About this listing
Our quiet, comfortable, and cheerfully decorated 1 bedroom Garden Apartment is located in the lovely, central neighborhood of Eastlake and accommodates 2 people. We provide towels, sheets, a fully stocked kitchen, and everything you might need to feel at home. The garden, the lake views, and easy access by bus or car to Downtown, South Lake Union, and the University make it beautiful and convenient. Parking is one block away. Must be at least 21 years of age, no pets, no drugs, and no smoking.
This lovely and private 1 bedroom apartment for two people opens onto the garden of our beautiful 3 story house located in the Eastlake neighborhood, with views onto the lake used in the film Sleepless in Seattle. Our home is a quiet and beautiful oasis right in the heart of Seattle. There is free street parking one block away, as we live in a quiet, "residential alley". The spacious bedroom has 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. There is a large living room, a small bathroom with a walk-in shower and plenty of towels, and a fully stocked kitchen, all completely private 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, about 5-10 minutes by car from both the University and Downtown and 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 87 year old 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. You will feel at peace here!
No pets, no drugs, must be at least 21 years of age, no extra guests, 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 and has baseboard heaters.
This is a quiet house, so please be considerate. No smoking inside or out, no pets, minimum age of 21, no extra guests, no cell phone talking outside, and no loud music or parties. 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. We hope you enjoy our home! Thank you!