About this listing
In-city gardeny retreat -- hens pecking outside your kitchen window, downtown just minutes away!
Let us offer you the best of in-city and residential neighborhoods, in a sweet, spacious studio with all the amenities.
In this welcoming space, you'll be across the street (plenty of on-street parking!) from a great little park, and just up the hill from a walkable storefront neighborhood with boutiques, bakeries, restaurants, and a day spa. Some of the best restaurants in Seattle are within a five-minute walk...Crush, Tallulah's, Harvest Vine, Cafe Flora...When you've eaten your fill, hit the YMCA just 5 blocks over, where a day membership gets you access to all of their equipment, yoga classes, and swimming pool. Those of you who like consistency with your travel will find a Starbucks and a Safeway three blocks away :-)
The unit has a queen bed (extra firm with built-in pillow top) with box spring. In addition, a twin-size futon (fold-out) can accommodate a third person.
Your own private entrance means you can come and go at any time, with no worries of disturbing anyone. Flying in late? No problem! Just let us know, and we will happily stash a key for you.
We can't wait to help you love your time in Seattle!
For those with accessibility issues: There are 12 stairs leading up to the front yard, then seven leading down to the unit.
NOTE: We love being able to offer a high-quality place in central Seattle with more amenities than a hotel (full kitchen! free parking!) at less than half the price. In order to avoid charging a cleaning fee, we ask that guests do a few move-out tasks -- strip the bed, start a load of laundry, sweep the floor, empty the trash. If you'd prefer to just pay a fee, let us know and we can add a $30 one-time fee to your stay.
Also - please note that the bathroom has a shower with good water pressure, but no tub.
Get downtown or to the easily -- 7 minutes by car, 12 by bus, or 30 on your feet.
We're also just over a block from the bus that takes you to the Seattle Center. The airport is easily accessible through public transpo as well -- short bus ride, then light rail.
Or stay home -- chill in the fenced back yard or pick raspberries in the front (they ripen in July)
Quiet time: 10:30 pm to 7:30 am.
This is a completely nonsmoking apartment.
This is a family house in a residential neighborhood -- so, you know, behave accordingly :-)
Please leave things in good shape - no dirty dishes or counters. We also ask that, before you leave, you strip beds, start a load of wash, and remove food from the fridge.
Pets are okay but have to follow the same rules as people - no scratching up the furniture, peeing on the carpet, or howling in the middle if the night. If they absolutely must smoke, they need to do so outside.
About the Host, Margot & Anthony
Margot is your basic decent person - mother, three kids, job in high tech, writer. She bites her nails, but does not cheat at Scrabble or break other people's things.
Anthony likes to exercise, watch movies, and do good works.
You'll see many of our reviews are of Margot & Ivy -- Margot and Anthony's youngest daughter. Margot & Ivy started being Airbnb hosts in 2012, as Ivy's first job. We had a great time, but Ivy is now spending 10th grade in Costa Rica, so Anthony has been pressed into service :) With our nest now (temporarily) empty, we're renting both our original Airbnb, the separate apartment "Lovely Garden Studio" as well as a bedroom in our own home.
Margot & Anthony
p.s. If you want to know more about your hosts. . .Margot's memoir, "Paradise Imperfect: An American family moves to the Costa Rican mountains" was recently released by Yellow House Press -- you can find (email hidden) or at your local independent bookseller. In addition, Margot's take on Washington's Marriage Equality law was recently published in the New York Times - you can read it by searching on "margot page modern love".