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'Alki- Soundview', Quiet 1200 Sq Ft View Apartment, Near Beach

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Private view apartment

Private view apartment Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain view. Fully equipped kitchen Even the kitchen has a view of the water and mountains Living room and fireplace Large tiled shower with bench (not shown) and handholds. Enjoy the sunsets over the Olympic mountains or duck under cover if rain comes. Hiking path in Schmitz Park Alki Beach activities Rent bikes and pedal buggies on Alki Beach

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

West Seattle apartment description

'Alki-Soundview' is located just 20 min. from SeaTac Int'l Airport and 15 min.(by Car) from downtown Seattle, Guests will enjoy the wonderful views from your apartment of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mtns, Island Views and looking over Alki Beach/Point from this well-appointed, garden level apartment (1200 sq feet) on Genesee Hill in West Seattle. This private facility has one bedroom with a queen sized bed, one bathroom with a large tile shower (no tub). The apartment can accommodate five people. Additional, sleeping beds are fold out beds. The large, fully furnished kitchen includes all major appliances and a coffeemaker and toaster. Parking is available on the dead end street beside the apartment.

Relax outside in your private covered entrance area with your favorite beverage and enjoy the view over Alki Beach/Point, Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and Islands.

'Alki-Soundview' is a perfect home- base with which to explore the Greater Seattle area. Walk down the hill to Alki Beach (.7 mi.) for picnicking, biking, skating ,volleyball and walking or jogging several miles of beach walk, exploring and enjoying water oriented activities.

Good public bus transport, Water taxi, and WA State Ferries, affords you the opportunity to access all the entertainment, and sights of interest of the region, including, Seattle Center, Pike Place Market, the Central Waterfront, Pioneer Square, Seattle Downtown, Capitol Hill, University of Washington, Boeing Tours, Museum of Flight, a fine assortment of museums and Pro Sports and Performing Arts.

Come visit and enjoy all that we have to offer in the Northwest.



Keywords: View Apartment (1200sq ft) , Mother-in-Law, Private, Self Contained, full kitchen,

Property Type

  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • On floor 1
  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            There is a step-free entrance to the apartment over some slopes and uneven ground. Please contact us for details....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (1) Queen size bed in the bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 1 queen size hide-a-bed, 1twin size convertible chair, 1 twin size convertible foot stool...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Remodeled down to the studs in 2008. 1200 sq ft, clean and fresh decor. Large walk in shower with bench, no tub. Buses to downtown stop 3 blocks up the hill and 5 blocks down the hill. There's a free shuttle for the Water Taxi to transport you across Elliott Bay to Seattle's central waterfront where you can also explore Seattle Center and the Space Needle, Pioneer Square and the historic underground tours, walk to our Pro-Sports Stadiums, Museums, attend the many Performing Arts available downtown,...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Television

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                WPA secured guest network available with broadband internet access....moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                US and Canada...moreless

              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Enjoy the view and afternoon sun or find cover when the sun turns liquid as it sometimes does in Seattle. Furnished with a bench, bistro table and chairs....moreless

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    Looking over Alki Point and Puget Sound toward Bainbridge Island and the Olympic Mountains...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains and Islands...moreless

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Activities

                      • Groceries
                      • Swimming
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Shelling
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Cycling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Golf
                      • Kayaking
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Tennis
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Museums
                      • Cinemas
                      • Playground
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Restaurants
                      • Walking
                      • Boating
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Live Theater
                      • Beachcombing

                      Other Activities

                          • Beach Volleyball, Enjoy 6 miles of beach walk /waterfront walk & biking from Harbor Avenue to Lincoln Park , Olympic Size Salt Water Pool, board The Vashon Island Ferry for a day of biking on the Island, Many Alki Beach Restaurants, outdoor dining, Beach Vehicles for rent, BBQ's and Picnic Tables, Many restaurants on California Ave 1 mile East. Live theater at Arts West Theater, Curbs and sidewalks all over the area for safe walking and exploring, another alternative is to hike Schmitz Park, (deep forest trails along a year-round stream only 4 blocks from your door), follow the stream and paths all leading to Alki Beach , Good bus service to most all points of interest.in the Greater Seattle Area....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Fantastic!

                            Fantastic!

