The Starlight Studio

Queen-sized Sleep Number bed in the front sleeping alcovequeen-sized bedanother view of the front alcovesunset view from the front windowthe studio's private entrancemain roomanother view of the main roomentertainment center with satellite tv, DVD player, movies, books, and gameslooking from the main room into the front alcovekitchenanother view of the kitchendining table in kitchenanother view of the kitchenbathroombeautiful sunset over the Olympic Mountains5228 42nd Ave SW viewed from the street
“ Excellent ”
11 Reviews
5228 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136


Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
Type: Apartment
Per night: $89 - $95
Per week: $595 - $630
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Seattle vacation apartment rental
The studio has a large living area that is light and airy. There is a view of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. In the front alcove is a queen-sized Sleep Number bed. The studio is great for one couple or a family with one child young enough to sleep in our pack 'n' play, which we can provide upon request. There is a tv with 140+ satellite channels and DVD player, and a desk where you can set up your laptop to take advantage of our high-speed wireless internet.

In the full-sized kitchen, you will find a dining table with four chairs, full-sized refrigerator, oven/stove, coffee maker, and microwave. The cabinets are filled with all the dishes and equipment you will need to prepare a snack or a meal. We stock Seattle’s Best coffee and some pantry items to get you started.

The bathroom includes all the necessities . It has a shower only, no bathtub.

The studio occupies the second story of a rambling Craftsman-style home. The studio and main floor have separate entries and are completely closed off from one another inside. Your entry is up a flight of stairs in the backyard. Full-time tenants live on the main floor and in a separate cottage on the property and share the yard space. The yard is a pleasant place to relax with a picnic table and mini charcoal grill.
Area Information
Although you may feel like you’re worlds away from it all when tucked inside the quiet, peaceful studio, you will actually be just 2-1/2 blocks from the heart of our neighborhood. Walk up the street to the West Seattle Junction to find great restaurants, coffe shops, shopping, a pharmacy, grocery stores, and nightlife.

Our neighborhood, West Seattle is also home to Seattle’s finest waterfront areas: Alki Beach and Lincoln Park. Alki provides summer fun and excellent views of downtown; Lincoln Park is great for a hike in the woods or a dip in the saltwater swimming pool. We recommend riding the Elliot Bay Water Taxi from Seacrest Pier to downtown Seattle.

By car, downtown Seattle is just 10 minutes. Or, another great hassle-free option is to hop on a metro bus and ride just 15-20 minutes.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Oct 01 2013 Apr 30 2015 $89 $89 $595 $2,100 2 Nights
May 01 2015 Sep 30 2015 $95 $95 $630 $2,500 2 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 9.6%
Deposits: 50% deposit required to confirm reservation. Balance and $100 refundable damage deposit due 3 days prior to arrival.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Our pet policy: No cats, one dog max. An additional fee will apply. Please inquire for specifics.


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Full Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Mountains)
  • Hardwood Floors
  • High Speed Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (Water)
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Whale Watching
    (<1 mile)
  • Boating
    (3 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Beach
    (3 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (4 miles)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)

Reviews for this vacation apartment rental in Seattle, Washington

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Courtney Ryan

Courtney Ryan


Great little bungalow

October 13, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at this comfortable little studio. We stayed in and cooked our own food most of our stay and it had everything we needed, with the exception of a cookie sheet or oven ware dishes for the nice vintage oven. Thanks also to the owners for being so considerate and leaving dog towels and bags, both of which certainly came in handy. It's easy to walk to just about anywhere in west seattle from this centralized location, and our view of the mountains and sound were a nice treat to return to. We'd stay again and certainly recommend to others visiting Seattle.

judy eames

judy eames

Oxfordshire UK

Happy memory

October 4, 2013

The studio is spacious and well equipped and the neighbourhood is quiet and attractive. We arrived from the airport by taxi and thereafter walked quite a lot or used our Orca cards (available to seniors; even UK ones) to get around. There are quite a few steps and stairs to get from the street to the apartment but in this very safe area dealing with bags in two "hits" wasn't a problem. Three days weren't nearly enough and if we get the chance to come again, Starlight Studios would be our first choice.




Great location & lots of room

November 20, 2012

This is a great place to experience West Seattle and have plenty of space to do so. Cannot speak enough about how easy the process was and the place is great. Though a studio it is more like a one bedroom. If you need a place pick this over a hotel any day.

Tina Ellis

Tina Ellis

Cushign, ME USA

Home Away

September 27, 2012

We were so thankful to have a private home away from home vs. a sterile hotel room. We were pleasantly surprised by the spaciousness, quietness and funky decor. I also appreciated the little gift basket of snacks after a long day of traveling, thank you! Laura, you have thought of everything ... maps, local sites, extra blankets, coffee, entertainment ... I definitely will recommend your property. The bed and pillows were very comfortable too!

Terry Manning

Terry Manning

Montgomery, AL

An easy place to recommend

June 11, 2012

My wife and I stayed here recently, and we found the experience very enjoyable. The apartment is comfortably decorated with an inviting mix of contemporary and classic American styles. Everything was clean and convenient for sightseeing and dining. We've already decided to recommend this place to family members, and likely will use it again ourselves.

Agnes Molnar

Agnes Molnar

New York City

Studio in southwest Seattle

November 22, 2011

This is really a complete apartment on the second floor of a house with a private entrance. Great value for the price. Only complaint is that the queen size mattress should have been firmer for a better night's sleep. Otherwise this is a great location if you want to be in southwest Seattle. I would give it 3.5 stars.

Eve Bennett-Joseph Bennett

Eve Bennett-Joseph Bennett

Kennewick, WA

Our favorite!

July 18, 2011

Introduced my friends to this awesome little apartment! We all had a wonderful stay. Very quiet and friendly neighborhood. Super easy to walk to grocery, restaurants, and nightlife. Looking forward to coming again next year!

Allison Buchtien

Allison Buchtien

Galveston, TX USA

Nice Home Away from Home

June 3, 2011

This was a great place to stay in the Seattle area. It provided a lot more space for a cheaper price than a hotel. Restaurants and grocery stores within walking distance too! Getting into downtown was also a breeze on the buses. I would definitely recommend this to someone traveling to Seattle.

David P. Wood

David P. Wood

Galway, New York

top notch for the money

December 17, 2010

Very suitable to our needs. We would stay here again.



Salem, Or.

Great place!

July 27, 2010

The apartment is very cute and clean. Easy access to the bus line straight into downtown Seattle. We just happened to stay there during a rare heat wave so the apt was hotter than we would have liked but overall it was a wonderful value for the money. We look forward to staying there again.



Green Bay, WI

Great experience

July 3, 2010

The apartment was clean and well kept up. It had everything we needed and more. When we burned out a fuse the owners were there within a half hour to fix it. We had a wonderful stay.

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Laura Ross

Laura Ross

(206) 678-5845

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    Having both owned houses before we married in February of 2009, Joe and I decided to try the vacation rental business rather than sell either. Our first guests were Laura's family, in town for the wedding. Since then, with Joe's work as an entertainer and our joint project of raising our two sons,...
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