Breaking News (9/12/18):  Burien made the New York Times Travel section!   Opening paragraph:

When you think of communities located near major metropolitan airports, you probably think of noise. But Burien, Wash., a relatively affordable suburb just south of Seattle and west of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, avoids such a fate with flight paths mercifully positioned to the east. Charmed with breathtaking access to Puget Sound, snow-capped Mount Rainier and the wooded trails of Seahurst Park, Burien now has a downtown in the midst of a serious upswing, thanks in part to several outposts of popular Seattle originals.

Read their suggestions for things to do in our little backwater town here.

Guests seem to hang out a lot in the cottage.   There’s wireless, cable TV, an impressive video library, a CD player, the private hot tub ready all year, a huge jigsaw puzzle, board games to play, and the famously comfortable kingsize bed.

We also want you to enjoy all Seattle has to offer within a short drive. Take in the drama of Mount Rainier, cruise the harbor in Elliott Bay for great views of the city and marine wildlife, rent a kayak, visit some world class museums like the Chihuly Glass Museum or the historic Seattle underground, go whale watching, enjoy some of the best theater and music on the west coast, or cheer for your favorite professional or college team at nearby SafeCo Field or Qwest Field.

Here’s a wonderful website about the best Seattle spots to visit and tips for enjoying the famous attractions.

Most people rent a car while they’re here, but some prefer public transportation – light rail and buses – when they venture into the city, to save money on gas and parking.

Several supermarkets, a PCC Natural Foods market and a Trader Joe’s are within a 5-minute drive of the cottage for guests who love to cook or who want to “stay in” or save money. And it’s fun to get fresh fish at Pike Place Fish Market to bring home and grill on the little hibachi on the cottage deck.

You can get a variety of restaurant meals delivered to your door through 2goservices.com , or pizza at Burien’s own Bison Creek Pizza. And Cove to Go, a nearby catering service, will prepare custom gourmet meals just for two – and they deliver.

Here’s a link to a Summer Travel Guide in the Seattle Times with some great ideas for summer activities.

And do not miss taking a ferry somewhere, or going up to Mt Rainier!

Annual Pacific Northwest Events:

Moisture Festival
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Taste Washington
Northwest Folklife Festival
University District Street Fair
Fremont Fair
Olympic Music Festival
Pride Festival
Ballard Seafoodfest
Bite of Seattle
Festival of American Fiddle Tunes – Centrum
Jazz Port Townsend – Centrum
Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
Olympic Music Festival
SEAFAIR Community Events
Seattle Chamber Music Festival
Olympic Music FestivalS
Seattle Chamber Music Festival
Olympic Music Festival
Puyallup (Western Washington) Fair


If you have any special interests, let us know — we’re glad to help you make the most of your visit here at Soundview! Here are some ideas:

Exploring Seattle

Seattle Attractions
City of Seattle



Space Needle
Woodland Park Zoo
Seattle Center
Pike Place Market
Underground Tour
Seattle Aquarium
Tillicum Village
Seattle Space Needle
Ballard Locks

Jazz Alley

Restaurants Nearby

Anthony’s in Des Moines
Elliot Bay Brewpub
The Tin Room
La Costa
Bistro Baffi

Sound like a good time? Stay at Soundview Cottage.