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Scott Lawrence

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Quiet Charm - 2 blocks from the zoo downtown bus restaurants grocery, w/parking

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6 - 8)

Traveling to Seattle? Visiting the family? Want to stay in a quiet, beautiful neighborhood very close to downtown, Fremont, Greenlake, Wallingford, Phinney Ridge and Ballard? This three bedroom two floor suite is perfect for your needs! Enjoy the rich craftsman style and new features of this comfortable home in a central location. The home has 2 units this listing advertises the 3 bedroom unit which includes the main and lower floor.

Walk to one of Seattle's best local markets, 12 excellent local restaurants, and roaster coffee bistro just 3 blocks away! Express transit stop to downtown is 2 blocks. Woodland Park, the zoo and our famous rose garden are just two blocks away! The University of Washington is 10 minutes by car or bus directly east on 50th. Bike to campus it's 15 minutes via Greenlake Blvd and Ravenna greenway. Parking is at the curb just outside the home.

The main floor has two bedrooms each with new queen beds and air conditioning, tiled full bath, formal living and formal dining room with seating for 8 and new full service kitchen.

The lower floor has a master suite with new king bed, full bath, laundry and large media room. Enjoy wireless internet and satellite DirectTV. Two new comfortable couches, one a double sleeper sofa and easy chair with ottoman complete the furnished settings.

The large private outdoor patio is easily accessed from the main kitchen and lower level. It has a stainless steel gas barbeque, table and cushioned chairs for 8. Plenty of morning sunlight then shade in the mid - afternoon just perfect for our warm days in the summer and fall. Enjoy the wonderful front porch and lovely garden.

You will love this home and all that it offers!

If you need more space on this property see my VRBO listing 453411 or 453800. If this home is booked see my other VRBO 344506 on nearby Ravenna Park just 1 mile north of the University of Washington and 3 miles east of this home.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Scott Lawrence (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Scott Lawrence

I am a third generation builder of fine homes. My grandfather would have built this craftsman home and it is an honor to be the owner!

Restoring the original style while adding contemporary updates allows my guests to appreciate the history while enjoying all the conveniences of current technology in home design.

I live nearby in a 1907 craftsman home which I recently restored in the historic Leschi neighborhood of Seattle.

Scott Lawrence purchased this house in 2012

Why Scott Lawrence chose Northwest

I chose Phinney Ridge for the charming quiet neighborhood character and easy access to downtown as well as the popular well established neighborhoods just north of the city. Fremont, Green Lake, Wallingford, Ballard, Queen Anne and the University Of Washington are all close by.

Families visiting their relatives appreciate this convenience as well as visitors who wish to be close to downtown and stay in a quiet, safe location within walking distance of grocery stores, restaurants, and other services.

What makes this house unique

Spacious multilevel living space with great amenities the whole family can enjoy and the location!

The Woodland Park Zoo and Green Lake recreation area are two blocks away with many spring and summer activities to enjoy. Easy access to Pike Place Market, the Space Needle and Music Experience Project at Seattle Center are a short drive or bus ride away.

There is easy access to the Elliott Bay waterfront with dockside restaurants, shops, water taxi and ferry service to Puget Sound and Victoria Canada, the Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Art Museum outdoor sculpture garden, waterside trails with wonderful views of the Olympic Mountains and Alaska cruise ship terminals. The Seattle Mariners, Sounders and Seahawks sports stadiums are within walking distance of the downtown waterfront.!

If this home is booked or you need more space see my other VRBO #453411 on this property or in nearby Ravenna Park just 1 mile north of the University of Washington and 3 miles east of this home. The VRBO listing is 344506.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your home the furnishings and the location was perfect. Our grandson mentioned that he liked this home and wanted to stay!! We had a great time and will keep this VRBO in our favorite list!
Apr 2014
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based on 31 traveler reviews

Quiet Charm - 2 blocks from the zoo downtown bus restaurants grocery, w/parking
average rating of 4.870968 based on 55 reviews

Roomy, CLEAN, perfect house and location, except needs full length mirrors! Scott is very particular

  • 4 of 5

Scott is very on top of it with day-of-booking, towels hanging were wet though and I needed to dry them. I loved the house (very roomy), extremely clean, loved the location and felt very comfortable. The rooms do need full length mirrors though...

