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.
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 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.
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 my first time stay at BnB, and my first time travel by myself in US. Alexia made my trip. She's so nice and helpful. Tell me lots of useful information about places to visit, restaurant to go; provide me free ticket to art museum, make me coffee, and even offer me a ride to train station on the last day. Meanwhile, the room is neat and cozy, in a very quite neighborhood. The volunteer park is behind the house, you can have a wonderful walk there in the morning. Broadway is two blocks away, on which you can find everything you need: restaurants, cafe, grocery, bus stations. An unforgettable "first time" experience. I really like Seattle, hopefully I can get back soon!
Alexia's place was my first experience with air bnb and I was quite happy with her excellent hosting skills. She was very communicative and had a thoughtful list of activities to do and places to eat. The place was clean, quiet and very comfortable. I had no car and was able to walk to nearby parks and busy streets with lots to do. I would highly recommend Alexia's if you want a quiet place that's close enough to explore the city and appreciate a host who is proactive in enhancing your trip.
Alexia is great! I checked in at 1am, I had 1000 questions, I texted her whenever I had a problem in the city and she was very tolerant, kind and super helpful. When I checked in I was provided with a list of "must see things", restaurant recommendations and general info about public transportation. That all saved me some research time.
Apartment is exactly what you see on the pictures. I have high standards for cleanliness and this was better that I had expected. Great location, 2min walk to good restaurants, bars, clubs... I could say this is the best area in Seattle.
The best value/price ratio I've gotten so far.
Alexia is wonderful. If she doesn't have an answer for your question she'll look it up and have one for you before you leave her place. As a solo traveler with no car, she was very helpful and drove me to the grocery store twice, as well as sat and ate and shared conversation with me. I unfortunately got sick while there, and she even made me oatmeal for breakfast.
Alexia's place is situated right in thick of things but still in very quite nook of the city, a stone's throw away from Volunteer park. The place is very clean and comfortable, with a modern but cosy feel to it. Alexia is so hospitable and informative about the city. It was a pleasure staying there with her.
Alexia was able to accommodate me at the last minute! I had contacted her from the plane and within few minutes of landing, she sent me directions to her place! Parking was very convenient and the room was very cozy. She was also great to talk with!
The room is nice and cozy. The place is in a prime location, very convenient. Alexia is a super nice lady, she gave me a lot of tips of where to go and what to eat:)
Overall, it was a great stay even though it was a bit short.
Staying in Alexia's was wonderful experience for me. It has good location and it's clean and safe. I had stayed for 5days. I enjoyed talking and staying with Alexia as well as Seattle trip. I wish i would stay longer. Alexia let me know lots of information of Seattle and tips for travel alone. I can highly recommend!! She's such a sweet heart.