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5 min to downtown, walk to restaurants, grocery, curb parking

Bedrooms 2
Space 940 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths (Sleeps 4)

Traveling to Seattle? Visiting the family? Want to stay in a quiet, beautiful neighborhood close to downtown, Fremont, Greenlake, Wallingford, Phinney Ridge and Ballard? This two bedroom suite is perfect for your needs! Take light rail from the airport and Metro Rapid Ride E Line just 2 blocks from the house!

Located on the quiet top floor of a recently restored 3 story Queen Anne craftsman it's just like home! The 2 bedrooms and 1 bath have 940 square feet of charming comfort. The master bedroom features a new king bed and the second bedroom a new queen bed both with air conditioning. There is a complete kitchen with all new appliances, living room, dining room, foyer and new washer and dryer, tile bathroom with full size soaker tub and shower, high speed wireless internet and cable tv. Enjoy the wonderful front porch and lovely garden. Plenty of parking is at the curb just outside the home.

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. This home has 2 units, this listing advertises the 2 bedroom unit located on the top floor. It has it's own private entrance on the front porch and inside stairway with good handrail leading up to the unit.

Woodland Park, the zoo and our famous rose garden are just two blocks away! The University of Washington is 10 minutes by car, bus directly east on 50th or 15 minutes by bike via Greenlake Blvd and Ravenna greenway bike lanes leading to campus.

Walk, jog or bike to popular Green Lake bordering the 2 square mile Woodland Park recreation area with its many forested trails. Take in the great views of the Olympic Mountains and enjoy many great local restaurants while walking along Phinney Ridge.

The Alaskan cruise ship terminals, the Victoria Clipper terminal and the Washington State Ferries are all located nearby on Elliott Bay. Take advantage of this great opportunity to visit Seattle for a few days before or after your cruise!

You will love this home and all that it offers!

More Details

Scott Lawrence
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

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 benefits of current technology in home design.

Scott Lawrence purchased this house in 2012

Why Scott Lawrence chose Northwest

Charming comfortable floor plan and location in a quiet, upscale historic neighborhood very close to downtown Seattle. Proximity to the Fremont waterfront, Woodland Park Zoo and recreation area, Green Lake, the University of Washington, Wallingford, Queen Anne and many local restaurant and amenities. Easy access to downtown Seattle and all significant neighborhoods just north of downtown.

What makes this house unique

Flexibility in living space options if needed for larger gatherings.

If this home is booked or you need more space check out my other VRBO #442325, 453800 on this property or #344506 on beautiful Ravenna Park just 1 mile north of the University of Washington and 3 miles east of this home via 50th NE.

Guestbook comments from the owner


We had a great time in your beautiful home. We definitely will recommend this house to everyone planning a trip to the North West!
Aug 2014
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Fremont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 940 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms are tiled floors with tiled tub and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Large master bedroom - 1 king , All bedroom furniture is new including the beds and linens.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • All bedroom furniture is new including the beds and linens.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Prices for stays 30 days or longer do not include utilities.


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5 min to downtown, walk to restaurants, grocery, curb parking
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 36 reviews

Pretty neighborhood in quiet area.

  • 4 of 5

My son and I enjoyed our stay very much. It was so nice to walk around the neighborhood, go to the market, catch the bus to get downtown. Home was very clean, bed comfortable, having to take my shoes off was no big deal. There were chairs on the porch. Using Uber/Lyft was very easy and very inexpensive as well. The house heats up very quickly if you get chilly.

I would suggest getting the bathroom door handle checked out. My son got stuck inside the bathroom and I had a hard time on the other side wriggling the handle to get him out. If I had been in there by myself I would not have had my phone and that would not have been good. I thought that since we were in the coffee capitol there would be a little bit of complimentary coffee for us in the morning. We picked some up at the market but a little bit first thing in the morning with a bit of powdered cream when we arrived would have been nice. Also I was not expecting to have to bring soap. I got in the shower expecting a little soap cake. Had to use the Dial hand soap on the sink for my first shower. Other than that Scott was very speedy in returning any texts, emails. He let us keep our luggage in the house after 11 since our plane didn't leave until 3 so we could do more sight seeing the day we left. That was really nice. I didn't want to have to figure out what to do with my luggage trying to see a couple more sights. I would recommend staying. The Freemont area is gorgeous and the price was right.


