1908 CLASSIC FAMILY HOME, VIEW, CLOSE TO EVERYTHING

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Jim Yragui

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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1908 CLASSIC FAMILY HOME, VIEW, CLOSE TO EVERYTHING

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

A GREAT REFUGE

We purchased this house in 1987 when we were expecting our first born. We wanted to stay in the neighborhood because of all the local attractions and the family style of its residents.

Seeing the house for the first time, we fell in love with the boxed-beam ceilings and the french doors opening to the patio. The rest was history.

We did a simple remodel of the basement when we had teenagers so that they had a little more private space. I now live in very simple style in that basement, and so I am around periodically to work in the yard and am close by if there are any questions. There is also a washer-dryer available in a common area in the basement.

Our dining room serves well for small gatherings of 8-10, and when the weather is warm this room opens onto the patio through the French Doors.

The kitchen has dark cherry cabinets and all new appliances, and comes with all the basics for cooking and presenting a great meal for a small group. Next to the kitchen is a small half bath.

Upstairs we have three bedrooms, a small family room, and a full bath. The view deck facing North is accessed from the Master bedroom and makes the master itself a great retreat from the din of a larger group in the house. The other bedrooms look South over the secluded patio in back. From the back bedrooms one can also see the small path that meanders up from the patio through the garden to our detached garage facing south on the street behind us (54th). The garage can park two, but I am using one space.

Keywords: Upstairs includes Masterbedroom w TV and view deck, bedroom with Queen, bedroom with 2 twins, full bath, small Den w TV...

Downstairs includes full kitchen with breakfast nook seating 3-4, living room, dining room seats up to 8-10, french doors open to patio...

Parking for 1 in detached garage, parking for second car on street.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Jim Yragui

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks spanish
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I graduated Oregon State in Pharmacy in 1979, but left a year later to live in Spain. After 2 years in Pamplona (my family comes from that area), I got my MBA in Barcelona at IESE then landed in Seattle in 1984 for a Medical Sales career with Merck.

Today, I work for Humana, as a field sales associate for Medicare health plans. For fun, and to help raise funds for Senior Centers in our neighborhood, I cook paella for 90 people using two weber barbecues. I also MC small auctions and fundraisers that support seniors.

I used to run Greenlake (2.8mi) every day, but now choose to just run in the neighborhood for the quiet, and the fragrant gardens. I used to ride my bike on the Burke-Gillman trail (40-50 miles long around Lake Washington and east to Redmond), only about 5-6 minutes down the hill from our house. I enjoy sailing small boats, and of course, any opportunity to practice Spanish I can find.

Jim Yragui purchased this house in 1987

I chose this neighborhood because it is full of people, just like my memories of Spanish cities. While in Spain people came together for food and people watching, Seattle people also come together for outdoor activities: to run or walk, or to ride bikes, or to hike or ski the mountains. I believe in daily exercise, preferably outdoors, and our neighbors mirror this. I also find many of these people to be very creative, probably because of the proximity to the University of Washington. And, just as in Spain, there are many small unique and interesting places to eat.

Another reason why I chose this neighborhood was its convenience. Driving to work or to events downtown is quick and easy on Hwy 99. Driving to work outside the city in the morning or returning from outside the city in the evening is easy because most others travel in the opposite direction at those times.

We raised two kids in this house, and when they were little we would hike to the Ballard Locks to watch the salmon come up the fish ladders, or hike across the locks to get to the beach below Discovery Park. We flew kites at Gasworks Park, rode bikes to the UW, or just walked around Fremont to see the troll or the Sunday Market or the Solstice parade. Like in Spain, the Solstice parade is a parade of PEOPLE in costumes, walking or on bikes, not of cars covered with flowers. Greenlake was always a great place for the kids to swim in the summer. Now, I guess, I am staying in this neighborhood because it is full of families with kids –once you have kids of your own, you always get a kick out of watching others !

Lately, I have walked south to Fremont (20 min) ,crossed the Fremont Bridge, and climbed to the top of Queen Ann (another 20 min) for an incredible view of downtown and the Space Needle. To the north about 2 miles walk (or run ! ) is Carkeek Park, a ravine with a Salmon stream that gurgles down to another beautiful beach on the sound. Ballard is west, only 15 minutes’ walk, and another 20 minutes takes you to Shilshole, with Sailboats and lots of sand on Puget Sound. Coffee shops abound in all neighborhoods. One of my favorite little coffee shops is Canal Street Coffee, where one can sit and watch the parade of boats motoring to and from the Ballard Locks and the Sound.

The local Phinney Neighborhood Association sponsors many activities for all ages. An interesting one is the annual “Gum-Shoe”, where people walk a route mapped with 20 stops across the neighborhood. Each stop has a riddle which can be solved only with the clues available at that stop. It’s a great way to explore the neighborhood.

