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Seattle Waterfront Home, Watch Downtown Seattle's Maritime Parade.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,330 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy this Waterfront duplex home on the shores of the famous Ship Canal. Just steps to Chittenden Locks and Discovery Park, two of Seattle's most visited sites.

Enjoy the continual parade of nautical traffic including the North Pacific fishing fleet made famous in "Deadliest Catch", stately yachts, pleasure boaters, stand up and paddle boarders, water yoga and giant tug boats. Area wildlife includes great blue heron, osprey, bald eagles, seals, sea lions, salmon, and many more.

The home is Northwest Contemporary in style. It features a full kitchen which is open to the living room. Walls of windows take in views. Living room walks onto your private view deck with seating at the deck as well as the waterfront. Three bedrooms, the larger bedroom has a TV and walk in closet. A refreshed three quarter bath and full sized washer and dryer in unit, charcoal BBQ grill in storage unit.

This home is located in the high end, residential Magnolia neighborhood, ranked 3rd best in Seattle for the wealthy, super wealthy and beach lovers! It is a quick drive to Downtown Seattle. Enjoy beautiful sunsets and ever changing activity on the water, making this a truly unique location. We believe your group will be delighted with your stay.

Keywords: Waterfront Home, Waterfront Duplex

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Gina

Of the homes we have owned, this is by far the most fascinating and enjoyable! The waterfront is very active, local sights and great restaurants are within walking distance. A quick drive and you are in the heart of Seattle visiting Pike Place Market, the Space Needle or shopping. I think you will find this is the perfect location for your Seattle vacation.

Gina purchased this house in 2008

What makes this house unique

I am no scientist, but I have read that in environments with salt tinged sea air (like this Waterfront) an abundance of negative ions(electrically charged atoms) are found, which increases the brains serotonin levels, thereby giving an overall feeling of well being and energy. That's pretty great!


Lawton Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1330 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Nicely tiled bathroom with shower, nozzle can be hand held. No bath tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom has walk in closet Apple TV & 2 swivel chairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Views to waterfront, dresser, blinds and full sized closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Dresser in closet. Small view from window with cell. blind.
  • (3) Queen Beds, (1) Toddler AirBed, (1)Graco Portable Baby Crib, Changing table and Umbrella type stroller in unit.
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Duplex home located at the waterfront right between two Top Ten Seattle places! Both within easy walking distance from this Seattle location: Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Discovery Park. The Chittenden Locks provide commercial and recreational vessel passage from Puget Sound's salt water to the freshwater of Lake Union and Lake Washington. The fish ladder is free, there is a visitor center and gift shop. The Locks are also home to the Carl S. English Botanical Gardens, a beautiful park-like setting with free weekend summer concerts. Discovery Park is Seattle's largest at 534 acres with beachfront and lighthouse at West Point, Environmental Learning Center, play area, 11.81 miles of walking trails to enjoy native wildlife and vegetation and the Daybreak Star American Indian cultural center and art gallery.


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Seattle Waterfront Home, Watch Downtown Seattle's Maritime Parade.
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 94 reviews

2nd stay at this charming place

  • 5 of 5

Just got back this week after spending 4 nights at Gina's lovely condo.. It is such a special place. My daughter and I had good down time together. We enjoyed sitting early in front of the windows with coffee and then in the evening with a glass of wine. We took so many pictures of the sky, eagles, herons, ducks, seals and a kingfisher. Everything you could want for fixing meals Gina has provided. Never turned the TV on in the living room but we did love having music with the Alexa -Bluetooth speaker. I can't imagine staying anywhere else. We walked to Ballard, Discovery Park and took the bus downtown. You will not find a cleaner more inviting place then this. Hard to close the door and leave. We will be back:)

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your warm words and review. It is so rewarding when guests really enjoy their stay. Come again anytime, you are such lovely, delightful people.
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Carlsbad, CA

Perfect jump off spot for all the best of Seattle!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a more perfect spot to celebrate my 65th with kids( in their 30's😉 ). Plenty of space with amazing views inside and out. And so many great walks/hikes from the house!

Gina was very accommodating for a late check out so we could squeeze the most fun out of our last day. Thanx!!!!

Terry and gang🙋

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wichita Kansas


  • 5 of 5

This beautiful property was exactly what I expected after looking at the pictures, and reading others reviews. We were in Seattle celebrating my husbands 60th, and daughters 30th birthday's. So it was very important to me that I found the perfect home away from home to surprise them with, and enjoy the the amazing views of the pacific northwest. Gina had all details point on! Knowing it was special birthdays we were celebrating, she had left a whimsical birthday candle and chocolates with a nice card awaiting our arrival. Very thoughtful!! The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you would need to host a feast for friends. We picked up fresh seafood a few blocks down the street for our celebration, and literally had everything we needed (except for the food ) provided. I felt as comfortable in Gina's place as if I were at home. We never wanted to leave the beautiful views of the water, boats, and wild life. We all cannot wait to come back, and plan to stay longer next time.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a privilege to host your families birthday's surprise. I am so happy you found what you needed in the kitchen for your seafood feast. Thank you for being such wonderful guests. Do visit again soon.
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Incredible view

