This is studio #17 - one of two private airbnb rooms (located in the same building). We designed the rooms as simple & affordable spaces for arts-related guests, for brief stays & short-term artist residencies near the heart of Seattle's downtown gallery district. But you don't have to be an artist to stay here - all are welcome!
This is a quiet private room located among 15 other art studios on the 2nd floor in the Japantown area of Seattle's historic International District. It has an upper bed-loft with a luxurious Novaform queen mattress & very comfortable bedding - plus a sweet skylight** above the bed. The lower portion of the loft has a leather couch, desk & chair, and other basic furniture. Free wifi and satellite TV w/HBO are included.
There's a shared kitchenette (not a full kitchen) and 2 bathrooms (one with a shower) in the hallway just outside the room. Although there are other artists working in the building, they don't live here and you'll find this room to be very peaceful & private. Most of the time you won't see anyone around in the common areas.
The nightly price is for 1 or 2 guests sharing the bed. The couch is not meant as an extra bed, and unfortunately we cannot accommodate extra guests in this room. But if you need a bigger place to stay, check out our condo listing which sleeps up to 4 guests: airbnb.com/rooms/1246769 - or see if our other room in this building is also available for your friends: airbnb.com/rooms/208356
The building is perfectly located for all forms of public transportation: the Light Rail train stop is one block away for easy, affordable access to SeaTac airport; the AmTrak train station is also just a few blocks away; quick easy access to many bus routes, including the Bolt Bus (1 block away); the waterfront with ferry terminals is just a short walk away.
There are many interesting shops and a wide variety of Asian restaurants in the neighborhood, including a really good sushi restaurant right in the building. Food options range from quick take-out to high end, and everything in between. Uwajimaya Asian specialty supermarket is close by, plus coffee shops & bakeries - you won't go hungry in this neighborhood! We're a few blocks from the baseball & soccer/football stadiums. Parking is plentiful with most lots costing between $8-12/day. There are many bars and clubs within walking distance, and even more just a quick bus ride away. Since the building is right downtown you can also easily visit the Seattle Art Museum, Sculpture Park, Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, Experience Music Project, and many other great Seattle attractions.
Check our online Guidebook to see all the great restaurants & attractions we've bookmarked in our neighborhood, (this feature is only available in the full desktop version of the airbnb website, not the mobile app).
** This room doesn't have a window, and the skylight doesn't open. For air circulation there's a ventilation fan on the ceiling which draws fresh air in from the hallway and out through the ceiling duct.
• there is a pretty long flight of stairs to get up to the 2nd floor, and you'll need to climb a ladder to get up into the bed loft.
** Before booking, please note that we'll require that your user profile is complete, especially a verified email address & phone number which you'll be using during your trip.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Pet Owner:||Some pets|
Dirk and Jaq's art loft was great! Clean, comfortable, and classy! Great distance to the highlights of Seattle. This was a very successful stay.
Visited Seattle for the very first time and Dirk and Jak's loft is in the best area. Metro and link we're walking distance away. We were in the middle of all the hot spots in Seattle. We didn't get to meet Dirk and Jak but they communicate so well and effectively you never had to meet. Loft was a great size for 2 people and the bed was amazing! I want to buy a bed just like it.
Highly recommend this place. Would stay there again in a heart beat.
I didn't stay for long - came in late, left early morning - but I had a great sleep in the comfy bed. Clean and close to transit. It was easy to hear noise outside the room from the other guests but they came in and went straight to bed around the same time I did (12 midnight). I was happy with my choice to stay here. - Angeline
Stayed for 3 nights while in a conference and Dirk and Jaq were perfect hosts. Quick to respond and helped us with whatever we needed. Unfortunately, we didn't get the chance to meet in person, but they were great to us.
Dirk & Jaq have a cute little place - really close to all forms of public transportation. Access to a full refrigerator and microwave were nice - helped to keep costs down. I recommend this for a mobile (lots of stairs first up to room and then up to loft bed) single or couple.
Really great place as well as price for the location. You can easily walk all the way to Pike Place Market from here. Bus stops, trains and most importantly delicious food joints are highly accessible from here as well. Shared bathroom is not an issue at all, plus the loft itself is really cool. Will book again in a heartbeat.
Our stay was great. Location is amazing, close to some really great coffee and busses. Apartment was impeccably clean and the guide helped us a lot in finding a place to eat.
Jaq and Dirk checked in on us a few times, getting the keys were no problem at all.
Great experience. Thanks for having us in Seattle!
My stay at eh contemporary loft was great. The facilities were extra clean and the bed really comfortable. The place is located in the heart of the international district (full of amazing restaurants and close to public transports). I will love to come back to Dirk and Jak's location.
Great place!Great location and great hosts! I will stay here again if I ever come back to Seattle.
We were greeted by the owner who welcomed us with a smile and explained where everything was. The loft we stayed in was very clean and had everything we needed for a night in Seattle. There was 1.5 bathroom shared by 2 other rooms. Shared kitchen was nice but we didn't really use it. The bed up in the loft was very comfortable. The only inconvenience I saw was having to go down the ladder and outside the room to go to the bathroom otherwise, the stay was lovely. Downtown was only a 10-minute walk. The place is close to good Japanese restaurants.