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

75 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

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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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 75 traveler reviews

Seattle Waterfront Home, Watch Downtown Seattle's Maritime Parade.
average rating of 4.9466667 based on 75 reviews

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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Lovely home with beautifully engaging view

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our mothers stayed in this beautifully appointed home for 4 nights. Gina was easy to work with. The pictures are accurate and the home is slightly bigger and brighter in reality. The house was very clean, comfortable and in great shape. It looks newly remodeled. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. The living room couch was very comfortable. The view from here is ~160 degrees of water from the train bridge to the sound inlet to the small bay to the left! The bathroom looks very new with an easy to get into, large shower. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and the bed is very comfortable. The 2 smaller bedroom beds were OK. There is a lanai just off the living room. Also, down ~15 steps there is a almost water level terrace. Each with seating for everyone! The view is ever changing. It was hard to go do the Seattle sites with such a spectacular view from the house & decks. You will pass a great coffee house,Caffe Appassionato Coffee; on your way to and from the house. The fisherman's terminal is about a mile away and has 3 restaurants that we like. We loved this property & its location. We would select this home again and have suggested it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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great view

  • 3 of 5

The property was nice and the View was great. It claimed to have air condition but was controlled by the owners unit above so you could not adjust heat/a/c or turn the fan on for circulation. Not cool

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denny, I'm happy you enjoyed your visit and the home overall. The home does not have air conditioning, the listing is clear about that. Average temperatures during your visit were in the 70 degree range, so your complaint about being too warm is perplexing. In addition, Seattle water temperatures remain consistently in the 50 degree range, keeping this waterfront home nice and cool in summer. One only needs to open a window or the deck door to feel cool, invigorating saltwater air. The vast majority of homes in Seattle do not have air conditioning. I strive to make my guests as comfortable as possible.
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superb view in the very nice property

  • 4 of 5

we had 3 wonderful days in Seattle and the Waterfront Home is a big part of the good memories from it.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always nice to host international guests. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay. You were a nice group, come visit the states again. Best to you.
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One of the Nicest HomeAway Properties

  • 5 of 5

Not sure that I can describe this special property in words alone. It is truly a magical place. Our only regret was that we only stayed there for 3 nights. Both my husband and daughter and I kept saying that we wished we had stayed longer and would have easily have cut out the first portion of our vacation to stay at Gina's home. From the moment we walked in and saw the stunning views to the calming effect that the house had on us, it was love at first sight. This was exactly the right location for us to unwind from our normal hectic L.A. life. Gina left us treats and a personalized welcome note (which I have kept by the way) on the kitchen table which was a nice touch. The furnishings in her home are actually nicer than what you see in the pictures. The rooms are decorated very tastefully and are immaculate. The kitchen had all of the supplies that we needed and the bathrooms were also stocked with plenty of paper goods, towels and even small items that we may have forgotten at home. Some travelers mentioned the nearby train track and at first I was a bit concerned about the noise because I am an extremely light sleeper. However, I have to say that it did not bother me one bit and I was never awakened by the train going by. Overall, the neighborhood is very quiet and when you are inside, all you hear is complete silence. We arrived when there was a bit of a heat wave, however, the house stayed very cool and comfortable the entire time we were there. We were also very pleased to meet Gina once during our stay-- not because there were any issues with anything, but we ran into her when she was watering her plants. She is a very lovely person and I'm glad I was able to meet her in person. We are all looking forward to our next visit to Seattle and staying at this very special property. Thanks again Gina for sharing your wonderful home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my gosh, what a nice review! Thank you for expressing yourself so well. You were excellent guests and I hope you do visit again. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is very appreciated. Best to you and your family.
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Puget Sound
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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,..."
Discovery Park
"The park includes two miles of tidal beaches, a lighthouse, miles of walking trails, Indian ..."
Seattle Center
"Visit one of Seattle's most famous landmarks, the Space Needle and dine in the revolving res..."
The Seattle Great Wheel
"Visit the Waterfront Piers, Seattle Art Museum's Outdoor Sculpture Park, Ferry Terminal, gre..."
Beecher's Handmade Cheese
"Best macaroni and cheese in Seattle. Plus a nice stroll around Pike Place Market is a must!"
Burke-Gilman Trail
"Popular 27 mile trail begins at the Ballard waterfront and follows along the Ship Canal and ..."
West Point Lighthouse Discovery Park
"Fun beach experience here with sea life and marine traffic to Seattle. "
Pike Place Market
"A must for your Seattle experience. Pike Place Market is one of Seattle's most famous landm..."
Myrtle Edwards Park
"Seattle's 4.8 acre waterfront park along Elliott Bay. The Olympic Sculpture Park, part of S..."
Seattle Aquarium
"Best introduction to sea life of the Northwest. Check out the tide pools where you can touc..."
Elliott's Oyster House
"Famous selection of fresh local oysters, great food and the a terrific waterfront location. ..."
Chihuly Garden and Glass
"The inspiration of Dale chihuly, located at the Seattle Center with eight galleries and thre..."
"Casual, high energy seafood restaurant located at Seattle Fishermen's Terminal. A unique lo..."
Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
"Watch the world's largest jets assembled in the world's largest building! The Boeing tour is..."
Safeco Field
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Space Needle
"Check out the City from 520' above Seattle with 360 degree views and then enjoy dinner at Sk..."
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

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 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Magnolia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
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
  • 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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • 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
  • 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. Both within easy walking distance from this central Seattle location.

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