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Capitol Hill - Vintage 1907 Home in GREAT Location (Brass Bed Guestroom)

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment with 1 queen-size bed, 1 sofa sleeper and 1 bathroom, sleeps up to 4


Large 525 sq. ft. apartment in vintage 1907 home located in residential section of historic Capitol Hill neighborhood. A five minute walk to 5 local restaurants and a nice little coffee shop and then only 1 mile to business district with over 75 bars and restaurants and a 15-minute bus ride to the center of the city. Free off-street parking in our driveway.

• The apartment is in the basement of a three-story house that was constructed in 1907. As is typical for this time period, ceiling and door heights are a bit lower than modern construction. Door openings and a boxed beam across the living and bedroom areas are 6’ high with the remainder of the ceilings at 6’8”.

• There is one step up from the driveway to the sidewalk leading to the apartment and then five steps down to the apartment that persons with physical limitations could find challenging.

Bedroom area with queen-size bed plus sofa bed in living area. Sleeps up to 4. See photos for preview.

Full bathroom with tub/shower, towels, linens and even a hair dryer

Full-size and completely outfitted kitchen with table and chairs in dining area

Complementary high-speed WiFi, 60” HD TV, Premium cable package with FREE Netflix, Xfinity/Comcast On Demand programs and special programming

Self-service laundry service, upon request, at no cost

Private deck with BBQ

Public transportation to/from airport is easy. Bus stop one block from the apartment. Many guests visit without a car.

Two-night minimum

Same or next day rentals welcome

Cancellation policy: Simple and straightforward: Full refund excluding agency payment processing/booking fees or international currency transactions.


The Brass Bed Guestroom is an apartment in the basement of our turn-of-the-century home in the residential part of Capitol Hill. It has been recently renovated to provide all the amenities to make your stay comfortable. The queen-size bed plus a sofa bed can accommodate one to four persons .See “Notes” under Rates for additional charge for more than two guests.

In addition to the sofa and several side chairs, the living room area has a 60” HDTV with a high-definition cable connection including a premium package with FREE Netflix movies, On Demand programs and special programming. High-speed Internet (WiFi) is also provided at no extra cost. Enjoy the designated work/study space that has a built-in desk and overhead lighting for your laptop.

The large kitchen is in a separate room. It has a full-size gas range and refrigerator, microwave oven (with popcorn provided) and dining table that can comfortably seat four. You’ll have a coffeepot (with fresh regular or decaf coffee ground to your taste), teapot (with a selection of teas), toaster, blender and all the pots, pans, dishes, glassware and utensils you might need. We also provide an ironing board, iron, hair dryer and even a couple of umbrellas should you get an opportunity to experience Seattle’s liquid sunshine.

The bathroom has a full-size tub with a shower and a ceiling heater for added comfort. All the necessary towels and linens are included.

As a matter of information, the apartment is in the basement of the house that was constructed in 1907, thus the ceiling height and door openings are a bit lower than normal. And there is one step up to the house from the driveway and then five steps down to the apartment that persons with physical limitations could find challenging.

We have designed our backyard to provide a great place to relax and entertain. There’s plenty of seating area, a BBQ, large table with umbrella, and a big fish pond with a water feature to provide a peaceful ambience.

Our driveway will easily accommodate your car at no additional cost. A private side entrance with a keypad lock affords easy access and security. A few stairs take you down to the actual entrance of the apartment with its own entry door. With respect to security, we have a centrally monitored security and fire detection system and a newly installed camera system.

Public transportation is one block away. The #49 Metro bus will take you to the Capitol Hill business and entertainment district, to downtown Seattle and north to the University of Washington. This bus also connects you to nearly all parts of Seattle’s metropolitan area and even to the airport via our ever-expanding light rail “Link” system. If you are flying into Seattle, the Link and the Metro bus provide door-to-door service to the Brass Bed Guestroom. Walking, biking and maybe one of the many daily rentable cars are other good transportation options. And how about a water taxi to West Seattle for fish and chips and a volleyball game on the beach, or a ferry ride to Vashon Island or to the San Juan Islands, or even an overnight getaway to Victoria, British Columbia?

More Details

Larry or Suzi Hettick [co-owners]
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Larry or Suzi Hettick [co-owners]

We are Larry and Suzi Hettick. We're both from Oregon and have lived in and traveled to many US and overseas locations. We moved to Seattle in 1992 to make this our forever home. Restoring it to its original condition while remodeling and upgrading it to accommodate modern features has been our passion. Our lower-level basement was our latest project – over a year in the making, we have transformed over 525 square feet of space into an apartment that provides all the comforts of home. We've truly enjoyed welcoming guests into our home for over 6 years.

We selected this location for its historical heritage, convenient access to all Seattle has to offer, and friendly neighborhood atmosphere. You will definitely feel welcome here.

we have good experience and knowledge with most of the things to do and see in Seattle, and we always like to share such information with other people. There's so many things to do and so little time to do them so we are always available to help you plan and then enjoy your Seattle trip. Hospitality is what we are all about -- that's our story and we are sticking to it! We truly look forward to meeting you. Our single-purpose goal is hospitality.

