The SpaceSuper fun space with a private entrance via our lavish Japanese style landscaped back yard, with a koi pond and waterfalls, reflecting path and large deck with BBQ, outside table and covered lounging area.
Entering the private entrance, you will first be in the large coffee room, with private bathroom (recently remodeled!), microwave, electric hot water pot, toaster, and a Keurig coffee maker. Being in Seattle, we offer a great selection of coffee blends, flavored coffees, hot chocolate, and tea.
From here, you enter your large 15x15 bedroom (the room is much larger than the pictures look!). It has a super comfy pillow-top queen size mattress, quiet ductless AIR CONDITIONING during the Summer (unusual for Seattle!), heating, cable tv, refrigerator (stocked with bottled water), complimentary snacks, and high speed wireless internet. You are surrounded by cool and fun art, masks, books, photography and other pieces of the owners personal collection from his travels around the world.
We have also just added a desk (requested by our awesome repeat business travelers).
The photos on this listing were photographed by an AirBnB photographer and verified! Guest AccessGuests have access to the backyard, with its beautiful Japanese style landscaping, huge deck with comfortable places to relax, a teak table and chairs (which lived on a cruise ship for first two years of their life!) for outdoor dining, a propane fire pit, multi-tiered waterfall and koi pond, and BBQ (please let us know in advance so we can prepare utensils, plates and silverware). Interaction with GuestsI tend to leave my guests on their own, but as I work at home about half of the week, I am available as needed, or via phone/text most of the time. I try to answer all messages within an hour, usually quicker! Any questions about the Nest before booking? Send me a note! I do love to meet and chat with our guests, but also respect their space and only interact when it's appropriate (usually in the back yard, while enjoying the space!).
Since I use an electronic coded lock, I do not have to be there when you arrive. The NeighborhoodThe Adventurer's Nest is just a few blocks from the Puget Sound, and the cool sea breezes often can be felt. Burien is a clean, comfortable, and quiet neighborhood just 7 minutes from SEATAC airport, with a great "small town" style downtown, central park, and lots of great bars and restaurants. We are also 10 minutes from Westfield Southcenter Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in Western Washington, which has two large movie theater complexes and lots of great restaurants and shopping. We are also a short 20 minutes from downtown and all of the best attractions that Seattle has to offer, including the Space Needle, Pike Market, and the beautiful downtown waterfront. Getting AroundWe offer exclusively for our guests the opportunity to rent our 2006 fully loaded Nissan Murano for $50 per day, plus Turo fees (We use the service "Turo" for both yours and my protection.). You are welcome to rent the Murano for your whole trip or just for a day trip or a few hours. And if you have never used Turo before, I have a code that will take $25 off your first rental! Please ask me for further details.
Local Burien bus stop is about 3 blocks away (runs commuter hours M-F) . The Burien Transit Center is about a mile away ($5 Uber or 5 minute walk), and the busses from the Transit Center go pretty much everywhere in Seattle 7 days a week.
We also offer reasonably priced airport/train or bus station/cruise pier/downtown pickup and drop off's- please inquire for rates and availability (Please provide your pickup/drop off times to schedule).
I also offer a free Lyft, or UberX ride (for first time users of these rideshare services- one of each per person!) to and/or from SEATAC airport or anywhere else, worth $20 (Uber), $10 (Lyft). Just ask! Other Things to NoteWe installed a super quiet ductless air-conditioning (for summers) /heating system into the room, for your total comfort. Most houses in Seattle don't have AC, but the Nest does!
We have 2 very friendly happy dogs, Luigi the mini Weiner Dog, and MuShu the Pug. They will most likely come visit you when you arrive (happy barking and tails wagging) and we just ask that you double check that the back gate is shut tight each time you go in and out, to keep Luigi and MuShu safe and secure. The dogs will cross through the supply area of the coffee room periodically (from the main house) to reach the back yard.
We recently removed the oil furnace, turning the Adventurer's Nest fully GREEN, with solar panels and a super efficient ductless air conditioning/heating system. Air conditioning is very rare in Seattle!
I always keep the room ready for guests, and have a code lock, so I don't even have to be home for your arrival! This creates the best flexibility for our guests. Late night arrivals and last minute bookings are totally cool! Need a room tonight and it's available? Instant book!
Washer/Dryer is available for $5 per load, including detergent, bleach, liquid softer and dryer sheets. Please ask in advance so we can make sure its prepared for your use.
I am very familiar with the cruise departures/arrivals and can definitely offer some great advice if you are going on a cruise!
I can also help planning your visiting plan, including some great "secrets" here in Seattle!
If you have 3 or 4 guests, I offer a very comfortable Queen Size blow-up AeroBed mattress, which fits very nicely at the foot of the main bed. For 5 guests, I also add a Twin Size Aerobed to the Coffee room. Perfect for families!
If you have a family or group that is more than 5, I can add another room that sleeps 3, "The Adventurer's Suite" for a very reasonable additional cost (less than the full cost of the Adventurer's Suite by itself). Please see my profile and the listing for the "Adventurer's Suite".
For registrations with 1/2 guests, the use of the beautiful comfy Queen bed with fresh sheets, blankets and pillows is included.
For registrations with 3/4 guests, a Queen Size or Twin Size Double Tall (your choice) Aerobed with fresh sheets, blankets, and pillows will be provided.
For registrations with 5 guests, a Queen Size AND a Twin Size Double Tall Aerobed with fresh sheets, blankets, and pillows will be provided.
If you would like to use an Aerobed (for 2 guests booked), or add the use of two Aerobeds (Queen/Twin for groups of 3/4 who need 3 beds), please inquire prior to booking, as there is a small additional fee.
We respect and welcome guests of all faiths, countries of origin, orientation, ethnicity and gender identity. All are welcome.
We allow smoking (+420 friendly) outside in the back yard. Please do not smoke or vape inside. Thanks!
Celebrating something special? Let me know and I can help make it special! Wine and chocolates? Special private tours with me or one of my professional tour guide friends? Breakfast in bed? We can do that! My specialty is Swedish Crepes, Bacon, and Scrambled Eggs with cheese! Yum!