  • 5 of 5

All of the comforts of home plus a beautiful view with a parade of passing boats. Close to a lovely walking path along the waterway and across the locks. We look forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your informative review. I hope you can return very soon, you were delightful guests!
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Oakland, California

Lovely Seattle base...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this very well appointed rental with amazing views of the pleasure boat traffic traveling through the locks, fabulous sunsets, bird ( majestic herons) and marine life (sea otters on a neighboring dock) and easy access to the fish ladders and adjacent park and botanical garden. Gina has thought of everything to make your stay comfortable and effortless. The unit was spotless and very comfortable for our group of 4 including a toddler, grandma and couple. We enjoyed the proximity to Discovery Park and easy access to Ballard & other Seattle neighborhoods. It's a peaceful place to put your head after a busy sightseeing day in the more hectic areas of town. I highly recommend this VRBO for your visit to Seattle! With family in Seattle, I hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your terrific review. I especially like your remark that 'it's a peaceful place to put your head after a busy sightseeing day in the more hectic areas of town'. I agree completely. The waterfront is a calm and beautiful area to relax and watch a sunset before another day of fun in Seattle. Your review is appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to write it! Gina
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Middleburg, FL

Enchanting garden home overlooking the wate

  • 5 of 5

What I loved, was what an unexpected jewel Gina and her lovely home both are!

Arriving at the home, I appreciated the walk down the stairs through the well maintained property. It's truly a little garden setting with neat footpaths, beautiful vegetation and summer flowers, and being able to hear the fountain. The private entrance is well appointed, and truly private - I didn't feel like we were ever infringing upon the owner coming and going.

The house is spectacular! Sweeping water views. Honestly, if you're on vacation take some time to just relax and not run around the city. This is a million dollar view complete with frolicking Sea Lions, pelican, heron, and we even saw salmon jumping. The activity level outside the window isn't overwhelming - it's peaceful to watch all the boats glide in, and the trains coming in over the bridge were really fascinating. We simply enjoyed watching all of the activity. We also never felt like we were too loud. Being a family of five with older children, we don't have runner/jumper/criers but we have a lot of boisterous activity, laughter and sometimes teen sibling altercations. We felt comfortable just BEING, and honestly everyone had a phenomenal time!

Gina has thought of every detail. I appreciated the beautiful comforters, the high quality thread count sheets. I learned a lot about using "Alexa" and thought it was cool the number of devices scattered through all the rooms, including the kitchen. The towels in the bathroom were pretty, there was a lot of soaps and shampoo, and neat little decorative touches..... Down to the shower floor mat which is so pretty it's almost a shame to use it.

I'm used to a fairly large chef's kitchen at my own home, and this kitchen is well appointed with every amenity. We cooked - and I mean we cooked - stopping to pick up food at the close by Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and even some salmon from the Fisherman's dock! The one night I didn't want to go out or cook, we utilized Grub Hub and had Thai delivered from a restaurant in Ballard.

All in all - I adored Gina and her lovely home. She truly opens her house up and shares it with her guests. I just fell in love with the area and it's my new favorite! I cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what a wonderful review. I am truly delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. I do hope your family visits again. You will be so welcome. Thank you for your insightful review.
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Nearest Airport
18.7 Miles
Seattle Tacoma
Nearest Barpub
1.4 Miles
Chinook's at Salmon Bay
Nearest Ferry
5.6 Miles
Seattle Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
Interbay Golf Center
Nearest Train
6.3 Miles
Seattle King Street Station
Nearest Motorway
6.1 Miles
To: Interstate 5 Seattle
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Chinook's at Salmon Bay or Ray's Boat House
Nearest Ski
58.3 Miles
The Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
At this Waterfront Location or Discovery Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Ballard Drawbridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Discovery Park; Seattle's 534 Acre Playground
Nearest Point of Interest
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Ballard Locks)
Nearest Point of Interest
Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Ballard Shops and Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Burke Gilman Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Seattle Center & Space Needle
Nearest Point of Interest
Waterfront Piers
Car: recommended

Waterfront sightseeing on the Ship Canal, said to be the 'Most Active Waterway in North America'. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, connecting the salt water inland sea of Puget Sound to the fresh water body of Lake Washington. Boat traffic is common, from personal watercraft to yachts, tugs and fishing vessels now famous on 'Deadliest Catch'. All passing through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and park, which is a short walk away.

Discovery Park is a 15 min. walk west of this home. It is a 534 acre park containing 11.81 miles of walking trails. The Park contains Fort Lawton Historic District, United Indians Daybreak Star Cultural Center and the West Point Lighthouse at the West Waterfront.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 9.5%

This is a wonderful location to enjoy, however if you want to host an event or gathering of more than 10 people please choose another location. Parties in this residential neighborhood will not be tolerated. Please be straightforward about who will be staying. If you choose to let your children run wild, please stay elsewhere. This is a nice home & yard in an upper end neighborhood.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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