About this listing
Big, beautiful open space in a 1902 Craftsman bungalow, w/ a full kitchen, bath & gorgeous fir floors. An easy 2 minute (or less) stroll to dozens of quaint and wonderful local restaurants & bars, coffee & tea shops, and grocery stores. Everything you want is around the corner, and then you get to come home to this quiet, amazing space! This is what awesome looks like!
"Dreampop Studio" is 1000 sq ft of swankiness in an adorable 1902 Craftsman bungalow.
The space unfolds before you and you'll say "Oh wow, look at this place!" Everyone does, because this is flat out the coolest place in the coolest neighborhood in Seattle.
Includes a full kitchen, bath w/ a cozy claw foot tub and shower, a big dining table + a sunlit bistro area, living room, and lots of sleep options for up to 4 guests with a comfy queen bed, two REI airbeds, and two sofas. There's a 40" flatscreen with HBO & Showtime, lots of books on Seattle & the Great Northwest, boardgames, and all the little extras that will make you feel right at home.
This is not an apartment or condo building with people coming and going all day. Your space is completely separate and private from the main house upstairs.
Interaction with Guests
If you're new to the area and want some highlights, I'll blabber on incessantly about my neighborhood, and even give you a quick 10 minute walking tour of all the great places to dine and shop. Or if you're exhausted and want to cozy in right away, tuck yourself in like a potato bug... the place is super comfy and quiet, with awesome heated fir floors on chilly days, and cool like a cucumber on Seattle's sweltering days (yes we have those).
Capitol Hill is brimming with wonderful local restaurants, shopping, and nightlife! We are just around the corner from lots of quaint Mom & Pop shops & eateries, and an easy 15 minute walk from the bursting-at-the-seams Pike/Pine area.
The house itself is on a serene, tree-lined street full of turn-of-the-century homes... this is truly the perfect walking, shopping, and dining neighborhood!
If you have a vehicle, I will issue you a permit for unlimited, free parking in the neighborhood.
Buses: Bus stops are just 1 block away, and most of the popular attractions are only a 10 or 15 minute trip. The #43 or #10 to downtown, Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, and The Convention Center, and the University of Washington.
The #8 bus takes you to The Space Needle and Science Center, The Chihuly Glass Museum, and The Experience Music Project (EMP) at Seattle Center.
You can bounce between Seattle Center & downtown on our super cool Monorail, built for the 1962 World's Fair for Elvis Presley. Not really.... although he was here making the movie "It Happened at The World's Fair". Elvis plays a crop duster. The more you know...
A fun day trip to the town of Winslow on Bainbridge Island is a snap from here. Walk 3 blocks west to the bus #12. It drops you near the walkway that brings you to the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal. Stop for treats at Top Pot Doughnuts, then pay $8 roundtrip and board the ferry. Crazy right? $8, that's it. After a 35 minute ferry ride (and maybe a glass of Pinot), you're in Winslow. Enjoy.
Back at home...
Volunteer Park, with the Asian Art Museum, The Conservatory, and the historic brick Water Tower (with observation deck) is just a 10 minute walk north.
Broadway and Pike/Pine area are both an easy 15 minutes walk. All the cool kids do the Pike/Pine corridor where you'll find approximately 3 million restaurants, shops, galleries, and weirdos (and i mean that in a good way).
For a real time bus schedule download One Bus Away on your smart phone and there'll be no waiting at all!
A convenient Orca Card is good on all buses, Link Light Rail, and ferries. No need to have the correct amount of cash. On request I will have a starter card here for you when you arrive, and will save you the $5 cost of buying the card itself. Average bus/rail trips cost $2.75, fyi.
Other Things to Note
Queen-size bed sleeps two. Additional guests can be accommodated with comfy REI air mattresses (one queen and one single). There are also two sofas you can easily doze off to dreamland on, while watching Sleepless In Seattle, which of course I saved on the DVR for you.
The kitchen has everything to get you started, plus coffee, tea. Three grocery stores (Super Safeway, QFC, Trader Joes) are within blocks.
The studio is not suited for children under 10 because of all the fancy schmancy doodads that make this place pop.
- No pets
- No smoking or overly aromatic cooking please.
- I do not have a deposit or cleaning fees (sweet!), so please keep the place tidy. Thanks!
Scooter's place in Seattle was seriously awesome. The only place to stay. Instead of waxing lyrical about how much we loved it, I'll just point out the best features:
1. Spacious, super clean and filled with personality.
2. Comfy bed.
3. Cool basement apartment means air-con not necessary even when it's hot outside. Just open the windows for some cross-flow.
4. Hot shower with plenty of water pressure. Awesome to relax our tired muscles after hours of walking this great city all day.
5. Location, location, location. We walked everywhere. Shops, restaurants and bars all at your feet.
6. The hosts were sooooooo lovely. Super friendly, but also very respectful of our privacy.
I have no hesitation in recommending Dreampop Studio to anyone visiting Seatle.
Scooter is a fantastic host. He was extremely welcoming and even took the time to take us on a tour of the neighborhood. The location is excellent, easy access to public transport and great restaurants in Capitol Hill. The studio is immaculately clean and just as described in the listing. We particularly enjoyed hanging out on Scooter & Tim's porch playing some of the board games thoughtfully provided. I highly recommend a stay here.
We had a great stay at Scooter's studio. Scooter was very nice and accommodating with many great suggestions for food, entertainment, and how to get around. The location was perfect, with many nearby options for food and such. Getting downtown was a short cab or drive away or a very manageable walk! The studio was very clean and spacious. Would highly recommend!
Scooter gave us a warm welcome and showed us around the studio upon arrival. The studio was spacious and clean. The bed and couches were comfortable and great to sleep on. Plenty of bedding and towels were provided. Also loved that there was a wide selection of toiletries and laundry detergent was provided. Wi-fi worked well. There is a parking lot to park a car in if you have one, but no car is really needed as the bus stop for the bus that takes you to the pike place market is at the end of the block. A supermarket and several restaurants are just a block away. Scooters gave us a few recommendations of his favorite spots and provided travel brochures and local restaurant menus as well. We didn't use the kitchen for cooking, but it seemed to be well stocked. Would stay here again if I'm back in Seattle.
From the warm welcome we received from Scooter when we first arrived at his unique studio, to his personal tour of Capital Hill, we could not have asked for a better experience. He was born to be a host ... so full of personality, kindness and a genuine interest in those who stay with him. We highly recommend staying here if you're planning a trip to the beautiful city of Seattle. We loved every minute of it! Thanks, Scooter:)
The apartment was spacious and spotless and the neighborhood is fantastic - great eating places, a wonderful park and convenient to other parts of the city. Our host was warm and welcoming and helpful.
Already booking the place we knew we couldn't have gone wrong with choosing the Dreampop studio. Scooter was super fast in replying to all our questions we had before our trip even started... Then, the day we arrived on Capitol Hill couldn't have started any better - Scooter was welcoming, uncomplicated, easy to chat to and even gave us a tour around his neighborhood what we very much appreciated and gave us a first great impression! The studio itself was clean and cozy. There is really everything you need for some nice days in Seattle!
About the Host, Scooter
My name is Scooter, real name is Michael but there are way too many of those, so I go by my nickname Scooter. I am a photographer, shooting mostly portraiture and weddings, and some travel work. I love to BBQ, travel, and adore my city, Seattle.
I enjoy long walks on the beach. I also enjoy short walks, it all depends on how much time I have.