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HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE: West Seattle's Best Kept Secret!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms (sleeps 6) + Attached Unit, (sleeps 1 or 2)

A two story, BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 1939 BRICK TUDOR, your home away from home, in beautiful West Seattle. This long-term luxury home comes completely furnished with original art, designer furniture and everything you'll need to make your stay complete.

CONVENIENTLY LOCATED, snuggled in the heart of West Seattle and surrounded by 30-foot conifers, bamboo and a 10-foot hedge, this urban property is very private and lush. Lots of hummingbirds! WALKING DISTANCE to grocery stores, boutiques, restaurants, gyms, Yoga, cafes, bus line and MINUTES AWAY from seaside Lincoln Park, Alki Beach, Water Taxi, Fauntleroy Ferry terminal, 10 minutes straight downtown. *New: FRANCISCAN MEDICAL / URGENT CARE CENTER a few minutes walking.

Gleaming hardwood floors, MARBLE FIREPLACE, period light fixtures, formal dining room. Nice back yard and balcony, large front yard.

The two top floors have FOUR LOVELY BEDROOMS, two with a queen bed, one with a double, one with a twin bed. One full bath and one half-bath, all linens, towels and bedding provided. TV room and piano room, too! FAMILIES WELCOME!


PLEASE CALL Teri and Dan to CONFIRM AVAILABILITY - (206) 938-0248. Check our rates and calendar also.

Keywords: Beautiful Classic Home - Great Location near West Seattle Junction and minutes away from downtown, beaches and shops!

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2017

About Teri

I am an artist and a teacher. I grew up in Iowa and have lived in Seattle 35 years. I attended university in the Midwest, Seattle and Europe.

Teri purchased this house in 1994

Why Teri chose West Seattle

The house is central to everything West Seattle has to offer: shops, groceries, restaurants, bars, HIGHLINE MEDICAL CENTER/URGENT CARE, Artswest theatre and gallery, Alki Beach, Lowman Beach, Lincoln Park, public transportation to downtown only 10 minutes.

What makes this house unique

This home is a classic 1939 Tudor and provides a warm and comfortable environment filled with designer furniture, fire place and original art. The large yard provides privacy and is surrounded by large conifers and bamboo. The bathrooms and bedroom are comfortable and the house is very large.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Teri and Dan made me feel incredibly welcome during my time at the Firelight Studio. They were accommodating and respectful of personal space. During my time in Seattle, they gave me some good tips as to where to get good food and have fun. If I ever find myself in West Seattle again, I'm definitely staying there!

Oct 2015
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Fairmount Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This additional bathroom is in the separate Firelight Studio
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Main floor
    Bathroom 2 - Upstairs
  • 2.5+ - This includes the studio apartment.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Upstairs, desk, large closet, near bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs, skylight, near bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Upstairs, skylight, near bathroom
    Attached Unit - Firelight Studio - 1 double , Full Kitchen, separate entry, TV, living area, fireplace
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main Floor, TV in room, near bathroom
  • 2 queens beds - 1 upstairs, 1 Main Floor, 1 Twin Bed upstairs, 1 Double Bed upstairs. Main Floor bedroom has a TV. The separate Studio apartment has one double bed, fully furnished. 1 additional Double bed in Firelight Studio available - separate rental unit. Porta-Crib, booster and high chair available on request.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Walking/riding bikes along beautiful Alki Beach or Lincoln Park! Minutes away! We now have HIGHLINE MEDICAL CENTER/URGENT CARE within walking distance.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE: West Seattle's Best Kept Secret!
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 75 reviews
Charlotte, NC

Fantastic place to call home for a month!

  • 5 of 5

Teri and Dan made me feel incredibly welcome during my time at the Firelight Studio. They were accommodating and respectful of personal space. During my time in Seattle, they gave me some good tips as to where to get good food and have fun. If I ever find myself in West Seattle again, I'm definitely staying there!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful hummingbird house

  • 5 of 5

We plan our next stay at this wonderful home. We stayed a month and never once did we feel like we were in someone else's home but ours. Impeccably clean. The location was safe and convenient to where we wanted to be.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed having Jerry, Reed, Caleb and John staying with us. Their company stayed with us one month to do a job at SeaTac. John made us some wonderful Seafood Cioppino and Squash Bisque! They left the house clean and took great care of things. We would be happy to have them back anytime!! Thanks, Dan and Teri
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A Great Rental

  • 5 of 5

Dear Dan and Teri,

Thanks for letting us stay at the Hummingbird House! My sisters and I have named the gryphon on the front porch Saffamar!