                            • Guest Deb N.
                            • Date of stay 02/01/14
                            • Review Submitted 02/11/14
                            What a great way to spend a week in Seattle! The apartment was just fabulous - very homey, very welcoming, completely self-contained. Kathryn and John are so hospitable and are very thoughtful about what travellers want/need to feel at home. Great location, too...easy downtown access. The view is amazing - we've already recommended the apartment to our neighbors! We are looking forward to a repeat stay during our next trip to the area.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                          • Would love to stay here again

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                            Would love to stay here again

                            • Guest Marsha and Jonathan, Lexington, MA
                            • Date of stay 01/19/14
                            • Review Submitted 01/28/14
                            Thank you so much for letting us stay in this beautiful place. My husband and I have been to West Seattle before, but now that our son and daughter-in-law have a beautiful new baby boy, they understandably need more space and private family time and this solution worked fabulously for all of us. We were able to see them every day but also visit Seattle, Vashon Island, Bainbridge Island, and terrific restaurants. We were able to eat breakfast and sometimes lunch here and also watch movies and keep up with emails. We loved the view and took great walks. It was comfortable, well cared-for, and very home-like. We will be visiting more often to see our grandson and would love to stay here again.

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                          • Loved the view and decor

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                            Loved the view and decor

                            • Guest David and Carol, California
                            • Date of stay 10/29/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/29/13
                            Thank you so much for this beautiful apartment. We loved the view and decor. Alki Beach is a wonderful area. We appreciated the fact that you keep the apartment so clean and decorated so nicely. We plan to come back soon to see our nieces and Alki Beach again.

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                          • Love West Seattle!

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                            Love West Seattle!

                            • Guest Mike & Jessica, Colorado
                            • Date of stay 08/21/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/15/13
                            Thanks you for providing a wonderful place to enjoy Seattle! We loved the location...far enough from the hustle and bustle of the city yet close enough to everything we wanted to do. Love the views and love West Seattle!

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                          • Wonderful time

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                            Wonderful time

                            • Guest Ilka, Markus, Henri and Hugo from Germany
                            • Date of stay 08/24/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/02/13
                            Dear Kathryn and John, We've had a wonderful time at your place here in Seattle. It felt like home. Especially because we came directly from Germany and were jet lagged. It was a perfect location to come down and arrive finally. What a pity we can't stay longer. We have to move on. Thanks for everything.

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                          • A Little Slice of Heaven

                            A Little Slice of Heaven

                            • Guest Melissa B.
                            • Date of stay 08/29/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/02/13
                            Just returned home from our stay at Alki-Soundview. What an amazing find. The views of the water and the Olympic Mountains were spectacular. My son enjoyed watching the ferries zip across the water from the living room window. I enjoyed the beautiful sunsets over the water. The home is as advertised. When we first arrived in West Seattle, it was wall-to-wall cars parked everywhere. By the time we made it up to Alki-Soundview, it was a different world. Homes were much more spread out with plenty of parking. The homeowners were easy to communicate with, and gave us plenty of ideas to keep us busy. We took to water taxi into Seattle multiple times. There is even a free shuttle near the home to take you to the water taxi dock. The parking near the dock is limited and you must parallel park on the street. We made dinner one night, and we had all the conveniences of home. Everything in the apartment is of high quality, including the linens. My only complaint is we didn't spend enough time at this wonderful home away from home.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                            Owner response: Thank you for the very kind review. The benefits of being "close but not too close" to Alki include easier parking and quieter streets. The water taxi is a beautiful way to travel downtown.

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                          • Outstanding Vacation

                            Outstanding Vacation

                            • Guest James and Frauke (Holmes Beach, FL)
                            • Date of stay 08/24/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/30/13
                            We had the best vacation at Alki Soundview. Schmitz park nearby was a very nice chance to get back to nature. I would choose this location again in a heartbeat and if you choose this place your only disappointment will be that you didn't book it for longer. Thank you Kathryn and John for helping us enjoy an excellent adventure in Seattle!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                            Owner response: Thanks for the kind words. We are delighted you found Schmitz Park. It's a short walk, but it seems like you've traveled miles to the deep forest.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Best VRBO yet

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                            Best VRBO yet

                            • Guest Sally & Ernie, Phoenix, AZ
                            • Date of stay 07/06/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/15/13
                            Incredible view. Cozy apartment and fabulous weather combined to make this our best Seattle Summer ever. (We've been escaping the Arizona heat for many years.) BEST VRBO we've stayed at yet. Hope to return here and perhaps stay even longer (we were here 5 weeks). Thank you, Kathryn and John

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                          • Lovely place to rejuvenate

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                            Lovely place to rejuvenate

                            • Guest Vicki and Fred, Savannah
                            • Date of stay 07/01/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/27/13
                            This is such a lovely place to rejuvenate after our days touring the Seattle area. We found the drive into Seattle not difficult at all, so we did not use the water taxi. We did ferry to Bainbridge Island to explore Discovery Point. The view is amazing and the front steps make a perfect vantage to sip a glass of wine - (our apologies if we've caused you any scandal!) Thank you for your thoughtful hospitality which offered us such a peaceful retreat. This has been a wonderful week which we will remember fondly.

