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.
A fantastic place in a really cool part of Seattle. Only 10-15 minutes to downtown but so peaceful inside the apartment. KT was the perfect host and I will be back one day!
Kt's place was fabulous! Very quiet yet so close to everything, I walked to downtown Seattle with ease. Kt provided milk, coffee, eggs and muffins for breakfast which was so thoughtful. The soaker tub was amazing. I definitely recommend staying here!
The apartment was very clean and well set up! The pictures don't reflect it but there is now a small table and chairs which was helpful for working and eating. It's very comfortable and private and the back yard and chickens are awesome! The parking space was so helpful and the location was really amazing. Everything was ready to go on my arrival.
The host canceled this reservation 5 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Awesome trip! And the host made our first morning very easy. She supplied fresh eggs (from her chickens), English muffins, and organic roasted French press coffee. The bathtub was a treat!
Lovely and cozy stay here in the private garden. Location is awesome, a very short walk to dining and cocktails. Home and property are beautiful allowing for a very relaxed Seattle stay. We would definitely come back again.
We were pleasantly happy with this private apartment! The accommodations Kt made were so thoughtful and the simple decor had just the right touches. She answered our questions and made great recommendations for restaurants and other activities. The neighborhood felt safe and had some of the most delicious and eclectic restaurants within a five minute walk! I would recommend taking an Uber if you don't want to walk for more than 10 minutes but that's what Seattle is all about - walking around and checking things out! The Japanese soaking tub was very cool and relaxing and the galley kitchen is very cute with just the right necessities. If we had to mention just one negative, it would be that most of the reviews said the mattress of the pullout couch was extremely comfy but we would say the opposite...my husband and I woke up each morning with achy necks and shoulders but we are also used to a very soft bed. If you're used to a firm mattress then this is the perfect place to stay and feel immersed in a great Seattle visit!
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).