Seward Park Zen Retreat

House - Entire home/apt · 48th Ave, Seattle, WA 98118, United States

The Space

Two light filled rooms in a tastefully appointed Seward Park home. 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.

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!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $973 /week
Monthly Price: $3390 /month
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We absolutely loved the Zen Retreat! It was perfect for two couples to stay, close to everything we needed, there was street parking, it was comfortable and peaceful and fully stocked with everything we could need. We will hopefully be coming back to this place soon!

    April 2014
  • Great location, great space, great host. Matt made things very easy for us and was a call away if we needed anything. His home is clean and sharp, in a very nice neighborhood, and surprisingly close to the airport. Would stay here again for sure.

    April 2014
  • Only stayed one night as we were heading to the airport in the morning. Host was very flexible. Accommodation was wonderful. Beautiful and relaxing space, very clean, and easy to find. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

    March 2014
  • My family and I had a wonderful time at the Zen retreat. Quiet and peaceful location but accessible to restaurants, shops, light rail and parks for the kids. We all loved the shower and the kitchen was nicely stocked. Matt was very responsive and easy to deal with. Would recommend.

    March 2014
  • Great first AirBnB experience. Booking and checking in with Matt was seamless. Gorgeous house in a nice quiet area. We stayed with our 2 boys (ages 3 and 1.5). While the house has not been child-proofed, we did not have any issues. We did have to move some of his nicer things out of reach ... just in case!

    We went to child-friendly Geraldine's down the street, as well as the bakery and the local Starbucks. All low key and kid-friendly.

    March 2014
  • The house was exactly what we expected. It was beautifully decorated, clean and welcoming. It is a great space for just adults or families. Great yard for the dog and close to coffee, groceries. It was great being so close to Seward Park and the lake. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thanks Matt for your hospitality.

    March 2014
  • Matt's place is a wonderful retreat in an eclectic neighborhood. I even got to join a neighborhood Mardi Gras parade! There is great shopping and restaurants close by and the Zen Retreat is a comfortable nicely decorated home away from home. Treat yourself to the Zen Retreat.

    March 2014
  • I stayed at the Zen Retreat with my mom and 4-year-old daughter. The place was perfect for all generations! I enjoyed the steam shower; my daughter loved being able to watch PBS Kids in bed on a large screen; my mother appreciated the elegant decor; and we all loved the comfortable beds. It was great to be able to walk to the PCC (food co-op) in the morning. We hope to return on future visits! Thank you, Matt!

    March 2014
  • Matt was a peach to work with! Super flexible with the check-in and check-out times, while coordinating more than one guest, each of us arriving from different cities. He was easy to get in touch with, and made sure we had everything we needed.

    The house is fantastic. Lots of light, very tasteful and peaceful decor. Plenty of room, cozy. The porch/deck was a lovely space for morning coffee, writing, and taking a breather. We were in town for a writer's conference, and it was great to "come home" to a chill space to recoup.

    THE SAUNA IS FANTASTIC. Definitely our favorite part of the experience. The beds were comfy, and there's plenty of storage space for personal items in the chest(s) and closets. We had plenty of extra blankets and towels, and if you've forgotten any toiletries, there's plenty of great little samples in the bathroom pantry.

    The walk from the light rail with baggage can be a little bit of a hike so be prepared if you are not a light packer! We typically
    split a cab between the three of us when we were in a hurry to make it the conference, and it wasn't expensive.

    I'd definitely book this space again!!

    March 2014
  • Matt was kind enough to let me do a photo shoot at this wonderful. It was everything I'd hoped it would be and more! Nice quiet neighborhood and the house is just gorgeous! The beds were sooo comfortable and the steam shower was amazing. I will definitely book again if I need a nice weekend getaway! Matt was a wonderful host, making sure I had everything I needed. He was really easy to communicate with as well. I could tell he cared about me having a pleasant stay at his beautiful home.

    February 2014
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