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***NEW!*** Seattle Luxury End-of-dock Floating Home

Northeast Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA
  • House Boat1347 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 - 3 nights

Brand new & Unobstructed views!

Peace and quiet on tranquil Portage Bay! One of only 30 'end-of-dock' floating homes in all of Seattle, enjoy spectacular water views, sunrises, and numerous yachts and watercraft as they pass by. ---- 1.5 mi. to UW, 3 mi. to Downtown/Seattle Art Museum/Ferries/Pikes Place Market/Amazon HQ. ---

Private, and meticulously remodeled from 'the logs up' to create the most sensational on-water experience imaginable. No detail was spared during construction, including radiant in-floor heat, reclaimed Douglas Fir floors (salvaged from a rural barn in Oregon), beautiful, fully stocked kitchen, comfy daybed, cozy fireplace, heated towel bars, plus designer linens and bedding. If you're an early riser, watch the NCAA Champion UW Crew literally train outside your deck. Sonos sound system, wine refer, two (2) stand-up-paddleboards, and your own private 2-person hot tub.

Whether a romantic getaway, peaceful retreat, or to use as a base while exploring our beautiful city, we've got you covered. As 40-year local residents, we're delighted to share our 'secret discoveries' of where to go, dine, or explore. And, we promise you'll leave refreshed, relaxed, and rejuvenated.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a BRAND NEW property to our VRBO portfolio and we consider ourselves fortunate to have received 25+ nothing-but-5 star 'Exceptional' Reviews on 'The Cabin at Kokanee Cove', our other property on VRBO. (listing # 608105)

We look forward to hearing from you!


John and Trish

Member Since 2017
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About John and Trish

We are a couple that love purchasing very special and unique properties, then upgrading them to casual, yet luxury standards and sharing them with friends. We love when things are done right and with integrity. Having lived in the greater Seattle area for over 40 years, we are thrilled to share our discoveries with you. We love people, all things outdoors, and our new grandchildren! Our sincere goal is that your experience here will far exceed any expectation, and that you leave refreshed and rejuvenated.

Why John and Trish chose Eastlake and Portage Bay

Because everyone should have at least one floating home experience...especially in Seattle!

What makes this House Boat unique

Impeccable condition, private, end of dock, and such a unique experience.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 sleep sofa /futon, This room serves as a private TV room or 2nd BR w/Sofa bed.
      • Bedroom #2 serves as private reading/TV room with fold out sofa-bed. (The best money can buy!)


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, Features double sink and heated towel bars

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            Minutes to D/T.
          • Lake View
            Montlake Cut Seattle Yacht Club University of WA University Bridge
          • Lakefront
            You're OVER the water!
          • Water View
            Portage Bay, University of Washington, Seattle Yacht Club
          • Waterfront
            You're OVER the water.


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Radiant in-floor heating.
                      • Internet
                        High-speed internet is on-site
                      • Fireplace
                        Toasty Fireplace....
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Reserved parking for one car + additional free off-street parking nearby.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Bonavita.....a wonderful machine!
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Fully stocked
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully Stocked, Including Soda Stream and Bonavita Coffee Maker.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Fully stocked pantry
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            Gas cooktop
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                    A few books and magazines
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    A few...
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                    Sonos stereo system. Just plug into your own playlist or via Pandora or Spotify.
                                  • Television
                                    2 Samsung HD TV's
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        With outdoor teak table and 4 teak chairs. Also an outdoor shower.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        2 Stand up paddleboards


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • not suitable for children
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible
                                            There are approximately 20 steps down from the parking deck to the private dock.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                A 2-person Nordic tub (with amazing jets) to watch the stars or boats pass by.


                                                  • marina
                                                  • arboretum
                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • water parks
                                                  • winery tours
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • photography
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hot air ballooning
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • roller blading
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • snowmobiling
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • wind-surfing

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                10 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                It was perfect

                                                                Michael H.Seattle, WA

                                                                This is the place to come for a beautiful Seattle trip. The houseboat is amazing.

                                                                Terrific house and host

                                                                Mary P.

                                                                The boathouse is truly magical, and John, the host, is very helpful and provided ample provisions for our 4 night stay. (coffee, milk, beer, wine, soda, snacks) Highly recommend!

                                                                Amazing getaway right in the city.

                                                                Sigrid R.

                                                                This house is amazing!!! I stayed here with friends for the weekend and it was such a peaceful retreat, while located right in the city. The house is decorated so nicely with everything you need (and more) and it is spotless which is important to me because I am a clean freak. We enjoyed the beautiful views looking out onto the water and soaking in the hot tub on the deck. The fire kept us cozy and we had a wonderful relaxing time.

                                                                Perfect Seattle Houseboat

                                                                Julie M.

                                                                I rented this houseboat when my Mom and Aunt came for a visit, and we were all thrilled with it. Even though it was a rainy Seattle weekend in January, we loved sitting in the living room and looking out at the water - we could have stayed there all day. The interior is gorgeous and the hosts were accommodating and thoughtful. It had everything we needed for a perfect Seattle weekend away, and we will definitely be back.

                                                                Floating Paradise with Unobstructed Water Views

                                                                Gretchen D.

                                                                As frequent VRBO patrons we can enthusiastically recommend this property! This houseboat is by far the most unique and exclusive vacation rental we've stayed in. If you're looking for the perfect place for a romantic get away or simply want a quiet retreat away from the noise of the city - this is the place! While close enough to restaurants, shopping, and all downtown Seattle has to offer, this gem makes you feel like you're away from it all. It's impeccably maintained and appointed with everything you could possibly need; even a two person hot tub. We stayed on a cold rainy Seattle weekend and it couldn't have been more perfect. With a warm fire going , we were cozy and curled up inside while we watched movies and the rowing crews pass by. Thank you, John and Trish, for sharing your piece of heaven! We can't wait to return.

                                                                Stunning, Immaculately Clean, Peaceful

                                                                Leslie H.Bellevue

                                                                I have stayed at the property a number of times over each season and John and Trish are just the most caring hosts. I am a total SNOB for cleanliness and I can guarantee that this is THE CLEANEST property I have every stayed at. The houseboat is always in pristine condition and John and Trish go out of their way to make it perfect. Summer is a blast here! Love just jumping right off the dock and floating with a drink in hand and watching the boats pass by at a leisurely pace. Winters are wonderful, too. I love bundling up - coffee in hand! - and watching the morning mist slowly lift off the water throughout the day. Also, very fun to see the crew boats go by. If I could, I would give this property 10 stars. Stay here! There is a cute cafe right up the hill within walking distance, and It's a quick uber ride to downtown. Couldn't be better!


                                                                Northeast Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA

                                                                You are in the quiet portion of Portage Bay, yet within MINUTES of all the action of the U. District, Lake Union, or Downtown.

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