Apartment - Private room · 30th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144, United States

One bedroom in a 2 bedroom apt. Check out my 460 reviews! The apt is large and close to Light Rail.

The Space

Please note: After March 2014 I will no longer be offering my rooms on Airbnb. You can find me on other vacation rental sites.

Your Room Includes:
2 Blocks from Link Light Rail-Mt Baker Station
Private Bedroom
Queen and Twin Bed
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
1 Bathroom Shared Between 2 Bedrooms
Use of Kitchen and Utensils
Use of Living and Dining Rooms
1000 Square Foot Apt
Laundry Available for $2/Wash and $2/Dry

CHANGES COMING TO MT. BAKER HOUSE! (please read if you plan to book after October 2013:
I'm switching things around a little at the house. I am moving upstairs and putting my guest accommodations in the large apartment below the house. This means that the guest rooms will now be 2 instead of 5. Nearly everything will remain the same, just the physical rooms will be different. More info to come. See photos.

Experience a wonderful historic Seattle neighborhood! (And in my humble opinion the best neighborhood in the city.)
This is a colonial revival California bungalow. The house is spacious and airy and gets great daylight. I've created a home-like atmosphere where the home is welcoming a tidy.

My rooms are designed around what I look for in a place when I travel: I like to be independent and have things quiet and comfortable. The house is set up so that you can come and go and be independent but also meet people and be social if you like.

My goal is to provide really great accommodations at the lowest cost to my guests. I do not make breakfast for guests though I leave a snack in the room for you when you arrive. You can use the kitchen and there are two grocery stores very close by. Bathrooms are shared and there’s usually no problem getting in there when you need to.

The house is close to everything but it's quiet at night. The neighborhood of Mt. Baker is very diverse. There are many different cultures and types of people all around. The zip code is in close proximity to the 98118, which is the most diverse zip code in the country. Please please please do not think that because there are many cultures in this vicinity that it is an unsafe place. I’ve lived in the neighborhood for over 8 years and have never had a problem with anyone I’ve passed on the street.
Please note: there is no television in the house or (website hidden). Baker house is two blocks from the Mt. Baker light rail station, which will get you downtown in about 12 minutes, and to the airport in less than 25 min. You wouldn't need a car, but there is regulated zoned street parking. There's a QFC, Safeway, Starbucks, and cute Italian eatery (called Mio Posto) in easy walking distance.
Gorgeous trails and swimming at Lake Washington (Mt. Baker beach) also within walking distance.
No smoking. Wireless internet included.
Check in is 3pm, check out is at 11am.
When you book you'll receive a welcome letter from me telling you how to get to and get into the house.
I look forward to hosting you!

Guest Access

I have a key-less entry put into place. See welcome letter.

Interaction with Guests

I am currently planning my wedding and working on opening a yoga studio. I am a hands off host. I try to meet each guest but I like to leave my guests alone to go about their business.

The Neighborhood

Not to brag, but Mt. Baker is the best neighborhood in the city. It's close to downtown and sites but you can also walk to Lake Washington and urban hiking trails.

Getting around

Two blocks from Mt. Baker Light Rail station

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Very big room and feel very private. Walk only 5mins to light rail link and bus. Recommended!

    April 2014
  • Emily's place was really homey. I didn't get to meet her but she replied our questions quickly and we didn't have any inconvenience. She also let us put our stuff at the place even after we checked out. If you are looking for a place near public transportation, I would highly recommend here!

    March 2014
  • I was only there one night, arriving late and leaving early, but all the instructions sent prior to arriving were very informative and the place was very clean.

    March 2014
  • I was quite surprised when I arrived the unit was wonderful! It was my own 1 bedroom apt for $35 a night. Close to the light rail and buses. I didn't meet Emily but I'm sure we would get along great! I highly recommend

    March 2014
  • This was a sweet and surprisingly quiet place, delightful and friendly host.

