Take in the gorgeous view as you enjoy a cup of coffee on the balcony!
Located in quiet Ravenna, this comfortably furnished space is only a few minutes' walk from the University of Washington and U-District (plenty of restaurants, shops, and grocery stores).
Getting to the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) takes about 25 minutes by foot, or approximately 15 minutes by bus.
Seattle Children's Hospital is about a 20-minute walk from the flat, or around a 10-minute bus ride.
Steps away are the very popular Burke-Gilman Trail, Ravenna Park, and University Village (fantastic shopping center).
Rather than having to purchase your own ORCA card (Seattle's public transit card which costs $5) or scramble for loose change (buses take only exact change), you can borrow my ORCA card.
At the end of your stay, you can simply return my ORCA card and pay for the fares accrued during your stay.
As for parking, I'm happy to lend out my visitor's parking pass for free street parking right by the flat.
As for sleeping accommodations, in the living room, there is a very comfortable futon that can sleep two snugly. Up to two guests can stay in the living room. Occasionally I allow for larger groups (up to four people), but please send me a message prior to booking so that we can discuss.
While I occupy the bedroom, the rest of the apartment (including the bathroom) is shared.
Each guest will be provided with:
-clean blankets and sheets
Other amenities include:
-fully-equipped (meat-free) kitchen available for use (microwave, oven, stove, toaster oven, hot water kettle, blender, food processor)
-coffee/tea (grinder plus pour-over setup)
-onsite laundry facilities ($1.50 per machine)
-iron and ironing board
The apartment is within easy access to I-5 as well as public transportation--a few bus stops close-by have express routes to/from downtown.
Bike rental (including helmet, lock, and lights) is also available for an additional charge. Taking a ride (or going for a run) on the Burke-Gilman Trail is highly recommended.
Gorgeous Green Lake is also only two miles away, with quite the selection of equipment rentals (bike, boat, kayak, canoe, and paddleboard to name a few).
Also, be sure to check out the many local farmers' markets:
Saturdays - U-District
Sundays - Fremont Market; Ballard Farmers' Market
Wednesdays - Wallingford
Thursdays - Queen Anne
Fridays - Phinney Ridge Market
Furthermore, Pike Place Market is open seven days a week, year-round--do make a trip if you can.
For more trip-planning ideas, take a look at my Guidebook--there's no shortage of things to do!
First and foremost, please be respectful.
Please keep the apartment clean and tidy.
Further, keep food in only the dining area.
No shoes beyond the front entryway.
Please conserve: turn off lights, etc.
Please let me know if you need anything—extra blankets, soap, toothpaste, etc.
I'll do my best to accommodate you!
Do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.
Angela TOTALLY lived up to her "reputation" in the reviews as being such an incredibly personable host! SHE IS COOL!!! ABSOLUTELY EASY to talk to about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!!!
She was SO ACCOMMODATING in planning how to meet up. Was willing to meet early or late. She kept in contact throughout. Made it feel really easy. THEN we met. She was PERFECT!!! VERY warm, friendly, and welcoming! She had set up snacks for us and had numerous guides about things to do in the Seattle area. She had even hand-written a really sweet note detailing things for us to know about our stay.
She set us up with parking and offered us the travel card to get around.
Before we arrived, she had set up an air mattress and a futon for us. She said it might make the space tight but it really was not bad at all. Her apartment is great! Well decorated with beautiful pictures. She even has a hammock and a nice view of one of the mountains from her balcony.
She is very neat. Her apartment is clean. Bathroom, bedding, towels . . . everything is clean and neat.
I LOVED staying with her and just regret not having had more time to get to know her better (since we got in late and had to leave early)! Would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to stay with her again. The lodging is easy, neat, clean, and wonderful. Angela is an amazing and interesting person with so much to share. I LOVED talking with her and getting to know her!
Such a GREAT combination! This Airbnb concept, to me, is about finding clean, safe, and affordable lodging combined with meeting very good people. Angela is not just a "good" person . . . she's GREAT! SO HAPPY to have crossed paths with her!
THANK YOU, Angela!!!!
Angela was a great host, flexible and gracious. I would highly recommend her apartment for anyone visiting Seattle. Very close to the U District and buses to all parts of the city. She also provided great advice for sight seeing and activities that may be off a visitor's radar such as a chocolate factory tour.
Angela was very inviting and warm and her place was as described. It's a quiet neighborhood and conveniently located.
I had a problem with the Air BnB website...they had her listed in the wrong area of town. I hope they've gotten it fixed because Angela is a wonderful, sincere host and deserves 5-star ratings!
I had an amazing stay in Angela's beautiful apartment. Talking with Angela, hearing her stories about Seattle and UW, was the highlight of my brief trip to Washington. She is a host I aspire to be.
Angela was a great host and I couldn't be more pleased with her being my first Airbnb host. She makes the comfort of her guests a priority and insures that their stay in Seattle is nothing less than excellent. Her apartment is less than 10 minutes by foot from UW (highly recommend visiting in mid/late March) and U-Village (where you can buy anything you do/don't need).
In case you've never visited Seattle before, she has guides and maps readily available. Plus her Airbnb guidebook beats any published travel guide for Seattle, pick any of the destinations on it and you'll be guaranteed a wonderful visit!
If you want somewhere to stay that's convenient, comfortable, and has a host that is down to talk about virtually anything over a Paseo sandwich, this is your place. I already loved Seattle before this visit, and after my stay with Angela I love it even more. I can't wait for my next trip.
Angela was an excellent host! Her description of the space was completely accurate. I was really nervous about my trip because it was my first time traveling alone, but Angela made me feel at home. She recommended many great places for me to eat at and visit that have now become some of my favorites. I highly recommend anyone who enjoys the company of an amicable person to stay here.
My expectations were high and my experience with staying at Angela's place was far beyond my expectations. Her place is very nice and cost - as described and pictured (a bit of change in layout though), and closer to U-district and UW than I thought. Most of all, Angela is not only a perfect host but also a wonderful person that it was my pleasure talking to her during my stay. Hope I could visit Seattle and her place again sooner or later! :)
I'm originally from Bellevue, Nebraska, but, as a University of Chicago alumna, I also consider Chicago my 'second' hometown. I moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington School of Law, and I really fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. When not book-reading, I fill my days with bike-riding, berry-picking, and book-reading. :)
I love traveling as well as hosting. Countries visited so far: South Korea, Japan, France, Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, and Germany. Next on the list: Italy, Macedonia, Australia, and New Zealand.
authors: Kurt Vonnegut, David Foster Wallace, Victor Hugo, Malcolm Gladwell
artists: Ratatat, Girl Talk, Ludovico Einaudi
comedians: Mitch Hedberg, Louis C.K., Tina Fey, Amy Poehler
movies: Scott Pilgrim v. the World, Inception, The Imposter, Interstellar
shows: Sherlock (BBC), Battlestar Galactica, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Archer
podcasts/radio: Comedy Bang Bang, This American Life
sports: rock climbing, erging, squash
recently read: "The Last Question" by Isaac Asimov
currently reading: "White Teeth" by Zadie Smith; "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace; "Michael Jordan: The Life" by Roland Lazenby (I'm always eager to swap reading lists, so please share your book recommendations!)