The SpaceThe studio itself is in an old, charming building made in the early 1900s that is now a registered historic place in Seattle. The studio is the first unit next to the staircase and shares a wall with management (who is a very friendly Irish man ready to help with anything when he is there for a few hours on the weekdays) and another with a neighbor who is very quiet. Bathrooms are shared with other tenants, but there is never an issue with waiting for an available restroom. Inside the unit is a full-sized refrigerator, gas stove, toaster oven, blender, Crosley record player (plays cassettes, CDs, radio, and AUX too!), and sewing machine! You can also see Elliott Bay from the windows, and two delicious restaurant/bars occupy the ground level of the building. Guest AccessAs this is an older building, there are no communal spaces like a gym or roof deck. There is lounge seating downstairs but is not commonly used by residents. Interaction with GuestsI will be available 24/7 via phone or email should you have any questions about the studio or apartment building, the neighborhood of Belltown, or the Seattle area as a whole! The NeighborhoodAs one of the more outgoing neighborhoods of Seattle, Belltown boasts an array of things to do for both families, petowners, and young millenials! About a ten minute walk is Seattle Center, where you will find the Space Needle, the EMP Museum, the Chihuly Garden, Key Arena, and lots more. Two dog parks are within a five minute walk south, and three blocks to the west is the beautiful Elliott Bay. Like many other local Seattleites, I like to go for a jog each day down to the bay and through the Olympic Sculpture Park and Myrtle Edwards Park. Some of my favorite coffeehouses, Drip City and Bedlam Coffee, are all a short stroll away, and nightlife really picks up at the dive bars (I recommend skeeball at the Rabbit Hole and pinball at Shorty's) and local favorite Foundation Nightclub, both within walking distance as well. Getting AroundTwo blocks away is a busy bus stop that can take you south to the heart of downtown, where you'll find Pike Place Market and Westlake Station (where you can catch a train to UW or SeaTac Airport) in about 5 minutes, or up north to Queen Anne, Fremont, and Wallingford in 10-20. There are probably 10 different Zipcar lots within a 10-minute walk, and Car2Go's are usually littered around the area. Ubers and Lyfts are also ready to pick you up at any time of day!
I myself don't have a car so I've gotten pretty good with the routes so I can always help you find a line. If you will be having a car, you can usually find a spot on the street, and parking is $1.50/hour between 8a-8p Mon-Sat (the cheapest in the city!).