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Seattle Sanctuary w/ Olympic Mountain View!


Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2014
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Seattle Sanctuary w/ Olympic Mountain View!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Phinney Ridge Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful 1900 sq. ft Town Home, 2 Bedroom/3 bath, Close to Everything!

I'd love to have you as a guest in my Phinney Ridge town home, which has unobstructed Olympic Mountain/sunset/territorial views from every floor and nearly every room. Located atop a hill, but easily accessible, my home is just minutes to historic Ballard, Fremont, Wallingford, Greenlake, Greenwood, and it's also an easy walk to Phinney shops and restaurants, Woodland Park and the Woodland Park Zoo. A ten minute drive to Queen Anne, Downtown, Capitol Hill, and with easy I5 and hwy 99 freeway access, there's really no place in Seattle that isn't just a quick trip away. Phinney Ridge itself is a prime location; it's safe, walkable, and there's always ample street parking out in front, as well as buses that run right on the avenue below.

Built in 2008, the1900 sq. ft corner-lot view home has a private top-story master suite with tempurpedic bed, vaulted ceilings, a balcony, walk-in closet, jacuzzi tub and glass shower, his and hers sinks, and a private commode. The kitchen features stainless appliances, microwave, gas range, and ample granite counter space where you can prepare dinner while watching the sun set over the Olympic mountains. The kitchen opens into the dining room, which overlooks the living room a half-level below and has a large atrium window that frames a breathtaking view of the Olympics and Ballard. From the top story balcony, you can also see the Lake Washington Ship Canal. A second bedroom on the lower level opens out into a semi-private backyard kitchen garden, also with an Olympic Mountain view.

Each bedroom has its own bathroom with tub/shower, and there’s an extra half bathroom right off the kitchen. The home features cherry wood floors throughout, except for the lower level bedroom which has plush carpeting. Two indoor fireplaces - one in the living room and one in the master bedroom - make it especially cozy and easy to warm up, even in the coldest winter months. Cross-ventilation (with screened windows) and the hilltop breeze keeps it naturally cool year-round, even on those few hot Seattle summer days.

Free wireless internet is included, along with Apple TV that you can use with your own account (works with Netflix, Hulu, etc.), and a DVD player for watching movies. There is also an onsite front-loading whirlpool washer/dryer and an alarm system for security (optional). Decor throughout the home is cottage contemporary with soft warm tones. Fresh linens and towels are provided, of course.

This is a three-bedroom home, but one of the rooms is used as an office and closed off to guests, so there are two bedrooms available as accommodations, comfortably set up for four people.



- stainless dishwasher, fridge (with freezer/ice dispenser), microwave

- four burner gas range and oven

- granite counters

- garbage disposal

- built-in water filtration in sink and fridge

- fully stocked with pots, pans, plates, bowls, cups, glasses, kitchen implements, spices, etc.

- breakfast bar

- half bath off kitchen

- cherry hardwood floors throughout

- select cookbook library for your culinary adventures!

- Bose Wave CD/Radio


- tempurpedic mattress

- vaulted ceilings

- private/entire floor for master suite

- access to private balcony with Olympic Mountain/Sunset view

- jacuzzi tub

- glass shower

- private commode

- walk in closet

- his & hers sinks

- tiled counters and floors

- fireplace


- plush carpeting

- access to semi-private backyard kitchen garden with Olympic Mountain view

- private full bath

- American Leather pull out foam mattress sofa (SO comfortable and easy to use; NOT your average pull-out bed)


- tall vaulted ceilings

- large atrium window with unobstructed Olympic Mountain view

- cherry hardwood floors throughout

- open bi-level layout with kitchen/dining area

- 46' mounted flat screen with Apple TV, DVD player, separate HDMI cable for laptop hookup and local station satellite

- select books and DVDs for your use (there's also a video rental shop 1 min down the hill)

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rachel (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2014

About Rachel

Originally from the east coast, I went to school in California, and then moved to Seattle in 2004 after finishing college. I have run a business here since 2005 and love being part of the local entrepreneurial community. I purchased my home in 2008, while it was still under construction. I watched it being built, picked out many of the finishes myself, and I have loved living in it and caring for it. My work now allows me (and sometimes requires me) to be mobile more of the time, and it is my pleasure to open up my home to guests who will exercise the same care I do when I stay in people's homes around the world!

Rachel purchased this townhome in 2008

Why Rachel chose Phinney Ridge

I loved this home from the moment I saw it. The location atop the hill, with unobstructed views of the Olympic Mountains from every floor; the open layout of the main floor with the kitchen/dining room leading into the living room, which is recessed and underneath a vaulted ceiling and looks out through that large atrium window to the majestic view of the Olympics and breathtaking sunsets; the private master suite on a floor all to itself. It really stood out from every other town home I saw. And I find the location so perfect - minutes from Ballard, Fremont, Wallingford, Greenlake, I5 and 99, and just a few minutes more by car and you're in the U-District, Downtown, Cap Hill, Magnolia, or Madison Park. It really is an ideal spot if you want to be close to everything great about Seattle, but removed from the busy-ness of Downtown.

