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Quiet 1200 Sq Ft View Apartment, Near Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

'Alki-Soundview' is located just 20 min. from SeaTac Int'l Airport and 15 min.(by Car) from downtown Seattle, Guests will enjoy the wonderful views from your apartment of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mtns, Island Views and looking over Alki Beach/Point from this well-appointed, garden level apartment (1200 sq feet) on Genesee Hill in West Seattle. This private apartment has one bedroom with a queen sized bed, one bathroom with a large tile shower (no tub). The apartment can accommodate five people. Additional, sleeping beds are fold out beds. The large, fully furnished kitchen includes all major appliances and a coffeemaker and toaster. Parking is available on the dead end street beside the apartment. We list exclusively on VRBO/Homeaway and affiliates. If you find this listing on Craigslist, it is fraudulent.

Relax outside in your private covered entrance area with your favorite beverage and enjoy the view over Alki Beach/Point, Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and Islands.

'Alki-Soundview' is a perfect home- base with which to explore the Greater Seattle area. Walk down the hill to Alki Beach (.7 mi.) for picnicking, biking, skating ,volleyball and walking or jogging several miles of beach walk, exploring and enjoying water oriented activities.

Good public bus transport, walk-on Water taxi to downtown, and WA State Ferries to Vashon Island and Kitsap Peninsula, affords you the opportunity to access all the entertainment, and sights of interest of the region. Also consider using Uber or Lyft which are readily available plus several car or bike sharing services such as Cartogo, Readynow or Flexcar. There are lots of places to see: Seattle Center (Space Needle, Science Center, Museum of Pop Culture), Pike Place Market, the Central Waterfront, Pioneer Square, Seattle Downtown, Capitol Hill, University of Washington, Boeing Tours, Museum of Flight, a fine assortment of museums and Pro Sports and Performing Arts.

A note about Seattle taxes: we are disappointed to report that starting in 2019 the City has imposed a tax of $14 per night on vacation rentals. This is in addition to the 10.1% sales tax.These taxes don't generally apply to stays of 30 days or longer. If you are planning a long visit, you might save a lot by staying 30 days or more.

Come visit and enjoy all that we have to offer in the Northwest.

Keywords: View Apartment (1200sq ft) , Mother-in-Law, Private, Self Contained, full kitchen, separate entrance

More Details

Kathryn and John
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Kathryn and John

West Seattle has been our home for over 35 years. We bought this house in 2005 and spent several years doing a 'down to the studs' remodel which added a self-contained apartment on the garden level for family, friends and guests. We live upstairs.

We enjoy travel, meeting travelers and sharing our love for this area. Now that we are empty-nesters, we are ready to offer the apartment and to extend Northwest hospitality to our visitors.

Kathryn and John purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Kathryn and John chose Alki

West Seattle has a remarkable mix of resources and activities. It is like living in a small beach town yet Seattle's downtown is just 15-20 minutes away.

What makes this apartment unique

This is a large, private, tastefully furnished and decorated view apartment in a great location. We are a 10-12 minute walk from the action at Alki Beach. In the peak summer months it's great to be part of the action, but it's also important to be able to get away from it. We are a few blocks from two different bus lines and a free shuttle to the Water Taxi that travels across Elliott Bay to downtown Seattle. Whether you travel downtown by bus, water or car (about 15 minutes), there is plenty to do once you get there.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the best time ever! I have been to many places around the world and this is one of the best I have ever stayed. We'll be back sometime next year, so take care & keep up the good work here.

Thanks for the memories,
Oct 2014
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Alki Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 bath with shower. No tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • 1 Queen size bed in the bedroom, 1 queen size hide-a-bed in living room plus 1 twin size convertible chair and 1 twin size convertible foot stool
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Remodeled down to the studs in 2008. 1200 sq ft, clean and fresh decor. Large walk in shower with bench, no tub. Buses to downtown stop 3 blocks up the hill and 5 blocks down the hill. There's a free shuttle for the Water Taxi to transport you across Elliott Bay to Seattle's central waterfront where you can also explore Seattle Center and the Space Needle, Pioneer Square and the historic underground tours, walk to our Pro-Sports Stadiums, Museums, attend the many Performing Arts available downtown,


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Quiet 1200 Sq Ft View Apartment, Near Beach
average rating of 4.943396 based on 69 reviews
Sacramento, California

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay if you have a reason to stay in West Seattle and have a car. It's very quiet, with easy access to the walks along the Sound and the restaurants of Alki or the "Junction". We have stayed here for a week on two different occasions and been very satisfied. The view of the ferry boats going past never gets old! We hope to stay here yet again when we visit local relatives. And the rent is very reasonable. The very helpful owners live upstairs in their beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, South Carolina

beautiful view, centrally located, great hosts, perfect home base for a Seattle visit

  • 5 of 5

The view from Alki Sound view is remarkable. The sunsets were breathtaking. The home is an approximately 20 minute drive to city center and is very close to all main vein highways to get you anywhere you want to go in the PNW.

The apartment was clean and very well appointed, containing pretty much everything one would need for a weekend or extended stay.

I would highly recommend this rental and would definitely stay here again and again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your generous review. We would love to host you on your next trip back to Seattle.
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Beautiful home and view

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was beautiful. It was well stocked for our family and fit our needs well. The owners were so kind and helpful when helping us prepare and on our arrival (which was really late at night)! The neighborhood is amazing and great to walk around.

The only improvement would be the master bedroom mattress (dips) in the middle, but this was really minor compared to how wonderful this place was. If we go back I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind and helpful review. Since we don't use the bed ourselves, we might not have thought to check the mattress. We hope you come back and stay with us again someday.
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  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay. The accommodations were clean and spacious and Kathryn and John were very welcoming. The location and views were everything the listing suggested. We enjoyed our short walks to the beach and the many restaurants in the area. We look forward to returning in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. We hope you can visit us again soon.
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Wonderful views in West Seattle

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed wonderful views of Puget Sound and Bainbridge Island every day from our windows! The owners have carefully designed the space and it is so clean, quiet and conveniently located. My husband and I look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Paul

Gorgeous view!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very comfortable and the view of the Sound is gorgeous.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Seattle Tacoma, SeaTac
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Several on Alki Beach
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Walk on ferry to Downtown 2.5 mi. Fauntleroy 4 mi
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
West Seattle Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
King Street Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Numerous on Alki and La Rustica
Nearest Ski
57 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Alki Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Alki Playground
Nearest Point of Interest
Schmitz Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Alki West Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Water Taxi & Kayak rentals
Nearest Point of Interest
Admiral Junction
Nearest Point of Interest
West Seattle Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Alaska Junction
Nearest Point of Interest
Coleman Pool
Car: recommended

Beach Volleyball, Enjoy 6 miles of beach walk /waterfront walk & biking from Harbor Avenue to Lincoln Park , Olympic Size Salt Water Pool, board The Vashon Island Ferry for a day of biking on the Island, Many Alki Beach Restaurants, outdoor dining, Beach Vehicles for rent, BBQ's and Picnic Tables, Many restaurants on California Ave 1 mile East. Live theater at Arts West Theater, Curbs and sidewalks all over the area for safe walking and exploring, another alternative is to hike Schmitz Park, (deep forest trails along a year-round stream only 4 blocks from your door), follow the stream and paths all leading to Alki Beach , Good bus service (plus Uber & Lyft and various car and bike share services) to most all points of the Greater Seattle Area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Rental deposits less a $50 cancellation fee are refundable until 30 days prior to scheduled arrival. Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15.00 per night, per additional guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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