Lake Union view "Garden Apartment"

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Yale Terrace, Seattle, WA 98102, United States

Our quiet and comfortable one bedroom apartment is warm and cheerfully decorated. The garden, the lake views and the easy access by bus or car to Downtown, South Lake Union, and the University make this your home away from home!

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 large bedroom has a sliding door that leads to a patio where you can sit and enjoy the garden, the birds, and the view. There is a living room, 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!

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"!)
Since this is our home, you might see us doing yard work or cleaning up, but we respect everyone's privacy.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $700 /week
Security Deposit: $200
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Loved it. The description was accurate. Nice and quiet but centrally located. Parking always was easy, within one block. Apartment very comfortable and we would happily have stayed longer than our five days.

    April 2014
  • Gillian's garden apartment is an absolute gem! I found everything to be perfectly appointed and clean. The view from all rooms overlooking Lake Union is amazing!

    I was in town for multiple days for work. Gillian covers every detail and is incredibly easy to work with. In fact, she is so detailed, that I never had a need to contact her during my stay. The bed is incredibly comfortable too--I slept better than my own bed! Parking is surprisingly easy--I never had an issue finding a place close. And last, the Italian restaurants nearby--Serrafina & Chiccohete are outstading.

    I would highly recommend staying here--fantastic experience.

    April 2014
  • My husband and I had a great visit. The apartment is clean, cute, and extremely comfortable. Parking was so easy and I love the Eastlake neighborhood. We would definitely stay here again and certainly recommend it!

    March 2014
  • My wife and I stayed in Gillian's apartment for 3 nights. We found it very clean, comfortable, and quiet. Will definitely consider coming back the next time we're in Seattle!

    March 2014
  • 1)There is nothing to complain about the apartment: the kitchen equipment is overcomplete, everything is clean and well prepared when you move in. It is an old, charming building nicely renovated: the heating system does the job very well, the shower room is very good, maybe a little small but sufficient for one to two persons.
    2)I was surprised not to hear any of the traffic noise of the I5 nearby when being inside of the apartment. Even outside on the little veranda it was surprisingly quiet. The weather could have been a little better at the time of my staying but you cannot blame Gillian for that.
    3)When planning the next trip to Seattle I would check about Gillian’s apartment again.
    Kind regards Dieter Ketels

    March 2014
  • What a wonderful apartment! We have to agree with Mike's review; this place is a real gem! We truly felt at home here and Gillian had clearly thought of everything to make her guests feel this way; it was such an easy and comfortable stay and we couldn't have wished for more. Gillian was easily reachable and very helpful in her responses to our emails. Would recommend to all!

    February 2014
  • Gillian is very responsive and the apt is very nice and perfect for our four day stay. It was more than just comfortable, we really enjoyed all of the small touches of the flat.

    Would stay here again.

    February 2014
  • I have a hard time writing this review because my fear is that everyone will find out this apartment is a gem, and won't be available next time I come to Seattle.

    A view of the lake ... from bed. A bathroom that was spotless. Great water pressure and heat in the shower. A full kitchen. Quiet. Real quiet. A very warm bedroom with a thermostat that functioned marvelously. And a host that responded within minutes every time I contacted her. Helpful maps and diagrams pointed the way to parking and shops and restaurants.

    Everything new, everything clean. If this was a hotel room, it'd cost over 300/night. Fantastic.

    Only con: As a 6'4" guy, I almost hit my head on one of the ceiling beams. A small con that I really have to stretch for, but I figured I'd put it in to give the rest of my review gravity. My girlfriend wanted to live there. Beautiful.

    February 2014
  • Fantastic! Fantastic! Fantastic! Very nice house and a nice landlady.

    January 2014
  • Gillian was a lovely host and the apartment was cozy and lovely. Thank you, we will be back:)
    Roberta and Philip Hermann

    December 2013
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