About This Listing
The studio has a large living area that is light and airy. There is a view of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. In the front alcove is a queen-sized Sleep Number bed. The studio is great for one couple or a family with one child young enough to sleep in our pack 'n' play, which we can provide upon request. There is a tv with 140+ satellite channels and DVD player, and a desk where you can set up your laptop to take advantage of our high-speed wireless internet.
In the kitchen, you will find a refrigerator, oven/stove, coffee maker, and microwave. The cabinets are filled with all the dishes and equipment you will need to prepare a snack or meal. We stock coffee and some pantry items to get you started.
The bathroom includes all the necessities. It has a shower only, no bathtub.
The studio occupies the second story of a rambling Craftsman-style home. The studio and main floor have separate entries and are completely closed off from one another inside. Your entry is up a flight of stairs in the backyard. Full-time tenants live on the main floor and in a separate cottage on the property and share the yard space. The yard is a pleasant place to relax with an outdoor table and mini charcoal grill.
Although you may feel like you’re worlds away from it all when tucked inside the quiet, peaceful studio, you will actually be just 2-1/2 blocks from the heart of our neighborhood. Walk up the street to the West Seattle Junction to find great restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, a pharmacy, grocery stores, and nightlife.
Our neighborhood, West Seattle is also home to Seattle’s finest waterfront areas: Alki Beach and Lincoln Park. Alki provides summer fun and excellent views of downtown; Lincoln Park is great for a hike in the woods or a dip in the saltwater swimming pool. We recommend riding the Elliot Bay Water Taxi from Seacrest Pier to downtown Seattle.
By car, downtown Seattle is just 10 minutes. Or, another great hassle-free option is to hop on a metro bus and ride just 15-20 minutes.
Interaction with Guests
We allow guests complete privacy, but are only a phone call, text, or e-mail away is needed.
There is a Rapid Ride bus stop about a block away, which makes getting downtown a breeze!
You agree to the following terms and conditions when you book this property through Airbnb:
Guest. The Guest placing the reservation is an adult and will be an occupant of the property during the entire reserved period. Other occupants may be family member, friends, or responsible adults; any Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Use of the premises will be denied to persons not falling within the foregoing categories, violation will result in immediate expulsion from the house without refund. Violation of any Rental policies will also result in immediate eviction with no refund.
Damage Deposit. This deposit will be accounted for and refunded (less allowable deductions) within 15 days of your departure. All or part of the Damage Deposit may be withheld to cover missing items, excess cleaning, repairs, additional occupancy, re-keying of locks, damage done by parties, sanitizing charges due to smoking or having pets while in the house, or any damage resultant of violations of any Rental Policies. Regardless, Guest promises to reimburse the Owner all damages to Owner’s property caused by Guest, including those in excess of the Damage Deposit. Guest shall also be responsible to Owner for attorney fees and other costs necessary to collect for such damages.
Change of Dates. Requests will be considered based on property availability. Nights may be added or removed from your reservation up to 30 days before the first day of your reservation without penalty. Within 30 days of the first day of your reservation: additional nights may be added at the same Nightly Rate used to calculate the original Rent Amount; cancelled nights will be refunded at 50% of the Nightly Rate; if the number of cancelled nights places your total reservation at less than the required minimum stay for the reserved season, the Rent Amount will be calculated as the Nightly Rate for the required minimum stay.
Cancellations/Non-availability of Property. Reservations may be cancelled up to 30 days before the first day of your reservation. Your Rent Payment will be refunded less handling charge equal to 10% of the Rent Amount. For reservations cancelled within 30 days of the first day of your reservation, 50% of the Rent Amount will be forfeited. If you do not arrive to check in during your rental period, you will not receive a refund. In the event that the Owner is unable to deliver the property reserved under this agreement because of fire, eminent domain, act of nature, double booking, delay in construction or any other reason whatsoever, Guest hereby agrees that Owner’s sole liability as a result of these conditions is a full refund of all monies previously tendered by Guest. If such an event occurs after check-in Guest’s sole remedy is a pro-rated refund. Guest expressly acknowledges that in no event shall Owner be held liable for any consequential or secondary damages. No refunds shall be granted due to delay in check-in, early departure, surrounding construction, or noise. All refunds will be made using the Owner’s choice of personal check or PayPal refund.
