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Waterfall and fern grotto in the morning light.

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Last updated: 09/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our early-Seattle homestead property is carved into a rare half-acre hillside lot in a quiet country-like setting with few neighbors and very little traffic. Built in 1915, the 2600 square foot residence has been lovingly updated with modern amenities while maintaining its original character and charm. A city greenbelt surrounds the home in a protected wildlife area only minutes from the heart of the city, the famous Seattle waterfront, the professional sports stadiums and West Seattle’s crowded Alki Beach. This uniquely classic Seattle home and its extraordinary landscaped grounds is a destination property in its own right and an experience like no other.

Every room has a unique feel and the many large windows throughout the house provide wrap-around views of the greenery outside while flooding the house with soft, natural light. Swing open the doors and windows to let the outside in and you’ll be drawn to explore the beautifully landscaped grounds highlighted by a multi-level waterfall and reflection pond. The surrounding rock garden, bamboo stands, and grape arbor add to the beauty of the natural setting and offer a lush backdrop for your outdoor events and activities.

Eclectic collections of keepsakes grace the interior of the residence. In addition to a personalized letter signed by John F Kennedy and 60’s era rock & roll memorabilia, you will find a photo gallery of early Seattle scenes, an old-time gramophone, our grandparents’ antique wedding portrait, and other collectibles from our many travels. The distinctive collection gives the home a personal touch much appreciated by our guests.

This vacation rental has hosted many wedding rehearsal dinners and post wedding brunches, family and friend reunions, photo shoots, and film crews. Our guests have included movie directors, producers and actors, Greenpeace “kayak –tivists”, conference attendees and internationally known professional gamers. It has also been an onsite location for two documentary films. But first and foremost, it’s been a home away from home for many, many families, good friends and work associates who want to spend their time together.

Our property is listed exclusively on the safe and secure Homeaway/VRBO website. As owners, we take great pride in personally serving our guests and want to ensure you will be comfortable and satisfied during your stay. Your welcome greeting upon arrival includes a brief introduction to the property and an opportunity for us to answer any outstanding questions you may have about the home, nearby commercial areas and the many amenities Seattle has to offer.

We maintain a separate basement apartment on the property where we spend a portion of our time. We completely respect your privacy and you will rarely, if ever see us during your visit although we are only a phone call away. As with any well-maintained property, during the summer months, you may occasionally find our gardening staff or us tending to the garden in an effort to keep it looking its best. We try to accomplish this when you are away from the home.

In addition to being readily available for any needs that may arise during your stay, should you decide to pre-order groceries online (amazon.fresh.com or safeway.com) for delivery prior to your arrival, we will be happy to accept your delivery and stock your refrigerator/freezer with your items.


Detailed description of the home:

Four bedrooms offer comfortable sleeping accommodations for up to eight people with three bedrooms on the upper floor and one on the main floor:
• The light and airy master bedroom, located on the upper level with a treetop view of the city, features an antique armoire, an electric fireplace heater and a memory foam queen sized bed (sleeps two). There is adequate floor space to add a rollaway or portable infant crib, which are both available upon request.
• The kid’s bedroom, located on the upper level is for the children in all of us. Equipped with a set of bunk beds (sleeps two), this room also has a cozy “Harry Potter” (named by a guest) space where young children like to play, read and dream. The room features it’s own large stuffed elephant, an elephant painting and an easel and chalkboard for those who wish to express their creativity.
• Located at the far end of the upstairs hallway, is a small but private bedroom with a double bed (sleeps two). It features antique pocket windows that open directly onto the peaceful and soothing sound of the waterfall. You will be intrigued by the original closet and dressing space in this room.
• The main floor bedroom holds the same comfortable ambiance found in the home’s other living spaces. It features surround windows and a privacy screen of natural trees, giving the feeling of being one with nature. This unique room is a favorite with our guests. It has one queen bed (sleeps two) and room for a rollaway if you are willing to share the “Bird’s Nest” experience!
• We care about saving elephants and each year a part of our proceeds is donated to the World Wildlife Fund to protect endangered elephants in Africa where 96 of them are slaughtered each day for the sale of their ivory. You will find elephants of all sizes and materials throughout the home, but particularly in the “Quiet Room” at the end of the upstairs hallway. The room is a tribute to our life-long appreciation of the giant beasts.


