|Minimum Stay||4 - 5 nights|
Over 4400 square feet of luxury living on two levels. The gated entry leads through a verdant garden to the entry/art gallery with cathedral ceilings and baby grand piano. Ahead of you is the large living room w/ fireplace, stereo, library, and large wrapped windows to enhance the spectacular views of Portage Bay with the Seattle Yacht Club boats, Husky Rowing Team, and the Cascade mountains beyond in the East. The formal dining room, with views of the water, seats 10; fully equipped chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances and casual seating area. The one car garage and side entrance open to the mud-room. On the other end of the main floor is the master bedroom suite with views of the water, with queen sized bed, flat screen tv; ample closet space; marble bathroom with double sinks and walk in shower with adjustable shower, soaking tub and separate W.C.
Garden Level of House: The garden level boasts a large family room that opens to the garden and its views of the mountains, with 2 sofas and 2 club chairs to enjoy the surround sound, flat screen t.v., board and video games/dvd stereo and A/V closet. There's a wide selection of books and music. Down the hall there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The first bedroom has a spectacular view of the water, open to the garden for separate entrance, a queen bed, desk and 2 large closets. A contemporary bathroom is at the end of the hall, between the remaining bedrooms. The first bedroom has a bunk bed, desk, electric piano, and good sized closet, and the second bedroom has views of the lake, a queen bed, desk, ample closet space and its own half bath. The Bosch front loading washer and dryer are on this level in the laundry room, as well as an excercise room equipped with a treadmill, stability ball, mat, tv, light weights and bands.
The Garden and Views: The house sits amidst beautifully maintained Italian-style gardens on an over 10,000 foot lot. The front gated entry gives privacy as does the lush foliage, and a garden table nestled in the front courtyard provides an alternative dining area. The back garden is large and multi-leveled, with gated entrances on either side to access the waterfront. The wisteria and jasmine covered arbor provides beautiful dappled light under which to dine outdoors, with stunning views of the active yet always charming Portage Bay. A large terrace with a pair of chaises and sun umbrella provide private refuge amongst the mature and flowering garden. The lower garden level features a pond, large flower beds, white stoned walkways and a hidden seating area for those seeking quiet moments.
We have a 3 person canoe you can use (at your own risk) and launch it from our waterfront dock. Enjoy swimming or other water sports in the lake. Living near the water in the city is magical!
Architect Designed Property: This is truly one of the special houses of Seattle. Originally built in 1928, it was completely renovated by Roland Terry, the iconic architect of the Northwest who also designed the famous Canlis Restaurant. More recently, the house was updated by the internationally famous modern architect, Hugh Newell Jacobsen. This location is close enough to everything you want to see and do in Seattle, but provides a stylish respite from the urban life nearby.
I apologize for being so tardy in responding to your gracious note. And, yes, I have so many things I would like to share about our stay in your beautiful home......first, Ginger was awesome! She was warm and friendly and couldn't have been more welcoming. When we had a question about the lights on the tree in the front yard - she immediately got an answer for us. Later in the week, when I had a question about closing up the home.................she returned my call immediately; again with answers! But there truly was little that wasn't covered in your welcoming packet! It was informative without being imposing....it had just the right amount of information to make everything about our stay easy!
The house had absolutely everything we needed to make our family Thanksgiving! We had several long cooking days and the kitchen couldn't have been better equipped! One of the guests is a professional baker and she found all the necessary tools to keep us in fresh bread and cinnamon rolls all week long!
Our musical theater trio provided us hours of entertainment on the grand piano in the foyer! It was such a hit!!!! They were especially charmed to read the history of the house and it's ties to Jack Benny and his friends. They are certainly hoping that some of the "mojo" of your home follows them back to NYC!
Then their was the beautiful front room with the wall of glass! It didn't matter if it was raining or the sun was shining this amazing room was where everyone eventually gravitated to once the eating was finished and the entertainment was over. Sitting there drinking the gourmet coffee that this city is known for, looking out over the water, the houseboats, the bridge, the ships.........we truly got to experience Seattle in all it's glory from this beautiful spot!
Our youngest daughter got married in Seattle and we stayed in Pia's and John's lovely home. Our group consisted of two sets of grandparents, my brother and sister-in-law and my husband and myself.
This home has wonderful views as well as access to Portage Bay. There are two levels with access in front from the street. The street access floor consists of kitchen (the most well supplied kitchen I've encountered - wonderful!), breakfast nook, formal dining room, a large front room with grand piano, and a large living room with floor to ceiling windows from which to view the bay, as well as a master bedroom and full bathroom.
