About This Listing
Hello Travelers! Welcome to Seattle! First, I want to thank you for taking the time to read what I offer here. I get so many requests and questions a day so please take your time to read my description because I think it will answer most of your questions and it will speed up the approval time. I believe all this information will be of great benefit to you if you are looking for a nice area to stay in Seattle. This room accommodates one guest. I also have a private suite with twin beds. This house is approx. 20 mins non-peak hr. from the Seatac Airport and 5 mins from downtown by car. You can park in front of the house. I will have a pass for you so you can park for free all day. Most parts of the Hill is metered parking. This is a room near the Volunteer Park area, upper Capitol Hill, most desirable area to live in in Seattle. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, flexible check-in and check-out times, a neighborhood known for its diversity and entertainment and a friendly host, you have come to the right place. It's real easy to get to my place.
Please read: Cancellation policy and House Rules
If you have a large, big, heavy bag please do not stay here. Read on if you want to know why.
To get a quick response:
Please upload 3 good close-ups of your face and a check-in time for me when you request a room. Airbnb also recommends this. This is safety for guests staying here. Also, I would like to see at least one good review from a host but that doesn't mean you are guaranteed an approval. You will be declined immediately if there's not a photo and check-in time. You must let me know the time you will arrive at my door.
I have 4 photos on my profile. You know how it is, make- up vs. no make-up, hair up or down. You might not see all photos if you're using Airbnb app for the iPhone. Use an iPad or desktop.
It makes sense that you would want to know what your host looks like before you book and I should have no problem recognizing you as my guest when you arrive at my door if there is a clear profile photo of you.
I do not go by your verification with Airbnb, it does not confirm for me who you are. I would rather have a clear photo of your face and head. No sunglasses or hats. A color photo please.
If you try to give me your social media site or work website Airbnb will BLOCK it. Same with telephone numbers and emails.
After you pay:
Once payment is complete you will receive confirmation with my address, phone number and more detailed directions to my place from Airbnb. I prefer all communications right here, texting or a call to my cell phone. I do not call or text outside of the U.S. If you have a phone, I prefer a call if you have any questions once you have arrived in Seattle.
Transportation to my place:
If you are coming from Seatac airport, you can take the sound transit link to downtown Westlake Station which is the last stop. Look for the Macy's exit (Pine & 4th). The train ride is about 35 minutes. Purchase a one way ticket for $2.75 or you can put any value on an orca card which will be good for buses, street cars, sound transit link, trains and ferries to the islands. You can purchase the card from the sound transit link machine at the airport or a supermarket in my neighborhood.
The orca card costs $5, it might not be worth it if you're just staying a couple days. There's no special discounts on transportation.
From downtown take bus 49 from Pike street and 4th Avenue. It is one street over south of Pine Street. Bus fare is $2.50 or 2.75 (peak fare).
If you prefer a taxi ride from downtown, it takes approximately 10 minutes and a flat fee of $10 from Westlake station. Please confirm with taxi driver for fare.
You can walk from Westlake station, the route is on streets with lots of shops and restaurants. Approx. 30 minutes.
NEW IN SEATTLE: Rent a PRONTO BIKE from any station - $8 a day or $16 - 3 days
Description of your space:
This is a house on Upper Capitol Hill. The most beautiful area on the hill. I have three rooms on the upper floors of this beautiful house. Important Note: You must be able to carry your bags up the stairs, down the hall to your room, if you can not, please book another place. Two bedrooms for airbnb. This room that you are looking at has a desk and a closet. I have another room with a twin bed, please see Volunteer Park Room 1. The house is 1500 square feet. Your bedrooms on the 2nd floor and my room is on the 3rd floor. You will be sharing the bathroom. You are welcome to use the kitchen on the same floor.
In addition you're welcome to coffee, tea, towels, shampoo, bath soap, slippers, tour brochures and maps of the area.
Upper Capitol Hill Neighborhood:
This house is one block from the main street Broadway where you can find restaurants, coffee shops, UPS, Fedex, 76 gas station and the Harvard Exit movie theatre.
