The SpaceOur Basement Suite provides a nice private space. Please note that it is the basement unit of our house, an while your space is private, it is still part of the house. Hot water heater, thermostat, etc. are shared between our living space, and the basement suite.
The Bedroom has a queen bed, large closet, and dresser. The living room is at ground level so it has a lot of nice natural light. It has comfy furniture, a flat screen TV with cable and a DVD player, a two person game table that can be used for eating at, and a closet full of games and DVDS. We do have cable, and HBO. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, Induction cook plate with pots and pans, crock pot, sink, dishes and utensils. The kitchen and laundry room occupy the same space, which includes a washer, dryer, laundry soap, and dryer sheets. The private bathroom is off of the living room and has a shower, though it is an older house, so the stall is a little small. There is a secure wifi network for you to use. We have a fully fenced backyard, and well behaved dogs are welcome on a case by case basis. No more than two dogs at a time. Dog beds and bowls available upon request. Guest AccessTo access the suite you will need to go through the back yard around the right side of the house. We may be able to be flexible on check in / check out times, please just arrange with us in advance, it just depends on what other guest bookings we have. We have a hot tub and fire pit in the backyard that you are welcome to use. A box of firewood and roasting sticks can be provided for the fire pit. We also have a BBQ on our deck that you're welcome to use, but please arrange with us first. We often keep our dogs on the deck, and we just want to make sure they're out of the way. Please make sure to close gates whenever you go through them. Interaction with GuestsWe both work full time, so it might take us a little bit of time to respond to emails or texts during the work day, but we'll get back to you as soon as we can! The private entrance has a key pad to let you in, so you can come and go as you please. We will reset the code to whatever you would like. We're usually around in the mornings and evenings if you have any questions or need any help. You may come into contact with our two friendly golden retrievers as well. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything! The NeighborhoodWe're very conveintly located. There are several grocery stores and restuarants within a few minutes. We are half way between the Panther Lake area of Kent, and Benson Plaza in Renton. We're also about 5 minutes from Fairwood. Without traffic we're about 7-10 minutes from 405, 5 minutes from HWY 167, 15 minutes from HWY 18 making it easy to get to I-90 if you're needing someplace to stay over before heading over the pass. We're about 45 minutes from Snoqualmie pass and snow park, 7 minutes from Ikea, 10 minutes from South Center, 15 minutes from SeaTac Airport, and about 20-25 minutes from Bellevue and 25-30 minutes to the heart of Downtown Seattle when there is no traffic. On week nights we can leave our house and be to Safeco Field in 25 minutes. We also have a wonderful 6 mile inter-urban trail just down the road from us. Getting AroundThere are lots of buses nearby, but you will probably want a car. It takes about an hour and a half to get from our house to Seattle all on Public transportation in the best of circumstances. Other Things to NoteWe have a very large private driveway that's well hidden, so it's a very safe place to park even the largest of vehicles. An RV power hook up is available in the driveway for an additional $5 per day, please arrange with us ahead of time. We also have a big garage and we're happy to put bikes inside if it makes you more comfortable. We also have two bikes and helmets that you're welcome to take out on the trail down the road.
Our home was built in 1947 and while well maintained the floorboards do squeak. We try our best to tread lightly but if you need absolute quiet our suite might not be the best fit for you.
We also have two Golden Retrievers Tango, and Banjo. They like to bark at the mailman, or new people when they first see them, but they are otherwise pretty quite. They don't frequent the suite but please consider them if you have allergies.