About this listing
Our home is a lovely peaceful place, and we wish to expand that and welcome you. You will have a private bedroom and spa like bathroom in the basement of our home. An easy walk to the bus, or Ravenna Park. Welcome to a lovely part of Seattle.
My husband and I have this wonderful home, but we do not spend much time in the basement. For the last 2 years we have been hosting guests through AirBnB and it has been such a wonderful experience to have so many fascinating people in our home!
The room is in a daylight basement, which offers plenty of privacy There is a queen bed, closet, bookshelf, and dresser
You will have your own bathroom (think swanky hotel).
You are welcome to use the kitchen, and join us for meals. (The effort of cooking always seems more worthwhile when it can be shared).
The house is located in the wonderful neighborhood of Ravenna. Just blocks from Ravenna Park, and less than a mile from Greenlake Park. The house is close major bus lines and bike routes. You are in walking distance to Wholefoods, PCC Natural Market, as well as cafes, restaurants and University Village.
An adorable bookshop, cafe and bar know as Third Place books and The Pub at Third Placeis just blocks away. (They have a stellar brunch).
I have one adorable cat Vela. She spends her time both in and outdoors. She is pretty independent, and doesn't venture to the basement too often. She is a cat, what can I say.
I am happy to offer you breakfast, please let me know prior to check in so that I can plan for this.
You will have access to the kitchen, the laundry room, and both the grand room (living/dining room upstairs) as well as the entertainment room downstairs.
Oh, and of course your private bed and bath.
Interaction with Guests
John and I are pretty busy/playful folks, so we aren't around too much. We give you your space, but welcome conversation and meal sharing. You are in our home, so we would love to get to know you a bit if the opportunity arises.
Our neighborhood is truly that. You will be staying in a house in a neighborhood of houses. We have a yard and on street parking. But it is the city, so you can walk, bike or bus to pretty much anything. Honestly, a mile from home you can find: parks, grocery stores, yoga, pubs, restaurants, raw and vegan food, bead and yarn stores, the University of Washington, U-village shopping center... the list goes on.
The house is just a few blocks from major bus lines. Please keep in mind, Seattle does not have the most renowned public transportation system.
I asked that shoes not be worn in the house (to minimize the mud and dirt factor).
Please turn the lights off behind you.
Make sure to leave the door to the basement ajar so that the cat have access to her litterbox.
Tara and John were amazing. I stayed here for about a month as I just moved to Seattle from California for work. They made me feel right at home and gave me tons of recommendations and pointers on where to go in Seattle. I would highly suggest renting from Tara and John to anybody needing a place to stay in Seattle.
Tara and John are great and kind hosts!! Their house is pretty nice and comfortable. The guest room is kept private and they respect guest's private time. But if you need help, something to ask or just chatting with them, they kindly help you anytime. I would love to back this house again!! thank you so much Tara and John.
I really enjoyed staying with Tara and John, I felt right at home. They were very attentive to any requests I made to make the stay more comfortable. It was private enough for me and yet their home was open and I was able to interact with them on occasion. Being from out of Seattle, they were also very gracious offering advice when I wanted to know more about different places to go to or to stay. I would highly recommend this listing for anyone wanting a private space with great hosts. Thank you Tara and John.
I stayed almost an entire summer, and you get the entire basement almost all to yourself! It's very quiet, and Tara is a lovely, friendly host. The one thing that was suboptimal was, because it is a basement room, it can tend to be cooler and danker, so this may not be for you if you like warm rooms. But other than that Tara and John are very kind and the bed comfy!
I stayed with Tara for almost a month while I was on a clinical rotation in Seattle. The living space is very nice and comfortable. Tara and John are very friendly, and made my first visit to Seattle very pleasant. Nice neighborhood, walking distance to bus stops and to Greenlake. Highly recommend staying with her.
Tara is an amazing host, friendly, warm, and welcoming. The accommodations were exactly as I'd expected, private, clean, and quite bedroom with a super nice private bath. The location was great as it was easy to travel by bus or walk.
Very calm and clean place with a lot of space and privacy. Very nice bed and cute cats. The neigborhood is very quite and the nearby bookshop really good. Thanks again.
About the Host, Tara
I am a working professional, yet I forget that I am an adult. Most days I still feel like an innocent child, just wanting to laugh and play my day away. I consider myself to be adventuresome and curious.
I think the city in which I live is one of the most remarkable places. So many ways to connect with nature. I can ride my bike pretty much anywhere. Each neighborhood as it's own quirky vibe, and amazing food.
Over the years I have travelled as far as New Zealand, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Peru, Ireland, Slovenia and Croatia. Last place travelled was with India where my husband proposed to me! With a stop in Paris on the way home. We look forward to a delayed honeymoon to Bali, Indonesia sometime in the near future.