Hello Travelers! Welcome to Seattle! This is a room in the Volunteer Park area of upper Capitol Hill neighborhood, most desirable area to live in in Seattle. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, private parking (no extra charge), central location, with flexible check-in and check-out times, and a friendly host, you have come to the right place. It's really easy to get to my place.
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Transportation to my place:
If you are coming from Sea Tac airport, you take the light rail link to downtown Westlake Station which is the last stop. Takes about 35 minutes. It costs $2.75 for adults. If 65 or older it is .75 cents. Children under 6 ride free.
A taxi from the airport is approx. $47-55 Shuttle express vanpool is $37.
You can purchase a one way ticket or you can put any value on an orca card which will be good for all buses, trains, rail and ferry. You can purchase the card from the light rail link machine at the airport or at the supermarket in my neighborhood.
From downtown you can take bus 49 from Pike and 4th Ave.
A taxi ride is approximately 10 minutes and $10 (please check with driver first) Bus costs $2.25 and peak hours $2.50.
If you decide to walk, it's takes approx. 30 minutes. Your route to the house will be on busy streets with lots of shops and restaurants. Detailed instructions are given once you book.
Description of your space:
This is a duplex in the upper Capitol Hill area. I have three rooms total on the upper floors of this house. Two bedrooms dedicated for Airbnb travelers. This bedroom has a twin bed, two closets and a bar height table and chair. I have a double bed in the other room, please see listing Volunteer Park Room 2. The house is 1500 square feet. Your bedroom is on the 2nd floor and my room is on the 3rd floor. You will be sharing the bathroom. You are welcome to enjoy the kitchen, living, dining on the same floor.
In addition you're welcome to coffee, tea, hot cocoa, towels, shampoo, soap, slippers, tour brochures and maps.
The house is one block from Capitol Hill's main street Broadway where you can find restaurants, coffee shops, bars, UPS, Fedex, 76 gas station and the Harvard Exit movie theatre. In the vicinity you will also find Seattle's oldest and most expensive mansions.
Two blocks away you will find a big supermarket called QFC. Behind QFC you will find Capitol Hill's only branch library.
BECU Bank, Chase Bank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and many other local banks just blocks away.
I'm also just 2 blocks to Volunteer Park, the most beautiful park in Seattle. There are several attractions in the park; a tropical plant conservatory built in 1912, the Seattle Asian Art Museum, children's playground and a historic brick water tower which offers commanding views of the downtown skyline and the surrounding mountains.
Next to the park is one of Seattle's oldest cemeteries, resting place for Seattle's founding pioneers and also where famous martial artist and film actors Bruce and Brandon Lee are buried.
PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO READ THE HOUSE RULES.
Parades and special events:
Pride parade June 29, 2014.
Capitol Hill's Block Party July 25, 26 and 27.
I'm 25 minutes walk down to Lake Union via E. Roy Street where you can see Seattle's unique floating homes (houseboats) neighborhood, rent a sailboat at the Boat House or go for a seaplane tour. Try the SLUT while you're down there.
Seattle Central Community College and Seattle University is just down the road on Broadway. University of Washington is 10-15 minutes by car or bus 49.
Capitol Hill/Broadway street will be getting the street car. The street car will take you down to the International district where you can catch the Amtrak train and the link to the airport. Project will be completed 4014. =)
A mammoth tusk was found at a construction site in South Lake Union and tusk was transported to the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture on the UW campus. The tusk says it's good to be at a 5 star museum but "I could use a little more heat."
I was quite comfortable with my room and privacy within shared setting, and also with access to kitchen stove and fridge. Mostly very quiet, closets between guest rooms insulating from sounds. Second story duplex, many stairs, few handrails. Doable for me, maybe not everybody. Friendly hostess with clear instructions/guidelines for the ins and outs of being a guest here. Really very happy with my three nights there.
