About This Listing
Single bed in light-filled, south-facing private room. Shared bathroom with one other airbnb room. Kitchen, living room available for guest use. Closet, nightstand, free internet. Few minutes walk to bus, light rail and lively Columbia City.
The Ethiopian cottage # 2 room is a smaller but bright room with a single bed, with shared full bathroom. There is a full kitchen for your use Complimentary coffee and tea any time of the day.
I have no restriction of time when to arrive or leave since you come a long way traveling, Note: CHECK IN TIME starting at 1 pm but you may check in ( drop off your luggage ) when ever you get in town. Early check in is possible as long as the room is open . I am a frequent traveler so I understand.
Despite living in the middle of the city, we live in a very quiet neighborhood. Seattle's diverse Mt. Baker Neighborhood is north of Columbia City, 25 minute bus ride close to downtown Seattle and has its own light rail station Mt. Baker. The house is two blocks to a major street, where buses run every few minute to downtown ( Rainier ave), There is a big grocery store near by.
Kitchen for your use
TV is in the living room for every body.
There are Front or back deck to sit out and relax.
Interaction with Guests
as long as I am around, any time of the day.
Other Things to Note
If you are staying more than 5 days there is a free wash and dryer.
I kindly ask to be considerate to other fellow travelers to MINIMIZE A LOUD PHONE CONVERSATION AFTER 10:00 pm.
NO SMOCKING AND NO PETS.
Smoking is not allowed in the house, but we have a deck you can sit out and enjoy your cigarette. As much as I like animals unfortunately due to allergy Pets are not allowed.
Beth arranged for the house to be open as I had last minute changes. Her home is clean, quiet and comfortable & she supplies all coffee, fruit and snacks. Excellent hostess, world traveler, wonderful personality, and green recycler, Beth is an exceptional person to meet. She has a very private and quiet backyard, to meditate in. Her sense of hospitality probably outweighs most others. The neighborhood is a mixed, with some houses a few blocks away, that are dilapidated. However her close in area is very safe, my rental car was brand new needing offgassing, and I had no worries leaving all four windows down an inch. A female, walking at night, alone on public transportation would be fine, as well as the public transportation options. Due to all her recycling, there were a couple of ants in the clean and comfortable house, no big deal, just life.
I was in for a one night stay and spent little time actually at the house, but it was comfortable while I was there. I also was grateful for the coffee Beth made available. The house was a bit hot on the day/evening I stay, but I was able to cool off on the back patio. Beth made it easy for me to stop in early in the day before my stay to drop some things off, which I really appreciated. I would stay again!
My stay at Beth's home was excellent. Communication was great (via AirBnb messaging, or calling=). I had to make a small change on my check-in time (my fault, as I kind of lost track of time in meeting up with friends beforehand and having so much fun with their whirlwind plans to see and view Seattle!), but Beth was very accommodating as I quickly called her and made the arrangements. If you like using SoundTransit's LINK light rail and have light luggage, get off at Mt. Baker station and wait at the southbound bus stop just as you walk out of the station (so convenient!) and wait for the number 7 southbound bus (towards rainier beach I believe), and get off at Letitia ave. south. Then, a nice short stroll to the home. Getting here by car is pretty good too. Check-in was very seamless, and the room was just what I wanted - efficient, cozy, lay my head down, have a towel/shower, and wifi. Beth's place met all my expectations. My assigned room (number 2), and the living room, and the deck outside all were very warm and cozy. Neighborhood was nice and quiet. I felt safe at all times. There's also a Safeway you could walk to, and some other walkable places (Ross, RadioShack, Little Caesar's, Taco Bell, Emerald City Fish & Chips, Magic Dragon chinese restaurant). I will definitely book here again in the future, and so should you!
I had a fantastic stay with Beth. She was very welcoming, down to earth and friendly. Her house was very comfortable and her bed was probably the best bed I have ever slept on! I would definitely recommend staying here, I will be back!
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About the Host, Beth
I am simple, humble, intuitive, and interested to know about the world. love all man kind,respect others regardless of their ethnicity, religion, sexual preference, political belief, or background.
very open minded to try just about anything at least once, like language, food, dance, street show,farmers market, mountain climbing.... as long as it is not drug or religion:>)
Have a little sense of humor, life gets too dull with out it.
I am a bit workaholic. If i am not working I am traveling or vise verse.
smile!! life is too short.