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Beautiful Two-Bedroom at St John's Apartments - Capitol Hill Pike/Pine

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apt. 203 is a two bedroom with a queen sized sleeper in the living room.

All of our apartments are stocked with kitchen and bathroom essentials, blow dryers, irons, ironing boards, and free wifi access.

203 is on the corner of Pike and Harvard and features a large bay window where the dining room table sits, giving a great view down to the street. This apartment is approx. 750 sq ft.

There are two bedrooms: one has a queen bed, the other has two adult-sized (extra long) twins. The sofa in the living room is a sleeper made by American Leather. It has a queen-sized foam bed on a solid platform and is very comfortable for a sleeper.

There is one bathroom with a combination tub/shower. The kitchen is small but efficient. It has a full sized fridge, a four burner electric stove with oven, a large microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender and all the cookware needed to cook in the apartment, including basics like oil, spices, etc.

There are three TVs in this apartment. In the kitchen and master bedroom there are 40" TV's, it is a 32" in the second bedroom, and all feature dish network and DVD players.

The master has a queen bed, good closet space and lots of drawer space between the nightstands and the dresser. The desk doubles as a make-up table. We hung lamps on the wall to leave more space on the night stands. Each has a clock and room for your books, phones, etc., just like home.

The second bedroom has two adult sized twins. Unlike normal twins these are the length of a queen sized bed, so they're long enough for a tall person. This room also has good storage between the little closet, the dresser and the night stand.

The apartment building was originally and up until we bought it a place with little tiny apartments sharing a bath in the hallway. This apartment was originally three and they all shared the bath. They were little apartments but for over a hundred years people lived in them that way.

Please be aware that this is an urban environment. In our neighborhood you can expect to encounter people from all walks of life and hear noise, often late into the evening. If a silent outdoor environment is important to you, this part of Seattle may not be the best place for you to stay. That being said, St. John's is an incredible place to experience the city from, and we have security systems, triple-pane windows to reduce the street noise as well as white noise machines in the bedrooms to make sure you sleep easy.

There's much more to the St. John's story. We have a large website with many more photos and information. You can also reserve directly through the website at any time. Thank you for looking at our properties, and we hope you come stay with us!

Extra fees to be aware of: Parking is $15 per day if you need it.

More Details

Property Manager
Bryce Montgomery
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Bryce Montgomery

St. John's is owned by Oda Egeland. The short term apartments are her home away from home and she stays in them regularly when they are available. Bryce manages the short term rentals, he handles all of the booking, correspondence, and check ins. Johnny is our live-in building manager and resident handyman. We keep trying to improve the apartments and make them more like a home, super comfy and with all the conveniences you could possibly want.

Please be aware that this is an urban environment. In our neighborhood you can expect to encounter people from all walks of life and hear noise, often late into the evening. If a silent outdoor environment is important to you, this part of Seattle may not be the best place for you to stay. That being said, St. John's is an incredible place to experience the city from, and we have security systems, triple-pane windows to reduce the street noise as well as white noise machines in the bedrooms to make sure you sleep easy.

Bryce Montgomery purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Bryce Montgomery chose First Hill

Mark and Oda were very careful in their selection of this building when they bought it. When they saw St. John's they knew it was the right place, after looking at many other buildings. It required a lot of work to bring it up to our standards, and many additional dollars too! But it was well worth it. Built in 1905, the place has a rich history. (Actually it's a poor history. The people that have lived here have always been working class, struggling to get by.) The building itself has character. The open air design and the old woodwork gives it a special feel. It's just a great place to be!

St. John's is in the middle of Seattle, on Pike Street, right next to a large grocery store and surrounded by interesting shops and restaurants. It's in the middle of the most happening of all neighborhoods! There are three restaurants in the building, two more on our block, and dozens in the surrounding blocks. Plus there are lots of small stores and shops, lots of fun stuff. Two blocks away, for book lovers, is Seattle's oldest and best bookstore, Elliott Bay Books. It's a must see--a wonderful old building with a tremendous selection. And if you're into music, right next door to Elliot Bay Books is EveryDay Music, which is a huge music and video store. Got kids? Right across the street is Cal Anderson Park, jammed full of playing fields, sport courts and play areas with swings and such for the young ones. All in all ours is a great location!

