About this listing
At the bottom of Queen Anne's sought after West slope; is my charming Uptown apartment. The building was originally built in 1898, has been has been updated with a modern and fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen includes a dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave and small oven and stove, full size refrigerator and freezer as well as a washer/dryer unit.
This apartment is located on the second floor, there are 23 steps to the second floor, and has a South facing front door and is bright with a lovely cross breeze when with open windows. The apartment accommodation two adults and a child.
There is wireless internet, flat screen t.v and a Bluetooth radio in the Living room. The living room’s couch/ love seat folds out into a small bed, best for small children, not too comfortable for adults.
In the bedroom you will find a Queen sized bed, I-phone docking clock radio, two side tables with drawers, long closet with luggage rack and hanging organizer.
We have limited parking, for compact cars only. Please check availability with me when you are booking. Parking, when available, is $5 per day.
We are just one and half blocks to Key area, The Seattle Center. We're a perfect location for the Storm Games and The Key's concerts, Pacific NW Ballet and the Seattle Opera at McCaw Hall. And an easy walk to SAM Olympic Sculpture Park and many unique shops and restaurants. Just a 5 minute bus rid to the Pike Place Market and Down Town and five more minutes to the SODO neighborhood and the Mariner's Baseball , Sounders Soccer and Seahawk's football games as well as historic Pioneer Square and the Seattle Waterfront. We are right on several bus lines and just a short walk to the monorail West Lake Mall and a quick ride connecting to the new light rail to SeaTac airport.
Because this apartment is in the city and is so close to the Seattle Center, you will naturally hear some street noise. I have lived here for almost ten years and I have renters that have lived in the building for many years so the city sounds hasn't made much of an impact however if you are sensitive to noise you may wish to look for a listing further out of the downtown area. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me, I am happy to answer any questions you might have.
Thank you for taking the time to read my listing.
Interaction with Guests
I live in the same building. I usually greet guests as they arrive at 4:00 pm to check in however with the keyless entry and if you have a late arrival you may not see me. I am always available by phone or text if you need anything.
We are located in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood also known as the Uptown neighborhood. This is a vibrant neighborhood with the Seattle Center and lots of access to live theater, playhouses, dance, opera, the Seattle International Film Festival, Teatro Zanzanni (a marvelous restaurant and cabaret), and there is Bumbershoot and Folk Live festivals. There are many restaurants, coffee shops, lounges, stores and lots of entertainment, this is a busy neighborhood. On the top of Queen Anne hill you will find a charming few blocks of restaurants and stores on Queen Anne Avenue the rest of the hill is mostly residential homes and apartments. One of the best views of Seattle is from Kerry Park on Highland Drive heading up the hill on Queen Anne Avenue. The lower part of Queen Anne is about a 15-20 minute walk to downtown. One of the best parts about living in this neighborhood is how easy it is to walk to just about anything you are interested in or if you don't feel like walking, there are lots of busses.
It is easy to walk to most places you will want to visit, however if you wish to save your energy you can catch a bus on Queen Anne Avenue heading to downtown and get there in under 10 minutes. If you wish to head to upper Queen Anne you will need to catch the bus on 1st Avenue North.
I'm happy to give you more detailed instruction on how to get around.
Non smoking property, including Marijuana
- No pets.
- I will need you to fill out a parking permit and hang the top half in your car to avoid accidentally being towed. The bottom half will need to be put with your payment and place, both the money and the parking stub, in the envelopes provided and place in the back of the handbook in the empty sleeve.
Please observe quiet hours from 10 pm until 8 am.
- No messing with the smoke detectors
* If you are renting this apartment for someone other than yourself, I will need to have detailed information about who will be staying in my apartment and I will need to check their id when they check in. In this situation, I will need to have a firm check in time when to expect them. I will also need to have contact information for the person/s that will be staying such as cell phone and email.
Nice clean and comfortable apartment. Close to all the main tourist attractions (Space Needle, EMP) and easy enough to get about from using public transport for places further out like the Zoo or Safeco field. I would stay here again if I ever returned to Seattle. I didn't get to meet Serina but she responded quickly to any questions I had and was helpful in letting me store my bags when I arrived early. Thanks Serina.
Great, great stay. The place is stocked like a hotel, with the pivacy and homeyness of an apartment. There is no personal clutter or anything like that.
Neighborhood is as good as it could be for the price. Felt safe and its a short to medium walk to many places you'd like to go (Space Needle, Pike Place, Shopping, Restaurants).
Serina made us feel very welcome leaving a box of yummy pastries for us in arrival. There was information about the area in the apartment and leaflets about local activities too. The apartment was spacious and more than comfortable for 2. There was no air con which meant we were a little warm on an evening and leaving the windows open meant it was too noisy (we're not used to any traffic, it's probably not that bad) The location is good for exploring if you don't mind a bit of walking, we easily managed it and didn't catch any busses. The area felt quite safe as its close to Space needle and on a main road and there wasn't any homeless people hanging around. Serina gave us good instructions about how to find her place and how to get to/from the trona station and airport, seamless trip, thanks
The appartment was very nice. Entry light was out which made it harder to see to enter code.
Baked goodies were awaiting us when we arrived. Everything was as promised and the location was in a great neighborhood with lots of restaurants and a huge supermarket and separate drugstore close by. The Space Needle was very close with its various other attractions and the RapidRide bus went past the front door. The waterfront was within walking distance. Downtown was also close.
Apartment had everything we needed as well as fans and air conditioning for the heatwave we encountered.
Serina was a wonderful host. The apartment listen was spot on. The neighborhood was vibrant. Lots to do.
Serina's apartment was fantastic. Clean, great location, and comfortable bed. It was a breeze checking in and we really appreciated the little gift she left for us. Thanks Serina!
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About the Host, Serina
I'm a busy mom of three, two are teens now. When I'm not keeping up with the kids and my husband I'm usually busy as a property manager for 20 units. My newest passion is Ingress, my son got started playing it first and then my husband started playing with him. I started playing just for an excuse to walk around with, but I got hooked but time playing it now. I love the mountains and hiking with the family as well as visiting our many wonderful parks and beaches. I also love to travel over seas, some of the places I've visited are Europe, Morocco, Singapore, Mexico and Taiwan. I enjoy cooking Chinese food for my family and friends and love to entertain. My hobbies include meditation, kung -fu, and metaphysical studies. I use to be a ballroom dance instructor and still love going out dancing although admittedly I don't get out as often as I would like. I also enjoy drawing and painting and playing the flute with my kids as they play their instruments.
I really want to present a clean and comfortable living space for people to come and stay and get to know the city. My goal was to not clutter the apartment with too many personal items so that you have plenty of space to spread out and make the space your own. I hope you decide to stay with us. Warm regards, Serina