* *The space* *
This home has it all: modern amenities, a quiet location, and proximity to all that Seattle has to offer. All furnishings and housewares are brand new, including comfy new bedding and towels, furniture, and appliances.
The living areas are spread over three levels. The entry level has a full bathroom (shower only) and washer/dryer. There are two bedrooms on this floor. One has a queen bed and a sliding door to a spacious deck. The other bedroom has a twin bunk bed.
Up one level is the main living area. This open concept space has a chef's kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. This flows directly to the dining area which includes 3 stools at the breakfast counter, and a dining table that seats 6 and expands to accommodate more.
Continuing from the dining room is the sunken living room, furnished with plenty of seating, a nicely loaded satellite TV package, and a DVD player. There is a queen size sleeper sofa (with highest end sofa bed mattress on the market) for larger groups. Enjoy our collection of games (Scrabble, cards, etc.) in front of the gas fireplace. The living room opens to a small porch. This floor also features a powder room.
Continuing up to the top floor, you arrive at the full-floor master suite. This bedroom has a king bed with dual nightstands. There is a balcony with views overlooking Madison Valley. On a clear day, enjoy the Cascade Mountain Range in the distance. The master suite also has a large walk-in closet and a 5-piece spa bathroom with soaking tub, his and her sinks, and a toilet separated by a door for privacy.
This home is equipped with window air conditioners in the living room and master bedroom.
*Guest access* *
Access to the home is provided without a cumbersome lock box or key exchange. Instead, you will choose a 4 digit code, and the electronic lock to the home will be programmed work your code for the duration of your stay.
* *Interaction with guests* *
Your hosts, Andy and Lynne, live next door. We are here to welcome you and help you with any of your needs during your stay. We are happy to offer you advice for sightseeing and restaurant recommendations.
Guests will receive, in advance, our comprehensive homemade visitors' guide to Seattle, packed with our personal recommendations for dining, activities, and much more.
Do you plan to cook during your stay? By special advanced arrangement (depending on availability), we will fulfill your grocery list and have your home stocked for your arrival.
* *The neighborhood* *
This home is central to everything Madison Valley has to offer: great restaurants, parks, hiking, supermarkets, day spas, and more. Your hosts made Madison Valley their home when settling in Seattle in 2011... and haven't looked back since.
We love walking the streets of this neighborhood, and we will gladly suggest fun walks depending on your interests. Stroll to the beach at Madison Park. Walk by multi-million dollar estates. Discover hidden neighborhood gems such as the farmhouse with horses in the yard and the home that doubles as an eclectic art studio and antique truck gallery. Take a walk through the fabled Arboretum to Lake Washington.
Once you have worked up your appetite, enjoy the countless restaurants that Madison Valley ("Little Paris") has to offer. In addition to French gems, try our favorite tapas restaurant or the best Japanese food east of Tokyo. Take your morning coffee in one of numerous bakeries. Or opt for Thai, pan-Asian, craft pizza, Tex-Mex or more.
Our home provides easy access to Downtown (Pikes Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Great Wheel), Seattle Center (Space Needle, Chihuly Glass Museum), South Lake Union (MOHAI), University of Washington, and Capitol Hill. All are accessible by car, bus (numerous bus lines a few blocks from home), or for the adventurous, by foot.
If all of this touring (and eating) has you tired, pamper yourself with a visit to a day spa or nail salon. There are several of each within a few blocks of home, and we are happy to point you in the right direction.