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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!
** Please read our entire listing description before booking - thx! **
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 small couch (not meant for sleeping), 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 shared 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 3 guests: airbnb.com/rooms/1246769 - or see if our other room in this building is also available for your friends: airbnb.com/rooms/208356
Our calendar is always up to date, so what you see available online is totally accurate and there's no need to double check with us first. The price varies depending on the time of year.
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!
Street parking is free after 6pm till 8am, and there are many pay-to-park lots all around us.
We're just a few blocks from the baseball & soccer/football stadiums. 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 best viewed in the full desktop version of the airbnb website rather than 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, make sure your user i.d. profile is complete, including a good photo of you - not your dog!
If you'll be using a lot of public transportation you might want to buy an Orca Card. You can load it up with however much $ you'd like, and then use it for quicker access when boarding the Light Rail train, buses, etc. Orca kiosks can be found near the ticket & boarding areas at most transportation hubs.
• 2 guests max; 2 weeks max
• CHECK-IN after 4pm (you can ask about dropping bags earlier)
• CHECK-OUT is by noon (FIRM!)
• bathroom supplies include towels, hair dryer, shampoo/soap/conditioner, & other misc.
• this is a professional building with other artists working nearby, so no parties, extra guests or loud music please
• no smoking; no pets
• kitchenette & bathrooms are shared with the other tenants who work in the building, (none of the artists live here though), and possibly with guests in our other airbnb room. Everyone is expected to clean up after themselves in all of the common areas, so you'll find it clean even though it's a shared space. We also work in the building & keep an eye on things.
• we ask that airbnb guests clean up after themselves as well in the common areas as a courtesy to our other tenants.
My experience staying at Dirk & Jaq's loft was amazing. It's a really quaint and low key loft. I love the artsy feel. The bathroom and kitchen were very clean. I really appreciated that they provided all the amenities plus free wifi! I would definitely come back to stay here. Not only is it a great location, but checking in and out was easier than ever. Thanks so much!!!
My best friend and I travel every 4years to a place we have never been. We picked this air
B&B to do something different this time.
We are in our 60s so probably not the average age of the normal traver. Using the entry key system which was a little low for us was hard, but after that, every thing else was
Great. We were up and out by 7:00. Back by
8:30 in the evening. The bathroom was amazing as it was just as clean as mine at home. We did not use the kitchen, but it was nice as well. We showered went to bed and was out again each morning. The doors are industrial and Fire safe. We felt very good there. We would have no problem staying
There again, if they would have us back.
It was very clean, safe,and quiet. I did not see the owners as we were gone most of the time.
The room is exactly as described. It's clean and cozy. It is a small room with very comfortable bed. Make sure you are aware the bathroom is not in the room. They are very upfront about this and was no issue for us. They provided a clean robe which was nice. This place was excellent in terms of location. Very close to downtown and easy to access both the Belltown and Capitol Hill areas. Checking in and out couldn't have been easier and no interaction is required. They also provide a nice guidebook of the area including maps. This was the perfect place for a short weekend in Seattle. We would gladly stay here again.
Information was provided down to the last detail. Our stay was short, 8 :15 pm to 10:15 am the next morning but we had a great night's sleep. The shared bathrooms, one with a shower and one without, were always available when we needed them. We really appreciated the opportunity to store our luggage for the day. The neighborhood concerned us at night so we didn't walk anywhere but we learned to stand near the very popular restaurant next door while waiting for a ride.
The art loft is exactly how Dirk & Jaq describe it - and I found it to be the perfect place to return after two days exploring Seattle. It was very quiet during the weekend we were there, and found it to be very clean and well taken care of. The fast and detailed communication before and during our stay was much appreciated!
As a first time AirBnB user, I must say that this experience couldn't have been better. Dirk and Jaq are great hosts who knows exactly what they are doing. The room was very unique, but a little cozy. Some basic supplies were provided, including toiletries, extra towels and blankets, and coffee (who couldn't live without caffeine?). It was truly lavishing to have access to all of these essential products. Dirk and Jaq stayed in touch with me the entire length of the trip, as well as contacted me beforehand to discuss the checking in regimen. The process was so organized, and it was such a smooth operation. I also loved their sticky notes to help new residents with navigating the environment. Honestly a wonderful experience.
The place was in a perfect spot for us. We were able to walk to several differently locations and enjoyed the chinese food in the area. Very close to public transportation as well. We didn't have any problems with the neighbors/artists that were possibly sharing the unit at the same time. Very cute space. Thank you very much.
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Hi, we're a married couple living and working in downtown Seattle. We started hosting on airbnb about 3 years ago, and we love it! We currently have 3 listings for you to choose from. The first 2 are single private rooms in an art building near the sports stadiums. Dirk has a contemporary art gallery there and Jaq has her painting studio there, so we're usually around. We also have a 1-bedroom apartment in the center of downtown near the Convention Center and popular attractions like the Pike Place Market. We travel and use airbnb just like you, so we understand what it's like to be a guest. As you can see from our many reviews, we'll do our best to make your stay easy & comfortable. If you have any questions just get in touch!