Serene Woodland Getaway in the City

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Last updated: 11/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Nestled on a quiet lane, deep in the West Seattle greenbelt, this grand old house is only a seven minute drive from downtown and walking distance to shopping, restaurants and services. Over recent years, this 1915 home has been lovingly updated while maintaining its homey “lived-in” feel. With four bedrooms, two full baths, living room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, breakfast nook, reading room, and knotty pine paneled study, there is enough space to get lost in, yet feel comfortably wrapped in its cozy warmth. Sit back in one of the rockers on the enclosed front porch and imagine you're in a tree house. You’ll love how the home rambles, offering views onto the surrounding forest and beautifully landscaped grounds, highlighted by a large babbling waterfall into a goldfish pond filled with exotic water-plants. Terraced into the hillside are a number of “quiet places” and patios to sit and enjoy a moment of solitude or gather for conversation.

French doors off the kitchen open onto a large deck with wicker seating and gas grill. Another set of doors off the rear breakfast nook access the backyard patio garden, letting the outside in, allowing full enjoyment of summer in Seattle or views for contemplation on a rainy day.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

    25 years....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No exceptions. Includes non-tobacco products....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    This house has a long stairway from the driveway up to the entry porch. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    bunk bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Up to 2 rollaway beds are available upon request. Please plan your sleeping arrangements based on the number of available beds. For hygienic reasons we prohibit sleeping on our couches....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • For our guests enjoyment, the lush backyard is highlighted by a beautiful waterfall flowing into a large pond and adjoining patio. Note: While it appears to be a natural playground, we require adult supervision at all times while young children are enjoying the backyard. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Fireplace:

    Gas, open flame, artificial logs...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    Driveway is reserved for our guest's vehicles and accommodates two to three vehicles depending on size....moreless

  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front load combo stacked W/D...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    Kuerig single cup....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Kitchen is outfitted with all amenities including dishes and glasses for up to 12, pots and pans, baking dishes, bowls, toaster and microwave....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Quiet LG stainless. ...moreless

  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Island bar with 3 barstools and separate breakfast area that can seat up to 6....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Large double door with pull out freezer drawer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Italian Bertazzoni 5 burner stainless gas range/oven....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Both a side deck and full patio with private water feature and lush surroundings....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo:

    Pergola in upper yard offers seating with a view of the city....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard


Write a review 4.7
from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016
7 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Cleaning $175 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.6%


$100 fee will be charged for cancellations until thirty days before check-in date. No refunds within thirty days of check-in.

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Last updated: 11/19/2015
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seattle-Tacoma International
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mission Mexican restaurant & bar
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Water Taxi to downtown
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
West Seattle Municipal
4 Miles
Nearest Train
King Street Station at 4th Avenue S
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
West Seattle bridge to Hiway 99 and I-5
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Circa for great burgers, salads, local brews
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snoqualmie Pass
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Alki Beach

Car: Recommended

Walking distance to Alki beach and minutes from the amenities of downtown Seattle, including the world-famous Space Needle, Pike Place Market, public ferry system and diverse Seattle waterfront, where activities abound. Downtown Seattle can be accessed via car, bus or convenient water taxi.

Only 15 minutes north of SEATAC airport and on a local Metro bus route. You can have it all from here....


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We love the richness of our lives and it is reflected in our family values and independent ideas. Max is a native of Seattle while I am from San Francisco but came to Seattle twenty five years ago, where the two of us met and joined forces to raise a wonderful extended family of four children. Max is an artist and master lease- holder of two buildings in historic Pioneer Square while I am a committed corporate director. With the children grown and four beautiful grandchildren to enjoy on weekends, we decided to “simplify” our lives so we could pursue other pursuits - like a tin mine in Congo! Never a dull moment! We look forward to meeting you.

Why the Owner Chose West Seattle:
We purchased this property because of its serene and private qualities and its potential to one day reflect our true lifestyle and character. After many years of loving toil, today it is everything we dreamed of and more. Its close, convenient proximity to downtown, while hidden in the trees overlooking Elliott Bay, this in-city retreat exudes the true ambiance of Seattle. There isn’t a friend or stranger who has stayed here, who doesn’t feel relaxed and rejuvenated by its warmth and natural style.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
After a long day of upscale shopping, boating, taking in the many Seattle attractions, or attending a professional sports event, you can return to the serenity of your private oasis. Cook dinner in your gourmet kitchen and dine on the patio or formal dining room. Enjoy the lights of the city skyline as you reflect on the day from the cozy sitting porch before retiring for the night to the sound of your own waterfall. Wrap yourself in the morning sights and sounds of the birds and outdoor wildlife alongside the natural-style water feature before you start your day all over again. There is a lot of space for everyone including a reading room, a game room and a large living room with stone fireplace for those rainy Seattle nights.

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Speaks: english

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VRBO #420586

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 19, 2015

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