I'd love to host you in my Phinney Ridge town home, which has unobstructed Olympic Mountain/sunset/territorial views from every floor and nearly every room. Located atop a hill, but easily accessible, my home is just minutes to historic Ballard, Fremont, Wallingford, Greenlake, Greenwood, and it's also an easy walk to Phinney shops and restaurants, Woodland Park and the Woodland Park Zoo. A ten minute drive to Queen Anne, Downtown, Capitol Hill, and with easy I5 and hwy 99 freeway access, there's really no place in Seattle that isn't just a quick trip away. Phinney Ridge itself is a prime location; it's safe, walkable, and there's always ample free street parking out in front, as well as buses that run right on the avenue below. The rental includes exclusive access during your visit - you will not be sharing the space with the owner or any other renters!
Built in 2008, the1900 sq. ft corner-lot view home has a private top-story master suite with tempurpedic bed, vaulted ceilings, a balcony, walk-in closet, jacuzzi tub and glass shower, his and hers sinks, and a private commode. The kitchen features stainless appliances, microwave, gas range, and ample granite counter space where you can prepare dinner while watching the sun set over the Olympic mountains. The kitchen opens into the dining room, which overlooks the living room a half-level below and has a large atrium window that frames a breathtaking view of the Olympics and Ballard. From the top story balcony, you can also see the Lake Washington Ship Canal. A second bedroom on the lower level opens out into a semi-private backyard kitchen garden, also with an Olympic Mountain view.
Each bedroom has its own bathroom with tub/shower, and there’s an extra half bathroom right off the kitchen. The home features cherry wood floors throughout, except for the lower level bedroom which has plush carpeting. Two indoor fireplaces - one in the living room and one in the master bedroom - make it especially cozy and easy to warm up, even in the coldest winter months. Cross-ventilation (with screened windows) and the hilltop breeze keeps it naturally cool year-round, even on those few hot Seattle summer days.
Free wireless internet is included, along with Apple TV that you can use with your own account (works with Netflix, Hulu, etc.), and a DVD player for watching movies. There is also an onsite front-loading whirlpool washer/dryer and an alarm system for security (optional). Decor throughout the home is cottage contemporary with soft warm tones. Fresh linens and towels are provided, of course.
This is a three-bedroom home, but one of the rooms is used as an office and closed off to guests, so there are two bedrooms available as accommodations, comfortably set up for four people.
ABOUT THE HOME:
- stainless dishwasher, fridge (with freezer/ice dispenser), microwave
- four burner gas range and oven
- granite counters
- garbage disposal
- built-in water filtration in sink and fridge
- fully stocked with pots, pans, plates, bowls, cups, glasses, kitchen implements, spices, etc.
- breakfast bar
- half bath off kitchen
- cherry hardwood floors throughout
- select cookbook library for your culinary adventures!
- Bose Wave CD/Radio
* MASTER BED/BATH
- tempurpedic mattress
- vaulted ceilings
- private/entire floor for master suite
- access to private balcony with Olympic Mountain/Sunset view
- jacuzzi tub
- glass shower
- private commode
- walk in closet
- his & hers sinks
- tiled counters and floors
* GUEST BEDROOM
- plush carpeting
- access to semi-private backyard kitchen garden with Olympic Mountain view
- private full bath
- American Leather pull out foam mattress sofa (SO comfortable and easy to use; NOT your average pull-out bed)
* LIVING ROOM
- tall vaulted ceilings
- large atrium window with unobstructed Olympic Mountain view
- cherry hardwood floors throughout
- open bi-level layout with kitchen/dining area
- 46" mounted flat screen with Apple TV, DVD player, separate HDMI cable for laptop hookup and local station satellite
- select books and DVDs for your use (there's also a video rental shop 1 min down the hill)
ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD
*SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS
There are so many fabulous restaurants and shops just minutes away - too many to list, really. But here are just a few of my favorites:
• D’Ambrosio Gelato
• Cupcake Royale
• Majestic Bay Theater
• Herkimer coffee
• Stumbling Goat Bistro
• Walrus & Carpenter
• Staple & Fancy Mercantile
• Sunday Farmer’s Market
• La Carta de Oaxaca
• Shakti Vinyasa Yoga
• Senor Moose Café
• Portage Bay Café
• Moshi Moshi sushi
• Bitteroot BBQ
• The Noble Fir
• Café Fiore
• Tractor Tavern
• Ballard Pizza Company
• Root Table
When you stay, I'll be glad to tell you more about any of the above and make recommendations.
• NO smoking.
• NO pets.
• Please be considerate and remove shoes when walking on the carpeted areas.
• Lock all doors and close windows when not home.
• Please do not leave fireplace on when not in the room, to conserve fuel. The home heats quickly, and is always at a comfortable temperature.
My parents had a wonderful stay in Rachel's townhouse over Thanksgiving. Her home is beautiful and very comfortable with stunning views of the Olympics. My mother loves to cook and found everything she needed in the fully equipped kitchen. Rachel was in touch before, during, and after their stay to ensure that everything we needed was available - she even ordered an extra space heater because it was colder than expected in Seattle (which we ended up not needing). Can't say enough good things about Rachel and her home!
We had a wonderful experience staying in Rachel's beautiful town-home. The kitchen was beautiful and fully equipped with every gadget! The master bedroom and bathroom were cozy with a fireplace and dual sinks and large closet area. We are grateful for Rachel's hospitality, too. She made sure we were comfortable and had all our needs met. Grateful to have a home away from home!
Rachel's home is absolutely gorgeous in a perfect setting! We couldn't have been more comfortable! I will never stay in a hotel again when I visit Seattle. Rachel has stocked her home with every little comfort - there was even a sewing kit when my son lost his button! There is plenty of space for 4 people and stunning views from the upper levels. The kitchen is well stocked with anything you could possibly need. I can't say enough about this beautiful home away from home!
Rachel's townhouse is gorgeous! My parents, husband, 8 month old son and I stayed at Rachel's place over a long weekend. We didn't meet Rachel in person (she was out of town), but she left detailed information about the townhouse and the area, and she checked in with us via text, phone and email. Rachel was well prepared and organized, and a very kind host - she even left chocolates and fresh flowers for our stay! The townhouse is beautiful - spacious and open living/dining/kitchen area, 2 en-suite bedrooms, and lovely views over the Olympic mountains. It was immaculately clean. Everything was great and I highly recommend Rachel's townhouse. One note - the townhouse is on multiple levels, so be prepared to walk up and down steps (great exercise). It's a charming vertical living space, and there are great views from every room.
This was my first AirBnB experience, and I can say my experience was flawless. My site experience was seamless in every aspect -- reserving dates, confirming, payment, communication with the owner. Everything was clear, fast, and convenient.
For anyone considering Rachel's home, I can't say enough good things about her, her mother who helps with logistics, or her lovely home. It lives up to the stunning pictures and offers every imaginable comfort. I know of no comparable way to stay in as much comfort -- with a well-stocked, gourmet kitchen even -- for anything close to this price in the traditional world of hotels. The Seattle location is perfect -- close to everything with plenty of street parking and a stunning view of Ballard and the Olympics. Rachel is a responsive and caring hostess/owner -- her attention to detail is amazing. Our communication and via the telephone and over email was clear, helpful, and very gracious.
Thank you Rachel and Nancy! You helped male my holiday with my kids something special. We hope to stay with you again soon!