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.
Samantha and Peter where great hosts. We arrived to a lovely welcome note on the chalkboard. They also left out coffee, muffins and juice for us. Very nice people.
The studio itself was well appointed, clean, and very comfortable. Not huge by any means, but just right for two people looking for a nice quite place to stay. It was just perfect. Not far from town at all and just far enough away to feel relaxing.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Greenwood Studio. Our hosts provided a clean, comfortable and quiet place for us to rest while visiting our son nearby. We especially relished the muffins, outdoor garden and cozy feel. If you are looking for a place of respite and solace, this is it! We give our "thumbs up" and would gladly stay a second time.
Jay & Monica Kroft
The studio was inviting and clean. Hosts provided muffins and juice for the morning which was appreciated. Great neighborhood that's close to many restaurants and downtown.
Samantha and Peter were excellent hosts who made me feel welcome by leaving fresh banana bread, fruit and other snacks for me to enjoy. I had the opportunity to speak with both Samantha and Peter while I was there, and they were extremely nice! The neighborhood is safe, and Greenwood is a lovely area of Seattle to explore. The studio is just a short walk from the shops, coffee shops and a grocery store on Greenwood Ave. The #5 bus on Greenwood Ave. takes you directly into the city. The hosts left a booklet filled with suggestions for activities and restaurants. The studio itself was clean, well-equipped, and had a very comfortable bed. I enjoyed having coffee outside on the patio in the mornings. Greenwood studio is the perfect place for close couples or those traveling solo.
This was such a perfect place for a little adventure. It was so nice for the price! When we arrived we found there were muffins, granola bars, and orange juice left for us! There was also a sweet sign welcoming us. I would totally return and recommend this room to anyone.
We booked the Greenwood Studio for a one night stay after camping in the San Juans. Unfortunately there were ferry issues, so we didn't get to the studio until late at night. The directions we received got us there easily, and we were greeted with a friendly welcome on the message board as soon as we entered the home. It was quaint and exactly as listed! This was our first Air Bnb stay, so we wanted something private vs. a room in a home. This is a cute little place to stay, and we would definitely go back again. We didn't get a chance to meet Samantha, but said a quick hello and thank you to Peter as he was doing home renovations. Peter was friendly and asked about our stay before we had to rush off. The location was also great for us because we wanted to go to University Village and Paseo's for shopping and yummy sandwiches before heading home.
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.