About this listing
Our whole upstairs is an open concept apartment with it's own locked entrance and deck. It has a view of Mt. Rainier (when it's visible!) and is surrounded by the woods. It's a big open apartment, pretty much brand new with a small kitchen with dishwasher and apartment size stove/oven. Lots of light coming from the bank of windows down the whole Southern exposure side. There's a tv/dvd as well as free WI/FI. It is pretty quiet here altho' it's a quick walk thru the woods to the center of Allyn where there are 2 restaurants and a burger joint called Bubba's. It has a walk in closet and lots of storage. We have a blow up bed, and can definitely accomodate more than 2 if you're in a group or have a couple of kids. The couch is pretty long and could also sleep another person; just depends on your needs. The apt. has new carpeting and blinds. It's ok to smoke, as long as it's outside on the deck. The road to our place requires a low gear but we do it every day and somehow live thru it! :) We do have a rooster who feels it's his duty to rise early. We also have 3 very friendly dogs and cats, so consider this, if you have fear or allergy issues. Plus we assume that you'll take responsibility for any of your pet's offerings. This area is rich with things to do and explore as we are right on the tip end of the Hood Canal which is also the gateway to the Olympics. We like to go for day hikes over into the Olympics. There are lots of towns to explore further on up the Olympic Peninsula. We still haven't seen it all and we've lived here over 30 years! You could headquarter here and be in seattle in an hour and 1/2, Olympia in 50 minutes, Tacoma in an hour and Bremerton a short 1/2 hour. come see us!
This apartment is up a wooden staircase, so due caution is required because losing your balance could be serious. We live downstairs, but usually that is not an issue. You are free to smoke outside. We just ask that you are civilized and treat us with the same respect with which we will treat you. We don't have a strict check in/out time. Just let us know if you think you'll be arriving before 4 o'clock in the afternoon so we can be sure to have things ready.
We loved our stay in this beautiful and interesting apartment. Dorothy was kind and helpful....the cat was a pleasant bonus.
We loved staying at Hans and Dorothy's place in Allyn. After a hot drive through Washington, it was wonderful to cool off in the sprinkler on their quiet property. The apartment had everything we needed and comfortably accommodated all four of us (2 adults, a three year old and a baby). A beautiful setting, lovely people, and friendly animals!
Peace and serenity in the beautiful Pacific NW. Hans and Dorothy were so kind and communicative throughout my stay and in advance of my arrival. The upstairs apartment was easily accessible, quiet, perfectly clean, stocked with various cooking goods, spices and utensils. They have 3 very friendly dogs on the property, which were always eager to greet me upon arrival. Hans even offered me fresh eggs from their own hen, but sadly I was travelling and unable to take with me. The upstairs patio is a perfect spot to sit, read, have a cup of coffee and enjoy the view. I can't wait to return to both the Pacific NW and to the lovely home of Hans and Dorothy.
Hans and Dorothy made us feel very welcome during our long stay while closing on a home. We found the apartment spacious, comfortable and perfectly cozy. The kitchen is well stocked with just about anything you might need during your stay with nice extras like a French press. Thank you so much for having us!
We are very much enjoying our stay at Hans' and Dorothy's apartment. It is perfectly cozy and comfortable in a beautiful setting. The home is very dog friendly - Tucker, Cooper and Stella are the best daily welcoming committee!
Hans and Dorothy's place is very clean, cozy and peaceful. The place has everything you need and there is a lot of space. We had a great stay. Thank you!
Artsy and cozy! Dorothy was very accommodating; she greeted us when we arrived, gave us the low down and a little tour of the place!
Bob, her cat, was our roommate for the evening, he was very sweet! So make sure you are a cat lover cause he will be your best friend while you are there if you let him. Bob was pretty relaxed, although she played a little at night which kept us up, but we didn't mind.
Dorothy recommended a great place to eat about .5 mile from her house, even close enough to walk to!
Otherwise, the place was fully stocked with essentials, private entrance, and decently priced for what there was to offer!
About the Host, Hans And Dorothy
Hans and i have lived in Allyn for 33 yrs. We are semi retired and live in a fairly secluded garage studio with a full empty loft apartment upstairs. We enjoy travelling. My husband is from Amsterdam in the Netherlands and we try to go visit family at least every 10 years or so. We enjoy backpacking, hiking, refurbishing furniture, gardening and building things. i love to work in clay and mosaic and taking on art projects around the place. We have 3 grown children with whom we backpack and occasionally still take road trips here and there. We enjoy reading and just hangin' out with friends and slummin' around our small town hitting the thrift stores. I think we are fairly easy going altho' we respect and appreciate common courtesy in dealing with others.