The downstairs contains a garden level entertainment room complete with television, comfortable sofas and chairs as well as a library and access to the garden. The other three bedrooms are also on this level as well as laundry room, exercise room and two bathrooms.
My sister-in-law is unable to negotiate stairs and the street level master bedroom worked well to accommodate her and my brother. This is something to keep in mind for this property.
Our party loved sitting in the street level living room and enjoying the views and peace and quiet of Portage Bay. We would have loved to have spent more time doing so had we not had so many wedding activities going on. Perhaps another time!
Pia and John were very good communicating and keeping me well informed. Their home is set up with all information needed to know where and how to operate everything in the house as well as some local information as to shopping and restaurants.
We had a wonderful stay, thanks Pia and John!
We arrived at this Wonderful home to be greeted by the sweetest woman who was willing to give us a tour of the home. What a HOME! Spacious, beautifully decorated with tons of Books and Art - a baby grand piano, a WONDERFUL Kitchen that has every amenity you could think of (COOKS - look no further - RENT HERE) - the Kitchen has a fantastic layout - well organized, very thoughtful - the rooms have VERY comfortable beds - each bathroom is unique - the downstairs has a Movie Closet with Hundreds of Select DVD's - truly amazing collection, THE BOOKS - if you love to read overlooking a lake in Seattle with Views of the Mountains, take your pick: Upstairs in the Reading room with a Fireplace and wall to wall windows with a view OR on the Deck downstairs with a Garden that has a Grotto and gate to the Lake. You are 15 minutes from Downtown. We took the Kayak down to Gas Works Park, stopped and ate at Westwards off the lake, relaxed in the sun - yes, Seattlites are LIARS - they get Gorgeous Sun (I do have the feeling we got very lucky with the weather ;) ) - we went to Pikes Place, threw our own Sockeye Salmon to the Fish Owner - cooked a wonderful meal with the sun Setting in perfect weather. This Home immediately makes you feel at home. Oh, and it was designed by Terry Roland - for you Architect Geeks out there - he designed Canlis (We ate there too). We hope to return! Super Clean, great Location, great Layout, Fantastic customer service, We want to come back! GO HERE! Trust.
Our family enjoyed 5 fantastic nights at this beautiful property. The location could not have been more ideal for exploring Seattle. The layout of the home allowed our family to have time together but plenty of individual privacy, which is always an important consideration for our get-togethers. The owner could not have been more helpful, both in being extremely responsive to all of our pre-visit inquiries, and in accommodating our arrival and departure. From our first moment in the house we could not help noticing the impressive artistic sensibilities of the owners. Everyone appreciated the gestures of welcome and of care in making sure that all was "just right." We tried out the canoe and judge it to be quite sea-worthy. Breakfast always included fantastic croissants from a nearby French bakery. The patio provided the perfect setting to enjoy our Pike Place Market grilled salmon. Heavenly!
I stayed one week with my family. We relaxed so much in the beautiful and clean house. The view from a living room is breathtaking. A bed in the master bed room was heavenly.
The area is very quiet and if you have a car, it is very convenient for going anywhere.
We had a group of 8 and all slept comfortably. The view from the living room was fabulous as well as the patio. The weather was very cooperative and we enjoyed the bocce set and the lovely landscaping. It was a great location for a family gathering!
Our family adored this house -- so comfortable and easy, yet really special. The view, spacious hangout areas, comfortable beds, visually interesting... those are some of the features. And it was both secluded and private and easily accessible to several neighborhoods we wanted to hang out in.
The owner was really, really easy to communicate with, very responsive and looking for ways to make it all work.
We'd love to rent this house again. Couldn't have been more pleased.
Nestled in the heart of Seattle, overlooking the houseboats on Portage Bay with a view of the Cascade mountains, this is a sophisticated mid-city retreat with a lush garden, just steps from the water. Located north of Capitol Hill, it's a short walk to the University of Washington and Husky Stadium, the Burke Gilman Trail and the Arboretum. It's just minutes by car or bus to downtown and the Pike Place Market, ferries, shopping, sporting events, restaurants, theatre, museums, and Seattle Center. Less than a mile away is the 520 bridge, providing easy access to Bellevue, Redmond and the mountains.
Other Activities: roller blading, paddleboarding, canoeing
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 15 2015 - Dec 20 2015
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|Cleaning||$275 + Tax|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.