About This Listing
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.
Becky was reliable and communicative. I wish I had been more careful in selecting this inexpensive guestroom. It's the fourth airbnb I've stayed at in this price range and the least desireable. While it was safe and as advertised, it was more couch surfing than staying in a private room with a real bed. I'm a average size guy and sleeping on a thin foam mattress over a metal bar did not help my opinion. It's a rustic home and needs more cleaning, especially in the guest room and bathroom. If you are looking to save money, this is the place.
Friendly in advance and in person, Bob's private feedback stressed displeasure with the fold-out couch, shared bathroom, and pets, all of which are clearly described in the listing. Future hosts are encouraged to double-check with these guests that your housing details have been read and accepted.
Fantastic hosts! Becky and her boyfriend Eric are really nice and communication (both prior to and during the stay) was always prompt. Convenient location right next to (less than a 5 minute walk) the light LINK rail, which will quickly get you to/from the airport as well as farther into the city. The dog and cat are both very friendly as well.
We booked a house on a wrong date, so I booked Becky's house just after I arrive Seattle. She replied really quick and let us stay. She is very nice, her boyfriend as well. Her pets are pretty quiet and friends. She also prepared the plate and the basic for us. The only thing is we have to share the bathroom. But overall, it's a nice experience.
Wonderful host. It's very nice to stay in quiet residential area with Becky and his boyfriend. You should stay there when you plan to stay around downtown Seattle.
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!
About the Host, Becky
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.
Convenience store for snacks or cold drinks, next to the light rail station.MLK Jr Way S Seattle WA 98118
This is the quickest and easiest way to get to downtown Seattle. Pay on the platform before boarding.
Altaye is run by the kindest people in the world, who serve food that will make you swoon. I love it that I can take a ten-minute walk for incredible Ethiopian food.Rainier Avenue South Seattle WA 98118
This is the largest nearby grocery store.Rainier Avenue South Seattle WA 98118
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Hop off the train at Othello. One block north, look for Tammys Bakery in the SW corner of the shopping plaza. For under $3 you get a banh mi that the New York Times judged one of the best in the U.S.Martin Luther King Junior Way South Seattle WA 98118
Kubota Garden is a hidden gem of a park in south Seattle. Lovely walking trails among Japanese-style gardens using Pacific Northwest plants.Seattle Washington
One of Seattles great parks, Seward Park is home to at least one pair of nesting eagles and some of the only remaining old-growth trees in Seattle.Seattle WA 98118
Really excellent live music. Enjoy the show while eating an affordable dinner! Please tip your musicians well. :)Rainier Avenue South Seattle WA 98118
Nice little cafe with great coffee. Near Seward Park, across the street from local co-op grocery store PCC.Wilson Avenue South Seattle WA 98118
Fantastic nearby venue for live music, close to several great restaurants. (website hidden)Rainier Avenue South Seattle WA 98118