*Beautiful artsy home *Partial Mt Rainier view *Private location w/parking! Spacious treetop room (174sf) has a sweet sleeping alcove and an extra twin bed. Kitchen is great. Best Seattle location for busing everywhere. Country in the city atmosphere. WALK to shopping, the TROLL, Theo Chocolate, Nectar, 3 day gym pass, great restaurants; Woodland Park Zoo, Amazon, Adobe, (Hidden by Airbnb) , Tableau, Green Lake, SLU! Near U of Washington & Seattle Pacific U. Buses nearby (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) min to SLU, Pike Market
Charming 1920's frame Tudor with many updates, and artsy touches. This location is great. You can visit Seattle and the surrounding areas all day and then return to Fremont and enjoy the "village" shops and neighborhood! On warmer days, until mid October if we are lucky, enjoy the "dining" table on the deck just off the kitchen. Evenings are perfect now for a fire in the newer fire pit. The baby grand piano is always available during the day for the musically inclined, and there is live music in Fremont "village" ongoing in the evenings. Nectar Lounge is a favorite.
Parking on site is a great feature. Be sure to reserve your space!
Bus stop nearby takes you to Seattle Center, Pike Place Market and/or downtown in 20 minutes +/-.
If driving you are just 10 minutes on Aurora/Hwy 99 to Pike Place market parking in the World Market building. Buy a treat at the World Market for free parking while you visit Pike Place.
You can walk to the NEWER restaurant district at 43rd and Fremont Ave which includes the ever popular Paseo, Cafe Vita, UNeedaBurger, and Pecado Bueno, plus highly rated Rock Creek, and, Fremont Bowl are popular as well
Near the center of Fremont between N 34th Street and N 36th Street there are more shops, cafes, and restaurants, quirky and artsy installations, Theo Chocolate Factory, Burnt Sugar, PCC (awesome and organic grocery), Fremont Coffee, Qazi's newly remodeled dining room, Nectar's live music venue, The Troll, Cafe Turko, and other favorites.
ROOM: South facing and spacious with a sleeping alcove and an extra comfy twin mattress near the view window to allow for an additional guest! The bathroom is three steps away. It is shared with the room on the north facing side of the house. There are no common walls for the bedrooms. The alcove sleeping area is charming with a lower ceiling. (174sf) There is a desk in the room for corporate guests who need to work while here.
THE HOUSE: Beautiful 1920's tudor style home in Seattle's popular Fremont neighborhood. Protected by two towering douglas fir trees and a large hedge, the house is private and quiet, and is set in the NE corner of the lot with the gardens on the west and south sides.
Artsy and peaceful, awesome kitchen, great view deck to garden and mtn, hardwood floors on main, tile shower up, wifi, laundry, parking and a "bike garage" in the lower storage area. And again, a bit romantic with a sleeping alcove in the room, plus plenty of open space too, and includes a twin mattress for a third guest. There is a desk in the room for corporate guests who need to work while here. NOTE: both beds are comfortable mattresses on the floor with pillow tops - have tested both successfully!
LOCATION: This is an amazing hillside Fremont"village" location, in the residential section with secret stair walks and a variety of gardens and homes, and a 5-10 minute walk to shops, groceries, restaurants, buses and the ship canal. (Visit the Fremont Troll, the rocket ship at 35th and Evanston just across from the Saturn building, the topiary dinosaurs, the sundial at Gasworks Park, the Zoo, Theo's chocolate factory, Waiting for the Interurban and the very cool Fremont Bridge.)
MISCELLANEOUS: A common area and cozy reading area is at the top of the stairs between the 2 rooms,. The tile shower and bead board wainscoating bath is just steps from your room. The bath is shared with another room located on the other side of the sitting area. You have no common walls with other rooms so your space is private and quiet.
And on cooler evenings there's a fire pit in the garden.
COUNTRY IN CITY: Everyone is amazed at this little corner of Seattle, feeling as if you are in the country, yet just 10-15 minutes from downtown, UW, Puget Sound or Lake Washington.
You will not find super manicured lawns but you will find lovely gardens, gravel paths, birds and a few squirrels, spring and summer flowers, and a great walking score.
And, you won't find sidewalks on this side street, but most of the year you will be greeted by charming hedges and leafy tree overhangs as you enter this somewhat secret hideaway in the city.
Bus service is easy and convenient too. 20 minutes to "The Market" with normal traffic. Bus routes to check out are the 28, the 5 and the 40 for starters.
KITCHEN: The kitchen is set up with a French door refrigerator with a shelf reserved for you, a large drawer for other dry items, and an awesome gas range that is very popular among visiting cooks. Two cooks can easily work together or separately. (Kitchen includes a dishwasher, toaster oven, juicer, blender, slow cooker, rice cooker, and mixer.) BE SURE TO LET HOST KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO COOK FULL DINNERS. Remember the house rules of quiet from 10pm to 10am and no more cooking after 9pm.
