* *The space* *
This charming 2 bedroom home is a new addition to our portfolio of properties in Seattle's Madison Valley neighborhood. All furnishings and housewares are brand new as of November 2015, including comfy new bedding and towels, furniture, and appliances.
After parking in your dedicated off-street parking space beside the house, enter the home on its entertaining level. Here you will find hardwood floors and a bright, airy open space. It will quickly become clear that the home, built in 2005, was meticulously cared for by its owner since then.
The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. It includes a bar seating area with three stools, and a nearby dining table that seats 6 and expands to accommodate more.
The open concept entertaining area continues to the living room, featuring a gas fireplace, flat screen tv with a nicely loaded cable package, DVD player, and a queen size sleeper sofa (with highest end sofa bed mattress on the market) for larger groups. There is also a half bathroom on this level.
Up a flight of stairs are the sleeping quarters with two spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom features a *king size bed* and ample closets. The second bedroom offers great flexibility, as it is furnished with three twin beds, including a twin over twin bunk bed (solid and sturdy --- not just for kids!). Between the bedrooms is a full bathroom with modern fittings and fixtures. A full sized washer/dryer round out the upper floor. While you might not want to do laundry on vacation, you'll be glad to have the option in a pinch!
Note that while the home sleeps 7 (including the comfortable sleeper sofa), the bathroom count is 1.5. Plan accordingly! Each of our homes has been decorated to pay homage to a meaningful facet of our lives. This home has a "ski house" theme, with tasteful and playful decor celebrating our shared passion for skiing, and the countless memorable family vacations that have ensued.
* *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.
Guests will have access to the entire home, including a dedicated off-street parking space. There is plentiful free street parking for additional vehicles. Enjoy!
* *Interaction with guests* *
Your hosts, Andy and Lynne, live right around the corner. Unless we are out of town, 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, restaurant recommendations, and even some budget saving tips and coupons.
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 * *
Your hosts made Madison Valley their home when first settling in Seattle ... 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.
* *Getting around* *
We live a few short blocks from bus lines that will take you to Seattle's numerous neighborhoods (Madison Park, Capitol Hill, Downtown, Belltown, Seattle Center, South Lake Union). Queen Anne, Ballard and Fremont are more easily accessed by car. Our home offers off-street parking for one car. Street parking for additional cars is plentiful and free.
* *Legal * *
This listing complies with all applicable regulatory requirements and operates in the City of Seattle under short-term rental license STR-OPLI-19-002946 and Seattle Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) certificate 001-0138405.
Seattle Vacation Home LLC manages this home on behalf of the owner/license holder.