Lovely Garden Studio - Capitol Hill

Apartment - Entire home/apt · 24th Ave, Seattle, WA 98112, United States

The Space

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. You'll be across the street 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, Kingfish, 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 :-)

Get downtown easily -- 7 minutes by car, 12 by bus, or 30 on your feet. Or stay home -- chill in the fenced back yard or pick raspberries in the front (they ripen in July)

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.

If you are traveling with children, Ivy is CPR certified, has completed a babysitting class at Children's Hospital, and can provide references. She has a great time with the little ones!

We can't wait to help you love your time in Seattle!

- Margot & Ivy

p.s. Please note that the bathroom has a shower with good water pressure, but no tub.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $300
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)

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  • This was my first stay at an Airbnb property and I am definately spoiled by this one! Margot & Ivy were both extremely friendly and helpful. The apartment is very cozy and warm. I felt at home immediately. The bed is very comfy...maybe too comfy! And what a great way to start your morning by having chickens outside your kitchen window! It always brought a smile to my face! Nice to have herbs and flowers outside your window as well. The property is very convenient to buses, restaurants and coffee shops (Ladro, a favorite of mine). Parking was never a problem and the neighborhood felt very safe for a single woman coming home at night. I would love to stay at this apartment again and would highly recommend it for anyone visiting Seattle. The only drawback to giving it such a good review...I'm afraid it will now always be busy and I won't be able to get a reservation when I visit again! Thank you Margot & Ivy for a delightful and comforting space.

    October 2012
  • I moved to Seattle and came here with just the things in my car. Margot & Ivy's Garden Studio is located in the neighborhood I had wanted to live in. And sure enough, it was a guest space, located at the basement of a house. Things were clean, and I was left to my devices.

    I was able to sign a lease on my apartment ... and then instead of taking advantage of the free parking space at my apartment building, I decided to stay one more night on a "real bed".

    I woke up the next morning to hop in my car to get some lunch ... and my car was gone. Turns out, it had been stolen, and the possessions I had left in there were gone. Most of my important things were already in the new apartment or still at the guest house.

    I drive an older Honda Accord. On Cap Hill, it is a very popular car for theft and car prowl. (Lesson Learned: if you are driving out here and have an older Honda Accord, make sure you get one of those club security devices and don't leave valuables in the car). Combined with my carelessly left-out GPS and stereo system, it's not surprising someone broke in.

    The reason this is a 5 star review is because of Margot's help afterwards. She didn't have to help me get my apartment setup -- she really didn'tt: blame is to the car thieves, even though the rest of us have to pick up the pieces -- but she help anyways. I never felt that she wanted to help because of AirBnB ratings. Margot and her family are much like a lot of people I've met on the West Coast: people who want to help you because they want to help.

    This is the kind of neighbors I like. You should totally stay here when you visit Seattle-- the people are great. Besides, you know you want to say "hi" to the chickens.

    October 2012
  • Everything was as described. Margot and Ivy were very attentive hosts and made sure we had everything we needed. The location is great and much of Seattle is walkable or has easy public transit options.

    October 2012
  • While we didn't get to meet Margot or Ivy (we were all super-busy!), my sister and I enjoyed our stay in their Capitol Hill studio apartment.

    We arrived on the early side of our expected ETA ... Ivy & Margot had not had a chance to get into the studio between our arrival and their last guests' departure. A quick phone call, however, put things right. We were able find a super-cute restaurant for a delicious Basque dinner while Ivy took care of business. In an hour, the apartment was cleaned and ready for us -- plus, they gave us gift cards for free coffees. Yay!

    They live in a great area and provide a folder full of really helpful info about the apartment, public transit and food recommendations. Added bonus: be prepared to meet their adorable chickens in the side yard (I actually got to feed them by simply opening the kitchen window)!

    September 2012
  • A short but wonderful stay with charming hosts. We were entertained by the antics of the chickens outside the kitchen window every morning and rewarded with 4 fresh eggs for breakfast.
    The studio is within walking distance of some very nice restaurants, bars and coffee shops and is close to bus routes ... so no need to drive anywhere. We loved Seattle ... especially Pike's Market Place ... but sadly didn't have time to visit the art galleries (closed on Monday) .... something for next time. The ferry trip to Bainbridge gave us a glimpse of the wonderful coastline and islands around Seattle.
    Would definitely stay here again, thank you Margot and Ivy.

    September 2012
  • The studio is cozy, well lit and in walking distance from downtown. Everyone in the family was super welcoming and kind - I can fully recommend staying with Margo and Ivy to everyone!

    September 2012
  • This place is great. It's large, has a very comfy bed, full kitchen, and is in a great neighborhood. Margot and Ivy even left delicious fresh eggs from their chickens for us in the morning.

    September 2012
  • They left us a bowl of fresh eggs, and invited us to nibble from their garden - do I really need to say more?

    My husband and I were thrilled with Margot & Ivy's garden-level studio apartment. Very easy to find and access. Clean and tidy, lots of local info on-hand. Great quiet location, proximal to shops, restaurants, and mass transit. On-street parking much, much easier than anticipated.

    We are looking forward to staying here for all of our future Seattle trips.

    September 2012
  • We had a wonderful two day stay at the garden studio. It was a spacious and clean environment plus convenient (by bus) to down town Seattle. I would recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in Seattle.

    August 2012
  • 1 night stay with a friend. We found the place easily and were happy with our visit. The space is clean and well situated for the price. We walked into downtown and visited local neighborhood-y spots in 20-30 minutes. I would stay here again! No hassle, simple quick meet up with owners to get key. They are living right next door. Especially liked having chickens right out the window (no noise issues at all, just beautiful lively creatures ;-)

    August 2012
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Hi there, 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. Thanks! 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".
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