2.5 Blocks from Anywhere
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6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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This two bedroom apartment is in the heart of Columbia City, a super-cool, historic business district. The house is 2.5 blocks from the light rail station. Light Rail takes you directly to/from the airport or downtown Seattle in minutes.

The space

The apartment is a fully furnished two bedroom lower level of a duplex. Floors are Pergo and carpet. There is a W/D, dishwasher, disposal and it looks out onto the park-like setting of a school playground. It is important to note that the space is small for a two-bedroom; a little less than 700 sq ft. As such, while most groups of 6 have found the space to work well for them, some guests have commented that they feel it is a bit small for more than four full-sized adults. Please use your own discretion and knowledge about how much personal space your group members require.

There are 2 beds, one double and one queen and a fold-out sofa. Included are wi-fi internet, off-street parking and a storage shed for sporting equipment, etc. The unit is level with the street so there are no (URL HIDDEN) washer and dryer are shared with the tenants above.

The unit is stand-alone but we are only a few blocks away. If there is anything you need - a fondue pot, Pictionary, a needle and thread - maybe we've got it - we're only a phone call or text message away. We are several generation Seattle natives who grew up in the neighborhood and are happy to share our city and answer any questions we can. The upstairs tenant is very considerate, quiet and helpful in a pinch. She has a small dog who rarely barks,. We have never had a complaint about noise but 2 separate guests have noted being aware of someone upstairs.

98118 was declared "the most diverse" zipcode in the US by the 2010 census and Columbia City has been recently declared one of Seattle's two most walkable neighborhoods. The array of restaurants within approximately 5 blocks of the house include American, Ethiopian, Filipino Italian, Japanese, Kenyan, Mediterranean, Mexican, Senegalese, Thai, Vegan and Vietnamese. The business district has many services, trendy boutiques, gift and import shops, an art gallery, a butcher, a bakery, a cultural center, live music, a movie theater, a gym, a public library, community center and a selection of parks. PCC a natural grocer, is one block from the property, and Safeway is about 1/2 mile from the property. The neighborhood has an abundance of parks and Stan Sayers Pits on Lake Washington is a walk away.

This home is a geographic oddity - 2.5 blocks from anywhere. Via Light Rail, you can get to the airport in a flash or to downtown Seattle, the hub of the city's public transportation and as far north as the University of Washington campus. The house has a walkability score of 97. Off-street parking is provided for a single vehicle (or four motorcycles!). 15 minutes to downtown via car or public transportation. The neighborhood is serviced by Car2go and Zip Car. 1.5 blocks to #7 metro bus. I-90 is 2.5 miles away, and Snoqualmie Pass is approximately one hour east.

One street over, May through October Columbia City hosts a farmers market every Wednesday from 3-7 pm. The Beat Walk is a reoccurring jazz festival every 2nd Sunday from 4-9 pm, May through October. Many venues on the Rainier Strip host different musicians and you are invited to stroll between the venues. The events are free.

Guest access

The beds, one double and one queen and a fold-out sofa are all two years old. Included are wi-fi internet, off-street parking and a storage shed for sporting equipment, etc. The unit is level with the street so there are no (URL HIDDEN) washer and dryer are shared with the tenants above.

Interaction with guests

The unit is stand-alone but we are only a few blocks away. If there is anything you need - a fondue pot, Pictionary, a needle and thread - maybe we've got it - we're only a phone call or text message away. We are several generation Seattle natives who grew up in the neighborhood and are happy to share our city and answer any questions we can. The upstairs tenants are very considerate, however, one works at night and if she is home, may be moving around in her apartment into the wee hours.

Other things to note

One street over, May through October Columbia City hosts a farmers market every Wednesday from 3-7 pm. The Beat Walk is a reoccurring jazz festival every 2nd Sunday from 4-9 pm, May through October. Many venues on the Rainier Strip host different musicians and you are invited to stroll between the venues. The events are free.


Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Amenities
Free parking on premises
Internet
Wheelchair accessible

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Be nice to the tenants above, one of whom sleeps during the day.
No smoking inside. It is okay to smoke outside, however only in a way and manner that does not bring the scent of whatever is being smoked into the house.
No pets without prior approval and extra deposit. No cats under any circumstance.
Seattle has very stringent rules on garbage. Rules on how to separate recycling and compost from garbage are posted in the unit.
While we like infants and children, please be advised that the house is not child-proofed in any way, nor has any consideration been given to the safety of our house from a parent's/child's perspective. Please accomplish your own childproofing upon arrival. We also don't own any pediatric specific infrastructure, such as a crib, pack and play, etc.


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Jamie User Profile
October 2017
Cute place, comfy beds. There were some nice restaurants within walking distance and it was easy to get around.

Nick User Profile
September 2017
Excellent spot just off the very pedestrian-friendly main drag of Columbia City. Close to light rail, and a cheap rideshare downtown.

Shirley User Profile
September 2017
The space was very clean and comfortable, close to a grocery and a bakery where you can get a light breakfast with fresh squeezed orange juice. We chose the location as it was very close to our brand new first grandchild, but if we were to stay longer, close access to the light rail to visit points down town, and of course pike street market. and we would be able to cook simple meals if we wished.

John User Profile
September 2017
Clean & comfortable apartment in a quiet neighborhood, yet close to everything. Highly recommend.

Christy User Profile
September 2017
It was a lovely place and close to the train!

Jennie User Profile
August 2017
Enjoyed our stay very much.

Wendy User Profile
August 2017
Location is great!! Cozy place, quiet neighborhood. Short walking distance to grocery store, movie theater, restaurants, and shops. Walking distance to light rail train station which has stops to everywhere you would want to go, including the airport.

Seattle, Washington, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Joseph User Profile
Kali and Joe are a young couple of nurses who leave town on a regular basis and want their house to be used well while they are gone! We are both native Seattleites, Kali a second generation, joe a 4th(what!?), with plenty of local knowledge should it be required. Joe's mom, Da…
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