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

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!

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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


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

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.

The neighborhood

Foot friendly with lots of community gardens, called p-patches! I am 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.' Like many US cities, the CD neighborhood has both has million dollar homes as well as a homeless population.

Getting around

Centrally located. High walkability score! Steps to cafes, restaurants. Four buses in a 3 block radius to downtown, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Convention Center, Lake Washington, Capitol Hill and the University district.

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).

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, including service fees.

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

3 nights minimum stay

253 Reviews

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Carla User Profile
April 2017
Everything is close by. The small apartment is great and very quiet. We loved staying with Julie, she is awesome.

Connor User Profile
April 2017
5 star experience. The host was very kind and accommodating. The house is amazing, clean, and in a great spot. I highly recommend booking here if it's available!

Michael User Profile
March 2017
Good space. Easy to park at or get to. Quiet. Great for solo travelers or couples, especially those who eat out (not a full kitchen). Reliable internet was much appreciated as my visit was partially for work.

George User Profile
March 2017
Julie's home is cozy and just as wonderful as she is. She always made sure we had everything we needed and gave us the full rundown of the house. She has this sweet little guide book with all her favorite places to try, with bus routes and everything. Julie and her home are both lovely!

Quyen User Profile
March 2017
The place is clean, nice and warm. Neighborhood is quiet and safe. Good location. The owner is nice and friendly. This is the perfect options for your trip in Seattle.

Megan User Profile
March 2017
Over all had a great stay with julie. She met us and gave tour of place and oriented us to neighborhood.

Attila User Profile
March 2017
We had a really great stay at Julie's place. Everything was perfect. Very nice area, quiet and close to downtown. Julie was such a good host, made sure that we had privacy, but was always available when needed. Highly recommended!

Seattle, Washington, United States · Joined 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.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour

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