urban farm b/t seattle and seatac

House - Private room · 56th Place South, Seattle, WA 98168, United States

The Space

this adorable, clean-as-a-whistle 650 sq.ft. remodeled cottage is our home, though my sweetie and i have our own private studio bed & bath adjacent to the guesthouse. we are on site most days and sometimes all day; you can find us cooking in the kitchen, finishing projects, and outside in the gardens and with the animals. the guesthouse has two bedrooms and one bathroom. we and the guests share all common areas (kitchen, living room, bathroom, laundry, outdoor deck, yard, and parking lot).

- 4.5 miles from the seatac airport tucked away in a middle class hilltop neighborhood
- super-easy access to eight major highways
- 15 MINUTES' DRIVE TO DOWNTOWN SEATTLE, 20 EASY MINUTES VIA BUS (bus stop is located at the bottom of the hill, a 4-minute walk)
- park and trails within blocks for walking/running/biking, soccer, + tennis
- short walk to the golf course, a family-run italian restaurant, 4 casinos, 24-hr starbucks, + a 7-11
- 1 mile away is a swimming pool + public library
- 1.5 miles to a family fun center + a soccer park complex
- 2 miles away (easy bus access) is a huge chic shopping area with movie & IMAX theater, restaurants, seafood city, iFly, + bowling alley
- 10 min. drive north is the georgetown seasonal saturday farmers market/flea market and hip hangout notable for antique/decor shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants

- cozy, clean, + sunny with winter sunrise view of the backyard, renton hills, + the cascade mountains
- comfy double bed, antique metal frame, down comforter (or summer coverlet with blankets) + lots of pillows
- built-in closet with hanging shelving + luggage rack
- bedside table with lamp + a long mirror

BREAKFAST IS DO-IT-YOURSELF with onsite high quality, usually organic ingredients, often local or homemade; usually hot whole bean/grain cereal is available in the mornings, with various healthy toppings for guests to use to their liking.

enjoy seasonally available surplus produce + fresh eggs. experience caring for animals and tending gardens year-round on a developing quarter-acre urban plot. sample jodi's homemade vegan seed milk + other creations. indulge in conversations + get a taste of what it's like to become more self-sufficient in one's own yard, less dependent on commercial + processed offerings, + more conscientious about curbing the waste we create.

**PLEASE SEE 'HOUSE RULES' FOR VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION; please tell me in your reservation request that you agree to these (ESPECIALLY REGARDING GARBAGE). after you receive your confirmation + itinerary, see 'house manual' for additional helpful info/notes.

NEED MORE SPACE? there is *one additional room* available in the guesthouse--see the 'my other listings' icon/photo.

NOTE: DISCOUNTED WEEKLY RENTAL RATES ARE FOR ONE PERSON. add $10/night per extra person. 'extra person' includes children who are mobile and walking.

PETS AND KIDS: pet(s) and/or kid(s) are welcome if pet(s)/kid(s) will obey voice commands, not jump on furniture or people unless invited, has/have no annoying, destructive, or noisy behaviors, and is/are not a danger or liability to other animals and people. CHECK WITH ME FIRST, HOWEVER, FOR COMPATIBILITY AND OTHER CONCERNS. *regrettably, cats are not permitted at this time.

VISION: we're creating an urban microfarm complete with multiple gardens and animals, which at this time consist of dog asha, four hens, four mini-mancha dairy goats (two mamas + their two kids born in 2012), four ducks + honeybees (far from the house in a top bar hive with a viewing window)!

ASSISTANCE: i'd love to help you get the most out of your visit to seattle by helping you choose and find activities such as tango, yoga, adult ballet, permaculture, running, capoeira, flying or static trapeze, parkour, adult gymnastics, coffee houses, local farmers markets, hiking, acrobatics, swing + blues dancing, road trips, skiing, beaches, parks, meetup groups, rollerblading, public transportation, great restaurants, + shopping. if there's something i don't know about, the internet will come to our rescue!

AIRPORT PICKUP AVAILABLE--prearrange with me and i'll come get you for free when my schedule allows; otherwise a taxi costs about $15 and arrives in less than 10 minutes.

