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1 Bedroom Hideaway, Zen Garden, Vibrant Area, Walk To Cafes, Shops, Viewpoints

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Immaculate 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apt. In Popular Queen Anne Close To Downtown

Finding a good place to stay in an unfamiliar city is a challenge. As a fellow world traveler, I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly, and, as a long-time landlord with tenants who remain friends, I've created a place that I would want to stay in if I were in an unfamiliar city.

Safe, quiet, welcoming, tastefully decorated, this is a place not only to put your head at night but to call home while you're here. Enjoy your morning coffee or an evening cocktail in the woodland-like zen garden right outside your window (we do have sunshine sometimes!). Or light a fire at night in the outdoor fire pit in true northwest style.

Even for short stays, the Queen Anne neighborhood can feel like home almost instantly—the corner cafe, a morning yoga class or stunning views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic mountains, all within a few blocks walking distance. In the summer participate in the lively farmer's market where organic food and live music fill every Thursday afternoon. Or, hop on the bus for a short ride to Seattle City Center and the Space Needle, Experience Music Project, Olympic Sculpture Park and more.

LIVING & SLEEPING HERE

This is a newly remodeled 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom spacious apartment in a tidy 4-plex with a private entrance and your own off-street parking space. We provide linens and stock the kitchen with all the cooking basics such as sugar, oil, salt, pepper, basic spices, tea and coffee. For anything else you need, three grocery stores are an easy stroll away.

Features include:

• bedroom with queen bed, closet and dresser

• all linens included

• sleeper sofa in the living room for additional guest

• bathroom with bathtub/shower

• full kitchen, coffee maker

• dining room with table for seating up 10 people

• desk with lamp

• access to laundry room

• tv, cable, netflix and wifi

• patio garden with picnic table and fire pit

• off-street parking spot available

ON FOOT:

• Bus to downtown sites: 2 minutes

• Trader Joe's: 8 minutes

• Yoga: 2 minutes

• Safeway: 2 minutes

• Coffee: 2 minutes

• Swim center: : 2 minutes

• Banks: 4 minutes

• Pub/Live music: 2 minutes

• Stunning city viewpoint: 13 minutes

As a longtime Seattle resident, I'm happy to help you make the most of your visit to the Northwest. I've hiked and skied many trails, kayaked Lake Union, traversed the Olympic Peninsula, taken ferries to every corner of the Puget Sound, worked the city's tour bus as a guide and even sung jazz in a bar.

More Details

Owner
Janet Dixon
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2017

About Janet Dixon

Though I've traveled the world and take long road trips to visit family, my soul is in the Pacific Northwest. I am orginally from the midwest, Illinois, but after experiencing the northwest during our years in Alaska I knew that I would at some point become a resident of Seattle. That opportunity presented itself in 1990. I purchased a house on Vashon Island which is a short ferry ride from West Seattle. It was the best move I ever made.

The house was on the water and I turned it into a bed and breakfast. That was my first experience providing travelers with accommodations and all these years later I am trying it again.

As a profession I have managed non-profits and since retirement I have done a variety of interesting things to fill my life. This is one of them.

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Janet Dixon purchased this apartment in 1996

Why Janet Dixon chose Seattle

I choose this particular property because of it proximity to all that is Seattle. It is a hop skip and a jump from Seattle Center and downtown. It has a wonderful commercial area one block away as well as offering a very neighborhood feeling.

What makes this apartment unique

I purchased this property in 1996 because of it location and thought that future renters would find the amenities offered in the neighbor desirable and I was right. I have had no problems renting my spaces over all those years but now I am ready to try something a little different. I am looking forward to this being as much a success.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I very much appreciate having guest that find their stay relaxing. I enjoyed this family. They were so nice and left the place is sparkling conditions. They were my first guests and they gave me a good feeling about doing this.
Mar 2014
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Amenities

Queen Anne Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Shower with bathtub, spacious counters, larger mirror, hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen bed, large closet, end table with lamp, dresser additional blankets.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • tennis
Notes:
Accessibility is the corner stone of this vacation rental. I can't stress enough that everything that you want to see in Seattle is at your finger tips either by bus, car or walking.

Reviews

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1 Bedroom Hideaway, Zen Garden, Vibrant Area, Walk To Cafes, Shops, Viewpoints
average rating of 4.951807 based on 84 reviews
Daphne, AL
5

Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for two weeks and found it very comfortable, convenient and homey. We loved the garden view and the spacious living area. Our host was warm and welcoming and we enjoyed having restaurants, grocery stores and coffee shops a block away.

