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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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