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St. John's #309, Great Location, Sleeps up to 6

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Last updated: 12/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Capitol Hill apartment description

This apartment is perfect for vacation or business travelers. It has two bedrooms, two baths, a nice living room and a fully functional kitchen. It can sleep up to six. There is a king bed in the master, a queen bed in the 2nd bedroom and a queen sized sleeper sofa in the living room.

St John’s was built in 1910. We find that people who love old houses really admire this place. It is a charming old building with hardwood floors and fancy period woodwork. There are twenty five apartments in the building on two floors, above retail businesses along Pike Street. #309 is on the top floor and has a great view down onto the street from both the living room and the master bedroom.

We've made it feel like home. The living room has a seven foot super comfortable couch, two stuffed chairs and a 37-inch LCD TV with DVD player. The apartment has wireless high speed Internet. It's a great place to visit and relax!

The second bedroom is in the middle of the apartment. It's window looks into a light well instead of down on the street. This makes that room the most quiet in the building. A couple of our guests have said that it was stuffy so we have a window fan there to take care of that.

The master bedroom is large and very comfortable. It has a great bed--a California King. The photos show the master with the old tube TV. We've switched that out now with a new Samsung 40' LED TV. And all TV's have Dish Network with hundreds of channels and HBO.

It's a great location but a busy neighborhood. That means that there's some street noise. There's lots of traffic out there, and at night there are lots of people around. We're really not in the center of Capitol Hill's super busy area, we're about 3 blocks away. But you'll hear people on the street sometime, talking and laughing, as they walk toward the amazing area. Capitol Hill has become Seattle's most fun, lively and growing area. Three blocks from us there are several blocks that are just filled with restaurants and bars. There's probably 40 of them within a 6 block radius. On weekend nights it's an amazing scene. There are literally hundreds, maybe thousands, of people on the streets. Even if you don't want to go in to any of the bars it is worth it just to come a watch.

One negative about Seattle: we have homeless people here. All big cities have homeless. It's very sad. Our last count (an annual event) we have about 3000 people living on the streets. Seattle has some very good and progressive programs in place to reduce homelessness, but right now there are lots of those people with no place to go. You will see them. Occasionally they will be outside the door to the supermarket, asking for change. We ignore them. Some people choose to give them money. We feel that it's best to give to organizations that use the money wisely. But of course that's your choice. We just want our guests to know that it's a busy neighborhood, filled with people, some very rich and some very poor. People who bring small children to Seattle from small towns without poverty may want to talk about this issue before you come.

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Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            California King...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Pillow Top...moreless

          • Sleeper in L.R.: 1 queen

            From Krause's...moreless

          • The Master Bedroom has a shower but no bathtub. The vanity with sink is in a space separate from the shower/toilet area, so you can use both at the same time. The second bedroom is located right beside the main bathroom, which has a bathtub and shower....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Music Library
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television
          • VCR
          • Video Library

          Attractions

          • Arboretum
          • Bay/Sound
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Coin Laundry
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing

          Location Type

              • Downtown

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Sailing
              • Swimming

              Dining

                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Our parking lot is directly behind the building....moreless

                  • Shampoo
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    There is a laundry room in the building. $1.00 per load....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Catering Available
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Freezer
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Winter Holidays
                      Dec 21 - Jan 2
                      3 night min stay
                      $179
                      $1,113
                      Winter
                      Jan 3 - Feb 28
                      3 night min stay
                      $149
                      $973 $3,270
                      Shoulder
                      Mar 1 - Apr 30
                      3 night min stay
                      $179
                      $1,113 $3,870
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $199
                      $1,253 $4,470
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Parking (optional daily) $12
                      • Tax Rate 9.5%

                      Notes:

                      No Cleaning Fees.

                      A $250 deposit is required at time of booking; the remaining balance is paid upon check-in. Deposit is refundable minus $25 admin fee up to three weeks in advance of your check-in date.


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                      Location

                      St. John's is located about 8 blocks from the Washington State Convention Center, on the same street. It's an easy walk. After you pass by the Center you're in the downtown shopping district with Nordstrom's, Macy's and all the big name stores. If you keep going you end at the Pike Place Market, one of Seattle's big tourist draws. (For a good reason, it's a fun place!) The entire walk from us to the market is 16 blocks.

