Are you the kind of traveler who loves to be out & about all day exploring and just needs a quiet, comfortable place to recharge for the next day? Then this is the perfect place for you. Conveniently close to all that is great about Seattle.
A desk for writing postcards ... or if you simply have to get the laptop out and do some work. (and yes, we have wi-fi.)
The room is small and simple. Designed for the traveler who really just wants a quiet, private, comfortable place to sleep at the end of a busy day after taking in all this fine city has to offer. Leave your luggage here and get out and play. :)
Guests have access to a washer / dryer. Laundry detergent is provided. The bathroom is private to the Studio.
Interaction with Guests
I work only 2 miles from home and have a very flexible schedule. My dog, however, is home most of the time. She is a very sweet and friendly Golden Retriever and may poke her nose through the fence to say hello. She is never allowed in the guest quarters, so even those with pet allergies can breathe free. The beauty of this room is you can come and go as you please without the fear of disturbing me. If you're an early bird or night owl, feel free to fly when you wish. I am happy to share any information you might need about what to do while in Seattle, but if you prefer privacy, I'm good at that, too. It is common to do a self check-in and I will provide details in an email how to access the place.
The neighborhood of Magnolia is close to everything, but tucked away and quiet as well. Discovery Park is a hop / skip / jump away offering running trails in a rain forest setting. The sweeping views of the Puget Sound are breathtaking. Interbay Golf Course is minutes away from the house. Popular neighborhoods, such as Ballard / Queen Anne / Fremont and Downtown Seattle are all just 5-10 minutes by car.
The closest bus stop is 1/2 block from the house. The 33 bus takes you downtown in 15-20 minutes. There is also a bike trail 2 blocks away that takes to anywhere you want to go, really. Also, Uber, Lyft and Car2Go are very popular transportation services used all around Seattle.
Other Things to Note
There is free street parking on my side of the street only. Typically, one can find a space either right in front of the house, or within the block.
#2. Let me know if there is something you need to make your stay more comfortable.
#3. It's important to me to keep this a smoke-free environment, so no smoking, whatsoever.
My first time AirBnB experience was great with Diane as my hostess. I came in late (after 9:30PM) and Diane was very gracious and welcoming. Stella was delightful.
Diane showed me the studio and explained where everything was and some quirky little items. This is a very private unit, and very quiet. I had to move the ticking alarm clock into the bathroom because it was too loud!
This was the perfect place to come back to after spending the day exploring Seattle. Diane very thoughtfully turned on the space heater and the heated mattress pad my first night as I got back after dinner rather late - that was a wonderful, thoughtful touch. The other nights when I came in even later, I was not worried that I would disturb anyone since this studio is separate from the house.
I did not use the coffee maker, but it was a nice touch to have this available. There is WiFi but no TV or radio - that makes it very restful. The artistic touches make the studio very personable.
Thank you, Diane!
Great place. Always answered any questions I had and then some. Tans for everything!
Stop searching because you just found the most incredible place to stay in Seattle. Diane is the sweetest host and left is a little treat for Valentine's Day. This suite is amazing, so cozy and well decorated. We chose it because of the private access, our own bathroom and parking availability. We were able to park a large truck nearby and didn't need to pay for parking or worry about a thing. Extremely accessible by public transport. With just a bit of walking we were able to see all parts of the city with a little help from (website hidden) maps and didn't have to get a taxi or use the truck once! Also, Diane has graciously stocked the suite with a Kurieg machine and a mini fridge. We were so spoiled.
Diane's Little Urban Studio is the most incredible place to stay in Seattle. To be honest, I was a first time AirBNB User and heading into my trip I was apprehensive about the way everything worked. Not to worry, Diane made our visit to Seattle the most welcoming, comfortable, home-y experience I've ever had.
The studio is located in a charming neighborhood slightly north of Downtown. If you are using public transportation, the bus to and from downtown is located one house down from Diane's (that being said, if you are a light sleeper, the bus might wake you. It was never a problem for me). It is the easiest, most pleasant commute and our experience with public transportation was amazing. The neighborhood is safe, charming, and such a wonderful place to be.
My friend and I were using the Little Urban Studio mostly as a place to rest our heads as we spent all seven days of our trip out and about around downtown Seattle and the neighboring areas. It is a cozy space, it's always warm (but there is a space heater so you can control the temperature), and the details are so thought-out from Diane providing bus maps to chocolate to a variety of teas, coffees, and hot chocolates. It truly is like a home away from home.
Next time I am in Seattle, I would only choose to stay in Diane's Little Urban Studio. It is in a charming area, a safe neighborhood, it's easily accessible through public transportation, and Diane is a sweet, flexible host who went above and beyond to accommodate my friend and I. I would recommend this to anyone staying in Seattle because my experience here was beyond incredible.
After a long day of walking, we looked forward to coming "home." Studio was clean, comfortable, and well-designed. It was close to the 33 bus stop, which we used everyday. Though we didn't meet, Diane was amazing. She had a folder of information that truly helped out tourists like us. She had a personalized message on the chalkboard. Ever since we were approved for the studio, she has been consistent and helpful with communication. We're going to miss this place.
Diane was a great host who welcomed us with a friendly chat over a glass of wine, accompanied by her very friendly dog, Stella. Diane's Little Urban Studio is everything it is described as and more, including a range of amenities you might have forgotten to pack and a very comfortable bed. I would definitely stay at Diane's Little Urban again.
Cozy little place in a great location central to many Seattle neighborhoods. Heated bedding kept the damp, cold nights toasty. Diane is graciously attentive and helpful (all while being respectful of your privacy). Very easy street parking worked out well with a rented car.
I love to travel. I've used Airbnb both while traveling domestically and overseas. I've designed The Little Urban Studio based on places I've appreciated while traveling. I love living in Seattle. I can recommend many of my favorite places, whether it be dining, coffee houses, hiking or biking trails, great places for live music, museums, rainy day activities, my favorite sunny day adventures, etc. etc. Although I am full of good ideas, I also fully respect people's privacy, so if my guests just want to be left alone, I'm good at that, too.