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Warm & Wonderful Edmonds Multi-Level Retreat~ Perfect for Families; or a Group

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Welcome to 'SEA VISTA' our Edmonds home, we hope you love it as much as we do!

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Edmonds house description

*Short notice reservations - O K - Check our calendar for openings.

PLEASE NOTE - The current pictures on the listing are from 2014 and are accurate for the current layout of the home. The listing will be updated SOON with new pictures as we are reconfiguring some of the rooms in January 2015 as follows:

The 1st floor (shown in photos #19 & 20 on the listing) is to be converted into a different type of space, and the details have not been completed. Please be assured that you will still be just as comfortable in the home, and we just want to convey changes as soon as we have more information, we won't able to change the listing and may not have completed photos before your reservation is confirmed. In fact, so this description will make sense the listing photos will be left as-is until new photos are posted in January 2015.

We can share a few details of our plan: The 3rd floor sitting area in photo #6 will be converted into a loft bedroom complete with a twin bed, wardrobe and a TV. On the 2nd floor the bedroom in photo #11 will be changed to a full sized bed and the ajoining bedroom in photo #8 will look very similar to now but the bed will be queen sized. Still situated between these 2 rooms is the full bath shown in photo #10. The combination laundry room with 3/4 bath in photo #21 and all the other rooms will still be as shown in the listing.

'SEA VISTA' is actually located INSIDE THE CITY OF EDMONDS unlike some of the other properties on vaca rental sites 'posing' as Edmonds Homes. We are proud to be in the area known as the 'EDMONDS BOWL'; this small neighborhood is directly adjacent to downtown Edmonds, Main St., 9th Avenue and is only 4 blocks from 5th Ave. where the Edmonds Summer Market, Taste of Edmonds, Edmonds Arts Festival, Car Show, Edmonds Theater, etc. are located/ held. Also within walking distance of the Marina, Waterfront Festival & Restaurants, Marina Park & other waterfront parks and only blocks from one of the only OUTDOOR public swimming pools at Yost Park!

This home is designed to allow each guest their own 'space' and the latitude of togetherness, intimacy and/ or privacy that's needed by families and friends alike. Sleeping areas include cal- king furnished master suite and a large queen sized bedroom.The main floor has 2 bedrooms, one with a mirrored dresser and seated vanity with mirror, the other with a desk holding a monitor/ digital TV for use with a laptop, plenty of drawer space and in the closet is a wireless printer that can be accessed from other areas of the home.

****NOTE: Please see above, 1st paragraph for changes to be completed in January 2015****

The transitionally decorated home has approx. 2400 square feet and the flexible room arrangements needed for your for your vacation, relocation or that extra space needed for guests when you are hosting a family event.

Outside the home enjoy 1200 square feet of decks on 3 levels that allow even more room for family/ group living and privacy. Located on the 1st level just off the kitchen and back door going from the home outside we have an outdoor dining table w/ umbrella thick cushioned chairs, a seperate seating area with a view of the trees as well as a gas & charcoal kettle barbecue for your use.

So come and stay here in Edmonds for a few days, a week, or longer. Check our calendar for availability!

This home provides excellent accommodation for vacations, temporary home for anyone needing transitional housing during job relocation, temporary stays for home repair, remodeling, new home construction or temporary work assignments. Actually its a great solution for anyone who appreciates a clean, pleasant, comfortably furnished accommodations. We are located near many major Puget Sound employers, and close to many of the interesting King & Snohomish county attractions and neighborhoods you may have heard about. Recreation, sight-seeing and employment opportunities are all within a few minutes - 1 hour, whether you prefer walking, cycling, ferry, bus, train or car travel to those parks, winter & summer recreation, noted attractions (of course) shopping.

If you want that special place to live while on vacation, SEA VISTA * in Edmonds will give you all of these and much more.

