Home like a lodge, three blocks above Puget Sound with forever unobstructable views of the Olympic Mountains and islands in the Sound.
Two bedrooms, two full baths, large west-facing deck, kitchen, open living and dining with a two-story fireplace.
Note: Please write me before you make a reservation. I would like to hear a bit about you and who is coming with you, and I need to know in advance of your arrival date for planning purposes.
This house is wonderful space for a family reunion, friends' get-together, holiday gathering.
It's large and friendly and feels like a country house in the city. It's very quiet, you'll sleep quite well. And it's secluded, so you don't have to worry about bothering anybody with happy noise like laughter and music.
Please note: Take a look at the photos to see the second floor layout. It is a half-floor with two separate beds, offset from each other, but not separated by doors.
You have access to the whole house to live in while you are here as if it were yours. Cook up a feast, invite friends and family over for dinner or an evening on the deck.
Be sure to talk to me if you're planning to have additional people stay overnight.
(There is an apartment in the ground floor reserved for my own use. It is currently rented to a very considerate gentleman who has been wonderful to stand in for me as host. His name is Gary Steinle. You can text or call him for questions or problems in the house -- since I'm not there while you are!)
The house is yours while you're here. I will be available for any and all questions you may have, but I will be staying elsewhere.
The House Rule is the Golden Rule.
Just talk to me if you need something, anything at all.
It goes without saying, I hope, that this is a no-smoking place.
If you are traveling with a pet, let me know. It may or may not be possible to have a pet here.
Airbnb is a way to have a houseful, which is what I like.
Ever since I was a kid doing sleepovers to my first job out of college as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Turkey all through my long and longer life, I've loved every place I've ever visited. So maybe that's why I want to return all the great hospitality I've received.
These days I'm a realtime captioner for hard of hearing. Which means I go to classes, meetings, conferences with students (or staff or faculty) primarily at the University of Washington and write live everything being said so the student can read it on my computer screen as it's happening. You've seen closed captioning on TV? It's like that, only I'm there live on site. Love my job. It's challenging (that is to say, hard) and can be stressful, but I am glad to be a vehicle for access to education and the workplace that people wouldn't have without that service. The service is provided under auspices of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
There are so many things to do in Seattle, and I am happy to give you information and ideas for your stay -- or just get out of your way and let you have at it!