Larry or Suzi Hettick [co-owners] purchased this apartment in 1992

Why Larry or Suzi Hettick [co-owners] chose Capitol Hill

The Brass Bed Guestroom provides a peaceful, private getaway space in a comfortable urban neighborhood with true convenience to Seattle. Park your car in our driveway and take advantage of public transportation. You are just minutes away from all the hustle and bustle of downtown and the excitement of Capitol Hill’s commercial and entertainment scene. You can stay totally busy taking in all the sites and sounds of the area or just sit back, relax and watch a movie on our big screen TV or barbecue something on our backyard deck. It’s all possible and we will do everything we can to meet your needs.

What makes this apartment unique

Seattle really is a “take-advantage-of-it” kind of city. The Brass Bed Guestroom gives you the base from which to enjoy your time here. We have one real goal – to give you the space, tools and comforts of a home-style environment to maximize your visit to our city. We are in an ideal location; it’s safe, secure and private, and in a residential neighborhood that welcomes visitors – and yet just a stone’s throw away from whatever might interest you. It’s perfect for both business and vacation travelers.


Capitol Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Nice full-size shower/tub combination, toilet and sink with base for storage of toiletries. There's a toasty ceiling heater with fan for your comfort. All towels, rugs and toiletries are provided as well as a hair dryer .
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Living area slepper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Brass Bed - 1 queen , Bedroom separated from living area by accordion door
  • The bedroom area has a queen-size bed with a double pillow-top mattress, and the living room area has a double-size sleeper sofa. All linens and other bedding are included.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Many city parks within easy walking distance, excellent urban hiking/walking trails, extreme mountain bike park 3 blocks away, outdoor recreation opportunities galore: rent a canoe or kayak, Ride the Duck, zoo, tennis, sailing, rock climbing, sightseeing, shopping and .....


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Capitol Hill - Vintage 1907 Home in GREAT Location (Brass Bed Guestroom)
average rating of 4.962963 based on 54 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Overall, it was a wonderful stay and the owners were fantastic. Great accommodations and at a great location.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful oasis to come home to after the hustle and bustle of sightseeing. Everything is covered from the beautiful neighbourhood with gorgeous side street views down to the water to the little details like usb chargers by the bed, sugar and sweetener portions and shampoo and body wash dispenser in the shower. We can’t recommend this beautiful place enough. So convenient to downtown too.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for attending our daughter's UW student orientation and seeing downtown Seattle.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Great hospitality

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay at this lovely Capitol Hill home. Larry and Suzi could not have been better hosts, even providing me a lift downtown when the bus was unexpectedly re-routed because of a road race. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Perfection in Seattle

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Suzi and Larry, for a fabulous stay in Seattle! You attended to every detail and made our stay completely comfortable and uneventful. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Charming old home.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house and neighborhood. The owners could not have been nicer. It was clean, comfortable and well stocked with everything we needed. Garden was beautiful. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Roanoke Tavern
Nearest Ferry
4.8 Miles
Seattle Ferry Terminal, Victoria Clipper Terminal
Nearest Golf
4.8 Miles
Jefferson Park Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrack, Pioneer Square
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Interstate 5 and Hwy 520
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Pub, Italian, Pizza, Mexican, Thai Espresso
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Gas Works Park, Lake Union
Car: not necessary

The Brass Bed Guestroom (BBG) is part of a 1907 privately owned home that has been completely renovated and remodeled. It is ideally located in Seattle’s distinctive and popular Landmark District – a perfect combination of commercial and residential properties. Access to Capitol Hill's business district and all that Seattle's downtown area has to offer is right at your fingertips by foot, bicycle, bus or car. Plenty of off-street parking at no additional cost. All forms of recreational and sporting activities are available as are dozens of restaurants, and great shopping of all forms. The range of entertainment possibilities seems endless – parks, museums, live music and theater, sightseeing, water activities, cultural events and even getaways to the nearby islands of Puget Sound, a ferry ride and overnight stay in Victoria BC or a quick hour’s drive to mountain passes for skiing or rock climbing. We are very convenient to all of Seattle’s specialty medical centers: the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, the Seattle Care Alliance, the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Cener are minutes away. And South Lake Union’s emerging biotech development, the recent addition of Amazon’s headquarters and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are just down the hill from BBG – perfect for business travelers who want all the amenities of a vacation rental but with quick access to their professional sites.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night

1. Sorry, we are unable to accept American Express Cards.

2. Please contact the owners directly if there are any questions regarding availability of dates, rates, fees or conditions of rental.

3. The apartment is in the basement of a three story house. Like many houses constructed in this time period ceiling heights in this area are lower. The door openings and a heating duct are at 6 feet while the ceiling height is 6 feet 8 inches. From an access point of view there is one step up to the sidewalk leading to the apartment and then five steps down to the apartment that persons with physical limitations could find challenging.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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