About this listing
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!
** Please read our entire listing description before booking - thx! **
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 small loveseat couch (not meant for sleeping), 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 shared bathrooms (one with a shower) in the hallway just outside the room. 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 3 guests: airbnb.com/rooms/1246769 - or see if our other room in this building is also available for your friends: airbnb.com/rooms/365550
Our calendar is always up to date, so what you see available online is totally accurate and there's no need to double check with us first. The price varies depending on the time of year.
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!
Street parking is free after 6pm till 8am, and there are many pay-to-park lots all around us.
We're just a few blocks from the baseball & soccer/football stadiums. 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 best viewed in the full desktop version of the airbnb website rather than 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, make sure your user i.d. profile is complete, including a good photo of you - not your dog!
Interaction with Guests
Our style is to give guests total privacy. We are very easy to reach if you need something, and often at least one of us is close by working somewhere in the building. But no worries, we aren't likely to knock on your door and drop by for a long chat.
This is a fun & interesting international neighborhood with lots of quirky shops and tons of food choices. Please check out our online guidebook for lots of recommendations.
Please note that we're right next to the Pioneer Square neighborhood, which tends to have a lot of homeless people on the streets. We're used to walking around in this type of city environment, but it isn't for everyone. Though it's generally safer than it might feel, as with most cities we don't recommend walking around by yourself late at night.
If you'll be using a lot of public transportation you might want to buy an Orca Card. You can load it up with however much $ you'd like, and then use it for quicker access when boarding the Light Rail train, buses, etc. Orca kiosks can be found near the ticket & boarding areas at most transportation hubs.
Other Things to Note
Please note that there is a long flight of stairs to get up to our floor and no elevator. Also you need to climb a ladder to get up into the bed loft. And finally just want to make sure you've noticed it is a shared bathroom – not a private bathroom.
• 2 guests max; 2 weeks max
• CHECK-IN is anytime after 4pm
(ask about dropping off luggage earlier)
• CHECK-OUT is by noon at the latest
(ask about storing luggage afterwards)
• bathroom supplies include towels, hair dryer, shampoo/soap/conditioner, & other misc. We also have an iron & ironing board in the other bathroom.
• we usually have other airbnb guests in the room near the kitchen, and ask that guests be mindful of noise in the hallway & kitchen/bathroom areas late at night & in the early morning, when the other guests are sleeping.
• this is a professional building with our artist tenants working nearby, (plus other airbnb guests) - so please no parties, extra guests or loud music that could disturb others.
• no smoking; sorry no pets
• kitchenette & bathrooms are shared with the other tenants who work in the building, (none of the artists live here though), and with guests in our other airbnb room. All are asked to clean up after themselves in the common areas, so you'll find it clean even though it's a shared space. We also work in the building & keep an eye on things.
• please remember the airbnb way is to leave things as you found them. This means cleaning up after yourself as much as possible - as if you were visiting friends.
From Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 1 night.
The upper bed-loft has a luxurious Novaform queen mattress & very comfortable bedding. The mattress and pillows have top quality liners to protect them from allergens etc.
About the Host, Dirk & Jaq
Hi, we're a married couple living and working in downtown Seattle. We started hosting on airbnb about 3 years ago, and we love it! We currently have 3 listings for you to choose from. The first 2 are single private rooms in an art building near the sports stadiums. Dirk has a contemporary art gallery there and Jaq has her painting studio there, so we're usually around. We also have a 1-bedroom apartment in the center of downtown near the Convention Center and popular attractions like the Pike Place Market. We travel and use airbnb just like you, so we understand what it's like to be a guest. As you can see from our many reviews, we'll do our best to make your stay easy & comfortable. If you have any questions just get in touch!