GARDEN: The garden is a staircase away. Collards and kale most of the year, In early summer the raspberries are delicious. Blackberries across the road and on the east side ripen in Aug/Sept. In February the bulbs and leaves start to grow to the light and lunch on the deck on a sunny day in early April is GREAT! Last year I planted extra bulbs and am look forward to pots and gardens with more tulips and narcissus in 2017 too.
ROOM DETAILS: You will have your own room with a queen size bed, share a lovely shower bath, upstairs and away from the main living spaces. There is an extra day bed/ mattress as well for an additional guest
Cafes, shops, biking trails, the Troll, and the life size sun dial at Gas Works Park with its spectacular view of downtown are all within walking distance. The Burke Gilman Trail is at the bottom of the hill, just turn left and you are on your way to Bothell if you like, or just a leisurely waterfront stroll.
Fremont Coffee, Cafe Ladro, Starbucks, Lighthouse Roaster and several other great coffee houses are nearby. Nightlife is busy and fun with much life music. Market Time at 44th and Fremont Ave and the PCC at 34th and Evanston (dedicated to an organic and healthy lifestyle) make grocery shopping easy whether you drive, walk or bike.
Being in Seattle in the winter is cozy and full of sparkling tree lights to keep away the dark.
During the shortest days we have sunset by 4:15pm and sunrise around 7:40am.
We don't actually have rain so much as many days of overcast skies with no sunshine, or quite little. And, lately the weather patterns have sometimes been different. We're all working around the global change patterns these days.
In the approaching spring thorough late summer it is sooo beautiful.
Guests can make morning coffee and use the fridge shelf assigned for personal food. There is also a large drawer in the kitchen for dry goods, etc., that will be available for your dry goods, snacks, (website hidden) is also an option so make your request before you arrive and the kitchen will be yours for the evening (other guest room will be notified).
Guests can use the deck and sit in the garden or arrange for an evening fire around the fire pit. As the season progresses, when the tomatoes ripen, or when the raspberries are ripe, they are fun to share.
There is also a basement area below the house with an exterior access only that is good for storing bikes or a kayak (with notice). Bikes are also safe, typically, in the back yard under the deck.
Usually guests are clear if they want to come and go quietly with not too much interaction or if they want to visit about the area or chat a bit. Either is fine. I try to allow the guests to set the pace and it seems to work, whether we create some friendship ties or just morning and evening hello's.
I LOVE THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.
We have the best of just about everything - some great mtn views, access to the water for kayaking, and boating, easy hwy and freeway access, an active arts community and busy chamber of commerce. There are many coffee shops, restaurants and several grocery stores within walking distance or a short drive (PCC, Market Time, Fred Meyer, 7-11, Trader Joes, QFC). PCC is GMO free and has pature raised beef and eggs, organic coffee beans, a deli, a salad bar and hot food bar. The produce section is carefully selected and amazing. Prices are not cheap, quality is high.
New and older restaurants offer a wide variety of dining, and decor.
Walk to everything in Fremont, or use it as your home base with great access to down town, Ballard, the locks, and Shilshoe and Golden Gardens. UW is a quick bike ride away, or 4-10 minutes by car depending on where you need to go. South Lake Union is hopping with activity, amazon, the Gates Foundation, and more. Be there in 5 minutes.
Parking is free and is in front of the house in an attractive gravel parking area.
Bus service is frequent and takes you nearly everywhere a visitor would want to go.
Check out seattle transit. There are bus pamphlets in the rooms or in the basket at the base of the stairs.
From the airport:
You have several options…
1. Taxi - about 30 minutes
2. Light rail - roll your bags to the light rail station by following the signs and you can economically go all the way to Westlake Center downtown. From there you can grab a taxi or take the 28 or the 5 bus into Fremont and walk to the house. 45 minutes to the house if you are lucky with timing or perhaps 1.5 hrs if buses are slower and you don't take a taxi for any part of the trip.
3. Super Shuttle type service - check the internet for details.
4. Car rental at the airport, then follow gps and directions on this site to drive to the house. I takes about 25 minutes from the airport to the house.
Fall is brisk and great for walks and steaming coffee and yummy soups. Everyone sports trades in flip flops and sandals for boots and long socks and jackets. Winter is pretty dark and there are lots of festivities in December. (see skiing below) Coffee houses are popular as are live music, jazz, opera, and ballet. As the weather warms up and the days get long and sunnier, there is a LOT to enjoy in the area. Be sure to check out hiking sites, and tour info on line. At the house there will be information too. Fremont itself is fun and great all year round. The markets on Sundays in Fremont and Ballard are great. Always ask if you don't find what you want.
SKIING: Snoqualmie Pass is 45 minutes away and has really popular night skiing. Alpental offers more challenging runs.
And don't forget cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
KITTITAS VALLEY: Cle Elum and Roslynd are about an hour and a half east on I 90. If you are looking for snow, the old west, sunshine and some wide open spaces just go East and you'll find it. There are some jaw dropping views when you drive the back roads and hiking to Manastash Ridge is a super day hike - with spectacular views.
I love my neighborhood for all the reasons I've listed above, and because of the community feel here. 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. 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 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!
Link to typical tourist sites and some great alternatives:
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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.
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Seattle, Washington, Stati Uniti