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New, Modern, Green and Thoughtful LEED certified apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Thoughtfully appointed, sleek, comfy and modern new 1BR home for your travels!

We've been lucky to travel all over the world, and we’ve stayed at short term rental homes in NYC's East Village with creaking walk-up stairs, pre-war hotels in Paris with tiny elevators, and soaring towers of glass and steel overlooking Tokyo -- so we've designed the apartment with the things we think are most important.

The bed.

High end hotels spend a lot of money making sure you have a comfortable bed - and more money advertising it! When you travel, you want to rest, and the key is a comfortable bed.

Our queen-size bed has a Tempurpedic memory foam mattress, one of the most comfortable mattresses we've ever slept on. Memory foam cradles and conforms to your body and dampens vibrations -- if your partner gets up/gets in while you're sleeping, you won't notice it.

Even the sofa bed, an Ikea pull out sofa bed, has a firm, comfortable-for-a-sofa-bed mattress. It doesn't have the cheap thin coil over a metal bar feeling that a lot of sofa beds suffer from. It's not as comfortable as the Tempurpedic, but it's great for a sofa bed!

The bedroom also has a wall mounted, high end Samsung flat panel TV. We have over-the-air HD channels (the major networks), as well as a Roku Internet streaming box where you can watch HBO, SHO, AMC, Amazon Prime programming, FX and other channels. You can also log in to your own Netflix account, if you want!

The kitchen.

When you travel, you'll want some key amenities to make your stay easy and comfortable. If you're not staying at a hotel with room service and a mini-bar, or you're travelling with kids, you'll want to be able to stock up on some food and drink, or even cook some breakfast before you get out and about. Our kitchen has cutting boards, knives, dishes, cups, flatware, fridge, freezer, filtered water, toaster, microwave, stove and oven, and dishwasher.

Seattle is a coffee town! We have coffee beans, filtered water, a grinder and French Press, teas, and an electric kettle. And we provide a basket of snacks, because if you get in late, you may want a quick bite (though we'd recommend North Star, a nearby 24 hour diner within walking distance).

We have a few specialty small appliances, too: a juicer, a rice maker, and a blender.

The space.

We designed a simple, clean and modern living space for you. We have bedside and sofa-side LED lighting, an Aeron chair for laptop work time, granite countertops in the kitchen, simple polished concrete floors (and slippers), radiant wall panel heat to keep you comfortable and still be energy efficient and of course, WiFi. We even have a laptop you can log into (on guest account) to check mail, and a USB power source in case you forgot your AC adapter. If you care about such things, our house is in the process of being certified as LEED Platinum for energy efficiency and sustainability.

We don't have air conditioning, Seattle rarely needs it (and this unit stays cool as it's well insulated and is the bottom floor of a climate controlled home) but we do have a ceiling fan in the bedroom. We find that even on the top floor of our house during 95F days, a ceiling fan is all we need to sleep comfortably in the evening as Seattle always cools down at night.

We also have floor fans in the closet! But if you really need air conditioning, you'll find a lot of Seattle homes don't have it.

We have towels, hand towels, wash cloths, bath robes, shampoo, soap and conditioner, and a hairdryer. We have a dishwasher, and a washer/dryer unit for people staying 3 or more days.

For safety, we have a wall plug flashlight (in case of power outage!), first aid kit, smoke/CO detectors and fire extinguishers.

We're away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, within easy access of great parts of Seattle by bus, car, even foot and bike!

And we have a licensed onsite massage therapist!


Greenwood is a great, quiet neighborhood to escape the din of Downtown but still be able to get around via car or bus. It's 30-40 min car ride from Seatac Airport, depending on traffic. (Traffic in Seattle is the great unknown -- it can really change your trip!) There's plenty of street parking, as long as you don't block a mailbox during mail days and times. If you have an electric vehicle, we can arrange L2 charging time for a nominal fee.

We're in North Seattle and our place is convenient to some of the best things Seattle has -- the neighborhoods of Ballard, Wallingford, Fremont have some of the best restaurants Seattle has to offer. We're near Chuck's Hop Shop on NW 85th St; it's a 9 minute drive to Uneeda Burger in Fremont on a weekend. You can explore Seattle by renting bikes from us, if you want; we have two brand new Raleigh town bikes, one with a rack and bag and lock, for a small fee; you're responsible for making sure the bikes get back to us! They fit 5'3" - 5'8" and 5'8" - 5'11" riders.

