About This Listing
This is a detached, completely private apartment. It has a full private bathroom with shower and tub, a private keyless entrance, and a kitchenette with a small refrigerator.
Check-in is easy, because the door is secured with an entrance code that is not reused. No keys to get or return! We send you your code and you can enter at any time day or night without arranging a time for us to give you keys.
This is a 100% private, detached unit.
Parking and Driving:
There is free parking available on 30th Avenue or on Dewey behind the unit.
520 is about 5 minutes away, giving you very quick access to either I5 or the East Side.
There is a ZipCar at 24th and Madison. There are usually Car2Go cars on Madison near by.
The bus stop is at E Madison St & 28th Ave E, less than a five minute walk away. Downtown is about ten minutes on the 11 bus. The 8 bus provides quick access to Seattle Center, Capitol Hill, Rainier Valley, and the Mount Baker Link station.
Free internet of course. We *don't* currently have a TV in the unit.
Madison Valley has some of Seattle's best dining. Our favorite reastaurants within a five minute walk are: Luc, Voila, La Cote, and Belle Epicurean (all French), The Harvest Vine (Basque), Cafe Flora (vegetarian), and Jae's (Asian bistro).
Pagliacci Pizza is located one block North East on Lake Washington Blvd and Madison. There is also a Pizza Hut (carryout or delivery only) and a Terriaki place on Madison and 28th.
For groceries Trader Joe's (Madison and 17th) and Safeway (Madison and 22nd) are within walking distance, but be aware they are uphill!
Madison Valley Market (Madison and 29th) is less than five minutes away and has lots of groceries, snacks, beer and wine.
The Essential Baking Company (Madison and 29th) is a great place to grab a cup of coffee and a snack, or a full meal. Belle Epicurean is also a good place for a quick cup of coffee.
This is an Ikea Hemnes bed that can either be a long single, or full King bed (by extending the trundle underneath). We can set this up for you before your visit, simply let us know your preference.
You get a full private bathroom with a soaker tub, shower, and plenty of towels.
You have a half-sized refridgerator with freezer in the unit that you can use. There is also a kitchen sink, a microwave and a small (two person) coffeemaker.
This is one of Seattle's safest neighborhoods. Since you're in our backyard, we're around in case you need any assistance.
Health & Fitness:
Lila Yoga (29th and Madison) is a fantastic yoga studio. Kate's Day Spa (2713 E. Madison Street) is an excellent place to relax, and is open on weekends. Seattle Shambhala Center is a Buddhist Temple and is located two blocks down. It has an Open House (good for beginners) every Thursday evening.
The best thing about this neighborhood is the Arboretum. You're less than five minutes away -- just cross Madison. Arboretum highlights include hiking, canoeing and kayaking, picnics, a full soccer court, and enjoying the year-round collection of magnificent flowers, plants and trees. The Arboretum also houses the Seattle Japanese Garden, open from February to November, a 3 1/2 acre formal garden. It features a lake with koi and turtles, community room rentals, tea ceremonies and special events all year round. At the north end of the park is Foster Island, which is an amazing and peaceful place to visit, with pedestrian trails that connect the island to the mainland.
Madison Park is within walking distance, although a longer walk than some may want to take. In the summer this park becomes Seattle's access to swim in Lake Washington.
We prefer no cigarette smoking on site. If you absolutely need a smoke, please dispose of the butts.
Although this is a completely detached and insulated building, please understand that this is a quiet block at night. Please be respectful of our neighbors.
Please use street parking as the driveway (if empty) is reserved. There is always plenty of parking on 30th and / or Dewey.
Love this place. Clean, quiet, easy parking, safe neighborhood, great yard. This place makes me wish I still lived in Seattle. My partner and I stayed with our little dogs and it was the best place for all of us. My only regret in writing this review is that it might be booked when I return next time. We would stay every time.
This was a great stay for my first trip to Seattle! It was a perfect size for two, clean, comfortable, and close to everything. I loved the additional parking in the back too. I only wish I had the ability to stay longer!
