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Quiet, Luxurious on Ravenna Park Near the University Of Washington

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Northeast Seattle House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Very close (1 mi) to Univuersity of Washington, UW Medical Center, Children's Hospital, and University Village shopping. Take light rail from the airport to the UW Stadium then Metro Line 272 stopping at the corner 1/2 block from the house! $250 per person total!

Walk to many fine diverse places to dine, shop and sight see in upscale University Village just a few blocks away. Walk take the bus or drive to the campus. Take a short drive to QFC, Safeway and Whole Foods super markets for your groceries. Off street parking for 2 cars adjoins the private back deck with street parking for one car.

The main floor has a formal living room with gas fireplace and tile surround, formal dining room with seating for 8, two air conditioned bedrooms one with a king bed and one with a queen, full bath with tiled tub and shower, full service kitchen and breakfast nook.

The private lower level suite is complete with two large bedrooms with queen beds, large closets, views of the park and plenty of natural light. Full sized tiled bath, kitchen area and living room with wool carpet and free standing gas fireplace complete the cozy space. Lounge in of the fireplace with your favorite novel, digital network channel, popular Netflix or Disney program or select from 50 DVD's in our movie library.

Relax on the private 500 sq ft deck surrounded by trees and shrubs with stainless gas barbeque, outdoor table and cushioned chairs for 6. The deck has access to the off street parking area at the back of the home.

A large laundry adjoins the unit with a full size washer and dryer. Enjoy ample fresh towels bath gel and hand soap in the bathrooms and kitchen. Hair dryers are provided as well.

Right on the park! Ravenna Park is a historic city maintained park 10 blocks long and 3 blocks wide with old growth trees, hiking trails, canyons, play fields for young children at either end and a natural all year stream. Beautiful and contemplative surroundings and very safe.

Start your morning with a leisurely walk or run along wooded park trails. Finish off with a short walk to our local historic Ravenna Park Boulevard Grocery for a fresh ground gourmet coffee drink and baked goods. It is located on the historic greenway designed by the Olmsted brothers (designers of Central Park in New York City).

Come and enjoy this charming and sophisticated home!

If this home is booked or you need more space see my other VRBO listings 442325 and 453411 on nearby Woodland Park at Green Lake and the Zoo just 10 minutes west of this home.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Scott Lawrence
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2016
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About Scott Lawrence

I purchased the home in 1989 and have enjoyed many family celebrations, dinner parties and gatherings of friends in this warm and charming home.

As a profession I consult, implement and support large scale business software systems for clients in Washington state.

Personally I have an interest in aquiring and restoring older homes. My father and grandfather were designers and builders of large homes and introduced me to the craft. My most recent project purchased in 2010 is a grand 1907 three story craftsman in the Leschi neighborhood overlooking downtown where I reside now.

Scott Lawrence purchased this house in 1989

Why Scott Lawrence chose Seattle

The charming neighborhood and central but quiet location. It is close to downtown and everything that makes Seattle a world class city: The Pike Place Market, Elliott Bay waterfront , Pioneer Square, the Space Needle, Experience Music Project and art exhibits including the new Dale Chihuly glass studio located at Seattle Center. So many opportunities close by for sightseeing and enjoying the city.

The University of Washington campus sports stadium and hospital are within walking distance. On campus events, graduations, theater, art and college sports are at your fingertips. Many choices of local resturants are just blocks away.

What makes this house unique

Start your morning with a leisurely walk or run along wooded park trails in Ravenna Park. Finish off with a short walk to our local cozy and historic Boulevard Grocery for a fresh ground gourmet coffee drink and baked goods. It is located on the Ravenna Boulevard greenway designed by the Olmsted brothers (think Central Park in New York City).

If this home is booked or you need more space check out my other luxury property located close to the Woodland Park Zoo just a few blocks north of Fremont. The University of Washington is 3 miles east of this home via 50th NE. The VRBO listing is 442325.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for the opportunity to stay in a great house in a quiet neighborhood close to everything! Two daughters and three grandchildren spent two nights and my husband and I enjoyed the entire stay.

VRBO's are a great alternative to hotel / motel rooms. Enjoying the common living space and making coffee each morning in the kitchen felt like being in a "home away from home". Must admit the traffic took some adjustment since we are visiting Seattle from Montana!

