About this listing
Beautiful 1000 sq ft apartment in a 1902 Craftsman home, w/ a full kitchen, bath & gorgeous fir floors. Easy 1 minute walk to dining, groceries, and Mom & Pop shops. You'll love this quiet, amazing space, and the fantastic surrounding neighborhood!
"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. And there's a 40" flatscreen with HBO & Showtime.
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 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 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 staples to get you started + coffee, tea. Two grocery stores (Super Safeway and QFC) are within blocks.
The studio is not suited for children under 10 because of all the fancy schmancy doodads that make this place pop (snapping my fingers).
- 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!
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!
Scooter really was the ultimate host making us feel welcome from the moment we arrived until we left. The studio was a fantastic space and cool in every sense of the word which was welcome in temperatures of 90+ degrees. Scooter had thoughtfully left cold drinks in the fridge for us as well as everything else that we needed for our stay. The studio was perfect for fourfold us with our kids very comfortable on the inflatable air beds. Scooter helped with planning our itinerary for our short stay in Seattle and gave great local restaurant recommendations as well as advising us onhow to travel around the city using Scooter's rapid transit card, just reimbursing him for the cost of the fares when we left. We only wished ee had booked a longer stay.
Scooter's place was fantastic. Very spacious and had all of the amenities and then some. He is a wonderful host who loves his home and neighborhood. The house is within walking distance to two different grocery stores and wonderful shops and restaurants. We parked our motorcycles for the week and travelled by city transit. It was a great home away from home experience.
Our host, Scooter Lowrimore, was the most gracious host we ever had. He helped us bring our luggage in to start with. He showed us around the neighborhood visiting different restaurants. He showed us where the bus stops were to go downtown. He had a map set up with the different buses we could take and where they went. There was loads of info in the rental. The airbnb was much larger than we expected. We had our own washer/dryer which was a plus. I can't find anything negative to say about either the host, rental or neighborhood. We loved it all.
This place was brilliant, it was better than described with a huge amount of space and nice and quiet. The area around is also good and there is a regular local bus service into the downtown area.
Scooter is great, he offers suggestions to eat in the local area and the guide in the studio is also comprehensive. I would definitely book this studio again when I come back to Seattle.
Without question this is one of the best airbnb suites available in Seattle. Scooter is a fantastic host and the space is perfect. Also, Capitol Hill is great neighborhood with lots of cool spots to eat and drink nearby. I highly recommend.
Scooter is the man. He is more than willing to point out the neighborhood hot spots, must-eats, and must-dos. He is detail-oriented and goes out of his way to ensure the place is clean and welcoming. Forgot a toiletry item? No problem. Scooter has stocked the house from kitchen to bathroom with the essentials. The neighborhood is amazing, and the residence was even more amazing. Thanks, Scooter!
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.