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

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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


Large 525 sq. ft. studio apartment in vintage 1907 home located in residential section of historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, < 1 mile to business district with over 100 bars and restaurants and a 15 minute bus ride to the center of the city. Free off-street parking.

o 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.

o 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.

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

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

Full size and completely outfitted kitchen with dining area

Complimentary high-speed WiFi, 60” HD TV, Blu-Ray player with NetFlix, Pandora & a premium cable package

Self-service laundry service at no cost

Private deck with BBQ

Public transportation from airport/train station or ferry dock to apartment is easy. Bus stop 1 block from the apartment. Many of our guests visit without a car.

Nightly rates are seasonal: Winter: $125/night, Summer $139/ night for up to 2 persons. $10/night for each additional person. Rate does not include sales tax: 10.00%. There are absolutely NO other fees, charges or deposits. And a very straight forward cancellation fee: if you must cancel we refund the full amount less any booking fees we might incur from VRBO/Home Away (very, very nominal)

2 night minimum

Cancellation policy: Full refund excluding payment processing/booking fees.

Same or next day rentals welcomed – always call or email for availability. 206.322.7847/206.999.6394.


The Brass Bed Guestroom is a studio apartment in the basement of our turn-of-the-century “salt box” style 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 sleeper sofa can easily accommodate 1-4 persons (children should be 7 years of age or older).See 'Notes' under Rates for addition 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 line of channels, a Blu Ray player with built-in wifi to stream a full range of Netflix movies and Pandora music selections all at no extra cost. 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) 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 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 an umbrella and a big fish pond with a water feature to provide a peaceful ambience. A table-top propane heater is available for chilly evenings.

While on-street parking is generally available, 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 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.

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 new 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 rental 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 in British Columbia?

More Details

Larry or Suzi Hettick [co-owners]
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

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 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.

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

Why Larry or Suzi Hettick [co-owners] chose Seattle

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 studio 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 Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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. A hair dryer is available upon request.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Brass Bed - 1 queen , Bedroom does not have a separate entrance with door.
    Living area slepper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • wind-surfing
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 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews

Brass Bed

  • 4 of 5

The people are super nice. The only problem we has was it was a bit warm. Not to blame the Brass Bed because Seattle had been extremely hot and dry.

Only suggestion I have is a better description of the transportation available and where it takes you.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming unit with wonderful gracious hosts. Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Charming unit with wonderful gracious hosts. Great location!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home close to popular Seattle tourism spots

  • 5 of 5

The owners are a sweet couple who went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable in the home and touring the city. We had the "basement" of the property to ourselves with everything we needed. The neighborhood is beautiful and quiet. The bus to downtown is a short walk from the property and public transport is much simpler than expected. Perfect location! Would recommend to all! 💕

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely WONDERFULL!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the NICEST place we have ever staied in!!!!! The hosts were very friendly and SO accommodating!!! The place was SUPER charming and had more than we could ever want. WONDERFUL!!

Everyone should stay here!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful basement apartment

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and comfortable basement apartment that is even better than the photos. Larry and Suzi are friendly and welcoming and have gone to a lot of effort to ensure everything needed is at hand. Thoroughly recommend and would stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Larry And Suzi are the absolut best!

  • 5 of 5

The property is in great condition, super well maintained and beautifully decorated. Located in an architecturally interesting neighborhood with very easy access to downtown. Every amenity has been thoughtfully provided. Larry and Suzi are the warmest and most helpful hosts.

Hint: the garage is illuminated with a large, ornate, crystal chandelier. Ask to see what is hidden underneath it covered by a blanket.

And the bed is terrific!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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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
Pagiacci Pizza
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 $10 per person per night

1. Summer rates exclude holidays such as the 4th of July @ $145/night
2. 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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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