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

67 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gina (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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.


based on 67 traveler reviews

Seattle Waterfront Home, Watch Downtown Seattle's Maritime Parade.
average rating of 4.9850745 based on 67 reviews
Middleboro, MA, USA

Magnificent View And Minutes From Everything

  • 5 of 5

After renting with VRBO in a number of beautiful locations (Arizona, Colorado, and Florida to name a few), we have to say, Gina, that this was by far our favorite. First, I apologize for the late review (we stayed from 6/15/16 thru 7/15/16), but have spent the last week travelling back to our home in Massachusetts.

The home is lovely, spacious, comfortable, and everything needed was provided. But that's only the beginning. The real treasure is the view, or should I say views. From the master bedroom, just about each and every morning would begin with a Great Blue Heron landing on a perch just outside our window where it would preen and sit for as long as 1 1/2 hours. While still lying in bed we could see boat traffic heading to and from the locks. From a second bedroom, the view out to Salmon Bay was breathtaking. From the living room, the panoramic view takes in so much that it was difficult to tear ourselves away to do any sightseeing.

When we did manage to leave, we would often take the short walk (less than 10 minutes) to the Chittenden Locks. But that's not all. Part of the lock structure and dam is the fish ladder with glassed viewing area. During our stay, the Sockeye were running, with a few Chinook just beginning their run. Oh, and if that's not enough, the Botanical Garden adjoins the locks and makes for a peaceful walking area with great opportunities for photography. We often visited the area twice and even three times in a day, participating in the salmon count. Also, nearby Discovery Park has great hiking and birding.

By the way, nearby, and easily accessible, Seattle was full of interesting sights to see such as: Pike's Place, the Needle, the EMP Museum (5 stars), the Gum Wall (feel free to contribute), Chihuly Garden, etc. We very much enjoyed the "underground" walk which took is the original Seattle street level. And DO NOT miss the Argosy Locks Cruise. After viewing the locks as a spectator on foot, take the cruise through the locks and enjoy that perspective. The tour guide on the ship was even nice enough to surreptitiously point out "our home" as our grandchildren's famous and most fun home on the bay.

And she was correct. It was the most fun house on the bay, and you should make it a point to stay there. But please don't rent it when we're intending to stay, which we will assuredly do again in the future.

Restaurants! Lots of great eateries. There's much more, but I'm out of characters.

Thanks Gina!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view property!

  • 5 of 5

Gina's property is simply amazing! The view is stunning and always changing with the boat and train traffic. Our stay couldn't have been more perfect for my Memorial weekend gathering with my family and work. Gina was a great 'invisible' host. Very responsive to questions. It is a short walk to the Locks. We ending up dinning in more than out because the view can't be beat. The hardest part was the leaving.... We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so fun when guests enjoy their stay and don't want to leave! Thank you for the very nice remarks and high praise. You were a delightful group and will be most welcome anytime.
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The Perfect View

  • 5 of 5

This charming place provides an incredible view and is a memory-maker. You absolutely will not want to leave!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay here. Thank you for writing your very nice review. You were terrific guests, you will be most welcome here anytime, come to Seattle often!.
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Wonderful View, Quiet, Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This has to be one of the quintessential spots to enjoy Seattle. Right on Salmon bay, perfect for beautiful sunsets, boat watching, and just relaxing. Easy access to Ballard, downtown Seattle, and more. The property is very conducive to a family with large bedrooms, a great kitchen (with view) and living room area. We'll definitely be coming back here in the near future.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellent. I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit. You will be most welcome anytime you can visit again.
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This is the one you are looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Congratulations, you found it! This is the VRBO you've been looking for in the Seattle area.

We just spent 4 wonderful nights here, and we are already trying to figure out when we can return. My wife and I were down in Seattle for some business, and decided to fly my parents up to have an early Christmas. This property was central for everything we needed, the rental itself was clean and tastefully decorated. The kitchen was well stocked and even had some welcoming surprises that were left for us by the owner. One of the many nice touches provided by the owner was a binder that recommended some nearby attractions and restaurants, and was very helpful for us.

I don't know how I've managed to put off talking about the view. The view is... SPECTACULAR!!! You could call it a million dollar view, but it far exceeds that. We spent hours watching boats, yachts, tugs and barges, even the Christmas ships go by. It was hard to leave when the time came.

This rental is the daylight basement portion of a house. There are some gradual steps down to the rental, and one of our party has some mobility issues (requires a cane for walking), and had no issues getting down or up. Inside there were only 3 steps down into the living room area. Also, you never would have known you were in a basement. We never once heard any noise from above.

This rental was perfect for our needs, and far exceeded our expectations. We would recommend it to everyone and anyone, and we look forward to returning in the future!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your elegantly written review. I am so happy you enjoyed your early Christmas visit. You were wonderful guests and will be most welcome for any return visits!
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Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

It was sad to leave this beautiful home - our stay was perfect. The view is amazing and walking into Ballard was fun and easy. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is very appreciated. You were wonderful guests. Come again when you can!
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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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Northwest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1330 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Nicely tiled bathroom with shower (no bath tub).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Stearns and Foster Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Stearns and Foster Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Double bed with 3' Memory foam topper.
  • (2) Stearns and Foster Queen Beds, (1) Double Beds with 3' Memory Foam top, (1) Child AirBed in Unit, (1)Graco Portable Baby Crib
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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. Both within easy walking distance from this central Seattle location.

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