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Christine Heller

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, german, spanish

Two Bedroom at St. John's Apartments on Capitol Hill Pike/Pine *Walkscore 99*

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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A great apartment in a great location!

This is a perfect place for one or two couples or a family on vacation. There is one 'master bedroom', a smaller 'second' bedroom, and a really comfortable living/dining/kitchen space.

And ours is a wonderful location to explore the city! Pike Street is a main arterial connecting Capitol Hill with downtown. From here it is about 10 blocks to the shopping district and then five more to the world famous Pike Place Market. The apartment is also very convenient to many Capitol Hill restaurants and stores, and the QFC grocery across the street is world class. It's a wonderful location and a great apartment, perfect for your get-away! We've been renting this apartment as a short term for 5 years now, and the response is great. Just read our reviews and you'll know, this is a great find!

This apartment has a combined kitchen/living and dining area. The kitchen takes the length of one wall and has a full size refrigerator, a stove with oven, and a microwave. There is a dining table seating four, and next to that a small living area with couch and large stuffed chair. We have a TV with DVD and VCR and an extensive movie collection. The apartment is supplied with Dish Network, with hundreds of stations including HBO. And of course there is high speed internet.

The master bedroom is on the corner of the building, with windows looking out on Pike and Harvard. It has a California king bed (it's 6' longer than a regular king size bed...great for tall people). The second bedroom has two twin beds. These are adult sized twins, longer than standard twins and with pillow tops. They're very comfortable and long enough for adults.

And to make sure your trip is as luxurious and any five star hotel, we use 600 thread count linens on our beds! You'll love it.

A great location to explore Seattle! Our location is tremendous for both living here and for doing day trips around town. The grocery across the street is truly world class, a great selection of produce, excellent deli, bakery, wines, cheeses. There is a large drugstore above the supermarket. There are restaurants, stores and night spots on every block, all around us. This place is happening! When we bought it we thought, this is perfect for a short term rental.

We do, however, have concerns about noise. There is lots of traffic and several restaurants and bars around us. And there will be people on the street. It's a busy area! We changed the windows in the apartment to noise reducing laminated glass. This has helped tremendously, but we still feel obligated to tell everyone about this. It's a great place and a great location. But there's a trade-off there, since being in the middle of a great neighborhood means there's lots of activity around.

We're perfect for day trips! There is an auto rental agency just two blocks from us. If you want to rent a car to go to Mt. Rainier it's easy to get one for just a day. To explore Seattle you won't need a car where we're located. There are Bus Stops within one block that can take you anywhere, but you really won't need them either. We are perfectly located for walking. The famous and ever popular Pike Street Market is just down the hill, and to get there you walk right past the Washington State Convention Center, past Nordstrom's and Macy's, and the downtown shopping core. The street ends at the Pike Street Market, 17 blocks from the apartment. To the left is the Seattle Art Museum, further down First Avenue is Pioneer Square. To your right is Belltown, another vibrant Seattle neighborhood, filled with clubs, restaurants, and stores. If you continue through Belltown you come to the Seattle Center with the Space Needle and Paul Allen's Experience Music Project. This is all within easy walking distance--except Seattle Center where the Space Needle and EMP are located. For that you walk down to Nordstrom's and from there take the Monorail.

It's called Capitol Hill because it is on a hill, above downtown. When I say it's very easy to walk to downtown, I remember that sometimes I get tired walking back up the hill. That's what the buses are for!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Christine Heller (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english, german, spanish

About Christine Heller

Above is a photo of Johnny our building manager. Johnny will check you in and lives at the building in case you need anything while you stay with us.

St. John's is owned by Mark Chambers and Oda Egeland. We live in the country, about an hour from Seattle, and use the short terms apartments as our in-city get away when we come to town. We're both in our mid 50's, have retired from successful careers, love to travel and enjoy the finer things of life. We always stay in VRBO apartments when we travel. It is so much more fun, and typically much cheaper, than staying in hotels. When we began looking for an apartment building we wanted to have several units that we'd use for short term rental, simply because we thought it would be fun. And it has. We've met people from all around the world, and never had one bad experience. It's been great!

Christine Heller purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Christine Heller chose Central

We began the search for our apartment building over two years before we found St. John's. We were very particular about the location, because we wanted something that would be extremely convenient for both daily living (like having the grocery store across the street) and also for travelers that want to walk to the convention center or downtown. Plus our neighborhood on Capitol Hill is one of the most up-and-coming areas in the city, full of vibrant life, food, night clubs, shops, galleries, it's all here, right around us.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for a wonderful stay. The apartment was great, fantastic neighborhood, and so close to everything. It was like a home away from home! Look forward to staying here again in January. Thank you!
Sep 2013
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based on 28 traveler reviews

Two Bedroom at St. John's Apartments on Capitol Hill Pike/Pine *Walkscore 99*
average rating of 4.821429 based on 71 reviews
Anchorage, Alaska

In the perfect spot.

