About this listing
Convenient to downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac airport via Link Light Rail Transit, the new, fully furnished, light filled one bedroom apartment in a single family house will delight you. The second floor apartment is a "loft in the trees" with a view deck of Lake Washington on a quiet block with off street parking. Located in the popular Columbia City neighborhood, the apartment is walking distance to restaurants, bookstore, art gallery, shopping, local nightly music (Royal Room), organic grocery store, parks, trails ad Lake Washington. It is a Light Rail ride away from stadiums for Sounders soccer, Seahawks football and Mariners baseball, as well as Seattle seasonal celebrations-Sea-fair Hydroplane races and Danskin Triathlon. The apartment is equip with refrigerator, range and oven, dishwasher, queen bed, sofa bed (queen), TV with cable and free wifi. Laundry available on request. The owners have a quiet and nice dog named Gigi.
Guests have a private (exterior stairway and deck), keyed, access to their apartment.
Interaction with Guests
Guests can phone, email and / or knock on hosts front door.
The Treehouse is located in the Columbia City neighborhood - an historic and amazingly active neighborhood in SE Seattle. We sit halfway between Columbia City and Lake Washington - above a large urban park. Thus the Treehouse is a quiet yet accessible place to stay in Seattle.
The Treehouse is near light-rail (Columbia City Station), bus service (Columbia City/Rainier Boulevard) and bike trails. We have both on and off street parking available.
Check-in: 3:00 PM - exceptions can be made with prior 48 hour notice
Check-out: 12:00 Noon
Wow what a stay! Firstly, the treehouse was lovely - clean, comfortable and it has everything we needed to feel at home. The bed was incredibly comfortable too. Columbia city itself was a great neighbourhood, with restaurants and bars just a short walk away. The bus downtown was also very close , and cheap, and we utilised that every day. The best part of our stay, really, was Jay's hospitality. He is truly passionate about his city, and wanted to share his knowledge about it with us - he really went above and beyond, and we would not have seen half the city without his help. Ask him about the tiny coffee shop in Fremont with the amazing pastries! Thanks so much Jay - we couldn't recommend staying with him enough.
The Treehouse listing was as described. Jay was very responsive to all communications. He was also very accommodating and allowed us to check in early because our flight arrived so early in the morning.
The apartment had everything you would need in the bathroom- spare towels and shampoo, kitchen- pots/pans, cutlery, coffee and hot water, and living area- extra blankets, cable, tour books. The keys were left for us upon our arrival and everything went smoothly.
As far as getting to the Treehouse it was about a mile from the Link station. It's not a bad walk unless you are toting luggage. The treehouse was the second stop for myself and two friends on a two week vacation so we had quite a bit to carry. Each of us pulled 40-60lbs, plus carry ons, and small backpacks, up a few hills to get to the treehouse. We were sweating by the time we got there. Like I said it's not a bad walk, without all the extras, we did it just fine every other day and a quick cab ride would be possible.
The only problem was that the description stated "laundry available upon request" and we were really counting on doing our laundry but when asked were told there was a laundromat at the Safeway 8 blocks away.
The treehouse apartment was everything that we expected and more. It's in a quiet and friendly neighborhood and just a short walk away from the Seattle transit which can take you to downtown Seattle. We didn't get to meet Jay and his wife when we arrived, but their apartment was welcome enough, with its abundance of natural light and cozy design—which they built themselves! We knew that if we had any problems or questions that the hosts were either in their home or an email away. They had tons of tourist pamphlets that we poured through and used to plan out our itinerary. I always love getting suggestions by locals because they know best. My husband and I had a wonderful time in their treehouse apt. We would quickly recommend it to our friends and family as well as the rest of the airbnb community. Thanks so much!
I had a great stay at the treehouse! It was clean, open and relaxing. A great spot. A short walk to the light rail and a great neighbourhood. Would definitely stay here again. Jay was a great and helpful host. Thank you.
Jay was a great host. He answered all of our questions quickly and was always available to chat. Thank you, Jay, for an awesome and fun time in Seattle!
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2-night stay at the Treehouse! It's a cozy little loft apartment with a stylish contemporary vibe. Super clean and comfortable, and quiet, on a dead-end residential street tucked among tall, leafy shade trees with west-facing windows that let in plenty of sunshine. Yet it's an easy few blocks' walk to the heart of the lively Columbia City district. Seattle is a city of neighborhoods, and this is one of the most interesting, a multi-ethnic enclave filled with diverse eateries, coffee shops, pubs and funky boutiques. Genessee Park on Lake Washington is also a relatively short walk. We enjoyed meeting and chatting the owner, Jay, who was very welcoming and hospitable.
The Treehouse in Columbia City, Seattle, was a great experience. Lovely place! We were four of us, two adults and two kids, and the apartment was big enough and has great atmosphere + everything you need. The lovely weather meant that we spent a lot of time on the veranda, playing cards :-)
Columbia City is a nice neighborhood, and we would recommend that everyone tries the brunch at Geraldine's Counter.
Jay and his wife are great hosts, very friendly, quiet, and welcoming. I greatly recommend the place.
About the Host, Jay
Our family has lived an essentually Pacific coast life - From Alaska to Guatemala. We have lived worked, and played throughout the landscapes and shores of North and Central Americas. Of course, there are the educational and recreational travels to Norway (Fulbright/Marshall Fund), England, France and Spain. Colleen and I are architects/landscape architects, son is in school to be one and daughter is purposefully studying anything but architecture.