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Historic Charm At Woodland Park Zoo And Fremont

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 10

This three story 1918 craftsman home located on a quiet corner lot was completely restored in the 1st quarter of 2013.

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

This home is well located, minutes away from green lake, central Fremont, the University of Washington, downtown Seattle, The Washington State Convention Center, pike place market, Seattle center and the Elliott bay waterfront. Plenty of parking is right outside the door and direct access to downtown Seattle and sea tac international airport via highway 99 close by.

It feels just like home! The main floor has 2 bedrooms, tiled bath with full tub and shower, formal living room with full size fireplace, formal dining room and new designer kitchen. The lower floor has a bedroom with king size bed and private bath, a full size laundry and large media room. You will enjoy satellite high definition television, your favorite movie on Bluray DVD or stereo recording in comfortable surroundings. The outdoor private patio off the kitchen and lower level offer a quiet place to gather on the warmer days of spring, summer and fall.

The upper floor is 940 square feet and has two bedrooms one with a king bed and one with a queen. There is a complete kitchen with all new appliances, new full size washer and dryer, high definition satellite TV with Bluray DVD and tile bathroom with full tub and shower. Comfortable furnishings and antiques complete your upscale comfort. Enjoy your morning coffee with a view of the cascade mountains from the master bedroom!

If you wish to explore the neighborhood walk, jog or bike to popular green lake bordering the 2 square mile woodland park recreation area with its many forested trails, tennis courts, soccer fields, public swimming areas and basketball courts. Walk to the zoo and the rose garden. Get tickets for the zoo tunes summer concert series held outdoors on the grounds featuring headline musical artists the entire family will enjoy. It is just 2 blocks away! Experience many local restaurants, shops, markets and places of interest in fremont. Take in the great views of the Olympic mountains and Puget sound while walking along Phinney ridge. The university of Washington, is 3 miles directly east on 50th. Take your car or local city bus to the campus. The transit stop is two blocks away.

The Alaskan cruise ship terminals, the Victoria clipper to Canada terminal and the Washington state ferry terminal 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!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Scott Lawrence
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About Scott Lawrence

I am a third generation builder of fine homes. My grandfather would have built this custom 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

Charming comfortable design and location in a quiet, upscale historic neighborhood very close to downtown Seattle. Proximity to Green Lake, Woodland Park Zoo and recreation area, Phinney Ridge, the Fremont waterfront, the University of Washington, Wallingford and many local restaurants and amenities. Easy access to Pike Place Market, Seattle Center including the Space Needle, Music Experience Project, Opera House, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Dale Chihuley art exhibit and multiple live theaters.

The Elliott Bay waterfront with scenic Seattle Art Museum outdoor sculpture garden, waterside trails with wonderful views of the Olympic Mountains, cruise ship access and gateway of ferries to Victoria Canada and the Kitsap Peninsula. Not to mention dockside restaurants and waterfront activities.

Most of all the home is a wonderful place to have family gatherings!

What makes this house unique

Spacious multilevel living space and a design oriented with multiple amenities everyone in the family can enjoy while experiencing quiet comfortable surroundings.

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, Seattle Center including the Space Needle, Music Experience Project, Opera House, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Dale Chihuley art exhibit and multiple live theaters 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 as well as the Seattle Mariners, Sounders and Seahawks sports stadiums. It’s all close by!

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time celebrating our parents 70th wedding anniversary. Eleven adults and their three small children stayed in this house, plus eleven more adults joined us for a special celebration dinner on Sunday. The house worked well for this special family event.
May 2014
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Historic Charm At Woodland Park Zoo And Fremont
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed, spacious and comfortable, the house was exactly what I was looking for when I needed a place for 9 visitors from out of town.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bridal suite

  • 5 of 5

I loved hosting the bridesmaids at this house. The layout was perfect for our group. My mother stayed in a room in the smaller house and the rest of us thirty something's spread out in the remaining bedrooms. The location was perfect for visitors to Seattle. Clean house and someone even came out Sunday night to put the trash and recycling on the curb for us. Our guests used a combination of rental cars, uber rides and walking during their stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, Tennessee

A Great Family House

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house had plenty of space on the main floor for the 10 of us who stayed in the house to entertain others from the Seattle area who dropped in to visit during our daughter's 4-day wedding week-end. It was also great to have the upper and lower suites to retreat to. Everyone who stayed and visited loved the house. It met everyone's picky expectations. Everything was provided for our rare reunion-- except a pizza cutter. And we cooked a lot of PaPa Murphy's pizza.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home for family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Scott’s house. We were there to celebrate our son's wedding. All of my family was not able to fit in this house, but we found a very nice 1-bedroom apartment, VROB 489960, next door. The house was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. The kitchen was well stocked and big enough to have multiple cooks. The layout of the house was perfect for us. My parents stayed upstairs and when they became tired of all the activity, they were able to go up and get away for a while. There were nice spaces for people to gather to visit and to have other family and friends stop by. The front porch was our favorite place to gather.

It is a great neighborhood for taking walks, walking to restaurants and the zoo. Bus stops are close by that can take you to major sites. We did have 2 cars and had no problem with parking.

If we come back to Seattle with a group, we would definitely stay here again.

Thank you Scott!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honolulu, Hawaii

Greenlake house

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Scott for an amazing house to stay in. It was very spacious and it held 10 adults and 1 child very comfortably! Great location, love that we were in walking distance of the zoo and the park.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Issaquah, WA

Family Celebration

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful home for gathering a family together. The sleeping areas are arranged in pairs, with each pair having a bathroom. The kitchen is beautiful and quite well stocked with cooking gear. My only suggestion for improving the property is to add hand rails to the front steps at the sidewalk and porch levels. We had several older people in our group who needed a lot of assistance getting in and out of the house because there are not good hand rails.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, Thank you for your great review! The front steps are made of concrete and are 4 feet wide with very good traction. They are bordered by the original Craftsman style stone walls which a person can hold onto when walking up or down the steps. A number of elderly guests have stayed in the home without a problem. It is easily accessible for most people but I really appreciate your feedback and will take your suggestion into consideration. Thanks again! Scott Lawrence
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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
0.2 Miles
Greenlake Par 3 Golf Course
Nearest Train
4.5 Miles
Union Station Downtown Seattle
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Interstate 99
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 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 to the famous Rose Garden at the Zoo and contemplate the beautiful flowers as you stroll along. Enjoy the many local trails that enter and circumvent the park which allow for walking, jogging or biking to Green Lake.

If this home is unavailable or you need more space consider renting my other luxury rental property located nearby in Ravenna Park (see VRBO listing #344506).


Rates & Availability

Fremont House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
4th qtr 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.5%

Above rates are based on the 5 bedroom rate. The 3 bedroom rate is $220 per night plus a cleaning fee and the 2 bedroom rate $175 per night plus a cleaning fee other fees and taxes apply as posted.
Cancellations not allowed within 60 days of arrival date. Recommend guests purchase trip insurance to provide a refund in the event of an emergency.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms are tiled floors with tiled tub and shower. Movable handle grips are provided for easy access to the tub and shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • All bedroom furniture is new including the beds and linens.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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