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                          • Loved it!

                            Loved it!

                            • Guest Dana H. (Plano, Texas)
                            • Date of stay 06/11/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/20/13
                            My husband and I, along with our 3 teenage children, stayed 3 nights in June at this property and LOVED it! It was just as pictured on the website: very clean, roomy, beautifully decorated and wonderful views. This was our first time using VRBO so I wasn't sure what to expect, but the level of detail that John and Kathryn's unit has was amazing! Everything you can imagine in the kitchen and plenty of games, puzzles, movies, and books for rainy days. They have a wide collection of brochures and information on just about every tourist attraction, local attractions, transportation, etc... Kathryn greeted us upon our arrival and was always available if we needed something. The unit is actually an apartment on the ground floor of the house (the balconies in the pictures are upstairs). But, the patio offers beautiful views of Puget Sound and the neighborhood is quiet, clean, and very pretty. There is a beautiful hiking trail not far from the unit that leads directly to Alki beach with lots of restaurants and shopping. The ferry to downtown Seattle is a beautiful 10 minute ride across the sound and worth it just for the views (especially at night). I would highly recommend this property!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, age 55+.

                            Owner response: Thanks for your kind review. We hope you can visit us again some day.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Low
                          Jan 29 - May 31, 2014
                          4 night min stay
                          $125
                          $770 $2,550

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                          High
                          Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                          4 night min stay
                          $140
                          $910 $3,150

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                          Fall-Winter
                          Oct 1 - May 31, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $130
                          $805 $2,700

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                          Spring-Summer 15
                          Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $155
                          $1,000 $3,600

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          4 night min stay
                          $140
                          $910 $3,150

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning $100 + tax
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                          • Tax Rate 9.5%

                          Notes:

                          Full payment due to confirm reservation. Cancel 30 days before arrival: all but $50 refunded, less than 30 days prior: only deposit and cleaning fee is refunded. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover cards through PayPal.


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                          Last updated: 04/15/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Seattle Tacoma, SeaTac at 13 Miles
                          • Nearest Ferry: Fauntleroy at 4 Miles
                          • Nearest Train: King Street Amtrak Station at 7 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: interstate 5 at 5 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Alki at 0.7 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Several on Alki Beach at 0.7 Miles
                          • Nearest Ski: Snoqualmie Pass at 60 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: West Seattle Golf Course at 2 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Numerous on Alki and La Rustica at 0.6 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2005

                          About the owner: West Seattle has been our home for about 30 years. We bought this house in 2005 and spent several years doing a 'down to the studs' remodel which added a self-contained apartment on the garden level for family, friends and guests. We live upstairs. We enjoy travel, meeting travelers and sharing our love for this area. Now that we are empty-nesters, we are ready to offer the apartment and to extend Northwest hospitality to our visitors.

                          Why the Owner Chose West Seattle:
                          West Seattle has a remarkable mix of resources and activities. It is like living in a small beach town yet Seattle's downtown is just 10-15 minutes away.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                          This is a large, private, tastefully furnished and decorated view apartment in a great location. We are a 10-12 minute walk from the action at Alki Beach. In the peak summer months it's great to be part of the action, but it's also important to be able to get away from it. We are a few blocks from two different bus lines and a free shuttle to the Water Taxi that travels across Elliott Bay to downtown Seattle. Whether you travel downtown by bus, water or car (about 10 minutes), there is plenty to do once you get there.


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                          Photos

                          • Private view apartment

                            Private view apartment

                          • Fully equipped kitchen

                            Fully equipped kitchen

                          • Living room and fireplace

                            Living room and fireplace

                          • Enjoy the sunsets over the Olympic mountains or duck under cover if rain comes.

                            Enjoy the sunsets over the Olympic mountains or duck under cover if rain comes.

                          • Alki Beach activities

                            Alki Beach activities

                          • Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain view.

                            Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain view.

                          • Even the kitchen has a view of the water and mountains

                            Even the kitchen has a view of the water and mountains

                          • Large tiled shower with bench (not shown) and handholds.

                            Large tiled shower with bench (not shown) and handholds.

                          • Hiking path in Schmitz Park

                            Hiking path in Schmitz Park

                          • Rent bikes and pedal buggies on Alki Beach

                            Rent bikes and pedal buggies on Alki Beach

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, February 01, 2014

                          $125 - $155 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

                          View calendar: Updated 04/15/14
                          Minimum stay: 4 nights
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