Your hideout in Seattle! Surround yourself with trees, birds and calm while you visit the Pacific Northwest. Our little bit of country in the city to share. We can't wait to meet you!
Hello and Thanks for stopping by! We welcome everyone from all imaginable walks of life!
Private basement bedroom for one or two guests with a cozy queen size bed and full, attached and private bathroom in 100+ year old Seattle craftsman home. The room contains most of our library, so you will be able to dive into a new read or revisit an old favorite!
Electric kettle for coffee and tea, included for you. Store a few yummy treats in the mini fridge, make a quick meal in the microwave, or come upstairs and share our fully equipped kitchen for a more elaborate feast!
Kids are welcome!
Pets are negotiable, please ask
Cosmo, our nine year old pooch, looks forward to meeting you too!
Parking is free and available on the street.
Separate keypad lock entrance through the bicycle/mud room allows you to come and go as you please.
If you need anything unusual during your stay: this can be an experience or a thing...wrapping paper, turkey roasting pan, Spanish lessons...feel free to ask! We have more than the average at our disposal and love to share. Short and long stays are equally welcome, as are folks from every walk of life!
The house is located on a tree-filled greenbelt: our side street is too steep for a road, so we (and a contingent of students from the University of Washington) built a trail and planted native species for the birds and bugs. Large garden with flowers and edibles completes the Metrobilly experience. Unconfirmed existence of gnomes.
Metrobilly = a quirky combination of country and city...Big trucks & fine art
We are on one of Seattle's few gravel roads, heat our home with water (sub-floor radiant heat) and wood that you can hear us chopping across the valley (OK...an exaggeration!) and do what we can to live a sustainable life.
BBQ and fire pit for you too, weather permitting!
Few minute walk to the bus to downtown (20 min bus ride), local restaurants, including Cafe Flora-100% vegetarian, a bunch of French restaurants/bistros--we now call the area Petit Paris. A small grocery store, yoga studio and some lovely shops are also close by. 20 minute walk to Lake Washington, 30 minutes to Capitol Hill and 40 to downtown Seattle.
You can walk east to a gorgeous ridge view of Lake Washington, or north to the Washington Park Arboretum, filled with winding trails, species gardens and the well known Japanese Garden. We have a bicycle or two for loan, to enhance your stay!
Seattle topography varies from all of the water, hills, valleys and ridges....the city is mapped on a 3-grid system because of a disagreement between the three founding families. Please check our directions before you travel, as it can be confusing. We are happy to help with directions at anytime during your stay.
Thanks for looking...we hope to share this top-secret spot with you!
Zugang für Gäste
Shared laundry, shared kitchen and yard/fire pit (weather permitting). Separate entry gives you plenty of freedom. Guests are welcome to cook and eat in the kitchen or back yard. If you need kitchen shelf space, especially for a longer stay, please ask!
Interaktion mit Gästen
We live in the same house! Sometimes I don't get a chance to meet you, and other times we collide and have long conversations! Because you have your own entrance, you are free to come and go. I am happy to help with questions or Seattle-seeing-strategies, or to leave you to your own devices (which usually means great friends in the area!) Either way depends on personalities, agendas and timing.
--Please let us know your arrival and departure plans, once you know them!
--Smoking allowed outside. Recreational marijuana is legal in Washington. Please smoke outside. If it's pouring rain, please smoke on the porch outside! Thank you!
--Please lock the door if you are leaving the house.
--Please turn off the porch light and mud room light once you are in for the night. I will do my best to turn them on in the evening, if you are out.
--Seattle is working hard to reduce our land fills! -Please recycle clean paper, glass and plastics in the labeled container in the closet.
-Organic waste: food scraps, bio-stuff, tissues or food-soiled paper (pizza and take-out boxes) can all go in the green container in the bathroom. More bio bags are under the sink.
--Pets! We've hosted a great many dogs, cats and one bunny at the Metrobilly! Our dog gets really excited about any pet visitors, so we ask common sense and to make arrangements for the dogs to meet if you want them to! Cosmo gets along with nearly every dog, but plays really hard, so we want to have a test-run meeting before any she starts any mayhem!
--We ask for respect and common sense! And, to bug us with any question...large or small. We hope to make your stay THE MOST comfortable!
My husband and I welcome you to our Metrobilly Retreat! It's slowly getting less rough around the edges, as we each find time to work on projects. We are both artists and create chiefly with metals; my work is generally small and often wearable, whereas my husband makes bicycles and pieces on a larger scale.
We practice yoga and keep fit with cycling and exercising our dogs, and attempt to keep our brains working.
We are teaching ourselves to make wine and cider, and transforming our patch of land into a garden with edible and colorful characters.
We both spent our growing years traveling/moving, and currently travel every chance we can get. This means, we know how important it is to be comfortable, cozy and worry free. We are delighted to help you feel at home as you adventure out into Seattle!