|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
2011 Sunset Magazine Idea House in friendly Wallingford.
Our upcycled, eco-friendly container house is quite a conversation piece around the neighborhood (we had a pretty good turnout when the crane showed up). Before our container began its new life as a guest house in our yard, it trucked pineapples around Hawai'i. Everyone who sees it thinks that it's pretty amazing.
It has a queen bed (+pull-down twin bed), kitchen, full bathroom, TV, plenty of storage, feels roomy inside, and has dedicated outdoor space to eat, drink, and visit. Enjoy plums, pears, grapes, and raspberries right off the trees/vines/bushes in the summer.
The Big Yellow container is comfortably nestled in our fenced backyard and is conveniently located between the Wallingford and Fremont neighborhoods in Seattle. We're equidistant from Green Lake and Lake Union, where you can kayak, paddleboat, paddleboard, and enjoy many of the city's top-rated restaurants and cafes. Nearby: UW, Burke-Gilman trail, the Woodland Park Zoo, Gas Works Park, and Ballard. Public transportation is located one block away, providing quick access to downtown Seattle.
The container is professionally cleaned between guests and there is a well equipped kitchen for cooking or take out. Coffee provided (it is Seattle, after all).
Cassie is from Seattle, Jay is from New York (his parents stay in the container when they're in town), Bess the dog was rescued in Mt Vernon. We enjoy cooking, restaurants, working in the yard, and the great outdoors (hiking, running, camping, travel). Cassie is in education, Jay works at Amazon, Bess is into the ball.
jay patrikios purchased this studio in 2011
After finishing our yard right before we got married in 2011, we saw the container house in Sunset magazine, thought it was one of the cooler things we'd ever seen, and decided to get it craned on in. And then we redid the yard again.
Staying in eco-friendly lodging, house was featured in Sunset magazine (we love Sunset magazine), really nice block and neighbors.
Jay and his wife were very nice and helpful. We were within a very short walking distance to the bus stop. All metro drivers were very helpful in getting us to where we wanted to go. After a long day of sightseeing it was nice to come back to our clean and comfortable accommodation. We would very much recommend this to anyone.
We would not recommend visiting the Blue Star for breakfast. After an hour and a half of waiting to place our order, and my husband having to get his own coffee refills, the food was not good. The price was rediculous for the awful service and the inedible food. When my husband mentioned the terrible service they really were not concerned. That tells me that they don't care about their customers.
We visited all of the local attractions and we are very happy with our six night stay in Seattle at Jay's shipping container.
Judy and Fred Thompson
This compact, quaint, and cozy space was super clean and loaded with everything you'd need for your stay. My husband and I stayed in the container for one week, and we had plenty of space to store everything. The location of the property is awesome with so much to do within walking distance and less than 5 miles from Downtown Seattle landmarks like Pike Place Market and CenturyLink and Safeco fields (home to the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners, respectively). We purchased seafood at the market and had all the supplies to whip up a great dinner in the container's kitchen. The queen-size bed was very comfortable, and we often opened the patio doors to allow the fresh air inside. Although it may sound silly, taking a shower in the "bath"room is a must! Jay and Cassie are wonderful - they even offered to get us a 6-pack of beer from a local craft brewery when our flight got delayed! You can't miss this place if you want a quirky, modern space in the most awesome location in Seattle. We would definitely stay in the container again!
The container was private, clean, cozy and is in a great Seattle location.
Big Yellow was cozy, comfortable, and beautiful setting in a perfect location. Parking was never an issue are rarity in most Seattle neighborhoods. Our host were warm and welcoming...especially Miss Olive...what a doll.
My mom came to visit for 6 weeks and loved the place. Everything you need is there and functional, and owners are very helpful and flexible. Idea for single person, great location in terms both what is within walking distance, as well as access to bus system. She wants to stay there again next time for sure.
My husband & I visit Seattle often, and wanted to stay in Wallingford near the zoo & parks for our toddler. Staying at the yellow container sounded exciting & was perfect!! The container is very modern & clean with tons of sunlight. Plenty of storage considering its size, and lovely, modern furnishings. The bathroom is awesome. (The shower is the bathroom, what?!) They have a futon style bed and optional fold down twin bunk above (we used it to store our luggage) Their yard is very beautiful with loads of fruit trees & grass for our daughter to run around in. This was our first time renting a VRBO, and we were a little nervous but Jay & Cassie were fantastic hosts! They left a few play items for our daughter & a binder of recommendations on what to do & where to eat. (They have very good taste & there are loads of wonderful cafes & restaurants within walking distance) They were easy to contact & available if we needed anything, despite the fact that they had a slight emergency during our stay. I couldn't have dreamed of a better place to stay. We look forward to another stay there!
Our Walk Score is 89/100. We're incredibly close to both the center of Wallingford and the center of Fremont (Center of The Universe). On your way to Fremont, make sure you say hi to the troll. Ask anyone, they know where he is.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning fee||$50 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.