Our home is furnished throughout, starting with the kitchen that’s fully equipped with the small & large appliances, utensils and cookware, including 8 place settings. We have stocked the cupboards with pantry staples from herbs & spices, salt & pepper, oils, coffee, tea and so on so you can cook and bake (or just look like you did). The bar area adjacent to the kitchen is stocked with the many cocktail utensils, bar ware including wine & cocktail glasses. The kitchen and bar area are near the dining area and adjacent to the family entertainment room that’s furnished with a cushy leather sectional, and a woven wicker armchair with seat and back cushions upholstered with a fun pineapple pattern. The new solid hardwood hickory flooring, 50” HDTV, remote controlled natural gas stove, and it’s close proximity to the kitchen for hungry and thirsty guests ensure that this room will be one where your guests will gather.

The dining room has ample room for 6+ guests, and a smaller dinning table w/ chairs are stored in the adjacent hall closet if they are needed.

At the other end of the main living level is a tranquil living room with a nap-ready recliner and an inviting transitional ultra suede sofa. The 20’ cathedral ceiling and huge windows focus on inspiring west facing views found throughout the home. Completing the main floor are 2 bedrooms, and the newly updated full bath.

On the second floor the master suite features 2 decorative antique English fireplaces, one is in the master bedroom along with a cal. King “heavenly bed” (by Simmons & the westin hotels via Nordstrom). The suite has a large walk-in closet with hangers, small drawers, and shelves for extra storage with an ironing board & iron ready to maintain your special vacation or special event clothes. There are two operable skylights in the roof of the attached (or ‘en suite’) bath, one above the tiled double sink vanity and one in the separate toilet/ shower room.

****NOTE: Please see above, 1st paragraph for changes to be completed in January 2015****

The other English ‘fireplace’ is in the loft bedroom adjacent to the private master bedroom. Its open to bright views through the adjacent west facing living room windows and an east facing window looking out to the 3rd level of the backyard deck, children’s play area above and the towering evergreens beyond. If anyone is missing for an hour or so you just might find them enjoying a full body massage in our leather human touch massage chair.

This descriptive tour (that can be supplemented by the photo montage) is comple on the first floor of the home with a bathroom and the home’s updated, convenient laundry room that’s stocked with laundry soap, bleach, fabric softener, dryer sheets and stain removers.

****NOTE: Please see above, 1st paragraph for changes to be completed in January 2015****

For your entertainment or if you must, communication with work, there’s free wi-fi as well as home theater w/ CD/ blue-ray DVD player that allows access to video services by Netflix, Hulu and YouTube as well as the popular audio systems, Pandora radio and many others. A stereo receiver is also integrated with the HDTV. The master suite also includes an HDTV with DVD player and a net-box that provides the same features that are available on the main floor entertainment system. The master suite sitting area has your choice of a compact TV or Tivoli audio radio.

****NOTE: Please see above, 1st paragraph for changes to be completed in January 2015****

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 2550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The primary renter responsible for the home must be a minimum of 25 years of age. THE PRIMARY RENTER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OTHERS ON THE PROPERTY DURING THEIR STAY, INCLUDING INJURIES AND DAMAGES....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children and infants are most certainly welcome. If you need a crib, high chair, or other items please let us know when you reserve your stay so we can have these amenities.There is a swingset at the very top of the backyard, above the top Entertainment Deck, just behind the row of fir trees. There are 2 deck chairs near this area for adult supervisors (and the view is great from here.) Children must be supervised while on any swing. slide or deck as they are all elevated.Some parts of the deck are elevated about 7-9 feet. NOTE: NO MORE THAN 20 PEOPLE ON ANY ONE DECK+ STAIRS AT THE SAME TIME! NO STANDING, SITTING-ON OR HANGING-OFF-HANDRAILS ON THE DECKS. NO CHILDREN WILL/SHOULD BE ALLOWED ON THE DECKS WITHOUT PROPER SUPERVISION; ALL DECKS ARE ELEVATED OFF THE GROUND, FOR CHILDRENS SAFETY ARE NOT ALLOWED ON WITHOUT GOOD ADULT SUPERVISION. SHED HOUSE OUTSIDE HAS SOME GARDENING TOOLS, PLEASE STAY OUT ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    ALL DECKS ARE ELEAVATED- HIGH ABOVE THE GROUND. PLEASE BE AWARE OF YOUR LIMITS ANS SAFTETY. Smoking outside of the home ONLY, please. Ashtrays are provided for use on the 1st level dec outside. THESE DECKS ARE WOOD AS IS SOME OF THE GROUND COVERS. ALWAYS USE A ASHTRY. AVOID A FIRE! NO SITTING,WALKING,HANGING OR UNSAFE HANDRAIL USES ALLOWED EVER!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We have several great boarding kennels nearby, one of them is just blocks away. Please inquire with your reservation request and we'll be happy to provide contact information....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The home is not accessible to wheelchairs as it is 3-levels, however for those with limited access issues, the main level (2nd floor) of the home has 2 of the bedrooms as well as a full bath and the major living areas of the home so these guests would have minimal stairs after entering that floor level....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Master Bedroom Suite: 1 king