We would definitely stay there again if we come back to Seattle.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Nice. Roomy, friendly, convenient and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three nights here and we were very comfortable. This is located just a blocks width from all the amenities that upper, or hill top, Queen Anne district has to offer. There are many great little bars, several restaurants and coffee shops including a Starbucks three houses down and just around the corner. Yet the property is in a nice neighborhood and was very quiet. Best of both worlds. Ballard (the locks and vibrant night life scene) was maybe a five minute drive away. It is also a 5$ Uber mini to Lower Queen Ann district for the younger crowd. The place is nice and big, clean and has everything anyone would need. Including the addition of a guitar (I was going through withdrawals) that the very gracious host allowed me to borrow while we stayed. Talk about a small world. She attended the same small Central Illinois college that I did at the same time back in 1973. Fortunately she didn't remember ever meeting me back them. While I was playing away in the very cool front yard Zen Garden people walking down the street were clapping. NICE! This property comes with it's own parking spot in back to!! Big plus anywhere in Seattle. It would be hard to find a better place to spend a few nights in this more residential part of town. Don't miss the Farmers Market just a 1/2 block away if you're there on Thursday.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Neighborhood is very quiet and clean. We walked to restaurants and park (with a gorgeous view of the city). We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having this couple. They did a lot in a few days and since they didn't have a car they really appreciated the availability of transportation, shopping and restaurants. Great guests.
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5

Zen Garden Stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location for easy bus to downtown. Very friendlly and helpful owner.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location. All attractions were very close by. Trader Joe's and Starbucks at a walking distance. Enjoyed eating at Zeeks Pizza with the family and also the Farmers Market on Thursday. Jan was a great host. I would definitely recommend this place and would come back to this nice cozy spot with the family.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was fabulous hosting this family. Two beautiful children, one 8 and the other less than a year. They may have cried but I didn't hear them once. I am so glad that it worked out for them. It is great for a family because they can walk a block and have most of the things they need.
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Colorado Springs, CO
5

Perfect Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

My son and I stayed for four days and absolutely loved the beautiful zen garden, the comfy beds and the convenient location to everything we needed within walking distance. We visited the Space Needle, Key Arena and had pizza at Zeek's and a great breakfast at 5 Spot! If we come back next year, we would love to stay again!

Jan is very helpful and polite and we very much appreciated her beautiful hideaway and home!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was fun assisting this mother and son to attend things at the Seattle Center which is a short bus ride from the apartment. They explained what he was going to attend but I didn't exactly get it because it all about computer and games something I am not schooled in. It was great having them here. Hope they come back.
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
SeaTac
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
The waterfromt ferry terminal
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Trains north to Vancouver-south to Portland
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 99 and I-5 going north and south
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Great Thai, pubs, cafes, Italian, breakfast, more
Car: not necessary

A bit of little know information is that Seattle was build on seven hills. Queen Anne is one of those hills and it is the closest residential area to Seattle Center and the City Center which includes the famous Pike Place Market.

Queen Anne is a historic neighborhood studded with cute cottages and gardens, flanked by stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and filled with specialty shops, international cuisine, access to yoga classes, great coffee shops and the beauty of it all is they are only one block away. Within .5 of a mile you are able to see Puget Sound from the famous Highland Drive overhang where the entire skyline of the city can be seen with the majestic Mt. Rainer in the background.

From Queen Ann you have access by car to funky Freemont and Ballard neighborhoods as well as Greenwood and Green Lake. On the east side of the hill is Lake Union where you can rent kayaks and explore the floating homes (remember Sleepless in Seattle), stop and have lunch at the lake side restaurants or even hop on a sea plane and have an aerial view of the the surrounding area.

Seattle Center is not just the Space Needle although it is a must see. You can go to the opera, ballet, the Pacific Science Center, the butterfly exhibit, the children's museum, live theater at the Rep, catch the monorail to downtown and have a wonderful time at the EMP (Experience Music Project). You will be awed by Frank Gerhy's architectural design of the building and by it's exhibits which are dedicated to the exploration of popular music,(Nirvana), science fiction and pop culture.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55
Damage Deposit $250

Check in time: 2:00 pm
Check out time: 11:00 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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