Stunning, in-city beach front hide away. This three bedroom home is one of a kind, quiet, and rare to find this close to the city. Come relax and take in the breath taking views of the Puget Sound.
The home features 3 bedrooms with queen sized beds, plush bedding and beach decor. The spacious great room has walls of windows to take in the view. Full kitchen is stocked with utensils and kitchen wares for entertaining up to 12+ guests. Enjoy use of gas BBQ on the upper deck off the dining area. Bulk head on the beach has fire pit for beach bonfires.
We're approximately three and a half miles to downtown Seattle. Easy walk to downtown and sculpture park on beautiful Elliott Bay. South exposure take in all of the Elliott Bay marina, Seattle high rises, Mount Rainer, Alki Point, the ship canal gateway to Seattle from the Pacific, the islands and Olympic Mountains. Beach walks two miles around Magnolia to the North and West during low tide... Walk all the way to Discovery Park light house, walk to Elliott Bay marina with acclaimed Palisades restaurant and Maggie Bluff's Beach Cafe. This home is the ideal Seattle get-away and a fun hotel alternative.
Keywords: waterfront, beach house, Seattle, beach, ocean, oceanfront, elliott bay, downtown Seattle
Owner Of Luxury Vacation Homes
William Moorman purchased this estate in 2008
We are madly in love with the location of this property! We are sure you will fall in love with it too!
We LOVED the house! We enjoyed several wonderful family gatherings at the extra large dining room that overlooked Puget Sound. We only had 4 people staying at the house but I had my cousin's family over for dinner and had plenty of room for 9. The layout was perfect for us. Our mother took the upstairs bedroom so we had her separated from the rest of the noisy family downstairs. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of pots, pan and dishes to accommodate a large group and even had a good supply of staple items (such as cooking spray, spices) to get you started. The property managers were very helpful and flexible as we had to make changes to our reservation due to a family emergency. I had concerns about the stairs going into the house; Mary was kind enough to e-mail photos so I could forward them to my mother and let her make the decision. If you have someone in your party with limited mobility you should know there are several stairs to take down to get into the house, but my age 80-ish parent found them manageable, and in her words, “the view was worth it!” Again, on the mobility issue, someone with limited mobility may have difficulty with the downstairs shower which must be stepped down into about 2 feet. But, if you have no physical limitations you’ll love it. The location could not be beat. Magnolia is such a quaint part of town and from there you can drive to the Space Needle and downtown to Pike’s Market in about 10 minutes. We took several walks down to the beach and to the nearby marina where you can splurge on a fabulous dinner at The Palisades Restaurant or eat casual lunch outside Maggie’s café. I highly recommend this property!
Wonderful place. Great get-away yet close to the city. Very well furnished and supplied. Light and bright - no window coverings but we didn't mind. Oldish but everything worked. One very small parking space but others nearby worked for us. Beautiful setting on a rocky beach on Puget Sound. Fun watching the ships and boats go by. Renters very helpful at every stage.
We just returned home after a ten day stay at the West Galer Beach House. The beach house lived up to all our expectations. The house is located right on the shore very near the Elliot Bay Marina. The lower patio is directly on the waters edge at high tide and, at low tide, offers wonderful walks on the beach. The home itself is older and shows its age, but nonetheless very comfortable and welcoming. All of the appliances worked great (washer/dryer, dishwasher, heaters, oven, etc) and made our stay much easier than staying in a hotel. The house is pre-stocked with many things you might need on a vacation, but don't think to pack (like a hair dryer and even a lint roller!). The stairs into the home and down to the beach are a bit steep, but well worth the journey. We had no need to contact the owner or rental service while we were there as we had no problems at all, but our experience with Mary during the rental process tells us that we would have received immediate help if any problem had arisen. We would definitely consider staying here again in the future.
Special thanks to Mary for her personal attention and responsiveness throughout the rental process.
We had the opportunity to spend 5 days in this fabulous home during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Our daughter and her husband shared the home with us. It is a great home to share family and good times. After reading some of the earlier reviews, we were very skeptical. So, I contacted Mary, who manages the property. She was very forthright and honest. She was extremely helpful in answering all my concerns. After our conversation it became clear that there had been a series of circumstances that was out of their control that had occurred. We found that the owners had addressed every one of the problems. We found the home in excellent condition, very clean and extremely well equipped. It was a true pleasure to stay in this home. The location right on the Sound is beyond awesome. The view of the Olympics across the Sound on a clear day was spectacular. The home has a great room with a great woodburning fireplace. The home has the feel of a very cozy beach cottage. Mary was extremely helpful during the entire process. She went out of her way to make sure our stay was comfortable. We can't wait to visit our daughter again in Seattle so we can again stay in this wonderful home. You will love it if you stay here.
Even with some of the challenges this property has, tough access, weeping lower bath wall, no parking the home is in a fantastic location. Right on the water, you cannot beat the wow factor upon entering. We celebrated our daughters recent graduation from medical school here with some extended family in for the occassion. We were able to gather all intimately without the hassle of restaurant reservations and traffic. Everyone had a great time. The kitchen was well equipped and we were grateful for the success of our stay. I know we made unforgettable memories here! We don't sweat the small stuff! :-)
The downstairs bathroom has water leaking into it from an outside source. Some days it is bad enough that it threatens to flood the adjacent two bedrooms. The owner is fully aware of the problem, and has placed a wet vac nearby for renter use. Of course, the owner did not warn us of this problem in advance... As a result of the water issue, the entire lower level smells bad, and the bathroom is unusable.
In addition, we had the luxury of an increasingly bad odor on the upper floor. Eventually we found the mouse corpse. There is a broken cat door which has a cat-sized permanent hole and may have been responsible for rodent access.
The house is in a beautiful location and is comfortably furnished, so I managed to give it two stars despite all of the deficits. I will not rent from this owner again because he was not honest enough to warn us about the problem. The adjacent property and the parking area for both properties appear to have been recently hit by a landslide, so there are additional concerns.
I have used vrbo to rent vacation properties in three other states on many occasions. This is the first time I have had problems.