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1 Block to Pike Place Market ~ Indoor Pool & Spa ~ Harbor Steps Downtown

Seattle Waterfront, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Apartment1020 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Harbor Steps Downtown ~ 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4-6, but 5 adults max

Welcome to Harbor Steps - the best building and location in all Seattle!

See also eight more 2-bedrooms at Harbor Steps (VRBO 403924, 437728, 555845, 443070, 445484, 678175, 671381, 819815), and two 1-bedrooms (VRBO 403861, 499060) in same Harbor Steps complex.

Please note, Harbor Steps does not have AC (like 85% of Puget Sound area residences). Average high temp in July and Aug is 75 deg, but sometimes it gets warmer than that, of course.

This 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment (sleeping 4-6, but 5 adults max) will be your home sweet home-base during your stay. Whether in Seattle on business, to sight-see, or visiting family or friends, you will LOVE this apartment, the building amenities, and the location of Harbor Steps. Truly, nothing compares.

~~ About the Apartment ~~

Up the elevator to the 15th floor, down the hall, and walk in to your Seattle abode and relax. Everything you need is here to enjoy your stay in over 1000 square feet. Of course, free WiFi is included!

Living Room ~ The living room features a comfortable extra long sofa and is tastefully decorated in accent shades of blue/green. There is plenty of seating with 2 leather chairs as well. The high ceilings make it feel even more spacious along with the huge windows letting in tons of light. There is a 46 inch flat screen, stereo, and DVD player if you want to stay in for a night. Plenty of room for our queen sized Aerobed if you need extra sleeping space.

Kitchen/Dining ~ Right off the living room is the kitchen and dining, giving it the great room feel. The newly remodeled kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking needs and features a breakfast bar with two stools. The clean white cabinets are set off by the jet black granite counter tops. The stainless appliances include a dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator and oven/stove. Between the kitchen and living area is the dining area for six. And don't forget to check out the city and water views from the kitchen window!

Balcony & Views ~ Watch the ferries coming and going from your private balcony . To the east, enjoy the city views. To the west, see the waters of Elliott Bay, and to the south, check out the stadiums. The balcony itself faces south.

Master Bedroom & Bath ~ A huge room, large enough for a comfortable king-sized bed, you will love the private bedroom. A dresser for all your things, not to mention a large closet! Luxurious bedding in a neutral palette only adds to the beautiful contemporary decor in this room. And don't forget the 37 inch flat screen TV and DVD player. Past the closets, you'll find your private bath, complete with tub/shower and plenty of counter and cabinet space. It is also remodeled with granite counter tops and includes towels, soaps, shampoo and a wall-mount hairdryer.

Second Bedroom ~ Opposite side of the unit from the master bedroom for plenty of privacy is the 2nd bedroom featuring a queen bed and nightstands and a walk-in closet with dresser. The second full bath is just outside this bedroom as well.

Main Bathroom ~ Also spacious is the full bath with tub/shower, which is also remodeled with granite counter tops. The blue/green tones are carried throughout the apartment, including the lovely bathroom. Plush towels and even soaps, shampoo, and conditioner are supplied as well as a second hair dryer.

~~ About Harbor Steps Amenities ~~

Hands down, one of the top complexes in Seattle, offering everything a high-end hotel can offer you. Amenities FREE for our guests include:

~ Indoor heated pool

~ 24 hour concierge at your service

~ Multiple spas and saunas

~ Multiple work out facilities

~ Manicured courtyard

~ Rooftop deck with amazing water and city views

~ Community BBQ's

~ Multiple gathering spaces with seating, tables, kitchenettes, flat screen TV's

~ Multiple areas with a computer and internet

~ Indoor sport/basketball court

~ Restaurants, stores and market right IN the complex

~~ About the Downtown Location ~~

Harbor Steps is right downtown and is the BEST location for anyone wanting to see Seattle in any season.

