True Wallingford Craftsman

House - Entire home/apt · N 37th St, Seattle, WA 98103, United States

The Space

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 fancy Italian place (email hidden)ly 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 (run, bike, blade) 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), 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.

Guest Access

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 arrises.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

Public bus stop 200 feet from the house.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $975 /week
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $45
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • The house is precisely as the site described: a comfortable and lovely craftsman home. A very functional dining room and kitchen, and super beds. Good restaurants, grocery store, clothes, and great coffee. A visit to Essential Bakery is a must and within walking distance. The Gas Works park just down the hill from the house borders the lake and is a "gas" to walk or run around with the old industrial works still standing. Craig is a great host, offering plenty of suggestions for places to visit. The Univ. of Washington very close by as is downtown Space Needle, Pikes Place and all the amenities of the city.

    February 2014
  • This is a lovely space and Craig is very accommodating. Great Seattle location and a fully equipped house with everything that we needed. Highly recommended - looking forward to the next visit!

    February 2014
  • Craig and Molly's lovely Wallingford home was comfortable, convenient and perfectly suited for our family of four. They owners had everything nicely prepared for us after our long trip and even provided breakfast foods for our first morning. Craig is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the area (especially dining options), easy to reach and friendly. A lot of love has clearly been put into the house and its contents. We'd love to stay there again someday.

    October 2013
  • We found Craig to be very accommodating and friendly. He met us at the house at the agreed time to give us the keys and show us around. It is a very nice Craftsman that has mostly original interior which we really enjoy. He supplied us with some breakfast items and showed us what we needed to know about the operation of lights, furnace, keys, etc. as well as a number of points of interest in the area. He had recommendations on several restaurant and found it to be accurate.
    We were impressed enough with everything that we had some fiends who live in the area to come by and see as they might be interested in using it when they have a number of friends and family visit. We would recommend this as a great place to stay for anyone wanting easy access to downtown Seattle but out of the crowds and noise of the central city.

    October 2013
  • Staying at Craig's place was great. He greeted us upon arrival and gave us a tour of the house and plenty of advice about places to go in Seattle. The house itself is perfect. Quaint yet spacious, quiet, comfortable bed, big kitchen -- exactly what we were looking for.

    October 2013
  • Perfect home getaway. Affordable and very, very, comfortable. Hosts made sure we had every thing we needed. On street parking. Free wi-fi. Craftsman home in quiet neighborhood. Lovely back yard garden. We would stay here again. Large kitchen and dining room. Suitable for big family dinner. Lots of Tv, Netflix, DVD, options too. Classic and fun.

    October 2013
  • When we arrived in Seattle Craig was ready and waiting for us at the house. The house was absolutely wonderful. Location was close to shopping, dining, and parks. Craig was full of a wealth of information as far as things to do and see. Would highly recommend this house to anyone visiting Seattle.

    September 2013
  • We loved this home, and Craig and Molly were wonderful! We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay...such a cute house, close to great parks and restaurants. I only wish we could have stayed longer.

    September 2013
  • We had a wunderful time in Wallingfort. The house and garden are magic, We slept great and the kitchen is awesome too. Craig is a nice guy. We are happy that we met Craig and could stay for 12 days at this great place in Seattle/Wallingfort.
    Best greetings from Germany.

    August 2013
  • Craig was an excellent host and went out of his way to make us feel welcome in his home, his neighborhood and Seattle at large. We were very pleased with our choice to stay at this house; it was perfect for our family of four. The house has vintage character & warmth, and is kept very clean and appointed nicely. Everything we needed for kitchen, bath, linens was waiting for us and intuitive to find. The rear patio and front porch both offer nice retreats after busy days of sightseeing. We would certainly recommend this house to anyone staying in Seattle!

    August 2013
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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.
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