This charming private room in a cozy shared home in a diverse area is a perfect base for 1 or 2 people exploring Seattle. We're on a quiet street 3 blocks from a light rail stop so you can get to the airport in 10 minutes and downtown Seattle in 20.
Welcome to south Seattle! Relax on the fold-out bed in a cozy, private upstairs bedroom three blocks from the Rainier Beach light rail station in south Seattle. The house is small, about 1000 square feet total, but having the bedroom upstairs makes your space very private. We are only one block from a busy arterial, but our street is small and quiet.
1. A cat and dog live here.
2. There is a smoke detector just outside your bedroom.
3. Your bedroom door doesn't latch all the way when the door swells in damp weather, but my reviews speak for themselves as to our complete respect for your privacy and the security of your belongings.
There's a shared bathroom downstairs, shared living area with TV and DVD player, shared kitchen with dishwasher, free laundry, free wifi. You are welcome to keep food in the refrigerator and use the kitchen.
Off-street parking is available; please let me know ahead of time if you are driving, and I will save a space in the driveway for you.
Interaction with Guests
I share the house with my boyfriend and another male roommate, leaving one bedroom open--yours! We are all respectful of your space, but enjoy chatting with guests, too. We like to let guests set whatever level of interaction they are comfortable with, whether that's watching a movie or chatting in the living room, or just using the space for storage and sleeping while exploring the Seattle area.
The house is in a residential area on a side street a block from Martin Luther King Boulevard South, three blocks from the Rainier Beach light rail station and bus stops. There's a retail area (grocery store, restaurants, cafes) about one mile away, one stop on the light rail line. The house is one block from the Chief Sealth walking / biking trail. There is very easy nearby access to I-5.
Close proximity to the light rail means you can get to/from the airport in 10 minutes, or downtown Seattle in 25. You can access Seattle's densest hub for nightlife, Capitol Hill, directly via bus number 8, just 2 blocks away. There are also some stellar options for music, food, and entertainment in nearby Columbia City or Georgetown. The house is close to Lake Washington, the hidden gem of Kubota Garden, wonderful Seward Park, and the best Vietnamese, Mexican, and Ethiopian restaurants in all of Seattle. (Ask me about the taco bus at the next light rail stop.)
There are bus stops 3 blocks away to get to downtown Seattle, the International District, Capitol Hill, and Seattle Center. The light rail station is also 3 blocks away. Let me know if you need a parking space, and I will save one in the driveway off the street for you.
Other Things to Note
Check-in time is flexible depending on the circumstances; let me know what time you would like to check in.
PLEASE DO NOT LET THE PETS OUT. If one of them gets out, notify me immediately.
Keep exterior doors closed and locked at all times.
No additional guests are to enter the house except those included in original reservation.
No smoking in the house or on the porches.
No lit candles upstairs.
Remove shoes and leave them by the front door; please do not wear shoes upstairs.
After using the counter, stove, microwave, clean the area you have used.
Garbage and recycling are under the kitchen sink (garbage on the right, recycling on the left). Food scraps go in the red container next to the sink.
Off-street parking is available in the driveway by prior arrangement.
If anything breaks, spills, or falls down a drain, please tell me ASAP so I can take care of it right away.
Quiet hours: 11 PM - 8 AM.
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay in Becky's house. Becky and her boyfriend, Eric, are great (very friendly, accommodating etc) and Steve the cat and Tonks the dog are brilliant (very good with newcomers and always welcome a stroke).
The house is ideally located just 5 minutes from the light rail which is then only 20 minutes into downtown. The house is cosy and the room has everything you need. It's great value and I highly recommend it.
Accurate description! Becky and her boyfriend were very welcoming, flexible and provided with the basics. The house is right next to the light rail, making it super convenient to go to downtown or the airport. The house was flawlessly clean and pets very well behaved. I recommend it!
Staying at Becky's was a pleasure. She was a great host making sure we had everything we needed while we there. She was responsive to questions, provided some great tips, had travel guides handy, and even had a basket full of toiletries ready for us! The room was perfect, the bed was comfortable, and although the shower might be a little small for a taller/big person, it was perfect for me!
All in all, was happy with my stay at Becky's, and she is a pleasant and amazing host!
Very comfortable home close to light rail. Exactly as advertised and a great base to explore Seattle from!
This was my third time staying at Becky's place, and I will be back in the future. Becky is easy to work with and very accommodating; and always has a "welcome basket" waiting for you in the room full of goodies. Her place is super close to the light rail, which makes it very easy to explore Seattle and get to the airport. I highly recommend Becky's place.
A very cozy, sparkling clean, comfortable and welcoming accommodation. Perfect easy access location for Light Rail to all Seattle has to offer. Becky is a great host and I felt at home immediately.
A comfortable bedroom in south Seattle. The pullout bed and comforter are cozy and Becky provides extra blankets if you need them. The room has a desk and is equipped with toiletries and tons of info on the Seattle area. The bathroom is especially nice with a high pressure, hot shower. The house itself is located right off of MLK Way, giving you easy access to I-5, downtown, and Rainier Ave, making it easy to get around the city. Becky is a great, friendly host who made sure I was always satisfied with my stay. I highly recommend this bedroom if you're on a budget and want to stay in a part of Seattle that people visiting the city don't often see.
Originally from Oregon, I've lived in Seattle, Washington, for about 16 years. I like reading, writing, hiking, biking, knitting, gardening, and traveling.
I own a cute little 3-bedroom house in South Seattle. I have one roommate, and don't necessarily want to add a third roommate full-time, but having interesting guests from around the world is a lot of fun. I haven't yet traveled much internationally besides Canada and Mexico, just a trip to Honduras in 1998, Ireland and England in 2000, and Bolivia, in 2012, but I love hearing about others' travels and meeting people from everywhere.
Just like the cliche of a Pacific Northwest resident, I do enjoy hiking and backpacking. If you're interested in heading out on a trail, I definitely have some favorite recommendations, and can even loan you one or two of the "Ten Essentials." And since I didn't own a car for many years, I'm pretty good at navigating around town on a bicycle.
Most importantly, I live about a 15-minute walk from the best Ethiopian restaurant in Seattle. You should eat there while you're here.