Nearby offerings include:

~ Pike Place Market - 1 block

~ Seattle Art Museum - across street (see from your unit!)

~ Seattle Aquarium and waterfront - 1 block

~ Link Light Rail stop - 2 blocks at 3rd Ave and Seneca

~ Seattle Ferry terminal - 1 block

~ Original Starbucks - 2 blocks (other Starbucks even closer)

~ Pioneer Square - 10 min walk

~ Seattle Seahawks, Mariners and Sounders stadiums for football, baseball and soccer - 20 min walk

~ Space Needle - 25 min walk, or 9 min walk to Westlake Center, where you can take monorail to Seattle Center

~ Target (with groceries) at 1401 2nd Ave - 3 min walk

~ Trendy restaurants, bars, cafes and coffee shops - 1 min to 15 min walk - in EVERY direction!

~ Washington State Convention Center - 15 min walk

~ Argosy Cruise lines - 1 block

If you have a car, we offer garage parking in the building for $24/nt (subject to availability, every 5th night free) but if you are flying in, save the money and don't bother renting a car! Everything you need is within walking distance or a short bus or taxi ride away. Take the Link Light Rail ($3 one-way) and get off 2 blocks from Harbor Steps at the University Street Station on 3rd Ave and Seneca. Or, you can arrange for the Harbor Steps town car ($50-$60) to meet you at the airport and bring you straight to Harbor Steps.

Contact Picture Properties and reserve your Harbor Steps apartment today for a vacation you will not soon forget. We are certain you will return on your next Seattle trip.

This Harbor Steps apartment is managed by Picture Properties, where prompt and courteous guest service is our priority.

Keywords: Condo, flat, vacation rental, executive suite, corporate housing, holiday rental


Picture Properties

Member Since 2007
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Calendar last updated:
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About Picture Properties

I'm Debra, the owner of Picture Properties Vacation Rentals. I live near Seattle and have grown up in the area. We want our guests to enjoy their vacations and have a stress-free stay. We take care of the little things to make your trip memorable for you and your friends or family (and business travelers too!). We believe in good old-fashioned customer service. Call and I'll actually answer the phone! We have hundreds of 5-star reviews for our properties and our guests' experiences speak for themselves. Prompt and courteous guest service is our priority. Thanks!


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 baby crib, TV in master bedroom. Also, a pack n play portable crib.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • There is a queen Aerobed w/ linens, not a sleeper sofa.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Includes shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, and soap
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Includes hairdryer, shampoo, soap, towels

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            Right in the heart of the best part of downtown Seattle!
          • Monument View
            Check out the stadiums and the ferries from your balcony
          • Mountain View
          • Ocean View
            Slight view of Puget Sound's Elliott Bay
          • Water View
            View the ferries on Elliott Bay from your balcony


              • Adventure
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Stackable washer/dryer in unit (laundry detergent provided)
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        Workout facilities in building (24 hours)
                      • Garage
                        Garage clearance height is just 6 ft 5 in. Please check your vehicle height before planning on parking in the garage.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Note: There is no AC at Harbor Steps, same as most residences in Seattle. There are 2 stand alone fans provided. Average high temp in Seattle for July/Aug is mid 70's. Always gets cool at night.
                      • Internet
                        Free wifi in unit
                      • Elevator
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Garage parking in building available at additional cost.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        Stackable washer/dryer in unit (laundry detergent provided)
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Coffee, spices, salt/pepper
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Seats 4 at table, 2 more at breakfast bar
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Pool Table
                                    In Mingle Room - must reserve with Harbor Steps (up to 2 hours is free)
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                    iPod iPhone docking station on small stereo
                                  • Television
                                    42 inch flat screen TV in living room, 37 inch flat screen in master bedroom


                                      • Balcony
                                        Wonderful city and water views
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Community patio on floor 5 of SE tower, or floor 6 of SW tower by pool
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Nice courtyard below unit (floor 4)
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Community BBQ's on floor 5 of SE tower, or floor 6 of SW tower by pool (floor 6 BBQ's must be reserved)


