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.
This airbnb was perfect for our needs; in a nice, quiet neighborhood. The location couldn't have been better. Though we didn't need to use public transportation, it was very convenient. Margot was very accommodating and though our schedules didn't enable us to meet, she was accessible and helpful. There is a full kitchen with all necessary accoutrements for those wanting to take advantage of this. The walk-in shower was great as were the shower accessories. The fan was a welcome addition on the warm nights. The fresh eggs, laid by their chickens, were a nice touch.
Margot and Anthony's studio was absolutely perfect for our stay. We immediately felt at home. The neighborhood was great. It made us feel like locals. It was very easy to get to, and it was convenient to travel to all of the local attractions. We had everything and more that we needed for our stay (absolutely loved the coffee). We really enjoyed the visits from the chickens every morning! They were great about contacting us with updates about our stay.
Awesome place in a great part of town. Getting to and from Downtown was really easy and the convenient location is near a lot of great restaurants and grocery stores. The chickens were pretty entertaining as well. The space was very clean and cozy and I will definitely consider staying again!
We really enjoyed our stay at Margot and Anthony's apartment. We had no problems accessing the key and when we arrived there were fresh flowers, some granola bars, and a fresh egg from the chickens out back. We had everything we needed including kitchen utensils, toiletries and a hair dryer. The location is in a quiet residential area, but it was easy to access everywhere we wanted to go via the buses and even walking. We would definitely recommend Margot and Anthony's place!
This location was close to a large Safeway store and bus routes to different parts of Seattle. We used the light rail and bus from the airport following Margot's accurate instructions. We bought an Orca card at the Safeway and used the buses to get to the University area, downtown, Fremont and the Seattle center. It would be helpful to have the app for the buses on a phone as they don't follow the posted timetable and once we waited 40 minutes (a Sunday).
We loved the chickens and enjoyed the eggs Margot left us. Also the flowers.
Great communication with the host, though we never actually met up due to us being so busy and their conflicting schedules. Margot made sure we had everything we needed, and was able to get an iron and ironing board upon our request. We met one of the residents who lived in the house, and he gave us some great advice on things to do. The best suggestion was Chuck's hop shop, a great place for beer lovers, and probably only a mile away. One thing that we were surprised about (in a good way) was our access to a washer and dryer. I might have missed it in the original description of the place, but it was nice to have so we could go on to Portland with clean clothes. It was pretty warm a couple days for our stay, but even in the lower nineties during the day, it got cool enough in the evening that with an open window and the thoughtful fan Margot left for us, we were comfortable at night. The place was clean when we arrived, though the sheets had an odor to them like they may have been left in the washer too long after a cycle. Not a big deal to wash them ourselves with the aforementioned washer and dryer. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks Margot!
Margot è sempre stata gentile e disponibile. La casa è confortevole, ampia, silenziosa, in un quartiere molto gradevole ben servito dai mezzi pubblici
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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".