The SpaceBrand new construction, our 2nd floor 450ft studio apartment was designed for AirBNB travelers looking for something unique, fun and different! Enjoy your evening surrounded by flickering LED candles, a crystal chandelier, a 4 post bed, and beautiful custom landscaping.
Enter the courtyard into our lavish Japanese style landscaped back yard, with a koi pond and waterfalls, dramatic night lighting, winding reflecting path and large deck with BBQ, fire pit, table and covered lounging area.
Experience our four-post white bed with beautiful tulle drapes! Sleep well in our super comfy yet firm pillow-top queen size mattress, soft sheets and blankets, and all the pillows you will ever need! We have even included multi-station chargers for your phones, right next to the bed as well as individual reading lights!
The Retreat’s bathroom has a stand-up shower and all the amenities you might need including shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, q-tips and much more! Hot water is great, as we installed a separate hot-water heater too!
Your mini-kitchen has a sink, microwave (with complimentary popcorn and other snacks!), electric hot water pot, toaster, mini-refrigerator stocked with ice-cold bottled water, and a Keurig coffee maker.
Being in Seattle, we offer a great complimentary selection of coffee blends, flavored coffees, hot chocolate, and teas. Enjoy your morning coffee or meal from your bistro table, overlooking the neighborhood through large picture windows.
Champagne, wine, and even fruit and cheese plates can be provided at an additional fee- just ask.
The retreat also has access to secured wireless internet, a funky LED fireplace, LCD cable TV, beautiful custom hard wood floors and tile, and a great new couch (which has a pull out bed, should you decide to bring friends or the kids!). We can also add an Aerobed, bringing the capacity up to 6 persons.
There is also a large open closet space at the entrance, to store and hang your belongings for easy access.
Plenty of parking too!
**Photos taken by a professional AirBNB photographer Guest AccessGuests have access to our lush backyard, with its beautiful Japanese style landscaping, huge deck with comfortable places to relax, a teak table and chairs for outdoor dining (which actually lived on a cruise ship traveling the world for first two years of their life!), a propane fire pit, multi-tiered waterfall and koi pond, and BBQ (please let us know in advance if you would like to use, so we can prepare utensils, plates and silverware).
Since I use an electronic coded lock, I do not have to be there when you arrive. Arriving super late and need a place to stay? We welcome you!
Plenty of parking! 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 Retreat 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!). The NeighborhoodThe Adventurer's Retreat 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 AroundLocal Burien bus stop is about 3 blocks away (runs commuter hours M-F) . The Burien Transit Center is about a mile away ($6 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). Other Things to NoteWe have 2 super 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 all gates are shut tight each time you go in and out, to keep Luigi and MuShu safe and secure.
The Adventurer's retreat is GREEN, with electricity provided by solar panels, and proper recycling.
We always keep the room ready for guests, and utilize a code lock, so we 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!
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 over 4 guests, I can put a very comfortable twin or queen size blow-up AeroBed mattress, which fits nicely in the Loft. If you have a larger group than 6, we have another room we can add in the main house (with its own private entrance just 15 feet from the stairway) that will sleep up to another 3 guests (for a total of up to 9!), for an additional fee.
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, the Queen bed is included, as are fresh sheets, blankets and pillows for the Sofa bed.
For registrations with 5/6 guests, the Main Queen Bed and Sofa Bed are included, and a Queen Size Aerobed with fresh sheets, blankets, and pillows will be provided.
If you would like to use the sofa bed (for 2 guests booked), or add the use of an Aerobed (for groups of 3/4 who need 3 beds), please inquire prior to booking, as there is a small additional fee.
We allow smoking (+420 friendly) outside in the back yard. Please do not smoke or vape inside. Thanks!
We respect and welcome guests of all faiths, countries of origin, orientation, ethnicity and gender identity. All are welcome.
If you have a family or group that is more than 6, I can add another room that sleeps 3, "The Adventurer's Suite" for a very reasonable cost. Please see my profile and the listing for the "Adventurer's Suite".
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!