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$2700 Month Nov - May Includes All Utilities AND You'll Be Right on the BEACH

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

BEACH Bungalow on Elliott Bay, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-4)

Vintage waterfront bungalow on the north shore of Elliott Bay, in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood. Secluded/private beach setting, yet just a 10 minute drive to downtown Seattle (7 - 8 minute drive to Seattle Center, 20 minute drive to CenturyLink and Safeco Fields, and 20 minutes to University of Washington and 30 minutes to Seattle Children's Hospital).

Fully furnished with full sized appliances (including washer and dryer) with ALL utilities included in rent (this includes Wi-Fi and expanded cable TV with HBO option) and guest(s) will have one dedicated parking place. Owner supplies firewood for nightly beach bonfires - fire pit and 4 Adirondack chairs on patio adjacent to beach.

Two level home with expansive views, on both levels, of Elliott Bay to the south and east and Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains to the West. Watch the sun (or moon) rise over the Seattle skyline, then move over Mt. Ranier and at the end of the day watch it set over Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountain Range to the west.

Enter on the main living level, where living, dining, kitchen, three-quarter bathroom and laundry are located. A ladder in the living area leads to a loft with a double-size bed (see photos of living area - ladder is next to the TV). A deck along the front of the house has a propane barbecue, chairs and table. Bedroom, on the lower level, has a queen-size bed and door accessing patio and beach.

Quiet and safe residential neighborhood provides: 1) when tide is out a 2.5+ mile beach to explore. First you'll head west along the north shore of Elliott Bay then turn north to walk along the eastern shore of Puget Sound. The walk ends on a beach north of a decommissioned lighthouse at the foot of Discovery Park; 2) or walk 3 blocks (2 on a wooded trail) to nearby Elliott Bay Marina, where Maggie Bluffs' and Palisade's restaurants are located; 3) a 6 block walk north takes you to Magnolia Village where you'll find shopping, coffee shops and a variety of restaurants to choose from, a park (with playground, tennis court, and during the summer months a wonderful outdoor swimming pool (early morning laps are available); 4) Seattle's Discovery Park - 560 acres of wooded trails, sand dunes, beaches and wetlands (former US Army Fort built in late 19th century, with some original buildings in the park - including stockade); 5) The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (aka Ballard Locks) where marine traffic passes from the salty water of Puget Sound to the fresh water of Lakes Union and Washington (you'll see everything from kayaks, fishing boats, sail boats, yachts to NOAA ships returning to national headquarters on Lake Washington). There is also a fish ladder at the locks where you can watch salmon, depending on the season, leave for the open seas or return home to spawn, and the Carl English Botanical Gardens on the north side of the locks; and 6) a neighborhood off-leash park for a dogs to play and interact is 2 miles north of the bungalow.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 4, 2017

About The Owner

We love Seattle, and we love the beach!

The Owner purchased this bungalow in 2008

Why The Owner chose Briarcliff

We are madly in love with the location of this property! We are sure you will fall in love with it too!


Briarcliff Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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$2700 Month Nov - May Includes All Utilities AND You'll Be Right on the BEACH
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews

A little less than expected

  • 3 of 5

While we found the beach bungalow to a great jumping off point for our Seattle vacation it did not quite live up to expectations. That being said the owner, Bill, attended to the rental's insufficiencies. However, the small size, rustic nature and isolated location cannot be modified. We did love falling asleep to the crashing waves and waking to the ocean views in the early morning. The neighborhood, Magnolia, was terrific. We found a local French bakery and of course Starbucks only a short distance away. A somewhat dark road leads to the secluded bungalow. We felt a little isolated but were reassured this was a very safe neighborhood. Just minutes from downtown Seattle and local attractions the location is central to much of what Seattle has to offer. Overall, this rental offered many great things just be mindful this it is a little rustic.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property!

  • 5 of 5

The beach bungalow is a fantastic vacation property! Right on the water, it is equipped generously for fun vacation. We loved waking up in the morning and looking at the water; the fire pit right above the water; and the entire arrangement and furnishing in the house. We are veterans of holiday cabins and Airbnb cottages, but this was the best property we rented!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tiny house was just the perfect fit!

  • 5 of 5

I've spent the last 21 years visiting family in Seattle. It was our first time renting our own place, such a great decision! The cottage was perfect! The views phenomenal, watching the ferries, the cruise ships, sailboats, sunsets, sunrises so so relaxing! My girls made friends with the seagulls, walked at low tide to Maggie's Bluff restaurant, spent time in the village and enjoyed their farmers market on Saturday's. it was heaven for 10 days and we never wanted to leave! Thank you Mary for working with me on one of the best times we've had there! Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bend, Oregon

The cabin was great! They made the best out of the space. It was clean, and very well thought out.

  • 5 of 5

The view from every room in the house was fantastic. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you need. The only small complaint I have, was that the couch appeared to have some damaged springs on the chase side of the sofa. It was still comply and worked, but you had to position yourself on the chase so as not to slide into the damaged side. Everything else was perfect! Thank you for the cozy little piece of heaven.....Jo, Laura, and the pooches.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Just stayed at the Beach Bungalow for four days and had the best experience! Mary was so helpful with offering places to visit during our stay and helping with bus routes when we considering whether to rent a car. (The car was the right choice because we were able to see so many little neighborhoods). I couldn't have asked for more. We saw cruise ships come in to the dock at 5:15 a.m., walked along the beach at low tide, slept to waves hitting the rocks at night. The cottage is darling, very comfortable, and just as shown in the picture. We will certainly be back the next time we visit Seattle.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco Bay Area

Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I absolutely loved the beach bungalow. We will be back for sure and can't wait to come up with a reason to visit Seattle again. We have told many of our friends and family about our stay and are certain they will book some time there even though they live in the Seattle area. It's a wonderful getaway and yet only a few miles from Downtown Seattle. The flowers on the table were a great touch too. Cheers!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minutes to downtown Seattle, Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Seattle Center, Olympic Sculpture Park, Washington Ferries, Starbucks first ever store, Historic Pioneer Square & Safeco Field


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Property Damage Protection $59
Housekeeping Fee $95
Tax Rate 9.6%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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