Greenwood has some great places within walking distance. You can walk to our favorite restaurant, Brunswick & Hunt, about 15-20 minutes. Greenwood town center has good (getting to be great) dining (Flint Creek), lighter fare (Preserve & Gather; Coyle's), coffee (Herkimer), ice cream and root beer (Bluebird), groceries (Fred Meyer).

If you want to get downtown by car, it is -- depending on traffic -- 20-30 minute drive. (Note: you'll have to find parking which can be a challenge downtown and Cap Hill, so Lyft and Uber can be actually economical.)

Bus lines -- the D, 28, 45 are also blocks away (28 and 45) to a 5-10 minute walk (the D). These will get you to Cap Hill, U District, and downtown easily. The 28 goes right to Safeco field, about a 38 minute bus ride away.

More Details

Stefanie Smith and Bernard Yee
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Stefanie Smith and Bernard Yee

Our family moved to Seattle and have built our dream home! Moving to a new city is daunting, so we are happy to share our experience in building a place to live with guests visiting our adopted hometown.

Stefanie Smith and Bernard Yee purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Stefanie Smith and Bernard Yee chose Greenwood

Stay in a LEED Platinum certified home! We wanted to build a home with a small environmental footprint, that was welcoming and comfortable. We love the NW modern home aesthetic, and designed this home with these things in mind. The home is comfortable for lots of reasons behind the walls - high energy efficiency (LED lights, sub-slab insulation) are things you'll never notice but mean that you are comfortable AND are using the least amount of resources, too. The apartment was designed for us - how we'd want to live, and how we want to treat visiting friends and family.

What makes this apartment unique

It's nearly a complete home - pots, pans, dishes, blender, basic spices, and of course, coffee making supplies. It is Seattle, after all.

We also offer a licensed massage practitioner onsite - me! I have years of experience, built loyal clientele in NYC and Seattle and am offering therapeutic massage to our guests. Book me by texting me!

The entrance to the apartment is in the back of our house - and of course, you have your own separate entrance. You have full use of this 1BR apartment! The washer/dryer is for guests staying longer than 2 days. Guest WiFi internet access is included.


Greenwood Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with bath amenities (soap, shampoo, conditioner, towels, hairdryer) and bathrobes
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen sized Tempurpedic bed, closets, 46" LCD TV with Roku, LED bedside lights.
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Licensed Massage Therapist available


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New, Modern, Green and Thoughtful LEED certified apartment
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Convenient, Clean and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Bernie and Stefanie's Greenwood property was just right for my wife and I to have our own space while visiting our son's family nearby. It was convenient, clean and comfortable, and Bernie and Stefanie were excellent hosts.

The VRBO website and payment system were a bit of a challenge to negotiate and we continued to receive confusing emails saying we were not booked, even after we had received confirmation from VRBO that we were. We had to confirm directly with Bernie and Stefanie to make sure of our booking.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely design, super nice hosts

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Modern design. Bernie and Stefanie were so nice.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and space

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this for a place to stay over in Seattle while we were out with local friends as they didn't have room. This was a great choice, very well taken care of and quiet. As an Architect I appreciated the attention to detail and the LEED aspects of the property. Met the owner and she was very nice and enjoyed my conversation. All in all I would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean, modern, in a safe neighborhood, and the owners were helpful and friendly.

July 2016

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this apartment very much. Everything was very clean and the bed is so comfortable!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Great space and very acomodating hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Stefanie and Bernie were super helpful in the process of booking the space and very prompt in communication. The unit was the perfect place for my daughter and me to spend the night on a quick mama/daughter Seattle getaway !

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, you are welcome back any time!
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Car: not necessary

Greenwood has a walkscore of 82, and we're a short walk away from bars, restaurants, grocery stores. We're literally up the street from Chuck's Hop Shop, where you can grab a local beer and check out the rotating lineup of food trucks that are there every day of the week.

Greenwood is well located along several major bus lines, giving direct access to downtown, University District, Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, Ballard and other popular destinations. We're a short drive from the I5, WA-99 and the East Side.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning fee $55
Tax Rate 9.6%

$50 Cleaning fee required. No pets, no smoking, no parties. Please respect neighbors and nearby families, too!
If you are staying more than 2 nights, we require that you take out the damage insurance policy, rather than the deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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