About this listing
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 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, and easy 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 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 walk from the house.
Public bus stop 200 feet 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.
We were delighted with the experience of spending a week in this lovely house. The interior is charming and well suited for up to four travelers, even to the extent of having kitchen and dining facilities to allow you to fix a nice dinner if you wanted. But with the quality and variety of restaurants available within a ten block radius, who needs to? The neighborhood is quiet, parking not bad, and the view across Lake Union to downtown Seattle than you can have just a few feet from the front door is stunning. Having stayed in plenty of Seattle hotels, I can say that you won't find anything this nice in the North End for this price.
This is a wonderful place in a nice Seattle neighborhood. Greg is a great host. He is an experienced traveler himself and will make sure that your visit to Seattle is awesome. We had everything we needed and loved the house. Thank you. We will definitely be back.
Craig was an absolute delight to deal with! He was full of helpful suggestions and always available to help out. I love antiques and all things vintage, and this house definitely did not disappoint. It was charming and bright with lots of personality. My mom and I enjoyed spending lots of time on the front porch. Craig suggested a restaurant (that has a bar) less than a 2 minute walk away which was great when we wanted an adult beverage. The view from Wallingford Avenue is absolutely spectacular - the Seattle skyline is what you'll see. The location is perfect with a short ten minute ride to downtown Seattle for those interested in seeing all that it has to offer. Overall, I enjoyed my stay - thanks for everything Craig!
Craig was an excellent host for my family, who were visiting from New Jersey. The house was exactly as advertised, clean, well-equipped, and centrally located. The backyard porch was especially great for end of day card playing. Thanks again Craig!
What an incredible place the True Wallingford was and what an incredible host Craig was. Upon arrival Craig spent almost 45 minutes with us, not only taking us through the home, but also providing such incredible information on the neighborhood, restaurants, sites etc... it truly made for a great stay.
The home itself was even better than we had expected. Immaculate, comfortable, great location and exactly what we were looking for. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone and everyone. The price you are paying for the accommodations was worth every cent!!
Thanks to Craig and Molly and we will be back!
Lovely house, great neighborhood, and friendly, helpful host. My family couldn't have asked for a better place for our Seattle stay. The house is clean, comfortable, and well supplied. Craig was helpful and responsive throughout the entire process, from booking to greeting us there to answering questions during our stay.
Craig met us upon our arrival and made us feel at home. Beautiful house on a quiet street near downtown Seattle. Clean and comfortable with a lovely backyard garden. Located near restaurants, a bakery and stores. To top it off it has a perfect view of the Seattle skyline! Craig is a wonderful host and always available for questions.
About the Host, Craig
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.