Other Amenities:
• The spacious and well-equipped gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances, a Bertazzoni gas range, Calphalon pots and pans, and all of the usual amenities of home. (Dinnerware includes service for twelve). There is ample space to gather around the counter for pleasant conversation while feeding the kids in the open and airy breakfast nook. French doors to both the side deck and the backyard patio offer a variety of summer dining and relaxing alternatives for your group.
• Our all-natural linens are professionally laundered and pressed just for you. All duvet covers and bath towels are freshly changed between each guest visit. Bath amenities, soaps, and an initial supply of TP, paper towels and garbage bags are supplied.
• The living room sectional sofa seats eight people comfortably. There is more intimate conversational seating in front of the cozy stone fireplace, on rocking chairs in the enclosed front porch, or gazing at the water feature from the comfy sofa in the quiet den/office.
• Wireless Internet access is provided as well as a TV with network channels, Apple TV and a DVD player located in the main living room. Feel free to bring your own movies or video games to enhance your family time or enjoy our many available puzzles and box games.
• Wildlife abounds in the neighborhood and recent sightings include blue herons, bald eagles, hawks, coyotes, raccoons, squirrels, woodpeckers, blue jays, and a resident barred owl!
• The residence is a short walk to a landmark viewpoint where you will be delighted by the beautiful city skyline, the distant Cascade mountain range and the snow-covered splendor of Mount Rainier.
• While the house is super conveniently located, we recommend our guests have a car to take in all of the in-town, ocean and mountain adventures. Unlike most property rentals in the area, you will have convenient off-street parking for up to three cars with additional private parking upon request.
• The house is located a short walk from a major downtown bus line or you may want to try the nearby water taxi for a pleasant boat ride to explore the waterfront, shop at the Pike Place Market, or take in a Mariner, Seahawk, or Sounder game.
• Please note. There are a number of stairs leading to the main entrance of the home. If members of your party have physical challenges, please let us know in advance so we can help plan for the best accommodations.
• While we love family pets, we are sensitive to future guests who may have pet allergies, so no furry friends are welcome at this time.
• Non-family groups wishing to rent the property must all be 25 years or older.

We’ve worked hard to create a very special place for our guests in this very special setting. We are sure your experience will leave you with pleasant memories of your stay. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Janelle and Max

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The property has a large water feature in the backyard. For their safety, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult. Not suitable for children under the age of 5. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No exceptions. Includes non-tobacco products....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We do not allow pets. This includes all visiting pets. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    This house has a long stairway from the driveway up to the entry porch. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Sleeps 2. Can accommodate rollaway or portable crib...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Sleeps 2. Can accommodate rollaway or portable crib...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    bunk beds sleep 2. Space for a rollaway....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Sleeps 2....moreless

  • Up to 2 rollaway beds are available upon request. Please plan your sleeping arrangements based on the number of available beds. For hygienic reasons we prohibit sleeping on our couches....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • A full bathroom is located on each level. A soak in the home’s original claw-foot bathtub while listening to the soothing sounds of our outside waterfall is a perfect way to wind down after a long day on your feet. Showers are available in both bathrooms. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • For our guests enjoyment, the lush backyard is highlighted by a beautiful waterfall flowing into a large pond and adjoining patio. Note: While it appears to be a natural playground, we require adult supervision at all times while young children are enjoying the backyard. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have a library of books. Feel free to take one that interests you and leave another for the next guest to enjoy. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Plenty of puzzles and boxed games for sharing time with family and friends...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Gas...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas, open flame, artificial logs...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating:

    Gas heat and separate electric heaters in upstairs bedrooms. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All natural fabric linens are professionally cleaned and pressed for your comfort...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is ample parking for up to three cars and additional space upon request....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Driveway is reserved for our guest's vehicles and accommodates two to three vehicles depending on size....moreless

  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front load combo stacked W/D...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    ....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Kitchen is outfitted with all amenities including dishes and glasses for up to 12, pots and pans, baking dishes, bowls, toaster and microwave....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Quiet LG stainless. ...moreless

  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Island bar with 3 barstools and separate breakfast area that can seat up to 6....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Large double door with pull out freezer drawer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Italian Bertazzoni 5 burner stainless gas range/oven....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Both a side deck and full patio with private water feature and lush surroundings....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo:

    Pergola in upper yard offers seating with a view of the city....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 20 - Nov 28, 2016
4 night min stay
$320

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Winter Holiday
Dec 16 - Jan 2, 2017
7 night min stay
$325

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$290

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.6%

Notes:

$100 fee will be charged for cancellations until thirty days before check-in date. No refunds within thirty days of check-in.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seattle-Tacoma International
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mission Mexican restaurant & bar
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Water Taxi to downtown
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
West Seattle Municipal
4 Miles
Nearest Train
King Street Station at 4th Avenue S
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
West Seattle bridge to Hiway 99 and I-5
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Circa for great burgers, salads, local brews
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snoqualmie Pass
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Alki Beach

Car: Recommended

Walking distance to Alki beach and minutes from the amenities of downtown Seattle, including the world-famous Space Needle, Pike Place Market, public ferry system and diverse Seattle waterfront, where activities abound. Downtown Seattle can be accessed via car, bus or convenient water taxi.

