Charming Wallingford Apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Meridian Ave, Seattle, WA 98103, United States

The Space

The rental is a spacious, well-lit mother-in-law apartment located in the basement of a 1920’s “Seattle box” style single family house. The house is located in the middle of the charming Wallingford neighborhood and is within easy walking distance of a grocery store, myriad restaurants, cafes and other services, and is also near Gas Works Park, the Burke-Gilman Trail, Green Lake, the Woodland Park Zoo, and the University of Washington. Downtown Seattle is 20 minutes away by bike or bus, with the bus stop being one block away. Free on-street parking is also available.

The apartment has a separate entrance along the side of the house, a well equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, wifi and AppleTV. The bedroom has a queen sized bed and the living room has a sofa bed. Note that although the ceiling has good soundproofing, you may hear an occasional low rumble from the three boys above! The property is kid-friendly, has chickens and a grey cat named “Cloud,” a basketball hoop, and a great deck with views of Lake Union and downtown Seattle.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $590 /week
Monthly Price: $1400 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s) and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • The reservation was canceled 62 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    March 2014
  • Myself and two girlfriends stayed at David's Wallingford Apartment for the weekend while attending classes in the area. The accommodations were very comfortable, spacious and well-organized - we appreciated the full kitchen with all the basic necessities. We had a minor problem with the fridge and David came down and looked after it as soon as we notified him. The house is in a beautiful charming older neighbourhood, close to restaurants and shops. If you like to walk and look at beautiful character homes and gardens, this is the place! We are planning on staying again when we come back in February.

    December 2012
  • We've stayed in David's house for two months and had a great time. It's very clean and cosy place. I'd recommend it to anyone. Thanks, David!

    November 2012
  • David was very nice and welcoming. He explained about the appartment and had even prepared a detailed manual about where to find everything. It has everything you could be looking for even for a longer stay (including washing machine and dryer). The place was very clean and confortable and cosy.

    Also the neighbourhood is very nice and easy to get to.

    We had a great stay at the place!

    September 2012
  • We enjoyed our 8-night stay. The basement apartment was comfortable, good location, good bed, and the unit was well-equipped. TV was OK, though probably not on cable. David was very cordial. Paul & B,J.

    September 2012
  • David was a wonderful host. All though him and his family were away at the time of our stay, they made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. His place was clean and neat, it has everything you need and more!. We are a family with young children and David shared a wonderful list of things to do with kids around Seattle with us that kept us busy and was a great resource for us. David's place is quite central, so everything felt close by and everything was quite easy to get to.
    Thank you for your hospitality!

    August 2012
  • I found the place for my parents who were visiting Seattle for 26 days! First, David is an awesome host, very gentle, caring, easy to contact, easy to communicate, etc. Second, it's in the perfect neighborhood. My parents walked to Green lake or Burke-Gilman Trail every morning. QFC is only 10 min away on foot. The place itself is very neat and everything is well prepared for guests. We really loved the choice staying in the Charming Wallingford Apartment!

    August 2012
  • This was our first time using Airbnb so we did not know what to expect.
    David's hospitality was superb. Anytime we had any questions or needed something he responded quickly. The place was well stocked and cared for.

    I highly recommend staying here. Great location and great neighborhood within walking distance to many places and a short drive to downtown.

    We hope to return in the future.

    July 2012
  • David and his family were warm and generous! And, their home's location, in proximity to all Seattle has to offer, cannot be beat!

    Because my wife and I (and our 20mth old son) were flying from the East coast of Canada to Seattle, we asked David if his apartment had some needed items (ie, a highchair and pack n' play) to make the trip easier on us ... He didn't, but made a special attempt to attain them for us prior to our arrival ... This is not only great service, but stands as a testament to the Saxen Family's character!

    In a heartbeat, we would refer others to this home away from home!

    June 2012
  • Wow, this basement apartment is a great deal. If you have things to do in this part of Seattle, I would highly recommend staying here. I was here with my husband, my mom, and my sister. We have family in Seattle, but they don't have the space to accommodate us. We were so glad we ended up in David's air bnb! The apartment is in a great neighborhood, and it's a short walk to the center of Wallingford with plenty of great restaurants and stores. However, the apartment itself is full of everything you could need for a short or longer stay. It has a fully equipped kitchen stocked with all-organic spices, oils, and other pantry staples, and although we were not in town long enough to need to make real meals, I almost wished we could just so I could use the kitchen! In any case, it was great to be able to have some cereal and tea in the morning before heading out. It was a bit inconvenient having 4 people in the space--mainly because there is a single bathroom--but 2 people would be very comfortable in the apartment. The value of this apartment--compared to hotels or nearby traditional B&Bs--is hard to beat. The apartment has a separate entry, so if you're more of the reserved type, less interaction with the hosts could be a plus! In our case, it would have been great to meet David just to say thanks for providing this great apartment, but our schedules just didn't coincide during the short time we were there. However, it is very likely that we will stay here again next time we visit family.

    June 2012
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Princeton University (undergrad), University of Washington (graduate school)
Landscape architecture and urban design
I am an overwhelmed father, going gray raising three boys with my partner Nancy! Our family enjoys camping, skiing, and cycling. When not parenting or coaching my sons' soccer, basketball and baseball teams, I am a landscape architect and urban designer with a focus on making streets more walkable and bikeable. I am also a hardcore and self-righteous but law abiding bike commuter.
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