About This Listing
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.
Diane was an amazing host. Her place was super cute, had everything I needed: comfy bed, full bathroom, writing desk, even a small fridge. She was very accommodating too, responding to my request on the same day, and letting me arrive past 1am (flight was delayed). She invited me into her home and we had a great chat about Seattle and life in general. She was very kind, positive and energetic, and told me tons about what it's like to live in Seattle. Would definitely stay again when I'm up to visit. Thank you so much Diane!!!
Diane is charming and thoughtful. The studio apartment has every little thing a traveller could need, such as extra toiletries. Having access to a washer and dryer is a really nice perk as well. I highly recommend her place.
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful stay at Diane's thoughtful little studio.
This was my first experience booking an Airbnb myself so I wanted to find an experienced host. Diane was awesome.
The Little Urban Studio is clean, warm (the space heater and electric blanket were great), fun (loved the pictures and decor), and convenient (right by the freeway). It had everything we could need. We were delighted by all the thought and care Diane put into designing this place.
It's exactly as described--a small but cozy place to come back to at the end of a day out. Even if you need to stay indoors for a while, the bed and desk are fine enough for lounging/reading/working.
Since it's a separate unit we could come and go as we pleased, which was perfect for us. However, we did get to meet Diane and Stella when we first arrived, which is great because they are both so friendly.
All this, and much cheaper than a hotel with all its cookie-cutter designs and expensive room services we won't use (website hidden);dr--just what we wanted. Would definitely stay again.
Eric, you and Jenna were some of my favorite guest. I really enjoyed meeting you and I'm glad everything worked out with your Seattle visit. Thank you for such a kind review. I would be happy to accommodate you again, if you ever find yourself coming to Seattle again.
Best to you both.
An amazing place to stay! Private, clean, cosy and so cleverly set up and styled! Diane is a traveller so she really does know what you need! We were lucky enough to meet her and Stella! Thanks again Diane
Diane and Stella were perfect hosts. She messaged me on the day of my arrival wishing me safe travels since I was driving up from California to Seattle in one trip. She gave me perfect instructions on her place and was greeted with a greeting on the chalkboard as I walked in which was a nice touch. Diane's "little urban studio" was clean and tidy. Since this was my first time in Seattle her place is only about 10 minutes from downtown yet seems much further away for a restful nights sleep in a quaint neighborhood. I wanted to explore her neighborhood but fell short on time. So much nicer than a hotel room but with more amenities. Washer/dryer and keurig to name a few. Only thing missing was a tv but I didn't even miss it. If you have a laptop or tablet, she has wifi and you can just stream a show or tv. Before I checked out, I got a text from Diane asking if I was still around so we can meet. She came by and we got a chance to meet in person and chat for a bit. Diane gave some things to do next time I visit. Definitely will be back and hopefully stay here again =)
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!
About the Host, Diane
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.