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.
Such a great experience. Both Samantha and her husband (I forgot his name) were home when we arrived and they were both so welcoming. They had great recommendations for restaurants in their guide book as well as some they gave us. It was a quiet and peaceful neighborhood just outside of the Fremont neighborhood which was awesome because we went specifically for a show in Fremont. I will defiantly stay here again next time I visit Seattle.
Samantha was the perfect host even though I didn't get the chance to meet her in person due to my late arrival and early departure. She provided me with detailed instructions for how to access to studio, which has a private entrance behind the main house. Everything that I needed was provided, including a mini fridge and breakfast for the next morning (muffin and fruit). The neighborhood is cute and parking is super easy. The only downside is that the temperature inside the studio is extremely warm and humid, and had a faint musty smell. I would recommend turning the dehumidifier on immediately to cool down the space. It felt much more comfortable after about an hour or two and the odor was unnoticeable. The place was very clean and was perfect for my needs.
Lovely studio in a peaceful neighborhood. Clean and quiet. The process went very smoothly-- Samantha provided thorough instructions. Certainly recommended.
Samantha and her husband Peter were very inviting and helpful. We found their studio very comfortable for our short two day visit to Seattle. Access to the bus system (E-Line) was two blocks away. We bused into the heart of Seattle to enjoy ball games, the fish market and downtown. The cost was only $1 per senior each way. When we travel to Seattle next time, we will be sure to stay at the Greenwood Studio.
The room was small but cosy. Cherries, OJ, granola bars and water were provided. The bath was easy to access with high toilet and low entrance to the shower. The day after arriving we met the owners and their child. Very nice setting in a neighborhood that is safe and comfortable. A queen size bed that was very soft and was easy to sleep in.
The greenwood studio was clean and stocked with snacks and also tea and coffee. Internet and TV were available and the neighborhood was safe and quiet. I didn't interact much as I was out early and in late, but Peter responded immediately when I couldn't get the TV working and also fixed a small blip with the internet. No issues and I will go back if this is available.
Everything was as perfect as the site said it was, right down to the unexpected banana muffins and great orange juice - thanks so much!
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.