The SpaceHi there! My description is quite long, it would take probably up to 90 seconds of your time. Believe me, it will be a pleasant reading. Hopefully you'll read thru it.
As mentioned above, this is space in the LIVING ROOM of a 2 bedroom apartment, a walking distance from Seatac Airport. Hence the rate of $39/night as you'll be sleeping in a bed in the living room. I do have a bedroom for $40+/night if not occupied by a roommate.
Bathroom is also shared with the host.
ORCA bus card is available for use. Just load funds onto it thru a kiosk at the Light Rail Station. It's still a savings compared to using cash as transfers only cost $.25 cents as opposed to paying full fare again. (about $2.75)
Please don't lose the card or a replacement fee applies. This is at least $10+ savings per day during your stay.
Parking is very limited here. Please park only at any unnumbered spot or your car will be towed. But you can also park off street.
It's less than a mile away from the Terminal, a walkable distance for the light packers.
It's perfect for those who are:
1. Flying in and out of Seatac Airport
2. Or just want a cozy affordable place to lay your head down while visiting Seattle for business or for fun.
This is a pet free, nicotine free, and drug free place.
Can accommodate up to 3 guests, the 3rd guest being a child due to space limitations. There are several bedding options:
- We got 2 twin size beds (suited for guests not wanting to share bed)
The 2 twin beds can also be combined into a full/queen size bed, for couples.
It also comes with:
- Blankets and pillows
- Wifi wireless connection
- Warm shower (including towels)
Breakfast is not provided, however, coffee and tea can be made in the morning, if requested. Guest AccessGuest will have the whole living room to themselves where the bed/s are.
And the kitchen, porch and dining room as well. You may see another Airbnb guest staying in one of the bedrooms. Interaction with GuestsIt's all up to you! I'm happy to chat and answer questions about Seattle and among other things like travel, etc. Most importantly, please feel at home.
I offer tips on exploring Seattle if you need it. I've been a Seattle resident for almost 24 years.
I may or may not be when you're here, you may not see me at all, as sometimes I fly out of town. There's also a House Manual consisting of wifi name/password, transpo info, where to eat, etc and brochures about the area. The NeighborhoodIt's pretty safe in my opinion, however, like anywhere else in the world, I still advise caution in walking alone at night in the area.
In the vicinity:
There are restaurants within walking distance ranging from fast food chains to steak houses, bars, Thai, Hawaiian and places that are open 24 hrs: there's a 7-11 convenient store, a diner and 13 Coins Restaurant is also open 24/7. It's one of my favorite places to eat.
Angle Lake, is behind the apartment complex, a great place to relax, have a picnic, or just to read a book. If you go for an early morning walk, you will get to meet the fishermen.
Less than a mile, there's also The Y in the area if that you can use, for those who have membership.
2 miles south of here, there's also a mountain bike park with jumps, twists and turns, if you are into technical mountain biking. Des Moines Creek Trail has also a walking trail (4.5 miles) along the creek, that goes all the way to the Des Moines waterfront where Puget Sound awaits. Getting AroundFrom the Seatac Airport terminal, there are 3 ways to get to my place:
1. Walk a mile S (directions will be provided if you pick this route)
2. Take the airport cab, approx $10 + + tips
3. Request a pick up from me.
Time permitting, I will pick you up from Seatac Airport for a nominal fee. This is especially beneficial if you have heavy luggage/s and arriving at night. Up to 3 people.
Airport drop off:
I do drop off after 730am only. If you need to be at the Terminal earlier than 730am, I can help arrange a cab the night before.
Downtown Seattle is 45 mins ride away via Light Rail Transit. Fare $2.75 one way. All day pass $5.50. You use the ORCA to pay for transpo, just load some funds in it.
From my place, there are 4 ways to get to the Seatac Aiport Light Rail Station:
1. Walk about a mile to Seatac Airport Light Rail Station. Cost $0.
2. Take a bus (RapidRide A) to the Light Rail Station, Fare $2.75
3. Take a real short cab ride. ($10 total fare including tips is considered fair) Other Things to NoteHot water is really hot, so please be careful.
We expect our guests to conserve energy (light and water) like any resources. We'd highly appreciate it.
Over time I get asked these questions, so I'm making an FAQ and will add to it as I encounter other inquiries:
1. Is real bed an option?
There are 2 twin sized real beds and a queen sized pull out bed. These are all in the living room space.
2. Will I get my own room?
No. This is a shared room, as what stated above, you will be sleeping in the living room of a 2 bedroom apartment.
3. How late can I arrive?
Arrive when you can, from midnight up to dawn. Just let me know your ETA and we'll be golden.
4. How many people are living in your unit?
Just me, and possibly another Airbnb guest in one of the bedrooms.
5. May I also use your kitchen?
Of course! Just let me know so we can coordinate with our schedule :) I cook mostly in the mornings/noon though.
6. Do you also offer airport parking only other than staying at your place?
I'd rather have you park your car at a commercial park and fly facility nearby me.
7. How far really is it your place to the Terminal?
There's a short cut way to get there, please let me know if you're walking. My former roommate could walk it for 12 minutes, I can do it for 30 minutes, but then I always walk liesurely (and slowly) so each mileage varies. No, he's not an Olympian, just a light skinny vegetarian man. :)
8. You are not literally across the street from the airport are you?
I wish I do live across the airport, that would be convenient for you wouldn't it. As you can see on the map, one still has to walk or take the bus or cab, However, if you have heavy luggage/s, you can hail a cab (approx $9+?) or I can pick you up for $6 after 1030 pm Fri-Mon, or anytime Tues-Thurs when I'm in town.
9 How safe is it to walk in the area from the airport at night?
This area is along Hwy 99 (aka Int'l Blvd) a high vehicle traffic thoroughfare, and very well lit. Just like walking at night anywhere else in the world, precaution is advised.
10. What about airport noise?
(Approx) 1,100 hotel rooms in the area can't be in the wrong place. Sea-Tac Airport has implemented a number of noise abatement initiatives to reduce noise produced by aircraft while on the ground, during takeoffs, landings and during flights over populated areas.
My apartment complex is a beneficiary of the Sound Insulation Program where windows are installed double/triple panes. In my apartment, aircraft noise is very minimal and only during the day.
Nevertheless, earplugs are always provided. Just ask if you feel you need it. :)
11. Got any tips for me before coming to your place?
I'm glad you asked.Thought I'd share some tips based on my experience as a traveller and as a host. This may also apply to any form of travel (probably not for space), however you can always take this with a grain of salt.
a. First and foremost: Please write down, print, store in any form (phone, paper, towel etc) my address and tel #. I try to answer my text/calls 24/7.
b. Have patience and be flexible. Your bus/flight/train will be delayed, your phone's battery will die, there'll be no place to park, expect all these scenarios. I've travelled to so many places and things can sometimes go south.
c. And let's make it easy by communicating with each other. You can text, call, or email me however you want it before your arrival, anytime of the day and night!
13. Lastly, why are you doing this?
Other than giving you a service providing an affordable place to stay by the airport, it's also a way for me of meeting other people from different walks of life. Without Airbnb, we wouldn't have this opportunity of meeting. Lastly, when I'm home, I'd like to travel vicariously thru you :)
My main goal is to make your stay as pleasant as possible. There's much room for improvement as I make my apartment a cozy place for you to come home to. Suggestions are welcome, critiques even more welcome.
Phew, you made it!
The sunny weather on the porch on the photo is not guaranteed on the day you wake up. You could wake up on grey cloudy skies so be forewarned. Welcome to Seattle :)