    Cal King Westin 'Heavenly Bed' mattress and linens...moreless

  • Main Floor Full Bedroom: 1 double

    New full mattress with quality bed linens and many pillows...moreless

  • Main Floor Twin Bedroom: 1 twin/ single

    New twin sleigh bed will be great for a child or adult...moreless

  • First Floor Queen Studio: 1 queen

    Has a sleeping area and a sitting/ study area with desk...moreless

  • The Master Bedroom Suite on the top floor of the features 2 decorative antique English 'fireplaces', one in the bedroom and one in the sitting room. Both the king & the queen bedroom suites have walk-in closets with hangers and shelf clothing storage organizers. The bedroom on the first level of the home has a queen sized antique look iron bed. There is also a sitting area with 2 matching leather armchairs grouped near the faux (but very realistic) fireplace that can also provide heat when needed. There's also a desk area with a comfortable office chair. On the main floor of the home are two more traditional bedrooms, one with a double & one twin bed. Both bedrooms have closet and drawer space. They both are suitable for adults, children or teenagers. The twin bedroom also has a desk with a moose themed lamp and chair....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Main Floor Full Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    New Granite Sink & Vanity top, tile shower surround spa like...moreless

  • First Floor Bath: toilet, shower

    Studio lighted mirrored vanity, shower + washer/ dryer...moreless

  • Master Bath Room en suite: toilet, shower

    Double sinks in vanity, separate shower/toilet room...moreless

  • Master Bedroom Bath and Walk-in closet are both in the Master Bedroom Suite, & feature porcelain tiled floor, vanity backsplash & shower surround with stone & tile accents. Main Floor Bath has a new furniture style vanity with a granite top and matching mirror above. The porcelain over cast iron bath tub with shower has a matched porcelain tile surround, and a rounded shower rod with spa-like white shower curtain. The First Floor Bath has a vanity with a porcelain sink and black tile backsplash. It has a Hollywood studio style lighted mirrored cabinet above with storage. The bath has a roomy shower stall and is also co-located with the washer & dryer so it is well stocked with laundry soap, bleach, fabric softener and stain removers. All of bathrooms have shampoo, conditioner & body wash. The Master & Main Baths have hair dryers, and there are liquid hand soap and basic first aid items in or near each bath....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The home will be clean and ready to use when the guests arrive. All guests must pay the current charge ($130 at this time) for move- out cleaning, and will be responsible for housekeeping charges at least each week for multi-week stays at the owner's discretion. Owner will schedule housekeeper with guidance from guest for your convenience....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have bookshelves in several rooms with various genres of paperback and hardcover books from our personal collections. Paperback books can be used and taken if you don't finish!...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-ray DVD/CD player with Netflix application, Stereo amplifier w/ home theater type speakers in the Family/ Entertainment Room, and a DVD player is located in the Master Bedroom Suite....moreless

  • Music Library:

