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.
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 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 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!
The apartment is exactly like on pictures. Julie was very welcoming and gave us a nice tour. It has nice decorations and art. The floor got a bit cold sometimes, but there was a heater (some were electric fireplaces) in every room (even bathroom) in addition to the central heater. There was also a washing machine which you can use free for the first load and pretty cheap afterwards.
Julie was a great host. She welcomed us and gave us a quick tour of her place and throughout the stay she checked in on us to make sure we were comfortable. The place was definitely cozy and her green folder of things to do and how to get around definitely helped out a lot. I loved that the bedroom has dark curtains and is nice and dark for sleeping in. The location was very central and made it very easy to travel to different parts of Seattle. I would definitely consider staying here again if I came back to visit Seattle.
Julie's downstairs apartment was very comfortable and spacious. We had everything we needed. Great location to reach different Seattle venues. Neighborhood was quiet and plenty of parking.
Julie welcomed us and gave us a quick tour of her place and then left us to our own accord. It was a private space that met our needs.
Julie made both my mom and I feel very welcome in their home. The location was very central and made it very easy to travel to other neighborhoods in Seattle. She provides great resources for you to map out your trip. My only concern was that you could hear people upstairs walking around. I myself am a deep sleeper but this could affect others.
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.