About this listing
Comfortable and complete mother-in-law apartment easy walking distance from the UW, short bus ride to downtown. Well-equipped kitchen, and enjoy fresh, raw honey from our backyard bee hives. Lovely neighborhood, great for kids.
Full, separate apartment with side entrance in our beautiful, garden-wrapped Wallingford home. Easy 7 minute walk to the University of Washington, bus stops to downtown / South Lake Union etc., shopping, movie theater, restaurants and bars.
We'll welcome you with fresh eggs from our chickens (when they're laying) and organic honey from backyard bee hives (safely removed from your apartment, but available for impromptu tours in season).
The studio apartment features a full kitchen with gas stove, quality cookware, breakfast bar to the living area. The kitchen comes with coffee, cream, and basic condiments. There's a hair dryer and iron included for your use.
For sleeptime, there's a very comfortable queen-size bed and sofa that can convert to a second full-size bed. You're welcome to use the back deck and barbecue, weather permitting.
Wifi Internet access is provided, but no television, sorry! Seriously, you don't need it.
The apartment is attached to our family home, so there is an early-rising, life loving cherubic six-year-old in the equation. We do our best, but walking and talking noise does come through. On the other hand, you don't have to worry about making noise!
Parking on the street is free and generally abundant. Because we are near the university, it tends to fill up during the school day, which may mean if you're looking for a new space between 9 am and 4 pm weekdays during the school year, you may have to go a block or so.
There are several bus routes (510/511, 26, 71/72/73) that stop a few blocks from the house and then head downtown. The trip takes 10 - 20 minutes, depending on destination / time of day.
We've programmed in daily, weekly and monthly rates into AirBnB, so if you request a 7+ day stay, it will automatically quote you the weekly rate, and if you enter 28+ day stay, it will automatically quote you the monthly rate.
Note: we generally have a 3-night minimum. In high season, we may make exceptions to fill in holes.
Bus lines run all around us, less than 10 min by express bus to downtown and the convention center.
You'll have your key and entrance, and the sound doesn't really travel up from the apartment to the rest of the house, so come and go as you please.
No smoking inside, please apply fragrances outside, no pets.
Please leave the apartment in the condition you found it.
Big thumbs up. Great value in this unit.
Extremely well organized unit. Everything you would need is available already or written in the "manual".
The organic honey that Jordan provides is a nice touch. It is from Jordan's hobby/side-business and he has his own bees. How cool is that!
Pictures of the unit are accurate. Note that the windows are glossed/covered now in case you're curious about that.
Communication was quick and efficient.
I really enjoyed what was nearby in Wallingford, Fremont, Ballard, and University District. Right beside the I-5, but you definitely won't hear it. The "manual" will give you a good summary of the highlights.
I read a couple other reviews of this unit and can re-iterate two points. There was one morning where I woke to hear kids running upstairs and other sounds, but I quickly went back to sleep. Also, you'll see the occasional spider =)
Great spot for a long weekend getaway. Plenty of privacy, good location, easy access to bus service, UW, restaurants, coffee shops, and gorgeous views of the Seattle skyline.
Noise from upstairs (footsteps and voices) heard in the early evening and morning, but it didn't bother us as it quieted down at a very reasonable hour. We had no problems with noise keeping us awake. Quiet at night. Very comfy bed. Spacious kitchen. The apartment was clean and well stocked with cooking utensils and serving ware.
I booked this on behalf of my visiting in-laws, and Jordan and his family did an excellent job of welcoming them into their home. The accommodations were roomier than expected, and my in-laws were blown away by how well they were taken care of. The complimentary jar of homemade honey was a great little touch that speaks to the lengths Jordan and his family go to make their guests feel welcomed.
The location was perfect for our needs, and my in-laws enjoyed being in easy walking distance to both the Wallingford and University District neighborhoods.
Communication with Jordan leading up to, during, and after my in-laws' stay was fast and clear. I'd definitely book this space again.
Thanks Jordan & family!
Hosts were incredibly welcoming and facilitated our rather strange coming and going hours. Place was clean and comfortable and close to transportation. Overall a wonderful experience and would gladly return!
We spent two wonderful weeks at Garden apt, fresh honey. Our hosts, Jordan, Michelle and their son Zeven have been extremely nice. Upon arriving (on a very late Saturday night) we easily found the key and there was coffee, honey, fresh eggs and fruits waiting for us! We were allowed to use the host's laundry machine, backyard and printer, which was very handy and helpful. The apartment is very nice, all the commodities are there, it is very conveniently located if one wants to walk to U Washington campus (15 minutes). The neighborhood is a peaceful one and there is no problem to park the car just in front of the house.
I loved staying with Jordan and Michelle for the last two weeks while I was in Seattle for work. UW was an easy walk away. The apartment was clean and had everything I needed from a well-stocked kitchen to access to laundry. The fresh honey and Theo chocolate bar were a nice welcoming touch. Plus in the summer heat, this is definitely the place to stay as the apartment always stayed nice and cool. I would definitely stay here again!
Long story short: I would only recommend staying here if the owners are out of town. We left a day early due to noise.
PROS: Spacious apartment with lots of information about the area easily available.
CONS: The noise was a real issue for us - the apartment is directly below the home floor and ALL noise travels through it - talking, walking, everything. While they state in the description noise begins in the morning we didn't think it would be a problem since my girlfriend and I are often early risers. The first night the hosts were gone and we had a great night sleep - if every night was like this it would have been the perfect place to stay. The second night of our stay, however, the hosts returned from their trip. This meant they made noise until 10pm and every time they walked it sounded as if someone was stomping on the ceiling. We thought it wouldn't be an issue once people went to bed but starting at 4 am (yup, FOUR in the morning) until we left the apartment at 7:30 am people were consistently up and making noise. This meant we barely slept at all. We returned from a long day seeing the city at 6 pm to noise again coming through the floor. It was so bad (we were unable to nap or rest) that we actually left the Airbnb a day early and checked into a hotel since we didn't think we'd get any sleep. When we asked the hosts if this was expected they felt it was called out in the review.
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