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'Alki- Soundview', Quiet 1200 Sq Ft View Apartment, Near Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

'Alki-Soundview' is located just 20 min. from SeaTac Int'l Airport and 15 min.(by Car) from downtown Seattle, Guests will enjoy the wonderful views from your apartment of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mtns, Island Views and looking over Alki Beach/Point from this well-appointed, garden level apartment (1200 sq feet) on Genesee Hill in West Seattle. This private facility has one bedroom with a queen sized bed, one bathroom with a large tile shower (no tub). The apartment can accommodate five people. Additional, sleeping beds are fold out beds. The large, fully furnished kitchen includes all major appliances and a coffeemaker and toaster. Parking is available on the dead end street beside the apartment. We list exclusively on VRBO/Homeaway and affiliates. If you find this listing on Craigslist, it is fraudulent.

Relax outside in your private covered entrance area with your favorite beverage and enjoy the view over Alki Beach/Point, Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and Islands.

'Alki-Soundview' is a perfect home- base with which to explore the Greater Seattle area. Walk down the hill to Alki Beach (.7 mi.) for picnicking, biking, skating ,volleyball and walking or jogging several miles of beach walk, exploring and enjoying water oriented activities.

Good public bus transport, Water taxi, and WA State Ferries, affords you the opportunity to access all the entertainment, and sights of interest of the region, including, Seattle Center, Pike Place Market, the Central Waterfront, Pioneer Square, Seattle Downtown, Capitol Hill, University of Washington, Boeing Tours, Museum of Flight, a fine assortment of museums and Pro Sports and Performing Arts.

Come visit and enjoy all that we have to offer in the Northwest.

Keywords: View Apartment (1200sq ft) , Mother-in-Law, Private, Self Contained, full kitchen, separate entrance

More Details

Kathryn and John
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Kathryn and John

West Seattle has been our home for about 30 years. We bought this house in 2005 and spent several years doing a 'down to the studs' remodel which added a self-contained apartment on the garden level for family, friends and guests. We live upstairs.

We enjoy travel, meeting travelers and sharing our love for this area. Now that we are empty-nesters, we are ready to offer the apartment and to extend Northwest hospitality to our visitors.

Kathryn and John purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Kathryn and John chose West Seattle

West Seattle has a remarkable mix of resources and activities. It is like living in a small beach town yet Seattle's downtown is just 10-15 minutes away.

What makes this apartment unique

This is a large, private, tastefully furnished and decorated view apartment in a great location. We are a 10-12 minute walk from the action at Alki Beach. In the peak summer months it's great to be part of the action, but it's also important to be able to get away from it. We are a few blocks from two different bus lines and a free shuttle to the Water Taxi that travels across Elliott Bay to downtown Seattle. Whether you travel downtown by bus, water or car (about 10 minutes), there is plenty to do once you get there.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the best time ever! I have been to many places around the world and this is one of the best I have ever stayed. We'll be back sometime next year, so take care & keep up the good work here.

Thanks for the memories,
Oct 2014
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Alki Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 bath with shower. No tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • 1 Queen size bed in the bedroom, 1 queen size hide-a-bed in living room plus 1 twin size convertible chair and 1 twin size convertible foot stool
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Remodeled down to the studs in 2008. 1200 sq ft, clean and fresh decor. Large walk in shower with bench, no tub. Buses to downtown stop 3 blocks up the hill and 5 blocks down the hill. There's a free shuttle for the Water Taxi to transport you across Elliott Bay to Seattle's central waterfront where you can also explore Seattle Center and the Space Needle, Pioneer Square and the historic underground tours, walk to our Pro-Sports Stadiums, Museums, attend the many Performing Arts available downtown,


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

'Alki- Soundview', Quiet 1200 Sq Ft View Apartment, Near Beach
average rating of 4.923077 based on 55 reviews

