Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

1 Block to Pike Place Market ~ Indoor Pool & Spa ~ Harbor Steps Downtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,020 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Harbor Steps Downtown ~ 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4-6, but 5 adults max

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

See also eight more 2-bedrooms at Harbor Steps (VRBO 403924, 437728, 555845, 443070, 445484, 678175, 671381, 819815), and two 1-bedrooms (VRBO 403861, 499060) in same Harbor Steps complex.

Please note, Harbor Steps does not have AC (like 85% of Puget Sound area residences). Average high temp in July and Aug is 75 deg, but sometimes it gets warmer than that, of course.

This 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment (sleeping 4-6, but 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 apartment, the building amenities, and the location of Harbor Steps. Truly, nothing compares.

~~ About the Apartment ~~

Up the elevator to the 15th floor, down the hall, and walk in to your Seattle abode and relax. Everything you need is here to enjoy your stay in over 1000 square feet. Of course, free WiFi is included!

Living Room ~ The living room features a comfortable extra long sofa and is tastefully decorated in accent shades of blue/green. There is plenty of seating with 2 leather chairs as well. The high ceilings make it feel even more spacious along with the huge windows letting in tons of light. 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.

Kitchen/Dining ~ Right off the living room is the kitchen and dining, giving it the great room feel. The newly remodeled kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking needs and features a breakfast bar with two stools. The clean white cabinets are set off by the jet black granite counter tops. The stainless appliances include a dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator and oven/stove. Between the kitchen and living area is the dining area for six. And don't forget to check out the city and water views from the kitchen window!

Balcony & Views ~ Watch the ferries coming and going from your private balcony . To the east, enjoy the city views. To the west, see the waters of Elliott Bay, and to the south, check out the stadiums. The balcony itself faces south.

Master Bedroom & Bath ~ A huge room, large enough for a comfortable king-sized bed, you will love the private bedroom. A dresser for all your things, not to mention a large closet! Luxurious bedding in a neutral palette only adds to the beautiful contemporary decor in this room. And don't forget the 37 inch flat screen TV and DVD player. Past the closets, you'll find your private bath, complete with tub/shower and plenty of counter and cabinet space. It is also remodeled with granite counter tops and includes towels, soaps, shampoo and a wall-mount hairdryer.

Second Bedroom ~ Opposite side of the unit from the master bedroom for plenty of privacy is the 2nd bedroom featuring a queen bed and nightstands and a walk-in closet with dresser. The second full bath is just outside this bedroom as well.

Main Bathroom ~ Also spacious is the full bath with tub/shower, which is also remodeled with granite counter tops. The blue/green tones are carried throughout the apartment, including the lovely bathroom. Plush towels and even soaps, shampoo, and conditioner are supplied as well as a second hair dryer.

~~ 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

~ 24 hour concierge at your service

~ Multiple spas and saunas

~ Multiple work out facilities

~ Manicured courtyard

~ 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 sport/basketball court

~ Restaurants, stores and market 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 (see from your unit!)

~ Seattle Aquarium and waterfront - 1 block

~ Link Light Rail stop - 2 blocks at 3rd Ave and Seneca

~ Seattle Ferry terminal - 1 block

~ Original Starbucks - 2 blocks (other Starbucks even closer)

~ 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 9 min walk to Westlake Center, where you can take monorail to Seattle Center

~ Target (with groceries) at 1401 2nd Ave - 3 min walk

~ Trendy restaurants, bars, cafes and coffee shops - 1 min to 15 min walk - in EVERY direction!

~ Washington State Convention Center - 15 min walk

~ Argosy Cruise lines - 1 block

If you have a car, we offer garage parking in the building for $24/nt (subject to availability, 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. Or, you can arrange for the Harbor Steps town car ($50-$60) to meet you at the airport and bring you straight to Harbor Steps.

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 apartment is managed by Picture Properties, where prompt and courteous guest service is our priority.

Keywords: Condo, flat, vacation rental, executive suite, corporate housing, holiday rental

More Details

Picture Properties
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

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!


Seattle Waterfront Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 15
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1020 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet hours are 10pm to 8am
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Includes shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, and soap
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Includes hairdryer, shampoo, soap, towels
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , TV in master bedroom. Also, a pack n play portable crib.
  • There is a queen Aerobed w/ linens, not a sleeper sofa.
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Also indoor sports court in building. Can check out basketballs at front desk.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(97 traveler reviews)

80% Complete
17% Complete
1% Complete
1% Complete
0% Complete
1 Block to Pike Place Market ~ Indoor Pool & Spa ~ Harbor Steps Downtown
average rating of 4.7731957 based on 97 reviews

Christmas in Seattle

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. From the 15th floor we had a magical view of the snow falling on the city and holiday lights . You couldn't ask for a better location we were right next to Pike Place . We cooked in a few nights and the kitchen was well stocked with pots and dishes etc. Everything was clean .The beds were comfortable. There were reading lights where you would want them. We will definitely come again and maybe next time we will look for an apartment on the water side of the building so that we could get a full view of the boats coming and going. Thank you for letting us stay it was perfect .

