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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
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


About the property

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

Enjoy this Waterfront duplex home on the shores of the famous Ship Canal. Just steps to Chittenden Locks and Discovery Park, two of Seattle's most visited sites.

Enjoy the continual parade of nautical traffic including the North Pacific fishing fleet made famous in "Deadliest Catch", stately yachts, pleasure boaters, stand up and paddle boarders, water yoga and giant tug boats. Area wildlife includes great blue heron, osprey, bald eagles, seals, sea lions, salmon, and many more.

The home is Northwest Contemporary in style. It features a full kitchen which is open to the living room. Walls of windows take in views. Living room walks onto your private view deck with seating at the deck as well as the waterfront. Three bedrooms, the larger bedroom has a TV and walk in closet. A refreshed three quarter bath and full sized washer and dryer in unit, charcoal BBQ grill in storage unit.

This home is located in the high end, residential Magnolia neighborhood, ranked 3rd best in Seattle for the wealthy, super wealthy and beach lovers! It is a quick drive to Downtown Seattle. Enjoy beautiful sunsets and ever changing activity on the water, making this a truly unique location. We believe your group will be delighted with your stay.

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:
May 23, 2017

About Gina

Of the homes we have owned, this is by far the most fascinating 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, the Space Needle or shopping. 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 serotonin 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
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • 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, Changing table.
  • 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
  • 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
Duplex home located at the waterfront right between two Top Ten Seattle places! Both within easy walking distance from this Seattle location. Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Discovery Park. The Chittenden Locks provide commercial and recreational vessel passage from Puget Sound's salt water to the freshwater of Lake Union and Lake Washington. The fish ladder is free, there is a visitor center and gift shop. The Locks are also home to the Carl S. English Botanical Gardens, a beautiful park-like setting with free weekend summer concerts. Discovery Park is Seattle's largest at 534 acres with beachfront and lighthouse at West Point, Environmental Learning Center, play area, 11.81 miles of walking trails to enjoy native wildlife and vegetation and the Daybreak Star American Indian cultural center and art gallery.


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(80 traveler reviews)

Seattle Waterfront Home, Watch Downtown Seattle's Maritime Parade.
average rating of 4.95 based on 80 reviews

Wow what a view!

  • 5 of 5

We just recently spent eight nights in this lovely magical setting. Everything is just so beautifully landscaped in front and either walkway down the steps or the stairs is so lush with ground cover. When you open the front door and see the view it is just so beautiful. All the rooms are decorated so nicely. Everything you could possibly need for your stay is provided. The location to Ballard and Discovery Park is a short walk away. You can stroll to Ballard and not worry about parking. Watching the boats come thru the locks along with all the sea birds is quite a mesmerizing experience. We can't wait to stay here again it's just perfect.

Gina has put a lot of TLC in her place and it really shows.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have the most wonderful guests of all! Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. I appreciate your time in expressing your thoughts so well. Do visit again! Warmest regards to you, Gina
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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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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, said to be 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 fishing vessels now famous on '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

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
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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