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.
Leah was very welcoming in her emails and quick to respond. The studio was clean, modern, comfortable, attractively decorated. The kitchen was nicely stocked. Coffee and tea made us feel welcome. We didn't use the backyard, but it's beautiful. The neighborhood is convenient to reach from the highway, has access to public transportation, has several supermarkets within a couple of blocks, and is also very pretty.
The studio apartment is perfect!!! The kitchen had everything I needed. The bed is very comfortable. Leah was a great host. Walking to the bus was close and Trader Joes is just a few blocks away
The experience was good. Was not at the location too often but all the amenities worked and there was no hassle. Leah was very nice and answered all my questions and requests in a timely fashion. She also let me leave my bags on the last day while I explored.
Overall good experience and I could have used the patio if I wanted to as well!
Lovely, efficient studio in great location! Very well maintained. Everything was great
This was just about the perfect AirBNB experience for my girlfriend and I, both in interaction with the owner and in the unit itself.
Leah let it be known that she was available and enthusiastic to give us advice about the neighborhood, but totally left us to our own devices. We met her early in our stay, and she gave us great advice for getting around the neighborhood (which is just as good as advertised, by the way), and was very warm and friendly.
The unit is fairly advertised. It's updated, clean, and cozy, but it isn't the type of place you would want to hang out in all day. Then again, hopefully you're not planning on visiting Capitol Hill and staying in your room all day anyway! On top of the basics, Leah gave us some nice perks- local coffee and tea, fresh and fluffy linens, and a fridge to put our leftovers in.
Leah was incredibly welcoming, very accommodating, and great overall. She met us in front of her house when we first arrived, and she showed us around her backyard and gave us a lay of the land (with respect to both the mother-in-law and Seattle). She not only gave us advice about things to do in Seattle and about the best way to get around (via public transit), but she also had a very handy typed out guide that had this advice along with instructions about staying in the mother-in-law (which was very useful considering the intricacies of Seattle's garbage, recycling, and composting policy).
The pictures of the mother-in-law on airbnb were very accurate. The place was lovely as was Leah's backyard. It was the perfect size for a vacation rental. We had plenty of space in the kitchen and dining area ( as well as part of the living area) even with all of our bags and the Murphy Bed down.
The Capitol Hill neighborhood was great. It was close to a lot of fun thing, and the transit around there made it easy to go to other parts of the city. The house itself is in a nice quieter residential area so it is a great place to relax after a long day of running around.
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.