Big, beautiful studio apartment in a 1902 Craftsman home, with a full kitchen & bath and gorgeous heated fir floors. 1 minute walk to dining, groceries, shops. You'll love this quiet, amazing space, and the fantastic surrounding neighborhood!
"Dreampop Studio" is 900 square feet of swankiness in a warm and adorable 1902 Craftsman bungalow. 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.
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 one of the coolest neighborhood in Seattle.
This is not an apartment building with shared walls and 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 fantastic restaurants, shopping, and nightlife!
The house 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 car, I will issue you a permit for unlimited, free parking in the neighborhood.
Bus stops are just 1 block away, and most of the popular attractions are only a 10 or 15 minute trip 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 in Seattle...
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! Hello 2015.
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.
Kitchen has staples to get you started + coffee, tea, etc. Grocery store (QFC) is just one block away. What? Really? It's true.
The studio is not suited for children under 12 because of all the fancy schmancy doodads that make this place pop (snapping my fingers).
- I do not have a deposit or cleaning fees. So please keep the place tidy, thanks!
- No smoking, no pets, no additional guests without prior approval.
This was my second time staying at Dreampop and I loved it even more than the first time. Scooter is the best host ever, and the property itself is just so beautiful and perfect. The decor, the attention to detail, the well-stocked kitchen, the comfy couches, the fabulous neighborhood -- I could go on and on, but suffice it to say that this Airbnb is tops!
Scooter was a wonderful host! A delight to speak with, he gave us great recommendations for what to do and see while we were in Seattle, and where to eat nearby. The studio is in a great neighborhood, with a nearby market, and a terrific array of nearby eateries and markets within walking distance. The bus stop is at the corner, but we would up walking for much of our stay. As other reviewers have noted the studio is fully appointed (with extra toiletries even, in case you forgot yours) attractive, and very clean, and if you decide you want to stay in and cook you have everything you need. I only hope that my next airbnb stay is as great!
I traveled to Seattle to escape for a brief, writerly weekend, and absolutely adored this place. The neighborhood is quaint and quiet, within blocks of restaurants and shops (and delicious tea and coffee!), and a brief jaunt to bus lines, but also far enough from the buzz to enjoy the stillness of a cute residential neighborhood.
The apartment itself is fantastic—spacious, spotless, inviting, and cozy. There's a full kitchen for those who'd prefer to venture to the nearby grocery store and prepare some meals at home. The heated floor is an indulgence, and the artwork (including a full mural) really brightens the place up. I also appreciated having a separate entryway so I could come and go without having to bother my hosts.
Scooter has done an amazing job with this space. He is also a superb host, who kept in contact with me prior to and throughout my visit to make sure I had everything I needed. His knowledge of and appreciation for the neighborhood is extensive, and his hospitable nature genuine. He clearly takes pride in this endeavor, and sincerely appreciates his guests. Not to mention that he's an interesting person with whom I shared some great conversation!
I would absolutely stay at this spot again, and wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone looking for a private, cozy spot to get some work done or just to be in the heart of an awesome Seattle neighborhood.
Scooter's place is fabulous! The location cannot be beat. There are lots of great restaurants and bars within walking distance. It's convenient to transit. The unit itself is quirky and fun. Having a key code for entry was super convenient. Scooter has the place stocked with every guide book or map you could ever need. The kitchen has all the necessities to cook a meal or just make a cup of tea. If the weather doesn't cooperate there is plenty of space to stretch out on the couches, play some board games, or take a bubble bath in the claw footed tub. Scooter is a thoughtful and generous host and I really felt at home here.
The space was exactly as advertised! Clean, quiet and nicely laid out inside. Scooter is a thoughtful host - the bathroom had personal care items (had we forgotten ours), the towels were new and fluffy, there were lamps on both sides of the bed, and the kitchen seemed to be well stocked (although we didn't do much more than boil water and eat ice cream!) The place was very easy to get to via public transportation and the cab was around $12 to the city center. This was our first trip to Seattle, and he and his place made it a very memorable stay.
This was absolutely fantastic. From the warm greeting from scooter and the tour of the neighbourhood to the warm, relaxing and comfy studio this place is the best. It's also located in a great neighbourhood with plenty of awesome places to eat and drink all within 5 minutes walk.
The studio was fun to stay in with great decor and every detail accounted for. Scooter, our host was very welcoming, hospitable, and informative with maps, bus and restaurant information which was all very helpful. The location was lovely in a beautiful neighborhood and close to delicious restaurants and bars.
We had a great time!
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 love exploring new surroundings, tech, coffee, and at the end of the day some quiet time.