The SpaceTravel in style and comfort with a more Human Experience!
Location has worked well for guests looking for affordable, safe, clean, comfortable, accommodations with reasonably close access and to Prometric testing Center, Compass Courses maritime training, Swedish Edmonds Hospital, Rick Steves' Europe, Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds ferry / train (Amtrak and Sounder), Edmonds Transit Center, Aurora Village Transit Center, Mountlake Terrace Transit Center and freeway stop, Edmonds Community College, University of Washington, Seattle area day trips, smaller family vacations, and even while transitioning homes locally or transplants moving into the area.
This space is tastefully remodeled, with numerous details and comforts. It's located in lovely Edmonds, Washington, just north of Seattle. Edmonds is "The Friendliest Town on Puget Sound."
The property is easily reached and within walking distance of groceries, drug stores, banks, shops, restaturants, and even beaches and ferry and train travel as well as Interstate 5, but is a bit down a quiet neighborhood street. It stays warm in the winter, and cool in the summer, and buffers sounds from the rest of the house and surrounds.
Home away from home.
Launch pad for Pacific Northwest adventures of all sorts.
Local. Urban. Suburban. Outdoorsy. Environmentally conscious. Sustainable living. Safe, secure, and peaceful location.
Day trips galore. Road Trips with a base camp. Commute distance for business travelers to Seattle, Eastside, Everett, Kitsap, Boeing.
Extremely safe. Friendly. Grocery stores, coffee shops, downtown Edmonds shops and restaurants, beaches, ferry, train station, etc. are all within 2 mile walking distance. Costco and other retail is an easy 10 minute drive away, as is a transit center for ample bus transportation into Seattle/Bellevue/Everett and other Puget Sound metro area destinations. I-5 is very easy to access by car from the neighborhood, with 2 different exits available, both just 3 turns away. The neighborhood never seems to lose power even in severe winter weather like ice and snow and wind storms.
Reasonably convenient for the able-bodied and environmentally conscious guest(s): buses, transit center, trains, and ferries all within 2.5 miles. Some routes available to connect with about .5 mile walk. It is possible to take public transit to/from the airport, if desired. Uber and similar car services are great if walking or biking are not desired.
This is my home that I occupy, with numerous homestyle amentities compared to a stale hotel room. Terms for stay including check in and out time, and cancellation policy, are far more flexible than traditional hotels. 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 all the comforts of home with lots of ways to enjoy exploring the Pacific Northwest, at a rate at or below the nightly local hotel rate.
Comes complete with your own personal PNW adventure travel advisor! Guest AccessGuests have access to a mother-in-law studio suite with dedicated bathroom as well as shared laundry facilities. Interaction with GuestsGuests 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 NeighborhoodVery safe and friendly neighborhood with easy access to I-5 to get to the greater Seattle area and the Pacific Northwest, and everything Edmonds has to offer locally, too. Getting AroundLocal 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 NoteWalk 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.
Plenty of maps, books, and ideas to share if your goals include exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest and the metro Seattle area.
I do reduce / re-use / recycle - so please separate your refuse and dispose of non-meat/dairy food items in the compost bin. It takes a village to take good care of our beautiful planet!
If you are not tech-savvy, please request assistance with the 5.1 surround sound entertainment system. The receiver / tv / dvd / cable box / speakers / apple TV have apparently stumped a few guests, leaving me stumped after their departure. I'd prefer to assist in the moment than try to figure out what you changed after you leave while preparing for my next guest!
Some guests have had challenges with the TV/entertainment system. It is a 5.1 surround sound system, through a receiver. So, you have to ensure the receiver, TV, cable ("Comcast" box), etc. are all powered on to have picture and sound. The receiver "Function" dial rotates to select your desired input, e.g., Comcast, DVD, AppleTV, iPhone, etc. You can play music from your phone, for example, through the installed speaker system by using the auxiliary cable that should be found to the right of the receiver box, near the AppleTV device. Please do NOT adjust settings. Please DO be conscious of the noise volume due to other people living in the house, whether me and my family, or other guests.
As mentioned above, some guests have had challenges with the TV/entertainment system. It is a 5.1 surround sound system, through a receiver. I have refined specific guidance to help you, if you are one of those, so you can first ensure the steps are correct before having to ask for help. Basically, you have to ensure the receiver, TV, cable ("Comcast" box), etc. are all powered on to have picture and sound. The receiver "Function" dial rotates to select your desired input, e.g., Comcast, DVD, AppleTV, iPhone, etc. You can play music from your phone, for example, through the installed speaker system by using the auxiliary cable that should be found to the right of the receiver box, near the AppleTV device. Please do NOT adjust settings. Please DO be conscious of the noise volume due to other people living in the house, whether me and my family, or other guests.
One very important thing to note is that the nature of my work makes immediate contact and response often challenging. I do my best to take frequent breaks (every few hours) to check for urgent communications. I sometimes am on travel in various time zones for work too, so please be patient.