This is a large, room in the finished half of my basement. You control heating in the space. The bed is a good quality convertible couch, but some people have preferred to sleep on my air bed and leave the couch set up. You have access to all the shared spaces: living room, dining room, kitchen, main floor bath and spare room with piano and small desk. I sleep in an upstairs bedroom and my son who visits from college occasionally also has a bedroom up there. There will often be another guest in the main floor bedroom.
I have a lively, clean little dog. Your dog would be welcome as long as he/she is peaceful and housebroken. There is a dog door with access to the fenced back yard.
The neighborhood is quiet, close to 2 really nice parks and several pubs and coffee shops and bus lines to downtown Seattle.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Pull-out Sofa|
|Extra people:||$15 / night after the first guest|
|Weekly Price:||$110 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$400 /month|
I stayed with Lisa for around 3 weeks. She was a gracious host. The room was extremely comfortable despite having a pullout couch for a bed. Her dog, Lexi, is also an utter sweet heart. I would absolutely stay again in the future.
Lisa was an excellent host! I originally planned to stay with her for a little over a month, but then extended my stay to 5 months. Lisa was always helpful, sweet, and accommodating. She is usually busy with her many activities and trips, but it's nice to hear about her adventures when she gets back.
The basement room is large. I slept on the aerobed for half my stay, then slept on the pull out couch for the remaining stay. Both were comfortable. I only switched to the couch so I could free up more space in the room. I was busy working while staying with Lisa so I spent most of my time in the room, but the rest of the house is open and comfortable. The bathroom has a great heater you can turn on before you take a shower (during those cold Seattle days).
Green Lake is a beautiful neighborhood. Lisa's house is very close to the lake which is great if you want to walk, run, walk your dog, kayak, or just have a picnic. I trained for my first half marathon on the Green Lake trail and it was fantastic. There are some nice restaurants on Keystone (less than a 10 min walk), and you can't forget to try the donuts at Mighty-O! You can also catch bus 16 next to Zoka coffee which will take you to Downtown and 45th street in Wallingford. 45th in Wallingford has nice restaurants and QFC for groceries.
During my stay, Lisa's dog Lexi and my dog Waldo became best buddies. Lexi is a very sweet and playful dog. Lexi was shy at first, but will quickly warm up to you and be a great companion.
Fantastic host and location. Thanks Lisa!
Lisa is a congenial and altogether pleasant host. The location of her house is fantastic. As a former 42-year resident of Seattle I am qualified to make this statement. Neighborhood restaurants, coffee shops, taverns, and a small food market are a stroll away as is a major bus line. Greenlake, the jewel of Seattle parks, is one and a half blocks away and offers a nearly 2.4 mile circumference walk, run or roll with restaurants lining the route. There are beaches and boat rentals. That said, I must in candor alert my fellow travelers that if you are a neatnik or tend that way, you may not find the house to your standards in which case you should look at your options.
There's not enough I can say about Lisa and her home. I stayed at her lovely home for roughly 11 days and it was exactly what I needed/planned. Firstly, her finished basement was so comfortable and quiet! She gives you many options on what to sleep on, but my weird self chose to sleep on the couch (although it folds out to a bed, I didn't use it) since it was very soft but firm!
I also met her son who happened to be home over the summer from college and he was a delight and very gentlemanly! I had some stuff I had to scan and email to my job, and the scanner wasn't working for me. He came home and got me up and running within 10 minutes!
Lisa herself, was such a sweetheart. Very kind, genuine, friendly, but will leave you be if you're feeling rather hermit-like that day. Just the perfect host all around. She made sure she left out plenty of snacks and fruit for you anytime you had a hankering. (BTW, dark chocolate expresso beans are out of this world amazing. Sorry for going through them Lisa!)
If I could recommend her home for someone to stay, I'd do it 10 times over. It really could not be a more perfect situation for any personality type. The neighborhood is stunning and it's right by Green Lake, which is great for people watching.
Also, her dog Lexi is the sweetest, most gorgeous dog I've ever met. I'm not exaggerating!
If I ever need a place to stay again, I'm giving Lisa a ring without a second thought!
Lisa was an excellent host! She was very easy going, welcoming, and the lodging accommodated all our needs. We didn't get the chance to hang out too much, as we were attending a program (from early morn to late at night). However, from the times we did check in with Lisa - she was wonderful. I would definitely stay with Lisa again, she's a lovely awesome host! - June 2013
As my first Airbnb experience, I'm so glad that I stayed with Lisa. She is welcoming and happy to share knowledge about the area -- had a fantastic time on the Mt. Si trail that she explained to me and even had a great topo map! Staying here for about two weeks, Lexi (dog) and I became friends. Bathroom and kitchen are always clean, and she always had a great selection of breakfast food.
The basement room itself was really great too. Extremely spacious, (TV available, I didn't use though), and one really solid chair that is great to just sit and surf the web on. I slept fantastic on the sofa bed. I've slept on plenty and def. did not have any issues like you normally have with them. She even has a new heater, which keeps the place as warm as you want for those early cold morning hours. WiFi coverage is great throughout the house.
The neighborhood is so peaceful and very safe. I took walks around Green Lake almost every night, and there's great restaurants/coffee within easy walking distance. Street parking is always avaliable.
Lisa is incredibly hospitable host yet gives you your space. I loved getting to know her and explore the area.
Lisa was a wonderful host! She is very friendly and welcoming and the house was always clean and well kept. I would stay there again if I returned to the area. Lexi (her dog) is a sweetheart!
Review from Ben, who stayed with Lisa for three months: I'm glad that I chose Lisa's place to spend my time at in Seattle. It was a good value, a pleasant stay, and a great base for exploring the city. Having lived in Seattle for years myself, I can tell you that it's about my favorite part of town, with its proximity to Green Lake and Woodland Park. The quiet and lovely surrounding neighborhoods have plenty of places for good food. Lisa always kept a tidy house, with a kitchen stocked with breakfast items for the taking. I always felt free to make myself at home. Always accommodating and friendly, Lisa herself was rarely home, but her sweet dog Lexi was a happy companion and treat to have around. I would recommend a stay at Lisa's place to anyone.