Stunning Urban View Home Forested Oasis***Oct Specials
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
University District house description
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Stunning, 3000 sq foot house. Stunning views of Ravenna park from every room in the home.
Hardwood floors throughout main level with GRAND PIANO in lounge
Fully furnished and includes TV, Cable, Internet and Telephone.
Private, home on the end of dead end street.
Beautiful Kasala furniture. Decorated by interior designer.
1.5 miles to Childrens hospital.
1 mile to University of Washington.
1 mile to University Village with full shopping, Spa's, eateries and local coffee shops.
Burke Gilman trail 0.5 miles away.
Central location for easy access to downtown.
Home feels like private retreat. Two outdoor patio's, surrounded by trees.
Unique home with peaceful ambiance.
Keywords: Single Family Residence, GRAND PIANO
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12
Bathrooms: 3.5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Peaceful Park View with complete Privacy. GRAND PIANO.
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
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We stayed here for five nights while in Seattle for our son's wedding. We thoroughly enjoyed the character of the home. We took advantage of the trails and playground in the park! We went from the airport to Costco to fill up the refrigerator for the week. This saved a lot of money for our group of 12. We had plenty of space even though there were so many of us. We even hosted the Rehearsal dinner and never felt cramped. Inge has a high chair, stroller and pack and play available. The child gate for the stairs kept our mind at ease with our grandson.The only drawback was the need for two of our rental cars to be parked a few blocks away.
- Guest Linda (Chandler)
- Date of stay 11/24/13
- Review Submitted 11/30/13
I use VRBO frequently and this was among the best of experiences. Owner is accommodating in every respect. The house on its own would be enough, it is comfortable, warm and inviting. It is everything promised here. And the neighborhood is friendly, safe and close to not only the university, but also downtown. The adjacent Ravenna Park is an incredible urban park that offers as much as you have interest in, either bike ride, run or stroll, totally worthwhile. Total sense of privacy in an urban setting, the best of both worlds. Here is a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravenna_Park
- Guest steve j.
- Date of stay 10/17/13
- Review Submitted 10/29/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers.
My family stayed in this house for my daughter's wedding in Seattle. We were located very close to her house and the church and it was so convenient to everything. The house was perfect for us - everyone had enough privacy and the living area was big enough for us all to gather and have a great time. The house is well maintained, quiet, and very charming. Very nice outdoor space also which we didn't get to use but wish we could have. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
- Guest Carol (Aurora, CO)
- Date of stay 02/05/13
- Review Submitted 02/20/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Home Away From Home!
Home Away From Home!
We’ve stayed at the Ravenna Park Retreat twice now, once in May 2012 and again in September 2012. We have two kids at UW and we come up from California to visit every so often. We've stayed at other properties in Seattle that were also listed on VRBO (including Seattle Urban Retreat, Montlake Craftsman, City View and Cube House) and this is our favorite! We really like the location of this house and the privacy. The house is directly adjacent to a beautiful tree-filled forest called Ravenna Park. All the windows look out over the forest providing a beautiful, natural view from every room. There is a nice walking trail that meanders through the forest and is only a short distance from the front door. The house has four bedrooms (larger than we needed) but it still felt cozy and inviting. Our kids stayed overnight while we were there and we had a great time! The house was very clean and well maintained. It would be ideal for a family gathering or reception. The owner is wonderfully helpful and accommodating. She makes you feel as though her house is your home. We will definitely be visiting again!
- Guest Andrea & Bob (Santa Cruz, CA)
- Date of stay 09/16/12
- Review Submitted 01/01/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Wonderful girls weekend away
Wonderful girls weekend away
I rented this house for my friend's bachelorette weekend and the seven of us had a blast. The house was cozy, spacious and just what we wanted for the first night in and after our Saturday night out, a place to relax and hangout. The house has a lot of character but it made staying there all the more fun. It's location by the park was also great for getting a bit of fresh air. This was my first time renting through a site and the owner was really helpful and responsive on emails with all my questions. Thanks again for having us!
- Guest Jennifer V.
- Date of stay 11/23/12
- Review Submitted 12/03/12
My family and I very much enjoyed staying at Ravenna Retreat for the week of my daughter’s wedding back in March of this year. The location was perfect – we were only minutes away from the church, the reception venue, and additional lodging for out of town guests. We also loved the neighborhood, being right next to the beautiful walking trails, which we enjoyed often during the week of our stay. I especially appreciate the owner's kindness and attentiveness to our needs during our stay – providing specially requested items such as the BBQ pit for the rehearsal dinner we hosted there, and additional towels when they were needed. Ravenna Retreat is a very comfortable and warm place to stay and perfect for entertaining a large crowd. We will carry the cherished memories we made there with us for the rest of our lives. Thank you so very much for providing this service! We would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives.
- Guest Mariana (Gresham, OR)
- Date of stay 03/20/12
- Review Submitted 11/06/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Wonderful retreat for our son's wedding!
Wonderful retreat for our son's wedding!
