About this listing
Built in the mid-century for the 1960 World's Fair, this apartment provides an authentic Seattle experience at an affordable price!
This is private apartment. You will have the entire space to yourself and your guest(s).
There is a full kitchen, full bath, and laundry facilities available on-site (detergent provided). There is a comfortable queen size mattress fitted for two people. The apartment is probably better suited for only two people, but there is a couch in the living room should another person choose to stay. I do not charge for additional guests.
I provide towels and clean sheets.There is a kitchen stocked with dishes and pans for any guests that wish to cook during their stay. Basic cooking oils and condiments are available. A small selection of tea and coffee is also provided for guest use, free of charge.
There is also a television with a Roku box that has Netflix, Pandora and a variety of other streaming channels.
Interaction with Guests
Check-in and check-out is done through a lock-box, instructions are privately messaged 48-72 hours before check in. There is someone that lives on the property to attend to guest needs, so there will be someone available for questions or concerns you may have during your stay.
*EARLY CHECK-IN REQUEST: Early check-ins are difficult to arrange as we use a cleaning services. I can only request an early cleaning. We do have a storage unit on site and I can notify guests when the cleaners have finished, but I am unable to confirm an early check-in.
*LATE CHECKOUT REQUEST AND FEES*
If you are in need of a late checkout, please make sure to request this before you book and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please note that if a guest violates the check-out time of 11AM, there will be a $25 fee charged to the guest. This is the fee we have to pay the cleaning company if they are unable to do their work.
The apartment is located at the end of Seattle's vibrant Capitol Hill, which makes it at 5-10min walk to Broadway (Capitol Hill's main street) and a 5-10min walk to Downtown. We are located walking distance to the Convention Center and is an ideal place for anyone attending a conference.
Supermarkets, restaurants, gyms, yoga studios, coffee shops and lounges are all located nearby. Capitol Hill is known as one of the more interesting neighborhoods of Seattle and has plenty of character! You're sure to find something interesting just walking around the block.
We are located within walking distance to all major bus lines, including the Convention Center Tunnel Station, which takes you anywhere inside and outside of Seattle. Pike Place Market is about a 10min walk downtown and I have tour maps and traveler guides available to help you enjoy your visit!
Walk Score of 92
Transit Score of 100:
Parking is a bit tricky because I live in a very dense area of the city. There is free two-hour parking around the area that go between 7am-6pm (unrestricted after 6pm), and it can be easy or difficult depending on what day and time you arrive. Much of the parking can be found on Melrose, past Olive Way until Denny Street. I've also been told there is parking north of Thomas street. Parking enforcement does patrol the area so I would recommend moving the car every two hours during the restricted timeframe. Otherwise, there are pay parking sites nearby, that charge a daily rate of about $13. On Sundays, parking is free throughout Seattle.
Other Things to Note
NOTE ABOUT 3 GUEST STAYS
There are two sleeping areas in the apartment: 1 queen sized mattress, and a comfortable pull out sofa that is the equivalent to a full size mattress which we provide sheets for in the bedroom dresser. I've been told in the past by other guests that it is a bit cramped for 3 people. Other guests found the space to be enough. The square footage is 440, so please take that into consideration if booking for 3 people. I do not charge for an extra guest.
There is no elevator in the building and this unit is located on the 3rd floor. Guests with disabilities or trouble climbing stairs should take this into consideration.
There are not any pets inside the room, nor have there been any pets since the place opened, but some other tenants in the building do have cats. The animals are typically confined to their own units, but it is something to note.
This location is fitted for travelers who are a laid back and would like to experience what it is like to actually live in Seattle. If that sounds like you, please do not hesitate to book!
Prices reflect a 9.5% sales tax for WA state. In the event where a refund is issued, both AirBnB charges and 9.5% sales tax will NOT be included in the refund.
We have just hired professional cleaners to turn our units and are here to address the concerns we've heard from past guests. The cleaning fee goes entirely to the service to ensure guests have a clean room ready for them when they arrive. And always, please let us know how we're doing!
