This is studio #7 - one of two private airbnb rooms (located in the same building). We designed the rooms as simple & affordable spaces for arts-related guests, for brief stays & short-term artist residencies near the heart of Seattle's downtown gallery district. But you don't have to be an artist to stay here - all are welcome!
This is a quiet private room located among 15 other art studios on the 2nd floor in the Japantown area of Seattle's historic International District. It has an upper bed-loft with a luxurious Novaform queen mattress & very comfortable bedding. The lower portion of the loft has a leather couch, desk & chair, and other basic furniture. Free wifi and satellite TV w/HBO are included.
There's a shared kitchenette (not a full kitchen) and 2 bathrooms (one with a shower) just down the hall. Although there are other artists working in the building, they don't live here and you'll find this room to be very peaceful & private. Most of the time you won't see anyone around in the common areas.
The nightly price is for 1 or 2 guests sharing the bed. The couch is not meant as an extra bed, and unfortunately we cannot accommodate extra guests in this room. But if you need a bigger place to stay, check out our condo listing which sleeps up to 4 guests: airbnb.com/rooms/1246769 - or see if our other room in this building is also available for your friends: airbnb.com/rooms/365550
The building is perfectly located for all forms of public transportation: the Light Rail train stop is one block away for easy, affordable access to SeaTac airport; the AmTrak train station is also just a few blocks away; quick easy access to many bus routes, including the Bolt Bus (1 block away); the waterfront with ferry terminals is just a short walk away.
There are many interesting shops and a wide variety of Asian restaurants in the neighborhood, including a really good sushi restaurant right in the building. Food options range from quick take-out to high end, and everything in between. Uwajimaya Asian specialty supermarket is close by, plus coffee shops & bakeries - you won't go hungry in this neighborhood! We're a few blocks from the baseball & soccer/football stadiums. Parking is plentiful with most lots costing between $8-12/day. There are many bars and clubs within walking distance, and even more just a quick bus ride away. Since the building is right downtown you can also easily visit the Seattle Art Museum, Sculpture Park, Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, Experience Music Project, and many other great Seattle attractions.
Check our online Guidebook to see all the great restaurants & attractions we've bookmarked in our neighborhood, (this feature is only available in the full desktop version of the airbnb website, not the mobile app).
• there is a pretty long flight of stairs to get up to the 2nd floor, and you'll need to climb a ladder to get up into the bed loft.
** Before booking, please note that we'll require that your user profile is complete, especially a verified email address & phone number which you'll be using during your trip.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Pet Owner:||Some pets|
Dirk & Jaq have thought of EVERYTHING you would need as a guest. Not only is their place nice, clean and convenient, but we really appreciated their recommendations for local restaurants, art galleries, and businesses. They were super timely about responding to questions, and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and safe.
The space was great: clean, comfortable, and in a an awesome location (if we hadn't been staying here, I might not have gotten to spend much time in the international district). I really appreciated all the little guidelines about the heaters, towels, what supplies to use, etc. Everything was clearly communicated. When our travels were delayed, Dirk and Jaq offered help and advice, and they checked in a few times throughout the trip to see if we needed anything or had questions. I will definitely recommend this spot to friends who are coming to Seattle. For us, it was much nicer than staying right downtown. There were interesting coffeeshops and great restaurants (the bahn mi at Sub Sand and sushi at Maneki were especially memorable) within a block or two, and it was easy to figure out both walking and bus routes to the convention center, at which I was attending a writing conference. I was so much happier than I would've been at an overpriced hotel near the convention! While I wish we could have met you both, it was nice to meet Jaq and I really appreciated the excellent stay in Seattle. Thank you.
Really great place to stay in Seattle. Super clean, right next to the International District station, and has the most COMFY bed ever!!
There were quite a few artists around during the day and they were all very friendly.
Really clean, simple and nicely done for a studio transformed into a living space! Enjoyed the bed up the ladder, felt like a kid again sleeping on a bunk bed. (watch for your head ;)) Location was great, we walked every where. And had the pleasure to meet Jaq upon our arrival, very friendly!
Stayed at D&J's for 2 nights. The space is exactly as shown in the photos. The location couldn't have been better—it's within walking distance to the Pioneer Sq and many cool shops & eateries. Both mornings I walked to a nearby coffee shop recommended by the hosts and enjoyed great coffee with my breakfast. The Union Station and the Amtrack Stations are literally 5 mins walk away. There are actually 2 bathrooms (one with shower, one without) so I never have to wait for the washroom. If I were to pick something negative, I'd say the floor in the unit is concrete and there is no central heat. It can quite cold in the winter but the space heater was enough for me. Also, I hear people coming in & out throughout the night, although I hear them only when I fall in & out of sleep. The place is very quiet the other time.
Great place in a very fun part of town, clean and well organized. I just wish the windows would have a bit more sound proofing – don't forget your ear plugs.
I had a wonderful stay at Dirk And Jaq's -- the room had everything I needed (except a box of tissues!) Perfectly clean and tidy and with all the amenities and privacy you'd want. The building is a quick walk from downtown (and easily accessed via the Light Rail from the airport) and the restaurants nearby were incredible.
I'd love to stay here the next time I'm in town!
My stay in this gorgeous loft was the highlight of my Seattle trip by far! These lofts offer privacy and comfort like no other. Why bother going to a hotel when you can get the joy of urban living just a short walk away from all that Seattle has to offer.
If you are a traveller who prefers not to have to be buddying with your host your entire stay (introverts, don't be ashamed), or would prefer your own private space, this may just be ideal. Don't misunderstand, Jaq did come by to check on my arrival and give me the run down, and assured me that she and dirk were only a phone call away, but outside of their all encompassing guidebook, you should find yourself needing very little. Would stay again!
Also, fun tip: Fuji restaurant, located directly across from the entrance to the building has a delicious happy hour and excellent sushi offerings.
Great place to stay! Loved everything! It was so easy to get to everything King Street station, Light rail from the Airport, and Downtown. Cute little cafe up the road and restaurants all around. My room was clean and so cozy as was the bathroom! I would definitely stay here again. Jaq and Dirk were so easy to contact and got back to me pretty much instantly! Loved it thank you so much!
Dirk and Jaq's space was a great base for our brief visit to Seattle. The building is incredibly close to the King Street train station, which was one of the reasons we chose to stay there. On top of that, the loft space was extremely clean and exactly as pictured. Due to differing schedules, I did not meet Jaq in person, but she was an excellent host, going out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed for our time (including loaning us a phone charger after we lost ours). I look forward to returning sometime to check out all the contemporary art galleries in the area. The bed was cozy and very comfortable, tucked up at the top of the ladder stairs!