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.
Joanna is a great host. Her home is lovely and welcoming. The room was clean and comfortable and the bathroom was very clean and well stocked. Check in was very easy even though we got in very late, she is very accommodating. The neighborhood was easy access to restaurants and places to shop. It met our expectations and we felt quite comfortable.
Joanna made us feel that we were home! Everything is as described, and Pepi(the cat) is very lovely!
Thank you Joanna:)
Joanna made us feel very welcome in her cozy and clean house! Our bedroom had a very comfy bed and a nice window for a breeze at night. The bathroom was super clean as well as the rest of the house. We felt very at home and comfortable staying at Joanna's place. We liked the neighbourhood (Wallingford) a lot because it was low key and had a nice community feel. We had (email hidden) and ate ice-cream at either the Fainting Goat or Molly Moon's every.single.night. It was glorious! We found it pretty easy to get to other parts of the city from Joanna's place and would for sure stay here again!
Joanna's home was so charming and well-appointed. Our arrival was easy and Joanna quite gracious and accommodating during our stay. The bed was comfy. Though there is no parking directly in front of Joanna's house, there was ample parking around the corner. The neighborhood was great - so close to Wallingford shops and Greenlake.
We were very lucky staying at Joana’s house while visiting Seattle! It is a quite central place to the places people visit in Seattle: there are are several bus stops nearby, and one can quickly and easily reach any place.
The neighborhood is charming, besides having a lively commercial activity going on (supermarket, drugstores, banks, restaurants).
Also, Joana was very helpful in giving advise about places to go, what to do, transportation options and so on! Since she knew a little bit about us, she gave us advise on neighborhoods we might like, as a “personal trip advisor”!
The breakfast provided was great: with fruits, jams, breads, freshly roasted coffee and the like!
As a plus, for those who like cats, she has a beautiful cat, Pepi, that is very “polite” and didn’t even step into our bedroom (for those that don’t like cats, she isn’t a problem at all !).
Joana had great city guides, maps and walking tours from Seattle, that helped us a lot!
Anyone who would stay there would find everything needed for a relaxing and comfortable stay.
We would definitely stay there again!!
I stayed with Joanna for 12 days for a business trip to UW. Joanna is incredibly welcoming, and is a great resource for recommendations on where to eat, shop and exercise. The house looks just like the photos and is lovely, comfortable, and clean. The location is in a quiet neighborhood, and it was only a short bus ride to UW's campus. This was my first Airbnb experience, and it has set a very high standard!
About the Host, Joanna
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).