    (2) DVD/CD players, one in the family/ entertainment room and one in the master bedroom. Bring your favorite CD's or access audio services such as Pandora Radio and other internet services. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) Basic cable service to all TV sets plus DVD/CD players, one with access to Netflix, HuluPlus and other video/ audio services....moreless

  • Stereo:

    DVD/CD player plays guest provided CD music and access to audio services such as Pandora Radio and other applications. Sound provided via Denon amplifier/ receiver with home theater/ stereo speakers...moreless

  • Television:

    (3) 46' plasma, 32' LCD...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Blu-Ray DVD player has access to Netflix and other internet applications for movies and TV shows online...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    The uncrowded beaches of Edmonds & those of the nearby islands: from an easy 1-1/2 miles, to just a scenic ferry ride away. There are activities to welcome you in any season. Fish, beachcomb, relax!...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Edmonds is a wonderful small town experience with a theatre, shopping, summer market and just up the street from the ferry dock, AND downtown Seattle is just 11 miles by car, bus or train!...moreless

  • Lake:

    There are many lakes throughout the area and mountain lakes in the Cascades, you'll find just about any seasonal activity from swimming, boating, paddle surfing, or just relax & enjoy people watching!...moreless

  • Mountain:

    From scenic drives in any season, gazing from afar, all the way to skiing, snowboarding, cross country, snowshoeing & hiking can all be enjoyed....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Edmonds is located on the edge of Puget Sound & the Edmonds-Kingston ferry provides access to other unique destinations: The Kitsap Peninsula, Port Townsend, Port Angeles & north to Victoria BC Canada...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Resort:

    Edmonds is a destination to many U.S.& Canadian vistors. Known for it Underwater Dive-Park and a beginning of day-trips. Catch the Edmonds ferry to the Olympic Peninsula Hwy101, The Hoh Rainforests.....moreless

  • Rural:

    Edmonds is within a 1 hour drive from some of the most famous Washington scenic drives: the Cascade Loop Highway, Skagit Valley's Tulip Festival & the gorgeous scenery of all the surrounding islands....moreless

  • Town:

    One of Washington's most picturesque waterfront communities, Edmonds offers seaside ambiance, art, beaches, a charming downtown, colorful flowers, underwater dive park, performing arts center & more!...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Easy walk to fish from a public pier, view motor- and sailboats in the impressive Edmonds Marina. From Brackett’s Park North you access 27 acres of underwater park with tide & bottomlands to explore....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining Room includes a convertible Ethan Allen table (can be folded to use as a buffet table). Extended it can seat 6 adults easily. Additionally, (stored walnut table) with 4 chairs on 1st floor....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Ceiling fans in many rooms for air movement, control and ambiance....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large capacity front loading home Amana clothes dryer with extra care cycles and delicate/ no-heat cycles. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Main floor has 2 nat-gas fireplaces. These provide abundant heating with electric fan and realistic log fire. Both the fireplaces have remote controlled temperature settings while keeping a warm home....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    'Magic Fingers' electrical pre-programed leather massage chair....moreless

  • Garage:

    SORRY! THE GARAGE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR GUEST USE....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Home has individual zoned electric heat, however we mostly heat with the 2 gas fireplaces with some supplement by the electric heat in the bathrooms. The downstairs has electric heating & a fireplace....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-fi is provided free, and accessible in most areas of the home. The Wi-fi network also allows for use of NetFlix, Hulu Plus and other web based services such as Pandora Radio....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens are provided and are good quality with sheets of 300+ thread count or better. All linens will be clean upon move-in. Stays of more than 1 week will require guest paid cleaning service....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Formal Living Room with sofa and recliner grouped by the natural gas-converted fireplace. Realistic log fire, cathedral ceiling and views to the west wall of windows through towering cedars....moreless

  • Parking:

