Apartment - Entire home/apt · Northeast 61st Street, Seattle, WA 98115, United States

The Space


Staying with us is way better than a hotel :).
Beautiful Neighborhood, rated as one of Seattle's finest walking areas, we are minutes to downtown by bus or car, and our home is on a safe, beautiful tree lined street. We are in the Roosevelt/Ravenna neighborhood. Check it out-

Our home is walking distance to The University of WA, Whole Foods, Award Winning Cafes and Spas, Shops, Bookstores, and much more. And we are only blocks from Green Lake and Ravenna Park.

We keep our own vegetarian household upstairs while renting out our MAGICAL TWO BEDROOM "mother-in-law" daylight filled basement apartment, with space for up to four guests to stay very comfortably.

This Craftsman style home is 700 square foot home is 103 years old, gorgeous, and tastefully furnished. There are two bedrooms-the master bedroom faces the gardens (south) and has a queen size bed with an organic latex mattress, extra seating (two very comfortable swivel chairs for sitting and relaxing/reading) and drawers for your personal items and a large closet.

The second bedroom has a full size bed and a dresser and large closet.

The large full size kitchen (not a kitchenette) is furnished with new dishes and pots and pans and other goodies in the cupboards, and is equipped a microwave, a gas stove, and a full size fridge/freezer.

A washer and dryer is available for your use.

And my favorite- a bonus powder room with shelves and an extra sink.

The large dining table ( pictured) can double as a desk or conversation area.

There is a backyard deck (with seating for six) to relax on sunny days :), surrounded by flowers and trees.

High speed WiFi is included.

Take the bus or transit here from the airport if you like, bus lines are nearby, and if you have a car, I have free parking passes (for up to two vehicles) for use all during your stay.

You will love it here! And I look forward to meeting you and would love to help make all your dreams come true in Seattle!

Thank you for looking :).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $45
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Comfy for guest under 6' despite lower ceilings, I was most constrained washing my hair in the shower, but otherwise manageable.

    Welcoming host, small windows but nice sunbeams from the garden. You could go out to the garden, but I was lazy.

    Super spacious kitchen with full washer and dryer and powder room aka 'boudoir' made for nice touches to our daylight basement apartment experience. Also, two separate bedrooms and walking distance to Whole Foods a bonus.

    one last note: more modest guests might bring a robe, more light sensitive guests a sleeping mask...the sheers on the windows are mostly decoration, and while people aren't spending hours peering in, it is worth noting.

    Thank you, Karen!

    July 2013
  • I highly recommend this cosy space. Karen was a warm, gracious, and generous hostess. I came to Seattle for solitude and writing, and she understood and respected my needs. Although the apartment is in a basement, it did not feel at all dark or closed in. It does not have large windows (a couple are well windows below ground level), but the cheerful decor made place seem cosy rather than closed-in. The white walls gave it a cheerful, cool (in summer) atmosphere.

    June 2013
  • Karen is an enthusiastic and attentive hostess. We were there on business, so we did not spend a lot of time in the unit. The neighborhood (University) is pleasant & near some quite good restaurants including Salvatore's and Taste of India. Karen provides a guest parking pass for one vehicle since the neighborhood is parking restricted to residents.
    This is a half-daylight basement apartment, quite small with very low ceilings (no 6-footers accommodated here). One of our party kept bumping her head. All the rooms are filled with furniture, which makes it feel even more cramped. There's one bath with shower only that is exceptionally small and needs plumbing upgrades. The bathroom is difficult to negotiate with the door closed.
    There is no "living room" area--the only group seating is at the table shown in the photo. There is no TV/video display/radio. The wireless internet access would not connect to our Apple laptop (we had our own WiFi).
    The kitchen is serviceable for minimal use, but we wouldn't want to actually try to cook a meal. There is a washer/dryer available.

    April 2013
    Response from Karen:

    I appreciate the review, I really do. Our home is over 100 years old - that is part of the charm.
    Plumbing upgrades have been made- a new shower head was added and everything works great.

    And to all the tall people- there is one very small area in the unit where people over six feet have to duck, and as I understand - tall people already know about ducking their head.

    We have never had any problem with our high speed internet- and to the reviewer: perhaps it was user error?

    The home has been upgraded and has mostly new furniture - most people love the built-in seating area in the living room and the swivel chairs ( seating area ) in the main bedroom. And the large kitchen-

    What amuses me about the reviewer: ,Laurel- I got a letter from you and in this letter you complained that my garbage cans were not big enough ( ?! ) and you complained that there were not enough dishes in the kitchen ( there was, and still is ) a brand new set of dishes for eight people in the cupboards)....hmm - how big of a dinner party do people want to host while on a business trip? Maybe that is why the need for bigger garbage cans?

    Or was it for the pizza box that you left me on the counter? There was a trash container outside not far from your door where you could have put the box if it bothered you.

    You wrote complaining that you could not remember how to use the heaters- you know, the ones I tried to show you when you checked in - and you told me you didn't need to use them because you were from Wyoming ( ?! ) and then in the letter you again said that you didn't want to use them anyway...

    Laurel- when a host asks a guest if there is anything she needs, instead of not responding- please tell her what it is that you need or cannot find during your stay -instead of complaining after you leave. We are not mind readers.

    I even bought you ice creme and left it in the freezer for you, which you (or your husband or your assistant) ate. I also wanted to bring you a fruit bowl- you declined. I gave you a gift of 3 meals at half price to dine at the restaurant we own- just walking distance from the house - you didn't use them, that is OK but why not a small thank you for anything at all?

    What does make you happy?

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