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Serene Get-Away in the Heart of the City

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio unit with queen-sized Murphy bed close to downtown and buses

This charming studio is the perfect get-away! Cozy, comfortable, and homey. It's an efficiency, and comes with a queen-sized Murphy bed. The backyard is so peaceful and serene, it's hard to believe you're merely blocks away from 4-star restaurants.

The studio is in the basement of my 1909 Craftsman bungalow, with its own separate entrance. It's newly renovated. The kitchenette has a small stove top, microwave, refrigerator, pans, dishes, spices, everything you need to do as much or as little cooking as you'd like! The front of the Murphy bed folds down into a desk, so you can work or write. You have access to my WiFi network, as well as a washer and dryer. There's also a TV with basic cable, DVD player, and some DVDs.

Public transportation is readily available. Great restaurants, coffee shops, and boutiques are all in walking distance. Don't rent a car unless you really need one. Street parking is available, but if you'd like, I can offer you off-street parking for an extra $10/night.

My neighborhood continues to grow in density. I host a lot of parents coming to see their kids, who are either at college or living nearby.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About The Owner

I have lived and traveled all over the world. Seattle is my home now. I've been here the longest I've ever lived anywhere (over 10 years now.) I love this place, and I love sharing it with other people. I try to eat at a different restaurant every week, so I'm pretty knowledgeable about the local food scene.

I'm a full time novelist, so I'm around all day. When the weather is nice, I will be sharing the backyard with you, working outside all day.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose Seattle

I love Seattle, and I think you will too.

What makes this house unique

It's such a short walk to everything here. If you like walking, you can easily go to Interlaken, which is a couple of square miles of wilderness in the heart of the city. Or you can walk downtown. The restaurants in the area are fabulous, and many of the specialize in local and organic food. You're also in walking distance of five grocery stores, in case you want to do some of your own cooking.


Capitol Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower, sink, toilet. I provide toilet paper, towels, hair dryer, shampoo and soap.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) I have a Murphy bed! The front of the bed also folds down into a desk. I also have a blowup bed that guests can use. But you should all be friends, as this is a studio unit, not a one-bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
My cancelation policy: --If you cancel more than 2 weeks before the date you're supposed to arrive, I'll refund your payment (minus the credit card fees that VRBO charges me.) --If you cancel less than 2 weeks before the date you're supposed to arrive, I'll charge you for a single night and will refund everything else, minus credit card fees. --If you cancel after you've already checked in, I will charge you for your entire stay.


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Serene Get-Away in the Heart of the City
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 42 reviews
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Seattle Studio Apt.

  • 4 of 5

Cute eclectic studio apt with lovely back yard. One short block from bus lines to Pike's Place Market and Seattle Center. We ate all meals out, but glass stove top burner available for those who desire to make a quick/light meal in. Great coffee and tea provided. Leah is flexible and will hold bags if you want to finish up sightseeing and have late departure from SEA.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience - Awesome Place!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was comfortable and fun. We had no issues and enjoyed every minute of it. The location is fantastic with plenty of food/drink/fun nearby. We will definitely consider staying here again if we are in town.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great little place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying in this little basement apartment. Leah is such a wonderful host, and the place itself is adorable with a courtyard out back and conveniently located to many restaurants and shops. It's secluded on the quiet end of the hill but close enough to all the action. One very large bonus is that it's just down hill from the link light rail station and we were able to get there easily from Seatac. The unit is very clean and we felt right at home staying here. We would stay there again if it's available for our future trips to Seattle. Thank you, Leah!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Leah has done a fantastic job with her rental. The garden is also very special and peaceful.

Thank you also for allowing to pick a few flowers to make a lei for my daughter's graduation.


  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, well-furnished, great bath. Nice location.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in Seattle. The shower/ bathroom were extra special, including wonderful handmade soap. Having coffee and tea provided really helped, as we needed to warm up from the rain. A good location, as we walked downtown a few times.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location and Necessities

  • 5 of 5

Capitol Hill was the perfect location for beautiful neighborhoods, close by restaurants, coffee, grocery store and to the person we were visiting. We really appreciated having the coffee there for us and all the kitchen things so we felt like we were at home. Everything was tidy and taken care of nicely. Leah left us plenty of notes so we knew where to find the things we needed. Loved having a recycling and compost too! It was also a nice quiet area, so at night it doesn't sound like a busy city, great for sleeping.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
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Remedy Tea
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Coastal Kitchen
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Palermo Pizza
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"Stealth" Starbucks
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.