Be sure to read all the check-in/check-out (3 or more page) LOGISTICS / terms upon booking or arrival.

I was not happy with the $160(?) cleaning fee considering the amount of logistical check out of taking off the sheets, pillow "covers," duvet covers, and putting them in the washing machine, trash etc.

Scott is also is very serious about taking off your shoes in his house because of the gorgeous rugs. Signs everywhere and personal reminders as you walk up to the door.

On one hand, Scott shouldn't really be in this business, on on the other hand, you KNOW this place is the cleanest place you've ever stayed and can really get comfortable.

If you aren't tidy and respectful, you shouldn't stay here. My only recommendation is that the cleaning fee should really be a "deposit" and I should be reimbursed for the effort of doing the housekeeper's job. I would maybe pay her $50, the amount she'd have to clean after our departure. Still loved it. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in Seattle!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wondeeful time in Seattle. The home is located in a beautiful neighborhood only minutes away from the city. The home is very spacious, clean, and beautiful. We recommend it to any family wanting to have a nice time in the beautiful city of Seattle.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Everything was very clean and spotless. The tv connection was terrible. Owner made aware but unable to completely repair

Needed a part from direct tv. Only there three days which could not be done during our stay

Parking on street was fine. Act units in room very loud and not the most efficient way to cool the upstairs bedrooms only.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and the feedback! I appreciate my guest taking the time to write this. Indeed the Direct TV cable box did malfunction (first time!). I pay for monthly support and was disappointed in their replacement response as I tried my best to have it replaced while my guest was in residence. The in room air conditioners are new and are similar to window air conditioners in terms of sound. The home does not have a central air conditioning system due to its age. These air conditioners are excellent in their cooling capacity, have remote controls and are greatly appreciated on our few hot days in summer.
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Very nice. Well appointed and easy to use appliances. Very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Really liked the property, the location was near lots of restaurants and markets. Ample parking as this can sometimes be an issue in Seattle. Very quiet neighborhood, easy sleeping on very comfortable beds. Plenty of kitchenware wine glasses plates and coffee cups however needs a few more drinking glasses.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Craftsman

  • 5 of 5

The property was very comfortable and suited our needs perfectly. The lower and upper distinct living areas are an ideal arrangement for families or groups travelling together. The location is perfect - a short walk to the zoo, the park and to Green Lake and many restaurants and services in the immediate area. It is a very safe neighbourhood and we felt very comfortable walking everywhere in the immediate vicinity. Public transportation is one street away and we travelled downtown by bus - very straight-forward. Check-in was also very straight-forward. Scott dropped by and we had a chance to meet and to discuss the area with some helpful suggestions on local attractions and restaurants. Overall, a very comfortable and pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well maintained, clean house in Seattle

  • 5 of 5

Our family ( three couples) spent a week at this property and thoroughly enjoyed it. The house was very clean and nicely furnished.

We found it very easy to make the arrangements with the owner and all the information we needed about the house was readily available.

Great time exploring the area and visiting my son and his family who live nearby.

Would highly recommend this house for a stay in Seattle.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17.4 Miles
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Blue Star Cafe and Pub
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Miles
Elliott Bay Seattle Waterfront
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Greenlake Par 3 Golf Course
Nearest Train
4.5 Miles
Union Station Downtown Seattle
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Interstate 99
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Unneda Burger Upper Fremont Avenue
Nearest Ski
56 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sand Point Recreaction Area on Lake Washington
Car: recommended

Walk a few blocks to Uneedaburger (best burgers in the city!) for a locally brewed tap beer and gourmet menu in upper Fremont. Shop at Marketime Foods on your way back for fresh food, groceries, great takeout, craft beer and wine selections. Pick up a movie rental at Video Isle which specializes in British and American cable TV series as well as all the current popular foreign and American films.

If this home is booked or you need more space see my other VRBO #442325 on this property or #344506 in nearby Ravenna Park.


Rates & Availability

Fremont House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $145 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.5%

Fee agreement required.
Stays of 30 days or longer no refund.
Recommend guests purchase trip insurance to provide a refund in case of emergency.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level bath with tiled floor, wainscoat and tub surround
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower level suite bath
  • All bathrooms are tiled floors with tiled tub and shower. Movable handle grips are provided for easy access to the tub and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • All bedroom furniture is new including the beds and linens.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Prices for stays 30 days and longer do not include utilities.

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