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Property Details

Updated: May 22, 2015
2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths (sleeps 6)+ convertible bed(s)

This beautifully and fun updated craftsman home is located on vibrant Capitol Hill. This two bedroom, 2.5 bath has everything you need for a relaxing short-term stay in Seattle.

You'll find a lush garden, original art, gleaming hardwood floors, a well-equipped kitchen, updated bathrooms including a large soaking tub to melt away your travels, an extensive library, WIFI and cable TV... and a touch of whimsey wherever you look...

One bedroom has a queen platform bed with the soaking tub bathroom attached, the other has a traditional queen bed. The lower level living room has privacy curtains for anyone sleeping on the queen size hide-a-bed.

One off-street parking space and additional on-street parking is available.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We very much enjoyed your home.

We found it so easy that there was already soap for the laundry

Machine, and how you had a notebook with the instructions on where to

Find everything! We couldn't think -- After forever talking about all the

Great offerings your home brought to us -- of anything that could have

Made out stay better. Thank you again for your help and wonderful

Home. If we make another trip to Seattle in the future, we hope to come in

Contact with you again.

Thank you and happy holidays!
Oct 2012
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13 Reviews

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A Garden Sanctuary in the heart of the City
Capitol Hill Central

Winter holidays in charming Garden Sanctuary

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our winter holidays at the charming Garden Sanctuary. Very convenient location, 10 min drive to downtown; nearby grocery and Starbucks just a few minutes walk. Beautiful kitchen with dishwasher; new washer/dryer, good central heating. Our family of six was very comfortable with the 2 bedrooms and sleeper couch.

Some things to consider, though: would have liked more water pressure in the shower; brighter lights, especially in the peach room; and some guidelines on what is recyclable vs non-recyclable waste.

Overall, it was a very charming and comfortable place to spend our family winter vacation.
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed you're stay!

I'll look to put brighter buls in the peach room, and will move the recyle guide from the side of the fridge into the guest not book so it is easier to refernce. Great suggestion!

Unfortunately the large rain- style shower head that I installed does cut down on the water pressure in the shower. I did this because the model has a filter to remove chlorine and any heavy metals from the water - which is important to me, personally. I will do more research to see if I can find a good filter that has more direct pressure, and put that on my small projects list since a plumber has told me there is nothing I can really do to increase the water pressure from the city lines. There must b one out there! 😊
A Garden Sanctuary in the heart of the City
Capitol Hill Central

Perfect Location and Great Character Home

  • 4 of 5
I had rented this property as a home base for a series of business meetings and to explore the Seattle area from.

It has a great central location but far enough from the I-5 and downtown core to be easily accessible during rush-hour traffic. It was just a short walk to the great restaurants and culture of Capitol Hill.

It is just a quick, short drive to UW, West Seattle, Downtown and Ballard - this house was a perfect location for us and back yard garden sanctuary was a great bonus for the long summer evenings.

The house itself is well appointed, well-equipped and tastefully decorated with great personality and character.

I recommend this property for anyone who wants to "experience" real Seattle character instead of merely stopping by....
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
A Garden Sanctuary in the heart of the City
Capitol Hill Central
San Francisco

Fantastic home, would highly recommend! A++++++++

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights. The Sanctuary is a beautiful house and just the right size. It is my dream to have a home like this one day. So much character and cozyness. Sheila has this wonderful binder full of any and all information that one might need for a visit to Seattle. We kept in contact through email, but she was also always available by phone. We slept in the peach room and the platform bed was extremely comfortable. The location cannot be beat. The bus stop closeby takes you right to all of the hot spots. I would not hesitate to stay here again next time we visit Seattle. Thank you Sheila for renting out your perfect home to us!!!
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
A Garden Sanctuary in the heart of the City
Capitol Hill Central

Fun visit

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed all the amenities included with our stay-- including a wonderful collection of books, a well-stocked kitchen, and even yoga equipment! Sheila was very accommodating and responsive. We would recommend this house to anyone looking to stay in the area.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
A Garden Sanctuary in the heart of the City
Capitol Hill Central

Comfortable and convenient Seattle home

  • 4 of 5
Sheila's home was very comfortable, even for 4 adults and two kids. There was plenty of space and everything was easy to manage. She had detailed instructions for us. When we had a couple of questions, she was available right away to answer them. The only downside (and reason for four star rating) was the street noise which is inevitable given the central location. We (and our kids) are light sleepers though. White noise helped with this quite a bit. Overall we would return. Everything was clean, in good working order and Sheila was a gracious hostess.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
A Garden Sanctuary in the heart of the City
Capitol Hill Central

A great place - recommend it!

  • 5 of 5
This is a great house - beautifully (and interestingly!) decorated, very comfortable and more spacious than expected. It's convenient to downtown Seattle (although not walking distance) and has a driveway for parking, which is quite nice since most of the hotels charge a hefty fee. If traveling with a group that would require 2 or more hotel rooms, it's definitely more economical and has the added bonus of a roomy, home environment, a well stocked kitchen and a nice private courtyard/garden area. Sheila has thought of everything you could possibly need and has detailed instructions for everything. The only thing to be aware of is that there is some street noise; however, we found that the fans/heater/a/c in the bedrooms provided sufficient white noise to block enough of it that it was not a problem for us. We would definitely stay there again when in the area.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Sea-Tac at 15 Miles Nearest Ferry : DownTown Ferry at 2.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-5 and 520 access at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Madison Park Beach at 3 Miles

Just 1.5 miles to the Seattle waterfront and famous Pike Place Market, a short drive/cab/bus ride. While walking is possible, remember that Seattle is famous for it's hills! This property is easy walking distance to local neighborhood restaurants and entertainment, as well as the arboretum.


From $300 Per night

Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $100.00 + Tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59.00
  • Tax Rate 9.5%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 22, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub, Oversized 2-person soaking tub
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, walk in shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon, High end queen sized platform sleeper - no springs or bars!


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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