About This Listing
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 people coming and going all day.
Your space is completely separate and private from the main house upstairs where we live.
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 10 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.
Scooter and his studio were even better than we had expected! Scooter went out of his way to make sure we felt welcome and comfortable. He gave us some helpful tips about the neighborhood and all of the best places to visit, near his property and in the city! He knows it all!! We can't thank him enough for being such a gracious host.
The Dreampop Studio was very comfortable, clean and had everything we needed (and more). Way better than a hotel! And in the perfect location! Close to everything in a gorgeous neighborhood. We felt adventurous our first day there and walked to Volunteer Park, Pike Place Market, and as far as Pioneer Square. Needless to say, we were pooped by the that time so we took a $10 Uber ride "home" (may have been less if I didn't give the driver the wrong address).
The entire stay was perfect. Thanks again, Scooter!!
Anna and Alex
There is definitely something to be said for visiting a city where you've never been and staying in an airbnb in a private residence in a unique neighborhood vs staying in a name-brand hotel in the middle of the city. This was exactly our recent experience staying with Scooter this past week. From the moment I booked his place, his communication was timely and welcoming. Scooter and his amazing dog Bart were waiting for us when we arrived and took the time to show the apartment, answer any questions we had about the 'hood and Seattle and make sure we were settled in nicely. The apartment itself is the basement level with separate entrance of a gorgeous house on a quiet street in a very fun neighborhood. It takes up the whole floor, has multiple rooms albeit in one large open space. The bed was super comfortable; the living has multiple couches and was very relaxing. The kitchen was also large. We were in the area to climb, visit friends, and eat out as much as possible so we only were in the apartment at night for sleeping but it was a very welcome place to come home to at night. Scooter even let us extend our "late check out" and let us keep bags upstairs as we had a later flight. When we did get a chance to wonder down to the city center, we were even more glad that we stayed in this quiet neighborhood, Its also very central a lot of supermarkets, restaurants, and other areas of the city. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Seattle and we hope to stay there again when we come back!
Recently spent a weekend at Dreampop Studio and couldn't be more pleased with the experience. Scooter made us feel like friends from the moment we arrived and was full of recommendations and tips on how best to enjoy Seattle. The unit is spacious, private, quiet and decorated with imagination, whimsy and thoughtfulness in mind. And the neighborhood is one of the best in Seattle. Although the house is on a quiet, tree-lined street, you are steps away from all the neighborhood has to offer. Could't be more convenient. Thank you Scooter, Tim and Bart the WonderWestie for making us feel so
From our first contact Scooter was lovely. So helpful, funny and gracious - his guide to the area made us laugh and we had a chance to check out the many recommendations on our trip with him around the neighbourhood. The studio is lovely and has everything you need and more. The garden is beautiful with gorgeous flowers, thanks Tim and Bart is a great character. Highly recommended and if we were closer we would be frequent visitors
Scooter truly raises the bar as an AirBnB host! From the moment we arrived he went out of his way to make my daughter and I feel welcome by offering a tour of his adorable neighborhood. He introduced us to local shops owners, restaurants and even provided some great recommendations based on our plans while we were in Seattle. He's an incredibly thoughtful and generous host and you can tell he genuinely cares about his guests having a wonderful experience while staying there.
The Dreampop Studio is perfectly located in Capitol Hill, near several bus lines and one block away from tons of great restaurants, unique shops and even grocery stores (if you prefer to eat-in and use the studio kitchen). The studio itself was unique, fun, welcoming and CLEAN! My daughter didn't want to leave and was joking about renting it long term so we could just stay in Seattle forever. I wish that were possible! :)
This was our first time using AirBnB, so I really didn't know what to expect before our arrival. But after getting to know our hosts, I'm so happy I chose this place (based on all of the previous positive reviews) and that I had the opportunity to get to know Scooter, Tim and their adorable little pup Bart! I can honestly say that thanks to this booking with Air BnB, we left Seattle with new friends.
Thank you again, Scooter! I really enjoyed our conversations and I can't wait until the next time we make it back up to Seattle and can stay there again. Please keep in touch and let me know if you two ever find yourselves in Portland. XOXO
Scooter was very welcoming and his property accurately reflected the listing.
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!
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 love exploring new surroundings, tech, coffee, and at the end of the day some quiet time.