Lovely, clean, all amenities, well maintained, close to shopping. Perfect place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this condo were very accommodating and helpful during our four weeks stay. For us as a retired couple this was real "home" away from "home". The four weeks was our second long term stay because in addition to it's feeling of warmth this home has many benefits. 1. Four large rooms including a living room, dining area, large fully equipped kitchen, bedroom, dining area, and small office area. 2. Wonderful view of Puget Sound and the Olympic mountains out the living room and kitchen windows. 3. Close to grocery shopping and all the special shops and restaurants in West Seattle junction. 4. Immaculate in cleanliness and neatness. If anyone plans to stay in Seattle and wants to be in a quiet pleasant neighborhood then this is the place to choose. Another advantage is the few minutes to get to Alki beach on the shores of Puget Sound. This is truly a 5 star place.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and well appointed 1BR close to Alki Beach and DT Seattle.

  • 4 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed a week stay at this property. Beautiful and safe neighborhood. Just outside busy DT and a great treat at the end of the day. Walk 0.7 miles downhill to Alki Beach and enjoy the beach, unique restaurants and volleyball from pickup to seriously competitive games in the afternoon. (Consider lyft or uber for the way back up). Short trip downtown to the sights and tours. City Pass is ok. I'd rather have done more small group tours - read the reviews as not all guides go beyond a seemingly city wide Seattle ad camaign.Take a Pike Place Market morning food tour early on to find your favorites, you won't regret it. Use Google maps.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Good comments about local guided tours. You might consider the Harbor Tours and, in the right season, guided kayak tours leaving from Alki nearby.
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Sheridan, Wyoming

Alki-Sound, the perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We found Alki-Sound to be absolutely perfect for us. Just a short walking distance to our family's home. For those who love to do some walking, you can walk to Alaska Junction or Admiral and California Ave for all sorts of dining and shopping. The property had everything we needed, and everything was in great condition. Quiet, with great views. I would love to stay there again if the opportunity comes up on their calendar of openings.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views, great location, beautiful and clean apartment with everything you need and more!

  • 5 of 5

Great property!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We hope you'll stay with us again someday.
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A True Find

  • 5 of 5

This review comes from two native Seattleites (and long-time West Seattleites) fortunate enough to stay at Alki-Soundview during a 5+ week remodel project. In short, this spacious apartment met and far exceeded our expectations. It’s warm, private, welcoming and beautiful (without being stuffy), and housed in a quiet and lovely neighborhood with spectacular sound and mountain views. A stone’s drive away from Met Market, Safeway and other Admiral District/WS Junction shops and restaurants and the perfect walk (or less than 5-minute drive) to Alki Beach and all its wonder. Also easy access to downtown attractions by car, bus or water taxi. One regret is that we worked through our stay and not enough time for fun -and- a major, self-directed criticism for not taking Kathryn and John up on their kind offer to extend our stay (assuming the project was at completion; it wasn’t, the apartment was quickly booked and we regretfully moved on to “Plan B”). Lesson learned, and highest recommendation for Alki-Soundview.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

All of our family member love this place! Kathryn and John maintain this apartment the same as they live everyday. There are so many advantages choosing this place other than 4/5 star hotel/resort...... I post the experience on our family Facebook and there are many friends family really interest in this lovely place on their future Seattle vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Seattle Tacoma, SeaTac
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Several on Alki Beach
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
West Seattle Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
King Street Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Numerous on Alki and La Rustica
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Car: recommended

Beach Volleyball, Enjoy 6 miles of beach walk /waterfront walk & biking from Harbor Avenue to Lincoln Park , Olympic Size Salt Water Pool, board The Vashon Island Ferry for a day of biking on the Island, Many Alki Beach Restaurants, outdoor dining, Beach Vehicles for rent, BBQ's and Picnic Tables, Many restaurants on California Ave 1 mile East. Live theater at Arts West Theater, Curbs and sidewalks all over the area for safe walking and exploring, another alternative is to hike Schmitz Park, (deep forest trails along a year-round stream only 4 blocks from your door), follow the stream and paths all leading to Alki Beach , Good bus service to most all points of the Greater Seattle Area.


Rates & Availability

Alki Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall-Winter 16-17
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.1%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Rental deposits less a $50 cancellation fee are refundable until 30 days prior to scheduled arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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