My home is in the walkable Phinney Ridge neighborhood, with easy access to city life, restaurants and entertainment. The bedroom is spacious for a single traveler. Guests have access to the living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, and French doors that open onto the deck, and your own bath.
I am 20 miles from the Sea-Tac Airport and a 30-minute Uber or taxi ride depending on traffic. You can also take a combination train + bus + short walk if you have the time and want a more affordable option.
My personal design aesthetic offers guests a well-maintained and thoughtfully organized environment that visitors find restful and serene. My home is full of artwork, books, and comfortable places to sit and relax, or have a conversation.
Other than my bedroom and studio space, guests are encouraged to use the common spaces: living room, kitchen, dining area, your own bathroom, laundry, back deck, front porch and garden spaces.
I always have an assortment of teas and organic French roast coffee on hand. If you use cream, please supply your own. You can keep food in the pantry and fridge/freezer.
I can help with check-in and answer any questions you may have about House Rules or the neighborhood, transportation, etc.
My 100-year-old cottage home is also my design studio and I work in the daylight basement M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with some flexibility in my schedule.
When I'm in my studio, I ask that you respect my privacy, except in an emergency—please get my attention!
Our block is 99% owner occupied with working people, families, and single moms and a few retirees. They are all friendly and approachable, so say hi! Be respectful about parking on the street and leave room for others and be mindful about driveway openings.
Check-in is after 2 p.m.
In order to provide a peaceful, safe, and comfortable atmosphere for guests, my neighbors, and myself (host) the following House Rules apply during your stay. It is your responsibility to read these rules, be aware of and follow them throughout your stay.
Most are common courtesy. My 100-year-old cottage home is also my design studio and I work in the daylight basement M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with some flexibility in my schedule.
Seattle is a green city. We recycle and are conservationists. That means taking short showers, minimizing waste and showing general respect for our environment and your impact on it. We really appreciate your attention to this during your stay.
1) Please pick up luggage, rather than drag or roll across the hardwood floors.
2) To preserve the retreat environment of my studio home, quiet hours start at 9:00 p.m. and end at 6:00 a.m. After 9:00 p.m., cell phone conversations should be kept in the guest room, at a respectful volume.
3) Any device that beeps, alerts or sounds should be limited to the guest room and kept at a low volume. Use headphones or mute in common areas, unless you are alone in the home at the time.
4) This is a smoke-free environment, including inside and outside the house, on the driveway, or on the sidewalk. This applies to "vaping," e-cigarettes, or cannabis cigarettes as well.
5) Social drinking can be enjoyable for all, but guests who become intoxicated will be asked to leave.
6) Simon, my cat, is very particular about the humans (and animals) he likes and may be elusive. He has his own cat door and comes and goes as he pleases. I feed him in the basement so his fishy food doesn't bother guests. A service dog would not be compatible, unfortunately.
7) We love fresh air! The use of strongly scented perfume, laundry products, or incense is not appreciated. Shampoos, conditioners, and deodorants that contain natural or a mild scent are OK.
8) Due to the danger of fire, no candles or incense may be used inside the house or on the property at any time. I occasionally light a candle in the living room or with a meal if I am home. This is the only exception.
9) If the home temperature, 68 degrees F, requires a change for your comfort, please let me know before you adjust the thermostat.
10) Please keep personal belongings in the guest room and leave no trace in common rooms after use. Please return wet towels to the bathroom towel rack.
11) Please ask if you intend to have a guest visit. No overnight guests.
12) Always lock deadbolts on exterior doors when leaving the house and before going to sleep. City living and personal safety strategies go together.
13) When you are finished using the kitchen for meal preparation, leave no trace. Be sure that the dishwasher is between cycles, or handwash your dishes and return to their original location.
14) The dining area is designed for eating and has a linoleum floor for easy clean-up. Please do not consume food or beverages in the guest room.
15) Please do any meal prep or laundry between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. to cut down on noise during quiet hours. If you have an early flight and need to shower or make coffee, just let me know what to expect.
16) Check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Leave the guest room door open, go out the front door and lock deadbolt, then place the key in the lock box. You must leave promptly, so I can prepare for the next guest.
17) Guest agrees to pay host for damages or loss of any of host's personal or private property damaged or lost by the guest.
18) Violation of the House Rules may result in immediate termination of the reservation and forfeiture of the total cost of the reservation.
I'm a brand identity designer and a native Northwesterner. I'm progressive minded, active and interested in learning new things, meeting new people and sometimes just kicking back.
Can't live without: a good night's sleep, coffee in the morning, a good book to read, sharing moments with friends, and something to laugh about.
I like Indie movies, weird juxtapositions and chance encounters.
My style of travel is to make the most of where I am, and learn from the locals.
This is my first AirB&B hosting experience.
My life motto? Be kind, honest, and keep learning!