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The Garden Studio in Northeast Seattle ~ Beautiful, Quiet, Very Private

Bedrooms Studio
Space 600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Detached, private Garden Studio close to downtown and I-5

Newly renovated, detached garden apartment in quiet, tree-filled Wedgwood neighborhood. Separate, self-contained building with private entrance in completely fenced yard. Rose arbors, lush plantings, multiple seating areas include a cushioned glider, marble table for outdoor dining, reading nook, and a restful hammock. Our yard is a Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat, so you may see lots of birds, including overwintering hummingbirds.

Great location on a quiet, dead-end street and free parking in our driveway. We are 6 miles from downtown, 1.5 miles from I-5, 3 miles from the U. of Washington and Childrens Hospital, 2.4 miles to the unique U-Village Shopping Center, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s, and 4 minutes' walk to the bus that takes you to the U- District, MetroLink Light Rail, and Downtown. We are 13 miles from the Woodinville Winery Tours and a few miles from two beautiful parks and swimming areas. Take the Garden Studio picnic basket, bicycles, camp chairs and towels for a day at the beach at Matthews Beach or Magnuson Park.

Pagliacci Pizza, voted the Best in Seattle, is in our neighborhood, as are Javasti Creperie, The Shambles, Zaina Gyros/Falafel, Chiang's Gourmet Chinese, Thai One On, Elliott Bay Brewery, Mr. Villa Mexican, Ravenleaf Public House, Little Dough Restaurant, Toyoda Sushi, Fiddler's Inn, Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts, bakeries and coffeehouses, and legal marijuana is less than 3 minutes away.

The Garden Studio features full air conditioning and heating, complete kitchen including a starter pack of organic coffee, Breville milk heater/frother for cappuccino or cocoa, tea, filtered water on tap, toaster oven, microwave, full stove/oven, popcorn popper, crockpot, wok, full spice rack, baking supplies, good quality cookware and knives, and every tool needed for the discerning cook. Black granite countertops, wood floor, skylights and high ceilings create a lovely open space.

The living room has a leather sofa, daybed (another sleeping option with its own linens), Persian wool rug, 40” flat-screen tv with headphone option, Apple TV, a dvd library (70 select titles), books, music, and games, and fiber-optic internet with wireless throughout Studio and Garden.

The bedroom features an extremely comfortable all-natural latex queen mattress with nice-quality linens and cotton duvets, a dresser, and an armoire for hanging clothes. There are reading lights all over the Studio, and almost all lamps are dimmable to create the perfect ambience. Beautiful natural light streams through skylights, screened windows and French doors, and blinds open from top and bottom.

There is a new front-load washer and a dryer for your convenience.

The bathroom has a radiant-heat, mosaic-tiled floor, plush cotton towels, a glass-door shower, excellent lighting, and toiletries. Original art adorns the walls. Everything is simple, clean, bright and comfortable. We hope you enjoy your stay at The Garden Studio!

More Details

Julie Gaskill & Dick Carter
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Julie Gaskill & Dick Carter

We are midwesterners who moved to Seattle after living in France for seven years. We crisscrossed the country, and chose Seattle over every other place we visited. It's a wonderful city full of bookstores, theaters, coffeehouses, restaurants, friendly people and imagination. This is a beautiful city that is seriously into food and the outdoors. Ask us about the many bakeries, pubs and and restaurants that are just a few minutes' drive (or 10-20 minutes' walk) away, and the many opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Julie Gaskill & Dick Carter purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Julie Gaskill & Dick Carter chose Wedgwood

We chose NE Seattle because despite its proximity to downtown (6 miles), it is full of older-growth trees and wildlife. We've seen great blue herons and bald eagles on our street. We're only 4 minutes' walk from the direct bus to U. of Washington and downtown, and a mile from the express lanes on I-5 South. We walk our sweet mini-poodle Louie through our gorgeous Wedgwood neighborhood almost every day.

What makes this apartment unique

The Garden Studio is a separate, private building in a beautifully planted, fully fenced yard. Both the Garden and Studio are designed for optimal light, with almost all lamps dimmable in the Studio, blinds that open from top or bottom, multiple windows with transoms, and two skylights. The Garden Studio features a new, quiet heating and air-conditioning unit, screened windows that can let in a breeze, multiple patios to relax, glide or swing in a hammock, and a fully equipped cook's kitchen.

You can drive, take Shuttle Express or taxi to NE Seattle from the airport in 1/2 hour (20 miles), or take Metro Link Light Rail to the downtown University Street Station (40 min.), then the 312 or 522 bus North (40 min.), then 4-10 minutes' walk to The Garden Studio. We hope you enjoy your stay.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Wedgwood, Washington

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Radiant-floor heating in mosaic-tiled floor, tiled shower with shampoo and body wash, bar and liquid soap, plush quality towels, hair dryer, ceramic flat iron, armoire for toiletries, excellent lighting.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The daybed next to desk is an additional sleeping option.
  • All-natural latex queen mattress with nice-quality linens, cotton-covered down and alternative-down comforters, extra pillows and blankets. Ample reading light and usb connectors on both sides of the bed, no-tick alarm clock, air conditioning, overhead fan, skylight, and screened windows that let in a breeze. The Studio is so private you don't need blinds, but honeycomb shades are an option for the windows. A dresser, an armoire for hanging clothes, trunk, and optional garment rack for storage. The daybed next to the desk is an additional sleeping option, with twin sheets and blankets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
All Guests must be 25 years of age minimum. Not suitable for children.


