Newly renovated, furnished and decorated in 2015.
Super-clean, modern suite steps from Woodland Park.
Fully furnished, two bedrooms/one bath, private entrance, hotel-quality linens, WiFi, full kitchen, washer/dryer, all the bells and whistles. The suite is on the lower level my home. I'm usually around if you need any assistance.
This cozy, mother-in-law suite is located at the nexus of four of the north end's most amenity-rich neighborhoods, Wallingford, Fremont, Phinney Ridge, and Green Lake.
Street parking only, but it's free and with no time limit.
The unit is on the basement level of a classic Seattle Craftsman, my home of many years, and gets an average amount of light for a basement unit. Our 'nest' is empty, so you'll hear very little from us upstairs, if anything at all.
Unit includes a full kitchen, full bath (with tub), and all appliances for a short stay or a long one. Ceiling height is ample, about 7 feet in the vast majority of the apartment, with a few low spots, where ductwork had to be closed in.
The two bedrooms are at opposite ends of the suite, providing privacy and some separation. Both bedrooms are furnished with new queen beds (one has a pillow-top mattresses, the other memory foam), and have full closets. Hotel-quality sheets and towels are provided. Unit comes with iron and ironing board, portable fan, and one space heater.
For families with infants, there is a portable crib available on request.
The modern, renovated kitchen has full-size appliances including a gas stove and dishwasher. Kitchen also comes with microwave, toaster, coffee maker, coffee grinder, as well as cookware, dinnerware and utensils. Stocked with salt, pepper, sugar, sweetener, coffee beans. The apartment fridge is cleaned and emptied between stays.
The unit also has its own, full-size washer and dryer, and laundry detergent (pods) are provided.
Living room is furnished with love seat, easy chair, ottoman. Small table for eating and working is also in the common space.
Other amenities include wireless internet, TV with cable, Blu-Ray/DVD player, and radio. If you'd like to stream video like Netflix or Amazon, you can do so directly from the TV if you have an account. Radio can also be used to play your digital music player when connected with an auxiliary jack (also provided).
Bathroom is stocked with several days' worth of shampoo, conditioner, and bath gel, as well as a hair dryer.
Flooring is mostly oak, with tile in the kitchen, stone-floor bathroom, and carpeting in one of the bedrooms.
The unit is a one-minute walk to the Woodland Park Zoo and Rose Garden, and picnic grounds. Walk through Woodland Park to get to Green Lake, where you'll find playfields, tennis courts, bike/walk/running paths, wading pool, swimming pool, basketball court, and of course the lake and boat rentals.
The unit is a three to five-minute walk to upper Fremont's restaurant row (RockCreek Seafood, Uneeda Burger, Paseo, Roux, Vif wine and coffee bar, Via Tribunali).
A little farther away (10-20 minute walk), to the north, are the restaurants of Phinney Ridge (A la Mode Pies, Zeeks Pizza, Red Mill Burgers, Fresh Flours, Park Pub, Stumbling Goat Bistro, Mai Thaiku, Oliver's Twist, Hecho, Ridge Pizza, 74th Street Ale House, Herkimer Coffee).
Walk to the east and in 10 minutes you'll get to Wallingford and its commercial strip of 45th Street.
The closest grocery store, Marketime Foods, is five blocks away and open from 6 am to 11 pm. A five-minute drive will get you to Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, QFC, or the Ballard Market.
Fremont's high-tech hub, where companies like Adobe Systems, Allen Institute, Tableau Software and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) keep offices, is down the hill, one mile away.
Disponible para huéspedes
The suite has its own, private entrance, off the backyard of the house. The backyard is shared space.
Atención a los huéspedes
I live upstairs and work from home, so I'm generally available to help with requests. Interaction is typically minimal - you'll have your peace and privacy.
Otros aspectos destacables
There is no off-street parking available. Both driveways must remain clear. Street parking in this neighborhood is free, unregulated and plentiful at various times during the day. If you have a car, you should be able to park on the block 80 percent of the time. I've never had to park farther than around the corner At night, spots are more scarce. Absolutely no smoking of any kind is allowed in the unit or on the property, including the front and backyard.
Thanks in advance to guests who are pros at this Airbnb thing. You are the vast majority of the people I've hosted and make being a host a true pleasure.
For those of you who are new to this, please read on carefully to ensure a smooth stay.
Absolutely no smoking of any kind (cigarettes, cigars, marijuana, pipe, incense, e-cigarettes, vaping) allowed. Additional cleaning fee of up to $500 will be assessed for breaking the no-smoking rule as the smell of smoke is very difficult if not impossible to remove.
No pets allowed, including visiting pets. I can't make any exceptions.
Observe quiet hours after 10 p.m. out of courtesy to residents, neighbors and other guests.
Make yourself at home...but treat it the way you would treat your home, or the home of a friend.
Please write more than a few words in your initial email. Tell me who you are, and whom you're traveling with. Give me some context for your visit. Some basic details about you and your trip will go a long way in breaking the ice.
During your stay, keep in mind we live in a dense, residential neighborhood, and that your presence can impact my neighbors.
The city of Seattle is scrutinizing Airbnb hosts and guests, who are accused of disrupting the tranquility and 'character' of Seattle's neighborhoods. City officials and many residents would love a reason to confirm their negative prejudices about Airbnb and curb its use.
Let's not give them a reason. Let's be exemplary citizens and visitors. Let's be conscientious and inconspicuous, and keep a low profile.
Be especially considerate to my neighbors next door to the east (blue house), with whom I share a driveway and live very close to. They have been kind enough to oblige the hundreds of guests I have hosted. In return, be considerate of their comfort, peace, and quiet.
Do not park in, or drive up the shared driveway between my house and my neighbor's house. It's for pedestrian use only only and must remain clear of vehicles for all those who walk up and down it - my neighbors use it too. If you drive onto it, if you park on it, you are impacting my neighbors. It's also too narrow to safely drive up and down - the risk/liability of damaging my house or my neighbor's plants is simply too high and not worth the small convenience doing so might (URL HIDDEN) I'm playing it safe and sticking to a no-vehicle rule for the long driveway.
Guests are welcome to invite their friends and relatives over to visit...within reason. It's not a huge space - if you want to invite one or a few people over for a limited amount of time, that should work. But, I wouldn't encourage hosting a large, prolonged gathering. Use your best judgment, and if you're unsure about a particular situation, feel free to ask me about it.
For those of you booking a stay for multiple people: make sure all the members in your group know the House Rules and read the House Manual. As the booking guest, it is your responsibility to communicate to them everything I communicate to you. If I send you an email, forward it to them. Send them a copy of the House Rules and House Manual. Have them know it as well as you do.
Thanks everyone - I imagine you will all be pros in no time!
I'm a former journalist and now a self-employed writer and editor. I made the suite a place I would want to stay in when I travel. I hope that care and quality comes through during your stay. I couldn't ask for a better spot to live in the city, or a better place from which to base a visit.