Our modest home is a 1939 custom brick house with hardwood floors, a dining room, large kitchen, two bedrooms and 1 bath on the main floor, and large bedroom with 1/2 bath and bonus exercise room in the basement. From the living room, we have a gorgeous city view, especially at night. we are surrounded by wonderful neighbors. Our home includes a quaint backyard, with brick patio, a fire pit, old productive pear tree, mature flowering trees, and comfy setting for outdoor movies. It's a short walk to the "village" with great restaurants and shops. It's a short bus or taxi ride to downtown Seattle, where you can visit the award winning Seattle Art Museum, Pike Place Market, great shopping and restaurants, and additional cultural events. We have a 10 yr old mini schnauzer, Bailey who has heart problems. Due to her condition, we need to do a non-consecutive exchange in order to have full-time dog care in our home while we are away. We are willing to have you stay in our home first. We currently have a 2005 Mercedes 230 model for use.
Our neighborhood is very nice, with primarily mid to upper middle class working families, who care about their homes and quality of life. Our neighborhood is called Magnolia, and is on hills, overlooking the Puget sound and the Olympic Mountain range. In the summer we occasionally have neighborhood gatherings, that include outdoor bands, great food and drink. The families range in age from babies to the elderly, and all get along fantastically. You can walk down the hills (but that means walking back up the hills) to the village. In the village you can stop for a piece of pie, pick up fresh made Italian food, go to the post office, get coffee, do your banking, shop for clothing, hit the bookstore, the grocery store or pharmacy, walk in one of the many parks, go to the library, and take care of almost anything you want or need. There is Mexican, Chinese, Italian, German, Thai and local fare at the many restuarants in the village. If you want to get more culture, downtown is 10 mins by car, and 20 by bus. Downtown has all kinds of shopping, great restuarants, movies, farmers' market, museums, performances, and people watching. All of this is set on the bay of Puget Sound, which heads out to the Pacific Ocean, so boating is an excellent way to see beautiful Seattle.
My husband and I are in our early 50s. We have one son, Cameron who is currently In college and working at a local Sushi restaurant that is fun to visit. My husband works for a successful local prodcue company, and I am a real estate agent. We've been married 25 years in August and our trip is our celebration. We love to eat great fresh food, entertain our friends and family, and enjoy music, sports (especially college football), boating, skiing, watching movies, walking our dog and reading. I speak a bit of German in addition to English.