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Hey, I’m Christine!

Seattle, Washington, United States · Member since February 2012
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I'm Christine, the short term rentals manager for St. John's Apartments. I'll be your go-to gal for all questions on bookings.

Mark Chambers and Oda Egeland have owned St. John's since January 2005. When they bought it they were enchanted by the bones of the building. Built in 1905, it has an old charm missing in newer buildings. They went to work on it, remodeling every apartment, putting in new plumbing and electrical, and making it modern in almost all conveniences (no dishwashers or elevator.) Mark did most of the work himself. We now have several short term apartments and 17 long term apartments. It's a great building. They live in the country, 30 miles from St. John's, and when one of their short terms is open they stay in them. I'm sure you'll love it too!

A little bit about me: Mark and Oda hired me to manage their short term rental units, and help out as their personal assistant for whatever else! I help them throw big parties in their country home, do renovations on their barn, and entertain them with terrible jokes. I'm a big art nerd and have converted the basement of St. John's into my studio space. I love to travel - but hate feeling touristy, so I love AirBnB's people-to-people way of seeing the world. My style of hosting is mostly just let you do your thing, but I love when people drop in my office for a chat and I'm always happy to dole out some advice on Seattle! I was born and raised in this city so I know it pretty well by now, despite a decade of living elsewhere in my short life. I wrote the neighborhood guide in the guest handbook in each unit, so you can also read about some of my favorite spots in there!

I've been pondering this nugget lately: "trade your cleverness in for awe." Helps to look up at the sky; there's always something awe-inspiring going on up there.