The view out the living room window of the Convention Center and city is wonderful.Cuddle up in the oversized armchair while you watch a movie! Or, get some work done in the study nook.
Entire home/apt
6 Guests
2 Bedrooms
3 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

The Nest is a charming two bedroom apartment close to everything the city has to offer. It has a wonderful view, beautiful yet cozy decor, and boasts a walk factor of 98. Come stay for a few days or a few weeks, and leave the car behind!

The view out the living room window of the Convention Center and city is wonderful.

The view out the living room window of the Convention Center and city is wonderful.

The Space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $15 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $95
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly discount: 12%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

The Nest is a charming apartment located in the Elektra Condominiums, right on the cusp of Downtown, Capitol Hill, and First Hill. Up on the eleventh floor, It looks westward over the city, and down on the convention center. Nestled at the top of the trees, the afternoon light fills it with a bright warmth as the sun traverses the sky.

The Elektra was built in 1947, and the apartment recently had a green "eco" remodel. The original oak parquet floors were refurbished, and wood trim was installed using recycled old growth Douglas fir, lovingly sanded down. Both were refinished with all-natural Tung oil. The paint has no VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and compliments the newly tiled kitchen and bathroom. The total effect is stunning.

The Nest is the perfect place for anyone who craves a healthy, green living environment. No chemicals are used during cleaning, and there are plants all around. Rest assured that you can breathe easily if you are chemically sensitive or just desire a healthy place to lay your head.

Just steps from the Washington State Convention Center and a few blocks from the heart of downtown, the Nest is situated near Seattle's many cultural amenities. Just a stroll away, you will find The Paramount Theater, Act Theater, Town Hall, and countless cafes and eateries. Enjoy the Capitol Hill nightlife and all that Broadway has to offer. Even without a car, every part of the city and metropolitan area is easily accessible. Link Light Rail is a couple of blocks away, as is the extensive Metro bus lines. The apartment comes with a parking spot, so no need to worry about downtown parking, but once you arrive, you can leave it there for the duration of your stay!

All of the comforts of home are here to make your stay relaxing - and even romantic! After a soak in the beautifully tiled tub, step out onto the warm, heated tile floor. The master bedroom has two extra wide, extra long twin beds, which can be pushed together to form a large king bed if desired. There is a memory foam topper that makes the line between the mattresses disappear, so it is quite comfortable. Gaze out across the city to Lake Union from the bed, and you might never want to get up! The second bedroom has a queen sized bed, and visitors love the opening in the wall that connects the living space with the bedroom. This portal allows for panoramic views of the city and trees; close the wooden shutters to create privacy if desired. All the cozy beds have soft sheets with high thread-counts, and luxurious down comforters.

Come stay for pleasure or business. Either way, you will be equipped with a lovely antique desk, wireless internet service, cable TV, and a brand new 40" flat screen HDTV.

Make yourself at home at The Nest, and experience its natural beauty and exquisite location... in the heart of the city! I look forward to hosting you soon...

Guest Access

The entire apartment will be yours for the duration of your stay.

Interaction with Guests

I may or may not meet you in person, but I am a simple phone call or email away if you have a question, or any needs arise before or during your stay.

The Neighborhood

The closest grocery stores are Pike Grocery, Clay's Market and QFC, with the Central Coop and Trader Joe's just a bit further up the hill.

Nearby coffee shops include Cyber Dogs, The Juicy Cafe and Espresso Caffe Dior. There are 373 restaurants within a 15 minute walk with the closest being Tango, Rumba and La Creperie Voila. Some others within blocks are Terra Plata (my personal favorite!), M

Getting Around

The Nest has a Walk Score of 98 out of 100. This location is a Walker’s Paradise so daily errands do not require a car.

There are excellent bike lanes near the nest; the area is very bikeable, and biking is convenient for most trips.

Other Things to Note

Make sure to request the king bed if you want that, as the default is twins.

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is after 4PM

Check out time is by noon. Unless you have prior approval, there will be an extra charge of $25 for each hour (or portion thereof) past the required check out time. A $75 fee will be charged for each lost key
and fob set.

NO AMENITIES ARE GUARANTEED! There will be no refunds because of the malfunction of the contents of the apartment. All contents are kept in good working order and any problems will be addressed as quickly as possible. Please inform the owner immediately if any appliances, electronics, etc are not in working order.

There will be no refunds due to inclement weather or other "Acts of God". Trip insurance is available and highly recommended.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit

3 nights minimum stay

Cuddle up in the oversized armchair while you watch a movie! Or, get some work done in the study nook.

Cuddle up in the oversized armchair while you watch a movie! Or, get some work done in the study nook.

Your Host



Vashon, Washington, United States · Member since June 2011

Hello fellow travelers and guests!

I love to adventure, meet people, create beautiful spaces, and share my home with guests. I live on Vashon Island, but have a cute little "pied a terre" in Seattle; The Nest in the Heart of the City.

I'm a sign language interprerpreter by profession, and love what I do. When I'm not doing that, I'm usually on Vashon Island, working on my house there, or off exploring the outdoors; skiing, hiking, or biking. I love to travel, and want to try out airbnb all over the planet!

I love to interact with people, so feel free to ask me anything about myself, and tell me a bit about you!

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Response rate: 100%(past 30 days)
Response time: within a few hours

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