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad another guest had a wonderful stay with Picture Properties!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

This was a fabulous place. Centrally located and very convenient.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is perfect. It was well stocked, immaculate, it is exactly as it is presented in the VRBO listing. There's ample room and the beds are very comfortable. The apartment is in a perfect location. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Clean, centrally located apartment

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Harbor Steps. It's very close to Pike Place Market and an easy walk to the monorail to the Space Needle. The apartment was very clean and well-appointed with comfortable beds, extra blankets, and kitchen basics. Even though it's on the 15th floor, the noise from the nearby freeway was ever-present. Not honking cars or sirens, but more like white noise.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: If you stay anywhere downtown Seattle, you are bound to hear city noise. Just comes with the territory (literally). With windows closed, it's not bad. If you peruse all our reviews for all our Harbor Steps units, you'll find many, many comments about how quiet the apartments are. Often people expect a lot of city noise, and they are pleasantly surprised that it's quieter than they thought it would be. Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks! Debra, Picture Properties
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Portland, OR

Fantastic Location & Flat

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is exceptionally well situated, within blocks of major attractions. Although parking is available on site, you can walk everywhere you need to. The flat itself is also clean, modern, and laid out well. The two bedrooms are on opposite ends, which is great if traveling with children, and the Harbor Steps complex has a number of amenities as well. Staying here was a great choice, and we hope to return in the future -- just perfect.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Vancouver, WA. USA

Location cannot be beat!

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and perfect for our family of four (two teen daughters!) The location is excellent as you walk out the lobby and in two minutes you’re at the waterfront and the Crab Pot, The Seattle Aquarium, Ferris wheel....and all the shops and eateries on Alaskan Way! Not to mention Pikes Place two short blocks up the street! It was great!! We would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The property is adequate, clean, freshly painted with updated kitchen and baths.

  • 3 of 5

When we arrived the place was very cold and one of the heat vents did not work. That problem was quickly remedied by Picture Properties. They also took care of the burned out light bulb in one bathroom.

The location is excellent. The views are very nice. The property manager, Picture Properties, is excellent and responsive. The place is small but adequately furnished.

That said, when they rent to two couples, there should be four keys. Two keys made using the workout facilities and pool as well as independent touring activities very awkward. Access in general is awkward if you want services like Instacart because there is no concierge in the SW corner building.

The mattress of the bed in the second bedroom, not the master, is terrible. We are not big people and ended up in the hole in the middle every night. It should be replaced.

The appliances, especially the dishwasher, are incredibly noisy. It looks like it was installed without its factory insulation which would have taken care of that. Refrigerator, washer and dryer are all very noisy as well.

The level of lighting is terrible except in the kitchen and bathrooms.

There are now many options for energy efficient light bulbs that are suitable for open fixtures. The curly florescent ones make the place look like a cheap motel. The same is true of the color coordinated "decorating". There are not enough towel racks in either bathroom.

Instructions for using the oven would be helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - what a surprise to get this review! We are definitely disappointed. To address each of these issues (most of which are out of our control). . . Harbor Steps only provides 2 sets of keys for each apartment. It's just a rule they have for all their units. There are 4 towers at Harbor Steps and the 24 hour concierge is in he SE tower where you check-in. It's easily accessed from the SW tower across a sky bridge over the courtyard. There are not ceiling lights at Harbor Steps for the most part (kitchen and bathroom only). We have at least 3 lamps in each bedroom, and 5 to 6 light bulbs in the living/dining area. We'll see if we can try to fit in one more lamp. Yes, some of the fixtures may have compact fluorescent bulbs, apparently not to this guest's liking. We have not had any comments about the queen mattress so we'll check it out (actually, another guest just said both mattresses were very comfortable in a recent review). The appliances are standard that come with the apartment. I do have to say that we have 11 apartments at Harbor Steps, and loud appliances is just not feedback we ever receive. No one has ever contacted us because they couldn't operate the oven. The Harbor Steps ovens are digital and pretty straight forward. There is a wide towel bar in each bathroom (good for 2 towels), then we usually have over the door hooks (the type with 4 hooks) in either the bathrooms and/or the bedrooms. We get many compliments on our appealing decor, so this is the first time anyone has actually complained that the decor matched. I'm a little perplexed on that one. Please read over our hundreds and hundreds of 5-star reviews at all our Harbor Steps properties before making a decision based on this one review. I'm sure this guest will not be staying with us again, but we do have many, many repeat happy guests. We'd be happy to answer any questions you might have before booking with Picture Properties. Thank you! Debra, Picture Properties
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1


Car: not necessary

Harbor Steps is the best location stay when visiting Seattle, bar none!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Process fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.1%

4pm check-in, 11am check-out (can leave luggage at front desk if needed)
Sleeps 6, but 5 adults max
3 night minimum stay summer and holidays
$300 refundable deposit holds dates with balance due 30 days before stay
Garage parking in building $24/nt with every 5th night free (subject to availability)
$100 one-time cleaning fee
Dates booked? Check out 403924, 443070, 437728, 555845, 445484, 671381, 819815, 678175 all at Harbor Steps!
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties