Garden apt, fresh eggs n honey

Apartment - Entire home/apt · 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98105, United States

Comfortable and complete mother-in-law apartment easy walking distance from the UW, public transport to anywhere. Well-equipped kitchen, and you can dine on eggs and honey from our backyard chickens and bees. Lovely neighborhood, great for kids.

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Comfortable and complete mother-in-law apartment easy walking distance from the UW, public transport to anywhere. Well-equipped kitchen, and you can dine on eggs and honey from our backyard chickens and bees. Lovely neighborhood, great for kids.

The Space

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 toddler in the equation as well as a border collie. We do our best to keep things quiet, but can't promise sound-proofed solitude. 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. However, June 15-16, and Aug 8-9 are presently open, and may be booked as a 2 night stay.

Getting around

Bus lines run all around us, less than 10 min by express bus to downtown and the convention center.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $720 /week
Monthly Price: $2200 /month
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • We were in Seattle for Grad School graduation at nearby University of Washington and our stay at Jordan and Michelle's was cozy, comfortable and convenient beyond description. The space was amazingly bright and cheery for a daylight basement apartment; spotlessly clean with colorful and thoughtful touches throughout; the bed was comfortable and our hosts (including the chickens) were very quiet in the mornings. If all that wasn't enough, the fresh eggs and honey were scrumptious!
    The day of the commencement, we walked down to the end of the block, turned left and strolled along the beautiful Burke-Gilman Trail to campus. No traffic, no parking fees, just the chirping birds and friendly nods and smiles from the occasional early morning joggers and bicyclists. We arrived at the ceremony relaxed, refreshed and with time to spare! All in all, a wonderful stay. Thanks to Jordan and his family for their generosity, thoughtfulness and hospitality!

    June 2014
  • My wife, two kids, and I really enjoyed our stay. The apartment was perfect for us- plenty of room, clean, full kitchen, and curbside parking.
    Jordan and his family were great to us. They received the pack-n-play we had shipped prior to our arrival and even had a spare for our kids. They also set them up for us as we were arriving pretty late into the night.

    My only complaint might be that the noise travels downstairs, but we were up early anyway. No big deal for us.

    June 2014
  • Had a wonderful stay the month of May! Jordan and Michelle are lovely people, and were always accommodating to making my stay the best it could be. Lovely area of the city and highly recommend this apartment.

    June 2014
  • This is a lovely place and a good escape from the city. Roomy and spacious--there were two adults and two kids and we were very cozy and comfortable. Well equipped, clean, and enjoyable!

    March 2014
  • Jordan is very accommodating. My son and I arrived in Seattle when there was a cold snap. Since I'm new to the whole Air BandB gig, we were cold for a couple of days (Jordan was out of town). I finally thought that I should email to see if he has an extra space heater. He told me that the furnace must not have been working and told me how to turn it on and where to get an extra space heater.

    Then the carbon monoxide monitor went off. I realized it was probably due to old batteries because of the beeping pattern. Jordan had his neighbors bring me batteries and check in on me. When alerted to our problems, Jordan was very responsive and worked to solve our issues promptly. And the honey was delicious!

    December 2013
  • I had a very pleasant stay at Jordan & Michelle's place. Everything was as advertised. They were very hospitable people. The location was very convenient being close to many bus stops and the university way. I would recommend their place for anyone visiting Seattle.

    December 2013
  • We had a good time. Everything was fine and clean. The bed is comfy and the kitchen a dream (you can cook a really dinner. There is everything you need incl. basics e.g. herbs, salt, pepper, oil etc.)

    It's also in a safe area and very close to a couple of bus stops.

    October 2013
  • This in-law studio was perfect for our family of three. It was very large, clean and comfortable and had a huge, fully equipped kitchen. It is very centrally located and right off I-5 and had easy street parking. The hosts were lovely and even helped us out of a pinch by lending us a power cord for our laptop. Our six year old really enjoyed the company of the four year old that lived upstairs. Will definitely stay here again!

    October 2013
  • We only booked Jordan and Michelle's place for the first four nights of our trip, figuring we'd wing the rest. Boy, did we make a mistake when we learned it was booked for the rest of our trip and we wanted to stay put. Our family of 3 was so comfortable in this basement suite. We had plenty of space, loved the dressing room area where we could unpack and hang all our damp clothes after a wet day outside, etc. We also liked having the fold-open bed in the same room as the queen bed.
    Something nice, and that we haven't seen with typical (website hidden) condo-like bookings is that they are willing to leave basic condiments in the fridge and cupboard from other guests (and some they provide, like fresh-ground coffee, tea, honey from their bees, etc.). It made cooking a meal at home so much easier, and cheaper -- greatly appreciated.
    There were times during our trip that I wished we could go home and sit in front of a fire and look out the window (neither possible in this suite), but the location was so convenient, the Schwartz' so friendly and last, but not least, our daughter loved playing with their son. Built-in playmates make vacations even better.

    October 2013
  • Eggs 'n honey were great! The place was clean, cozy, and well located. Jordan and family were welcoming and helpful. I highly recommend staying here.

    September 2013
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