The Space**Queen size bed with memory foam mattress topping and 2 pillows per person.
*Optional two twin memory foam mattresses: an ottoman pull out and a twin trundle for reservations with more than one person.
*Wifi available with boosters in house to ensure quality speed.
*Size: It is 11ft x 13ft (143 sq ft) or 4m x 3.5m (14 sqm).
*Private room in house with 2 other separate private guest rooms listed on Airbnb. You may interact with other guests in the shared spaces during your stay.
*Two small bathrooms with a sink, storage, shower, and toilet are shared between three separate private guest rooms listed on Airbnb.
*The host and 4 cats live and one dog (Staffordshire bull terrier) on property. There is animal hair despite deep cleaning on a regular basis. The dog is a recent emergency rescue currently undergoing training. He will be with host on a 4 foot leash at all times and or in a confined crate unless working on his off leash obedience with a 50 foot rope outside.
*Water Activities on Property: fishing, kayaking, peddle boat, canoe equipment are available for use with private access on lake front property. Swimming is a popular and safe activity on this lake as it is very clean with no engine wake laws.
*Gardens are all around the property, where you can enjoy the flowers, fruit, and scenery by taking a walk along the many small pathways, or enjoying the view at one of the patios/seating areas. Feel free to eat vegetables and fruits growing here.
* An absolutely beautiful sunrise can be seen from the street side, where you can overlook a valley with Mt. Rainier in the background on a clear day. A breathtaking sunset can also be seen on the lake side with the Olympic Mountains in the background on a clear day. I highly recommend taking the time to see at least one of these.
*Exterior steel door with deadbolts and a private key in room entrance. This promotes sound barrier and extra security/privacy to make you feel comfortable.
*There is a ceiling fan in the room for air circulation, a space heater in the closet if the forced air is not warm enough for you, and a large floor fan if you get too hot.
*A very large East facing window overlooking a valley that also has beautiful sunrise scenery. Mood lighting set up for use around window. Window has both blinds and curtains.
*Office space where the room is equipped with a desk, chair, writing necessities.
*Storage includes a closet with hangers, mini fridge, built in cabinets, open shelving.
*Food prep items in room include mini oven, coffee press, electric kettle, and a set of dishes with cutlery. Use of kitchen is also allowed.
*Room also furnished with a few mirrors, clock with alarm, selection of magazines & books, a desk lamp, hair dryer, and a variety of toiletries.
*Lakefront Retreat Deck View Room & Lakefront Retreat Rainier View Room may be available if you are looking at accommodations for a larger group of people and need more rooms.
*This private room and house is a good fit for any combination of the following:
Those who love the outdoors, those who love animals, those who love gardening, those who like sharing, those who like quiet time at night, those who need a close place to the airport, those who are looking for private beach access, those who like cozy rooms (because you have the whole outside and shared space downstairs!), those who like nature, those who like sports, those who like bird watching, those who are accepting of all human life no matter the race, religion, gender orientation, ages, nationality, or culture. :) Guest Access*You enter through the main door on the first floor. There is a self-check-in key lock box to enter the house if host is not home during time of arrival. The code is updated on a regular basis and will be provided in a welcome email with check-in details.
*You have access and share TWO bathrooms with two other rooms and should leave those bathrooms as clean as it was before your use. Both bathrooms are small, with a sink, storage, shower, and toilet.
*No outside visitors and no overnight guests are allowed at any time. If you would like a guest they need to be included and paid for as an extra person during time of booking. My insurance requires only paid guests in order to qualify. No exceptions.
*You have access and are encouraged to eat from food growing in the gardens. I planted seed for significantly more food than I can possibly consume, so you are doing me a favor by enjoying the food I grow so it doesn't go to waste!! ;)
*You have access to full use of the kitchen if you leave the kitchen the way you found it (wash your dishes/pans & clean your used space).
*You have access to the private beach & private dock on the property. This also includes the use of the available boats.
*The first floor is all shared between guests as long as you leave the space the way you found it.
*You have access to an iron, ironing board, and clothes steamer.
*You have access to laundry (washer and dryer) when making a reservation for 5 days or longer.
*There is a coal outside BBQ for use as long as you clean it after use. Interaction with Guests*I will do my best to greet guests at the door when they arrive to answer any questions and show them the space. I may be at work and unable to be present during arrival time. I will leave guests alone to the privacy of their room.
*The 1st floor is shared space, and when occupying the first floor, it means you are open to interaction!
*There may be interaction with other guests from the other 2 private rooms listed on Airbnb in this house.
