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Gorgeous Capitol Hill Penthouse - 3 minutes to light-rail - private deck w/Bbq

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

We are a walker's paradise, located in the heart of the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood:

- 3 minutes walk to cafes, shops, and supermarket

- 3 minutes walk to the Broadway Shopping District

- 3 minutes walk to 2 bus lines

- 4 minutes walk to the new Capitol Hill light-rail station!

• 5 minutes walk to the Capitol Hill Farmers Market

• 5 minutes walk to Seattle University

• 15 minutes walk to Downtown & Convention Center

The best testimonials come from our past guests.... Click on the link at the top of the page marked 'Traveler Reviews' to see the independent comments made by past VRBO guests.

NOTE: If this unit is booked for the dates you require we have three other great apartments in the same building you may want to consider... Listing #7043593, #170468 and #181817.

The apartment:

Is stylishly furnished with all the comforts of home, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy day; watch a movie, enjoy a glass of wine or entertain family or friends in this warm light filled apartment.

The building:

Welcome to The Harrison Modern, we have 4 wonderful apartments to offer in a, well designed, refurbished, Mid-Century, four unit building. For your privacy each unit has a separate entrance, the address is; 1111 – 1117 E. Harrison Street. I have lived in the building for 16 years and the neighborhood for 21, I would be happy to give you a local perspective on sightseeing or dining in the neighborhood during your stay.

The location:

Capitol Hill is one of Seattle's most vibrant neighborhoods, with wonderful stately homes, parks, museums, shopping, restaurants, theaters and other attractions all within a short walk from the property.

We have a fantastic location in the heart of this historic neighborhood, within 3 minutes walk you will find a variety of shopping, restaurants, cafes, and 3 supermarkets

We are on the same street as Seattle University and a 5 minute walk from the Pike/Pine Corridor bars, cafes & nightlife. Downtown Seattle is 1 mile from the building as is the Washington State Trade & Convention Center, and the Hospitals on First Hill. The Pike Place Market and the Seattle Space Needle are also easily accessed either on foot or by the extensive bus network that passes 2 blocks from the building on the eclectic Broadway Shopping street. You will LOVE the location!!

After staying at many Vacation Rental Properties over the past 8 years I am confident you will thoroughly enjoy your stay with us. I have painstakingly created a retreat that is both functional and stylish. This spacious apartment has an additional 300sq feet of private outdoor space, it features the following:

.... Huge private deck with BBQ....

• Free Wi-Fi

• 42 inch HDTV with basic cable and DVD player

• CD player i-pod dock and CD library

• A 2 sofa sectionals so you can spread out - it can comfortably seat 6

• A comprehensive folder with Seattle maps, bus schedules, sightseeing and restaurant suggestions

• Central heating and double glazing

• Free on-site laundry facilities including washing powder, iron and ironing board

• A hair dryer in your apartment

• Extra pillows, blankets, towels and washcloths

• New tiled bathroom with deep soaker tub, fresh bar of soap, and facial tissues

• Remodeled kitchen fully equipped to accommodate 6 guests

• 1 King bed + Queen pull-out sofa bed

• Off street parking available

Please be sure to see our other listing, VRBO #181817 and #170486. If you have a group we can accommodate up to 14 people!!!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Regards, Ian

NOTE: This is a NON-Smoking apartment

Most things are within an easy five to ten minute walk of from the building: Volunteer Park, Conservatory, Asian Art Museum, Cal Anderson Park, a large of shops, restaurants and Coffee houses.

Within an easy 15 to 20 minute walk of: Downtown Seattle,Convention Center, Pike Place Market, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Art Museum, Waterfront shops, Seattle Center, Space Needle, Experience Music Project, , Schools: Seattle University, Seattle Central Community College, Cornish College of Arts.

Within a ten minute drive of: The University of Washington, Woodland Park Zoo, Boeing Field and The Flight Museum, Ferries to the Olympic Peninsula, The Ballard Locks, Mariners and Seahawks Stadiums, West Seattle and Alki Beach.

Within a 20 minute drive of:

Seatac International Airport, Bellevue, Redmond.

We are located near all major bus lines.

We are a 15 minute walk the Washington State Convention Center / Trade Center, Paramount Theater,and 20 minutes to Pacific Place and Westlake Center

Here is what some of our past guests had to say about the property:

' Our visit to Seattle was so much fun. The apartment was cool, the location is perfect walking distance to everything that is Seattle. Be sure to walk through the neighborhood to see the mansions and to Volunteer Park.'

Patty - East Wenatchee, WA

' We had a excellent time at the Harrison Modern! Such a well appointed apartment - felt like home. Love the neighborhood. We will be back and will recommend the Harrison Modern to anybody visiting Seattle!'

Rod - San Francisco, CA

'Had so much fun here on Capitol Hill! This neighborhood has so many great shops and restaurants. The area is quaint and beautiful. It was snowing the first day we were here, so amazing! The apartment is so awesome, it has all the comforts of home. Thanks for a wonderful vacation.