  • 5 of 5

The location was awesome. Walking distance to anything you would like to do. You can feel the pulse of Capitol Hill and Pike street is like the major veins of the city. Its an amazing place to absorb the city life. The weekends attract the younger crowds and the streets become flooded with life. It leads to extra noise and the dizziness of bodies rushing in millions of directions. Its intoxicating and electric vibe that myself and my friends enjoyed being swept up into.

The bed in the master bedroom was simply criminal. It held me against my will every morning during our stay the combination of fluffy pillows, super soft comforter and marshmallow soft bed made for difficult wake up calls. I found it hard to get out of bed, though I must admit I did not put up too big a fight. My flat mates report that the twin beds were just as comfortable.

Having QFC right across the street was an awesome luxury. Being able to pop down at any hour and grab a pint of ice cream without having to pay premium room service prices was a great thing. I was very happy with my stay here and will have to bookmark this property for any future travels to Seattle.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suitable for our stay

  • 3 of 5

Be aware...steep sets of stairs up to 3rd floor! A bit taxing even for me a strong 72 yr. old in good shape who was schlepping a suitcase and purse! Rooms were clean. Some issues: The floors slant in the "twin bed" bedroom causing one to roll to edge of the mattress and have covers end up on floor every day! No reason this has not been adjusted. Heavy velvet curtains really helped as did the "sound mechanism" as this corner apt. is very noisy at night! (The master bedroom needs similar curtains as the ones there are very flimsy). We never expected to have a shooting directly below our windows at 2:45 in the morning!!! ....police, ambulances, fire name it...they were all there. "Party City" out front that ended in a major confrontation. In the bath- room, the towel rack came off on the left side and, after looking at it, it had been poorly attached to the wall. Never saw or had a phone call from anyone of the management team in our five days there...expected this to happen BUT !!! Seattle has incredible restaurants and art: we especially coveted the Chihully exhibit and the Pikes Market tour we took at 9:30am with Hillary..she made our day and filled us with food and laughter! We loved walking everywhere...easily got in 5 1/2 miles a day as the location was perfect for us! BUT it was very distressing to have to walk over men sleeping in the middle of the sidewalks at all hrs. of the day in the Capitol neighborhood...not to mention the mat-tresses half-in doorways and on sidewalks!! Out walking one early evening, I was startled by one homeless man in a group of 10 as he jumped up and gave me a bear hug, claiming he loved the purple streak in my white hair! The trash and litter on the side- walks and curbs certainly left one with an impression of a dirty city. Why are there no street and sidewalk cleaners?....could put lots of homeless to work. Enjoyed the local shops and diners: major treat was the Soi restaurant which has been open only a month...just a short distance from front door of the apt. Excellent cuisine and cocktails (ask for Jack the bartender and meet the partner owners and the chef. So hospitable; wait staff knew how to care for customers!) The guys in the sandwich shop who had our keys were so helpful and fun; our sandwiches were more than adequate and delicious. Must admit that I was incredulous when your directions asked us to take out the garbage and recycled items!! And to do so in the rain! Absolutely ridiculous!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great accommodations, fit our needs perfectly!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Seattle for a conference at the convention center and needed two bedrooms. This apartment met and exceeded our expectations. Not only did it have the 2 bedrooms, but also a nice sitting area. Everything was cleaning and functioning. It was an easy walk to the convention center - a little tougher on the way back up the hill. There is a grocery and restaurants close by (and Molly Moons for ice cream). We would definitely recommend if you are looking for a little more space than a hotel room.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Apartment was clean & secure! Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

The St. John's apartments were easy to find. The apartment was secure and clean. We loved having so many amenities close by - groceries, restaurants, etc.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Was a super great location, clean, homey and quiet. Convenient to everything needed. Nice space and recommend this over a hotel any day!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a family.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. it was the prefect place for a family of four to just relax and enjoy Seattle. It was close to everything we wanted to visit and the whole process was easy.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Car: not necessary

The Pike Street Market is just down the hill, and to get there you walk right past the Washington State Convention Center and through the center of the city's shopping district, past Nordstrom's and Macy's, etc, From the Market, you go left to the Seattle Art Museum, further down First Avenue is Pioneer Square, To your right is Belltown, another Seattle neighborhood filled with clubs, and stores, From there, the Seattle Center, where you'll find the Space Needle and the Experimental Music Project (not to be missed!)


Rates & Availability

Capitol Hill Apartment Rental Rates

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Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
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Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
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Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
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Winter Holidays
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
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Jan 3 - Feb 28
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.6%

Parking is an additional $15 per day for a reserved spot in the lot behind our building. Pack-n-play crib setup and bedding is $25.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Central Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

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