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Urban Woodland Retreat, Near the ~UW~, Convenient to Everything

79 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Windermere Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

You will be delighted as you descend from street level in a quiet family neighborhood to your garden-level suite opening onto a mature wooded greenbelt along the popular Burke-Gilman trail. You will open your private entrance to find a lovely,roomy apartment, providing two comfortable bedrooms. You'll have to decide whether to sink into the comfortable sofa to enjoy the big screen TV with cable, cozy up before the floor to ceiling windows to drink in the serene view of trees, birds and Lake Washington in the distance, or cook a gourmet meal in the well-equipped brand new kitchen. Your guests will relax and chat at the bar while you create, then you can share your bounty at the dining table, or al fresco on your private deck.

The first bedroom has a king size bed, huge closet and desk where you can log on via ethernet or wifi and work or surf in peace and tranquility. The second bedroom has an inviting queen size bed, convenient storage and a large window looking out on the wooded garden. This bedroom adjoins the full bathroom with tub and shower, separate vanity with plenty of storage.

You have your own laundry room, complete with front loader, high efficiency washer and dryer. Your suite will always be comfortable, with new natural gas heat and central air conditioning. You and your family will always feel safe with your own security system.

Your guest suite is your home away from home, secluded feeling but minutes away from all the amenities and activities you could want. You will find easy street parking in the uncrowded neighborhood. You are steps away from public transportation, taking the Metro bus to the University District, Seattle Center, Northgate, Ballard or downtown in minutes.

Keywords: Guest suite

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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About Ron

Your host, Ron, has decades of experience in hospitality, as the owner of one of Seattle's most beloved restaurants. I expanded into home renovation during 2010 as general contractor as my wife and I brought our 1967 home into the 21st century. We updated every inch of the home and are comfortable on the first and second floors of this three story home. We especially love the location, the feeling of being in the forest as we gaze out on the wooded garden and watch the birds.

Ron purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Ron chose Northeast

We have lived in Northeast Seattle for years, but especially enjoy this home for its tranquil setting combined with easy access to everything we love. We can be in the Cascade or Olympic Mountains, on Puget Sound, or the San Juan Islands in no time. Our community is diverse, urban, literate and comfortable.

What makes this apartment unique

We adopted the Pacific Northwest as our home many years ago, have raised our children here, and are now ready to share our community with visitors. We trust you will leave Seattle as smitten as we are!


based on 79 traveler reviews

Urban Woodland Retreat, Near the ~UW~, Convenient to Everything
average rating of 4.987342 based on 79 reviews

Nice place and wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Ron is really nice and spoke with him a few times over the phone. I

supposed to stay here with my family relatives from oversea, but I didnt able to make it. I saw a lot of nice pictures. Ron was helping them a lot with moving luggage. I would like to stay there myself next time

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Loved everything about this VRBO!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, beautiful surroundings, lovely owners, fully equipped unit! One of the best vrbo we have ever stayed in! Already booked it again for our next visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Pristine and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Ron, the owner, has thought of everything. This home is extremely well stocked for anything you could possibly need during your stay. The home is well appointed with high quality linens, a fully stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, and all the comforts of home. The owner lives in the two floors above this unit, and is available for any questions or anything you may need during your stay. And he keeps his property immaculate. I was very impressed to find that this property was everything it was advertised to be and more. Very convenient location as I was in town attending an event at the University of Washington. Beautiful neighborhood with a cute little local neighborhood shopping center and restaurant a block away. I would stay here again on future trips and would recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable, home-like setting during your travels.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here and it was just as great as the first. The owner is very accommodating and helpful. The unit is well kept and nicely appointed. The backyard is beautiful and the Burke-Gilman trail is right behind the unit and easy to access from down the street.

It's location is close to the University of Washington which fit our needs perfectly. It is also not difficult to get downtown on the light link rail (there is a new station next to Husky Stadium).

We'll definitely stay here again and recommend it to all our friends.

Thanks Ron!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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A Wonderful Visit

  • 5 of 5

We wholeheartedly agree with the reviews we had read before booking this rental in that it was even better than what we thought it would be. Ron was extremely hospitable and showed us around the place which was extremely clean, comfortable, well-supplied, and very nice. The kids loved the fire pit and making smores in the backyard. They seemed to think of everything here and supplied so many little extras from laundry detergent to a few Seattle chocolates to enjoy. We very much enjoyed our first visit to Seattle and would enthusiastically recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Ron's place is beautiful. The gardens are stunning. The apartment is modern, clean and comfortable. Ron is a wonderful host. I would highly recommend this VRBO location.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Seattle-Tacoma International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Sand Point Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
6.9 Miles
Bainbridge Island Ferry
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
1.8 Miles
Magnuson Park
Car: recommended

Burke-Gilman trail is only steps away, providing easy access for walkers, runners and bicyclists to nearby Seattle Children's Medical Center, University Village, University of Washington, Ballard and Kenmore, all while enjoying views of Lake Washington , Lake Union, and Puget Sound.

Within a half mile are shopping, restaurants, spas, a gourmet supermarket and natural food store. Within a mile is Magnuson Park, on Lake Washington, which boasts a beach, picnic areas, playfields, restored wetlands, a kite hill, a boat ramp and miles of walking trails.

Northeast Seattle provides community centers,public libraries, schools and churches, all located in a convenient, safe family neighborhood. The University District has a vibrant year-round farmer's market, museums, movie theatres and clubs.


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Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.6%

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Windermere Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed, Queen size bed. A deluxe full air bed, pack n play, and high chair are available upon request.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Stylish furnishings, sumptuous linens and well equipped kitchen, Large deck through sliding glass door features outdoor furniture, Blue limestone patio with grill, Fire pit, High efficiency front loading washer and dryer, New kitchen appliances with dishwasher, Beautiful quartz countertops and bamboo floor, Open floor plan with convenient bar as well as dining table.

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