A Garden Sanctuary in the City

House - Entire home/apt · 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, United States

The Space

This beautifully and fun updated craftsman home is located on vibrant Capitol Hill. This 2 bedroom +, 2.5 bath has everything you need for a relaxing short-term stay in Seattle.

You'll find a lush garden, original art, gleaming hardwood floors, a well-equipped kitchen stocked with the basics, updated bathrooms including a large soaking tub to melt away your travels, an extensive library, WIFI and cable TV... and a touch of whimsey wherever you look...

One bedroom has a queen platform bed with the soaking tub bathroom attached, the other has a traditional queen bed. The lower level living room has privacy curtains for anyone sleeping on the luxury platform queen size hide-a-bed.

With the fully equipped kitchen, W/D, extra towels/linens/toiletries, kitchen staples, music and media, and being just a short walk to your choice of grocery stores or the array of restaurants in Madison Park or down on 15th... Pack light! I hope to have all of your needs covered!

Staying here you will be just 1.5 miles to the downtown core, .5 miles to the arboritum, with easy access to all major freeways in the area. You are also on two major bus routes. One off-street parking space and additional on-street parking is available.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1800 /week
Monthly Price: $5500 /month
Security Deposit: $250
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Beautiful, clean, well-appointed, quality furnishings, very comfortable!! House is located on main bus routes so easy travel access without a car. Everything you need, including shower soap!! Enjoyed browsing the unique and plentiful books and photography (would love some of Julie/a Edwards photos myself, so amazing!). Check-in was so easy and convenient, Sheila even offering an early check-in time. Lots of cafes and shops in area, was able to find and get in for a last minute massage just a couple blocks away, so wonderful! Did a run down Madison to the Lake and walk another day through the nearby arboretum. Would highly recommend. Thanks Sheila!

    March 2014
  • Thank you to Sheila for opening her lovely home to us and sharing it for our weekend visit to Seattle. We had a great time there, our friends who stopped by to see us loved the house, and we were able to enjoy a marvelous girls' reunion dinner on Sunday evening. We all really liked looking around and discovering all the different decorations and touches in the house - it seemed like every time I went to explore, I discovered something new and different, and that was really fun. If I am able to get away for a weekend and need a place to stay again, I hope Sheila's place will be available, because I would gladly go back to her home.

    November 2013
  • The house was exactly as shown in profile. In fact, it exceeded my expectations. It was perhaps the best air bnb experience I've had. I was there for 6 days and even allowed a late check out. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen easy to maneuver.. It could well accommodate a large group, though mine was just me and a friend. The only complaint I can think of, is backing out of the driveway can seem dangerous if not extremely cautious. I would gladly use this sanctuary again should I have a long term visit to the area.

    October 2013
    Response from Sheila:

    I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! Should you return, simply angle your nose for the tree to park at a diagonal and (with all but the largest vehicles) this will give you clearence to turn around within the shared portion of the driveway so you go nose out into the street. I'm also a bit afraid to back out on this road! ;)

    Happy travels!

  • We were totally taken by surprise at how quaint, homey, and lush this place is. The garden in the back is well tended and full of beautiful specimens (my favourite: the bamboo). The house was very clean, spacious, and pretty decked out. It fit 6 people very comfortably, with lots of leisure space. The kitchen had a few groceries for us already, which we were very grateful for, and her collection of cooking spices, oils, and utensils were more than we could ask for. We definitely felt like guests staying in someone's home, rather than renters in a sparse house. She was more than accommodating for special requests. The binder for airbnb guests also contained menus for nearby restaurants as well as details on sights to see.

    The location is excellent -- a half hour walk to downtown, a Safeway only a block away, and ready availability of transit. Just far enough away from downtown to not be bustling, and only 15 minutes' walk to a large soccer field and tons of restaurants and pubs.

    September 2013
  • Sheila was great to work with. The accommodations at her home were wonderful and unique, and everything was very clean and well kept. The house is walking distance to Broadway Ave, and to the restaurants and bars along Pine and Pike. Overall a great experience.

    August 2013
  • We had a wonderful experience in Sheila's Sanctuary. The location is incredibly convenient, and the house itself is great. The house is stocked with interesting decor and an incredible book collection. We prepared a big meal in the kitchen, where we found everything we needed. There is only one shower in the house, which was a bit of a squeeze for five people, but there is also a great European-style tub for those who aren't in a hurry. Overall, couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Also, this house comes equipped with the most comfortable pull-out couch I've ever had the pleasure of sleeping on (and, of course the couch is made by a local company, because, Seattle!).

    January 2013
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I'm a northwest native who loves my special Sanctuary in the city... and I love to travel elsewhere on a regular basis! It is my pleasure to offer my home to you. Even when I am away, you will find me responsive to any questions or needs you have about my property.
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