Bamboo screen offers privacy without blocking the lightSpacious full bathroom includes towels, shampoo, and TP with Spanish tile floor and shower
Private 1BR, Parking, Eco-Cleaned, 5% to Charity
Private 1BR, Parking, Eco-Cleaned, 5% to Charity

Entire home/apt

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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About this listing

This artistic 1-bedroom apartment on the ground floor of a classic 1931 home is designed for travelers who appreciate a quiet oasis in Seattle’s urban Central District neighborhood. Private entrance with key code entry. Kitchenette. Full bath. WiFi. Laundry. Magical garden! Walk to cafes, p-patch garden, restaurants. Steps to buses (#2, 3, 8, 48) to downtown, Pike Place market, Space Needle. Free street parking, 100% natural green clean, fragrance-free home. 5% donated to local charities!

The space

My guest space is a fully furnished one-bedroom basement apt with a full bath, living room and small kitchenette with your own private entrance and access to a tiny magical garden.

Quiet urban 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, popcorn, chocolate, coffee, tea and snacks provided. Walk 1-3 blocks to 4 buses. On street parking is free. Sales tax included. A tiny Notebook laptop with a DVD player is provided for watching movies.

5% of all proceeds are split between two community agencies:
- The Urban Rest Stop for the homeless in Seattle and
- Coyote Central, an innovative Central District Youth Arts organization

Fragrance Free
We are a fragrance-free airbnb to accommodate guests with asthma, and chemical sensitivities and to improve awareness for all people regarding fragrance chemicals. Thank you for not wearing perfume, cologne, and for not using other scented products.

Guest access

Enjoy a fully furnished art-filled 1 bedroom home-away-from-home with a separate living area with a 'fireplace,' fantastic cork floors, hand-plastered ochre 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). There is a double bed and one twin sofa bed.

A washer/dryer is available for one load at no charge and $5 fee for each additional load.

The apartment has a private entrance with a key-code entry. No need to deal with the hassle of getting and returning keys!

Interaction with guests

Guests have total privacy. I send a text message to check-in once or twice. If guests have questions, I am available by text or phone.

Other things to note

This is rarely an issue for guests. I do provide a white noise sound blocker and earplugs for the few light sleepers who have been disturbed by noise when the furnace starts. You can also ask me to turn off the furnace (assuming you are warm enough).

Business travel
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The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 5PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: 30 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 70
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price: 88 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch, 1 air mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 5PM

I appreciate when guests respect my home and garden. Please be considerate when interacting with my friendly neighbors. Please recycle and be mindful of water and electricity consumption. I am trying to keep a small environmental footprint. I welcome questions about living with a 'light' footprint and living mindfully.

If something is damaged, be sure to let me know prior to leaving so I can fix it in time for the next guests.

No shoes please. No pets please. No smoking. No fragrance (no colognes or perfumes or dryer sheets). Please provide ID for verification.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

270 Reviews

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Tina User Profile
July 2017
Great central location close to Capital Hill and Downtown but with a nice residential feel. The space was well equipped for a solo traveler and very convenient. No issues with parking. I often just left the car at the location and used public transport instead. The kitchenette has a microwave and toaster oven, so bear that in mind. You won't be cooking at this location but with all the great eateries there is little need. Julie's provided toiletries were also useful to adhere to the natural scent guidelines. She provided lots of information upon check-in and then gave me all the privacy I could want. I would use this place again no question.

Daniel User Profile
July 2017
Julie was a great host, and her place is very cozy and in a very nice and quiet area of Seattle. We enjoyed our stay very much and the location made possible to drive everywhere we wanted. The parking at street was easy ( just at the front door). Julie, thanks so much for your amazing hospitality and my daughter was thrilled with the Bday gift. This was a perfect vacations!!!!!

Graham User Profile
July 2017
Great. Julie was lovely and really helpful. Great location to be able to walk and enjoy Seattle. Julie had provided us with lots of resources to help us with exploring. The downstairs flat meant we could have privacy but knew that Julie was close by if we needed her. A real home away from home!

Asher User Profile
July 2017
Everything was great as expected. Easy parking at the house, close to restaurants and public transportation. Easy to get to any attractions. The house was very clean, and had everything needed to enjoy the stay. If you need anything, just ask Julie, and she'll help you out.

Shu User Profile
July 2017
Everything is convenient. The house is as described. Very quite neighborhood. The guidebook was very helpful.

Stacey User Profile
June 2017
This was a perfect little place for my trip to Seattle. Julie was helpful and gave us our privacy. We didn't spend a lot of time at the house as we were out and about on explorations, but when we got "home" each night, it was comfortable and welcoming. We enjoyed our stay at Julie's place.

Kurtis User Profile
June 2017
We loved the location! Very easy to get to all of Seattle's main attractions. The place was clean, restful, and had everything we needed to make it our "home" for a week.

Seattle, Washington, United StatesJoined in June 2011
Julie User ProfileJulie is a superhost.

I enjoy traveling and hosting guests in a modern, sustainable, eco-designed, private, 1 bedroom garden apartment. I am a quiet Ph.D. researcher and documentary film enthusiast. I enjoy sharing my favorite Seattle coffee shops, parks, cinemas, and book stores.

Many of my guests are researchers, filmmakers, designers, writers, academics, artists, musicians, and families visiting relatives. I like meeting fellow independent travelers who enjoy meandering through urban neighborhoods.

Life motto: Breathe in. Breathe out.
Latest favorite bumper sticker: If it's not going right, go left.

Languages: Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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