Comfortable 8 room 100 year old 2 story house, modern kitchen and baths, in a diverse, friendly neighborhood 10 minutes from downtown, near parks and Lake Washington, On a quiet street with transit options nearby.. Great gardens back and front too.
House manual for AirBnB guests
No parking on the east side of the street: right in front of the house. There is a bus route that only runs on weekends for now but the rules remain in place all week. Park across the street or on Norman street, either east or west of 24th Ave S. The car in the driveway is ours: blue Prius 208 TUI
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1) Please take your shoes off in the house - you can leave your shoes in the front hall.
2) Please lock the door when you leave AND when you come back to the house.
3) No smoking in the house. We'd prefer you not smoke on the grounds; if yoau do, please discard all butts, matches etc in the garbage.
4) Bathroom/shower: keep shower curtain totally closed so water doesn't get all over the floor - if it does, please clean it up right away. Also, when you're done with the shower, shake the curtain and bring it outside of the tub so it doesn't stay wet.
5) Showers: There is enough hot water for a couple of 5 minute showers. After that, it takes 15 minutes or so to return to the original temperature. If you want to be kind to the next user, turn off the water while you soap up! Also, the City of Seattle has asked us to limit water use, though they have relaxed that a bit because of recent rains.
6) While on the subject of water, we do irrigate our perennials. The system has been turned off for the winter.
7) Please lightly water the indoor plants, both up and downstairs at least once during your stay, preferably toward the end. Use the green plastic watering can in the back hall. Two full cans will do all the plants in the house. I will have watered them on Tuesday, the 24th.
8) Stove: if you use the stove, please make sure the burners are turned off completely. Double check as you leave.
9) Dishes: if you cook, please rinse dishes off and place everything in the dishwasher. Soap is in a plastic canister under the sink if you need to run it. Please don't run it unless it is full. Use the low energy button.
10) Food. We'll leave space for food in the fridge and try to make some room in the freezer.
11) Personal items: please double check when you leave to make sure you take all your possessions.
12) Please feel free to use the washer/dryer in the basement. Washing machine requires small amount of detergent. We try to use the white racks to dry clothes as much as possible to save on electricity but if you prefer the dryer, go ahead.
13) We'll provide clean towels and sheets. We'll make up the bed in the master bedroom. There is also a trundle bed in the guest room. Pull out the portion under the bed. It can be made to pop up to the same level as the main job. There are twin sheets in the 2nd drawer of the dresser in the guest room, if you prefer to use it.
16) Please pull the sheets/pillowcases off the bed when you leave. Leave used towels with the sheets You can put them in the hamper in the bedroom.
17) The key will be in a magnetic box attached to the back of a small metal statue on the back deck against the wall. Please either replace it there when you leave or put the key and box through the mail-slot. There will be one other key in the dish on the front hall table.
18) Seattle has an advanced recycling system. We'll leave bins or baskets in the kitchen clearly marked for food and yard waste, recyclables and trash. We‘ll also leave on the kitchen counter the City's poster that describes what goes into each category. If the food waste gets smelly, you can put it outside in the large greenish container on the SW corner at the top of the driveway.
19) Please feel free to use the TV and sound system. We have Prism TV which comes through a fiber optic cable. I'll leave some instructions, but basically the single power button turns it on and off. If you want to play a DVD you need to use the Bose remote First, push the input button to move from 6 to 1 on the screen. Then select CD/DVD on the remote. The Bose player opens and closes using the button on the extreme right on top of the Bose receiver. Use the Bose remote to play, pause, fast forward etc.
You can also use the Bose to play radio by selecting AM/FM. The first 3 presets are Jazz, NPR and Classical.
20) I will stop the two antique clocks. Please don't try to start them. They're very quirky.
21) We have lights on timers in the kitchen and living rooms. Please don't use the switches on the lights themselves. There is a switch on the plug assembly if you need to turn them on or off. Please leave them on the timer position when you are done. The timers are on the old fashioned lamp in the front room, the standing lamp in the TV room and the light over the sink in the kitchen.