About This Listing
This is a newly refinished garden suite in North Capitol Hill, close to Volunteer Park. It is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, yet allows easy and convenient access to all of the Capitol Hill thoroughfares as well as downtown. It is a very bright and open space, with full windows and access to a private backyard.
Details and amenities:
- Two bedrooms, one furnished with a queen bed and the other with two twin beds
- Den with a desk and double-sized futon
- Main room with a couch, chairs and flat screen TV
- One full bathroom with tub and shower
- Fully equipped kitchen with gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffee makers, etc.
- Front load washer and dryer
- Cable TV, WiFi, and phone
- Short walk to bus lines with downtown access (#10 on 15th Ave, #12 on 19th Ave)
- Easy access to the University of Washington (1.8 mile walk or use bus #48 or #43 in only 15 mins.)
- Walking distance to numerous great restaurants (Kingfish, Vios, Monsoon on 19th Ave.; Smith, Coastal Kitchen, Hopvine, and more on 15th Ave.; too many to count on Broadway) and cafes (Victrola and Ladros on 15th Ave., Fuel on 19th Ave., Volunteer Park Cafe on Galer St.)
- Short walk to trails and green space (Volunteer Park, Interlaken Park, and the Arboretum)
- Walking distance to groceries (QFC and Safeway)
The garden suite is fully self-contained on the lower floor of the house, with guests having sole use of all facilities described. There is a permanent tenant on the upper floor, but that is a completely separate unit with no shared space and accessed from the front of the house (the garden suite is accessed from the back of the house). Guests also have exclusive use of the back yard, with a deck that has a barbeque and outdoor seating.
Interaction with Guests
We live 2 blocks away, so we can easily drop by to check in or help out if something comes up.
There are two grocery stores nearby on 15th Ave E, a QFC between E Republican St. and E Harrison St., and a Safeway at E Thomas St. There are a number of good restaurants nearby, with some of the highlights being Kingfish Café at 19th Ave E and E Mercer St., the Volunteer Park Café at 17th Ave E and E Galer St., and Smith near 15th Ave E and E Harrison St. For delicious baked goods, try Bakery Nouveau at 15th Ave E and E John St.
Some of the spots worth checking out nearby at the Arboretum which has a Japanese Garden and a wide range of plant and tree species, Interlaken Park which has some nice walking trails, and Volunteer Park which has an Asian Art Museum and the Volunteer Park Conservatory.
It takes about 40 minutes to walk downtown, or there are two bus lines that will take you there: the #10 bus goes along 15th Ave E before heading downtown, and the #12 bus goes along 19th Ave E before heading downtown.
Seattle has a new bike share system, the closest station is a few blocks away at 15th Ave and Harrison St. ((website hidden))
Free street parking is readily available across the street from the house.
There is no smoking inside or near the house.
We have a permanent tenant staying on the upper floor of the house (completely separate space, accessed from the front of the house) so we ask that you be respectful of her by keeping noise levels down after 10:00pm.
Please also avoid cooking after 10pm, as there is some coupling between the ventilation systems of the two units.
What a sweet place. My kids and I were in town to visit my older daughter and loved having this little home to call ours for a week. The beds were very, very comfortable. Very. I had inquired earlier as to whether or not the house had a blender and Cameron had offered to drop off his own if we found that we didn't have what we needed when we got there (it turned out to have a blender there!). We would have liked the kitchen to be a little better appointed with things like baking dishes, aluminum foil, salt and pepper, etc. But we made due just fine, and I'm sure if I'd asked, Cameron would have stopped by with anything we needed. The bus system was easy and the location was perfect for us: an easy bus trip to anything we wanted to visit and only a 30 minute walk from my daughter's work at the NOAA facility by the canal. She stayed with us for the weekend and made use of Cameron's extra futon and bedding. The internet was a bit slow - not sure why. My daughter ended up tethering with her phone to do her online homework. But it wasn't a huge problem for the rest of us. We'd definitely stay again. Thanks, Cameron!
The listing was accurate. The host was responsive to our requests and questions. This rental is an outstanding value. Fantastic location in a quiet neighborhood but only a short walk to some nice restaurants, cafes and other shops. The Garden Suite was very well furnished and clean. Very nice to sit on the shady porch and have breakfast or whatever else. I highly recommend this rental, especially if you want to do a bit of your own cooking or are visiting Seattle with a family, it's much better and cheaper than staying at a hotel.
Great place! We rented this apartment for my inlaws who were visiting from Spain for 2 weeks. They loved it. Kitchen looks out over back yard with huge windows.
Cameron lives close and responded very quickly to a minor issue with the washer.
Overall- this place is well worth the money and a great location!
We had a WONDERFUL stay at this suite in Capitol Hill. The place was spotless when we arrived. The kitchen was well stocked, the layout was spacious and comfortable. We have a toddler and a baby, and Cameron was very kind, and provided us with a travel crib and a highchair upon our arrival.
The location is perfect - it's within easy walking distance to restaurants and Volunteer Park, and parking was never a problem.
We had a fabulous stay, and this will be among our first choices for our next trip to Seattle!
Cameron's house is in a very nice, quiet neighborhood in Capitol Hill that was perfect for our group. Great parks nearby and the neighborhood itself was beautiful in May. The space was bright, clean and has all of the basic amenities. Furnishings are a little bit sparse, but all of the bases are covered. Great if you're planning on sightseeing during the day.
When we had an issue with the locks, Cameron responded right away to help us get it worked out and was very accommodating. Overall a very good experience and I would recommend this listing to friends.
The Garden Suite was an excellent place to call home for a week. Everything was just as advertised. Simple but tasteful apartment with all the amenities.
About the Host, Cameron
I am an Electrical Engineer happily living in the Pacific Northwest. Most of my free time is spent outside, either riding my bike, rock climbing, skiing, or running. Seattle is a great place to live if you love the outdoors (as long as you don't mind getting a little wet every now and then), and I do my best to make the most of our beautiful surroundings.
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