Cheery Seattle House with a View

House - Entire home/apt · S McClellan St, Seattle, WA 98144, United States

The Space

Ground floor of a sweet little 1-bedroom Craftsman home on North Beacon Hill in a safe, family-friendly, walkable neighborhood just south of Seattle. Great views of downtown Seattle, the Olympic mountains and the Puget Sound. Easy local driving, biking or public transit to downtown (less than 2 miles away), stadiums, museums, parks, Pike Place Market, the waterfront and the convention center. Conveniently located 2.5 blocks from the Beacon Hill Link Lightrail Station connecting the Sea-Tac airport to downtown Seattle, and easy walking distance (within 2-3 blocks) to a Red Apple grocery store, library, restaurants, bars, hair salon and multiple businesses. Just 1.5 blocks to an overlook park with sweeping views of the city, mountains and Puget Sound. Short walk to beautiful Jefferson Park with its wonderful new playground, water park, golf course and community center. Easy access to the I-5, West Seattle, Boeing Airfield and Sea-Tac airport (20 minute drive or short ride on Lightrail). House is very bright and cheery with large leaded-glass fir windows. Cook in our newly remodeled kitchen and have a long soak in the clawfoot tub. Home has cable TV, wireless internet, stereo and Blu-ray DVD player. This small, clean, smoke-free house was our first happy family home which we lovingly renovated and restored until recently when we relocated to Europe for a job transfer. It is fully furnished and the kitchen is well-stocked with all our kitchen gadgets, espresso machine and appliances. The bedroom has 1 queen-size bed which sleeps 2 adults and all linens, pillows and mattress are brand new. If you are traveling with children please let us know; we have a toddler mattress, children's bedding, a highchair and toys to make little ones feel welcome stored in the attic and we will arrange for them to be brought down for your visit. The attic is used as storage space for our own belongings and is closed off from the ground floor of the house with a locked door, so the stairs are inaccessible. The house is set well back and is elevated from the street, and has a large front yard. Free street parking with guest pass available. We care about the friends and neighbors who live in our great neighborhood, and are happy to share our space with considerate and respectful guests. No smoking or pets. Our time zone (CET) is 9 hours ahead of Seattle but we will respond as quickly as possible to booking inquiries. Our neighbourhood businesses recently received a nice review in Seattle Magazine, and you might enjoy reading the Beacon Hill blog to learn more about our area.

**4/5/14 UPDATE**: We have learned that we are responsible to collect and pay to the State the 9.5% lodging tax from our guests in Washington. This is not collected by Airbnb. This will be charged via PayPal and collected upon arrival. Thank you.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $570 /week
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $65
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • We really enjoyed staying at this adorable little home! It felt bright, cozy and welcoming. I enjoyed the clawfoot tub and the full kitchen.

    Great location, diverse neighbourhood, close to a grocery store, and a few restaurants (we enjoyed an Indian meal at the Travelers Thali House). A short walk to the LRT train to downtown. Easy access to the I-5 for getting around by car. There was some general city noise at night, planes, trains and cars, but it didn't bother me. Even as a sound- sensitive person, I slept well.

    I appreciated Candace's detailed information and responsiveness.

    Overall, a fantastic airbnb experience!

    March 2014
  • This was our second visit to Cheery Seattle House and it was another good experience. It is a very comfortable and cozy place to stay. Candace is delightful to work with and we can't wait to visit again! Love Beacon Hill neighborhood. Karen

    March 2014
  • This place was superb, IMO. Not only was the interior nice & equipped with everything you'd need (wifi, cooking basics, tv), but the location couldn't have been better for our needs: walk to the grocery store, walk to any number of restaurants, grab coffee or delicious hot chocolate at The Station coffee shop, etc. The best thing for us was that this place is close to the light rail station, which takes you into downtown (the 60 bus picks up at basically the same spot & takes you into Capitol Hill). I think we spent a total of maybe $35 in travel costs on our 7 day trip, which was only possible because of the great location which renders car rentals totally optional.

    And best of all, Candance was extremely professional, communicative, and has managed to keep the house very clean. Before we left, she provided us a packet of info about the various appliances, and other misc things to keep in mind. She was accessible if we needed her or the property manager, and expressed genuine concern that we were comfortable & satisfied. Please don't hesitate to reserve this adorable cottage!

    March 2014
  • Candace's place is even more beautiful than the photos! The house was very clean and the kitchen was equipped with everything you could need. In my five night stay we made many trips to the market just around the corner (quite literally) and even better it's just a short drive to Seattle which is where we spent much of our days. Candace was also very quick to respond about everything even with such a time difference. This will definitely be my first option for future trips here!

    January 2014
  • I can't imagine why a person would be anything but wowed by the opportunity to have such an ideal lodging available for a stay in Seattle. Candace's house is not only as cheery as she states, when Karen walked through the door (even at nearly midnight after a very long flight) she remarked, "it's so darling!" I agree, it's a perfect getaway for two; the interior shows fine craftsmanship and the furnishings are in very good taste. The home is located in a quiet and safe neighborhood.

    If you plan to take advantage of the opportunity to prepare some meals on your own, the kitchen is the the best outfitted that we have seen at a vacation home in terms of quality cookware, utensils and appliances. Hands down. The location is great, easily accessed, there are nearby markets and eateries (check out Baja Bistro for breakfast) and it is a quick drive to Little Saigon, Pike Street Market, the ferry terminal, etc. There was readily available parking for our rental car and I noticed that there is nearby access to public transportation.