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The Garden Studio in Northeast Seattle ~ Beautiful, Quiet, Very Private
average rating of 4.984127 based on 63 reviews

We were totally impressed!

  • 5 of 5

The Garden Studio had to be the most beautiful place we have stayed while in Seattle. The surrounding garden was budding and peaceful. The inside was beautifully laid out and every potential need was provided for; the kitchen had everything a cook could possibly need. The bathroom floor was such a surprise and delight, the shower great and plenty of soft, fluffy towels. The entire ambience was comfy and cozy -- we just loved it! Since we were visiting family for the holidays the only local restaurant we went to was the Cafe Javasti for breakfast on our last day -- both the coffee and food were delicious. Julie and Dick were gracious hosts.

  • Submitted: 5-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy, comfortable studio

  • 5 of 5

very comfortable studio plenty of room, comfortable bed. great kitchen with any type of utensil, etc. you can think of. full size stove/oven, microwave and toaster oven. several ways to make coffee and frothed milk. quiet neighborhood, included parking. bathroom has heated floor, was great in the AM. it was a great place to stay, warm (we had snow our first morning) absolutely no negatives. a 10+ rating from us.

  • Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations are excellent. Julie and Dick provide a comfortable garden studio with seemingly everything one might need.

  • Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellevue, WA, Waddell, AZ

This sweet little garden studio has been artfully decorated to be a relaxing and delightful retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We had a most wonderful stay at the garden studio where we enjoyed the zen like decor and mood of the Wedgewood retreat. Do not hesitate to book this lovely place. It sparkles with cleanliness. Your every need has been anticipated and most likely planned for. I loved the warmth of the radiant heat in the bathroom floors morning and night. The lovely skylights bring in light and the pitter patter of the rain. The talent of the owner/artist apparent in several impressive pieces of art on the walls. Oh did I mention the beautiful garden area - must be outstanding in the spring/summer. I have no need to look for another place for future rental needs. If I ever need a place in Seattle again I will first look to see if this place is available. Kudos to Julie and Dick for providing an amazing place like this for people to rent.

  • Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Oasis

  • 5 of 5

The Garden Studio was a delightful place for our month-long stay, the nicest of four HomeAway properties we have used in Seattle. It offers quiet privacy in a well-appointed suite, conveniently located for our purposes. Julie and Dick are exemplary hosts; they were prompt and gracious in responding to our inquiries. Everything is comfortable - furniture, linens for bed/kitchen/bath, lighting, power for devices. Using the kitchen was an important part of our stay; it met our needs for meals and holiday baking. Easy access to laundry facilities was a definite plus, given the length of our stay. Even in winter, the outside is beautiful, but we look forward to coming back in the spring, when we will have an opportunity to enjoy the outdoor amenities of this wonderful place.

  • Submitted: 5-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect, perfect, perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely find! A perfect gem; well thought out, comfortable with everything one could possibly need. The accomodations are immacate, functional and beautifully decorated.

Dick was lovely, attentive when I needed help and yet I enjoyed my privacy.

Loved my stay here and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 6-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Fiddler's Inn
Nearest Ferry
7.6 Miles
Colman Dock
Nearest Golf
3.1 Miles
Green Lake Pitch & Putt (9 holes)
Nearest Train
7.9 Miles
King Street Station (Amtrack)
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Phayathai Cuisine
Nearest Ski
118 Miles
Leavenworth Ski Hill
Nearest Beach
1.6 Miles
Matthews Beach
Car: recommended

The Garden Studio is on a quiet, dead-end street and has free parking in our driveway. It is only several minutes' drive from swimming beaches on Lake Washington, scenic walking/biking trails, an attractive outdoor shopping center (U. Village), several farmers markets, and a wide range of restaurants. Nearby are Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and several PCCs, the largest consumer-owned natural food co-op in the country. Their food is locally sourced, organic, and extremely fresh. The deli serves delicious, healthy food for take-out. Try the cashew chicken salad or the cheesy chalupas.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Wedgwood, Washington

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$76.96
Damage Deposit C$256.52


ADDITIONAL GUEST (by permission of owner) after the initial reservation has been made is subject to $30.00 daily fee.

Stays of 30 days or more are EXEMPT from 10.1% city tax.

We offer Weekly and Monthly (28 days) Discounts.

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

No smoking except in glider area in back garden. Any persistent smoke or cologne smells in studio may result in loss of security deposit.

Please respect our neighbors’ privacy: no outdoor music, parties, or loud noise, especially after 10pm.

Drive slowly and carefully, especially when backing out of our driveway. Children play in our dead-end street.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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