Only 15 minutes north of SEATAC airport and on a local Metro bus route. You can have it all from here....

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We love the richness of our lives and it is reflected in our family values and independent ideas. Max is a native of Seattle while I am from San Francisco but came to Seattle twenty five years ago, where the two of us met and joined forces to raise a wonderful extended family of four children. With the children grown and four beautiful grandchildren to enjoy on weekends, we decided to “simplify” our lives so we could pursue other pursuits - like business adventures in Africa! Never a dull moment! We look forward to meeting you.

Why the Owner Chose North Admiral, Seattle, WA, USA:
We purchased this property because of its serene and private qualities and its potential to one day reflect our true lifestyle and character. After many years of loving toil, today it is everything we dreamed of and more. Its close, convenient proximity to downtown, while hidden in the trees overlooking Elliott Bay, this in-city retreat exudes the true ambiance of Seattle. There isn’t a friend or stranger who has stayed here, who doesn’t feel relaxed and rejuvenated by its warmth and natural style.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
After a long day of upscale shopping, boating, taking in the many Seattle attractions, or attending a professional sports event, you can return to the serenity of your private oasis. Cook dinner in your gourmet kitchen and dine on the patio or formal dining room. Enjoy the lights of the city skyline as you reflect on the day from the cozy sitting porch before retiring for the night to the sound of your own waterfall. Wrap yourself in the morning sights and sounds of the birds and outdoor wildlife alongside the natural-style water feature before you start your day all over again. There is a lot of space for everyone including a reading room, a game room and a large living room with stone fireplace for those rainy Seattle nights.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Waterfall and fern grotto in the morning light.

    Waterfall and fern grotto in the morning light.

  • Front of the house showing the entrance stairs and driveway guest parking area.

    Front of the house showing the entrance stairs and driveway guest parking area.

  • Living room with TV cabinet. French doors lead to main floor bedroom.

    Living room with TV cabinet. French doors lead to main floor bedroom.

  • Super comfy wrap-around sofa.

    Super comfy wrap-around sofa.

  • Formal dining room.

    Formal dining room.

  • Entrance to the study where there is an antique oak desk and another comfy sofa.

    Entrance to the study where there is an antique oak desk and another comfy sofa.

  • Large kitchen pier with lots of room for food prep and casual dining.

    Large kitchen pier with lots of room for food prep and casual dining.

  • Updated upstairs full bath with original claw foot tub.

    Updated upstairs full bath with original claw foot tub.

  • BdRm 1 - City-view master bedroom with memory foam topper.

    BdRm 1 - City-view master bedroom with memory foam topper.

  • BdRm 2 - The kids' room.

    BdRm 2 - The kids' room.

  • Step from the deck directly into the backyard patio garden.

    Step from the deck directly into the backyard patio garden.

  • The dead-end street is literally a quiet country lane in the city.

    The dead-end street is literally a quiet country lane in the city.

  • Waterfall/Pond-side flagstone patio and surrounding rock garden.

    Waterfall/Pond-side flagstone patio and surrounding rock garden.

  • Stone gas fired fireplace.

    Stone gas fired fireplace.

  • View from the front door into the kitchen.

    View from the front door into the kitchen.

  • Looking back toward the entrance and into the kitchen.

    Looking back toward the entrance and into the kitchen.

  • Knotty pine study looking out to the pond and waterfall.

    Knotty pine study looking out to the pond and waterfall.

  • The large kitchen and Bertazzoni 5 burner gas range.

    The large kitchen and Bertazzoni 5 burner gas range.

  • Casual dining table and doorway to garden patio.

    Casual dining table and doorway to garden patio.

  • BdRm 4 - Sunroom bedroom, like sleeping in a treehouse.

    BdRm 4 - Sunroom bedroom, like sleeping in a treehouse.

  • Bedroom 3 - Windows slide apart to let in the gentle sound of the waterfall

    Bedroom 3 - Windows slide apart to let in the gentle sound of the waterfall

  • North side deck and garden with the huge pine shade tree.

    North side deck and garden with the huge pine shade tree.

  • The magical aura of the patio engulfs you after the sun goes down.

    The magical aura of the patio engulfs you after the sun goes down.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 29, 2016

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