The SpaceOur place feels private and secluded while being in a residential neighborhood. Your 180 sq. ft. room holds a comfy queen-sized bed, a small desk/dresser, good lighting, storage, and privacy shades. This is a non-smoking, no pets household.
Wi-Fi, private bath with soaking tub and shower, living room with woodstove and lots of good books to read. A sometimes sunny and always private back deck. Lots of flowers (in season). Off-street parking. We will make available a self-serve breakfast, tailored to your preferences (granola, yogurt, eggs, fruit, toast, coffee/tea, etc.--sorry, no meat...). Open to discussing your use of kitchen, if you're staying for several days.
We are, by nature, curious and interested in sharing our lives with guests and learning about other people. We understand that relationships are a dance between being sociable and needing privacy.
This is a very walk-able area, with not much car traffic. It's a longish one-mile walk to Richmond Beach Saltwater Park on Puget Sound. It's about a half-mile to Shoreview Park, where the natural habitat and trails along Boeing Creek have been nicely preserved and maintained. We are 2 blocks from Starbucks, the post office, and a QFC supermarket.
We are one block from a King County Metro bus stop. By bus, we are 6 minutes from Shoreline Community College and 17 minutes from Northgate Shopping Center, where you can transfer to buses traveling to UW and downtown Seattle.
Chris is a tai chi practitioner, teacher, and therapist; Rick is a carpenter, musician, and fixer of all things broken. When we are not off at work, we enjoy gardening, meditating, listening to NPR and music of all kinds, cooking and eating healthy food, and sharing time with friends and family. We have four grown offspring and, while missing their nearby presence, savor the quiet that has come with an empty nest. Along with the quiet, we have space that we would like to share with folks who are looking for some friendly serenity. Guest AccessGuests have access to the first floor of the house: living room, with a wood stove that sometimes supplements our gas furnace; sitting room, with space for meditation or yoga; bathroom, dedicated to your private room; kitchen/sunroom (we can discuss meal prep options); and the deck and backyard sitting areas. Interaction with GuestsWe are pretty flexible in this regard: we love having people around, but are also good at taking taking cues from our guests, should they prefer some solitude. The NeighborhoodAs walkers, we appreciate that we are within a mile of Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, the King County Library and Shoreview Park, while still being a block from a Metro bus stop and about 2 miles from the Shoreline Center. Getting AroundOur home is a block from the Metro bus stop on Richmond Beach Road and 3rd Avenue NW. Other Things to NoteAs relative "newbies" to this experience (as hosts), we appreciate the opportunity to get to know and to learn from our guests. Our intention is to provide comfort in a low-key, low profile way.