Two blocks away you will find a 24 hour supermarket called QFC with a complete bakery, pharmacy, liquor selection and books/magazine. Behind QFC is Capitol Hill's only branch library providing free use of computers and internet.
Chase Bank, Bank of America, US bank and many other local banks are just a couple of blocks away.
I'm also just 2 blocks to the Volunteer Park, the most beautiful park in Seattle. There are several attractions in the park; a tropical plant conservatory, the Seattle Asian Art Museum, children's playground (under construction) and a historic brick water tower which offers commanding views of the downtown skyline and the surrounding mountains. You will also find Seattle's oldest and most expensive mansions.
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.
Special events and Parades:
Pride parade June 28, 2015 (Downtown)
Fremont Solstice Cyclists June 20, 2015 (Fremont neighborhood)
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.
Seattle Central Community College and Seattle University is just down the road on Broadway. University of Washington is just 10-15 minutes bus ride #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 in summer 2015.
Breaking News 2014:
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. We named the tusk "Lulu"
I will need to make a copy of your driver's license or passport for verification as soon as you arrive. No outside visitor's allowed in the house. No cooking in the kitchen because I've had guests complain about the smell. You can use the fridge, microwave and oven. Please take off shoes at the entrance. I would like to keep stairs and floors free from dirty shoes. Slippers will be provided. Thank you for your understanding.
Alexia's place is comfortable and safe. Alexia is friendly and gracious. The location is excellent. The neighborhood is wonderful with a great park and 12th street shops and restaurants nearby. I would definitely stay again when possible. The directions and descriptions are very helpful.
Living in Alexia's house is absolutely a pleasant experience. The house is in a great location. It is clean and tidy. Basically it has everything you need. Clean towel, desktop lamp, hair dryer, fast WIFI... I lived here for 6 days. Alexia and I chatted a lot. She is talkative. In the first day she recommended some restaurant and attractions to me and she gave me a map in Chinese(I am from China). She is considerate. In my last day, I fell down on the ground before moving out. She drove me to the hospital, accompanied me in hospital and drove me to my moving in place. I really thank her. I hope next time when I come to Seattle, I can still live in her house.
Alexia's place was the great choice for my trip to Seattle. Upon my arrival, she introduced some great cafes and restaurants that I can check out and some useful tips to explore the main areas.
The location was amazing too. The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful yet it is still close to all the cool cafes in Capitol Hill. The room and the bathroom was very clean and she provided me all the things that I needed such as towels and a hairdryer.
All in all, I am very satisfied with my staying at Alexia's!
Alexia is such a nice host. She provided me with lots of useful information regrading the sight-seeing around the Seattle, traffic and delicious food. And she is very easy going.
The room was clean, quiet and comfortable. And the descent computer desk and fast wifi connection fascinated me a lot.
In one word, because of Alexia, I really enjoyed my first time with Airbnb.
Wonderful place to stay in seattle. The room was exactly as described. The bed was actually much more comfortable than it looks on the picture. Best of all is the location!!! Really close to downtown yet in a nice and quiet neighborhood. Alexia was a great host. She pointed me to great restaurants and coffee shops. I am going back for sure.
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About the Host, Alexia
After experiencing different Airbnbs in; Europe, Western Asia and Africa, I decided to be a host. As a guest, I like staying in a nice residential area to get a feel of what it's like living as a local. And it is also nice to have the host nearby in case I have any questions. I love traveling and I love sharing with travelers the best of Seattle.
I am here to make sure that you have one of the best AirBNB experiences of your life.
The most important is good communication between you and me. I put a lot of thought into the description of my place because I want to make sure you understand what is offered in this beautiful neighborhood. As for my place, it is minimally decorated for your comfort but tasteful and useful for your needs. I enjoy helping my guests plan their day around town. I do my best to accommodate as I understand that it can be their first and only time that they visit Seattle. I also like to promote Vancouver, BC because it's my favorite city and only 3 hours from here by car. If you're interested, let me know and I'd be happy to help you with your trip to Vancouver.