About this listing
Our guest studio is in a detached guest house behind our main house. Guests enjoy the privacy this allows. We are located in a quiet upscale north Capitol Hill neighborhood, quickly accessible to Capitol Hill's many restaurants and nightlife. We have free off-street parking for one guest car (with prior notice). There is no additional cleaning fee.
We kindly request a two night minimum. Since we are not a commercial business, we encourage you to have a full profile and a photograph of yourself with your profile. We appreciate knowing a little bit about you and the reason for your visit. This is especially important to us if you do not have reviews from other hosts. Thank you for your understanding.
The "Blue Door" Guest Studio is a self-contained two story loft/ studio located in one of Seattle's most prestigious neighborhoods, North Capitol Hil. The "Blue Door" is a very special, comfortable and private space that is connected to our detached garage. In its entirety, it is about the size of a hotel room but divided into two levels. The sitting room is on the ground level along with the bathroom. The ground level private entrance opens out to a beautiful shared courtyard with the main house. A very comfortable queen sized bed is on the second level. In the bedroom you can enjoy a 32" flat screen TV with cable. The bathroom in the studio has a shower. Bed and bath linens, soap, shampoo and conditioner, and a hair dryer are provided. The guest studio does not have a kitchen nor do we permit the use of a BBQ (due to insurance reasons) but the studio does come with wireless internet, a small refrigerator, a microwave oven and off street parking. Please note, even during summer months the temperature most evenings in Seattle is cool and so most Seattle homes are not air conditioned. The guest studio is not air conditioned but does have a ceiling fan and good cross ventilation.
North Capitol Hill is known for its fabulous location in Seattle. We are just minutes away from Capitol Hill's hip commercial areas, as well as from both Downtown and the University District. Our home is a two minute walk to the bus stop for the #49 bus. On Capitol Hill, we are a seven minute walk to Volunteer Park. You will find numerous Capitol Hill cafes, coffee houses and stores located in both the 15th Avenue E. commercial area and the Broadway/Pike & Pine commercial area; each about a 20 minute walk from the studio. If you are not into walking and public transportation, you will appreciate your private off-street parking space provided at no extra charge. We do not permit smoking inside our guest studio or in the guest studio doorway; however guests are welcome to smoke in the courtyard. Although we have dogs, we do not allow pets in the guest studio.
The studio is ideal for one person or a couple. There is only one bed. Our guest studio is not set-up to be toddler or child friendly. Our studio may not be suitable for guests who have difficulty with stairs.
The "Blue Door" Guest Studio is a fun creative space in an excellent neighborhood. We look forward to hosting your visit!
Guests have their own access to the guest studio. There is a shared courtyard with the main house and guests are welcome to use the courtyard at any time during their stay. We have off-street parking for one guest car that is available at no charge with prior notice.
Interaction with guests
All guests are met by us for check-in. We will not check in a guest without meeting them. Our guest studio is a separate structure on our property that shares a courtyard with the main house. Guests are welcome to come and go as they please while staying in our guest studio, and guests are welcome to enjoy the courtyard. We as hosts are happy to make recommendations and assist. Generally, our guests prefer their privacy and have minimal interaction the hosts.
North Capitol Hill is a quiet upscale neighborhood where you will see people walking, running, bicycling, and out with their dogs 12 months of the year. Capitol Hill's Volunteer Park, with its Victorian Glass House, Asian Art Museum, and views of downtown Seattle and Elliott Bay is near by. Our neighborhood is approximately one mile from the commercial areas of Capitol Hill where you will find restaurants, coffee houses, stores, pubs and bars.
We are close to Interstate 5 and major avenues, and there is a bus stop approximately 2 minutes walk from from our home. The bus ride to Downtown takes approximately 15 minutes. The bus ride to the University of Washington and the University District takes about 15 minutes.
Other things to note
Our normal check-in time is from 3:00pm until 7:00pm and all check-ins must be scheduled in advance regardless of estimated arrival time. Check-out time is by 11:00am. Our studio has stairs and is not toddler friendly or suitable for guests who prefer everything on one level. Our guest studio is also not suitable for persons under the age of 25.
Nine times out of ten, "house rules" are simply not necessary but due to a few unfortunate incidences, we need to spell out our expectations.
-No more than two people may sleep or stay overnight unless by prior arrangement with hosts. We ask to be notified if you are having any guest to the studio. If you have any questions about this policy, please ask.
- No scents to be used or applied anywhere within the studio. This includes aromatherapy products, scented candles and products sprayed in the air or on surfaces. We have many guests who request a totally scent free environment.
-No smoking inside studio. Smoking in the courtyard is fine as long as smoke does not enter the studio.
-No cooking (except warming in microwave)
-Noise levels must be kept down at all times (we are located in a quiet residential area) The studio is NOT suitable for entertaining a group.
-The studio is not toddler friendly
-We don't want you staying with us if you are in anyway intoxicated beyond a moderate level. If you have any problem with this, PLEASE look to stay somewhere else.
- Check-in time is normally between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm unless by prior arrangement.
- Check-out time is 11:00 am.
WE ASK GUESTS TO RESPECT OUR PROPERTY
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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My partner Craig and I have retired here in Seattle! We love our wonderful city, house, and convenient neighborhood. The house we selected happened to come with a wonderful guest studio which we use often for our personal guests that come to visit. Until recently we also had a condo that we offered for short term rental in Phoenix. We are hard core Democrats, GOP friendly and welcome anyone who is fair minded!