This daylight garden apartment has a bedroom with full real bed and lovely built-ins, a cozy living area with fold down couch, small but full kitchen, full bath with claw-foot tub, and light filled garden sitting room with sleeping futon couch. In a family friendly green neighborhood, you can walk a block or two here or there and find independent coffee houses, pubs, restaurants, shops, wine bars etc.
A few blocks walk puts you on the main bus line to downtown attractions such as Pikes' Place Market, the Seattle Center and Space Needle, the Seattle Art Museum, etc.
Our neighborhood is relatively quiet. You will hear occasional barking dogs, crows and even a chicken or two. It's a family friendly neighborhood if you are traveling with children--easy to walk in, close to the zoo, playgrounds and family welcoming restaurants.
Our yards are living spaces out of doors, you are welcome to sit and enjoy the garden or play on the playstructure (at your own risk). Please do not smoke inside or in the gardens. It is an older home with lots of charm, however it is not sound proof and occaisionally I have dogs upstairs (they are separated from the private entry by gates and the Mother-In-Law apartment is a pet free zone). There is no TV, but bring your laptop or ipad for Free WiFi streaming. Please no outside guests or gatherings at the apartment.
Our MIL is a cozy place from which to launch your Seattle explorations and a refuge when you return.
summer 2013 rates: $85 per night
**note: Currently I do not list on other sites, so my calendar is up to date. If you are making a reservation that starts or ends on the same day as an adjacent reservation, I may need a later check in time or may not be able to accommodate your request due to cleaning time
Our neighborhood is friendly and walkable. There are so many restaurants and shops nearby, yet it is a residential neighborhood where people love their houses and gardens and add artistic touches that make walking around pleasant and interesting. There are kids and animals, farmers markets, restaurants, bars, and coffeeshops. Parks and views of the cascades and the olympics right up the hill. Definitely down to earth you will see a lot of parking strip garden beds
Bus lines to downtown run regularly. #5 is closest to our house and it is up a steep hill 4 blocks, There is another bus #28 that runs along 8th avenue. Look up routes and times at seattle metro
Other Things to Note
we have the following in the apt for your use: coffee maker, microwave, toaster, oven & stove top, electric heaters, hairdryer. You can also request the use of an ironing board & iron, vacuum, fan
1. No smoking in house/gardens
2. For stays longer than 5 days, we may need to access laundry/storage and will arrange for minimal intrusiveness.
3. Treat house respectfully, remove shoes in entry so as not to track dirt, petals, cherries, leaves through apartment.
4. We will attempt to tread lightly and quiet down after 9 or 10 in the evening, you too.
5. Please no additional guests or gatherings at the apartment and no pets.
6. Parents supervise kids on play structure and in yard.
7. Feel free to use the many garden spaces, but keep gates closed. We have occasional dogs staying with us and this keeps everyone safe by not letting animals get out.
The apartment was lovely! There was plenty of street parking within close walking distance always. We really enjoyed having a space that felt like a home away from home. The kitchen had all the essentials, and the tub in the bathroom is gorgeous. Very comfy bed, and plenty of room for the three people in our group to each have their own place to sleep with cozy bedding. Would love to stay here again!
Great neighborhood, Liza very welcoming, apartment as advertised.
This was our first AirBNB booking . The description of the apartment was accurate and the apartment is in a very pleasant neighborhood. Checking in was very easy. The bed is very good and the neighborhood is overall quiet.
Liza, your room(s) were very clean and neat. I will return to your BnB when I visit my son in the future. John Brennan
Ps. I did not see ice cube trays.
Liza's place was absolutely lovely. She made sure that everything was prepared and ready for our arrival. Her neighborhood was quiet and we felt safe. Parking and access to the property was easy with good access to places of interest. I would definitely recommend staying here.
We just returned from spending 8 nights in Liza's Garden apartment in Phinney. The location was perfect for us as it was near family, but it's also just a very cool location. The apartment was also perfect for our needs. We traveled with our three year old son who loved the children's books that Liza has left on her bookshelves. There was also plenty of room for an active three year old to fill in his time in the limited time we spent there. We were pretty much gone from early in the morning to late evening, but what was wonderful and I guess I had not examined the property enough to see this, was that there are actually three rooms, so we had my son sleep on the futon in the room that has the front door. Then there there is another sitting room that adjoins the kitchen and bathroom and off the sitting room is the bedroom. We did not cook at all, but we did use the fridge for snacks, fruit, water and growlers of delicious local beer. I would highly recommend the property.
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Liza's! The apartment was very clean and wonderfully decorated. When you first walk in she has several guidebooks, maps, and magazines on Seattle that are very helpful. The neighborhood is charming to walk around. Highly recommend staying here.
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I am a writer and dog walker living in a community I helped to create. I enjoy creating artistic spaces for people to share. My daughter and I love our house and would like to share it with others. I am a person who knows her neighbors and helps make connections. I can direct you to the many great shops, restaurants, walks and haunts around our home.
I am friends with two realtor neighbors each within a half a block of my house who know Seattle well. If you are looking to make Seattle your home I can put you in touch.
Although I board a small number of dogs in my home, I cannot have pets join us in the airbnb apartment. Thanks for understanding.
I have traveled many places in the world and find that staying with or close to "real people living real lives" is the true pleasure of experiencing a new place. I am looking forward to being a traveler via airbnb as well as a host.