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Seattle Waterfront Home, Watch Downtown Seattle's Maritime Parade.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,330 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Waterfront home on the shores of the famous Ship Canal. Only a few steps to Hiram Chittenden Locks to the East and Discovery Park to the West; two of Seattle's most visited sites.

The home is front row to the Ship Canal. Water traffic includes day trippers, to Alaska fishermen, tugs are a favorite, great blue heron rookery, resident sea lions, fish jumping, beautiful sunsets and ever changing activity on the water make this truly a unique location.

The home is Northwest Contemporary in style. It features a full kitchen, with stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, cooking and dining supplies. The kitchen is open to the living room and walls of windows to the views. The living room has cable HDTV, Apple TV, Hulu, HBO and fireplace. Living room walks onto the private view deck.

There are three bedrooms, two with big waterfront views, one enjoys a walk in closet and space for a crib if desired.

There is a full sized washer and dryer in unit and a refinished three quarter bath.

The sunny waterfront deck is a nice place to finish the day or take the steps to the waterfront yard to enjoy the nautical parade.

You will be delighted with your stay here. This home is in a very safe, upscale residential neighborhood. Downtown Seattle and SeaTac airport is an easy, quick drive. This will be the perfect home base for your vacation!

Keywords: Waterfront Home, Waterfront Duplex

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Gina

Of the places I have lived, this is by far the most facinating and enjoyable! The waterfront is very active, local sights and great restaurants are within walking distance. A quick drive and you are in the heart of Seattle visiting Pike Place Market. I think you will find this is the perfect location for your Seattle vacation.

Gina purchased this house in 2008

What makes this house unique

I am no scientist, but I have read that in environments with salt tinged sea air (like this Waterfront) an abundance of negative ions(electrically charged atoms) are found, which increases the brains seratonin levels, thereby giving an overall feeling of well being and energy! That's pretty great.


Magnolia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1330 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Nicely tiled bathroom with shower (nozzle can be hand held) no bath tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • (3) Queen Beds, (1) Child AirBed in Unit, (1)Graco Portable Baby Crib
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Located at the waterfront right between two noted 'Top Ten' Seattle places to visit! Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Discovery Park, Seattle's largest park. Both within easy walking distance from this central Seattle neighborhood location.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(79 traveler reviews)

Seattle Waterfront Home, Watch Downtown Seattle's Maritime Parade.
average rating of 4.949367 based on 79 reviews
Santa Clarita, California

Okay... I don't want to do this...

  • 5 of 5

I don't want anyone else to know about my Seattle gem...

It's wonderful...

It's amazing...

Gina is awesome...

See my earlier reviews...(actually, please don't, my 'little gem' gets quickly booked)...if you want all the details.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate my guests who visit regularly, it means so much to me that people from all over the world have enjoyed their waterfront visit. You are always among my favorite guests! Each of you such characters. Thank you for the fun review. Visit again soon!
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Long Island, New York

Perfect in every aspect

  • 5 of 5

The house is immaculate, beautiful in and out, very spacious and welcoming. Beds are so comfortable (bedding is gorgeous), everything you would possibly want in the kitchen, games for both adults and kids, and the location just amazing. Gina was so nice, welcoming and responsive from the minute we inquired about this place and throughout our stay. Truly perfection, we will be sure to come back whenever we are in Seattle.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a gracious review. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. Visit again anytime!
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Where do you live? Southlake

Lots of trains and boats

  • 5 of 5

Gina's home in Seattle was clean, comfortable and close to many interesting Seattle sites. The ship locks are fun to visit and Discovery park is only a short distance away. The kitchen has most of the cooking utensils one will need to prepare meals at home. We needed a blender and Gina was very kind to lend us one for the duration of our stay. Beds are comfortable with plenty of blankets and the view from the main living area and master bedroom is awesome. To help plan your stay : 1) Parking is on the street so be careful when opening your car door into traffic. 2) We enjoyed the sound of the cargo trains crossing the bridge every few hours but light sleepers may be woken by the sound - consider bringing a sound generator to help keep you asleep.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such kind guest. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay. Happy Anniversary!
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Seattle, WA

A beautiful view and nice amenities.