Thanks for giving us this opportunity!
Apr 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Quiet, Luxurious on Ravenna Park Near the University Of Washington
average rating of 4.882353 based on 82 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had never tried VRBO before but this experience would make us try it again.

The house owner was a pleasure to deal with and his home was beautiful.

It was close to everything with perfect access to UW and CenturyLink stadium and perfect for our buddies get-away.

Thank you for making a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The location was perfect to access UW, close to shopping and groceries.

  • 4 of 5

The house was well-maintained and the beds were comfortable. The back deck was wonderful for entertaining, but the kitchen had it's limitations.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice stay near the city

  • 4 of 5

House was functional and well kept. Plenty of space for our family

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well kept, spacious, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We came as two families with kids for a family wedding and the house was perfect for us. The two floors are spacious and separate enough that we didn't feel like we were on top of each other. Ravenna park is steps away at the end of the dead end- we took walks there a few times and the kids played in the creek. A short drive to University Village where we found lovely shopping and food options.

Easy to use television system, awesome hot tub, super comfy beds, quiet street, clean all around.

I think we may just come back next year!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, well kept, quiet/nice neighbourhood, thoughtful little extras

  • 5 of 5

A very well kept, clean, light and airy, well appointed property in a nice quiet neighbourhood, with thoughtful and welcoming little extras supplied to make it a very comfortable and relaxed place to stay. "A home from home". Good sized rooms accommodated our party of 4 very well. Our 2 teenage kids liked having their own bedrooms and own space in the light/airy basement, with their own living/tv room (with netflix), kitchenette and bathroom. The property is very close to the upmarket/fashionable and new"ish" "University Village" for designer gear, modern restaurants and a good quality supermarket. Next door to Ravenna Park, with it's shady wooded walks/trails over high wooden bridges, trickling stream, green open space, playground and tennis courts - a haven for joggers, walkers etc. and bohemian eco friendly cafe next to the park. There are plenty of amenities near by. The property is approx 20 mins from the city centre by car. A good tip to avoid the car parking fees is to travel to the centre of Seattle using the new underground train. Catch it from the Husky stadium - (a 20 min downhill walk or 5 min car journey from the house). The house is approx 5 mins to Lake Washington - (very beautiful- great for watersports) 20 mins to the stunning beaches of Shilshole Marina (Golden Gardens Park) or Discovery Beach. Northgate Mall is only 10 mins car drive away. Good access to all roads. We would recommend this home. The only suggestions we can think of are, perhaps full length mirrors in the bedrooms, some beach towels (as we didn't want to use the supplied beautiful white towels for the beach) and another tv located somewhere upstairs to watch while resting from a busy day of sight-seeing (there was only one tv in the house and it was downstairs in the basement). All in all, a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate my guests review and suggestions. I have added a full length mirror in each main floor bedroom. and will add a couple of beach towels. I will consider adding a tv upstairs as there is a cable outlet in the living room.
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  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our brief two night stay.

We needed a baby crib - this was provided.

Everything we needed for 6 adults and a baby were available.

Had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sea Tac International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
University Village
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Washington State Ferry terminal
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Greenlake short 9
Nearest Train
7 Miles
King Street Station Pioneer Square
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 520
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
University Village Shopping Center
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Snoqualamie Pass
Car: recommended

Steps away from our historic old growth forest Ravenna Park. Over two miles of trees, hiking trails, all year stream, ballfields and playgrounds for young children nestled next to the Ravenna Greenway. Walking distance to the local coffee and wine bar on the greenway with outdoor seating and contemplative surroundings. Very charming and safe neighborhood.

If this home is unavailable or you need more space consider renting my other property located nearby (see VRBO listing #442325 or #453411).


Rates & Availability

Northeast Seattle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
December rates
Dec 3 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
January rates
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
UW Graduation
Jun 8 2017 - Jun 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.5%

Cancellations not allowed with 30 day or longer rentals. Recommend guests purchase trip insurance to provide a refund in case of emergency.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Northeast Seattle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) New king bed in one bedroom., Queen size Beds (3) New queen beds in three of the four bedrooms., Baby Cribs (1) New sizeable play pen with comfortable matress, extra soft blanket and stuffed toys allow your baby or small child a safe place to sleep.
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Plenty of windows for enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings which open to let in fresh air. The natural evergreen and broad leaf trees and landscaping in the surrounding neighborhood are enjoyable scenery viewed from inside the home as well as on the grounds.

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