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Large apartment in historic mansion in city neighborhood. Hot tub and parking!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bed / 2 bath, spacious, quiet, private.

Welcome to the Shuey House, a national historic home located in Seattle’s vibrant urban neighborhood known as the "University District". We are ideally located on a quiet residential street, just a short walk to grocery stores, cafes, theaters, and a fabulous Saturday farmer’s market.

Our spacious, 1800 sq. ft apartment is the entire lower level of the Shuey House mansion (which is 7,000 sq. ft). It has a private separate entrance with 2 parking spots just steps from your front door. Each of the 4 bedrooms are spacious and comfortable with large windows, a queen bed or two twins that can be made into a king, and soft Egyptian cotton bedding.

The well equipped kitchen has a gas range, refrigerator with ice, dishwasher, microwave, and everything you need for meal preparations. The dining room table seats 6, and the living room has a comfortable large sofa for watching the big flat screen TV or just relaxing.

Though the apartment is in the basement, it has tall double insulated ceilings, lots of windows and natural light, radiant heated floors for winter, but is nice and cool in the summer.

Outside there is a private patio just for you, with a table/umbrella and chairs, and a gas bar-b-que. Just through another gate is a shared hot tub (with the owners), available during certain hours.

Note: Our own family lives upstairs, and we do not rent to other guests.

The Shuey House is a in a great, convenient location for most major tourist attractions, with easy access to Downtown, Pike Place Market, Seattle Center, Greenlake, and the University of Washington. We are also close to Children’s Hospital, Fred Hutch, Amazon, and other Seattle institutions for those traveling on business. Downtown is easily accessible by public transportation and Light Rail brings you straight from the airport to the University of Washington.

* Please note, there are steps to get down to the front door of the apartment, so it may not be suitable for those that cannot negotiate stairs.

More Details

Owner
Rebecca Schellings
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Rebecca Schellings

Hello. We are the Schellings. Steve (dad) is an executive director in pharmaceuticals, and Rebecca (mom) is an interior designer. We have three teenage sons (one at college, two at home), and Steve’s mom, “Oma”, also lives with us. We are a fun, outgoing family that loves to travel, meet new people and see new places, spend time with friends and entertain guests.

Rebecca Schellings purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Rebecca Schellings chose Seattle

We’ve always loved old homes, and in the spring of 2000, we stumbled upon this house. It was a beautiful, turn of the century neo-classical grand home, in a great neighborhood, but was in need of some attention. We spent the next 2 years restoring it back to its original grandeur, while also bringing it into the 21st century. We placed it on the National Registry of Historic Homes (Henry Owen Shuey House).

What makes this apartment unique

Besides being a wonderful, unique house, it’s also a great location. The University Park neighborhood is central to everything, with an urban vibe, yet quiet off the main streets. Our tree-lined street called “Professor Row” has a great mix of young families, academia, and students. One block to the West, is “The Ave” (University Way), an eclectic street of funky shops, restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, and theaters. Several blocks to the East, we have the “University Village”, Seattle’s swanky upscale shopping center with lovely boutiques, outdoor cafes, and Seattle’s best ice cream shop (Molly Moon’s). And if you need to get away from all the activity, walk to the end of our street where you will find a beautiful wooded park with trails and a stream that will make you forget you are in the city!

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
SeaTac
Car: not necessary

Close to University of Washington, Greenlake, and major Seattle attractions. One block to direct busline to downtown. FREE parking off alley for 2-3 cars.

Amenities

University District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double vanity with large mirror. Toilet/tub/shwr in own room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms are spacious, with full tub/shower. Larger bathroom has vanity area separated from toilet and shower/tub. This bathroom also has safety grab bars.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Can be made into a king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Comfortable beds with down pillows and comforters. Each room has plenty of wardrobe and drawer space.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

The Shuey House lived up to our expectations. It was very easy to communicate with the owners.

  • 5 of 5

The Shuey House was as advertised with 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and had a complete kitchen. We loved our stay and it allowed our family and a few friends to stay in Seattle together. We utilized both of the parking places but never used our cars during our stay. We walked, and used public transit and Uber to get everywhere. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and would not hesitate to stay at the Shuey House again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very well kept. Lovely.

  • 5 of 5

Bedrooms were spacious. Gathering area was large for the six of us.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Shuey house

  • 5 of 5

The location of the Shuey house was perfect for our stay. We were in close proximity to the University of Washington and the Link station so we had quick access to every where. The space was perfect for our group and the different families sharing the rooms. The back porch space was perfect for coffee and bbq'ing. We would have like the water filter and ice to work on the fridge, but it was only a minor inconvenience.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What a well-designed and thoughtfully stocked apartment. Our family stayed for over a week and had a great time. The space is very well-laid-out for a family, with a door separating the bedrooms from the kitchen, and two bathrooms (soon much better than one). The owners clearly put a lot of time and attention into thinking about the guest experience. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need, from pots and pans down to scissors and tinfoil. There was a lovely little outdoor sitting area with pretty plants and flowers. There are brand new wardrobes in each bedroom which are hands down the most useful piece of furniture I've seen in a VRBO (or hotel, for that matter). There were even fresh flowers on the table when we arrived. The location can't be beat; walking distance from the university and all kinds of cute restaurants and shops. Plus: off-street parking!!! It was so nice to have our own spot, especially with two kids. Thank you to Rebecca and your family for being such awesome hosts!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great and comfortable place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a comfortable stay. Was equipped with all the necessary household items for cooking meals (pots, pans, utensils, toaster, coffee maker, etc.). Location was centrally located for the U District and had easy access to downtown. Would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean comfortable and nicely located

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyable walks to the farmers market local cafe and even Trader Joe's :-). Clean and comfortable apartment.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Must be 25 and present during rental
Credit card required at check in for authorization (no charge) of $500 during stay as damage deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.