Sweet "Zen Den" Cabin (no shower)
Sweet "Zen Den" Cabin (no shower)
3 guests
2 beds
3 guests
2 beds
You won’t be charged yet

For travelers who are passing through town short-term and like a rustic cabin vibe in a great city location. Features: Futon pull out double bed, twin single loft bed, toliet & kitchette, but note: No bathing facilities available on site. Welcome!

The space

This space has a lot of funky charm and is in a great part of the city. The room is cozy and a bit quirky with a rustic/self built vibe as we inherited the space (for example, the walls are simple paneling) but if you like its charm like we do, you will always have clean sheets, fresh duvets and coffee. You can have your coffee on the roof to see the tips of the skyscrapers while listening to the collection of birds that seem to like our yard!

We hope you will love this place so please do not book just because it "will do for the price." Not everyone likes ladders, futons, old wood wall paneling or lack of a shower, but some people love cozy and fun and will truly resonate with our offering as they travel like we do! We love people to be happy and feel safe.

There is a toliet is in the room with a curtain and half wall dividing it from the rest of the space, but no solid door.

There is a single foam bed in the loft for those that are comfortable on a loft ladder. The futon in the main space is a pull out that could fit two people and is comfy. I set it up with clean sheets and bedding always. It will take up most of the room, so if you are staying more then a night, you may want to push it back to have a sitting space as there is a small table and two seats for eating space and a kitchenette, but no drawers for clothes..though we have lots of hooks and a shelf- if you have large wheel suitcases it will be possibly too tight...I offer all this to be upfront so you will enjoy your stay if you select the Zen Loft :)
The wifi password for the zen loft is hulahoop :)

Guest access

The Zen Loft is located behind our house which is off of 16th Ave Ne and NE 70th street in the highly walkable area of Ravenna with loads of restaurants, Greenlake, books stores and coffee shops within minutes walk.

The house is on 70th between 16th and 17th Ave NE. We are one house in from the corner. If passing 17th, we are the second house on the left with a big maple blocking much of our beige house with purple door.

On the right, you will see a clear large gravel drive way taking you to a gate on the right of our house and you will see the Zen Loft by the lit up tree and path in the way back. Please just open the right door of the loft, the other is locked as has a small crack from being pulled too hard. Youu will just wander from the backyard to the loft in your own private little corner of our yard :)

The kitchenette is stocked with basic essentials such as a mini fridge, sink, two hot plates, microwave, coffee pot, toaster and utensils.

The heater are two green ceramic plates against the walls with on/off switches on them. One will warm up the room very well, two is just if you need a burst or it is below freezing.

Wifi is ZEN LOFT Password is hulahoop. When leave please leave key on the table and wash any dishes. Thank you.

Interaction with guests

I often leave the key for guests to check in when they are able. I like to greet my guests as we live on the property when possible and be helpful with information they may need. I am a busy mom of 4 so my husband and I are often all about town, but we are accessible on phone and email easily most of the time. Sometimes we do rent when we are not home and are up front with our guests if they would be booking to stay without personal host experience and it is up to them!

Other things to note

Though we think our place has character and charm galore, it is not for the traveler that needs lots of space or needs to stay a long time (unless they have shower options at a gym or friends, etc). It is perfect if you want to explore short-term and want to save money by cooking in the loft reading a book, getting away from the hustle and bustle while still being in the city.

If using the loft, the laddar can be easily pulled away from the wall to sit on the wooden support, but since it is not nailed down please be (URL HIDDEN) drinking and climbing :)

Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $27 AUD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $88 AUD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Please be respectful as if you were guests of our home and we hope to treat you the same. Please strip the bed when finished. We try not to charge too much for cleaning, so please leave the kitchen as much as you can as you found it. Nothing but toliet paper in the toliet please. No smoking on the grounds, no pets generally, but you are welcome to ask. Feel free to say hi, chat or keep to yourself- it is up to you!


1 night minimum stay

263 Reviews

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Cassandra User Profile
February 2016
Lara was very accommodating and lovely, and the cabin suited our short stay in Seattle perfectly! The ceramic heaters on the walls kept us warm and cosy during the cold night, and we had fun playing cards on the small table provided. The sleeping options probably wouldn't have suited us long term, as the loft bed was a single - so we slept on the futon. I got the good pillow and had a great sleep, but my partner cycled through a few in the night. Despite this, I'd definitely recommend staying with Lara if you're having a trip to Seattle. The neighbourhood was convenient and super residential, and a very easy drive to amenities. Thanks for having us!

Eileen User Profile
September 2017
The host canceled this reservation 7 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Michael User Profile
August 2017
The Zen Den is essentially a backyard shed converted into a rustic lodging. Since we have family in Seattle and could get a shower there when needed, the Den met our needs (two of us) and was a fun and inexpensive place to stay. Though the nights were a bit chilly outside (fifties), the Den stayed comfortable, and we did not need to use the heaters provided. We used the loft only for storage, but the single mattress there seemed just as good as the double futon. Lara was very quick to respond to all of my messages and was very accommodating.

Mollie User Profile
August 2017
Cute spot! Lara was very accommodating.

Sierra User Profile
August 2017
Lara's 'Zen Den' provided us with an incredibly welcoming and intimate space to rest our heads for the night. The bed was incredibly cozy and even on a night in august the space was comfortably cool. We were impressed with the vast array of everyday items that she provided for our use - everything from the common coffee mug to a mini cheese grater! This is a wonderful place and we would recommend staying here for at least one night.

Lukas User Profile
August 2017
We had a perfect stay! Thanks Lara!

Emily User Profile
August 2017
The Zen Den was so sweet and comfortable. Great for staying a few days as you can cook there and have you're own little place. Lara was so very helpful suggesting restaurants and places to go! Very friendly and relaxing atmosphere.

Seattle, Washington, United StatesJoined in October 2013
Lara User Profile

As a world traveler and Airbnb user myself, we built a space to host (Zen Den) but when we moved I was so sad to lose the space. So we bought a house with a tiny cabin on it already inally which we can extend to other travelers! Both my husband and I have lived in other countries and love meeting people and sharing our city with them. We have 4 children in our home which is on the same property.

My husband and I love to dance, go to festivals, cook and be with our kids and friends. My husband works in technology and I am a kids music and yoga teacher.

We have traveled to Thailand multiple times and often visit Europe.

We are fairly relaxed people, but always like clean linens, good communication and other relaxed people as this studio space is simple without a shower or bedroom, but has character and beats a old motel in our humble opinion!

We hope you have fun visiting Seattle!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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