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Live like a Local: 3 blocks to Green Lake

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Centrally located 1 bedroom apartment

Stay in a historic 1916 Craftsman in the vibrant Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle. This unique one bedroom unit is a garden apartment, with plenty of windows that allow for lots of daylight, even when it is raining. It offers a warm or cool home away from home as you explore the Puget Sound area or visit family or friends in Seattle.

The garden is maintained for year round color and vibrancy. The two Adirondack chairs in the front yard can be enjoyed when Seattle's liquid sunshine takes a break. At the same time you are welcome to enjoy your dinner on the back patio.

Or take a picnic to Green Lake park. The house is located within blocks of the North Green Lake hub of businesses, restaurants, and cafes. And only a few walkable blocks from the Lake, one of Seattle's public libraries and the Seattle bathhouse theater.


The unit is amply supplied with things to make this your home away from home. A full sized kitchen with all the appliances and utensils you need to cook dinner or make breakfast. There is a burr grinder next to the coffee pot for you to bring your own coffee beans, or buy some local roast to brew during your stay.

One bedroom:

The bedroom sleeps two comfortably on a queen-sized mattress. Out in the living room there is room for a twin sized air mattress (supplied) if you have three in your party. More than that and the apartment will be too crowded.


Laundry facilities are available on site and easily accessed from the apartment.


A blue-ray DVD player, HDTV and cable channels are available for your entertainment, as well as some board games or if the owners are home we welcome a chance to get to know you over a beverage.


There is plenty of free and safe parking on the street if you have a car and the unit is only a few blocks from several bus routes.

Public transportation:

One block from the house is bus route 26 where the southbound bus will take you through the Wallingford neighborhood to Seattle Center (home of the famous Space Needle) then to downtown Seattle and ends at the ferry terminal - northbound to North Seattle College and Northgate mall. If you are here on business the 316 express bus gets you downtown during morning rush hours in 20 minutes!

Three blocks from the house you can catch the 45 to the University of Washington or to the new University Link light rail station. You can also catch the 62, which goes east to Magnuson park and the NOAA campus or south through the neighborhoods to downtown.

Seattle Pacific University at 4 miles from the unit is a short 10-minute drive away.


If you are missing something just knock on the door upstairs and I will see if I have it. Since the duplex is owner occupied, you have an instant neighbor to call on if you have any questions or needs.

This is a NON-SMOKING unit. NO SMOKING is allowed on the premises.

This unit strives to be free of all synthetic fragrances and allergen free (although we do have cats upstairs). Candles, incense, air fresheners or any other synthetic fragrance are not welcome in the apartment at any time. A hepa-filter vacuum is located in the unit.

You are welcome to open the windows at any time. :)

MINIMUM STAY 3 days except Thanksgiving and Christmas (7 day minimum) For shorter stays I recommend the Green Lake Guest House. It is a beautiful BnB and only a few blocks away from my unit.

MONTHLY RATE posted - EMAIL OWNER if you are renting more than 1 month.

CLEANING FEE is waived but guest is still required to be respectful of house cleanliness rules.

WA state UBI #603267247.

More Details

Rebecca F Reuter
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, Canadian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Rebecca F Reuter

I grew up in Chicago, and studied to be a Marine Biologist. I value city living and I value nature. I love the amenities available in the city, but I also love the quite of nature. I have lived in Seattle for almost 20 years and love how it has grown into a city that serves as a model for recycling waste, growing or harvesting sustainable farmed or wild foods, neighborhood farmers markets, top-notch restaurants, diverse cafes and abundant public spaces. Within the same day you can experience the chaos of the city or the serenity of nature. Few places in the world can offer this diversity. This is why I call Seattle home.

Rebecca F Reuter purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Rebecca F Reuter chose Green Lake

I bought this property because of it's location in the best Seattle neighborhood, Green Lake. It has a park-like setting, yet it has easy access to I5 and highway 99 to take advantage of the rest of the city or drive up to Vancouver B.C., down to Portland or across the mountains to Washington's wine country near Yakima.

The house sits on a cul-de-sac, where a staircase at the end of the road takes you down towards Green Lake park and many restaurants, cafes, bars, yoga studio and more.

The house is 100 years old (1916) and I have extensively remodeled and updated both units. The house is my home too. I live in the upstairs unit and am available to give recommendations on what to do and where to go.

