This gem is a five minute walk to Link light rail, a twenty minute ride to SeaTac airport, and a ten minute drive to downtown Seattle. You can walk to Lake Washington, it is two blocks to the park and an easy jaunt through the park to the shore.
This delightful,1933 Mediterranean style home boasts inlaid parquet wood floors, artfully textured plaster walls and Philippine mahogany doors and windows. The common space features an art gallery with two dimensional work by well known artists with disabilities, such as Esref Armagan, Robert Koval and Jim Stevens.
Breakfast choices change daily,is served between 8 am and 10 am arranged the night before, unless you need to catch an early flight and then I'll pack you a travel bag. Guests will not have access to the owners kitchen.
The master bedroom, known as the Orchid Room, has a double bed, amoire, and dresser, and a private bath, right out of the 1950's. Turquoise, black and pink color scheme enhance a walk-in jetted tub and shower.
You must check in and get a key before 9:30 pm; you can then come and go, but I need to be rested so I can cook great breakfast! If you break something, expect to replace it. I prefer to meet guests on their arrival date so please communicate arrival time prior to the day of your arrival. Please arrive prior to 9:30 pm and If you need to arrive later, please make special arrangements ahead of time. Please be courteous, my house is your house, if only for a short time!
Kismet and serendipity all in one. What a wonderful stay. Barbara is a great hostess. Our room was bright and furnished with pieces period to the house. Barbara's breakfasts were more than one can ask for. Loved our stay and if Seattle ever beckons us again, we know where we're staying.
The space was quiet and relaxing. Barbara was a wonderful host and incredibly accommodating. Terrific neighborhood with easy access to public transportation, walking distance to coffee shops and a great restaurant. Highly recommend.
Barbara's best traits became immediately apparent upon my meeting her: a warm personality and an eagerness to make my stay comfortable and worryfree. She not only had answers to all my questions, but served up some delicious gourmet breakfasts. Her home is beautiful and appealing to guests. I especially enjoyed discussing art with her and listening to life experiences that have influenced her passion as an activist for the disabled, and her new art gallery highlighting the works of visually impaired artists. Barbara's home is the perfect setting for a B&B, providing solitude and quiet when I needed it, or lively conversations with the host when she could afford the time. I hope to return as soon as my schedule allows it. Thank you, Barb.
The neighbor hood was okay and it surprised us that there were chickens in the yard.
Barbara is delightful. She is sight impaired, and through it she is inspired to help others with visual difficulties. One way she is doing that is by opening an art gallery a few blocks away right next to the Baker Street Light Rail Station. I looks like an uphill task to me, but she happily showed me the artists' works when I visited. Barbara was flexible in getting me into the space later than her stated time. I arrived by car the first night, and as other's have noted the space wasn't particularly clean, though the linens were. I explained what I saw and she had a cleaning person out quickly.
That said, the house architecture is charming period 1930's, but in need of updates. The wooden floor needs to be refinished and squeaks when walked on. The neighborhood is transitioning from rough to a better level due to the opening of the rail station about 4 blocks away, but still has a ways to go. Away from the rail station and just North the homes are much nicer.
I would be concerned about walking from the station later in the evening, but I only returned walking once early evening and it was fine.
The picture of the room is accurate, but the lighting does enhance what was there.
Would I return? Maybe. Barbara is really nice, and she was more than willing to act on my suggestions. The price was certainly a big plus, and her breakfasts are tasty. I would use Uber or Lyft to get to the rail station after dark. With a little work upgrading, my maybe would change to yes.
We were quite pleased with the stay we had in Seattle at Barbara's home. We stayed in the private room pictured in the listing and it was both roomy and comfortable. The home is conveniently located a 10 minute walk from several modes of transportation, including the light rail and bus system. Another advantage was the ample parking available at the home, as we did rent a car for a day trip or two we had planned. Barbara was a gracious host who offered several great suggestions for things to do and see in the area, based on our conversations with her regarding our interests. The breakfasts were a real bonus as well, and included French Toast, omelets, fruit, toast with a delicious homemade avocado spread and even fresh picked blackberries. I would typically tend to look for an entire place to rent, and not rent a room within a home, but this experience has broadened my perspective on the subject. Barbara is a lovely and interesting woman and I enjoyed getting to know her a bit. I would not hesitate to stay there again if i was to be in the area again.
Barbara was an excellent host! The breakfast was delicious especially the french toast and she was was really attentive to our needs. Barbara even put a fresh flower bouquet in the room. If I ever come back to the Seattle area i will definitely be staying at her home "Casa de esperanza".
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Welcome to Seattle, Washington! I own and live in my 1933 mission style home with original parquet floors, plaster walls, and original Philippine mahogany woodwork recycled from an old Seattle hotel. It is not been upgraded or modernized! I have been managing a Bed and Breakfast in the multicultural and diverse neighborhood referred to as Mount Baker for seven years. I enjoy the out of doors, tandem cycling, and gardening.
I enjoy interacting with my guests. I was an international exchange student in Vienna, Austria and have traveled to Denmark, Norway, Poland, Italy, France, Spain, Ireland, England, and Russia. I have lived in California, Massachusetts, and several cities and towns in Washington State.