Looking north from the south end of the Park, the house is on the left. King bedroom #1
Columbia City Garden Apartment; Historic Victorian
Columbia City Garden Apartment; Historic Victorian

Entire home/apt

8 guests

3 bedrooms

5 beds
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About this listing

Location!! **Less than 2 blocks walk from the Light Rail station and many bus routes.** Our front gate opens onto Columbia Park in the heart of Columbia City, in the SE part of Seattle. 200 feet across the park to the local natural foods grocery and deli. 2nd floor 3 BDRM apartment. Full kitchen, dining room, living room, 50" flat screen TV with cable; Wifi internet. Balcony overlooking the park and gardens. Couples, families, friends groups, solo travelers, business travelers all welcome.

The space

Fifteen hundred (non-smoking) square feet apartment with high ceiling. Fully appointed and super comfortable. It's the second floor of a lovely vintage house built in 1904 that is on the National Historic Registry. Spacious. Each of the 3 bedrooms has plenty of closet space. The apartment has many windows, so there is a lot of natural light. Includes a touch of European-style convenience with a washer and dryer in the fully appointed kitchen.

One block from Starbucks, the historic Ark Lodge Cinemas ("current flicks in a historic building"), and the Columbia City strip of wonderfully diverse shops and restaurants on Rainier Ave. S.

There is one (1) parking space available for your use during your stay. It is in the small private parking area in the 'alley' behind the house. It is the space in between the yellow lines, behind the RV.

Guest access

Second floor walkup, accessed by a wide outside (partially covered) stairway of 16 stairs. Once into the apartment, there is another 6 steps up to the floor level from the entry way landing.

Interaction with guests

Your privacy is very important to us! We will leave you alone to enjoy your time here, but we are nearby and available if you need anything throughout your stay. Just text or call if you need anything.

Other things to note

Many great restaurants within a few blocks; Seattle's famous Royal Room (jazz night club) is three blocks away; one block to the local movie theatre, the historic Ark Lodge Cinemas ("current flicks in a historic building"); and one block away is the Columbia City strip of wonderfully diverse shops and restaurants on Rainier Ave. S. See the the website 'Columbia City Seattle' for more information.


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The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 42 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 106
Security Deposit: 280
Weekend Price: 259 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 sofas

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Generally speaking the Golden Rule applies. Also, specifically, the following ten house rules apply. Please read these carefully:
- 1. This apartment and entire house property is non-smoking: smoking is prohibited from the entire property, including the parking lot and yard.
- 2. As you have probably noticed, we rate the apartment as Not Suitable for infants and children. What we mean is that the apartment is absolutely NOT child proofed. And it has a potentially dangerous front door entryway (tiled floor) and stairway up to the floor level of the apartment.
- 3. We require that all guests in your group be included in the booking. If your booked group exceeds 2 persons: all persons beyond the first 2 in your group will be subject to the Additional guest fee regardless of age.
- 4. We live in the downstairs (first floor of the house) and require everyone follow Quiet Hours between 10PM and 8AM. And we require everyone follow the no excessive noise rule 24/7. We ourselves follow both of these noise rules.
- 5. The smart TV is DVR capable, and you may have up to six (6) shows saved at any one time.
- 6. You agree to show us and allow us to copy a verified government-issued picture ID of every person who will be staying with and visiting you. We require 72 hour advance notice of any planned arrival of additional guests you are inviting to stay overnight (guests who are not part of the group you originally booked with us for your stay).
- 7. We do not allow our apartment to be used as a conference, party, or reception facility. Casual dinner gatherings are fine as long as all the other house rules are followed. Any gathering in the apartment of more than ten (10) persons needs to be cleared with hosts at least 48 hours in advance.
- 8. One parking space is available for you in the parking area behind the house. It is the spot behind the RV, and is in-between the yellow stripes.
- 9. We require that guests use the Wifi internet for legal purposes only and not engage in any illegal activity from the Wifi we supply.
- 10. We require our guests to inform us as immediately as possible when something in the apartment needs attention or if there is something about the apartment you find unsatisfactory.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There are ten steps going down from the parking area into our backyard. And the stairway going to the second floor apartment has 16 steps.

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

26 Reviews

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Aryeh User Profile
August 2017
Very responsive, courteous and respectful Would definitely come back
Julie User ProfileJulie is a superhost.
Response from Julie:
We'd welcome you back anytime.
August 2017

Lise User Profile
August 2017
This is a relaxed, spacious, clean, upper floor apartment in a modestly hip neighborhood within easy walking of a great diversity of restaurants and public transportation. Fussier renters should know that the house is truly victorian and the amenities like the bathrooms and some decor is "well loved" and dated. The beds are huge and comfortable, and the neighborhood quiet. If you want sleek and modern, this ain't for you; but if you want comfort and convenience this is it. (There are considerable stairs if you're hauling heavy bags.) The PCC grocery store next door is wonderful - akin to a Whole Foods. Parking in Seattle can be a pain so the provided spot is a bonus- however, it's tight so recommend only a compact or small car. It was warm when we were there and there's no AC but owners provide fans and windows can be opened. Overall a "plus" rental - not cheap - but location is ideal if you like to eat and explore!
Julie User ProfileJulie is a superhost.
Response from Julie:
Hi Lise, thanks for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to write it up! We did find a use for the food you left. Welcome back anytime! Julie
August 2017

Richard User Profile
August 2017
wonderful

Joanna User Profile
July 2017
Julie is a wonderful host. She responded to messages quickly and was very friendly. We absolutely loved the house. It has lots of character and the beds were so comfortable. Home was very clean and welcoming. Great location. We wish we had more time to explore Columbia City. Would definitely stay here again!
Julie User ProfileJulie is a superhost.
Response from Julie:
Glad to have had you stay with us. We'd have you back anytime. Best wishes to you.
July 2017

Lauren User Profile
July 2017
Julie's house is fantastic. Very spacious with lots of room for a family. One block away from the darling downtown Columbia City. Great restaurants and shops on a very charming street! Would highly recommend staying here!

Pat User Profile
July 2017
This place is very convenient to a variety of food establishments. And if you want to go downtown, public transportation is a very short walk away.

Jackie User Profile
July 2017
This home was very comfortable for our family if 4 plus a cousin. Our kids are 18 and 20. 2 bedrooms were very large with extremely comfortable beds. The 3rd was of a comfortable size with a firm bed. The kitchen was well appointed for any sort of food prep or snacks, and everything was very clean and fresh smelling. The garden was lovely and being next to the park was pleasant, too. We bought food for breakfast and so enjoyed being able to walk to great restaurants and snacks. While not right in the city, the neighborhood was good and had many convenient amenities.
Julie User ProfileJulie is a superhost.
Response from Julie:
Thanks, Jackie! Just to clear up any misconception from your review, Our home IS located right in Seattle; just not downtown Seattle. Seattle is made up of many different neighborhoods, and ours is called Columbia City, but it is definitely in Seattle, about 5 miles from the heart of downtown. We appreciate you staying with us, and would love to host you anytime.
July 2017

Seattle, Washington, United StatesJoined in January 2015
Julie User ProfileJulie is a superhost.
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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