    2 - 4 off-street parking spaces and there are 2 street spaces are usually available also. The home has a garage but it's being used by the owners for personal storage items....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Bring your Magic Jack plus or other VOIP device, as we have phone handsets and your device should work with our WiFi but we don't maintain hard line service to the home....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Initial housekeeping preparation will provide plenty of towels for each guest. For longer stays, washer & dryer are provided so linens & towels can be washed as desired. Beach towels are not provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity top load Amana washing machine with initial supply of laundry soap/ fabric softener/ dryer sheets....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    As with the fireplace', this wood-like stove has been converted to natural gas. Both the fireplace & stove are remote and temperature controlled....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Gourmet coffee maker includes a permanent filter. Makes coffee into a carafe to keep coffee hot (10-12cups). Have your coffee ground for a flat-bottomed filter and you should be good to go....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Included are dining service for 8 - 10. Dinner plates, bowls, serving trays, flatware service for 8-10, barware & wine glasses for 8-10 including cocktail shaker, wine openers, all the basics....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Quiet, has delay setting and 2 silverware baskets. Can wash all from stemware to baking dishes to pots & pans....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Updated kitchen has many gourmet features, and is well stocked with quality cookware, utensils, spices & seasonings, typical pantry basics such as flour, sugar, salt & pepper mills etc....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Very new microwave with pre programmed settings that are easy to use. Countertop location is easily accessible but safe from little fingers....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Home is stocked with basic pantry items, flour, sugar, salt & pepper, vinegars, olive oil, and many other non-perishable items. Be sure to check at the home before making your grocery list....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator is Amana, w/ the freezer on the bottom, ice maker, is counter depth with filtered water & ice. Wide refrigerator shelves are great for deli/ catering trays, and there are 3 drawers....moreless

  • Stove:

    The stove is by Frigidaire, with a glass ceramic cooktop (4 burner+warming zone). The oven uses standard or convection bake with 3 oven shelves available and a separately controlled warming drawer....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Large toaster has one long/ wide bread slot so can toast many types of bread, bagels, english muffins, toaster waffles & pastries...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    rentals are availible nearby....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    3 seperate levels of decks, all connected with each having a degree of privicy. In all, just close to 1,200 sq-foot of decking...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber performer charcoal BBQ with a propane starter has a large composite surfaced counter area for prep...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 23 - May 25, 2015
3 night min stay
$350 $350
Fri, Sat, Sun
Independence Day Holiday
Jul 3 - Jul 6, 2015
3 night min stay
$350
Labor Day
Sep 5 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay

$1,050
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$295 $295
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $89
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates may change until reservation is confirmed; (i.e.; Holidays, Major Events etc.) Respect for property, rules are very important as verified by our staff and payments will be assessed for damaged or missing items, by the damage ins., an accepted credit card or deposit. Home sleeps up to 7, and is best for 1-2 couples w/ children. If adults stay who are not registered the fee is $100.00 PP/day.


Cancellation policy:

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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) SeaTac
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many! 5 Bistro, Anthony's, Epulo Bistro, Starbucks
1.6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Edmonds-Kingston WA State Ferry, W.end of Main St.
3.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Nile Shrine Golf NE 205th-Lynnwood Golf 68th Ave W
1.6 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak - Sounder Train Station 211 Railroad Ave.
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
(Major Hwy) Interstate 5 interchange
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Epulo Bistro, 526 Main St, 4/5 **** full bar $$
67 Miles
Nearest Ski
Stevens Pass WA-Hwy 2 -76mi, Snoqualmie Pass US-90
1.9 Miles
Nearest Beach
Marina Beach Park, 498 Admiral Wy, Edmonds, WA

Car: Not Necessary

What we love about Edmonds:

Edmonds is the kind of place you can get out of the car and explore on foot offering a quaint downtown packed with boutiques, cafes, shops, galleries and other attractions all closely situated in an area known for its tree-lined streets and small-town USA feel. You can time your visit to Edmonds to visit one of the many local festivals, but you don't need to wait!

