About this listing
Located in the heart of Capitol Hill, Seattle, this completely private, petite studio apartment is perfect for a single traveler or couple.
A separate entrance off of a lush and green back yard garden leads you to a petite space with full amenities. The apartment is an oasis of quiet just a minutes’ walk from some of the best restaurants and bars and cutting edge art in the city. The location is a perfect mix of serene and bustling, urban and sanctuary.
The studio is outfitted with a full, galley kitchen and a spa-like bathroom with a separate w/c, shower and custom, 3x4x4 concrete Japanese soaking tub. There is an extremely comfortable pull out sofa bed in the main room. (really!) We are world travelers and have spent many a night on an uncomfortable bed - you will sleep peacefully on this smartly engineered sofa bed.
Guests have access to their private apartment and their own off-street parking spot. (detailed information provided at time of booking). The back yard / garden is also available to sip morning coffee or hang out with the chickens.
We respectfully request guests don't pick the vegetables in the garden without asking first.
Your privacy is our main concern. Expect a peaceful stay. Minimal to no interaction.
Capitol is a foodies’ heaven. Choose to eat in one of the dozens of world-class restaurants in the neighborhood – Lark, Marjorie, Restaurant Zoe, Anchovies and Olives, Spinasse, Bario, Sitka and Spruce – the list goes on. If you decide to use the full kitchen and eat in, you can shop in our local, organic co-op or at Melrose Market, where will find purveyors such as the local butcher Rain Shadow Meats, Taylor’s Shellfish, and the cheese shop Calf and Kid.
Art wise, Capitol Hill is the “Greenwich Village” of Seattle. Urban and cutting edge, new visual art, film, theater and dance performances are within walking distance. Witness the flavor of Seattle’s local art scene at Northwest Film Forum, Velocity Dance Center, Washington Ensemble Theater and Annex Theater. Tour new visual art galleries such as Vermillion, Ghost Gallery and Ltd. Art Gallery. Or take a five-minute cab ride to larger art institutions such as Seattle Art Musuem, The Frye Art Muesum, 5th Avenue Theater, ACT Theater, The Symphony, The Paramount, Seattle Theater Group and many more.
The best of Seattle’s bars and coffee houses are also here including iconic coffee shops such as Stumptown, Café Vita, Kaladi, Victrola, Café Ladro, The Oddfellows Café and Bauhaus Books and Coffee. For famous spirits you can walk to Oola Distillery for a tour of the facility or enjoy finely crafted cocktail from bars such as Canon, Tavern Law, Liberty, Artusi and Sun Liquor.
If social dancing is your thing, The Tin Table and Century Ballroom are a five-minute walk away, where you can eat an excellent meal with a fantastic cocktail or glass of champagne and dance the night away any night of the week featuring classes and social dances in West Coast Swing, Salsa and Tango.
The location is an ideal home base for exploring the city: Bus Stop ½ block away, a 15 minute walk to downtown and the Pike Street Market and easy to hail a cab off of Pike or Pine Street to downtown as well.
This small apartment is suitable for a single traveler or a couple. It is too small for traveling friends.
We ask you to be respectful of the space and quiet between 10pm and 9am. No parties, extra people, smoking, pets or children.
Kitchen must be cleaned when leaving.
From Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
I'd definitely recommend staying here if you want to walk everywhere in the city, live in a great neighbourhood with a lot of restaurants and live in a nice little apartment!
The apartment was clean, quaint, and very cute! Great for two people - I stayed for four nights with my boyfriend. Loved the fresh eggs and breakfast items. There was a full kitchen, which was really useful since we wanted to save money cooking food instead of going out for every meal. Great location - everything was under our feet! Very clear directions on how to arrive safely at the location. Bus stop was very close by. We felt safe and comfortable. My boyfriend kept thanking me for choosing such a great airbnb spot! Our stay was lovely.
The listing was exactly as shown--adorable little apartment with lots of privacy. The soaking tub was fantastic, and the pull-out bed was more comfortable than many other beds I've slept in. We had a great stay! KT was very accommodating and friendly and promptly responded to all messages. She also left fresh eggs, cream, butter, coffee, and English muffins for breakfast. It was very thoughtful! The neighborhood is a perfect one for exploring Seattle, and we had no trouble getting around on foot/public transportation. I would stay here again on my next visit!
The apartment was clean, cozy, and centrally located in the fun and vibrant neighborhood of Capitol Hill. We (wife and I) had a wonderful time!
Nice space in great neighborhood. True to listing. Excellent amenities and touches.
We loved staying here - easy access to downtown and all the tourist places we wanted to go to. And I appreciate Kt making it all easy. And we loved having fresh eggs in the refrigerator from "Mark' the chicken!
We couldn't have asked for a better place to spend three days and nights in Seattle. The location of this home is unbelievable. Most of the places we wanted to eat at were within a few minutes of walking. We really felt the vibe of Capitol Hill and LOVED it! The garden apt. was absolutely adorable and immaculate. We are minimalists and appreciate the style and spacing of this spot. The soaking tub is awesome as is the shower. Having a fridge and stove top are key for us. Of course the eggs from the Marks were delicious! Kt really impressed us with her warm welcome and little details making us feel like were were truly on a vacation... breakfast items ready for us, chocolates, toiletries, tea, earplugs (didn't use them but cool they were there!) and the list goes on. We hope to come back and stay here another time!
About the Host, Kt
My husband, Kirby and I live in Seattle WA and have been active in the Capitol Hill arts/food/cocktail revolution for the last 20 years. I am a nationally respected director/choreographer and run an art + event space here called 10 degrees. Kirby is the owner/master distiller of a craft distillery called Oola Distillery. We have both traveled the world for our work and know first hand how a unique, comfortable and private space can make or break a journey to a new place.
Kirby and I are into contemporary visual and performance art, fine food, cocktails, wine and architecture / building.
We are consummate hosts that value attention to detail, a clean and uncluttered atmosphere, privacy and an insiders "road map" to the heart of a city that can only be accessed by those who know it well.
We have a love for personal craftsmanship and architecture and look for accommodations that are unique to each city that we travel to - (we are not fans of ye old Hampton Inn!). We like to stay in places that are well appointed and satisfyingly comfortable but also feel like a "find" - a place that has its own distinctive character.
Our favorite cities aside from Seattle are Amsterdam, San Francisco, NYC (where we had an apartment for 15 years), Brussels, Paris and San Diego. We also love rural areas such as the San Juan's and Eastern Washington (Waitsburg).