Alexia provided me lots of info about how to get there and where to visit, which was very nice. The room had lots of privacy. I like the flexible check-in/check-out time especially!! Also, the house located in a great neighborhood: safe and beautiful. Close to almost everything.
Nice quiet stay at Alexia's in a very clean room. Location was good and within walking distance to some interesting restaurants. Really liked the free off street parking spot that she provided right in front of the house. Being out most of the day, it was great not having to hunt for a spot or worrying about time restrictions on the street. Wifi was a little slow but it worked. If you need a super fast connection try Drip City coffee downtown....spent a few mornings here when I needed to plug in for work.
I really enjoyed staying at Alexia's place. She is a great host and the place is very nice, clean, and well located. We had great conversations although i was there only one night. I highly recommend Alexia's place.
Alexia is a great host! She cares about your convenience and joy in your Seattle travel. The room and the house were clean! You can use the kitchen to cook your food. She helped me to mediate with my neighbors for lower noise. And if you want to stay at the room, no one will bother you!
Alexia is a very enthusiastic and gracious host who really tries her best to help her guests feel comfortable in her home. I am soo glad to have her as my host in my first airbnb experience and the room I booked is just so comfortable! What made it sweeter is the location in Capitol Hill - less than a 5min walk to broadway and a mere 10 min drive to downtown Seattle (which you could actually walk to for ~20mins). All in all, I was really pleased to be here in Seattle
Alexia could not have been more gracious. In fact, I was thoroughly impressed with a personalized sheet of rules, expectations, recommended bars/eateries/places to see, as well as recommendations on what to avoid. My room was clean, crisp, and simply yet tastefully decorated. The location could not have been any better - that being on Capital Hill close to everything and the beautiful Volunteer Park. I highly recommend staying with Alexia in Seattle.
I spent a week at Alexia's and had a blast. Her house is very close to the bus line and a lot of great places to eat are in walking distance. It's also very clean and pleasant to be in. I always felt like I had everything I needed. Alexia supplies a list of places to check out and is very accommodating and understanding. Overall, staying with Alexia made my trip to Seattle more relaxing and enjoyable than it would have otherwise been.
I stayed at Alexia's place for 2 nights and had a great experience! She was so accommodating and make me feel welcome. She's great at checking-in with me such as asking if I was warm enough in my room and offering me advice on where to go around the neighborhood and how to get to places, but I also gave me space to do my own thing during my stay. This was my first Airbnb and I was super impressed that once I arrived my room was super clean and ready for me, there were plenty of clean towels available, a hairdryer, and complimentary coffee and tea in the kitchen. She also provides a printout with a list of recommended activities and restaurants nearby from herself and previous guests. Oh, and her house is in an amazing location in Seattle right in Capitol Hill neighborhood! It's right next to Volunteer Park (definitely check out the water tower which has a beautiful 360 view of Seattle and is free to walk in, Bruce Lee's grave in the neighboring cemetery and if you have time the Asian Art Museum and the Conservatory). Also there are nearby buses that will take you downtown easily. And best of all it's within walking distance of all the cool restaurants, bars, and sights of Capitol Hill. Just keep in mind that most of the popular hang out spots around Pike and Pine are on the other side of Capitol Hill from Alexia's house, but it's an easy walk or quick bus ride away. Overall great place and I had a good experience with Alexia as my host. She's definitely very nice, but a bit quirky!
Alexia was a considerate and accommodating host! She was always available to lend advice about traveling in (email hidden)d her umbrella :) I would recommend Alexia's space to others. The room is very simple and the house is just enough for your basic needs - sleep, shower, and cook/eat. The location is considered Upper Capitol Hill - some of the spots you may want to explore are walkable in this neighborhood-y area such as the Volunteer Cafe (adorable and great for breakfast/brunrch), the Volunteer Park (must walk through!), Joe Bar (cozy cafe), Poppy (apparently a tasty Indian restaurant)...overall affordable & decently located with a lovely host.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.