VIBE: if you prefer to crash and not interact much, teo + i will politely and quietly stay out of your way and let you do your own thing. if you want to visit and chat, join us while we're feeding the animals, working in the yard, or whipping up yummies in the kitchen.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $290 /week
Monthly Price: $900 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Although we had a really quick stay the farmlette was pleasantly perfect! Hot breakfast with fixings; generous and welcoming conversation; and a comfortable, warm, attractive space with room for lounging and letting city stresses go. Highly recommended :)

    April 2014
  • We had a great experience with Jodi and Teo. The farmlette was adorable and a nice break from hotels and hostels. Our room was clean and we had everything we needed. The neighborhood is quiet but close enough to anywhere you need to go (if you have a car.)

    April 2014
  • My 6 y.o. daughter and I came to Seattle just to stay at Jodi's. We live in Tacoma, but I grew up on a farm. I was almost as excited as my daughter for her to meet Jodi's farm animals and get to know them personally. We truly enjoy Jodi's farmlette and all their animals.
    The big bed is the warmest, most beautiful and most comfortable bed ever! We slept like little chicks in a nest.
    Jodi is always making her farmlette prettier and more comfortable in little and big ways. The spring flowers were blooming and the garden starting to bud out. The seed packs were neatly displayed on the wall as Spring decoration in the living room. We learned so much from it too.
    My daughter got to help feed animals and collect eggs, which we were able to enjoy fresh that day! Jodi even shared her egg wealth for us to bring some home!

    Jodi's farmlette is a phenomenal farm experience for a little girl...and a wonderful quiet placw for her mom to watch her discoveries.
    We look for opportunities to come stay here. At a price that is affordable to families and a location near Seattle, the quiet of the farmlette brings a longlost simplicity to life that is elusive in the modern world. However, having easy access to wifi (to share the moments and keep in touch) and nearness to good food and big-city entertainmentgives you the best of both worlds.
    Thank you Jodi for your attention to detail and love for the earth that is evident in every aspect of your home and living. I couldn't ask for a better example for my little girl or for me.

    April 2014
  • So glad I found this place close to the airport. It's very cute and nicely decorated. Jodi is very attentive to your needs and there's lots of little notes around to guide you. All of the animals are nice and friendly and so are the other guests. The best is one of the most comfortable I've slept on while traveling. I'm excited to bring my wife back the next time we're in town. Jodi is a wonderful host with a wonderful place to stay!

    March 2014
  • My stay at Jodi's was great. They have averything you need for a comfortable stay. A fully stocked kitchen, comfortable bed and plenty of room to make yourself at home. There are lables to answer any questions and eliminate and doubt of where to put things. Jodi and Teo were very nice!

    February 2014
  • This was my second visit to the farmlette. Because of my conference, I did not see Jodi at all. However, everything was as neat and cozy as before. It was so good to have a comfortable place to come back to at the end of my intense days. So quiet and peaceful. Thank you Jodi!

    January 2014
  • Jodi & Teo's place was very clean and organized. They provided robes for guests which I think was a very nice touch! We had a brief stay but it was perfect for what we needed. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a really warm, inviting, affordable place to stay in the Seattle area!!

    January 2014
  • Jodi & Teo were both really nice people and we had a great visit with them. Our stay was extremely short (overnight, one night), but the place was very clean, well organized and comfortable. It was easy to reach on the bus from Downtown Seattle and Jodi was very kind to give us a ride from the airport.

    We only wish we had a little more time to check out the garden and visit!

    January 2014
  • If you love animals this is the place to stay. The goats are amazing, the ducks & chickens will follow you around, and you'll fall in love with Asha,the dog. The beds are super soft and comfortable and will lead you into a good night's sleep. I felt comfortable and at home at the Urban Farm.

    December 2013
  • Jodi's little farm could not be more cute, quite and comfortable. I lived there for 7 nights and just couldn't get enough! Transportation is very convenient that the bus stop is just a few minutes away. Asha is extremely cute and sweet and is very well trained. I definitely recommend Jodi's farm and will choose this place again next time in Seattle.

    December 2013
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teo also owns the duck brand inn & cantina in winthop, WA--check it out!
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