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.
I enjoyed staying at this cute little cottage - beautifully decorated, quiet, in a nice neighborhood. My bed was so comfy! I didn't actually meet the hostess, Samantha, but she left a muffin and apple as a welcome gift. I would definitely stay there again!
My Wife and I had an enjoyable stay in Samantha's Greenwood Studio. The space is private, cozy, and welcoming. Samantha and her husband were awesome hosts and responded quickly with any questions we had. The location within Seattle is fantastic, just a short walk down Greenwood gets you close to great restaurants, bars, breweries, and coffee shops. If we end up back in Seattle we will definitely be checking if this studio is available again!
I had a very nice stay at the Greenwood Studio, it was just as described, clean and neat and Samantha was great in communicating with me re the reservation and directions.
We had a great short stay at the Greenwood Studio. We arrived late and tired, so having easy instructions on how to help ourselves into the studio was perfect. Samantha had left us homemade banana muffins, which were our dinner that night and breakfast the next morning. So thoughtful! Samantha was a great communicator the whole stay. The location was great for us and we were surprised how quiet it was given the house's proximity to convenient Aurora Ave. The studio was small but a good size for two of us for a short stay. And at less than $100 a night, it was a bargain in what can be a pricey city. Thanks Orr family!
A nice neighborhood and the room was very clean. Samantha left some muffins for breakfast which was nice of her,
Everything about this cute little place was as good or better than I expected. Clean, cozy and comfortable. The neighborhood was safe and convenient. The owners were great about communicating. Very thoughtful and prompt to respond. Highly recommended!!!
This little cottage was very comfortable, with everything we needed. Samantha's homemade muffins were yummy, and along with the French press coffee and orange juice, made a fine breakfast. The yard was very pretty, lots of springtime flowers. We didn't get to explore the neighborhood too much but it was nice; pretty and quiet. Lots of interesting shops and restaurants in the Greenwood area, and the hosts have a notebook of suggestions. They were very hospitable (even though we never met them face-to-face), they were helpful and considerate. Would stay here again.
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.