    March 2014
  • Our experience at Emily's Mt Baker Gatt House, in the Zen room, was incredible! We needed convenient light rail service between the airport and downtown, and within spitting distance of the Mt Baker light rail stop, and the Gatt House was PERFECT! This was my first time to Seattle and we wanted to avoid renting a car, so I was nervous about navigating public transit when I wasn't familiar with the area, but Emily answered all my questions through messaging before I even booked. There was a woman staying in the other room while we were there, but over five days we only saw her once or twice. There was never an issue utilizing the bathroom or the kitchen. We were greeted at check-in with a lovely personalized note, samples of her handmade soap, and a history of the house that was so fun to read! (And We ended up buying three bars of soap to take home!) A washer and dryer is available but we didn't use it. The bed is so comfortable I don't want to go home to my own! I cannot recommend Emily's house enough. When we return to Seattle, I won't consider staying anywhere but the Mount Baker Gatt House!

    March 2014
  • Emily's place is great! It's a light and airy basement apartment with everything you need. It was really clean and Emily was really nice and accommodating. We were 5 people and stayed for 1 night. The location was near the light rail and we had no problems with the neighborhood.

    March 2014
  • Basic accommodations for the traveller on a budget or someone who doesn't need many frills. We were in and out of Seattle just for the weekend and didn't need much. The space was big enough for several people as it had two bedrooms and a living area that had two couches, so approx. 6-7 adults could tuck in comfortably enough if they didn't mind sharing one bathroom. The kitchen had the tools to prepare food but visitors would need to bring the edibles themselves, including spices, tea, coffee, etc. There was a little coffee in the freezer and some pay-as-you-go beer but those looking to actually cook would have to do a grocery shop for sure. Also to note: bring your own shampoo and conditioner. Emily makes lovely soap and she left a small tab for us on our bed which was just enough for two people for two days so folks who need a bit more should either purchase a full size bar which Emily sells in-house or grab some supplies from the drugstore. Emily and her partner are friendly and dropped by to see if we needed anything. The cute turn-of-the-century house is situated close to restaurants, drugstores, grocery stores and transit.

    March 2014
  • Really enjoyed our three night stay here! The house is gorgeous and has everything you need for a homely feel whilst travelling. Super easy to get to everywhere in Seattle. The room was lovely and very comfortable. If ever in Seattle, will try and stay here!

    March 2014
  • Clean, spacious rooms, gorgeous beds and bedding, basic kitchen equipment, and lovely a lovely host.

    March 2014
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Seattle Central Community College, Evergreen State College
Yoga Instructor, Pilates Instructor, property manager
I teach Yoga and Pilates and am in school to complete my bachelor's degree. I'm majoring in modern dance, movement therapy, Yoga Sutra study, first people's medicine ways, and memoir writing. I have been a property manager for 9 years. And have been a host on Airbnb since 2009. I LOVE to travel. I've been to India twice spending a total of 6 months there, traveling and studying yoga. I've also been to Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Thailand, Sweden, Paris, Italy, England, Scotland, Brussels, Holland, Buenos Aires, and Barbados. I love seeing new places and experiencing other cultures. At the Mt. Baker House my goal is to provide my guests with comfy and affordable accommodations. I try to provide what I look for in a place when on the road: safe, secure, clean, accessible accommodation to lay my head each night. I've also found that I don't require 5 star amenities where I end up paying out the ear for things I don't really need- $20 can of soda, exorbitant room prices, wireless internet fees. I'd rather spend my money on other things like sightseeing and local events. To me the most important thing is the experience of the local town, the real feel of a city. My long term dream for the house is to put in a more formal organic garden (with chickens and bees perhaps!), and to create a community space and somehow incorporate the students from the high school nearby. And maybe have a yoga/event space in the house. I have had yoga events at the house in the past but right now school is my main focus. I sincerely hope you enjoy my house! Thanks for supporting a local small business.
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