About this listing
2 bedroom 1 bathroom house on quiet street, 3 blocks from bus stop to downtown. Walk to Wallingford shops/restaurants or to trendy Fremont.
Located a mere 4.5 miles from downtown Seattle, the highly coveted Wallingford neighborhood is bustling with restaurants, cafes, pubs, bookstores, boutique wine/beer shops, clothing shops, grocery stores (open 24/7 : a 15 minute walk), farmers' markets (summer only), and much more.
More than 50 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 two minutes to reach La Cantinetta, a hip Italian place with a lively bar; 8 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 with its eclectic outdoor art, numerous restaurants, 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 walk, 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, with free 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 20+ channels), DVD player, Apple TV w/Netflix, and stereo. 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 3 blocks 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 walk from the house.
Public bus stop 3 blocks from the house.
No pets, no parties, no smoking inside. Please go shoe-less inside the house.
We have lived here for 20 years and this is our home, not just a rental, so please treat it with respect and show consideration to our cool neighbors.
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.