What makes this apartment unique

There is a zen sitting area in the front yard with two Adirondack chairs and a lovely patio in the back with a BBQ. Great places to have your morning coffee or evening meal when the weather is just right.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for providing us a perfect place with everything the 3 of us needed.
Jun 2013
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Green Lake Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Candles, air fresheners, or incense.
  • Guest is responsible for keeping unit clean.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 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 -
  • Some toiletries available, first pack of toilet paper included, hair dryer, towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), night stands, dresser, reading lights, alarm clock
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(21 traveler reviews)

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Live like a Local: 3 blocks to Green Lake
average rating of 4.952381 based on 22 reviews

Awesome apartment!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed here for 5 weeks while she attended a summer dance program. The apartment was so clean and had everything we needed: ample space, great lighting, comfortable bed, a dresser and closet for our clothes, full kitchen, use of the washer and dryer, great water pressure in the shower, wonderful location, free parking, and I could go on and on. We especially appreciated such a well-stocked kitchen that allowed us to make our own meals.

Of course, we did venture out and enjoyed Mexican food at Rosita's, Greek food at Mykonos, Pizza at Zeeks, and Ice Cream at Ben & Jerry's - all places within walking distance, which is fantastic!

I especially enjoyed walking the path (2.8 miles) at Green Lake everyday. The beautiful scenery was enticing enough to motivate me to exercise! Just take the stairs at the top of the cul-de-sac, and the lake is a couple of blocks down.

Rebecca and Jim and their cat, Diego, are wonderful and friendly hosts. Thank you for opening part of your home to travelers like us. We will definitely stay again if the opportunity arises.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a joy to host you and your daughter. Your review mentions many of the reasons the Green Lake neighborhood is Seattle's best neighborhood and why we love living here. As a frequent traveler myself, I expect to have all the comforts of home in a vacation rental. I have designed our cozy craftsman to make sure it is your home away from home. And if you ever need anything, just ask, because I'm your neighbor. Best to you and your family!
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Close to everything. Nice owners. Easy parking.

  • 4 of 5

Close to everything. Nice owners. Easy parking.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed five days in January while visiting relatives in he area. The apartment is very clean and has all the amenities in great condition. Good restaurants, groceries and a drug store are within walking distance. A short drive to a Safeway for major groceries. A couple of good restaurants, Duke's and Jak's, a short drive north also. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando, FL

Comfortable, clean, convenient

  • 5 of 5

Rebecca's space was as comfortable and well-appointed as on our two previous stays.

The location is convenient, yet quiet . We hope to return again when we visit our Seattle family.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, clean, cute apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed in this cute apartment. The location is great, walking distance to Green Lake, parking is great (this was a very important factor in choosing this location since parking is at a premium in Seattle). The apartment was very clean and we had no issues with the apartment. The area is very quiet and residential. My husband and I would stay again when we go back to Seattle!!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having you as a guest! You highlight all the reasons why Green Lake is my favorite Seattle neighborhood. The apartment is also within walking distance to my favorite Mexican restaurant - Rosita's, other lovely restaurants, and cafes. An added bonus in the neighborhood is our local natural food market PCC and soon we will have a Bartell's pharmacy (like a CVS or Walgreens). Hope we can host you again!
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Orlando, FL

Very comfortable and convenient !

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just completed our second stay at Rebecca's comfortable apartment. We enjoy the location in the fun Greenlake area that is very walkable. Restaurants, walking path around the lake, beautiful park space, library, grocery/deli, are all conveniently located.

The living space is very comfortable , clean, and well-appointed. We hope to return when we visit our Seattle family.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Rositas mexican restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Green Lake Park
Car: recommended

Green lake is the most visited city park in Washington state. It is a recreation destination with a 2.8 mile paved loop, bathhouse theater, boat rentals including stand-up paddle boards, and community center that houses a beautiful indoor pool. There are many cafes featuring locally roasted coffees within walking distance from the rental. Plus, you are walking distance (3-5 blocks) to many restaurants as well as a few bars that have great happy hours and feature many NW brews.

Green lake is also a central location to get to many other activities. 15 minutes or less to downtown Seattle via I5 or highway 99, you can get to Seattle Center to visit the space needle or hop a ferry to explore the Olympic peninsula. If you are headed to the University of Washington, it is a short drive or hop a bus.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $130
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Reservation requires at least a 50% payment.
Monthly rate for stays over 30 days is available.

Customer has 24 hours to make first payment after reservation request has been placed.

For more information property damage protection go here

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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