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair accessible
                                            No stairs. Not ADA equipped though.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                In same tower on floor 6 - indoor
                                              • Heated Pool
                                              • Hot Tub
                                                In same tower on floor 6
                                              • Indoor Pool
                                              • Sauna
                                                In same tower on floor 6

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Car Available
                                                  • Concierge


                                                      • marina
                                                      • arboretum
                                                      • churches
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • live theater
                                                      • botanical garden
                                                      • museums
                                                      • playground
                                                      • recreation center
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • synagogues
                                                      • winery tours
                                                      • zoo

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • outlet shopping
                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • boating
                                                          • gambling casinos
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • miniature golf
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • paddle boating
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shelling
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • paragliding
                                                                  • basketball court
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • hot air ballooning
                                                                  • ice skating
                                                                  • jet skiing
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                                  • mountaineering
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • parasailing
                                                                  • pier fishing
                                                                  • racquetball
                                                                  • rafting
                                                                  • roller blading
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • skiing
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • water skiing
                                                                  • water tubing
                                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                                      • Also indoor sports court in building. Can check out basketballs at front desk.

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        97 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Clean, centrally located apartment

                                                                        Kristina D.

                                                                        We enjoyed our stay at Harbor Steps. It's very close to Pike Place Market and an easy walk to the monorail to the Space Needle. The apartment was very clean and well-appointed with comfortable beds, extra blankets, and kitchen basics. Even though it's on the 15th floor, the noise from the nearby freeway was ever-present. Not honking cars or sirens, but more like white noise.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        If you stay anywhere downtown Seattle, you are bound to hear city noise. Just comes with the territory (literally). With windows closed, it's not bad. If you peruse all our reviews for all our Harbor Steps units, you'll find many, many comments about how quiet the apartments are. Often people expect a lot of city noise, and they are pleasantly surprised that it's quieter than they thought it would be. Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks! Debra, Picture Properties

                                                                        Fantastic Location & Flat

                                                                        Gavin K.Portland, OR

                                                                        This apartment is exceptionally well situated, within blocks of major attractions. Although parking is available on site, you can walk everywhere you need to. The flat itself is also clean, modern, and laid out well. The two bedrooms are on opposite ends, which is great if traveling with children, and the Harbor Steps complex has a number of amenities as well. Staying here was a great choice, and we hope to return in the future -- just perfect.

                                                                        This was a fabulous place. Centrally located and very convenient.

                                                                        Tania D.

                                                                        The apartment is perfect. It was well stocked, immaculate, it is exactly as it is presented in the VRBO listing. There's ample room and the beds are very comfortable. The apartment is in a perfect location. We would definitely stay here again.

                                                                        Location cannot be beat!

                                                                        Rachel M.Vancouver, WA. USA

                                                                        The property was clean and perfect for our family of four (two teen daughters!) The location is excellent as you walk out the lobby and in two minutes you’re at the waterfront and the Crab Pot, The Seattle Aquarium, Ferris wheel....and all the shops and eateries on Alaskan Way! Not to mention Pikes Place two short blocks up the street! It was great!! We would definitely stay here again!!

                                                                        The property is adequate, clean, freshly painted with updated kitchen and baths.

                                                                        Susan and Ted S.

                                                                        When we arrived the place was very cold and one of the heat vents did not work. That problem was quickly remedied by Picture Properties. They also took care of the burned out light bulb in one bathroom.

                                                                        The location is excellent. The views are very nice. The property manager, Picture Properties, is excellent and responsive. The place is small but adequately furnished.

                                                                        That said, when they rent to two couples, there should be four keys. Two keys made using the workout facilities and pool as well as independent touring activities very awkward. Access in general is awkward if you want services like Instacart because there is no concierge in the SW corner building.