Much Love,

Catie Anzul

Have a great summer .... Laura

(PS: Laura is the baby .... Catie)

Dear Dan and Teri,

I think this is the most beautiful house I've ever seen! When I grow up, I want to live in someplace similar. I think you and I share similar artistic views!

Faith Anzul

(PS: Faith is the Renaissance princess ..... Catie)

Dear Dan and Teri,

Your house is very nice and I am enjoying my stay here.

Thanks, Mary Anzul

(PS: Mary is the sweet one .... Catie)

Thanks for letting me stay here.

Jack Anzul

(PS: Poor Jack. 4 sisters! ..... Catie)

AND ..... Thanks for the Tabasco sauce!!

Dear Teri,

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. Between the Vintage feel and the artwork, I am feeling some sort of connection with you. I have a BFA in Fine Art and I'm Catholic with a big time thing for Mary and the Saints. I think we'd be fast friends were we to meet!

Pax Christi, Ann

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and in a convenient neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed here a week. The house is spacious and comfortable with ample areas for lounging, wi-fi and playing board games. The kitchen is also spacious, bright and well-appointed. Three floors offer privacy opportunities. The house is located a short walk from a coffee cafe and Trader Joe's. It's next to a fire station, but quiet. There is a larger commercial district a longer walk up a hill for those who are so inclined but parking is readily available for anyone who wants to visit the restaurants or shops by car.

Downtown Seattle is about 15 minutes by car. Alki Beach is less than 10 minutes away for dining and beach-going. Don't be put off if you are unfamiliar with West Seattle; everything is within easy access and without the traffic and parking problems of other similarly-situated areas in other US cities.

Yes, there are some hummingbirds. I also liked the large jasmine bush growing against the back entry.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roseville, CA USA

Hummingbird House

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our week in Seattle and the Hummingbird House was spacious enough for one adult and three teenage boys. The kitchen had everything we needed and Teri was very responsive. I had some trouble sleeping through the sirens from the fire station next door, but my boys didn't even notice. They really appreciate the Wi-Fi and I learned how valuable it was to have a parking space! The backyard is lovely and I enjoyed reading and watching the hummingbirds. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Seattle Hummingbird House

  • 4 of 5

Very lovely house. I stayed over a long weekend with a group of girlfriends from college and we loved the house. Close to Trader Joe's and a bus stop. We took taxies back home to the house one night from a club in Capitol Hill and it was under $20 for the taxi trip. Well maintained and impeccably clean, we loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Lorie for your nice review. I really enjoyed having 9 women artists in the house! Glad you liked my artwork and hope you will come again. You left the house in wonderful shape and very clean, too!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
West Seattle Junction
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Fauntleroy Ferry Dock
Nearest Golf
0.05 Miles
West Seattle Golf
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Pioneer Square
Nearest Restaurant
0.03 Miles
West Seattle Junction
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Alki Beach, Lowman Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
West Seattle Junction
Nearest Point of Interest
West Seattle Golf Course and Stadiumm
Nearest Point of Interest
Fauntleroy Ferry Dock
Nearest Point of Interest
Fairmount Park
Nearest Point of Interest
West Seattle Bowl
Nearest Point of Interest
Trader Joes Grocery
Car: not necessary

FAMILIES WELCOME! Art supplies & child easel available on request. Walking and biking along beautiful Alki Beach! Large groups have the option to rent the upper 2 stories of Hummingbird House and also rent the separate studio apartment (Firelight Studio).


Rates & Availability

Fairmount Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 9.6%


The 700 Sq. Ft. Retro studio apartment is a large, open space with a fireplace and lots of daylight windows! The cozy apartment has a double bed, furniture, kitchen and bath. The studio can be rented separately and LARGE GROUPS have the option of renting the upper 2 floors of Hummingbird House AND the Firelight Studio. View Retro kitchen photos in Hum House photos. ENTIRE HOUSE RENTAL IS $370/NIGHT, INCLUDING 2 UPPER FLOORS AND FIRELIGHT STUDIO APARTMENT (3000 sq. ft.).

Nightly Rates: $125 - $140
Weekly Rate: $700 - $950
Monthly Rate: $1900 (winter/2 months min.)
Cleaning Fee .. $150
3 night minimum. 4 - 5 night minimum for major holidays.
Explained in our rental agreement.

We require a $300-500 Reservation Deposit which is applied to the traveler's Base Rental Rate. Standard rate applies for gaps between holidays in winter. ENTIRE HOUSE RENTAL IS $370/NIGHT, INCLUDING 2 UPPER FLOORS AND FIRELIGHT STUDIO APARTMENT.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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