About this listing
Great location; far enough to be peaceful, close enough to be convenient. Sleep well in the ultra comfortable beds, enjoy relaxing in the garden after a hard day of sightseeing or being out and about this great city of ours.
455 sq. Ft. Lower Garden Level Guest Suites plus Garden Sitting room for relaxing. The entire guest suite consisting of 2 guest rooms and one full bathroom are rented only to your party. You have access to the mini kitchen/laundry room as part of your guest suite. You will not be sharing the space with other travelers.
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Room Type: Private 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
Bed: 1st Guestroom Queen size bed, 2nd Guestroom X-Long Twin
Bathroom: 1 Bath separates the 2 guest rooms with heated tile floor, tub/shower combo, hair dryer.
Ironing board, iron and washer and dryer are available.
Flat screen TV in Queen Bedroom with local channel access and capable of hooking up to your computer for your Netflix account, etc.
Mini Kitchen: Under counter ref, microwave, sink, hot water dispenser, toaster, coffee maker, counter with seating for 3,
Outdoor Gas BBQ has additional oven, broiler and 2 15,000 BTU side burners.
Per Night: $75. includes 9.6% sales tax based on single occupancy
Weekly Price: Single Guest $525 includes 9.6% sales tax.
Cleaning Fee: $50.
Extra Guest: +$20 per night
Approved well behaved pets: +$25 per night
Neighborhood: Crown Hill, North Beach, Northwest Seattle
We are a pet friendly home, but have not had pets ourselves since January of 2015. We do occasionally have dogs stay with us.
Lower Level Garden View - 2 Light and bright guest rooms.
Off street car parking
We provide: Filtered chilled water in ref, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, sugar, sweeteners, non-dairy creamer, Salt/pepper, Microwave popcorn, Instant oatmeal packets, cookies upon arrival, small fruit plate and juices, filtered water and yogurt in the refrigerator.
You will have access to laundry, Iron and ironing board. The semi private laundry/mini kitchen is a light and bright space with the use of LED lighting. There is a lock on the door with a when you are in, but it is the main laundry facility for the household and we may occasionally use the laundry. We will do that in most cases with your knowledge and while it is not disturbing your visit .
There is a hair dryer in the bath vanity drawer and a terry robe to snuggle into after your bath or shower. Your entrance to the suite is through our office/reception area. You are welcome to sit and visit or just enjoy the space for reading. In the Garden Sitting room there is a comfy recliner to elevate your feet after a long day of sight seeing and a small TV to catch up on the news, etc. We take great pride in providing a super clean and well decorated retreat for our guests.
We want to spoil you completely on your trip to Seattle. When visiting Seattle for business or pleasure, B R Guest is your private garden level suite consisting of 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath. Many guests have commented that the heated tile in the bath is their favorite luxury about their stay with us. You will have access to a mini kitchen/laundry for quick meals in the microwave, coffee maker and toaster with cold drinks in the under counter refrigerator. Free WiFi. We have tried to anticipate most of your needs, but let us know ahead of time if you need something special, and we will try to arrange that for you. You are welcome to use the outdoor BBQ with oven, rotisserie and 2 side burners, which is perfect for boiling up some Dungeness crab and other traditional Northwest finds from your visit to Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market.
You will be located in the Crown Hill/ North Beach Neighborhood of Northwest Seattle, just 1.5 miles from Golden Gardens Park. Walking distance to grocery, drug, pet store, banks and restaurants. Enjoy Sound View Playfield and Whitman Middle School grounds for tennis courts, basketball, baseball, soccer, jog on the track or enjoy the kids playground, just across the street.