    Since I am a light sleeper, I was concerned that there is a freeway some blocks away, a train depot about a 3/4 of a mile off, etc. but I found that the freeway is completely inaudible and the train whistles were a very distant thing, just as we experience at home in Anchorage, Alaska.

    Almost all of our travel out of Alaska is routed through Seattle, so we often choose to stay over on our way home so as to visit friends and enjoy so vibrant a city.

    From here forward, Candace's place will be our #1choice of accommodations.

    January 2014
    Candace
    Response from Candace:

    Marty and Karen, wow! What a lovely and gracious review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy your stay. Please let me know if you plan to be in Seattle in the future so we can thank you for all your help with the house repair while you were there. Hope to meet you sometime when we're back in States. Thank you again for everything.

  • We had such a wonderful getaway at this adorable little house! Candace was the perfect hostess (even from so far away) and responded to all of our questions promptly & thoroughly. All of her instructions were so thorough as well - it made everything so easy!

    The house really does look like a dollhouse & the wooden countertops & lots of windows made it feel very open, while the colourful couches and carpet gave it a cosy feel as well. The kitchen was so well-equipped - there weren't any utensils or appliances that we lacked when we were using it, and it was so nice to have some cooking basics left for us!

    Candace also gave us some wonderful recommendations for restaurants/attractions. She was very sweet and thoughtful with her responses even when there were some minor issues during our stay. We appreciated her kindness so much and would certainly stay here again and recommend it to others! :) Thank you again, Candace!

    January 2014
  • This was just great! We arrived at a very comfortable, well kept house with a perfect location for our Seattle visit. Questions were answered quickly and accurately and we can highly recommend this venue. THANKS!

    December 2013
    Candace
    Response from Candace:

    Thank you so much, Stein! It was lovely having you as guests. Please come back again. Thank you for taking the time to write this review!

  • What a delightful confection of a home! Warm, cozy, inviting, and full of thoughtful and whimsical touches (i.e. the claw foot tub actually has clawed feet, and the beaming moon above the bed allows you to turn off the overhead light without having to get up). The kitchen is a (well-equipped) dream, which is extra nice, given the house's proximity to the fantastic Red Apple Market. With a light rail station a stone's throw away, this house is great for those traveling without a car (as I was). The neighborhood feels safe and friendly, and, despite the nearby hustle and bustle, the home itself is tranquil and quiet (yes, you can hear train sounds, but I found them soothing—who can begrudge a passing train?).

    Candace was a joy to deal with, extremely responsive and attentive, despite the time and distance that separated us. A minor glitch with my stay was summarily and satisfactorily resolved.

    Another plus: while Beacon Hill may not be the destination neighborhood that some of the others are, it's certainly not without its own unique charms and attractions. Bar del Corso, with its transcendent wood-fired pizzas, is not to be missed. All in all, a fabulous first airbnb experience! I can't recommend the cheery house highly enough. It was so pleasant that I frankly sort of opted out of exploring Seattle on my last day in favor of staying home—and it was actually sunny outside! Thank you, Candace!

    December 2013
    Candace
    Response from Candace:

    Allison, this is amazing! Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed (and poetic) review! If you're not a professional writer you have found your calling. If you do end up moving to Seattle I can't recommend our neighbourhood enough...I lived in Wallingford/Fremont for 10 years, yet never really knew my neighbours. On Beacon Hill I love the mix of various ethnicities, families, singles, artists, craftsmen, and nationalities all blending in and befriending eachother. I love walking around after work in the evening and running into tons of friends just in the couple blocks to the market or library, and how people stop over and hang out with their neighbours. It's a very friendly and happy place to live, with tons of community events, an art walk, music nights, street fairs all within a few blocks. I hope you give it a try if you move there. Good luck and thanks so much for your kindness!

  • Nice place. Quiet, set back from the road. Hosts super responsive and accommodating. Great location to lightrail and grocery store. Just what we needed for our stay.

    December 2013
  • My mom and I had a wonderful stay in Candace's home. The house was clean and warm when we arrived. The kitchen was well-stocked and, after a quick trip to the grocery store down the street, we were able to cook a full Thanksgiving dinner no problem. It was great having the light rail train right down the street--we could go into downtown Seattle as we pleased. We loved our stay here!!

    November 2013
    Candace
    Response from Candace:

    Thanks so much, Maria! I'm so glad you and your mother had a nice Thanksgiving! One of the downsides of not being able to bring any of our appliances here to Europe (different voltage) is that we still have everything we need for cooking and baking back home. Glad someone was able to put the kitchen to good use :)

    I appreciate your stay, thanks again!

    Candace

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Deutsch, English, Español, Français
School
University of Washington
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Pacific Medical Centers and Amazon
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Hi there! I'm a Canadian healthcare provider and am married to Martin, an Austrian journalist who is currently working for Amazon. We love Seattle and our friendly, community-oriented neighbourhood of North Beacon Hill where this little house was our first family home. We enjoy travel, good food and music, gatherings with our friends and recently...kids. We've outgrown our cheery little house with the addition of two little ones and have recently moved to Luxembourg for Martin's new job and to be closer to his family. We hope you enjoy Seattle and the wonderful experiences it has to offer! Some of our favourites are: Silent-Movie Mondays at the Paramount, SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival), the Seattle Symphony, kayaking on Lake Union, mornings at the Market, ferry rides to the islands and and quick day-trips into the beautiful nature all around the Puget Sound.
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