Owner’s Right to Terminate Agreement. This agreement allows the Guest to occupy the property on a nightly basis. The Owner may terminate this agreement by providing written notice at any time during the reserved period and Guest’s sole remedy shall be a pro-rated refund, payable with Owner’s choice of personal check or PayPal refund.
Arrival/Check In. No check-in will be allowed until total payment has been received in full. The house will be available to you anytime after 3:00 pm on the date of your arrival. We are not usually able to accommodate requests for early check-in. If you notice pre-existing damage upon your arrival please notify us immediately. Failure to report damages may jeopardize the return of your Damage Deposit.
Keys/Lock Outs. After payment has been received in full, we will provide you with a code and directions on how to get the spare key from the key box. Two keys will be provided inside the house for your use. To prevent lock outs, please leave the spare key in the key box at all times. If you are locked out, you may call us and we will respond as soon as possible. Please understand that we may not be immediately available for assistance.
Linens/Supplies. Sheets and towels are provided for your stay. Dishes, basic kitchen utensils, and initial consumables are also provided (toilet paper, coffee/tea, dishwashing detergent, paper towels).
Cleaning & Housekeeping. Housekeeping services are not provided with your rental but basic housekeeping supplies are provided so you may do your own cleaning during your stay. You are expected to leave the house in the same general condition that you found it by making sure: dishes are cleaned and ready to be put away; counters and appliances are left clean; all items and furniture are returned to their original location; and garbage/recycling/composting is placed in proper containers. Bedding should be left on the beds, but they do not need to be made. The house should be generally picked up and ready to be cleaned and sanitized for our next guests. If additional cleaning or repairs are required you will be charged $50 an hour with a 1 hour minimum; additional cleaning is considered anything beyond laundering linens and towels, changing beds, dusting, vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms, and putting away clean dishes. If additional cleaning or repairs require the use of an outside vendor (i.e. carpet cleaning due to spills on carpet or upholstery or patching drywall) Guest will be charged the cost of that service plus a 20% administrative fee.
Garbage/Recycling/Composting. Seattle has a mandatory recycling program. All occupants are required to follow the City of Seattle’s Recycling Guidelines by disposing of recyclable goods and compostable material separately from trash. Guidelines are provided in the house. The City of Seattle will refuse to pick up garbage with recyclables mixed in or vice versa. Should we have to sort through your garbage, Guest will be charged $50 per hour for such service with a 1 hour minimum.
Departure/Check Out. Departure time is 11:00 am; your prompt checkout is appreciated so we can prepare the house for our next guests. When you check-out make sure all doors and windows are closed and locked, the thermostat is lowered, and the lights are turned off. Use the spare key to lock up, then return it to the key box.
Change in the Number of Occupants/Conduct of Occupants. Please inform us of any changes in the number of occupants before your arrival. Unless you’ve received written permission from the Owner, the house is not for gatherings at any time of anyone except those listed on the guest information page of this agreement. There are absolutely no parties permitted. If there is evidence of a party, excessive noise, music, or illegal activity Guest will be asked to vacate the premises with no refund given. The Guest may also be billed for any additional cleaning, replacement cost of broken items, and repairs needed resulting from violation of this policy. No RV’s or campers may be parked on the property.
Pets. We do not allow pets when this property is booked through Airbnb. If there is evidence a pet was in the house the Damage Deposit will not be refunded.
Smoking Prohibited. Smoking is absolutely prohibited in the house. If there is any tobacco smell or evidence of smoking, the Damage Deposit will not be refunded and the Guest may be billed for any additional associated costs to rid the house of smoke smell and damage.
Security. Guest assumes responsibility for the house and its contents, as well as any of your personal property in the house during your stay. Our property insurance does not cover Guest belongings. You may wish to purchase travel insurance for this purpose. It is advisable to lock the doors and windows when you are away and leave the porch light on. We recommend that you remove valuables from your vehicle and keep it locked as well.
