About this listing
Looking for a memory instead of another hotel in yet another city?
Welcome to Your Home in the Emerald City
We have a great and charming apartment in a 100 year old building in Seattle, WA. just 1 block away from the University of Washington. Heart of university district, very near downtown and local stadiums. Huskies are a walk away. Seahawks and Mariners are just a bus ride away. We are just a block away from the post office. Outside your door is international Cuisine great spots for beer, dinner and activities.
A very comfortable Queen sized bed welcomes you to a good nights sleep. Quiet at night as the bedroom is in the rear of the building, peaceful atmosphere and classic style.
From the living room you can see the space needle among the city lights.
Location, location, and location, this beautiful 1 bedroom is situated in one of the last beautiful brick buildings on the Ave.
The (1400 sq ft) Apt is on the TOP floor in a Vintage building with a charming traditional stair case. You will have the entire apartment to yourselves.
The 1 bedroom. has 5 main areas: bedroom, den, living room, bathroom and kitchen. The apartment is welcoming and warm. It has wifi, queen-size bed, Della Robbia sectional couch with chaise... comfortably fits 2, and up to 6 people.
2 heaters, reading room tables and chairs, oven and 4 stove plates, fridge, large bath tub, linen and towels included.
Wireless internet available!
In the summer, there is always a lovely breeze that flows through the open of the apt... we also have a fan available [we clicked on air conditioning because no other option was open to tell you for the fan :) ]. But don't worry, Seattle is usually pretty nice in weather or a bit rainy during the winter.
The city is walkable to:
0.5 Mile to the University Washington Medical Hospital
1 Mile (Northwest)to the Famous Green lake Park!
1 Mile to the Seattle Children s Hospital
1 Mile to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Reserach
1.5 Mile to the Convention Center
2 Mile (West) to the Space Needle
0.2 Mile to Farmers Market, Safeway, and Trader Joes
1 Mile to Wallingford Neighborhood
3 Miles to Pikes Place Market
To get from our place to the shopping district or Pike Place
Market. You can ,cab, bus, bike or enjoy a 60 minute
walk along the water.
Take cabs or ride-share vehicles everywhere-typically $10 to downtown areas you want to go.
The drivers and vehicles with Lyft, Sidecar and UBERx can be reached on your smart phone.
Get active in the Emerald city. 30 minute ride to great hiking trails. Or stay in the city and walk 10 minutes to rent kayaks, canoes, or paddleboards. The water is 2 blocks away. Rent our bikes to ride the burke Gilman trail from sea to the mountain.
Get fresh fruits and vegetables 5 minutes walk to the farmers market on Saturdays.
15 minute walk to Gas Work Park or Green Lake Park to enjoy the sights.
Great selection of Microbrewery Bars and restaurants nearby.
The whole apartment will be yours to enjoy for your home in the city.
Interaction with Guests
I will check you in if I am in town. We will need an airbnb $100 security deposit before you check in. And a cleaning fee. I can then leave you to be on your own or can help with your vacation.
**I can provide 24 hour travel assistance if needed.
You will find numerous cafes, coffee houses, and stores located on the ave and on Roosevelt.
Outside your door you will have a selection of International Cuisine. Mediterranean, Chinese, Indian, Thailand, Hawaiian, Korean, Trinidad, Taiwan, Italian, Japanese, German, Vietnamese, Mexican, Vegetarian, and more just a stroll away. This is a great walking neighborhood. Just like Brooklyn, NY.
One of the best public transportation system is outside your door. Transportation in Seattle consist of buses, rails, private car services, taxi's and the largest ferry system in the world.
Other Things to Note
We like to know a little about the people who are going to
stay in our home. and we like to have a completed
profile, a story about yourself or a message .
Finally, we always appreciate you telling us a bit about why you're visiting when making a request (either through the Airbnb bio or by sending us a message before trying to book) as this helps us to be on the lookout for things you might enjoy when you're here!
Feel free to ask questions, and enjoy your stay in this beautiful city.
