Garden Apartment in Madison Valley

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

We have a garden apartment in the lower floor of our house located in Madison Valley. We are 15 minutes to downtown on the 11 or 8 lines - 2 blocks from the Arboretum and a super market, and close to Madison Beach and the University of Washington.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 1PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: $25 / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee: $20
Security Deposit: $100
Weekend Price: $142 / night
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The space

We have a garden apartment in the lower floor of our house located in Madison Valley. We are 15 minutes to downtown on the 11 or 8 lines -2 blocks from the Arboretum and a super market, and close to Madison Beach and the University of Washington. The apartment is well furnished, has a full kitchen and deck, 2 bedrooms (one queen bed and one twin bed) and bathroom. It sleeps 3 though there is an air mattress available if needed. WiFi is provided. There is ample on-street parking right in front.

I have lived in the building for 22 years, and I would be happy to give you a local perspective on sightseeing or dining in the neighborhood during your stay. This ground floor unit has very easy access. It is a spacious, apartment (800 square feet) located in the heart of Madison Valley. The location is great.
The normal check in time is 1 PM and the normal check out time is 11 AM.
After staying at many Vacation Rental Properties over the past 6 years I have compiled a few points that you will appreciate about your stay with us. In addition to a well-designed apartment in a fine location you will also find the following: • Free Wi-Fi • CD player with CD library • A comprehensive folder with Seattle maps, bus schedules, sightseeing and restaurant suggestions • Free onsite laundry facilities including washing powder, iron and ironing board • A hair dryer in your apartment • Extra pillows, blankets, towels and wash cloths • A clean bathroom, fresh bar of soap, and facial tissues • Remodeled kitchen fully equipped to accommodate 4 guests • 1 Queen bed • 1 Twin bed • Easy on street parking is available. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Note: This is a NON-Smoking apartment. Identification is required and a two day minimum stay is preferred.
The best way with public transport from the airport (SeaTac) is via Link light rail ($2.50) to Mount Baker station. From Mount Baker station, walk across the street (Rainer Ave) and catch the 8 bus ($2.25). Take the 8 bus to the East John Street stop and then walk up the hill one block to 27th Ave East and then one block north to East Thomas Street. The entire trip from plane to door takes about an hour
Seattle has Car2Go cars. This is a good addition to public transportation for those without a car or rental of their own. There is a registration process (license, etc.) and fee ($35). Once this is done (several days for the license check), the Car2Go cars are available. There is almost always one parked within 5 minutes walking of here. Car2Go has an internet site and smartphone apps used for locating (and reserving) cars.
Montlake Bicycle rents all types of bicycles for various periods. The average first day cost is around $40. Please see their internet site for rental details.

Guest access

For your privacy the Garden Apartment unit has a separate entrance and address: 2707 E. Thomas Street (this address may be used for mail and package delivery). There is no key. There is a code lock. The code will be made available after booking and before arrival.
There is a private deck and garden accessible from the Garden Apartment.

Interaction with guests

If I am here, I will show you around. If I am not here, please let yourself in. The key is in the key box on the east side of the house by the Garden Apartment door.

The neighborhood

Many things are within an easy five to ten minute walk from the building: The Arboretum, a large number of shops, restaurants and Coffee houses in Madison Valley.
The Garden Apartment is within an easy 15 to 30 minute bus or car ride of: Downtown Seattle , Convention Center, Pike Place Market, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Art Museum, Waterfront shops, Seattle Center, Space Needle, Experience Music Project. Schools: Seattle University, Seattle Central Community College, Cornish College of Arts. Within a twenty minute drive of: The University of Washington, Woodland Park Zoo, Boeing Field and The Flight Museum, Ferries to the Olympic Peninsula, The Ballard Locks, Mariners and Seahawks Stadiums, West Seattle and Alki Beach. Within a 20 minute drive of SeaTac International Airport, Bellevue, and Redmond.

Getting around

The 11 bus goes from here to downtown and the 8 bus goes from here to Seattle Center.
There is ample non-restricted on-street parking.

Other things to note

The price includes a 9.5% Washington State sales tax. The state collects this tax and shares it with the county and city.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 1PM - 2AM (next day)

No smoking indoors, please.
While we love our furry friends, no pets are allowed.

We are located in a residential neighborhood, I expect my guests to respect families in the nearby houses. Quiet hours 10 pm - 8 am.

The garden is a work in progress. I actively garden. Guests are welcome to advise and admire and work with me if they like.

Please don't unplug the furnace or clock because then I have to reset them.

Please don't try to slide the shades on the large glass doors to the patio to be open unless you first adjust them to allow light in because sliding the closed shades will break them and I will have to replace them once again.

Thanks for your consideration.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

234 Reviews

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Rit User Profile
May 2017
This was a great place to stay for a few nights in Seattle!

Jennifer User Profile
May 2017
Ron's place was so lovely. It had everything we needed including the most comfortable beds to sleep in. The neighborhood was adorable and right down the street from an awesome Yoga spot and great food.

Kitty User Profile
April 2017
Ron was a fantastic host and made her stay very enjoyable!

Sherry User Profile
April 2017
Great locations, near to almost all the attractions. Ron's place is lovely and comfortable. Ron himself is very helpful .

Megan User Profile
April 2017
I just had a great stay at the garden apartment! The apartment is located in a really convenient area and you can easily walk or take a quick taxi to some some awesome Seattle sights - (Volunteer Park, Capitol Hill, Interlaken Park). The apartment itself is a nice set up and very clean. Two bedrooms, a living area and a full kitchen- perfect for my little group's needs for the weekend. Ron was a great host - very communicative and informative leading up to and during our stay. We had all the information we needed when we checked in, and Ron put together the thoughtful guide of local attractions to check out, Overall a great stay! I definitely recommend staying here !

Bonnie User Profile
April 2017
Ron's place is perfectly located and so nice. We didn't realize how important easy access to smooth public transportation was until we arrived in Seattle, and Ron's place was perfect with direct buses to both the Seattle Center and Pike's Market. We will definitely stay at his place again when we're in Seattle!

Miguel User Profile
April 2017
This place is great. Ron is a great host and reached out often to see how our stay was. The location is great and the apartment is very clean and cozy. We enjoyed our stay and we felt right at home

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We live and work in Seattle. I am an attorney (mostly retired) and Mike manages University of Washington Physicians (UWP) health clinic processes. I have a profile on AirBNB under (EMAIL HIDDEN) as well as information on (URL HIDDEN)

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