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Picture Properties

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Harbor Steps ~ Balcony, Water Views ~ A Block to Pike Place Market

70 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Central Business District Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Welcome to Harbor Steps - the best building and location in all Seattle!

DATES BOOKED? We have four more 2-bedrooms (VRBO 403924, 437728, 464379, 555845) all at Harbor Steps! We have a studio available at Harbor Steps (VRBO 445484). Also two 1-bedrooms (VRBO 403861, 499060).

This spacious 1000 + sq ft 2-bedroom, 2 bath apartment has everything you'll need for your stay including a king bed, queen bed, balcony with views, washer/dryer, and a full kitchen. This Seattle vacation rental apartment (sleeping 4-6, 5 adults max) will be your home sweet home-base during your stay. Whether in Seattle on business, to sight-see, or visiting family or friends, you will LOVE this vacation rental apartment, the building amenities, and the location of Harbor Steps. Truly, nothing compares.

~~ About the Apartment ~~

On floor 14 of the southeast tower, walk in to your Seattle abode and relax. Everything you need is here to enjoy your stay. Of course, free wifi is included! The unit is newly remodeled with new plank flooring, paint, granite kitchen counters and stainless appliances. All new gorgeous decor is only topped by the beautiful view from the apartment and balcony.

Balcony and Views ~ Water views of Elliott Bay from your living room and private balcony. To the east, enjoy the city views. You won't miss the Hammering Man across the street below you.

Living Room ~ The living room features a comfortable leather sofa and matching love seat and is tastefully decorated in earth tones of reds and browns. There is a 46 inch flat screen, stereo, and DVD player if you want to stay in for a night. Plenty of room for our queen sized Aerobed if you need extra sleeping space (sofa is not a pull-out).

Kitchen/Dining ~ Right off the living room is the full kitchen with dishwasher, oven/stove, fridge/freezer and microwave, giving it the great room feel. The kitchen is newly remodeled and is fully equipped for all your cooking needs. Adjacent is a dining area for four to six, plus a stool at the breakfast bar.

Master Bedroom ~ Plenty of space for a comfortable pillow-top king-sized bed. There is a dresser for all your things, at TV, and closet space too! Luxurious bedding only adds to the lovely decor in this room.

Master Bathroom ~ Also spacious is the en suite full bath with tub/shower and includes plenty of counter space. The red/brown tones are carried throughout the apartment, including the lovely bathroom. Plush towels and even soaps and shampoo are supplied as well as a hair dryer.

Second Bedroom ~ A comfortable queen bed with lovely matching decor is featured in the second bedroom on the other side of the apartment. There is a dresser in the closet.

Second Full Bathroom ~ Right outside the 2nd bedroom is the second full bathroom. Another hair dryer, and everything you'll need for your stay are included (shampoo, soap, plush towels and more).

~~ About Harbor Steps Amenities ~~

Hands down, one of the top complexes in Seattle, offering everything a high-end hotel can offer you. Amenities FREE for our guests include:

~ Indoor heated pool

~ Multiple spas and saunas

~ Multiple work out facilities

~ 24 hour concierge at your service

~ Manicured courtyards

~ Rooftop deck with amazing water and city views

~ Community BBQ's

~ Multiple gathering spaces with seating, tables, kitchenettes, flat screen TV's

~ Multiple areas with a computer and internet

~ Indoor sports court

~ Restaurants, stores and markets right IN the complex

~~ About the Downtown Location ~~

Harbor Steps is right downtown and is the BEST location for anyone wanting to see Seattle in any season.

Nearby offerings include:

~ Pike Place Market - 1 block

~ Seattle Art Museum - across street

~ Link Light Rail from Airport - 2 blocks (3rd Ave and Seneca)

~ Seattle Aquarium and waterfront - 1 block

~ Seattle Ferry terminal and Argosy Cruises - 1 block

~ Pioneer Square - 10 min walk

~ Seattle Seahawks, Mariners and Sounders stadiums for football, baseball and soccer - 20 min walk

~ Space Needle - 25 min walk, or 10 min walk to Westlake Center, where you can take monorail to Seattle Center

~ Tons of trendy restaurants, bars, cafes and coffee shops - 1 min to 15 min walk - EVERYWHERE!

~ Washington State Convention Center - 15 min walk

If you have a car, we offer parking for $20/nt (every 5th night free) but if you are flying in, save the money and don't bother renting a car! Everything you need is within walking distance or a short bus or taxi ride away. Take the Link Light Rail ($3 one way) and get off 2 blocks from Harbor Steps at the University Street Station on 3rd Ave and Seneca.

So contact Picture Properties and reserve your Harbor Steps apartment today for a vacation you will not soon forget. We are certain you will return on your next Seattle trip.

This Harbor Steps downtown Seattle vacation rental apartment is managed by Picture Properties, where prompt and courteous guest service is our priority.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Picture Properties (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Picture Properties

I'm Debra, the owner of Picture Properties Vacation Rentals. I live near Seattle and have grown up in the area. We want our guests to enjoy their vacations and have a stress-free stay. We take care of the little things to make your trip memorable for you and your friends or family (and business travelers too!). We believe in good old-fashioned customer service. Call and I'll actually answer the phone!

