About This Listing
. My home has a fabulous Puget Sound view and is within walking distance of the outstanding, waterfront, Lincoln Park and the Fauntleroy Ferry (10 min. walk or 2 min drive), as well as several wonderful restaurants and a bakery. By car, downtown Seattle is 15 minutes and by C bus 25 minutes direct. The bus stop is 1-½ blocks from my house and runs every 15 minutes. The airport is just 20 minutes away. There is a bus that runs from the airport to Westwood Village - 5 minutes from my house and I can pick you up there if you don't have a car.
Your roomy ground level suite has it’s own private entrance. The L shaped suite includes a private bathroom with extra large shower, bed part of the L has 2 twin beds ( they can be pushed together), closet space and dresser, sitting room part of the L has comfy leather stuffed chair, table/desk, open storage unit and a microwave, toaster, coffee maker with included coffee and tea, French Press, auto hot water pot, blender, and small refrigerator. I provide coffee, teas, milk, fruit, yogurt, cereals, bread, jam, to get you started on breakfast. I also bring down filtered water as needed. The tap water is fine but chlorinated.
There's a hairdryer in the bathroom as well as fresh towels, extra toilet paper, shampoo etc in the bathroom cupboard.
There is also a TV hooked up with Comcast just for you in your room, wifi, and street parking with my permit.
The room does have low ceilings, 6 1/2’, so keep that in mind but no one has had a problem to date. There are also 2 comfy stuffed lounge chairs outdoors on my common area deck which has a fabulous water view if you are inclined to spend a morning or afternoon at home relaxing with a good book. The covered entrance to your room has a comfy chair and small table for coffee outside in case of rain preventing the outside lounge chairs.
Nearby Lincoln Park is a wonderful recreational area. Excellent for walking, cycling, or running along the waterfront promenade There is an outstanding outdoor saltwater pool there open May 31-Labor Day, tennis courts, and walking trails through the woods.
You can also take the nearby ferry, to Vashon Island and the Olympic Peninsula or take the 1-hour round trip for stunning views and enjoyment.
West Seattle downtown, a 10 min drive, is charming as well and has many restaurants as does the famous Alki Beach area, a 15-minute drive along the waterfront.
One block away from my home is a local favorite restaurant, Endolyne Joe’s, which is open for all meals, as well as the Original Bakery where coffee and baked treats await your morning pleasure. Across the street is a good Mexican Restaurant. There is also a shopping center - Westwood Village a 5 min drive, also on the C bus line where there are restaurants, grocery store and various shops.
I love my neighborhood and it's close proximity to all the things I enjoy... good food, beautiful nature and recreation. I also love traveling, hosting guests and hearing your travel stories.
There is free parking on the street but be sure to put the overnight parking permit I provide on your rear view mirror . Also, please park right in front of my house, not in front of my neighbors homes, they need their own parking spaces.
Interaction with Guests
I'm often outside on the deck working on the computer or reading and enjoy guests coming up and visiting. I love hearing about their daily adventures around Seattle.
The nature here is beautiful with all the trees, the sea and mountains beyond. I often see eagles fly overhead and seals and otters at Lincoln Park. The neighborhood is quiet and safe with friendly helpful people.
The C bus line is 1 -1/2 blocks from my house and comes every 15 minutes. It goes through downtown West Seattle and continues on to downtown Seattle, about 25 minutes. The other direction it goes to Westwood Village shopping center - 5 min. You can also transfer to a bus that takes you past the Mariners Stadium. Or another that goes to the airport.
The ferry, a 3 min drive, can take you quickly over to Vashon Island and the peninsula.
As much as I love children and pets I am asking that you bring no young children or pets to my home. No unregistered guests may stay as well. I'm also asking that there be no smoking inside and please no candle burning. No parties or loud noise please, this is a quiet neighborhood and I keep my home very clean for guests
Mardee was an excellent hostess! The private bedroom was perfect and the view of Puget Sound from the deck is wonderful. We loved the quiet neighborhood with easy access to the bus stop going to downtown. Mardee had great suggestions for what to do in town and the breakfast options were awesome.
Mardee is a great host. I can confirm the view is fabulous and I was so pleased to be able to stay with her for the weekend. She is kind, gives many tips and being in West Seattle is a real treat! Her recommendations are wonderful and I highly recommend staying with her.
Fabulous view and great location... with the addition of a warm and gracious host is the perfect description. We got to the home midday with no plans in sight. Mardee gave a number of recommendations and they were all right on. The views is spectacular... the perfect place to watch the sunset. The location is great. It is close to a ferry, the beach and the bus, which is a perfect way to get to downtown. I look forward to coming back!
Mardee was such a wonderful host. The beds were great. The location was fantastic. We followed many of her recommendations and loved them all. She even brought us fresh fruit and yogurt for breakfast! We loved our time in Mardee's place and would highly recommend it for everyone!
We had a wonderful stay with Mardee. The room was cozy and comfortable, with great attention to details. From the mini fridge and microwave, to the guidebooks and breakfast items, Mardee thought of every convenience. The location is beautiful, and we thoroughly enjoyed the view. Very well located to downtown and public transportation.
About the Host, Mardee
In the past I had my own business designing and making one of a kind original fashions which I sold in Aspen and Vail Colo. I am also a teacher and now being retired, sort of, I travel the world teaching various courses. I love meeting people of other cultures, learning about them and making wonderful friends abroad as well as here. I usually stay in airbnb homes as well. My 2 grown children live in Indonesia and my daughter and husband just moved back to Seattle from Luxembourg with their 3 little children, my grands :-) . I love the outdoors and nature and am originally from the Rocky Mt area of Montana.
This is a local and Seattle favorite with very good food and is usually full. There are outdoor tables as well. It was the End of the line for the Trolley and Joe was the conductor. One block away45th Avenue Southwest Seattle WA 98136-2632
Good fresh baked items and good coffee. 2 small outdoor tables. Morning and early aft only. Its next to Endolyne Joes45th Avenue Southwest Seattle WA 98136
Good Mexican food45th Avenue Southwest Seattle WA 98136
Has groceries, pharmacy, Starbucks, Target, Barns Noble Books, Thai restaurant, Eats Market Cafe and other shops. a 5 min drive and the C line bus goes there as well.Westwood Village Mall SW Seattle WA 98126