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Chefs Kitchen, Rooftop Deck, Koi Pond, Fireplace

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

2 bed/2 1/2 bath City Views, in the heart of the city

This beautifully crafted artist townhouse offers two bedrooms with queen-sized beds. The Master Suite has a fireplace to keep you warm and cozy on chilly nights. With comfortable accommodations for four (4) guests, this uniquely designed property is very ideal for couples or family looking for an amazing Seattle escapade. It also has 2 1/2 bathrooms, chef designed kitchen, koi pond and rooftop deck!

From the rooftop, you’ll have an amazing view of Lake Union and Seattle with gorgeous sunsets and sparkling city lights! To give you the feel of nature, we have wall plants on the deck which thrive in Seattle’s weather. On the lower level, you’ll see the artistic touch of this gorgeous home. It displays wide array of paintings and work done by the owner herself. The koi pond in patio area will surely give you a therapeutic relaxation to make you loosen up from a day of fun and excitement.Check out our pictures!

Capitol Hill neighborhood and downtown Seattle have great shopping areas, amazing restaurants, churches, entertainment and a great night life! At The Paramount, ACT Theater, The Tripple Door or many other places you can catch fantastic performances and see live entertainment with big names and big shows! Unique exhibits can be found at the EMP, Frye Art Museum and Seattle Art Museum (SAM), which are all a walk or short ride away. Saint Marks Cathedral is an amazing historic church with beautiful grounds and more.

Located close to downtown an impressive walk to Seattle’s premier shops such as West Lake Center, Pacific Place and Nordstrom. Coffee shops and restaurants are just around the corner. Nearest grocery store is less than 5 minutes walk. Safeway, Trader Joe's and Madison Market are about 5 minutes or less drive or a good 15 to 20 minutes walk.

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Christopher Rugh
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Christopher Rugh

Hans and Shannon are Seattleites with an amazing an eye for art and design. Shannon is a fantastic artist. They are as unique as their home and love the work they do all over the world.

Christopher Rugh purchased this townhome in 2000

Why Christopher Rugh chose Seattle

We fell in love with the location, the spacious kitchen, the views from our bedroom and the roof. Shannon has her painting studio on the lower level where she created amazing works of art throughout the home.

What makes this townhome unique

We love the feel of being in the city with a serine escape and that's exactly what our home has become with some love. Our patio has a beautiful koi pond and our roof top deck has wall plants that love our Seattle weather.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Chefs Kitchen, Rooftop Deck, Koi Pond, Fireplace
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Great property in Seattle!

  • 5 of 5

Walkable distance to train, restaurants, pubs, groceries, everything! Needed a couple of dish cloths for tidying up but overall great. We had two couples so the rooms on the separate floors was ideal. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home in a great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This house will not disappoint! Two of us stayed a week (to visit son who lives nearby) and had a great time with plenty of room. House has everything you'll need (except foil wrap for use in the kitchen, oddly). The beds are comfy and bathrooms are great. Feed the koi in the courtyard pond and relax. Best part by far is the rooftop deck where we sat for hours in the waning days of summer sun. Quiet neighborhood but a mere 2 blocks from happening Broadway.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, good for family of four

  • 5 of 5

Pros: very nice tree-lined street and neighborhood; convenient to public transportation, grocery store and many restaurants and coffee shops; pretty koi pond - the kids loved feeding them; nice roof deck; the trilevel floor plan was great for our family of 4; it's like staying at your cool artist / foodie friend's house - homey and well stocked - not sterile like other rentals we have had. Plenty of soaps, paper products, condiments, etc.

Cons: in summer weather, upstairs master was overheated; would prefer that the master bedroom could become more light tight with window coverings; small garage. We tried inquiring about the garage size but ended up having to switch rental cars because the communication was unclear and the guaranteed length measurement provided was too small for any car. The garage is narrow, very near another building, and has items stored in it. We traded a Mazda 5 for a Toyota Prius. The Prius fit fine.

Our favorite restaurants were Skillet for breakfast & Fogon Cocina Mexicana with homemade tortillas.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christine! Thank you very much for your 5-star review. We sincerely appreciate it. regarding the garage issue, we apologize for the confusion and inconvenience. We will re-measure the garage size to make sure we are giving accurate details. Thanks so much and we look forward to hosting you again :-)
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Well designed, modern townhome in great location

  • 5 of 5

The property was extremely comfortable and suited my families needs very well. The kitchen was well equipped and easy to work in. The roof top terrace was a favorite of ours to watch sunset and have a glass of wine. It was located near Broadway on Capital Hill with numerous restaurants and other food choices available as well as tram station and public transportation nearby.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Choice!

  • 5 of 5

The Artist House worked out perfect for our family get together! The property was clean on arrival and easy to keep tidy because it was so spacious, and everything you need is there. The beds are comfy, the showers have great pressure, the kitchen has everything you need and then some. The view from the rooftop deck is beautiful day and night! Easy walk to grocery, restaurants, shopping. Beautiful views of Lake Union if you walk around the neighborhood. This was our first visit to Seattle, and we made a great choice staying at the Artist House!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, very comfortable, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely pleased with this place for our week long stay in Seattle. It was so comfortable and had everything the 4 of us needed, plenty of dispensable products and very clean. We were able to cook out on the 4th floor with our family, and the master bedroom is really spacious and comfortable. The bottom floor where our son us (we never heard them) and they enjoyed relaxing by the Koi Pond. There was a little bit of a mixup on the parking but Tina was very responsive in getting it worked out. The location is also amazing, just a few blocks from the shops and the restaurants on Broadway! I would strongly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Sea Tac Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
De Luxe, The Lookout, Dillettantte,
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Colman Dock Pier 52
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Broadmoore Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 5
Nearest Ski
44 Miles
The Summit Snoqualmie Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Golden Gardens
Car: not necessary

Our Artists Townhome is located just off Broadway. Explore the Capitol Hill neighborhood while staying just a blocks away from everything. The grocery store is 3 blocks away from the house and so is the Public Library. Bus lines run by that can take you to the Space Needle the waterfront or Pikes Place Market as well ass many other destinations. The Harvard Exit a local theater, and fantastic restaurants like Poppy are just a block away. You have your choice of local gyms like Golds Gym and Fab 5, 24hr fitness and more all within one mile. Even FedEx and UPS are just a block or two away along with so much more.


Rates & Availability

Capitol Hill Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Season
Jan 3 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 19 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Cleaning and Supplies $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.7%

***Depending on the time of rental minimums may be up to 7 nights. ***

***There may be a price increase for short or min. stays.

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Capitol Hill Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ground floor off bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Muralled 1/2 bath on 2nd floor off livingroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Suite's full bathroom
  • 2 1/2 bathrooms, one on each floor for your convenience!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master Suite with Balcony, fireplace and Adjoining Bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Entrance to Patio, and Koi Pond and Adjoining Bathroom
  • Each bedroom has it's own adjoining full bathroom for your convenience. The first bedroom is located on the ground floor with doors out to the koi pond and garden. The master suite is located on the third floor and has a cozy fireplace and a balcony overlooking the koi pond and garden.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting
There is 1 spot parking for $14.95 a day (you must book parking for your whole stay, its all or nothing). We have high chairs and pack and plays for rent if you have children and other upgrade services.

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