About this listing
Private, light filled daylight basement apartment in the heart of historic Columbia City, Seattle. Accommodates 3 people, but perfect for a couple.
*New carpet & fresh paint in the bedroom as of 11/14
*Black-out shade for the bedroom added 8/15
Light filled daylight basement apartment in the heart of Columbia City, Seattle. Accommodates 3 people, but perfect for a couple or single person.
**Dog & Cat friendly home. Pets are welcome with an additional fee ($20 flat fee per pet). If booking with a pet please include them as an extra person as this will help to cover the cost of additional cleaning**
A few things of note about the apartment: The ceiling height is 6' 5"or slightly more in some areas and the floor slopes a bit in the living room area. There are stairs down into the apartment, people with mobility issues may have trouble accessing the space.
The living-room window looks out into our small chicken coop area. We love watching them scratch around and forage, they're silly and entertaining. We hope you'll enjoy them too!
- Bedroom with Queen size bed & dresser
- 3/4 bathroom
- Kitchen with stove, refrigerator, coffee maker & microwave (no oven)
- Dishes, utensils, pots & pans supplied
- Wide/deep sofa sleeps a third person
- Private entrance
- Wi-fi access provided
- Bluetooth enabled speaker
- Linens & towels are provided
- Iron & ironing board
Located just 1 block away from Historic Columbia City Landmark District. Enjoy plenty of local restaurants, bars, bakeries, cafes, live music, movies, a gym, yoga studio, and more!
During the summer months, take advantage of the Wednesday Farmers Market. The off-leash dog park is only a ten minute walk away. Seward Park on beautiful Lake Washington is close by. It provides a great run/walk loop, plenty of beaches for swimming and sunning.
You'll find the Light Rail a short walk away which provides quick access to downtown Seattle. Multiple bus routes are right around the corner. Quick access to major highways. On-street parking.
**We are a non-smoking property, this rule is STRICTLY enforced. Please note, with the legalization of marijuana in the state of Washington we have noticed an increase in tourism. Although it is legal in this state, it is not okay to smoke in this apartment or on our property.**
Guests have their own private space and entrance. There are no shared living areas.
Interaction with Guests
We rarely see our guests in the winter time. We love to allow for as much privacy as possible. However, we're always open to answer questions and give recommendations.
Columbia City is located just South of the city center. We're a short drive (about ten minutes) from downtown, and offer a great community with lots of restaurants and shopping opportunities in local boutiques. In the summer you can't beat the views of Mt Rainier from Seward Park!
The light rail is a ten minute walk away which brings you directly to the airport or downtown. The #7 bus line can be caught on Rainier Ave which brings you downtown as well.
Other Things to Note
Please note that for safety and insurance purposes, the guest who books the apartment must be one of the guests expected to stay. We do require our guests to have an updated profile picture and would love it if you could provide some background on who you are, what you do, etc when inquiring, so that we know who to expect upon check-in. We hope you understand.
- No smoking (of any kind) on the property and no candles please. This rule is strictly enforced.
- This is an older house, expect to hear some noises (squeaky floor boards, people walking, etc).
- We are quiet people and expect the same courtesy.
- If you bring your dog, we expect you to pick up after them.
- Please let us know right away if there is something you need.
- We love pets, but if they are destructive or excessively loud we may regretfully request that you find alternate accommodations.
My wife and I really really enjoyed our stay with Jill and Jerome in Columbia City. We had some trouble arriving on the day we planned due to unexpected cross country move complications. Nevertheless, they were kind enough to stay in touch with us throughout and ended up leaving the lights on for us along with a nice card and gift.
The area could not be more perfect since it was right near the main strip of town with all the great restaurants, shops and various venues. There is so much to do in the area that you may find yourself hanging around more than you thought you would! The apartment was very nice, cozy, quiet plus had plenty of on street parking.
Jill and Jerome gave us plenty of great tips along with a friendly welcoming vibe every time we crossed paths with them. Them having us with a huge help in us transitioning into living in Seattle permanently. We could not have asked for better hosts and wish them both all the best. Thanks again for having us, it meant more than you know!
I didn't spend much time in this basement flat, but the listing is definitely as pictured. Access instructions provided by Jill and Jerome are impeccable and easy to follow. This quiet neighborhood offers wonderful hill-walking and was in a perfect location for my Columbia City visit.
The basement apartment was very comfortable as described by the hosts and the previous guests. Everything was in excellent shape. Jerome and Jill were well organized and provided very detailed information for the check-in and check-out process. We loved the privacy they provided while staying there and had a blast traveling around beautiful Seattle. We would definitely recommend this place and will stay with them again!
By far some of the most fantastic hosts in Airbnb history! The place is great! It's basically in the heart of Columbia City with restaurants, a movie theater, and bars a few feet away. As for staying here- the bed is so comfy, the kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook and overall it's a great space! We totally plan on coming back for another short visit in the future. Jill and Jerome are always willing to help answer any Seattle questions you might have and really look out for their guests. They also have these great chickens (we really miss the chickens) that roam around the back yard and are the best little neighbors. I can't recommend this place enough! Great price. Good people. They made our short stay in Seattle the best!
Jill and Jerome were great hosts! Location was clean, located in a nice neighborhood and not too far from all the sights and sounds of Seattle. They provided great tips for experiencing Seattle and we felt right at home. This was our first Airbnb experience so thank you for making it memorable!
Jill and Jerome are great. They were very welcoming and have a wonderful dog named Otis. Beware of their guard chickens :)
Easy street parking and there are at least a dozen places to eat and drink around the corner.
As a bonus, Sriracha in the fridge and coffee on the counter.
I was very comfortable at Jill and Jerome's apt downstairs. Everything was immaculately clean and the cooking facilities were more than adequate. The area, Columbia City is a quiet and beautiful area. My daughter and I enjoyed our stay very much, especially walking the neighborhood. Oh, and of course the chickens were delightful!
About the Host, Jill & Jerome
We're a professional thirty-something couple obsessed with our pets and our new home. Although we've both been in Seattle for around 6 years we just moved here to Columbia City and have quickly fallen head over heels for this neighborhood and our new home. We are loving the potential that comes with this old 1920's craftsman and can't wait to dive into the long list of home improvement projects that we have planned. We have the added benefit of a fully finished basement apartment with a private entrance which we use for out of town guests. When our family and friends are not here visiting we open the door to Airbnb and welcome the opportunity to meet many interesting people.
When we're not hosting, we love to take day trips to hike and explore all that Washington has to offer. Seattle is always beautiful, but especially so in our short lived summer. We take advantage of it while we can!