After enjoying the outdoors, boating is the next traditional pastime in Seattle. Small sailboats can be rented at Greenlake, and at the center for wooden boats on Lake Union. Of course, there are the traditional tourist activities involving boats, such as the hydro races in August, or local water tour of Lake Washington to see Bill Gates house, or simply renting kayaks to paddle around the Arboretum. But the best boat attraction is simply taking a ferry ride on a beautiful day, either to Bainbridge Island to tour a winery, or to Vashon Island to ride bikes and enjoy locally grown foods. My second best boating activity is watching the Duck-Dodge (all-comers) sailboat race held every summer Tuesday evening on Lake Union.

Airplanes are also big in Seattle, thanks to Boeing. Tour the 787 plant in Everett or the Museum of Flight at Boeing field, or just watch the float planes take off and land on Lake Union, always somehow dodging all those sailboats !

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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1908 Classic Family Home, View, Close to Everything
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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1908 Classic Family Home, View, Close to Everything
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Seattle Washington
Vancouver (BC) for me and the kids, Sydney for Jason
5

The best hospitality in a warm home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Our family of 4 felt like we had a "home away from home". It has everything we needed for a holiday and for a home; our highest recommendation!

Jim the owner is warm and inviting, and left us to live our lives and enjoy Seattle.

Enough said ...
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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1908 Classic Family Home, View, Close to Everything
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Seattle Washington
seattle
5

Best Vacations

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
It was amazing. We were 8 people and we were very comfortable in this house. The owner was super friendly and help us all the time. The house is in very good shape and supplied everything we needed. Great kitchen, living room area and bed rooms. I would say my time in seattle was much better because We had a nice house to stay in.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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1908 Classic Family Home, View, Close to Everything
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Seattle Washington
Chicago
5

Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We had a great time staying at this property. We had 6 people-grandparents, parents and 2 grandaughters and were all very comfortable. The house is even nicer than in the photos. The neighborhood is safe and quiet and near many of the attractions that Seattle has to offer. The girls loved playing the piano and appreciated the board games that were available. Jim was a great host, explained everything thoroughly and provided helpful advice about sights and restaurants. Despite Seattle's rainy reputation, we had a perfect week of no rain and enjoyed going to Pike's Place Market, taking a ferry to Bainbridge Island and going to Mt. Rainier National Park. We also enjoyed going to the different neighborhoods and couldn't get enough of the fabulous seafood. I would highly recommend Seattle in general and this house in particular for a great family vacation.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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1908 Classic Family Home, View, Close to Everything
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206-353-2555
Seattle Washington
5

A great place to stay in Seattle!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
My husband and I along with another couple spent a week in this charming 1908 home in Phinney Ridge, Seattle. Each day as we returned from exploring Seattle, we felt welcomed by this comfortable home. The house had plenty of room, along with a lovely kitchen, and a laundry that we could use. The house was clean with a wonderful garden patio in the back and great views from the front porch. The owner showed us through the house and then made himself available to answer any questions we had. The location was great for us. We walked into nearby Ballard to visit the Locks and the Fish Ladder. It was a short drive to Seattle Center and the Public Market. I would highly recommend this home to anyone. We loved it!
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Seattle Washington
Fremont, Earth
5

Perfect House for Temporary Accommodation while Relocating

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
We stayed here for 2 months, with our two children, 7 and 3 years old, while we searched for and purchased a house in Seattle during our relocation from our previous home in Europe. It was a wonderful home for the family, with plenty of space indoors and outdoors for the kids and us to settle in so we didn't feel like we were living out of suitcases. The location is very convenient for getting around Fremont, Ballard, Wallingford, and Phinney which are all great neighborhoods for families.

The owner, Jim, is a great host and really enjoys guests, including the children. He also takes care of his guests' requests promptly and even goes above and beyond what one would expect. For example, we purchased an electric car and within a day of brining it home, Jim had installed an electrical outlet in a convenient location in the garage so we could keep her all charged up!
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

The zoo is 3 blocks away

Live music in many locations within 1 mile

Greenlake center is 1 mile away, with paddle boating, swimming, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, roller blading, bicycle renting, sunbathing, running, walking and lots of people watching.

Shilshole, a large sandy beach on the sound, is 2 miles away.

Boats parade up and down the ship canal.

Float planes bank skyward, and down to starboard, hourly.

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Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer
May 23 2014 - Sep 2 2014
$275
$1,650
$6,600
4 nights
 
 
Regular
Sep 3 2014 - May 21 2015
$275
$1,500
$2,400
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $201.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 9.5%
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Amenities

Seattle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master is large, has extra space and balcony
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), sleeping bags (4)/air mattresses (4)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Owner is very fluent in Spanish.
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