At the corner of NW 92nd and 15th NW, jump on the Seattle Metro bus line #15E during commuter hours starting at 6:53-8:16 am heading to downtown Seattle and heading back starting at 4:03-6:02 pm from downtown, with limited stops or a block away use the Rapid D for easy access to Historic Ballard neighborhood, Seattle Center, downtown, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Waterfront attractions, Pike Place Market, King Street Station to hook up to the Light Rail and airport and even to the Stadiums for sporting events. It could not be easier. Times to downtown from our location will vary depending on traffic and time of day form approx. 20 minutes to 35 minutes to downtown Seattle. Reserve today and we will not only leave the LEDs on for you, but we will have fresh baked cookies available for your arrival.
Guests have been delighted with our Northwest Art Collection and especially the 6' high and 6' wide authentic totem pole in our office, and the contemporary back splash in the mini kitchen created by Patrece Canoy, Native American weaver, using non-traditional materials, original raku art in the the well appointed guest suites.
Come let us spoil you on your next visit to Seattle.
Our guest suite is very private, but we also encourage you to visit in our office or just relax on the sofa or comfy chairs to read a book. Didn't bring a book ask to see our library selections. Our oasis in the city back yard will beckon you for morning coffee, sunbathing or outdoor dining.
Interaction with Guests
We love to have you hang out with us when you have time, but we also respect your need for quiet and privacy if that is what you need.
We have very easy access to downtown, but far enough to be relatively quiet. We are diagonally across the street from Soundview Park, with ball fields, track, tennis courts, play area with wading pool. Head north for a morning stroll and find Swanson's Nursery within just a couple of short blocks. You can stop in for a wonderful breakfast or lunch while smelling the roses and lavender. An evening stroll across Holman Rd can lead you to Holy Grounds coffee house, where you might enjoy live jazz on Friday nights. These are just a few of my favorites. Two grocery stores and a drug store are within an easy walk. We have many restaurants and fun shops within an easy walk and even more just a short drive away.
We have access to Seattle Metro line 15E within steps, which is a commuter bus running south to downtown in the morning hours and north to back home in the afternoon from about 4-7pm.
Rapid D is another line that is 2 blocks away to take you downtown or to Northgate. You can also take the 46 to the University district. all of these lines connect up with the others for transferring, so you can virtually get anywhere in the Seattle Metropolitan area, including Bellevue and even the Airport, using the Rapid D bus and lite rail.
Other Things to Note
Pre-Approved Pets +$25 per night. If you do instant book, there is not a separate place for the pet fee and pre-approval for pets, so it may be subject to an additional charge. Pre-approved pets are well behaved, do not jump on the furniture or sleep on guest beds. They are social with people and other pets. They are not left alone without prior approval. They are house broken and their owners always pick up after them.
No Smoking inside. If smoking outside please leave no ashes or butts for others to discard.
Please use the cooking appliances that are provided, toaster, coffee maker, hot water dispenser and microwave. Other high wattage cooking appliances brought by you may overload and trip the breaker. An Outdoor Cabana Kitchen and crab cooker should accommodate all other cooking needs, but we can always share our kitchen with you if you need an indoor meal prepared by you in our kitchen on the fun red Bertazzonni Range.
Seattle has very regimented way to dispose of trash, that guest should adhere to so we don't have to sort out your trash when you depart. Under the sink in your kitchenette there are 3 trash containers. The paper bag is for RECYCLE, glass, non food paper, plastic bottle and tin cans. Next to that is the plastic container with tight lid that says COMPOST where you will put all food scraps, paper napkins, bones, cardboard take out containers and pizza boxes (which don't actually fit, but can go in the big green compost container outside) and lastly in the blue plastic lined trash can, all other GARBAGE which is anything that isn't compostable or recyclable like plastic bags, styrofoam anything. I hope this helps to have it in the house rules, since sometimes we have a language barrier in trying to explain the Seattle Trash regulations.
