About this listing
Our backyard studio is ready to welcome guests to the North Seattle neighborhood of Greenwood. We are just 6 miles from downtown and offer a quiet street, fun dining/shopping nearby and easy access to many of Seattle's great gems.
We have a cute private studio (with bathroom) in our backyard ready to invite guests! Located in North Seattle this area has everything nearby. The studio has a great house manual + guide book to look through, TV, coffee, plentiful street parking and many nearby activities.
The Studio is 200 square feet of living space, best for two people traveling together (small children ok as well). The space was remodeled in 2011, where possible we used recycled building materials to practice "green" stewardship. The bed is a pillow top mattress that is *full size* (not queen size), it is very comfortable! Street parking is available and plentiful (we ask guests to park in front of our house). We personally maintain our large garden which used to be maintained by an arborist and has beautiful trees and incredible spring flowers. All our the neighbors on our street are friendly and may even say hello.
We provide a small fridge, water boiler, coffee and tea packets provided.
Our studio is best for guests staying 1-7 nights. This is not a "bed and breakfast", this is a bed and bath with amenities described on this profile page. Thank you for your interest!
-Private studio with bath in backyard (keyless entry with easy instructions).
-Street parking in front of our house.
Interaction with Guests
We both work full-time and will likely not see guests during their stay during the weekdays. We love to do in person checkins so we can at least say hi and meet people we are hosting, however due to scheduling conflicts we have installed a keyless entry to make checkins as easy as possible. Guests will likely see us around our house on the weekends, probably working on a project in the backyard. We hope we can say hi while you're staying with us!
We've lived in Seattle for almost a decade and can share so much more, feel free to ask us any questions during your stay!
Our street is generally very quiet and there is a Gold's Gym just two blocks away on Aurora Ave. Easily catch the E line bus to downtown, or drive south on Aurora Ave to downtown. Our fun neighborhood is called Greenwood and the main area with coffee shops, boutique stores, restaurants and more is on Greenwood Ave just .75 mile away which is about a 10 minute walk for most.
Greenwood Avenue boasts antique shops, bars, lovely restaurants and coffee stops, fun boutique shops. Phinney Ridge is home to the city's Zoo, about 2 miles away. Interurban trail just a few steps away and can take you up North to the next city (Shoreline) or follow it South to the Burke Gillman trail which can take you into Ballard, Fremont and Lake Washington, and more. Carkeek Park about 1 mile away (beach and hiking in the city!). Greenlake about 1 mile away (2.7 mile walk around), lake rentals, dining and coffee. Northgate Mall less than 2 miles away (typical mall very close by, includes Target). So much more close by like the very hip Ballard neighborhood and of course downtown Seattle which is 6 miles away and accessible by the E Line bus (about 25 minutes) or car (15 minutes).
Seattle has excellent public transportation! We love taking the bus whenever possible. The new E line bus is just a few blocks away from our studio and can take you into downtown in about 25 minutes (it goes really fast). From this bus you can transfer to other bus routes that go into Fremont, Ballard or the University District. We hope you try it out, it's really a great way to get around the city.
Car-2-Go has been used by many of our guests and continues to be a great resources for those travelling without a car.
Uber and Lyft are similar services that can provide transportation in the metro area. Many of our guests use these services.
Taxi's are also available, however, their services are much more expensive than the options listed above.
Other Things to Note
We try very hard to meet every guest in person. It helps us to know who we are hosting and also with the Airbnb review process. However, due to constant requests to check in early we have decided to install a keyless entry and allow checkin anytime after 3pm. We will try to say hi during your stay if possible when we are both around.
Let us know if you have any questions and please read our house rules to make sure those will work!
GREENWOOD STUDIO HOUSE RULES
•Parking on-street is available in designated parking areas, please see parking guide in studio.
IN THE STUDIO
•Please keep the bathroom fan ON at all times (or as much as possible). This helps ventilate our small studio and keeps it feeling comfortable.
•Ladies, please use small wash towels under sink for removing makeup.
•Smoking is not allowed in or outside the studio.
•No pets allowed in the studio.
ON THE PREMISES
•Please turn on porch light if you're going to be out past dark (it’s pretty dark out there without it on!).
•Quiet hours in the backyard and around our house start at 9:30pm.
•Please use the recycling and trash receptacles provided in the studio or use our receptacles located in the backyard beyond the chain link fence. Do not discard trash or recycling in neighbor's receptacles.
•Please lock the studio before you leave (*you can keep the bathroom window open but please close the side window for security). To lock the door, first close it, press the ‘Schlage’ button, and turn the deadlock knob to the left a few turns. Wait a moment for the lock to engage.
Great studio, excellent info provided in folder from the hosts, and everything was as expected. We would happily stay here again. There was a small mix up about arrival and Samantha was extremely quick to respond, fixing the situation.
I loved that the place had private access with a code (vs key to lose track of). I was pretty active while there and it was great to not disturb the owners. There were fresh muffins and orange juice there for me. It was clean and essentials were provided. Has a tv, refrigerator, coffee, tea, a fan, wife, and even a hair dryer. I have zero complaints!
Lovely stay at Greenwood Studio. Easy parking. Clear instructions and resource book available. Friendly greeting from Peter. Would consider staying again if we went to Seattle. More than expected. The Doanes
Our stay at the Greenwood Studio was amazing! I was blown away at how beautifully Samantha had the place decorated. It was an exact match to my taste, right down to the Venezia poster on the wall.
The studio was clean, bright, and very spacious. The bed was perfect for my husband and me and the location was walking distance to a local bar that had live music and stiff drinks.
We would definitely recommend this place to anyone who may be visiting Seattle as it was not only a good deal but also, Peter and Samantha were gracious hosts.
Greenwood studio was the perfect little place for us! The room was comfortable and exactly as pictured/described. There was juice and muffins left for us, and a cute little welcome sign! Peter was awesome (we didn't have a change to meet Samantha), he gave us suggestions of where to go, and checked in on us every day. Would definitely recommend staying here!
Samantha and Peter were great hosts. The space was exactly as described and worked well for my needs.
We felt this was a "winner" right from the beginning with our request and exchanging of emails. Samantha and Peter made us feel very welcome in their private backyard studio apartment. There was a welcome message on a board right as we came in the door. Homemade fresh muffins, bottled orange juice, granola bars, and apples were awaiting us. There is a small hotel sized refrigerator in the room that was nice for keeping small things cold. Wi-fi worked great. Neighborhood was nice and quiet. We were able to come and go at all hours and this was perfect. Would stay here again!
We're so glad you had a great experience! Hopefully the hot water timing was not too inconvenient for you. We get that in the main house as well if it hasn't been running for a few hours. We are looking into the effectiveness of a recirculating pump to improve experience.
About the Host, Samantha & Peter
Hello people! Samantha and Peter here. We have lived in Seattle for over a decade and love it. We met at Seattle Pacific University when we were just teenagers, hit it off the first day, and got married over spring break in CA (don't worry, it was planned and had parental approval). Our interests include volunteering at Aurora Commons nearby, art, design, puppets, comedy, adoption, hiking, baking cupcakes, running, reading, or watching our favorite baseball team win and lose (go A's). My husband, Peter, and I are the proud parents of a little guy we named Rory and also our little parrot named McGyver. Peter shares his design expertise with businesses ((website hidden)), creating interesting work for organizations in Seattle and beyond. He also has an online comic ((website hidden)). Samantha works at a digital agency on a product called WordFly, helping organizations around the world. We're excited for your interest and look forward to helping you get the most out of staying in the Emerald City. We also look forward to being guests with other hosts as our lives permit those fun experiences.