Please respect our home. Feel free to use anything you find but please do not take souvenirs. No smoking in the building. No burning of candles or incense. No parties or violent people, police will be summoned immediately. No outdoor shoes are worn in the apartment. Please remove them right inside the front door of the apartment. Please do not leave your laundry in the machines for an excessive amount of time. No pets
*No other stranger to sleep here other than the tenant unless notified in advance or deposit will not be returned.
*Please turn off heater when you are out for at least a couple of hours. Be respectful of our neighbors, and enjoy your stay....thank you for choosing our location!
It was my boyfriend and I's first time using AirBnb together; I had used it with my family previously. Sheldon had put out extra blankets in case we were cold. Though, there was an issue with the key and getting in; the directions weren't very clear. The first door gets into the building, the second door gets you into the hallway, and the third get you into the apartment. The neighborhood was cute and college town-like. The description of the listing was accurate, except we couldn't find the air-conditioning that was listed- the multiple fans provided kept us cool enough. Not having a tv was strange, but only staying one night worked out great. We didn't even try to use the wifi due to previous reviews of it being spotty. A portable DVD player worked out great.
Cool neighbourhood. Great location for eating out, and for public transport. The apartment is bright and spacious and quiet at night.
Sheldon was a responsive host and his apartment is in an excellent neighborhood. I appreciated the convenient location, comfortable sleeping spots and nearby food options. Thanks Sheldon!
The location is excellent for food and restaurants and it is around a $15 uber trip to downtown Seattle. The apartment was a third floor walkup which is OK if you are able to walk up three flights. This fact should be made more clear by the owner in the description.
The apartment was pretty clean except for the rug which was fairly beat up. It was more like a college apartment than an older person's apartment. In general it was clean but fairly beat up. It lacked a TV and only had a wifi which worked sporadically. The furniture and appliances are clean but older. The bed is very squeaky. The sheets and towels were adequate. There are enough amenities for cooking but once again old stuff and there is no dishwasher. There is very little space to eat a meal. It only has a little nook in which the table takes up the whole space. The bathroom was clean and the shower had good pressure. The bedroom is incredibly noisy outside because it faces an alley where garbage trucks come at 4 in the morning. It also has no A/C which was brutal because Seattle was unexpectedly hot when we were there. We had to leave the windows open which didn't help much and the birds woke us up early along with the garbage trucks. Installing a few simple box ACs would have made it much more comfortable and killed some of the outside noise.
In general the apartment was clean but it needs updating to be a more special experience. If you just need somewhere to crash for a night, this is a good choice. But if you wish to be more comfortable while in the apartment, this may not be the place for you.
We had a great time in Seattle. We were unsure of when we would arrive so Sheldon arranged for us to pick up he keys close by our place. Once inside the place was clean and bright. The main complaint was the noise at night. There were people in the alley behind us as well as the garbage trucks came each morning very very early. The carpet was a little questionable. The area was neat as we had not stayed in this part before.
The location and the space was described adequately. Sheldon was very responsive to my questions via messages. I would stay there again!
About the Host, Sheldon
Hi there! My name is Shel and I am in the beautiful Pacific Northwest I heard about Airbnb through many of my friends and all of there experiences have been positive, so I figured I would jump on the band wagon.
I will be travelling to different parts of the world (Italy, Ireland, New York City and Hawaii) with my job over the next year and our beautiful apartment, one block from UW in Seattle, will be empty. We felt like it was such a shame to see it empty and none of our friends and family were available to use our space, so we figured we would try Airbnb!
I absolutely love what Seattle has to offer. I love the hikes, consistent fresh air and unbelievable scenery.
I play softball, and do so competitively nationwide, I am very active and love exploring new places in the city and surroundings.
Personally, 5 things I can't live without... sunshine, friends, community, great food and sports. I actually hold activities for the #2 food group (Seattle True Foodies) in the nation. I am also the secretary of the Seahawks Tailgate Crew. Rent my place and you will be my guest at our party. Help up save for a place of our own. I absolutely love life!
Well, that's me!