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.
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.
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:
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:
Sound like a good time? Stay at Soundview Cottage.