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. During your stay you'll (email hidden) book, TV, coffee, plentiful street parking and many nearby activities.
More Info to peak your interest:
-The Studio is 200 square feet of living space.
-Heated by electric wall heater, fully insulted space to keep it warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
-Space was remodeled in 2011, where possible we used recycled building materials to practice "green" stewardship.
-27" TV (no cable), DVD player.
-Internet (please see disclaimer below**).
-Very comfortable bed (full size), sleeps 2.
-Small fridge, water boiler, french press (coffee grounds *not decaf* and tea packets provided).
-Street parking is available and plentiful (we ask guests to park in front of our house).
-Well-kept garden on property. Many spring and summer flowers, trees and foliage providing privacy.
-Quiet street. Nearby gym, E line bus to downtown, drive Aurora to downtown or Greenwood Ave to neighborhood shops and cuisine.
-No discounted rates. Also rates do not include cleaning fee or Airbnb fees. Both rates and availability subject to change at any time.
Please note, 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 above. Best to make reservation within 48 hours of check-in time, day of reservations may not be available.
*Internet: We have Internet to the studio. It is not suitable for downloading documents but works well for web browsing. If you're bringing a Mac (laptop or tablet) we have a quick update to your DNS settings to access the Internet successfully.
-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!
-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.
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.
-Parking is available on our street. Please park in front of our house whenever possible to be respectful to our neighbors.
-Quiet hours in the backyard start at 9:30pm (as a courtesy to our neighbors).
-Thoughtfully considering our future guests, we do not allow smoking in or around our studio.
Greenwood studio house rules
-Smoking is not allowed in or outside the studio.
-Parking is available in front of our house. Please use this parking before parking across the street or elsewhere. Do not park in parking space to the left face of our house (the neighbor does not approve).
-Refrain from playing music and talking outside the studio after 9:30pm.
-No pets allowed in the studio.
-The furniture in the studio must stay in place and may not be rearranged.
-Please do not disassemble the French Press to clean it.
-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.
-Turn on the fan in the bathroom when shower is in use as well as dehumidifier under desk.
-Turn on porch light if you're going to be out past dark.
-Ladies, please use small wash towels for removing makeup.
-When checking out, lock the windows and door as you leave.
As other reviewers have stated, Samantha's studio is the perfect place to stay while in Portland. The studio is very comfortable and Samantha left nice welcoming touches throughout the space. The welcoming board made me smile and the muffins were perfect after my long journey. She is very detailed in her instructions which is very nice and there wasn't a moment where I was questioning what to do. She is also very prompt with her replies which I appreciated. In addition, the recommendations she provided were spot on. I wish I could have stayed a few more nights at the studio and was sad to leave. By far the best Airbnb experience I have had and hope to be in town again so I can stay at her lovely place.
Samantha's studio suite was the perfect pit-stop for our road trip. It was modern, clean, comfy and the perfect size for a couple. We only had one day in Seattle but wished we could have stayed longer at the studio. We loved exploring the nearby neighborhoods - Green Lake and Ballard. Highly recommended!
Our stay at the "Greenwood studio" was just what we were looking
for. The studio is small, cozy and private. It is situated in Sam and Peter's backyard. We felt comfortable in the neighborhood and could park right in front of the house making it very easy to come and go while we visited our son in the city. Sam and Peter and their little guy are a lovely little family. They exude warmth and kindness. Our stay was close to our son, comfortable and safe. It was a quiet place to crash after walking and hiking all day.
If you are looking for a comfortable homely place to stay, this is your sport! The studio is a great place to accommodate for one or two people. It is described just as it is, was super clean, modern, and updated with a very pleasant decor.
Working with Samantha was very easy by both email and text! She even baked banana muffins that were left in my room, what a yummy and unexpected treat for breakfast. I had a very late arrival and just a short stay of one night, it went very smoothly with check in/out with her instructions.
There was a nice welcome board with my name in chalk that made my experience feel very personal. The yard was also pleasing with nice landscape! I was greeted in the morning with chirping birds, frolicking squirrels, and the fresh moist WA air.
The unit has everything a similar sized hotel would, but has the privacy and charm of a little place like home. I will definitely consider renting the unit again and highly recommend for any single or couple to stay!
Samantha's airbnb was great! The space was so clean, and comfortable. It's an remodeled/updated space with a nice modern bathroom and a comfy bed and a small little desk and food prep space. Even though it's a bit on the smaller side, the high ceilings and little sky light make the space seem open. I would gladly stay here again on my next trip to Seattle! It's very private, and location-wise super convenient to all the places we went in Seattle. We took the bus into downtown, and it was only a short walk. When we drove around the city, it was also super easy to access everything we needed. It's also walking distance to many things! Samantha has it set up so that you are very much independent. We were able to show up to check in later than planned after a last minute trip to Victoria, and Samantha was totally accommodating. It made our trip down to Seattle stress free!
About the Host, Samantha
Hello people! My name is Samantha (call me Sam) and when I'm not project managing the interactive world, you'll find me hiking, baking cupcakes, running, reading, or watching a baseball game. My husband, Peter, and I are the proud parents of a little parrot named McGyver. We're excited for your interest and look forward to helping you get the most out of staying in the Emerald City.