Cozy bedroom with queen bed, dresser, and flat topped trunk for use as a luggage rack.  Just outside the bedroom is a closet where you can hang clothes.Full modern and like-new condition bathroom with heated floors.
Cozy Suite in Even Cozier Location!

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

This 1 bedroom + futon, full bath apartment is in a quiet residential neighborhood convenient to reach by car or public transport. Walk to Green Lake or local eateries/shops, quickly access downtown, and experience all the Emerald City has to offer!

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The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Flexible
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $15
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: $105 / night
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The space

** Please see the Other Things to Note section for details on the ceiling height in the space. **

This cozy apartment with a full bath, living and dining rooms, kitchenette, wifi and private entrance is the perfect base for your Seattle visit.

The bedroom is fitted with a quality queen bed, a variety of pillows, and your preference of a comfy down or standard comforter.

The living room space has a new high-end futon that can sleep one additional person, as well as a 32 inch LCD TV, cable and a DVD/Blueray player. We can work to adjust the futon comfort by adding a topper if you want it more plush. There is also a selection of movies for your viewing pleasure. The Wifi is accessible from all rooms.

The full bathroom has heated floors to warm those toes in the morning, and will be outfitted with all the amenities of home such as a hair dryer, soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, q-tips, cotton balls, a magnifying make-up mirror and shaving cream. There are even robes behind the door.

The kitchenette has a full set of dishes, silverware, coffee cups and juice glasses, beer and wine glasses, a microwave, a dorm-size fridge (a second dorm-size fridge is also in the dining room if you need more fridge space), a Keurig coffee maker and hot water kettle. Waiting for you will typically be water, juice, fruit, oatmeal, a variety of tea bags, and coffee to get your morning started off. Also provided is a full suite of condiments to help enhance any homemade or take-away meals you arrange.

Feel free to enjoy the backyard deck on a sunny day!

Guest access

Guests have a private entrance. Check-in access is available at any time of day.

The shared laundry room is available for your use. For short term stays, we plan to arrange our laundry days so we do not need to use it while guests are in the suite, but in an emergency advance notice will be provided so your privacy is ensured. For stays over a week, we will be sure to discuss with you a convenient time for us to access the laundry.

Interaction with guests

We live upstairs on the main floor, but are not home during the day and in the evenings are either out enjoying the amenities of this beautiful city, or spending a quiet evening at home. You can contact us by cell phone if you need anything. If you like privacy, due to your private entrance it is likely we can both come and go without running into each other. Or if you prefer, we'd love to help you explore this town and find interesting things to do and places to eat. There's never a shortage of things to do or places to eat in Seattle!

The neighborhood

The Phinneywood (north Phinney Ridge/south Greenwood) neighborhood is a safe, quiet, eclectic locale a few minute walk to the cherished Greenlake Park. With it's miles of walking/running paths, it is a outdoor lover's dream. You may encounter ducks, frogs, geese, owls and herons as you traverse either the paved path around the lake, or the unpaved paths in the park. Other available activities/amenities in the park include swimming, boat rentals, miniature golf, a children's playground, basketball courts, bike rentals, roller blading, fishing, tennis, and a skateboard park. 1.5 blocks away from our home is Greenwood Avenue with block after block of local coffee shops, pubs, restaurants, antique shops, a local market, boutiques, privately owned bookstores and drop-in friendly exercise classes.

Getting around

Phinney is very convenient to access by car from both I5 and Highway 99. There is plenty of free street parking on the street, and a trip downtown will take 10 minutes by car. For folks without a car, the wifi outfitted and new Rapid Ride E line is 2 blocks away and will get you downtown in about 15 minutes. The nearby Greenwood Avenue has stops for the north/south #5 bus (this bus will also get you downtown in about 15 minutes) that connects with transfers to go east and west.

You can search on "seattle metro" (airbnb does not allow publication of web site names) to find the seattle public transportation system website. Here you can Plan A Trip and also download the Tracker app to find directions from your current location and to track buses.

To get here from the airport without a car, your options are as follows: (1) train/bus: 1 hour, just under $6 total per person, including $3 for train (can be paid with credit/debit card or cash using a machine), $2.50 off-peak/$2.75 peak (6-9 am, 3-6 pm) for bus. Note that even though the train now goes to North Seattle via the University of Washington stop, since the stop is in the far east of North Seattle and my house is directly north of downtown, it is still faster to get off downtown and take the bus directly north. (2) Shuttle Express: 5-15 minute wait at airport, 30-60 minute drive depending on how many stops they make, $38 for your party (3) Uber/Lyft: ~$40, 25 minute drive without traffic (4) Taxi: $55, 25 minute drive without traffic. (5) For people with a Car2Go accounts, you can now pick up and drop-off at WallyPark - a private garage near the airport with shuttle service near the airport. Leaving a car there costs $5.