*You will have interactions with the animals of the house. They are very outgoing and friendly. The cats tend to be even more friendly when you are eating.. ;). In the shared living spaces, even with air purifiers, pet dander exists and there is a high potential to those with allergies to have a problem. Claritin is offered to those with allergies, please ask if needed. The NeighborhoodI love living right on Angle Lake! Less than 10 minutes from SeaTac Airport, and near public transportation to downtown Seattle. Go for a run around the lake, it's apx. a 5km (3 miles), play tennis, basketball or soccer at the public park just down the street, go to the YMCA which is only 5 minutes away, or if you are done with the private beach at the property go across swim or boat across the lake to the public beach at Angle Lake Park (you can drive or run to the park too!). Southcenter Mall is 5km (3 miles) away. Getting AroundNearest Food From Lake House by walking:
*0.9 km (0.6 miles) go north on Military Rd then north of 46th Ave S. A 76 gas station and mini mart.
*1.4 km (0.9 miles) go south on Military Rd past light. A Subway sandwich shop, SeaTac BigFoot Java coffee shop, and a 76 gas station with mini mart.
*2.4 km (1.5 miles) go north on military then north on 46th Ave South then west on 188th. A Taco Bell, Dave's Diner & Brew, Jack in the Box. Continue north on Pacific Highway S. you have Denny's, Seasports Restaurant and Lounge, Maxi's Restaurant & Lounge, Mango Thai Cuisine & Bar, L&L, Subway, and Sharp's RoastHouse.
*Close access to the light rail station and bus allowing access to downtown Seattle. The bus is $2.75 for an adult and takes apx. 16-20 minutes including the walk from the airport. Uber is also available in this area, and costs between $9-13 to get to/from the airport/lake house. Other Things to Note*Check-in at 3PM or later and check-out 11AM or earlier. This is a strict policy. As a host, it is important for me to provide guests with a rewarding experience they deserve. This starts with a clean room, clean sheets, clean towels, etc.
*The house can be difficult to find: Due to the random order of house numbers on the street, please read house manual for detailed identifying markers.
*Narrow driveway on slope: Free parking is available upper gravel lot space. Wide enough for two large SUV's (but a very tight squeeze). Please park close to one side of the upper parking area to allow other guests to park in the driveway with you. Overflow parking for 3rd car on gravel area to the left of driveway in front of front door entrance. Entrance parking spot to be used only if upper parking area is full. This allows friends & family of host to use driveway for short random visits. If you do not feel comfortable maneuvering in the driveway, there is TONS of street parking available! :)
*Entry Access: Please follow detailed directions for use written in the house manual.
*Every Wednesday morning cleaning service: Professional maids deep clean the whole house and private room every Wednesday from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM. You have the option to leave room door closed for privacy or leave open for cleaning. (Room is also cleaned by myself between guests).
*Animals in house: I want to emphasize the house does have 4 cats. Lint rollers are available in room. Animal hair exists and I do my best to keep this at bay to prevent allergies. Claritin is made available. Cats are not allowed outside, and doors which access outside must not be left open.
*Challenging stairwell to access room: This house would be a problem for someone with mobility issues. The stairway is winding, narrow, with an awkward wall, and is required to get from entrance of house to 2nd floor, where the private room is located.
*Circuit overload: If all outlets in room are being used you may pop a circuit. The circuit box is on the first floor in the corner to the right of the television.
*Shared living space & bathroom: Three private rooms are listed with two bathrooms. If all rooms are occupied you may be sharing a bathroom. All private guest rooms are on the 2nd floor. However, one bathroom is on the 1st floor and one is on the 2nd floor.
*Shared spaces are difficult to maintain 100% cleanliness without active participation of guests picking up their own items after use. This is especially important in the bathroom and kitchen.
*Boat sizes are adjustable, some are not: The kayaks have adjustable foot rests, that can slide back and forth. A man 6'7 has used the kayaks without using the foot rests, but it may be a squeeze. The peddle boat is not adjustable, and I suggest stacking the outside seat cushions on the boat seat to add leg room..
*This house is NOT a good fit for those who..
This house is NOT a good fit for those who are looking for accommodations that are similar to a hotel. The lake house is the original Airbnb concept. This is not a hotel, it is a home, and I love sharing my home with guests, so others can experience the lake and gardens! It really is a private room, with shared everything else.
This house is NOT a good fit for those who have allergies. There is pet air and air fresheners in this house. Although I do my best to remove as much hair as possible! I wish I could have a scent free dander free home while still having pets, but the pets win my heart!
This house is NOT a good fit for those who have mobility issues. This includes any age, young or old. If you are learning to walk, if you are easily prone to injuries, or if you have health issues that prevent you from being very agile on very difficult stairs.. the stairs can be a very serious slip. I wish this were not the case, but it really is a tight, winding stairwell, with a wall that sticks out to potentially hit your head, and a narrow section that does not allow super great foot placement/foot grip and easily can cause a slip. And when you slip, there is not a railing as the stairs are too narrow to put one in..
This house is NOT a good fit for those who are into drugs and parties. This is a quiet home at night.