                      Other Activities: We're in the middle of a very lively neighborhood. Exploring it will give you hours of fun. Across the street is a large grocery store, a drug store, dry cleaners and a UPS shipping facility. There are many small stores, restaurants and night spots in the neighborhood.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About: We have six short terms, and it is difficult to write six different descriptions of the owners, Mark and Oda. I assume you'll see our other listings, perhaps read the descriptions there, and you'll know lots about us. We have St. John's as an investment, but we're not big real estate investors, it's our only building. We've had a very good experience with it--the location is excellent and the people we've met here are wonderful. There's nothing not to be liked! It's a great neighborhood, vibrant, filled with things to do and places to go. It's much better than downtown Seattle, which closes up shop in the evening and has an empty, big tall buildings feel. Our area comes alive at night, filled with restaurants, bars and boutiques. It's like being in New York City or maybe Paris, except it's Seattle. Everybody's friendly here. That's why we bought the place, and that's why we love it!

                      Why Capitol Hill:
                      RESTAURANTS: If you're new to the area you will be surprised by how many great restaurants there are within a few short blocks of St. John's. We have three in the building: The Other Coast Cafe features East Coast Style Sandwiches, St. John's Bar and Eatery is an American/bistro, and Ayutthaya is a Thai restaurant. All of these are great places! On our block there is yet another fun place for lunch-a sandwich shop called The Honey Hole. Heading toward Broadway, there is a Subway and the QFC Grocery Store. Once you get to Broadway there are restaurants in every direction, several to choose from, on every block. Without trying hard we could name 25 great eateries, all within a short walk. It's a diner's delight!


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                      Photos

                      • There is a small writing desk at the back of the living room.

                        There is a small writing desk at the back of the living room.

                      • The windows look down onto E. Pike Street.

                        The windows look down onto E. Pike Street.

                      • The Master has a sink area by its entrance, separate from its shower and toilet.

                        The Master has a sink area by its entrance, separate from its shower and toilet.

                      • The second bedroom has a queen sized bed.

                        The second bedroom has a queen sized bed.

                      • The kitchen has a gas stove, microwave, full sized fridge and lots of cookware.

                        The kitchen has a gas stove, microwave, full sized fridge and lots of cookware.

                      • The sink in the master bedroom.

                        The sink in the master bedroom.

                      • One of our three restaurants, The Other Coast Cafe, has wonderful sandwiches.

                        One of our three restaurants, The Other Coast Cafe, has wonderful sandwiches.

                      • The view looking West on East Pike, towards downtown.

                        The view looking West on East Pike, towards downtown.

                      • The apartment is two flights up, and we don't have an elevator.

                        The apartment is two flights up, and we don't have an elevator.

                      • The interior of our favorite bookstore, Elliott Bay Books, two blocks away.

                        The interior of our favorite bookstore, Elliott Bay Books, two blocks away.

                      • One of our rare winter storms.

                        One of our rare winter storms.

                      • St. John's today. Three restaurants, a salon; upstairs: 23 apartments.

                        St. John's today. Three restaurants, a salon; upstairs: 23 apartments.

                      • The living room has a comfortable seating area.  The sofa is a queen sleeper.

                        The living room has a comfortable seating area. The sofa is a queen sleeper.

                      • Master Bedroom has California King Bed.

                        Master Bedroom has California King Bed.

                      • This photo is out of date.  We now have a 40' LED TV mounted over the desk.

                        This photo is out of date. We now have a 40' LED TV mounted over the desk.

                      • Both bedrooms have TV's.

                        Both bedrooms have TV's.

                      • The entry hall.  We refinished the original hardwood floors.

                        The entry hall. We refinished the original hardwood floors.

                      • There are two bathrooms--this one with a claw foot bath tub!

                        There are two bathrooms--this one with a claw foot bath tub!

                      • That St. John's one cold afternoon this last February.

                        That St. John's one cold afternoon this last February.

                      • The third floor hall.  All our short term rentals are on the third floor.

                        The third floor hall. All our short term rentals are on the third floor.

                      • This is the rear door, which leads to our deck and the parking lot.

                        This is the rear door, which leads to our deck and the parking lot.

                      • Next to Elliot Bay Books is a huge record/CD/DVD store, Everyday Music.

                        Next to Elliot Bay Books is a huge record/CD/DVD store, Everyday Music.

                      • This is the building on a Friday night. St. John's Bar is a great place!

                        This is the building on a Friday night. St. John's Bar is a great place!

                      • Our manager, Johnny, who will check you in and be there if you need anything.

                        Our manager, Johnny, who will check you in and be there if you need anything.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                      $149 - $199 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                      Member since: 2005
                      Speaks: english, german, spanish
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                      • Response rate: 83%
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/09/2014
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