This warm homey space is designed for independent travelers looking for a private, quiet green home with parking. The 1 bedroom is a haven for those who appreciate art & beauty. Steps to buses to downtown, Pioneer Sq, & Space Needle. 10% to charity.
Our Guest Space is a fully furnished one-bedroom, full bath, living room and small kitchenette with your own private entrance and access to a magical garden.
Private entrance, quiet retreat with music, books and maps on Seattle parks and neighborhood local hot spots (Cortona Cafe, Katy's, St. Clouds, Hi-Spot), wifi, one bicycle, cocoa, tea and snacks provided. Walk 1-3 blocks to 4 buses. On street parking is free. No TV. No smoking. No pets please. Please respect this is a fragrance-free guest space (no perfume, cologne, etc.) Sales tax included.*
10% of all proceeds are split between two community agencies:
- The Urban Rest Stop for the homeless in Seattle and for
- Coyote Central, an innovative Central District Youth Arts organization.
* Thank you for visiting Seattle and staying with airbnb hosts...it helps support our local economy!
Julie, your airbnb host
Seatlle Guest CozySpace
Enjoy a fully furnished and spacious apartment with a separate living area with a 'fireplace,' fantastic cork floors, hand-painted Spanish tiled bathroom (cozy soft towels, organic locally-made bed and cotton sheets) and a small kitchenette (refrigerator, toaster-oven, 2 burner hotplate, microwave, dishes, pots, pans).
Interaction with Guests
Guests have total privacy. We send a text message to check-in once or twice. If guests have questions, we are available by text or phone.
Foot friendly with lots of community gardens, called p-patches! We are in a neighborhood called the Central District (locals call it 'The CD') between the fantastic local eateries and shops in nearby Capitol Hill and Madrona 'hoods.'
Centrally located by foot, by bike, by bus to Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Convention Center, Lake Washington, Capitol Hill and the University district.
Other Things to Note
There is occasionally noise generated from the furnace.
To mitigate the noise issues for light sleepers, we request you ask us to turn off the heat (if you are too warm). We have installed a white noise sound blocker by the bed and we also provide earplugs.
I appreciate when guests respect my home and garden and are considerate to my friendly neighbors. No pets please. No smoking. No fragrance (no colognes or perfumes or dryer sheets). Please provide ID for verification.
Julie is kind, friendly person. Like at home nice, warm atmosphere, great location. We had all we need to spend a great time in Seattle. Public transportation just a minutes walking distance from the house. Quiet, safe neighborhood.
Had a great stay over the long weekend at Julie's place. There was so much to do in a short period of time and Julie's place worked out perfect. We had our car so it was a short drive to the city centre, although there was public transit available with maps which Julie provided as well. The neighborhood was great as well, Julie had some maps and a guidebook of walking routes around Seattle which we used a couple of times and was a great way to get to know the city and neighborhood. There was also a fun pub just down the road which was a nice place to unwind in the evening. All in all we had a great stay and Julie's place was perfect and in a great location, just out of the hustle and bustle of the downtown area.
Julie met us upon our arrival and gave us a tour of the space and made us feel very welcome. There were lots of helpful resources in the apartment including walking tours of different neighbourhoods, a stair walk guide and tips about the local area (cafes, grocery stores, etc). The space was equipped for all our basic needs and the neighbourhood was centrally located with easy access to all Seattle has to offer. As a bonus...Julie has a beautiful garden which was coming into bloom during our visit.
Julie was a perfect host! Julie was very clear on her expectations and very friendly. She made herself available when needed and checked in with us over the weekend. The space is clean, organized, and extremely cozy. The neighborhood is adorable and has everything you need within walking distance. The location is great as it is close to all of the great things Seattle has to offer, yet it is off the beaten path enough that city noise is not an issue.
Julie was a great hostess. She was flexible and accommodating on our time of arrival, and was there to greet us and show us around the apartment. She was prompt in replying to messages as well.
The apartment itself is a half basement in-law type apartment, comfortable for two people. Julie had the kitchen stocked with coffee and snacks, which was a plus. Also, she had a well-curated collection of brochures and books about Seattle. In particular, we took advantage of the two walk books. The nearby stair walk of Madrona was great, and we did another from the stair book as well.
The bed is only a full (perhaps double?) size (not queen) so a little snug for two people. I don't recall if the listing mentioned that.
The heat is controlled by the thermostat in Julie's part of the house, and she offered to turn it up for us. One morning, the heat was overwhelming, and we had to message Julie to turn it down (which she did promptly, but we felt a little awkward doing it at 7 in the morning). There were also four space heaters that we could control ourselves when we got a little chilly.
The apartment is close enough to walk to a few coffee shops, Sam's Moroccan Sandwich shop (great, but not fast), and an Ethiopian restaurant that we didn't have time to try. Definitely check out Chuck's Hops, a beer store cum bar! You can also walk over to the Madrona neighborhood for some other food options (the Hi Spot was very good for breakfast). This isn't a fancy/hi end neighborhood. More down to earth, with a distinct hippie vibe.
So, all in all, a good experience -- a larger bed and more easily controlled heat would make it near perfect.
Julie made me feel welcomed. Neighborhood okay. Being in the basement w/furnace was noisy making it difficult for me, a lite sleeper. Sometimes way too hot with all the vents open blowing in hot air. Overall, it was okay. I'm not accustomed to having someone living above me and I could hear Julie when she was on the phone.
Apt. was clean w/enough amenities.
Julie was a wonderful host! Very welcoming and accommodating, our flight arrived late in the night and she stayed up to greet us. The house was exactly as described, comfortable and cozy!. It was the perfect size for my sister and I. Also, the location is perfect. Not in the middle of downtown but a walk or a few min drive away from anything you could want to do in the city. We really enjoyed staying in a neighborhood rather than in a more touristy area. We took some of Julie's recommendations for nearby coffeehouses and they were fantastic. We hope to visit again sometime in the future!
I enjoy traveling and hosting guests in a modern, sustainable eco-designed private 1 bedroom guest apartment. I am a quiet professional and enjoy sharing my favorite Seattle coffee shops, parks and book stores.
Many of my guests are researchers, filmmakers, designers, writers, politicians, academics, artists, musicians, and families visiting relatives. I like meeting fellow independent travelers who enjoy meandering through urban neighborhoods.