Our quiet and comfortable one bedroom apartment is warm and cheerfully decorated and located in the lovely, central neighborhood of Eastlake. The garden, the lake views and easy access by bus or car to Downtown, South Lake Union, and the University make this your home away from home!
This lovely apartment opens onto the garden of our 3 story house located in the Eastlake neighborhood, with views onto the lake used in the film Sleepless in Seattle. There is a large bedroom with a queen size bed, a comfortable chair for reading or looking out onto the lake, a walk-in closet, a desk, and a sliding glass door that leads to a patio where you can sit and enjoy the garden, the birds, and the view. The living room has plenty of comfortable furniture for looking out the window or watching cable tv. There is a small bathroom with a walk-in shower, and a fully stocked kitchen, all completely self-contained and separate from the apartments upstairs. Our house was built in 1912, and we have lived here for over 40 years! It is a very peaceful, hidden spot, in between the University and Downtown with easy bus access to both. We are also close to REI and South Lake Union, and there are stand up paddle board and kayak rentals about a mile away. Two blocks from our house is the site of the original Boeing seaplane hangar as well as the charming houseboats that make this neighborhood so special. There is a local mini supermarket with a fantastic wine selection, a petanque (bocce ball) court, tennis courts, coffee shops, and restaurants, all within walking distance. Wireless and basic cable are included. Upstairs lives my mother, who occasionally fills the air with the sounds of piano playing, and she is also a native German speaker, for those visiting from Germany. This is a nice, quiet oasis right in the heart of Seattle!
No pets, and no smoking inside or out.
The garden is yours to enjoy if you wish.
Interaction with Guests
We will occasionally be in the garden doing yard work.
The Eastlake neighborhood is a forgotten little gem, right in the heart of Seattle. It is on the shore of Lake Union and is quiet and charming. There are houseboats, a neighborhood P-Patch, shoreline parks, cafes and restaurants to stroll to, and is only 5-10 minutes from South Lake Union and 10-15 minutes to Downtown and the University.
We are half a block from Eastlake Ave E, which runs between the University and Downtown for easy bus access.
Other Things to Note
This apartment is in the lower level of our house, so it does have slightly lower ceilings (just a cautionary note for those people over 6'2"!). There are several irregular, concrete stairs leading to the Garden Apartment, so able hearts and legs are recommended.
Since this is our home, you might see us doing yard work or cleaning up, but we respect everyone's privacy.
The apartment is not child proofed.
This is a quiet house, so just the normal amount of consideration is nice. No cell phone talking outside, loud music, parties, no extra guests, etc. as well as no smoking, even outside, as it will float up to the rest of us. We are in a very safe neighborhood, but we ask that when you are not home to close and lock all the windows and doors. We also prefer that any lights or heat are also turned off when not home, and no candles. Please, no extra guests on the couch. We hope you enjoy our place! Thank you!
I love staying here. It's the third or fourth time in as many years, and it is always so wonderful. Why? Innumerable reasons. Beautiful to look at the garden in the foreground, the lake in the background, and if the weather's good, the Olympic Mountains in the distance. Beautifully appointed apartment, comfortable; and warm, unobtrusive host. I feel welcome there, cozy, and at home. Parking is a plus. I really can't say enough good about Gillian's place and her kindness when we communicate. Thank you!
Very quaint, darling and very quiet one bedroom. I loved staying here. It's a little gem. Very clean and well decorated. Great views and I'm sure in the summer the garden is awesome. Gillian was great and everything you need to know about the neighborhood was spelled out. I will definitely be back!
Once again, I enjoyed my second stay in Gillian's Garden Apartment, My home away from home. It is so cosy and I love the view of the lake and The Gasworks. As clean as ever and so well stocked....nothing is lacking. Was fun to see the little garden in almost spring bloom. Slept well on the comfy bed. Louisa's Cafe/Bakery just around the corner is a great find. Looking forward to my next Seattle visit and stay at Gillian's.
Gillian is very considerate in making everything perfect for me, her apartment is lovely & comfortable, especially I like the small stuff decorated inside & the garden. And the location is good, a few bus lines to downtown nearby. I really enjoyed my stay at her apartment & felt at home : )
This was a great location and a really cozy and next space that was well appointed, very clean, and in a great neighbourhood close to everything. Great care and attention went into the space and Gillian's mother was charming.
We would love to stay here again!
Our host, Gillian, made us feel very comfortable in her great setting. The apartment was very clean, had all the things we needed (coffee, basic kitchen supplies, magazines, head lamps for reading, umbrellas, lint remover, etc) and the rooms were tastefully furnished and decorated. The bed was very comfortable, the TV was great with basic cable and netflix... Who could ask for more? Location, Location, Location and a really great view. There are many good restaurants near by as well.
This adorable place was cozy and perfect for a romantic getaway with my boyfriend. The boats on Lake Union are literally the first thing you see when you wake up in the morning and if you're lucky enough to have a non-overcast day (like we were) you can see the sunrise over the lake as well! Gillian provided lots of extra blankets, towels and even went the extra mile to stock the fridge with eggs, beer, condiments and every pot/pan/utensil you may every need! The neighborhood was right around the houseboats where Sleepless in Seattle was filmed, so very picturesque -- yet, it was a few blocks off a main street so easy to get to and only 12 minutes (according to (website hidden)Maps) to downtown! She even has a nice TV that you can watch Netflix. I highly recommend this spot to anyone looking to stay in Seattle. It is better than any hotel, hands down!
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