Risks/Safety. Children are welcome, however, there may be conditions in and around the house that may pose hazards to them, as well as to adults. Owner does not assume any liability or responsibility for any injuries occurring during your stay with us. Children must be supervised at all times. Candles are not allowed due to fire danger. Damage resulting from violation of this policy will be the full responsibly of the Guest. Fireworks are prohibited by the City of Seattle.
Locked Areas. The Owner may keep personal items in one or more locked areas. Access to these locked areas is not included in your rental.
Repairs. We want your vacation to be just as you anticipated but sometimes repairs are necessary. If that happens please call us to report the problem and we will address your concerns as soon as possible. It may be necessary for us or a contractor hired by us to enter the home at reasonable times to make repairs. Public utilities are beyond the Owner’s control and their failure will not be grounds for a refund. No amenities are guaranteed. The malfunction of amenities will not entitle Guest to a refund.
Telephone/Mail and Packages. Telephone service is not provided.
Items Left in the Home. Please be sure to thoroughly check the house before you leave for any personal items. If after your departure you discover you’ve left something behind, contact us and we will attempt to recover it and return it to you at your expense. However, we cannot guarantee the return of items left behind and items found and not requested to be returned within 30 days after your departure may be discarded.
Additional Terms and Conditions. The Guest, for himself/herself, his/her heirs, assignors, executors, and administrators, fully releases and discharges the Owner from any and all claims, demands and causes of action by reason of any injury or whatever nature which has or have occurred, or may occur to the undersigned, or any other occupants as a result of, or in connection with the occupancy of the premises and agrees to hold the Owner free and harmless of any claim or suit arising therefrom. In any action concerning the rights, duties or liabilities of the parties to this agreement, their principals, successors or assignees the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorney fees and costs. The venue of any action shall be the King County Superior Court at Seattle.
Miscellaneous. This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all prior written oral negotiations, representations, or agreements. No modification of this agreement shall be binding on either party unless it is acknowledged in writing by both parties. Each section, subsection or paragraph of this agreement shall be deemed severable and if for any reason any portion of this agreement is unenforceable, invalid or contrary to any existing or future law, such unenforceability or invalidity shall not affect the applicability or validity of any other portion of this agreement.
The starlite studio was beautiful and super convenient! It's located on the cutest street on the upper floor of a very charming house. Instructions were very clear and easy, and everything we needed was inside the studio. Despite it being a "studio," it was very spacious for my friend and I. The bed was a sleep number bed, which was an awesome surprise! I will definitely try and book again next time I'm in Seattle.
Neighborhood and room were fantastic. It was a typical pre-WWII neighborhood, with the charm those type of houses possess. Super quiet, lots of street parking. Listed as a "studio," this room was bigger than many "one bedroom" units, with a large bed area, a larger "sitting room" attached (albeit, no divider), large kitchen, and a very small bathroom. It was very clean and comfortable, with lots of extra towels, wash-rags and blankets.
Spacious, bright, great location. Laura made everything very easy. Much appreciated!
Fine apartment. Very large. I could see this apartment well suited for a lengthy stay. BIG KITCHEN (tiny bathroom), Roomy living room. Great view of Sound and snow capped Olympic mountains. West Seattle is a gem. The apartment is the upper story of an old house. The floors sag noticeably in places, but this is not uncommon in older homes. Sometimes the sounds of the people below could be heard through the wood floors. Not a huge negative. Indeed, If you like old things (and I do) this apartment will serve nicely.
The Starlight Studio in West Seattle was perfect for our stay. Laura's style is my own! We loved the bright airy apartment. It had everything we could have possibly needed. The location is great with lots to do nearby and Laura's suggestions were spot on. I hope we can stay again soon. I recommend this lovely, vintage spot!
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About the Host, Laura
Laura & Joe Ross - Having both owned houses before we married in February of 2009, we decided to try the vacation rental business rather than sell either. Our first guests were Laura's family, in town for the wedding. Since then, with Joe's work as a musician and dancer, Laura's work as an engineering geologist, and our joint project of raising two boys, we are plenty busy! However, we take pride in putting our visitors first and have really enjoyed meeting our guests and sharing the city we love with them.