If you intend to use the bus while you are here, I have a bus card you can borrow - you can walk to the supermarket and load money on it so you do not have to have exact change every time you use the bus.

For guests traveling from Portland or Vancouver, BC by bus, consider the regional express Bolt Bus as an option to Greyhound.

Other things to note

This is a basement apartment with ceilings lower than typical. If you are tall, the top of you head will be brushing against the ceiling in the bedroom with 6' 3" ceiling height, and you will need to duck when you are entering downstairs and in two locations where the ceiling is dropped for ducts (just under 6' ceiling height).

Check-in/out during the week is mostly at your convenience.

On the weekend it is flexible depending on if the suite is booked before or after your stay as we need time to clean between guests. Thank you in advance for your flexibility.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

I love our furry friends, but not everybody does so unfortunately pets are not allowed in the apartment.

Please no overnight guests unless discussed first.

No smoking is allowed in the suite or on the property.

Candles cannot be used inside the apartment.

Please remove shoes before walking on rugs/carpet.

Because we have to be up early, request guests who consider after 10 pm to be quiet time. No issue with coming and going after 10 pm, just no loud music and consideration when entering/leaving and closing doors would be appreciated. We will do the same.

Other than that, the only expectations are for you to relax and enjoy your time here in the Emerald City!



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

165 Reviews

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Leslie User Profile
May 2017
Stephanie's place was fantastic! Very clean and comfortable during our stay. The cool temperature of the suite was especially nice during the warm weather.
Stephanie User ProfileStephanie is a superhost.
Response from Stephanie:
haha i agree - this week when I went down there, it was such a a relief from the steaminess upstairs! But, for folks reading this who are considering coming other than in the summer, note the heat will be on and there are space heaters in each room to supplement, so you can keep everything as warm or cold as you like. It was so nice to chat with the two of you, and thanks for being such perfect guests!
May 2017

Marina User Profile
May 2017
Absolutely beautiful stay. Neighborhood is a perfect location, cafes and shops within a five minute walk. There is a neighborhood cat who you'll also get to see. Stephanie is extremely pleasant and has great suggestions for sight seeing and food! The place was extremely clean and packed with the essentials. Thank you so much for the beautiful home for our short stay!
Stephanie User ProfileStephanie is a superhost.
Response from Stephanie:
Haha everyone always tells me how they enjoyed petting my cat. The problem is, I don't have a cat! I have no idea why that cat hangs around the yard - and it does have a 3 pat limit until you get swatted at - but I'm glad you enjoyed him. Glad you enjoyed the stay, Marina, and I hope your trip home is trouble-free!
May 2017

Jessica User Profile
May 2017
Stephanie was very helpful and the place was nice and warm and in a gorgeous street.

Michelle User Profile
May 2017
Stephanie's place is perfect and is as shown. So comfortable, peaceful and quiet of an area and still perfectly located to activities in and around Seattle. The bed might be the most comfortable ever and the thoughtful touches in the apartment exceed expectations; icing on the cake. I can't recommend enough and will hope to stay again in my future trips to Seattle!
Stephanie User ProfileStephanie is a superhost.
Response from Stephanie:
Well, I match those sentiments with the fact that you exceeded my expectations by leaving the apartment spotless and the icing on the cake was stripping the bed, which my back thanks you for. Thank you also for the lovely note you left in my guestbook. Happy to welcome you back anytime!
May 2017

Angel User Profile
May 2017
This was our first Airbnb experience ever, hosted by Stephanie. Her home is very charming and unique. Our little family of three had a great time in Seattle. Stephanie was very helpful and accommodating during our stay. This was such a great experience that if we were to visit Seattle again we would definitely stay with her! She was very thorough and leaving notes all around the house. She left us fresh boiled eggs which was very thoughtful. Great clean home and great host!

Jessica User Profile
May 2017
Great deal! The place is a cute basement apartment. You have everything you need to get around Seattle such as restaurant menus and maps of Seattle. The bed is comfy and the overall apartment has a real "home" feel to it. Totally recommend if you want to stay in the city!

Susanna User Profile
April 2017
a wonderful, cozy place to stay!
Stephanie User ProfileStephanie is a superhost.
Response from Stephanie:
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, Susanna. It was lovely to meet you guys!
April 2017

Seattle, Washington, United States · Joined in March 2013
Stephanie User ProfileStephanie is a superhost.

I earn my keep as an engineer, and enjoy quite a variety of activities, so whatever you want to do here, I can probably help you find it. I also ride a motorcycle, have a pilot's license, have traveled extensively to Europe, Central America and Africa and have spent time briefly in Asia and South America. My goal as a host is to provide you with a comfortable place to call home, and help you enjoy your time in this magical city. I know from experience having a local resource can make a world of difference. Feel free to ask any questions you may have. Wishing you safe travels!

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