!) but you will hear the hardwood floors as well as normal house sounds. We do enjoy meeting new people, and a bit o' socializing, but will leave you to yourselves if you prefer. If you have booked 7 or more days, we will need access to the washer/dryer once a week at your convenience.
This residence welcomes ALL - PFLAG spoken here.
THIS IS A NON-SMOKING PROPERTY.
No smoking, no livestock, no accordions, no tap-dancing.
Common sense rules apply - no drugs, no loud carousing, wipe your feet, use the waste receptacles provided, respect the neighbors privacy, be nice.
Quiet hours on week days = 11pm - 7am
Parking Pass replacement fee of $75. Lost Key - $10
The back garden is intended for reserved guests only.
A note on dogs: We love the furry guys, but after a couple of not-great experiences, we do not allow dogs to be left alone on the premises - crated or not.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
We are Adam & Doreen and Hershey the dog. A native Seattleite and a Geordie from Newcastle, England, we welcome you to our fabulous city and humble abode. We both love to travel, exploring the "back roads", farmers markets, places we've never been, hikes with our (best ever) dog, sailing, snow-shoeing, and all manner of adventure. Some of our favorite travels have been to Yorkshire, London, Paris, the Dingle Peninsula, Oahu, Santibel Island, and most recently, a fantastic road trip through the California Redwoods.
Adam is a computer whiz, working in CAD design and nuts for soccer, baseball & sailing. I'm in the mental health sector and have a serious attachment to my camera, shooting pictures as much as possible. In between work and travel, we also tend our city garden of flowers, vegetables and for the first time this year, grapes.
We're both easy-going, like to meet new people, non-smokers. Loving the Northwest, we can supply you with all manner of information on tourist sites including museums, parks, tours, day trips, kayak rentals, restaurants and pubs. I'm also a non-drinker, friend of Bill W, but Adam likes a Newcastle Brown Ale now and again, and of course talking soccer.
We look forward to having you share our little piece of city oasis. Cheers!