Great house. Amazing location w/easy bus access. High ceilings with great bed. It's a beautiful home on a hill, with gardens, & a country in the city vibe! Views of Mt Rainier. Walk into Fremont (10min.) for cafes, great food, and great music. 20-25 minutes to Pike Place Market via bus, and 10 minutes by car; walk to the Troll, Lk Union, Ballard Locks, downtown, & stadiums are all conveniently accessible by bus. Awesome kitchen; hardwoods, baby grand piano & leaded glass, cool windows.
Beautiful country in the city feel, overlooking trees and gardens. Comfortable bed in light airy room with a high ceiling. (140sf) Bedroom is clutter free with fresh flowers and chocolate to welcome you. The tile bathroom is newer and the landing area offers extra privacy and a sitting area. Very quiet for a great night's sleep!
Stairs to the room are 3' wide, a bit narrower than some, in the style of the 1920's.
For a third guest we have a comfy single air bed; the room is large enough to accommodate it easily for most guests. (140sf)The airbed can be adjusted for comfort. If you like a more open space, ask that the air bed be deflated, if you are a couple! Or request a smaller air mattress if you prefer.
Country in city feeling, within blocks of buses, Aurora Ave, Fremont's core village area, and great food and coffee shops. One block from 40th and Phinney. (Note: Phinney is a steep hill so check on alternative walking access to the Fremont center, on city stairs just west of Greenwood Ave.)
My home is a 1920's tudor with leaded glass, hardwood floors, picture molding and very peaceful surroundings yet in the middle of the Fremont neighborhood. You can walk to the new restaurant district at 43rd and Fremont Ave or down into the center for more food and entertainment or to access the Burke Gilman running and bike trail. Walk to Seattle Pacific University (SPU), (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), Tableau, Adobe and other high tech offices. Check photos for ambiance and the baby grand piano. The kitchen is totally cool with a large gas range, french door fridge, and southwest exposure. There's a drawer and a fridge space for you too. The deck off the kitchen overlooks the gardens and has views of Mt Rainier in the distance, on a clear day. It's awesome for morning coffee, or a full meal. And the fire pit is always available, when there are no fire restrictions, for an evening under the stars or autumn/winter couds
Wallingford, Queen Anne, Ballard, Phinney Ridge, Greenwood, and Green Lake are all close by.
There's a laundry room as well - just check for use and appt. The bathroom is shared with the other airbnb room on the same upper floor.
Walk around Fremont - you're a few blocks to shopping, great restaurants, the Canal and Lake Union, the Fremont Bridge and Near the Troll, the rocket ship, topiary dinosaurs, Burke Gilman trail for biking, Gas Works Park, Woodland Park Zoo, Greenlake, South Lake Union, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN),the ship canal, History House, Ballard and Lake Union, it's a perfect base for exploring Seattle while enjoying a really welcoming environment, close to everything. Check out the guide book below, for more local shops and sites. Great walk score of 87. However the hills surrounding this house on a hill can be tough if you're not in fairly good shape or have mobility issues for a block or two.
The room has been small for a few larger and taller guests, so be sure you are ok with the size (11' 2.5" x 13 ') but typically gets great reviews for up to three persons without extra bags.
More details on Location -
It is is great within minutes of the Fremont center, the Woodland Park Zoo, cafes, shopping, groceries and buses!! You can walk to the Fremont Troll and the Fremont outdoor market on Sundays. SPU is a leisurely walk across the Fremont Bridge on Nickerson. Drive 10-15 minutes to South Lake Union (Amazon, Gates Foundation etc.) and a few more to the downtown core, Seattle Center and the Pike Place Market! 10-15 minutes drive west to Ballard, Discovery Park, Golden Gardens Beach and Shilshoe Marina or East to University of Washington, the Mountaineers, University Village shopping, and 5 minutes to the Wallingford and Greenwood neighborhoods. About 5 - 10 minutes to parking at Green Lake for a stroll around the lake, walking the Woodland Park trails, or enjoying the public tennis courts. And don't forget the beautiful rose garden.
2 hours to Mt Rainier; 45 minutes to Snoqualmie Pass for some fairly easy hikes to views west back to Seattle. Tiger Mountain is very popular, as is the more challenging hike up Granite Mountain near North Bend. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) the Washington Trails Association for some great hikes.
On Hwy I-90 drive 2 hours to Ellensburg where the annual August rodeo is one of the best in the region and you can hike up Manastash Ridge from the trail off Cove Road.
2.5 hours to Portland and/or Vancouver BC depending on traffic and border wait times (BC).
20 -25 minutes to the ferries. Check the Washington State Ferry service on line for departure times and allow for delays and longer waits in the summer.
See another outline in Getting Around below.
Feedback on location:
One guest who just left described it as an Oasis in Seattle. And we are on Phinney Ave which has a couple of pretty steep blocks so it is a bit of a hike home - I like using Dayton Avenue from N 36th Street for the more gradual elevation to N 40th St.
Some house guidelines:
No smoking; mellow, quiet atmosphere; shoes off in carpeted areas; cooking/clean up ok up to 10pm; 10pm - 10am low volume time in the house; if using the fire pit make sure there's a pail of water near the fire. See house rules....
Self acclaimed "center of the universe," I love my neighborhood for all the reasons I've listed above, and because of the community feel here. The buses can take you just about anywhere you want to visit in Seattle. Locally, The Fremont Arts Council and the Fremont Abbey for arts and performance oriented creativity and activities, the Chamber for growing and sustaining businesses, and the local color everywhere, make the area a popular place to live and visit. Walking along the Burke Gilman Trail at the base of Phinney Avenue by the life sized dinosaur topiaries is a great way to spend time and get a ground level view of the canal and all the boats and ships that pass by. Stopping at the Lighthouse Roaster at 40th and Phinney, for incredibly delicious coffee and a variety of teas gives you a taste of a local and very popular neighborhood meeting place.
Following the many connecting stairways and paths in the area gives you a very special experience of this great neighborhood. There is a newly finished neighborhood stair case on Greenwood Avenue. Great for step training!
Take to the hills and check out the great homes between N 39th and N 42nd - modern, traditional, large and small. Walk down into the Fremont "village" for meals or night life or cafes or shopping. Note: steeper hills here.
Link to typical tourist sites and some great alternatives can be found on the seattle times site.
Even though the house is minutes away from the bustle of the Fremont community with live music venues at night and a popular Sunday market on weekends, you would not realize that. This is also a great place to take a private retreat with grounds and gardens that feel totally away from the city while being close to everything.
Always feel comfortable asking for information and good places to visit in Fremont.
Seattle, WA, United States