About this listing
Quiet, cozy, bedroom in a clean condo with good kitchen, bath and laundry. Very conveniently located within easy walking distance to Seattle metro bus lines, shopping and services. Airbnb says we're in Mapleleaf.
We have a single private bedroom in a condo unit that is well-organized, clean and tidy. The kitchen is arranged neatly for easy cooking. We have a living room with a big TV (Netflix and cable), and one shared nice bathroom with a heat lamp, shower and a tub.
You have full access to the living room, bathroom, kitchen, washer/dryer and small balcony.
If I am away with my car, you may also use the gated parking lot and my assigned parking space. There is convenient free street parking available directly in front of our building and parallel parking available all along the street in front and to the south of the building.
Please help yourself to coffee and tea any time. Please purchase your own food for meals and you may feel free to use my refrigerator as needed for that. Cabinets and drawers are labeled in the kitchen so you can find your way around for bowls, plates, silverware, etc.
Interaction with guests
I am a member of C-o-u-c-h-s-u-r-f-i-n-g (user name Cherylfah if you would like to check my references) and I can "host" you or leave you alone as we mutually agree. We are respectful of our guests needs and we can work around and adjust. Contact me and we can figure out what works best for you.
I can also offer airport pick up if I am home, if absolutely necessary but I do request that you reimburse me for the parking, time and effort (this may cost more than the Shuttle Express shared airport shuttle, but less than a taxi).
I enjoy cooking, and, time permitting, I can also make your meals if you reimburse me or simply provide the groceries and we share.
Let's see what works for us.
Other things to note
Wifi available via a hidden network; make sure you know how to use your own device. You can get the password and network name in the guidebook I will send you. Or later when you arrive.
I HAVE A FRIENDLY CAT! You must be able to tolerate (or better yet actually enjoy) cats if you stay with us! She WILL sit on you and your things. She will also climb under the blankets in your room unless you keep her out and close the door (which you are more than welcome to do). She is a tabby and sheds like a tabby. She's getting older and tends to bite (lightly, but you might be surprised) if you pet her too long or try to pick her up. If you have pet allergies, or if you are traveling with your own cat or dog, it can't work out, sorry.
I will provide you with an online guidebook via G-Docs, but in general, please refrain from smoking, no pets (including those adorable little bedbugs), and please be quiet (we have building-wide quiet hours after 8 pm). Most of my neighbors are very nice elderly people who strongly prefer quiet. Other than that, please clean up after yourself (cleaning supplies provided - or just ask if you don't see what you need). Please purchase your own groceries, shampoo, toiletries, etc, and please bring your own detergent if you plan to wash your clothes at our place. Finally, if you lose or break anything, including things getting stolen (such as my bicycle) while you are using it, you will need to cover the full replacement cost. Thanks for your understanding!
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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Professional, traveler, open-minded type. I host because I enjoy hosting international travelers AND I am saving money for future travels overseas (a few that are next on my list: Oman, Greece, Brazil, Bhutan, etc).
I am an INTJ: "INTJ (introversion, intuition, thinking, judgment) is an initialism used in the publications of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to refer to one of the sixteen personality types. INTJs are one of the rarest of the sixteen personality types, and account for approximately 1-2% of the population." In a nutshell, I am a very stubborn artist with strong common sense who can see the bigger picture and the details simultaneously.
Per Airbnb's recommendation of things I should say, here are five things I can't live without: the earth's atmosphere, water, food, time and three-dimensional space. Favorite travel destinations: colorful, delicious, mind-boggling places and places I haven't been yet. Favorite books: educational ones. Favorite movies: educational ones or funny ones. Favorite shows: live comedy, live music of all genres except Country (sorry!). Favorite food: all foods, especially spicy things, sugary things and tropical fruits and vegetables. But, if I had to narrow it down to something I could live on forever, I'd go for Turkish, Thai or South Indian cuisine. As a guest, I am very เกรงใจ inwardly and/but easy going outwardly. As a host I aim to be practical and accommodating but I am hands-off unless you request that I not be hands-off. I don't have a life motto but maybe if I did it would be "Carpe carpere!"