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Seattle's Best Neighborhood

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About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

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Looking for a relaxing vacation in Seattle but not in a downtown hotel? This is the perfect place for you! This apartment is in a lovely, tree-lined neighborhood, quiet and peaceful, yet within walking distance of downtown, the University of Washington, and buses. Our basement apt. gets plenty of sunlight through its many windows. The apt. has its own separate entrance, a fully equipped kitchen, is beautifully furnished, and is comfortable and cozy.

Large bedroom with sitting area. A comfortable queen bed, queen size pullout couch, and large chair that folds into small bed gives room for a family of five. Bathroom has a shower rather than a tub.

Keywords: Mother-in-law apartment

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2017

About The Owner

We built this mother-in-law apt. in 1981, and have lived in this house and neighborhood since we purchased it in 1980. It has been a great place to raise our 3 children, nearby to all kinds of fun activities for families. We are educators, and teach at local elementary and junior high schools.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1980

What makes this apartment unique

Surrounded by great restaurants (Greek, Indian, Mexican, Italian, Thai, southern cuisine, Vietnamese, etc.), coffee shops, grocery stores, Volunteer Park, and Art Museum.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Seattle's Best Neighborhood
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews


  • 1 of 5

Very unfriendly host, had no privacy, was stalking us. Nothing wrong with the apartment, but never want to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry your stay wasn't what you hoped for. We are glad you wrote a review though, as it gives us the opportunity to impress upon any future guests, that there is absolutely no smoking allowed in or around the apartment. We rarely if ever see any of our guests, as the apartment has a separate entrance, and we prefer to give our guests privacy. The guest writing this review signed a contract that the damage deposit would not be refunded if there was any smoking. She was reminded of the no smoking policy, when we saw her smoking on the patio the first day. Instead, she continued to smoke inside the apartment. The apartment reeked of cigarette smoke when she left, and she admitted as much, saying she smoked under the stove fan. This is the first time we've had to keep a deposit. If she felt like she was being stalked, it must've been from guilt. We could not get rid of the smell before our next guests. So please, if you can't go without smoking, don't consider our apartment.
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Perfect place for weary travelers

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Betty Boop at the end of a long very busy and fabulous vacation. We arrived exhausted! The place was very comfortable, bed was fantastic and we slept so well! The place is right near a beautiful park and so close to shops, dining and a grocery store. We really enjoyed the park and dined at coastal kitchen for an amazing brunch. It rained hard so we stopped at the grocery store QRC??? Some initials... and they had everything we needed and the lady at the store was nice enough to scan a customer card for us to discount some items. So a walk, brunch, stop at the gluten free bakery and rain meant one thing... Football and a nap after a long trip! Unfortunately we didn't meet Leslie but the place was perfect. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much! This location was so convenient for everything we wanted. The bed was comfortable. Bill and Leslie are so nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so happy you enjoyed the apartment and our neighborhood as much as we do.
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4July2015 weekend

  • 5 of 5

Lovely quiet older home residential neighborhood, with beautiful landscaping and shrubbery everywhere. Only problem we had was poor cell phone reception indoors. Not air conditioned, but was totally comfortable even during the hot summer of 2015.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed our apartment and neighborhood. One of the many things we love about the apartment is that it stays cool, even on those rare 90 degree days like you experienced. We have never had anyone tell us they needed to use the fan. We have noticed problems with cell phone reception inside the apartment before. We think it depends on your carrier. Now that we have smartphones, it hasn't seemed to be an issue for us (for t-mobile).
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Fort Collins, Colorado

Felt like Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great location, private and quiet , our stay was great with lots of sunshine, having morning coffee Out on patio was awesome with view of the tree tops. We only wished Internet was faster and reliable it kept on dropping service. Overall it was great place and we will definitely will return. thank you.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Tom and Susan, for your nice review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We're sorry we didn't know you were having trouble with the internet. We switched our internet provider a couple months ago from Qwest to Comcast, and hadn't had anyone say they were having problems. We will check with our current guest and if there's a problem, we'll get Comcast on it. Thanks for letting us know.
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Flagstaff, AZ

Betty Boop could stand up in the shower

  • 4 of 5

This is a Comfortable quiet spot in a convenient part of town. The ceiling is low in places and the fully equipped kitchen needs some real pots and pans but I would stay there again. There are significant stairs up from the street which could be an issue for some but they are solid and safe.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're not sure what is meant by "real pots and pans". There is a set of Revere Ware in the apartment. We did notice though that the deep pot is missing, so we will replace it.
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2.6 Miles
Bainbridge Island & Bremerton Ferries
Nearest Train
2.85 Miles
Amtrak - King Street Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
54 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass

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Rates & Availability

Stevens Apartment Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee 1-6 days $50 + Tax
Cleaning fee 7 or more $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.6%

Please pay close attention to the fees we have listed. HomeAway, for some reason, messes up the total. Our rate is much less than the quote HomeAway gives. Feel free to contact us for clarification.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Stevens Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) One memory foam mattress, Twin or Single Beds (1) chair becomes narrow twin bed, Baby Cribs (1) Portacrib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) one queen with memory foam pad
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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