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Classic Urban Home Close to University of Washington - Sea to Sky Rentals!

Owner / Property Manager

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Owner / Property Manager

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015
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Classic Urban Home Close to University of Washington - Sea to Sky Rentals!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

University District House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 9

With a swinging seat on the front porch, you can relax the day away with a good book or sip a drink and just take in the ambiance of the neighborhood. As you walk into the timeless entry way, a box beam ceiling highlights the large main level. The living room offers plenty of comfortable seating for board games or a movie on the 40" flat panel television. A gourmet kitchen, allows you to cook up all your tasty finds from the local farmers market. With a large dining area, there is room for everyone to dine together. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee in the cozy sunroom next to the dining room or outside on the sundeck with views of the eastern mountains.

The top floor boasts four bedrooms and full spacious bathroom. Two of the bedrooms offer queen size beds, while a third bedroom has two twin beds. The fourth bedroom has a queen bed with a twin bed nestled into the bedroom alcove. Three bedrooms out of four have air conditioning!

In the daylight basement you will find a laundry room, second bathroom and fun rec room! When you're not lounging on the sectional sofa watching tv you can start up a friendly game of ping pong!

The surrounding Ravenna neighborhood offers all kinds of amazing places to explore during your stay in Seattle. Close to University Village Shopping Center, University of Washington, Ravenna Park, local restaurants and coffee shops. Walk Score of 94 means almost anything is just a short walk away!

Please note that major holidays require a 4 or 5 night minimum, depending on the holiday.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner / Property Manager (Property Manager)
Member since: 2002
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015

About Owner / Property Manager

I purchased the house in 2007 and immediately initiated a large scale renovation and remodel project. My inspirations were the Tuscan kitchens I saw during a year in Italy and my desire for a fun and loving space for my two children. The kitchen is the social and architectural heart of the house. Houses of the early 1900's did not focus on large social spaces. I decided to remove the partition between the dining room and kitchen to create a large social space. The kitchen is vast and very 'gourmet.' You can cook while talking to family and friends seated at the breakfast counter or in the dining room. I also created what the kids and I called the 'gourmet' bathroom of the second floor. It features a large multi-fixtured shower complete with body jets, a heated tile floor and a Japanese toilet with heated seat and bidet functions. Finally, we created a 'kid recreation zone' in the daylight basement which has a ping pong table, large sectional couch and home theater. Over the years, we noted that the 'kid recreation zone' became favored by the adults as much as by the children. br br

The Ravenna Farmhouse has facilitated great joy for my family and many others. I hope you enjoy your stay.

What makes this house unique

The Ravenna Farmhouse has served families since the early 1900's. 10 years ago I received a letter from a local antiques dealer He had found a letter written from the owners of the house in 1918. It was long, and beautifully written with the grammar of the time. Most significant to me was the author's (mother of the family) comments on the great flu pandemic of 1918. She was relieved that no one in the family had succumbed to the flu but there were many in the city who had. I later found out that she and her husband were on the building committee of the historic University Church on the corner of 15th Ave NE and NE 50th St, a few blocks from the house.

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The neighborhood is a wonderful example of how good urban living can be. You can walk to a variety of small businesses, the UW Bookstore, and movie theaters in the University Ave zone. You can walk to Whole Foods in the nearby Roosevelt District. And you can walk down 'secret stairs' or via the streets to the University Village, the premiere shopping mall of Seattle. The University of Washington is also a very short walk and is one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. It also hosts a variety of entertainment events. The neighborhood food options are truly unlimited. For Chinese food, you can have a world class experience at Din Tai Fung at the University Village. For Mexican food, Aqua Verde near the UW Campus not only has top quality food, you can also rent a sea kayak there and kayak on Lake Union. For a romantic evening, our favorite local place was Pair, which I would describe as French Tapas place.

