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Picture Properties

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

1 Blk to Pike Place Market ~ Indoor Pool & Spa ~ Best Location in Seattle

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

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Central Business District Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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 four more 2-bedrooms at Harbor Steps (VRBO 403924, 437728, 555845, 443070), two 1-bedrooms (VRBO 403861, 499060), and a large studio (VRBO 445484) in same Harbor Steps complex.

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. You won't miss the tremendous city or water views from every window. Check out the Seattle Great Wheel right from the unit! 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.

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

~ 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 $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. Or, you can arrange for the Harbor Steps town car ($45-$50) 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
  • 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 57 traveler reviews

1 Blk to Pike Place Market ~ Indoor Pool & Spa ~ Best Location in Seattle
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 57 reviews

Not what I expected

  • 2 of 5

We had a fairly disappointing stay in this condo. First off, I made the booking late, which was a huge mistake. The very afternoon that booked it, I fell and broke my ankle. Our trip was just 10 days away. I had stupidly forgone the trip insurance (live and learn). We immediately contacted the property owner to see if we could reschedule for different dates. While she attempted to re-rent it (which was not happening in the short time frame), we basically had to use the dates or lose the money. So, being the stoic, tough broad that I am, decided to come any way, with boot and scooter, as I was unable to bear weight on my foot.

So this is what we arrived to: 1. The front desk had a sign saying "back in a few". Waited for almost 20-25 min for someone to show. 2. Apt is VERY small, pictures exaggerate the size. 3. View is misleading. Apt is on the east side and you can only see the waterfront if you crane your neck from the balcony. In general, you are looking at downtown and a freeway. 3. Remote was busted - normally, I wouldn't even dignify a review with this tidbit. I mean, who watches TV on vacation? However, having aforementioned broken ankle, I was hobbled up. Seattle was NOT an easy city to visit on a knee scooter (think hills and uneven side walks). I would let the family go explore and stay in the apartment watching Olympics. The remote would have been nice. 4. The apartment was very hot, no AC. Fans provided but windows had to be open, which made it very loud. Do NOT stay here in warm weather. Overall, the location is good. The apts have a lot of students. The elevator was filled with trash the day we checked out. I could go on and on. There are many cool places to stay in Seattle. This is not one of them. Also, I have never had someone be so completely un-sympathetic or understanding about an injury. I think she thought I was making it up to get out of our reservation or something.

On a bright note, if you do stay at Harborside, there are some great places to eat around there.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is very unfortunate that this guest broke her leg after booking (of course, we believed her!). To clarify, she did not contact us the same day she booked (had she, we would have refunded her trip in full). She waited several days until the trip was just a week away. We took it off the calendar immediately, and while we do get a good deal of last minute bookings, her dates did not re-book. We half anticipated she may take it out on us in a review, and I'm sad to see that this has happened. I would please encourage anyone reading this to browse all our other (over 1000) reviews for our Seattle properties. We have over 120 reviews for this unit and the one directly below this unit (same floor plan, size and views). It is VRBO 437728. We have many comments from people saying the units are exactly as (or better than) described and pictured. We even have the square footage (1020 sq ft) listed on our VRBO listing. I truly have no idea what she is referring to for most of the comments. We are there all the time (and our housekeeping is team is there almost every day) and the elevators are NOT filled with trash. There is no AC (and we don't advertise AC), and luckily the average high temp in Seattle in July and Aug is just 76 deg. We do provide fans. In the middle of the day at check-in, there is no possible way the front desk would empty for more than 5 or 10 min at the most (usually there are two employees there on duty). There are not a lot of students living there since this is one of the higher rent options in Seattle. Plus, there are no major universities downtown Seattle. We would have happily replaced the remote (or batteries) had she let us know. We could go on and on defending every single comment, but again, please read our reviews and contact us with questions. The things said in this review are not a theme of all our reviews (which we do not control), so take it all in. We are sorry she had a bad experience and wish she had not broken her leg. Thank you! Debra, Picture Properties
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location with a unique view. Check in and out was extremely convenient. The apartment did get hot since it did not have AC, but that was easily solved by opening the widows and using the fans.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for visiting Seattle for first time with teenagers.

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more pleased with our Harbor Steps apartment. It was a fabulous location, minutes away from Pike Place Market and more good food and drink that a person can sample in a week! The check in/out process was well explained and very easy. The staff at the front desk are very friendly. Our apartment was very clean and well supplied with everything we needed. I was traveling with 3 young adult/teenaged kids and my husband and we were all very comfy. The kids loved being able to go explore the city on their own and not rely on us for transportation. We walked to all the best attractions, Pike Place, waterfront, Chihuly Glass Museum, EMP museum, Space Needle, fantastic restaurants. The only thing that anyone could possible complain about is the city noise. The windows in this apartment have awesome views of the waterfront but with that comes traffic noise. It did not bother us at all but if you are a light sleeper it may cause a bit of bother. I would definitely stay here again and recommend this apartment to any friend or family looking for the perfect spot in Seattle.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place in the heart of the city!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The place was very nice, clean and well appointed.

Very Clean, beds were comfortable.

Location was fantastic, close to Pike and the water.

The weather was fantastic for our stay so we had the doors and windows open all the time, the only downside is that there is a lot traffic noise BUT the place is in the city so not much can be done about that.

Debra was very helpful as was the front desk staff.

We would definitely stay again.!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spotless and stunning

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views of the city. Apartment has everything you need. We had an amazing time. We miss it already.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding location, great amenities, would definitely recommend

  • 5 of 5

Great location, amenities, and easy check in and out. Would definitely recommend

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Central Business District Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Shoulder Season
Sep 6 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 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season I
Jun 8 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 Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

4pm check-in, 11am check-out (can leave luggage at front desk if needed)
Sleeps 6, but 5 adults max
$300 refundable deposit holds dates with balance due 30 days before stay
Garage parking in building $20/nt with every 5th night free
$100 one-time cleaning fee
Dates booked? Check out 403924, 443070, 437728, 555845 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.
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Central Business District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 15
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1020 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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.

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