Double bed in a pet and smoke free house with a shared bath is warm, cozy, quiet and one block to the bus line to downtown. In Fremont, a hip and interesting neighborhood to explore. Wi-fi, access to kitchen, laundry, computer and living room.
Small, windowless, dark, warm, quiet room with a fairly new Sealy mattress double bed, nothing fancy, but perfect for the traveler on the go. Roomy closet. Radiant heat floors. Pet-free. Wi-fi available. Smoke-free. Parking on the street never a problem. Ten-minute walk to downtown Fremont, one block to the bus. No private bath, but an additional bathroom upstairs, so never a line. The room, as described earlier, is very warm -- most sleep with the fan on especially in the summer. Towels, robes, water glasses provided. My husband and myself will make your stay comfortable.
We do require check-in by 10:00 p.m.
My husband needs the shared bathroom on weekday mornings from 7:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.
Feel free to use the laundry facilities, kitchen and dining area and a downstairs "library" has a laptop and desk you are welcome to use. Wifi is "Dennis McCabe's guest network" and requires no password.
Interaction with Guests
One or both of us will be staying in the house while you are here, and we enjoy meeting guests. I operate a business next door (Crow's Wing Spa) and work there Tuesdays through Saturdays, and my husband's day job repairing lab equipment at medical facilities is Monday through Friday. On weekends Dennis makes KILLER expresso drinks if you happen to be ready for one when he's at the machine. We are minimally invasive, curious about you but definitely not nosy. Easy going would be a fair evaluation of our style as hosts.
Some don't-miss aspects of Fremont: Theo's, the nation's only bean-to-bar organic, free trade chocolate factory, call to reserve spots on an unforgettable tour. Lots of options for food including, Mexican, Thai, Indian, Japanese and more. Coffee shops of course, this is Seattle! We are one block from the ship canal with picnic benches. A new distillery with a tasting room just opened up, and a very happening place with 32 hard ciders on tap. Very pedestrian friendly, Fremont will surprise the casual walker with a rocket, a statue of Lenin, a larger-than-life troll under the bridge, ivy dinosaurs and cement people waiting for a bus. And clowns dancing.
The bus stop with routes to downtown (about a 25 minute ride depending on the time of day) is one long block down the hill. If you have a specific destination and are wondering, check out (website hidden)
To get here from the airport you take a light rail (about 35 minutes) to downtown, then transfer to a bus.
Other Things to Note
Just so you won't be surprised or offended, I'm a Nichiren Buddhist and I chant out loud (at a conversational volume) in the living room in the morning and evening, but you are of course not required to restrict your activities or noise level in the least. The guest room is downstairs and the chanting is upstairs and won't generally be audible from there except possibly Tuesday through Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m., when friends occasionally join me to chant. Again, you can ignore me (or us) completely on terms of using the kitchen/dining area.
Please shower before soaking in the tub
Please enjoy your meals in the kitchen/dining area
Need to respect the recycle bins
Shoes off at the door
No smoking indoors or out
Check-in by 10:00 p.m. (no curfew once you've dropped off your stuff)
We totally enjoyed staying at Kay and Dennis' house. We're Airbnb hosts too and had rented out our house and needed a place to stay nearby. Their house and location were perfect: in Fremont, with a nice bed to sleep in and an awesome bathroom to use. Kay and Dennis are very generous and warm people and it's nice to know they're neighbors! We had a great time.
Such a lovely home in a beautiful and convenient neighborhood. Kay and Dennis were delightful hosts and very accommodating of our rather irregular schedule. I have to say the soaking tub and rain shower are definite perks. Would happily stay here again!
A beautiful home! Kay was very welcoming and helpful in our exploration of Fremont. The place was as-described and recommended.
Kay's place was lovely and welcoming. The room was perfect for our needs, simple and clean. Keyless entry was very nice and made for a lot of ease in coming and going.
Appreciated the smaller touches: water carafe, luggage holder and the robes. Kay was always helpful and friendly whenever we crossed paths.
Their bathroom is the nicest I've used! Lovely facilities and timing was easy to work out for the house.
Great location and lots of lovely Fremont business/sights in walking distance! Street parking was easy every time too.
Not at all a surprise, but I forgot that since there were no windows, I never knew what time it was in the morning, so we slept in a few times. :) The walls are a bit thin, so I'd recommend earplugs, but otherwise my brother and I had a lovely time staying at Kay's!
Our start was a bit bumpy with a delayed arrival due to a storm however my hosts both were very understanding, gracious and accommodating. In the morning I was greated with a yummy breakfast, fabulous coffee and stimulating conversation. It was a joy to experience both of them and their beautiful home. I would return there
All good. I honestly didn't spend much time there at all, but while I was there, I had nothing to complain about. Clean and cozy and the hosts were really nice. What more could you ask for? Really nice shower.