                                                                        The mattress of the bed in the second bedroom, not the master, is terrible. We are not big people and ended up in the hole in the middle every night. It should be replaced.

                                                                        The appliances, especially the dishwasher, are incredibly noisy. It looks like it was installed without its factory insulation which would have taken care of that. Refrigerator, washer and dryer are all very noisy as well.

                                                                        The level of lighting is terrible except in the kitchen and bathrooms.

                                                                        There are now many options for energy efficient light bulbs that are suitable for open fixtures. The curly florescent ones make the place look like a cheap motel. The same is true of the color coordinated "decorating". There are not enough towel racks in either bathroom.

                                                                        Instructions for using the oven would be helpful.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Wow - what a surprise to get this review! We are definitely disappointed. To address each of these issues (most of which are out of our control). . . Harbor Steps only provides 2 sets of keys for each apartment. It's just a rule they have for all their units. There are 4 towers at Harbor Steps and the 24 hour concierge is in he SE tower where you check-in. It's easily accessed from the SW tower across a sky bridge over the courtyard. There are not ceiling lights at Harbor Steps for the most part (kitchen and bathroom only). We have at least 3 lamps in each bedroom, and 5 to 6 light bulbs in the living/dining area. We'll see if we can try to fit in one more lamp. Yes, some of the fixtures may have compact fluorescent bulbs, apparently not to this guest's liking. We have not had any comments about the queen mattress so we'll check it out (actually, another guest just said both mattresses were very comfortable in a recent review). The appliances are standard that come with the apartment. I do have to say that we have 11 apartments at Harbor Steps, and loud appliances is just not feedback we ever receive. No one has ever contacted us because they couldn't operate the oven. The Harbor Steps ovens are digital and pretty straight forward. There is a wide towel bar in each bathroom (good for 2 towels), then we usually have over the door hooks (the type with 4 hooks) in either the bathrooms and/or the bedrooms. We get many compliments on our appealing decor, so this is the first time anyone has actually complained that the decor matched. I'm a little perplexed on that one. Please read over our hundreds and hundreds of 5-star reviews at all our Harbor Steps properties before making a decision based on this one review. I'm sure this guest will not be staying with us again, but we do have many, many repeat happy guests. We'd be happy to answer any questions you might have before booking with Picture Properties. Thank you! Debra, Picture Properties

                                                                        Very convenient within the city, but still a very quiet property!

                                                                        Jenna A.Phoenix

                                                                        The property on the 15th floor was very quiet. Only the loudest of city noises reached the property through closed windows. There was no hallway noise, or any from above or beside. In a city apartment we were pleasantly surprised.

                                                                        The apartment was very nice and clean. It was perfect for our party of 2 parents and two kids. It was extremely convenient to everything, a quick walk to the waterfront (about 2 minutes) and easy to reach on foot many areas one may want to explore, even a quick $7 Uber ride to the Space Needle.

                                                                        There was a little difficulty figuring out the parking situation, as well as a bit of a misunderstanding at the front desk upon check-in, but even on NYE early evening, Debra from Picture Properties was available the entire time and we were in contact several times to get everything figured out with a minimal amount of hassle.

                                                                        We would rent from these property managers again!


                                                                        Seattle Waterfront, Seattle, WA, USA

                                                                        Harbor Steps is the best location stay when visiting Seattle, bar none!

                                                                        Rates & Availability

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                                                                        4pm check-in, 11am check-out (can leave luggage at front desk if needed) Sleeps 6, but 5 adults max 3 night minimum stay summer and holidays $300 refundable deposit holds dates with balance due 30 days before stay Garage parking in building $24/nt with every 5th night free (subject to availability) $100 one-time cleaning fee Dates booked? Check out 403924, 443070, 437728, 555845, 445484, 671381, 819815, 678175 all at Harbor Steps! If interested in dates more than 6 months out, please contact us before booking online.

                                                                        97 Reviews
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