The Space We call this light-filled, third-floor flat, Piet’s Perch. It’s designed to be the perfect place to relax and recharge – whether you’ve spent the day exploring the Emerald City or innovating in the nearby high-tech corridor.
(If Piet’s Perch is unavailable, or the two flights of stairs is daunting, check out the lovely Jewel Box on the main floor. There's a link in our profile.)
Built in 1922 and converted to condos in 2007, Piet’s Perch is filled with charm and everything you'll need for a fabulous urban experience. The windows open out over an interior courtyard, letting in lots of light and shielding you from the noise of the city. Step outside and you’re a quick walk from Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, AMZN & MSFT offices, great dining, music & more. Interaction with Guests We've made coordinating check-in a breeze with a conveniently located lock box that allows you to pick up the keys on your schedule. We'll send you instructions and the lock box code 72 hours before your arrival.
To help you plan your visit, we'll email the New York Times 36 Hours in Seattle (customized with our hometown insight) along with your booking confirmation. Once you arrive, our robust guestbook is filled with suggestions on how to enjoy Seattle (including thoughts on getting around, where to eat and how to find a drop in yoga class), so you’ll have the local perspective at your finger tips during your stay. The Neighborhood Piet’s Perch is in an ideal location. Here’s what you’ll find on a 10 minute walk:
• Stroll North and you’ll be at the Seattle Center, featuring the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, Key Arena and Experience Music Project. The Gates Foundation is just across the street.
• Head South and you’ll be at the flagship Nordstrom store, Barney’s, Zara and a ton of great shopping. You’ll also find the Washington Convention Center in this direction.
• Meander West and you’ll be on your way to Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum, the Great Wheel, Seattle Aquarium and the Ferry Terminal (take a ride to Winslow an enjoy the views and village).
• Walk East a block and you’ll find yourself at Amazon’s new campus. Continue you on and you’ll be in the center of the high tech corridor – where Microsoft calls home in Seattle, along with a number of innovative start-ups and a slew of great restaurants.
[For more ideas, check out the interactive map below]
Seattle is a very foodie town and it’s easy to indulge when you stay at Piet’s Perch. No matter which way you stroll, you’ll find award-winning chefs cooking nightly and the temptations of Top Pot Doughnuts is a mere 20 steps from the building’s front door. If you want to dine in, the kitchen is fully stocked and there are grocery stores – including Whole Foods and the wonderful Pike Place Market – within walking distance. Getting Around With a Walk Score of 99, you truly can get just about everywhere on foot.
We don’t recommend renting a car for your visit – you can grab a cab at the airport or take the Link light rail to the Westlake station (35 minutes/$3) and you’re 4 blocks from the condo. If you do drive, there’s a parking garage half a block away with competitive overnight rates.
To explore Seattle’s other neighborhoods – Ballard, Capital Hill, Fremont, Madison Park and more – try Uber or any of these options:
• South Lake Union Streetcar (2 blocks away)
• Pronto Cycle Share (around the corner)
• King Country Metro bus (bus stops nearby)
If you want to explore outside the city, Avis, Hertz, Enterprise and Budget all have offices within walking distance. Great day trips include wine tasting in Woodinville or visiting Port Townsend, The Ho Rainforest and Mount Rainier. ...