The bedroom has a queen temper-pedic mattress with deluxe linens and down comforter. ( terry robe and slippers provided too!) The large living room,14x24, has a daybed/couch, extendable dining table and chairs,comfy chair, tv, with cable, wifi,and a private alcove w/ a new hide a bed w/extra foam layer. .It
has a private entrance,french doors,leaded glass
windows, berber and oriental carpets, and a very fully equipped kitchen.( yes there are champagne glasses for celebrating!) We aim to please,if you need it, we are likely to have it! City guides, maps, restaurant picks,even bikes and a weber portable grill for picnics. The kids have craft supplies, even a puppet theatre!
While this is a daylight basement, beauty abounds and you will be thrilled at the views.
Parking is free and readily available on the street, please park on our side of the street.Buses are on the corner, leaving every 15-20 minutes. The private gardens have,a water feature, 2 "rooms", an outdoor shower and hot tub.Enjoy the bikes, we are 6 blk.s n. of gasworks park and the burke gilman trail, walkability score ,94! Walk to downtown wallingford w/ its 20+ restaurants, movies, shops just 5 blocks away. Or you can walk .8 of a mile to Fremont,2 miles to downtown, 2 miles to the university district, ethnic restaurants, book stores and thrifting galore.
You overflow us?We are booked? The additional cottage and 2 guest rooms may be free.NOTE: $140 is for 4 people, 2 additional children are welcome for an additional fee . Rave references available upon request!
Please read house rules for more info before booking, thanks! Hope it suits!
Interaction with Guests
Often in the summer I am away at my yurt! you can always text with questions, and if urgent I can be there in an hour and a half.
Please note that this apartment is underneath the main house and best suited for quiet folks. ( upstairs, likewise.
if you arrive early for check in at 3, I recommend Archie Mcfee's for joke gifts for all occasions! ... and Tutti Bella is fab pizza both blocks away 44 n stone, 45th and stone. There is always Gasworks park,( great views) and the essential bakery for lunch ,34th and woodlawn...a picnic?!
Please treat the apartment as if it were your own, comfortably and carefully.
You may unload if desired on the alley just beyond the orange cottage if you'd like, but please park in front of house , on street.
Energy conservative habits expected please. Rinse and crush recycling and check the list of what is recycled, in seattle it is long. ( and we are fined if too many recyclaables are found in trash. Trash is through back yard, on alley.
Quiet before 9am, and after 10 pm, it's good for us all!.
Dogs are welcome with $75 non refundable rug cleaning fee.( sorry but all blankets and rugs must be washed as some are allergic.)
Please no smoking or loud parties, be conscious of others .
HOT TUB: unfortunately,hot tubs are delicate flowers and break far too frequently.( almost ready to give up) please do not book for the hot tub, just in case.
Hours 9am-9 pm. please rinse off in the shower first.Please keep your visit to 20 minutes in consideration of others who may use.The hot tub will accommodates $400 lbs. Only 2 folks in the hot tub at a time, sorry no outside guests.Please be Quiet after 9, as the neighbors children sleep 12 ft. away. please use a bathing suit!
Hot tub off to conserve energy nov15 -march 15.
please empty trash and recycling, strip beds before leaving.This allows later check out.
This is a great basement apartment within walking distance of great stores and restaurants in Wallingford! We loved our time here and Joyce even welcomed our Golden Retriever with open arms (and dog treats)!
Had a wonderful time.... Joyce was kind enough to have baked us a delicious loaf of bread, which we devoured! We didn't want for anything. Place is very clean and comfortable, the beds were absolutely WONDERFUL! Great location. We plan on staying again when we come to Seattle to visit family!
The apartment was nice and comfortable. Plenty of room for my husband, myself and his mother. The only thing to consider is that the stairs into the apartment are very steep, so be aware if you have young children or elderly. Otherwise it was perfect for our needs. Joyce has put together a nice little spot for her guests. It is central to all of the Seattle hotspots. Definitely would stay here again, if we find ourselves overnighting in Seattle again. Thanks Joyce!!!
The place was lovely and the beds soooo comfy. We didn't actually meet Joyce, but she left fresh picked plums at our door.
It's a great location. Close to good restaurants/coffee shops/bars. The bus links were adequate, but i am a Londoner and used to great public transport.
Very friendly place. I would recommend you stay here.
This was my first time ever staying in a basement. It was an interesting experience. Joyce left us a small bowl of fruits and the local paper and was hands off for the rest of the week.
The apt was neither too close or too far from any of the popular spots. If you're thinking of napping or sleeping in bring earplugs. There were moments when I thought the tenants above us were moving out and about to fall through the ceiling. Very efficient use of space.
I am kinda surprised, as for 5 days of you'd stay, 3 women who attended a workshop9-6 each day were upstairs, lots of time for naps! ? (It appears from their note that you were more of a late night group?) So sorry if you missed the coffee, tea, as well as the granola ,micro popcorn ,and other staples, left for guests in the cupboard..and the sleep masks, and earplugs in the bedside table! Glad the apartment was affordable enough for you to bring your 5 young relatives.
The place was great, clean and well prepared. Joyce left us to ourselves which was very welcome. The apartment was spacious enough for all three of us and the price was really great. Fresh water was provided via a Brita Water Filter, I think I might have to get one of those now :) Definitely recommended to live here if you're in the area.
Joyce was an excellent host. the down-home flat was clean and met our needs very well while attending our son's wedding in Seattle. Seemed like anything that came up whether we needed needle and thread or bandaids, iron, ironing board, it was available. The front patio was great for morning coffee and the weather made it exceptional.
Joyce was very responsive to emails and phone calls etc. and quickly took care of any issues. Thankyou to Joyce.
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I am a therapist/innkeeper.I know my city well and am know as a fab concierge. I love art, the outdoors, books, music and dogs.
fav activities? thrifting, museums, spending time at my yurt.