In addition to the walkable downtown area, the area has beautiful beaches and Puget Sound views that you don't find just anywhere. It's no wonder with the atmosphere around Edmonds that artists flock to the place and that it's become known as an artist's community.

Art is everywhere downtown as you notice the colorful hanging flower baskets and vintage street lamps. A great way to explore Edmonds is to take a self-guided walking tour of art throughout the downtown area. In the center of town, you will find a water feature 'Cedar Dreams', an iconic fountain art installation that tells visitors a story about local history. Murals and sculptures are found throughout the downtown area. If you're in town the third Thursday of the month, you can take the Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk. And be sure and visit the Edmonds Art Festival Museum.

The Edmonds Center for the Arts is where you can hear the Cascade Symphony Orchestra, Sno-King Chorale and see the Olympic Ballet. Other live theater events are held throughout the year, so be sure and check ahead.

Also, don't forget the Summer Markets, which are held each Saturday May through October.

History is everywhere in Edmonds, too, with a log cabin visitor center welcoming guests to the city and remnants of the past such as the restored and operating 1920s Art Deco movie theater and the Carnegie Library Historical Museum.

City parks are eveywhere and available for a picnics and some feature multiple walking trails. Visit Yost Park for the trails and a swimming pool; City Park and Hickman Park both have picnic facilities, barbecues and play toys for the kids. Should you be a bird enthusiast, the Edmonds Marsh is a unique urban saltwater estuarine marsh, where you can find over 200 species of birds.

- excerped from 'Edmonds-Waterfront city is ideal day trip for visitors to Seattle' By CARY ORDWAY in the Northwest Travel Advisor

Before we moved to Edmonds, we lived in the adjacent suburb of Lake Forest Park, Lisa was pregnant with our 2nd daughter April. Our eldest girl, Rhia was an aspiring ballet dancer and had to this point been attending dance classes at the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. When her classes expanded to 3 per week we convinced her that the commute, even with sharing the driving with a classmate was just getting to be too much effort for mom & dad. We checked around & found the Olympic Ballet Theatre in nearby Edmonds. She applied and was accepted into their classes, so during each class, we used the time to get a little exercise and explore the local sights.

The Olympic Ballet is located in the Frances Anderson Center, at that time and still a thriving cultural center. It's also home to the Edmonds Recreation Dept. with visual arts courses, group fitness classes, youth activities and childcare services & home to the Edmonds Arts Festival (held annually on Father's Day weekend) and the Festival's year round Museum.

Several years after April was born we decided we would need a bigger home so she could have her own room instead of the den, especially since it didn't have a door or an actual closet. We looked at (it seemed like) 100's of homes and although we would have had Edmonds at the very top of our list of places to live, the prices for what we needed were a bit out of our budget, at least until we drove up Sea Vista to the house we would soon call home.

Anyway... the deal was made & we still love the home and the little town of Edmonds. Many things to do, but we still enjoy simple things like walking downtown or on the waterfront, noticing what's new & different from year to year from the beautiful seasonal flowers in hanging baskets and street corner gardens to different boats at the marina, and displays in the shop windows.

We always love the festivals: Waterfront Fest, Arts Fest, Taste of Edmonds and the other events such as the 4th of July fireworks, tree lighting for the holidays and summer music concerts around the city parks. These are things that make living in a small town the best, and when the small town is near a metropolitan area like Seattle the opportunities are endless.