What makes this townhome unique

Among my home's unique benefits, I'd list the following:

1. Awesome views from every floor.

2. Vaulted ceilings in Living Room and Master Bedroom

3. Fireplaces in the Living Room and Master Bedroom

4. Easy on street parking. I've NEVER had a tough time getting a spot on my street.

5. The tempurpedic bed is SO comfortable.

6. Cherry wood floors cover 75% of the home. Grey slate tiled entrance and plush carpeting in the second bedroom.

7. Open kitchen/dining/living room makes the home feel open, light, and spacious.

8. Master Bedroom balcony and semi-private kitchen garden off second bedroom bring the outside just a little bit in.

9. Phinney Ridge neighborhood is safe, quaint, and minutes from all Seattle's choice satellite areas.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My site experience was seamless in every aspect -- reserving dates, confirming, payment, communication with the owner. Everything was clear, fast, and convenient. For anyone considering Rachel's home, I can't say enough good things about her, her mother who helps with logistics, or her lovely home. It lives up to the stunning pictures and offers every imaginable comfort. I know of no comparable way to stay in as much comfort -- with a well-stocked, gourmet kitchen even -- for anything close to this price in the traditional world of hotels. The Seattle location is perfect -- close to everything with plenty of street parking and a stunning view of Ballard and the Olympics. Rachel is a responsive and caring hostess/owner -- her attention to detail is amazing. Our communication and via the telephone and over email was clear, helpful, and very gracious. Thank you Rachel and Nancy! You helped male my holiday with my kids something special. We hope to stay with you again soon!
Dec 2012
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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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based on 9 traveler reviews

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Seattle Sanctuary w/ Olympic Mountain View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Stunning Views, Awesome Kitchen!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely townhome for nine days and I still can't believe our good luck in finding this gem! We travelled with our young adult son and because the bedrooms are on different floors, we had lots of privacy. We were able to walk to Green Lake, the zoo, and lots of delightful restaurants and cafes. There is ample street parking on the quiet, dead-end street, and the views from the living room and master bedroom are breathtaking! I especially enjoyed the well equipped kitchen. The property was spotless upon arrival and we were greeted with fresh flowers and a bottle of wine on the dining table! Our hostess was remarkable, checking in by text several times during the week to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. We have used VRBO several times over the years and have always been happy, but I can say without a doubt that this was the very best experience we have had. We will be looking for excuses to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review, Tracy! I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit! Please come again anytime! - Rachel
Raleigh, nc

2013 Christmas Visit

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit in Seattle at Rachel's home. Her house was warm ad fragrant with welcoming flower bouquet and lemonade. Rachel checked on us daily to make sure we are comfortable. She has all sufficient supplies for bedrooms, kitchen, laundry room, living room, and bathrooms. You would feel "home sweet home."

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Skagway, Alaska

Lovely Choice for a Stay in Seattle

  • 5 of 5

Traveling through Seattle often, I have had the chance to stay at a few other vacation rentals around the city. Rachel's home is by far the best experience yet, from the amazing views, beautiful furnishings and cook's kitchen to name just a few. The location is hard to beat, with easy and quick access to just about anywhere in the city. Green Lake is just a short walk away where I enjoyed morning runs and the Phinney Ridge neighborhood offers a variety of local establishments to explore. It was so nice to stay in a home that had oodles of natural light and the fireplace was a nice touch on a cold autumn day. The entire process of booking was very professional and Rachel was fantastic to work with. The flowers upon arrival are a nice extra touch. This is a great choice if you are looking for a home that is centrally located, comfortable, and with fantastic views.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Beautiful and convenient Phinney town home

  • 5 of 5

We visit our son in Seattle frequently and Rachel's town home was a perfect spot for us. The listing descriptions and photos were completely accurate and the beautiful view west was a winner day and night, in any weather! The fireplaces were a bonus on chilly, grey November days, and the gourmet kitchen was a great spot to cook. We love Seattle and the NW and Rachel made all the details and paperwork simple and easy for our visit. She was always available and helpful. The location makes it easy to get everywhere, including downtown, and street parking was never an issue. The town house is on 4 levels, not a problem for us, but something to consider if there are mobility issues. I would certainly recommend this property as it is lovely, modern, clean and convenient.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Portland OR

A perfect place for visiting a beautiful city.

  • 5 of 5

Seattle probably has as many beautiful views as any city in the world. That doesn't mean that it is easy for a traveler to find accommodations that afford a good view. This is one of those places, however, and it comes with space and amenities that a very expensive hotel would probably not provide. The photos accurately show you the space and the description accurately details the amenities - trust them. Also trust that everything will be immaculately clean. And trust Rachel to be quick to communicate and dedicated to ensuring that you enjoy your stay.

There is good access to 99 and I-5, the main N-S routes through Seattle. There are good shopping options, including Trader Joe's and Fred Meyer less than two miles away, and a Friday afternoon farmers market less than a mile.. We walked the hills of the Phinney Ridge neighborhood and around Woodland Park and Green Lake. We especially enjoyed the pubs and bakeries of nearby Ballard. Our favorite brewpubs - Hales and Maritime Pacific , and favorite bakeries - Tall Grass and Honore, all very close. We were also fortunate to have good weather, so we enjoyed beautiful sunsets over the Olympics. I guess you can tell that we loved our too-short stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Foz do Iguaçu

Awesome stay in Phiney Ridge

  • 5 of 5

This is a brandnew home decorated with very good taste and attention to details. The living room is spacious and has a great view. The kitchen is charming and fully equiped. The master bedroom has the most comfortable bed and the bathroom and closet made me feel in a five-star resort!

Rachel was really helpful!

I would definetely stay in her home again!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
SeaTac International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Brimmer & Hilltap
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Seattle Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Interbay Golf Center
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate HWY 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Le Gourmand
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Golden Gardens Park
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

From $165 Per night

Phinney Ridge Townhome Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning Fee $90.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.5%
Notes $20 per person additional per night after the first four people
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Phinney Ridge Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Kitchen Half-Bath - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , American Leather wood base pull out with foam mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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