About this listing
This garden-level space is a one bedroom, private apartment with a separate entrance. It has all you need for a long-term or short stay - full kitchen, laundry, comfy living area and queen beds. Minutes from downtown Seattle, restaurants, shops and bus lines.
A mother-in-law unit with private access through the front garden. We live in the upper two levels. Sleep four - there is a pullout couch in the bedroom/
This custom-built home has unique, personalized touches. We keep it sparkling clean, organized and have outfitted the unit with every detail we could think of to make your stay convenient and relaxing.
Wood floors, natural light and modern amenities, such as a washer/dryer, full-kitchen with dishwasher, brass towel warmer and heated bathroom floor, wifi with Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu, plus streaming services are just a few of the great perks at the Storybook.
Enjoy our large collection of children's books, some of which are illustrated by Steve.
There are fresh sheets on a new queen bed. A pull-out couch offers sleeping for another two guests. There are extra sheets, pillows, blanket and comforter for the pull-out bed.
In summer enjoy grilling on the outdoor patio.
Bathroom is stocked with clean towels, hair-dryer and soap/shampoo. The kitchen is outfitted to prepare meals - with dishes, utensils and cooking implements, like pots and pans, tea-pot, etc. You can stock the kitchen at the local QFC, Safeway or Trader Joe's in the junction minutes away.
We're set up to book 6 months out, but if you have plans that extend that, let us know and we'll work to accommodate your travel schedule.
Enter the front gate and walk up the stairs to the private, garden-level entrance French doors. (Avoid walking up the the stone path through the garden, because the footing is uneven).
We will (text/email) you the code to the lockbox before you arrive.
Interaction with guests
We respect your privacy and don't feel you are obligated to interact with us if thats your preference. We're happy to give you advice on the area. We love West Seattle and are excited to share our favorite parks, shops and watering holes with you!
We live on the floor above so you may hear some normal household sounds. We wrap up fairly early so expect a quiet night's sleep.
My husband works from his home studio on the top level of the house, and is available for emergencies. Text or call me, Blake, with questions.
We provide a guestbook with household instructions and recommendations on the area.
The Storybook bnb is in a quiet neighborhood at the "mouth" of West Seattle, just a mile from when you exit the West Seattle bridge. We are not directly IN downtown Seattle, so you'll need to drive or take public transportation if you want to be in the city. It takes 10 - 15 minutes by car to get there.
Within minutes, however, is the 'West Seattle 'Junction,' - home to myriad of eclectic restaurants, fun boutiques, yoga studios and gyms. We're also a five minute drive from the gorgeous sand beach at "Alki Beach" and a more rugged stone beach at "Lincoln Park," both with sweeping views of the sound.
Nearby: Alki Beach - restaurants and bars, Bainbridge ferry terminal, downtown Seattle.
The junction: shops and restaurants. We live on a steep hill so make sure you're able to physically make the climb if you're on foot.
Camp Long, a forest-like park with hiking trails, climbing wall and meadow. Right across the street.
Providence St. Vincent retirement community - perfect if you're visiting family.
West Seattle golf course
Fairmount Playfield - playground and soccer field. Right down the hill.
Chaco Canyon - vegan cafe
Take a $15 Uber to downtown.
The bus line is an 8 minute walk down the hill. It takes about 15-20 minutes on the express "C-line" or 55 to downtown Seattle. Remember, walking back up the hill from the bus stop can be a tad strenuous.
There is plenty of free parking on the street in front of the house.
Other things to note
The living space has a queen bed; ideal for two. However, the couch has an easy-to-use fold-out bed which is perfect for one or two more guests.
There is a full kitchen and dining area, full bath and laundry room.
We are in an out-lying neighborhood of downtown Seattle, so expect to get in a car, uber, taxi or bus for 10-15 minutes if you want to go to downtown.
Please take time to review the "Storybook info binder" when you arrive.
Check-in: 3pm Check-out: 11am
-Basic tidying of the apartment, such as doing your dishes and wiping up messes, is appreciated.
-Remove shoes when you enter. Slippers are provided.
-Be mindful of loud TV or music after 10pm. No parties or events.
-Maximum of 2 extra guests. 4 total.
-No smoking or pets
-Books are permanent residents of the unit.
-Children are welcome but the space is not child-proofed so be aware of sharp corners, etc.
We are a married couple living on the upper level.
I am senior experience designer at a tech firm in downtown Seattle.
My husband is a well-known children's book illustrator and works on books here at the home studio.