This charming, mother-in-law studio is the perfect get-away! Cozy and comfortable, while the Murphy bed make efficient use of the space. The backyard is so peaceful and serene, it's hard to believe you're merely blocks away from 4-star restaurants. There's always parking available, but if you'd like, off-street parking is also available for an extra $5/night.
The studio is in the basement of my 1909 Craftsman bungalow, with its own separate entrance. It's newly renovated. The kitchenette has a small stove top, microwave, refrigerator, pans, dishes, spices, everything you need to do as much or as little cooking as you'd like! The front of the Murphy bed folds down into a desk, so you can work or write if you'd like. You will have access to my WiFi network and printer. There's also a TV with basic cable, DVD player and some DVDs.
Public transportation is readily available. Great restaurants, coffee shops, and boutiques are also in walking distance.
One or two Sundays a month I have Sunday dinner at my house. If you're staying here when people are coming, you are welcome to join in the good food, laughter and companionship. I will let you know ahead of time. Price is one bottle of good red wine.
Guests have access to the basement, which includes the washer & dryer in the other room. If you're attending something more formal, I can also bring down the iron and ironing board. Guests only have access to the basement and not the rest of the house.
Interaction with Guests
I am generally on the property 100% of the time while my guests are there. The unit is in the basement of my house, where I live.
However, I do travel occasionally. At those times, my cat sitter is at the property twice a day, and can take care of any issues that arise. (Only thing that's ever come up is resetting the internet.)
The entrance to my unit is separate from the house. The unit itself is all self-contained: I don't share a kitchen or bathroom with my guests.
During the summer months, I spend much of my time out in the backyard. Sometimes I'll interact with my guests a lot, as they'll come and join me. We'll eat meals outside together, or maybe enjoying a nice glass of wine in the afternoon.
During the winter months, I tend not to have as much interaction with my guests, as I'm not outside. Still, I always try to be at home when my guests arrive so I can show them everything.
My neighborhood is the quiet residential part of Capitol Hill. My house is a beautiful Craftsman, and there are many like it in the neighborhood. There are also several business corridors nearby, such as 19th, 15th, 12th, & Broadway, as well as all of Pike/Pine. It's the best place to live in Seattle as far as I'm concerned, with the best of everything.
Please remember that this is my home. Please treat it as good as, if not better, than your own.
No smoking is allowed. Burning of candles or incense is not permitted.
Only use the appliances for their intended uses, and that doesn't mean Peep battles.
While I love pets and children, I can't accommodate them.
Street parking is readily available. I also have one parking space available for an extra fee. Please ask. For longer stays, ask for a neighborhood parking permit. (Permit not required on weekends.)
There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included, daily maid service isn't. Let me know if you'd like to do laundry, or need an iron & board.
The fire pit can be used year-round. I'd be happy to start a fire for you. Washington State requires the spark screen be used at all times.
People other than those in the guest party may not stay overnight on the property. Any other person on the property is the sole responsibility of the Guest.
This unit is privately owned. The owner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
We were newbies to Airbnb but, following our two week stay with Leah at her charming Slanted Ivy apartment, we are full-fledged converts! From the outset, Leah was most gracious in accommodating our needs. When booking we told her that we were not social people and thus would not want extensive personal contact; Leah assured us that she would respect our wishes which she did perfectly by allowing us to initiate interaction. She also thoughtfully considered our 70+ years by furnishing extra blankets plus an electric space heater. Socially comfy and physically toasty: what’s not to love?
Centrally located in Seattle, the Slanted Ivy apartment is only one block away from the Seattle/King County Metro bus system; using the online Metro trip planner — or asking Leah! — makes moving around the city a stress-free delight. No white knuckles from in-city driving! Also close at hand on Broadway are a number of restaurants offering a range of dining options and fascinating people watching. In short, Slanted Ivy is an ideal location with a charming host. Brava!
We had a good great time in Leah's unit. Everything was good except it was a little bit too small.
Leah's rental was just as described, and was very cozy and private. She provided everything needed to be more than comfortable, including quality coffee and tea, and cooking essentials. Leah was very friendly and responsive.
The rental is in a quiet, residential neighborhood close to many parks, cafes, restaurants, and grocery stores. It is also just a few blocks from Madison Ave, which will get you downtown very quickly by bus.
This is a great rental for the location and price, and I'll most certainly look to stay here again if I need a place to stay in Seattle!
Cozy, private, great garden area, well maintained. Leah easy to communicate with, accommodations as advertised. Perfect area for walking to and from downtown, Pioneer Square and all over Capital Hill. Could only wish for a reading lamp by the bed and maybe a little more cushy bedding. Had a great stay!
Leah is a very nice host. Even though I was doing a late check in,She was still waiting for my friend and me. and carefully introduce every facility to us. We had a good time there.
I have lived and traveled all over the world. Seattle is my home now. I've been here the longest I've ever lived anywhere (5 years.) I love this place, and would love to share it with everyone. I try to eat at a different restaurant every week, so I'm pretty knowledgeable about the local food scene.
For my day job I write computer manuals for a California software company. I telecommute, which means I will be sharing the backyard with you on those beautiful Seattle days! I'm also a fiction writer, with many novels and short stories professionally published.