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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:
August 13, 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
  • Not suitable for children
  • 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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(27 traveler reviews)

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Live like a Local: 3 blocks to Green Lake
average rating of 4.962963 based on 28 reviews
Colorado Springs

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this property. Perfect location for getting the feel of a quieter Seattle neighborhood and still being in walking distance to restaurants, shops, and Green Lake. The apartment is very comfortable. The bedding (duvet) is particularly cozy and luxurious! Thank you Rebecca and Jim for allowing us to enjoy this gem.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being wonderful guests! I am so happy you discovered why I have called Green Lake home for almost 20 years! It is a wonderful, unassuming neighborhood of Seattle. Despite being in the city, all of the trees, flowering shrubs, and manicured lawns of my neighbors helps you feel tucked away from the mayhem of our growing city. Green lake park, only three short blocks away, adds to this feeling of urban escape. You also discovered we are only a block away from a bus line that goes downtown, and connects us to the Wallingford, Fremont, and Queen Anne neighborhoods. Safe travels!
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Great week in Green Lake-Seattle

  • 5 of 5

A very comfy and convenient place to stay in Seattle. Rebecca is great. We definitely would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

The property met our expectations it is lovey apartment with a comfortable living room and kitchen. The home is situated in the Greenlake with access to recreational and shopping venues. One has to be comfortable with Seattle’s waste management policies which are a bit complex.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando, FL

A great repeat stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay as repeat guests at Rebecca’s Greenlake apartment. She has upgraded the space since our last stay, and we love the location with our grandkids nearby. We hope that a new mattress may be on the horizon, as we noticed the bed seemed less comfortable than we remembered. Thanks, Rebecca, for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great stay.

  • 5 of 5

Our Host, Rebecca, showed excellent communication and was very welcoming.

The living space was very clean and the little things (like olive oil, spices, thick towels, a bbq lighter etc) were also very nice to have available. The lighting was great and everything functined well. The living space was on the small side (great for 2 people and probably normal for Seattle) but it was fine for my wife and I. I liked the bed (felt medium to me... closer to firm but just barely). The couch was comfy but it definitely eats you... and we often used the couch and the lazy boy so each of us could lay out after a long day of walking the Seattle streets.

The yard and neighborhood are all spectacular. Green Lake seems like a very safe, close community and somewhat laid back. The aren't a ton of businesses around the house but that keeps the area low key and nice.

We liked Rositta's. The lake coffee shop by the boat rentals was a quaint place to relax as well. Our host gave a bumch of great recommendations but we found ourselves venturing all over Seattle and can only speak a little on the spots near Green Lake.

This is a great place to stay and a great host as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rye, New York. USA

Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this cozy apartment for 9 days while visiting family nearby. Light filled rooms, all necessary amenities and very nice hosts made it a pleasureable stay.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to have you stay with us. Glad you experienced how perfect oue rental is as a home base while visiting family or playing tourist in Seattle. We look forward to hosting you on your future visits to Seattle.
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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

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 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.