Please take off shoes upon entering. While we encourage the use of kitchen and dining area for guests, we discourage large social gatherings or activities involving a lot of noise. Leave the hair catcher in the tub. It prevents the pipes from being clogged.
Please note that the cleaning fee only covers costs of washing linens and general cleaning supplies. Guests are still expected to wash the used dishes and leave the apartment in clean condition.
Please respect the other community members and common areas of the property. Do not hesitate to call manager should any concerns arise and please enjoy your stay!
Nicole provided detailed directions/ instructions which made key pick-up easy, and she was available to answer questions we had about the WIFi not working which was very helpful. The apartment is in an older building in a great location. It was summer when we were there so the apartment got very stuffy during the day but if you're staying here you'd be more interested in going out and about and can just open the windows up when you get back.
Stayed at this lovely little apartment during a recent trip to Seattle. Nick and Nicole were great hosts. They check in process was easy and the stay was terrific. The unit does not have an A/C but this is normal in the area. If you are travelling in the summer months, you might need an extra fan as the one that is provided does a good job, but the apartment needs a fan in both rooms. Other than that, the location is great and the apartment is very clean and comfortable. Nick and Nicole are very easy to communicate with and answer emails/texts very quickly. Thanks for a great stay!
I stayed for 10 days and have stayed here before, as the location is great and the service from the host is very prompt. It is walking distance to downtown and many other Seattle neighborhoods and attractions; and buses are nearby and plentiful. The host made checking in and out very easy, and when I had questions or needed some supplies, they were very prompt and friendly. Good value for the money.
It was overall a good experience to stay at Nick's apt 304 Melrose Ave.
1]Nick and Nicole were excellent in correspondence. So booking and other getting answers to any of your queries was quick and prompt.
2] Since we were arriving late around midnight the lockbox for keys was very convenient.
3]Apt was small but clean
4] The biggest plus is pretty close to downtown and highway 5!
5] Nice to have a kitchen for light cooking.
1] If you have a car , street parking is little difficult to find :(. Outside apt it has 2 hrs parking restriction.
2] We stay in july at it was extremely hot and AC would have been comfortable.
Apt has just one ok fan.
3] As soon as you open the door there are railing not pretty safe for younger kids.
You have be little careful if you have kids.
4] No elevator so if you have luggage you need to climb the staircase to reach the 3rd floor!
5] Street noise is a pain if you are used to silence while sleeping.
Overall it is a good place to stay if you want to visiting Seattle!
The studio was nice and in a great location (Capitol Hill). The street noise was a bit noisy (summer - so slept with the windows open), but besides that the unit was nice. The host gave great instructions and arrival and departure were both very easy.
We had a very nice stay at the apartment. It was clean and a great location for us. Nicole was extreme helpful and accommodating. Thank you!
The location of this apartment could not be more convenient! It is up a few flights of steps and cozy, indeed, though, so it could be challenging for people traveling with a lot of luggage. The apartment itself is no-frills, but colorful and has with everything needed for a comfy stay. The hosts are very welcoming, do a great job of giving instructions, and respond super fast to any question you might have! We're glad we found it!
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About the Host, Nick
As an avid traveler, I have always felt the people along the way have been just as important as the place I visited. I traveled alone in Latin America for about two years, and spent a good part of that time working in multiple hostels. I always enjoyed learning about my guests, providing good accommodations, and showing them the best parts of a city.
The apartments are located in a 36-unit apartment in the heart of Seattle, and I have completely furnished an apartment for the purpose of providing affordable housing for visitors. Right now, I'm currently out of town, but my friend and business associate Nicole is handling all reservations and has proven to be responsive and responsible for all guests who have stayed thus far.
We provide simple but comfortable accommodations, and realize that this location is suited best depending on your travel plans and the type of things you are looking for during your stay. It does help, however, to be as detailed as you can in your request so we can best meet your needs. We try our very best to provide a pleasant stay, so please rest assured that we will do the most we can to resolve any issues during your stay. I hope we get the chance to show you the best parts of Seattle!