Cozy room convenient to light rail

House - Private room · 42nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98118, United States

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.

Your host, Becky
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Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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.

The Space

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.

Please note:

1. A cat lives here. I keep the door to the guest room closed, so he will never be in there. He is friendly and dignified, but if you have allergies or are afraid of cats, this might not be the right room for you.

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.

Guest Access

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 one male roommate, leaving one bedroom open--yours! We are both quiet and keep to ourselves, 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 Neighborhood

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.)

Getting around

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We booking the wrong date. However, we didn't cancel at 24 hours. But I thought she is so nice that contact us. Hope next time can see her again.

    July 2014
  • Superconvenient to Seattle's light rail to get to Seattle and to the airport. The room was clean and comfortable, and Becky went out of her way to be accommodating (we travelled with a small dog AND it was World Cup season). She also gave us tips on shuttle service and local flavor. If we are in the area again, we'd definitely stay there.

    July 2014
  • very convenient place there.

    June 2014
  • Our stay at Becky's house was really nice.
    Going to downtown is easy and fast by light rail and we parked our car in front of the house and let it here during two days with no problem.
    Becky was always wondering if everithing was ok for us. I recommand this adress.

    June 2014
  • We stayed with Becky for a few days. She was really helpful in the lead up to our visit, giving us directions et, as well is giving us advice and tips whilst we were there. The room was ok and in a good location to get the lite rail. Steve the cat and JJ (Becky's roommate) are also very friendly and welcoming.

    June 2014
  • We had a good stay. The room was comfortable and the location was close to the station, but still fairly quiet.

    June 2014
  • It was a short stay before my early morning flight. I didn't get to meet Becky but everything was fine and I had a nice stay.

    June 2014
  • Nice room. Becky is very sweet. Overall, I enjoyed my stay.

    June 2014
  • Becky was nice to host us on a such short notice, she welcome us with cider and gave us tips about Seattle. Her house was very cozy!

    June 2014
  • One of the best one-night stays I've had - comfortable bed, clean bathroom, fast WiFi, organic coffee and tea - what more could you want? Becky was welcoming, communicative, and I felt like I was at home. Thanks!

    May 2014
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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 might even loan you one or two of the "Ten" Essentials. And since I don't own a car, 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.
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