Becky - Oakland, CA


Keywords: Harrison Modern, Deluxe Vacation Apartment, Seattle Deluxe Vacation Rental, Excellent value, Perfect Capitol Hill vacation rental, Our property scored 98% on Walkscore so you have all the best Seattle has to offer right at your doorstep......buses to Pike Place Market, the Seattle Center, and downtown are two short blocks away.

More Details

Ian Petry
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Ian Petry

I have owned and lived in the Harrison Modern since 1997. I have a passion for architecture and interior design, you will see this in every aspect of the building. Originally born in New Zealand, I have traveled the world and the US extensively, I believe that Seattle is one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. My background is in Tourism Marketing, I worked for the New Zealand Tourism Board in Los Angeles for 8 years before moving to Seattle in 1994. I have a love of travel and new experiences - Whenever I away I always stay at vacation apartments, as you get a real feel for the destination you are visiting.

Ian Petry purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Ian Petry chose Capitol Hill

Seattle is a vibrant city full of amazing sights from world class architecture, vibrant arts scene, to spectacular outdoor activities. Capitol Hill, is the perfect location to explore all Seattle and everything the region has to offer. If you are not traveling outside the city you won't need a car, everything is within an easy walk or a short bus ride. Within 3 short blocks of the building are a number of great restaurants, shops and cafes, 2 supermarkets and 3 wonderful city parks. Capitol Hill is a rich, diverse, neighborhood with multi million mansions and a wonderful farmer's market within blocks of each other. One thing I am sure about... You will love the location.

I have done a lot of traveling and believe that Seattle and the Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful, livable, areas in the North America.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, Location, Location... Capitol Hill is the most convenient neighborhood to downtown Seattle. from our building it is a lovely 15 minute walk to downtown. The building is super stylish, all the apartments are large and individually furnished in keeping with the mid-century contemporary theme. Comfort, convenience, and style are what you will find when you stay at the Harrison Modern.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would like to thank all our past guests for their wonderful comments. I am very lucky to have a great building in a super cool neighborhood. It is a fantastic feeling to get such wonderful feedback.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

- Ian P
Aug 2009
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Capitol Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Gorgeous Capitol Hill Penthouse - 3 minutes to light-rail - private deck w/Bbq
average rating of 4.852349 based on 150 reviews

Great location / cute place/ nice deck

  • 3 of 5

Great neighborhood/view and Owner was very responsive. Good for younger folks. Cooking pans were like camping equipment-could use a couple non-stick pans. The king bed is very soft (FYI) and we had small ants in the kitchen/dining area continuously, despite keeping place very clean. Onsite washer/dryer great. Street noise was not a problem for us.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Great location, very walkable, near public transportation coffee shops restaurants and grocery st,

  • 5 of 5

Ian is a great host and very responsive to your needs. The apartment is clean, comfortable and spacious. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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San Francisco, Ca.

Lovely light apartment within walking distance of everything!

  • 5 of 5

Nice place! Host very accommodating and responsive. Clean, neat and well equipped.Clean and a fantastic deck, although with all the rain didn’t get a chance to get out there!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rohnert Park, CA

Charming apartment in a great neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment in a great neighborhood. Very clean and nicely decorated. Love the modern feel. Awesome deck outside. Great location. Close to everything, but just enough out of busy downtown that you can relax. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Boise, Idaho, USA

Magical and elegant

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing ! Great location for experiencing all the delights Seattle has to offer and the quaintness of a neighborhood experience . The owner is an amazing man that made us feel welcome and at home ! All the comforts , from a great bed to a clean and well stocked kitchen added to the experience of elegance ! Thank you so much Ian ! It was a blessing to stay at your

Lovely home !

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Living Inside Art

  • 5 of 5

Harrison Modern is central to all of Seattle by foot, public transportation or Uber, which was our mode. The apartment was impeccably clean, highly maintained and perfect for our family. The two boys shared the pull out sofa. The heart of Capital Hill is a short three block walk through a beautiful neighborhood. We had PERFECT weather during our stay and enjoyed the back deck in morning and evening. While the decor was not the reason we chose the unit it was the kind of design I envision I would hope to have if I lived in it personally. I give it an A+ and Ian responds to emails in light speed..

There is nothing that I can offer as an improvement.....trying to think...nope, nothing.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Seatac international
Nearest Train
3 Miles
King Street Station
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Madison Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
QFC Grocery Story
Nearest Point of Interest
Strabucks Coffee House
Nearest Point of Interest
Golds Gym
Nearest Point of Interest
Vivace Coffee
Nearest Point of Interest
Table 219 Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Safeway Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Seattle Space Needle
Nearest Point of Interest
Pike Place Market
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.1%

Off street parking available at $10/night.
Rates are based on 2 guests (one king bed) rates are based on 2 guests extra guests are $10 per per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.