Private, light filled daylight basement apartment in the heart of historic Columbia City, Seattle. Accommodates 3 people, but perfect for a couple.
*New carpet and a fresh coat of paint in the bedroom as of 11/19/14*
Light filled daylight basement apartment in the heart of Columbia City, Seattle. Accommodates 3 people, but perfect for a couple or single person.
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.
Dog & Cat friendly home. Pets are welcome with an additional fee ($20 flat fee per pet)
**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.
This apartment was fantastic! The apartment is furnished very well and has everything you could need. The apartment is a little cold, but most of the time it was refreshing to come back to and the space heaters warmed it up when needed. It's a five minute walk to the awesome shops, restaurants, bars, and adorable movie theater of Columbia City and a ten minute or so walk to the light rail to downtown. Although I was pretty busy and didn't interact with them too much, Jill and Jerome were very sweet, extremely responsive and really helpful when I needed a favor. Also, I had a car and street parking couldn't have been easier - free, no time restrictions and I always found a spot right outside the house. Also, for car2go members - they just expanded in south Seattle and I never had trouble finding a car when using that option. Great apartment, great hosts, great neighborhood and plenty of transportation options! Oh, and the chickens! The chickens outside the windows were probably my favorite part of the apartment. Enjoy!
They made us feel very welcomed. had everything clean, cozy & well heated.
Great location! As advertised uneven floors and creaky low ceiling in this finished basement just adds to the charm. I am 6'0" and only had to duck under 2 areas in the house. You are aware there are people and a dog above you, but it was so quiet at night, I thought I was sleeping with ear plugs in!
Private entrance with your own coded lockbox so you don't have to carry the key if you don't want to. Plenty of space heaters to ward off any chills. Super comfy down mattress topper and duvet.
Only 2 blocks from great restaurants and cafes. Street parking was a little tight during business hours from visitors too cheap to pay $2/hr at the public lot. I never had a problem getting a spot with my small hatchback. 10-15 minute walk to light rail and 20-25 more minutes to downtown or SEATAC airport.
About 1.5 miles to Seward Park and Lake Washington, both great escapes in this highly urbanized city. Be advised, Seattle is a lot more hilly than I expected, so be ready to climb back if you do head to the water. They provided a safe/dry place for me to store my 2 bicycles.
This has been a pet-friendly listing, and I did detect some residual pet odor which Jill promised to take care of. I didn't make much use of the full kitchen, but it has just about everything you need to eat in. No laundry available in the area, I drove to a laundromat.
Hassel-free, great location, I'd stay here again.
When we arrived, everything was just as Jill and Jerome said it would be. Finding the place was easy, getting into it was easy, it was tidy but also inviting, it even smelled great! We explored Columbia City a little bit, and there are a few bars around that area that have vegan, gluten free options available. There's a great coffee shop and a local organic grocery store a five minute drive away. We were mostly out of town, or coming back very late, and coming back to this apartment was a treat in itself. It was very private and felt very much like it was our own space, but when we did bump into each Jerome, it was super nice! I would definitely stay here again, it's beautiful, relaxing and the neighborhood rules. Thanks guys!
Jill and Jerome were warm and enthusiastic in welcoming us to use their place. The listing information was thorough and accurate, and really, the apartment was even more charming than I expected.
The neighborhood was quiet, simple, quirky and sweet. There were a number of great little restaurants and shops just a block down. It was a perfect home base for our exploration of the city.
Jill and Jerome have a lovely basement apartment, right in the heart of Columbia City. We stayed there for two weeks and took full advantage of its proximity to downtown, which is easily accessible by bike, bus or rail. The location is just off the historic part of Rainier Ave, tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. It was a great introduction to the Seattle area, and Jill and Jerome were wonderful hosts.
We're a professional thirty-something couple obsessed with our pets and our new home. Although we've both been in Seattle for around 5 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!