The upper bed-loft has a luxurious Novaform queen mattress & very comfortable bedding. The mattress and pillows have top quality liners to protect them from allergens etc.We have a different couch now - a small love seat - definitely not meant for sleeping!
contemporary art loft downtown [7]
contemporary art loft downtown [7]
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 shared baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 shared baths
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The space

**Please click on "read more" and read everything below before booking**
Our place is a bit unusual and we want to be sure it's a great match for your style of traveling. Please read all details below, plus the house rules so you don't miss anything that might really matter to you once you get here (shared bathroom, steep ladder, etc)

• This is studio #7 - a private airbnb room designed as a simple & affordable space for arts-related guests near the heart of Seattle's downtown gallery district. But you don't have to be an artist to stay here - all are welcome!

• You'll have this private room all to yourself. It's located among 15 other art studios on the 2nd floor of our building in the Japantown area of Seattle's historic International District. It has an upper bed-loft with a luxurious Novaform queen mattress & very comfortable bedding. Please note that you'll need to climb a ladder to get up into the bed loft. The lower portion of the room has a small love seat couch (not meant for sleeping), desk & chair, and other basic furniture. Free wifi and satellite TV w/HBO are included. Shared bathrooms & kitchenette are very close by.

important notes:

• We don't recommend booking this room if you have trouble climbing stairs & ladders. There is a pretty long flight of stairs to get up to our floor (no elevator), and you'll need to climb a steep ladder to get up into the bed area of the loft. The couch is small and is not meant for sleeping.

• You'll have access to 2 shared bathrooms nearby down the hallway, one with a shower. You can also use our shared kitchenette area with fridge & microwave (no stove). Although there are other artists working in the building and sharing these common areas, they don't live here and most of the time you'll hardly see anyone around. Check out our many reviews for feedback about the shared bathrooms if you're wondering...

• Our listing is a little unusual and we want to be sure it's going to meet your needs before you choose to book it. Please send us a note with the secret code word TEDDY (that's our dog) - this will let us know you hung in there and read the whole thing.

• Also before booking make sure your user i.d. profile is complete, including a good clear photo of you. It helps with security in our building to be able to identify guests.

Thank you!

Interaction with guests

Our style is to give guests total privacy, but to be available if you need anything. Some guests arrive in the evening and might feel uncomfortable asking questions late at night - so we've tried to provide as much info as possible to help you figure things out. You'll see some post-it notes in the shared spaces, which most people find helpful, (but some find irritating - sorry!) There's also a guidebook on the desk in the room which will hopefully answer most of your questions. But please don't be shy if you need something or have questions. We're easy to reach, and often we're close by during the day working somewhere in the building.

Other things to note

There is a long flight of stairs to get up to our floor and no elevator. Also you need to climb a ladder to get up into the bed loft. And finally just want to make triple sure you've noticed this has a shared bathroom. (Remember to mention the secret code word TEDDY to let us know our place is perfect for you!)

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Cable TV

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox

Please be sure to read our house rules & our entire description about THE SPACE before booking - and look for our *secret code word*!

• 2 guests max - 1 or 2 guests sharing the bed. The small couch is not meant as an extra bed, and unfortunately we cannot accommodate extra guests.
• 2 week max
• check-in anytime after 4PM (you can drop off luggage earlier)
• check-out by 12pm noon at the latest (you can store luggage after)
• no smoking or vaping of any kind
• bathrooms & kitchenette are shared
• you'll need to climb a steep ladder to get up into the bed
• we supply all bedding & towels, and have a very comfortable bed - read our many reviews! The shared bathroom with the shower has shampoo, body wash, conditioner, body lotion, Q-tips & other misc. There's also a hair dryer under the sink, and an iron & ironing board in the other bathroom.
• we usually have other airbnb guests in a nearby room, so please be mindful of noise in the hallway late at night & in the early morning.
• our artist tenants are working nearby, plus other airbnb guests - so please no parties, extra guests or loud music.
• kitchenette & bathrooms are shared with the other tenants who work in the building, (none of the artists live here though), and with guests in our other airbnb room. We ask that after using the kitchen, bathroom or shower please look around and tidy things up so it's nice for the next person. There are cleaning supplies under the sinks if needed. Take your towel & all personal belongings back to your room. Even though these are shared areas, usually it's very quiet and it will often seem like you are the only one here. Still, it's important to clean up & leave the common areas nice. Other people are actually here working in the building, and we will all notice your efforts.
• in your room please remember at check-out time the airbnb way is to leave things as you found them. This means cleaning up after yourself as much as possible - as if you were visiting friends.


You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - One longer-than-usual flight of stairs from the street to our floor, plus a steep ladder to the bed loft.
Potential for noise - This is city life, so you might hear fire truck sirens or occasional street noise.
Pet(s) live on property - Our 2 dogs visit Jaq's studio, but aren't allowed to run around loose or go into the guest rooms.
No parking on property - Street parking is metered during the day, free street parking at night. There are also pay-to-park parking lots nearby.
Some spaces are shared - Shared bathrooms & kitchenette. (The whole room is private with a solid door that locks.)


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

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Jeremy User Profile
August 2017
Recommended!! This spot was super comfy and flexible with our schedule and the hosts made our experience very easy and carefree. Location was fun too.

Michael User Profile
April 2017
The room was great and we really appreciated the ability to leave our bags after checking out.

Cassandra User Profile
October 2017
Stylish space, clean, convenient location, very quick to respond to messages. Highly recommend.

Eleanor User Profile
October 2017
Felt more like a hostel than a home or even apartment, not the best value for my money but an okay space and good location.

Eliesha User Profile
October 2017
Exactly what we needed in Seattle. We were shocked to see how expensive accommodation is in Seattle and Dirk & Jackie's place was ideal for our needs! Good location, close to everything. Parking was a bit tough at times, but we managed. Bed was comfortable, room was big enough for us (we weren't really in it much to be honest, but it was clean and comfortable - with both heating and cooling). Communication was super easy and check in and out was seamless. Thanks so much for having us! Would 100% recommend and will stay again if we're ever in the area!

Trevor User Profile
October 2017
8 min walk to century link field. Great place, different set up so it's super cool. Great hosts will be staying here again!

Jason User Profile
September 2017
Great stay at Dirk and Jackie's. The room is spacious and very clean. The location is a quick walk from the Link station and an easy trip to both downtown and Capitol Hill. The Chinatown area is also an entertaining area during the day. At night the area is pretty quiet and I'd recommend being aware of your surroundings while walking around, but has good restaurants and I didn't feel unsafe. Dirk and Jackie are also super responsive and will get back to you quickly if you have any questions. Right next store is Tsukushinbo, which is one of the best Japanese restaurants in the city. Great option for Seattle!

Seattle, Washington, United StatesJoined in August 2011
Dirk & Jackie User ProfileDirk & Jackie is a superhost.

Hi, we're a married couple living and working in downtown Seattle. We started hosting on airbnb about 6 years ago and we love it! We travel and use airbnb just like you, so we understand what it's like to be a guest. As you can see from our many reviews, we'll do our best to make your stay easy & comfortable. If you have any questions just get in touch!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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