What makes this apartment unique

In addition to just loving the building, we love the neighborhood, the location and the convenience of it all. The large grocery store across the street is excellent. And we're surrounded with great restaurants and lots of fun little shops. We're not in the middle of the big stores in downtown Seattle; we're in the middle of the little quirky shops that are so much more fun to explore. The neighborhood is amazing. If you like night life there's a huge set of bars just a few blocks away, several with dance floors and live music and many with just great decor, great drinks and an amazing place to see what it's like to live in Seattle.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for the wonderful stay here. We enjoyed it very much. Johnny you are so nice. We hope to come back again.
Feb 2014
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First Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , The beds are XL Twins, as long as a queen.
    Living room sleeper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized. In the living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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Beautiful Two-Bedroom at St John's Apartments - Capitol Hill Pike/Pine
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful home and perfect place to stay in the city

  • 5 of 5

Place feels like home! Beautiful and comfy also close to all surrounding districts

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Myers, Florida

What a comfortable, clean, convenient apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time using VRBO and again.... I couldn't be more pleased. All my questions and concerns were promptly answered and addressed by the owner. The location was perfect...just across the street from a grocery store...restaurants and bars all along the street....and to top it off...a Starbucks within a block. We were also just down the street from downtown Seattle... so close to Pikes Market and other tourist attractions. Would totally recommend this location.

Their were two negatives....since we were going on an Alaskan cruise we had quite a few bags and apartment located on second floor. So carrying bags up stairs was a bit taxing on my parents....and we also were there on the weekend.... So on Saturday nite it was a bit noisy....but easily remedied by turning fan speed up on air conditioner....

Thank you for a wonderful experience....

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington

Family Visiting for 10 Days - Great Price!

  • 5 of 5

My family is in town for a 10-day visit from Germany. I live on First Hill and wanted something close, affordable and with easy city access for my family. The location is great, although, some homeless people are scattered around. However, they are all mostly friendly.

The apartment itself is is an older apartment, but it has all new updates. The beds are comfy, TV's in every room and the 2 bedroom apartment we have is very spacious. The kitchen is fully equipped and my family loves the patio in the back. We have been playing cards or relaxing there just about every night this week (the weather has been great).

Last things: Management is great and Johnny has been exceptional. I do recommend getting the parking spots if they are available. City parking is terrible.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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portland, or


  • 5 of 5

Apartment worked perfectly for two 50 yr olds with 3 teen / grown kids. The living room was small, but worked great for us. It was clean and staff was through and professional. The neighborhood was fantastic, but could be loud at night. We assumed it would an active area and we wanted to be where we had so much near by and we walked everywhere leaving the car parked in the lot behind apartment. Most of us used ear plugs while we slept and didn't notice the evening noise. This is our new favorite rental in seattle. Positives: Priced right, clean, location, comfy, and management. Viola!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Washington State Ferry
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
King Street Depot
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Madison Park
Car: not necessary

Three blocks away is a great park-Cal Anderson Park. It has lots of play fields for all ages and courts. Right across the street from Cal Anderson is Seattle's best bookstore, Elliott Bay Books. And across from that EveryDay Music, Seattle's best music store. Between St. John's and these places are many restaurants and three live music venues. You don't have to walk far to enjoy what Seattle has to offer.

And downtown Seattle, heading the other direction, is just 10 blocks to the middle of town with all the big fancy stores. To get there one walks down Pike Street, going right past the Washington State Convention Center. It's an eight block walk there. (We have lots of Convention goers stay with us.) And if you keep on walking past the center of downtown, after about 15 blocks you run into the Pike Place Market. It's a partially open-air market with all kinds of produce and hand-made goods, and is one of our most popular spots. Just beyond that is the waterfront where the cruise ships depart for Alaska and for short day trips. It's all very close and walkable.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 10.1%

Parking is available for an additional $15 per day. Pack-n-play crib with bedding setup for $25.

Manager'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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