Queen bed in private, fully equipped and furnished room with full closet. One bus stop from the Seattle Art Museum, 3 miles from the stadiums, 3 miles from Alki Beach. Easy access to airport or train, hospitals, ferries, universities. On bike trail to downtown and Alki Beach. Walking distance to an Uptown coffee, small music venue/bar, great gym that offers day passes. Fun view of Harbor. Wi-Fi. Parking on the street is easily accessible.
Bathroom for this room is shared with host. I am not a power user and often go to my friend's townhouse 2 doors down if needs overlap. You'll have access to kitchen living room and dining room. The kitchen is stocked for do-it-yourself simple snacks and continental breakfast. Refrigerator, oven, dishwasher and shelf space. There’s also a library with comfy reading chair, elliptical trainer, printer and document shredder.
The neighborhood is in the northwest corner of West Seattle, right by the West Seattle Bridge, so very close to SODO --
CARS: We're one block from elevated roadway, so you'll access downtown, I-5, I-99 and 99 without any traffic lights.
BUSES: because the neighborhood hosts the first stop after/before elevated roads to Downtown Seattle, you are one stop away from Seattle Art Museum, the downtown bus tunnel, Pike Place Market and the WAMU building. We walk two blocks to stops for any of six different buses headed to Downtown, the stadiums, West Seattle Junction, hospitals, Alki Beach, Seattle Center, Train station, etc. The bus costs about $2.25 -- much cheaper than downtown or stadium parking costs.
BICYCLES: We are right on the bike trails to Downtown and Alki beach, each about a three mile ride. Two blocks of our hill are steep, but I can show you short cuts that limit your hill climbing -- and on some occasions I will offer you a ride up the hill. Many neighbors bike to work downtown. Our drive to the airport is on the lesser used 509, so it tends to be 15 minutes any time of day.
Things to always bring to Seattle, regardless of season: raincoat, comfortable shoes for any hills you encounter and sunglasses. Feel free to ask for advice on climbing, hiking, parks, scuba diving spots OR Seattle's definition of business casual.
As a host I do my best to be affirmative, resourceful and helpful, if there's something you want or need that hasn't occurred to me, let us know. If we can offer it, we will!
Living room, Dining Room, Library, Kitchen, Bathrooms, Laundry.
Interaction with guests
I work days but am available in the evenings.
To meet my condo association rules, we must have guests complete the condo association's roommate forms and we are required to run a criminal background check at our expense. It is not a lot of work, but we have to do it before we can allow you to stay. Feel free to ask questions about this.
We do not allow smoking, drugs or weapons in the house. Moderate drinking is allowed. While marijuana is legal in the state, to assure the comfort of all, we don't allow its use it in the house.
For everyone's safety, we do not have or allow weapons in the home.
At the request of the condo association, guest privileges do not include use of the driveway for motor vehicles. There is ample free on-street parking. If you have something heavy you need to take in or out of the house, make sure the host is with you.
The condo association expects all households to allow the quiet enjoyment of our neighbors. Please observe quiet time between 10 pm and 10 am, and when you are aware that housemates or the immediate neighbors may be sleeping.
Finally, there are plenty of neighbor kids around. Please make sure a parent is present before introducing yourself to a child and if approached by a child whose parent doesn't know you, ask if his or her parent is around.
If you want to get to know the neighbors, feel free to introduce yourself as "Anni's housemate" to adult neighbors, but you need not feel obliged to do so.
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I enjoy welcoming people into my home in an unpressured way. I want them to have a place to relax, to focus on the things that have brought them to Seattle and to know I am present as a resource. I have some ability to communicate in French, Italian, and Spanish, though not fluent.
Interests include hiking and backpacking, the Fine Arts, anthropology, native plants, vegetable gardening, great food, adventure travel, international development, theology and organizational development.
5 things I would rather not live without: coffee, fruit, family and friends, intellectual stimulation, time outdoors.
Favorite films Serious: Bleu, the Red Violin, Frida. Lighter fare: The IT Crowd (very goofy british comedy).