Private bedroom and bathroom in updated 1914 craftsman house with modern furnishings. The house is 1500 sq ft with original beautiful box beam ceilings and leaded glass windows and hardwood floors. There is central heat and air conditioning, so you will keep cool in the summer.
The guest room is on the main floor of the house with private bathroom nearby. The room is furnished with a queen bed, dresser, small closet with hangers, luggage rack and laundry hamper. The queen bed is outfitted with cotton sheets, a couple different types of pillows, down alternative duvet and cotton duvet cover. The bathroom is always equipped with towels, hair dryer, toilet paper, soap, shampoo and conditioner. There are usually extra goodies like shaving cream, q-tips, razors and lotions too.
The main floor kitchen, living areas and TV room (50" TV) are shared with me. You are also welcome to relax on the front porch or back deck.
My bed and bath are located on the second level, so no guests upstairs, please.
Interaction with Guests
My interaction with guests depends on the guest and my schedule during that time. I may be home making breakfast or cooking pies, hosting a Sangria party on the deck (you're welcome to join) or I may be out of the house busy with activities. I usually try to make myself available to guests on their first day to show them around, answer questions and suggest activities. Please let me know if you are looking to share meals, need an itinerary or prefer to be left alone and I'll do my best to accommodate.
I clean the guest areas before you arrive and when you leave, but I don't typically clean or tidy the guest spaces during a stay. If you need fresh towels or toilet paper during your stay, make sure to let me know.
Wallingford is one of Seattle's many great neighborhoods. The area is centrally located (about 4 miles from downtown), but is relatively quiet with mostly single family housing (making parking easier than other areas). The neighborhood is very walkable with access to grocery store, bars, restaurants, movies, parks and anything else you could possibly want. While there are several bars that stay open late, other night life and food access after 10pm is someone limited.
As mentioned above, there is plenty to walk to in the neighborhood. The house is also walking to U-district & Greenlake, easy bus access to Downtown #16 & Ballard #44 & Fremont. There's always Lyft and Uber if you don't feel like taking the bus.
If you drive, ample street parking is available. If you need a lift from the airport, I recommend A-ABC transportation (they charge $40, which is much cheaper than a cab). If you are on a budget, you may consider a combination of Light Rail and Bus from the airport.
- No smoking in house or on porch/deck.
- Don't let the cat outside or accidentally lock her in your room.
- Quiet hours after 10pm. I have to get up early for work. Your room and the TV room hold sound in pretty well with the door shut, so if you're in there, you don't need to worry about sound.
- No overnight guests (approved exceptions made for long term guests).
- No shoes in house (shoes are noisy for apartment below and track in dirt).
- Clean up after yourself in the kitchen. Please wash all items or place in the dishwasher and make sure to wipe down the counters if you make a mess.
I have enjoyed my time staying in Joanna's home. She has shown herself to be a thoughtful and considerate hostess, taking care
to assure that my sojourn in her home was as pleasant and
comfortable as possible. The guest room in which I stayed is spacious and well furnished and, in addition to allowing her guests the free use of her kitchen and laundry facilities, she
provides for them a bathroom dedicated for their sole use. She even extends to her guest an invitation to join the occasional dinner party she hosts.
Her home is situated in a pleasant and verdant residential neighborhood but only a block or so away from a small commercial center and its attendant amenities (grocery store, coffee shop, ice cream parlor, library, movie theater, etc.). It is also within easy walking distance of a campus-like enclave with
a small park and a children's playground. There is also a bus-line
nearby that will take you directly into downtown Seattle.
If you should ever need a considerate hostess and a comfortable pied-a-terre for a sojourn in the Seattle area I commend to you the choice of a stay with Joanna.
Great neighborhood and a great place to stay. Joanna was a warm and welcoming host. The room and bathroom were comfortable and clean. I would definitely recommend this to others.
My husband and I love staying at Joannas' place. The location is perfect for us and within walking distance to everywhere we need to go in Seattle. Of course, the bus service is excellent and we can get around easily and out to the airport if needed. The neighborhood is terrific and if you like old houses you'll love it there. Joanna's house is warm and inviting and we had everything we needed. Joanna is sweet and quite helpful. We will be back again!
I had a really great time staying with Joanna. She's a wonderful host, and the house and room were lovely. Pepi the cat was pretty cute :)
The neighborhood (Wallingford) is a sweet area that's residential but still has a lot of good restaurants and shops in walking distance. I went for late night strolls and felt totally safe. Transportation-wise it's pretty easy to get to downtown or other nearby cool neighborhoods.
Joanna's home is beautifully maintained and located in a neighbourhood with plenty of interesting restaurants and shops nearby. Joanna was a great host, very welcoming, and we enjoyed our stay for 2 nights. The bedroom was cozy and the bed was very comfortable! I would stay again for sure.
Joanna was such a wonderful host! She made me feel so welcome, gave me suggestions on places to visit, and I really enjoyed speaking with her. I would definitely visit again if I come back to Seattle!
Joanna made us feel welcome and comfortable. She provided us with information about transportation and sightseeing, and she was friendly to talk with, yet respected our privacy. Her home and our accommodations were lovely. I would definitely recommend staying in Joanna's home. - Kay
I'm an analyst that likes running, cooking and doing home improvement projects in my spare time. I like to host and really enjoy all the interesting people that stay in my home. I love Seattle and am happy to share all the wonderful places I've discovered while living here. As a host, I'm happy to give you lots of space or bring you in as part of my daily life (just let me know what you prefer).