The Space Local. Suburban. Outdoorsy. Environmentally conscious. Safe, Secure, and Peaceful. Launch pad for Pacific Northwest adventures of all sorts. Home away from home.
Note that the accommodations are a multi-functional room, with sleeping either on a queen sized air mattress, twin sized air mattress, or a couch, depending on personal preference. If you are keen to explore, there are ample books and maps available, as well as an owner with a brain full of ideas and experiences. The key to this lodging opportunity is comfort of a nicer family home with lots of ways to enjoy exploring the Pacific Northwest, at a rate at or below the nightly local hotel rate.
This space is tastefully remodeled, with numerous details and comforts. It stays warm in the winter, and cool in the summer, with insulation that buffers some of the sounds from the rest of the house and surrounds. (We cannot guarantee it to be soundproof, as we do live full time upstairs here, and use the laundry often, plus come and go via the lower level.)
It's located in lovely Edmonds, Washington, just north of Seattle. Edmonds is "The Friendliest Town on Puget Sound."
Seattle metro area day trips, 3 hour radius epic day trips galore, smaller family vacations, road trips with a base camp, or while transitioning or remodeling your home.
Commute distance for business travelers to Seattle, Eastside, Everett, Kitsap, Boeing. Prometric testing Center, Compass Courses maritime training, Swedish Edmonds Hospital, Rick Steves' Europe, Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds Community College, University of Washington, Edmonds ferry / train (Amtrak and Sounder), Edmonds Transit Center, Aurora Village Transit Center, Mountlake Terrace Transit Center and freeway stop.
Things we do NOT have:
-patience for breaking our house rules or messages being ignored
-disposable paper towels or napkins or dishware (we have washable reusable cloth or ceramic / glass / acrylic ones)-a full kitchen for guest use
-a full length mirror
-a full closet Guest Access Guests do have access to a mother-in-law studio suite with mini kitchen, a dedicated bathroom with corner shower, and our shared laundry facilities. Interaction with Guests We absolutely love to host. Meeting and connecting with our guests and helping make their travel experience wonderfully memorable is our favorite part. We check in with our guests as we care about their comfort, and do maintain awareness of when they come and go as we care about their safety and well-being while we host them in our private family home. We do expect that our guests use and regularly monitor and respond to Air BnB site / app messages, during the reservation and arrival phase and especially while guests in our home, as we do use this as a frequent means of communication with our guests. We also do expect that our guests express their needs and feedback to us directly during their stay, giving us the opportunity to give them the 5 star experience for which we strive with every guest, as opposed to after departure in a review including scoring or summary or private feedback. This is our family's home that we are opening to strangers, and we expect a high level of transparency and graciousness from each of our guests.
That being said:
Guests may come and go with little to no interaction if they like. Or, for those more social, family style meals or casual social interaction with me are possible, too. I am an extrovert, so just make it clear if you'd prefer alone time and privacy or social time and interaction.
It really depends on how much is mututally agreed. I've enjoyed meals and wine and evening social time in the backyard with some guests, and barely seen others, based on their level of comfort and interest in interacting. I am a working professional woman with a family, so I don't mind if you like your own space, though I am a huge extrovert and love to meet and get to know new people.
I do also list the upstairs space occasionally on Air BnB, so you may meet others, if desired. Please DO let me know right away if there are any issues with interactions with other guests or occupants. The Neighborhood Located in a "The Friendliest Town on Puget Sound," the bedroom community of Edmonds, about 30 miles north of SeaTac airport, 15 miles north of downtown Seattle, and 15 miles south of downtown Everett.
The property is easily reached with just 3 turns off of either of 2 exits from Interstate 5. It is within walking distance of groceries, drug stores, banks, shops, restaurants, and even beaches and ferry and train travel as well as Interstate 5, but is down a quiet neighborhood street. The neighborhood never seems to lose power even in severe winter weather like ice and snow and wind storms.
Location has worked well for savvy personal or business travelers plus relocators or temporary lodgers in transition looking for affordable, safe, clean, comfortable, accommodations. Getting Around Local buses, transit center, train station, and ferry dock are all within a reasonably ambulatory and environmentally conscious person's walking distance. There are some pieces of information available for schedules, etc., in hard copy in the space and around the house, thanks to previous guests. :) Most can be found online. Other Things to Note Walk Score 42: 6 min drive , 11 min bike, 37 min walk to Downtown Edmonds.
Grocery stores and other services within walking distance (PCC, QFC, Walgreens, Starbucks, Dry Cleaning, Pet store, Café Ladro, Harbor Square, YMCA, Bus Community Transit 416 to downtown Seattle, Rapid Ride 'E' Line along Hwy 99/Aurora Ave corridor into Seattle to near King Street Station. It's even possible to get to/from SeaTac Airport by mass transit, with a reasonably small amount of walking, though it's not very time efficient compared to a car, and I'd personally only try this with carry-on luggage and a backpack or purse. ...