The B R Guest suite was a great home base during our first trip to Seattle! The location was convenient for exploring downtown, Ballard, Golden Gardens Park, Bellevue, and the Snoqualmie areas. With a rental car, we were able to get around easily and have a free place to park the car overnight. Uber and bus transport were super accessible from B R Guest as well. We loved getting to know Eleanor and Bruce, as we were always greeted with warm conversation and usually fresh baked goods! The space was clean and comfortable for us. We were able to use essentials like a hairdryer and ironing board when getting ready for a wedding. Eleanor and Bruce even went above and beyond and helped us find a good option for lodging when we ended up missing our flight and being stuck in Seattle an additional night (B R Guest was already booked that night). We highly recommend this Airbnb and would definitely visit again!
You'd think I'd checked into the honeymoon suite at some place at the intersection of the Ritz Carlton and a lovely British cottage. Eleanor and Bruce were exceedingly, naturally friendly. They've outdone themselves on the guest rooms, which are immaculate and thoughtfully supplied with microwave popcorn, cookies, and fruit! I walked to the nearby discount grocery store and made a killer dinner on their grill in their amazing garden!
Thank you for such a glowing review. What they always say at the Ritz Carlton whenever you need something is "It is our pleasure to serve you". Bruce and I feel that way too, so I wish you had asked for the BBQ tools and I am sorry I didn't think of it. We keep them in the house, so they will be cleaner for each use, and it would have been "our pleasure to serve you"! Next time, don't be shy about letting us know what you need. I noticed you left some things in the frig, and thought it was just because you couldn't easily take them with you. Not a problem.
My husband and I were in Seattle for only a few days but we really enjoyed our stay! It's a short ride into downtown and has easy access to anywhere in Seattle. The basement apartment is very nice and we had everything we needed.
We had a lovely time! The accommodations were great and the area was very convenient, especially to Ballard, which is a great place for shopping/walking/eating!
The rooms are very clean and tasteful. In the morning we had a nice conversation with Eleanor and learned amazing stories about her. We had a great time and I'd recommend this place.
Eleanor and Bruce have a wonderful place in Seattle. Their spot was so cozy, quiet, and clean. They were so helpful with recommendations and even entertained our spirited 5 year old while we loaded and unloaded our car. I would definitely stay here again. It was a very convenient neighborhood, especially with a rental car. Thanks for everything Eleanor and Bruce!
Eleanor was very friendly and the place was very comfortable. Coffee, fruit and juice was a nice added bonus.
About the Host, Eleanor
Owner of Total Spaces Design, along with my husband Bruce. We are General Contractors with a specialty in kitchen and bath remodeling. I studied Interior Design at Parson's in New York and Bruce joined me one summer for classes at Parson's in Paris. We are both passionate for design and love the comfortable relaxed and ever so creative philosophy of French design.
We have always loved sharing our art filled home with friends from near and far and offering a relaxing refuge within the city. When we ended up with an empty nest it seemed a natural fit to share our spacious home with travelers like you. I was a business traveler years ago as a rep for several high end appliance lines, and would have loved a home atmosphere to kick back after a day on the road.
We love puttering in the kitchen and trying new recipes, so you might get to be a bonafide taster if you hang out with us. We love gardening but we also love our American Brittany dog Roc, so the garden can at times show signs of a dog.
I have listed languages we speak and although I am by no means fluent in any but English, we can stutter through and manage to communicate in French, Spanish and German.
Sharing Seattle's art and entertainment is always fun for us, so be sure to let us know what you might like to see, from Shakespeare in the Park, and free concerts at the Ballard Locks to Chihuly's Glass Garden, an entertaining night at Jazz Alley or how to get to one of the many sports events our city has to offer on the bus from our place.
We are very understanding hosts and know that you are in a new place and we are here to help you. Although not part of our regular routine when you visit, if you have just flown in from half way around the world and at midnight you are starving with few options to find a restaurant serving, we can most certainly find something in our kitchen to get you through the night, from soup and sandwiches, to goodies in the refrigerator to warm up for a light supper or midnight breakfast. We are always glad to help with direction and print out bus schedules or directions for you to take with you on your day of exploring. We have lots of recommendations of things to see and places to shop that may not be in your guide books, and are always happy to share with you.