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About this listing

Our quiet, comfortable and cheerfully decorated 1 bedroom Garden Apartment is located in the lovely, central neighborhood of Eastlake and can accommodate 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 this a beautiful and convenient home away from home. Must be at least 23 years of age, no pets, no drugs, and no smoking.

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Our garden has rosemary, mint, sage and other herbs as well as raspberries.

Our garden has rosemary, mint, sage and other herbs as well as raspberries.

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The Space
Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM


Cleaning Fee: $50
Security Deposit: $300
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

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. The 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. The living room has a chair for lounging, a table for eating, and a couch for looking out the window or watching cable tv. There is a small bathroom with a walk-in shower and plenty of towels, 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, no drugs, must be at least 23 years of age, no extra guests, and no smoking inside or out.

Guest Access

The garden is yours to enjoy if you wish.

Interaction with Guests

We will occasionally be in the garden doing yard work.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting Around

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.

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House Rules

This is a quiet house, so please be considerate. No smoking inside or out, no pets, minimum age of 23, 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!

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay
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About the Host, Gillian

Seattle, Washington, United States
Member since April 2012
Response rate: 100% (last 10 contacts)
Response time: within an hour


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