"My friend and I stayed in Kristen & Lance's guest house for a week while on a girls' trip. The cottage is the lower level of their home, and it is much larger than the photos appear. The view is as advertised!! We enjoyed several incredible sunsets. The kitchen is adequately stocked to cook meals - we cooked a wonderful dinner with goods bought at Pike's Market. We appreciated the coffee and pumpkin bread provided by our hosts (though our bakery addiction meant we didn't eat the pumpkin bread!). Kristen was also very generous in allowing us to keep access to the guest house on our final day because their next guests were not arriving that day and we had a red-eye flight.
Andy and Marley are an excellent welcoming committee, tails wagging always! Their (adorable) grandchildren were visiting during our stay, so there were some little feet we could hear running overhead, but Kristen and her family were extremely considerate of our presence below, Lance kept checking to be sure we weren't bothered.
West Seattle is a nice location from which to explore the area, with it's own charm, good restaurants and an excellent bakery in Bakery Nouveau. There is a notebook and guidebooks in the cottage to help with choosing where to eat, go, and what to do if you don't already have your whole trip planned. And Kristen offers additional great tips - such as suggesting we take the Chuckanut Bypass on our drive to Vancouver --spectacular.
We recommend the Puget Sound Express Whale Watching (departs from Edmonds - much closer to Seattle than other tours) - excellent family business, interesting naturalist on the boat, and homemade blueberry coffee cake to boot. Also recommend Bon Vivant Winery Tours - small group full day in Woodinville, visiting wineries tailored to your group's tastes.
A great vacation! Great city, beautiful part of the country. I would recommend the BlueSky Guest house as a comfortable, easy home base for exploring the area.
Thank you Kristen!
Guest: Erin L.
Date of Stay: September 2016
Review Submitted: October 16, 2016