Our 1908 farmhouse is blessed with tall firs to the north and gardens on all sides. We offer a very private and spacious room with adjacent private bath, wonderful queen-sized bed, good lighting, and a desire to provide friendly quiet & comfort.
Our 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.
Guests 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 (if we are not using it; we can discuss meal prep options--we do not cook meat in our kitchen); and the deck and backyard sitting areas (if we are not using them).
Общение с гостями
We 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.
Другие важные подробности
As 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.
We are a non-smoking household. We're tidy, without being OC... Things quiet down around here by 10 pm on most nights. If you need to drop off your belongings before 3 PM, we are happy to make arrangements.
Rick and I are partners in this. I have dear friends, family, children and grandchildren, and enjoy the work I am growing into as a therapist, facilitator, teacher, and tai chi practitioner. I love to garden, cook, read and feel the poetry of life, learn new things, practice mindfulness and live as mindfully as I can. What can't I live without? Love, fresh air, nature, nourishment, the freedom to move and engage with the world, and enough organizational skills and attentiveness to navigate through all I am interested in. Our last adventure was traveling through the Baltic and North Seas, around Iceland on a ship last spring. My favorite kind of travel is to nestle into a place, and then explore and experience the vividness of the place from a home base. I am friendly, curious, respectful and like to leave where I have been as close to how I found it and with the gratitude I feel for having been sheltered and welcomed. Rick is a sweetheart! He is a general contractor who loves to build and fix things. Besides helping me with the garden, he loves to play guitar and make music wherever he goes... He places great value on relationship and puts a lot of heart energy into his work with the ManKind Project. And we love to dance!