Quaint, southern style breakfast and lunch. Grits and biscuits, bubble and squeak. Closes at 4pm, except Chicken Dinner Friday.
Looks like an Apple Store with everyone hunkered down into their laptops. No one wants to leave because it's all so toasty, warm, and oh they serve up great Joe as well.
Great Italian food, perfect date night place! Best Happy Hour Sun-Thurs 5-6pm. Pathetic hour is 7-11pm. I don't even know what that means.
Coffee and pastries, and if you want to get your geek on, there are technical books, tech games, wizardry, and whatnot.
Family run Italian joint, super friendly people, full plates (pasta, garlic bread, salad) for $14.00. I love their Linguini Special, been chowing down on it for 11 years. Feeling a little bloaty.
Mediterranean specialty food and wine, and a cute little deli. Take some home to your awesome Airbnb :)
Pho and more, big bowls of tastiness, and even bigger smiles. I mean REALLY smiley people here! $7 will fill you to the gills. Whip in some of that Rooster Sauce on a chilly day and Bam! All better.
Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds (i could go on) of teas, apothecary style. Get your rooibos on. Little tea sandwiches too.
Have yourself a tea party.
American menu + changing coastal menu, currently it is Casablanca. Features an oyster bar. Long lines for weekend B'fast. Tip: get your name on the list, go play, go back, eat gingerbread waffles.
Family run, just opened. No review yet. I'll try it out soon. So far on Yelp this place is getting 4-5 stars. Nice.
New restaurant, just opened. Latin-American, local & family-owned.
Wake up you sleepy head. Ladro is here for you.
Lively and fun bar with good food and a unique menu. Open late. Tell them Scooter sent you and you *might* get a deal, depending on who is serving and if they're in a good mood.
Family run Mexican restaurant, good prices and service. You won't pen a novel about the place but dang, they remember your name, and what you ate last time. That's a big plus, am I right? Yes.
Opening Soon: The only vegan ice creamery and sweet shop in the world.
My favorite Thai place on 15th. Don't even go to the other one.
Featuring your awesome host Scooter and "Bart" his fluffy companion. Over 900 sq ft, full kitchen, bath, & laundry. Radiant fir floors, and just a block from wonderful restaurants and shops.
Carolyn will be happy to make you a nice little flower arrangement. I adore her.
Award winning bourbon bar, with sushi after noon, and coffee 9-4pm. Arty, comfy sofas, and friendly folk. Tell them Scooter sent you, and you *might* get a deal :)
A gluten free bakery. I tried the bread and and I swear it was like eating cardboard. But the brownies *are all that* and they have gluten free pastries & tea cakes & apple crisp. So there's that.
Pizza & Pasta goodness at decent prices. Sa(email hidden)rry's Bar, just next door. Go on "Whiskey Wednesday" for 25% off your drink. If you say "Scooter sent us" and they will say "what?"
Pub and grub, conveniently located between the hospital and cemetery. 30 beers on tap, pool table, shuffle board table and darts. All Ages until 9pm. After that, things get weird.
Twice baked almond croissants. Incredible. My number one recommendation on the planet Earth. Do it.
Hello Robin makes the cookies and Molly Moon's makes the ice cream. Good combo for a sweet shop, and a tasty combo in your mouth.
The best grocery store in the world is right here on 19th Ave East. Do a bit of shopping, grab a cookie at Hello Robin, and walk back to your awesome Airbnb with a giant smile on that face of yours.
Traditional Vietnamese cuisine with Pacific Northwest innovation. They just doubled their size, and you know what happens next. No? Well, Just look at the town of Walla.
It became Walla Walla.
Wonderful restaurant by the creator of Smith and Oddfellows (also nearby), and next door to Hello Robin cookies and a mini Molly Moon's ice cream shop. One stop tummy shop.
Type in "Greenest Building On Earth" into your favorite search engine, it will take you here to The Bullitt Center, and from there you'll find tours of the building, starts at 4pm and lasts 1 hour.
Lovely park for a stroll, climb the historic brick water tower, visit the Asian Art Museum, newly refurbished conservatory, and The Dahlia Gardens.
Just north of Volunteer Park, visit the resting place of the famous martial arts film star & his son. Open 9am-6pm. After that, you're on your own. In a graveyard. With a sign that says "no exit".