** Please read our entire listing description before booking - thx! **
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/208356
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!
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.
• 2 guests max; 2 weeks max
• CHECK-IN after 4pm (you can ask about dropping bags earlier)
• CHECK-OUT is by noon (FIRM!)
• bathroom supplies include towels, hair dryer, shampoo/soap/conditioner, & other misc.
• this is a professional building with other artists working nearby, so no parties, extra guests or loud music please
• no smoking; no pets
• kitchenette & bathrooms are shared with the other tenants who work in the building, (none of the artists live here though), and possibly with guests in our other airbnb room. Everyone is expected to clean up after themselves in all of 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 this isn't a hotel - the airbnb way is to leave things as you found them. This means cleaning up after yourself as much as possible. Since the bathrooms & kitchen are shared, it's especially important to clean up after yourself there.
Dirk & Jaq's place is a great loft studio. It's cozy, super clean and has all the necessities. The location is great...just minutes from the sports district and from downtown/pikes place.
It was quiet and I felt very safe at all times, since I was traveling to a new city alone this was especially comforting.
Dirk & Jaq were also in communication and checked to be sure I was getting around okay and if I needed anything. Which was nice.
I would definitely stay here again. Thanks Dirk & Jaq!!!
This location was perfect for us, within walking distance of both the light rail from the airport and the Amtrak station, where we took the train for Vancouver. Interesting neighborhood, room exactly as described. Bed extremely comfortable, and climbing into and out of loft no problem, even for 60-somethings. Appreciated having a sofa, a desk and ample light and power outlets, as well as wifi. Will definitely recommend to others.
I came to Seattle for a 5-day conference, and since I knew that I wouldn't be spending hardly any time in my room, I didn't want to spend money on a hotel. Dirk & Jaq's studio is clean, quiet, safe, and exactly as described! This is the perfect loft for up to two adults. It is very close to the train and bus station. I would definitely stay here again for a future Seattle visit/conference! Jaq was always very helpful and responsive to any questions.
This place is great! Very clean and everything you need for a great Seattle trip. Close to the LINK, downtown, great Chinatown restaurants, hip foodie spots, galleries. My gf was concerned about the shared hall bathroom but it ended up being a fun flashback to our dorm days. Again, this place feels so new and clean.
My daughter and I really enjoyed our stay in Seattle while we toured Seattle Universities. The loft location was within what felt like a five minute walk from the train station. This was fantastic as we planned on walking a lot! The loft itself was wonderfully simplistic. We would have liked to meet Dirk and Jaq during our stay but our schedules were off. We are looking forward to planning another trip this year and look forward to meeting Dirk and Jaq on our next visit!
The studio was clean, bright and friendly. It was well within walking distance of the convention center and pike market. We had a great time. I was totally happy with this experience.
Dirk & Jaq were wonderful hosts! They were incredibly responsive and accomodating. The space was in a great and easy to find location, very clean and exactly as desribed. Plus they thought of absolutely everything to make our stay fantastic.
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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!