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My personal favorite aspect of the Ravenna House experience was walks in the neighborhood to Ravenna Park, just a few blocks away. It is a Ravine in which you can bike or walk surrounded by lush green trees. Both ends of the park feature newly renovated playgrounds.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.6
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Classic Urban Home Close to University of Washington - Sea to Sky Rentals!
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
5

Great Experience at Ravenna Farm House

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Our extended family of 9 adults stayed at the Ravenna Farm House while in Seattle for a wedding. We loved the layout of the main floor and also having the option of the lower level entertainment area. The outside seating areas were perfect for enjoying the lovely spring weather and we also liked the easy walk to campus. The upstairs sleeping arrangements were a bit cozy for 9 adults but worked out just fine for our family. The rental agency was very responsive to our requests. Overall excellent experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Victoria, thanks for sharing your experience! So glad you enjoyed the Ravenna Farmhouse and that we were attentive to your needs while you were staying with us. It was fantastic having you as our guest and we would love to have you back anytime! Remember, return guests get 5% off any stay. :) Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
5

wonderful old house with plenty of room

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The house was big enough to fit our family. We loved the nice big kitchen. When we needed towels, the management company brought them to us right away.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC
Owner's Response: Hello Gina! So glad you enjoyed your time at the Ravenna Farmhouse. Come back and stay with us again - return guests get 5% off any stay! Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
5

Terrific House for our Family Thanksgiving Gathering

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The Ravenna Farm House comfortably housed my family for Thanksgiving. It is roomier than it would seem in the pictures. The spacious kitchen allowed multiple chefs to slice and dice. The ping pong table in the basement offered the opportunity for a friendly competition. The family room allowed football fans to watch the game without interruptions by non-viewers. We will definitely keep this as an option for the future!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Elizabeth and thank you for choosing Sea to Sky Rentals! We are so glad that the Ravenna Farm House was comfortable and spacious enough for your group. Keep in mind that return guests get 5% off any stay with Sea to Sky Rentals! We would love to have you back next time you are in Seattle. Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
5

Ravenna Farm House

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We came up from Arizona for a football game and decided to stay near campus. The Ravenna house was perfectly located in a quiet neighborhood. I can't say enough good things about the house or the setting. I highly recommend this house to anyone considering it!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Greg and thank you for choosing Sea to Sky Rentals! So happy to hear that Ravenna Farmhouse was suitable for your needs and you found the location and the home to be exceptional. We look forward to having you stay with us again next time you are in Seattle - and remember, return guests get 5% off! Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
4

Great house and close to everything

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was adequately helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Very nice older craftsman style home. The house is very big, nicely updated kitchen and great family den/basement space. Our only complaint would be the stairs leading to the bedrooms upstairs are so incredibly squeaky!! Same goes for the floors upstairs. Other than that, we were really happy with our stay there.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Winnie and thank you for choosing Sea to Sky Rentals! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that the Ravenna Farmhouse met your needs. If you get a chance, please let us know in greater detail how we can improve our guest service next time. Also, keep in mind that return guests get 5% off all stays with Sea to Sky! Contact us to get this great discount next time you are in Seattle. Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
5

Wonderful Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The house was beautiful with plenty of room for everyone! The little nooks (sun room, room off of bedroom, window seat in LR) were great for curling up and reading, or reading a story to a little one. Great kitchen for family meals, comfy beds after a long day. Made our family-sized wedding areal delight. The nearby park had nice trails for walking too. Since Sea to Sky is so responsive I have two tiny suggestions: a few extra tea towels (kitchen) would have been nice, and the addition of scissors or kitchen shears would make the kitchen completely flawless! Great company to deal with--made the whole experience easy. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Kathryn! We enjoyed working with you and your guests as well! I am so happy to see that you took advantage of all the beautiful rooms and great location the home has. Your feedback is so helpful to us and I will pass along your suggestions for scissors and extra tea towels. Next time you are in town we would love to have you back. Keep in mind all returning customers receive a 5% discount!

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Rates & Availability

From $325 Per night

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Amenities

University District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2860 sq. ft.
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2.25
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • 3 Queen beds, 3 Twin beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services

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