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.
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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.
Serina's place was absolutely perfect for what I needed, and she was gracious and responsive. She even brought pastries! I had a conference at EMP, so the location was amazing, and the apartment was equipped with any basics you might need, including toiletries, coffee, a washing machine, dishes and dishwasher, etc. I go to the same conference in Seattle every year, so I will probably aim to come back. 100% recommend.
Serina was an excellent host. We felt right at home right away. Checkin was easy, checkout was easy. The apartment was clean and comfortable. The neighborhood was pretty nice. Easy walk to the space needle and the Queen Anne neighborhood restaurants and bars. It was also easy to hop the monorail downtown to the market and waterfront. Overall I would definitely recommend the apartment and would also recommend staying with Serina.
Had a lovely stay..the space was clean, comfortable, and accessible. Location was great and made traveling in and around downtown a breeze. Really enjoyed the special touches (e.g., fresh pastries on a arrival, wealth of pots/pans, and selection of DVDs/books). Would definitely stay here again!!
Serina was an awesome host. Place was nice & tidy. Very clean. Great location being about 5 minutes from the city!
Serina was fast to respond, extremely flexible, thorough, and very kind with words. We booked our trip well in advance and had absolutely no trouble when contacting her a week before our arrival. We arrived a bit late in the evening and weren't able to meet her right away, but were able to meet a day later when she had to come in to reset the wi-fi. She made sure to email me asking what time worked best for us for her to come by, was on time, and prompt!
The space is exactly as pictured. Very clean for an older building with new floors, cabinetry, and appliances. We stayed for a week and it was extremely comfortable and perfect for my boyfriend and I.
There is no cable but she has a fun set of DVDs readily available. It's very close to the water, to the Olympic Sculpture Garden (gorgeous with gorgeous views), and next to many public transportation stops. Do be prepared for walking though! Great 15-20 minute walk to the Pike Place Market... So worth the walk through Lower Queen Anne, Belltown, and Downtown Seattle.
Very much loved our stay and will be returning. Thank you so much Serina and family!
The host gave great advance information and information in the apartment to orient us. She also has provided everything you need to make your stay comfortable. She goes beyond the usual to provide complete kitchen, toiletry and other needs. There were even two umbrellas waiting for our use. We particularly noticed how thoughtful she was in setting up the apartment. Lots of little handy things and tasteful touches. Neighborhood is as advertised. Location great. Quiet.
Sirena was wonderful. The apartment could not have been set up better for travelers, every amenity you need and then some was provided. Very clean. Perfect location to get around the city.
Such a great deal over a hotel!
Recommend arranging parking with her as well, very convenient.
Would rent again! Thanks!
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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