About This Listing
Light-filled home with two bedrooms in a tastefully appointed Seward Park home. In addition to vacation stays, Airbnb guests have used the home for photo shoots and private parties. It's also been published as "House of the Week" in Seattle Metropolitan magazine http://(email hidden)/article/home-week-zen-retreat-seward-park
Rooms include a brand new 47-inch flat screen w/ DVD, new king and queen mattresses, luxury linens, desk and free WIFI. The home contains one beautifully remodeled bathroom spa. The rooms overlook a green belt with native forest. The home easily accommodates longer term stays and I've hosted several guests for 6 weeks or longer. The bathroom spa includes a steam room for eucalyptus infused rejuvenation. Luxurious towels, Italian sandstone tiles, and teak bench compliment your spa experience. Home includes dining and living rooms, kitchen with gas range, and laundry facilities. The deck has a gas grill and outdoor teak dining table.
House trained adult dogs are welcome inside the house. They have full access to a spacious enclosed dog run with dog house.
Home is situated between City of Seattle's Seward Park on Lake Washington and the retail and restaurant district of Columbia City. There is ample free street parking in front of the house. Home is minutes from light rail with travel time of 25 minutes to the airport or 15 minutes to downtown. Buses run two blocks away to downtown Seattle and Capitol Hill. The PCC gourmet natural foods market is two blocks away.
ABOUT THE PLACE
Guests have the entire home which includes two bedrooms, a steam/shower spa, living room, kitchen and dining room. Guests come and go as they wish. I am always available in person or by phone if guests have questions or need any assistance. The downstairs apartment is occupied by another tenant. All individuals and couples are welcome!
Common sense house rules. Ask me any questions for clarification.
We had a wonderful time in Zen Retreat. Matt's home is just great, beautifully decorated, comfortable and really peaceful. The shower is really a plus. You have everything you need nearby from the PPC market to the lovely Seward Park which is worth a walk. Seattle downtown is easy to reach thru Rainier Ave in 15/20min. We would come here again anytime.
The Zen Retreat is nothing short of amazing. We took full use of the well-equipped kitchen, steam shower, luxurious dining room, and spacious living area. The house was spotless and easy to keep clean.
The quiet, tree-lined neighborhood is charming and close enough to downtown to accommodate us.
Matt was quick to answer all our questions and put us in touch with a great resource for local music.
Everything you would want. We were driving up from SF to Whistler and stayed overnight. A very tranquil and clean lodging. Matt was very informative with details of house rules which made staying less stressful. Would highly recommend staying here.The local Italian restaurant was ok but had a very limited menu.
The Zen Retreat was a wonderful place to stay while in Seattle. The location was great for commuting to the city. The beds were very comfortable, and the steam shower is so relaxing. Everything was ready for us upon arrival and Matt checked in with us several times during the stay to ensure all was going well. We especially appreciated being able to bring our dog - and the dog bed and food bowls provided were such a nice touch. We would stay there again!
Matt gave us all the information we needed to feel right at home. The neighbourhood was lovely and the home itself was exactly as pictured. It was especially helpful to get a list of good restaurants nearby. We enjoyed our trip to Seattle immensely and found that this was within a decent driving distance from downtown.
We traveled to Seattle on girl's weekend to attend a concert and though not as close to the venue as hoped, this was a great place to stay....very "zen." The furnishings and decor were nice and the overall feel very peaceful. We did not hear the downstairs tenant at all. The steam shower was a nice addition and so relaxing. It was a short walk to the Columbia City restaurants. We are very happy to have found this place and would definitely stay again if traveling to the area. Thank you Matt for everything!
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About the Host, Matt
I am a biologist and enjoy outdoor recreation and exploring all the beauty the PNW has to offer. I also enjoy travel in the U.S. and abroad. I seek out great restaurants and cultural activities when I am exploring a new city. I am low-key, trustworthy, and generally most people like me.