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay while traveling for business. The nice waterfront views allowed me to feel like I had a vacation at the same time. Very nice home and a fun location. I walked 1/2 a block to the Locks and watched the boats through a lockage from Puget Sound saltwater to the freshwater of Lake Union. What a highlight and a nice trip to Seattle.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this home, the photo of the water does not do it justice, we really enjoyed watching the boats, the bridge, the birds, the sea lions. Great location too, close to town and easy commute. Owner had lots of great information provided, home was very clean when we arrived, beds comfortable, great floor plan.

There were 5 of us and 1 bath was adequate, no problems with parking while we were there. Walked down to watch how the locks worked, really entertaining, saw a huge yacht go thru and really enjoyed it. Gina is not kidding about the boat parade, everything from fishing boats to small sail boats and barges go by.

We visited Pikes market and bought the city pass, we really enjoyed all activities. Seattle is a clean and easy city to traverse.

We also purchased tickets to the laser light show and that was our only mistake!

Gina was responsive to all of my emails and easy to work with. The train noise mentioned in other reviews was not a problem if you keep windows closed.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a very informative and complimentary review. It is very appreciated. Your group will be welcome again anytime.
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Wonderful, Charming and a Great Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about this great place on the Waterfront. We stayed for two weeks and LOVED every minute and HATED to leave. The home was exactly as advertised. Three bedrooms, 1 bath and a millon great views. We were trying to having a working vacation and got more vacation than work. We would work for a few minutes and jump up to see what was going by the window next. We learn a great deal about ships, boats, barges, trains and of course, Seattle. If you are looking for a place to work, while enjoying the scenario, this is the place. And if you don't want to work, there is not at place better for that either.

The owner (Gina) meet every need. She had everything you needed in the condo and we didn't have to worry about a thing. The home was clean, nicely furished, and had a great layout. We didn't have to worry about not having air conditioning. The temperature was perfect the entire stay. If it was cool, we used the heaters the owner provided. If we got warm, we openned the windows. Didn't even miss the air conditioner. We had one small issue with an appliance, but Gina got it fixed as soon as possible and keep us informed on when the service man was to arrive. We were not inconvienced at all.

We will certainly be back frequently and will tell everyone about this wonderful place to stay. I would, however, keep in mind there are stairs going down to the home and there is a train bridge a few houses awa. However. we learned alot about trains as well.

This will be our go to place to stay when we are in Seattle. We expect to be there often as we are looking for a permanent change and will use Gina's place as "headquarters" for our search of new places to live. If her place was for sale, I would buy in a minute. Don't miss out on this home. A great home for everyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and for being such nice guests. You will be welcomed here anytime and your family will be a great addition to Seattle if you choose to live here. Come back soon!
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden
"The Ballard Bridge, located at the west end of the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Salmon Bay,..."
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Nearest Airport
18.7 Miles
Seattle Tacoma
Nearest Barpub
1.4 Miles
Chinook's at Salmon Bay
Nearest Ferry
5.6 Miles
Seattle Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
Interbay Golf Center
Nearest Train
6.3 Miles
Seattle King Street Station
Nearest Motorway
6.1 Miles
To: Interstate 5 Seattle
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Chinook's at Salmon Bay or Ray's Boat House
Nearest Ski
58.3 Miles
The Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
At this Waterfront Location or Discovery Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Ballard Drawbridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Discovery Park; Seattle's 534 Acre Playground
Nearest Point of Interest
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Ballard Locks)
Nearest Point of Interest
Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Ballard Shops and Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Burke Gilman Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Seattle Center & Space Needle
Nearest Point of Interest
Waterfront Piers
Car: recommended

Waterfront sightseeing on the Ship Canal, the 'Most Active Waterway in North America'. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, connecting the salt water inland sea of Puget Sound to the fresh water body of Lake Washington. Boat traffic is common, from personal watercraft to yachts, tugs and even fishing vessels now famous in 'Deadliest Catch'. All passing through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and park, which is a short walk away.

Discovery Park is a 15 min. walk west of this home. It is a 534 acre park containing 11.81 miles of walking trails. The Park contains Fort Lawton Historic District, United Indians Daybreak Star Cultural Center and the West Point Lighthouse at the West Waterfront.


Rates & Availability

Magnolia House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 9.5%

This is a wonderful location to enjoy, however if you want to host an 'event' or gathering of more than 10 people please choose another location. Parties will not be tolerated.
Honesty goes a long way when renting here. Please be straightforward about who will be staying.
If you choose to let your children run wild, please stay elsewhere. This is a nice home & yard in an upper end neighborhood.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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