Beautiful apartment in an extremely safe, quiet and pedestrian-friendly section of Queen Anne. A leafy-green location that puts the best of Seattle at your doorstep. Free WiFi, free parking, ...even free pillows!*
What's special about this place?
A beautiful restoration mixing period details & modern sensibilities: Hardwood floors throughout, white subway tile, low/no VOCs & non-toxic paints keep this home-away-from-home clean, smart and healthy. Radiant heat and oil radiators mean no blowing hot air or dust.
Hypo-allergenic bedding, mattresses/covers and new pillows with each rental. (That's right, they're yours to keep, so feel free to take your new pillows with you. More on this, below...)
Free WiFi & internet TV (LED flatscreen). Fully-equipped kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, sink & disposal. Large washer & dryer. Iron/ironing board. Hairdryer. Plenty of storage. Convenient parking, both on- and off-street.
The Best Location:
Enjoy Seattle's celebrated Macrina bakery, neighborhood cafes, boutiques, salons, shops, galleries & newsagents, just down the street. A few blocks away is Queen Anne Avenue, with more independent cafes, bakeries & bookstore, boutique shopping, toy and game stores, a fitness center, community pool, yoga/pilates studios, hair/nail/skincare salons, and all major banks.
Neighborhood grocers include: Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Metropolitan Market, Ken's Market & Safeway.
There are so many ways to explore Seattle's favorite views & villages: Just walk out the door, take the bus (just a block away with express service downtown) or grab a nearby Zip Car or Car2Go, just down the street. And, if you have your own car, parking's always free here.
Free parking, commercial-sized washer/dryer & private P.O. box (for guests staying longer than 1 month).
Interaction with guests
I like to roll out the red carpet in advance but then remain invisible during your stay, unless you need something, of course. However, don't hesitate to give me a shout if I can help with the planning or logistics of your trip...or anything at all, for that matter.
Other things to note
What's up with the free pillows?
Our home was renovated and restored with health & safety in mind, especially the elimination/reduction of indoor allergens, toxins & other pollutants. (For this reason, we have no carpets, just hardwood & slate floors, with radiant heat.) Pillows tend to house a LOT of allergens over time, even when just used by a single owner. The statistics make many people feel pretty queasy but, essentially, pillows become great breeding grounds for bacteria and dust mites, not to mention drool, hair oils and perspiration. Since most people sweat more than a pint a night, the pillow can also easily trap mildew and mold. We use dust mite protectors for mattresses and duvets, but haven't found any that work well for pillows that maintain comfort/elasticity without the use of outgassing materials. So, I let the guests take their pillows but ask that they leave the pillowcases. And if you leave the pillows behind, they'll be donated to a local women's shelter that cleans & distributes them to folks who could really use them.
For late arrivals and/or night owls, please note that our property's "quiet hours" are 11 pm - 7 am.
No pets, parties, or smoking, please. (As this is a non-smoking property, this includes marijuana, as well.)
And, one minor request: Please use cutting boards in order to protect the countertops.
Thanks so much.