Before our daughters were born we loved the weekends we could go skiing. Several areas are so close it can easily be a day trip. When the girls got old enough, we took them along. There are still songs that, when they come on the radio remind us of those early ski trips. When we were too busy with other things the girls could travel to the slopes on a ski tour bus & return in the evening.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: Both of us grew up in eastern Washington in a small town. I'm sure it's one of the reasons we love the small town of Edmonds, sitting next to Seattle. It retains the small town feel that we remember as kids, but is near to and has all the amenities and culture with Seattle being just minutes away which is what we both wanted after we graduated from high school and set out to attend college. Steve took a detour to serve his country. Elisa lived in Colorado as her Dad finished his PHD, but they both ended up back in their home towns about the same time so they met, got engaged and moved to the Seattle area. After they got married & had their first daughter we decided it was time for our first home, We bought a forested building lot just north of the city and built our first home, a lovely plan from Better Homes & Gardens with a greenhouse along the south side. When our second daughter was 4 years old we started to look for a home that was a little bigger. We looked at so many! But when we walked into this home in Edmonds we knew it was going to be the one' even before we had reached the main floor. Just something about this home and Edmonds spoke to us. Twenty years later the 2 girls being grown up & starting lives of their own we have decided we don't want to give up this home, but we would like to spend part of the year somewhere really warm so we started looking at our favorite spots... we now spend a great deal of the year in a second home in Maui, but want to keep our Edmonds home to return to when ever we wish.

Why the Owner Chose Edmonds:
Our eldest daughter, Rhia was an aspiring ballet dancer and had up-to this point been attending dance classes at the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. When her classes expanded, we checked around & found the Olympic Ballet Theatre in nearby Edmonds. She was accepted into their classes, so during each class, we used the time to get exercise and explore the sights. The 3 beaches, Saltwater Estuary,and car bumpers saying 'Its a Edmonds Kind of Day' The Frances Anderson Center, (a short walk) is another of the thriving cultural centers (open to eveyone daily) than was also home to the Olympic Ballett. a perfect fit. now its better known as Edmonds Recreation Dept.a open to all, with visual arts courses, group fitness classes, youth activities and childcare services & home to the Edmonds Outdoor Arts Festival, held annually on Father's Day weekend and another Museum. After April was born we decided we would need a bigger home . We looked at (it seemed like) 100's of homes and very soon we would have Edmonds at the very top of our list of places to live, shortly thereafter we drove up toSeaVista House we would soon call home. Anyway...the deal was made & we still love the home and the little town of Edmonds. Over 18 years, but we still enjoy simple things. Like a 10 minute walk to downtown, the small restored movie theatre and the waterfront, noticing what's new & different from from the surrounding seasonal flowers in hanging baskets and street corner gardens, to new sculputres and boardwalk at the waterfront and displays in the shop windows and familar, 'The Falling Waters Cedar's Fountain' brass inlays on sidwalks telling Edmonds history thru art, .being able to walk to the many town festivals: Waterfront Fest, Arts Fest, Taste of Edmonds, Flower Festival and the other added events during the year and of course the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, the Fireworks on the 4th of July. if we stay at home that night we can see fireworks from our 'View Deck

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Of the many benefits of visiting or living in this Small, Friendly and Safe little waterfront town of Edmonds are many, the unique views. We have always loved the west-facing views of the snow capped Olympic Mountains even in the summer and the water views of 'The Puget Sound'. With the Edmonds-Kingston Ferry-dock a short walk through Downtown Edmonds to take the walk-on passengers and cars for a 30 minute ride over the water to 'The Olympic Peninsula' for a ferry boat ride or bit of shopping, dinner, or on to the Hoa Rain Forest for a day trip. From SEAVISTA; You will be staying in a home that is just blocks from Starbucks, Quality Foods Store, PCC Natural Market Foods Store, Several nearby Parks, tennis club,Public Swimming pool & Park, Bike Trails, Walking Tours and Trails, Yoga and Dance classes, tennis club, fishing pier Oh my goodness we could go on-, all within a wonerful small and SAFE Walk from your SEAVISTA Guest Home facing west on a quite cu-del-sac street In the mornings the bird sounds and the ferry fog horn starts coming thru open skylights in your top floor master bedroom as the morning light spills over the hill behind the house to fill the family rooms east facing window. Then sunlight and shadows play all around the house as the day goes by. When the evening comes the golden-red of the sunsets flood inside the rooms (9) from the front west facing windows. When we're at home during the day, we may be having our morning coffee or lunch just outside the back door on the first level of the deck (we call it the Dining Deck). If it's too cold or wet we'll be just inside in our kitchen nook instead as it sits in the southwest corner of the kitchen. It's separated from the outside Dining Area only by a south facing window. A web-search for visiting Edmonds Washington will lead you right to many additional attractions. Transportions in Edmonds in-lieu of car to/from anywhere; Amtrack, Ferry, Bus-Local & County, Paine Air Field.