  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your reveiw! I attended to the bathroom door knob and bath gel. Normally my housekeeper makes sure the soap is there. Glad you had a great stay!!
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A Seattle Gem.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here in 2015 so much that we decided to stay here again in 2017.

On arrival you really feel at home. Welcoming lights were on and the house is very well presented. The beds are comfortable and the linen is lovely.

This is such a handy location with supermarket within an easy walk.

This trip we hired a rental to vist the wider Seattle area. However for a city stay transportation is also handy..

Having a washing machine and dryer was an added bonus for us.

We highly recommend this property. Three adults are easily accomodated. A great week in Seattle.

The Robinsons from New Zealand.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Walla Walla, Washington

Very clean, comfortable house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son, and I stayed in the upper unit of Scott's rental house for 3 nights while visiting another son who attends the University of Washington. The upstairs unit is the smaller unit of the house but was a nice set-up for three people. It was very clean and very comfortable. The house is in a perfect location for all things Seattle, just a few minutes to downtown and a few minutes to the University of Washington campus, and there are many restaurants within a few of blocks. The parking was very easy, too, as there was always space right in front of the house. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Convenient, and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This quiet and charming home is conveniently located near Woodland Park Zoo, Aurora Avenue, and Seattle's hip Fremont neighborhood. There is a nice grocery store three blocks away as well as a gas station 1 block away. Additionally, this home is very, very clean: Scott takes a lot of pride in his home. Also, we found the laundry room a huge plus. Finally, the beds were firm and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful layout for our visit

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place

  • 4 of 5

We stayed a week in this property attending a family wedding and sightseeing.

Scott allowed early arrive after a last minute call to him. The property is very clean and the linens and beds comfortable. There is a posted note to remove your shoes on the door but it states this in the information when looking on line at the property. It does make you feel like you need to be very careful not to get anything dirty durning your stay. When you open the door to go upstairs there is a very unpleasant odor which smelt like a litter box to me. Upstairs the smell was not as noticeable.

The location is close to bus stops to downtown and within walking distance to a small grocery. Parking was available in front and side of the property. Check out procedures are somewhat more than what we have been asked to do with other rentals considering you are paying a cleaning fee. Over all it was comfortable, clean and location was good for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciated the review and the feedback. I have not experienced a smell in the unit at anytime so will be sensitive to this going forward. Regarding guests removing their shoes I do make mention of this more than once because it has been my experience that many guests need the reminder otherwise they ignore it. Taking your shoes off makes a very big difference in the upkeep of the home to the high standards I maintain. This is for the benefit of all guests and is much appreciated as I have been told. A final note about housekeeping tasks I do ask guests do a minimal amount of cleanup when they depart. This helps the housekeepers do a superior job in the short amount of time we have between guests departing at 11 am and arriving at 4 pm the same day which is the case during the high season summer month's. The level of effort it takes to properly clean and prepare the home is much more intensive compared to a hotel room. The expense is shared and the guest portion does not fully cover costs so the bit of help on departure allows our housekeepers to complete the job properly in the limited time we have. Again, thank you for the review and I appreciate the feedback!
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Nearest Airport
17.4 Miles
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Uneedaburger on Fremont Ave
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
Rock Creek Steaks & Seafood
Nearest Ski
56 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sand Point Recreaction Area on Lake Washington
Car: not necessary

Walk a few blocks to Rock Creek Steak and Seafood for a well priced fine dinner or Uneedaburger (best burgers in the city!) for a locally brewed tap beer and gourmet food 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

Cleaning and optional damage insurance fee
Major credit cards accepted (fee is 2.5%-3.75% foreign banks) or eChecks with no fee
9.5% sales tax on stays less than 30 days
Rental agreement required.
Stays of 30 days or longer are not refundable.
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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