About this listing
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.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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).