The Seward Park Zen Retreat is a light-filled two-bedroom 1-bath home. In addition to vacation stays, Airbnb guests have used the home for photo shoots and small private parties. It's also been published as "House of the Week" in Seattle Metropolitan magazine. The home easily accommodates longer term stays and I've hosted many guests for weeks to months at a time. All individuals and couples are welcome.
The master bedroom includes a new king mattress with luxury linens, antique bureaus, dressing area and closet. The second bedroom has a queen mattress with the same quality linens, a bureau and closet. Both rooms are filled with natural light which can be controlled with newly installed roller blinds and linen curtains. Recessed and pendant interior lighting is on dimmers. A brand new 47-inch flat screen w/ DVD and cable is located in the second bedroom. If requested, it can be moved to the living room before guest arrival.
The home contains one fully remodeled bathroom and spa. The shower includes a steam room for eucalyptus infused rejuvenation. The controls are easily set for steam and water temperatures. The bathroom is equipped with Restoration Hardware towel sets. Italian limestone tiles and teak bench compliment the spa experience. The new window easily slides open and closed for cooling temperatures and air circulation. The bathroom overlooks a green belt with native forest.
The fully equipped chef’s-kitchen includes a gas range, dual-basin sink and dishwasher. A breakfast nook surrounded by windows allows for morning coffee and easy access to the elevated covered deck. The deck includes Adirondack chairs and teak dinging table. A gas grill is included. The dining room is off the kitchen adjacent to the picture windows.
House trained adult dogs are welcome inside the house. They have full access to a spacious enclosed dog run with dog house. Laundry facilities are located downstairs in a common area.
The home is located in a residential neighborhood between City of Seattle's Seward Park on Lake Washington and the retail and restaurant district of Columbia City. Lake Washington or the Columbia City retail district are both about a 10-minute walk or couple minute drive from the home. The lake shoreline is a prime running and walking area with paths and trees parallel to the road and shore. Columbia City is home to many wonderful restaurants which reflect the 98118 zip codes standing as most ethnically diverse zip code in the nation. Recommended restaurants include La Medusa, Tutabella Neapolitan pizza, Salted Sea, Full Tilt gourmet ice cream, Columbia City Bakery and Geraldine’s for breakfast. The PCC gourmet natural foods market and deli is located in the heart of the Columbia City retail district. Columbia City hosts once of the finest farmers markets on Wednesday afternoons during spring and summer.
There is ample free street parking in front of the house. The home is minutes from public transportation including city bus and light-rail. Uber and Yellow Cab service the area. Light-rail provides access to Sea-Tac airport in about 25-minutes. The center of downtown Seattle is about a 15-minute ride.
ABOUT THE PLACE
Guests have the entire home which includes two bedrooms, a steam/shower spa, living room, kitchen and dining room. Whole bean coffee, grinder and French press are provided. For those that prefer a coffee maker, it’s also available. Guests come and go as they wish. I provide the key code and logistics instructions after reservation confirmation. I am always available in person or by phone if guests have questions or need any assistance. The downstairs self-contained apartment is occupied by a permanent tenant.