North Seattle spacious and light home, near sea

North Seattle spacious and light home, near sea

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
3 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our house north of Seattle is in the lovely seaside town of Edmonds. The house features a large garden filled with Mark's heirloom fruit trees, berries, and many other unusual plants (including quince!). The house itself is large and modern, featuring high ceilings and many floor to ceiling windows which make the house light and airy. The south facing courtyard is great for eating al fresco, and the kitchen is well-equipped for all your cooking ventures. There is also a playroom full of toys and games for children. Edmonds has an Amtrak station which is about 1.5 miles from our house, thus it is possible to travel to Edmonds via train. It's easy to catch an Uber or a Lyft from the station. We can possibly make a car available for your use while you are here. Although this is our only home, we are open to hosting as we have plenty of room!

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Who we are

  1. We are Dori and Mark; Dori is a choral conductor, pianist and musician, Mark is an electrical engineer working in Tech. We have done many successful home exchanges. Music, eating out (we love Ethiopian), reading, doing computer stuff, movies, grafting fruit, biking and inline skating are some of our passions.

  2. Dori lived overseas for over 23 years, so has had a great deal of experience exchanging. She swapped her apartment in Tokyo for places all over the world!

  3. We are clean and responsible and will take good care of your home. We look forward to getting to know you and your neighborhood! We have no kids or pets. but we do enjoy animals - especially cats!

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Where is it?

Your neighbourhood

Edmonds is a lovely seaside town. The town center features many shops and excellent restaurants, and is the departure point for the Edmonds/Kingston car ferry, which takes you to the Olympic Peninsula (13th largest national park in the US) a 30-minute ferry crossing. There are several public beaches in Edmonds which are great for walking or picnicking. Downtown Seattle is 15 miles away, and can be reached by car or public transportation (drive to nearby transit center-10 minutes/2.5 miles, bus into downtown; commuter train runs morning and late afternoon). In Seattle you will find everything a big city has to offer, plus great mountain and water views. And don't forget all the fabulous coffee places and hip micro-breweries that Seattle is known for! (Yes, Seattle is home to Starbucks, Amazon, Microsoft, and Boeing... plus many more tech start-ups) The summer weather is perfect...average highs in the 70'sF, overnight lows in the 50'sF. There are many local festivals/concerts/parks to visit, plus our own thriving Edmonds Saturday Market. Hiking is 1-2 hours away. The Cascade National Park (15th largest national park in the US) is 1-2 hours away. We are 3 hours drive from Vancouver, Canada, and approximately 4 hours drive from Portland, Oregon. During the winter there are many cold weather activities available. We are 1-2 hours from several ski areas; you can easily ski, snowboard, cross-country ski or snow shoe. No matter the time of the year, you will find all manner of activities to entertain you while enjoying our comfortable and spacious home.

A few links to Edmonds stuff!
http://www.edmondswa.gov/
http://www.ricksteves.com/travel-help/visiting-edmonds (Yes, Rick Steves makes Edmonds his home!)
http://www.edmondshappyhour.com/
http://www.edmondscenterforthearts.org/index

Best restaurants
Bar Dojo (Asian fusion), Epulo, many small (and unusual) Chinese, Korean and Japanese places on nearby Aurora Ave.
Nightlife
Best found in downtown Seattle - bars, clubs, shows, etc. Church Key Pub is nice for a beer. North City Bistro with live jazz is 10 minutes drive.
Favourite cafés
Cheesemonger's Table, Walnut Coffee, Brigid's Bottle Shop (great place for a beer in the sun) in Edmonds, many fantastic Ethiopian places in Seattle, so many great places they can't be listed here!
Where to go shopping
Lovely small boutiques and shops in Edmonds, greater shopping possibilities downtown Seattle or in nearby malls.
Your area's cultural and historical landmarks
https://www.visitseattle.org/
Local walks
Along the beach/marina in Edmonds, many interesting walks in Seattle, nearby Yost Park.
Places you love to exercise
Walk into downtown Edmonds (1.5 miles) and have coffee at Walnut St. Cafe or Waterfront Coffee near the ferry dock...or a local beer at Salish Sea Brewing or ChurchKey Pub.
Top day trips
Seattle, Cascade mountains (many destinations), Ferry to Whidbey Island - drive up the island and then back to Edmonds on the mainland, ferry to Olympic Peninsula.

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