We have hundreds of 5-star reviews for our properties and our guests' experiences speak for themselves. Prompt and courteous guest service is our priority. Thanks!


based on 70 traveler reviews

Harbor Steps ~ Balcony, Water Views ~ A Block to Pike Place Market
average rating of 4.9 based on 70 reviews

Fabulous home base in Seattle!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this rental last weekend with a group of 4 girl friends. We were very impressed with the building, apartment, and location. The building is very modern, clean, and easy to access (yet secure!). We were all wowed the moment we walked into the apartment! It was very clean, spacious, and comfortable. If you are coming to see the sights of the city the location can't be beat.

I will note that as other reviewers have said, there is a new building going up that hides the view of the ferris wheel. That building now does completely block the wheel (you can see the very tip of it). But the view is still gorgeous, and it can be seen from the master bedroom, living area, and balcony.

My only critique is that the pillows could use replacing. Everyone in my group noted this, and felt they could be refreshed to help guests get a better night of sleep.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review and so glad you enjoyed the unit, building and Seattle. As I have said many times before (and in our arrival info), if there is anything wrong during a stay, please let us know as soon as possible rather than after the stay. We have spare new pillows in storage at Harbor Steps and our housekeeper could have brought them to the unit for them. Now that I know, we'll replace as needed at the unit. Thanks! Debra, Picture Properties
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend. We stayed 4 nights while in Seattle for a conference at the convention center. The condo is as advertised and perfectly located for the convention center (about 6 blocks) and right above the museum and Pike Place Market. Everything we needed was there. The views really are incredible.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice 2/2 unit, in a superb location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this nice 2/2 unit in the Harbor Steps. It was clean and well-furnished, and in a terrific location, where you can easily walk to much of the downtown, wharf, and Belltown areas. The kitchen was good-sized and well-equipped, and the living room light and airy. The views of Elliott Bay were great. The only potential issues we saw was that if the weather was over 80 degrees for days in a row it could get a bit warm in the unit, and with the windows open the road and city noises were noticeable.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I brought our two kids to visit Seattle. We wanted to stay in a place that was close to all the tourist areas downtown but was also safe and clean for our family. Condo #1403 in Harbor Steps was perfect! It met all our needs and more. First, staying in a nicely decorated and clean two bedroom two bathroom condo with kids is so much better then staying in a hotel room. The kids could go to sleep in their room and we could relax on the couch or the balcony with a glass of wine and not worry about waking them. The view from the condo was amazing and was probably much better before the condo building that was built caddy corner. Even though there is a new building blocking some of the view it isn't too tall and you still have a great view of the bay and islands which are beautiful at sunset. Condo #1403 had everything an apartment would have. It was nice to buy fruit at Pike Place and have a place in the fridge to keep it. Also being able to do the laundry before heading home was a nice bonus as well. Harbor steps has a decent pool for the kids. It could use a little updating but other then that you could tell they maintained it fine. My husband and son enjoyed the basketball court. If you don't have a basketball no worries you can check one out at the front desk. I am a runner and enjoyed the abundance of treadmills in the gym. At the bottom of the building we there is a restaurant called Von's 1000 spirits which I highly recommend. Their food was amazing and it was nice to just head upstairs after dinner. There is also a market right on the steps that carries a good selection of wine and food. Making things much easier when you have kids and need to purchase food/snacks to keep around. The building was only a couple of blocks from the ferris wheel and boardwalk. You could access Post Alley from the harbor steps and be in Pike Place in 5 minutes.

As for all the negative reviews I read before our trip regarding the elevators, staff, noise, air conditioning we found them to be either un true or totally understandable. The elevators always came in a decent amount of time. The front desk staff was always nice and accommodating to us. We never heard any noise while in the unit unless you had the balcony door open which I mean your downtown so want do you expect. The lack of air conditioning well your in Seattle soooo.... The unit had fans which was adequate enough or just open up the balcony door. We loved it here!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location! Location!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect location to see all the sights, shop, and eat in Seattle. The Harbor Steps is literally in the heart of it all! The apartment is very nicely decorated, clean, and spacious. Debra was a pleasure to work with as well. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property and location

  • 5 of 5

The property was in good condition with great amenities, including providing a baby pack n play and booster seat. It is in a great location and the property management company is very prompt and helpful.

We enjoyed our stay very much and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
In the building
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Seattle to Bainbridge
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
In the building
Car: not necessary

Best place to stay in all of Seattle!


Rates & Availability

Central Business District Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sept Special!!
Sep 9 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Dec 5 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas to New Year's
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Season
Mar 31 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
May 30 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season I
Jun 23 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season II
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Process fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.6%

4pm check-in, 11am check-out
Garage parking available for $20/nt (5th night free).
$300 refundable deposit holds dates with balance due 30 days before stay
Dates booked? Check out VRBO 555845, 464379, 437728, 403924 at Harbor Steps
Also, 2-bedrooms 671381 & 819815 also downtown at Metropolitan Tower
If interested in dates more than 6 months out, please contact us before booking online.

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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Central Business District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 14
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Indoor sports court in complex. Can check out basketballs at front desk.

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