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  • Welcome to 'SEA VISTA' our Edmonds home, we hope you love it as much as we do!

    Welcome to 'SEA VISTA' our Edmonds home, we hope you love it as much as we do!

  • Starting with the top floor, here's the Master Bedroom Suite with attached bath

    Starting with the top floor, here's the Master Bedroom Suite with attached bath

  • This is our view facing out towards the west from the Master Bedroom window

    This is our view facing out towards the west from the Master Bedroom window

  • On the main floor is the Living Room, with a great tree view to the west

    On the main floor is the Living Room, with a great tree view to the west

  • Another view of the Full Bedroom, standing near the closet door looking in

    Another view of the Full Bedroom, standing near the closet door looking in

  • The twin bedroom bedroom is great for an adult or child. Looks to the deck area.

    The twin bedroom bedroom is great for an adult or child. Looks to the deck area.

  • This shows the kitchen dish cupboard with plenty of serve ware for 8 guests

    This shows the kitchen dish cupboard with plenty of serve ware for 8 guests

  • Kitchen Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher, coffee maker & bread box/ toaster

    Kitchen Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher, coffee maker & bread box/ toaster

  • Family Room has entertainment system & a remote controlled gas stove. Warm!

    Family Room has entertainment system & a remote controlled gas stove. Warm!

  • 1st Floor Queen Bedroom studio desk area with west facing windows & room fan

    1st Floor Queen Bedroom studio desk area with west facing windows & room fan

  • 1st floor Bathroom w/ sink, vanity, toilet, shower & washer/ dryer at right.

    1st floor Bathroom w/ sink, vanity, toilet, shower & washer/ dryer at right.

  • Out on the 1st Level of the back deck is our Weber Performer gourmet grill

    Out on the 1st Level of the back deck is our Weber Performer gourmet grill

  • Please come in and relax or decide what to do today... or tomorrow.

    Please come in and relax or decide what to do today... or tomorrow.

  • Right off the Master is the vanity area, private shower/toilet & the closet area

    Right off the Master is the vanity area, private shower/toilet & the closet area

  • At the top of the stairs from the main floor is the Master Sitting Area here

    At the top of the stairs from the main floor is the Master Sitting Area here

  • Here is the Full Bedroom showing the dresser and bed w/ window facing east

    Here is the Full Bedroom showing the dresser and bed w/ window facing east

  • Everyone loves the updated Main Floor Bathroom with tub & shower looking east

    Everyone loves the updated Main Floor Bathroom with tub & shower looking east

  • Our kitchen eating nook in the southwest corner. Outside is the 1st deck level.

    Our kitchen eating nook in the southwest corner. Outside is the 1st deck level.

  • Kitchen food prep area showing cupboards stocked with spices and pantry basics.

    Kitchen food prep area showing cupboards stocked with spices and pantry basics.

  • Family/ entertainment room with this great leather sectional seats or reclines.

    Family/ entertainment room with this great leather sectional seats or reclines.

  • Private dining room with large windows facing west toward downtown Edmonds

    Private dining room with large windows facing west toward downtown Edmonds

  • 1st Floor Queen Bedroom studio has a nice electric fireplace for warmth or view

    1st Floor Queen Bedroom studio has a nice electric fireplace for warmth or view

  • The view from above the 3rd level of the deck, entertainment is great up here.

    The view from above the 3rd level of the deck, entertainment is great up here.

  • Looking at all the windows on the West side of the home for maximum light & view

    Looking at all the windows on the West side of the home for maximum light & view

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated: 02/08/2015
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