We had a great experience at Julius' guest house in Madison Valley. Though we were only there a couple of nights, the guest house was cute and very clean. The neighborhood was nice, quiet, and felt safe. We would definitely stay here again :)
Great location, close to downtown. Very nice peaceful neighborhood. The space is private, clean and very comfortable. Convenient and safe for car parking. We would definitely stay here again next time we are in Seattle!
Muito boa experiência em Seattle. É como um chalé no quintal da casa do Julius, que fica num bairro residencial bem tranquilo e seguro, onde é fácil chegar, sair e estacionar. Embora não esteja perto do centro e outros pontos turísticos mais célebres da cidade, fica muito perto do imperdível Arboretum e dos bares e restaurantes da Madison St.
Já o chalé é pequeno e muito funcional para um casal, que era o nosso caso: tem um bom banheiro, uma falsa cozinha com frigobar, cafeteira, pia e chapa para panelas. O melhor de tudo era a cama: grande e confortável. Boa para relaxar.
No final da estadia eu esqueci objetos pessoais no chalé e precisei voltar. O Julius nos atendeu prontamente e embora não o tenhamos conhecido, a comunicação virtual foi sempre fluida e amigável. Também aceitou de maneira muito gentil as nossas sugestões. Recomendado, tanto o anfitrião como o local!
Nice! The guest house had everything I needed. Easy in and out. The area is beautiful! Plenty of restaurant choices. Near the highway.
This is another community garden where we and our neighbors grow food. Its a nice place to chill in the summer.30th Ave E Seattle WA 98112
Tasty local pizza!E Madison St Seattle WA 98112
This is one of our community gardens where we and our neighbors grow vegetables. Some patches will post a sign saying you are allowed to graze.E Madison St Seattle WA 98112
This is a great casual french cafe to get coffee and a snack, or to sit down and eat lunch.East Madison Street Seattle WA 98112
Our local garden nursery and more. View all sorts of things that grow, or check out the attached gift shop.East Madison Street Seattle WA 98112
Cafe Flora is a vegetarian restaurant that people travel from all over to visit. Its delicious, even if youre not a vegetarian.East Madison Street Seattle WA 98112
This is a full-sized field for soccer or football or playing catch.Lake Washington Boulevard East Seattle WA 98112
Come here to learn how to meditate in a serene environment. They have free classes throughout the week.East Harrison Street Seattle WA 98112
This is a great semi-casual French restaurant that we enjoy.East Madison Street Seattle WA 98112
Luc is our favorite French restaurant in Seattle. Its amazing and highly recommended.East Madison Street Seattle WA 98112
Our neighbor here has two shetland ponies that hang out along Thomas Street in a small open field. This is one of our favorite things about our hood. Look but dont touch please!31st Ave E Seattle WA 98112
Essential Bakery is a great place to get a coffee to go, breakfast to stay, or lunch. Hang out and use their wifi if you like.East Madison Street Seattle WA 98112
Our local pet store.East Madison Street Seattle WA 98112
This is our favorite restaurant in Seattle. Its Basque served tapas style. Soooo delicious!East Madison Street Seattle WA 98112
A beautiful Japanese garden to get your zen on. There is a small cover charge for this section of the park.Lake Washington Boulevard East Seattle WA 98112
A great view of Lake Washington and Bellevue. No water access here, but a nice view and some wooded areas with a few picnic tables.Seattle WA 98112
A great swimming spot! Its less busy than Madison Park.East Denny Blaine Place Seattle WA 98122
This is part of Seattle history. The park next to this house serves as a unofficial memorial to Kurt. Please respect our neighbors and do not climb the fence around the property.Lake Washington Blvd Seattle WA 98112
A great place to relax year round. Take in the view of Lake Washington or go swimming in the summer. Lots of cafes and shops are in this area.43rd Avenue East Seattle Washington 98112
This is Seattles best park. You can spend hours here exploring and relaxing.Arboretum Drive East Seattle WA 98112
A beautiful trail with pedestrian bridges over crystal-clear water. Come here to see the ducks and fish of Lake Washington.Arboretum Waterfront Trail Seattle WA 98112