2 bedroom 1 bathroom house on quiet street, steps from bus stop to downtown. Walk to Wallingford shops/restaurants or to trendy Fremont.
Located a mere 4.5 miles from downtown Seattle, the Wallingford neighborhood is bustling with restaurants, cafes, pubs, bookstores, boutique wine/beer shops, clothing shops, grocery stores, farmers' markets (summer only), and much more.
More than 75 eateries ranging from sandwich shops to white tablecloth fine dining are within a leisurely 15 minute stroll (half mile) from the house. You'll need one minute to reach La Cantinetta, a hip Italian place with a lively bar; 5 minutes to The Essential Bakery for their fresh croissants, bread, and espresso; 15 minutes to the famous Molly Moon ice-cream shop.
Expand your walk to 25 minutes (one mile) to the funky Fremont neighborhood, and you will have another 75 restaurants to choose from, plus dozens of bars, pubs, clothing shops, and music venues. The year round Sunday Flea Market is a local institution.
Super popular Green Lake and The Woodland Park Zoo are 2 miles away. Wallingford Park is an 8 minute stroll, and offers tennis courts, soccer field, 1/2 court basketball, and jungle gyms. Gasworks Park is 7 minutes from the house, and offers fantastic views of downtown Seattle and the seaplanes on Lake Union.
The Burke-Gilman Trail (walk, run, bike) is also a 7 minute stroll, and can lead you west via Fremont (1 mile), Ballard (2.5 miles), to Shilshole Bay Marina/Golden Gardens (5 miles) and the salt water beaches. Head east to reach The University of Washington campus (1.2 miles), or keep on going until you reach Chateau Ste Michelle Winery (23 miles).
Our house is in a quiet residential neighborhood, but super close to activities which can keep you busy day or night. Although in a dense urban environment, it offers a quiet and private front porch and backyard, and abundant street parking.
We live in this house, so the kitchen is well equipped: gas stove, microwave, toaster, glasses, plates, salt/pepper/spices, etc. We have another Seattle property, and move there while you are renting the house.
The living room has a 32 inch LCD TV (no cable, but receive 15+ channels), DVD player, Apple TV, and stereo. Our dining room table easily seats six. Each bedroom offers a queen size bed and the tiled bathroom has a combo tub/shower. Wi-Fi reaches from front to back porch. The house has a nice open feeling, with lots of west facing windows.
Come for 2 days or 2 weeks, but be careful...this place grows on you!
Special note: although we don't own a cat (nor any other pets), every few months we foster a cat from the local animal shelter. Our house is quite clean, but cat dander is almost impossible to eradicate. If you are highly allergic to cat dander our home might not be for you.
Whole house, front and back yard.
Interaction with Guests
Always a welcome intro to the house and neighborhood, then am available via phone, text, or email. My other house is only 2 miles from The Wallingford Craftsman, so can be at the house within 15 minutes if the need arises.
Anything one might need is within a 15 minute walk of the house. If you wish to explore further, public transit stops 200 feet from the house. Our neighborhood is mostly 80 to 100 year old Craftsman style homes, with lots of trees and lovely gardens. Wonderful Gas Works Park is a 10 minute stroll from the house.
Public bus stop 200 feet from the house.
No pets, no smoking inside. We also try to go shoe-less inside the house.
This is our home, not just a rental, so please treat it with respect.
We loved the house. Craig is a very thoughtful host! Thank you for allowing us to stay in your house!
Craig was a wonderful host. He was flexible and kind. We loved the property. It was in a great neighborhood, only a short walk from great dining options (Whale Wins and Joule), a fun local brewery (Fremont Brewery), the Gasworks park, and the University of Washington campus. I also really appreciated the use of his Netflix account to fill the wee morning hours when my 6-month old was adjusting to the 12-hour time difference. I couldn't have picked a better place for me and my family to stay during our week in Seattle.
This is a great place to base a stay in Seattle. Craig greeted me personally and showed me around--he had even stocked a few supplies so that my husband and I could have coffee first thing in the morning. Our entire stay continued to be wonderful--the house is in a great location just up from Gas Works Park and within walking distance to Fremont and much of Wallingford which we took advantage of during our stay. And of course, there are countless great coffee shops to try around within walking distance as well.
Craig was very accommodating and provided lots of info about Seattle.
Very comfortable house located optimally between the University district & downtown.
Friendly, informative host gave the tour and left us happily at this nice Wallingford home. New Year's Eve fireworks visible from the front deck and nice furnishings made this a great place to stay.
Craig was very welcoming and showed us around the house when we arrived. The house is cute and cozy (and very well taken care of). Love the old-time kitchen! Very nice neighborhood, and coffee and muffins are a short walk away.
We would gladly come back.
Born near San Francisco, but have lived in Seattle, Washington for 40 years. Have owned a business consulting company for many years which has funded leisure travel for several decades. Molly and I have a home in Seattle and Buenos Aires, Argentina, but still enjoy travel to other spots in the world. I'm an experienced traveler who enjoys red wine, cats, engaging conversations, and real people.