We rented this home with family and friends for our son's wedding. It was beautiful and perfect for hosting get-togethers before and after the wedding. The setting was fantastic next to the park. Also, we left a gift that was irreplaceable and didn't realize it until after we had returned to the East Coast. Inge had her cleaning people check - they found it and she mailed it to us. We're so appreciative of the time she took to help us. We hope to return someday just to relax and enjoy the house once again!
- Guest Gabriel (Boston, MA)
- Date of stay 07/18/12
- Review Submitted 10/10/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
This is a lovely home! It is full of character, spacious, and equipped with everything you need! We had 8 people in our group, and we fit comfortably in the dining area and the main living space. Beds and baths were perfectly arranged as we requested. The location is wonderful - close to the interstate and ammenitites, but in a secluded little neighborhood. Look at the pictures - they truly represent the house. The property is clean and well maintained, and the owner is gracous and so easy to deal with. Very responsive to both emails and texts. I would recommend this house to anyone!
- Guest Linda Devon (Sparks, NV)
- Date of stay 09/20/12
- Review Submitted 09/27/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
The Ravenna home is definitely a forested oasis, literally located right at the edge of Ravenna Park; a beautiful, peaceful park with a gorge. I only wish we had more time to fully explore the trails. With the university within blocks, there is a plethora of restaurants to choose from, but with the fully appointed kitchen, we chose to cook and even had a dinner party with nearby relatives. We had extended family staying together and we never felt crowded. The casita was a treat for my daughter and her boyfriend; only accessible from outside, it was like a secret room. Inge was very helpful and promptly responded to my emailed questions. We were even able to stay for a shorter time since there was an opening that fit our time frame. I hope to have a large enough party to stay again. I highly recommend staying here, if for no other reason than to correspond with Inge; her emails are a joy to read!
- Guest mallory (El Granada, CA)
- Date of stay 07/29/12
- Review Submitted 08/03/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
A Wonderful Vacation Home
A Wonderful Vacation Home
My family stayed here in July 2012 and loved the house. We had 6 adults and one child w/ room to spare. The park right next door is great. It's just a quick 10 min drive to downtown and the university is just down the road. GREAT LOCATION. The house is beautiful and I would recommend this house to anyone w/ a large family looking to stay in Seattle.
- Guest Andrea C. (Austin, Texas)
- Date of stay 07/01/12
- Review Submitted 07/10/12
$265-465 per night .. $1855-$3150/week .. $5200 low season/email for high season 7 Night Minimum: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day & Labor Day 7 Night Minimum: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day $175 Cleaning Fee $500 Damage deposit Fully refundable If booking over a weekend, 4 day minimum booking period, unless last minute deal.
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- Nearest Airport: Sea Tac International Airport at 19.13 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Downtown Seattle to Bainbridge, Vashon at 5.41 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak Station Seattle at 5.92 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I5 at 0.9 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Madison Park Beach at 4.94 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Mamma Melina, Bar and Restaurant at 0.7 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Alpental Ski Resort, Snoqualmie at 33.8 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Greenlake Pitch N Putt at 1.7 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Multiple: Univerity Village shopping Mall at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: I live and work in Seattle, and own a number of rental properties. This particular home is excellent for weddings, family reunions, University of Washington events, Visitors to Seattle Childrens hospital, Yoga retreats, and all visitors requiring a forest feel in the middle of the city. I see this home as a retreat. I am a South African who has lived in Seattle for 9 years and love the city with all my heart.
Why the Owner Chose University District:
It is the most beautiful home that I have seen on the market. It provided complete privacy in the heart of the city, with exceptional views. There actually is not another one like it on the entire inner city. It is perfect of access to the University of Washington and Seattle Children's hospital, where I work. The buslines on 15th Ave NE, allow quick access to downtown. Being north of the ship canal, it is located perfectly for gatherings on North Lake Union, Gasworks park, and weddings in the North Seattle neighbourhoods.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Privacy, Peace and quiet, in a completely central location. You do not need a car. Excellent access to superb University Village shopping/spa's. Easy access to downtown Seattle
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Private entry to front of home at end of dead end street
Dining room is spectacular. Serene unobstructed views to the park offer privacy
Front patio is surrounded by trees and situated on the end of a dead end street
Master bedroom is synonymous with a treehouse and has an adjacent full bathroom
Casita offers a private bedroom with king bed and modern bathroom with shower.
Ravenna Retreat Back Deck View in Winter months
Beautiful, scenic patio at the front of the home, PRIVATE, seculded treed in.
Amazing views from the bridge that spans the park. No traffic, walking bridge.
Beautiful updated kitchen with subzero fridge, Bosch appliances, hardwood floors
Den has oak hardwood floors a stained glass window and a lovely fireplace
Living room is spacious, with a high ceilings & windows open to the park
Twin bedroom is particularly quiet and can be converted into a large Kingsize
Lower Queen bed, Bedroom, with outdoor access.
TRAIL in Ravenna Park, which the home Overlooks
Trail leading to COWAN PARK below UNVERISY BRIDGE
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